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The Chivalrous Cook

Men who can't wipe away the tears from a woman's eyes, aren't real men.
~ Sanji


Sanji Vinsmoke, more commonly known as "Sanji" is the crew's chain-smoking chef. There is not a dish he cannot cook, a pretty girl he will not try to woo, or something he will not argue with Zoro over. As a chef, he believes that he cannot afford to harm his hands, and so uses a fighting style which uses only his feet called the "Black Leg Style" (Kuroashi no Waza).

His dream is to find a legendary patch of sea called All Blue, where one can find species of fish from all over the world. His mentor, former-pirate-turned-restaurant-owner Zeff, is one he shares his dreams with, and Sanji worked under him as a way to pay Zeff back for saving his life when the two were stuck on a rock with barely any food when Sanji was a child.

His bounty is 177,000,000 Berries. He is, however, sometimes unrecognized due to a poorly-drawn composite sketch on his wanted poster.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 8-C | 8-A | Likely Low 7-C. Low 7-C with Diable Jambe | 7-C | Likely Low 6-B | Likely Low 6-B | At least Low 6-B

Name: Sanji Vinsmoke. He has also called himself "Mr. Prince" and "The Hunter", epithet "Black Leg".

Origin: One Piece

Gender: Male

Age: 19 pre time-skip, 21 after the time-skip

Classification: Human, Chef of the Straw Hat Pirates

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, durability, endurance, agility, stamina, dexterity, agility, adept Haki user (Busōshoku Haki and Kenbunshoku Haki), heat; fire manipulation with his Diable Jambe technique, martial artist, Resistance to fire, Resistance to electricity (was able to take two of Enel's El Thor during the battle game), able to withstand high water pressure, able to run underwater using his Blue Walk technique, Pseudo Flight with Sky Walk technique

Attack Potency: Large Building level | Multi-City Block level | Likely Small Town level. Small Town level with Diable Jambe (Managed to two-shot Jyabura with his Diable Jambe. Matched and then re-directed a fully stretched Bazooka from Oars which is naturally significantly stronger than his unstretched, casual Pistol) | Town level via power-scaling | Likely Small Country level (Can fight competitively with Vergo) | Likely Small Country level via powerscaling (At least comparable to Zoro and was complimented for his strength by Doflamingo) | Small Country level (Capable of causing damage to Luffy)

Speed: Supersonic (Can hang with Luffy) | Hypersonic (Faster than Yama) | Massively Hypersonic (Should be comparable to Luffy, and he is much faster than Kalifa, who he can nearly blitz from a couple meters away.) | Massively Hypersonic (Faster than pre-timeskip G2 Luffy at this point) | At most Massively Hypersonic+ (Fought Vergo, who could outspeed Law) | At most Massively Hypersonic+ (Can keep up with the likes of Donquixote Doflamingo for a very brief period of time) | At most Massively Hypersonic+

Lifting Strength: Class K | Class K+ | Class G+ (Lifted huge chains meant for huge ships like Thriller Bark) | At least Class G+ | At least Class G+ | At least Class G+ | At least Class G+

Striking Strength: Class GJ (More or less equal to Luffy, can kick sea monsters around with ease) | Class GJ | Class TJ (Can kick building chunks away like nothing as well as deflect the attacks of super giants) | Class TJ (Can kick away giants over 400m in height and width) | Likely Class ZJ | Likely Class ZJ | Class ZJ

Durability: Large Building level (Kick stalemated a punch from a Superhuman Gorilla) | Multi-City Block level (Withstood many kicks from Bentham, was also on his feet again relatively swiftly after taking a second El Thor from Enel) | Small Town level (Took a Gatling from Oars and was back up fighting shortly afterwards) | Town level via power-scaling | Small Country level (Could easily deflect and block strikes from Vergo) | Likely Small Country level via powerscaling (Should be as durable as Zoro and withstood a strike from Donquixote Doflamingo and could continue fighting) | Small Country level

Stamina: Extremely high; can keep up with his Monster Trio peers who both have freakishly high endurance, can walk and fight perfectly fine with broken ribs and other severe injuries for extended periods of time

Range: Standard melee range with kicks, at least several meters (potentially hundreds of meters) with his flames

Standard Equipment: Nothing notable

Intelligence: Master martial artist and an incredible cook, he has vast knowledge of food and preparing it, a fairly good battle tactician and can come up with strategies effectively, skilled face surgeon. He is somewhat skilled when it comes to rearranging the human face (Sanji can rearrange the human face with incredible precision using his kicks, turning someone who would be considered incredibly ugly into someone who would be considered good looking in an instant).

