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Over the 9 mountains and 8 seas... Throughout the world itself... There is nothing I cannot cut!!!
~ Roronoa Zoro


Roronoa Zoro is a major protagonist from the Japanese manga series, One Piece. Aspiring to be the world's strongest swordsman, he was the first to join the Straw-Hat Pirate crew under Luffy. He fought Erza Scarlet in the 70th episode of Death Battle, Zoro VS Erza. He also starred in an episode of One-Minute Melee where he fought Kenshin Himura and then fought him again in an episode of DBX.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far

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Completed Fights

Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 2
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents

History

At a young age, he trained in a swordsman's dojo in a village. His skill in swordsmanship was such that even at an age so young, he was able to defeat most adults in sword duels. However, the one person that he could not defeat was Kuina, who was the Dojo master's daughter. After the 2000th time they had a duel, he had challenged her while they were alone for one final match, this time, with real swords. Even though he had improved impressively since the first match they had, he would never be able to get the match that he wanted -- for Kuina died falling down the stairs before they could duel. Before that, they had made a promise: That one of them would become the World's Greatest Swordsman.

Eventually after that, he learned of the current Greatest Swordsman in the world, in the name of Dracule Mihawk. He tried to look for him to challenge him to a sword duel, but he got lost, and couldn't get back home. So to survive on his own, he became a bounty hunter, and created a reputation for himself as the Pirate Hunter in the East Blue, and was even invited to Baroque Works as a numbered agent, but he rejected, since he would only join if he was the leader.

He would meet Luffy in Shells Town, who first saw him as being tied to a pole for one month. Although he refused to become a pirate, Luffy never lost his resolve, and after Luffy defeated the tyrannical Morgan, the Marines there let him and Zoro go free. They would then look for a navigator in the form of Nami, where they'd face their next opponent in the form of the Buggy Pirates. Zoro being the one who be pitted against Buggy's Second Mate: Cabaji. He would defeat him with his special Onigiri technique, and after that, Luffy convinced Nami to team up with them, if only temporary.

After they defeated Buggy, they would help a man in a chest, and then went on the rest of the East Blue, fighting the likes of Kuro, Krieg, and Arlong. However, his most significant event was when he met Mihawk in person for the first time.

He would try to fight Mihawk, even though the others said he doesn't have a chance against him, and right they were. Zoro suffered grievous wounds from him, although surviving, and that Mihawk declared that he would wait for Zoro to surpass him, no matter how long it would take.

Death Battle Info (Official)

Background

  • Full Name: Roronoa Zoro
  • Height: 5'11''/181 cm
  • Age: 21
  • Birthday: November 11
  • Bounty: 320,000,000 belly
  • Former Occupation: Bounty Hunter
  • Member of the Straw Hat Pirates
  • Trained under Dracule Mihawk
  • Awful sense of direction

Arsenal & Skills

  • Santoryu: Three-Sword Style
  • Oni Giri
  • Tatsu Maki
  • 1080 Pound Cannon
  • Kyutoryu: Nine Sword Style
  • Armament Haki
  • Observation Haki

Feats

  • Cut through a mountain-sized man
  • Dodged point-blank cannon fire
  • Decapitated a dragon
  • Survived certain death from Kuma
  • Moved 9000 miles per hour
  • Strong enough to lift a building
  • Survived 30 million volts of electricity
  • Defeated Mr. 1
  • Punched a hole through a tidal wave

Death Battle Info (Fanon)

Background

  • Name: Roronoa Zoro
  • Nickname: Pirate Hunter
  • Age: 19, 21 after the timeskip
  • Height: 178cm (5'10"), 181cm (5'11 1/2") after the timeskip.
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Occupation: Pirate

Swordsmanship

Zoro is an extremely powerful, skilled, and talented swordsman, and was established as such even before his training under the legendary Dracule Mihawk. After fighting Daz Bones, he is powerful enough to cut steel, and later even stronger iron, as if it were mere fruit, and can reduce massive ships and buildings to shreds with ease. Even when using the blunt ends of his swords to avoid hurting people he has no business fighting, his strength is enough to be fatal.

