Trafalgar D. Water Law (トラファルガー・ロー) is a German fictional character, Captain of the Heart Pirates, and a doctor/surgeon in the famous series One Piece created by the editor and author/mangaka Eiichiro Oda.
Trafalgar D. War Law, simply known as Trafalgar Law or Law, was born on 6 October (age 24 years; pre-time skip, and 26 years; post-time skip) in the country of Flevance, North Blue. His Zodiac sign is Libra, and his blood type is F. He is a member of the Worst Generation (Supernovas) of Pirates along with various other Pirates, who compete with each other in order to find One Piece and rise to the top.
Height (approx): 6’ 3″
Weight: 85 kg
Eye Color: Grey (Anime) Yellow (Manga)
Hair Color: Black
Devil Fruit: Ope Ope no Mi ( Operation Fruit)
Signature Items: Hat and Sword
Tattoos: Full body
During his childhood, he revealed to Corazon, that he belonged to the D Clan. This clan is most feared by the people throughout the One Piece World, and are considered to be the enemies of God. The “D” initial or “Will of D” is a significant and mysterious element that refers to a group of individuals who carry the initial “D” in their names are the enemies of God, and will bring a storm into the World someday.
Parents and Sibling
Law’s parents were a family of surgeons in the North Blue. They tragically lost their lives during an outbreak of the Amber Lead disease, a fatal illness for which there was no known cure. Law and his younger sister were trained in medicine by their parents and tried their best to assist the affected people, even with limited resources and equipment. In a later turn of events, Law’s sister was taken by a nun and burned alive in the hospital, along with many other individuals. This devastating incident resulted in Law losing everyone and everything that was dear to him. It was later revealed that the World Government attempted to eradicate the disease and eliminate any knowledge or evidence of its existence.
Love Interest- Girlfriend
Trafalgar Law does not have a love interest in One Piece. He is a very closed-off person and does not seem to be interested in romance. There have been some fan theories that Law may have feelings for Nico Robin, but no evidence supports these claims. Law and Robin have a good working relationship, but there is nothing to indicate that they are romantically interested in each other. It is possible that Law will develop a love interest in the future, but as of right now, he is not interested in romance.
Law was shattered by the devastating loss of his loved ones and made a daring escape from the quarantined city. Concealed amidst a shipment of lifeless bodies, he managed to slip away. Consumed by profound anguish, Law’s heart grew dark, and he adopted a nihilistic perspective, devoid of faith or purpose. Overwhelmed by despair, he embraced an unsettling desire to unleash destruction upon the world, his actions motivated solely by a desire to wreak havoc without believing in anything anymore.
After his harrowing escape, Law arrived at Spider Miles, a port town, where he made a desperate move. Approaching the notorious Donquixote Pirates, he confronted their leader, Doflamingo, with explosives strapped to his body, ready to detonate. Consumed by his destructive mindset, he sought to inflict as much destruction as possible before his own demise. Despite Law’s reminder of his limited lifespan, Doflamingo revealed that their “family” was deeply involved in underworld activities and presented Law with a glimmer of hope, and a chance to survive by obtaining a powerful Devil Fruit that could heal him.
As Law’s remaining time dwindled to a year or less, he entrusted his true name, Trafalgar D. Water Law, to Corazon. Surprisingly, Corazon swiftly whisked Law away to safety, breaking his silence to inquire about Law’s identity. Urging him to leave the crew immediately, Corazon warned Law to stay far from Doflamingo. In an earnest desire to aid Law, Corazon accompanied him to numerous hospitals, only to face rejection and hostility from medical professionals. Fueled by rage, Corazon lashed out, physically assaulting the doctors and setting ablaze the hospitals that callously spurned Law.
Six months later, Corazon’s composure crumbled, revealing his sympathy and a genuine desire to alleviate Law’s suffering. Overwhelmed with joy, Law finally found solace in discovering someone who truly understood him, forging a deep bond of friendship between them. Together, they journeyed to Minion Island, where a pirate crew possessing the coveted Ope Ope no Mi Devil Fruit resided. Leaving Law in a secluded corner of an abandoned village, Corazon embarked on a perilous mission to steal the fruit. Throughout his ordeal, Law fought against his debilitating illness, patiently awaiting Corazon’s return.
Despite sustaining injuries, Corazon successfully acquired the fruit and resolutely force-fed it to Law. As relief washed over him, Corazon’s strength waned, and he collapsed. Placing Law inside a treasure chest, Corazon shielded him within a soundproof field, vowing to ensure his survival and expressing his love for the young boy. Sacrificing himself, Corazon deliberately allowed capture, diverting the attention of the Donquixote Pirates while Law, confined to the chest, helplessly witnessed the violent onslaught against his savior. In a heart-wrenching moment, Law wept in despair as Corazon suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The Donquixote Pirates departed, taking their plunder, including the chest concealing Law. Safely concealed through Corazon’s abilities, Law quietly escaped their clutches, his tears, mingling with grief over the loss of his closest friend.
While Trafalgar Law’s name draws inspiration from the Battle of Trafalgar, it is also influenced by Edward Low, a notorious British pirate known for his brutality during the Golden Age of Piracy. Edward Low’s reputation as one of the cruelest pirates resonates with Law’s own tendencies for dismemberment within his Ope Ope no Mi abilities. Edward Low’s methods of execution, including mutilation, decapitation, disembowelment, and even cannibalism, find echoes in Law’s powers.
However, it’s important to note that while Law’s character name may be derived from Edward Low, the storyline and portrayal of Law in the One Piece series are distinct and do not necessarily align with the historical actions and experiences of Edward Low. The use of historical inspiration in character creation is a common practice in storytelling, but the depiction of Law as a fictional character should be understood within the context of the One Piece universe, where his experiences and development are independent of Edward Low’s historical narrative.
