Boa Hancock is Pirate Empress of Amazon Lily in the manga and anime One Piece. She is the captain of the Kuja Pirates and the only female Warlord of the Sea before the disbandment.
She once the main antagonist in the Amazon Lily Arc before falling in love with Luffy and befriend him.
She has a well-proportioned body that is tall and slender, with long black hair that passes her waist and pale skin.
Her eyes are dark brown, dark blue pre-time skip before changing to black after time skip. She has long and voluminous eyelash. She has a slim figure with a large breast.
Her physical appearance makes her the most beautiful woman in the world.
She wore different outfits the entire times. Sometimes she wore a red V-neck blouse that showed her chest and a loose sarong that showed her slender legs along with a green symbol of the Kuja adorned.
She also wore white cape sporting epaulettes that common in the jacket of high-ranking Marine. She also wore red high heel pumps. She also ever wore a qipao with a headed cloak.
At first, she seems like a selfish, spoiled person who used to have her own way. She could act cruel and arrogant. But she is a complex woman.
When Luffy is shown immunity to her charm, she becomes deeply in love with Luffy and tries several ways to propose Luffy.
On several occasion, she showed her sensitive and vulnerable side, especially the fear of people finding out about her shameful past.
- Real Name: Boa Hankokku (ボア･ハンコック)
- Stage Name: Boa Hancock
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: Pirate Empress, Snake Princess
- Birthday: September 2
29 Years Old (debut);
31 Years Old (after time skip)
- Gender: Female
- Height: 191 cm (6’3”)
- Weight: –
- Blood Type: S
- Hair Color: Black
- Eyes Color: Dark brown, Dark blue (pre time skip)
- Parents: –
- Siblings: Boa Marigold, Boa Sandersonia
- Friends: Silvers Rayleigh, Monkey D. Luffy,
- Hobbies: –
- Manga Debut: Chapter #516
- Anime Debut: Episode #409
- Japanese VA:
Kanae Ito (young);
- English VA: Lydia Macka
- Her character is inspired from Greek mythology Medusa, a woman figure who can curse people when they look at her eyes. Medusa also has a venomous snake in her hair. Boa Hancock’s character was similar to Medusa. Her beauty can blind people. She has black hair and pale skin, similar to Boa Hancock, who also has the title of the most beautiful girl in the world. And their snake weapon was also the same. The only difference is Boa didn’t have a venomous snake on her head.
- She got her nickname Snake Princess because she always appears with a snake that is also her weapon. Her snake has a name Salome, and it’s from word Hebrew shalom, that means peace.
- The name Hancock is an alternative to Chenault coralberry, that belong to species of snowberry that is known for its showy flowers. While her family name Boa, was from snakes that were mostly found in South America.
- Her birthday comes from her tribe’s name Kuja, which can be derived from 9-2.
- She has the ability to seduce men and it’s aligned with Greek mythology, Sirens, who would lure the sailors to a watery doom. The only difference is that while she uses her beauty to seduce men, sirens use their voices.
- She used to be a slave for Celestial Dragons along with her sister Marigold and Sandersonia. The eye of Gorgon tattoo on her back proves this part of her life and how she suffered due to Celestial Dragons. Because of this past, she always hid her tattoo behind her attire.
- She is always ranked among the top ten in popularity polls and became the second famous Warlord behind Trafalgar Law.
- When she became Warlord, her bounty was frozen. Before she became Warlord, her bounty was 80 million berries. When the Seven Warlords are disbanded by The World Government, her bounty is re-established and it the amount of her bounty is expected to exceed 500 million berries.
- The only food she could cook was meat. That is because as the Princess of Amazon Lily, she never felt the need for cooking, but because Luffy’s favorite food is meat, she learns to cook it for Luffy.
- The reason she joined as Warlord is to protect the Kuja Pirates. And she didn’t even need to approach the World Government and was offered positions by them instead.
- Her Devil Fruits Mero-Mero no Mi makes her have the ability to turn people into stone whenever they desired her and if she attacked her with a heart shape or striking them physically, they can turned into stone. But the person is also able to get back to normal if she chooses to.
- She is among the rare people who can use three types of Haki, a power that allows the user to utilize their own spiritual energy for various purposes. For Boa, she can use all of Haoshoku Haki, Kenbunshoku Haki, and Busoshoku Haki.
- One of her famous powers is her ability in deception and trickery. She is highly intelligent, sly, and can use her charm to manipulate her opponent as well as use it to get whatever she wants. Her charisma also makes her able to get away with anything because of her beauty.
- Boa’s trademark weapon is her snake that always accompanied her whenever she would be. Her snake, Salome is a large white snake with red marks all over its snake. She usually use Salome as her throne to elevate herself above the battle. Salome also has the ability to sense things on the ocean floor.
- Her marksmanship involved Pistol Kiss also something that shouldn’t be taken lightly because it can accurately shoot the opponent from a very far distance and could petrify her opponent.
- Her utmost weakness is that she can’t swim in the sea due to becoming a devil fruit user. If she swims, she’s at risk of drowning.
“I am Empress Boa Hancock! To oppose me is to die!”
“Whether I kick a kitten… Tear off your ears… Even slaughter innocent people… The world will never cease to forgive my actions! Why, you ask? That’s right, it is because I am… Beautiful!!!”
“Strength is beauty!”
“The beauty that a thousand men have bowed down to. In my own way, I’m a One Man Army.”
“Your hearts that have fallen for me, will harden your bodies…”
“It seems the enemy ran in shame… I know why. It’s because I’m beautiful!”
“To me, there is no such thing as gods and men. Because… I’m beautiful.”
“Men are all talk… They make me laugh.”
“You must either kneel in my presence, or be turned to stone. It’s your choice.”
“I will not be controlled by anyone anymore… Surely you all understand.”
“You insolent fools! Get out of my way.”
“Know that you will turn to stone upon entering here!”
“I’ll tell you guys something good. “Love is always like a hurricane”!”
“Ahh… Even the pain of a thousand cannot match the ache of my heart.”
“Let’s get this started, You want to bore me?”
Became the most beautiful woman in the world, Boa Hancock often looks at people who are beneath her, especially men, with disrespect.
But aside from her beauty, she also has powerful ability as the captain of Kuja Pirates and the only female Warlord.