Thatch was the Whitebeard Pirates' head cook. He was the commander of the 4th division. He first appeared in One Piece Episode 325.
Thatch was raised in the North Blue and eventually joined the Whitebeard Pirates, rising to become the 4th Division's captain and the crew's chief cook. He was killed by Marshall D. Teach.
First Appearance in Anime
One Piece Episode 325
Mitsuaki Madono(Japanese), Parker Fitzgerald
4th Division Commander, Pirate, Cook
About two years before the story begins, Thatch comes into Whitebeard's room to tell him that Jinbe is leaving soon and reminds him to take the prescription or the doctor will reproach him. The sea snake soup he had prepared was praised by the monarch. Whitebeard protested to the fisherman about leaving the ship to travel to Marineford without saying goodbye before showing him the newspaper and asking whether he knew Ace. Thatch urged him to keep them updated if he learned more about Ace, and Jinbe agreed. Jinbe claimed to have heard of him and how famous he is becoming.
When Ace first boarded the ship, Thatch was one of the first people who tried to make him a friend. Cynically reacting, Ace questioned why he was not being restrained while aboard the Moby Dick. Thatch just laughed as if that wasn't required. Thatch once overheard Teach and Ace arguing and decided to separate them. Teach pressed Ace for more information about his Devil Fruit before walking away, but after once again getting no response, he became enraged. Thatch said that Teach wasn't inherently wicked, or at least that's what he thought. Ace, Thatch, and Teach then battle a pirate named Raccoon for taking food in Whitebeard's area without paying. When they were about to surrender Raccoon to a bounty hunter, Teach shot Raccoon, killing him.
Later, Whitebeard instructed Thatch to keep an eye on Ace alongside Teach. They soon headed to a pub where Ace began asking Thatch about the pirate in the crew who had injured Shanks, but he was unable to provide any information. Then Ace shocked them both by asking Teach who he was, but Teach responded that it was simply a prank. Thatch claimed that ever since he was a chef, he has admired Ace's Devil Fruit. Teach then encouraged Thatch to murder Ace, but Thatch warned him not to joke about it since he would never kill a fellow soldier. Teach asked Ace what sort of fruit he would prefer, but before he could respond, Satch informed Ace of his true nature. Teach asked how he knew, puzzled. Satch said that it was simple to figure out and that it was Suke Suke, and then he requested proof.
Thatch said, "It's every man's dream," as Teach chuckled and acknowledged that he was correct. The girls then approached their table and presented them with flower leis as a token of appreciation for defeating the Raccoon team. As Teach and Ace talk, Thatch informs the ladies that such conversation is boring to them, thanks them for the flowers, and asks if they would want to be married and the females decline the offer right away and leave.
He once fought off against the Decalvan brothers with Ace. Later, Thatch discovered the Yami Yami no Mi, the long-sought Devil Fruit by Blackbeard. Blackbeard's decision to join the Whitebeard Pirates was directly influenced by this Devil Fruit. Because it is forbidden to consume a Devil Fruit on Whitebeard's ship, Teach kills Thatch, steals the fruit, and leaves Whitebeard's Pirates. Portgas D. Ace sets out to seek him out and take revenge.
The search for revenge, however, was unsuccessful as well since Ace failed, was captured, and finally put to death. Instead of Ace, Whitebeard himself made an effort to get revenge, but the Blackbeard Pirates killed him. One of the reasons the surviving Whitebeard Pirates under Marco's command attacked the Blackbeard Pirates a year after the fight was to get revenge on Thatch.
Thatch was cheerful and approachable, appearing to be one of Whitebeard's crew's kinder and more friendly commanders since he was the first to speak with Ace when they caught him and the rest of the Spade Pirates. He may have also had a self-assured side since after obtaining the Yami Yami no Mi during a raid, he decided not to eat it because, in accordance with the Whitebeard Pirates, only the finder of the Devil Fruit is permitted to eat it. Thatch was killed by Teach in order to obtain that fruit, therefore this turned out to be an awful decision.
Thatch was a tall man with a goatee around his chin and a light brown pompadour haircut that came to a point at the back of his head. Also, he had a stitched scar that resembled Garp's around his left eye and ran down his face. Thatch frequently wore an elegant uniform consisting of brown shoes, calf-length trousers, a black belt around his waist, and a black belt.
Thatch had command over many subordinates because he was a division commander. He was acknowledged as one of the ship's most powerful pirates. Ace praised his strength as well after witnessing him battle the Raccoon gang. It can be observed in the anime that Teach had to use an unexpected attack to kill him. Thatch was shown to be a talented cook who was in charge of feeding his sick captain healthy meals. After Thatch was killed, Whitebeard's staff was unable to produce meals of the same caliber, which caused his health to deteriorate more rapidly.
Thatch was seen using a three-foot-long kitchen knife that he carried on his right hip. However, Vista was a better swordsman than he was.
When Ace was brought on board Moby Dick, Thatch was the first to develop a bond with him. They went on many adventures together. He set out to find Blackbeard after learning of his passing in order to exact revenge on his pal.
As partners, Thatch and Teach seemed to get along well, but when Teach did something wrong, such as start a brawl or make a joke about killing a partner for a Devil Fruit, Thatch would frequently shout at him. Thatch did not view Teach as a horrible person in spite of this. However, the terrible end of their relationship came when Teach killed Thatch in order to take the Yami Yami no Mi.
Thatch is not only an anime character but is also a video game character.
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