Where does it say Z was an Admiral?22.214.171.124 12:46, July 12, 2012 (UTC)
7月11日放送のめざましテレビで、アニメONE PIECEの映画最新作 『ONE PIECE FILM Z(ワンピース フィルム ゼット)』の 映像が初公開された！ ルフィたちの今回の敵である 元海軍大将 Zも 今まで後ろ姿しか公開されていなかったが、 この映像で初公開となった！ (Source)
- The kanji in bold mean 'former Marine admiral'. Zodiaque (talk) 14:56, July 12, 2012 (UTC)
- Oh thanks126.96.36.199 13:16, July 13, 2012 (UTC)
Infobox image Edit
I don't know much about images on this site, but why is the infobox image so squished? It's fine when you click on it...21:44, July 22, 2012 (UTC)
And now? Is it squished?21:49, July 22, 2012 (UTC)
Looks fine now.00:53, July 23, 2012 (UTC)
Real Name and Type of Haki Used Edit
According to the latest trailer , it is shown that Z is a Bososhoku Haki user.
According to the latest scans , where a part of it was translated by Aohige and sandman (the member who watched the premiere of Film Z) of Arlong Park Forums, Z's real name is ゼファー, or Zephyr/Zephr, but according to Aohige, Zephyr is used more commonly.
I'll be adding the new information to the page and in the edit description, I will ask people to read the talkpage.-Racht 20:35, December 11, 2012 (UTC)
At the risk of spoiler alert, deceased?01:20, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
The movie is out. Isn't this type of information fair game?01:20, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Really? Haven't seen it... it's just theater-released, when's DVD? Once again, at the risk of a spoiler, can someone give me a briefing on how he died?01:26, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Movie just came out today in Japan. No dvd or subs for awhile.
Kizaru shoots him with Yasakani no Magatama multiple times and it kills him.01:33, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
So is he dead or no? Someone just removed the deceased next to his age, but he's still categorized dead.02:22, December 19, 2012 (UTC)
Yes. He's dead. Someone removed it for no reason I guess.10:33, December 20, 2012 (UTC)
Canonicity of Zephyr Edit
I would like to argue that Zephyr is indeed a canon character. For the record, I am not arguing Film Z's canonicity.
1. In Chapter 691's color spread depicted all the Marines we have seen in the manga so far, and then some. All the Marines in the image appear to be their younger counterparts. If you look closer, you will see Ain and Bins, characters who appear in Film Z. Why would Oda add these two in a collage of canon Marines? Why not Oda draw them alongside Z in their Neo Marine attire? This leads me to believe that Ain and Bins are canon, and by extension, Zephyr himself.
2. Like Volume 0 was released to moviegoers of One Piece Film Strong World, so was Volume Z released to moviegoers of Film Z. Unfortunately, Volume Z does not contain a special chapter like Volume 0 did. However, the book does contain a timeline of information and sketches called Chronicle of Z . In this timeline, there are sketches of Zephyr throughout his life , from when he was a young boy to when he was a Marine Admiral and more. Along with sketches there is information of what he did at a particular age. The book not only contains information on Zephyr, but on other Marines as well. Canon Marines such as Kuzan, Borsalino, and Sakazuki . For example the book shares information on how old each of these future Admirals were when they joined the Marines. There are also sketches of them at those particular ages. You can also find sketches of Sengoku, Garp, and Tsuru when they were young Marines . Heck, we even find out that the pirate who cut off Zephyr's arm becomes a Shichibukai during the timeskip of the manga! (Doubtful it is Trafalagar Law because he would have been too young; most likely it is a brand new character we will be seeing in the future :O) All this information and sketches are laced inside this timeline of Zephyr's life because these various characters were affected by Zephyr. From what we can tell, Chronicle of Z IS the "special chapter" without the dialogue and action. This also leads me to believe Zephyr is canon.
Basically, Oda drew and provided information in the cover spread of Chapter 691 and Volume Z. With these two major points, I have no doubt in my mind that Zephyr is canon. - Racht 02:13, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Seems legit to me.02:20, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
I agree. The character of Z is definitely canon, along with Ain and Bins.02:21, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Then can I remove all the "non-canon" stuff?05:33, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Yep.05:34, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
I'm not really convinced by that... if we agree that film 12 is non-canon then I think all the neo-marines should be non-canon as well, otherwise the Neo Marines should exist in the manga One Piece World too, but all Neo Marines story is developed in the film, which cannot be placed in the manga storyline. You can say that the Neo Marines exist in the manga One Piece world but never appeared, but that's a bit contradictory because the Neo Marines were crushed (I think, didn't see the movie yet :P) by the straw hats. I don't doubt any information on any canon characters, and if you are wondering why Oda did provide so much canon informations in a filler movie that's simply a promotional campaign and also to bond the movie characters with the canon characters, but all filler arcs are like that! And about chapter 691, there is a good reason why Oda depicted Z, Ain and Bins: advertisement. Plus are you all forgetting the fact that ALL movie characters were drawn by Oda? leviathan_89 15:12, 15 December, 2012 (UTC)
Levi: Just like with Shiki, Oda provided a lot of information about Z in Volume Z. While the events of Strong World are not canon, and while the events of Z probably aren't canon, the characters within them are.15:26, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Last time I checked the events of strong world were canon, where do we decided they weren't? And again... providing information means nothing... he supervises the film, of course he provides informations but if the movie itself cannot be placed in the manga storyline it's still filler, the only difference is that's wasn't (at least not totally) made up by the anime staff. In strong world case, the events of the movie could be placed in the storyline, and the manga itself had references to Shiki, while it's not the case for this movie and Z. I know that here we are talking about Z and not the movie itslef, but isn't that a contradiction? I mean, how can you consider canon a character but not canon all his history? It's either both or none of them. leviathan_89 15:49, 15 December, 2012 (UTC)
- For example, Chameleone is a character totally made up by Oda, but he still isn't canon since he is not placed in the manga storyline. leviathan_89 15:57, 15 December, 2012 (UTC)
The events of strong world being canon were voted in by 5 people, but recently it's been challenged by many. Strong World cannot fit into the storyline, due to the plot holes of Zoro's injury and Brook's first fight with the SHs being against Duval.
