Buggy The Clown
|Buggy The Clown|
|First Appearance||Chapter 9, Episode 4|
|Affiliations||Buggy Pirates, Buggy and Alvida Alliance, Shichibukai|
|Occupations||Pirate, Captain, Shichibukai|
Buggy The Clown (バギー Bagī) is one of the first pirate captains Monkey D. Luffy must face in the manga and anime of One Piece. He is a pirate captain, and his clothing resembles that of a clown, thus giving him the title Buggy the Clown. Buggy and Shanks used to be members of the Roger Pirates, a crew lead by the pirate king: Gol D. Roger.
Buggy is the founder and captain of the Buggy Pirates and is considered the strongest member of his crew.
Buggy The Clown has eaten the Chop-Chop Fruit (Bara Bara no Mi), a type of Devil Fruit that allows the user to be immune to attacks that use cutting, and allows the user to cut his own body into smaller pieces. Like the other Devil Fruit, the consumer of this fruit is unable to swim.
During the Impel Down arc, Buggy was one of the inmates encountered by Luffy. Seeing Luffy's raid on Impel Down as an opportunity to escape, Buggy followed him, planning to eventually betray him if necessary. Buggy, however, became immediately interested in the bracelet Luffy was wearing, for it was Captain John’s treasure mark, a vital key for finding the treasure Buggy was searching for. Searching for the treasure was one of the factors leading to Buggy's arrest. As the arc progresses, Buggy manages to gain a following from the other prisoners, despite them being significantly more powerful than him. He allows them to believe their false images of him and allows them to call him their captain. During the Marineford arc, members of the World Government take note of Buggy's large following and offer him the position of Shichibukai, a position Buggy accepts.