Sanji, born as Vinsmoke Sanji is also known as “Sanji the Black Leg”, is a pirate and the chef of the Straw Hat Pirates. He is the fourth member to join the ship.
He is the third son of the Vinsmoke family , which makes him a prince, but he relinquished his title and reneged on his family twice after leaving Germa 13 years ago and after Big Mom’s betrayal of the Vinsmoke family. He was born in North Blue, in the kingdom of Germa, he is the first straw hat not to be from East Blue. He’s one of the top four fighters on the crew alongside Luffy, Zoro, and Jinbe. His dream is to find the famous All Blue, which is where East Blue, West Blue, North Blue and South Blue meet with their wildlife a cook’s paradise.
His first bounty was 77,000,000 berrys after beating Jabura with the CP9 , but the photographer was wrong and replaced his photo with that of Duval . His second bounty was 177,000,000, but he survived thanks to the request of his father, Judge Vinsmoke. After his escape from Totto Land, Sanji’s current bounty is 330,000,000 berries, but the text on his poster has changed from “only alive” to “dead or alive” and has his last name printed due to his ties to the Vinsmoke family, despite rejecting his surname “Vinsmoke”.
During his childhood, his father, Vinsmoke Judge, abused him and his brothers intimidated him. He has lost all respect for almost all of his family and hates them except for his deceased mother and sister . When he leaves, Judge allowed him to leave on one condition: never tell anyone about their relationship . After he left, Sanji severed his family ties and raised Zeff like a real father.
He was forced by Judge to marry Big Mom’s 35th daughter, Charlotte Pudding , as a pawn for his own purposes, until he learned that he and his family were also pawns of Big Mom.and that they had been deceived by her. He learns that Big Mom’s real intention is to kill him, his crew, and his family during their so-called “wedding” .
After that, he turned on Big Mom by ambushing and tying up a guard in the infirmary to see his sister Reiju. He encouraged him to go with Luffy and the others and let his family die . But he and Luffy formed a temporary alliance with one of the supernovas, Capone Bege , to save his family from Big Mom’s shenanigans at the wedding ceremony. After saving his family, he definitively rejected them (with the exception of his sister, Reiju) and asked them to never again show their noses in his life or that of his crew.
After the Whole Cake Island Castle collapses , Sanji and his friends prepare to escape Totto land until Pudding (who has sincerely fallen in love with Sanji) shows up to insist that he help out. make a substitute cake for Big Mom , who suffers from eating disorders .
After completing the Cake for Big Mom Disorganized by Bege and the Fire Tank Pirates, he returns to Cacao Island to help Luffy escape. They are surrounded but until the Germa 66 arrives and fight the Big Mom Pirates squad led by the 4th son of the Charlotte family, Oven to escape Totto land.
After escaping from the land of Tottoland, he refused to try the Raid Suit and viewed the Vinsmoke family as a curse due to the greedy amibitions of his father Judge and the fate of his biological family to be betrayed by d ‘other stronger organizations, like the Big Mom Pirates after deceiving them into forming an alliance with them and the world government for their failed attempt at an alliance with Big Mom and severing their ties with the Germa Kingdom .
After the ellipse
After the two year ellipse, Sanji’s hair now covers his right eye, shows his left eye which also has a curly eyebrow, he also wears a dark goatee and mustache on his upper lip. Her left eyebrow and right eyebrow are both curled to the right. Sanji’s neck also thickened, like Luffy and Zoro’s. He is wearing a black and yellow three-piece suit . In Punk Hazard, he wears a three-piece full black suit.
In Punk Hazard, Kinemon used his devil fruit power from fuku fuku no mi (clothing) to give Sanji a coat made for the cold, as he was stuck in Nami’s body due to Trafalgar law.
The Dream of Two Fools (Zeff & Sanji)
Sanji was Zeff’s protege and sous-chef, and the two had a long history together. Nine years earlier, while young Sanji was working as a cook on the cruise ship Baratie a North Blue, the red-footed pirate Zeff and his crew attacked the ship. But both ships got caught in a sudden storm, and sank.
