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Jesus Burgess in One Piece

Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Jesus Burgess in One Piece. Still from the anime.


Jesus Burgess is a fictional character in the popular manga and its anime adaptation, the One Piece series, written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.


Disclaimer: This article will contain details revolving around Jesus Burgess and might contain spoilers for some viewers. Readers are advised to proceed at their own discretion.


Jesus Burgess, also known as the "Champion," is the helmsman and one of the Ten Titanic Captains of the Blackbeard Pirates, serving as the captain of the First Ship.


All About Jesus Burgess


Name

Jesus Burgess

Alias

Mr. Store

Epithet

Champion

First Appearance

One Piece Episode 146: Stop Dreaming! The City of Ridicule, Mock Town!

Japanese Voice Actor

Tetsu Inada

English Voice Actor

Phil Parsons

Gender

Male

DOB

25th December

Age

27 (debut)

29 (after timeskip)

Status

Alive

Origin

Grand Line

Affiliations

Blackbeard Pirates

Occupation

Helmsman

Titanic Captain (Captain of the First Ship)

Devil Fruit

Riki Riki no Mi (Strong-Strong Fruit)

Bounty

20,000,000 Berries


Jesus Burgess’s History


After joining Blackbeard's crew, Burgess and the entire crew attacked Drum Island, forcing King Wapol to flee.


Jaya Arc


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


Burgess was first seen complaining about his strength after defeating a man from Roshio's crew. Later, after Monkey D. Luffy took one of Doc Q's apples, Burgess was seen on a building calling for a decent challenge.


After Bellamy's defeat, he inquired about Laffitte's absence and complained about his captain's easy-going attitude when their raft was destroyed by the Knock Up Stream.


Post-Enies Lobby Arc


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


After the incident at Enies Lobby, Burgess and the crew were looting Banaro Island when Portgas D. Ace appeared. Burgess threw a building at Ace, but Ace incinerated it. Blackbeard told them not to interfere, and when Ace attacked with Hiken, Burgess and the others ran while their captain and Ace battled.


Impel Down Arc


The Blackbeard Pirates sailed to Impel Down, passing through the Gates of Justice. Arriving during Monkey D. Luffy's riot in Level 4, they encountered former Head Jailer Shiryu on Level 1 and proceeded to Level 4, where they faced escaping prisoners.


Burgess witnessed a brief clash between Blackbeard and Luffy. After interacting with the prisoners, they continued to lower levels, encountering Chief Warden Magellan, who poisoned them. Shiryu later provided an antidote, joining the crew.


Reaching Level 6, the Blackbeard Pirates organized deadly fights among the prisoners, recruiting survivors into their crew.


In the anime, Burgess noticed Douglas Bullet surviving the battle royale, but Teach told him to leave Bullet alone, taking the others to the surface.


Marineford Arc


Burgess and the Blackbeard Pirates were present on the execution platform at Marineford, intending to witness Ace's death. After Blackbeard confronted Whitebeard, they attacked and covered Whitebeard after his death.


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
One Piece manga panel.


Burgess guarded Blackbeard during his demonstration of the Gura Gura no Mi's power. Sengoku, in his Buddha form, attacked them, prompting the Blackbeard Pirates to leave when Red-Haired Shanks arrived, avoiding a confrontation.


Post-War Arc


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


In the New World, the Blackbeard Pirates targeted Jewelry Bonney, causing chaos on a fiery island. The crew argued while dealing with the massive Sanjuan Wolf, and they attempted to trade Bonney for a battleship with the Marines. However, the situation changed when Akainu appeared on the battleship. Realizing the trade wouldn't happen, the Blackbeard Pirates fled, leaving Bonney and her crew to be captured by the Marines.


During the Timeskip


One year post-Marineford, the Blackbeard Pirates emerged victorious in a battle against the remnants of the Whitebeard Pirates. They used Blackbeard's knowledge to conquer Whitebeard's former territory and, with Blackbeard becoming an Emperor, the crew began seeking powerful Devil Fruit users to absorb their abilities. Burgess rose to become one of the Ten Titanic Captains, leading the fleet's first ship.


