One of the three great forces in One Piece is the Revolutionary Army, along with the World Government and the Yonko. While the World Government acts as the sole institution of law and the Yonko are on the complete opposite side of the law, the Revolutionary Army is more interested in changing the law.
In this article, we’ll discuss the Revolutionary Army, how it was founded, its true goal, and its significant members. But before that, remember there is a spoiler warning in effect as there will be much information in this article that is yet to appear in the anime.
Now, without any further ado, let’s talk about what the Revolutionary Army is:
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What Is the Revolutionary Army?
The Revolutionary Army is the largest and most powerful rebel force in the world. They are a very influential military organization that is spread throughout the world. The organization is led by Monkey D. Dragon who has been termed as the “most wanted man in the world” because of the threat he and his army pose to the World Government.
The Revolutionary Army is quite big, with thousands of soldiers, and the numbers are ever-growing. The army has multiple divisions, each one led by its own Commander. Each commander has their own Deputy Commander who helps them lead their faction. The soldiers of this rebel force are all trained in combat and provided with weapons. However, they never harm any citizen, only the soldiers of the World Government.
The headquarters of the Revolutionary Army used to be in Baltigo but the exhaustive battle against the Blackbeard Pirates led them to change their headquarters to Kamabakka Kingdom in Momoiro Island.
The World Government, particularly the Celestial Dragons, has been ruling the world with brutal heartlessness, causing several atrocities that normal people have to endure silently. The peak of their many atrocities includes forced slavery and hunting ordinary people for their own fun. One such horrible deed of theirs is the Ohara Incident where the World Government destroyed the entire island of Ohara just because they could read Poneglyphs.
It was around that time when the execution of the Pirate King Gol D. Roger happened and the Great Pirate Era began. When the world was shaken by all these major events, Monkey D. Dragon partnered with Emporio Ivankov and they founded the Freedom Fighters together.
The Freedom Fighters led charges to several kingdoms where the monarchy was abusing the people of the country and the citizens wanted to get rid of their rulers. The rebel army attacked the monarchy of such kingdoms and dethroned their leaders, virtually taking these kingdoms out of the control of the World Government.
22 years ago, in the Sorbet Kingdom of South Blue, King Becori passed a new law that stated that the kingdom would be split in two. The northern part where Castle Town is located would be considered as the real Sorbet Kingdom while the southern part would be cast aside as the lawless area. The king made this law to reduce the Celestial Tribute that they had to pay the World Government.
During this time, Bartholomew Kuma, who was 25 years old at that time, was a pastor in a church in the southern part of the Sorbet Kingdom. When the royal army kidnapped southerners to make them slaves, Kuma protested and attacked the kidnappers, leading to him being jailed. When Ginny and other Southerners tried to break Kuma out of prison, they were arrested too.
While Kuma and the others were in jail, the Freedom Fighters attacked the Sorbet Kingdom and defeated the royal army, and dethroned King Becori. After that, Ivankov led Dragon to the prison where they freed Kuma and his companions. From then on, Kuma joined the Freedom Fighters. With Kuma becoming the third pillar of the rebel army, the organization changed its name from Freedom Fighters to the Revolutionary Army.
The true goal of the Revolutionary Army is to stop the dictatorial rule of the World Government over the world and bring true justice to society. To achieve that, they deploy their forces to those kingdoms where the citizens are rebelling against their ruler and are trying to free their country.
Members of the Revolutionary Army
1) Monkey D. Dragon
Monkey D. Dragon is the Supreme Commander of the Revolutionary Army and one of its founding members. He is the son of the Marine Vice-Admiral Garp and the father of Luffy. Due to his position and influence, he has been dubbed as the “most wanted man in the world.”
Dragon used to be in the Marines in his youth. But after noticing the lack of justice in the system, he left the organization. At some point, he met Ivankov and together with him, founded the Freedom Fighters which later became the Revolutionary Army.
2) Emporio Ivankov
Another founding member of the Revolutionary Army is the Queen of the Kamabakka Kingdom, Emporio Ivankov. He was a child slave for the Revolutionary Army who escaped with Kuma, Ginny, and the other slaves before the God Valley Incident. After leaving Sorbet Kingdom, Ivankov met Dragon at some point and founded the Freedom Fighters with him.