Echiiro Oda created the character of Trafalgar Law for the series One Piece, but initially, he was not willing to create such a major character for the storyline. Considering that Law was created on an accidental basis, Oda says he didn’t anticipate it to be this significant, he stated “I created Supernovas right before the chapter where they got introduced. None of them existed in my plot notebooks before that chapter…Then, inspiration for 9 Supernovas came to my mind unconsciously…I’m really surprised they survived until now since I thought half of them would drop out of tough new world already…”
Law’s backstory was gradually revealed, showcasing the tragedy he experienced as a child which impacted him deeply, shaping his nihilistic and vengeful outlook. Law formed his own pirate crew with the goal of pursuing his personal objectives. Initially portrayed as a ruthless and calculating character, Law’s true intentions were slowly unveiled as the series progressed.
Law’s interactions with other characters, particularly his relationship with the Straw Hat Pirates, played a significant role in his character development, as his gradual acceptance of trust, friendship, and loyalty challenged his initial nihilistic worldview. As the story progressed, Law’s motivations evolved from seeking vengeance and destruction to fighting against injustice and protecting those important to him. He displayed a willingness to sacrifice himself for the greater good and became a key player in the battle against the Yonko (Emperors) and the World Government.
After escaping to Swallow Island, Law encountered two boys named Shachi and Penguin who were bullying a young mink named Bepo. Law intervened and defeated Shachi and Penguin in a fight. Intrigued by Law’s strength and resolve, Shachi, Penguin, and Bepo became interested in him and decided to join forces. This marked the formation of the Heart Pirates, with Law as their captain. As Law spent time with his new crewmates, he further honed his abilities and mastery over the Ope Ope no Mi Devil Fruit. With his improved control and understanding of his powers, Law was eventually able to find a way to cure his own sickness.
He was initially seen arriving at the Sabaody Archipelago with his crew before traveling to the New World, just like the other Supernovas. When the Marines approached, the trio of Monkey D. Luffy, Law, and Eustass Kid used their Devil Fruit abilities to fend off them. Law used a field where he replaced a person’s head with a cannonball that was shot at him. Law was occupied with confusing and ultimately defeating the Marine men by rearranging their body parts as the battle went on. After that, he went on fighting along with his crew, eventually escaping the attackers.
During the Marineford Arc, as the Whitebeard War raged on, Law and his crew observed the tumultuous events from Sabaody Archipelago. In a surprising turn of events, Law risked his own safety to rescue Luffy and Jinbe from the battlefield, despite not sharing a personal bond with them. Taking charge, Law provided medical aid to Luffy, tending to his injuries with skill and expertise, before taking him to the isolated land of Amazon Lily. During his journey, Law encountered Silvers Rayleigh. In a significant gesture, Law entrusted Rayleigh with Luffy’s cherished straw hat, symbolizing his belief in Luffy’s potential. Reflecting on his own aspirations, Law discussed his ambitious plans to navigate the treacherous New World.
Law’s involvement in the “Rocky Port Incident” had far-reaching consequences that shaped his reputation and the course of events. In this incident, Law orchestrated a plan in which he sent the hearts of one hundred pirates to the World Government, a shocking and audacious act. As a result of his calculated actions, Law garnered the attention of the World Government and earned the notorious title of Warlord of the Sea. While Law’s intention behind the incident was not revealed immediately, it is later discovered that his primary goal was to undermine and weaken the Seven Warlords system itself. However, his plan had unintended consequences. The chaos caused by the incident led to significant damage to Rocky Port, the location of the event, and inadvertently aided the ambitions of Blackbeard, a notorious pirate seeking power and control.
He arrived on Punk Hazard, a hazardous island ruled by the villainous Caesar Clown, with his crew, the Heart Pirates. Law’s primary objective was to confront and take down Caesar Clown, a mad scientist, responsible for unethical experiments on innocent kids and making artificial Devil Fruit. Law formed an alliance with Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates, as they shared a common goal of taking down Caesar Clown and dismantling his operation. Together, they faced numerous challenges, including battling powerful enemies, navigating treacherous terrain, and uncovering the dark secrets of the island.
During the Dressrosa Arc, his primary goal was to bring down Doflamingo, who was not only a ruthless pirate but also a former celestial dragon with ties to the World Government. To achieve this goal, Law formed a strategic alliance with the Straw Hat Pirates and their allies. Throughout the arc, Law’s plans and actions played a crucial role in unraveling Doflamingo’s schemes and exposing his true nature. Law’s knowledge of Doflamingo’s past and his intricate understanding of Dressrosa’s political landscape allowed him to manipulate events to his advantage. In the final showdown, Law fought alongside Luffy and other allies against Doflamingo and his top executives. With the combined efforts of the alliance, they successfully defeated Doflamingo and dismantled his criminal empire, freeing Dressrosa from his oppressive rule.
Law and his group arrived at Zou, an island located on the back of a giant elephant. They learned about the Mink Tribe and encountered various challenges and dangers on the island. Law’s crew, the Heart Pirates, reunited with him, and they joined forces with the Straw Hat Pirates and the samurai to search for their missing comrades. During their exploration, they discovered signs of a recent battle and a deserted Mink Tribe civilization. The alliance between Law’s crew, the Straw Hats, the samurai, and the Mink Tribe was officially formed to take down Kaido (Kaidou). Law witnessed Robin deciphering a red poneglyph, revealing information about the Road Poneglyphs and Laugh Tale. He learned that Kaido and Big Mom possessed one each and that Momonosuke’s ancestors were involved in creating the poneglyphs. They discussed their plans to defeat Kaido and agreed to meet in Wano Country.
