Rocks Pirates

Rocks Pirates

The Rocks Pirates were a legendary and powerful pirate crew that sailed the seas until their defeat 38 years ago.

They were led by Rocks D. Xebec and considered to be the most dangerous and strongest pirate crew of their time. They ruled the seas before the rise of Gol D. Roger and his crew.

Jolly Roger

The crew’s Jolly Roger is depicted as a burning red skull with flames that resembles two horns. It is shown as the O for “Rocks” on the sail of the ship.

Crew Members

See also the associated category: Rocks Pirates.

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The crew includes a supposedly infamous individual known by the name of “Silver Axe (銀斧, Ginbu?), though they are not as well known.

Organization

The organization was founded by a dangerous band of pirates who gathered at Hachinosu. Their mutual quest for fame and fortune led to the formation of the crew. However, according to Sengoku, the Rocks Pirates were very violent and vicious as they would kill friends and foes alike, and their lack of camaraderie caused crew members to kill each other constantly, even while at sea.

Because of the poor relationship with each other, the Rocks Pirates members tend to downplay their time together to the rest of the world. Coupled with the World Government covering up their actions, the crew became relatively unknown to the next generation.

Edward Newgate briefly described his time in the crew when talking to Kozuki Oden. He said it was a group of people who were not the type to serve others, and that he had plenty of bad experiences there.

Crew Strength

The Rocks Pirates were an extremely powerful crew with amazing potential and were regarded as a threat to the entire world. They were without a doubt the strongest pirate crew of their time. Eventually, it took the combined strength of Gol D. Roger and Monkey D. Garp to defeat them.

Ship

The crew had at least one ship with a dark colored sail, with the word “ROCKS” written on it in light colored letters, the “O” was designed to look like a burning skull, and it had a figure head of a corpse.

In Kaidou’s flashback, the crew had a ship with dark colored sails except for the mizzenmast sail at the rear of the ship. The stern appears to be decorated as well, with three huge lanterns topped by the crew’s Jolly Rogers protruding from the top. The ship’s design appears to be a fourth-rate ship-of-the-line with carrack rigging.

Rocks Pirates’ ship as depicted in Sengoku’s flashback.

Rocks Pirates’ ship as depicted in Kaidou’s flashback.

History

Biography

Over 44 years ago, the crew was formed on Hachinosu. They went on to become the strongest crew of their time, to the point of threatening the World Government itself.

Thirty-eight years ago, they attacked several World Nobles and their slaves on God Valley. Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp teamed up with the then future Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, resulting in the dissolution of the crew, and earning Garp the title of “Hero of the Marines”. Following Charlotte Linlin returning to Hachinosu and news spreading of her crew’s defeat by Garp to the island, she angrily voiced her frustration at not being able to find Kaidou.

Legacy

Due to Rocks D. Xebec’s quest for domination that led him to dabble in forbidden studies that the World Government had covered up, along with the crew’s lack of camaraderie which caused them to rarely speak of their time together, the Rocks Pirates became relatively unknown to the next generation.

Five years after the crew had disbanded, the former members would go on to form their own crews. Three of them—Edward Newgate, Charlotte Linlin, and Kaidou—went on to become Emperors until their downfalls. Newgate was killed by Marshall D. Teach, Kaidou was defeated by Monkey D. Luffy (a future Emperor), and Linlin was defeated by Luffy’s rivals Eustass Kid and Trafalgar D. Water Law. Ochoku returned to Hachinosu and took over as boss, until he was overthrown by Teach.

Trivia

  • This crew, along with the Donquixote Pirates and Gecko Pirates, are the only known crews named after their captain’s family name.
  • Before it was confirmed, Whitebeard and Miss Buckin had been implied to be members in the Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary.
  • While not shown, Zeus, who has accompanied Big Mom since childhood, is presumably a member of the crew like with Prometheus.
  • Two of the members bear striking resemblances to Zombies from Thriller Bark, one looks like Zombie 889 and the other looks like the Four Armed General Zombie from Chapter 450, though it’s currently unknown if they’re the same people or not.

Notes

  1. Rocks D. Xebec – Unknown
    Charlotte Linlin – At least 500,000,000
    Kaidou – At least 70,000,000

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 5-11) and Episode 958, Sengoku talks about the Rocks Pirates.
  2. Road To Laugh Tale Vol. 1 (p. 11).
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 964 (p. 2) and Episode 963, Newgate talks about his previous crew.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 7) and Episode 958, The Rocks Pirates’ ship is seen.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1049 (p. 5) and Episode 1076, Another Rocks Pirates’ ship is seen in Kaidou’s flashback.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1049 (p. 4) and Episode 1076.
  7. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1096 (p. 9), The Rocks Pirates arrive at God valley
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 962 (p. 13) and Episode 962.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1059 (p. 14).
  10. Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0270).
  11. Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0948).

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