Jinbei (Jimbei) Wiki, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

Fishman Jinbe

Jimbei (ジンベエ) is an Indian fictional character, a whale-shark fishman, a former member of the Sun Pirates, a former Warlord of the Sea, a former member of the Big Mom Pirates, and the helmsman of the Straw Hat Pirates in the famous series One Piece created by the editor and author/mangaka Eiichiro Oda and Toei Animation adapted the anime.

Wiki/Biography

Fishman Jinbei, simply known as Jinbe/Jinbei was born on 2 April (age 44 years pre-time skip; 46 years post-time skip) in Fishman Island. His Zodiac sign is Aries, and his blood type is F. Jinbe was a Warlord of the Sea before the time skip and allied with Luffy during the Impel Down prison. He joined forces with Luffy and his crew to protect the Ryugu Kingdom from the New Fish-Man Pirates. Initially hesitant, he officially became a member of the Straw Hat Pirates during the Wano Country arc, severing ties with the Big Mom Pirates.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx): 9’10″

Weight: 295 kg

Eye Color: Black

Eyebrows: Yellow

Hair Color: Black

Skin Color: Blue

Built: Humanoid Fishman

Gender: Male

Tattoo: Sun Pirates Logo on Chest

Special Feature: Whale-Shark Fishman

Jinbe Full Body

Family

Species

Jinbe belongs to the species known as fishmen in the world of One Piece. Fishmen are humanoid creatures with fish-like characteristics, such as gills, fins, and the ability to breathe and live underwater. They possess enhanced strength and endurance compared to humans and are known for their affinity for water and swimming abilities.

Fishman Race

Fishman Race

Parents and Siblings

Jinbe was born in the Fishman District and was raised in an orphanage. His parents’ names have not been revealed yet, but it is speculated that they would be revealed in the later Chapters of One Piece.

Love Interest- Girlfriend

While Jinbe’s love life has not been prominently featured in the One Piece series thus far, it is entirely possible that he may develop a romantic relationship in the later part of the story. As the series continues to unfold, new characters are introduced, and deeper aspects of existing characters are explored. Given Jinbe’s significant role and character development, it is not unlikely that he may encounter a love interest or develop a romantic connection in future arcs, adding another layer to his journey as a character.

Background

Jinbe, along with Arlong, Macro, and Fisher Tiger, grew up in the orphanage that later became the Fish-Man District. He honed his skills at the Fish-Man Karate Dojo, earning a black belt in Fish-Man Karate during his childhood. Around fifteen years prior to the current storyline, Jinbe served as a soldier in the Neptune Army. During this time, he expressed his skepticism towards Otohime’s preaching, believing it was ineffective. He also disapproved of Arlong’s mistreatment of the Fish-Man Island citizens. When Arlong harassed a new recruit, Jinbe intervened, commanding Arlong to release the recruit. After Fisher Tiger’s attack on Mary Geoise, Jinbe left the military and joined the Sun Pirates, as Fisher Tiger became an enemy of the World Government.

Jinbe learns martial arts as a kid

Jinbe learns martial arts as a kid

During a heated battle with the Marines, Jinbe displayed his formidable strength by incapacitating several Marines. He criticized them for turning a blind eye to slavery and labeling the act of freeing slaves as a crime. As the Sun Pirates sailed through the Grand Line, they engaged in numerous clashes with Marines, including Rear Admiral Kadar’s forces. After one such battle, Tiger had a conversation with Jinbe and Arlong, emphasizing the importance of not stooping to the level of their adversaries and avoiding becoming ruthless murderers. Arlong suggested instilling fear in humans through brutality, but Jinbe silenced him with a firm smack to the head. Later, Tiger privately shared his concerns with Jinbe about being seen as equally ruthless by Otohime and hinted at the demons of his past.

Jinbe joins Sun Pirates

Jinbe joins Sun Pirates

Years later, the Sun Pirates encountered Koala, a former slave from Mary Geoise, who sought refuge on an island. Since the islanders couldn’t help her return home, they entrusted her to the Sun Pirates’ care. Jinbe showed compassion towards the traumatized girl and made efforts to understand her fear and help her overcome it. Over time, she grew closer to Jinbe and the other pirates, and they to her. However, when they arrived at her hometown, the Sun Pirates fell into an ambush by the Marines, tipped off by the villagers. Jinbe and the other fishmen and merfolk were forced to abandon their ship and steal a marine vessel. Tragically, Fisher Tiger sustained severe injuries during the battle. As they escaped, Jinbe and the rest of the crew surrounded Fisher Tiger’s bedside as he revealed his painful past as a slave and his struggle with harboring hatred towards humans. Despite Jinbe’s plea for him to survive, Fisher Tiger passed away, leaving Jinbe and his crewmates in sorrowful tears.

The crew meets Koala

The crew meets Koala

After taking over as captain of the Sun Pirates following Fisher Tiger’s death and Arlong’s capture, Jinbe discovered Arlong had lied about Tiger’s demise. Despite battling numerous foes, Jinbe upheld Tiger’s belief of not killing anyone. He received an invitation to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea and considered it to strengthen the bond between species, discussing it with King Neptune. Upon becoming a Shichibukai, Jinbe confronted Arlong, who desired to reclaim his position as captain of the Arlong Pirates. They fought, resulting in Arlong’s defeat and their separation. Jinbe then witnessed the events surrounding World Noble’s visit to Fish-Man Island, Otohime’s assassination, and the subsequent turmoil caused by Hody Jones. Jinbe participated in Otohime’s funeral and later engaged in a five-day battle with Portgas D. Ace, ultimately forming a more amicable relationship with him as part of the Whitebeard Pirates.

Jinbe becomes a Warlord of the Sea

Jinbe becomes a Warlord of the Sea

Inspired By

One of the notable inspirations for Jinbe could be the Japanese mythological creature known as the “kappa.” Kappas are water-dwelling creatures depicted as humanoid turtles with a water-filled depression on their heads. They are known for their strength, an affinity for water, and martial arts abilities, which align with Jinbe’s fish-man nature, his mastery of Fish-Man Karate, and his proficiency in swimming.

Kappa- Japanese Folklore

Kappa- Japanese Folklore

Development

Jinbe’s character development in the One Piece series is substantial and spans multiple arcs. Initially introduced as a former member of the Sun Pirates and a Warlord of the Sea, Jinbe’s story takes on greater depth as the series progresses. One significant aspect of Jinbe’s development revolves around his commitment to Captain Fisher Tiger’s ideals of peace and equality between humans and fishmen. Jinbe strives to fulfill Tiger’s final desire, which becomes his ultimate goal. This theme is explored in various arcs, particularly during the Fish-Man Island arc, where Jinbe actively works to bridge the divide between humans and fishmen and fights against discrimination and prejudice.

Jinbe's as a carefree and aggressive person

Jinbe is a carefree and aggressive person

Jinbe’s loyalty and dedication are also showcased through his alliances with other characters. He forms a strong bond with Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist, during the war at Marineford and later joins forces with Luffy and his crew to oppose the New Fish-Man Pirates. Jinbe’s decision to officially join the Straw Hat Pirates during the Wano Country arc demonstrates his growth as a character and his willingness to embrace new adventures and alliances. Throughout the series, Jinbe faces personal struggles and internal conflicts. He grapples with his past actions as a member of the Sun Pirates, particularly with regard to Arlong and the atrocities committed by the crew. Jinbe’s confrontation with Arlong and his commitment to upholding Fisher Tiger’s will highlight his growth and his determination to distance himself from his former crew’s ruthless ways.