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
One Piece manga panel.


During an encounter on an island, the Blackbeard Pirates, by chance, recruited former Marine Admiral Kuzan after a brief skirmish. Following the Rocky Port Incident caused by Trafalgar Law, the crew established Hachinosu as their base of operations.


Dressrosa Arc


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


Burgess, under the alias "Mr. Store," participated in the monthly Corrida Colosseum tournament, aiming to win the Mera Mera no Mi. He competed in A Block, swiftly defeating all opponents and emerging victorious in the battle royale. Burgess then unveiled his true identity, surprising onlookers and fellow fighters.


Observing Luffy (disguised as Lucy) during the match against Chinjao, Burgess went to the observation deck, intrigued by the unfolding events in Block C. Despite not initially recognizing Lucy, he later realized that the mysterious contender was, in fact, Luffy, expressing excitement at the revelation.


After Block C concluded, Burgess communicated with Blackbeard via Den Den Mushi, discussing the potential recruitment of Kuzan. Burgess expressed distrust toward the former admiral. When Luffy approached, Burgess handed the Den Den Mushi to him, allowing him to talk to Blackbeard. Despite Luffy's determination to protect Ace's power, Burgess laughed it off.


As Block D winner Rebecca advanced to the finals, Burgess eagerly anticipated the upcoming battle. He entered the arena with Sabo (disguised as Lucy), Bartolomeo, Rebecca, and Diamante, participating in a five-person battle royale. During the clash, Burgess repelled a fighting fish and engaged Lucy in combat. Although Lucy managed to damage the armor around Burgess's right arm, the intense battle continued, causing further destruction to the Colosseum.


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


Lucy (Sabo) then consumed the Mera Mera no Mi, gaining its power and destroying the arena further, causing Burgess to fall into the underground trade port. Frustrated by losing the Devil Fruit, Burgess realized that Lucy was not Luffy.


During the final battle between Luffy and Doflamingo on top of the royal palace, Burgess observed the events, contemplating his next move. When Luffy's Gear 4 wore off, Burgess attempted to kill him for the Gomu Gomu no Mi. He jumped down from the palace, targeting Luffy, but Sabo intervened before Burgess could land a strike.


Upon learning Sabo's identity and realizing he had consumed the Mera Mera no Mi, Burgess attempted to take Sabo's Devil Fruit power. The two engaged in a clash, but despite Burgess's efforts, he was eventually defeated by Sabo. As Sabo was leaving, Burgess provoked him by revealing what Ace said when captured.


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


This angered Sabo, and in response, Burgess drew a concealed dagger, intending to kill Sabo for his Devil Fruit. Despite the insults, Sabo reprimanded Burgess. Unfazed, Burgess attempted to carry out the attack, but Sabo responded with a point-blank Fire Fist, burning and sending Burgess flying.


Zou Arc


After being defeated by Sabo, Burgess, severely injured, secretly sailed to Baltigo. Unable to inform his crewmates, he lost consciousness. Upon waking up, he contacted Shiryu and Laffitte, revealing the location of the Revolutionary Army's main headquarters.


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


He urgently requested his crew's assistance, along with Doc Q to treat his near-fatal injuries. Burgess instructed them to inform Teach and launch an attack on the island, using his Vivre Card for guidance. Subsequently, the Blackbeard Pirates assaulted Baltigo, resulting in its destruction, but the Revolutionary Army managed to escape. The Blackbeard Pirates fled after a brief clash with Cipher Pol.


One Piece: Stampede (Non-Canon)

Burgess attended the Pirates Festival on Delta Island.


Egghead Arc


After leaving Baltigo, Burgess obtained the Riki Riki no Mi and added metal plating to cover his damaged face from the Sabo fight.


Teaming up with Van Augur, Doc Q, and Stronger, Burgess ambushed the Heart Pirates near Winner Island to seize their Road Poneglyph copies. Fueled by his newfound abilities, Burgess, teleported by Augur, hurled a mountain at the Heart Pirates, celebrating his enhanced strength.


