Amazon Lily is an empire situated on an island which is entirely inhabited by women in the Calm Belt near Paradise. A tribe of Kuja lives on this island, and the name of the empire is derived from the Amazon Lily, a real flower. During the Straw Hats separation, Luffy was sent here by Bartholomew Kuma.
Amazon Lily was nearly destroyed by both a Seraphim and Blackbeard when Hancock lost her rank as a Warlord, making the island unsafe for the Kujas as long as Hancock stays. The island is not being guarded by Silvers Rayleigh and Shakuyaku while Hancock chose to depart Amazon Lily to rejoin Monkey D. Luffy.
|Anime Debut||One Piece Episode 408|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 514|
|Affiliates||KujaKuja PiratesMonkey D. Luffy|
The Kuja Tribe, an all-female race that inhabits Amazon Lily, has been controlled for years by empresses chosen among the island’s top warriors. However, a number of these empresses suffered from Love Sickness and either died or resigned their positions.
19 years ago, the Gorgon sisters were on a sailing trip with the Kuja Pirates when they were kidnapped, sold as slaves to the World Nobles and forced to eat their individual Devil Fruits. Fisher Tiger helped them escape slavery 15 years ago, and Gloriosa, Shakuyaku and Silvers Rayleigh eventually helped them return to their homeland. They pretended to have defeated Gorgon, a monster who left a curse mark on their backs (really the “Hoof of the Flying Dragon,” the slave mark of the Celestial Dragons) that would terrify anyone who saw it, in order to hide their background as slaves.
13 years ago, Boa Hancock became the captain of the Kuja Pirates and the empress of Amazon Lily for 13 years when, in a single expedition, she amassed a 80,000,000 Berries bounty and was invited to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea, to which she agreed in order to defend Amazon Lily from the Marines, who could now cross the Calm Belt thanks to new technology.
Years later, Bartholomew Kuma sent Monkey D. Luffy flying to Amazon Lily using his Devil Fruit abilities. Luffy, unable to leave the island, eventually turned to eating mushrooms to lighten his mood which would have turned fatal but the Kuja warriors found and brought him back to the village, and cured him of the mushrooms that grow on the human body once consumed. The warriors assumed Luffy for being a local female on the island.
However, after treating him, they realized that Luffy was a man and immediately imprisoned him. When he woke up, the Kuja threatened to kill him, and he quickly fled to the forest with Marguerite in order to reclaim the Vivre Card she was holding. Some time later, the Kuja Pirates made their way back after an expedition and decided to rest up.
Luffy decided the best course of action was to personally ask the empress to give him a trip back to the Sabaody Archipelago after learning the lone ship on the island belonged to the Kuja Pirates. He once more broke into the city in search of the empress but was quickly found and pursued all the way to the palace, where he came across Boa Hancock herself taking a bath and seemed to instantly recognize the brand on her back. Even though Hancock’s attempt to threaten him with her Mero Mero no Mi ability failed, Luffy was nonetheless taken prisoner.
When Marguerite, Sweet Pea and Aphelandra tried to vouch for Luffy after he was sentenced to die in a gladiatorial match, Hancock petrified the three Kuja warriors. After that, Luffy’s execution began, and he was forced to battle the powerful panther Bacura, who was quickly dispatched by Luffy which compelled the two younger Gorgon Sisters to face him.
Sandersonia and Marigold battled Luffy, who found it difficult to deal with the sisters’ Haki as they morphed into the hybrid form of each of their snake’s Zoan abilities. Sandersonia threatened to shatter the petrified Marguerite while Marigold captured Luffy in her coils to increase his sense of helplessness. In a last-ditch effort to save her, Luffy unleashed an unconscious burst of Haoshoku Haki, which took out an enormous portion of the audience, and surprised the sisters to the point where they stopped everything they were doing and freed the man and the statue.
After ensuring Marguerite’s safety, Luffy resumed the fight. The sisters did not want anyone to see the mark on their backs, so Luffy voluntarily covered it with his own body when Sandersonia’s cape was burned during the battle and her back was exposed. Only the Gorgon Sisters, Luffy, the petrified warriors and Elder Nyon understood the truth after Hancock stopped the execution and ordered everyone out of the arena.
Though Luffy helped them, Hancock was still skeptical of him and gave him a choice: a ship off the island or the restoration of the warriors in frozen states, to which Luffy demanded the warriors to be freed, which left the sisters shocked with humility as he defied their expectations. Before calling Luffy for an audience with her at the castle, Hancock kept her word and unpetrified the girls.
Hancock showed the mark to Luffy once more inside the castle, where he acknowledged that, although not having seen this mark previously, his fish-man friend Hatchan had a mark similar to it. The sisters were shocked by Elder Nyon’s revelation of Luffy’s identity and how he had shown up on Amazon Lily after punching a Celestial Dragon and they immediately drew comparisons between him and their savior, Fisher Tiger.
The sisters reluctantly told Luffy about their past, but despite their fears that he would mock them for having been slaves in the past, he decisively supported them. Hancock, moved by Luffy’s generosity, volunteered to take him wherever he wanted to go, an offer he happily accepted. Thereafter, Luffy attended the Kuja Pirates’ homecoming celebration, but being an outcast, he attracted too much attention and had to flee in order to dine in peace.
Luffy took refuge with Elder Nyon, where he found out that the Marines were going to execute his brother, Portgas D. Ace. He ran out to request Hancock after Elder Nyon said that if she accepted the World Government’s summons, she might be able to take him to Impel Down. Hancock unexpectedly agreed to Luffy’s request despite consistently declining the summons before since she had developed lovesickness for Luffy. She hid Luffy the following day and departed for the battle.
