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Brook

Brook (ブルック) is an Australian fictional character, Straw Hat Pirate, and a musician in the famous series One Piece created by the editor and author/mangaka Eiichiro Oda and Toei Animation adapted the anime.

Wiki/Biography

Skeleton Brook, also known as Brook was born on 3 April (age 38 years; first death, 88 years; pre-time skip, 90 years; post-time skip) in West Blue. His Zodiac sign is Aries and his blood type is X. Brook was the musician of the famous Rumbar Pirates who all died a tragic death in the Florian Triangle. Later, Brook was resurrected due to his devil fruit and after 50 years of roaming alone at the same place, he came across Monkey D Luffy and became a part of his crew as a musician to set sail across the World and meet his old friend Laboon.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx): 9’1″

Weight:  100 kg

Face: Hollow Skull

Hair Style: Afro

Built: Skeleton

Gender: Male

Devil Fruit: Yomi Yomi no Mi (Revive Revive Fruit)

Brook One Piece

Family

Clan

Brook belonged to a crew of pirates, The Rumbar Pirates, who were musicians and were well-known for their talents in music.

Rumbar Pirates

Rumbar Pirates

Parents and Siblings

No family members of Brook have been revealed yet in the story, but their identities will be disclosed soon in the series.

Love Interest – Girlfriend

Brook does not have a specific love interest with anyone in the One Piece series. While he has shown admiration and appreciation for beautiful women. He often engages in humorous interactions with female characters but does not have a prominent romantic storyline or a designated love interest within the series.

Brook's love life

Background

Brook was a leader of Battle Convoy in an unknown kingdom where he used to learn to fence and got his attack names from there before joining the Rumbar Pirates. He joined the pirate crew of Yorki and was well renowned as the new member of the Rumbar Pirates where he later met and befriended a baby whale named Laboon. While crossing the Grand Line, Brook and the others promised that they will come back someday to meet and sing for Laboon, but they all met a tragic fate after entering the Florian Triangle. All the members of the crew died including Brook who got revived as a skeleton with an Afro. He spent 50 years alone on a ship abandoned and lost in time until he met the Straw Hat Crew which brought a new beginning to his life.

Brook alive with Rumbar Pirates

Brook alive with Rumbar Pirates

Inspired by/Based on

Eiichiro Oda took sure to draw influence from many musicians when creating Brook since he is a musician. He draws inspiration from musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne, and Saul Hudson (also known as Slash), among others, for everything about him, including his physical traits and clothing choices.

Saul Hudson, inspiration for Brook

Saul Hudson, inspiration for Brook

Development

After a long period of 50 years, Brook was finally able to make his first human interaction with the Straw Hat Crew and was glad that he might finally be able to find a place to belong. He was approached by Luffy, the only person who wasn’t afraid of him, and asked to join the crew. Luffy wanted him to be the crew’s musician, a position he was willing to accept. After that Brook followed the crew to the Thriller Bark Island where he fought alongside the crew and made himself worthy to join the crew.

 

Brook accompanied the crew on various adventures until all the members were separated during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc, Brook was thrown by Kuma’s attack which made him fly for over 3 days and he landed right in the middle of a Demon Summoning ritual at the country of Harahetternia in Namakura Island where the cultists wanted to sell their soul in order to get their revenge on the Longarm Tribe. He worked alongside them while honing his skills as a swordsman and learning to control souls and draw power from the underworld called “Soul Solid”.

Brook with Cultists

Brook with Cultists

As a musician, Brook became renowned worldwide as a popular musician “Soul King” who was a popular sensation among fans. He wrote his own songs and performed at various events and gained a mass fan following. He reunited with the crew after 2 years and continued the adventures while proving himself of use in many difficult situations using his newly improved abilities. He was able to accomplish various near-to-impossible tasks and kept showing more and more scope for improvement.

Brook's performance posters

Brook’s performance posters

Story/Mission

Along with Rumabar Pirates and the musicians, Brook had made a promise to a whale Laboon, that someday they will come back to meet it and as the last surviving member of the crew, Brook wants to uphold his promise and reunite with his friend and sing songs for it.

