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One Piece Roronoa Zoro - a former bounty hunter and the first member of the Straw Hat Pirate crew!

Roronoa Zoro is one of the main protagonists and most recognizable characters from the long-running pirate-themed manga and anime series One Piece. One Piece has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July of 1997 and has also been collected in 88 standalone volumes. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA), produced by Production I. G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999. Zoro is one of the most iconic and memorable characters from the series, being the first member to join Monkey D. Luffy's crew, the Straw Hat Pirates. He is a fearless swordsman who is considered the most dangerous member of the crew after its captain, Luffy.


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Roronoa Zoro was named after the French pirate François l'Olonnais, who was also a talented swordsman like Zoro. Zoro's excellent swordsmanship is feared throughout the Seven Seas and he can use up to three swords simultaneously. Before joining the Straw Hat Pirate crew, Zoro was an infamous bounty hunter, becoming known as the "Pirate Hunter Zoro." While was still working as a bounty hunter, Zoro became incarcerated only to be rescued by a young pirate, Monkey D. Luffy.

In both the manga and anime, Zoro is depicted as a young man of average height and lightly tanned skin. His body is covered with scars from his many battles as both a bounty hunter and pirate, his most conspicuous being the across his left eye which he obtained after the series' two-year time skip. Zoro is never seen without his three beloved swords, which are bundled up in his signature green haramaki. His sword the Wado Ichimonji is Zoro's most prized possession, as it once belonged to his deceased childhood friend Kuina.

Zoro is known for his lone wolf personality and dedication to his dream of becoming the best swordsman in the world. Despite his initial coldness to the other members of the Straw Hat Pirate crew, he soon warms up to them and begins to see them as his family. Due to One Piece's incredible world-wide popularity, Zoro is one of the most recognizable characters from any comic series ever written.