After finally arriving at Wano Country, Law confronted Hawkins in Bakura Town, disguised with a mask and claiming to be after Hawkins’ life. Hawkins uncovered Law’s identity. When Luffy rushed off to face Kaido, Law chased after him and tried to convince Luffy to flee after he was overwhelmed by Kaido, but was forced to escape when Hawkins pierced him with a Seastone nail. Hawkins revealed that he had linked himself to Law’s subordinates and demanded Law’s cooperation. Law made a deal with Hawkins, exchanging himself for the release of his crewmates. While locked in a cell, Law received help from X Drake, and he interrogated Hawkins about his encounter with Kaido and the alliance. Law then decided to go along with Drake’s plan to gain his freedom.
On the day of the Fire Festival, Law and his crew joined forces with the Straw Hat Pirates and Kid Pirates to battle the Beasts Pirates. They successfully reached the castle and began a war. Law and the other Supernovas confronted Kaido and Big Mom on the roof, with Law teleporting the wounded Scabbards to safety. He saved Luffy from an attack and engaged in battle, using his abilities strategically. Law and Kid teamed up to separate Big Mom from the battlefield and launched her away. Law formed a temporary alliance with Kid to fight Big Mom and used his Devil Fruit powers to injure her. She fell into a crater created by Law, causing an explosion. Law and Kid were celebrated by their crews for their victory. Law awaited the outcome of Luffy’s fight with Kaido, and he witnessed the final defeat of Kaido and the moment when Momonosuke took charge of Wano’s leadership.
During their journey to the next island, Law and his crew encounter an attack from the Blackbeard Pirates, who are searching for a Road Poneglyph. In the midst of the battle, Law is struck by Doc Q’s Devil Fruit power, which transforms him into a woman. However, he manages to overcome the affliction using his Haki. The Blackbeard Pirates unleash Jesus Burgess, who uses his abilities to lift a mountain and hurl it toward the Heart Pirates. With skill and determination, Law destroys the incoming mountain. Blackbeard arrives, riding on Doc Q’s horse Stronger, and confronts Law, suspecting that he possesses Kaido’s Road Poneglyph and declaring his intent to claim it. Law accepts the challenge, proposing that the victor takes all. Bepo intervenes by throwing a rock at the Blackbeard Pirates, allowing him to grab Law and escape onto the sea. Law insists that they must also rescue their crew, but Bepo assures him that the crew’s survival skills are enough for them to save themselves. With Law on his back, Bepo plunges into the ocean, urging him not to die.
Some of his strongest battles are
- Law, Eustass Kid, and Monkey D. Luffy vs. Marine Assault team
- Heart Pirates, Kid Pirates, and Straw Hat Pirates vs. Marines
- Law vs. one hundred pirates
- Law vs. G-5 Marines, Smoker, and Tashigi
- Law vs. Vergo
- Law vs. Donquixote Doflamingo and Fujitora
- Law vs. Donquixote Doflamingo
- Law and Monkey D. Luffy vs. Donquixote Doflamingo and Trebol
- Law vs. Basil Hawkins (Bakura Town)
- Law, Luffy, and Kid vs. Beasts Pirates
- Law, Luffy, Zoro, Kid, and Killer vs. Kaido and Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom)
- Law and Kid vs. Big Mom
- Heart Pirates vs. Marshall D. Teach and the Blackbeard Pirates
- Law vs. Vergo: This fight takes place in the Punk Hazard arc of the One Piece series. Law confronts the powerful Marine officer Vergo, who has infiltrated the ranks of the Donquixote Pirates. Law showcases the mastery of his Devil Fruit powers, using his “Room” ability to manipulate the environment and cut through Vergo’s defenses.
- Law vs. Doflamingo: In the Dressrosa arc, Law faces off against the tyrannical Donquixote Doflamingo. This fight is a culmination of Law’s long-standing grudge against Doflamingo for his role in the death of his best friend, Corazon. Law utilizes his powerful “Room” ability and his surgical skills to challenge Doflamingo’s string-based Devil Fruit powers. The clash between these two powerful Devil Fruit users is intense and filled with dramatic moments.
- Law vs. Hawkins: During the Wano Country arc, Law engages in a battle against Basil Hawkins, one of Kaido’s top commanders. Law’s strategic mind and his versatile Devil Fruit powers are pitted against Hawkins’ fortune-telling abilities and his straw-based Devil Fruit powers.
- Law and Kid vs. Big Mom: Law refused to back down despite Big Mom’s relentless assault, determined to hold his ground. He unleashed a devastating attack known as Puncture Wille, driving his sword even deeper into Big Mom’s body. In the midst of the chaos, Law seized the opportunity to assert his dominance. He activated his R-ROOM, a miniature version of his signature Room ability, effectively neutralizing Big Mom’s voice and disrupting her control over the situation. As the impact of the explosion reverberated below, Big Mom’s reign was brought to a crashing halt. Exhausted and battered, both Kid and Law were hailed as heroes by their respective crews.
- Defeating Vergo: Law engaged in an intense battle against Vergo, a high-ranking officer of the Donquixote Pirates. Despite Vergo’s formidable strength and Haki’s skills, Law emerged victorious, severing him in two and proving his strength as a formidable pirate.
- Conquering Doflamingo: Law’s ultimate goal was to take down the powerful warlord Donquixote Doflamingo. After an arduous battle, Law, along with the help of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates, successfully defeated Doflamingo and put an end to his tyrannical rule over Dressrosa. This victory marked a major turning point in Law’s journey and showcased his strategic brilliance.
