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10 Things to Know About One Piece's Nico Robin

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10 Things to Know About Nico Robin in One Piece

In the One Piece manga universe, created by Eiichiro Oda, Nico Robin stands out as a complex and fascinating character. Arguably the most popular and beloved Japanese animated series, One Piece is full of unique characters, but Robin holds a special place in fans' hearts. Here are 10 essential facts to better understand this intriguing figure of the Mugiwara Pirates .

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1. Passion for Archeology and the Forgotten Century

Nico Robin , the archaeologist of the Straw Hat crew , is deeply passionate about archaeology, particularly the mysterious Forgotten Century . His quest to discover the truth about this hidden historical period is an important thread in the story. She is the only known person capable of reading the Poneglyphs, ancient steles crucial to revealing the secrets of this century but also valuable clues to One Piece .

nico robin read poneglyph one piece Nico Robin deciphering the Road Poneglyph on the island of Zo.

This desire to know the truth about the world's past pushes her to join Luffy, seeing in him and his crew allies to continue her quest. Her subject matter expertise is essential at several key moments in the series, including when she attempts to decipher crucial information that will guide the crew to important locations, such as Laugh Tale, where the legendary One Piece treasure is said to be located.

2. His Tragic Childhood

Nico Robin experienced a childhood steeped in tragedy, a central aspect of his character in One Piece . Born on the island of Ohara, known for its giant library and eminent archaeologists, Robin witnessed the brutal destruction of her home island by a World Government Buster Call .

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This traumatic experience, where she lost her mother Nico Olvia as well as many other residents, had a profound impact on her childhood and shaped her view of the world.

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The destruction of Ohara was orchestrated to prevent the secrets of the Forgotten Age from being revealed, and Robin, as the only survivor capable of reading the Poneglyphs, had to flee and live as a fugitive from a young age.

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It is also because of this skill that Nico Robin , nicknamed the Demon's Child, was offered a price of 79,000,000 berries at the age of 8, making her the second character to receive a prime also young, behind Charlotte Linlin.

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3. His Devil Fruit

Nico Robin ate the Hana Hana no Mi or Blooming Fruit , a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit , which grants her the unique ability to make parts of her body bloom wherever she wishes.

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This ability allows him to create arms or other limbs on any surface, including his own body, walls, ground, or even enemy bodies. This skill proves to be extremely versatile, used as much for exploration, combat, as for everyday tasks.

Thanks to his Hana Hana no Mi , Nico Robin has developed several unique attacks. Among these, Cien Fleur: Wing allows him to create a hundred arms which take the appearance of two wings on his back to propel himself through the air or fly for a few seconds.

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Another notable technique is Mil Fleur: Gigantesco Mano , where she creates two gigantic hands or legs, used for powerful attacks or to protect her friends. These attacks illustrate Robin's versatility and creativity in using his Devil Fruit .

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4. Her Function as Vice-President of Baroque Works

Before joining the Straw Hats, Nico Robin served as vice president of the criminal organization Baroque Works under the code name Miss All Sunday .

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In this role, she worked directly under the head of the organization, Crocodile, then Grand Corsair, which allowed her significant protection from the Government. His position within Baroque Works revealed his ability to maneuver in complex and dangerous environments.

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However, his true intentions remained shrouded in mystery, reflecting the depth and many facets of his character. His encounter with the Straw Hats during the Alabasta Arc was a turning point, ultimately leading to his change of allegiance.

5. His Character and Personality

Nico Robin , initially perceived as mysterious and reserved, was revealed to be a multi-faceted character in One Piece . His maturity and calm mentality contrast with the crew's more exuberant personalities.

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Nico Robin is often seen as a motherly figure, offering support and wisdom to her companions. She is distinguished by her boundless imagination and indomitable courage in the face of challenges. Robin enjoys discovering new places, unraveling historical and cultural mysteries, reading a book while drinking coffee. His devotion to his comrades and his calm in the most tense situations illustrate the depth of his character.

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6. His Attempted Escape from Water 7

One of the most poignant moments in Nico Robin 's story occurs in Water 7, where she decides to leave the Straw Hat crew. Believing that her presence put her friends in danger due to her ability to read Poneglyphs, she chose to sacrifice herself for their safety. This decision leads to the Enies Lobby Drama Arc, where his true feelings and connections to the crew are revealed. His willingness to sacrifice himself for others demonstrates his courage and emotional depth, a central aspect of his character in One Piece .

nico robin train enies lobby one piece Nico Robin on the train to Enies Lobby.

nico robin spandam enies lobby one piece Spandam, accompanied by Nico Robin requisitioned under threat from CP9.

nico robin cp9 enies lobby The Mugiwara crew came to save Nico Robin from CP9.

