Hody Jones is a fictional character in the popular manga and its anime adaptation, the One Piece series, written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.
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Hody Jones, a formidable great white shark fish-man, held the position of captain within the New Fish-Man Pirates before their eventual defeat. Prior to his pirate career, he had served as a soldier in the Neptune Army.
Hody Jones deeply admired and staunchly upheld Arlong's beliefs, making him a fervent follower of those ideals. He served as the primary antagonist during the Fish-Man Island Arc.
First Appearance in Anime
One Piece Episode 527: Landing at Fish-Man Island - The Lovely Mermaids
Japanese Voice Actor
Kōichi Tōchika (young)
English Voice Actor
New Fish-Man Pirates
Ally of the Flying Pirates (former)
Ryugu Kingdom (former)
Ryugu Kingdom (Fish-Man Island)
Hody Jones and his future officers grew up in the Fish-Man District with a deep-seated hatred for humans, a sentiment that was nurtured by their idol, Arlong. They were indoctrinated into the belief that fish-men were superior beings destined to rule the world, fueling their disdain for humans. Hody, in particular, aspired to become Arlong's right-hand man and admired his dream of fish-men dominance.
The Fish-Man District was a place where fish-men preached about the inferiority of humans and the threats they posed to fish-kind. Hody absorbed these ideas, finding satisfaction in hearing about human casualties. He and his peers were also influenced by stories of individuals who took violent actions against humans on the surface, and they praised these actions as heroic.
Even when exposed to stories like Hatchan's friendship with a human named Rayleigh, Hody rejected such narratives, leaving in disgust. As teenagers, they celebrated the Sun Pirates' exploits at Mary Geoise, unaware of Fisher Tiger's non-lethal methods, and saw it as a sign of humans being destroyed. This upbringing laid the foundation for Hody's extreme hatred and desire for vengeance against humans.
Hody joined the Neptune Army at one point, not out of loyalty but to gain battle experience. Simultaneously, his future crew members formed a group of anarchists that targeted fish-men engaged in blood transfers with humans, further fueling their extremist beliefs.
During his time as a soldier, Hody was present in the throne room when Jinbe, the captain of the Sun Pirates, spoke with King Neptune. Hody seemed displeased by Jinbe's acceptance of the position of Warlord of the Sea and the idea of peace with humans, which conflicted with their radical ideologies.
When a World Noble named Saint Mjosgard arrived on the island, Hody strongly advocated for his murder, viewing him as the worst kind of individual. His shock at witnessing Shirahoshi's ability to summon Sea Kings was evident.
Hody's descent into violence escalated when Queen Otohime was close to achieving her campaign for peace with humans. Hody paid a human pirate to set fire to Otohime's signature box, leading to chaos. In the midst of the turmoil, Hody assassinated Otohime with a rifle and subsequently killed the hired pirate.
When Jinbe and the royal guards discovered the crime scene, Hody cunningly framed the human pirate as the culprit, deceiving everyone, including Jinbe, who trusted him. This act successfully demoralized the citizens and further fueled their hatred for humans.
Before leaving the Neptune Army, Hody stole energy steroidss from the Tamatebako. Back in the Fish-Man District, he celebrated Otohime's death and presented the energy steroidss to Zeo for mass production.
Following the defeat of the Arlong Pirates by the Straw Hat Pirates, Hody made the decision to carry on Arlong's legacy. He founded the New Fish-Man Pirates and marked the beginning of their mission for revenge. At some point, Hody and his crew captured and enslaved a Kraken from the North Pole, further demonstrating their ruthlessness and power.
Hody and his New Fish-Man Pirates made extensive preparations to carry on Arlong's mission to take over Fish-Man Island. They intercepted human pirate crews that arrived on the island and forcibly recruited them into their ranks, making sure their experience on Fish-Man Island was miserable.
Anyone who attempted to flee was made an example of, demonstrating Hody's cruelty. Hody also managed to recruit Hyouzou, a skilled swordsman, which Arlong had failed to do. Hody's willingness to pay a high price for his services played a role in convincing Hyouzou to join.
