Brogy

Brogy

Brogy the Red Ogre is a giant from Elbaf and one of the two captains of the Giant Warrior Pirates alongside Dorry. He was an ally of the Straw Hat Pirates during the Little Garden Arc.

Appearance

Brogy is a giant who dresses in a Viking costume, which consists of a red overall with golden button straps, fur linings, a leather strap around his right shoulder and another as a belt, yellow pants with black stripes and fur linings at the bottom, yellow shoes, and a red helmet with two horns. Brogy has a blond beard shaped like an axe’s blade, beady eyes, a wide grin, and a pig-like nose.

Personality

Like Dorry, Brogy is a good natured giant, however, his pride can sometimes get the best of him. He is a firm believer of the customs of fighting from his homeland and follows them with much honor. He would follow these even if he were severely wounded. Despite seemingly defeating Dorry after so long, Brogy did not feel any happiness when he sensed something was wrong during their battle that Mr. 3 interfered with.

Brogy has his own unique laugh: “Gaba” (i.e. Gababababababa!).

Relationships

Dorry

Brogy is Dorry’s best friend. However because of the argument they had 100 years ago, they were engaged in a life and death battle against each other as per their homeland’s customs. Despite this however, they are still the best of friends and deeply respect each other. Dorry and Brogy’s competitive relationship with one another is comparable to that of Zoro and Sanji.

Straw Hat Pirates

He befriends the Straw Hat Pirates during their stay in Little Garden. He inspires Usopp to want to travel to Elbaf someday.

Shanks

Brogy and Dorry are old friends of Shanks as well calling the Emperor as “brother”. Brogy and Dorry aid Shanks against the Kid Pirates.

Abilities and Powers

Brogy has a bounty of 100,000,000 on his head, an indication of his danger. Moreover, like other giants, he possesses superhuman strength and resistance. However, having been one of the two captains of the Giant Warrior Pirates, he was extremely strong even compared to the other individuals of his race and had authority over one of the strongest crews in the world. As a demonstration of his strength, he fought on a par with Dorry for a hundred years and together with the latter he managed to defeat such great creatures that not even the other giants of their crew would have been able to capture. The strength of the two giants is in fact such that Galdino, a member of Baroque Works who is capable of defeating a pirate with a bounty of 42,000,000, said he could in no way defeat them without resorting to deception, even with the help from Miss Golden Week, Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine

Physical Abilities

Brogy is also capable of easily killing the dinosaurs of Little Garden, prey he hunts daily, even remaining virtually impassive to their bite. Together with Dorry he also managed to pierce the Island Eater, despite the great distance that separated them. Even Luffy, after seeing them perform this feat, stated that the two were monstrously powerful.

Brogy’s strength is also such as to allow him to free himself from Galdino’s wax, despite being as hard as steel.

Weapons

Further information: Bruiser Axe

In combat, Brogy used a shield and a battle axe. His previous axe was called the Bruiser Axe, but after a hundred years of battle, the blade lost its sharpness and eventually broke. Brogy later replaced it with a new axe. With an axe, he can launch a Flying Slash Attack, powerful enough to kill the Island Eater.

Techniques

  • Hakoku (覇国, Hakoku?, literally meaning “Warrior Nation”): Putting all of their strength into it, Dorry and Brogy each call upon Elbaf’s “warrior code”, and slash their weapons at the ocean, creating two compressed air beams (Dorry’s is blue, while Brogy’s is red) that will slice through anything in their path, even the ocean itself. However, the amount of power needed for this attack proved to be too much for the giants’ rusty weapons, so both Dorry’s sword and this axe shattered. The only thing they are incapable of piercing is the “bloodstained snake” (血に染まるヘビ, chi ni somaru hebi?). In the Viz Manga and Funimation subs, this is called Hakoku Sovereignty.

History

Past

Brogy, along with Dorry, were once two of the most feared pirates in the world as no one could bring them down. One day on a hunting trip, each had slayed a massive Sea King. Then, while they were celebrating their great catches, a little girl asked them both which Sea King was bigger. They could not agree on which one was bigger, so, as per the rules of Elbaf, they started to duel on Little Garden.

Arabasta Saga

Little Garden Arc

One hundred years passed, and their Sea Kings’ corpses had turned to bones. They continued the battle every time the volcano on the island exploded, the duel always ending in a draw.

One day the Straw Hat Pirates arrived on the island on their way to Arabasta with Vivi. After Luffy and Vivi went to explore, and Sanji and Zoro went to find food, Nami and Usopp were left on the Going Merry to fend for themselves. Meanwhile Brogy was exploring and came across the Going Merry and scared Nami and Usopp half to death. Nami and Usopp thought Brogy was going to eat them, but he just wanted some alcohol, which they gave him. As a dinosaur stumbled upon them, Brogy sliced its head off, frightening Nami and Usopp further, who then played dead, only Brogy thought they had fainted.