- Outsmarting and Capturing Caesar Clown: Law devised a cunning plan to capture the mad scientist Caesar Clown, who was conducting dangerous experiments on children. With the help of his crew, Law executed his strategy flawlessly, successfully apprehending Caesar and rescuing the victims of his experiments.
- Surviving and Escaping from Kaido: Law found himself face-to-face with one of the Four Emperors, Kaido, known for his immense strength and invincibility. Although Law was ultimately overpowered and captured, he managed to escape from Kaido’s grasp with the help of his crew and allies, demonstrating his resilience and resourcefulness.
- Assisting in the Takedown of Big Mom: Law played a crucial role in the battle against Big Mom, one of the most powerful pirates in the world. Alongside Eustass Kid, Law fought valiantly and contributed to Big Mom’s defeat, showcasing his strategic abilities and combat skills.
- Losing to Doflamingo: Prior to his ultimate victory over Doflamingo, Law initially failed to defeat him during their first encounter on Punk Hazard. Law’s plan to take down Doflamingo was foiled, and he suffered a crushing defeat, leading to his capture and subsequent torture.
- Inability to Save Corazon: Law’s inability to protect his mentor, Donquixote Rosinante, also known as Corazon, is one of his greatest failures. Despite Law’s best efforts to keep Corazon safe during their mission to obtain the Ope Ope no Mi Devil Fruit, Corazon sacrificed himself to save Law, leaving a lasting impact on Law’s life.
- Falling into Beast Pirates Clutches: Law’s encounter with the Beast Pirates, Kaido and Hawkins specifically, resulted in his defeat and capture. He was unable to overcome Kaido’s overwhelming power and was subsequently held captive, demonstrating his vulnerability in the face of such a formidable adversary, and had to bargain his life for his crew’s safety.
Trafalgar Law has encountered various rivals and enemies during his adventures in the One Piece series. One of his prominent rivals is Eustass Kid, another member of the Supernova rookie group. Law considers Kid a formidable opponent and frequently competes with him, striving to surpass his achievements.
Another significant rival of Law is Monkey D. Luffy, the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. Despite their occasional clashes and differences in ideology, Trafalgar and Luffy share mutual respect and understanding. They have formed an alliance on multiple occasions, teaming up to face powerful adversaries and work towards common goals.
Law’s animosity towards Doflamingo stems from his past and the atrocities committed by the Donquixote Family. Law, as a child, was a victim of Doflamingo’s ruthless actions, which resulted in the destruction of his homeland, Flevance. Seeking revenge and justice, Law vowed to take down Doflamingo and dismantle his criminal empire. Their conflict reaches its peak during the Dressrosa arc, where Law forms an alliance with Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates to overthrow Doflamingo’s tyrannical rule. Law’s ultimate objective is to expose Doflamingo’s crimes and put an end to his reign of terror.
Law and Caesar have a strained relationship with little trust between them. Caesar initially suspects Law of betrayal but later realizes his mistake. Law is appalled by Caesar’s treatment of children. Law and the Straw Hats plan to capture Caesar for his SAD creation ability. Law is aware of Caesar’s ambitions against the World Government. Caesar expresses regret, thinking they could have been friends. Law ultimately defeats Caesar and uses him as leverage to force Doflamingo to step down as a Warlord.
Law and Hawkins are enemies who clash multiple times in the Wano Country Arc. Hawkins targets Law due to his role in the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance, but Law initially avoids Hawkins to maintain a low profile but eventually confronts him when his crewmates are captured. Their first skirmish occurs in Bakura Town, where Hawkins realizes Law’s intentions. After Kaido’s rampage and Luffy’s defeat, Hawkins continues to pursue Law, preventing him from rescuing Luffy.
Law encountered Big Mom at Onigashima, where he, along with Kid, confronted her and Kaido. In the fierce battle, Law unleashed his devastating “Counter Shock” attack on Big Mom, weakening her. With Kid’s assistance, Law also managed to separate Big Mom from her Homie Zeus. Together with Kid and other Supernovas, Law played a pivotal role in pushing Big Mom off the rooftop of the Skull Dome, causing her to teeter on the edge of defeat. Law expressed his disdain for Big Mom’s interference in the new era and wished for her departure. Despite Big Mom’s attempts to overpower them, Kid and Law showed no fear and remained immune to her powerful abilities. Law silenced Big Mom to prevent her from summoning her special Homies, further weakening her. Eventually, Kid and Law launched her into a crater, leaving her determined to seek revenge.
Law and his crew faced a fierce attack from Blackbeard and his crew after leaving Wano. When Law demanded to know Blackbeard’s intentions, he discovered that Blackbeard wanted to steal the copies of the Road Poneglyph that Law possessed. Law chose to confront Blackbeard alone, ready for a one-on-one battle. During the fight, Law fearlessly faced Blackbeard, but despite his confidence, Law did not underestimate Blackbeard’s strength and fighting skills. However, Law and his crew were ultimately overwhelmed and defeated by the formidable enemy.
Initially, Cavendish held a grudge against Law for stealing his fame. However, after forming an alliance with Luffy and witnessing Law’s transformation, Cavendish let go of his resentment. He cooperated with Law to defeat the Donquixote Family and even protected him during the final battle. They had a casual conversation afterward, acknowledging the significance of their actions. Despite their rocky start, Cavendish and Law developed a cooperative alliance based on shared goals.