Upon learning that the Straw Hat Pirates had arrived on Fish-Man Island, Hody expressed his desire to meet their captain, Monkey D. Luffy. When he discovered that Gyro's pirate crew, which had sworn loyalty to the New Fish-Man Pirates, was attempting to flee the island, Hody confronted them himself. He took energy steroidss to enhance his strength and defeated Gyro's crew with his jaws alone.
Instead of killing them, he spared their lives and allowed them to escape to the surface to spread fear of the New Fish-Man Pirates. Hody declared his intention to overthrow King Neptune, seize Fish-Man Island, and prove the supremacy of fish-men to the world.
Hody, along with Vander Decken IX, formed an alliance to carry out their plan to overthrow Neptune, destroy the Neptune Army, and bring down the kingdom of Fish-Man Island. They shook hands, solidifying their partnership.
When Hatchan appeared and tried to dissuade the New Fish-Man Pirates from going through with their operation, Hody expressed his disappointment in Hatchan and allowed Vander Decken IX to target him. Hatchan was dealt with, and Hody proceeded to explain the operation to a group of captive pirates.
He informed them that Decken would throw them at Hard-Shell Tower in the Ryugu Palace, where they would open the connection corridor to allow the New Fish-Man Pirates to invade. Hody made it clear that he had no concern for whether these pirates lived or died, viewing them as mere pawns to be used.
Hody and his crew, accompanied by Vander Decken IX, headed to Ryugu Palace while riding sea monsters. Upon entering the palace, they encountered the Straw Hats and found King Neptune and the palace guards already subdued and tied up. Hody remarked that the situation seemed too convenient. When King Neptune accused Decken of kidnapping Shirahoshi, Hody assured Decken that he could locate Shirahoshi using his ability and instructed Decken to go after her, leaving him in charge of the palace.
Nami, upon seeing Hody's Arlong tattoo, left to an unknown location. The Minister of the Right cursed Hody for causing chaos on Fish-Man Island, and Hody revealed that he had joined the Neptune Army solely to gain experience. He then proceeded to crush a palace wall, flooding the palace. Hody launched his Archer Shark attack, injuring Neptune and some of the soldiers. He mocked Neptune for protecting his subjects, believing that a king should not do so. Zoro countered with an attack, but Hody used one of his comrades as a shield to block it.
Hody, despite his initial injuries from Zoro, quickly recovered after one of his subordinates gave him an energy steroids. This revival restored his strength and allowed him to continue his rampage. As Neptune and the three Straw Hats tried to escape with Hoe, Hody captured Neptune with a single hand, preventing their escape. His subordinates then captured Zoro, Usopp, and Brook.
Hody later addressed the citizens of Fish-Man Island through a visual broadcast, revealing his plan to take over and rebuild the Ryugu Kingdom with himself as the ruler. He announced that those who advocated peace with humans would be banished, and he showcased the chained-up King Neptune.
Hody explained his intention to execute Neptune in Gyoncorde Plaza in three hours and revealed his discovery of the letter from the World Noble and the box containing the signatures. He planned to use the signatures to identify those who opposed him and intended to dispose of anyone who had signed in favor of peace with humans. Hody also showed the imprisoned Zoro, Usopp, and Brook, revealing his plan to drown them in a room with rising water after executing Neptune, making an example of Luffy to the surface world.
Upon concluding his speech, Hody left the palace with most of his subordinates, believing it to be impenetrable. He was confident that no one could rescue the three imprisoned Straw Hats and stated that the wound he had received from Zoro still ached. He received a status report about the island's new residents from the Fish-Man District and ordered his subordinates to utilize the homes of those who had left or would die.
As Hody was taking King Neptune to Gyoncorde Plaza for execution, he suddenly suffered intense pain due to his excessive consumption of energy steroidss as painkillers. He collapsed and writhed in agony, struggling to breathe. Neptune chastised him for his overreliance on the steroids and warned him that he was now experiencing the consequences.
Despite his torment, Hody managed to rise again, and there was a noticeable change in his body that even frightened a sea bear nearby. He arrived at the execution site in a transformed state. After taking his seat, he stared curiously at an energy steroids. His crew assembled at the plaza, and the Neptune Army's attempts to rescue the king were hindered by the Sea Beasts.