Zeff managed to save young Sanji from drowning, losing part of his leg and the two were washed away on a small desert island. Before the storm tore the boats apart , Sanji cried out his dream of finding the All Blue, and was saved by Zeff. Sanji subsequently realizes that Zeff has lost his leg. Despite their good fortune, there was little food for them: a few rations had been thrown on the rock with them, but there was no vegetation, no animals, and no way to reach water for them. to fish. Separating the few remaining rations, Zeff ordered Sanji to sit on the other end of the island and look for a boat. Sanji protested that Zeff kept a large bag for him, but Zeff pushed him away, saying that as an adult his stomach was bigger.
Days passed, Sanji was out of food , but there was still no sign of a boat. Several weeks later (the exact length differs between the manga and the anime), an emaciated Sanji decided to take a risk and kill the old man for his food. But he didn’t kill Zeff: when he opened the old man’s bag in a fit of rage, he discovered that there was no food inside, only treasure. To his dismay, he realized that Zeff had sacrificed his own leg to save him .
Zeff confessed that he often ran out of food on the high seas and was planning to open a restaurant on the sea . Sanji, guilty of plotting to kill Zeff, agreed, but Zeff pointed out that he was too weak to help him. Soon after, a ship appeared, and they were spared death.
In the manga, Sanji started smoking soon after he started working at Baratie in order to impress Zeff , despite the latter’s warnings that it would destroy his taste buds, Sanji replied, “Now I’m a man. ! “
Abilities and Powers
Sanji is one of the top four fighters on the crew , having the third highest bounty, after Luffy and Jinbe. Sanji typically faces off against an explicitly weaker third-rank opponent than Zoro’s. This is the case for example when Sanji fought Jabra of CP9 , who had a slightly lower power level than Kaku, who lost to Zoro. Douriki’s introduction during the CP9 arc is one of the only times in the series where opponents’ strengths have been measured numerically.
He received a genetic modification for superhuman strength. However, his modification was undone by his mother, Sora, using an antidote to have traces of emotion.
Immense Strength: Although Sanji is best known for the incredible strength of his legs, the rest of his body is shown not to be outdone, including his arms , which allows him to use a whole host of grips, for his fighting style, which makes him much more versatile in certain combat situations.
In his first appearance, Sanji held Fullbody by the neck without support with one hand even before showing his lower body strength. A particular example of his inhuman strength is given during the Skypiea Bow. While aboard the Vogue Merry, he was able to lift a large mallet that appeared to weigh several tons before using it to strike an impact dial that was resting on a cannon; Needless to say, the impact would most likely have made a hole in the deck of the Vogue Merry had it not been absorbed by the dial.
The strength of Sanji’s arms
Another example of his physical power is when he was able to hold Absalom in place by gripping his leg, despite the latter’s reinforced muscle structure and being repeatedly punched in the process. In the same fight, Sanji was able to hold Nami above her head and keep her in balance while receiving countless attacks from Absalom on her body . During the Water 7 arc, Sanji was also able to easily prevent Chopper at Heavy Point from going to heal Usopp’s injuries . In the sixth film, Sanji was shown lifting a huge pot and physically turning over a giant meal 🍽.
In the Zou rc, Sanji was shown lifting a huge pile of injured mink with little help. After two years of training, his body became much stronger and also gained in rapidity, being able to break a pacifista’s neck with a single kick, severely damaging it, and showing no signs. of fatigue after such a feat (which he couldn’t do before the time jump) or being able to smash a Sea Granite cage with a simple kick (as seen in the episode of Luffy ).
