As a testament to the giant's friendship, Kuzan allowed Robin to escape from Ohara, but he warned her that should they ever cross paths again, he would be her enemy, and he would attempt to arrest or even kill her.[25]. Since quitting the Marines, Kuzan's main outfit is similar to what he wore in his 20's. Kuzan reassured Smoker that he had not changed at all, cryptically stating that he could still accomplish things as an independent observer. Kuzan is an incredibly tall, slim and muscular middle-age man, roughly of the same size as the other two admirals Sakazuki and Borsalino, the latter clearly taller than Brook but it seems that he also is shorter than Doflamingo who is 305 cm (10'0") tall. Gallery [edit | edit source] Add an image to this gallery. Muzan has the ability to change his appearance which made it so easy for him to hide from the Demon Slayers for decades. Since quitting the Marines, Kuzan's main outfit is similar to wh… # this scene was taken from one piece episode 227 (SUB HD) * enjoy this epic scene ! While he may follow Moral Justice, he does understand the position his ranking puts him in, as he does not hesitate to do what is necessary for the needs of the Marines, as shown when he freezes Jaguar D. Saul after the Ohara incident, and attacked Luffy and Whitebeard during the Marineford War. [73] He witnessed the Straw Hats' new ship, the Thousand Sunny, leaping into the air to escape and, seemingly impressed by it, smiled. After the timeskip, having left the Marines and realizing just how truly corrupt the world is, government and military, it becomes clear that Kuzan seems to be only looking after his friends illustrated by his rescue of Smoker from Doflamingo's fury on Punk Hazard. Even for a Logia his ability seems particularly potent—excessive use of it for ten days permanently warped the very climate of half an island, rendering it a frozen, uninhabitable wasteland with constantly raging blizzards. [62], Even though he joined the Marines, Kuzan stated that he never held the World Government in high esteem to begin with. Recently, at the end of the Punk Hazard Arc and also in One Piece Film Z, Kuzan made an appearance (his new design, the pic above). He then departed, telling Luffy he would find Z on the island. [52] He can freeze enemies solid upon contact (or from a distance by sending out his ice) to incapacitate them, inflicting dangerous levels of frostbite and hypothermia, and putting them at risk of being shattered in their fragile state. Aokiji has been a choice character in several series of merchandise. The original order that had been sent was for all those who had not been involved with the Ohara scholars and the Poneglyph, to be safely transported off the island. Similar to many of his colleagues (for example, Jaguar D. Saul and Smoker), after witnessing the senseless massacre of innocent people, Aokiji may have come to realize the depths to which the World Government will sink to fulfill their agendas. From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc. 47 (debut)49 (after timeskip)[5] His favorite drinks are Sherry Wine, Diary milk, and coffee (original Kuzan blend). [19], Against the Straw Hats pre-timeskip, Kuzan showed himself strong enough to casually stop Sanji and Zoro in their tracks using a single hand to grab hold of each, simultaneously taking a punch to the gut from Luffy without seemingly turning to ice, yet not so much as reacting or losing his grip on the former two. He still cares for his friends, rescuing Smoker from Donquixote Doflamingo's fury during a visit to Punk Hazard. Not only does this keep him from drowning, it also allows him to prevent enemies from escaping by sea via freezing their ships in place, or render the sea solid battleground for entire armies to fight on. [11] In contrast to Borsalino and Sakazuki, Kuzan is far younger than his colleagues, being less than fifty years old. Later, when Luffy leaps over the siege wall, with a large piece of broken mast in hand, Aokiji comments on how, despite how far he has come, that Luffy was still not ready to "play with the big boys". He did his best to follow the government's commands, but at times found his own ideals in opposition to his orders. Kuzan is also acquainted with Smoker, since he mentioned his message given to him about Luffy, though Kuzan chose not to give it, as he thought it was stupid. Kuzan seemed troubled when he was present at the meeting between the Marines and Spandine. Smoker also wondered if he had some kind of connection to the Underworld. Appearance Edit. Devil Fruit He is a former Navy admiral and the first one to be revealed. Aokiji freezing the water at the Marine Headquarter's bay. Kuzan, better known by his former epithet Aokiji, is a former Marine admiral. After