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Origin

Sabo was the child of a noble family in the Gao Kingdom on Dawn Island in the East Blue. His own family treated him as a tool to marry and increase his family's social standing and wealth. Fed up, he ran away to be an orphan in Grey Terminal. His first friend was Ace, and later came Luffy. The three would become closer than any friends and celebrated their brotherhood with three cups of sake.

However, Sabo's father had hired the Bluejam Pirates to force him to return by threatening the lives of Ace and Luffy. Sabo returned to his family home, but discovered not long after that the nobles had planned to burn out all the poor from Grey Terminal with firebombs. He was unable to warn or stop the firebombing, and he didn't know the fate of Ace and Luffy. He still wrote a letter for Ace and had it delivered to Curly Dadan's home.

Longing to finally be free, Sabo set sail on his own, but his boat was shot out of the water by one of the Celestial Dragons in his passing vessel. He was thought to be dead by all who witnessed the attack, but he had been rescued by Monkey D. Dragon, the leader of the Revolutionary Army.

Creation

One Piece Vol. 59 JPN (Aug 2010)
One Piece Vol. 59 JPN (Aug 2010)

Sabo (サボ, Sabo) is a supporting character in the One Piece series that was created by Eiichiro Oda. The series first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump on August 4, 1997. He first appeared during the Dawn Island Arc that began in Volume 59.

His first appearance was in One Piece Volume 59 CH. 583 "Gray Terminal - The Final Destination of the Uncertainty".

Character Evolution

Major Story Arcs

Dressrosa Arc

Sabo had been working from the shadows in the Revolutionary Army for years, but he arrived on Dressrosa with Koala just as Luffy and his Straw Hats were attacking Don Quixote Doflamingo's group. He met with him at Corrida Colosseum, and took on his persona of "Lucy" in the tournament to claim Ace's Flame-Flame Fruit.

Powers & Abilities

Sabo ate the Mero-Mero No Mi (Flame-Flame Fruit). This devil fruit grants the user to gain the powers of a logia and to control the element fire from his body. He used this power in order to save his little brother Luffy when confronted by Jesus Burgess during the attack on Dressrosa. Sabo was able to ultilize this power very effectively mere seconds after using it. Sabo also gain and learned the same abilities as Ace did. These techniques are...

  • Fire Fist (Hiken in Japanese) - Sabo is able to throw fire fists at targets in front of him. Sabo turns his hand/fist into flames and launches a fire explosion at the target at will. He used this technique when shattering the Dressrosa Colusseum stage after consuming the Fruit. It was even effective enough to burn Burgess.
  • Burning Dragon Claw Fist (Moeru Ryusoken: Kaen Ryuo in Japanese) - Sabo uses the combine abilities of his fire fist technique and Ryusoken style fighting, a hand based martial art technique developed by Sabo, to create a devistating attack against opponents. It sends opponents flying.

Weaknesses

Like most Devil fruit users, Sabo can't swim and Is weak to Sea Stone prison.

Statistics

Other Media

Anime

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. Sabo's first anime appearance was in One Piece - Episode 494 "Here Comes Sabo! The Boy at the Gray Terminal!", which aired on April 17, 2011 in Japan. His standard Japanese voice actress is Junko Takeuchi, For the U.S. dub produced by FUNimation has yet to announce a voice actress.

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