Character » Brook appears in 562 issues.

    "Soul King" Brook is a member of the Straw Hat Pirates, serving as their musician. He is a Devil Fruit user who ate the Yomi Yomo no Mi (Revive-Revive Fruit), and is undead, having died and return to life in a pseudo-immortal state because of the fruit.

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    Brook while alive
    Brook while alive

    Brook was once a military commander from the West Blue who joined the Rumbar Pirates, a band of pirates that all loved music. Brook had eaten the Revive-Revive Devil Fruit, but it's power only activated after the death of the user. Along their journey an island whale they called Laboon joined along their journey, but he followed them into the Grand Line. Laboon was left behind at Reverse Mountain in the care of Crocus. Along their adventure in the Grand Line, Yorki, the Rumbar Pirates captain, died and left Brook in command.

    Once in the Florian Triangle, the crew was attacked by an enemy using poisoned blades. Those who weren't dead would soon pass away. They all joined together for one last musical performance and recorded it. They all knew Brook could come back and fulfill their promise to see Laboon. However, Brook's revived soul got lost in the dense fog of the Florian Triangle. By the time he found his body, it had become a skeleton. Brook sailed alone on his ship through the Florian Triangle for fifty years.


    One Piece Vol. 46 JPN (Jul 2007)
    One Piece Vol. 46 JPN (Jul 2007)

    Brook (ブルック, Burukku) is one of the main characters in the series One Piece that was created by Eiichiro Oda. The series first began serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump on August 4, 1997. The series first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump on August 4, 1997. He would later appar in the Thrill Bark Arc that began in Volume 46

    His first appeared in One Piece Volume 46, CH. 442 "Adventure in the Demonic Sea".

    Character Evolution

    Major Story Arcs

    Thriller Bark Arc

    At some point, Brook was captured on Thriller Bark, and his shadow was stolen by Gecko Moria to power the Zombie General Ryuma. Brook tried to claim his shadow by defeating Ryuma, but he failed. He was eventually thrown back onto his old ship and left alone to drift. Some time after, Brook met Monkey D. Luffy. He invited Brook to join his crew, but he couldn't accept till he got his shadow back. The opportunity arose when the Straw Hat ship was captured on Thriller Bark. Brook raced onto the island alone to once again to find his shadow.

    Brook assisted the Straw Hats to defeat zombies by using salt, but he was unable to overcome Ryuma. He was defeated by Roronoa Zoro, and brook got his shadow back. Brook joined forces and helped defeat the giant zombie Oars, powered by Luffy's shadow. With Moria defeated, the crew was attacked by Bartholomew Kuma. Brook was still awake after Kuma's shock wave attack and witnessed Zoro's self sacrifice to save Luffy's life. Luffy once again asked Brook to join the crew, and Brook finally accepted.

    Sabaody Archipelago Arc

    After a run in with some kidnappers and saving a mermaid Camie and Hatchan, a former Straw Hat adversary; they were led to Sabaody Archipelago to meet a coating engineer for the Thousand Sunny. Brook and the Straw Hats were soon on a mad dash to save Camie from being sold at a slave auction. This ended in a brawl that had the island swarming with Navy. The plan to go into hiding while Silvers Rayleigh coated their ship was cut off by the appearance of Pacifista cyborgs, Sentomaru, and Admiral Kizaru. When the real Bartholomew Kuma appeared, he was using his powers to cast each crew member away. Brook stood in defense of Zoro and Usopp, but Kuma cast him away as well.

    Lost Friends Mini Arc

    Brook eventually landed on Lazy Bones Island in the Grand Line. The people around thought he was the spirit of Satan, and wanted him to curse the long-arm tribe hoodlums who were stealing from them. Brook tried encouraging them through new music he was writing to inspire them. Though, Brook ended up captured by the long-arm tribe men instead.

    Dawn Island Arc

    The Long-Arm tribe took Brook to the Sword Mountain Island to be a display as a freak show. Brook sat unmoving, and most people thought he as a fake. When someone threw a paper inside his cage, Brook saw the news about how Luffy had been involved in the Paramount War, then the secret code on Luffy's arm that was for his crew. They were to reunite in two years on Sabaody. Brook began performing for the crowd he created new music to hone his abilities as he prepared for the reunion of the Straw Hats.