the Straw Hat Pirates finished the Davy Back Fight, they returned to Tonjit with the pirate flag. He was nominated by Sengoku for the position of fleet admiral. Kuzan (クザン), formerly know by his Marine alias Aokiji (青雉), is a former Marine Admiral. I kind of just want Kuzan to meet Brook face to face one day and be like, "Hello, grandpa," in a very chill and relaxed way, like it's common knowledge/no big deal. But also in World Collectable,One Piece Super Effect, One Piece Amazing Log Collection,Deformeister Petit One Piece,One Piece Super Deformed Figures, Anichara Heroes, One Piece Full Face Jr., One Piece Battle One Piece Attack Motions, One Piece Great Deep Collection, and the One Piece Logbox series. His standard outfit while in the Marines consists of a white buttoned-up vest with standing collar over a long-sleeved navy blue shirt, with matching white trousers and black dress shoes. During his preparations for the war against Whitebeard, Kuzan had a white Marine admiral's coat (golden epaulettes and for him being the ice user, blue cuffs) draped over him like a cape, as did the other admirals. Kuzan Kuzan then gave the crew an Eternal Pose leading to Piriodo. The government covered up the truth about them, to dissuade pirates from using it. After the Straw Hats defeated the seemingly invincible CP9, rescued Nico Robin from Enies Lobby, and escaped the Buster Call, Aokiji was seen again witnessing the aftermath of their raid at Enies Lobby and the Buster Call attack. He froze his former friend Jaguar D. Saul to death during the Ohara Incident following this reasoning. [38], Against Akainu, Kuzan would prove his then-fellow admiral's equal in strength. [19], Otherwise, Kuzan is shown to have enough navigation skill to be able to traverse the Grand Line seas using a simple bicycle (assisted by his ice powers to create a track by which to cycle on the water). Like many characters in One Piece (for example, Jaguar D. Saul and Smoker), after witnessing the senseless murder of many innocent people, Kuzan may have come to realize the depths to which the World Government will sink to accomplish their goals. He has been featured in the Portrait of Pirates Figuarts Zero, One Piece DX Figure, One Piece High Spec Coloring Figure, Super Modeling Soul One Piece lines. Aokiji sat over the execution platform of Portgas D. Ace with his fellow Admirals, watching over it. Kuzan, however, did apologize (albeit sarcastically) to Jinbe for freezing the ocean to prevent escape. A while later, he was seen leaving Dock 1 on his bike. He then called Spandam, who was ready to have his unit finish a mission, and informed him that Robin was heading to Water 7. Kuzan Meaning: Twenty-two years ago during the Ohara Incident, Kuzan wore a dark blue bandanna with a white Marine symbol on it, as well as a pair of black round sunglasses, as well as an indigo coat with the Marine emblem on the left chest and the back. [22] In the Punk Hazard Arc, he even goes as far as to call the Vice Admiral his friend after saving him from Donquixote Doflamingo. He possessed the rare ability to lavabend. During the Summit War, Kuzan was seen using advanced-grade Busoshoku Haki to negate an extremely powerful quake shockwave sent out by Whitebeard, by generating, with his fellow admirals, an emitted shield combination of their three Haki.[61]. He has black, curly hair cut to chin length that fans out at the tips, tanned skin and an altogether lean, long build. It was later stated by Spandam (though never shown) that Aokiji also gave him the Golden Den Den Mushi at this time in order summon a Buster Call. Cannot swim and becomes immobilized if more than half of his body is covered in water (though he can counteract this by freezing water). The crew began making their preparations to leave, as Kuzan and Robin shared a small moment. Jason Douglas;Bob Carter (Unlimited Adventure) He chose not to arrest or kill Luffy because the young pirate had defeated Crocodile beforehand, thus saving Arabasta from the latter's malevolence. He also non-canonically helped the Straw Hat Pirates by giving them information about former admiral Z’s plans to destroy the New World. After seeing that he failed to freeze Whitebeard's earthquake, he commented that he did not know that earthquakes could not be frozen. He also now wears black cowboy boots and travels with a knapsack carrying his belongings, along with his old pair of green round sunglasses. Most of this Devil Fruit's attacks require Kuzan to contact his enemy directly to freeze them, yet Kuzan found ways like creating ice spears or ice tentacles to extend his combat range. The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story. According to Jinbe, Kuzan was very popular with the troops of any rank, which was why most flag officers favored him as candidate for the position of fleet admiral.