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For the chapter of the same name, see Chapter 84.

In Thriller Bark, there are a variety of strange creatures that inhabit the island. Several of these creatures consist of various beasts and monsters commonly found in mythology and horror stories. They are zombies that are stitched up together in a manner that they resemble the Frankenstein monster. These zombies are all the creations of Dr. Hogback who also calls them mario (没人形 (マリオ) Mario?, literally meaning "Death Doll").[1][2] They are created with Hogback's surgery and the power of Gekko Moriah's Kage Kage no Mi.[3]

They are commanded by the Mysterious Four which consists of Moriah, Dr. Hogback, Absalom, and Perona. While Hogback, Absalom, and Perona have command of the creatures in varying degrees, Moriah alone has absolute control over all of the zombies. He alone is the one that gives the other three the right to command his zombie army.

The zombies remained active for a span of at least ten years. Since the establishment of Thriller Bark until their master, Gekko Moriah, sucked out all of the shadows animating them and implanted them within himself when he was forced to make one last ditch effort to defeat the Straw Hats and their allies. Without any shadows animating them, they all returned to being lifeless corpses once again.[4]

OverviewEdit

Zombie Shadow Explanation

A strong shadow combined with a strong corpse can create an even stronger zombie.

The various creatures on the island are created through a process that involves Moriah's Kage Kage no Mi and Hogback's surgical skills. First, a victim is captured and then brought before Moriah. Using his Devil Fruit powers, Moriah grabs a hold of the victim's shadow and cuts it from the owner using a pair of scissors. The shadow is then implanted into one of the hundreds of corpses that are kept in storage,[3] while the victim falls into a two day coma. Strong warriors who had their shadows stolen are placed on their ships and set adrift to ensure that they do not come back and retake their shadows.

A zombie created through this process retains the personality and abilities of the person whose shadow it belongs to. The zombie's strength, however, depends on the body it uses. When a strong shadow and a strong corpse are combined, an even stronger zombie is created. For this reason, Hogback has collected and stitched together hundreds of corpses to make strong creatures. This is best shown by the Zombie Generals, whose bodies have been created from the various remains of famous warriors. However, zombies made with shadows of people of high levels of strength can be difficult to control at first.

Though there were a lot of zombies on Thriller Bark, they can cease activity and need replacements. This can happen when the original owners of the shadows animating them die, when the zombies are purified with salt, or when Moriah removes the shadow. To replace these losses, newer zombies are created from the entire corpses or individual body parts of the older zombies that were lost.[5]

Although the zombies are mostly directly commanded by one of the Mysterious Four, they are all subordinate to Moriah first and are expected to follow his orders.

Zombie GalleryEdit

Many of the creatures on the island have number written on them, the importance of this number is to tell which rank or groups they belong to. The numbers are usually written on the creature itself - either on the head, stomach, back or side of the creature. A few of the zombies had it written on a band around their arm.

While the numbers represent of which rank a zombie would be placed, newer zombies can have a lower number despite the order they were created in relation to other zombies. This is because these newer zombies are created to fill in the holes left by zombies that are either purified or destroyed.[5]

The numbers ranges of the Zombie ranks are as follows:

  • Numbers 0 - 199 = Wild Zombies.
  • Numbers 200 - 399 = Surprise Zombies.
  • Numbers 400 - 799 = Zombie Soldiers.
  • Numbers 800 - 899 = General Zombies.
  • Number 900 = Special-Ranked Zombie
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Zombies
Named Zombies
Oars (900) Ryuma Victoria Cindry (400) Hildon (21) Lola
Kumashi Jigoro (850) Inuppe Tararan Buhichuck (298)
John Unigaro (42) MocDonald (115) Cerberus (82) Risky Brothers
Penguin Zombie Duo Gyoro Nin Bao Spider Mice
Gallant Hippo (28) Bear Skin Rug Wall Zombie Jack-in-the-Box (256)
Unnamed Zombies
Zombie 27 Zombie 28 * Zombie 36 * Zombie 36 * Zombie 37
Zombie 38 Zombie 43 Zombie 50  Zombie 52 Zombie 52
Zombie 55 Zombie 61 Zombie 63 Zombie 69 Zombie 83
Zombie 153 * Zombie 154 Zombie 193 Zombie 204 Zombie 217 *
Zombie 260 Zombie 329 Zombie 353  Zombie 401  Zombie 405
Zombie 408 Zombie 409 Zombie 413 Zombie 415 Zombie 417
Zombie 420 Zombie 422 Zombie 426  Zombie 437 Zombie 466
Zombie 468 Zombie 476 Zombie 483 Zombie 501 * Zombie 518
Zombie 521 * Zombie 522 Zombie 529 Zombie 563 Zombie 578 
Zombie 584 Zombie 597 Zombie 606 Zombie 616 Zombie 620
Zombie 629 Zombie 638 Zombies
655 and 754 
Zombie 660  Zombie 681
Zombie 687  Zombie 730 Zombie 741 Zombie 767 Zombie 824 *
Zombie 831 Zombie 847 Zombie 860 Zombie 876 * Zombie 889 *