Law is known for being loving to new crewmates and demonstrated this when he invited the ex-slave pirate captain, Jean Bart to join his crew. His crew members admire and respect him, following his orders without question. Law deeply cares about his crew’s well-being and is determined to rescue them when they are captured. He has great faith in his crew and refuses to believe they would betray their alliance. Law is even willing to sacrifice himself by turning himself in to save his crew. His closest relationship is with Bepo, whom he met during their childhood. Bepo is fiercely loyal to Law and serves as the navigator of the Heart Pirates. Despite their strong bond, Law urges Bepo to prioritize his own safety when faced with danger.
Initially, some members of the Straw Hat Pirates, including Usopp, Nami, and Chopper, were skeptical of forming an alliance with Law. They had concerns about his trustworthiness and potential betrayal. Robin, on the other hand, supported Luffy’s decision but cautioned him about the risks involved. Zoro, however, approved of Law’s objective to take down one of the Four Emperors. Over time, Brook, Sanji, and Franky also came to accept Luffy’s choice and the alliance with Law. Usopp and Sanji specifically warned Law that his vision of an alliance might differ from Luffy’s.
Law and Luffy’s friendship is a unique bond that has developed throughout their shared adventures. Initially, Law viewed Luffy as a means to achieve his own goals, but over time, their relationship evolved into a deep friendship built on trust and mutual respect. Despite their different personalities and approaches, Law and Luffy share a common goal of taking down powerful enemies and bringing about a new era in the world of pirates. They have shown great loyalty and support for each other, often putting their lives on the line to protect one another. Their friendship is characterized by playful banter, camaraderie, and a strong sense of shared purpose, making them formidable allies in their quest for freedom and justice.
Corazon, also known as Donquixote Rosinante, initially had a negative relationship with Law during their first encounters, and Law saw him as foolish and attempted to kill him. However, after discovering Law’s true name, Corazon opened up to him and shared important information. Corazon took Law under his care and tried to find a cure for his disease, showing deep care and concern for him. They developed a close bond, and Law began referring to Corazon as “Cora-san.” Corazon sacrificed himself to protect Law and imparted the power to heal his disease. Law held no ill will towards Corazon, despite his membership in the Marines. Corazon’s death deeply affected Law, and he vowed to avenge him by challenging Doflamingo. Law named his crew the Heart Pirates in honor of Corazon and carries on his memory through his actions and determination. Law realizes that Corazon wanted him to live freely and strives to honor that wish.
Law is a complex and multifaceted character. He is a doctor by profession, but he is also a pirate and a member of the Worst Generation. He is ruthless and pragmatic, but also kind and compassionate. He is sometimes driven by revenge, but he is also willing to cooperate with others to achieve his goals. He is not afraid to kill his enemies, and he has no misgivings about using violence to achieve his goals. This ruthlessness is evident in his battle strategies, as well as in his personal interactions with others. He is always thinking about the best way to achieve his goals, and he is not afraid to make sacrifices in order to do so. Despite his ruthlessness and pragmatism, Law is also a kind and compassionate individual. He is deeply affected by the suffering of others, and he is always willing to help those in need. Trafalgar Law exhibits the INTJ personality type, known for being strategic and meticulous in their thinking. With his analytical mindset, Law carefully plans his actions and considers multiple contingency plans. Like many INTJs, he prefers to be prepared for any situation, often having multiple backup plans in place. Law’s cautious nature stems from his ability to foresee potential problems and risks, allowing him to take calculated and well-thought-out approaches to achieve his goals.
Fighting Skills: 7/10
Leadership Quality: 8/10
Bounty: 3 Billion berries (Post Wano Arc)
During the pre-time skip, he is seen wearing a yellow hoodie with black sleeves and a black hood. The hoodie features his Jolly Roger symbol printed on the front of the chest area in dark ink, and he often keeps the sleeves rolled up. In addition to the hoodie, Law wears a northern-style fur hat that is white in color with a black dot pattern along the rim and lower areas. His jeans also have similar dot patterns on the knee and ankle areas, though they are darker than the ones on his hat. For footwear, Law opts for a pair of dark, pointed shoes. He further accessorizes with small earrings on each ear. His arms are covered with several tribal-inspired tattoos, and the letters “D E A T H” are inked in black on the backs of each of his fingers.
After the time skips, Law wears a bunch of different outfits depending on the place and its requirements. In the Punk Hazard Arc, Law can be seen wearing a long black coat with his crew’s Jolly Roger adorning the hem and sleeve, and during the Dressrosa Arc, Law opts for an open black coat with a hood, featuring the word “Corazon” on the back in memory of his long lost friend, Corazon. For the Wano Country Arc, Law chooses to wear a black and white yukata adorned with his two Jolly Roger symbols. He pairs it with an orange sash, a brown jittoku featuring yellow five-petal flower patterns and spots, and zōri footwear. To conceal his identity, Law briefly utilizes a tengai, a straw hat, to hide his face from foes like Hawkins. During the Raid on Onigashima, Law switches to a yellow shirt and a blue cloak with a fluffy fur collar.
Devil Fruits Awakening
Law has attained the power of Devil Fruit awakening, enabling him to manifest specialized room spheres that can be directly applied to specific objects. These unique rooms are no longer confined to a fixed area but move along with the objects they cover. Through his K-Room technique, Law can attach a miniature room to his weapons, allowing them to extend indefinitely, phase through solid matter, and operate internally without causing harm. On the other hand, his R-Room enables him to create rooms on specific objects, dictating specific effects within them, such as silencing any sounds emitted by the object. This newfound ability overcomes the limitation of his regular room’s stationary range. However, Law acknowledges that he has yet to fully master his awakened powers, and their usage exacts a significant toll on his stamina.
