Hamlet is a Shinuchi in the Beasts Pirates. During the raid on Onigashima, he was tamed by the power of the Kibi Kibi no Mi and joined the side of the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance.


Due to the nature of his SMILE transformation, Hamlet has an entire giraffe’s body growing from his backside starting from the neck, thus leaving his main body hanging several meters in the air. He has long, shaggy bright green hair and possesses the ears and ossicones of a giraffe. He wears a regal-looking cloak that leaves his chest exposed and has pronounced shoulder pads, dark gloves, and also wears giraffe-printed pants and boots with spurs.


Hamlet is very cocky, speaking in a condescending tone to his underlings and being confident that he would easily deal with the threats they were afraid of.

Abilities and Powers

As a Shinuchi, Hamlet has authority over the lower-ranking members of the Beasts Pirates.

Hamlet has been shown fighting people by kicking them in the jaw. Despite his great confidence in his abilities, he was easily defeated by one punch from Jinbe.

Devil Fruit

Hamlet ate a Giraffe SMILE (キリンのSMILEスマイル, Kirin no Sumairu?), which caused the entire body of a giraffe, starting from the top of the neck, to emerge from his upper back. The giraffe body is strong enough to stay upright and support Hamlet’s weight, but only barely, as it is constantly shown trembling.


Hamlet wields two cutlasses, though has not been shown using them in combat.


Wano Country Arc

When the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance invaded Onigashima on the day of the Fire Festival, Hamlet and Fourtricks confronted their subordinates who were being easily beaten by Monkey D. Luffy, Sanji, and Jinbe. They thought little of their subordinates’ worries and confidently confronted the trio, only to instantly be beaten aside.

Later, Hamlet was fed a dango created by Kurozumi Tama with the Kibi Kibi no Mi which “tamed” him and caused him to be loyal to her. When Tama spoke to the tamed Gifters in the fortress to aid the alliance in bringing down Kaidou, Hamlet obeyed her and began attacking his crewmates.

Nami and Usopp later recruited Hamlet to help carry Komachiyo away from the fires. After the group encountered Kin’emon’s legs, Usopp attached the legs to Hamlet and rode the Gifter to the rest of the samurai’s body. After Kin’emon’s legs were reattached, Usopp was waylaid by more Beasts Pirates. While Izou held off the Beasts Pirates, Hamlet and Usopp grabbed Kikunojo and Kin’emon and pulled them to the floor below.

When they were unable to continue due to the fire, Usopp sprayed water with a Pop Green, which was engulfed in flames. Hamlet pointed out the ineffectiveness of the technique, so the sniper yelled at him to shut up and give him a hand as he promised Izo that he would save Kikunojo and Kin’emon, as well as wanting to survive himself. Hamlet then asked him to save him too, which Usopp did not need to do, as their floor was later flushed by water from the upper levels.

That evening, he enjoyed the Flower Capital’s festival and joined everyone in the toast.

Anime and Manga Differences

In the anime, Hamlet is shown taking part in Queen’s Golden Kagura festivities alongside the other Shinuchi. His debut in the manga occurs later.

Major Battles

  • Hamlet and Fourtricks vs. Sanji and Jinbe
  • Hamlet vs. members of Beasts Pirates

Other Appearances

Other Media

  • Hamlet appeared on the Where’s Wally? in One Piece illustration.


  • Hamlet is a card game invented by games scholar David Parlett, fitting with the card game-themed names of the Shinuchi.
  • Hamlet is the title character of the play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, written by English playwright William Shakespeare.
  • Hamlet is ranked by Eiichiro Oda as his second favorite SMILE user design, behind only Holed’em.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 98 Chapter 994 (p. 7-8) and Episode 1006, Hamlet makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Anime — Episode 982, Hamlet participates in Queen’s Golden Kagura festivities in the anime.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1017 (p. 8) and Episode 1039.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018 (p. 2) and Episode 1039.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 102 Chapter 1030 (p. 4-6) and Episode 1055.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1036 (p. 13) and Episode 1063.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1046 (p. 10) and Episode 1073.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1047 (p. 16) and Episode 1074.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 104 Chapter 1053 (p. 14-15).
  10. @Eiichiro_Staff on Twitter, Hamlet appears in the Where’s Wally? in One Piece illustration.
  11. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 (p. 118), The meaning of Hamlet’s name is revealed.
  12. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 (p. 134).

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