Moda

Moda

Moda is a milk maiden from the Lulusia Kingdom that Ace met during his cover story. She is the daughter of Koda and Kyuji.

Following the destruction of her homeland, Moda was enlisted by the Revolutionary Army.

Appearance

Moda is a young girl with shoulder-length blonde hair (light brown in the manga), that is half covered by a white bandanna, and light blue eyes. She wears a long red and pink skirt decorated with an intricate pattern with a light blue shirt and dark blue boots.

After the timeskip, she has notably grown, looking more like an adult woman with defined curves and her hair has become longer. However, her attire is similar to what she wore before the timeskip but has replaced her top with a long-sleeved blouse. Her bandana now has a cow pattern and has long brown boots. One of her teeth has also been chipped.

Personality

Moda is a kind and caring girl, rescuing Ace from a river and nursing him to health. She also cares deeply for her parents. Moda is also afraid of the wrath of the World Nobles.

Abilities and Powers

Moda is not an experienced fighter, but after having her latent power awakened by Betty’s Kobu Kobu no Mi, Moda was able to defeat Peachbeard, a pirate captain with a bounty of 52,000,000, with only one hit with a stick.

History

Sky Island Saga

Ace’s Great Blackbeard Search

She saved Ace from the river after he was kicked into it by Doctor Black Beard, an angry chef Ace had skipped out on, and several others. Ace later returned the favor by reuniting Moda with her parents who were working as cooks on one of the Marines’ ships.

Whole Cake Island Saga

Levely Arc

When Peachbeard and his crew invaded Lulusia Kingdom, Moda begged him not to steal from them, as the only money they possess goes to the World Nobles as an offering. Peachbeard struck her down and demanded she hand it over, but Moda was caught by Belo Betty. After Betty bolstered the townspeople using her abilities, Moda used her newfound strength to defeat Peachbeard.

Final Saga

Egghead Arc

Following the destruction of Lulusia Kingdom, Moda was taken in by the Revolutionary Army, along with the other citizens that survived.

Major Battles

  • Moda vs. Peachbeard

Anime and Manga Differences

During the Peachbeard Pirates’ attack in the anime, Moda is trying to protect a jar of milk from them, which was not shown in the manga. In the manga, Moda struck Peachbeard on the top of his head. In the anime, she struck him in the face.

Early Concepts

One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (2010) revealed a sketch of an older Moda from Oda’s notebook and speculated whether she would make a re-appearance in the series. This prediction came true eight years later with the release Chapter 904, which featured an older Moda.

Trivia

  • “Moda” in many Latin, Slavic, and other languages, means “fashion”. In Japanese, this may be a pun on “moh”, which is the sound cows make.
  • An advertisement for Moda’s milk was included in the supplementary Grand Times No. 1200 Issue (One Para 2). The advertisement claims that the milk has become very popular among Marine bases.

References

  1. One Piece Anime — Episode 381, Moda and her parents appear in the newspaper Crocus is reading.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1082 (p. 14).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 30 Chapter 278, cover story: Ace’s Great Blackbeard Search Vol. 6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 904, Moda appears as a citizen of Lulusia Kingdom.
  5. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 179).
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 30 Chapter 279, cover story: Ace’s Great Blackbeard Search Vol. 7, Moda is seen working as a milk maiden.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 30 Chapters 280 and 281, cover story: Ace’s Great Blackbeard Search Vol. 8-9.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1082 (p. 12-14).
  9. One Piece Anime — Episode 880.

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