Overall StrengthEdit

While a zombie inherits the skills and memories of the shadow animating them, they do not inherit any Devil Fruit powers if the shadow belonged to a Devil Fruit user. Moriah, can make up for their inability to perform any Devil Fruit based attacks to an extent by implanting his own shadow into the zombie's shadow. From there, he can manipulate the zombie's shape via a reverse form of shadow puppetry called Kage Kakumei.[6]

Zombies are completely impervious to conventional methods such as beheading. Though some of them sometimes act like they are in pain when hit or feel tired as if they lost stamina, all zombies are actually immune to such things. When a zombie expresses such things it is not because they are in pain or tired, it is because the shadow animating them still remembers such feelings when they were originally attached to their original owners. Eventually, these memories of feeling pain and such will be completely forgotten thus rendering any zombie capable of functioning without expressing such things at all. Zombies are thus tireless creations who seemingly cannot be stopped no matter how hard or how long one fights against them.

While zombies seem to be unbeatable creatures, they do have weaknesses. When salt is thrown into a zombie's mouth, the shadow moving the corpse is detached and the zombie is purified. Because salt is a property of sea water and since the shadow was attached due to a Devil Fruit power, the shadow is naturally released. Though depending on the size of the zombie(ex. Oars) a bag of salt isn't enough to purify the zombie. A zombie's body may also be burned in order to release the shadow, as seen when Zoro set the samurai Ryuma alight, returning Brook's shadow to him once the body had finished burning. Zombies also remain "alive" as long the person whose shadow they use remains alive. If the person dies, so will his shadow. According to Brook, this is because the shadow and the person, though separated, are still of one soul. For this, Moriah and his associates ensure that their victims will not die.[7]

While a zombie's greatest strength is being not able to feel pain, it is also their greatest weak point. Because a zombie is unable to feel pain, they are unable gauge how badly damaged their body can or has become in a battle. This action inadvertently leads to their downfall as they would continue fighting non-stop without taking any time to heal or fix their wounds. With this, their wounds can build up and become massive, and can eventually cause a zombie to become unable to move their body at all. They can still function even when their bodies are completely broken. However, they can no longer fight despite still having the will to do so.[8][9][10]

Types of ZombiesEdit

Wild ZombiesEdit

Wild Zombies

Wild Zombies in Thriller Bark's Woods.

Wild Zombies (動物 (ワイルド) ゾンビ Wairudo Zonbi?, literally meaning "Animal Zombies") are zombies that consist of mainly stitched-up animals that are far less dead-like compared to the other zombies of Thriller Bark. They are capable of talking and are mostly commanded by Perona. Most of them are zombies created by Hogback based on Perona's stuffed toys per her request. A number of these were first seen by Nami, Usopp, and Chopper lurking in the woods.[11]

Later, a large number of them waylaid Usopp, Nami, and Chopper in Perona's garden after they escaped from their transport coffin.[12] The animals, upon seeing them free, attempted to capture them. They were however stopped by the new penguin zombie. After being beaten several times by the dog penguin, they were commanded by Absalom, who had arrived there, to not harm Nami. They replied to him saying that they only obey Perona per Moriah's order. They however decide to back down as Absalom reminds them to fear him also as he takes out the dog penguin.[13] Despite being animals, they fight with normal weapons such as swords, axes, and maces.

Surprise ZombiesEdit

Bear Skin and Painting Zombies

The Bear's Skin Rug and Painting Zombies.

Surprise Zombies (びっくりゾンビ Bikkuri Zonbi?) are disguised as various objects scattered around Thriller Bark. The majority of them seem to be stitched up pieces of skin and cloth sewn together and attached to picture frames. These zombies hide within their picture frames in order to disguise themselves as portraits and when they attack enemies, they come out of their picture frames fully with only a part of them still attached to the picture frames. These zombies appear to be based on the commonly used concept in horror stories of portraits that look as if their eyes are capable of looking around and moving.

Other Surprise Zombies include various zombies disguised as things other than paintings. These include pieces of taxidermy, such as the mounted head of a pig to even an entire wall with a human's face stretched across it.

Several of these Surprise Zombies were seen in the dining hall and hallways of Dr. Hogback's mansion disguised as paintings.[14] The numbers 204, 217, and 280 were seen printed on three of these zombies. The painting zombies in dining hall as well the bear skin rug were later defeated by Luffy and the Straw Hats.[15]

Soldier ZombiesEdit

Soldier Zombies

Soldier Zombies rising from their graves.

