The Underworld is made of most of the criminal organizations from all over the world. Influential people such as Yonko, Shichibukai, World Nobles, or Supernovas might be involved in it, as it allows for a lot of slave trading, weapons smuggling and goods dealing. The Underworld also possesses a lot of mercenaries and hitmen for hire.
The most influential man in the Underworld was previously said to be Donquixote Doflamingo under the alias Joker. Other important figures are the Emperors of the Underworld, who are often the leaders in their specific activities.
|Du Feld||Stussy||Drug Peclo||Morgans||Giberson|
|Crocodile ‡||Franky ‡||Celestial Dragons||Kaido||Charlotte Linlin|
|Breed ≠||Gild Tesoro ≠|
|Yeti Cool Brothers||Bobby Funk||Kelly Funk||Suleiman ‡||Buggy|
|Vinsmoke Family||Germa 66|
|Duval ‡||Disco ‡||Caesar Clown||Ibusu|
|Fire Tank Pirates|
|Trafalgar D. Water Law ‡||Vergo †||Diez Barrels †||Donquixote Rosinante ‡||Eustass Kid|
|Killer||Jack||Kuzan *||Jigra †|
- †: the character is deceased.
- *: the character's status is unknown. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
- ≠: the character is non-canon.
- ‡: the character is no longer part of this group. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
- Further information: Broker
One of the main scopes where the Underworld acts is the smuggling via brokers. This involves illegal goods, rare goods, slaves, and illegal weapons.
|Selling Type||Supplier / Producer||Seller||Purchaser||Good||Sold Price||Marketplace|
|Slaves||Kidnappers||Disco (only anime)||World Nobles||Boa Hancock; Boa Sandersonia; Boa Marigold||(auction)||Human Auctioning House (only anime)|
|Illegal Goods||-||-||Baroque Works||Dance Powder||-||-|
|Rare Goods||-||-||Franky Family||Adam Wood||200,000,000||St. Poplar|
|Slaves||Kidnappers||Disco (under Joker)||
World Nobles; Various Nobles
|Slaves||(auction)||Human Auctioning House|
|-||Disco||A Noble||Byron||600,000 (auction)||Human Auctioning House|
|-||Disco||A Noble||Pascia||7,200,000 (auction)||Human Auctioning House|
|Hound Pets||Disco||Charloss||Keimi||500,000,000 (auction)||Human Auctioning House|
|Illegal Weapons||Caesar Clown||Caesar Clown||Two peaceful countries||Shinokuni||-||Punk Hazard (via broadcast)|
|Devil Fruit||Marines||Diez Barrels||-||Ope Ope no Mi||5,000,000,000||Ghost Town of Minion Island|
In addition to the trading of items and slaves, certain services can also be purchased in the Underworld. It is the primary network in which to locate and hire assassins, such as the Funk Brothers and Suleiman. Additionally, the Vinsmoke Family has been known to hire out their kingdom's army, Germa 66, as a mercenary force, partaking in wars on behalf of anyone (including other kingdoms) able to pay them.
Several years ago, Doflamingo was acknowledged as the principal figure of the Underworld, and made use of his country, Dressrosa, as a smuggling platform for his purchasers.
4 years ago, Caesar Clown became his subordinate after escaping from the World Government's grasp. Joker had Caesar Clown produce SAD, that would be used in a factory on Dressrosa to cultivate artificial Devil Fruits, which would in turn be sold to the Emperor Kaido.
The Franky Family also often sold the valuables procured from ship dismantling on the black market.
The Warlord Crocodile made use of Dance Powder to provoke a terrible drought for the Alabasta Kingdom that led to a civil war that would allow him to get his hands on the country. When he and his criminal organization were ultimately defeated by the Straw Hat Pirates, his plan was uncovered and he was stripped from the Warlords.
Water 7 SagaEdit
Water 7 ArcEdit
Summit War SagaEdit
Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit
Upon visiting the Sabaody Archipelago, the Straw Hats were confronted to the discrimination against fishmen and to the slave trading tradition of the archipelago. In fact, their mermaid friend Keimi ended up being captured and sold in the Human Auction House to a World Noble, St Charloss.
Amazon Lily ArcEdit
During the TimeskipEdit
Punk Hazard ArcEdit
During Caesar Clown's broadcast for the selling of Shinokuni, the Straw Hat Pirates, Trafalgar Law, and Smoker's G-5 unit defeated him in order to deprive Doflamingo of his supplier of SAD, the main ingredient in the Smiles production. Several major figures in the underworld, some hailing from the Kid Pirates, Big Mom Pirates, and the Beasts Pirates, witnessed Caesar Clown unleashing the deadly weapon on his own subordinates as a means of showing off its destructive potential, but when the scheme failed, his prospective buyers were left in disorder.
The defeat and kidnapping of the scientist caused a riot in the underworld and characters such as the Yonko Big Mom and Jack were informed about it. Later, Law blackmailed Doflamingo into resigning from his Shichibukai position in exchange for Caesar's return and not become a target of Kaido's fury. However, Doflamingo was able to deceive Law with false news.
Caesar Retrieval ArcEdit
The pirate, Breed, attempted to kidnap Caesar from the Straw Hat Pirates in order to produce his own SMILEs and build up a Zoan army. He was defeated by a combo attack of Luffy and the Kung-Fu Dugong, captain of the Sea Animal Pirates.
Concludes non-canon section.
Don Chinjao, Sai, and Boo of the Happo Navy competed in the Corrida Colosseum in order to investigate Doflamingo's weapons smuggling operation, which was supporting a nation in its war with the Flower Country.
Upon Doflamingo's defeat at Luffy's hands, all of his buyers were negatively impacted. A country without weapons is forced to surrender in a war. Pirates are angry about the money they have already paid to him and their inability to go to Dressrosa while an Admiral remains there. Brokers scream at the lack of SMILE and Devil Fruits to trade and one stabs the wanted posters of Luffy and Law in anger. Kaido's subordinates were seen informing him of the destruction of the SMILE Factory and the end of his professional agreement with the Donquixote Pirates since they were arrested. Additionally, Doflamingo's defeat and subsequent arrest left a massive power vacuum in the Underworld that caused many parties such as Buggy and the Pirate Dispatch Alliance scrambling to make a bid for power. Doflamingo himself stated that a global scale war between all the major powers in the world, among which are the Revolutionary Army, Yonko, Marines, Shichibukai, and The Worst Generation, is inevitable. The Revolutionary Army also gained many victories around the world due to how many countries were involved in arms dealing with Doflamingo.
While meeting up with Pekoms, the Straw Hats learned that Sanji's family, the Vinsmoke Family, is a family of killers. It is also revealed that Sanji's father is an infamous man throughout the Underworld, one capable of influencing the Marines' bounty system, and that he had recently made a political pact with the Yonko Big Mom. While disclosing more info on the Vinsmoke family, Pekoms mentioned that they command Germa 66, which Nami believed to be a mythical evil army, but which Pekoms explains is in fact a real organization which operated in the Underworld.
Whole Cake Island ArcEdit
Upon entering Big Mom's territory, Totto Land, Luffy, the Straw Hats seeking to retrieve Sanji encounter a small section of Germa 66, led by Vinsmoke Reiju and Vinsmoke Yonji. The two groups part without hostilities.
Later, another section of Germa 66, led by Vinsmoke Ichiji and Vinsmoke Niji, end a war on Broc Coli Island which had been ongoing for two years. They successfully did so within 4 hours, claiming a commission after performing their services.
- Both Donquixote Doflamingo and Smoker insinuate that Kuzan may have dealings in the underworld, though Kuzan neither confirms or denies this.