Cerberus was a wild zombie who served under Gecko Moria.


Cerberus was a zombie with three heads, two of them were dog heads and the other was a fox. The dog parts had blue fur while the fox’s side had yellow fur. It also had three yellow tails, and the dog parts had yellow hair on the top of their heads and backs and one of the tails had white fur on the tip. Like all other zombies, its body was covered in sutures and scars. Its zombie number, 82, was written on its right side. Cerberus wore a red collar with spikes and had bandage covering its neck, along with the left eye of the fox’s head, three of the legs, and the upper and lower torso.


Cerberus was a very aggressive, as seen when it attacked Nami, Usopp, and Chopper and, later, Luffy and the crew. However, when Luffy threatened to eat it, Cerberus became scared. Cerberus was then tamed by the pirate captain, making it more subservient and docile.

Cerberus’ fox head seemed to have a complex about not being a dog, as it acted with other heads when it first appeared, but, after Chopper pointed out the difference, the fox head realized the difference itself and became very angry.

Abilities and Powers

Cerberus had fangs and claws that it could use to attack its prey. It was also very fast. Although Cerberus frightened Nami, Usopp, and Chopper, Luffy easily defeated it.



Like the other zombies, Cerberus was given life when Gecko Moria implanted it with shadows using his Kage Kage no Mi.

Cerberus chased after Brook five years ago when the musician entered Thriller Bark looking for ship parts.

Thriller Bark Arc

Cerberus was guarding Thriller Bark’s entrance when it encountered Nami, Usopp, and Chopper, and it chased the pirates. When Chopper realized that one of Cerberus’ heads was a fox, it became angrier and more aggressive. After the pirates escaped from it, Cerberus patrolled around the grounds looking for them.

Cerberus returned to its post at the island’s entrance, and it growled at the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates when they entered the island. It became fearful after Luffy expressed interest in catching and eating it.

When Luffy tried to approach Cerberus, it bit him. Luffy replied calmly to it but punched it into a wall. It carried Luffy into Thriller Bark, walking with its heads held low. It continued to carry Luffy through Thriller Bark as the Straw Hat Pirates examined its scars and the number engraved on its side. It stopped when the pirates were approached by a ghost, and Sanji and Robin rode on its back after Luffy, Zoro, and Franky were hit by the Negative Hollow. Cerberus and the others came across a graveyard, and when a group of zombies came out of the ground to fight the Straw Hat Pirates, Cerberus abandoned them.

Cerberus watched alongside his fellow zombies as Oars damaged the island’s mansion. It continued to watch and witnessed Oars defeat, causing it distress. Like the rest of the zombies, Cerberus had its shadow taken by Moria and lost its life.

Major Battles

  • Cerberus vs. Monkey D. Luffy


  • Cerberus is based on the Cerberus, a canine creature with three heads that according to Greek mythology watched the Gates of Hell.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 444 (p. 16) and Episode 339, Cerberus makes its first appearance.
  2. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 90, https://one-piece.com/special/sbs/detail/9.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 446 (p. 19) and Episode 341, Cerberus tries to frighten Luffy and his crew but is instead beaten up by the captain.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 444 (p. 17) and Episode 339, Chopper realizes that one of the heads of Cerberus is a fox.
  5. One Piece Manga — Vol. 47 Chapter 455 (p. 6), Cerberus chases Brook through Thriller Bark.
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 46 Chapter 447 (p. 2-5), Luffy tames Cerberus.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 46 Chapter 448, Cerberus abandons the Straw Hat Pirates.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 48 Chapter 469 (p. 17), Cerberus watches Oars destroy Thriller Bark’s mansion.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 (p. 2, 12), Cerberus witnesses Oars’ downfall and has its shadow taken by Moria, killing it.

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