One Piece is one of the most iconic anime series of all time. There are over a thousand episodes, all jam-packed with memorable characters, emotional moments, and impactful quotes. If you’re looking to cosplay as a One Piece character, you’ll need the right outfit, accurate cosplay swords, and a list of quotes to bring the character to life at your next convention.
It’s hard to pick out the best quotes from One Piece since there is so much dialogue. So here are some of the quotes that stood out to us that you can use for inspiration!
“Being alone is more powerful than being hurt” – Luffy D. Monkey
The wannabe king of the pirates is not afraid of wearing his emotions on his sleeveless shirt. At one point during a flashback, we see Luffy trying to befriend Ace. Unfortunately, Luffy is left lonely, causing him to say this powerfully depressing line. It’s quite relatable since many people struggle with letting go of toxic relationships and friendships.
“I want to live!” – Nico Robin
Nico Robin is seen as one of the more serious and stoic characters on the crew. But she has actually been through quite a lot. She is the sole survivor of the Ohara massacre, leading her to a lonely and miserable life where she was forced to put her needs on hold. It was a powerful moment in the anime when Nico Robin decided to finally live for herself, a character arc that had viewers quite emotional. When she yells to the Straw Hats that she wants to go with them, One Piece fans had goosebumps at the emotional moment.
“There comes a time when a man has to stand and fight! That time is when his friend’s dreams are being laughed at!” – Usopp
Usopp is often seen as a more timid member of the Straw Hat crew. He isn’t the most aggressive, instead opting to trick his opponents and fight from afar. But that doesn’t mean Usopp is a complete coward. Usopp is fiercely loyal and will do what it takes to protect his friends.
“We’re throwing people’s lives away, even though every single soldier has a family waiting on them to return!” — Koby
Koby started off as a deckhand, captured by Alvida and her pirate crew before the anime even started. But Koby started his journey as a Marine after Luffy showed him that he does have the power to change his destiny. And how? By defeating Alvida.
In this scene, Koby was called to fight in the Battle of Marineford, but was shaken up by the violence and death around him as the parties continued to clash. He turned to Admiral Akainu to ask him to think of his soldiers, worried for their fate.
“Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!” — Donquixote Doflamingo
Donquixote Doflamingo and the Warlords of the Sea were a bit in the shadows throughout One Piece until the Marineford Arc. That’s when Doflamingo had more of a presence, including his passionate speech about winning the Paramount War. This is an accurate line that has been true throughout history. Whoever wins the war rewrites history, as they say. As who says? Whoever won, of course.
“Only I can call my dreams stupid!” — Roronoa Zoro
Zoro doesn’t have a special ability like the other pirates have from devil fruits. Instead, Zoro is known for his three swords. His dream is to become the world’s strongest swordsman, something that has driven him the entire series. Fellow crewmate Sanji has voiced criticism about Zoro’s dream, even calling him stupid. Zoro yelled at the cook for mocking his dream, unwavered.
Zoro is one of the most popular One Piece characters to cosplay due to his iconic green wardrobe and hair as well as his three large swords, one of which he holds in his mouth. If you’re looking to cosplay Zoro, you’ll need high quality cosplay swords. Ice Imports has accurate, quality Zoro swords that are inspired from the design in the anime. This will help you embody the swordsman with confidence.
“One Piece does exist!” — Whitebeard
One Piece isn’t just the name of the anime. It’s inspired by the name given to all the treasure collected by Pirate King Gol D. Roger. The treasure is said to have “unimaginable value.” It’s located on the final island of the Grand Line: Laugh Tale. Luffy and his crew are after One Piece, with Luffy wanting to be the Pirate King.
When death seemed inevitable, Whitebeard declared that the One Piece was real. This would inspire pirates to continue their pursuit of freedom.