Jinbe saves Luffy after Ace's death

Jinbe saves Luffy after Ace’s death

Overall, Jinbe’s character development in One Piece showcases his transformation from a member of a notorious crew to a steadfast ally and advocate for peace and equality. His journey involves confronting his past, making difficult choices, and forging new alliances, all while remaining true to his core principles. Jinbe’s growth as a character contributes to the overarching themes of friendship, redemption, and the pursuit of a just world in the series.

Story/Mission

Jinbe’s story starts in the Impel Down prison where after Ace’s capture, Jinbe was imprisoned in Impel Down for refusing the World Government’s summons to stand against the Whitebeard Pirates. He shared a cell with Ace and expressed his willingness to sacrifice his life to end the fighting. Jinbe revealed his plan to break Ace out and prevent the war from happening. He also promised Ace that he would take care of Luffy after his death. During their imprisonment, Jinbe and Ace were visited by Boa Hancock, who intended to join the war against Whitebeard. As the time for Ace’s execution approached, Jinbe was freed by Luffy and joined the escape from Impel Down alongside other allies. He showed his strength and Fish-Man Karate skills as they fought their way through the prison. Jinbe fought against the battleships to protect his companions.

Jinbe locked in the Impel Down Prison

Jinbe locked in the Impel Down Prison

Later along with Luffy, Jinbe arrived at Marineford alongside several former Impel Down prisoners to support Whitebeard in his attempt to rescue Ace from execution. He fought bravely against the Marines and their allies, utilizing his Fish-Man Karate skills and strength to hold his ground. He also played a crucial role in protecting Luffy, Ace’s brother, as per his promise to Ace. He shielded Luffy from harm and helped him navigate through the chaotic battlefield, ensuring his safety throughout the intense conflict. Tragically, despite their valiant efforts, Ace was ultimately killed by Admiral Akainu while protecting Luffy. This event deeply affected Jinbe, as he had sworn to Ace that he would take care of Luffy. Devastated by the loss, Jinbe grieved alongside the remaining Whitebeard Pirates and their allies.

Jinbe fights in the Paramount War

Jinbe fights in the Paramount War

After barely escaping the Marineford War with Luffy, and being saved by Trafalgar Law, Jinbe reunited with Ivankov. Two weeks later, when Luffy woke up and went on a rampage, Jinbe tried to inform him of Ace’s death. However, Luffy was already aware and grief-stricken. Jinbe shed tears upon seeing Luffy’s pain. Despite Luffy’s insistence on being left alone, Jinbe refused to let him harm himself further. He reminded Luffy that he must endure and find something to hold onto. He carried Luffy back to the shore where they encountered Silvers Rayleigh. They were joined by Hancock and her sisters, who provided food for Luffy’s recovery. Jinbe eagerly joined in and encouraged Luffy to eat as well. Later, Jinbe returned to Marineford with Luffy and Rayleigh. They participated in stealing a Marine ship and ringing the Ox Bell. Afterward, Jinbe and Luffy parted ways with Jinbe promising to wait for Luffy and his crew on Fish-Man Island.

Jinbe helps Luffy to cope up with his brother's death

Jinbe helps Luffy to cope with his brother’s death

After parting ways with Luffy, Jinbe formed an alliance with Emperor Big Mom. The Sun Pirates became subordinate to the Big Mom Pirates. However, Jinbe, being a criminal in the eyes of the World Government after resigning from the Seven Warlords, couldn’t enter Fish-Man Island. Instead, he resided in the Sea Forest, patiently waiting for Luffy. He kept a watchful eye on Hody Jones and his crew but couldn’t fully understand their plans. Jinbe entrusted Prince Fukaboshi with a message for Luffy, assuring him that he would be waiting in the Sea Forest.

Jinbe responds to joining the crew

Jinbe responds by joining the crew

When the Straw Hat Pirates arrive at Fish-Man Island, Jinbe is initially unable to meet them due to his status as a criminal and his alliance with Big Mom.  Jinbe’s loyalty and dedication to justice shine through as he fights alongside the Straw Hat Pirates and the royal family, utilizing his formidable Fish-Man Karate skills to defeat their enemies. Furthermore, he also plays a crucial role in diffusing the tension between humans and fishmen, advocating for understanding and coexistence.

Jinbe takes a big step to unite fishmen and humans

Jinbe takes a big step to unite fishmen and humans

Upon arriving at Whole Cake Island, he delivers a poneglyph to Big Mom, which catches her attention. He later intervenes during her tantrum by giving her the sweets she craves, earning her gratitude. Jinbe takes the opportunity to discuss his decision to leave her crew, which displeases Big Mom. She demands a consequence from him using a rigged roulette wheel, but Jinbe cleverly avoids spinning it by rescinding his request to leave. After learning about Capone Bege’s assassination plot and Big Mom’s intention to massacre the Vinsmoke Family, Jinbe secretly informs his crew and reveals his plan to rebel against Big Mom. He instructs them to leave Totto Land during the chaos. Jinbe then assists the Straw Hat crew in rescuing Brook from Big Mom’s clutches. He helps them create a fake Brook and navigates the mirrors to facilitate their movements. As the group searches for Sanji, Jinbe provides insights into Sanji’s motivations and warns of the impending danger of the wedding ceremony. He reveals that Pekoms is alive but in peril due to his involvement in a plot. Jinbe later contacts Luffy and Sanji through a mirror shard, explaining Capone Bege’s treachery and proposing an alliance. Jinbe leads his group to meet the Straw Hat crew and the Fire Tank Pirates, advocating for cooperation to defeat Big Mom. During the operation to assassinate Big Mom, Jinbe actively participates in the plan. He wakes up Luffy just before the wedding ceremony and ensures the Straw Hats are ready to act. When Luffy is subdued by Charlotte Katakuri, Jinbe intervenes to free him and reveals Katakuri’s devil fruit ability. Jinbe then officially declares his departure from the Big Mom Pirates and joins the Straw Hat crew. He confronts Big Mom’s rage and fights against her enraged subordinates while supporting the Straw Hats in their mission.

