Charlotte Linlin

Charlotte Linlin

  • Introduction
  • Personality and Relationships
  • Abilities and Powers
  • History
  • Misc.

For the chapter of the same name, see Chapter 829.

Charlotte Linlin, better known as “Big Mom”, is the captain of the Big Mom Pirates and was formerly one of the Four Emperors ruling over the New World, as the only female member of that group. She is the matriarch of the very large Charlotte Family, whose many children make up the infrastructure of her crew. She is also the creator of the unique race of creatures known as Homies, who mainly inhabit all of Totto Land, and happily serve her. Big Mom possesses three special homies, Napoleon, Prometheus, and Zeus, but unhappy with Zeus’ continued failures, Big Mom decided to disown and replace him with a new Homie named Hera.

Big Mom rules over Totto Land as its queen, seeking to form it into a utopia where all the world’s races can live together in peace without discrimination or segregation. In her childhood, Linlin was raised in the Sheep’s House under Carmel, whose Devil Fruit power she eventually inherited, before co-founding her own pirate crew with Streusen following Carmel’s death.

Big Mom was also part of the legendary Rocks Pirates as one of its core members. After clashing against fellow Emperor Kaidou (another ex-member of Rocks’ crew), she formed a alliance with Kaidou and the Beasts Pirates with the intention of conquering the world. However, this never came to fruition as their alliance would go on to be defeated by the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance. Following her loss in Wano Country to Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law, the World Economy News Paper released a new listing of the Four Emperors, with Big Mom no longer being included among them anymore.

In Wano, due to being closed off, Linlin’s reputation was largely unknown, especially with the more immediate threat, Kaidou, occupying the country. However, after the Raid on Onigashima, due to her monstrous power and ability to spawn “yōkai” from myth, she was accredited in their country’s folklore of the event as the “Great Yōkai Oiran” (“妖怪” 大花魁, “Yōkai” Ō-oiran?, VIZ: “Great Ghastly Oiran”).

Big Mom was the last of the Four Emperors to be named; her epithet was first revealed after the Summit War of Marineford by Eustass Kid and her real name was revealed by Pappag on Fish-Man Island. She is the main antagonist of the Whole Cake Island Arc and the Whole Cake Island Saga as a whole, the secondary antagonist of the second half of the Wano Country Arc, the secondary antagonist of the Wano Country Saga overall, and a major antagonist of the second half of the series.

Appearance

Big Mom is a morbidly obese woman with a chin often hidden by her torso. She has an enormous physique, standing at 880 centimeters or just shy of 29 feet tall, which is the largest known height for any human. She is taller than the extremely large Whitebeard and was able to hold the 277 cm tall Brook in her hand. Even as a five-year old child, Linlin was already massive to the point she was mistaken for a giant and was as tall as giant children. However, as an adult, she is a little over three meters short of the minimum giant height of 12 meters. She has moderately round, orange eyes, prominent eyelashes, and wears thick purple eyeshadow. She has a very wide mouth with full lips sporting red lipstick, large, round teeth, and a long, thick tongue that often sticks out. She also has long, curly, and wild pink hair that falls halfway down her back, as well as a long beak-like nose, and plump, round cheeks. She also sports a tattoo on her left shoulder and arm, consisting of a large, standard-shaped red heart framed by thin lines curled at their bottom ends, which all tops a far smaller heart.

When she was five years old, Linlin towered over normal humans and was about the same size as a giant child. She had a much rounder face and had freckles on her cheeks, her hair was kept into two buns on both sides of her head. Her nose was more triangular compared to present-day where it now protrudes outward in a rounded, beak-like shape. She wore a polka-dotted dress very similar to the one she currently wears, but with this one reaching her neck and having a bow at the top. At the start of her pirating career, Linlin’s hair grew longer, and she donned a dark sunhat.