The zombies serving as the basic grunt soldiers of Moriah's army are the Soldier Zombies (兵士 (ソルジャー) ゾンビ Sorujaa Zonbi?). They are generally commanded by Absalom but can ordered around by other members of the Mysterious Four as well, such as Perona. They have great respect for their leader, Absalom, however, they are not afraid to tell him that he is a pervert, much to his dismay. They are found throughout Thriller Bark but a large number of them reside in the graveyard in front of the Mast Mansion.

Though most of the Soldier Zombies are generally grunts with no distinguishing traits other than design, there are some that stand out more than others. Cindry appears to belong to this group of zombies, even though she seems somewhat different from them both in design and mannerisms. Moriah's little errand zombies, Gyoro, Nin, and Bao, naturally fall under this category; however, they're more like helpers rather than grunt soldiers.

A group of Soldier Zombies that reside in the graveyard attacked the carriage Nami, Usopp, and Chopper were in after Hildon and his companions left them.[16] A great number of these have been seen with numbers either printed on their bodies or on arm bands. The numbers from 408, to 767 have been seen on these creatures.

These zombies apparently have distinct personalities of sorts. They are apparently helpful to one another as seen when Chopper knocked one zombie's head off and another handed it back to him. The zombies are afraid of fire and in reply called Usopp a pyromaniac for attacking them with a fire star. Despite normally limping and moaning around like typical zombies, they are capable of running at great speeds. Unfortunately, they tire out easily.

Later, the rest of the Straw Hats encountered these creatures, though their reactions to them were completely different from Nami, Usopp,and Chopper's previous encounters.[17] After being completely defeated by the Straw Hats, the zombies inadvertently revealed to them about their attack on the latter's friends. For this, the zombies were shoved head first back into their graves.

Later, after the zombies pulled themselves out of the ground, they received orders from Absalom to prepare to attack the Straw Hats.[18] Absalom reassured the zombies they actually need not fear being burnt, fatigued, or pained, as it is all in their minds as they are dead. The zombies, with the advent of the attack about to begin, were joined by the majority of the other Soldier Zombies in the island and gathered in the area in front of the Mast Mansion. There they started dancing the disco complete with a disco ball.[19]

As the attack commenced, it was later revealed that a massive number of these zombies were purified by Brook. Their lifeless corpses were littered across the island and were reported to Moriah.[20] This number of purified creatures, along with other Surprise and Wild Zombies, was later further increased by the Straw Hats' assault to take back their shadows.[21]

The remaining Soldier Zombies stayed far away from the Mast Mansion and watched the gigantic battle between the Straw Hats and Oars. Upon seeing Oars being beaten up by Luffy and hearing that their master, Moriah, had entered the battle, they were shocked in disbelief of what was happening. After Oars was pulverized, they were ecstatic to see that their master survived. However, their joy, as well as their existence, was put to an end as they watched in horror as Moriah took away the shadows animating them to power himself up.[4] The Soldier Zombies, as well as the other zombies, then returned to being lifeless corpses.

General ZombiesEdit

General Zombies

The General Zombies.

The General Zombies (将軍 (ジェネラル) ゾンビ Jeneraru Zonbi?) are a specialized group of zombies commanded by Absalom. They first appeared rising up from their resting places when Absalom beckoned them to commence the attack on the Straw Hats.[22] They are a completely different level of zombies compared to the generic ones. According to Buhichuck, they are built from the corpses of renowned and strong warriors such as legendary samurai and knight leaders.[23]

Among their ranks, they include a drunk zombie named John, a four-armed zombie, a large centaur like zombie with elephant feet, a samurai zombie with a toothbrush mustache called Jigoro, and several other zombies wearing suits of armor. They have been seen with numbers ranging throughout the 800's place.

Special Ranked ZombiesEdit

A type of zombie that is vastly stronger than a regular one. However, only one of these was made, Oars. The original plan by Moriah was to create more of these in the future by stealing shadows from more powerful people, and placing them in more powerful corpses.[24]

Marine ZombiesEdit

Marine Zombies

Marine Zombies defeated by Jinbe with sea water.

Marine zombies are very different from their Thriller Bark counterparts and seem to be a huge oversight: they are Marines that died during the war and were revived by Moriah's Kage Kage no Mi powers, and are out and about in broad daylight. Not to mention they have stitches, contradicting the stitches on the Thriller Bark zombies, since Hogback is not around to stitch up zombies. Furthermore, Moriah takes the shadows for these zombies from nearby Marines standing in the sun, ignoring the rule about death without a shadow. Some of the dead Marines also have bizarre appendages or take the form of animals, bringing up more problems with their existence. Most of them wear Marine uniforms, but some do not.

ZombiesEdit

See also the associated category: Zombies.

