Cabaji

Cabaji

The subject of this article is sometimes called Kabaji.

Cabaji the Acrobat is the Buggy Pirates chief of staff, and a member of the Buggy and Alvida Alliance. He is an acrobat swordsman. He was a member of Buggy’s Delivery, and is currently a member of Cross Guild.

Due to his actions, he can be considered the tertiary antagonist of the Orange Town Arc, and a minor antagonist in the Loguetown Arc.

Appearance

Cabaji is a tall slender man with a unique hairstyle that covers half of his face. In the manga, his hair appears black. However, in the anime his hair is light green where it is shaved and dark green where it is longer. He is usually seen wearing a large blue and white checkered scarf that covers the lower portion of his face, a sleeveless brown coat (purple in the anime) reaching down to his knees, white pants larger near the end and held up by a white sash (light blue in the anime), and white shoes. His hair is particularly interesting in its design, long on one side and a parallel shaved design on the other.

During the Zou Arc, he shows off wearing a white top hat.

Personality

Cabaji is always serious, mysterious, and elegant. He is a proficient acrobatic fighter as well as somewhat formidable as an opponent. He appears to be concerned somewhat for his captain, along with Mohji. He is usually by Buggy’s side, unlike Mohji, who is ordered to do other things. Cabaji does not seem to care for Mohji’s pet lion, Richie, at all, he even used it as a shield from the Buggy Ball just to prevent himself from getting dirty.

Relationships

Buggy Pirates

Cabaji shows respect and loyalty for his captain, Buggy, and also shows great appreciation for him, such as when he cried in sadness when he thought Buggy was dead or when he was taken to Impel Down, or also great joy when he returned after the Marineford war.

He has a constant rivalry with Mohji, both wanting to show who is the best in the crew. When Alvida took over the crew after Buggy was arrested, he showed fear towards her.

After Buggy was beaten up by Crocodile and Dracule Mihawk for accidentally taking leadership of Cross Guild, Cabaji, alongside the rest of the administration, nonchalantly agreed to follow Crocodile while brushing off their chairman’s impending death as they continued to party.

Straw Hat Pirates

After Zoro beat him, like the rest of the crew, he has a grudge over the Straw Hat Pirates after being defeated by them.

Abilities and Powers

As the staff superior of the Buggy Pirates and Buggy’s Delivery, Cabaji has authority over the lower-ranking subordinates. His position seems to be the same as Mohji’s.

Physical Abilities

Cabaji has significant physical strength, shown when he was able to lift Richie with one arm and send Mohji flying with a single kick.

Carnival Tricks

Main article: Carnival Tricks

Cabaji’s primary fighting style, known as Carnival Tricks, combines swordplay and acrobatics to distract and take advantage of his opponents. It incorporates a variety of circus props and feats, including Cabaji’s signature unicycle and tops, sword swallowing, and fire breathing.

Weapons

Along with his acrobatic skills, which he uses to glide to enormous heights on his unicycle, he has displayed a fondness for using both daggers and a sword during his fights, not unlike his captain. He also uses razor-sharp spinning tops and has a flame breath. He can also swallow swords with ease, as witnessed when he pulls out a sword from his mouth when the town mayor comes to challenge Buggy. Also, if necessary, in Chibi Buggy Pirate Adventure, he has shown to be fairly skilled in hand to hand combat after his sword was broken.

History

East Blue Saga

Orange Town Arc

Cabaji is at Buggy’s side when he first appears. When Boodle appeared before them and challenged Buggy, Cabaji wanted to slice him up, but Buggy told him to stand down, since the mayor had challenged Buggy. However, after Luffy successfully bounced back a Buggy Ball and destroyed much of Buggy’s crew, Cabaji was forced to use Richie the Lion as a shield in order to survive the ricocheted cannonball’s effects. He then jumped back into the fray to execute Luffy, but was halted by Zoro, who challenged him to a duel.

He proceeded to fight with Zoro and played dirty by striking Zoro’s wounds whenever he had the chance. He also created flames through his breath and breathed directly into Zoro’s face. However, once Cabaji was knocked off his unicycle, he became angered and attacked with a slew of spinning tops and more deadly acrobatic maneuvers. Buggy tried to help him by sending his arm to help hold Zoro in place for Cabaji’s strike, but Luffy did not allow Buggy to interfere in Zoro’s duel. Zoro then took his own sword and slit his own side to ensure that he can battle Cabaji even when he was greatly injured. Cabaji recognized Zoro’s honor and thought of this as the perfect opportunity to take him down.

