Logo of One Piece.
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Jump|
|Genre(s)||Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy|
|Year of inception||1997|
|Original run||July 19, 1997 – Present|
The One Piece (ワンピース) universe refers to the Super Smash Flash series' collection of characters, stages, and properties that hail from Weekly Shōnen Jump's manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The series was heavily inspired by the Dragon Ball series and took some influences from it. The series follows the adventure of Monkey D. Luffy, who is captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, as they set sail across the world to find the legendary treasure known as One Piece. The best selling manga series and one of the most popular manga series in history, with the series outlasting the Naruto series and Bleach series. The One Piece franchise is one of the newest and heavily requested franchises in the Super Smash Flash series. Its series symbol is the Straw Hats Pirates' Jolly Roger.
While working as an assistant to Nobuhiro Watsuki, Oda began writing One Piece in 1996. From there, it started as two one-shot stories entitled Romance Dawn — which would later be used as the title for One Piece's first chapter and volume. They both featured the character of Monkey D. Luffy, and included elements that would later appear in the main series. The first of these short stories was published in August 1996 in Akamaru Jump and later in One Piece Red. The second was published in the 41st issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1996 and reprinted in 1998 in Oda's short story collection, Wanted!.
Oda revealed that he originally planned One Piece to last five years, and that he had already planned out the ending, but he found himself enjoying the story too much to and now does not yet intend to end the series. Oda stated that the ending will be what he had decided on from the beginning and is committed to seeing it through.
The world of One Piece is populated by humans and numerous other races such as "fishmen" (a race of fish/human hybrids, similar to mermen and mermaids), Minkmen (a race of humanoid animals), and giants. It is covered by two vast oceans, which are divided by a massive mountain range called the Red Line, which is also the only continent in the world. The Grand Line, a sea that runs perpendicular to the Red Line, further divides them into four seas: North Blue, East Blue, West Blue and South Blue.
The series begins with the execution of Gol D. Roger, a man known as the King of the Pirates. Just before his death, Roger announces that his treasure, the One Piece, will be available to anyone who finds it, beginning the Great Pirate Era. As a result, countless pirates set out to the Grand Line to look for the treasure.
Twenty-two years have passed since Roger's execution, and Monkey D. Luffy, a young man inspired by his childhood idol and powerful pirate "Red Haired" Shanks, sets off on a journey from the East Blue sea to find the One Piece and proclaim himself as the King of the Pirates. In an effort to organize his own crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy rescues and befriends a swordsman named Roronoa Zoro, and they head off in search of the One Piece. They are joined by Nami, a navigator and thief; Usopp, a sniper and a liar; and Sanji, a womanizing chef; in their journey, they acquire a ship named the Going Merry and engage in confrontations with pirates including Buggy the Clown, Captain Kuro, Don Krieg, and Arlong.
As the series progresses, new members join Luffy's crew including Tony Tony Chopper, an anthropomorphized reindeer and a doctor; Nico Robin, an archaeologist; Franky, a cyborg shipwright that constructs the crew's new ship, the Thousand Sunny, after the Going Merry gets damaged beyond repair; Brook, an undead skeleton and a musician; and Jinbe, a fishman and a helmsman.
In the Super Smash Flash series
In Super Smash Flash 2
- Monkey D. Luffy: The captain of the Straw Hat Pirates finally makes his long-awaited debut in SSF2. Revealed on the Day 4 livestream at Super Smash Con 2016, he was revealed as the final character for the event, the final manga-originated character for the game and the final character for the starting roster. Many of his sprites are edited from One Piece for Game Boy Advance and the One Piece: Gigant Battle! series, while certain animations are custom made, with his appearance based on the second part of One Piece. The majority of his moveset is comprised of various Gum-Gum techniques he can perform throughout the series.
