Roronoa Zoro, also known as “Pirate Hunter Zoro” is one of the strongest swordsmen of Straw Hat Pirates. He was the first to join Luffy’s crew, in the Romance Dawn Arc. Zoro was formerly a bounty hunter hence the nickname Pirate Hunter Zoro.
Zoro is one of the three strongest fighters in the Straw Hats, along with Sanji and Luffy. He is a master of the Santōryū (Three Sword Style). It is a swordsmanship technique he developed while learning to use a sword in Shimotsuki Village as a young child.
To keep a promise he made to his late childhood companion Kuina, he aspires to become the strongest swordsman in the world.
Roronoa Zoro Wiki
Just like Luffy, Zoro made his official debut in the anime in Episode 1. He is associated with the Straw Hat Pirates, Straw Hat Grand Fleet, and Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance. Before joining Luffy he was one of the most popular Bounty Hunter of East Blue.
|Japanese Name||ロロノア・ゾロ(Roronoa Zoro)|
|Official English Name||Roronoa Zoro (Early Viz Manga),|
Roronoa Zolo (Recent dub, VIZ Media)
|Also Known Name||Zorojuro (Wano)|
|Epithet||Pirate Hunter Zoro (Kaizoku Gari no Zoro)|
|Affiliations||Straw Hat Pirates|
Bounty Hunter (former)
10 ( Flashback)
21 (after time skip)
|Devil Fruit||Not Yet|
How old was Zoro when he met Luffy?
When Zoro first time meet Luffy in episode 2 he was 19 years old. After time skipped he was 21 years old. Zoro had become a feared bounty hunter in the East Blue by the time he met Luffy, to the point where Koby had heard he was a “devil in the body of a man.” Even after becoming a pirate, he is still known for his achievements in tracking down pirates, for which he was given the nickname “Pirate Hunter.”
Zoro is a burly man with an average height and fair skin. His three swords are constantly in his possession; wrapped in a green haramaki and slung over his right hip so that he can quickly draw them with his left hand.
The Wado Ichimonji is the only one of the three swords he typically carries; the other two have changed over time as a result of being destroyed and then successively better replacements.
Zoro’s body is covered in scars from his many bouts, but perhaps the most noticeable one is the enormous scar that runs from his left shoulder to his right hip which got during his fight with Dracule Mihawk, the finest swordsman in the world, at Baratie.
Another distinctive aspect of Zoro is his short green hair, which Sanji regularly makes fun of by referring to him as “marimo” which means moss-head in English.
A rarely seen aspect of Zoro’s kindness is that he strongly detests evil people with extreme cruelty towards the innocent.
For instance, when Charlos shot Hatchan Zoro was silently wrathful, as he truly intended to cut down the World Noble if it weren’t for Luffy injuring Charlos first.
Zoro has a very kind heart, as he was willing to risk his life for the sake of a little girl he didn’t know. When people thank him for saving them, Zoro is incredibly modest.
Zoro has demonstrated comically irresponsible behavior in the face of great battles, frequently at the expense of his own safety. He has repeatedly endured wounds that would be fatal to a regular human. Yet he endured everything through sheer willpower and mental strength.
Zoro rushes into things most of the time and lets fate decide the details, much to the horror of the crew members as he fails to realize his own error. While he can be the voice of reason in some situations, this is not always the case.
He exudes a strong sense of faith in fate and destiny in general. When the Straw Hats need to choose someone to complete a specific assignment, he has even been known to use techniques like drawing sticks or lots.
Zoro enjoys drinking a variety of alcoholic beverages. He especially enjoys sake, almost as much as Luffy and Nami do meat and money, respectively. Zoro frequently carried bottles of wine or rum on his travels and drank right from the container.
Zoro has spent his entire life training to become the world’s greatest swordsman. He was highly known for his exceptional abilities and combat successes when he was a bounty hunter. His abilities significantly increased after he joined the Straw Hat Pirates. During the time skip, he began a two-year apprenticeship with Dracule Mihawk, the “Strongest Swordsman in the World.”
Zoro has what is essentially superhuman physical strength, and he frequently spends his time at sea lifting enormously huge objects in an effort to keep becoming stronger. Zoro’s strength greatly influences his swordsmanship, since his blows have tremendous force and range in their cutting ability. Zoro’s strength allows him to easily dispatch smaller opponents while also matching up against opponents that are superhumanly strong and huge.