As a child, he underwent intense combat training with the Donquixote Pirates, which granted him exceptional superhuman strength. Even at the age of twelve, Law displayed remarkable strength by effortlessly throwing Rosinante, a much larger and taller individual. aw’s physical endurance is truly remarkable, as he has demonstrated an incredible ability to withstand severe injuries and continue fighting. Despite having his heart crushed, which caused him to lose consciousness, Law managed to recover shortly afterward, showcasing his exceptional resilience. He endured a brutal and prolonged beating, resulting in severe injuries and bloodshed, yet he persevered and ultimately defeated his opponent with a single blow.
Law has showcased his medical skills on several occasions, as he has performed complex surgeries and saved numerous lives. He has also demonstrated the ability to reattach severed limbs, as seen when he reattached his own arm after it was cut off by Doflamingo. His medical knowledge extends beyond basic procedures. He possesses a deep understanding of diseases and their treatments. This is evident in his quest to find a cure for the Amber Lead Syndrome, a fatal disease he suffered from as a child. His relentless pursuit of a remedy led him to experiment with various methods and ultimately discover the potential to use his Devil Fruit power to swap personalities and bodies, offering a temporary solution to the disease. Furthermore, Law’s medical expertise allows him to analyze and strategize during battles. He can identify weak points in his opponents’ bodies and use his surgical knowledge to exploit them effectively. Law’s combination of medical knowledge, surgical skills, and Devil Fruit ability make him a formidable fighter and an indispensable member of his crew.
Law is a cunning and strategic leader who carefully plans his actions. He prepared extensively before entering the dangerous New World and became a Warlord of the Sea to hide his true intentions. He devised a complex plan to disrupt Doflamingo’s SMILE trade and cripple his operations. By destroying the SAD production facilities and abducting Caesar, he forced Doflamingo into a difficult choice. Law even managed to deceive Doflamingo into thinking he was dead. When faced with unexpected situations, such as Kin’emon’s exposed plan, Law quickly adapts and comes up with backup strategies. He utilizes his Devil Fruit powers and the loyalty of his allies to carry out successful missions.
Law possesses exceptional swordsmanship skills, showcasing his proficiency and mastery in wielding his sword, Kikoku. As a member of the Worst Generation and a former Warlord of the Sea, Law has demonstrated his prowess as a swordsman in numerous battles and confrontations. His swordsmanship style is characterized by his precise and swift strikes. He displays remarkable agility and dexterity, allowing him to execute complex and acrobatic sword techniques. His movements are fluid and calculated, making him a formidable opponent in close-quarters combat.
Law is capable of using both types of Haki, as he is knowledgeable about Haoshoku Haki (Conqueror’s Haki) and has witnessed its effects. Law has demonstrated the skilled usage of Busoshoku Haki (Armament Haki), allowing him to bypass Smoker’s intangible smoke body and defend against powerful attacks without getting injured. After his battles with Kaidou and Big Mom, Law’s proficiency in Haki seems to have increased, as he was able to counteract the effects of Doc Q’s powers. Additionally, Law possesses the ability to use Kenbunshoku Haki (Observation Haki) as well.
Devil Fruit Powers
Law possesses the Ope Ope no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit, which allows him to create a sphere of light blue aura, called Room, within which he can manipulate the fabric of space. Within the aura sphere, Law has complete control over space and can “operate” on anything within it. He can move objects telekinetically, swap locations of people and objects through teleportation, and even swap souls, resulting in body swaps. He can cut things without causing physical damage, reassemble objects, and attach body parts to inanimate objects. Despite being dismembered, living beings remain alive and able to move. He can remove harmful substances, such as drugs and diseases, from organic tissue. He can also attach new body parts to replace destroyed ones. Additionally, Law can use his power to scan individuals within the sphere, similar to an X-Ray. Law’s power extends to generating high-voltage energy for shocking opponents and creating a blade of energy to damage internal organs without leaving external wounds.
Law utilizes a variety of attacks in battle, making strategic use of his Devil Fruit powers and his proficiency in swordsmanship. Here are some of the notable attacks used by Law:
- “Room”: Law creates a spherical space using his Devil Fruit powers, within which he can manipulate objects and people.
- “Shambles”: Law swaps the positions of multiple objects or people within his created “Room,” allowing him to disorient and confuse his opponents. He can also use this technique to swap body parts and disassemble his enemies.
- “Tact”: Law telekinetically controls objects within his “Room,” manipulating them to attack his opponents or create barriers for defense.
- “Radio Knife”: Law creates a blade of energy within his “Room” and launches it at his target, slicing through their internal organs without leaving any external wounds.
- “Injection Shot”: Law stabs his sword into the ground, causing spatial distortions that propel his enemies into the air.
- “Counter Shock”: Law delivers a powerful electric shock to his opponents, incapacitating them temporarily.
- “Gamma Knife”: Law concentrates his power on a single point, and delivers a devastating attack that inflicts internal damage on his target.
- “Mes”: Law generates a large-scale electrical blast that shocks and damages a wide area.
- “Scan”: Law uses his Devil Fruit powers to scan the bodies of individuals within his “Room,” allowing him to gather information about their condition and vulnerabilities.
- “Room Shambles”: Law combines his “Room” and “Shambles” techniques to disassemble and rearrange his opponents’ bodies, causing severe harm or incapacitation.
Law possesses numerous strengths that contribute to his formidable abilities:
- Devil Fruit Power: Law’s Ope Ope no Mi Devil Fruit grants him the power to manipulate the fabric of space within his created “room.” This ability allows him to perform various actions, such as teleportation, object manipulation, and body swapping. He can cut and rearrange objects, generate high-voltage energy, and remove harmful substances from organic tissue. His Devil Fruit provides him with versatile and unique combat capabilities.