When he was reunited with his family, his younger brother Yonji attempted to reprimand him , which prompted Sanji to attack him, leaving him with a lump in his face as Sanji walked out without a scratch; it should be noted that Yonji used to bully Sanji in the past because Sanji was not as powerful as his other siblings . His brother couldn’t believe that Sanji was able to outdo him as he was such a weak person thirteen years ago. Sanji later managed to match his father Judge , the leader of Germa 66 in a duel, and his newly improved strength left his onlooker father and sister surprised, the latter calling him a “beast.”having trouble believing he was the same little boy he was back then. Later, in the same arc, Sanji matched Charlotte Daifuku and Charlotte Oven in strength and in Wano’s arc, Sanji overpowered Page One with a kick of rare power.
Immense Resistance: Through years of extremely intense physical training under Zeff’s guidance until the start of his adult life, Sanji’s body has become extremely resilient. He was able to survive the decompression when Kuroobi forced him to descend into the water of the very deep pool in Arlong Park, while suffering frontal attacks like the punches of Kuroobi’s Fish-Man karate. Sanji was able to survive Ener‘s “El Thor” , an attack so powerful that it disintegrated a normal man earlier in the arc and took out the great serpent Noa, but Sanji resisted the lightning at close range. and was able to still stand and make fun of Ener before collapsing.
Sanji’s extreme resilience
Sanji was caught off guard and nearly beaten to death by Kalifa after being affected by his Devil Fruit powers, but later, when freed from them, he was able to continue fighting Jabura to the point of receive half of the latter’s “Gekkou juushigan” just before counterattacking them with his kicks and even winning the confrontation. In Thriller Bark, Sanji was stabbed in the back by Absalom with a knife long enough to go through his chest and still managed to defeat him with great ease (which Zoro in a similar situation was unable to do, when ‘he was stabbed by Buggy). In the Sabaody Archipelago, Sanji survived a laser beam from Pacifista that passed through his chest .
After the two-year ellipse is also able to withstand pressures of over 5,000 feet under uncoated water, a depth that would have crushed a submarine . Sanji was also able to receive direct punches from Jinbe and Luffy to the head, from both sides simultaneously, with relatively minor injuries (although he was left bleeding on the ground ). At Punk Hazard, while Nami was in his body, he also displayed enough endurance to withstand a direct explosion from Caesar’s castanets. Moments later, after recovering his body, he could still fight on a level playing field with Vergo and recover from a broken shin . In Whole Cake Island, Sanji even ignored a gunshot wound to his arm while protecting Luffy from Oven’s army on Cacao Island, and didn’t notice it until Chopper reported it.
Sanji’s Inhuman Speed
Immense speed: Sanji’s speed, agility and reflexes are formidable. In fact, his speed rivals that of Brook and even Luffy’s in Gear 2. In his first fight with the Krieg Pirates, Sanji moved so fast that he seemed to disappear and reappear .
In Little Garden, Sanji dodged the machine gun fire from Miss Friday and in Jaya, he dodged the Mont Blanc Cricket shot at point blank range. Even in the face of lightning-fast CP9s and their formidable Rokushiki techniques, Sanji proved her mobility by easily countering Kalifa’s Soru and forcing her to the ground, causing the assassin to collapse. amazed at the cook’s speed.
He mustered enough centrifugal force to lightly pierce the guard power of Blueno’s Tekkai with a single kick to the side. Sanji managed to dodge the blows of the oars, which annoyed Luffy’s shadow. After fleeing the kingdom of Okamas Kedetrav for two years, the already impressive speed Sanji has grown massively.
Sanji managed to dodge Vergo’s kick a few inches from his face and, in Dressrosa , he took out a sniper (who had Sanji in his sights) that was 16 yards off the ground and claimed that it was “nothing” to Viola. Sanji was confident he could dodge a point blank shot from Pudding and was quick enough to dodge Charlotte Katakuri’s jelly projectile from several yards away, an exceptional feat as Katakuri is a user of Kenbunshoku no Haki. extremely skilled and couldn’t predict that Sanji would be quick enough to dodge his shot and he was surprised by Sanji’s reaction. In the same arc, as Pound attempted to defend Chiffon against Oven, Sanji was able to instantly push Oven away and grab Chiffon without Pound or Oven noticing.