Brook and Laboon

Brook and Laboon

Also, for the love of his captain, Luffy, Brook wants to help him in becoming the “King of the Pirates” and find the truth about the last island, Raftel (Laugh Tale). He has proved his loyalty to Luffy and has been proven highly useful to the crew by helping them in many ways such as facing various enemies including Big Mom (Four Emperors of Sea) and a copy of her prized possession of a Road Ponyglyph. He has sworn to pledge his remaining life to help Luffy with full commitment.

Brook swears his life to Luffy

Brook swears his life to Luffy

Battles

Brook is a skilled fighter and uses his quick speed and agility to defeat enemies in an instant. He is able to use the powers of his devil fruit to deceive his enemies and make smart decisions and skills. He has been able to win various battles due to his tactical decision-making and mental capabilities.

Popular Fights

  • Brook vs. Ryuma (Thriller Bark)

    Brook vs Ryuma

    Brook vs Ryuma

  • Brook and the Straw Hat Pirates vs. Oars and Gecko Moria
  • Brook, Robin and Franky vs Tararan
  • Straw Hat Pirates vs. PX-1 and Sentomaru vs. Bartholomew Kuma
  • Brook vs. Sancrin and other two Longarm Tribe members
  • Brook, Usopp, Nami, and Zoro vs. Ammo Knights and King Neptune
  • Straw Hat Pirates and Jinbe vs. New Fish-Man Pirates
  • Brook vs. Kin’emon’s torso
  • Brook, Zoro, and Kin’emon vs. G-5 Marines
  • Brook, Kin’emon, Nami, Usopp, and Robin vs. Vegapunk’s Dragon
  • Brook vs. Giolla
  • Brook, Sanji, and Chopper vs. Big Mom Pirates
  • Brook and Sanji vs. Sheepshead
  • Brook vs. Chess Soldiers
  • Brook vs. Big Mom, Prometheus, and Zeus
  • Brook and Chopper vs. Charlotte Perospero (at the Thousand Sunny)
  • Brook and Chopper vs. Chess Soldiers
  • Brook, Nami, Chopper, and Jinbe vs. Big Mom, Prometheus, Zeus, and Napoleon
  • Straw Hat Pirates vs. Beast Pirates
  • Brook and Franky vs. Big Mom and Zeus

    Brook vs Big Mom

    Brook vs Big Mom

  • Brook and Robin vs. Black Maria and her subordinates
Brook vs Zeo

Brook vs Zeo

Victories

Although Brook hasn’t had many noteworthy victories by himself in the One Piece series, he has been a key contributor to the Straw Hat Pirates’ overall wins.

  • During Brook’s introduction during the Thriller Bark Arc, he played a major role in defeating Gecko Moria. He used his musical abilities and his devil fruit powers to weaken Moria’s shadows, allowing the Straw Hat Pirates to deliver the final blow.
  • Brook participated in the battles against the Doflamingo family while showcasing his speed and swordsmanship skills and contributing to the overall success of the Straw Hat Pirates in liberating Dressrosa.
  • Brook played a crucial role in the rescue of Sanji from the clutches of Big Mom on Whole Cake Island. He infiltrated her castle and stole a copy of the Road Poneglyph, vital to the Straw Hat Pirates’ ultimate goal of finding One Piece.

    Brook steals poneglyphs

    Brook steals poneglyphs

  • In the battle against Kaido and the beast pirates, Brook fought alongside his crewmates and used his musical powers to empower the allies and demoralize the enemy. He demonstrated his swordsmanship and strategic abilities in combat.
One Piece Giolla vs Brook

One Piece Giolla vs Brook

Failures

Brook has been a valuable member of the Straw Hat Pirates, he has faced some challenges and setbacks throughout the series.

  • Brook faced off against Ryuma, a legendary swordsman and the zombie samurai of Thriller Bark. Despite putting up a strong fight, Brook was defeated by Ryuma and had his shadow stolen, temporarily making him powerless.
  • When confronted with foes like Admiral Kizaru and Kuma during the Sabaody Archipelago incident, Brook had to rely on his crewmates but ultimately was of no use because they were much stronger than him. This made it difficult for Brook to secure decisive victories on his own.
Brook defeated by Ryuma

Brook was defeated by Ryuma

Kuma defeats Brook

Kuma defeats Brook

Enemies/Rivals/Foes

Brook has been betrayed by his managers from the Longarm Tribe and his affiliation with the Straw Hat Crew has been revealed to the World giving him an enormous bounty worth 383 million berries making him an enemy of the World Government.