When a soldier attempted to kill one of the officers with dynamite, Hody stopped him by using Uchimizu. Due to his newfound strength, not only did the shot pass through the soldier, but it also shattered numerous rock and coral formations before landing in the waters of Mermaid Cove. Hody marveled at his incredible power and strength. When the princes, Fukaboshi, Ryuboshi, and Manboshi, arrived and Fukaboshi delivered a speech about the people's desire to coexist with humans, Hody remained stoic. He simply replied that in the end, the kingdom would belong to the victor.
The princes were subsequently defeated and captured. Jinbe, Shirahoshi, and Megalo also fell into one of Hody's traps and were taken captive. Hody was delighted that his plan was proceeding smoothly, and his subordinates gathered in the plaza. Madam Shyarly appeared and delivered a prophecy, stating that Straw Hat Luffy would be the one to destroy Fish-Man Island, not Hody. Annoyed by her words, Hody struck her with a water shot and loudly declared his difference from her older brother, Arlong.
He then revealed to everyone that he was the true assassin of Queen Otohime, shocking King Neptune, the princes, the citizens, Jinbe, and even his lower-ranking subordinates. Hody explained that the human pirate he had caught was merely a scapegoat, further enraging Neptune. In his fury, Neptune was injured by Hody's water shot. Hody gloated about Otohime's murder right in front of Shirahoshi, but the princess calmly admitted that she had known the truth all along.
Surprised by Shirahoshi's revelation, Hody demanded an explanation of how she knew the truth. Shirahoshi explained that Megalo had witnessed Hody commit the crime and had told her about it. She had chosen not to reveal this information to anyone, as she was honoring her mother's dying wish, which was not to hold any hatred toward the killer.
Hody burst into laughter, which infuriated Jinbe. He mocked Megalo for only revealing the story to Shirahoshi, claiming that if the shark had told anyone else, his plan would have been ruined. Hody then ridiculed Shirahoshi's kindness, calling it stupidity, and argued that by hiding the truth, she would indirectly cause the deaths of her father and brothers.
When Jinbe attempted to reassure Shirahoshi that she had done nothing wrong, Hody sought to prove his point by torturing Neptune and the princes with his water attacks. The citizens, unable to bear witness to Hody's cruelty any longer, began calling for Luffy to destroy the island, believing in Shyarly's prophecy.
Hody remained in denial, insisting that Shyarly's prediction was a lie. Growing increasingly furious with the citizens, Hody prepared to decapitate Neptune, but Luffy, who had been hiding inside Megalo, suddenly appeared and kicked Hody a considerable distance away.
Once Hody got back on his feet, he expressed his intense hatred for fish-men like Jinbe who aligned themselves with humans. He revealed his plan to attend the Levely and kill all the kings in attendance, declaring his ambition to become the Pirate King. Hody ordered his subordinates to attack the Straw Hats, but Luffy effortlessly defeated half of them using his Haki. Dumbfounded by Luffy's power, Hody found himself facing off against the Straw Hat captain.
Hody declared that the Straw Hats wouldn't be able to protect a huge mermaid like Shirahoshi and attempted to attack her with a water shot, but his attack was neutralized by Jinbe's water shot. Jinbe made it clear that Hody's level of Fish-Man Karate was far inferior to his own.
As the Straw Hats began taking on and defeating divisions of the New Fish-Man Pirates one by one, Hody grew increasingly irritated. He ordered the Kraken to attack, but the Kraken betrayed him in favor of Luffy, further infuriating Hody.
During the battle, Hody threatened Surume, the Kraken, by vowing to go to the North Pole and kill his brothers if he continued to disobey him. Luffy overheard this and promised Surume that he would protect his brothers. He then walked toward Hody, and despite the efforts of Hody's crew to stop Luffy, the Straw Hat captain managed to slip past them and deliver a powerful kick to Hody's face.
