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Whole Cake Island is a New World island under the control of Big Mom, one of the Yonko. It is her crew's base of operations and the central island in the 35-island archipelago known as Totto Land (Big Mom's primary territory).
Layout and ArchitectureEdit
The island is quite large and owes its name to its resemblance to a gathering of frosted cakes, and most buildings appear to be covered in what looks like icing. It is because of most these buildings' enormous size that visitors tend to be awed at the first sight of the island, and that the island may seem smaller when seen from afar. Because of massive poles shaped like candles (being even depicted as lit, although it is unknown if their "flames" are real) atop the largest buildings, those particularly look like birthday cakes. The interiors of buildings in general look as if they are partly made of icing.
At least the island's southwestern coast is covered in a kind of hardened whipped cream, namely meringue.
Cities and LocationsEdit
Sweet City (スイートシティ Suīto Shiti?) is the capital of Whole Cake Island, with a juice river running through it. Its structures and buildings, made of edible substances, include Big Mom's castle, Whole Cake Chateau. However, some of the town was destroyed when Big Mom started eating it during one of her cravings.
The Seducing Woods (誘惑の森 Yūwaku no Mori?) are situated in-between Whole Cake Island's southwestern coast and Whole Cake Chateau. They were what the Sanji retrieval team visited first on the island after disembarking. Consistent with the island's theme, the forest is quite bizarre, being largely edible and full of homies, like trees, lollipops, cakes, and flowers, which can be seen happily talking and singing with each other. More specifically, the forest includes a river of melon juice running through it, a waterfall of apple juice and Brûlée's House next to it. A talking crocodile seems to inhabit the river, his role being to destroy a certain donut bridge leading to the coast. Pound also used to be buried there, because he loved it, until Charlotte Cracker came to pull him out of the ground. The forest's master is King Baum, the largest tree homie.
Contrary to its seemingly merry atmosphere at first glance, the forest has a strong sense of maliciousness, as there are skeletons of past wanderers laying around, and the trees and other homies constantly move around to block off exit routes and evermore shift the forest's very layout to confuse their visitors, regarding it as a "Game of Death", joyfully singing about how those visitors' brutal deaths might look like. In fact, the homies, led by Baum, will not let go of a unauthorized visitors relatively regardless of how strong they are. There is also a strong interference with magnetic fields to prevent visitors from finding a way out via Log Poses (seemingly due to strange clocks secured on some tree homies, whose clock hands spin uncontrollably).
Brûlée's House is the witch's lair. It is situated in the Seducing Woods, next to an apple juice waterfall and before a large mirror. It consists of a watermill activated by the aforementioned waterfall, biscuit-made walls and a large roof, on top of which is a black cat figure, fitting Brûlée's witch theme. This house also possesses its parallel in the Mirro-World, and seems to connect it with the real world. Inside, its walls are covered of mirrors. In its center, a large cooking pot is used by Brûlée to boil her captives.
Whole Cake ChateauEdit
Whole Cake Chateau (ホールケーキ城 (シャトー) Hōru Kēki Shatō?) is the massive castle of Big Mom, and the largest cake building found in Sweet City, dwarfing essentially all other landmarks found on the island. It is situated roughly centrally on the island.
- Big Mom usually resides inside her private Queen's Chamber (女王の間 Joō no Ma?), which has, most prominently, several supersized ice cream cones and bowls, alongside other sweet food, standing and laying around her throne.
- The Guest Rooms (?) are where guests of the island may reside in, particularly those awaiting a marriage.
- The Room of Treasure (宝物の間 Hōmotsu no Ma?) is where Big Mom stores her treasures, including three poneglyphs, one of which is her Road Poneglyph.
- The Alcohol Storehouse (酒貯蔵庫 Sake Chozōko?) is located next to the Room of Treasure. It is filled with barrels.
- The Library (図書室 Tosho-shitsu?) is where Big Mom collects, categorizes and stores in large books the special creatures she finds interesting, where they do not age thanks to her son's ability. Some of the captured creatures are: a Manticore from Impel Down, a Unicorn, a Doskoi Panda, a Kinokobito, a Centaur from Punk Hazard, a Griffin from South Blue, and a dinosaur.
Lake Aprico (アプリコッ湖 Apurikokko?) is a large lake right behind Whole Cake Chateau, which runs into the ocean. Right at the entrance to its port are two Tartes, and only Big Mom's associate crews (and those that are in the process of becoming so) are granted access to the port. Lake Aprico is the current main location of the ocean-going Germa Kingdom. As its name suggests, it may be composed of apricot juice.