Jinbe calms down Big Mom

Jinbe calms down Big Mom

Jinbe successfully escapes Totto Land with the Sun Pirates and arrives at Wano during the Fire Festival. He destroys a Beasts Pirates battleship and reunites with the Straw Hats, joining their raid on Onigashima. Jinbe assists in taking over the port and hides the Sunny. During the infiltration, he proceeds on foot with Robin. They find Momonosuke tied up and witness Kaidou’s plans. Jinbe and Robin work together to throw Big Mom off the stage, and the Straw Hats unite. Jinbe saves the samurai from a falling piece, defeats a Number, and expresses reluctance to trust Drake. He fights alongside Luffy and Sanji, defeats enemies on different levels, and faces off against Who’s-Who. Jinbe showcases his strength and resilience, defeating Who’s-Who with Onigawara Seiken and emphasizing the importance of history. Brook contacts Jinbe, informing him about the situation with Robin and the fire on the third floor. Jinbe wonders who is keeping Kaidou occupied on the roof. On the second floor, he saves the samurai from a collapsing ceiling and worries about the spreading fire. While on the third floor, Jinbe encounters Raizo and learns about his plan. With Raizo’s help, Jinbe unleashes stored water to extinguish the fire in the Skull Dome. After the raid concludes, Jinbe is introduced to Yamato, who expresses a desire to join the crew. Although initially skeptical, Jinbe accepts Yamato when Luffy confirms the decision. Jinbe explains Yamato’s decision to wait for Luffy and Zoro to wake up before eating and participating in the festivities. Later, Jinbe watches Aramaki’s fight with Denjiro and others and senses a powerful Haoshoku Haki. Yamato decides to stay in Wano to protect the country, and Marco bids farewell to the crew. At the Flower Capital’s castle, Robin reveals information about Pluton, but their conversation is interrupted. As the crew prepares to set sail, they bid farewell to Kin’emon, Momonosuke, and Yamato.

Jinbe joins the crew

Jinbe joins the crew

Battles

As a member of the Straw Hat Pirates in One Piece, Jinbe has been an integral part of several notable battles that highlight his incredible combat skills and unwavering loyalty to his friends.

  • Sun Pirates vs. Marines
  • Jinbe vs. Arlong

    Jinbe vs Arlong

    Jinbe vs Arlong

  • Jinbe vs. Portgas D. Ace

    Ace vs. Jinbei

    Ace vs. Jinbei

  • Jinbe, Monkey D. Luffy, and Crocodile vs. Minorhinoceros, Minokoala, and Minozebra
  • Jinbe and Monkey D. Luffy vs. Jailer Beasts
  • Jinbe, Emporio Ivankov, Luffy vs. Marines
  • Jinbe vs. Gecko Moria

    Jinbe vs Moria

    Jinbe vs Moria

  • Jinbe vs. Akainu

    Jinbe vs Akainu

    Jinbe vs Akainu

  • Jinbe vs. Luffy (Amazon Lily)

    Jinbe vs Luffy (Amazon Lily)

    Jinbe vs Luffy (Amazon Lily)

  • Jinbe vs. Luffy (Sea Forest)
  • Straw Hat Pirates vs. New Fish-Man Pirates
  • Jinbe and Sanji vs. Wadatsumi

    Jinbe and Sanji vs Wadatsumi

    Jinbe and Sanji vs Wadatsumi

  • Sanji Retrieval Team vs. Big Mom Pirates
  • Jinbe vs. Charlotte High-Fat, Charlotte Tablet, and Charlotte Poire
  • Jinbe, Capone Bege, and Pedro vs. Charlotte Katakuri
  • Jinbe and Luffy vs. Prometheus

    Jinbe vs Prometheus

    Jinbe vs Prometheus

  • Jinbe, Nami, Tony Tony Chopper, and Brook vs. Big Mom, Zeus, Prometheus, and Napoleon
  • The Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance vs. Beasts Pirates scouts ships
  • Jinbe and Nico Robin vs. Big Mom

    Jinbe and Nico Robin vs Big Mom

    Jinbe and Nico Robin vs Big Mom

  • Jinbe, Luffy, Zoro, and X Drake vs. Goki and Juki
  • Jinbe, Luffy, and Sanji vs. Beasts Pirates
  • Jinbe vs. Briscola

    Jinbe vs Briscola

    Jinbe vs Briscola

  • Jinbe and Sanji vs. Hamlet and Fourtricks
  • Jinbe vs. Who’s-Who and his crew

Popular Fights

  • Jinbe vs. Arlong: Jinbe confronts his former subordinate, Arlong, who had oppressed the fishmen in East Blue. Their battle showcases Jinbe’s strength and determination to protect his people.
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  • Jinbe vs. Portgas D. Ace: Jinbe fights against Portgas D. Ace, the adopted brother of Monkey D. Luffy. Their clash occurs during the Marineford War, where Jinbe’s loyalty to his former crew clashes with Ace’s allegiance to Whitebeard.

    Jinbe vs Ace

    Jinbe vs Ace

  • Jinbe vs. Hody Jones: Jinbe faces off against Hody Jones, the leader of the New Fish-Man Pirates. This fight takes place on Fish-Man Island, where Jinbe demonstrates his mastery of Fish-Man Karate and his commitment to maintaining peace between humans and fishmen.
  • Jinbe vs. Big Mom Pirates: Jinbe participates in a battle against the Big Mom Pirates on Whole Cake Island. He helps the Straw Hats and allies in their mission to rescue Sanji and escape from Big Mom’s territory.

    Jinbe vs Big Mom Pirates

    Jinbe vs Big Mom Pirates

  • Jinbe vs. Who’s-Who: During the raid on Onigashima, Jinbe engages in a one-on-one fight with Who’s-Who, a Tobiroppo member of the Beast Pirates. This battle showcases Jinbe’s martial arts skills and his determination to protect his crew and allies.

 

Victories

Jinbe has achieved several significant victories throughout the series. Here are some of his most notable triumphs:

  • Defeating Arlong: Jinbe’s victory over Arlong, the fish-man pirate captain, was a major milestone in his life. By defeating Arlong, Jinbe freed his fellow fishmen and brought an end to Arlong’s oppressive rule over East Blue.

    Jinbe defeats Arlong

    Jinbe defeats Arlong

  • Overcoming Hody Jones: In the battle against Hody Jones, the power-hungry fish-man who sought to wage war against humans, Jinbe emerged victorious. He showcased his immense strength and combat skills, playing a crucial role in saving Fish-Man Island from Hody’s destructive plans.
  • Surviving the Battle of Marineford: Jinbe’s resilience and strategic thinking enabled him to survive the chaotic Battle of Marineford, a monumental clash between the Marines, Whitebeard Pirates, and various other powerful forces. Despite facing numerous formidable adversaries, Jinbe managed to come out of the battle alive, showcasing his resourcefulness and endurance.

    Jinbe survives the War

    Jinbe survives the War

  • Withstanding Big Mom: During the Whole Cake Island arc, Jinbe demonstrated his incredible resilience by enduring the powerful attacks of Big Mom, one of the Four Emperors. Despite being targeted by her relentless assaults, Jinbe stood his ground and protected his crewmates, allowing them to escape and continue their mission.

    Jinbe survives Big Mom's wrath

    Jinbe survives Big Mom’s wrath

Failures

While Jinbe has achieved significant victories in his journey, he has also experienced moments of failure and setbacks. Here are some notable instances where Jinbe faced challenges or was unable to achieve his desired outcome:

  • Ace’s Death: Jinbe deeply regretted his inability to prevent the death of Portgas D. Ace during the Battle of Marineford. Despite his efforts to protect Ace, Jinbe was unable to save him from being executed by Admiral Akainu. This failure haunted Jinbe and weighed heavily on his conscience.

    Death of Ace

    Death of Ace

  • Inability to Stop Whitebeard’s Death: During the Battle of Marineford, Jinbe was unable to prevent the death of Whitebeard, the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates and a mentor figure to him. Despite his efforts to shield Whitebeard, the combined forces of the Marines and Blackbeard Pirates overwhelmed them, leading to Whitebeard’s demise.

