|“||Dogs that run away to lick their wounds have no right to speak of justice. That is a rule of this sea. Now, why don't you go back to your Marine headquarters and discuss your justice some more?||„|
|~ Crocodile to Tashigi|
Crocodile is the second of the Seven Warlords of the Sea to be formally introduced and serves as the main antagonist of the Alabasta Saga. He is one of the longest running primary adversaries of the series as well as the first enemy to hand Luffy a complete and utter defeat, not once but twice. He secretly formed a criminal organization called Baroque Works, whose public aim was to take over the prosperious of Alabasta and create a utopia and led it as its president. To accomplish this, he worked to undermine Alabasta King's influence by defeating criminals before the royal army could, and by exploiting a drought in order to pit the kingdom against an army of rebels. His Devil Fruit, the Sand-Sand Fruit (Suna Suna no Mi), lets him turn into and control sand, a very useful ability in the desert kingdom.
He lost his status as a Warlord of the Sea when his takeover plot of Alabasta was revealed to the World Government after he was defeated by Monkey D. Luffy and sentenced to Impel Down by the Marines. However, he eventually managed to escape from Impel Down, all thanks to Luffy, the same person that defeated him, and went to Marineford to participate in the war; after that, he and Daz Bonez decided to head out to the New World.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-A | At least Low 7-B, likely 7-A
Name: "Sir" Crocodile, moniker "Mr. 0"
Origin: One Piece
Age: 44 Pre Time-Skip | 46 Post Time-Skip
Classification: Human, Pirate, Former Shichibukai, President of the Baroque Works, Logia Devil Fruit User
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Skilled Hook User, Sand Manipulation, Elemental Intangibility (Sand), Inorganic Physiology (Type 1. While he's turned into Sand), Body Control (He is capable of altering the size and shape of his logia-form to some degree), Regeneration (Low-High, only in logia-form), Elemental Flight, Weather Manipulation (Kept rain from falling onto Alabasta, and can create sand storms on a whim), Transmutation (Can make things come back to sand), Water Absorption (By touching, he can dehydrate a person by sucking water into their body), Corrosion Inducement (via his hook), Limited Poison Manipulation, Weapon Creation (Can create sand weapons), Can sense things moving through the sand, Resistance to Sand Manipulation (All Logias are resistant to their natural elements) | Same as before except for Poison Manipulation and Corrosion Inducement, Resistance to Heat Manipulation (Unaffected by the heat generated from Akainu's magma body, which can vaporize steel, resisted the water boiling bath in Impel Down when he had no powers).
Attack Potency: Multi-City Block level (His Desert Spada is capable of creating a huge gouge in the ground of the Royal Palace, he destroyed the Alubarna Royal Garden through desiccation), can also ignore conventional durability to an extent by dehydration and poison | At least Small City level (Displayed as being comparable to Gear 2nd Luffy during the war), likely Mountain level+ (Could contend with high tiers such as Doflamingo, and Admiral Akainu off panel for extended periods, however he is never shown harming them), he ignores conventional durability to an extent by dehydration.
Speed: High Hypersonic (Kept up with Luffy and dodges many of his attacks, and could tag him) | Massively Hypersonic+, possibly far higher (Capable of fighting Doflamingo and Mihawk off-panel and keeping up with them, but was tagged by Luffy in Gear 2nd.)
Lifting Strength: Class G
Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class | At least Small City Class (Was depicted as comparable to Gear 3rd Luffy during Impel Down), likely Mountain Class+ (Deflected Mihawk's strike against Luffy and fought Doflamingo)
Durability: Multi-City Block level (He can trade blows with characters who are strong enough to overpower his own attacks) | At least Small City level, likely Mountain level+ (Withstood a blow from Jozu and took hits from Doflamingo off-panel), Logia Dispersion also makes it difficult to harm him
Stamina: Very High (Able to take a "baptizing" in boiling water in Impel Down without flinching, fought through the Marineford Battle while sustaining some injuries)
Range: Dozens to Hundreds of meters with most attacks (A casual Spada went across the entire Royal Garden, and kept going). Kilometers with Sand-Storms and access to the Desert (Crocodile has covered an entire city with individual sand storms, covering the sky in a cloud of dust).