- Tactical Mind: Law is a highly intelligent and strategic thinker. He excels in planning and formulating complex schemes, as seen in his multi-layered plan to cripple Doflamingo’s SMILE trade and his backup plans during critical situations. He displays careful consideration of his actions and is always prepared with backup strategies, showcasing his tactical prowess.
- Combat Skills: He received rigorous combat training as a child, making him a skilled and powerful combatant. He demonstrates exceptional swordsmanship, wielding his sword Kikoku with great speed and precision. Law is proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can hold his own against formidable opponents.
- Endurance and Stamina: Law has displayed remarkable endurance and stamina throughout his battles. He has endured severe injuries and continued fighting, showcasing his resilience and determination. Despite the toll his Devil Fruit powers take on his stamina, he has shown the ability to push through and keep fighting.
- Leadership and Charisma: Law is a crafty and opportunistic leader and he demonstrates excellent leadership skills, often taking charge of critical situations and leading his crew, the Heart Pirates. He possesses a charismatic personality that allows him to rally allies and gain their trust.
- Medical Expertise: His Devil Fruit powers extend to medical applications, as he can remove harmful substances, diseases, and drugs from organic tissue. He has the knowledge and skill to perform advanced medical procedures, such as attaching new body parts to replace destroyed ones. Law’s medical expertise gives him an advantage in healing himself and others.
Overall, Law’s strengths lie in his versatile Devil Fruit powers, strategic thinking, combat skills, endurance, leadership abilities, and medical expertise. These qualities make him a formidable and resourceful pirate.
While Law possesses impressive strengths, he also has a few notable weaknesses that can be exploited:
- Limited Range: Law’s Devil Fruit has a limited range, as he can only create and manipulate his “Room” within a certain distance. This range restriction can limit his ability to control the battlefield and makes it necessary for him to position himself strategically.
- Stamina Drain: The Devil Fruit powers come at a cost to his stamina, and using his abilities extensively can quickly drain his energy, leaving him physically exhausted and vulnerable. Prolonged battles or frequent use of his powers can weaken him over time, making it crucial for him to manage his stamina effectively.
- Vulnerability to Haki: His powers can be countered by individuals with strong Haki, as those with proficient Haki can resist Law’s telekinetic control and protect themselves from his attacks, diminishing the effectiveness of his powers.
- Reliance on “Room Abilities”: Law heavily relies on creating and maintaining his “Room” to execute his abilities. If his “room” is disrupted, dispelled, or restricted by external factors, it hampers his ability to manipulate the environment and limits his offensive and defensive capabilities.
- Overconfidence: At times, Law’s confidence in his abilities can lead to moments of overestimation or underestimation of his opponents. This overconfidence can result in him making impulsive decisions or underestimating the full extent of his adversaries’ capabilities, potentially putting him at a disadvantage.
Law wields a unique sword named Kikoku. Kikoku is a nodachi, a large and powerful two-handed sword with a long, curved blade. The blade of Kikoku is predominantly black with a single, thin white line running down the middle, giving it a distinctive appearance. The hilt of the sword is wrapped in white cloth, providing a comfortable grip for Law.
Kikoku is not an ordinary sword, and it possesses special qualities that complement Law’s Devil Fruit abilities. With his powers, Law can use Kikoku to create a spherical “room” where he can manipulate objects and perform surgical operations. He can cut through objects from a distance using Kikoku without causing external damage, allowing him to target his opponent’s internal organs or separate and rearrange objects as needed. Law’s skill with Kikoku is remarkable, showcasing his proficiency in swordsmanship. He wields the sword with precision and speed, enabling him to swiftly strike down his enemies or perform complex techniques with ease. Kikoku serves as both a weapon and a tool for Law, amplifying the range and effectiveness of his Devil Fruit abilities.
Law’s signature move is called “Room.” It is a technique that utilizes his Devil Fruit power, which creates a spherical area in which he can manipulate the fabric of space. Inside the Room, Law has complete control over the objects and people within it. He can move things telekinetically, perform teleportation to swap the positions of objects, and even cut through objects without causing external damage. Room is a versatile and powerful technique that Law frequently employs in battles, showcasing his strategic and tactical prowess.
Appearances in Popular Media
Trafalgar Law made his first appearance in the Anime in Episode 392: New Rivals Gather! The 11 Supernovas.
He made his debut in the manga in chapter 498: The Eleven Supernovas.
Law appeared in 2 of the One Piece movies as a supporting character. He can be seen in the following movies:
- One Piece: Stampede (2019)
- One Piece: Film Red (2022)
He can be seen in the following video games:
- One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
- One Piece: Unlimited World Red
- One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
- One Py Berry Match
- One Piece: Dance Battle
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
- One Piece Thousand Storm
- One Piece: Burning Blood
- One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
- One Piece Bounty Rush
- One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!
- Jump Force
- One Piece: World Seeker
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
- One Piece: Gigant Battle
- One Piece Odyssey
Live Shows and Performances
One Piece shows have been a great tourist attraction, and have been taking place in the One Piece Tower in Tokyo, Japan, since 2015, which lasted till 2020 when the Tower was closed. The show involves various actors in cosplay to perform various scenes from the One Piece show.
- One Piece Premier Show (2013-14)
- One Piece Water Battle (2017)
- Tokyo One Piece Tower
- One Piece Live Attraction 2
- One Piece Live Attraction: Phantom
- The Great Treasure of Tongari Island
- Straw Hat Pirates vs. Marines vs. Seven Warlords Holographic Battle Theater
- One Piece Dramatic Stage THE METAL ~Marineford of Remembrance
- One Piece Water Spectacle 2
- Hungry Days commercials
- One Piece Mugiwara Store’s Osaka location
- One Piece Variety: I Will Be the Pirate King TV
The Japanese voice actor of Trafalgar Law is Kamiya Hiroshi.