Weaknesses: Sanji refuses to use his upper body in battle except under special circumstances, he is a lecher and is often distracted by sufficiently attractive females, and refuses to hit any woman for any reason, even if it costs him his life.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • 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. Sanji is not one of these people.
    • Busōshoku Haki (Color of Armaments): A form of Haki that allows the user to create an "invisible armor" around themselves. With that, they can protect himself from attacks, and if trained well, use it to deliver stronger attacks. Besides the increase of strength, it is the only form of attack that doesn't involve Kairouseki that can hit any Devil Fruit user, being able to hit the user's original body even if it's a Logia user. It can also be used in weapons.
    • Kenbunshoku Haki (Color of Observation or Mantra): A form of Haki that allows the user to sense the presence of his opponents. A user of this type of Haki can predict an opponent's moves before he gets hit. This works by showing the user an image or brief "premonition" of what the opponent will do, manifested as a mental image in the user's mind's eye, and the damage the user will take if the attack "hit" for real. It appears that the more killer intent the enemy has the easier they are to predict, though more efficient users can predict future moves regardless whether there are ambient murderous intents or not. Including the distance, location, and where the opponent may strike next.
  • Walks: Movement techniques which Sanji utilizes to augment his mobility in various areas.
    • Blue Walk (Sea Walk): Similar to Rokushiki's Geppou technique, though instead of using the air, Sanji runs underwater by kicking the water itself to propel himself.
    • Sky Walk (Sky Walk): Basically the same as the Geppou technique from Rokushiki; Sanji runs through the sky by kicking the air itself to propel himself.
Sanji taking flight
  • Black Leg Style: A martial-arts style that was passed on to Sanji by his mentor Zeff. It is designed to free the use of one's hands and prevent them from being damaged during a battle, something that is disastrous to a chef like Sanji or Zeff. As a fighting style, the style boasts a wide and impressive array of kicks, coupled with super acrobatic skill making it a very versatile fighting technique, allowing Sanji to effectively weave continuous and powerful attacks upon adversaries.
  • Collier (Neck): A kick to the neck which Sanji does it whilst still on the ground.
    • Collier Shoot (Neck Shoot): Sanji jumps high into the air and lands a powerful kick to the opponent's neck.
  • Épaule (Shoulder): A downward kick targeting the opponent's shoulder, meant to knock them off balance or drive them into the ground.
    • Épaule Shoot (Shoulder Meat Shoot): Sanji jumps into the air then brings his heel down on the opponent's shoulder.
  • Côtelette (Rib): Dropping down into a one-handed handstand position, Sanji kicks the opponent hard in the ribs, this attack is usually followed by Selle.
  • Sélle (Lower Back): Commonly used as a combo attack with Côtelette, using the momentum from the Côtelette attack Sanji (still in a handstand) spins around in the opposite direction to deliver a fast kick to the opponent's lower back or lumbar region.
  • Poitrine (Breast/Chest): A stabbing kick straight into the opponent's chest.
  • Poitrine Shoot (Breast/Chest Shoot): A stronger version of Poitrine, except that this time Sanji aims a little higher and kicks up instead of down.
  • Gigot (Legs): Running at the opponent Sanji delivers a sweeping kick to the kneecaps, the opponent is either send flying or slammed to the ground as a result.
  • Mouton Shot (Sheep Shot): One of Sanji's strongest single kicks, and a common finishing move. He starts by jumping or flipping into the air and then channels all his might into one leg to deliver a kick to the opponent's mid-section, or sometimes their head, that sends them flying.
  • Reception: Sanji lifts one of his legs up high and hooks his foot around the opponent's neck, then uses that leg to smash the opponent's face into the ground hard.
  • Anti-Manner Kick Course (Behavior Antithesis Kick Course): Thought to be Sanji's strongest single kick attack, he gathers all the power he can muster and delivers a massive vertical kick by lifting one of his legs a full 180 degrees in the air. This attack is usually aimed at the very center of the opponent's torso (front or back).
  • Bas Côte (Shoulder Roast): A mid-air attack, Sanji kicks one leg straight forward to attack the opponent while kicking the other one backwards to provide the necessary momentum.