    Death of Whitebeard

    Death of Whitebeard

  • Compromises in Whole Cake Island: While Jinbe played a crucial role in helping the Straw Hat Pirates escape from Whole Cake Island, he had to make difficult decisions and compromises along the way. For instance, he sacrificed his own freedom by staying behind to hold off Big Mom’s forces, leading to uncertain outcomes for him personally.

Enemies/Rivals/Foes

Jinbe’s journey has been marked by conflicts with the Marines and the World Government, as well as his defiance of their oppressive practices. He initially gained their attention as an enemy while leading the Sun Pirates, but later became a Warlord of the Sea, securing a pardon for his crew. However, he gave up his position when he refused to participate in the war against the Whitebeard Pirates. Escaping from Impel Down, Jinbe fought valiantly in the Battle of Marineford to save Ace’s life, but unfortunately, he failed in his mission. This decision aligned him with Luffy and the Whitebeard Pirates, making him an enemy of both the Marines and the World Government once again. Jinbe holds strong disdain for the World Nobles and their practice of slavery, even though it is forbidden by the World Government. He actively opposes this injustice, as seen when he asked Robin to free enslaved human pirates and expressed disgust at Hody’s imitation of the Celestial Dragons. His actions have made him a target for Fleet Admiral Sakazuki, who perceives him as a traitor. During their encounters, Sakazuki showed no mercy, attempting to kill Jinbe multiple times while he protected Luffy. Aware of Sakazuki’s ruthlessness, Jinbe warned the Straw Hat crew about the escalating danger posed by the Marines under his command.

World Government

World Government

Jinbe has a history with Blackbeard, having known him during his time as Marshall D. Teach within the Whitebeard Pirates under Portgas D. Ace. However, Jinbe holds a deep grudge against Blackbeard for his role in Ace’s imprisonment and subsequent execution. Despite his anger, Jinbe remains cautious and mindful of Blackbeard’s capabilities. After the battle for Fish-Man Island, Jinbe shares information with the Straw Hat Pirates, informing them about Blackbeard’s rise to Emperor status and his crew’s pursuit of individuals possessing powerful Devil Fruit abilities. Jinbe emphasizes the value placed on such individuals by the Blackbeard Pirates, making them prime targets for absorption.

Marshall D Teach aka Blackbeard

Marshall D Teach aka Blackbeard

Hody Jones sees Jinbe and the Sun Pirates as a nuisance. Jinbe, who had been monitoring Hody’s actions, is aware of Hody’s dark nature. Hody despises Jinbe the most for not being an enemy of humans, especially after Fisher Tiger’s death. Hody considers Jinbe lower than Neptune for assisting the Straw Hat Pirates, who defeated Arlong and are seen as enemies by Hody.

Hody Jones

Hody Jones

Following Caribou’s failed attempt to steal treasures from the Ryugu Palace, he set his sights on kidnapping mermaids once again. However, Jinbe intervened and successfully thwarted Caribou’s plans, capturing him in the process. Jinbe then transported Caribou in a coated boat to the surface and handed him over to G-5 Marine Commodore Yarisugi.

Jinbe punches Caribou

Jinbe punches Caribou

Big Mom became Jinbe’s enemy after he betrayed her by defeating Charlotte Opera and assisting Luffy and Nami in their escape. He played a crucial role in sparking a rebellion against the Big Mom Pirates. During the Tea Party, Jinbe officially declared his departure from the Big Mom Pirates to join the Straw Hat Pirates, which enraged Big Mom. She attempted to take away his lifespan as punishment, but her power had no effect on him due to his unwavering fearlessness. Jinbe’s defiance and departure from her crew further fueled Big Mom’s anger, and their encounter at Onigashima set the stage for a fierce battle and a vow of revenge from Big Mom against Jinbe.

Jinbe and Big Mom

Jinbe and Big Mom

Jinbe confronted Who’s-Who during the Onigashima raid. Who’s-Who despised Jinbe for joining the Straw Hat Pirates and blamed them for his imprisonment. They engaged in a heated battle, during which Jinbe discovered Who’s-Who’s past as a former member of CP9. The fight escalated when Who’s-Who questioned the history of Fish-Men and Jinbe’s knowledge of the Sun God Nika. In response, Jinbe unleashed a secret technique to defeat his opponent.

Jinbe and Who's Who

Jinbe and Who’s Who

Friends/Allies/Crewmates

Jinbe holds a great deal of respect for Monkey D. Luffy, admiring his recklessness and determination, particularly during the events of Impel Down and Marineford. He sees Luffy as a true friend and promised to protect him if anything were to happen to Ace. Luffy also has a deep respect for Jinbe, recognizing his role in saving him during the war. Jinbe’s decision to rebel against Big Mom and join the Straw Hat Pirates further solidified their bond. Jinbe is one of the few people who can reason with Luffy and make him stick to a plan. Luffy considers Jinbe a valuable member of his crew and appreciates his loyalty. Jinbe also supports Luffy’s dream of becoming the Pirate King. Over time, their relationship has grown closer, with Jinbe addressing Luffy more casually as a sign of their friendship.

Luffy and Jinbe

Luffy and Jinbe

Nami and Jinbe have a great bond which had a tangled beginning with Jinbe feeling a deep sense of guilt and shame over what Arlong did to Nami’s village in the past and regrets not being able to do anything about it. However, Nami assures him that she holds no hatred towards him or the fishmen race. She supports Jinbe joining the Straw Hat Pirates and considers him a valuable member. Nami is overjoyed when Jinbe officially becomes a member of the Straw Hat Pirates during the Raid on Onigashima.

Jinbe and Nami

Jinbe and Nami

Usopp was initially scared and suspicious of Jinbe because of his association with Arlong and his past as a Warlord. However, his opinion of Jinbe changed once he discovered their friendship with Luffy. As Usopp got to know Jinbe better, he became impressed by his incredible strength and admirable attitude. Usopp even went as far as encouraging Jinbe to join the crew, addressing him with the respectful title of “Boss Jinbe.”

Usopp

Vinsmoke Sanji had an initial resentment towards Jinbe for allowing Arlong to harm Nami’s past, their relationship improved over time. They teamed up effectively to defeat the New Fish-Man Pirates, displaying great teamwork as they took down Wadatsumi. Sanji eventually let go of his resentment and gave his consent for Jinbe to join the crew, allowing him to finish his unfinished business before officially becoming a member. During the Whole Cake Island Arc, Jinbe played a crucial role in helping Sanji escape his forced wedding and rescue his family from the Big Mom Pirates. When Jinbe joined the crew just in time for the Raid on Onigashima, Sanji welcomed him with open arms, embracing him as part of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Vinsmoke Sanji

Tony Tony Chopper greatly admires Jinbe’s strength and was among the first to support his inclusion in the Straw Hat crew. He recognizes the value of having a former Warlord like Jinbe on their side. Chopper finds Jinbe to be incredibly cool, and he even shed tears of joy when witnessing Jinbe’s defiance against Big Mom. He sees Jinbe as a formidable and admirable ally.