As for the Z case, the manga does have references to the Z characters, as shown in the 691 color spread, but if that's not enough for you, a whole volume was dedicated to the characters, so that should be sufficient enough.16:00, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
As for Chameleone, it's still possible he could be placed in the manga storyline, but if not, he was just like Gasparde or any of the other characters Oda just designed.16:01, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Then why Z cannot be as any other characters Oda just designed? Chapter 691 colour spread is pure commercial... it's clearly written "One Piece Film: Z", and with this I'm not saying that the "informations" (appearance of the characters) on it are not to be taken as canon, simply that Z, Ain and Bins are not part of the manga storyline because of that. Volume 1000 it's just another commercial volume, not a databook. Yes it may have other canon informations about other characters, but is still is purely about the past of the neo marines isn't it? I think you guys are being mislead by the big advertisement campaign of this movie. Whichever something is canon or not, is decided if it's placed in the manga storyline or not, why is it such a big deal if Z isn't canon? As I said before it's a contradiction to have a canon character which all his history isn't canon...
About Chameleone, actually he proves my point: not matter how much Oda "provide informations" (he himself made him up entirely) if he doesn't put him in the manga storyline, it remains non-canon.
About strong world, I see now the potholes, but it was Oda who wanted Strong World to be part of the manga "One Piece Film 「STRONG WORLD」 Eichiro Oda Artbook "And as far as something that will hold true for both the comic and the anime, this will be Luffy's last adventure as a 17 year-old."" (I believe this was the reason why strong world is canon). leviathan_89 17:05, 15 December, 2012 (UTC)
I just see it as easier to use the same logic as we did with Shiki and his pals. They're canon due to getting that Chapter and the volume. Sure, Shiki himself was in the manga, but not his crew.
Z's history is canon too due to the fact Oda provided the information about his background.
I'm pretty sure I saw that this movie takes place before PH, but has that been confirmed? If not, I'm actually ok with the movie itself being canon.
And about the strong world thing, Oda saying it was his "last adventure" is due to the fact that the movie released right before the post-war arc. There were no adventures after Marineford, so it makes sense that he would say it like that.18:26, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Shiki was intended to be mentioned in the conversation between Shanks and Whitebeard and Chapter 0 place him in the manga storyline. Z is the same case has Chameleone, he has a background but he wasn't placed in the manga storyline hence is not canon, the special volume is just an omake. And again, Z's history is still not canon since the movie is not-canon as well, hence it's a big contradiction in my opinion. I think that two of them are not alike. leviathan_89 18:40, 15 December, 2012 (UTC)
An omake? What. No it isn't. It really doesn't matter what Shiki was intended for, what matters is what actually happened.18:42, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Probably because it is pretty much straightforward, I would say. Chameleone was a character created for the One Piece Premier Show 2012, a live-action show. It is hard to compare a character with one or two lines of history to a character whose life is mapped out in what can be considered a"special chapter" without the dialogue and action. There isn't much else to say beyond the points that I brought up at the beginning of this section and what Galaxy9000 has to say. - Racht 19:09, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
If we consider Zephyr to be canon because of the Chronicle and sketches, then it seems we're bound to consider the movie canon as well: http://www.imagebam.com/image/772ff9226004007. I'm really not sure about all that. I'd say, if it's not in the manga/cover story/SBS/databooks, it's not canon.
I don't see the problem just because it also shows movie spoilers. Zephyr was defeated by Luffy like Shiki was defeated by Luffy. Should not make Zephyr less canon than Shiki. - Racht 19:38, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Sff: Volume Z is the equivalent of the Volume 0. If we consider the volume 0 information canon, because it is technically part of the manga, then the same can be said for the Z volume. --19:46, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
I don't understand that picture, what are you trying to say sff9? But I agree with you. The movie cannot be placed in the manga story so making it canon it would be really hard, and my point is that if we don't consider canon the movie then we get a character whose past is canon but all the present history is not, how can it be possible? I mean in the "canon" story Z resigned and created the Neo Marines, but he was never defeated by Rufy (I suppose it is in the movie) hence he should be still around, which is weird... it's like having an alternate storyline.
@Racht: the point is that Z's defeat cannot be canon, since the straw hats went straight to PH and there was not timeframe for the movie to happen, hence Z's defeat too. Strong World can fit in the manga storyline, but it seems that it also been considerate non-canon, while I think that's not the case (the plotholes mentioned are really minor plotholes, there were similar mistakes in the manga too) I rather consider both Shiki and Z not canon at this point, because I just cannot see Z as a canon character. I think the major problem is the confusion the mass advertisements made (because both the volume and chapter 691 cover are just commercial strategies to advertise the movie) and I fear it will be like this the next movies too. At this point you we should just see what other has to say, and trying to make a decision, maybe waiting to know more about the movie storyline won't hurt too. leviathan_89 19:53, 15 December, 2012 (UTC)
Gal: well yeah, but what matters in my opinion is Chapter 0, not Volume 0. Volume 0 is not a regular volume. On the contrary, Chapter 0 was released in the Jump and in a databook.
Levi: the picture illustrates Zephyr being beaten by Luffy (I think). Anyway, it is stated explicitly, so if the Chronicle is canon, the movie also is.