  • Longe: A sweeping kick, usually performed from the back targeting the opponent's back, very useful for sending an opponent flying in preparation for another kick.
  • Tendron (Collar): A straight on side kick targeting the middle area of the opponent's collar bone. This attack forms part of the Bas Côte, Longe, Tendron, Flanchet, Quasi, Queue, Cuisseau, Jarret, Veau Shot combo.
  • Flanchet (Stomach/Belly): A simple kick to the opponent's stomach. First used against Mr. 2. This attack forms part of the Bas Côte, Longe, Tendron, Flanchet, Quasi, Queue, Cuisseau, Jarret, Veau Shot combo.
    • Flanchet Shoot (Belly Shoot): Sanji kicks the opponent with a head on snap kick. "Flanchet" is French for "stomach".
  • Quasi (Rump): Sanji flips over into a double-handed handstand, spins around and kicks the opponent. This attack is usually followed by Queue. This attack forms part of the Bas Côte, Longe, Tendron, Flanchet, Quasi, Queue, Cuisseau, Jarret, Veau Shot combo.
  • Queue (Tail): Commonly used as a combo attack with Quasi, Sanji continues spinning with the momentum from Quasi and swings his other leg around to kick the opponent's tail bone. This attack forms part of the Bas Côte, Longe, Tendron, Flanchet, Quasi, Queue, Cuisseau, Jarret, Veau Shot combo.
  • Cuisseau (Thigh): Often used right before or after Jarret, Sanji sends a hard kick to the opponent's thigh. This can be used to attack or block an incoming kick. This is called Cuisseau Crusher in the Viz Manga and Turkey Tenderizer in the 4Kids dub, but it keeps its original name in the FUNimation dub. First used against Mr. 2. This attack forms part of the Bas Côte, Longe, Tendron, Flanchet, Quasi, Queue, Cuisseau, Jarret, Veau Shot combo.
    • Cuisseau Shoot (Thigh Shoot): A hard kick to the thigh that sends the opponent flying.
  • Jarret (Shin): Often used right before or after Cuisseau, Sanji sends a hard kick to the opponent's shin. This can be used to attack or block an incoming kick. This attack forms part of the Bas Côte, Longe, Tendron, Flanchet, Quasi, Queue, Cuisseau, Jarret, Veau Shot combo.
  • Veau Shot (Veal Shot): Another one of Sanji's strongest/finisher attacks, leaps into the air and sweeps his leg forward to land a powerful kick to the center of the opponent's torso. Sanji uses to perform this move as a finishing blow after using his combo of Bas Côte, Longe, Tendron, Flanchet, Quasi, Queue, Cuisseau and Jarret.
  • Concassé (Crush): Another finisher, Sanji leaps high into the air and starts flipping over rapidly to gain speed, then he brings the heel of his foot down on the opponent's head. Sanji can also use this attack by standing on one hand sideways while facing his opponent before spinning around rapidly and delivering a kick to his opponent's side.
  • Troisième Haché (Third-Rate Mincemeat): Sanji does a series of backflips towards his opponent before using his hands for one final push to launch him towards and opponent's face where he delivers several fast kicks.
  • Bouquetiere Shot (Mixed Vegetables Shot): Often used as the final blow in a series of attacks, Sanji lands on his hands underneath an opponent's chin, then uses both hands to spring upwards to deliver a blow to the opponent's chin with both feet.
  • Slice Shoot (Sliced Shoot): A disarming attack where Sanji runs forward, jumps into the air and kicks the opponent's hand to do damage and knock a weapon from their hand.
  • Party Table Kick Course: An attack for fighting against large groups, Sanji jumps into the air and lands on the head of one of the opponents in a hand stand. He then spins around rapidly to deliver a savage kick to the face of anyone within range. After he runs out of targets, he dismounts and kicks the person he was spinning on.
  • Brochette (Skewer): Sanji jumps over the top of his opponent and aims one leg directly downwards towards the opponent. He then drops downwards while spinning like a drill to spear his opponent with his extended leg.
  • Collier Frit (Fried Neck): A powerful kick to the neck, Sanji leans forwards and launches his foot up into his opponent's throat. This attack is altered in the anime to a dual kick to defeat two opponents, with an added spin for extra damage.
  • Frit Assorti (Fried Assortment): An attack for use against several opponents, Sanji leans forward and kicks several opponents skywards.
  • Escalope (Thin Slices): A jumping kick to the forehead.
  • Oeil (Eye): A straight on kick to the opponent's eyes. This attack forms part of the Oeil, Nez, Joue, Bouche, Dents, Menton, Parage Shot combo.
