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Roronoa Zoro

: Roronoa Zoro
Epithet : "Pirate Hunter", sword boy, "Mr. Bushido", Vivi
Age : 19
Birthday : November 11th
Height : 178 cm (5' 10")
First Appearance : Manga Chapter #3, Anime Episode #1
Species : Human
Bounty : 120,000,000 Berries

Zoro has a stern, serious and distanced personality, but unlike Robin he often reacts in a goofy and exaggerated comic style. When the crew sails from one island to another, he normally either trains with weights or just sleeps and is normally awakened in a rather violent way by either Nami or Sanji. He also likes sake, almost to the degree that Luffy likes meat, but is never shown drunk. Luffy likes to make fun of Zoro for his lack of orientation, despite his sense of direction not being much better (Zoro often gets lost, even in small spaces or when he is led by someone). Even though his sense of direction is very poor, he has other strong senses and is often one of the first members of the crew to hear an enemy approaching or sense danger. Zoro likes to compete with Sanji and they often get into fights over petty matters, often at inopportune moments.

Roronoa ZoroZoro is the swordsman of the crew, and therefore normally fights other swordsmen of enemy groups such as Cabaji the Acrobat in the Buggy the Clown arc or Mr. 1 in the Alabasta arc. Through this, he developed a few rivalries. His goal is to become the world's best swordsman. To accomplish this, he has to defeat Dracule Mihawk who, as of now in the story, holds this title. He confronted Mihawk once during the Baratie arc but lost to a 6 inch knife and was left with the huge scar on the front of his torso, which was caused by Mihawk's Black Sword (Grosses messer).

Zoro has a unique relationship with Master Chief Petty Officer Tashigi of the Marines. Tashigi and Zoro met in Loguetown, where she helped him search for new katana. Tashigi says that she wants to confiscate all great swords from the pirates and headhunters who wield them, not realizing that Zoro is one of those pirates. Zoro defeated her once but refused to fight her again in later confrontations, due to her uncanny resemblance to his childhood friend, Kuina. Whenever he sees her, he runs away claiming that she is the one person he cannot fight.

Zoro can also be very vigorous and won't back down when he is determined to achieve a goal or defeat an enemy. On Little Garden, he attempted to to slice off his feet to escape death and return to the battle. When Zoro has the intention to fight seriously, he normally ties his green bandana (which is usually tied on his left biceps) over his head.

Roronoa ZoroAs a boy, Zoro trained in a dojo. Even as a child, Zoro was strong enough to defeat most adults. However, there was one person Zoro could not beat - the sensei's daughter, Kuina. After their 2000th fight (and Kuina's 2000th victory) Zoro challenged her in private for one more match - with real swords. He lost. Afterwards Zoro cried out of frustration, that he cannot fullfil his dream of becoming the world's best swordsman if he cannot beat Kuina. After Zoro clearly said that was his dream, Kuina started to cry as well, saying that she wants to be the best swordsman too, but her father says that girls can't be master swordsmen so she doesn't have much time left and that she is already beginning to mature. Zoro yelled at her that she shouldn't say that because she can beat him, and the two make a promise - that either of them must become the worlds best swordsman. The next day, Kuina died falling down the stairs of her house. Zoro, remembering the promise, decided to fullfil the promise for both of them, and he asked the teacher for Kuina's sword, Wado Ichimonji (Wado Ichimonji), and he started to develop a new fighting style - santoryu, a three-swords-style. Before her sudden death, Zoro fought with two swords but after her death, Zoro started using her sword as well, clenched in his mouth.

Roronoa ZoroSomehow he learned of Mihawk, who is currently the greatest swordsman in the world. Eventually, Zoro went to sea looking to find and challenge Mihawk to a duel but somehow got lost and could not return to his home. Since fighting is more or less the only thing Zoro is really good at, he would usually take on a bounty hunter job in order to pay for sword repairs and meals. From then on, he quickly made a reputation as a "Pirate Hunter". Because of his reputation, Zoro was offered a position and a number in Baroque Works because of his bounty hunting skills, but declined when he was not allowed to "be made the boss". Afterwards, he killed the person who offered, an earlier Mr. 7 of Baroque Works.

A moment of kindness landed Zoro in trouble with Helmeppo, the wimpy son of the Marine captain Axe-Hand Morgan. Zoro joined Monkey D. Luffy's crew after being saved from execution by the Marines, and is now one of Luffy's crew as the first mate. Holding on to his dream of becoming the greatest swordsman in the world he only joined Luffy to accomplish that goal, though Luffy doesn't mind - on the contrary, he only sees it natural that the greatest swordsman and the greatest pirate are on the same crew.

Roronoa ZoroZoro, Sanji, and Sogeking re-united with Nami and Chopper in the tunnel underneath the Bridge of Hesitation along with the sea train conductor Kokoro and her grand-daughter Chimney, but as the tunnel became flooded with water, Kokoro revealed herself to be a mermaid in order to save them from drowning, and took them on board of the escape ship, to wait for Luffy to finish his fight.

They are currently engaged in combat with around 200 marine captains and lieutenants, one of which even managed to destroy Zoro's Yubashiri by using an as of yet un-known devil-fruit ability.

As Merry fell apart and Luffy and the crew gave her a Viking funeral, he continued to show his signature tough guy attitude by standing staunchly and not shedding any tears. He was later seen staring at the broken hilt of his sword wondering what he should do. Finally, he was last seen rushing to meet the others, probably to warn them of the marines arrival. However, as usual, Zoro ends up getting lost on the way there. When he arrived, he was attacked by Sergeant Helmeppo with dual kukri knives, but quickly defeated the young man.

In Chapter 435, He was seen trying to buy a sword but had no money and was thrown out and Zoro's new bounty is revealed; the bounty is set at 120 Million Belly. He also helped launching Franky towards "The King of Beasts", the Straw Hat's new ship.He was last seen, when he and Sanji informes The rest of the crew that Garp's battleship was near the island.

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