It's a tie-in that's also a parallel, so both would have to be considered canon. Otherwise it would just be inconsistent and it would look like we were only calling select scenes canon instead of the entire movie.20:16, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Some of the information written in Chronicle of Z is found in Film Z, such as the fact that Zephyr's family was killed. Just because we see his defeat in the sketches shouldn't mean Zephyr is not canon. Again, his history is entwined with the Marines such as Sakazuki and Kuzan. They were taught by Zephyr. Making Zephyr not canon just because we see a sketch of Z being defeated would mean the ages and sketches of canon Marines in the book not canon. - Racht 20:45, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Racht, did you understand what is the problem? Nobody said that Z is not canon because of the sketches, Sff9 just pointed out that you cannot take Z's background history as canon and not the movie's one, it's either both or none of them. So if we take both of them as canon, then there is the big problem of where/when the movie story could have taken place. Saying it's taking place after PH sounds like an excuse to me, since then where we place all of the movie "prequel" stories? (anime and Glorious Island). This is why I said we should simply consider all of it not canon. What's wrong in Oda making up a not canon character? All filler characters has somewhat been entwined with other canon characters, and Oda simply did the same with this movie. leviathan_89 21:30, 15 December, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I won't talk about the sketches then. Shiki's backstory is canon, but we don't deem the movie as canon. I don't see why Zephyr isn't given the same treatment. - Racht 21:42, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
"One year ago, the same pirate who cut off Zephyr's arm became a Shichibukai." That sentence is matching canon material (not saying it is him, but I second-hand guess Law, who would be 17 at the time of cutting Zephyr's arm, and 25 when becoming a Shichibukai).02:05, December 16, 2012 (UTC)
It cannot be Law anymore. Apparently this Shichibukai was also a prisoner in Level 6 of Impel Down. So it is somebody completely new.04:21, December 19, 2012 (UTC)
Oh. But that stands to make it canon, right?06:54, December 19, 2012 (UTC)
People don't understand that Strong World & Z weren't written when they took place. Strong World can't fit because it was written during marineford. Z was written during Punk Hazard. What do you expect Oda to do? Just stop the manga after Fishman Island until the film is released, and try to wok the manga around the film?
I don't buy into the doesn't fit in the timeline, there are continuity problems excuses people make. Also, if the character is canon the movie is too.
Now, Shiki is canon because he as mentioned in the manga. As for Z, although he was never mentioned in the manga, with the release of "Volume 1000" containing the Chronicles of Z, the chapter 691 colourspread he is more likely to be canon.DuelMaster93 (talk) 11:19, December 20, 2012 (UTC)
I believe we shouldn't consider Zephyr canon because:
- The colorspreads are not part of the story, chapter 691 was obviously a promotional page (there is written "One Piece film: Z") and though we can use the cover as reference for past appearances, we cannot use it to say "he is canon". For examplw: chapter 651 was promoting Toshio Asakuma figurines and on chapter 405 there is Chopperman, does this means Chopperman is a canon character? No.
- The fact that he has "relationships" with other canon characters, means nothing. That's what every filler character has... when you create a filler character you place him in the canon story, and this is what Oda did too. You are mislead by the fact that Zephyr is an important character, since he was an admiral. Is Panz Fry canon because he was friend with Dori and Brogi since he was little? Is Shuzo canon because he knows Momonga? No.
- Volume 1000 is not a databook, is a volume especially made as bonus material for the movie. The "chronicle of Z" are sketches about his past history, how's that different form the character's background, say, on the movie' site? It's not a manga chapter like it can be chapter 0 (we can also not consider ch.0 part of the manga, that's not the point, but it's evident what the difference between this and volume 1000 is).
- The only reason why we cannot (yet) say he is canon, which should be enough, is that there is no reference of Zephyr in the manga history, nor the movie can be place in the manga's plot. No matter how much informations we have on Zephyr, they all come from the movie and related products. If we say he is canon for that reason, it's an auto-reference, like saying "he is canon because the movie says so".
About Oda's involvement:
- He's not the only non canon character made up by Oda: Chameleone should be a clear example. If we consider him non canon I don't see why the reason "he was written by Oda" matters here. Moreover Oda draw sketches and concept arts of every movie's villains. With Ganzack he filled up a canon volume with his concept art...
- With Strong World many people refused the argument "written by Oda =/= canon", this is the same case. Basically it's "Canon => written by Oda" but not "Canon <=> written by Oda".
- Is it that strange that Oda participated in a movie which cannot it be considered canon? Why cannot he make a non-canon story? After strong world the anime creators realized that making a movie with Oda is much better... the fact Z beat "The Hobbit" in Japan isn't a clear evidence of this? You can bet that the next movies are gonna be like this.
When Zephyr should be considered canon:
- Zephyr should be consider canon when we will have a reference in the manga itself and when the movie plot can fit in the manga plot (Galaxy says it's not important the latter, I think it's a bit contradictory, but whatever...). When we will have this, I will be more the happy to consider him as a canon character. leviathan_89 12:48, 20 December, 2012 (UTC)
It is true that Oda designed many non-canon characters, but Zephyr was the only one he had ever gave a timeline & significant amount of detailed information. Did Oda give Chameleone or Ganzack any detailed history? No. Not only that volume 1000 also provides information on canon marines such as canon Marines such as Kuzan, Borsalino, and Sakazuki. Do you think Oda would really write all this information on canon characters, if it weren't true? I know it's not an actual volume or databook, nether the less volume 1000 was all from Oda. And yes, know Chopper Man is just from an Omake, which are just made for fun that shouldn't be taken seriously, but has Oda ever gave any information on him? That was in a form of a four-panel comic strip, not written down as information. There is a difference between Zephyr and the other non-canon characters he designed. Oda gave him his history, his relationships and pretty much every significant detail of his life and who he is. Everyone else didn't.
Yes, there are no references to Zephyr or the Neo Marines in the manga, but we can't disregard information given by Oda related to canon characters. The movie only came out this weekend, so give it some time and we will see what happens. I'm not saying he is or isn't canon. It is too early to make that judgement. I'm just saying it is more likely that he is canon.--DuelMaster93 (talk) 14:43, December 20, 2012 (UTC)
Why are so fixed with the amount of informations? Of course he did give us informations, that's his background history! He written a character and he placed him in One Piece world history, I'm not questioning any "canon" character mentioned or other events, for example that one of the new shichibukai was an Impel Down prisoner, but as long there is no reference to Zephyr in the manga itself, then he is not canon. For example if the new shichibukai will mention Zephyr, then that's our confirmation we are looking for, but otherwise just no. As I said all those informations are auto-references, you didn't give any real motive to accept them aside "being a lot". Cannot you see that Oda is just doing what the anime team is doing for every character? He place him in the history, but since Oda knows well how the history goes and he is an important character why is not allowed to give a nice rich background history without making him automatically canon? And as a matter of fact, Chameleone has and history which is pretty lame here on the wiki, but if you read it's quite a rich plot.