The Blackbeard Pirates emerged victorious over the defeated Heart Pirates. As Teach contemplated the use of Law's Ope Ope no Mi, they faced an unexpected assault from Bepo in his Sulong form, triggered by a drug developed by Chopper. Bepo attacked the Blackbeard Pirates, slamming them into a rock, before escaping with Law.


Jesus Burgess’s Personality


Burgess is a loud, overbearing, and brutish individual with an intense love for combat. He tends to be overconfident, often challenging random people and proclaiming himself as the Champion. He particularly enjoys testing his skills against strong opponents, as seen when he learned about Monkey D. Luffy fighting in the Corrida Colosseum. Despite his love for combat, Burgess is a sore loser, struggling to accept defeat even when severely injured.


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


He doesn't shy away from using dirty and underhanded tactics if a fair fight seems unlikely, as evidenced by his involvement in assaults against Whitebeard and his attempt to goad Sabo with taunts about Ace's last request.


Burgess, initially serious, scolded Blackbeard for laughing after losing to the Straw Hat Pirates but became more laid-back after the time-skip. In Dressrosa, he showed ruthlessness by trying to exploit Luffy's weakness and later attempting to kill Sabo for the Mera Mera no Mi. Determined and stubborn, he infiltrated Sabo's ship and hid for days before informing his comrades.


Jesus Burgess’s Appearance

Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


Jesus Burgess is a large, muscular man with tan skin and curly violet hair. He wears a dark brown mask with orange decorations, covering the upper part of his face but revealing his eyes and nose.


Resembling a Luchador wrestler, he wears a sleeveless black shirt, white pants with ruffles up to his knees, and black bands around both elbows. Burgess also consistently wears a championship belt, reflecting a wrestler's accomplishment.


After the timeskip, Burgess has grown a beard and become more muscular. His hair has lightened, and at the Corrida Colosseum, he wears gladiator attire with a belt and armored right arm. In Dressrosa, he sports a vertically striped black and white sleeveless shirt with an orange symbol, and brown gloves, and carries a green bag.


During the Egghead Arc, he wears metal plating over the right side of his skull and jaw, likely from injuries fighting Sabo, and has a reduced beard.


Jesus Burgess’s Abilities


As the helmsman of the Blackbeard Pirates and one of its founding members, Burgess is a highly powerful pirate. After the timeskip, he becomes the captain of the first ship and one of the Ten Titanic Captains guarding Blackbeard.


He easily defeated challengers in Mock Town and won the A Block of the Corrida Colosseum battle royale within seconds without any injuries. His presence alone terrified gladiators at the Colosseum. Burgess knows a method to steal Devil Fruit's abilities, as seen in his attempt on Luffy's life and his conversation with Sabo.


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


Burgess possesses immense physical strength, evidenced by feats such as lifting and throwing an entire building at Ace from a distance. In the Corrida Colosseum, he effortlessly defeated all opponents in A Block, showcasing his formidable hand-to-hand combat skills, including powerful wrestling moves that generate destructive shockwaves.


His endurance and durability are remarkable; he survived a direct hit from the Gura Gura no Mi wielded by Edward Newgate and endured Fleet Admiral Sengoku's shockwave. In Dressrosa, he withstood Sabo's powerful attacks at close range, recovering swiftly.


Despite severe injuries from his fight with Sabo, Burgess stowed away on a Revolutionary Army ship without medical treatment, demonstrating stealth and infiltration skills.


Burgess can use Kenbunshoku Haki, allowing him to sense the presence of others. Additionally, he consumed the Riki Riki no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that grants him superhuman strength. This newfound strength enables him to lift and throw a mountain effortlessly.


Burgess also demonstrated proficiency in Busoshoku Haki, as seen when he hardened his elbow armor to resist Sabo's attack in the Corrida Colosseum's final round, although Sabo's Haki proved superior, shattering Burgess's armor.