To learn more about Nico Robin's events at Water 7, see our article: Why Nico Robin is leaving the crew at Water 7?

7. Its Evolution

Physically, Nico Robin 's appearance evolves subtly throughout the arcs. Sporting a mid-length hairstyle with bangs and a more rebellious style in the arcs preceding the timeskip, she is finally revealed, upon returning to the Sabaody Archipelago post-timeskip, with long hair, a slender figure and a more stylish style. soft. Her clothing suits each island visited, making Nico Robin an elegant and gentle woman. The latter also reflects the emotional evolution of Nico Robin , now confident and serene within her crew.

nico robin thriller bark style one piece Nico Robin before the timeskip, Arc Thriller Bark.

nico robin post ellipse arc fish man Nico Robin post-skip, Fish-Man Island Arc.

Psychologically, she goes from a lonely survivor, haunted by her past, to a trusted and indispensable member of the Straw Hat crew. Her development is particularly marked after the Enies Lobby Arc , where she learns to open up to her companions, overcoming her fears of rejection and abandonment.

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8. His Unique Humor and Overflowing Imagination

Nico Robin is known for her unique dark humor in One Piece , often displayed in tense or dangerous situations. Unlike his companions who often react with fear or excitement, Robin remains calm and makes cold and often ironic comments. She often imagines the worst with humor and perspective. For example, when encountering enemies or strange creatures, while the other crew members panic, Robin often finds something cute or interesting, even in threatening circumstances. This offbeat approach brings a touch of humor and lightness, even in the most serious moments of their adventure.

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A notable example is when Usopp asks her what her specialty is when she joins the crew, she indicates with a smile that her specialty is: murder.

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Another is when the giant ship Noah threatens to break the protective bubble of Fish-Man Island , Robin wonders if the ocean will be tinged red if everyone is crushed... Reassuring!

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When it comes to her limitless imagination, she reveals a sweet and cute mind, often imagining things from an unexpected angle compared to her companions.

We can cite as an example when she learns the name of the Devil Fruit from Bartholomew Kuma, she imagines kittens with big pads.

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On the island of Zo, she finds the drawing of Kanjuro, the dragon Ryuunosuke, adorable, to the point of crying and leaving flowers for him at the place of his disappearance.

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9. His Unbeatable General Culture

Nico Robin stands out for his vast general knowledge in One Piece , acquired from a young age.

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His historical and cultural knowledge, accompanied by his archaeological knowledge, enriches the crew's experience, offering valuable information on key figures, bounties, pirate organizations and the Navy. She stands out for her in-depth knowledge of many important figures in the world, such as Shanks Le Roux, Monkey D. Dragon or Silvers Rayleigh. She immediately identifies figures such as Marco The Pheonix when they first meet and has information on individuals and secret organizations, such as the various Cipher Pol units. She is a trusted person to whom Trafalgar Law, appearing very suspicious and distant, entrusts her true identity under the name Trafalgar D. Water Law. She also has knowledge about various civilizations and their past, such as fish-man slavery.

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Nico Robin finally has general knowledge of Devil Fruits , Haki , navigation, gardening and cooking. She is a child prodigy, having acquired her knowledge through self-apprenticeship, passing her archaeologist's exam at the age of 8 and making her the only person who knows how to decipher the mysterious Poneglyphs. For example, during their travels, Robin often provides historical details about the islands and populations they encounter, shedding light on the world's complex situation. His knowledge is also essential in understanding the political issues and conflicts that mark their adventure.

10. Her Infiltration as a Geisha with Orochi

In the Wano Arc of One Piece , Nico Robin reveals another side of his skills by infiltrating as a geisha with Shogun Orochi. Quickly trained in the arts of geisha, she demonstrates a natural aptitude for dance and the art of seduction.

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o robi nico robin land of wano Nico Robin under the identity of O-Robi in the Land of Wano.

She will therefore be invited alongside the famous courtesan Komuzasaki to dance at Orochi evenings.

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This infiltration allows him to gather vital information for the crew and participate in the preparation of their plan against Orochi and his allies. Her role as a geisha is crucial to understanding the power dynamics in Wano and helping her companions in their struggle.

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Nico Robin is a fascinating character in One Piece , representing much more than just an archaeologist or pirate. His quest for the truth, his resilience in the face of trials, and his personal growth make him an essential figure in the series. Robin, with his unique blend of strength, intelligence and tenderness, enriches the Straw Hats crew while capturing the hearts of fans. Her ability to overcome a painful past to forge a bright future is a source of inspiration, making her an endearing and memorable character in the One Piece universe.

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