Jinbe and Chopper

Jinbe and Chopper

Nico Robin expressed concern when Jinbe and Luffy were engaged in a heated argument regarding the defeat of the New Fish-Man Pirates, emphasizing the potential consequences of their actions. She intervened and advocated for a peaceful resolution. Robin agreed to Jinbe’s proposal to free the human pirates, even if they harbored prejudices against fishmen, displaying her trust and respect for him as a fellow crewmate. Jinbe also recognizes Robin’s intelligence and values her input. Robin encouraged Jinbe to complete his personal affairs before officially joining the crew, and during their infiltration of Onigashima, she appreciated his maturity and was glad to have Jinbe aboard the crew as the Helsman.

Robin and Jinbe

Robin and Jinbe

Jinbe and Iron Man Franky share a strong bond, evident when Jinbe shared his past and experiences with fish-men discrimination. Franky was deeply moved by Jinbe’s story and shed tears, recognizing him as a true man. Upon Jinbe’s return to the Straw Hat crew in Wano Country, Franky learned about his skills as a helmsman and expressed admiration for having someone who can fully unleash the Thousand Sunny’s capabilities.

Franky meets Jinbei for the first time

Franky meets Jinbei for the first time

Soul King Brook and Jinbe formed a respectful relationship during their time together. Brook initially had doubts about Jinbe when he retracted his decision to leave the Big Mom Pirates, but he came to understand Jinbe’s reasoning and was more accepting of his choice. Jinbe showed respect towards Brook and was impressed by his efforts in obtaining Big Mom’s Poneglyphs.

Soul King Brook

Soul King Brook

Jinbe is highly respected by his crewmates in the Sun Pirates for his kindness and selflessness. He prioritizes their well-being and went as far as joining the Warlords to secure the freedom of his crew members who were once slaves. The Sun Pirates are fiercely loyal to Jinbe and were willing to confront the powerful Big Mom to help him join the Straw Hat Pirates. Despite the crew’s willingness to sacrifice themselves for Jinbe’s sake, his deep bond with them made it impossible for him to abandon them, and he chose to stay and fight alongside them. However, not all members of the Sun Pirates share the same level of respect for Jinbe, as Arlong and Macro left the group due to their differing views and formed their own factions.

Sun Pirates Crew

Sun Pirates Crew

Jinbe and the Sun Pirates escorted a former human slave named Koala to her hometown, which influenced Jinbe’s belief in peace between fishmen and humans. He cared for Koala and was happy when she reached her destination.

Jinbe and Koala

Jinbe and Koala

Jinbe and Pedro (Mink) had a good relationship while attempting to rescue Sanji. Pedro respected Jinbe for not spinning the roulette and facing Big Mom bravely. They worked together to confront Katakuri and Jinbe was shocked by Pedro’s sacrifice. Jinbe encouraged the crew to keep moving forward after Pedro’s death, acknowledging his role in their escape from Totto Land.

Mink Pedro

Mink Pedro

Jinbe and Fisher Tiger shared an incredibly close bond and considered each other like brothers. They grew up together in the Fish-Man District and Jinbe held Tiger in high regard, often referring to him as “big brother Tai.” When Tiger became an enemy of the World Government after attacking Mary Geoise, Jinbe immediately left the Neptune Army and joined Tiger’s crew without hesitation. Jinbe respected Tiger’s leadership and valued his opinions, always considering them carefully. He was fiercely protective of Tiger and didn’t hesitate to use force against anyone who posed a threat to his captain’s life. Jinbe also served as a confidant to Tiger, who shared his inner struggles with him. When Tiger was mortally wounded and refused a blood transfusion from a human, Jinbe pleaded for his life but was devastated when Tiger ultimately passed away. Their friendship and Jinbe’s unwavering loyalty to Tiger were evident throughout their time together.

Jinbe and Fisher Tiger

Jinbe and Fisher Tiger

Jinbe and Portgas D. Ace initially found themselves on opposing sides due to their allegiances to Whitebeard and the Fish-Man Pirates respectively. They engaged in a fierce battle that lasted for five days, with both fighters nearly killing each other. Despite their intense conflict, Jinbe and Ace held a deep mutual respect for one another. Jinbe’s perspective shifted when he realized the bond between Ace and Luffy, and he became determined to assist in the rescue of his fallen comrade. Tragically, Jinbe witnessed Ace’s demise at the hands of Admiral Akainu, which deeply affected him. Filled with grief and a desire for revenge, Jinbe was willing to sacrifice his own life to avenge Ace and provide even a brief moment of respite. He mourned the loss of Ace and couldn’t hold back his tears when he had to deliver the devastating news of Ace’s death to Luffy. The experience further strengthened the connection between Jinbe and the Straw Hat crew as they shared the sorrow of losing a beloved companion.

Portgas D Ace

Portgas D Ace

Personality

Jinbe, an ISTJ personality type, is a fishman with a strong sense of pride, honor, and duty. He is known for his meticulous and responsible nature, always considering the consequences of his actions. Jinbe’s loyalty is unwavering, demonstrated by his deep respect for Whitebeard and his commitment to protecting Fishman Island. As an ISTJ, Jinbe values tradition and rules, adhering to a strong moral code. He shows great respect and consideration towards those he serves, seeking consent and considering the feelings of his crewmates. Jinbe’s decision to join the Straw Hat Pirates only after leaving Big Mom’s crew reflects his sense of duty and commitment to honor. Jinbe’s ISTJ traits shine through in his practical approach to problem-solving and his ability to make tough decisions based on logical reasoning. He is a reliable and dependable individual who values stability and order. Even when faced with challenging situations, Jinbe remains calm and composed, prioritizing the well-being of his crew and homeland.

IQ: 9/10

Knowledge: 9/10

Fighting Skills: 8/10

Leadership Quality: 8/10

Personality: 6/10

Durability: 9/10

Speed: 7/10

Bounty: 1.1 Billion berries (Post Wano Arc)

Teamwork: 9/10

Outfit

Jinbe’s outfit can be defined as a traditional Japanese kimono, with multiple different shaped patterns. He also wears a single-color Obi around his waist and a coat over his kimono. The kimono is often decorated with different patterns, such as Karakusa (a type of Japanese latticework), floral designs, or plain patterns.

Jinbe's outfit pre timeskip

Jinbe’s outfit pre-time skip

Jinbe's outfit post timeskip

Jinbe’s outfit post-time skip

Abilities

Jinbe is an influential and respected pirate, known for his combat skills and leadership abilities. He has formed alliances and demonstrated exceptional willpower in the face of danger. As the helmsman of the Straw Hat Pirates, he brings strength and diplomacy to the crew.

Skills

Physical Traits

Jinbe possesses immense physical strength, showcasing his power by defeating powerful opponents with ease. His abilities are further enhanced when he is in water, allowing him to perform impressive feats such as lifting heavy objects and providing transportation over the sea.

Endurance and Stamina

Jinbe has an incredibly high pain tolerance, enduring extreme situations without flinching. He can withstand boiling water, block powerful attacks with his bare hands, and survive severe injuries without losing his composure. He has demonstrated his resilience against magma, powerful bites, and even a fiery sword attack from Big Mom.

