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Enel’s Attacks – Origin

D: Hello, Oda-sensei. I have serious suspicions, so forgive me if I pose a serious question. It’s about the names of Enel’s special attacks. It seems to me like many originate from the names of Scandinavian gods and Indian spirits. Can you please tell us what they all came from originally?

O: Yes. Well. The names came from a variety of sources. I can’t tell you a whole lot of in-depth information, but in general it’s pretty simple.

  • “El Thor” → Thor → God of War and Lightning in Norse mythology

  • “Hino” → Hino → Giant Lightning Bird of the Iroquois natives of North America
  • “Kiten” → Kiten → Japanese lightning beast
  • “Julungul” → Jagtjadbulla → One of the Lightning Brothers in Arnhem Land (N. Australia) rock art
  • “Mamaragan” → Mamaragan → Lightning God of Central Australia
  • “Amal” → Amaru → A play on “amoru/amakudaru”, which means “to descend from heaven”. Japanese lightning-fall
  • “Kari” → Kari → Lightning God of Malay pygmy tribes

That should cover it. Also, “Volley” came from the sound of lightning “vari vari”. So it was pretty much random. Didn’t come from any existing language.

    Inspiration for Sabo

    Sabo is based on something Oda-sensei likes : The character Artful Dodger from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, who is a part of a gang of child thieves and uses a trademark – a top hat was the main inspiration for making Sabo.

    olivertwist1922 sabo 1 sabo 2


      Where the name Megalo came from

      D: Question! About Megalo-chan, his model… rather, where his name came from; is he named after a large shark called “Megalodon” that was thought to have existed way back when? I also heard that they may still exist? P.N. Miha


      O: Yes. Right on spot. Megalodon indeed. They are said to be the ancestors of the Great White Shark, and when a fossil of it’s tooth that was found, its estimated size was about 13m~20m or so. Well, it probably was a horrifying monster. I am drawing Megalo as this “Megalodon”.

        Zoro vs Sanji :-)


          Bari Bari’s worth

          D: Oda-san, hello~. About Bartolomeo, he said something about how his barriers have a limit or whatever, so how many Bari-Bari’s worth is its maximum capacity?                                               P.N. Hoichael Jackson


          O: Great question. There is in fact a limit to the space his barriers can cover, as well as how many barriers he can put up at a time. He can only hold up one barrier at a time, and they say that this one barrier can cover up to 50 thousand Bari-Bari’s!! Amazing! 1 Bari-Bari equates to roughly 100x that of 1 Bori-Bari-Bari, so in other words, his barrier capacity is just about 500 Pickle-Pori-Pori-Bari-Bari’s.

          (Translator’s Note: Bari, Bori, and Pori are all Japanese sound effects that roughly translate to ‘crunching’.)

            If the Straw Hats weren’t pirates, what would their careers of choice end up being?

            D: If the Straw Hats weren’t pirates, what would their careers of choice end up being? Please tell us!! (Though I bet Sanji would still be a chef……)      from H.momo Age 9

            O: Ok. So about this, I actually ended up finding the answer on a postcard from another fan.

            I found that the example professions listed to the side labeled “My Hobbies”. that P.N. SukeKiyo-san included along with your exact same question were spot on, so here they are. I assume they really would turn out to be something like this.


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