After getting back on his feet, Hody launched a punch at Luffy's face, but the attack had no effect on Luffy due to his rubber body. Luffy retaliated with a headbutt, unintentionally hitting a member of the iron shell division instead. He followed up with a powerful punch to Hody's stomach, sending the fish-man crashing into a nearby wall.
Noticing the arrival of Noah, the massive ship, Hody cursed Vander Decken IX for attempting to destroy Fish-Man Island with him still on it. He then climbed up the chains connecting to Noah, believing the situation was in his favor. With Sanji's assistance, Luffy managed to reach one of the chains attached to the ship, while Hody remained somewhere below Luffy.
Meanwhile, some citizens tried to slow down Noah by pulling on the chains. Hody dismissed their efforts as futile and attacked them with water bullets. The ship continued to rise toward Shirahoshi, while Luffy and Hody reached the sea. Hody pursued Luffy in the water, threatening to kill him, but Fukaboshi intervened and saved Luffy. Hody then unveiled a new weapon, Kirisame, and attacked both Luffy and Fukaboshi, narrowly missing them and arriving on Noah.
Decken welcomed Hody aboard Noah, but without warning, Hody stabbed Decken with his trident, questioning what would happen to Noah if Decken were to die. However, Decken managed to touch Hody with his left hand. Hody explained that if Decken were to die, the effects of his ability would cease, and he would allow Noah to fall onto Fish-Man Island.
Decken stepped away from Hody and threw an axe at him. Hody easily evaded the attack and retaliated by biting Decken in the leg. As the axe returned, Hody used Decken as a shield, causing the axe to strike Decken instead. After Decken fell to the ground, Hody attempted to attack Shirahoshi. He repelled Ryuboshi and Manboshi and prepared to kill the Mermaid Princess. However, in the nick of time, Luffy, riding on Fukaboshi's back, grabbed Hody and swung him away.
Despite these setbacks, Hody remained undeterred, still confident that Fish-Man Island would be destroyed. When Shirahoshi altered her course to prevent the catastrophe, Hody attempted to stop her, but once again, Luffy intervened, grabbing him. With Decken unconscious, the ship lost its connection to Shirahoshi and began to fall, much to Hody's satisfaction.
As Luffy and the princes continued their battle against Hody, he persistently interfered with their attempts to stop Noah, leading to Manboshi suffering severe wounds. Luffy managed to punch Hody into the ship, but in retaliation, Hody sliced a hole in the air bubble, preventing Luffy from boarding it. Fukaboshi, filled with confusion, charged at Hody, questioning what humans had ever done to him. Hody's response was a chilling "Nothing," revealing his true nature as a being born out of hatred and resentment, fueled by a desire for vengeance against humans.
Hody made another attempt to halt Luffy and Shirahoshi, but Luffy shattered his Kirisame and sent Hody flying backward. Despite the relentless attacks, Hody kept getting up, appearing increasingly unhinged. In a fit of desperation and madness, Hody consumed a handful of energy steroidss all at once, causing him intense pain as he underwent another monstrous transformation. He began laughing maniacally as Fukaboshi revealed the truth about Hody to Luffy and the people of Fish-Man Island.
As Hody advanced, memories of his past with Arlong and other human-hating fish-men flooded his mind, reminding him of their teachings and their plot to overthrow humanity over the years. However, Luffy interrupted his introspection, challenging Hody. Hody accepted the challenge and prepared to bite off Luffy's arm. Still, Luffy countered with his Gomu Gomu no Red Hawk attack.
The devastating attack sent Hody hurtling toward Noah, where he crashed onto the ship's deck. Severely wounded and on the brink of defeat, Hody desperately attempted to consume more energy steroidss. However, as he struggled to put them back into his mouth, he saw Luffy approaching.
In a final act of desperation, Hody unleashed a new attack called 'Murasame,' using the water leaking from the ship's damaged hull. Luffy managed to dodge Hody's attack and retaliated with his powerful Elephant Gun attack, finally defeating Hody.
In his last moments of consciousness, Hody spitefully told Noah to fall onto Fish-Man Island, destroying those fish-men who had lost their pride by siding with humanity.