Speed and Fast Movements

Jinbe possesses impressive speed and agility, despite his large size. He can intercept and prevent attacks from powerful opponents, such as Luffy in Gear 2 and Akainu. His speed is further enhanced when in water, allowing him to navigate through dangerous situations with ease and outpace opponents. Whether it’s pursuing fleeing ships, evading cannonballs, or swiftly escaping explosions, Jinbe showcases exceptional speed and maneuverability.

Haki

Jinbe showcases his exceptional mastery of Busoshoku Haki by seamlessly incorporating it into his Fish-Man Karate and Fish-Man Jujutsu techniques. This formidable combination allows him to fight on equal footing against powerful Logia users like Ace, withstand attacks from Big Mom’s Cognac with his hardened arms, and defeat opponents such as Who’s Who by utilizing his superior Haki to break through their defenses. Also, Jinbe possesses great proficiency in Kenbunshoku Haki, enabling him to perceive the presence of others and predict their movements. He demonstrated this ability by sensing a surge of Haoshoku Haki from Shanks and by detecting the deadly intent and ill-will emanating from the Roulette.

Jinbe's haki

Jinbe’s haki

Negotiations and Bargaining

Jinbe possesses exceptional negotiation skills and is skilled at maintaining diplomatic relationships. He has proven to be a calming presence during tense situations and can handle negotiations that even Nami finds challenging. As a former Warlord of the Sea, he acted as an ambassador for Fish-Man Island, elevating its status and continuing Queen Otohime’s legacy. Jinbe often consults with King Neptune to make decisions regarding the relationships between Fish-Man Island and other factions, using his experience in negotiation and diplomacy to find the best course of action.

Powers

Fish-Man Karate Techniques

Jinbe is a master of Fish-Man Karate and Fish-Man Jujutsu, possessing immense skill and power. With Fish-Man Karate, he can generate powerful strikes that can knock away opponents and affect the water particles in the air to create devastating attacks. His mastery of this martial art allows him to defend against powerful attacks and harm opponents even with rubber-like bodies. Jinbe’s proficiency extends to Fish-Man Jujutsu, where he can manipulate water as if it were a tangible cloth, using it for long-range attacks and grappling techniques. He can unleash water shockwaves and flood entire areas, showcasing his control and destructive capabilities. With his combined martial arts prowess, Jinbe can take on formidable adversaries and even withstand attacks from giants and Emperors of the Sea.

Fishman Karate

Fishman Karate

Skills as a Helsman

Jinbe is a highly skilled and knowledgeable helmsman, particularly when it comes to navigating the seas. His expertise allows him to steer ships with precision and finesse, as demonstrated by his ability to steer a stolen Marine battleship and the Thousand Sunny with ease. Jinbe’s understanding of sea currents enables him to effectively navigate and outmaneuver pursuing fleets, showcasing his strategic capabilities. His skillful helmsman ship has been praised by his crewmates, who recognize his vital role in maximizing the Thousand Sunny’s capabilities. Jinbe’s proficiency in this area is a testament to his experience and expertise as a fish-man who is intimately familiar with the sea.

Jinbe as an expert Helsman

Jinbe as an expert Helsman

Some of his best and strongest techniques are:

  • Kairagi (Plum Blossom Peel): In this technique, Jinbe hardens his arms and forms a defensive posture by crossing them. It was employed to temporarily resist and hold back Big Mom’s powerful Cognac attack, although it eventually shattered under the force. The name “Kairagi” is derived from a style of pottery that resembles the texture of shark skin.

    Kairagi (Plum Blossom Peel)

    Kairagi (Plum Blossom Peel)

  • Karakusagawara Seiken (唐草瓦正拳): Karakusagawara Seiken, also known as “Arabesque Tile True Punch,” is a technique utilized by Jinbe. With this move, Jinbe delivers a powerful punch from a distance, using the water vapor in the air to create shock waves that propel his targets backward. The wide area of effect distinguishes it from Bartholomew Kuma’s Pad Ho. However, the impact of the attack is delayed, as it takes time for the shock waves to reach the opponents. Jinbe first demonstrated this technique against Impel Down jailers. In the VIZ Manga and Funimation adaptations, it is referred to as “Arabesque Brick Fist.”

    Arabesque Brick Fist

    Arabesque Brick Fist

  • Gosenmaigawara Seiken (五千枚瓦正拳): Gosenmai-gawara Seiken, also known as “Five Thousand Tile True Punch,” is an enhanced version of the Senmaigawara Seiken technique. It is an incredibly powerful punch capable of instantly knocking out a Jailer Beast. Jinbe first showcased this technique when facing off against Minorhinoceros in Level 4 of Impel Down. The name suggests that this attack is fifty times stronger than Kuroobi’s Hyakumaigawara Seiken and five times stronger than his Senmaigawara Seiken, symbolizing its ability to break through five thousand tiles. In the anime, Jinbe employed a variation of the technique that released an immediate shock wave, eliminating any delay. In the VIZ Manga and Funimation adaptations, it is referred to as “5,000 Brick Fist.”

    Jinbe uses 5000 Brick Fist

    Jinbe uses 5000 Brick Fist

  • Yarinami (槍波): Jinbe utilizes a technique that harnesses the power of water on its surface. With a forceful motion, he launches a spear-shaped burst of water, capable of creating holes in solid structures. In the anime, Jinbe showcases this technique as he emerges from a whirlpool, gathering its strength with his webbed hands and propelling it towards the targets as a cyclone of piercing water. This move was initially employed against the Marines on a battleship, causing significant damage to the vessel itself. In the VIZ Manga and Funimation adaptations, it is referred to as “Spear Wave.”

    Jinbe uses Yarinami

    Jinbe uses Yarinami

  • Murasame (群雨): He uses the technique known as “Murasame,” which translates to “Rain Shower.” Rather than a singular powerful attack, Jinbe unleashes a barrage of smaller water projectiles.

    Murasame technique

    Murasame technique

  • Samehada Shotei (鮫肌掌底): Jinbe utilizes the technique known as “Samehada Shōtei,” or “Sharkskin Palm Block.” With a powerful palm strike, he can effortlessly deflect sword swings, as shown when he repelled an attack from the shadow-enhanced Gecko Moria. In the VIZ Manga and Funimation adaptations, this technique is referred to as the “Sharkskin Palm Thrust.”

    Jinbe uses Samehada Shotei

    Jinbe uses Samehada Shotei

  • Samegawara Seiken (鮫瓦正拳): Jinbe employs the technique known as “Samegawara Seiken,” or “Shark Tile True Punch.” With this powerful straight punch, he channels the force of the impact through the water in a person’s body, allowing the attack to bypass their defenses, including those of devil fruit users. In the anime, a shockwave is seen passing through Moria’s back, resembling the Sai Dai Rin: Rokuogan technique. When used against Luffy, Jinbe manipulates the water vapor in the air to launch a shockwave that can harm even the rubber-bodied captain from a distance. In the VIZ Manga, it is referred to as the “Shark Fist Tile Breaker” or “Shark Brick Fist” in the Funimation adaptations.

    Jinbe uses Shark Brick First

    Jinbe uses Shark Brick First

  • Uchimizu (撃水): He uses the technique known as “Uchimizu,” or “Water Shot.” With a simple droplet of water, he harnesses his immense fish-man strength to transform it into a lethal bullet. This technique was first used to counter Hody Jones’ Uchimizu attack. In the VIZ Manga and Funimation adaptations, it is referred to as “Water Shot.”

