|Affiliations:||Donquixote Pirates (former); Dressrosa|
|Occupations:||Pirate; Assassin; Dancer; Princess of Dressrosa (former)|
|Alias:||Violet (ヴァイオレット Vaioretto?)|
|Japanese Name:||Giro Giro no Mi|
|English Name:||Glare-Glare Fruit|
Viola is a young-looking slender, curvaceous, well-endowed woman, of slightly below average height (a head shorter than Sanji when standing upright wearing high heels), with long black hair that reaches down to her mid-back, with a lock hanging on her left side.
She wears a flower in her hair, a long, sleeveless polka dot dress with dark frills, round earrings, and high heeled shoes.
Ten years before her debut, before joining the Donquixote Pirates, Viola's hair was much shorter. She wore a hairband and a long dress with a black top and light and frilly bottom.
Like most of the dancing women of Dressrosa, Viola appears to be emotional and romantic, and as many in Acacia she will stab a man in the back if he betrays her. She is very manipulative, using her charm to persuade Sanji to kill a man for her and luring him into a trap. She is also capable of direct violence as shown when she kicks Sanji in the face leaving him barely conscious and bleeding.
In truth, her ruthless behavior is a symptom of a profound cynicism; not a single man she has ever been involved with has been honest with her, something that her powers allow her awareness of. Deep down, she has a kind heart that was moved by Sanji's honesty and kindness, leading her to try to help him, in spite of the consequences.
Riku Dold IIIEdit
Viola is the daughter of Riku Dold III and a former princess of Dressrosa. Viola is shown to love her father very much, since she was willing to become one of Doflamingo's subordinate if he spared her father's life.
Viola is King Riku's daughter, making her Rebecca's aunt. It is unknown what kind of relationship they have as they have yet to be shown interacting. However, it can be assumed that Viola cares for Rebecca to some degree, as she was shown shooting the screen displaying Rebecca in the Colosseum, being booed by the spectators.
The Thunder Soldier is Rebecca's biological father and is thus related to Viola in some yet-to-be-revealed way. It is clear from the way he refers to her that he holds her in high regard, and is still faithful to her and her father.
Initially, Sanji was nothing but another target to be hunted down, and happened to be easy prey for Viola's feminine wiles. However, by use of her Devil Fruit abilities, she realized that despite her betrayal, his intentions were completely honorable (though somewhat perverted) - as she has lived most of her life seeing through lies of many males, this came as a profound shock to her. As such she allied herself with him to help him find the factory.
In order to save her father, Viola joined the ranks of the Donquixote Pirates and has since earned Doflamingo's trust. However, Viola herself hates Doflamingo for what he has done to her family and country, and wishes to kill him. When Doflamingo was notified of Viola's treason, he saw it of no issue any longer.
Before her defection from the Donquixote Family, Viola was well trusted and respected by the crew, being addressed by honorifics by the foot soldiers. She worked under Trébol's subdivision. However, her loyalty to them is as strong as it is to Doflamingo himself; that is to say, she holds the crew with nothing short of bitter hatred, including Monet, who acted as a spy and betrayed her trust. Because of this, Viola did not hesitate to attack her subordinates to save Sanji, despite them being infatuated by her charms as well. Gladius was furious at her betrayal, but Doflamingo wasn't surprised about it.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Viola is a very graceful dancer. She is very good at seducing men into doing what she wants and, as an assassin in the Trébol Army with high regards from the other members, is an accomplished fighter, being able to severely wound Sanji, although comparing their respective strengths is difficult, due to the well-known fact that Sanji would never injure a woman, even if it cost him his life.
Viola ate the Giro Giro no Mi, a Paramecia-class Devil Fruit that allows her to form "goggles" via her fingers, which she can use to see through everything (akin to X-ray vision) and read the minds of others, as well as allow others to see into her memories in return. It was due to this that she managed to see through all the men who attempted to lie to her, making it impossible to deceive her altogether.
She can also form tears from inside of her eyes and manipulate them into large whales to attack her targets.
