Who is Zoro from “One Piece”? His Appearance and Abilities

Roronoa “Pirate Hunter” Zoro is a fictional character from Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece series. After being saved (by Luffy and Koby) from execution at the Marine Base by Captain Morgan, Zoro becomes the first member of Monkey D. Luffy’s crew.

He is the crew’s fighter and one of the Straw Hat Pirates’ two swordsmen along with Brook. His terrible sense of direction is recurrent humor throughout the show.

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Zoro Appearance

Zoro is a muscular man who is about average height and has a light tan. His three swords which he keeps stowed in a green haramaki at his right hip are constantly at the ready for him to pull with his left hand. His Wado Ichimonji sword is the only constant among his three blades the other two have changed as they have been broken and replaced with better versions.

Zoro’s right hand is often resting on his swords but he may also draw them out with this hand and utilize them to sit down. On his left earlobe he wears a trio of gold hoops that are all the same. When Zoro is in a tough fight he removes the black bandana from his left arm and wraps it around his head.

Zoro Appearance
Zoro Appearance

Zoro’s body is covered in scars from his many bouts the most notable of which is the enormous scar he received after losing to Dracule Mihawk the finest swordsman in the world at Baratie. He also has scars on his ankles from when he tried to cut off his feet in Little Garden to escape from Mr. 3’s Giant Candle Service Set. When time resumed, he had a new scar over his left eye the cause of which was unclear.

Sanji regularly makes fun of Zoro for his green trimmed hair by calling him “marimo” (moss-ball, moss-head in the Viz Manga and Funimation adaptation) which is a reference to the fact that Zoro looks like a moss.

Zoro Abilities

In his unique Santryu (Three Weapon Style), Zoro uses his mouth as a third sword. Throughout the One Piece series he uses three different swords but the one he keeps in his mouth is Wado Ichimonji, one of the World’s 21 great swords that he acquired from a childhood friend, Kuina.


He is one of the few known characters with Conquerors Haki and is skilled in Armament and Observation Haki. During his fight with King, Zoro learns a more sophisticated form of Conquerors Haki (called Infusion).

This allows him to coat his swords with it much as Armament Haki increasing their destructive potential. In addition he fires a short burst of Haki from a distance using an enhanced version of Armament Haki (called Emission).

With this we have completed our coverage of One Piece’s Zoro. Keep up with Lee Daily for more stuff like this.


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