If you are not convinced, think about this: if Oda gives indeed to an obviously non canon character, like Jonathan (which cannot be place in the manga history), a full history background will that make him canon? No. This doesn't prove that Zephyr is not canon, but simply that a full background history is not sufficient to be considered canon. I think you are not discerning the canon elements from the non-canon ones. leviathan_89 18:19, 20 December, 2012 (UTC)
- "And yes, know Chopper Man is just from an Omake, which are just made for fun that shouldn't be taken seriously, but has Oda ever gave any information on him? That was in a form of a four-panel comic strip, not written down as information." - wait, are you saying tha if Oda would make, let's say, an entire special volume about Chooper-man and the other character would make them automatically canon? That would make them just spin-off! With canon we still intend everything about Oda's product, the manga One Piece. So in that case, it would still be the same as this case: unless the crew found their alter-egos in the manga alongside chopper-man, he would still be an omake character. Otherwise we should consider to add as canon character Goku. I think there is a misunderstanding of what canon means. leviathan_89 18:28, 20 December, 2012 (UTC)
I think you're missing the point. Oda didn't give Chameleone his history, and beides Zephyr's is far more detailed. Not only is Zephyr the only character Oda has given his design, his past & his relationships, Hies past ties in with other canon characters like Kuzan, Borsalino, and Sakazuki. Should we just ignore all the information in volume 1000, including all the information written about Kuzan and his leg, even though it has no relation to Zephyr whatsoever? No. All the information in volume 1000 is by Oda. Unless the contents in volume 1000 is in the form of a omake, crossover or one-shot chapter (which it isn't) everything in volume 1000 is canon. Everything in Volume 1000 is from Oda, everything else is from toei which was checked off by Oda.
If he were to be mentioned in the manga it would prove 100% that he is canon, but then again there is no good reason why he should be mentioned in the manga. For example there are some canon events that were mentioned again. If Shiki never escaped impel down he wouldn't of been mentioned again also. Zephyr hasn't really done anything that significant that he would be mentioned again.
What im saying is an omake shouldn't be taken seriously. If a character were to appear in an omake or crossover they are not canon. And with Jonathan, Oda did not create him. One Piece Film Z was obvious written during the Punk Hazard arc, that's why there are continuity problems. The reason why it can't fit in the timeline is because when the fishman island arc finished there was still a long time until Z would be released, and the manga had to move on, therefore punk hazard took place straight away.
And yes, canon means it happened in the original story. Like i said earlier, it is too early to say if he is or isn't canon. So far all evidence suggest that he is more likely to be canon.--DuelMaster93 (talk) 23:27, December 20, 2012 (UTC)
Alright, first thing first, Shiki and Strong World are confirmed canon, as Sengoku mentioned his existence when he berated Garp for Luffy's break in of Impel Down; Volume 0 later adds to that confirmation, along with one of the SBS, and furthermore, Strong World is written during Marineford, but the story itself was placed perfectly in between Thriller Bark and Sabaody Archipelago, so it's definitely canon. Although Zephyr was not mentioned in-manga yet, he at least share the same treatment as Shiki for having a volume dedicated to him (Volume 1000), being designed in detail by Oda himself, a sub-arc devoted as a prequel, both movies being named "Film", and Zephyr himself being connected to canon-material (having made contact with canon marines, Kuzan chasing the Straw Hats during the course of the movie, etc.). When the 12th film takes place in the storyline, we don't know yet, but it was said when the Straw Hats enter the New World, so it could be anytime after Fishman Island, or after Punk Hazard, as it was not yet specific (unless one of you guys saw the movie already, in which case PLEASE share your insight with us). Therefore saying it is filler is not right. Unless confirmed otherwise, it should remain canon.07:20, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
In the case of Strong World, there are plotholes that make it not "perfectly" fit into the timespan between TB and Sabaody. Oda never said Strong World or Film Z was canon, so we cannot speculate for ourselves and say that it is canon.08:56, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
It is more likely that both Strong World & Z are canon. Strong World: People forget that strong world was written during marineford. Therefore no matter where we put strong world there will be plot holes, because of when it was written. The fact that Shiki is canon, means strong world is canon, because i prefer to believe that strong world did happen, rather than thinking Shiki is still out there twiddling his thumbs. Z: First of all, we can say that Zephyr is canon because he has the same treatment as a canon character. He has volume 1000. Not only was he designed by Oda, but his entire life was written by Oda, and his past also ties in with many canon marines. The movie takes place before Punk Hazard after they reach the new world. This was written during Punk Hazard, so it can't fit in the timeline. But the only significant continuity problem is that Punk Hazard took place straight away. I can't see why it can't fit after chapter 654
I don't buy into continuity problems and not fitting in the timeline because the fact of the matter is they were written way after they actually happen, therefore they will never fit in the timeline. But they should still be canon because Shiki & Zephyr are canon.--DuelMaster93 (talk) 09:44, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
@DuleMaster: "I think you're missing the point. Oda didn't give Chameleone his history, and besides Zephyr's is far more detailed. " - I think you don't read what I write... you didn't say why I was wrong and you just repeated what you already said. So I'll say it again too: Chameleone HAS an history, you are mislead by the fact that its article is a stub. And again, it doesn't matter how much Zephyr history detailed it is... that's not a confirmation by itself, what are you saying that if he had less history then he wouldn't have been canon? It's not a matter of quantity... there are canon characters with no history at all... Taking Shiki as an example (and leaving aside Strong World for the moment), the reason why he is canon that really matters is that he was mentioned by Sengoku in the manga, the other reasons are just secondary, he is not canon because he have designs or reletionship with. Zephyr lacks this, until we will have a similar case, we should treat him as non-canon character and WAIT. WAIT until Garp says "back in my times" or the new shichibukai says "when I cut off that jerk's arm" or something like that. I don't think it's so weird to accept that Oda collaborated in a movie, made up some characters, give them a history (because you know, every filler character has an history or relationship with canon characters) but didn't insert them in his manga, or are you saying that every thing Oda makes must be inserted in the manga? This discussion is like saying Dragonball GT is canon because Toriyama collaborated to the production and the characters design. Beside if some of you don't consider strong world canon, I don't see why it's so hard to accept this. leviathan_89 12:21, 22 December, 2012 (UTC)
