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Kuro is one of the first villains to appear in One Piece. He served as Kaya's butler, and was secretly the captain of a pirate crew.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 8-C

Name: Captain Kuro, Kuro, Kladahore, Kurohadol

Origin: One Piece

Gender: Male

Age: 33 Pre Timeskip, 35 Post Timeskip

Classification: Pirate captain

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled with his Claws, Genius-Level Intellect

Attack Potency: Large Building level (Hurt East Blue Luffy)

Speed: Supersonic+ (Kept up with East Blue Luffy, Zoro couldn't see his movements)

Lifting Strength: Athletic Human (Can wield 5 katana-length blades on each hand)

Striking Strength: Large Building Class

Durability: Large Building level

Stamina: Average

Range: Several yards with Shakushi, 100 meters with Creeping Cat

Standard Equipment: "Cat Claws", 10 katana - length blades attached to the tip of each finger on gloves

Intelligence: Master strategist, was known for his plans never failing, manipulated many people and faked his death, would have succeeded in tricking the marines if it wasn't for the Straw Hat Pirates

Weaknesses: When using Shakushi, he cannot see where he is going and attacks randomly, he goes into a berserker rage and attacks anyone, even allies, when he sees a crescent moon

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Nuki Ashi: ability to move at superhuman speeds, at about 100 meters in 4 to 5 seconds, almost looking like he teleported. He initiates this move by performing several quick foot movements to propel himself to another location, much like the Soru technique, except that the movements of his feet are more noticeable, suggesting that this ability is a rudimentary form of Soru.This is Kuro's signature ability in combat, with which he would utilize this blinding speed to deliver his attacks. His skill is such that at full speed he is only able to be seen as a vague blur or by the damage his attacks cause; his speed is such that he can kill a group of 50 skilled assassins before any of them would even take notice. While the pinnacle of his speed is considered superhuman and matching that of the Soru technique, his weakness — being unable to tell what he is hitting — puts him at a setback against other superhuman-speed users who can tell what they are striking. He can partially counter this flaw by his indifference to what he strikes down, feeling remorseless in killing his subordinates. His inhuman speed is due to his powerful legs; therefore, he also possesses powerful kicks, as demonstrated when he kicked Usopp and Luffy; on both occasions he sent them both flying for a great distance from him, while cutting Luffy's lip.
  • Creeping Cat: Like the Nuki Ashi, except he has more control and moves about freely while appearing invisible. The downside is, he needs to revert to normal speed when initiating attacks, making him automatically visible at that point. The same thing also happens if, by any chance, the opponent(s) should manage to strike out at him while he's in this state.
  • Shakushi: Kuro's ultimate technique, he propels himself at the fastest speed he can, killing everything his claws hit in a large area at random (He can't see where he is going)


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Start a Discussion Discussions about Kuro

  • Enormous Downgrade to One Piece or just huge mistake of Oda?

    4 messages
    • Generally in issues like this authors intent isn't taken into account. So I don't see this as an issue
    • This is another case of the author's not knowing their own character's strength and speed.
  • King Bradley vs Kuro

    3 messages
    • Thought it was this Kuro, was dissapointed:
    • I'm gonna have to give this one to Bradley. Too be honest, I originally thought Kuro would crush this but I soon realized that couldn...