World Government

World Government

The biggest threat to Brook is from Big Mom Pirates as he was able to ruin their celebration and was responsible for stealing copies of their road ponyglyphs. He was wanted by Charlotte Linlin for her personal collection and wants to find him and keep him locked for herself.

Big Mom holding Brook

Big Mom holding Brook

Friends/Allies/Comrades

Brook has made a promise to Laboon that he will return to him someday and sing for him once again. Brook knows that his Afro only thing that Laboon would still recognize after fifty years. Brook has to be extremely careful to protect it and make sure not to get it damaged as it won’t be coming back again. He believes Laboon wouldn’t forgive them for passing away carelessly across the Grand Line.

Laboon

Laboon

Brook was a member of the Rumbar Pirates, a group known for their musical talent and their love for adventure. They sailed the Grand Line and entertained people with their music. While the Rumbar Pirates were traversing the dangerous Florian Triangle, they encountered a ghost ship and fell victim to a mysterious illness. All the crew members, except for Brook died due to the illness.

Rumbar Pirate Crew

Rumbar Pirate Crew

The minks regard Brook and his crew as their saviors, and they established a positive bond. Brook is terrified every time he comes into contact with the “Canine” variety of minks since he is actually composed of bone. To express their devotion to the person they love to bite on so much, they name him “Baron Corpse” in return. Among them was Pedro who helped Brook in the mission of getting a copy of ponyglyphs from Big Mom Pirates while sacrificing himself for the crew to escape.

Brook and Minks

Brook and Minks

Apart from other crewmates, Monkey D Luffy befriended Brook prior to his official crew joining because he was funny and it shocked him to witness a live skeleton. Without being scared of him, Luffy even extended an invitation to join his crew right away. After spending so many years alone in the dark, Brook was delighted with this. Brook showed his respect for his captain’s spirit during the battle with Charlotte Linlin when he described Luffy as someone who would scale any and all barriers to achieve his goals.

Luffy asks Brook to join his crew

Luffy asks Brook to join his crew

Roronoa Zoro formed a bond with the undead skeleton, appreciating his company and developing a friendship. Brook was grateful to him for defeating the undead samurai Ryuma, which led to the recovery of Brook’s stolen shadow. Brook was deeply impressed when both Zoro and Sanji showed their unwavering loyalty by offering their lives in place of Luffy’s during the encounter with Kuma. Also, once Brook felt a little jealous upon seeing Zoro sleeping alongside to Kozuki Hiyori, despite Zoro insisting that nothing inappropriate happened between them.

Brook and Zoro

Brook and Zoro

Nami and Brook have a comical relationship, where he keeps being corrected by her in the worst possible way and getting beaten for saying something inappropriate. As part of a running joke between Brook and Nami, she frequently kicks Brook when he demands that she or any other female reveal to him their pants saying something like, “As if!” or “Why the hell would I?!” and she is resolved never to let Brook see her panties.

Brook and Nami

Nami kicks Brook

Usopp was opposed to Brook joining the crew even after learning that he was harmless because he was initially afraid of him and tried to scare him away with a crucifix. During the series, Brook and Usoop form a strong duo and he has saved Usopp’s life many times. Usopp has also stated that he was envious of Brook’s new ability to phase through walls after the time skip, emphasizing his tendency for being a pervert.

Brook and Usopp

Brook and Usopp

Sanji was never scared of Brook but took his time to accept him as a member of the crew. They both are fellow perverts who love to flirt and approach girls but end up getting beaten by them every time. They both form the “pervert duo” of Straw Hat Pirates and are hated by the women for their behavior. Sanji remains annoyed by Brook’s toddler characteristics, such as his farting and burping over meals, as well as by his terrible “skull jokes.”

Brook saves Sanji

Brook saves Sanji

Chopper was afraid of Brook when they first met, and because he was a walking, talking skeleton, he refused to accept him as a crewmate. Chopper broke down in tears and declared he was no longer terrified of skeletons after hearing the Brook and Laboon story. Despite Brook being the senior Straw Hat and Chopper being the junior, they get along great because Chopper adores the music of the undead skeleton and frequently dances to it.