    Fish-Man Island Arc

    In the the two years since the crew was separated, Brook had become a world-famous rock star known as the Soul King. He arranged for his last concert to be staged on Sabaody, and reunited with the Straw Hats to leave for Fish-Man island. The journey under the sea was filled with sea monsters and pirates. The crew was separated temporarily as they broke into Fish-Man Island past the New Fish-Man Pirates. Brook first ran into Pappagu, then with Luffy and the others before they were all invited to Ryugu Palace by King Neptune. However, they found themselves accused of kidnapping at Mermaid Cove. Brook and the crew defeated the royal guards, but that only made things easier for Hody Jones and his men to stage their takeover. Brook was captured along with Zoro and Usopp in a cage with the room filling with sea water. They escaped when Brook used his astral projection to have Pappagu bring one of Zoro's swords.

    The Straw Hats gathered together to help save the royal family from Hody and his New Fish-Man Pirates. Brook mainly either hypnotized their soldiers with his music, then fought with Zeo, a New-Fish-man Pirates officer that could turn invisible. Brook defeated him with his Soul Solid sword, and the crew was victorious against the rest of Hody's men. They celebrated their victory at the royal palace and left the island with a grand farewell from the people.

    Punk Hazard Arc

    While much of the crew was abducted after sleeping gas washed over the Thousand Sunny, Brook was left behind on the ship on the ice side of Punk Hazard. He called Luffy, who was on the fire side and told him about the situation. As he was waiting, Brook was attacked by the sword wielding torso of a samurai. He later saved Luffy and the others from the forces of Brownbeard at the lake, and found the rest of the crew with their minds and bodies switched from the powers of Trafalgar Law.

    Brook joined Sanji and Zoro to find Kin'emon and came across a giant slime monster who was swarming the island in poisonous gas. They just barely managed to escape into the facility of Caesar Clown before they were overtaken by the gas. Brook joined Kin'emon in his search for his son, but he inadvertently got caught up by the gas. Brook carried Kin'emon's coated body till they escaped, but learned he was still alive when he accidentally dropped him and cracked the shell he was trapped in. The Straw Hats then left Pun k Hazard with Trafalgar Law in an alliance to defeat Kaido, one of the Four Emperors.

    Dressrosa Arc

    Part of the plan was to find Doflamingo's artificial devil fruit factory on Dressrosa, and Brook was among Nami, Chopper, and Momonosuke waiting on the Thousand Sunny.

    Powers & Abilities

    He was once a fighter in the surprise-attack squadron of an unknown kingdom. In addition to his sword skill, Brook's lightweight skeleton body gives him great speed and the ability to jump extraordinarily high. His body is so light that he is even capable of running on water, however, Brook is still powerless if submerged in water, like all Devil Fruit users. Brook is also an excellent musician, displaying the ability to play any instrument at a highly skilled level.

    Devil Fruit

    Brook ate the Revive-Revive Fuit (ヨミヨミの実, Yomi Yomi no Mi), a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that had no real positive effect until he died. This fruit allowed Brook's soul to return to his body after his death. He really didn't know the extent of his powers, but he realized the power was in his soul. Though Brook is not immortal, he can't die as long as his bones aren't damaged. His body is very literally moved by the power of his soul.


    Through his music, he could influence people to sleep or even hallucinate by pressing out his soul.

    Astral Projection

    As Brook trained for two years, he discovered that he could project his soul out of his body. He can travel through walls and can go relatively unseen


    Despite his usual goofy personality, Brook is an extremely skilled Gentle Blade-type swordsman who is able to defeat many opponents at once using swift and precise strikes. His sword style is a combination of classical fencing and iaidō.

    Weapons & Equipment

    Brook carries a shikomizue (Japanese cane sword), and is extremely skilled in its use. He can also combine his shikomizue and violin to create sound-based attacks.

    Soul Solid

    The Soul Solid is the cane sword Brook was given by the Long-Arm Tribe members that were his managers as Soul King.

    Other Media


    One Piece (1999)

    The One Piece animated series is a direct adaptation of Oda's original manga.. It's produced by TOEI Animation and first began airing in October 20, 1999. Brook's his first anime appearance was in One Piece - Episode 337 "Venture Into the Devil's Sea! The Mysterious Skeleton Floating Through the Fog" that aired on January 6, 2008. His character in the Japanese series is voiced by Cho, and the U.S. dub produced by FUNimation has not yet been announced.


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