Wild ZombiesEdit

KumashiEdit

Kumashi Anime Infobox

Kumashi

Main article: Kumashi

Kumashi is a strange looking stuffed bear that was first seen in Perona's room when her ghosts came back to her body.[25] Perona tells it that it should talk less if it wants to continue working for her since she finds its voice uncute. As a result, he wears a surgical mask around his mouth. He is based off of the stuffed toy bear that Perona brought with her when she met Hogback ten years prior to the current storyline.[26] He served as the commander of the Wild Zombies under Perona's command.

He first debuted in Chapter 449 and Episode 343. He is voiced by Hiroshi Iwasaki in Japanese and Ray Hurd in the Funimation English dub.

Gallant HippoEdit

Main article: Gallant Hippo
Gallant Hippo Anime Infobox

Gallant Hippo

Gallant Hippo (カバ紳士 Kaba Shinshi?, literally meaning "Hippo Gentleman") is a large zombie that is basically a hippo's head attached to a human's body. He was first seen in the group of Wild Zombies that appeared in Perona's wonder garden.[12] During the attack in the garden, he was the one that specifically tried to attack Nami. Later, during Usopp's battle with Perona, he appeared suddenly to seek revenge against Usopp for purifying Kumashi.

His appearance was based on a toy hippo that Perona got sometime in the past. This very same toy hippo happens to be a product of Wapol's toy factory made through his Baku Baku no Mi powers.[27] He first debuted in Chapter 451 and Episode 345. He is voiced by Eiji Takemoto in Japanese.

HildonEdit

Hildon Portrait

Hildon

Main article: Hildon

Hildon is a vampire-like creature that met up with Nami, Usopp, and Chopper. He has the number 21 printed over his right eye. Unlike most Wild Zombies, that is those with numbers between 1 and 199, he does not serve under Perona, but instead is one of Absalom's minions. [28] He also appears to serve as the messenger on Thriller Bark as he goes about informing the Mysterious Four of various occurrences on the island.

He first debuted in Chapter 444 and Episode 339. He is voiced by Taiki Matsuno in Japanese and Jerry Jewell in the Funimation English dub.

Risky BrothersEdit

Risky Brothers (Zombies) Anime Infobox

The Risky Brothers

They are a duo of zombie squirrels that serve Perona. Their names, personalities, and shadows come from the Risky Brothers of the Rolling Pirates. They were responsible for bringing Nami, Usopp, and Chopper to Gecko Moriah to have their shadows removed.

They first debuted in Chapter 451 and Episode 344. They are voiced by Yūsuke Numata and Tamotsu Nishiwaki in Japanese; and are voiced by Brandon Jerome Bristowe and Ian Moore in the Funimation English dub.

Penguin Zombie TrioEdit

Penguin Trio

The Penguin Trio

Main article: Inuppe

The Penguin Zombie Trio (ペンギンゾンビトリオ Pengin zonbi torio) are a trio of penguin zombies that were first seen by Usopp, Nami, and Chopper.[12] They originally consisted of a duo and called themselves the Penguin Zombie Duo (ペンギンゾンビコンビ Pengin zonbi konbi, literally "Penguin Zombie Combi(nation)"). One of the original members is a one-eyed penguin with blonde hair and a scar over his left eye. He wears a newsboy cap and a red bowtie. The other original member is a penguin with what appear to be human lips stitched onto where his beak should be. He wears a top hat and a scarf. The newcomer, Inuppe, is a penguin with a dog's face stitched to its body that wears a checkered hat. He has the same personality and attributes as Sanji as he was created using Sanji's shadow. While their numbers have yet to be clearly seen, they do however introduce themselves as one, two, and three.

They first debuted in Chapter 451 and Episode 345. The bowtie penguin and scarf penguin are voiced by Yuta Kasuya and Takahiro Fujimoto in Japanese. Inuppe is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata in Japanese and Eric Vale in English.

CerberusEdit

Main article: Cerberus
Cerberus Anime Infobox

Cerberus

Cerberus (ケルベロス Keruberosu) is a three headed dog of sorts that Nami, Usopp, and Chopper encountered after falling to the bottom of a moat filled with a bunch of skulls.[29] He was the first Thriller Bark creature the Straw Hats encountered on Thriller Bark. It resembles the legendary Cerberus of Greek mythology.

It first debuted in Chapter 444 and Episode 339. It is voiced by Hirai Keiji in the Japanese anime.

UnigaroEdit

Unigaro Anime Infobox

Unigaro

Main article: Unigaro

Unigaro[30] is a stitched up horse that looks like a dead unicorn. He has the number 42 printed on its right side. He was first seen frolicking with a number of other creatures in the forest.[11] He was later seen drinking with a tree named MocDonald with the number 115 by Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats that were travelling with him.[31] He was then caught by Franky and refused to join Luffy's crew.

He first debuted in Chapter 445 and Episode 345. He is voiced by Hiroshi Okamoto in Japanese.