    Jinbe uses Water Shot

    Jinbe uses Water Shot

  • Nanasenmaigawara Mawashigeri (七千枚瓦回し蹴り): Jinbe unleashes the “Nanasenmai-gawara Mawashigeri,” or “Seven Thousand Tile Roundhouse Kick.” With this powerful technique, he delivers a roundhouse kick that can withstand the force of Wadatsumi’s colossal punch and even break one of his fingers. In the VIZ Manga and Funimation adaptations, it is referred to as the “7000 Brick Roundhouse Kick.”

    Nanasenmaigawara Mawashigeri

    Nanasenmaigawara Mawashigeri

  • Fish-Man Karate Ogi: Buraikan (魚人空手「奥義」武頼貫): Jinbe unveils his ultimate technique, the “Gyojin Karate Ōgi: Buraikan,” or “Fish-Man Karate Secret Technique: Mighty Reliant Piercing.” By gathering a pack of water in his hands, he unleashes a devastating water shock wave that pierces through his opponent’s body. This powerful attack is capable of penetrating even the massive form of Wadatsumi and has the force to repel the formidable Emperor Big Mom. The technique’s name, Buraikan, translates to “outlaw.” In the VIZ Manga and Funimation adaptations, it is referred to as the “Vagabond Drill.”

    Ocean Current Shoulder Throw

    Ocean Current Shoulder Throw

  • Soshark (粗鮫ソシャーク): Jinbe showcases his fearsome grip strength in the technique known as “Soshāku,” or “Rough Shark.” With his immense power, Jinbe can crush anything he grabs, proving effective even against opponents who employ Hardening Busoshoku Haki. The devastating nature of this technique was first demonstrated against Who’s-Who. “Soshāku” translates to “mastication” in Japanese. In the Viz Manga and Funimation adaptations, it is referred to as the “Shark Grip.”

    Jinbe uses Shark Grip

    Jinbe uses Shark Grip

  • Fish-Man Karate Ogi: Onigawara Seiken (魚人空手「奥義」鬼瓦正拳): Gyojin Karate Ōgi: Onigawara Seiken, meaning “Fish-Man Karate Secret Technique: Onigawara True Fist,” is a devastating move employed by Jinbe. With this technique, Jinbe delivers a powerful straight punch, utilizing the Hardening technique to reinforce the impact. The attack generates a formidable shockwave accompanied by black lightning. Jinbe first unleashed this technique to defeat Who’s-Who. The term “onigawara” refers to the ogre tiles commonly found in Japanese architecture, symbolizing fearsome creatures. In the Viz Manga, this technique is referred to as Fish-Man Karate Secret Art: Demon Brick Fist.
Jinbe uses Demon Brick Fist

Jinbe uses Demon Brick Fist

Strengths

Jinbe possesses several notable strengths:

  • Exceptional Combat Skills: Jinbe is an incredibly skilled fighter, proficient in various martial arts including Fish-Man Karate and Fish-Man Jujutsu. He has immense physical strength, speed, and agility, allowing him to take on powerful opponents and deliver devastating blows.
  • Mastery of Fish-Man Karate: Jinbe is a master of Fish-Man Karate, a unique fighting style that utilizes water-based attacks. He can manipulate water to enhance his strikes and defend against enemy attacks. His mastery of this martial art enables him to bypass the defenses of even Devil Fruit users.

    Expertise in Fishman Karate

    Expertise in Fishman Karate

  • Strong Willpower: Jinbe possesses remarkable mental fortitude and indomitable spirit. He remains calm in the face of danger and can endure intense pain without faltering. His strong will allows him to resist the effects of powerful abilities and maintain his focus in battle.
  • Expert Helmsman: Jinbe is an exceptional helmsman, skilled in steering ships with precision and navigating treacherous waters. His expertise in this area is demonstrated by his ability to control the Thousand Sunny and maneuver it in challenging situations.

    Mastery in sailing

    Mastery in sailing

  • Negotiation and Diplomacy: Jinbe is a skilled negotiator and diplomat. He has the ability to diffuse tense situations and find common ground between conflicting parties. His diplomatic skills have been instrumental in maintaining relationships between different factions and promoting peace.
  • Immense Stamina: Jinbe has remarkable endurance and stamina, allowing him to engage in prolonged battles and withstand powerful attacks. He can push his body to its limits without easily tiring, making him a formidable opponent in combat.

Weaknesses

While Jinbe possesses numerous strengths, he also has a few weaknesses:

  • Limited Long-range Attacks: Jinbe’s combat style primarily relies on close-quarter combat and physical strikes. He may face challenges when dealing with opponents who excel at long-range attacks or possess powerful projectile-based abilities. Overcoming the distance between himself and such opponents can be a disadvantage.
  • Land-based Limitations: Jinbe’s fish-man physiology is naturally suited for underwater environments, and he may face challenges when fighting on land. His mobility, agility, and overall effectiveness in combat may be somewhat diminished when operating outside of his aquatic element.

    Jinbe needs to be in water to use his maximum powers

    Jinbe needs to be in the water to use his maximum powers

Equipment/Weapon

During his time in the Neptune Army as a soldier, he used to carry a trident as his weapon for a brief period of time.

Jinbe's Spear

Jinbe’s Spear

Signature Move

Jinbe’s signature move in Fish-Man Karate is the powerful technique known as “Brick Fist.” This technique showcases his mastery of Fish-Man Karate and his immense strength. When executing Brick Fist, Jinbe delivers a devastating punch with incredible force and precision. The name “Brick Fist” is derived from the tremendous impact generated by Jinbe’s strike, which is comparable to the destructive force of a brick. His punches possess the ability to shatter solid structures and overwhelm even formidable opponents. What sets Brick Fist apart is its utilization of water as a medium to amplify its power. Jinbe harnesses the water particles present in the air, channeling them through his fist to enhance the impact of his blows. This unique aspect of Fish-Man Karate allows Jinbe to strike with incredible force, bypassing conventional defenses and inflicting substantial damage.

Jinbe's signature move

Jinbe’s signature move

Appearance 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. Jinbe was first introduced in the Anime Episode 430: “A Warlord in Prison! Jinbe the Knight of the Sea”

Jinbe's first appearance in Anime

Jinbe’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. He appeared for the first time in One Piece Chapter 528: “Jinbe, Knight of the Sea”.

Jinbe's first appearance in Manga

Jinbe’s first appearance in Manga

Films

  • One Piece: Film Red (2022)

    Jinbe in One Piece Red

    Jinbe in One Piece Red

Video Games

Playable Appearances

  • One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle

    Jinbe in One Piece Gigant Battle

    Jinbe in One Piece Gigant Battle

  • One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

    Jinbe in One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

    Jinbe in One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red
  • One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
  • One Py Berry Match
  • One Piece: Burning Blood

    Jinbe in One Piece Burning Blood

    Jinbe in One Piece Burning Blood

  • One Piece Thousand Storm
  • One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
  • One Piece Bounty Rush

    Jinbe in One Piece Bounty Rush

    Jinbe in One Piece Bounty Rush

  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!
  • One Piece Treasure Cruise

    One Piece Treasure Cruise Jinbe

    One Piece Treasure Cruise Jinbe

Support Appearances

  • One Piece Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure
  • One Piece Odyssey

    Jinbe in One Piece Odyssey

    Jinbe in One Piece Odyssey

Other Media

  • One Piece Premier Show 2013
  • Super Kabuki II: One Piece

    Jinbe in Super Kabuki II One Piece

    Jinbe in Super Kabuki II One Piece

  • Hungry Days

Voice Actors

The Japanese Voice actors for Jinbe are Houki Katsuhisa and Gouri Daisuke. The English Voice actor is Daniel Baugh.