Brook and Chopper

Brook and Chopper

Robin and Brook get along well and are respectful of one another. Being the oldest member of the group, Robin tends to hold Brook with greater expectations and finds it somewhat annoying when he doesn’t act his age or even asks her to show him panties. Despite this, she still has a lot of admiration for Brook and his music. While the Raid on Onigashima was still going on, they both fought together while protecting each other and Brook successfully escaped with Robin and saved her from getting captured by CP0.

Brook and Robin

Brook and Robin

Personality

Brook has the MBTI personality of an ISFP person. He has many different characteristics and a powerful will, exhibiting one of the most complicated characteristics of all as an ISFP personality. He is an emotional person who enjoys talking about his feelings and is prone to loneliness, just like ISFPs. He keeps his word strictly and doesn’t mind correcting others for their behavior.

IQ: 4/10

Knowledge: 6/10

Fighting Skills: 7/10

Leadership Quality: 5/10

Personality: 6/10

Durability: 5/10

Speed: 10/10

Bounty: 383 Million berries (Post Wano Arc)

Teamwork: 8/10

Outfits

Brook usually appears and acts like a gentleman and before the time skip he used to wear a black top hat with a wide brim and a red ribbon around it. He wore a long, navy blue coat with yellow lining and a white collar. The coat had several gold buttons and a red sash tied around the waist. He also wore dark blue pants that reached his calves, along with black boots that had a skull design on the front.

Brook's outfit pre time skip

Brook’s outfit pre-time skip

After the time skip, Brook’s appearance underwent a significant change, and his outfit was updated as Brook replaced his black top hat with a golden crown. He started to wear an additional scarf around his neck along with his blue bow tie. He wore floral pattern tights along with black boots and also added a pair of sunglasses to his look. He made a look to represent a musical rockstar while maintaining his gentleman’s attire.

Brook's Outfit post time skip

Brook’s Outfit post-time skip

Brook's outfit in Wano Arc

Brook’s outfit in Wano Arc

Transformations

During the time skip, Brook was able to learn a new technique that allowed him to leave his body and take the form of a soul allowing him to pass through walls and scare people. He uses it to spy on enemies as well as make them afraid of ghosts which allows his teammates to make tactical decisions.

Brook as a Soul

Brook as a Soul

Abilities

Skills

As a skeleton, Brook has the advantage of not having any organs and flesh which gives him an additional speed buff and also the ability to run on water despite eating a devil fruit. He is able to move faster than the eye can see while cutting down his enemies and not being able to notice until it’s over. Brook is able to carry heavy objects and run without any worries about getting tired or going out of stamina.

Brook running on water

Brook running on water

Power

Musical Powers

Brook is a musician who can use his musical instruments and skills in order to get his enemies to fall unconscious using his music. His “Nemuriuta Flanc” technique, which involves using his Shikomizue (staff-like sword) in place of a violin bow to strum his violin, demonstrates by generating a calming melody that will cause everyone who hears it to sleep shortly thereafter. During the time skip, he learned guitar and uses it to summon his “Soul King” spirit in order to attack enemies.

Brook using music powers

Brook using music powers

Devil Fruit Powers

Brook uses his devil fruit powers to make his soul fly free out of his body and summon it with his instruments. He is also able to draw the power of cold and ice from the underworld which allows him to freeze his enemies or use ice-based attacks. He uses the technique of “soul-solid” in order to move at high speed while cutting down his enemies and freezing them.

Brook's devil fruit technique

Brook’s devil fruit technique

Some of his most common attacks are:

  • Hanauta Sancho: Yahazu Giri (Song of the Six-Sword Style: Arrow-Notch Slash): Brook’s signature technique, where he wields three swords in each hand, allows him to perform rapid and precise sword strikes.

    Brook's attacks

    Brook’s attacks

  • Soul Solid: Brook’s primary weapon is his soul-powered sword, Soul Solid. He can imbue it with his musical abilities, creating sonic waves and shockwaves with each swing.
  • Song of Scrathes: Blizzard Slices: Brook moves at a high speed and cuts down his opponents while creating a field of ice to freeze them after being damaged.

    Song of Scratches

    Song of Scratches

  • Hanauta Sancho: Osore no Mizu (Song of the Six-Sword Style: Water of Fear): A move where Brook creates a shockwave with his sword strikes, intimidating and overwhelming his opponents.
  • Hanauta Sancho: Ittoryu: Iai: Rashomon (Song of the Six-Sword Style: One-Sword Style: Draw and Resheathe: Rashomon): A quick-draw technique where Brook swiftly unsheathes and resheathes his sword, delivering a devastating slash.

