Jinbe is the first member to join the Straw Hat Pirates after the two-year timeskip. He’s officially the tenth member of the Straw Hat crew and the ninth to join Luffy’s crew. He’s the helmsman of the Sunny. In One Piece Chapter 881, Jinbe’s helmsman quality has been shown.
His name comes from jinbei-zame (甚平鮫), which means “whale shark” in Japanese. It could also mean the type of clothing worn by Japanese during the summer, Jinbei.
Jinbe holds the longest time from his mention to his full reveal (mentioned in Chapter 69, December 1998, appeared Chapter 528, January 2009), for over 10 years and 458 chapters. Some early concepts of Jinbe were revealed in One Piece Green: Secret Pieces.
Among the Shichibukai, Jinbe has a whale shark animal theme. He was also the only fishman Shichibukai.
Jinbe is the first and only known fishman able to use Busoshoku Haki.
His blood type is F, the same as Luffy’s.
In Volume 63 SBS, Oda draws the Shichibukai as children. Jinbe as a child is seen with light hair wearing a tattered gi practicing his Fishman Karate. He already had a black belt at this age.
In the Volume 76 SBS, Oda drew the original seven known Shichibukai as their opposite gender. Here is Jinbe:
Jinbe’s first bounty was 76,000,000 Berries. Eventually, his bounty raised to 250,000,000 Berries before joining Shichibukai. After he resigned from the Shichibukai, his bounty has been raised to over 400,000,000 Berries.
He was 44 years old when he debuted in One Piece. Now his age is 46.