Chaka

Chaka

Chaka the Jackal is one of two head guards in the Arabasta kingdom who serves under Igaram, alongside Pell. Chaka was the acting captain of the royal guard in Igaram’s absence.

Appearance

Chaka is a tall, imposing dark skinned man with medium length black hair and a long broad nose resembling that of a jackal.

He wears a long, light-green tunic, revealing his muscular chest, and has two belts around his waist: a striped, pale-red and crimson large one, and over it a purple, thinner one. Around his neck he has a necklace consisting of big golden beads, and he wears a dark-green coat draped on his shoulders like a cape. He carries a massive sword, with a blue hilt and sheath, on his right hip.

Personality

Chaka is always stern and rigorous. He is very loyal to the royal family, and he is willing to give up his life in order to protect them, as seen when he attacked Crocodile in order to give Vivi a chance to escape. He shows great concern for his best friend Pell.

Abilities and Powers

Chaka is apparently a strong and experienced fighter, and specialized in swordsmanship. He attacked Crocodile in his hybrid form, but was completely defeated by the Warlord’s sand body.

Devil Fruit

Further information: Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal

Chaka ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal, a Zoan-class Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a jackal and a human-jackal hybrid. This grants him an increase in speed and physical prowess, and has earned him the nickname “Chaka the Jackal”. He has been shown combining his form with swordsmanship to increase the power of his attacks, usually by holding the sword in his mouth while charging at the opponent.

Weapons

Chaka wields an exotic looking sword, which he wields in conjuncture with his Devil Fruit transformation.

History

Past

When Koza was a boy and leader of the Suna Suna Clan, he asked Chaka if he could train him, going so far as to demand it.

Arabasta Saga

Arabasta Arc

Chaka, together with Pell, came to the town where pirates were attacking civilians. However, Crocodile defeated the pirates before they arrived. As they reached their destination, Crocodile had already beaten the pirates. When the rebellion began to move, Pell and Chaka wanted to fight back but were stopped by King Cobra. Later, they found Karoo bringing Vivi’s letter. From the information, they learned their enemy’s identity. As the rebels approached the city, Chaka was commanded to ready the royal army.

A guard reported that the king was missing, causing Chaka to panic. Chaka ordered the Royal Army to search for the king, noting that searching for people was Pell’s forte, but that he was scouting the enemies at Rainbase. Later, a royal guard reported that they had spotted the king admitting to stealing the rain and giving orders to destroy Nanohana. Chaka rejected this as the work of the real king, but the guard replied that the king disappeared from his room around the time of the incident.

As the rebellion started to move, Chaka commanded the royal guard to fight until death for the sake of the king and the princess.

During Crocodile’s attack on the kingdom, Chaka attacked the Warlord of the Sea alone. Because of Crocodile’s actions which forced his men to die without getting the chance to die honorably in battle, Chaka was angered to the point that he attacked Crocodile. However, this was also an attempt to protect Vivi and Koza, as well as buy them time to put an end to the battle – but despite his efforts, he was easily defeated. He survived, however, and showed up later commanding the royal guard to stop fighting.

Water 7 Saga

Post-Enies Lobby Arc

When the Straw Hats received their bounties shortly after the Enies Lobby incident, Chaka was shocked to see Nico Robin in the Straw Hat crew.

Summit War Saga

Post-War Arc

After the Whitebeard War, he and Pell were seen reporting to King Cobra about a recently foiled pirate attack.

Fish-Man Island Saga

From the Decks of the World

After the timeskip, Chaka and Pell were seen being fitted for new clothes to wear for the upcoming Levely.

Whole Cake Island Saga

Zou Arc

As the time for Levely approached, Chaka accompanied the Nefertari Family to Mary Geoise alongside Pell, Karoo, and Igaram. Chaka expressed concern for Cobra’s health as the latter revealed his intention on asking the World Government about the poneglyphs.

Levely Arc

On the way to the Levely, Chaka received the news of Luffy’s exploits at Totto Land.

Wano Country Saga

Wano Country Arc

Before a new discussion between the sovereigns of the other nations began, Chaka accompanied King Cobra to his meeting with the Five Elders, having to remain outside to wait due to the secrecy of the meeting.

After the Levely, Chaka noticed King Cobra was missing and furiously confronted a Royal Guard at Pangaea Castle on the whereabouts of his liege and his condition.

Major Battles

  • Chaka vs. Crocodile

Merchandise

Video Games

Playable Appearances

  • One Piece: Going Baseball
  • One Py Berry Match

Support Appearances

  • Grand Battle! 2
  • One Piece: Gear Spirit
  • One Piece: Grand Adventure

Non-Playable Appearances

  • Dragon Dream!
  • One Piece Grand Battle 3

Trivia

  • Chaka represents the jackal, one of the two guardian spirits of Arabasta, along with Pell the Falcon. Both of them are based on the Egyptian deities Anubis and Horus, respectively, with their hybrid forms displaying this even more so.
  • Chaka may be a reference to the character of the same name in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3, Stardust Crusaders. Both are swordsmen and have a power related to jackals (Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal and the Stand Anubis).
  • Chaka means “red hot sun” in Swahili.
  • Chaka’s birthday, April 26, comes from his epithet’s Japanese transcription since 4-2-6 can be derived from ji/shi-ka-ru.
  • His favorite foods are bananas and koshari.

References

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 and Episode 91, Chaka makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 19 Chapter 167 (p. 12) and Episode 105, Chaka is introduced.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0200), Chaka’s information is revealed.
  4. 4.0 4.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 (p. 172), Chaka’s birthday is revealed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 196 (p. 10) and Episode 120, Chaka is revealed to have eaten the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 196 (p. 10-11) and Episode 120, Chaka attacks Crocodile in his Jackal form.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 439 and Episode 324.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 and Episode 512.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 65 Chapter 639, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 23.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 822 and Episode 776.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 823 and Episode 777.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 903 (p. 7) and Episode 878.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1083 (p. 15).
  14. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1086 (p. 3).

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