Swordsman Skills

Brook is a skilled swordsman and uses his blade inside his cane called Shikomizue to fight in a way similar to fencing. He uses his quickness and his devil fruit abilities combined in order to attack his enemies. Following the time skip, Brook gave his sword the name “Soul Solid” since he learned how to coat it with his soul’s aura, thereby freezing it and anyone who comes in contact with it. He is now able to use flying slashes as well because his swordsmanship abilities have improved to such an extent. As he was able to bring down a dragon, whose scales are tougher than steel, Brook is now capable of cutting things that are harder than steel.

Brook cuts down Zeus

Brook cuts down Zeus

Strengths

Brook, the musician swordsman of the Straw Hat Pirates, possesses various strengths and weaknesses in the world of One Piece. Here are some of Brook’s notable strengths:

  • Musical Abilities: Brook’s musical talent and ability to play the violin add a unique aspect to his combat style. He can harness the power of music to enhance his attacks, create sound-based waves, and even purify illusions.
  • Swordsmanship: As a swordsman, Brook is skilled in the art of swordplay. His fighting style, the Hanauta Sancho (Song of the Six-Sword Style), allows him to perform rapid and precise sword strikes with his six swords, making him a formidable opponent in close combat.
  • Agility and Speed: Brook possesses exceptional agility and speed, allowing him to swiftly maneuver around his opponents and deliver swift attacks. His quick reflexes make him a challenging target to hit.
  • Soul Resilience: Brook’s soul was able to persist for 50 years after his body’s death, showcasing his remarkable resilience and determination. His undying spirit allows him to face challenges with unwavering resolve.
Soul King Powers

Soul King Powers

Weakness 

  • Fragile Body: Despite his resistance to physical damage, Brook’s skeletal body is still vulnerable to certain types of attacks, especially those that can shatter or break bones while his soul is not inside his body.
  • Emotional Judgments: Brook has a sensitive and emotional side, and his attachments to his former crew and personal memories can sometimes affect his judgment or ability to focus during critical moments. He shows a lack of seriousness during his fights which makes his enemies mad and gives him a harder time than usual.
Brook annoying Big Mom while combat

Brook annoying Big Mom while combat

Equipment/Weapons

  • Soul Solid: Brook’s main weapon is a sword called Soul Solid. It is a large, curved sword with a white hilt and a black blade. The sword is infused with his soul power, allowing him to channel his musical abilities through it and create powerful attacks.

    Brook's Sword

    Brook’s Sword

  • Guitar: Brook has a  green color guitar shaped like a shark which he uses to perform music-based attacks and summon his soul spirit in order to scare his enemies with size.

    Brook's Guitar

    Brook’s Guitar

  • Violin: While not a traditional weapon, Brook often incorporates his musical talent with his violin in combat. He can use his violin to create sonic waves or play specific melodies that enhance his attacks or have unique effects.

    Brook's Violin

    Brook’s Violin

Signature Moves

Brook uses his signature move called Soul Solid: Song Of Scratches which cuts the enemy without them knowing until he sheathes his swords and freezes the enemies. This is his fastest move which uses his physical abilities, swordsmanship, and devil fruit powers combined.

Brook Signature Move

Brook Signature Move

Appearances in Popular Media

One Piece (ワンピース Wan Pisu) is an animated series based on the manga One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, produced by Toei Animation and had its first broadcast by Fuji Television on 20 October 1999. In 2004, the company 4Kids Animation acquired the rights to Dub and provide One Piece for the English dub audience. Soul King Brook was first introduced in the Anime Episode 337: Venture Into the Devil’s Sea! The Mysterious Skeleton Floating Through the Fog.

Brook's first appearance in Anime

Brook’s first appearance in Anime

The One Piece manga was written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda as his first big manga series. One Piece has been serialized by Shueisha in the shonen jump manga collection, Weekly Shonen Jump on July 22, 1997. She appeared for the first time in One Piece Chapter 442: Adventure in the Demonic Sea.