After the Summit War of Marineford, Hancock allowed the Heart Pirates and Jinbe to stay on a gulf along their shore while they transported Luffy, who had sustained severe injuries.
However, as soon as Luffy opened his eyes after losing his brother in the battle, he began rampaging around. Jinbe calmed him down while the Heart Pirates had left and Silvers Rayleigh appeared on the coast. Later, the three men departed the island, with Jinbe returning to Fish-Man Island and Luffy and Rayliegh being transported by the Kuja Pirates to Rusukaina for Luffy’s two-year training.
Two years after the time skip when Luffy got a new bounty on his head, Hancock enlarged his poster and displayed it on the castle terrace.
After the Levely chose to disband the Seven Warlords of the Sea, a Marine fleet approached the island to capture Hancock, while the Kuja Tribe prepared to battle. The Marines introduced two new Seraphim Pacifista into the fierce battle who were powerful enough to change the island’s terrain. However, when Marshall D. Teach showed up with the Blackbeard Pirates to steal Hancock’s Devil Fruit abilities, the situation became more complicated. By the end of the battle, all but Captain Kobny and Teach were petrified by Hancock, including the majority of the Blackbeard Pirates and the Marines.
Teach, however, had used his Yami Yami no Mi abilities to capture Hancock and seal her powers. Blackbeard ultimately concluded that she was too dangerous and planned to murder her, which Koby opposed because doing so would probably leave their men permanently petrified. They had thought about bargaining with her to undo the petrification on their crews. At this point, Silvers Rayleigh and Shakuyaku showed up and offered to mediate the negotiations. In return for Hancock undoing her petrification, the invaders would silently withdraw. All parties appeared to have complied, though Koby was captured by Blackbeard.
The Kuja recovered from the battle as Rayleigh, Shakky, and the Kuja talked about things like the Seraphim and their next move.
Amazon Lily is a tropical island located within the Calm Belt. The location of the island ensures that Amazon Lily never experiences wind or storm. The island’s centerpiece is a huge peak that is located in the middle which has sculptures of coiled snakes and the Kanji name of the island’s native tribe, Kuja. The village of the Kuja tribe is located in a deep valley within the mountain’s heart, and the architecture and interior design resemble that of ancient China.
The island was raided by both the Marines and Blackbeard Pirates during the post-Levely raids on the Seven Warlords of the Sea, which resulted in significant geographic destruction. Particularly, one Seraphim Pacifista’s acts effectively split the village of the Kuja and the mountain it was located on in half.
The Kuja people have a strong and influential belief that beauty and strength go hand in hand. Many of the women wear very huge snakes around their necks because they worship snakes. Some of the warriors can even make bows out of their snakes so they can shoot arrows. Hancock did not reportedly inherit the nature, suggesting that their society is meritocratic, which means that skill determines rank.
In place of belly, the Kuja in Amazon Lily use “Gor” as their medium of exchange. Although the Gor’s value in relation to Belly is unknown, it can be presumed that Belly has a higher value given the absence of trade on the island and its location.
The Kuja must leave the island to have children because there aren’t enough men on it. The offspring are somehow always girls, when they return to give birth on the island. Men are not allowed on the island according to Kuja religion, but Monkey D. Luffy is an exception because the empress is in love with him. Indeed, despite receiving an exception among exceptions because of their care for Luffy, the Heart Pirates were still prohibited from entering the nation.
Amazon Lily has a built-in defense system against invaders because Sea Kings are a problem in the Calm Belt. However, its defense had started to erode due to new Seastone technology developed by Dr. Vegapunk. Boa Hancock, the empress of the tribe, must continue to hold her position as a Warlord of the Sea in order to prevent strangers from entering. She must also enter into a pact with the World Government to ensure their continuous protection. If Hancock failed to fulfill her obligations as the Warlord of the Sea, this pact would be nullified.
However, after the Seven Warlords of the Sea system was banished, the treaty was rendered invalid, leaving Amazon Lily defenseless against invaders while the Marines were dispatched to try to capture Hancock.
Amazon Lily is entirely inhabited solely by women, who belong to the Kuja tribe. The main inhabitants of Amazon Lily are mentioned below:
Boa Hancock is the Pirate Empress and the leader of the Kuja Pirates and the sole female Warlord of the Sea before the group was dissolved. She reigns as the empress of Amazon Lily together with her two younger Gorgon sisters, Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold, over the Kuja Tribe.
Boa Sandersonia is one of the three Gorgon sisters who govern over Amazon Lily. She is also one of the Kuja Pirates’ second-in-commands.
Boa Marigold is one of the three Gorgon Sisters that govern over Amazon Lily. She is also one of the Kuja Pirates’ second-in-commands.
Marguerite is an Amazon Lily resident and a member of the Kuja tribe. She along with other two Kuja warriors cured Luffy when he ate the poisonous mushrooms. She joined the Kuja Pirates before the time-skip.
Gloriosa is a former empress of the Kuja tribe who ruled over them three generations before Boa Hancock, two generations before Shakuyaku and one generation before the unnamed Kuja. She is more commonly known as “Elder Nyon.”
The forest of Amazon Lily is filled with various kinds of wildlife and plants. Some of the plants include various types of mushrooms, such as: Laughing Mushroom, Angry Mushroom, Crying Mushroom and Body Mushrooms. Luffy was poisoned by consuming one of the Body Mushrooms.
The only known wildlife revealed to live here are Giant Boars.
Oda had planned for Amazon Lily to show up later in the story. He brought its role forward so that it would be complete before his daughter started school (due to the large number of scantily clad women on the island).
The architecture of Amazon Lily, according to Rurubu One Piece, was influenced by Chinese design.
A. Amazon Lily is situated on an island in the Calm Belt near Paradise.
A. During the Straw Hats separation, Luffy was sent here by Bartholomew Kuma.