Human-faced TreesEdit

MocDonald Anime Infobox

MocDonald

Main article: MocDonald

These various zombie trees have human faces and limbs apparently stitched directly to their trunks and roots. Three of these have so far been seen frolicking with a number of other creatures in the forest.[11] Two of these have numbers 115 and 36 printed on their trunks.

The tree with the number 115 named MocDonald[30] was later seen drinking with a unicorn named Unigaro by Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats who weren't at Dr. Hogback's mansion at the time.[31] After Luffy and Franky caught the "Geezer Tree" and the unicorn respectively, Luffy attempted to ask the tree to join their crew. This attempt however was stopped by Zoro and Sanji.

The human-trees first appeared in Chapter 445 and Episode 345. MocDonald is voiced by He first debuted in Chapter 445 and Episode 345. He is voiced by Eiji Takemoto in Japanese and Aaron Roberts in the English dub.

Spider MiceEdit

Spider Mice Zombies

Zombies 196 and 24; two Spider Mice.

The Spider Mice (スパイダーマウス Supaidā Mausu?) are a group of zombies under the direct supervision of Tararan.[32] They are stitched-together mice or rats with spider legs grafted to them. They specialize in sneak attacks, and are the ones who had been kidnapping the Straw Hats one by one. According to Talleran, there are over five hundred of them on the island. Like Talleran, they also can produce webbing. Their zombie numbers are prefixed by an "S" for "spider".

A large number of them attacked Franky and Robin, only to be scared off by their master's defeat.[33]

Three spider mice appeared in Moriah's dance hall to report Talleran's defeat to the Mysterious Four. Absalom then ordered them to take Luffy's body back to the Thousand Sunny.[34]

Carriage DriversEdit

Zombie Carriage Drivers

Hunchback, his steed, and Centaur

The carriage drivers were group of creatures that were first seen pulling the carriage that carried Nami, Usopp and Chopper.[35] They consist of a skull-faced, centaur-like creature, a hunchback of sorts, and a sort of stitched up dog. The three Straw Hats they escorted could not get a good look at them and thus they thought the three creatures were some sort of horses. Though the Straw Hats could not get a good look at them, they however sensed something odd about the creatures.

The creatures pulled the carriage through the forest and into the cemetery. After they pulled the carriage to the cemetery, they ran away to somewhere else on Thriller Bark.[36]

When Oars was defeated, the centaur was among the forest and graveyard zombies expressing their concern. However, as soon as Moriah stood back up, he and the other zombies cheered.[37]

The shadows animating them were later sucked out of them by their master, Gekko Moriah. Without any shadows animating them, they returned to being corpses.[4]

The debuted in Chapter 444 and Episode 340. The cloaked hunchback and cnetaur are voiced by Hirofumi Tanaka and Yoshihiro Kaneko in Japanese.

Surprise ZombiesEdit

BuhichuckEdit

Buhichuck Portrait

Buhichuck

Main article: Buhichuck

Buhichuck is the leader of the surprise zombies in the dining room of Dr. Hogback's mansion. He is a pig's head and body mounted on the wall like a hunting trophy. He has the number 298 printed on his forehead. He is not be be mistaken for a wild zombie even though he is actually an animal.

He first appeared in Chapter 446 and Episode 340. He is voiced by Keiji Hirai in Japanese and Matt Thurston in the Funimation English dub.

Bear Skin RugEdit

Bear Skin Rug

Bear Skin Rug Zombie

Bear Skin Rug (敷きグマ Shikiguma?, literally meaning "Rug Bear")[30] was first seen in the dining hall of Hogback's mansion.[38] It was later revealed to be some sort of flat zombie creature during the skirmish with the painting zombies and Nami, Usopp and Chopper.[39] Later, when the rest of the Straw Hats entered the mansion and fought with the painting zombies in the dining hall, it was defeated by Luffy with Gomu Gomu no Bazooka.[15] Luffy, upon defeating it also commented that if they weren't enemies he would've asked it to join his crew.

He later reappeared among the surprise zombies screaming in surprise at Oars being knocked down by Luffy.[40]

He first appeared in Chapter 446 and Episode 341. He is voiced by Eiji Takemoto in Japanese.

Jack-in-the-BoxEdit

For the chapter of the same name, see chapter 432.
Jack in the Box Zombie

Jack-in-the-Box Zombie

The Jack-in-the-Box (びっくり箱 Bikkuri Bako?, literally meaning "Surprise Box") is a demented looking stitched up clown creature that resides in a box located in Hogback's room.[41] In the manga, it has several nails embedded in its head while in the anime, it has none. It was discovered by Nami, Usopp, and Chopper when they opened the box in hopes of finding treasure. It has the number 256 printed on its collar. While the box it was in had nothing else in it, it however commented that a treasure of some sort is hidden somewhere else on the island. This comment interested Nami very much.

