Vergo is actually a spy for Don Quixote Doflamingo in the Navy high command. His deep cover allowed him to rise in the ranks to the position of Vice-Admiral. He was put in command of the G-5 base in the New World potion of the Grand Line. He was revered by many of the men under his command and the people of the nearby villages. This position allowed him to cover up many of Doflamingo's underground activities.
Vergo (ヴァルゴ, Varugo) is an antagonist 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 would later appear in the Punk Hazard Island Arc that began in Volume 66.
His first appearance was in One Piece Volume 68 CH. 672 "My Name is Kinemon!!".
Major Story Arcs
Punk Hazard Island Arc
As part of DoFlamingo's orders, Vergo left the G-5 to look in on Caesar Clown at Punk Hazard. He found that Trafalgar Law had allied himself with the Straw Hat Pirates to destroy the artificial devil fruit factory. After throwing Law in a cell with Luffy, Smoker, and Tashigi, his identity as a spy was revealed. Smoker and Straw Hats escaped from the trap they were left in and got back into the facility. Vergo went after his former G-5 subordinates and was ruthless in his attacks. He was only stopped by Sanji, but even this strong fighter fractured his leg when he tried to kick into Vergo's armament hardening.
Vergo went after Law when he realized Law intended to destroy the SAD chemical facility, that was an important part of creating the artificial devil fruit. Law had the upper hand against Law thanks to him still holding Law's disembodied heart. Smoker appeared to help in the fight, but he was just a distraction to help Law get his heart back. Despite covering his entire body in his armament haki, Law sliced through Vergo and the entire mountain they were inside. Law sliced up Vergo several more times and left him before as he escaped.
Powers & Abilities
Vergo is a strong and well trained fighter that reached the level of Vice-Admiral in the Navy. With this comes an air of intimidation to many pirates of the seas and respect among subordinates.
The Six Powers (六式, Rokushiki) is a style of martial arts that was developed partly to counter the incredible powers of Devil Fruit users. There are six basic attacks that are taught in the Six Powers. Vergo has only displayed the ability to use three.
- Shave (剃, Soru): The Shave technique is an ability to travel at short distances at incredible speeds. The user is so fast they seem to disappear. This is excellent for evading attacks. Vergo was seen using this technique when fighting the G5 soldiers, Smoker and Trafalgar Law.
- Moon Walk (月歩, Geppō): The Moon Walk technique to move through the air. What looks like a single kick is actually several kicks of the leg that propels the user into the air. The user can maintain a position in mid-air or suddenly change directions. Vergo has used this technique to engage with Vice Admiral Smoker in their fight while the latter was using their Devil Fruit to fly, Vergo proved to be just as maneuverable in mid air as Smoker did.
- Finger Pistol (指銃, Shigan): The Finger Pistol technique is an offensive attack that hardens the users finger. With a swift and strong strike they can pierce a person's body like a bullet. Vergo has used this technique to take out multiple G5 soldiers on Punk Hazard.
Vergo is far into the class 100 range, having been able to overpower Post time-skip Smoker with moderate effort during their fight on Punk Hazard. The former Vice Admiral has punched hard enough to create shock waves, made craters in the ground and easily break steel beams without the use of Armament Haki. He has also matched Sanji kick for kick, even managing to fracture the Straw Hat's leg (Sanji is strong enough to destroy a Pacifista in a single blow). When using Armament Haki Vergo's striking power is grossly increased, since his coated limbs become much harder and stronger than steel.
Vergo has high hyper-sonic combat speed and his high hyper-sonic reaction speed can be increased further when using Kenbunshoku Haki.
He was fast enough to easily go blow for blow against Sanji, fast enough to combat Smoker and defeat him handily. At one point Vergo was effortlessly dodging Smoker's punches and he once said "Too slow," when his former comrade attempted to strike him with his Jitte, Vergo easily raised his bamboo stick coated in Busoshoku Haki to block it in time.
Vergo was also fast enough to attack Law before he could react and kick him into some metal railings (although it should be noted that Law was extremely fatigued due to his heart being out of his body by his own 'Mes' technique).
Vergo easily withstood Busoshoku augmented punches from Smoker (who is a class 100 and strong enough to shatter boulders and over power pre time-skip Luffy) to the face no less and demonstrated his superiority over Smoker by letting a punch land on his face when he implemented Busoshoku Haki, stopping Smoker's own Armament Haki enhanced fist on contact.
Furthermore a steel sword shattered when it made contact with his Busoshoku strengthened skin.
Haki (覇気, Haki) is a power that is possessed by all people, but few can actually use it. It's often unique to those with a strong enough will to control. This power is even strong enough to cancel out the powers of Devil Fruit users, but even they can use this skill.
The Armament Haki (武装色, Busoushoku) technique is a skill that surrounded the body of the user like an invisible armor. This can also be projected outward when striking to cause even more damage than normal. This power can even completely cancel the abilities of the powerful Logia Devil Fruit users. It can also be extended to weapons.
Armament hardening (武装色 硬化 Busō-shoku: Kōka) is an advanced form of armament haki. The armament on the body will turn black and incredibly durable. This adds far more force into an attack. Vergo is a master in his use of armament hardening, and has been shown to be able to cover his entire body in his armament.
He can extend it to the bamboo shaft he always carries with him. This is a reference to his nickname "Demon Bamboo". Vergo was also shown to use his bamboo like a blast tube, when he blew explosive darts out of his bamboo stick.
Observation Haki allows the user to sense the presence of beings, see their auras and predict the attacks of an enemy through brief premonitions of the future. Vergo used this power when Smoker surrounded the Pirate in a massive smoke screen to attempt to deliver blows from different directions without giving away his position, however Vergo easily dodged these blows by using this form of Haki to sense when and where the attacks would come.
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. Vergo's first anime appearance was in One Piece - Episode 597 "An Intense Battle! Caesar Exercises His True Power!", which aired on May 26, 2013. His character in the Japanese series is voiced by Junichi Suwabe, and the U.S. dub produced by FUNimation has yet to be announced.