Jean Bart

Jean Bart

For the Corrida Colosseum Gladiator in Block C, see Jean Ango.

Jean Bart is a pirate who was originally introduced as Saint Rosward’s slave, being part of his Pirate Captain Collection. He currently serves under Trafalgar Law as a member of the Heart Pirates after being freed from the World Noble.


Jean Bart is a large man with a fierce looking face comparable to a guard animal. His size surpasses that of Jinbe by roughly two to three times, being able to catch and carry him easily. He has flame-shaped tattoos on his forehead and a scar running above his right eye. He often bares his teeth. He has large sideburns that line the sides of his face as well as a long mane that runs down his back.

When he was a slave, he wore rags and was often forced by his owners to walk on all fours like a lumbering beast. After his liberation and joining the Heart Pirates, he started walking normally again and switched to a black A-shirt. Like all those who were once slaves of the World Nobles, Bart has the “Hoof of the Soaring Dragon” mark burnt onto him, which would forever signify him as “less than human”, though it’s unknown where it is on his body.

After the timeskip, he now wears a boiler suit with the crew’s Jolly Roger imprinted on it, similar to the other members of the Heart Pirates, and has a full beard in addition to his sideburns.


Most of his personality has not been revealed yet, but he seems to be a man of honor and repays his debts as he joined Law’s crew, the Heart Pirates, after he was freed from the World Noble. He also seems to be patient and calm as seen at Amazon Lily, the opposite of his usual behavior at the Archipelago or the battlefield of Marineford.

Abilities and Powers

Jean Bart is an immensely strong man capable of breaking a bridge with a single punch. In fact, prior to his enslavement, he was a well known pirate captain. Even suffering abuse from the Rosward family did not deter him, thus demonstrating great resilience and willpower (whereas fellow captain slave Devil Dias fled in cowardice, only to get blown up later).

He is also fast enough and has an extremely durable body due to being able to intercept and stop a bullet from Van Augur without a scratch.


He was seen wielding a huge Flintlock pistol when defending Zou from Jack and his army.



Jean Bart was once a renowned pirate captain before he was captured and sold as a slave to the World Nobles.

Summit War Saga

Sabaody Archipelago Arc

As a slave of Saint Rosward, Bart was forced to walk on all fours through Sabaody Archipelago. After Devil Dias’ collar exploded, Saint Shalria cruelly shot Devil Dias several times, and Bart left with the World Noble family.

Later, while Rosward and his children attended an auction, Bart was left chained to a stake outside the front entrance of the Human Auctioning House. He did not budge when other patrons fled the building after the Straw Hat Pirates assaulted the World Nobles and the Marines were called.

After Trafalgar Law, Monkey D. Luffy, and Eustass Kid fought the Marines, Law removed Bart’s collar, and in return, Bart pledged his service to Law. As they fled, Bart destroyed a bridge in order to hinder the pursuing Marines; however, their path was blocked by a Pacifista so the Heart Pirates joined forces with the Kid Pirates to take on the cyborg. The events of this battle were not shown, but Law and his crew managed to escape the Pacifista and the admiral.

Marineford Arc

On Sabaody Archipelago, the Heart Pirates watched the broadcast of Portgas D. Ace’s execution and the resulting Summit War of Marineford. When the broadcast was cut off, Law then informed Bart that they were setting sail.

The Polar Tang later reached Marineford and surfaced so Law could treat the critically injured Luffy. When Admiral Kizaru tried to stop them, Buggy threw down Luffy and Jinbe, and Bart caught both of them. While Kizaru and the Marines were distracted by Koby’s and Shanks’ interruptions, the Heart Pirates carried Luffy and Jinbe into the ship, and the Polar Tang began submerging and successfully avoided the attacks from Aokiji and Kizaru.

Post-War Arc

After the Heart Pirates docked on the shore of Amazon Lily, Bart and the rest of the crew had to wait there until Luffy and Jinbe returned. Shortly after Silvers Rayleigh swam to the island, Bart left with Law and the rest of the crew. Bart and the others were pleased to hear Law say that he would wait to go to the New World.

During the Timeskip

While Law was staying at Punk Hazard, Bart and the rest of the crew went to Zou. During the Beasts Pirates’ invasion, the Heart Pirates assisted the Mink Tribe in fighting the invaders. After five days, they fought until Jack used one of Caesar Clown’s poison gas weapons.

