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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Shiki the Golden Lion

One Piece Shiki the Golden Lion

Japanese Name: シキ
Romanized Name: Shiki
English Name: Shiki
First Appearance: Chapter 0; Episode 425; Movie 10
Affiliations: Golden Lion Pirates
Occupations: Pirate; Captain
Epithet: Shiki the Golden Lion (金獅子のシキ Kinjishi no Shiki);
The Flying Pirate (空飛ぶ海賊 Sora Tobu Kaizoku)
Japanese VA: Naoto Takenaka
Birthday: March 20th

Shiki the Golden Lion (金獅子のシキ Kinjishi no Shiki) was the notorious captain of the Golden Lion Pirates and the first prisoner ever to escape from Impel Down. He wreaked havoc on the seas during Roger's time and is the main antagonist of the 10th One Piece Movie. He is also known as the "Flying Pirate" (空飛ぶ海賊 Sora Tobu Kaizoku).


Shiki is a massive pirate dressed in traditional Japanese clothes consisting of an orange, a red and a black robe tied together with a dark green sash, with a golden chain around his waist; he also wears a yellow stripped tattered coat draped over his shoulders. He has golden mane-like hair, reaching down to the ground, and on the top of his head is a part of a steering wheel that got lodged into his head after his battle with Roger. The doctor has noted that trying to remove it could result in death, as it is lodged too deep. Shiki himself thought he looked like a rooster without realizing that it was himself when looking into a mirror.
As for his facial features, he sports a golden bushy tuff of hair for a beard at the bottom of his chin, and a black goatee with pointed edges surrounding his mouth. His eyebrows are dark and pointed as well, and he has some purple spots on the left side of his face right around his right eye that indicates his age. He is usually seen smoking a cigar.
Twenty years ago, his hair covered the now bald top part of his head, and the coat on his shoulders had a different pattern, with big flower-like motifs on it.
Instead of using more conventional prosthesis after cutting off his own legs to escape Impel Down, he uses his own swords as prosthetic legs, which he openly shows. He is quite skilled at using the swords, as he has little difficulty standing or walking using them.
His overall design resembles a typical shogun.


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