After the Sea Kings prevented Noah from crashing into Fish-Man Island, Hody and Decken were brought to the plaza, where they were placed in chains. Fukaboshi declared that both of them would be imprisoned for the rest of their lives. Despite being unconscious, Hody still retained a frightening and monstrous appearance, which disturbed even his own crew, who saw him as a terrifying figure.
Hody, his officers, and Decken were subsequently confined to the palace prison. While in prison, it was revealed that the energy steroidss they had been compulsively taking to boost their strength were, in fact, the contents of the Tamatebako, a treasure box with dangerous side effects. These steroids had accelerated their aging, leaving them frail and elderly men. Hody admitted to being the thief responsible for stealing the energy steroidss.
Despite his weakened state, Hody harbored a deep-seated desire for revenge against Luffy and Fish-Man Island. He also directed his anger at Fukaboshi, calling him a disgrace to their race. However, Neptune intervened, telling Hody that he was no longer a threat to the island and expressing pity for him.
Fukaboshi, while acknowledging Hody's actions, claimed he didn't hate him for Otohime's murder but urged him to remain silent to shield the children from his words. Hody's incarceration marked the end of his reign of terror over Fish-Man Island, as he languished in the palace prison as a shadow of his former self.
Hody holds strong racist beliefs against humans and is very hypocritical, proud, brutal, and vicious in his actions. Hody's hatred for humans stems from his false belief that humans abandoned Fisher Tiger to die, when in reality, Tiger refused human blood due to a past betrayal.
Hody attacks humans whenever he can, even going so far as to attack them with his hands cuffed to show his arrogance and superiority. He released a group of injured humans to serve as examples for others, demanding that they spread the word about his group, the New Fish-Man Pirates.
Compared to Arlong, Hody's treatment of humans is even more brutal. While Arlong extorted money from humans as "tribute" and occasionally killed them to make examples, he generally left them alone if they paid. In contrast, Hody views humans as expendable pawns and goes out of his way to harm them. He uses them in plans that put their lives at risk and threatens to kill them if they refuse to cooperate.
Hody's upbringing was filled with the fish-men's hatred for humanity, and he and his crew feared the day when peace might come between the two races. This fear turned them into radical and bloodthirsty individuals who did not care about the well-being of Fish-Man Island. Hody believed that he and his crew were chosen by heaven to pass judgment on humanity, despite having no personal grievances against humans.
He saw his hatred for humans as a source of pride and opposed anyone, like Otohime, who advocated for peace with humans. He went to great lengths to prevent her dreams of harmony from coming true, believing that heaven had granted him and his crew power due to their unwavering belief in fish-men's superiority.
Interestingly, he considers himself superior not only to all humans but also to his fellow fish-men, viewing them with disdain if they show any sympathy or compassion toward humans. He is willing to go to great lengths to achieve his goal of taking control of Fish-Man Island from King Neptune, even if it means betraying his comrades and sacrificing his own life.
Hody's cruelty is evident in his actions, including his use of the potent and life-shortening drug energy steroidss, his willingness to threaten and harm his own crewmates, and his brutal deception of the citizens of Fish-Man Island.
Hody’s addiction of energy eteroids further exacerbates his violent nature and impulsiveness. He consumes these drugs regularly throughout the day and takes massive doses in battles or to numb pain, displaying a lack of concern for the harmful side-effects and rapid aging they cause.
Hody is also cunning and deceitful. He has manipulated events and deceived others to further his agenda, including spreading false information about a human murderer and stealing energy steroidss from the royal palace. His ability to form alliances, such as the one with Vander Decken IX, demonstrates his willingness to use others to achieve his goals, even if he doesn't consider them equals.
In addition to his arrogance and cruelty, Hody exhibits a reckless and self-centered nature. He often acts without considering the consequences of his actions, which has put his crew and plans in jeopardy. His extreme views and actions make him a highly antagonistic character within the series.
As a young fish-man, Hody had a grey-skinned great white shark-like appearance. He had a distinctive facial structure with glaring eyes, long eyelashes, sharp triangular teeth, and a stub nose. Hody's black curly hair hung down, with a long tuft on the left side of his face. He sported a pink newsboy cap with a trident symbol, and he wore a massive scarf made from what appeared to be a dog-like animal around his neck.
