Chopper, also known by his real name Tony Tony Chopper is one of the Straw Hat Pirates crew in the manga and anime One Piece. He is also known as Cotton Candy Lover due to his love of candy.
He is a reindeer that ate Devil Fruit Hito Hito no Mi that allows it’s user to transform into human hybrid or even to human.
Chopper has a role as a doctor for the Straw Hat Pirates. He dreamt of becoming a doctor capable of curing any disease, and he traveled the world in hopes of accomplishing his dream.
He is a reindeer with a toddler-size human. His trademark appearance is his large pale pink fuzzy top hat with the medical cross on the sideways.
He wears maroon shorts and sometimes wears a blue backpack that has the same medical cross like in his hat.
His nose is blue and his head is large with eyes that he is defined as a cute character that the female crew of Straw Hat Pirates like. Most of the time, he wore the same outfit throughout the series.
He once wore a green-lined collar shirt or giant sleeves with light blue and dark blue liners.
Because he is the youngest on the crew, Chopper often act like a child and he is extremely timid, especially to unfamiliar humans. He has a lack of trust in his own fighting skills and would rather run and hide than fight.
But with the support of others, he became more courageous, and saw his crewmate as a role mode. Chopper is the most emotional one on the crew and the one who considers them as family the most.
His timid personality grew into more confident after the time skip and he grew more mature to the point he was able to smack his crewmate when the about to do something stupid.
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- Real Name: Tonī Tonī Choppā (トニートニー・チョッパー)
- Stage Name: Tony Tony Chopper
- Also Known As: Chopa-emon (チョッパえもん Choppaemon), Cotton Candy Lover
- Nickname: Chopper
- Birthday: December 24
17 (after time skip)
- Gender: Male
- Height: 90 cm (2’11”)
- Weight: –
- Blood Type: X
- Hair Color: –
- Eyes Color: –
- Parents: Hiriuk (mentor and father figure), Kureha (mother and mentor in medical science)
- Siblings: –
- Friends: Dalton, Sodom and Gomorrah, Torino Kingdom Citizens
- Hobbies: –
- Manga Debut Chapter #134
- Anime Debut: Episode #81
- Japanese VA:
Kazue Ikura (Episode 254-264)
- English VA:
Emlyn Morinelli (Odex English VA);
Lisa Ortiz (Brain Point Form) (4Kids English VA);
Brian Maillard (Heavy Point Form) (4Kids English VA);
Brina Palencia (Funi English VA)
- His name Chopper, refers to his antlers that are strong enough to chop down trees, while his Tony Tony is a wordplay from the word Tonakai from Japanese, which means reindeer.
- He gained his nickname due to his favorable to sweet food like chocolate or cotton candy. And he hates spicy food because it lacks sweet flavor.
- Chopper is one of the strongest and dangerous crew members of Straw Hat Pirates, but he is often mistaken as the crew’s pet. That’s why the Government sees him as no threat. Due to him seeing as a crew’s pet, his bounty only amounts to 100 berries after time skip.
- His birthday that happens on Christmas Day most likely has the correlation with him being a reindeer as a reference to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
- Because he is actually an animal, he doesn’t really need to bath and only needs to wipe his body that can be considered as bath.
- Even though he became more human-like after eating Devil Fruit, he has no interest in human females and is only attracted to female reindeer.
- He often questions whether he is a reindeer, man, gorilla, or tanuki and in Chapter #593 he finally answers that he is a monster.
- His monster form is similar to Wendigo, a monster from Algonquin folklore that eats man. Wendigo is a huge and tall monster covered in hair and a large mouth. It has antlers in its head and appears gaunt and emaciated when it gorges itself.
- He goes to sleep early at 09.00 PM and waking up at 07.00 AM. He slept earliest that other Straw Hat Pirates crew.
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- Due to his nature as an animal, he has the ability to understand and communicate with other animals, so he sometimes became the translator for the crew when they need to communicate with animals.
- His main power is his expertise in medical. He is and extraordinary and knowledgeable doctor, and he also well known in medical drugs along with preparation remedies from herbs, roots, vegetables, even regular fruits. Else with medicine, he was also able to perform surgery and treat even the brutal injury.
- He might belong to Weakling Trio along with Nami and Usopp, but he has great analytical skills and has deduction ability so they can deal with the situation in smart ways.
- His Devil Fruit, Hito Hito no Mi makes him able to transform into a human and gives him the intelligence of a human as well as the ability to speak human language.
- He naturally has the agility and speed due to being a reindeer. After consuming his Devil Fruit, he has superhuman endurance as well as the ability to endure extreme attacks even when he is injured. His injuries also did not hold him back from transforming into Monster form.
- As a Devil Fruit user, he can’t swim and becomes immobilized if half of his body is in the water or covered with water.
- He also often loses control of his transformation if he eats more than one rumble ball and if he can transform into a mindless monster if he eats more than three rumble ball.
“My name is Tony Tony Chopper! It was given to me by the greatest doctor in the world!”
“Just lie down. You’re gonna need some rest.”
“Sorry!! I’ll patch you up once this is over, ‘kay?!”
“T-this is nothing!”
“I’m not some kind of prey animal!”
“I won…? Against the Seven Warlords of the Sea?! I’m amazing!”
“Bastard! I’m not losing this!”
“Robin is a part of our crew! I’m going to give it to anyone who hurts my crew!”
“I realized that back then, the reason I wanted to become human, was that I really just wanted to have friends. Now, I just want to be a monster that can help Luffy.”
“Bastard! I’m not losing this!”
“I’m neither a human nor a reindeer, I’m a one of a kind pirate warrior!”
“If I can help my crew, I want to become a real monster!”
Chopper’s cute appearance makes him the favorite of the female Straw Hat Pirates crew. But behind his cute demeanor, he is powerful and dangerous in the battle, even though he prefer run and hide than fights.