Brook's first appearance in Manga

Brook’s first appearance in Manga

Films

Brook joined the Straw Hat Crew at a later stage as the 9th member so the movies he appeared in are comparatively less. List of all One Piece movies featuring Brook:

  • One Piece Film: Strong World (2009)

    Brook in One Piece Strong World

    Brook in One Piece Strong World

  • One Piece 3D: Straw Hat Chase (2011)
  • One Piece Film: Z (2012)

    Brook in One Piece Film Z

    Brook in One Piece Film Z

  • One Piece Film: Gold (2016)
  • One Piece: Stampede (2019)
  • One Piece: Film Red (2022) Brook in One Piece Film Red

Video Games

Brook has appeared in many One Piece video games as a playable and non-playable character. All of the games he is a playable character in are:

  • One Piece: Gear Spirit
  • One Piece Unlimited Battle

    Brook in One Piece Games

    Brook in One Piece Unlimited Battle

  • Treasure Hunt of Treasure Island
  • One Piece RPG2 ~Thousand World~
  • One Piece: Unlimited Cruise
  • One Piece RPG Chronicle
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
  • One Piece Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red
  • One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
  • One Py Berry Match
  • One Piece: Dance Battle
  • One Piece Treasure Cruise
  • One Piece Thousand Storm
  • One Piece: Burning Blood

    Brook in One Piece Burning Blood

    Brook in One Piece Burning Blood

  • One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
  • One Piece King Battle
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

    Brook in One Piece Pirate Warriors

    Brook in One Piece Pirate Warriors

  • One Piece: Burning Will
  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!
  • One Piece Bounty Rush
  • One Piece: Fighting Path
  • Jumputi Heroes
  • One Piece Odyssey
Brook in One Piece Odyssey

Brook in One Piece Odyssey

Live Shows and Performances

One Piece shows have been a great tourist attraction and were taking place in the One Piece Tower in Tokyo, Japan since 2015 and lasted till 2020 when the Tower was closed. The show involves various actors in cosplay to perform various scenes from the One Piece show.

Brook in One Piece Live Show

Brook in One Piece Live Show

Other Media

  • One Piece Premier Show
  • One Piece Water Battle
  • Sanji’s Pirates Restaurant (2013)
  • Tokyo One Piece Tower’s exhibits- Brook’s Horror House
  • One Piece 4D, The Great Treasure of Tongari Island
  • Immersive Theater: When the Box of Time Opens
  • One Piece Art NUE
  • Digital Art Island Adventure event
  • Straw Hat Pirates vs. Marines vs. Seven Warlords Holographic Battle Theater
  • One Piece Dramatic Stage THE METAL ~Marineford of Remembrance
  • Super Kabuki II: One Piece
  • One Piece Water Spectacle

    Brook in One Piece Water Spectacle

    Brook in One Piece Water Spectacle

  • J-WORLD Tokyo

    J World Tokyo Brook's Performance

    J World Tokyo Brook’s Performance

  • ONE PIECE LIVE STAGE- Tower of Steel
  • One Piece Oto Utage

Voice Actors

The Japanese Voice actor of Brook is Chō (チョー). The English Voice actor is Ian Sinclair.

Cho as Brook's Voice

Cho as Brook’s Voice

  • Italian: Daniele Demma
  • German: Gutjan, Benedikt
  • French: Léonard, Arnaud
  • Spanish: Flores, Óscar and Posada, José
  • Italian: Zurla, Alessandro

Reviews/Reception

Brook is a beloved character in One Piece, known for his infectious laughter, musical talents, and swordsmanship. His unique backstory, personality, and contributions to the Straw Hat Pirates make him a memorable and integral part of the series.

  • Twisted Personality: Brook is known for his cheerful and lively demeanor, often bringing a unique sense of humor and lightheartedness to the crew. Despite his tragic past and being separated from his crew for several decades, he maintains a positive outlook on life and always tries to uplift the spirits of those around him. Along with this Brook has an extremely perverted side where he keeps asking women to show their panties which some fans feel is a little inappropriate for a gentlemanly character.

    Brook being a pervert

    Brook being a pervert

  • Musical Talent: As a skilled musician, Brook adds a musical element to the Straw Hat Pirates. He plays the violin and has a beautiful singing voice, entertaining both his crewmates and others they encounter on their journey. His musical abilities extend beyond mere entertainment, as he can use them to enhance his swordsmanship and create powerful attacks. His songs are highly loved by fans in every language and the song “Bink’s Sake” is the most popular song from the One Piece Series.

