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"Sparking Red" Vinsmoke Ichiji is the eldest son of the Vinsmoke Family,[3] making him both a prince of the Germa Kingdom and a commander in its military arm, Germa 66.[1][2]

AppearanceEdit

Ichiji as a Child

Ichiji as a child.

Like the rest of his family, Ichiji has light-colored hair and curly eyebrows. He is slim with long legs and he stands a comparable height to Sanji and his other brothers. His hair is fashioned into three prominent cowlicks on the right side, and also curls upwards slightly at the back. When commanding the forces of Germa 66, he wears a dark suit with a light cape bearing the number "1" on its left, as well as a pair of sunglasses.[1] Outside of his Germa combat gear, Ichiji wears a dark shirt with an upturned collar and a light cravat, as well as a pair of light-colored pants.[4]

As a child, Ichiji wore a dark shirt with the number "1" on it. His hair was styled in the same manner as it is in the present.[5]

PersonalityEdit

Understand this, royals are meant to act like royals!!
— Ichiji's arrogant royal behavior[6]

Like most members of his family, Ichiji is proud of his royal status, looking down upon commoners and servants; like his father and other brothers, he expresses disgust at Sanji's displays of kindness towards such individuals, reasserting that royals are meant to act like royals.[6] Ichiji is also cold and brutal to the people he has been paid to fight against, caring only about his task and not their lives. He does not like it when a battle takes a long time, and expresses his disdain for the people who oppose him. He also expects his subordinates in Germa 66 to lay down their lives for him at any point, showing no emotion at their deaths. While Ichiji seems to be excited to see his brother, Sanji, and attend his wedding, Niji stated that he was lying.[1]

In his childhood, he (like his other brothers) cruelly bullied his younger brother Sanji for showing compassion to non-royals. While Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji all enjoyed tormenting Sanji, Ichiji seemed to enjoy it the most. Notably, Ichiji scowled in anger as he beat and ridiculed Sanji, rather than laughing and smiling like his brothers and sister.[5]

Though Ichiji told his younger brother Niji to pipe down when Niji was annoyed that Sanji was not greeting them as they returned, this friendly attitude did not last long as when he came face to face with his younger brother, Sanji. Ichiji became cold and hostile when Sanji stated that his family offended him on every level. Ichiji replied that Sanji was a disgrace, clarifying that "royals should act like royals".[6]

Ichiji has little care for war affairs, and said so when his siblings were discussing the mission on Broc Coli Island.[7]

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

Vinsmoke JudgeEdit

Ichiji's father highly values his "beloved" eldest son. He approved of Ichiji bullying Sanji as a child, and refused to consider marrying him off to one of Big Mom's daughters even to seal a powerful political alliance.[8]

Vinsmoke ReijuEdit

As of yet, not much is known about Ichiji's relationship with his elder sister. However, Reiju was seen smiling at his return to the Germa Kingdom, implying that their relationship is friendly at the very least.[3]

Vinsmoke NijiEdit

Ichiji appears to get along well with his younger brother, alongside whom he has co-commanded Germa 66 forces in combat situations. Niji complies without a response when Ichiji tells him to quiet down on their return to the Germa Kingdom. This could imply a slight amount of deference as the eldest brother, given Niji's confrontational behavior.[1]

SanjiEdit

As a child, Ichiji, alongside Niji and Yonji, used to bully Sanji for his "un-royal" habit of cooking.[5] Ichiji even stated that, despite sharing the same birthday, Sanji was a disgrace to the family. When it was said that Sanji died, Ichiji was relieved that he was gone as he was useless. After completing a mission on Broc Coli Island, he stated that he could not wait to see his younger brother again, but Niji called him out as a liar. Furthermore, he seemed indifferent to the fact that Sanji did not greet himself and Niji upon their arrival for his wedding. As for Sanji, he trembled slightly at their return, implying that he may retain traumatic memories from their abuse.[3]

After reuniting with Sanji, their disagreement over the proper behavior of royals was immediately reignited. While Sanji denounced their family's spoiled attitude and cruel treatment of servants, Ichiji once again labeled Sanji a disgrace and stated that he had never understood how Sanji's brain worked, even when they were children.[6]

When Sanji attacked Niji, Ichiji distracted him by reminding him of his weakness which allowed Niji to overpower Sanji. As Sanji laid on the ground, Ichiji took the opportunity to mockingly "welcome" him back to the family and tell him his status as a weakling in the hierarchy.