  • Nez (Nose): A straight on kick to the opponent's nose. First seen being used against Wanze in a series of kicks to his face. This attack forms part of the Oeil, Nez, Joue, Bouche, Dents, Menton, Parage Shot combo.
  • Joue (Cheek): A straight-on kick to the opponent's cheek.
  • Joue Shoot (Cheek Shoot): Sanji leans forward and delivers a hard side kick to one of the opponent's cheeks.
  • Bouche (Mouth): A straight on kick to the opponent's upper jaw, this attack targets the roof of their mouth, and thus can only be done when the opponent's mouth is open.
  • Dents (Teeth): A straight on kick to the opponent's teeth, Sanji hits both the upper and lower sets of teeth at the same time, and thus he can only use his attack when the opponent's mouth is closed.
  • Menton (Chin): A straight on kick to the opponent's lower jaw/chin. First seen being used against Wanze in a series of kicks to his face.
  • Parage Shot (Cosmetic Surgery Shot): Sanji delivers a barrage of kicks to every single section of the opponent's face, these kicks are so powerful that they can alter the bone structure of the unlucky recipient. And for some reason, this also seems to affect their facial and hair structures.
  • Santen Découpage (Three Point Cut): Sanji throws three powerful near-simultaneous roundhouse kicks with one leg to the opponent's throat, chest and stomach, striking them with the entire length of his leg.
  • Shishinabe Shoot (Boar Hot Pot Shoot): Sanji attacks with a powerful flying sidekick, he also uses this attack to break down walls
  • Deuxième Haché (Second-Rate Mincemeat): Sanji does a running jump and kicks with both legs into an opponent's stomach.
  • Extra Haché (Highest-Rate Mincemeat): A barrage of hard kicks launched at multiple directions, in the same manner as Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Gatling, only that given Sanji's lack of elasticity, this move must be performed at close range.
  • Diable Jambe: A technique where Sanji heats up his leg, adding extreme heat to the impacts of his kicks. After the timeskip Sanji can also nigh-instantaneously spawn vast amount of blazing flames by completely setting his own body on fire as well as those of his foes, improving the effectiveness of the technique. Originally, Sanji needed to spin at high speeds to activate Diable Jambe, heating up his leg due to friction, but by the Sabaody Arc, he demonstrated that he was able to activate it mid-attack, which is further reinforced after the timeskip.
    • Collier Strike: This technique is a new version of Collier Shoot, but now combined with Diable Jambe. Sanji jumps into the air, appearing in front of his opponent and then lands a devastating kick to their neck.
Sanji collar shot new
  • -Premier Haché (First-Rate Mincemeat): Sanji does a running jump and kicks with both legs into an opponent's stomach rapidly various times, but Diable Jambe's heat greatly increases the power.
  • -Flambage Shot (Flaming Shot): In the air (sometimes several feet from the ground), Sanji kicks the side of an opponent's head with his foot (or the middle of their torso) and Diable Jambe's heat greatly increases the power, often with explosive effect. The target is usually kicked downwards, causing them to come crashing into the ground.
  • Extra Haché (Highest-Rate Mincemeat): Sanji leaps into the air and launches a fierce barrage of flaming kicks, the light from the attack and the speed at which it is delivered makes it look like one big fire blast.
  • Frit Assorti (Fried Assortment): A completely revamped version of the original Frit Assorti. Jumping high into the air, Sanji delivers three simultaneous kicks in three directions (left, right, and forward) while in Diable Jambe mode.
  • Poêle à Frire: Spectre (Frying Pan: Spectrum): After using Sky Walk, Sanji kicks repeatedly downward with his flaming leg, to take out multiple opponents.
  • Diable Mouton Shot (Mutton Shot): Sanji performs a Mouton Shot one of his strongest kicks in Diable Jambe mode.
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  • Hell Memories: After closing his eyes and remembering his painful time in Kamabakka Kingdom, Sanji immediately becomes enraged, his whole body catching fire. He then delivers a powerful kick to his opponent, setting their entire body on fire, and causing great damage. This attack generates an enormous amount of fire, even enough to encompass the humongous Wadatsumi.
Sanji Hell Memories

Key: East Blue Arc | Arabasta/Skypiea Arc | Enies Lobby/Thriller Bark/Sabaody Arc | Fishman Island | Punk Hazard Arc | Dressrosa Arc | Whole-Cake Island Arc


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

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