Boa Hancock is a captivating character in the One Piece series, known as the “Pirate Empress” and the captain of the Kuja Pirates. She was the only female Warlord of the Sea before the organization’s disbandment. Hancock is the current empress of Amazon Lily and rules over the Kuja tribe with her two younger sisters, Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold. She initially serves as the main antagonist of the Amazon Lily Arc but later becomes a major ally for Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates.
Chapter and Episode Introduced
Boa Hancock was introduced in Chapter 516 of the One Piece manga. She made her anime debut in the Amazon Lily Arc, although the specific episode number is not available in the current dataset.
Year of Introduction
July 12 2009
Background and Abilities
Hancock was kidnapped by the World Nobles as a child along with her sisters and was enslaved for years. During this time, she was force-fed the Mero Mero no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that grants her the ability to turn both living and non-living things into stone. She and her sisters escaped from Mary Geoise during a mass breakout instigated by Fisher Tiger. Hancock is also proficient in all three types of Haki: Haoshoku, Busoshoku, and Kenbunshoku.
Relationship with Luffy
Initially antagonistic towards Monkey D. Luffy, Hancock’s perspective changes after witnessing Luffy’s selfless actions and his animosity towards the Celestial Dragons. She eventually falls in love with him and becomes one of his most stalwart allies, aiding him in infiltrating Impel Down and supporting him in the Summit War of Marineford.
Hancock initially had a bounty of 80,000,000 Berries, which was frozen after she joined the Seven Warlords. However, after the abolition of the Seven Warlords, her bounty was reinstated and raised to 1,659,000,000 Berries.