    Brook's song

    Brook’s song

  • Unique and Memorable: Brook’s combination of being a talented musician and swordsman, as well as his distinct appearance as a living skeleton, has made him a standout and memorable character in One Piece. His cheerful personality and catchy catchphrases, such as “Yohohoho,” have garnered a strong fan following. He has the most beloved laughter among all the characters in One Piece and he is the only character to laugh on his own jokes without any sense.

    Brook Yohohoho

    Brook Yohohoho

Death

During the adventure of Brook with the Rumbar Pirates while crossing the Grand Line, they came across a deadly part of the sea called the Florian Triangle. They lost their path and got struck by an unknown illness which causes all of the crew mates to accept their fate and be ready to die. The band of musicians cheered up and did their last performance together and said to each other goodbye with a smile. Due to Brook’s consumption of the Revive Revieve Fruit (Yomi Yomi No Mi) he was able to come back to life after death and find his body as a skeleton with thick hair. Brook died at the age of 38 and got revived after some time.

 

Favorites

  • Food: Curry and Mitarashi Dango
  • Drink: Tea
  • Color: Black and White
  • Crew Member: Luffy
  • Island: Autumn Spring Island
  • Hobby: Music
  • Numbers: 09, 43

Facts and Trivia

  • Brook is also known by various other names such as Burukku, Pirate Musician Swordsman, Straw Hat Member, Battle Convoy leader, World-Famous Rock Star, Hone-kichi (ホネ吉キチ), Honekichi, English versions: Bonekichi), Bone-Ya (Trafalgar Law), The Starving Skeleton (がしゃどくろ, Gashadokuro), Humming Swordsman Brook (鼻歌のブルック, Hanauta no Burukku), and Soul King (ソウルキング, Souru Kingu).
  • As a part of the Kumamoto Revival Project, a bronze statue of Brook was built at Fureai Hiroba Square in Mifune Town.

    Brook's Bronze Statue

    Brook’s Bronze Statue

  • Similar to the rest of the Straw Hat Crew members, Brook carries a unique jolly roger that has his signature afro, a top hat, and a cane in place of the skull and crossbones symbol. Also mentioned by Oda, a post-time skip jolly Roger features an afro and a full skull along with his new hat and sunglasses.

    Brook's Jolly Roger

    Brook’s Jolly Roger

  • Being 88 years old when he joins the Straw Hats, Brook is by far the oldest member. Franky, the next-oldest member at the time, is just about half as old as Brook.
  • Until Brook filled the role of musician, there was an ongoing joke about how the crew occasionally required a cook, doctor, or musician. Luffy would constantly urge that a musician was needed when the gang got together to talk about this as his justification for that is “musicians are necessary to a pirate gang because pirates enjoy singing”.
  • Even when alive, Brook never showed his eyes as they were covered with sunglasses when his backstory was mentioned in the series.

    Brook's past

    Brook’s past

  • The typical pirate remark “Yoho” that Brook uses in his special laugh is one that is frequently used in pop culture references to pirates. The sea shanty “Dead Man’s Chest” from Treasure Island is where it first originated.
  • The World Government reused one of Brook’s old performance posters and added the conventional “WANTED” and “Dead or Alive” while replacing the word “World Tour” with his bounty. Brook is the only individual whose wanted poster does not follow the regular format.

    Brook's wanted poster

    Brook’s wanted poster

  • When Brook begins playing “The Song of the horn eaters” from the third movie on his violin in Episode 509, it is the same piece Battler played to cheer up the crowd.
  • Brook seems to be making references to Dajare (駄洒落 だじゃれ), or the Japanese wordplay, with his skull jokes and ice-based abilities. A less enthusiastic audience typically responds by shivering and commenting on the unexpected coolness in the air by stating, “It’s cold,(寒い/Samui). Dajare is also related to “old man jokes,” which is appropriate given Brook’s elderly age.
  • As per the SBS by Oda, Brook smells like tea and his spirit animal would be a horse but was depicted in the show as a giraffe.
  • The only thoughts Brook has in mind are “Panties, Joke, Laugh, Tea, and Friendship”.
  • Brook would be a detective if the Straw Hat Pirates weren’t pirates.

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