Dressrosa Saga

Dressrosa Arc

After Jack left, Sanji’s group arrived and managed to create an antidote to the gas, saving everyone..

Whole Cake Island Saga

Zou Arc

When Luffy unknowingly trespassed at the Whale Forest and got into a fight with Roddy, Bart tried to stop the fight but was knocked down by Blackback. After Wanda and Carrot arrived and stopped the fight, the Heart Pirates got reacquainted with Luffy and were excited to hear that Law was on Zou as well.

When Law arrived at their location, the Heart Pirates were overjoyed to be reunited with him. After the Straw Hat Pirates returned to the Whale Forest, the Heart Pirates greeted Luffy but were then furious when Luffy and Law went on having a private conversation. The Heart Pirates and Luffy’s crew (except Franky, Nico Robin, and Brook) then partied with Nekomamushi and his subjects.

Wano Country Saga

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

One Piece: Stampede

He was present with the other Heart Pirates on their ship as they were leaving Delta Island.

Concludes non-canon section.

Wano Country Arc

The Heart Pirates later infiltrated Wano Country. After Law was captured to free Bepo, Shachi, and Penguin, the Heart Pirates gathered in Ebisu Town and discussed their captain’s situation.

The crew later reunited with their captain and they entered the battle with the Beasts Pirates on the day of the Fire Festival. After rescuing Kin’emon’s group, the crew was shocked to hear that Kaidou had formed an alliance with Big Mom.

After the guards at the torii gates were defeated by the Straw Hats, the Heart Pirates and the Scabbards (except Kin’emon and Denjiro) traversed to the back of Onigashima in the Polar Tang. When the submarine got close enough, it rose to the surface and Law teleported himself, Bepo, Shachi, Penguin, and the Scabbards with them to Onigashima’s back entrance. Once they left, the rest of the crew submerged back underwater.

After Kaidou knocked Luffy off of the floating island, the crew aboard the Polar Tang could hear Luffy speaking and located him underwater. They brought him onto the submarine and pumped the water out of his stomach. Luffy eventually woke up and started demanding meat, so they gave him all the food from the submarine but Luffy demanded more. Caribou offered the food he had stashed away in his swamp. As Luffy began devouring the food, Jean Bart asked about had been happening on Onigashima.

After Luffy finished eating, Kozuki Momonosuke transformed into an adult dragon, which panicked the Heart Pirates who thought it was Kaidou. Jean Bart and the others watched in stunned silence as Luffy and Momonosuke bickered over the dragon’s struggle to fly. Eventually Momonosuke remembered how and flew up to the island. The Heart Pirates also made it up the island and were startled as Yamato in his wolf form rushed past them.

They entered the Skull Dome and found their way to where Law and Kid were fighting Big Mom. When the Heart and Kid Pirates tried to rush in to save their injured captains, Big Mom had Hera strike them with lightning. When Big mom is shot down, the crew cheers congratulating their captain. However, the empress would rise again, where she prepared to continue fighting against Kid and Law, where they continued to attack her; until finally, Law manages to hurt her with her sword, while Kid uses an electromagnetic cannon to damage her. However, they see how Big Mom manages to resist this attack, by then using Soul Pocus to steal the life energy of those terrified present, but Law prevents that by using a special ROOM that cancels all the noises it produces, preventing him from using his technique. Kid then hits Big Mom again with her electromagnetic cannon, causing her to sink to the ground and be defeated. The crew celebrates the defeat of the empress, but suddenly they see the rubble fall from the ceiling.

Later, Kaidou appears in his dragon form, announcing Luffy’s death and requesting Momonosuke’s official surrender. The Beast Pirates motivated by this, take the opportunity to attack Law and Kid, so Jean Bart joins his crew to protect the captain. Soon after, every corner of the building is flooded with water.

One week after the defeat of Kaidou and Big Mom, he is with his crew and the Kid Pirates in Tokage Port when the repairs to the ships and General Franky are finished. Here he listens to his captain say that the closure of the country is protecting them and what is happening outside. Suddenly, Apoo appears with the latest newspaper, announcing the new emperors and new rewards. The crew celebrate their captain’s new reward and then join in the festival celebration in the Flower Capital.

A few days later, the crew returns to the port of Tokage, where they prepare the submarine to leave. When everything is ready, the crew leaves Wano, heading down the waterfall.