He debuted in Chapter 447 and Episode 342. He is voiced by Eiji Takemoto in Japanese.

Wall ZombieEdit

Wall Zombie

Wall Zombie

The Wall Zombie (壁ゾンビ Kabe Zonbi?) is a zombie that is basically a block of stone with arms stitched on. Its most distinguishing feature is a human face stretched out and stitched to its surface. It first appeared by the order of Buhichuck to block a doorway in order to prevent Luffy and the two Straw Hats with him from escaping from the Zombie Generals.[42] It may be based on the nurikabe from Japanese folklore.

Soldier ZombiesEdit

Victoria CindryEdit

Victoria Cindry Zombie Portrait

Victoria Cindry

Main article: Victoria Cindry

Victoria Cindry is a servant to Dr. Hogback, she was a former actress whose tragic death forced the doctor to work with Moriah to turn her into his personal zombie assistant. The shadow placed inside her made her have an immense hatred for plates.

Gyoro, Nin, and BaoEdit

Gyoro, Nin, and Bao Anime Infobox

Gyoro, Nin, and Bao

Main article: Gyoro, Nin, and Bao

Gyoro, Nin, and Bao are trio of oddly shaped zombie creatures that were first seen reporting to Gekko Moriah about the Straw Hats' arrival.[43]

Tailor ZombieEdit

Tailor Zombie

Tailor Zombie

The tailor zombie is a zombie that serves as the tailor on Thriller Bark. He is a short old man with gray hair and wears a red bowtie. He was also able to remove his eye from its socket. He was first seen when Absalom carried in an unconscious Nami in to take her measurements for the wedding dress. Upon being asked about the wedding preparations, he responded by stating that they were ready as always.[44] In the anime, a scene is added in which he whips the two painting zombies with his tape measure to prevent them from peeping on Nami as he changed her into her wedding dress. He does this as he knows that Absalom was secretly still in the room waiting to see Nami be changed and so warns the paintings that they would be in trouble if they actually saw Nami being changed.[45]

He first appeared in Chapter 458 and Episode 352. He is voiced by Keiichi Sonobe in the Japanese anime.

Pastor ZombieEdit

Pastor Zombie

Pastor Zombie

The pastor zombie is a zombie that serves as the pastor on Thriller Bark. He is a skinny old man that wears a tall hat with a cross on it. He is also dressed in the typical garments for a priest. He was first seen when Absalom carried in an unconscious Nami in to take her measurements for the wedding dress.[44] Later, he is seen at the ceremonial hall in charge of the wedding ceremony, as Absalom and an unconscious Nami exchange their vows.[46] However, before the two can kiss, Sanji shows up and stops the wedding. Throughout Sanji and Absalom's fights, the pastor and a fellow zombie are constantly in surprise at both Sanji and Absalom's pervertedness and the fact that Sanji was able to attack Absalom at ease.

Later, in the confusion after Oars destroys the hall, Absalom and the pastor escape to a random room to continue the ceremony. However, Nami suddenly awakes and shocks Absalom unconcious to which the pastor replies by taking note that Absalom had long been weakened after his fight with Sanji.[47]

He first appeared in Chapter 458 and Episode 353. He is voiced by Eiji Takemoto in the Japanese anime.

General ZombiesEdit

RyumaEdit

Ryuma Portrait

Ryuma

Main article: Ryuma


JohnEdit

John Portrait

Captain John

Main article: John


LolaEdit

Lola (Zombie) Portrait

Lola

Main article: Lola (zombie)


JigoroEdit

Jigoro Portrait

Jigoro

Main article: Jigoro


TararanEdit

Tararan Portrait

Tararan

Main article: Tararan


Special Ranked ZombiesEdit

OarsEdit

Oars Anime Infobox

Oars

Main article: Oars

The 900th zombie created by Hogback.

Conjecturally-Named ZombiesEdit

Zebra Kangaroo (#36)Edit

Zebra Roo

Boxing Zebra Kangaroo Zombie

The zebra kangaroo is a wild zombie that resembles a kangaroo with zebra skin stripes on its body instead of its regular kangaroo fur. It has a pouch with a zipper on its underside and the number 36 printed on it. It wears a bow tie and is equipped with a pair of orange boxing gloves. It somewhat resembles the typical boxing kangaroo image commonly used to personify Australia that is seen in various multimedia.

It first appeared in the group of Wild Zombies that appeared in Perona's Wonder Garden and has been frequently seen among them since.[12] In the anime, the kangaroo is given more screen time as he engages Usopp in a boxing match. However, rather than punch Usopp, he accidentally punches Zombies #52 and #154. As a result, he gives chase to both Usopp and Nami across some stairs along with several small Wild Zombies. Although, they were able to escape by jumping onto a separate column, Usopp decided to taunt the Zebra Kangaroo. This causes it to be angered and it decides to jump across the columns to reach the two. Ultimately, it is shot down by Usopp mid-air as it was jumping towards them.[48]Later, it appears to have recovered from its fall and appears in Perona's room when Zoro, Sanji, Franky and Usopp stumble in.