  • Santoryu: Zoro's both preferred and iconic method, the "Three-sword-style." In this form, he holds his third sword in his mouth. Most of Zoro's signature attacks, such as Oni Giri and Three Thousand Worlds, stem from this style. Notable Techniques with Santoryu
  • Nitoryu: "Two-sword-style". Zoro generally only uses this style when one of his swords is in some way incapacitated, or when he feels the effort to place his third sword in his mouth is unnecessary. Notable Techniques with Nitoryu
  • Ittoryu: "One-sword-style". Zoro initially called on this style to be able to strike through steel with a single cut. He still uses it from time to time. Notable Techniques with Ittoryu
  • Mutoryu: "No-sword-style". When he was disqualified from using his swords in a rigged game, Zoro invented this style and instead used his arms to deliver strikes more blunt, but just as powerful, as his swords. Using this technique, he send his foe flying. Notable Techniques with Mutoryu
  • Kyutoryu: "Nine-sword-style". First used during Enies Lobby, using his Asura Technique in combination with Santoryu, Zoro grows two more heads and four more arms for a total of nine swords. Using this technique, he is able to turn enemy sword attacks into pure mist, and land nine deep cuts on his opponent. Notable Techniques with Kyutoryu

Haki

  • Zoro possesses adeptry in Buso and Kenbunshoku Haki. He most notably uses it in tandem with his swords. Zoro is able to use both Busoshoku and Kenbunshoku Haki, as when Luffy asked if they could sense a "wild animal" (Caribou) in the Ryugu Palace, they could. While he is aware of Haoshoku Haki, it is not known if he can use it or not.

Busoshoku (Armament) Haki

  • Allows him to hit Logia users, bypassing intangibility. Although it doesn't actually nullify a devil fruit ability, it simply allows them to hit the original body.
  • Allows the user to create an "invisible armor" around themselves; this can be used to defend against attacks that would otherwise cause harm. May be used to harden part's of the user's body; it is possible to also cover the user's entire body in Armament Haki.
  • Significant physical force can still overcome this Haki defense.
  • Can be used to strike others with it, especially to augment a user's own attacks, or even imbued into their own weapons. Any Armament Haki enchanced attack hits much harder than it would normally.
  • Haki using Devil Fruit users can resist Haki attacks, but this is dependent on a user's skill with Haki.

Kenbunshoku (Observation) Haki

  • User can, if fully mastering the ability, allow the user to not actually see the person's physical characteristics, but rather, the target's aura, which manifests as light silhouettes on a dark background.
  • Endows limited precognition, and the ability to predict an opponent's moves, shortly before they make them. With enough skill, this makes attacks much easier to evade.
  • The more killing intent an enemy has, the more predictable they are. More skilled practitioners can easily predict moves whether there is a murderous intent, or not.
  • It is possible that this Haki allows the user to sense the strength of others.
  • Allows the user to sense the prescence of others, even if their beyond normal eyesight, or can't be seen normally.

Physical Strength

Even without his swords, Zoro is incredibly strong. Early in his adventure, he was strong enough to pick up a small building and throw it at his opponent. Zoro is capable of keeping up with super speed users such as his crew mate Sanji, and can deflect punches from giants capable of pulling continents. In addition to this, he is capable of temporarily increasing his muscle mass in his arms for a single devastating sword strike.

Durability

Zoro's durability has proven to be one of the strongest, in the whole series. He has survived a slash through the chest from Mihawk, numerous impalement, lightning attacks above 10 000 volts, a kick from the giant Oars, and the Ursa Shock from the Pacifista Kuma, all of which he continued to fight after receiving. His most impressive feat is when after his captain Luffy's battle with Oars and the warlord Moria, Zoro absorbed all of his pain and fatigue into his own body, along with the injuries he himself had sustained during the fight. Although the warlord Kuma, who conducted the transfer, stated that Zoro was already close to death when the deal was made, Zoro barely survived. It's no wonder that he is sometimes nicknamed the Strawhat Blood Bank.