@Leviathan: I never said Strong World isn't canon. If you read anything i write im saying it is. Now, back to the topic of Z. Chameleone's history wasn't written by Oda, and if it was it was never published. Like I said earlier volume 1000 also contains information on other characters completely unrelated to Zephyr. Should we ignore all that information too? including all the information written about Aokiji losing his leg and having scars on his body from the fight with Akainu on Punk Hazard? Even though it has nothing to do with Z? And for the last time i know he was never mentioned in the manga. Im just saying given his treatment it is more likely that he is canon. And no, im not saying everything oda writes MUST be inserted into the manga. I never said anything like that. The fact that he got a volume written about him, not only containing stuff from the movie but other content such as when the 3 admirals joined the marines, at what age they were, and what they looked like. Should we ignore that information too? And for your information Toriyama had no part in writting GT, he only did designs therefore your arguement about GT is invalid.DuelMaster93 (talk) 17:03, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
With volume 1000 there is a serious problem: as I said, I'm willingly to accept every information about canon characters as well their design, but everything about them related to Z should be treated the same way we do when a canon character has relationship with filler characters. A canon character has a some kind of relation with Z? Well then that's true only in the film history, not in the manga until proven otherwise. I'm saying this because I just downloaded the volume, and first of all the so much "informations about z" are just about ten pages of sketches and notes about him, it's just his background, but we already knew it. The thing that caught my eyes is that other then Z, Ain, Bins, the PX-Z, the crew and others, there are also sketches and notes about Bilić, Diego, Regis, Shuzo and Lily Enstomach. So, if we consider Zephyr canon due this volume we should consider canon them as well, but that's impossible since they appeared in filler arcs which cannot be placed in the storyline. What's the difference between them and Z? leviathan_89 17:22, 22 December, 2012 (UTC)
- By the way, I don't understand why you said that Chameleone's history wasn't written by Oda, where this information comes from? leviathan_89 17:26, 22 December, 2012 (UTC)
- the first difference I see is that all that characters (Bilic, Diego, Regis, Shuzo and Lily) have the "Hisada Kazuya" panel next to them to indicate that their creator and designer is him and not Oda Rayleigh92 (talk) 17:46, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
You can't just believe half of what the volume says and ignore the other bits. You can't say this sentence is canon and the next one isn't. It's either the whole book is canon or the whole thing isn't. It's just like any other book written by Oda. Everything written it is canon unless it's an omake, crossover or whatever. And like i said before, the reason it can't fit in the timeline is because all this was written after Punk Hazard, If you write something after it takes place it will never fit in the timeline, just like with strong world when it was written during marineford. Like i said before, i don't buy into not fitting in the timeline or continuity problems because there are reasons. No matter how many continuity problems there are, as long as it is intended to be in the story, it is canon. And where does the information that Chameleon's history was written by Oda? If Chameleone was canon, Oda would at least put his name one of his books.--DuelMaster93 (talk) 18:06, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
Then we should treat the whole volume as non canon, because it's actually a bonus volume made for the movie with a bunch of spoilers about canon characters, that's what it is. The designs can still be used (anyway all the character will appear in the manga eventually). What do you mean "it was written after punk hazard"? How do you know? Did you see it? What it matters is when it takes place! Strong World doesn't take place after Marineford, but between Thriller Bark and Sabaody and if we decide that it's also non canon, so be it as long we are consistent with ourselves. We don't have to "buy it", we have to accepted it and rely on informations, we are not a fandom. If a story that Oda makes it doesn't take place in HIS manga, then it's ANOTHER story, hence non canon. "No matter how many continuity problems there are, as long as it is intended to be in the story, it is canon", that's just a "what if" situation, One Piece Green is filled up with "things intended to be".
Chameleone "was a character designed for the One Piece Premier Show 2012" by Oda, that's what we know so if you haven't another source telling that his history was made by another person, everything about him was made up by Oda.
Anyway, I think I already proven my point enough, since there is no way I can convince you, if the majority think of Z as canon, so be it. If there are other who think he's not, please say it. leviathan_89 18:32, 22 December, 2012 (UTC)
Nice Duelmaster, you repeated yourself. The reason they aren't canon is because Oda never stated either to be. You are speculating for yourself what is, and what is not canon.
Here's how I see the Volume 1000. It is a marine databook basically, that connects the marines to Z, but doesn't necessarily make Z canon. All the information about the marines should be considered canon, but not Zephyr himself.
Also Duelmaster, you logic about "if the character is canon, then the movie is canon". You can say the same for Movies 1-9, but of course, those are non-canon too.23:12, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
Again leviathan, Oda only designed the other characters basic info, and he gave Zephyr pretty much his whole life. Not one other character in movies 1-9 had ever had the same treatment. The only characters im saying are canon are the ones in volume 1000, unless they were designed by someone else. You can't consider half a book canon and the other half non-canon. It's either one or the other. And i never said Strong World took place after marineford, i said it was written during marineford if you actually read what im writting. That's why i have to repeat myself. And you have nothing to prove Chameleone's history is made by Oda, and if he did he still won't be canon because Zephyr's treatment is much better. Im not saying that it is all canon, if you read im saying based on the treatment, volume 1000 and Oda's involvement it is more LIKELY that he is canon. Even if the movies were non-canon there is enough evidence to suggest that both Shiki & Zephyr are canon characters. It doesn't always have to be in the actual manga to be canon, provided there is enough evidence and reason outside the manga to suggest that it is. If volume 1000 is a "databook" then all info in it is canon.
