Sabo, known by Flame Emperor, is the chief of staff of Revolutionary Army. He also a sworn brother of One Piece main protagonist Luffy and the late Portgas D. Ace.
He is a muscular man with blonde hair. His iconic looks is his large black hat with a pair of goggles wrapped around it.
He also wore a blue jacket with sleeves, rolled up, a cravat combined with a light blue cyan short.
He resembles his younger brother, Luffy with a scar on his left eye. At first, Sabo and Ace had and agreement to kill Luffy so he didn’t tell anyone about their treasure, but none of them had a knowlegdde to kill someone.
Meanwhile for Luffy, Sabo is a nice older brother, nicer than Ace because he acknowledged Luffy’s power and encouraged him to improve.
He even became the one who helped Luffy and Ace when they had a fight.
Even though he is the son of a noble, rarely does he act like one. He didn’t look down on the person less fortunate or put about his status on air.
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- Real Name: Sabo (サボ)
- Stage Name: Sabo
- Also Known As: Lucy (ルｰシｰ Rūshī
- Nickname: Flame Emperor
- Birthday: March 20
10 Years Old (flashback debut);
22 Years Old (post time skip)
- Gender: Male
100 cm (3’33”) (flashback);
187 cm (6’1”) (current)
- Weight: 77 kg (168 lbs)
- Blood Type: X
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eyes Color: –
- Parents: Outlook III, Didit,
- Siblings: Sterry (adopted brother), Monkey D. Luffy (Sworn Brothers), Portgas D. Ace (Sworn Brother)
- Friends: Curly Dadan, Bartolomeo, Rebecca, Nico Robin
- Hobbies: –
- Manga Debut: Chapter #583
- Anime Debut: Episode #494
- Japanese VA:
Junko Takeuchi (young);
Toru Furuya (adult)
- English VA:
Morgan Garett (young) (Funi English VA);
Vic Mignogna (adult, 2017-2019) (Funi English VA);
Johnny Yang Bosch (adult, 2019-present) (Funi English VA)
- His character is uniquely similar to a character from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Arthur Dodger, who dressed with a top hat and wore an adult coat with the sleeves rolled up.
- He also shares a similarity with Sanji, who comes from a noble family but left because they were ignored by their family.
- His character isn’t introduced only after Ace’s death. Even though his character has been hinted at for a long time, especially in chapter #558 where the three brothers had a brotherhood initiation ceremony.
- Many assumed that he was dead when the World Noble attacked his ship, but he was saved by Monkey D. Dragon and joined Revolutionary Army.
- His role was similar to Ace in terms of protecting Luffy from the antagonist and was introduced during the war with Warlord.
- His favorite food is ramen.
- He is the most popular Revolutionary Army character. In a Japanese poll, he ranked 9th and its makes him the most popular Revolutionary Army.
- His bounty is the highest among the three brothers. The amount is 602 million berries proving that the World Government saw him as a threat because of his power.
- Enduring intense training in the Mt. Colubo along with Ace, Sabo has the greatest physical ability even as a child.
- He is good at thieving and fast enough to grab a knife from a pirate before he gets stopped. He could jump from window ins several stories building without being injured. He also has tremendous physical strength and can easily dodge an attack from a Fighting Fish.
- He is ate Mera Mera no Mi, Devil Fruit that can make their users able to control, create, and transform his body into a fire. Though he’s still not completely able to control his power, he can utilize Ace signature technique “Hiken” that allows him to transform his arm into a large, powerful fire blast.
- He is also possessed with Haki, that is Bushoshoku Haki and Kenbunshoku Haki. Especially Kenbunshoku Haki, he is highly skilled in using that even can sense Luffy’s Haki during the battle.
- His weakness as Devil Fruit users is his inability to swim. Even though when he was a child he was a skilled swimmer, but after he ate Devil Fruit, he lost the ability to swim and would drown instead.
- His Devil Fruit is similar to Ace, so his weakness. Just like Ace, Sabo’s weakness is that his magma can burn anything including fire.
- He is also vulnerable to Bushohoku Haki users.
“Your government will be gone soon. And it will be done by our hand!”
“So you have that much power. What should you do? Decide the future!”
Just remember, if Luffy ever calls for my help, no matter where I am in the world, I’ll be there, forget my position”
“Whoa… What an unpleasant opponent. Can you overlook this for old time’s sake?”
“Victory is mine! However, one cannot be careless.”
“My goal requires you to disappear!
“One of Luffy’s crew mates, eh? Let’s see how strong you are!”
“Don’t worry! I’ll figure something out!”
“What a nice crew mate. As Luffy’s older brother, I ask you to watch out for him.”
“My fingers are the Dragon’s Claw! They are meant to shred arrogant forces!”
Together with Ace, Sabo’s role is to protect Luffy as the two older brothers are really protective of Luffy. When Ace is gone, it’s now Sabo’s role to keep an eye on Luffy and make sure he is safe.