Zoro declared that if he cannot topple all men who call themselves swordsmen, such as Cabaji, then he should give up his own dream to become the greatest swordsman. Cabaji was defeated by Zoro’s “Oni Giri” which cut open his chest. After Cabaji fell to the ground, Zoro also fell, claiming that he needed a rest after the grueling struggle. As he fell to the ground, Cabaji is stunned that he, along with Buggy’s deadly crew were all defeated by “common thieves”. Zoro responded by saying they are not common thieves; they are pirates.

Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles

After Buggy was defeated by Luffy, Cabaji and the rest of the crew fled from Orange Town and then mourned the loss of their captain. Cabaji and Mohji fought for the title of the next captain but were both knocked out by a sleepwalking Richie, who gained the title (though lost it just as quick). After Buggy resurfaced, Cabaji returned to his former position. Despite their frequent bickering, Cabaji and Mohji team up to defeat the Kumate Tribe and rescue the other crew members.

Loguetown Arc

During the Loguetown attack, Cabaji accompanied Buggy and Alvida to fight against the Straw Hat Pirates and the Marines. Cabaji quickly pinned down Luffy right on top of the execution stand where Gold Roger had been killed. He sat on top of and taunted Luffy, asking him where Zoro is. However, despite wanting to have a rematch with Zoro, this duel did not happen. He and Alvida are seen together and watching as Buggy was about to slice off Luffy’s head. In that instant, as Nami had predicted, the stormy weather electrocuted Buggy through his sword and he was fried along with the execution stand.

Sky Island Saga

Jaya Arc

Cabaji celebrated alongside the rest of the crew when Portgas D. Ace joined their party. They then partied together.

Summit War Saga

Impel Down Arc

Cabaji is seen again with Alvida and the rest of Buggy’s pirates, pleading with Alvida to go to Impel Down to rescue Buggy. However, he and the rest of the crew eventually decided to proceed on while honoring Buggy’s death after Alvida told them to rescue Buggy by themselves, and noted they will die trying.

Post-War Arc

After Buggy returned to the crew, Cabaji lied that he and Mohji never gave up on him. Cabaji rode a unicycle while introducing himself to the Impel Down prisoners along with Mohji.

During the Timeskip

After Buggy became a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, Cabaji along with the rest of Buggy’s crew were pardoned.


The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.


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Immediately after Buggy became a new Warlord of the Sea, the Buggy Pirates received the summons to fight against the World Pirates. Coincidentally, they happened to come upon the World Pirates’ ship and saw that Luffy and Boa Hancock were fighting with Sebastian. Under Buggy’s command, Cabaji and the rest of the crew invaded the enemy ship. On board the ship, they watched as Byrnndi World fought and defeated Luffy. Buggy then ordered them to help revive him.

Later, they encountered Gairam who then attacked them with his Kyubu Kyubu no Mi Cube Booster attack. Alongside Buggy and Mr. 3, Cabaji was caught in the middle of the attack and was forced to continuously dodge to onslaught of cubes. Later, when the Tightrope Walking Funan Bros began crying because they were moved by Buggy’s supposed words of encouragement for Luffy, Cabaji and Mohji noticed that something was up and that Buggy was only thinking about himself. However, when the whole crew began cheering Buggy’s name, Cabaji asked Mohji what they should do, to which Mohji responded that they should just go with the flow. Hearing that Cabaji joined in with the rest of the crew in their cheering. However, when Gairam began attacking again, the crew made a run for it while Mr. 3 fended off the attack. Cabaji stood in surprise when Buggy was turned into a cube by Gairam. When Buggy said he still had a trick up his sleeve that could destroy a town, Cabaji asked him if it was the Buggy Ball, to which Buggy then screams at him for revealing the surprise. Buggy then used the Muggy Ball which created a smoke cloud which allowed Hancock to attack Gairam. Upon the smoke clearing up, the crew saw Gairam defeated and believed that Buggy had been the one to do so; however, Cabaji and Mohji had their doubts. But instead of questioning them, the two thought it would be best to go with the flow again and joined in on the cheering.

The crew then made it outside the enemy ship and saw a fleet of Marine ships approaching. The Marines began firing and as such, Cabaji and the rest of the crew escaped back to their ship.


Concludes non-canon section.