Burgess often uses these three attacks:


  • Hado Elbow (Shockwave Elbow): Burgess delivers a powerful elbow strike that creates shock waves upon impact.

  • Galleon Lariat (Unsinkable Battleship Lariat): Burgess swings his arm, producing a shockwave that can cut buildings in half.

  • Champion Driver: In a non-canon attack, Burgess grabs the opponent, jumps, and executes a piledriver after several spins in the air.


Jesus Burgess’s Relationship with Others

Blackbeard

Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


Burgess is extremely loyal to his captain, Blackbeard. Despite occasional impatience with Blackbeard's casual approach, Burgess remains a dedicated member of the Blackbeard Pirates. He jumped to Blackbeard's defense when Ace attacked, showing his unwavering commitment. Burgess also cheered on Blackbeard for successfully acquiring the Gura Gura no Mi.


Blackbeard trusts Burgess significantly, evident in the mission to Dressrosa where he sent Burgess to acquire Ace's Devil Fruit, the Mera Mera no Mi. Despite reminders from Laffitte about Blackbeard's rank as Admiral Teach, Burgess continues to address him as "captain."


Kuzan

Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


While Blackbeard was willing to recruit Kuzan, Burgess was more cautious and less quick to trust him due to Kuzan's former role as a Marine admiral.


Monkey D. Luffy

Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


As a member of the Blackbeard Pirates, Burgess is an enemy of Monkey D. Luffy. During the events at Dressrosa, Burgess displays amusement at Luffy's competition for the Mera Mera no Mi and attempts to kill him for the Gomu Gomu no Mi, only to be thwarted by Sabo.


Sabo

Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
Still from the anime.


Burgess's conflict with Sabo intensifies during their battle for the Mera Mera no Mi. Despite Sabo's efforts to protect Luffy and reveal their brotherly connection, Burgess remains determined to defeat him.


The animosity reaches a climax when Burgess, injured and surviving the encounter, seeks revenge by providing information to Blackbeard Pirates about Sabo's location, which leads to an attack on the Revolutionary Army's base.


Jesus Burgess in Other Media


Jesus Burgess in One Piece.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4.


In addition to the One Piece manga and its anime adaptation, Jesus Burgess also appears in the following games as a playable character:


  • One Py Berry Match

  • One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X

  • One Piece: Burning Blood

  • One Piece Treasure Cruise

  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!

  • One Piece Bounty Rush


He is a supporting character in:


  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

  • One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum


He also appears as an enemy in:


  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

  • One Piece Odyssey


Did You Know?

  • Burgess' name may be inspired by real-life pirates Samuel Burgess and Josiah Burgess.

  • His surname, Jesus, is a reference to Jesus Christ, supported by the pronunciation and his December 25 birthday, the day Christmas commemorates Christ's birth.

  • When Burgess's face is shown unmasked, it's not fully revealed, nodding to Luchador culture where unmasking is considered shameful.

  • Among the original Blackbeard Pirates, Burgess has the lowest bounty at Beli 20,000,000.

  • Burgess's favorite food is protein.

  • In One Piece Blue: Grand Data File, covering the East Blue Saga to the middle of the Jaya Arc, he is referred to as "Fighting Champion."

  • Both his Japanese and English voice actors also voice Nappa from the Dragon Ball series.


FAQs

Q. Who is Jesus Burgess in One Piece?

A. Jesus Burgess, also known as the "Champion," is the helmsman and one of the Ten Titanic Captains of the Blackbeard Pirates, serving as the captain of the First Ship.

Q. When does Jesus Burgess first appear in One Piece?

A. Jesus Burgess first appears in One Piece episode 146, titled "Stop Dreaming! The City of Ridicule, Mock Town!"

Q. Who is Blackbeard in One Piece?

A. Marshall D. Teach, aka Blackbeard, is the captain of the Blackbeard Pirates. He possesses two devil fruits with one being the Yami Yami and the other being the Quake Quake fruit. He is the only known person to have two devil fruits which seemed impossible to people.
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