Many of you might not know that many of the One Piece characters are inspired by real life characters. There are actually quite a lot of them. So, today I have made a list of 15 One Piece characters inspired by real life characters.
1. Enel – Eminem
Enel is inspired by the famous Rapper, Eminem. Enel is the god of Skypeia. He possesses the power of Goro Goro no Mi. He absolutely destroyed the Straw Hats at Skypeia.
2. Lulu – Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury was the member of the famous British band, Queen. Lulu is one of the shipwrights at Galley La.
3. Capone Bege – Al Capone
This shouldn’t surprise many people. Because Capone’s name does kind of give away that he’s a gangster like Al Capone.
4. Trafalgar Law – Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi is one of the most well known sports personalities. He was a Moto GP driver. Trafalgar Law is a former Shichibukai and currently the leader of the Straw Hats and the Heart Pirates Alliance.
5. Doflamingo – Michel Polnareff
Michel Polnareff is a French singer-songwriter. He is a critically acclaimed artist. Doflamingo is the former ruler of Dressrosa. Both of them have the similarity that they both wear glasses.
6. Kizaru – Kunie Tanaka
Kunie Tanaka is a Japanese actor. He got his first notable role as a thug in Akira Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well. He is one of most well known Japanese actors. Kizaru is one of the three Admirals of the Marines. He has the powers of the Pika Pika no Mi.
7. Hogback – Danny DeVito (The Penguin)
Danny DeVito is very well known for his roles many super hit movies. In this particular case, his role as The Penguin in Batman Returns inspired Oda to create the mad genius doctor, Hogback.
8. Whitebeard – Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is one of the iconic names of the WWF/WWE franchise. He is considered of the best wrestlers of all time. Whitebeard was the captain of the Whitebeard pirates. He was known the strongest man in the world.
9. Nico Robin – Louise Brook
Mary Louise Brooks was known professionally as Louise Brooks. She was an American film actress and for popularizing the bobbed haircut. If you might remember Nico Robin had the same hair cut before time skip.
10. Portgas D. Ace – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stephen Ray Vaughan was a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best ever guitarists and is still remembered after his tragic death. Ace was the son of Gol D. Roger and he was killed by Akainu at Marineford.
11. Akainu – Bunta Sugawara
Bunta Sugawara was a Japanese actor. He appeared in almost 200 feature films. Akainu is the current fleet Admiral of the Marines. He possesses the Magu Magu no Mi.
12. Rob Lucci – Harvey Keitels
Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. Rob Lucci is currently working for CP0. He has the Cat Cat Fruit Model: Leopard.