I may be repeating myself, but that is because you don't listen. While you on the other hand just change your opinions from saying volume 1000 is non-canon, to saying all the z stuff in it is non-canon to saying it's all non-canon with spoilers.DuelMaster93 (talk) 02:13, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
We consider Gasparde's design in the volume non-canon, while we consider the rest of the book canon, so yeah.02:23, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
I think Film Z is not canon (until the existence of Z is proved in manga).
- Unlike Strong World, the plot and characters of film Z is created by Osamu Suzuki, not Oda. Oda only supervised it.
- All non canon Devil Fruits are permitted by Oda. The same goes for Modo-Modo and Mosa-Mosa. Suzuki created the two and Oda just permitted them. As for Shiki's DF, Oda himself created it.
- The new marine HQ in the film will never appear in the manga. Oda told the art director to regard the film as another thing. (official pamphlet p.33) --Klobis (talk) 09:51, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
OMG... you just blew my mind. But what about Zephyr being an instructor to the canon Marines, and Kuzan chasing the Straw Hat during the film, and the pirate becoming a Shichibukai a year ago, when 3 openings were available? Eventually we will meet the two new Shichibukai in the manga, one of whom will probably be regarded as the one who cut off Zephyr's arm.10:50, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
I do not know the future. But I think we should not consider it canon right now at least. Oda said he doesn't want "the readers who read manga but don't watch the film" to be confused, when he was asked about the relation between manga and the film. (official pamphlet p.27)
OK that settles it then. None of the characters or events in Z are canon.11:45, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
- Now wait a minute there: non-canon are jammed into the canon Marineford Arcs, Kibin and Johnathon. How is this much different? 19:45, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
It's not the non-canon characters fighting Zephyr that makes it non-canon Yata, it's Oda's statement.03:23, December 25, 2012 (UTC)
I know. Klobis was the one who used Kibin as example for non-canon, not me. And if anyone of you sends questions to Oda via SBS, do ask if Z is Shiki-like canon.20:37, December 25, 2012 (UTC)
And what about the pirate who cut off Zephyr's arm? He became a Shichibukai one year ago (in the time skip), and he probably will make his manga appearance, then this will be linked to canon, right?22:33, December 25, 2012 (UTC)
Only if that Shichibukai mentions Z.22:56, December 25, 2012 (UTC)
So, that means that Sengoku's, Kuzan's, Coby's, Helmeppo's timeskip outfits are non-canon? I think I saw Kuzan's design in the Chapter 693 colorspread (and that colorspread was about the New Age: Sakazuki as the New Fleet Almiral, Kaido and Big Mom, The Heart Pirates along the Straw Hat Pirates meaning their alliance, etc). Dragon NJMB (talk) 01:05, December 26, 2012 (UTC)
Nah. The designs for the canon characters are definitely canon.02:24, December 27, 2012 (UTC)
Alright, Z and his crew remain non-canon until/unless the situation confirm/makes it appear otherwise.11:20, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
Then why do we reference Z in the background sections for Akainu and Kizaru? That seems kind of counter-productive if we don't consider Z canon, then how can we consider Sakazuki and Borsalino training under him canon to their individual stories? M4ND0N (talk) 08:38, January 27, 2013 (UTC)
Non-Canon info can be referenced too.10:43, January 27, 2013 (UTC)
I'm not understanding this, the movie isn't canon the character is, Strong World isn't canon but the character is, I'm trying to understand what's so difficult to understand about this considering the circumstances. Oda created the character from the ground up. If you're saying that Film Z isn't canon you have to say Strong World isn't either and that the only thing that is canon is the factors of Volume 0. For one thing Film Z's "commerical" references have too much information on the character as he lived his life just for it to go to waste and another thing is that Oda again created this character to represent his own feelings towards the character and had the full say on how he established himself before the movie began. Otherwise, once more Strong World should be non-canon just as Film Z isn't not that difficult; just make the characters canon and make the movies filler because that's what they are. Davy0 (talk) 10:50, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Strong World isn't canon. Zephyr isn't canon because he hasn't appeared in anything canon.10:45, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
And yet the materials once more showcased invaluable information about this person, and canon persons within the cultivation of Zephyr, considering that and how much information he has given. Why can't it be canon, and why is Strong World still considered canon? Only the Zero Volume is. So why do we say that SW is canon? Davy0 (talk) 10:50, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Once again, Strong World isn't canon. Not sure where you see that we do. The information was given in Volume 1000... a non-canon guide to the movie.10:51, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Didn't Oda say it was canon at least the factors of the 0 Volume? Yes but it states a detailed line of information about the lifes and times of a number of canon characters as well. Also, where is the statement by Oda himself to proclaim that Z wasn't canon? Davy0 (talk) 11:18, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Read the discussion above. You'll see.18:07, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
In the Weapons section, it said his arm lost feelings; in the history section, it was cut off. Which is it?04:33, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
It got cut off.04:34, December 23, 2012 (UTC) 11:45, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
Done. Incidentally, I was the one who created the page for Shiki's prosthetic weapons, Oto and Kogarashi. =P20:21, December 23, 2012 (UTC) 03:23, December 25, 2012 (UTC) 22:56, December 25, 2012 (UTC) 02:24, December 27, 2012 (UTC)
Where does it say he can use it and if he can which techniques?
