Vinsmoke Sanji is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, thus making him a prince of the Germa Kingdom.
Sanji is officially the fifth member of the crew and the fourth to join, doing so at the end of the Baratie Arc. He’s one of the crew’s top four fighters, having the third top bounty, after Luffy and Jinbe.
The Evolution of Sanji’s Bounties:
- First bounty: For his involvement with his fellow crew members in Enies Lobby, for defeating Jabra of the CP9, and for closing the Gates of Justice, Sanji is recognized as a threat by the World Government and is given a bounty of 77,000,000 Berries. However, because Attach of the Marines forgot to remove the lens cap when taking the picture, a proper picture of Sanji has not been taken. Instead, a crude drawing of a person that barely looks like him is substituted. This, along with other incidents involving the picture, are part of a running gag concerning how Sanji is rarely publicly recognized because of his bounty image.
- Second bounty: After the events on Dressrosa, Sanji’s bounty has been increased to 177,000,000 Berries, and the picture on the poster has changed to display his real face (albeit with a perverted, lovestruck expression). However, with the bounty change came a change of capture; at the instigation of his family, the condition for redeeming his bounty has been changed to “Only Alive”, making it unique among all known bounties in the world.
- Third bounty: After fighting off members of the Big Mom Pirates in Totto Land, aiding in the plan to assassinate Big Mom herself and after having his connections to Germa 66 be revealed to the public, Sanji’s bounty has been greatly increased to 330,000,000 Berries and his name has been updated to “Vinsmoke Sanji”, as well as having the condition for redeeming his bounty be changed back to “Dead or Alive”. Sanji is elated to know that his bounty is now higher than Zoro’s 😀