Afterwards, it reappears alongside the other wild zombies attempting to wake up an unconscious Perona.

Lion-Cow (#37)Edit

Lion-cow Zombie

Lion-Cow Zombie

A zombie that appears to be a small lion of sorts with what looks like the lower half of a cow. It has the number 37 printed on its belly. It was first seen frolicking with a number of other creatures in the forest singing about their "prey" as Nami, Usopp, and Chopper pass by in Hildon's carriage. Upon noticing that they have been seen, they quickly went into hiding.[11]

In the anime, it later appears alongside the other forest zombies cheering on the graveyard zombies as they sing their "Zombie Night" song.[49]

Afterwards, it was seen amongst the zombies escaping the vicinity of the mansion as Oars began his rampage.[50]

Manticore (#69)Edit

Manticore Zombie

Manticore Zombie

This zombie is a lion with a man's face stitched to its body that Nami saw.[51] It resembles a manticore, a type of lion with a man's head. It has the number 69 printed on its hind quarters. Upon seeing this beast, Nami tried to convince Usopp and Chopper of what she saw with an apparently bad drawing (which somewhat looked like Mohji). Its mouth was removed and placed on Absalom's face. This beast is different from the Manticores of Impel Down, though they do look somewhat similar.

Comparisons between this manticore's lion faced stitches and Absalom's were often noted. Oda later confirmed that the Manticore's face was indeed used on Absalom's face by Hogback. However, the Manticore's human face was never Absalom's. Absalom's human face may be on another zombie elsewhere. While answering this question, Oda also noted that Absalom has very few Japanese fans and was reluctant to say more on the matter.[52]

Giant Earthworm (#159)Edit

Earthworm Zombie

Giant Earthworm Zombie

This is a zombie that appears to be a giant earthworm. It has what appears to be a human head stitched on to one end as its face. It has the number 159 on its body. It was first seen frolicking with a number of other creatures in the forest singing about their "prey" as Nami, Usopp, and Chopper pass by in Hildon's carriage. Upon noticing that they have been seen, they quickly went into hiding.[11]

In the anime, it later appears alongside the other forest zombies cheering on the graveyard zombies as they sing their "Zombie Night" song.[49]

Cheshire Cat (#193)Edit

Chesire Cat Zombie

Cheshire Cat Zombie

This zombie is a stitched up cat wearing what appears to be a pilot's cap. It has the number 193 on its hind quarters. It was first seen frolicking with a number of other creatures in the forest singing about their "prey" as Nami, Usopp, and Chopper pass by in Hildon's carriage. Upon noticing that they have been seen, they quickly went into hiding.[11] It was later seen roaming a hallway in Hogback's mansion as Usopp and Chopper were guarding Nami while she was taking a bath.[53]

In the anime, it later appears alongside the other forest zombies cheering on the graveyard zombies as they sing their "Zombie Night" song.[49]

When Oars was defeated, the cat zombie was among the forest and graveyard zombies expressing their concern. However, as soon as Moriah stood back up, he and the other zombies cheered.[37]

Its disturbingly wide grin apparently makes it look like the Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