Vinsmoke YonjiEdit

Yonji used to accompany his two oldest brothers in bullying Sanji, showing that they got along at the very least.[5] He was also excited at the prospect of a reunion between Ichiji, Niji, and Sanji.[3]

SubordinatesEdit

Ichiji's subordinates in Germa 66 revere him as one of their commanders, cheering him and Niji as they returned from their brief campaign in Broc Coli Island.[3] As a member of their royal family, each soldier is also willing to lay down their life for Ichiji. One soldier was shown doing exactly this during that campaign, after Ichiji ordered him to take a bullet intended for him.[1]

Abilities and PowersEdit

As a prince of the Germa Kingdom, Ichiji has political authority over its subjects.[2] He also holds a high ranking within Germa 66, giving him authority over common soldiers as well as the ability to order them to sacrifice themselves in his defense. A portion of Germa 66, under Ichiji and Niji's command, was able to end a two-year war in four hours, thoroughly annihilating the side they were hired to fight.[1] As a member of the Vinsmoke Family, Ichiji has access to the advanced technology developed by his family, as well as their extravagant wealth.[2] 

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Along with the rest of his siblings, Ichiji was enhanced with genetic modifications that give him tremendous superhuman abilities. When Ichiji was a child, Judge's aide stated that his strength and agility was on the level of an adult man. He developed an outer skeleton that enhanced his durability;[9] his face made a metallic noise when Sanji punched it, and the force of impact hurt Sanji's fist.[10] He also possesses great physical strength, as he was able to grab the arm of an enemy soldier and twist it around so the soldier was pointing his gun at himself, keeping the gun stationary as he talked, although the enemy soldier was weakened from fighting.[1]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Sanji's Childhood Trauma

Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji bully Sanji.

Ichiji was born in the Germa Kingdom on the same day as his younger brothers, while the Kingdom was still in North Blue. When Ichiji and his siblings were very young, Judge informed them that he had enhanced their bodies with genetic modifications, and instructed them to train so that their bodies would develop superhuman abilities. All the siblings, except for Sanji, excelled at their exercises, but Sanji continually lagged behind. Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji were initially irritated with Sanji's poor progress, but they eventually took pleasure in bullying Sanji for his weakness[9] as well as for giving food to rats. During one of their bullying sessions, Sanji attempted to punch Ichiji to get his food back, but Ichiji retaliated by beating him viciously.[5]

When Judge had Sanji locked in a dungeon and informed the kingdom that he died in an accident, Ichiji expressed indifference, since Sanji had been "useless" anyway.[9]

After Sanji left the family, Ichiji and his siblings often mused about Sanji. However, their discussions typically revolved around the numerous amusing ways that each of them could conjure as to how Sanji may have died while living on his own.[11]

Totto Land ArcEdit

Germa 66 Ends a War

Ichiji and Niji end a war on Broc Coli Island.

Ichiji and Niji led a platoon of Germa 66 soldiers to end a two-year war on Broc Coli Island. Ichiji and his men ruthlessly slaughtered several enemy soldiers, and a lone survivor attempted to shoot Ichiji. On his command, however, a Germa 66 soldier stepped in front of Ichiji and took the bullet. Ichiji then confronted the enemy soldier, getting angry that the soldier was making him late for his brother's wedding, and shot the enemy soldier with his own gun. Ichiji and his men walked away, having won the war. Ichiji and Niji then climbed atop a building as they contacted an unknown person, preparing to make the two-day voyage to Whole Cake Island. Ichiji expressed anticipation at reuniting with Sanji, but Niji called him a liar.[1]

Two days later, Ichiji and Niji arrived at the Germa Kingdom. As the Germa 66 soldiers gave them a hero's welcome, Niji was angry that Sanji was not there to greet them, but Ichiji told him to quiet down.[3] The brothers soon reunited with the rest of their family, including Sanji, while dining. After Sanji defended the head chef from Niji, Ichiji scorned Sanji for going against their family's ideals. Ichiji later exited the dining hall as Judge coerced Sanji by threatening Zeff's life.[12]

Ichiji and Niji later met Sanji and Yonji in the Germa lab. When Sanji kicked Niji in the face, Ichiji reminded Sanji that they knew about Zeff. After Niji got back up and knocked Sanji down, Ichiji sarcastically welcomed Sanji back home and reminded him how he was a failure.[13]

Major BattlesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In keeping with the Vinsmoke Family's naming convention, Ichi (一) means "one" in Japanese. This is a reference to Ichiji's position as the family's first-born son, despite being the second-born child.
  • In the Marine comic strip, Sora, Warrior of the Sea, there is a brief scene of Sora facing Germa 66. On Germa's side are three cloaked agents, one of whose cloaks bears the number "1"; the figure is likely a representation of Ichiji.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 One Piece MangaChapter 828 (p. 14-17), Vinsmoke Ichiji debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece MangaChapter 832 (p. 14-15).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 One Piece MangaChapter 838 (p. 16-17).
  4. One Piece MangaChapter 839 (p. 12), Ichiji is seen outside of his Germa combat gear.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 One Piece MangaChapter 833 (p. 6-9).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece MangaChapter 839 (p. 10).
  7. One Piece MangaChapter 839 (p. 3).
  8. One Piece MangaChapter 833 (p. 18).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece MangaChapter 840.
  10. One Piece MangaChapter 833.
  11. One Piece MangaChapter 839 (p. 4), Niji mocks Sanji over his absence from the family.
  12. One Piece MangaChapter 839.
  13. One Piece MangaChapter 840.
  14. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 825, The Sora comic debuts.

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