Trafalgar D. Water Law

Trafalgar D. Water Law

  • Introduction
  • Personality and Relationships
  • Abilities and Powers
  • History
    • Past and Before the Timeskip
    • During and After the Timeskip
  • Misc.
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For the chapter of the same name with his epithet, see Chapter 660.

Trafalgar D. Water Law, more commonly known as just Trafalgar Law (トラファルガー・ロー, Torafarugā Rō?) and by his epithet as the “Surgeon of Death”, is a pirate from the North Blue and the captain and doctor of the Heart Pirates. He is one of twelve pirates who are referred to as the “Worst Generation”. He became one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea during the timeskip, but his position was revoked for allying with the Straw Hat Pirates. Law, like many other pirates, dreams of finding the One Piece, while also desiring to know the purpose of the Will of D.

Trafalgar D. Water Law
Trafalgar D. Water Law

Law is the only known survivor of Flevance, a town whose inhabitants suffered from a condition known as Amber Lead Syndrome. Because the disease was fatal and poorly understood, Flevance was destroyed by neighboring countries out of fear including Law’s parents and his younger sister, with a young Law barely escaping alive. He subsequently joined the Donquixote Pirates, where Donquixote Doflamingo intended to make Law one of his executive officers. However, thanks to the efforts of Doflamingo’s brother, Rosinante, Law was freed from the Donquixote Pirates’ influence and became a pirate set to bring down Doflamingo’s empire.

During the timeskip, his bounty increased from 200,000,000 to 440,000,000 before it was frozen due to his induction into the Seven Warlords of the Sea. However, after having his title revoked during the events of the Dressrosa Arc, Law’s bounty was reinstated and raised to 500,000,000. Eventually, his bounty would be raised to 3,000,000,000 for his role in taking down Big Mom of the Four Emperors alongside Eustass Kid during the Wano Country Arc.

Law joins forces with the Straw Hat Pirates for a brief moment during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc and later on saves Luffy’s life at the very end of the Marineford Arc. He is one of the central allies of the Straw Hat Pirates during the Dressrosa, Whole Cake Island, and Wano Country Sagas. He also acts as an ally of the Straw Hat Pirates during the movies One Piece: Stampede and One Piece Film: Red.

Trafalgar D. Water Law Appearance

Law is a slim young man of a relatively tall height. He has faint shadows right under his yellow eyes (grey in the anime), and his face is usually seen with a smirk. He wears a northern-style fur hat, which is white and has a spotted pattern along the bottom and the bill. He has short dark hair, a majority of which is obscured by his hat, save for his sideburns and a small goatee. His hair color is depicted as black in both the anime and manga, though sometimes the manga depicts it as blue.

He has many tribal-style tattoos on his arms; on both of his hands are letters spelled as D E A T H tattooed in black on each of the back of his fingers. Originally in the manga, his right hand was not tattooed while his left thumb had the letter A missing. Later on, all of his fingers were tattooed completely with all five letters. He also has a black cross on the back of both of his hands. On his chest, he has a tribal-style heart tattoo with his Jolly Roger on it. He has a simpler heart tattoo on his shoulders and his Jolly Roger tattooed on his back.

Trafalgar D. Water Law Before the Timeskip

He is seen wearing a yellow hoodie, with black sleeves and black hood. The hoodie has his Jolly Roger printed on the front of the chest area in dark ink, and he keeps the sleeves rolled up. Law wears a northern-style fur hat that has a rim running all around it. It is white in color and has a black dot pattern along the rim and lower areas of the hat. Law also sports a pair of jeans with odd dots on both the knee and ankle areas, similar to the ones on his hat, but darker in color. He sports a pair of dark, pointed shoes. He has a pair of small earrings on each ear.

In SBS Volume 64, Oda drew the Supernovas as children. Law is shown with his fur hat and his faint shadows right under his eyes but wore the uniform for the medical academy he was attending: a blue lab coat with a red tie, dark blue shorts, and green shoes. He was also holding a scalpel on his right hand and a frog on his left hand, since he was already in training to become a surgeon with his father being his teacher. After escaping Flevance, Law lost his tie and lab coat, and his shirt underneath became more raggedy, and his shorts have white spots on them. Because of his heritage, he inherited the Amber Lead Syndrome that accumulated throughout the generations of Flevance, which left his skin white and pallid until he obtained his cure.

