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 achieved the rank of Captain and now runs G-5 along with Smoker. She is also revealed to be a user of Haki.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Likely High 8-C | Likely 7-B
Origin: One Piece
Age: 21 (Pre-Timeskip) | 23 (Post-Timeskip)
Classification: Human, Marine Captain, Swordswoman
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Speed Enhancement with Soru, Haki (Basic Busoshoku Haki user), Skilled Swordswoman (Is easily able to deflect cannonballs using her blade, which she achieves by redirecting the cannonball on the thinnest edge of her sword)
Attack Potency: Likely Large Building level (Shouldn't be much weaker than East Blue arc Zoro) | Likely City level via powerscaling (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: Likely Large Building Class via powerscaling | Likely City Class
Durability: Likely Large Building level | Likely City level (She took an assault from Monet, and could withstand most of her attacks despite being outmatched later on)
Stamina: Superhuman (Continued fighting despite being pierced in the shoulder multiple times)
Range: Extended melee range
Standard Equipment: Her sword Shigure
Intelligence: Skilled combatant (though is shown to be clumsy)
Weaknesses: Tashigi is somewhat clumsy and can be easily provoked in battle
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. Tashigi has so far only demonstrated the latter.
- Busōshoku Haki (Color of Armaments): Tashigi has a very basic level of application for this type of haki, capable of covering her entire body with invisible armor to subtly increase her defenses, as well as cover her weapon with it in order to successfully harm those who can utilize Elemental Intangibility such as Monet.
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