One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

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One Piece is the hugely successful comic book and animation series about a team of friends who go in search of the famous treasure of the same name. When the writer and illustrator, Eichiro Oda, recently revealed that many of the One Piece characters are based on real-life public figures and celebrities, he created a different type of treasure hunt for his legions of fans. Who was which character? Where did he draw inspiration from? After what must’ve been hours of research, one fan came up with this concise gallery.

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

But some of these pictures show way more than a passing resemblance. It’s almost as if he sketched every detail of the real-life figure into his One-Piece character, from their pose to their jewellery and accessories. The inspiration for Paulie is even wearing an identical shirt and jacket! Twitter users are now arguing over the fine line between homage and rip-off. What do you think? Check out the characters in more detail below…
One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Mikhail Gorbachev – The Gorosei ( Five Elder Stars)

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Eminem – God Enel

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Jim Carrey (Lloyd Christmas) – Mr.2 BonClay

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Steven Tyler – Jango

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Twiggy – Miss Valentine

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Joey Jordison – Basil Hawkins

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Michael Jackson – Hody Jones

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Freddie Mercury – Peeply Lulu

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura) – Franky

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Lenny Kravitz – Mr.5

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Al Capone – Capone Bege

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Hugo Boss Model – Paulie

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Mick Foley – Spandam

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Valentino Rossi – Trafalgar Law

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Michel Polnareff – Don Quixote Doflamingo

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Kunie Tanaka – Kizaru

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Postgas D. Ace

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Tim Curry (Dr. Frank N. Furter) – Emporio Ivankov

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

 Louise Brook – Nico Robin

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Uma Thurman (Mia Wallace) – Shakky

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Danny DeVito (The Penguin) – Dr. Hogback

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

 Bunta Sugawara – Akainu/Sakazuki

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Daft Punk – Killer

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Hulk Hogan – Whitebeard

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Harvey Keitels – Rob Lucci

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Mahatma Gandhi – The Gorosei ( Five Elder Stars)

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

George Clooney – Iceburg

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Jean Rochefort – Gun Fall

One Piece Characters Are Actually Based On Real Life Celebrities

Cruella de Vil – Inazuma

Did you know so many One Piece characters were based on real people? Are we missing any? Let me know in the comments

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