Trafalgar D. Water Law After the Timeskip

In Oda’s depiction of the Supernovas post-timeskip, he seems to have lost the fur rim of his hat, and replaced it with a thick bill, turning it into a rather spherical hat resembling a Wool Skipper. His goatee has become somewhat scruffier, and his right hand now also has the fingers tattooed. He now wears a yellow t-shirt similar in appearance to his old hoodie. He wears a black hoodie over the t-shirt, which features his Jolly Roger on the chest area in yellowish-orange ink. The sleeves of the hoodie are no longer rolled up, and it now has a fluffy fur collar.

During the Punk Hazard Arc, Law wears a long black coat with his crew’s jolly roger along the hem and on the sleeve.

While sailing to Dressrosa with the Straw Hats, Law wears a blue feather-collared sweater with his jolly roger on the front.

During the Dressrosa Arc, he wears an open black coat with a hood which features the word Corazon on the back. During his second confrontation with Doflamingo, Law’s right arm was cut off. It is later reattached by Leo and healed by Mansherry.

During the Zou Arc, Law changed into a dark, short-sleeved shirt with a light-colored heart pattern on the lower left side. He also bears stitch marks on his right arm after it being reattached by Leo.

During the Wano Country Arc, Law wears a black and white yukata with his two Jolly Roger, an orange sash, a brown jittoku with yellow five-petal flower patterns and spots, and zōri. He briefly wears a tengai to hide his identity from his enemies such as Hawkins. During the Raid on Onigashima, Law wears a yellow shirt and a blue cloak with fluffy fur collar. Law’s outfit had different colors (a black cloak with a brown fluffy fur collar, a white collared shirt, and dark blue pants) in the original “DREAMIN’ ON” opening.



  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 18) and Episode 392, Law makes his debut along with his crew.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 659 (p. 18-19) and Episode 584, Law appears for the time first time since the timeskip as a Warlord of the Sea.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 713 (p. 6) and Episode 643, Admiral Fujitora revokes Law’s Warlord status.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 746 (p. 8-9) and Episode 681.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 (p. 19) and Episode 599, Law reveals himself to have served under Doflamingo.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 19) and Episode 487, Law reveals to Buggy that he is a doctor.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 762 (p. 2-17) and Episode 701, Law’s homeland and family destroyed.
  8. 8.0 8.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 68 (p. 82), Law’s age and height are revealed.
  9. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 (p. 42), Law’s age after timeskip and history of his crew’s formation are revealed.
  10. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 (p. 130), Law’s birthday is revealed.
  11. Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0518), Information about Law is revealed.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1053 (p. 4-5) and Episode 1080, Law’s current bounty is revealed.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 15) and Episode 746, Law’s bounty reactivated and raised.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 659 (p. 18) and Episode 584, Law’s post-timeskip bounty is revealed.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 661 (p. 17) and Episode 586.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 763 (p. 16) and Episode 702, Law’s full name is revealed.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 664 (p. 11) and Episode 589, Brownbeard explains the Worst Generation.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 3) and Episode 513.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 99 Chapter 996 (p. 12) and Episode 1010, Law wishes to discover what the Will of D. entails.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 763 (p. 11) and Episode 702.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 500 (p. 16) and Episode 394.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 (p. 10) and Episode 488, Law’s fingers are seen when he arrives in the climax of the Summit War of Marineford.
  23. One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 717, cover story: , Law is seen in the cover of chapter 717 shirtless.
  24. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 64 (p. 166), Law drawn as a child.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 698 and Episode 624.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 749 (p. 16-17) and Episode 686, Law reveals his grudge against Doflamingo.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 78 Chapter 784 (p. 5) and Episode 726, Law’s arm is seen reattached to his body.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 918 (p. 6) and Episode 899, Law’s Wano Country outfit color scheme in the anime is revealed.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 917 (p. 12) and Episode 905.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 977 (p. 6) and Episode 983.


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