Speed and Agility
Zoro has frequently shown incredible speed and agility to pursue opponents and escape their attacks, despite the fact that he is normally a tough, bruising combatant. He is regarded as one of the speedier Straw Hats since his physical strength improves his running prowess. Zoro has amazing climbing and jumping ability; in Whisky Peak, he famously leaped from one roof to another utilizing a fallen ladder as a stepping stone.
Following the time skip, Zoro has proven to be an incredibly fast swimmer. He can go through the ocean’s depths in a small bubble and effortlessly launch a strong assault against the enormous Kraken, Surume. Zoro has incredible levels of resilience and endurance, having endured multiple severe wounds and frequently fighting and moving while wounded.
Since he was little, Zoro has been a remarkably skilled swordsman. He was able to frequently defeat adult swordsmen in duels while learning at the Isshin Dojo in Shimotsuki Village as a boy where Kuina was the only one he was unable to defeat. He has developed into a highly proficient swordsman as an adult and is renowned for using three swords at once in combat. Zoro has dedicated himself to be the finest swordsman in the world and is well-known around the world for his sword abilities.
Before learning Three Sword Style, Zoro’s primary fighting style throughout his formative years was the Two Sword Style. Similar to the Three Sword Style, Zoro is a master of this form of swordplay, dual-wielding two of his swords with considerable force and skill while integrating soaring slashes and unsheathing and re-sheathing maneuvers.
Zoro is so strong that he has frequently picked up, carried, and tossed opponents of similar stature with relative ease. Zoro employed a skill called No Sword Style, which let him use the physical might of his body to produce shockwaves that resembled his sword slashes when he was without his swords during the Groggy Ring event in the Davy Back Fight.
He unleashed a whirlwind force with his forward-thrusting arms, sending Pickles spiraling into his comrade Big Pan. Pickles was using swords in the attack, and he cut Big Pan several times.
The King of Hell Three Sword Style, which Zoro developed during the Wano Country Arc, is a greatly improved version of the Three Sword Style in which Zoro allows Enma to drain all of his Busoshoku Haki and Haoshoku Haki reserves before infusing them into his three swords, greatly enhancing both the range and cutting power of his attacks.
The most severe use of Zoro’s spirit projection skills is the Nine Sword Style. When he becomes sufficiently enraged, a dark aura forms about him, and he manages to build an illusion of himself with numerous heads and arms that are genuinely capable of slicing through the toughest of foes and giving him the power of nine swords. He is also called the incarnation of the demon God – Ashura while he is in this form.
Zoro is constantly prepared to defend and save his teammates anytime they are in danger, even at the sacrifice of his own life, though not as much with strangers.
For instance, in Skypiea, when he saw the Going Merry being pulled away, he ordered everyone to leave the ship and promised to protect it by himself while remaining in the back.
Additionally, when Kuma initially assaulted the Straw Hats, he was ready to give up his life for Luffy, and when Sanji tried to step in to stop him, he was the one to knock him out cold.
Another instance is when Zoro was hurt and pulled by Usopp as he attempted to flee from a Pacifista. Despite the seriousness of his wounds, Zoro ordered Usopp to flee and let him fight, but Usopp disagreed.
Zoro frequently trains on the lookout or sleeps, so he keeps his distance from the crew. Zoro only ever approaches Nami and Sanji when the gang is gathered together or when he needs to urge Luffy, Usopp, or Chopper to calm down.
Zoro is constantly prepared to defend and save his teammates anytime they are in danger, even at the sacrifice of his own life, though not as much with strangers. For instance, in Skypiea, when he saw the Going Merry being pulled away, he ordered everyone to leave the ship and promised to protect it by himself while remaining in the back.
Despite the consequences, Zoro always obeys Luffy’s orders because he has Zoro’s complete faith and recognizes that a crew must obey a captain’s orders without question. When Zoro first joined Luffy, he made it known that if his captain ever stood in the way of his ambition, he would turn on or even kill him. Nevertheless, Zoro had fully altered his views towards Luffy by the time of the Thriller Bark Arc. He claimed that if he does not assist his commander in realizing his dream, he will not be able to achieve his own.
Zoro maintains all his relationships pretty well and his relationships with all his crew members are extremely precious to him. Zoro acts to not care but obviously loves his crew more than anything in the world, even more than his dream of being the best swordsman in the world.