It was this very ability that made Viola a very valuable asset to the Donquixote Pirates, as Doflamingo accepted her offer to spare King Riku's life in exchange for her services.
Viola possesses a pistol. She was shown to use it proficiently when she shot at the screen which was displaying the Corrida Colosseum Block D battle.
Viola was the princess of Dressrosa before Doflamingo arrived. On the night of Doflamingo's takeover of the kingdom, Monet (who was working undercover as a servant) captured Viola and opened the gates to the royal palace, allowing the Donquixote Pirates to invade. Because Doflamingo found Viola's power to be useful, he accepted her request of sparing Riku Dold's life on the condition that she joins the Donquixote Pirates.
While Sanji and Zoro were chasing the fairy who stole Shusui, Sanji got distracted by Viola's beauty and dancing and lost Zoro. Then the police came and searched for Viola, so she appeared before Sanji and hugged him so that the guards would pass without suspicion. Sanji then asked whether he could help her. She requested his help until they reach the next town, where she wants him to help her kill a certain man.
Later, Sanji beats a sniper who was aiming at him and Viola, something that both impresses and pleases her.
Viola then eventually lures Sanji into a trap and Sanji was badly beaten and captured. They are next seen in a warehouse with Sanji handcuffed, bloodied and bruised as Viola taunts Sanji over his weakness towards women, revealing that she is an assassin from the Donquixote Family. She then uses her power to read his mind and learns that the Straw Hats and Heart Pirates have formed an alliance. Shocked by this fact, she scans Sanji's mind some more to find the reason they are on the island, but only sees his perverted thoughts. She screams in shock, calls Sanji out on this, and asks him what he's thinking of in this situation.
Sanji answers that he is thinking about her: he noticed that when she asked him to kill a man for her, her tears were sincere. He adds that even if a million people judged her, he never would, for he never doubts a woman's tears. Touched by these words, Viola decides to help Sanji. She takes out her own men just as they were about to kill him, then frees him, and thanks him for earlier. She then tells him that his crew fell for Doflamingo's trap the second they landed and allows him to look into her memories. Sanji learns that Doflamingo never quit the Shichibukai at all and is shocked. Viola tells Sanji to run away and warn his friends, as even though she herself is too scared to oppose Doflamingo, the Straw Hat Pirates might be able to.
She is later seen with Sanji as the latter is warning Franky about Doflamingo's trap via Den Den Mushi. She then hears more of her subordinates about to reach their location, and gives Sanji a map to the toy house, which is actually the Smile factory in disguise. Sanji, fearing Viola would face serious consequences, says she shouldn't help him so much, but she answers that her leaders most likely know about her betrayal already. Sanji then tells her to wait for him at the western shore, which is the rendezvous points with his crew, declaring that he will definitely let her escape. Viola, touched by this, smiles and calls Sanji a romantic fool before running to the shore.
Right after Sanji and Kin'emon met up with Zoro, Viola went to Sanji and informed him that the Thousand Sunny had been seized by Jora. While Zoro and Kin'emon stayed behind at the Corrida Colosseum, Viola went to Green Bit with Sanji. On the way, Viola informed him about the number of Marines present in Dressrosa.
Before parting ways with Sanji, she assured him that she will receive protection from the government. After he left, Viola came across a group of people watching the Corrida Colosseum tournament via a visual monitor and sneering at Rebecca. Viola shot the monitor and made her way to the royal palace.
- Both "Viola" and "Violet" can refer to a genus of flowers.
- Her alias and ability may be a reference to "ultraviolet", which is often used to see things normally invisible to the human eye.
- Her alias, occupation, and opposition to Doflamingo may be a reference to Violet Gibson, the woman who attempted to assassinate the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 703, Viola is introduced.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 712, Viola captures, then frees Sanji.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga — Chapter 729, Diamante confirms Viola's treason.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 One Piece Manga — Chapter 728, Viola is revealed to be Dold's daughter.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 42 Chapter 403, Sanji tells Kalifa he would never hurt a woman
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 725.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 705, Viola is grateful to Sanji.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 713, Sanji tells Viola to wait for him at the western shore.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 722.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 723.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 725.