|“||Are you gonna cry, or are you gonna make them pay?||„|
Marco, also known as Marco the Phoenix, is a character in the anime and manga series One Piece. In the past he was a member of the Whitebeard Pirates, serving as the primary healer of the crew and the Commander of the First Division. It's unknown when he joined the crew, but it was more than 30 years ago, as he was shown on the crew during Oden's flashbacks when he was 15 years old, and he's in his 40's today. After the deaths of Whitebeard and Portgas D. Ace, their Captain and first division commander respectively, Marco becomes the defacto Captain of the crew, and leads the remaining members in a war against Blackbeard to get revenge for his betrayal. After they lost what will become known as the Payback War, Marco made the decision to officially disband the Whitebeard Pirates.
He proceeded to build a grave for Ace and Whitebeard at Sphynx Island, where Whitebeard was born, with the aid of Shanks, and remained their as its protector in memory of his fallen father, until the current arc, Wano Country, when she showed up in Wano, along with Izo. It's believed that he wants to help the Straw Hat Pirates and the Samurai in the war against Orochi, Kaido, and the Beast Pirates, but noting is certain yet.
Despite not being the Captain, Marco was almost as well known. He was feared not for his combat capabilities, but for his healing capabilities. He was the primary doctor of the crew, and possessed the Bird Bird Fruit Mode; Phoenix, a mythical Zoan which allowed him to transform into a massive phoenix, which has the ability to heal others, and himself, and gave himself flight augmentation, but with no powers of attack.
He is voiced by Masakazu Morita in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Bill Jenkins and Kyle Phillips in the English version of the anime.
Marco is a tall man, with pale skin, black eyes, slightly hairy, exposed legs, and a spiky, wavy, unkempt patch of blond hair on his head. Luffy often calls him pineapple, which is a reference to the fruit that the appearance of his head and hair was based on. Before the time skip he wore an open chested, purple shirt, which allowed his Whitebeard tattoo to be exposed on his chest, gray pants, and a baby blue sash tied across his waist. After the time skip he wore a light blue, button up, V-neck shirt, which was open a tiny bit at the top, to slightly reveal his Whitebeard tattoo, but not as much as his previous shirt, thin, black pants, and glasses on his face.
Marco has a calm attitude.
Powers & Abilites
- Bird Bird Fruit Model: Phoenix: The devil fruit Marco ate. Allows him to turn into a Phoenix, or Phoenix hybrid.
Devil Fruit Users
Amazon Lily/Kuja Tribe