- Thousand Sunny: A stage that takes place on the Straw Hat Pirates' second and current pirate ship, built by Franky, the crew's shipwright. Members of the Straw Hat Pirates can be seen in the background, watching the fight that occurs on the ship's grassy lawn. Each time a KO is scored, every member of the Straw Hat Pirates performs a unique pose, excluding Zoro.
Media with elements appearing in the Super Smash Flash series
The following list consists of media from the One Piece universe that appears in Super Smash Flash 2.
- Monkey D. Luffy, who debuted in chapter 1 of this manga as its main protagonist, appears as a starter character in SSF2.
- His design in SSF2 is based on his appearance following the time skip in chapter 598 of this manga.
- Luffy's artwork for SSF2 is based on his appearance on the cover art for Volume 1 and Volume 61 of this manga.
- Luffy's moveset in SSF2 primarily consists of attacks and techniques in which he stretches and expands his limbs using the power of the Gum-Gum Fruit, which originates in chapter 1 of this manga.
- Luffy's standard attack is based on Gum-Gum Gatling Gun, which originates as a technique in chapter 30 of this manga.
- Luffy's forward tilt is based on Gum-Gum Stamp, which originates as a technique in chapter 126 of this manga.
- Luffy's up smash is based on Gum-Gum Battle Axe, which originates as a technique in chapter 59 of this manga.
- Luffy's down smash is based on Gum-Gum Whip, which originates as a technique in chapter 6 of this manga.
- Luffy's dash attack is based on Gum-Gum Bullet, which originates as a technique in chapter 65 of this manga.
- Luffy's down aerial is based on Gum-Gum Spear, which originates as a technique in chapter 36 of this manga.
- Luffy's forward throw is based on Gum-Gum Bell, which originates as a technique in chapter 39 of this manga.
- Gum-Gum Pistol, Luffy's neutral special move, originates as a technique in chapter 1 of this manga, though his forward smash more closely resembles the original technique.
- Gum-Gum Rocket, Luffy's side special move, originates as a technique in chapter 4 of this manga.
- Gum-Gum Balloon, Luffy's down special move, originates as a technique in chapter 15 of this manga.
- King Kong Gun, Luffy's Final Smash in SSF2, originates as a Gear Fourth technique in chapter 790 of this manga.
- Luffy transforms into his Boundman form during the move, which originates as his first Gear Fourth form in chapter 784 of this manga.
- The pose Luffy makes and the kanji text reading "ドオン！！" that appears during this move are based on his fight against Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin in chapter 871 of this manga.
- Luffy's second, third, fourth, and ninth costumes in SSF2 are based on his outfits during the Marineford, Sabaody Archipelago, Enies Lobby, and Whole Cake Island arcs, respectively, of this manga.
- Luffy's sixth, tenth costumes in SSF2 are based on Roronoa Zoro and "Red Haired" Shanks, respectively, who each debuted in this manga.
- Luffy's twelfth costume in SSF2 is based on Nightmare Luffy, which originates as a form he takes in chapter 476 of this manga.
- The stage Thousand Sunny in SSF2 is based on the second ship of the Straw Hat Pirates in this manga and features various Straw Hat Pirates from this manga as background characters, including Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Sanji, Franky, Nico Robin, Usopp, Jinbe, Brook, and Tony Tony Chopper.
- Luffy's Fierce Attack, an orchestral remix of the theme that plays during dramatic moments in this anime, plays as Thousand Sunny's main music track in SSF2.
- We Are, an upbeat remix of the first opening theme from this anime with the original narration playing at the beginning of the song, plays as Thousand Sunny's alternate music track in SSF2.
- The victory theme of Luffy in SSF2 is a remix of Luffy's eyecatcher theme used from the Romance Dawn arc to the Post-War arc of this anime.
- Luffy's sprites in SSF2 are partially based on his sprites in this game.
One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
- Luffy's sprites in SSF2 are partially based on his sprites in this game.
- Luffy's fifth costume in SSF2 is partially based on Kung Fu Luffy from this game.
- Luffy's fifth costume in SSF2 is partially based on his final outfit in this film.