Whole Cake Island Saga

Zou Arc

Cabaji made his first appearance after the timeskip at Karai Bari Island at Buggy’s Delivery, where he was sitting behind Buggy at a feast with Mohji, Richie, Alvida, and Galdino as they celebrated the defeat of Donquixote Doflamingo and the positive effect it had on their business. Mohji revealed that the New Giant Warrior Pirates had quit the dispatch company to align themselves under the flag of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Wano Country Saga


The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.


One Piece: Stampede

He and the rest of the Buggy Pirates are attendants at the Pirates Festival in Delta Island.


Concludes non-canon section.


Wano Country Arc

After the abolishment of the Seven Warlords of the Sea system, those on Karai Bari Island were confronted by a Marine fleet led by Stainless. Crocodile led his own force to destroy the Marines’ ships in order to recruit Buggy and Buggy’s Delivery into his new company, the Cross Guild.

Major Battles

  • Cabaji vs. Roronoa Zoro
  • Cabaji vs. Mohji
  • Cabaji, Mohji, Buggy, and Alvida vs. Kumate Tribe
  • Cabaji vs. Marine soldiers
  • Buggy and Alvida Alliance vs. Smoker

Translation and Dub Issues

In the 4Kids dub, Cabaji speaks with a French accent.

Live-Action and Manga Differences

In the live-action series, Cabaji first appears in Shells Town, where he was intending on stealing the map of the Grand Line in Morgan’s possession. He witnessed Zoro’s fight with Helmeppo, and quickly left the bar once it began.

Due to Luffy, Nami, and Zoro stealing the map instead, Cabaji failed in his mission, which he reported back to Buggy. When the three pirates were later kidnapped by the Buggy Pirates, Cabaji confronted Zoro about a previous encounter, in which Zoro killed Cabaji’s older brother in the Goa Kingdom to claim his bounty; though Zoro didn’t remember it. Cabaji then began playing a knife-throwing game aimed at Zoro, but he was ultimately interrupted by Nami, who knocked him unconscious.

Merchandise

Video Games

Playable Appearances

  • One Piece: Going Baseball
  • One Piece Treasure Cruise
  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!
  • One Piece Bounty Rush

Enemy Appearances

  • One Piece: Become the Pirate King!
  • One Piece: Treasure Wars
  • Treasure Wars 2 Welcome to Buggyland
  • Birth of Luffy’s Dream Pirate Crew!
  • Aim! The King of Berry
  • Dragon Dream!
  • One Piece: Round the Land
  • One Piece (Game Boy Advance)

Support Appearances

  • Grand Battle! 2
  • One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!
  • One Piece: Grand Adventure
  • One Piece: Dance Battle

Non-Playable Appearances

  • Legend of the Rainbow Island
  • One Piece: Pirates Carnival

Trivia

  • In the 1st and 7th fan polls of most popular character, Cabaji was ranked 25th and 383rd, respectively.
  • Cabaji’s favorite food is popcorn.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 9 (p. 6) and Episode 7, Cabaji makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 8) and Episode 1086.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 15 (p. 4) and Episode 7, Cabaji is introduced.
  4. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 45), Cabaji’s birthday is revealed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0055), Information about Cabaji is revealed.
  6. One Piece Red: Grand Characters, His name is written in English as ‘Cabaji’.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 16 (p. 4-5) and Episode 7, Cabaji uses Richie as a shield.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 6-15) and Episode 1086, Cross Guild’s formation revealed.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 16 (p. 8-13) and Episode 7, Cabaji’s fighting style is revealed.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 15 and Episodes 6–7.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 16 and Episode 7.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 17 and Episode 7, Cabaji is defeated by Zoro’s “Onigiri” technique.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 36, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 2 and Episode 47.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 55, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 15 and Episode 47.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 57, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 16 and Episode 47.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 59, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 18 and Episode 47.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 60, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 19 and Episode 47.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 9 Chapter 73, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 26 and Episode 47.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 9 Chapter 74, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 27 and Episode 47.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 98 and Episode 52.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 99 and Episode 52.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 525 (p. 5-7) and Episode 422.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 (p. 18-19) and Episode 512.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 (p. 13) and Episode 629.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 713 (p. 2-7) and Episode 643, Issho explains the policy of amnesty for criminals who becomes a subordinate for a Warlord.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 10-11) and Episode 752, Cabaji’s first post-timeskip appearance
  27. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 956 and Episode 957.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 10-11) and Episode 1086.

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