Jinbe's Japanese voice actor

Jinbe’s Japanese voice actor

  • Italian: Ubaldi, Pietro
  • French: Lemarié, Sylvain
  • Portuguese (BR): Ramos, Mauro
  • German: Röbke, Willi
  • Spanish: Siurana, José Luis

Reviews and Receptions

Straw Hat Crew

Jinbe’s character in One Piece has received positive reviews from both fans and critics. Here are some common sentiments expressed about Jinbe:

  • Admirable Loyalty: Fans appreciate Jinbe’s unwavering loyalty to his crewmates and his strong sense of honor. His willingness to sacrifice himself for the sake of his friends has resonated with many viewers.
  • Compelling Backstory: Critics and fans alike praise Jinbe’s well-developed backstory, which explores his experiences as a fish-man living in a world dominated by discrimination. His journey from being a former Warlord to joining the Straw Hat Pirates adds depth to his character.
  • Respected and Reliable Leader: Jinbe’s leadership qualities, displayed during his time as the captain of the Sun Pirates and his role in strategic planning, have earned him respect from fans. His calm and level-headed nature makes him a reliable presence in intense situations.
  • Strong Moral Compass: Jinbe’s strong moral code and dedication to justice have been lauded by fans. He consistently acts in accordance with his principles, making him a compelling and admirable character.
  • Power and Combat Skills: Fans enjoy Jinbe’s impressive combat skills, particularly his mastery of Fish-Man Karate. His ability to combine his fish-man strength with martial arts techniques has captivated viewers and made his battles exciting to watch.

Overall, Jinbe’s character is widely praised for his loyalty, leadership, moral compass, and combat abilities. His compelling backstory and strong presence in the series have solidified him as a fan-favorite character in One Piece.

Favorites

  • Foods: Mozuku seaweed in vinegar and fruits
  • Drink: Tea
  • Color: Ochre
  • Crew Member: Luffy
  • Island: Autumn on Summer Island
  • Numbers: 10

Facts and Trivia

  • Jinbe is known by various names such as Jimbei, First Son of the Sea, Helsman of the Strawhat Pirates, Knight of the Sea, and Boss Jinbe.
  • As a part of the Kumamoto Revival Project, a bronze statue of Jinbe was dedicated to the cause.

    Jinbe's broze statue

    Jinbe’s bronze statue

  • Jinbe, whose name is derived from “jinbei-zame (甚平鮫)” meaning “whale shark” in Japanese, is sometimes spelled as Jimbei due to the pronunciation. However, the correct spelling is confirmed to be Jinbe. In English versions, his name is often spelled as Jimbei, but the official Japanese website for One Piece: Burning Blood uses the name “Jimbei” on his bounty.
  • Jinbe, like other members of the Straw Hats, has his own jolly Roger. It features a simple depiction of his face overlaid with the Sun Pirates jolly Roger, representing his connection to the crew.

    Jinbe's jolly roger

    Jinbe’s jolly roger

  • After making his initial appearance as a silhouette in Chapter 523, Jinbe was further revealed at the JUMP Festa 2009. During the event, Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, provided fans with a sneak peek of Jinbe by drawing a rough sketch showcasing his appearance.
  • Jinbe, as one of the Seven Warlords, had a distinctive animal theme centered around the whale shark. Notably, he was the only fish-man to hold the prestigious title of Warlord among the group.
  • Jinbe’s popularity among fans is evident in the results of the character popularity polls. In the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th fan polls, he ranked 110th, 35th, 6th, and 18th, respectively. These rankings highlight his growing popularity and establish him as the most beloved fish-man character in the series.
  • In One Piece World, Jinbe is the only character who is able to use the Busoshoku Haki(Armanent Haki).

    Jinbe's Haki Powers

    Jinbe’s Haki Powers

  • Jinbe’s name was initially mentioned by Yosaku during the Arlong Park Arc when discussing the Seven Warlords of the Sea. However, he was officially introduced much later in the story during the Impel Down Arc, which occurred 459 chapters after his initial mention.
  • Among all the past and present warlords, Jinbe is the only one to be able to swim and not eat any devil fruit.
  • Jinbe holds the distinction of being one of the few characters in One Piece who has served under more than one crew of the Four Emperors. He was a former member of the Big Mom Pirates and is now the official Helmsman of the Straw Hat Pirates. The only other character known to have sailed under multiple Emperors is Marshall D. Teach, who himself has become one of the Four Emperors.
  • Jinbe holds the distinction of being the first member to join the Straw Hat Pirates after the two-year time skip and the first to join them since entering the New World. While he was initially invited to join the crew after the battle with the New Fish-Man Pirates, he officially accepted the offer by crashing Big Mom’s Tea Party on Whole Cake Island.

 

  • The first Straw Hat Pirate to have connections to the World Government was Jinbe.
  • Jinbe holds the distinction of being the third member of the Straw Hat Pirates who was once a captain of his own pirate crew, following in the footsteps of Usopp from the Usopp Pirates and Brook from the Rumbar Pirates. Like Brook, Jinbe assumed the role of captain after the previous captain became unavailable, with Yorki for Brook and Fisher Tiger for Jinbe.
  • The only one to share the blood type F along with Luffy is Jinbe, who gave him his blood in his hour of need at Fish-Man Island.

    Jinbe shares his blood with Luffy

    Jinbe shares his blood with Luffy

  • Jinbe stands out as the sole current member of the Straw Hat Pirates who does not have a known background or connection to any of the Four Blues, unlike the other members who have ties to East Blue, North Blue, or West Blue.
  • Apart from major alcohol lover in the Straw Hat crew, he has the highest tolerance to liquor.
  • His spirit animal would be “Bear” as stated by Eiichiro Oda in a volume of SBS of One Piece.
  • In Japan, the order Orectolobiformes, to which whale sharks belong, is referred to as “Tenjiku-Zame” (テンジクザメ). The term “Tenjiku” (天竺) is derived from the historical Chinese name for India, Tianzhu.
  • Usually, his thoughts can be summarized as “Virtue, Virtue, Fist, Water, Wiseness,” reflecting his values and principles. Like the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates, he also strongly believes in the power of “Friendship.”
  • Jinbe would be a station supervisor if the Straw Hat Pirates weren’t pirates.
  • If Jinbe were to acquire a Devil Fruit power, it is speculated that he might choose a model of the Tori Tori no Mi (Bird-Bird Fruit), granting him the ability to fly and compensating for his loss of swimming abilities.

    Tori Tori no Mi

    Tori Tori no Mi

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