At 28 years old, Linlin looked drastically different compared to both her early childhood days and her later years. She was remarkably slimmer and had a visible neck, chin, and jawline, and her features were significantly smaller and more proportionate to her face. Her hair was long, yet considerably less wild than in the present day, and she had a large strand of hair falling to the left side of her face. In Oda’s depiction of her at this time, she wore a dark fedora with a polka dot pattern, a bandana, and a dark, polka dotted top with a captain’s coat draped over her shoulders. She had a similar appearance (although shadowed) during her time in the Rocks Pirates.

At 48 years old, her neck was considerably larger and more muscular than it was at 28 and she had a much larger, more pronounced jaw. By this time, she had already begun wearing Napoleon and her polka-dotted bandana.

Five years ago, at age 63, her physique has become very much similar to currently at age 68, and she wore a purple and pink vertical stripped dress.

During her first appearance, Big Mom was shown to often drool large quantities of saliva when talking. When in her regular fits of rage from not having a certain food at her direct disposal or simply when extremely furious her pupils take on a spiral appearance.

Big Mom wears a large pink bicorne hat bearing a Jolly Roger on the front. She has worn two versions: the first design consisted of a standard skull with crossbones behind it, as well as large flame-like patterns to the sides, whereas the current version, named Napoleon, has two crossed sabers instead of crossbones, possesses smaller lateral flame patterns, and is imbued with a fragment of her soul, causing its skull to change expressions and talk to Big Mom; on its top, the hat is edged with a thick yellow streak, it has a strip snap-fastened to it, and beneath it is a light, polka-dotted bandana fastened around Big Mom’s head. Big Mom also dons a pink dress with red polka dots and white ruffles on its neckline and hemline, with a wide, rippling white cape attached to its back that falls to the ground. The outfit is completed with dark blue high heels, one turquoise pearl wristband on either wrist, and golden, jeweled rings on all her fingers.

Hours after her craving fit for wedding cake started, Big Mom was noted to have gotten slimmer and slimmer up to the point where she has become emaciated. She went back to her usual appearance after eating Sanji’s wedding cake.

As O-Lin during the Wano Country Arc, she wears her hair in a shimada. During the Fire Festival, she changed into a black furisode kimono with a white minimalist floral pattern, over a light pink robe, tied with a yellow polka-dotted red sash tied in a bow. She also wears a more elaborate shimada.

Big Mom’s first wanted poster.

Big Mom’s second wanted poster.

Big Mom’s current wanted poster.

Big Mom at age 5.

Big Mom during the start of her pirating career.

Silhouette of Linlin when she was a member of the Rocks Pirates.

Linlin at age 24.

Linlin at age 30.

Silhouette of Linlin at age 35.

Big Mom at age 42.

Big Mom at age 63.

Big Mom in her pajamas.

Big Mom’s slimmer appearance after not eating for about eight hours.

Big Mom’s bandana uncovered by Napoleon.

Big Mom’s reaction to Sanji’s wedding cake.

Big Mom as O-Lin.

Big Mom’s kimono during the Wano Country Arc.

Big Mom’s color scheme in the manga.

Big Mom’s full appearance with Napoleon, Prometheus, and Zeus.

Video Games

Big Mom in One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X.

Big Mom in One Piece Thousand Storm.

Big Mom (Temperamented) in One Piece Thousand Storm.

Big Mom (Halloween) in One Piece Thousand Storm.

Big Mom (Emperor Power) in One Piece Thousand Storm.

Big Mom (Wano Country Costume) in One Piece Thousand Storm.

Big Mom in Jumputi Heroes.

O-Lin in Jumputi Heroes.

Big Mom in One Piece Bounty Rush.

Big Mom in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4.

Big Mom in her transformed state in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4.

Big Mom in Monster Strike.

Other

Big Mom’s concept art from the anime.

Linlin at age 28.

Linlin at age 48.

Big Mom’s outfit in One Piece Film: Red’.

Big Mom’s outfit from One Piece Log Collection.

Big Mom’s wedding dress from Placole Wedding Collaboration Dresses.