He then brought them to his home and started cooking for himself. Usopp and Nami panicked and ran away when he was not looking and ended up being chased by other carnivorous animals. They were saved by Brogy, who in turn provided them a large amount of dinosaur meat, but Usopp and Nami, who were still scared, tried to wait it out until the Log Pose set but soon found out that it would take a whole year for the log to lock onto the next island.

After the volcano exploded, Brogy and Dorry went to fight each other. After yet another tie, the two giants returned to their camps to relax and recuperate. Elsewhere, Dorry was defeated due to the injuries he had suffered from a bomb explosion that was hidden in rum he was consuming. Brogy fought Dorry and defeated him. He rejoiced in victory after years of fighting. Mr. 3 appeared and called out to Brogy that he was the one who helped him to defeat Dorry. Brogy moved to attack Mr. 3 but was suddenly held captive by Mr. 3’s wax, which had immobilized Brogy’s feet.

Soon, Luffy arrived and battled the Baroque Works agents to free Brogy and the Straw Hat Pirates.

Later, Brogy learned that Dorry had survived the fatal blow. Dorry believed that their weapons had grown old and weak over the years and were now unable to cause fatal blows. The duo headed to the ocean to bid their new friends, the Straw Hats, farewell. They warned the pirates to continue heading straight, no matter what, as the crew disembarked from the isle. The Island Eater appeared to attack them, but the giants swiftly destroyed it, letting the Straw Hat Pirates keep sailing with their newly obtained Log Pose for Arabasta. The volcano erupted again for them to continue dueling, still not remembering why they do so.

Water 7 Saga

Miss Goldenweek’s “Operation: Meet Baroque Works”

Brogy continued his fight with Dorry after Miss Goldenweek and her comrades left Little Garden.

Fish-Man Island Saga

From the Decks of the World

Brogy was still dueling it out with Dorry two years later on Little Garden with no end in sight. Newspapers were flying in the background, suggesting that they have read about the Straw Hats’ return.

Final Saga

Egghead Arc

Brogy was seen on Elbaf with Dorry, seemingly ending their duel, where Shanks asked the two of them for help with fighting Eustass Kid. On Shanks’s command, he and Dorry would later sink all of the Kid Pirates along with their ship with Hakoku and declared to them that if they came and willingly aimed a gun against someone else’s land, they should be prepared to suffer the same fate.

Major Battles

  • Brogy vs. Dorry (at least 73,470 times)
  • Red Hair Pirates and Giant Warrior Pirates vs Kid Pirates

Translation and Dub Issues

The giants’ names from the manga.

The giants’ names from the Red Databook.

So far, Oda has provided two versions of his name: Brogy was seen in the manga and later Burogy appeared in the databooks.

They are edited out in the English dub, by 4Kids Entertainment, along with the entire Little Garden story arc. However, in the made-for-U.S. game One Piece: Grand Adventure, Brogy replaced Big Pan in the Davy Back Fight stage, which was renamed to a generic pirate ship.

Merchandise

Video Games

Playable Appearances

  • One Py Berry Match
  • One Piece Treasure Cruise
  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!

Enemy Appearances

  • One Piece: Pirates Carnival

Support Appearances

  • Aim! The King of Belly
  • One Piece: Gear Spirit
  • One Piece: Burning Blood (with Dorry)

Non-Playable Appearances

  • Grand Battle! Swan Colosseum
  • One Piece: Grand Adventure
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World

Trivia

  • In One Piece Color Walk 2, Brogy’s height was given as around 1020 cm. This is most likely incorrect, as Oda later stated in an SBS that the minimum height for a giant is 12 meters.
  • Brogy’s favorite foods are beer and Triceratops meat.
  • Brogy’s helmet resembles the Waterloo Helmet, an ornamental helm of Celtic design.

References

  1. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 19 (p. 46), Brogy’s age is revealed.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0144), Information about Brogy is revealed.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 155), Brogy’s birthday is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 129 and Episode 78.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 14 Chapter 118 and Episode 71.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 116 and Episode 71.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 129 and Episode 77.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 129 and Episode 77.
  9. One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements (p. 247), Brogy’s axe is named in the databook.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 115 and Episode 70.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 116 and Episode 71.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 117 and Episode 72.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 14 Chapter 119 and Episode 73.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 14 Chapter 120 and Episode 73.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 14 Chapters 122–126 and Episodes 74–276.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 127 and Episode 77.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 128 and Episode 77.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 38 Chapter 366, cover story: Miss Goldenweek’s “Operation: Meet Baroque Works” extra volume, Brogy and Dorry continue fighting.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 64 Chapter 633, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 18, Brogy and Dorry continue their fight two years later.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 106 Chapter 1076 (p. 13-15), Shanks asks Dorry and Brogy for help.
  21. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1079 (p. 8-9, 13-15), Brogy and Dorry use Hakoku on the Victoria Punk.
  22. One Piece Color Walk 2 (p. 56), Brogy’s height is revealed to be at least 1000 cm. The inaccuracy is caused by partially covering of number by the text “Imagination”.
  23. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 88 (p. 96).

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