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Florian Triangle in One Piece


To travel from Water 7 to Fish-Man Island, one must sail through a section of the sea known as the Florian Triangle. It is infamous for the numerous ships that suddenly vanish inside of it.


The former Warlord Gecko Moria and his crew once called the Florian Triangle their home on their ship, Thriller Bark. As a result, the Florian Triangle serves as the Thriller Bark Saga’s main setting.


The fog is so thick that it covers the whole sea and hides the Florian Triangle. It even totally blocks the sun, making it impossible to know whether it is day or night.


As it is necessary to do so to follow the water passage from Water 7 to Fish-Man Island, a lot of people pass through the Florian Triangle. To capitalize on the busy traffic in the Florian Triangle, Gecko Moria set up Thriller Bark there. He was successful in capturing people traveling through the sea and used their shadows to assemble his zombie army.


In the Florian Triangle, more than 100 ships disappear each year, and many of them are eventually discovered abandoned. Ships in the area vanished long before the formation of Thriller Bark, even though some of these disappearances are related to Moria’s plan. Unidentified creatures that reside in the Florian Triangle seem to be the cause of this.


Except for the fact that they are enormous and seen to have red eyes, little is known about these creatures. They are big enough to dwarf Thriller Bark, a pirate ship, and they are able to blend into the fog and avoid being seen.


All About Florian Triangle


Name Florian Triangle
Anime DebutOne Piece Episode 337
Manga DebutChapter 442
RegionParadise


History of Florian Triangle


Long before Moria and Thriller Bark arrived in the Florian Triangle 12 years ago, ships started to vanish from here.


A pirate crew attacked the Rumbar Pirates when they entered the Florian Triangle 52 years ago. Everyone aboard the ship perished but Brook’s soul, after spending a year lost in the fog, came back to his body. For the following 44 years, Brook wandered aimlessly in the Florian Triangle due to the ship’s broken rudder and his skeleton appearance gave rise to legends of a ghost ship staffed by a dead crew.


Gecko Moria and his crew anchored Thriller Bark in the Florian Triangle 12 years ago. They used barrels marked with signal flares to seize any ships that sailed into the sea. Before throwing his victims back into the water, Moria used his Devil Fruit power to take their shadows.


Brook discovered Thriller Bark seven years earlier and searched the island in search of a fix for the ship's rudder. However, Moria stole his shadow and after making a second trip to the island, he was ultimately compelled to return to the sea, where he floated for an additional five years.


14 ships vanished in the Florian Triangle in the month that the Water 7 Saga’s events took place.



The Thriller Bark Pirates made the Straw Hat Pirates their targets when they came upon one of Moria’s signal flare barrels while en route to Fish-Man Island and unintentionally set it off. The group was forced into the Florian Triangle by a storm shortly after when they met Brook. After Brook and the Straw Hats were taken captive by Thriller Bark, Luffy decided to battle Moria in order to get Brook’s shadow back.


Moria fled the island after being defeated and took his remaining crew with him as they escaped the Florian Triangle. When Brook and Moria’s other victims who were imprisoned on Thriller Bark got their shadows back, they were finally free to escape the Florian Triangle.


After the time skip, Perona went back to the Florian Triangle and discovered Kumashi’s body on Thriller Bark. The ship was later discovered by Moria, who took it out of the foggy sea.


Trivia


The Bermuda Triangle is the inspiration for the Florian Triangle. Many ships and planes are said to have suddenly vanished while passing through this actual area of the ocean, according to urban tales.


  • The kanji used in the name of the Florian Triangle and the “Devil’s Triangle”, another name for the Bermuda Triangle, are the same.


  • The word “Florian” is most likely derived from Florida, one of the three regions that make up the Bermuda Triangle, an American state. Both the Japanese spellings for “Florida” and “Florian” share the same first three characters.


Traditional representations of umibōzu, gigantic sea monsters thought to drown sailors, mirror the mystery beings living in the Florian Triangle substantially.


Coincidentally, some of the Straw Hat Pirates' casual predictions about what they would find there when they first learned about the Florian Triangle from Kokoro all came true in one way or another.


  • Chopper was concerned that they would run into ghosts, which is exactly what happened in the form of Perona and her talent.


  • They met Brook, who was the living skeleton Luffy had hoped they would encounter.


  • Nami had worried they would encounter ghost ships, which technically they did: the former ship of the Rumbar Pirates and the second Thriller Bark.


  • The Thriller Bark was home to a huge cache of the treasure that Robin had mentioned as being on board ghost ships.


  • Zoro had hoped to discover a sword among the loot and when he defeated Ryuma and won Shusui, his wish came true.


FAQs


Q. What is the Florian Triangle?

A. To travel from Water 7 to Fish-Man Island, one must sail through a section of the sea known as the Florian Triangle.


Q. Why do ships vanish in the Florian Triangle?

A. Unidentified creatures that reside in the Florian Triangle seem to be the cause of ships vanishing in the Florian Triangle.



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