“Howling” Gab is one of the Senior Officers of the Red Hair Pirates.


Gab is a large dark-skinned man with shaggy dark brown hair, small beard and pointy teeth giving him a lion-like appearance. In Marineford, he wore what looked like a brown cape. He is also shown wearing a backpack and white t-shirt during the events of the From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc.


Gab is a kind person at heart and a little timid. He hates bugs and ghosts.

Abilities and Powers

Gab is a Senior Officer of the Red Hair Pirates, giving him authority over lower-ranking members of the crew. Gab is a powerful individual himself, considering how Marine Commodore Brannew described the whole crew as having a high average of bounties.

He is capable of generating air blades from his mouth through a roar-like technique. He can also use paralysis.


Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

Gab showed up alongside his captain and fellow officers of the crew in order to stop the Summit War of Marineford, ready to jump into action if the fighting continued.

Whole Cake Island Saga

From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc

After the timeskip, Gab and some members of the Red Hair Pirates were at the ruins of a certain island.

Wano Country Saga

Wano Country Arc

A week after the Raid on Onigashima, the Red Hair Pirates sailed to Wano Country. Gab and the rest of the officers were disappointed when Shanks said it was not the right time to meet Luffy again. Gab explained that Bartolomeo, who seemed to be an ally of Straw Hat, had burned their Jolly Roger to replace it with that of the Straw Hat Pirates. Shanks decided to resolve that matter so as not to affect his credibility and then announced that the time had come to take the One Piece.

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

One Piece Film: Red

Uta organized a concert on Elegia in order to realize her dream of performing for the whole world. Gab was present during the concert.

Concludes non-canon section.

Final Saga

Egghead Arc

The crew later dropped Marco off at the coast of Sphinx after having picked him up from Wano, and then partied at Elbaf with the Giants when they received word that the Kid Pirates were challenging them, with the crew making their way towards the coast. Gab was then on the crew’s ship and witness Shanks defeat the Kid Pirates by himself, with Dorry and Brogy destroying the Victoria Punk.

Major Battles

  • Red Hair Pirates vs. Kaidou and King (unseen)
  • Red Hair Pirates vs. Kid Pirates (unseen)


  • He is the only officer of the Red Hair Pirates who cannot be identified among the crew that stayed at Foosha Village in Chapter 1, the cover of Chapter 41, or the original anime adaptations.
    • He is eventually depicted among the crew twelve years ago in One Piece Film: Red and the Uta’s Past Arc.
  • He resembles the character Eldoraggo from One Piece: The Movie in terms of his appearance (fangs, lips, mane-like hair) and the ability to shoot powerful blasts from his mouth by roaring.
  • When Gab was first named in SBS Volume 101, his “Howling” epithet was written as “ハウリング・ガブ”, with an interpunct and no quotation marks, giving the impression that it was his surname. This was initially still the case in One Piece Film: Red promotional material. However, subsequent content such as Gab’s Film: Red poster and Eiichiro Oda’s concept art in Volume 4000000000 write “Howling” with quotation marks.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 10-11) and Episode 489, Gab shows up in the Summit War.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Volume 4000000000 “RED” (p. 49), Information about Gab is revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 101 (p. 96), Gab’s name is given
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 837, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 24.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1054 (p. 13-14) and Episode 1081.
  6. One Piece Movie — One Piece Film: Red.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1059 (p. 2).
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 106 Chapter 1076.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1079.
  10. Film Red Official Twitter

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