His attire included a red open shirt with short sleeves, short blue trousers with a similar pattern but with light-blue spots, a pink sash around his waist, and sandals. Hody also had tattoos on his left arm and a prominent scar running diagonally across his chest.
After overdosing on energy steroidss, Hody underwent a significant transformation. He became more muscular, with bulging muscles and thick veins, particularly in his arms. His hair lightened, and he abandoned his headgear. His shirt reversed in color scheme, with a light background and dark spots. Hody also carried a trident on his back.
As Noah descended on Fish-Man Island and Hody's hatred intensified, his appearance changed again. His sclera turned red, and he developed an enlarged jaw. His muscles continued to grow to the point where his shirt ripped apart. During his final fight with Luffy, he gained so much muscle mass that he reached the size of the royal princes.
However, after his defeat and imprisonment, the side effects of energy steroids abuse took their toll. Hody's appearance shifted into that of an old man. He became bald on top, with only the curled hair below his neck remaining. He grew a mustache and a long goatee, with wrinkles forming on his skin. He became incredibly skinny, lost his muscle mass, and walked with a cane. Hody's appearance turned frail and aged due to the steroids.
In his teenage years, Hody had a leaner build with less sharp facial features, shorter hair, and a simpler outfit consisting of a newsboy cap with the word "CHECK," a vest with two sword-like motifs, and a scarf.
As the captain of the New Fish-Man Pirates, Hody held absolute authority over his crew, with the power to make decisions and issue orders. However, this control was revoked when he and his crew were apprehended by the Neptune Army.
Hody Jones was recognized as a formidable force, surpassing even the notorious Arlong in terms of strength and ruthlessness, as noted by Usopp. His true power, however, stemmed from his deep-seated hatred and unwavering determination, pushing him beyond his physical limits.
Despite his formidable presence, Hody was clearly outmatched by several members of the Straw Hat Pirates. He sustained severe injuries from Zoro, even while underwater, and was easily overpowered by Luffy. To bridge this gap, Hody resorted to consuming energy steroidss to enhance his strength. In this drug-induced state, Luffy believed that Hody's sheer toughness warranted a bounty of at least Beli 100,000,000. Hody even managed to critically injure Luffy by biting through his Busoshoku Haki.
Hody displayed strong willpower, remaining relatively unaffected by Luffy's Haoshoku Haki, although it caused a slight tremor in his hand.
During his time with the Neptune Army, Hody gained valuable combat knowledge and experience. He exhibited strategic planning and leadership skills, ensuring that his core crew members shared his extreme ideals and prejudice against humanity.
Hody's cunning was evident when he shot Queen Otohime and framed a human smuggler to galvanize support for persecuting humans on Fish-Man Island. He also understood the importance of forming an alliance with Vander Decken IX to eliminate the potential threat posed by Princess Shirahoshi.
Hody wielded various weapons during his criminal activities. He used a long, thin red trident during his assault on the Ryugu Palace and even managed to defeat Vander Decken IX with it. Another trident, smaller and lighter in color, was seen in his possession. Hody also utilized the Kirisame, a curved blade attached to his dorsal fin, allowing him to cut through objects and opponents while swimming at high speeds. This blade enhanced his shark-like features.
Additionally, Hody resorted to using a rifle to assassinate Queen Otohime, displaying remarkable accuracy by targeting her in a crowded area. In the anime, he wielded a long sword in an attempt to execute King Neptune.
Before the adverse effects of energy steroidss weakened him, Hody Jones possessed exceptional physical strength, typical of fish-men who were ten times stronger than the average human. In aquatic environments, his strength doubled, making him a formidable force underwater. As a shark fish-man, his strength exceeded even the already monstrous standards of his species.
He demonstrated his immense power by effortlessly demolishing a massive stone wall with his grip alone. Upon overdosing on energy steroidss, Hody's appearance underwent a significant transformation, resulting in a more muscular physique and bleached-white hair.
