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Van Augur,[5] nicknamed "The Supersonic", is the sniper of the Blackbeard Pirates.[2][1]

AppearanceEdit

Van Augur Ony Py Berry Match

Augur in One Py Berry Match.

Augur is a rather thin man of abnormal height, with light brown hair that hangs down to his lower neck. He appears calm all the time, even in battles, and his typical expression is generally emotionless. His eyebrows are almost always furrowed in what looks like a saddened expression, and he rarely smiles. The left lens of the black glasses he wears is a normal, rectangular eyepiece, but the right side is circular and holds what appears to be a cross hair.

He sports a large black hat, protruding out to both sides: curiously, its shape bears an uncanny resemblance to an upturned boat's hull. Van Augur is constantly wearing a long black cape, under which he wears a button-up, pale lavender shirt with loose sleeves, and simple black pants, with a maroon belt with an aqua outline that goes over a small portion of his shirt. He also wears black shoes. Due to the size of his rifle Senriku, he carries it leaned against his shoulder.

PersonalityEdit

Van Augur is extremely calm and analytical even during battle. He very rarely changes his facial expression. However, in his confrontation with Ace on Banaro Island, he showed a darker side - showing a devilish grin after a failed kill shot. Like his crewmates, Augur is a heavy believer in fate. He displays very strong loyalty to Blackbeard and the rest of the crew.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Physical Abilities Edit

Van Augur is shown to have great speed in shooting and running, as he did during his battle against Portgas D. Ace. His powerful eyesight makes him a valuable asset as a scout for the crew, as he managed to spot Akainu on board an approaching Marine battleship. He also demonstrated superhuman endurance for his thin figure as he endured a Gura Gura no Mi shock wave from Whitebeard (albeit not a direct hit)[6] and a shock wave from former Fleet Admiral Sengoku in his Daibutsu Form and recovered in little time to assist the rest of the Blackbeard Pirates in the fights against both individuals.[7]

Marksmanship Edit

Van Augur is considered one of the most powerful snipers in the entire series. This is shown when Chopper suggested to Usopp that the seagulls flying around their ship were sniped from an extremely long distance, Nami immediately disclaims it since they could not see the island Augur was on, saying it was 'impossible' for any sniper to do. Augur was even able to tell after he shot the birds that one of them did not die immediately. Another example of his extreme sharp-shooting skills (which is seen in the anime) is when he shot through the bullets of Impel Down's staff, and then through the barrels of their guns, destroying them. It was because of this that he was also able discern Akainu being on board of the incoming battleship from afar.

WeaponsEdit

Further information: Senriku
Senriku Infobox

Augur wielding the Senriku.

As the sniper of the crew, Van Augur uses a rifle called Senriku (千陸 Senriki?, literally meaning "Thousand Lands") in battle.[8] The rifle is extra long in length, and allows extraordinary long range shooting. Combined with his eyesight, this makes it a lethal long-range weapon. However, he also used it for pointblank attack against Whitebeard.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

So far most of Van Augur's past is unknown, such as how he joined Blackbeard's crew in the first place, whether he holds a bounty, and where he obtained his gun. Some time after joining Blackbeard's crew, Van Augur and the entire crew attacked Drum Island forcing the cowardly King Wapol to flee.

Sky Island SagaEdit

Jaya ArcEdit

Van Augur first appeared shooting down seagulls at a far distance from Mock Town, to see which one of them would die painfully and which would die quickly.[9] Later, he and the rest of his crew were seen waiting for Laffitte.[10] They also tried to capture the Straw Hat Pirates, but before they could get to them, the Knock Up Stream sent the Straw Hat Pirates to Skypiea and destroyed their raft.[11]

Water 7 SagaEdit

Post-Enies Lobby ArcEdit

After the Enies Lobby Incident, Augur and the rest of the crew were seen looting Banaro Island when Ace appeared. Augur then started shooting Ace at an incredible speed, and to evade retaliation. Augur and Jesus Burgess then carried the sick Doc Q and Stronger out of the battlefield and watched as their captain and Ace battled. While witnessing the two Logia users battle, Augur then muses to himself that once again, fate had made its decision that their paths would part once again.[12]

Summit War SagaEdit

Impel Down ArcEdit

Along with the rest of the Blackbeard pirates, he made his arrival at the main of entrance of Impel Down as the riot in Level 4 of the prison continues. He later appears together with the rest of the crew in front of an escaping Luffy and said that fate holds no coincidences.

After meeting up with Magellan and the exchange of some words between him and Blackbeard, Augur and the rest of the crew are caught and poisoned by Magellan's Hydra technique. Later, the whole crew is saved by an antidote from former Chief Guard Shiliew, who accepts Blackbeard's offer and joins their crew.[13]

Marineford ArcEdit

Van Augur is spotted along with the other members of the Blackbeard Pirates on the execution platform where they were watching the events that unfold on the battlefield. Currently he and the others came to Marineford because they wanted to witness Ace's death. He then joins the crew in attacking Whitebeard, barraging him with bullets.[14]

After Whitebeard dies, Augur assists his crewmates in covering Whitebeard's body in a black cloth and guards Blackbeard as he begins to demonstrate his powers. Van Augur and the other Blackbeard Pirates are then attacked by a shockwave created by Sengoku in his Buddha form. He, along with the rest of the crew, leaves the battlefield when the Red Hair Pirates arrive.