[16]. Kuzan (クザン, Kuzan), also commonly and better well known by his epithet "Aokiji" (青雉, Aokiji), is a fictional character and deuteragonist from the One Piece series. It is also revealed that Kuzan and Nico Robin share a past as when he was a vice admiral, he was forced to freeze and kill his good friend, former Vice Admiral Jaguar D. Saul, due to the latter refusing to participate in the Ohara massacre. [10] He has black, curly hair cut to chin length that fans out at the tips, tanned skin, and an altogether lean, long build. Kuzan Statistics Japanese Name: クザン Romanized Name: Kuzan: English Name: Kuzan First Appearance: Chapter 303; Episode 225: Affiliations: Marines (resigned) Occupations: Admiral (former); Vice Admiral (former) Epithet: Aokiji (青雉, Aokiji?, literally meaning "Blue Pheasant") Japanese VA: Takehito Koyasu: Funi English VA: Jason Douglas [3], After leaving the Marines, Kuzan met a large penguin named Camel and the two of them became traveling companions. One Piece Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Kuzan is a very laid back man, showing no shock or surprise from almost anything. 青 = Ao = Blue (this "Ao" Color can be referred as both blue or green, depending on the Japanese phrase) 雉 = Kiji = Pheasant. [13], Sengoku seems to trust and respect Kuzan well enough to lead the Marines since he nominated him to be fleet admiral.[9]. His right hand is also heavily scarred and he lost part of his left leg, for which he now wears a prosthesis made of ice formed by his Devil Fruit ability. [79], Sometime during the events of the Punk Hazard Arc, Kuzan decided to go to Punk Hazard. [17] He also admired (maybe even idolized) Garp for consistently refusing promotions, since the latter was already satisfied with the rank bestowed upon him since the time of Roger. Burgess said that he cannot be trusted, but Blackbeard noted that the same could be said of their crewmate, Shiryu. Aokiji is a compassionate man, helping Tonjit at Long Ring Land to cross the ocean with his ability and even letting Nico Robin escape the Buster Call on Ohara by providing a small boat while also a trail of ice for her to leave safely. Kuzan gave him a bottle of wine and prepared to fight him but chose not to and just walked away. He’s also very lazy and rarely takes fights seriously. In contrast to his former colleague, Fleet Admiral Sakazuki, Kuzan has a sense of honor, as he keeps his word to not attack the Straw Hat Pirates after accepting a one-on-one battle with Luffy. He was later seen at Z's grave, telling Ain and Binz that he died like he wanted to. With that said he left them to their own fates. If he let Z keep his hat, he could never face Shanks or be worthy of the Pirate King title. Chapter 303; Episode 225[1] The sabre was kicked away (and thus destroyed) by Sanji shortly thereafter. Due to Kuzan's power, the fated conflict between him and the Straw Hats prompted Luffy to be less naive towards future conflicts;[24] for this reason Kuzan served as the starting point for Luffy to push his strength beyond his limits. He also said that he intended to have her eliminated by CP9, as he had come to see her as danger after 20 years of living as a rogue, but he did not expect CP9 to lose to the Straw Hats. Kuzan, better known by his epithet Aokiji, is a former Marine admiral and the first one to be revealed. After being defeated, Kuzan chose to resign from the Marines rather than stay under Akainu's command. The Superhero Database Classification number, or SHDB Class, is a number that represents the overall 'power' of a character. He had chosen to follow Z's journey, but is unsure what actions he himself must take. As a child, Kuzan had a grimace on his face. Aokiji bid Robin farewell, telling her to live strong, remarking that Ohara is not fully destroyed, presumably meaning that the memory and purpose of Ohara live on within her. He was nominated by Sengoku for the position of fleet admiral. Before her departure, he warned her that he is not her ally despite this one assistance, and would be quick to come after her, if he ever felt that she was a threat. Kuzan was a close friend of Jaguar D. Saul. In the anime, after the war, Aokiji is seen standing on the bow of a warship vessel approaching Marineford, sneezing the very moment Sengoku mentions him to Kong as his chosen successor. Peter Giles. In spite of his grand experience with pirates of all kinds, they deeply terrified him. He appears to be the most benevolent of the three original admirals, helping Tonjit at Long Ring Land to cross the ocean with the power of his Devil Fruit and even letting Nico Robin escape the Buster Call on Ohara. 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