Caesar Clown's Replica LaboratoryEdit
Big Mom had her first son, Charlotte Perospero, build an exact replica of Caesar's Punk Hazard research facility on Whole Cake Island, somewhere around Whole Cake Chateau. Having acquired the blueprints, Perospero recreated the high-tech laboratory with pure candy, and then reinforced the entire structure with steel to prevent hazards and risks. Caesar is to work here to finish the gigantification drug he was commissioned by Big Mom to produce (but which he believes is impossible).
While the building resembles Caesar's original laboratory and contains all the necessary equipment, certain towers and walls are labeled with "WCI", "WHOLE CAKE ISLAND", and "SWEET" instead of "PH-006" and other like codes.
The northeastern coast of Whole Cake Island stands out in that, according to Capone Bege, it is the perfect place to "make a body disappear". This is due to a large group of extremely wild and ferocious, dotted sharks swimming in the sea around the shore, which will prey upon any so unfortunate to fall in their waters until not even a hair of them remains.
Whole Cake Island is populated primarily by Big Mom's crew and allies, which include members of races from all across the world, even talking animals, and most of her over 80 children, as well as her grandchildren. At least one of her ex-husbands also resides on the island.
In addition, an extremely wide assortment of anthropomorphic singing animals and objects (the latter including primarily food) live on the island via the powers of the Soru Soru no Mi . All those seem to have a habit of repeating their noun name by way of singing or saying it in a melodic fashion; even living objects with a specific name use the noun and not their actual name; however, they are not limited just to saying their names and are capable of rational thought. Anthropomorphic fragments of Linlin's soul known as "incarnations" also exist freely on the island, collecting souls and performing other tasks for their owner.
Fishman Island ArcEdit
Big Mom, while preparing for a tea party, received a report from Pekoms and Tamago that Fishman Island had failed to provide its requisite amount of sweets for her. However, she then conversed with Monkey D. Luffy, who ate the sweets, and decided to transfer her grudge to him instead.
Totto Land ArcEdit
Big Mom and her subordinates made preparations for her upcoming tea party, in which her 35th daughter Charlotte Pudding would marry Sanji in order to form an alliance with the Vinsmoke Family. Big Mom had her subordinates go out to other islands and murder people in order to steal ingredients for their cake.
Later, Linlin entered one of her cravings, specifically for croquembrouche, and rampaged in Sweet City, causing considerable damage and casualties even among her own castle and her sixteenth son, and only quelling down when Jinbe fed her the demanded sweet.
When the Sanji retrieval team disembarked onto the island, they separated into two groups: Pedro and Brook left on a stealth mission to make a copy of Big Mom's Road Poneglyph, while Luffy, Nami, Tony Tony Chopper, and Carrot entered the Seducing Woods and became confounded by Charlotte Brûlée and the Woods' ever-shifting scenery. Meanwhile, the Germa Kingdom had begun assembling in Lake Aprico, in preparation for their prince's upcoming wedding; there, Sanji reunited with his family after 13 years apart from them.
After Pedro and Brook successfully infiltrated Sweet City, they observed Baron Tamago and Pudding shopping for the latter's wedding dress, and learnt that Big Mom was aware of all of their movements. At the same time, on the island's northeastern coast, Capone Bege and his Firetank Pirates shot Pekoms, who fell into the surrounding, shark-infested waters. Caesar also met with Big Mom in her chamber within Whole Cake Chateau, before her eldest son escorted Caesar to his replica laboratory.
While searching for an exit to the Seducing Woods, Nami, Chopper, and Carrot were attacked by Brûlée herself. Brûlée successfully captured Carrot and Chopper into her Mirror World, while Nami escaped and discovered Luffy gathering animals transformed by Brûlée's power into imitations of Sanji, Purin, Nami, Chopper, and Carrot. Luffy and Nami then learnt that one of the figures buried in the Woods was one of Big Mom's former husbands, Pound, before being intercepted by Charlotte Cracker. Luffy and Cracker fought in the Woods, while Nami sought to make the homies do her bidding. Meanwhile, Pedro and Brook hid themselves inside one of Cracker's biscuit soldiers, planning to infiltrate Whole Cake Chateau once the soldiers returned to the castle.
- Being a major part of the Big Mom Pirates territory in the New World, the island also share the crew fairy tale and fantasy fiction theme.
- The Seducing Woods design and disorientation properties are a reference to Tulgey Wood from Lewis Carroll's, most famous novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- The scenery on Whole Cake Island is similar to sentient flowers from the garden mentioned in Carroll's sequel novel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.