In addition, during the time he spent fleeing Okama on Momoiro Island, he developed the “Blue Walk” and the “Sky Walk”, techniques similar to the Geppou technique of Rokushiki, allowing him to swim (at high speed) and to fly respectively .
Sanji’s fighting style
Sanji has mastered a martial art called “Black Leg Style” that the pirate Zeff is said to have taught him. His legs and feet are extremely powerful, capable of breaking rocks and effortlessly defeating creatures much larger than himself (like Bananawani and Meuh-Meuh ). His legs also give him superior agility, and his speed is worthy of a superman as he was easily able to overtake the super fast limbs of the CP9 . He also said the reason he fights with his feet is because he doesn’t want to risk damaging his hands because he needs them for cooking., although handles are not prohibited. Facing Jabra, Sanji unleashes a new movement, the “Devil’s Leg”, which allows him to heat his legs to such a high temperature that they turn red , turning quickly in place , which makes his attack more powerful. .
After spending two years on the run from the Okamas, his sprinter abilities reached a point where he can momentarily run underwater, using a technique similar to that of the Geppo, he called it “Blue Walk” . In addition, the latter is not slowed down by the weight of the water as it was during the Arc d’Arlong, it can also run at an incredible speed, as fast as a fish .
Usopp also said that Sanji’s speed is comparable to that of a fish, yet they are at their best physical level when underwater. He is also able to jump and run much further than most humans. He then enhanced this ability by using his version of “Geppo” in a move he calls “Sky Walk” . Whether his mastery of this technique is comparable to that of other CP9 members remains a mystery .
Additionally, after the ellipse, he’s been shown to now be able to use fire in his strikes, such as in his Devil’s Leg. This is in part due to the trauma Sanji has endured over the past two years, so much so that just remembering it causes him to burst into flames in sheer anger . Which he shows after easily defeating the gigantic fishmonger Wadatsumi, using “Hell Memories” while in this mental state to engulf the enormous enemy in flames.
This unusual martial art seems to be inspired by Brazilian martial art, Capoeira , and Korean martial art, Taekwondo , and may have taken part of the Chinese art, Tan Tui.
The inspirations can also refer to a known French fighting style, the Savate . Originally developed by French sailors, the Savate uses techniques that use the hands to somehow support the body and give more power to kicks , and is particularly useful on a swaying ship. At that time, French law considered hands to be lethal weapons , which could result in death if the hands were used to kill someone. Perhaps this is why Sanji’s main opponents throughout the series so far have all been martial artists with their own unique styles (like Kuroobi’s “Pisces-Men Karate”, the ” Okama Kenpo “from Bon Kurei,” Ramen Kenpo “from Wanze and” Tekkai Kenpo “from Jabra) .
As for the use of his actual “attacks”, Sanji has a very large number of specific kicks and techniques that he uses to fight. It’s worth noting that he doesn’t call out an attack name every time he kicks someone or something, but for important events and fights, he usually does . Most of his attacks are said in French 🇫🇷 and are usually cooking or food terms related in some way or another to the specific part of the opponent’s body he is targeting or the nature of the attack itself.
The most common attacks are the “Sheep Shot” (Sanji jumps and turns, and kicks with all his might in the central region or the head of the enemy) and the “Kick Course” (one of the blows). most powerful kicks of Sanji where he delivers a 180 degree vertical kick upward in the torso or back of a giant foe, which is typically used on those he considers to have no manners , for example those who attack women; a typical finishing move). This is why he also calls this move the “Bonnes Manières Menu” .
Sanji’s comic ending move, “Parage Shoot”, is a series of kicks directed at the face of his opponent. This results in a rearrangement of the victim’s facial structure, which often becomes incomprehensibly beautiful, as seen with Wanze and Duval.
Sanji is a Haki user
Luffy stated that Sanji possessed Haki, when he spoke about it in the context of his crew members who could fight Caesar Clown, a user of Logia . This confirms that Sanji is a user of Busoshoku Haki. However, Sanji did not actively show any of these abilities until the Punk Hazard Arc when searching for Kin’emon’s torso using the Kenbunshoku Haki.