Final Saga

Egghead Arc

Days later, while sailing, the crew is attacked by the Blackbeard Pirates; where Doc Q uses his power to turn some of the members into women. Since the submarine is damaged, they return to the surface, targeting a nearby island. Homever, they see Jesus Burgess, who picks up an entire mountain and throws it at them; but Law destroys it. Suddenly, Blackbeard comes flying in on Doc Q and his horse Stronger, intending to confront Law for his Road Poneglyphs. During the confrontation of these two, Bepo informs him about Van Augur, who shot Law. Therefore, Bart covers his captain from the bullet.

Later, the Heart Pirates are defeated and almost all of them, including him, end up in the sea, and what’s more, the Polar Tang is sunk and destroyed.

Major Battles

  • Jean Bart, Heart Pirates, Kid Pirates, and Straw Hat Pirates vs. Marines
  • Jean Bart and fellow Heart Pirates, and Kid Pirates vs. Pacifista
  • Heart Pirates and Mink Tribe vs. Beasts Pirates
  • Jean Bart vs. Blackback
  • Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance and Kid Pirates vs. Beasts Pirates
  • Heart Pirates vs. Blackbeard Pirates


Video Games

Non-Playable Appearances

  • One Piece: Gigant Battle
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World


  • When naming characters after real-life pirates, Oda usually gives them either just the first name or the surname. This one has the full name of French privateer Jean Bart.
  • Jean Bart’s situation of being captured, enslaved, and then freed by a band of pirates that he joined is similar to the titular character of a poem by Lord Byron, whose name is similar to Jean Bart’s crewmate Bepo.
  • During the real world Golden Age of Piracy, slavery was a common occurrence. When slave ships were raided by pirates the slaves were often given the chance to join their crew or remain a slave. Considering the conditions on board the slave ships and the cruelty many slaves faced, many accepted because life as a pirate was usually better than life as a slave.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 497 (p. 17-18) and Episode 391, Jean Bart makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 82), Jean Bart’s birthday is revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 505 (p. 18) and Episode 399, Trafalgar Law calls Jean Bart by name and invites him to the Heart Pirates.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 4) and Episode 759, Jean Bart is seen after the timeskip.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 (p. 3) and Episode 399, Jean Bart breaks a bridge in two with only a punch.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1064 (p. 5-7).
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 500 (p. 14) and Episode 394.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 (p. 4, 12, 15-13) and Episode 395.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 502 (p. 2) and Episode 396.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 503 (p. 10) and Episode 397.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 (p. 13, 15) and Episode 398.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 (p. 3-5) and Episode 399.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 565 (p. 3) and Episode 474.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 18-19) and Episode 487, Jean Bart is seen exiting the submarine with his fellow crewmates.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 (p. 2-3, 9-11, 15-16) and Episode 488.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 5-7) and Episode 489.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 582 (p. 8) and Episode 491, The Heart Pirates together with Jean Bart in Amazon Lily.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 591 (p. 2-3, 6) and Episode 507.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 3) and Episode 513.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 4, 6-8) and Episodes 759–760.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 811 and Episode 761.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 and Episode 754.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 and Episode 757.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 and Episode 766.
  25. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 951 (p. 5-7) and Episode 951.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 975 (p. 5-6) and Episode 978.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 979 (p. 4) and Episode 984.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 984 (p. 9-11) and Episode 992.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 100 Chapter 1015 (p. 15-16) and Episode 1037.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1017 (p. 6) and Episode 1038.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1019 (p. 4) and Episode 1041.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1020 (p. 16-17) and Episode 1043.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1021 (p. 16) and Episode 1044.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1023 (p. 15-17) and Episode 1047.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1025 (p. 2, 8-9) and Episode 1049.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 102 Chapter 1028 (p. 8) and Episode 1053.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1038 (p. 12-13) and Episode 1065.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1039 and Episode 1066.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1040 and Episode 1067.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1041 (p. 12-13) and Episode 1068.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1043 and Episode 1070.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1049 (p. 8) and Episode 1076.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1052 (p. 15-17) and Episode 1079.
  45. One Piece Manga — Vol. 104 Chapter 1053 (p. 4, 17).
  46. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1056 (p. 13-16).
  47. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1057 (p. 11-12).
  48. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1063 (p. 10-15).
  49. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1081 (p. 17).

External links

  • Jean Bart – Wikipedia article on the real-life pirate Jean is named after.

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