Currently, he is the commander of the G Army of the Revolutionary Army. Years later, Ivankov met Luffy in Impel Down and helped him escape the prison and go to Marineford to save Ace. The newkama is also known as a “Miracle Person” because of the power of his Paramecia-type Devil Fruit, Horu Horu no Mi.
3) Bartholomew Kuma
The third founding member of the Revolutionary Army is Bartholomew Kuma. He is from the Buccaneer tribe and served as a slave for the Celestial Dragons throughout his childhood. Kuma later escaped God Valley with Ivankov and Kuma after stealing the Nikyu Nikyu no Mi from the World Government.
He was first introduced in the story as one of the Shichibukai who confronted the Straw Hats in Thriller Bark and Sabaody Archipelago. Kuma is also the father of Jewelry Bonney. After the timeskip, he’s been completely transformed into a cyborg.
The sworn brother of Luffy and Ace, Sabo currently serves as the Chief of Staff of the Revolutionary Army. As a child, he was presumed to be dead after his encounter with a World Noble. It was later revealed that Sabo survived and was found by Dragon, but he lost all his memories.
Sabo’s memories came back when he read about the execution of Ace. He later reunited with Luffy in Dressrosa and ate Ace’s Devil Fruit: Mera Mera no Mi. Currently, Sabo is blamed by the World Government for the murder of the King of Alabasta, Nefertari Cobra.
Koala is Sabo’s colleague in the Revolutionary Army and a close personal friend. She’s an officer in the army and is trained in Fishman Karate. Koala often accompanies Sabo in missions.
As a child, Koala served as a slave for the Celestial Dragons and suffered inhuman torture to the point that she forgot how to feel and express her emotions. She was later saved by Fisher Tiger and his crew. Koala stayed on their ship and was treated with kindness for the first time in her life.
The Commander of the West Army, Morley is an important member of the Revolutionary Army. Morley is a giant and a newkama as well as the creator of the Newkama Land. Because of her hairy body, she is known as “Morley of Fur.”
Morley has eaten the Paramecia-type Oshi Oshi no Mi which gives her the ability to manipulate and fold the ground as she wishes. She along with her fellow commanders protects Lulusia Kingdom and later goes to Mary Geoise to rescue Kuma.
Karasu is the Commander of the North Army of the Revolutionary Army. He possesses the power of the Logia-type Devil Fruit Susu Susu no Mi which allows him to manifest, manipulate, and transform his body into soot. Karasu frequently shapes his manifested soot into crows for both offensive and investigative purposes.
8) Belo Betty
The only female commander of the Revolutionary Army, Belo Betty leads the East Army. She also has the highest known bounty among her fellow commanders. Belo Betty has the power of the Paramecia-type Devil Fruit Kobu Kobu no Mi. This fruit gives her the power to encourage people, pumping their determination and courage. Her powers boost both the physical and mental strengths of the affected.
Lindbergh aka Lind is a Cat Mink and the commander of the South Army in the Revolutionary Army. He’s quite short but very skilled and powerful, as evidenced by his rank. As a Mink, Lindbergh can use Electro and transform into his Sulong form in the presence of the moon. Besides these, he is a master marksman and always carries two weapons: the Cool Shooter and the Laser Shooter.
Ginny used to a child slave for the Celestial Dragons just like Kuma and Ivankov. She’s known Ivankov for a long time and calls him “Big Bro.” Ginny and Ivankov met Kuma in God Valley and they helped the other child slaves escape to Sorbet Kingdom. After Ivankov left, Ginny stayed with Kuma and they formed an unbreakable bond, eventually falling in love.
Ginny also joined the Revolutionary Army with Kuma. After eight years, she was the commander of the East Army.
Some of the other important members of the Revolutionary Army are:
- Terry Gilteo
- Bunny Joe
We’ve reached the conclusion of our discussion on the Revolutionary Army, its past, creation, true goal, and members. One Piece is currently in its Final Saga and the Revolutionary Army is currently more involved in the plot than ever before. It’s safe to assume that they will soon take the center stage.
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