In his story in Volume 10000 it's claimed he learned the rokushiki when he was yet petty officer. in the film never uses them, so we don't know which ones. Rayleigh92 (talk) 11:48, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
If the book says he mastered the style itself, doesn't that mean he can use all six, if not seven?06:04, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
It's possible, but there's neither a point about how many he's master of rokushiki. However the scan claim "He mastered rokushiki", not mentioning about how many of them, so yes, he probably learned all of them Rayleigh92 (talk) 13:08, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
"Mastered Rokushiki", without mentioning the specific styles, means all 7. Besides, to master Rokushiki allows access the seventh technique. To master one technique means "master Shigan", "master Geppo", etc..04:37, January 1, 2013 (UTC)
Totally Canon Now Edit
Based on Chapter 698's ending comment, where it says Kuzan drove off an Admiral, Zephyr and Film Z are all canon. Think about it: Zephyr is mentioned in canon manga, it can't be Akainu, since Akainu defeated Kuzan. 11:06, February 5, 2013 (UTC)
Okay, I got rash and went straight for the crude translation of that scanlator. I knew deep down, it meant "resigned" not "drove off". But Kuzan appearing as he is, he matches the movie version, so we could use that as a support.11:24, February 5, 2013 (UTC)
Never trust panda's translation... actually it's the opposite, since now the Z movie cannot be placed in the manga storyline at all (before someone said maybe it could have been placed after PH). leviathan_89 11:34, 5 February, 2013 (UTC)
- Before PH sounds plausible, just before they received the call? 11:36, February 5, 2013 (UTC)
How? They were outside PH just when they got on surface and before receiving the SOS. There is no time gap between entering the new world and going to PH, that's the point. leviathan_89 11:47, 5 February, 2013 (UTC)
- In the anime, they appeared in a different location. You can say the manga just skipped that section. 10:06, February 7, 2013 (UTC)
- I haven't seen the movie yet, but is Law in it? If not, then it is wrong. Law is now allied with them, Vivi style. 10:44, February 7, 2013 (UTC)
- I don't mean immediately after PH. I mean in the future after PH RAYleigh92 @\_/@ talk 10:46, February 7, 2013 (UTC)
"You can say the manga just skipped that section." - yeah, that's what define something that is "filler", beside no, it's not a simple "skipping", if that was the case it wouldn't much of a problem, it's altering the story becauser there wasn't no time gap between entering the new world and going to PH, that's the point. Rayleigh, that means you have to wait the end of One Piece then. I don't understand why are you still convinced that it should be considered canon... beside didn't Oda himself said that it isn't? leviathan_89 13:31, 7 February, 2013 (UTC)
wait. I'm not convinced it's canon, I hope it. And I don't want it to be, I just wish Z to be. However, I don't care about it. If it's, well. If it's not, well again. If I was obsessed from it, I had just continued to put Z out of "Non-Canon Character" tag as a fool. And I hope to not be one. RAYleigh92 @\_/@ talk 13:58, February 7, 2013 (UTC)
With chapter 700 it confirms the exact opposite. The new Marine HQ in the manga is drastically different than the one featured in Film Z. I guess we can confirm that Film Z is indeed non-canon now? M4ND0N (talk) 17:35, February 27, 2013 (UTC)
Chapter 700 doesn't really confirm either. The Marine HQ is probably the same as the chapter and the film, it's just that the film didn't really have anything to base its design on so they just went with something original. Happens all the time in anime, but it doesn't really change the plot. Apparently, though, Oda himself stated that this film isn't part of the story, so that makes it non-canon.17:40, February 27, 2013 (UTC)
You better source your last statement and fast.17:43, February 27, 2013 (UTC)
"Oda said he doesn't want "the readers who read manga but don't watch the film" to be confused, when he was asked about the relation between manga and the film. (official pamphlet p.27)" said in this talk page by Klobis, who I assume owns the pamphlet. If Oda wants the film and the manga to be separate, I guess that makes this two different plots, meaning they're not canon.17:48, February 27, 2013 (UTC)
So that means we should remove the references to Zephyr in Akainu, Aokiji and Kizaru's respective articles and any other pages that reference him as canon material? M4ND0N (talk) 20:05, February 27, 2013 (UTC)
None of the old five Shichibukai fit the category of being the one who cut off Zephyr's arm, and I don't think Buggy could either. So the seventh, unnamed one could/must be it. Let's wait for his/her appearance to see.07:52, February 28, 2013 (UTC)
I just watched the film (by the way, it's great) and in it Zephyr actually abandoned his name to just "Z". Should we rename the page as such? It's like how Cuty Flam abandoned his name to be "Franky".03:02, April 17, 2013 (UTC)
Really? I don't plan on watching it until a decent sub comes out, otherwise it would be cruddy. But are you sure?03:10, April 17, 2013 (UTC)
Even with the off-translation, I think he's yelling it out "I am Z (Zetto)!" We could wait for somebody who understands Japanese for a clearer viewpoint, though.03:14, April 17, 2013 (UTC)
Z is just a nickname. Zephyr is still his real name, and is what many people still called him.10:50, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
But he abandoned the name for "Z". It's just like what Franky did.18:08, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Not at all. It's just another name he goes by.18:24, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
"I am not Zephyr! I am Z!" ~Zephyr. Did you even watch the movie? He abandoned his name.18:26, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Doesn't matter, since his name is still Zephyr. It is simply a nickname, but other people still call him Zephyr. Luffy adapted Lucy as his name! Oh boy!18:29, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
But Luffy didn't abandon his name. There are still people who call Franky "Cuty Flam".18:29, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Nobody calls Franky Cutty Flam. Spandam did, and that's it. He's called Zephyr throughout the movie, and it's still his name. A page that just says "Z" is just stupid.18:34, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Nickname18:38, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
You contradict yourself right there, saying nobody then saying Spandam. It's still a character calling him that. It doesn't matter what other characters call him, what matters is what he calls himself. Zephyr ABANDONED his name. Franky ABANDONED his name. To be absolutely consistent, we rename them both to their preferred name.18:39, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Z is a shortening of Zephyr, just as Robin is a shortening of Nico Robin.18:40, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