Big Mom in One Piece Everyday.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 651 (p. 10-13) and Episode 571, Linlin makes her debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 6) and Episode 958, Sengoku talks about the Rocks Pirates.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 432 (p. 7) and Episode 314, Linlin is seen as one of the Four Emperors mentioned by Garp.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 5) and Episode 490, Kid mentions Linlin as one of the three remaining Emperors.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 17) and Episode 763, Bege reveals the existence of the Charlotte Family.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 17) and Episode 789, Big Mom is identified as the Captain of the Big Mom Pirates and the Queen of Totto Land.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 866 and Episode 836.
  8. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 76), Linlin’s birthday is revealed.
  9. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 85 (p. 150), Linlin’s age is revealed.
  10. 10.0 10.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 88 (p. 96), Linlin’s height is revealed.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 15) and Episode 958, Linlin’s current bounty is revealed.
  12. 12.0 12.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 868 (p. 9) and Episode 838, Linlin’s first and second bounties are revealed.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 933 (p. 17) and Episode 928, Linlin’s alias in Wano is revealed.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 651 (p. 12) and Episode 571, ”Big Mom” is revealed to be Linlin’s epithet.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 866 (p. 17) and Episode 836, Jorul condemns Linlin as an “evil spirit in the form of a child”.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 867 (p. 9) and Episode 837, Linlin is known as an “Evil Spirit” among giants across the world.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0996), Information about Linlin is revealed.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 17) and Episode 789, Linlin’s name is romanized.
  19. 19.0 19.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 62 Chapter 610 (p. 13) and Episode 529, Big Mom’s real name is revealed by Pappag.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 828 (p. 5) and Episode 787, Pudding details her mother’s expansive family and how it operates as the infrastructure of her crew.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 827 (p. 5) and Episode 785, Pekoms explains Big Mom’s goal of turning Totto Land into a racism-free utopia.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 868 (p. 8) and Episode 838, Linlin tells Streusen her dream.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 954 (p. 13, 15) and Episode 955, Kaidou and Big Mom form an alliance.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1040 (p. 13, 15) and Episode 1067, Kid and Law defeat Big Mom.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1053 (p. 16-17) and Episode 1080, The current Four Emperors are revealed.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1057 (p. 12) and Episode 1085, Big Mom in Wano folklore.
  27. One Piece 15th Anniversary: Dive to Grand World (p. 12-13), A guide to the races of the world of One Piece.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 14) and Episode 789, Big Mom’s hair is seen clearly from the side.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 866 (p. 2) and Episode 836.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 868 (p. 9) and Episode 838.
  31. 31.0 31.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 86, Big Mom’s past appearance is revealed.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 850 (p. 9) and Episode 816, Big Mom is shown after the Nox Pirates’ mission on Whole Cake Island.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 827 (p. 17) and Episode 786, Big Mom is seen drooling while noting Luffy’s arrival in Totto Land.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 12) and Episode 789, Big Mom’s spiral pupils are clearly visible during her rampage in Sweet City.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 863 (p. 7, 17-19) and Episode 833.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 9) and Episode 769, Big Mom’s first pirate hat is shown.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 9) and Episode 788, Big Mom’s current hat is seen talking to her.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 846 (p. 11) and Episode 811, The bicorne is shown to change facial expressions.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 11) and Episode 789, Big Mom’s current hat is seen in detail.
  40. 40.0 40.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 651 (p. 12-13) and Episode 571, Big Mom’s hat is seen more clearly.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 827 (p. 15) and Episode 786, Big Mom’s cape is seen clearly.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 10) and Episode 788, Big Mom is seen wearing rings on all her fingers.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 888 (p. 8) and Episode 862, Perospero comment about Big Mom’s size.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 889 (p. 6) and Episode 863, Bavarois comment about Big Mom’s size.
  45. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 894 (p. 10) and Episode 868, Big Mom appearance after being starved is seen.
  46. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 900 (p. 5-6) and Episode 875, Big Mom eats the cake and loves how delicious it is.
  47. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 934 (p. 5) and Episode 929.
  48. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 982 (p. 14) and Episode 989.

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