One Piece: 8 curiosities about Chopper that you may not have known

It’s time to talk a little about one of the most adorable and comical characters in the entire universe of one piece. Before reaching Alabasta, the Straw Hat gang had to make a technical stop in a snowy kingdom where they got a new nakama of the most peculiar. In the Drum Island arc, Luffy found his doctor..

Beyond the fact that this character is a humanoid reindeer, the truth is that chopper It has a number of features and curiosities that can be very interesting. For this reason, I offer you below eight dates on him. Let’s go there!

The only Zoan of the gang

During the Wano arc we were able to see a large number of individuals who possessed the powers of a Devil Fruit (either real or artificial) of the Zoan type. This allowed them to partially turn into animals or beasts and make use of their empowered abilities.

The funny thing is that Chopper is the only one of the entire Straw Hat gang who ate a Zoan.. And I remind you that there are only three types of fruit.

The lesson you never learned from your teacher

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After Hiriluk’s death, Dr. Kureha took it upon herself to adopt Chopper and instruct him in the art of medicine. Over many years she passed on an enormous amount of knowledge to him, however there was one lesson that she never discussed with him.

Kureha claims to know a secret that allows her not to ageY Chopper left with Luffy and his people without knowing the way in which his teacher deceives the passage of time. Will this secret ever be revealed?

Why is your reward so small?

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It is surprising that after so many battles, adventures and travels, Chopper’s reward is only 100 berries. How can it be explained that it is so low? Why was it 50 at the beginning?

The reason is in the Ennier Lobby arc. After transforming into a giant to defeat his enemy, Chopper was left unconscious for a long time and missed the battle on the Bridge of Hesitation. After that, during the escape from the place he stayed inside the Going Merry taking the helm. The Navy never saw him transformed, that’s why when making the rewards they gave him a tiny one thinking that Chopper was the mugiwara’s pet.

American to the core

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One day Eiichiro Oda wondered what would happen if the One Piece characters existed in the real world. If so, each and every one of the mugiwara would have a different nationality.

In the case of Chopper, Oda-sensei was always very clear about it. Tony Tony Chopper can only be a native of Canada, the country “of the reindeer”. Sounds logical, don’t you think?

A somewhat disturbing original design

In the vast majority of manga, it is quite common for the author or illustrator to constantly change their minds regarding the design of the characters. Eiichiro Oda also dropped various styles for individuals like Chopper.

As you can see in the sketches above, Oda first thought of playing Chopper a kind of reindeer/zebra that smoked and had very bad grapes. Then he opted for the option that it was a humanoid reindeer that fought with a sword and that was something more pleasant. He ultimately scrapped these ideas and went for a much more adorable design.

The only one starting from scratch

All members of the Straw Hat gang came from some gang or group before leaving with Luffy. Even Zoro’s character had his “own group” in the anime.

Nevertheless Chopper was a being that was only related to Kureha and that he spent many years learning about universal medicine. Team pirate life was new to him, that’s why at first he was so shy with strangers.

What does the X mean?


Have you noticed that on Chopper’s hat there is a big X? Well, this symbol is not an aesthetic ornament, but Oda put it there for a good reason. At a certain point, the author of One Piece confirmed that that X is actually a hospital crossonly it is diagonally positioned.

Why did Luffy want to sign him?

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The scene in which Luffy invites Chopper to join his gang is really emotional and well-remembered by fans. Surely you all think that the future King of the Pirates was interested in the medical knowledge of the reindeer and that he liked him enough to travel together, right?

Well, the truth is that there is another reason why Luffy was interested in Chopper, and it is much simpler than it seems. The captain of the mugiwara was fascinated by him the fact that this small and adorable being could transform several times into beings with different attributes. And since she was really cool, it was better to have him in a band.

I hope that these curiosities of one piece you found them interesting. Do you know any that I have left in the inkwell?

Synopsis of One Piece

The story follows Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who absorbs the powers of the rubber devil fruit and is inspired by the red-haired pirate, Shanks, to sail the seas. After the shocking statement from Gol D. Roger, the previous king of the pirates who put at their disposal the ‘One Piece’, the treasure that would crown the next monarch, hundreds of pirates decided to start their great adventure. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates will try to make history as new candidates.

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