Post-War ArcEdit

The Blackbeard Pirates make their move in the New World, taking out Jewelry Bonney in the process. The crew is seen bickering amongst each other on a fiery island. The Blackbeard Pirates' raft was brought close to the point of destruction due to Sanjuan Wolf's size, and they seemingly got in contact with the Marines to trade Jewelry Bonney for a battle ship. On look out, Van Augur alerts Teach that the battle ship has arrived, but not for a trade because Akainu is on board. Knowing that the deal will not happen, the Blackbeard Pirates flee, leaving Bonney and her crew behind to be arrested.[15]

During the TimeskipEdit

One year after the war at Marineford, the Blackbeard Pirates fought against the remnants of the Whitebeard Pirates and ultimately won.[16]

The Blackbeard Pirates used their captain's knowledge of Whitebeard's former territory to conquer it. Now that Blackbeard has become a Yonko, the Blackbeard Pirates are hunting down powerful Devil Fruit users in order to absorb their abilities.

Yonko SagaEdit

Totto Land ArcEdit

The Blackbeard Pirates later attacked Baltigo, the Revolutionary Army's headquarters. Baltigo was destroyed by the time the Marines and Cipher Pol arrived. However, the Blackbeard Pirates fled after briefly clashing with Cipher Pol and the fate of the revolutionaries remained unknown.[17]

Major BattlesEdit

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

In the Viz Manga his name is spelled "Ogre". The edited for television FUNimation dub also spells it this way, but the closed captions spell the name as "Auger". With the release of FUNimation's "Season Three First Voyage" (The first set of the Skypiea Arc) this was confirmed to be the case. The subtitles for both the Japanese language track as well as the subtitles translating just the signs and title cards for the dub both spell his name "Van Auger", however Oda has stated in Chapter 595 of the manga the official spelling of his name, "Van Augur".

Early One PieceEdit

An early concept of the Blackbeard Pirates was shown in One Piece Green: Secret Pieces. Though Van Augur wasn't seen, he was originally named Van Wagot (ヴァン・ウァゴット Van Wagotto?).

MerchandiseEdit

Video GamesEdit

Playable AppearancesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In both his appearance and abilities, Van Augur bears a number of similarities to the character Adolphus from Terry Gilliam's film "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen". Adolphus is one of the eponymous Baron's henchmen, and has incredible eyesight and amazing shooting skills, able to detach an apple from a tree about nine hundred miles away. Van Augur's hat, glasses, hair, cape and rifle all contribute to this resemblance.
  • He can be seen in the beginning of the ninth movie of One Piece, with the rest of the Blackbeard Pirates attacking Drum Island.
  • When the Blackbeard Pirates were mentioned during the Drum Island Arc, there are a few silhouettes shown. Van Augur was the only one of the crew that was depicted correctly.
  • Van Augur's name and the way he was introduced point to Roman mythology. An augur was a type of omen reader who read the future by interpreting the flight patterns of birds, much like how Augur was shooting seagulls to see which ones were fated to die painlessly.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 222 (p. 10) and Episode 146, Augur makes his debut as he is revealed to be the one who shot the seagulls.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 16-17) and Episode 151, Augur is introduced.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 28), Van Augur's birthday is given.
  4. Eternal Log
  5. One Piece Manga — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 7), Van Augur's name is romanized.
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 Chapter 576.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 Chapter 578.
  8. One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements (p. 248), Augur's rifle is named.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 222 (p. 9-10) and Episode 146, Van Augur snipes seagulls from a great distance.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 16-18) and Episode 151, Augur is seen in Jaya alongside his crewmates.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25–26 Chapters 236237 and Episodes 152153, The Blackbeard Pirates' raft is destroyed with them on top of it.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 441 and Episode 325, Van Augur and the Blackbeard Pirates watch from a distance the battle between their captain and Ace.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 49 and Episode 452, Van Augur and the rest of the Blackbeard Pirates are saved from Magellan's poison.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 and Episode 485, Van Augur and the new Blackbeard Pirates assault Whitebeard together.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 and Episode 513, Van Augur is seen with the rest of the Blackbeard Pirates after the events at Marineford.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 820.
  17. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 824.

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Blackbeard Pirates
Members: Marshall D. Teach  •  Jesus Burgess  •  Shiliew  •  Laffitte  •  Van Augur  •  Doc Q  •  Stronger  •  Sanjuan Wolf  •  Vasco Shot  •  Catarina Devon  •  Avalo Pizarro
Affiliates: Kuzan
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Yami Yami no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi  •  Hie Hie no Mi
Weapon Based: Nodachi  •  Senriku
Fighting Style Based: Haki
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Jaya Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Impel Down Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Totto Land Arc
Locations: Jaya  •  Banaro Island  •  Impel Down  •  New World  •  Corrida Colosseum
Others: Duel at Banaro Island  •  Will of the D.  •  Whitebeard Pirates  •  Shichibukai  •  Yonko  •  The Worst Generation  •  Payback War
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Non-Canon: Daddy Masterson  •  DJ Gappa  •  Kansho  •  Naomi Drunk
Weapons
Flintlocks: Flintlock .44 Caliber 6 Shot Revolver  •  Yellow Gun  •  Gero Gero Gun  •  Senriku  •  Flash Gun
Others: Ginga Pachinko  •  Kabuto  •  Kuro Kabuto

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