Standard Equipment: His hook, which can be opened to reveal it is covered in deadly poison, there is a knife underneath the hook if it breaks off
Intelligence: Extremely knowledgeable and cunning (Masterminded Baroque Works while keeping the World Government completely in the dark about what he was doing and making himself a hero in the eyes of the people), also skilled at making flawless plans and noticing things that most other people would not)
Weaknesses: Standard Devil Fruit users weaknesses. Can't turn intangible while in contact with liquids. He can only use his power to full extent in desert wastelands
Notable Attacks/Techniques: Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit): A Logia-type Devil Fruit, eaten by Crocodile, allowing him to become, generate and manipulate sand. It also allows the user to control quicksand, sandstorms and the absorption of liquids. This fruit allows Crocodile to sense anything that is moving through sand (he uses his power to sense underground rivers). Crocodile has shown to create sand blades that can slice through the ground, create sandstorms, quick sands, and cause dehydration by physical contact. In addition, Crocodile has shown to transform his arm into sand in order to extend his reach for his hook, as a long range capture and strike. He can also suck all the moisture out of any object, living or non-living, by placing his right hand on them. This ability allows him to utterly destroy his surroundings and killing all organic lifeforms via dehydration.
- Desert Spada (Treasured Sword of Desert): Crocodile forms his right hand into a loose blade of fast-moving sand and then stabs it into the ground, extending it along the ground like a torpedo, splitting anything in its path, including the very ground itself, through extreme and focused erosion, created by the sand blade.
- Desert la Spada (Adamant Treasure Sword of Desert): An altered version of Desert Spada. Crocodile now forms several solid blades with fan-shaped edges instead of one large blade made from sand.
- Desert Girasole (Desert Sunflower): Crocodile creates a loose sand blade from his right hand with Desert Spada. Like Desert Spada, He stabs it into the ground causing an area in front of him to collapse. However, a giant pit of quicksand will be formed instead, with the sand being taking away by underground rivers (which he can detect). Anything caught in the pit will be sucked in and buried alive. This attack can only be done in a desert terrain.
- Barchan (Crescent-Shaped Dune): Crocodile swings his right arm forward while leaving a crescent shaped trail of sand behind it. Anything hit by that trail is instantly robbed of all moisture because of Crocodile's dehydration ability.
- Desert Encierro (Desert Prison): Crocodile grabs someone with his right hand, then slowly or quickly drains the moisture from them with his dehydration ability. This leaves them in a withered and seemingly fleshless state.
- Sables (Sandstorm): Crocodile summons a massive tornado of sand and sends it on a rampage. Once this sandstorm grows large enough, not even he can stop it. He can also make a sandstorm that can suck the water out of living things and is apparently able to crack steel. Another usage is to send people flying with this technique. In deserts, it can cross the length of a small country and many of them in succession over a period of time can bury an entire city.
- Sables: Pesado (Sandstorm: Heavy): Crocodile gathers a swirling mass of extremely dense sand in his hand, then hurls it at his opponent, causing a massive shockwave upon impact.
- Ground Seco (Ground Drying): Crocodile places his hand on the ground and uses his dehydration ability to dry out a huge area around him, turning it into a desert wasteland. When he does this, it also can cause the area around him to crumble and cave in, causing unfortunate foes to fall to their death.
- Ground Death (Cycle of Erosion): An extremely strong version of Ground Secco. However, Crocodile not only dries up the ground but anything and everything on it including people and even buildings, all of which is transformed into sand if it has steady contact with the ground. The speed at which things dry also seemingly increases.
- Desert Grande Spada: (砂漠の大剣デザート・グランデ・エスパーダ Dezāto Gurande Esupāda?, literally translated as "Great Sword of the Desert") An enhanced version of Desert Spada. Unlike Desert Spada, that forms a long underground blade sand slicing everything its path, Desert Grande Spada is a rising sand blade that erupts from the ground to slice its target.
Key: Alabasta Saga | Paramount War Saga