Banshee is a mermaid and was the only female member of the Spade Pirates.


She is a portly woman, wearing a short sleeved blouse and dark pants with light polka dots on them. She also wears dark colored heels and is seen holding a flintock. She has long, wavy light colored hair with a dark bandanna that has light colored polka dots and she wears dark lipstick.

Banshee is easily able to pass as human, as her tail fin forked when she was 30, allowing her to wear human clothes.


Banshee cares greatly about her captain, Portgas D. Ace, since she was willing to defend him from Edward Newgate. Banshee can also be somewhat disrespectful, laughing at Deuce’s adventure diary despite the fact that it is his main aspiration of their travels.


Portgas D. Ace

Like the rest of the Spade Pirates, Banshee cares greatly for her captain, defending him from an Emperor. However, she was not seen during the Summit War of Marineford.

Masked Deuce

Most of the Spade Pirates’ crew members (excluding Skull, Mihar, and Kotatsu) read and laughed at Deuce’s poor writing in his adventure diary. Because of this, their names were excluded from the diary.

Abilities and Powers

Since the Spade Pirates did not have a cook, Banshee was the one who prepared their meals.

Banshee’s fighting abilities are unknown, but she and her crew were easily defeated by Newgate.

As a mermaid, Banshee has several abilities unique to her race. She has the ability to talk to fish and call out to them using sonar waves, the ability to breathe underwater, and the ability to swim at extremely high speeds.


Banshee wields a flintlock, but her proficiency in using it is unknown.


Making their Mark

Banshee joined the Spade Pirates and traveled with Ace as he made a name for himself. She helped fight off a group of bounty hunters, and, when Isuka infiltrated the crew’s ship, she surrounded the Marine Ensign alongside her crewmates. However, she easily fended them off. After the confrontation, the crew reached Sabaody Archipelago. While they waited for their ship to be coated, Banshee and her crewmates explored the island and secretly read Masked Deuce’s adventure diary. They laughed at his poor writing skills, leading Deuce to exclude their names from the diary.

At one point, the Spade Pirates were shipwrecked in Wano Country. The people from Amigasa Village were starving to death, so they tied up the entire crew and stole all their food. The crew watched the villagers finish their meal and then broke out. Instead of attacking, Ace asked the villagers where he could get them dessert. They stayed in Amigasa Village for a few weeks and became good friends with Tama. They also went to Onigashima to liberate the abducted children from the Beasts Pirates. They never encountered Kaidou and his top subordinates because they were away on an expedition. After Ace did so much damage to Kaidou’s castle, the Spade Pirates met Yamato. After a scuffle, Ace and Yamato became acquainted.

Encountering Whitebeard

After Ace and Jinbe tied, Banshee and the other Spade Pirates defended their captain against Edward Newgate and were easily defeated. They were then taken into the Whitebeard Pirates like their captain.

Major Battles

  • Spade Pirates vs. bounty hunters
  • Spade Pirates vs. Isuka
  • Spade Pirates vs. Edward Newgate


  • Oda has stated in an SBS that Whitebeard did not allow women in his crew as combatants. It is unknown whether an exception was made for Banshee when the Spade Pirates were assimilated into the Whitebeard Pirates.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 and Episode 461, Banshee makes her first appearance.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 424 and Episode 307, Mermaid tails split after turning 30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Magazine Vol.2, Banshee and the rest of the Spade Pirates are named.
  4. One Piece Novel — A Vol. 2 Chapter 5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 One Piece Novel — A Vol. 1 Chapter 2, Banshee and her crew mates fight Isuka and reach Sabaody Archipelago.
  6. One Piece Novel — A Vol. 2.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 912 (p. 7) and Episode 894.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 912 (p. 11-12) and Episode 897.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 99 Chapter 999 (p. 3-5) and Episode 1013.
  10. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 (p. 98), Oda explains why there are no women in the Whitebeard Pirates.

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