Absalom (One Piece)


Absalom of the Graveyard is the leader of the Zombie Soldiers and Zombie Generals of Thriller Bark in the anime/manga series One Piece. He is one of the Mysterious Four (which includes Gekko Moriah, Hogback, and Perona) and one of the major antagonists of the Thriller Bark Arc. He is voiced by Andrew Chandler in the English dubbed version of the anime.

Absalom is one of the leaders of the Zombie Army created by Gekko Moriah and Hogback. He is loyal to his leader, Moriah, and is willing to help the man fulfill his dreams. Despite his honorable personality, Absalom is perverted. While on Thriller Bark he made many attempts to kidnap Nami including peeping on her at a shower at one point. Absalom was desperate to have a beautiful wife and saw Nami as the best choice. He was willing to fight Sanji if it means that he will be able to marry Nami (even though she does not like him). At the same time, Absalom is frightened by Lola because she is a zombie (even though she likes him).

In battle, Absalom has the Suke Suke no Mi which allows him to become invisible. With this ability he can use it spy on enemies and utilize it to attack his foes without being sensed. He can also transfer this ability to nearby weapons and people such as the bazooka that he carried to catch his opponents off guard. With his bazooka, he can fire powerful laser beams to instantly knock out his targets. By having parts of his replaced by animal parts, he has better sensory perception than the average man and of course have superhuman strength.

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Absalom's bare torso

After getting beat up by Sanji, he manages to escape with Nami while Sanji was distracted by Oars. Absalom attempted a second try at a marriage ceremony, but a combination of Nami waking up due to his sleeping drug wearing off and Lola's arrival thwarted this plan. After Absalom enraged Nami when he attacked and defeated Lola, Nami launched a counterattack and easily defeated him (only because of the beating that Sanji inflicted on Absalom earlier left him weakened). Later, Absalom along with Hogback left Thriller Bark leaving behind their leader, Gekko Moriah. It was later hinted that Absalom was present at the battle of Marineford and was probably responsible for Moriah's escape from Donquixote Doflamingo. Post time-skip, Absalom became a news reporter and now uses the name "Absa". He was responsible for publishing information on the location of the Eustass Kid's crew and his new alliance in the New World.