Feats

  • Used eleven swords throughout his time as a Straw Hat crew member.
  • Labeled by the World Government as a legitimate threat to its stability alongside Luffy and nine others.

Pre-Timeskip

  • Was able to cut steel after defeating Daz Bones: a man made out of steel who can cut buildings with his hands.
  • Gets cut by Mihawk's blade, and survives. Mihawk being a man who destroyed Don Krieg's entire fleet single handedly, in addition to his flagship. Mihawk intentionally made the wound survivable but many believed that Zoro would die from his wounds.
    • These wounds shocked the brutal shark-pirate Arlong [1].
  • Considered the Greatest Swordsman of East Blue. Even though East Blue is stated to be the weakest ocean numerous times, this is still a feat for him.
  • FTE Speed
  • Trained under Mihawk, the World's Greatest Swordsman.
    • Zoro defeated a Humandrill horde (basically human-like baboons). This feat surprised and impressed Mihawk enough to allow Zoro's training.
  • Cuts up buildings
  • Should be comparable to Luffy's Speed
  • Has survived wounds and bleeding that would kill a normal person, many times.
  • In Water 7, intercepts multiple cannonballs. Calc
  • Tags multiple cannonballs all moving in different directions
  • Reacts to Soru
  • Deflects a punch from Oars with his raw strength
  • Defeated Morgan, Cabaji, Sham and Buchi, Hatchan, Tashigi, 100 Baroque Works agents, Mr. 5, Mr. 1, Braham, Ohm, Hamburg, the Groggy Monsters (w/Sanji), T-Bone, Kaku, Helmeppo, & Ryuma

Post-Timeskip

Handicaps

Zoro has managed to defeat many of his most powerful enemies despite having a handicap during the match.

  • Cabaji fought Zoro after Zoro was stabbed by Buggy. Cabaji even intentionally aimed for the fresh wound.
  • Sham and Buchi attacked Zoro together to outnumber him.
  • Hachi dueled Zoro shortly after Zoro's defeat to Mihawk, which left him with a massive and fatal fresh wound across his chest. Zoro also lost his 2 Katanas during his duel against Mihawk and had to borrow dadao swords; which he had no prior experience with.
  • Zoro initially didn't know how to cut through Mr 1's metallic body, meaning that Zoro was vulnerable throughout the beginning of the match.
  • Zoro was temporarily handcuffed to Sogeking during his duel against Kaku. Since Jabra was dueling Sogeking at the time, the two beasts double-teamed Zoro during this disadvantage.
  • Zoro dueled Ryuma despite Zoro missing his Yubashiri sword (with Shu destroying it in a previous battle with his Rust powers)
  • Zoro dueled the shark Hordy Jones underwater; with Zoro at risk of drowning while Hordy had a territorial advantage.

Faults and Weaknesses

  • His swords aren't indestructible and are vulnerable to certain devilfruit powers; like magnetism and rust.
  • Zoro has historically had trouble against enemies with impressive defensive abilities (Mr 1, Ohm, Kuma).
    • Pre-Timeskip Zoro had no way to harm Logias.
  • Absolutely No Sense of Direction. Once mistook up for north. Theoretically, this would make him vulnerable to ambushes.
  • Much like Luffy, he isn't that bright, [2] though he has shown signs of hidden intelligence.
  • Has a habit of rushing at his opponents without strategizing.
  • Though he has Haki, he would rather tank attacks instead of dodging them.
  • Asura is reliant on Zoro being angered.
  • Some of Zoro's recent injuries are so severe that he is left vulnerable during his recovery; so much so that Perona turned him into a teddybear [3].

Losses

  • 0-2001 fighting record against Kuina.
  • Suffered a humiliating defeat against Mihawk. [4]
  • Has rarely defeated a major villain (Luffy normally does that)

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