Although it is unknown if he can use it, Sanji does know the Haoshoku Haki, which he had not shown (along with the rest of the crew) during the first half of the series. But, along with Zoro, he commented on Luffy’s ability to passively knock out half of Hody’s men., noting that he actually owned it. It was also suggested, during the Pisces-Man Island Arc, that he and Zoro both possessed the Kenbunshoku Haki when Luffy asked them if they could smell a “wild animal” in the Ryugu Palace, to which they both replied that they could .
Haki of the Observation
Sanji uses the Kenbunshoku Haki to escape Katakuri’s attack.
Kenbunshoku Haki is Sanji’s specialty regarding Haki. While helping Kin’emon recover his torso from the lake on Punk Hazard, Sanji actively used Kenbunshoku Haki in order to locate the samurai’s torso in the dark water . In Arc Zou, he sensed the presence of Nekomamushi from Bege Castle and threw his friends out, knowing they would be safe from harm. During the Whole Cake Island Arc, he easily escaped a Moshi bullet fired by Charlotte Katakuri (another Haki master of observation who trained his haki to a level that allowed him to see the future). Sanji’s ability to smell and dodge the bullet left the Sweet Commanders in shock .
During the Punk Hazard Arc , it was stated that Sanji was a user of the Armament Haki and is therefore one of the few who can fight against Caesar Clown, a logia user. However, he didn’t show this ability until his duel with his father when, to the surprise, he blocked his spear attack with a leg imbued with Haki .
Later, Sanji used his Haki to save Carrot from Charlotte Daifuku’s genie by coating her leg and blocking the genie naginata with her foot. In Wano, Sanji uses his Haki to counterattack X-Drake’s attack and protect Nami from Kanjuro’s attack . Sanji’s use of this type of Haki is appropriate because it matches his epithet “black leg” .
Sense of chivalry: He has been shown repeatedly to possess a sense of chivalry such that he can sense when a woman is in danger when she is not within earshot, such as when Brogy approached Nami in Little Garden and when Tashigi was in tears after his failed attack on Vergo .
Culinary Expertise: Last but not least, Sanji is an expert cook , possessing vast knowledge and the ability to prepare almost any type of food with an unparalleled level of thoroughness. He cooks with amazing speed and dexterity, especially in the use of knives . His sense of taste is not lacking either; often he is able to deduce the qualities of the food (that is, the ingredients, the cooking method and the preparations) of a dish prepared in a very short period of time.
Raid Suit: After leaving his biological family and never wanting to see them again, Sanji collects a Raid Suit box with a “3” on his brother, Niji. But Sanji refuses to use it to fight his enemiesas he is not an official member of Germa 66 and gives it to Luffy and Chopper. Despite his hatred towards his family and their technology, he nevertheless uses it against Page One . His raid suit has the ability to make him invisible , which Sanji wishes to become in order to spy on beautiful women who bathe without getting caught 🙈 .
Refusal to Fight Women: Due to his training with Zeff, Sanji’s greatest weakness is the refusal to fight women , like Kalifa and Viola.
Jealous: Sanji is jealous of men who attract other people, including his Captain Luffy , because Boa Hancock fell in love with him and saved Shirahoshi from the Caribou. Momonosuke because he slept with Nami and Robin and slept with them. Sanji also became jealous of Zeus (an anthropomorphic cloud ) which Nami hugs. Zoro saves Kozuki Hiyori, a woman who falls in love with him, which causes Sanji’s jealousy.
Petrified by Women: Sanji turned to stone by the beauty of women like Boa Hancock, Shirahoshi and the beautiful mermaids.
His perversion: Sanji is a pervert who is interested in beautiful women. He has nosebleeds for the prettiest like Nami, Robin and mermaids like Ishilly.
Unusable Hands in Combat: While training with Zeff, Sanji cannot use his hands in combat . He only uses his hands for cooking .
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