This boosted his already formidable strength to tremendous levels. However, this enhancement came at a cost, as the overuse of energy steroidss ultimately left his body frail and weak, requiring him to use a cane for mobility. When he attempted to exert his former strength by pulling apart iron bars, his wrists were unable to withstand the strain, breaking in the process.
Similar to Arlong, Hody had the unique ability to regenerate his teeth immediately after they were broken, rapidly replacing the damaged set with a new one. This ability allowed him to maintain his vicious bite attacks.
Hody was skilled in Fish-Man Karate, a martial art practiced by fish-men that involved manipulating water to create powerful attacks. He could transform small water droplets into lethal projectiles with incredible kinetic force, making them deadly weapons. Additionally, he had the ability to punch water, sending shockwaves through both the liquid medium and his target's body.
However, despite his immense physical strength, both Luffy and Jinbe noted that Hody's proficiency in Fish-Man Karate was relatively low. During his confrontation with Luffy, Hody's attacks proved ineffective against the rubbery pirate, underscoring his amateurish skill level. After suffering the consequences of his steroid abuse, it's likely that Hody lost the ability to perform Fish-Man Karate altogether.
Hody became incredibly powerful by taking energy steroids pills, which doubled his strength every time he used one. These pills were his main source of power during his reign of terror.
Each energy steroids made Hody twice as strong as before. Imagine if you took a pill that made you as strong as 320 people! Hody took at least four pills, making him immensely powerful. With his strong jaws, he defeated Crab-Hand Gyro, a pirate with a bounty of Beli73,000,000, and his whole crew.
Hody could swim really fast and even punched holes in a ship and tore off its mast using just his jaws. Bullets shot at his back didn't hurt him at all, showing how tough he was. These pills also seemed to heal him. When he was hurt and seemed knocked out, taking another pill made him feel better in seconds. He used his new strength to stop the huge Neptune with just one hand. But he started taking these pills like they were candy.
Eventually, Hody took too many pills to ease the pain of Zoro's attack. This made him change into a bigger, scarier form. In this form, he could shoot drops of water with tremendous force, piercing through anything in his way.
He became tough enough to survive attacks from Luffy and even resisted Busoshoku Haki. He could even swim faster than a mermaid. But taking too many pills made Hody's body weak and old after he got arrested. When he tried to break out of a prison cell, his body couldn't handle it, and his joints snapped painfully.
Hody is a leader who prefers to handle things on his own and doesn't hesitate to use extreme measures, such as Energy Steroids, to achieve his goals. He is devoted to his cause and has had a close relationship with his officers since childhood, but he doesn't care about his crewmates, even using them as shields.
Hody is willing to sacrifice his comrades for revenge and his officers are equally fanatical. Despite this, his subordinates follow and respect him, although it's out of fear rather than loyalty.
Hody deeply respected Arlong and considered him a symbol of their shared ideology of conquering and subjugating humans. He aspired to become Arlong's right-hand man and worked hard to achieve this goal.
However, after Arlong's defeat by Monkey D. Luffy, Hody's perspective on Arlong changed. He no longer saw Arlong as an individual but as a representation of their shared ideology. Hody sought to continue Arlong's legacy, not out of respect for Arlong as a person, but as a means to carry on the mission of human hatred. Arlong's influence on Hody's childhood was significant, shaping his extremist beliefs.
Hody had great respect for Fisher Tiger, whom he regarded as the hero of the fish-man race. Hody deeply resented humans for refusing to donate blood to Tiger when he needed it most, even though the truth was that Tiger had refused the blood transfusion due to the tainted nature of the blood.
Hody's respect for Tiger was based on the belief that Tiger shared his hatred for humans. However, upon learning that Fisher Tiger had actually wanted peace with humans before his death, Hody's admiration for him began to wane. Tiger's death ultimately led Hody to question whether Tiger was the hero he had always believed him to be.
Hody harbored a strong animosity toward Hatchan from a young age because Hatchan spoke positively about humans, particularly his friendship with Silvers Rayleigh. Hody was disgusted by Hatchan's acceptance of humans and his willingness to befriend them.
