|“||Now Witness Kawamatsu The Kappa!||„|
|~ Kawamatsu to the prisoners of Udon|
Kawamatsu, also known as Kawamatsu the Kappa is a fish-man who is a yokozuna-ranked sumo wrestler. As a child, he was shipwrecked in Wano and orphaned soon afterwards. After Kozuki Oden rescued him from citizens ostracizing him, he went on to serve as one of Oden's Nine Red Scabbards until Oden's death 20 years ago.
Kawamatsu would go on to be imprisoned by the Beasts Pirates for 13 years until he was ultimately freed by Monkey D. Luffy, and he reunited with the Nine Red Scabbards to fight Kurozumi Orochi and Kaido and avenge Oden.
Like other characters, Kawamatsu possesses a unique laugh: "Kappappappa"
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-A, Possibly higher
Name: Kawamatsu, epithet “The Kappa”
Origin: One Piece
Age: At least 33 years old
Classification: Fishman, Samurai, Member of the Nine Red Scabbards, Retainer of the Kozuki Family, Sumo Wrestler, Former Highway Robber.
Power and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Swordsman and somewhat skilled marksman (Can fire the bones from fish with enough speed and precision to kill someone), Yokozuna-Ranked Sumo Wrestler, Underwater Breathing (Type 2), Statistics Amplification (Strength and speed of fishmen is doubled when underwater.), Advanced Armament Haki, Resistance to Poison (Was fed only poisonous fish for over 13 years yet didn't die or succumb to the poison like Tama did)
Attack Potency: At least Mountain level, possibly higher (Should be comparable to the likes of Denjiro and Ashura Doji as all three were described as assets worth 100 men by Kin'emon impying he is among the strongest of the scabbards. Despite serving 13 years in imprisonment being only fed poisonous fish Raizo states that his skill has not waned at all. He was able to stop the conflict between Zoro and Gyukimaru on his own)
Lifting Strength: At Least Class G
Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class, Possibly higher
Durability: At least Mountain level, possibly higher via scaling
Stamina: High (Endured eating nothing but poisonous raw fish for over 13 years without dying)
Range: Extended Melee Range, further with advanced armament haki.
Standard Equipment: His Shirasaya Sword: Soto Muso
Intelligence: Incredibly Skilled Combatant and swordsman, he developed his own sword-style which incorporates his strength as a Sumo-Wrestler with his swordsmanship.
Weaknesses: None Notable
Haki: There are normally two types of Haki regular people can tap into: the Kenbunshoku Haki which allows individuals to sense the presence of others, and Busōshoku Haki which allows individuals to create an invisible armor around them. There is however a third type of Haki, Haōshoku Haki, that only a few individuals can use. Kawamatsu is not one of these people.
- Busōshoku Haki (Color of Armaments): Kawamatsu has shown advanced application of this Haki when he performed an attack named Yagura Ryuo which repelled several Beasts Pirates charging toward him without direct contact.
Kappa-ryu: Kappa-ryu is a swordsmanship style used by the samurai Kawamatsu. As noted by Raizo and Kikunojo, this style is Kawamatsu signature fighting style, despite the latter being a sumo wrestler. According to Kawamatsu, fighting against the Kappa-ryu is like trying to swim against raging waters. When wielding his Soto Muso, Kawamatsu was able to blow away several men charging against him, taking them down with a single blow.
- Menamu-gawa (滅南無川 Menamu-gawa?, literally meaning "Destructive Hailing River): Kawamatsu lunges toward his opponents, holding the blade's tip toward them and overwhelming them. It was first used against several Beasts Pirates guards in the Prisoner Mine.
- Yorikiri (寄り斬り Yorikiri?, literally meaning "Frontal Force Out Cutter"): Kawamatsu performs a slash and sends opponents flying away. It was first used against several Beasts Pirates guards in the Prisoner Mine