...That...no. That's not what it is at all. Z is Zephyr's preferred name from abandoning his other name. It's not a shortening; otherwise he would say he didn't abandon it. Robin is not a shortening, it's her name.18:42, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Nico Robin is her name. She prefers to be called Robin.18:44, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
She never abandoned her surname. Her first name is Robin, so likewise people call her that.18:46, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Who said Zephyr completely abandoned it? He still answers people who call him that.18:57, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
And Franky still answered when he was called that. Most people would still answer when their former name is called, because they know even if it's abandoned, people will still refer to them as such. Zephyr talked throughout the movie how he abandoned his name, and he yelled out "I am Z!" Does this tell you nothing?19:01, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
why dont we just put it to a vote, cause we know his birth name is Zephyr but that he abandoned it for Z so one could argue that each have reason to be the name of his page, personally though i am in favour of Z Cpt.Canuck (talk) 19:23, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
We always put it to a vote when there's quite a few people on support and against. Since the only person against it right now is Galaxy, a vote is unnecessary.20:48, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Too bad it's just you and captain who support. An insignificant number to change.20:51, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
I think the fact that nobody is out to support you yet shows how many don't care. Even now, there's a majority, and I'm the only one who's given evidence on why renaming this page is consistent and works.20:58, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
I think both sides should agree that there is not enough people arguing in either favour of the discussion to put it to a vote as of now. We should get more people to state their opinion, caring or not... WU out -21:03, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Too bad your evidence is wrong. I laughed when you tried to say 2-1 was a clear majority.21:10, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Wonder-kun is right. That's why I said a vote is unnecessary right now. And Galaxy, my evidence is the movie itself. Zephyr abandoned his name for Z.21:18, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Usopp's name is Sogeking21:22, April 21, 2013 (UTC)
Usopp never abandoned his name.00:31, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
"I am Sogeking!"00:34, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
He did that as a disguise. He still knew he was Usopp. Even after the disguise, he still calls himself Usopp. Zephyr identified himself as Z and only Z. He abandoned his name.00:37, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
Gohan is also the Great Saiya Man.
Zephyr still knew he was Zephyr.00:38, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
Zephyr abandoned his name. Watch the movie. Come on, it's so simple.00:41, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
Just because he likes to be called Z sometimes doesn't mean he abandoned Zephyr. Everybody refers to him as Zephyr, except sometimes where they say Z.00:43, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
And some people can still choose to refer to Franky as "Cutty Flam" if they so choose, like CP9 did. But he's still called Franky. Talk | 00:47, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Franky has specifically said that Franky was his new name. Nada is misinterpreting Zephyr's words.00:50, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
Feel free to change it now if enough people support. I won't oppose.14:15, April 26, 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for returning in an older discussion and scratching old wounds, but, is there a reason why the article remains as "Zephyr" ? I agree with Nada that this case is similar to "Cutty Flam's" one. K the AWC (talk) 11:22, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
Partly Canon Edit
I think Z himself is canon as a whole. It's just his actions in the 12th movie is non-canon. Z himself is the trainer of many canon Marines, so that would make him a canon person, like Luffy is canon but takes part in many "filler" arcs. Is this worthy noting?19:27, July 11, 2013 (UTC)
I will agree, only if it was revealed in Volume 1000. If it was only mentioned in the movie, no. It's not canon.19:33, July 11, 2013 (UTC)
It's not canon. If he will be mentioned in the manga, then we can have a situation like shiki, canon character but non-canon story. But there is nothing to back-up Z being canon. leviathan_89 19:54, 11 July, 2013 (UTC)
I second Levi's statement. WU out -20:42, July 11, 2013 (UTC)
Isn't being connected to the so many canon marines count?00:28, July 12, 2013 (UTC)
isnt this like the whole indigo thing, the movie he is in is not cannon nor are his actions but he himself is in fact cannon-- 00:34, July 12, 2013 (UTC)
Not until he actually is mentioned in the manga somehow.00:41, July 12, 2013 (UTC)
When the moment he is mentioned in the manga comes, then he is a canon as a whole. There are a lot of characters like Z, some from movies, others from fillers. Most of them are connected with a canon character as well.
Aye, I guess we just have to wait for the Shichibukai to show.01:11, July 12, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, let's just wait it out. WU out -08:41, July 12, 2013 (UTC)
Wikia rules Edit
I removed the links in references under filler battles the One Piece Movie 12 trailer because I read that it is against Wikia rules to link to youtube videos. But my source still stands for Zephyr vs. Roger & Whitebeard: Polaris (talk) 20:16, October 17, 2014 (UTC)
Zephyr vs. ZEdit
There was previously a topic on changing the page name because Zephyr disregarded his name like Ace and Sanji did. He says he's Z, not Zephyr. Do we change the page name? It was previously said to do it Meshack (talk) 22:47, August 26, 2016 (UTC)
You know, I've always wondered why it wasn't Z. Figured I'd lose that argument, but it looks like we're all in favor. 03:29, August 27, 2016 (UTC)
Where exactly did he say he changed it to Z? Just asking.05:09, August 27, 2016 (UTC)
Around six minutes into the movie.
Kizaru: "Master Zephyr"
Z: "I left that name behind... I am 'Z' now!"
Sounds good then.
Never forget the terrible events of July 8th 2014 11:32, August 27, 2016 (UTC)
I believe in Volume 1000 is was said Z lost his arm to a pirate who became a Shichibukai during the timeskip. Is the Shichibukai Weevil because there weren't any new Shichibukai except for Law and Buggy (i don't think either of these guys could have done it) Meshack (talk) 13:12, February 1, 2017 (UTC)
For all we know there could have been a shichibukai who served for a year, got kicked out, then replaced with Law or Weevil. After all, Blackbeard had the title for a short time as well. Yes it's likely that it's Weevil, but still speculation.13:46, February 1, 2017 (UTC)
We can't confirm who the Shichibukai was, so this is speculation. 18:06, February 1, 2017 (UTC)