The English voice actors are Matthew Mercer and Brittany Lauda.
- Portuguese (BR): Fagundes, Vagner
- German: Lubowski, Manou
- French: Lognay, Pierre and Doignon, Antoine
- Italian: Bolognini, Andrea and Albano, Davide
Reviews and Reception
- Unique Devil Fruit Power: Law’s Ope Ope no Mi Devil Fruit power, which grants him control over spatial manipulation, is highly regarded for its originality and versatility. His ability to create a Room and manipulate objects and people within it adds a unique dynamic to his character and makes for intriguing battles.
- Mysterious and Cool Personality: Law’s enigmatic and cool demeanor has made him a fan favorite. His calm and collected nature, coupled with his signature hat and unique fashion sense, has contributed to his popularity. Fans appreciate his stoic personality and the air of mystery that surrounds him.
- Character Development: Law’s character has undergone significant development throughout the series. His backstory, motivations, and connections to other characters have been explored, adding depth to his personality. Fans appreciate his character growth and evolving relationships with other members of the Straw Hat crew and the alliance.
- Censorship in Anime and Manga: In the manga, during Law’s confrontation with Doflamingo on the palace rooftop, he defiantly showed his middle finger after being defeated by the warlord. However, this gesture was omitted in the anime adaptation, where Law instead mocked Doflamingo without performing the explicit gesture. Similarly, in the manga, when Law encountered Kid in the auction house, he notably displayed his middle finger to Kid as a sign of disrespect. In the anime, this scene was altered, with Law giving Kid a smug look instead of the censored gesture.
- Food: Onigiri and grilled fish
- Crew Member: Bepo
- Hobby: Wandering and collecting commemorative coins
Facts and Trivia
- Law is also known by various names such as “Surgeon of Death” (死の外科医, Shi no Gekai), Captain of Heart Pirates, Traffy-Law, Warlord of the sea, Brother Law (by Dellinger), Lawland, and Third Corazon.
- Law’s surname, Trafalgar, draws its inspiration from Cape Trafalgar, located in the southwest of Spain. This cape holds historical significance as the site of a renowned naval battle known as the Battle of Trafalgar, which took place during the Napoleonic Wars and involved the British, French, and Spanish fleets. The fame of this battle is further evident in London’s notable landmark, Trafalgar Square, which is named in commemoration of the historic event. Additionally, the British Royal Navy has a class of submarines named after the Battle of Trafalgar, highlighting the enduring legacy of this significant naval engagement.
- Bepo appears in the background of Law’s wanted poster with his head turned in the same setting and posture as Usopp in Monkey D. Luffy’s poster.
- Law’s popularity among fans is evident through his rankings in several fan polls. In the 7th Fan Poll, he achieved an impressive 5th place, solidifying his position as the most popular non-Straw Hat character. In the 4th poll, he secured a respectable 10th place, showcasing his growing popularity. The 5th fan poll witnessed Law’s remarkable ascent as he claimed 2nd place, a remarkable achievement shared only by Zoro in previous polls. Even in the 6th poll, Law’s popularity remained strong as he secured the 4th position. These consistently high rankings highlight Law’s appeal and enduring popularity among fans of the One Piece series.
- Among all the Warlords (Shichibukai), Law was the youngest to gain the title at the age of 26.
- The Jolly Roger of Law’s crew, known as the “smiley” style, bears a resemblance to that of his former superior, Donquixote Doflamingo. However, unlike Doflamingo’s Jolly Roger, Law’s smiley does not feature a “cancel” sign across it. The significance of Law’s smiley Jolly Roger is closely tied to the final moments of Donquixote Rosinante, Law’s late brother. Before his passing, Rosinante urged Law to remember him smiling, an enduring symbol of their bond. As a tribute to his brother’s final wish, Law adopted the smiley as his own Jolly Roger, carrying with it the memory of Rosinante’s smile and the strength it represents.
- Law’s character song, titled “Dr. Heart Stealer,” holds significant symbolism related to his unique abilities. As a reference to his Devil Fruit power, Mes, which allows him to manipulate hearts, the song title reflects Law’s role as a skilled surgeon and his ability to remove and manipulate hearts. It highlights his prowess in using his powers to both heal and harm, making him a formidable and enigmatic character in the One Piece universe.
- His escape from the attack on Flevance resembles the daring tactics employed by the real-life pirate Francois L’Olonnais during a similarly dire situation. L’Olonnais, after being shipwrecked and ambushed by Spaniards, resorted to a cunning plan to ensure his survival. He covered himself in the blood of his fallen crewmates and concealed his presence among the lifeless bodies, deceiving his enemies and enabling him to evade capture.
- In real life, Law would be a famous Doctor instead of becoming a pirate.
- Snow Leopard and Spotted Seal are the animals that would represent him as his animal spirit.
- Since 10-6 can be formed from To-Ro, Law’s birthdate, October 6, originates from the initial syllable of his last name and his name’s Japanese transcription.
- After his sister’s death, Law had a breakdown similar to Luffy’s during Ace’s death.
- Law named his crew “ The Heart Pirates” in memory of his old companion, Corazon, whose name translates to Heart in English.
- Initially in the manga, Law had tattoos on four of his left-hand fingers, while in the anime, all five fingers were tattooed. However, in a later chapter during the Marineford Arc, all five fingers were shown to be tattooed in both the manga and the anime adaptation.