TriviaEdit

  • When the zombies are ordered to commence the attack on the Straw Hats, they perform a little disco ball aided dance reminiscent of Michael Jackson's "Thriller". While the manga's depiction of the dance was just a single panel and the song the zombies sang was just a few lines, the dance was expanded in anime. In the anime, it is a full blown dance number called "Zombie Night" wherein the zombies danced and sang to a tune reminiscent of 70's disco music.[54]
  • Some zombies not only shared another zombie's number, but they often changed their numbers over the course of their appearance. Furthermore, some zombies did not even have their manga counterpart's number.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 449 and Episode 342, Dr. Hogback's association with the creatures is revealed.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 48 Chapter 468, Hogback argues with Chopper about the creation of marios
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 455 and Episode 349, Brook explains how the Thriller Bark Creatures are created.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 and Episode 373, All of the shadows animating zombies are sucked out of them and into Moria.
  5. 5.0 5.1 SBS One Piece MangaVol. 48, Fan Question: Why is there an older zombie with the number 767 in Chapter 488 when a newer zombie in Vol. 46 Chapter 449 with the number 741? Did you make a mistake?
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 476 and Episode 371, Moriah explains how he can make Oars perform Luffy's stretching attacks.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 456 and Episode 349, Brook explains the weaknesses of a Zombie.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 477 and Episode 371, Chopper notes the buildup of damage in Oars' arm.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 480 and Episode 373, Oars is unable to move his arm because of all of the damage done to it.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 and Episode 373, Oars tries to continue fighting despite his bones being completely pulverized.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 445 and Episode 340, Nami, Usopp, and Chopper see a host of creatures in the forest.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 451 and Episode 345, Usopp, Nami, and Chopper see a number of Zombie Animals in Perona's garden.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 453 and Episode 347, Absalom reminds the Zombie Animals to fear him also.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 447 and Episode 341, Several "Painting Zombies" are seen.
  15. 15.0 15.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 450 and Episode 344, Luffy and the Straw Hats with him defeat the Zombies in the dining hall.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 445 and Episode 340, Zombies attack the carriage Nami, Usopp, and Chopper were in.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 448 and Episode 342, The graveyard zombies are defeated by Luffy and the Straw Hats with him.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 449 and Episode 343, Absalom orders the graveyard Zombies to prepare to attack the Straw Hats.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 450 and Episode 344, The graveyard zombies dance the disco.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 456 and Episode 350, Massive numbers of Zombie Soldiers are reported to be purified.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 460 and Episode 355, Hildon reports to Moriah and Hogback about the Straw Hats' attack.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 450 and Episode 344, The Zombie Generals are awakened by Absalom's orders.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 452 and Episode 346.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 460 and Episode 355, Moriah plans to make even more zombies like Oars.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 449 and Episode 343, Kumashi is seen in Perona's room.
  26. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 49, Fan Question: In Hogback's flashback, is that Kumashi Perona is holding?
  27. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 49, Fan Question: Does the toy hippo that Wapol made have anything to do with the zombie hippo? Is Perona a fan of Wapol's toys?
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 460 and Episode 355, Hildon states he serves Absalom.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 444 and Episode 339, The Cerberus is seen.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World, Character's name is revealed.
  31. 31.0 31.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 447 and Episode 341, The 115 tree is seen drinking with the Unicorn.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 454 and Episode 348, The Spider Mice are first seen.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 455 and Episode 349, The Spider Mice run away.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 456 and Episode 350, The Spider Mice report to Absalom.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 444 and Episode 339, The Centaur, the Hunchback, and the Hunchback's steed are seen.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 445 and Episode 340, The Centaur, the Hunchback, and the Hunchback's steed leave the carriage in the cemetery.
  37. 37.0 37.1 One Piece AnimeEpisode 373, The zombies are surpised at Oars' defeat.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 446 and Episode 341, The bear's skin rug is seen.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 447 and Episode 341, The bear's skin rug is revealed to be a creature.
  40. The zombies are surprised to see Oars get knocked down.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 448 and Episode 342, The Jack in the Box creature is revealed.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 452 and Episode 346, The Wall Zombie blocks Luffy, Franky, and Robin's path.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 449 and Episode 343, Gyoro, Nin, and Bao report to Moria.]].
  44. 44.0 44.1 One Piece AnimeEpisode 352, The zombies prepare for Absalom's wedding.
  45. One Piece AnimeEpisode 353, The tailor zombie notices Absalom is in the room.
  46. One Piece AnimeEpisode 356, Absalom's wedding commences.
  47. Absalom is easily shocked unconscious.
  48. One Piece AnimeEpisode 345, The Zebra Kangaroo battles against Usopp and then chases both him and Nami along with several small Wild Zombies.
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2
  50. One Piece AnimeEpisode 364, The zombies run in fear away from the collapsing mansion.
  51. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 445 and Episode 340, Nami sees the manticore.
  52. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 48, Fan Question: Did Absalom switch faces with the lion that Nami saw earlier?
  53. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 446 and Episode 341, The Cheshire Cat is seen roaming in Hogback's mansion.
  54. One Piece AnimeEpisode 344, The zombies perform a full dance number of Zombie Night in the anime.

External LinksEdit

  • Frankenstein's monster - Wikipedia article on the Frankenstein monster on which the majority of these might be based on.
  • The Frankenstein Monster - Monstrous.com articles on the Frankenstein monster on which the majority of these might be based on.
  • Cerberus - Wikipedia article on the actual Cerberus from which this one might be based on.
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  • Cerberus - Monstropedia article on the actual Cerberus from which this one might be based on.
  • [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] - Various articles on the actual Cerberus from which this one might be based on.
  • Manticore - Wikipedia article on the actual Manticore from which this one might be based on.
  • Manticore - Monstrous.com article on the actual Manticore from which this one might be based on.
  • Manticore - Monstropedia article on the actual Manticore from which this one might be based on.
  • Cheshire Cat - Wikipedia article on the actual Cheshire Cat from which this one might be based on.
  • Unicorn - Wikipedia article on the actual Unicorn from which this one might be based on.
  • Unicorn - Monstropedia article on the actual Unicorn from which this one might be based on.
  • Zombie - Wikipedia article on Zombies.
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