After Arlong's defeat and Hatchan's return to Fish-Man Island, Hody's respect for Hatchan eroded completely. He refused to listen to Hatchan's opinions and had no qualms about allowing Vander Decken to attack him. Hatchan's association with humans was a direct affront to Hody's extremist beliefs, making him a target of Hody's hatred.
Hody's relationship with the citizens of Fish-Man Island is characterized by profound loathing. He subjected them to violence, fear, and psychological torment during his uprising, primarily because they did not share his extremist beliefs. He viewed them as weak and worthless, deeming them responsible for humans' scorn of fish-men.
Hody went as far as attempting to kill them by causing Noah to fall on Fish-Man Island during his final battle with Luffy, as he couldn't stand the idea of their coexistence with humans.
Hody despises humans more than perhaps anyone else. He considers them as worthless as slaves and was willing to use them as expendable pawns for his invasion plans. Hody's hatred for humans is deeply ingrained, despite having no personal reasons for it other than being raised to hate them.
Hody's hatred for Luffy stems from his belief that Luffy ruined his idol Arlong's operations in the East Blue. He saw Luffy's arrival on Fish-Man Island as an opportunity for revenge and went to great lengths to kill him during his coup d'état on Ryugu Kingdom. Hody's desire to defeat Luffy and show his head as a trophy to the surface world was a driving force for him, even though he was ultimately defeated by Luffy.
Hody despises Jinbe and the Sun Pirates who follow him, viewing them as an annoyance. Jinbe's willingness to cooperate with humans and his refusal to harbor the same extremist views as Hody make him a target of Hody's hatred. Hody particularly loathes Jinbe for not being an enemy of humans, even after the death of Fisher Tiger.
His disdain for Jinbe extends to him joining the Straw Hat Pirates, a crew that Hody holds in contempt. However, Hody is unaware of Jinbe's affiliation with the Straw Hat Pirates.
Hody despises Otohime, the late queen of Fish-Man Island, for her philosophy of interspecies cooperation. He murdered her and destroyed the signatures she collected to support her cause. Hody celebrated her death, referring to it as "heaven's judgement."
He also forced the citizens to step on her portrait during his coup against the Ryugu Kingdom and openly ridiculed her ideals. Otohime's last wish, not to hate her assailant, was a sentiment that Hody scorned.
Hody views King Neptune as a weak and worthless ruler because Neptune did not share his extremist views. Hody aimed to overthrow Neptune's reign and create a world where humanity would be enslaved.
He even attempted to execute Neptune publicly but failed due to Luffy's intervention. Neptune, despite his feelings towards Hody, did not show rage and ultimately had him imprisoned. He expressed pity for Hody when the latter became a frail, old man.
Hody made an alliance with Vander Decken IX, but his motivations were purely utilitarian. He saw Decken as a means to an end, primarily for eliminating Shirahoshi, whom he considered a threat. When Decken betrayed Hody by endangering Fish-Man Island with the Noah, Hody viewed him as a traitor and stabbed him to ensure the island's destruction.
Hody Jones considers Shirahoshi, the princess of Fish-Man Island, a significant threat due to her ability to summon Sea Kings. She is one of the individuals he wants to kill the most. Despite Hody being the one who killed her mother, Queen Otohime, Shirahoshi did not harbor a grudge against him.
She followed her mother's final wish of not hating the person who committed the murder, a sentiment that Hody ridiculed as an expression of kindness and mercy.
In addition to the manga and its anime adaptation, Hody Jones also appeared in video games.
He is a playable character in the following games:
One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
One Py Berry Match
One Piece Treasure Cruise
He appears as an enemy in:
One Piece: Unlimited World Red
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!
He also appears as a supporting character in:
One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
Hody's given name may be derived from "Davy Jones," a nickname often associated with the devil or god of the seas.
Another possible origin for his name is "Jaws," as the Japanese pronunciation for "Jones" (Jōnzu) and "jaws" (Jōzu) are near-homophones. This connection is further supported by the fact that the titular shark from the movie "Jaws" was also a great white shark, similar to Hody.
In response to a fan question about whether Hody has two penises because sharks have them, Oda answered affirmatively, confirming that Hody indeed has two penises.
Hody's favorite food is Sea Beast meat.