Tashigi was first introduced when the Straw Hat Pirates docked in Loguetown, where she was stationed. Smoker, her superior officer, seems to regard her as a protege; the two work very well together. While adept at sword fighting, she is unusually clumsy, which tends to get on Smoker's nerves. She is also very well-versed in katana, knowing their names and origins. Zoro often feels highly uncomfortable around her due to her striking resemblance to his late friend Kuina, who she fights like and even shares philosophies with.
Like Smoker, Tashigi has her own view of "Justice" which differs from the Marines' own definition, and will fight for what she sees as the right thing to do. Tashigi's stated goal is to remove all Meido, a class of famous swords, from the hands of those who would use them for their own selfish ends.
During the Time Skip, she took a level in badass and achieved the rank of Captain, which means she received five promotions in the span of two years and now runs G-5 along with Smoker. She's also revealed to be a user of Haki.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-C, likely higher | At least Low 7-C
Origin: One Piece
Age: 21 pre timeskip, 23 after the timeskip
Classification: Human, Marine Captain
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, durability and endurance, novice Haki user, skilled swordswoman (is easily able to deflect cannonballs gracefully using her blade, she does so by redirecting the cannonball on the thinnest edge of her sword)
Attack Potency:: At least Building level, likely higher | At least Small Town level via power-scaling (Briefly contended with Monet's snow-storms, and even managed to wound her in the process. Should be considerably stronger than most Marines of lower ranks.)
Lifting Strength: Unknown, likely Class 100
Striking Strength: At least Building Class via power-scaling
Durability: At least Building level | Likely Small Town level (She managed to hold Monet in place, keeping herself from being torn apart from Monet's fangs and claws)
Stamina: Superhuman (Continued fighting despite being pierced in the shoulder multiple times by freezing fangs)
Range: Extended human melee range
Standard Equipment: Her sword Shigure
Intelligence: Skilled combatant, very clumsy however
Weaknesses: She can't keep up with Lawless Frustration
-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 Busoshoku Haki which allows individuals to create an invisible armor around them. There is however, a third type of Haki, Haoshoku Haki, that only a few individuals can use. Tashigi is not one of these people.
- Busōshoku Haki (Color of Armaments): Busoshoku Haki allows the user to create a force similar to an invisible armor around themselves. This allows the user to defend against attacks that would otherwise cause them harm. This "invisible armor" can also be used as a weapon to strike others with. It can be used to augment the user's own attacks, projected ahead of the user as pure brute force, or imbued in weapons to increase their effectiveness. This type of Haki also has the ability to bypass the powers of a Devil Fruit user, touching the "substantial body" beneath whatever protection the fruit provides. It can also be used to harden parts of one's body, turning the area black, making the user denser and more formidable, and giving their attacks greater power.
-Kiri Shigure (Cut Autumn Rain): Tashigi swings and cuts a target while holding her sword with two hands over her back.
-Rokushiki: A special, superhuman martial arts style used primarily by members of Cipher Pol #9. It consists of six special techniques, Kami-e, Geppou, Rankyaku, Shigan, Soru, Tekkai. So far Tashigi has only displayed the use of Soru.
- Soru: By kicking the ground at least 10 times in the blink of an eye, Tashigi propels herself across short distances at enhanced speeds.
Key: Pre-Timeskip | Post-Timeskip