Top 10 Most Emotional Deaths In One Piece
10- QUEEN OTOHIME
Queen Otohime was a goldfish mermaid, the queen of the Ryugu Kingdom, the wife of King Neptune and the mother of Shirahoshi.
Eight years before the start of the series, she was assassinated by Hody Jones. All she wanted was to coexist with humans but racial hatred saw to her death.
Otohime continued to have an immense influence over Ryugu Kingdom and her family even after her death. Shirahoshi and later Fukaboshi as well as the citizens of Fishman Island uphold her beliefs to not bear hatred and being forgiving towards others, even putting aside their history of discrimination by humans as the Neptune Family finally gathered enough signatures to attend the Reverie.
Shimotsuki Yasuie was a taikomochi who lived in Ebisu Town near the capital of Wano Country. He was the father of Toko.
Back when the Kozuki Family ruled over Wano Country, Yasuie served as the daimyo of Hakumai. Twenty years after Kurozumi Orochi’s takeover of Wano, Yasuie sacrificed himself in an effort to mislead the shogun’s forces and enable Kozuki Momonosuke’s Revolution to continue.
With his last breath, he declared to die not as a daimyo of the Kozuki Family but as a fun-loving jester of Ebisu Town.
Bell-mère was Nami and Nojiko’s adoptive mother, seen in a flashback during the Arlong Park Arc.
That same day Arlong invaded the island and found her home, Bell-mère tried to fend them off but was quickly subdued. When asked for the fee needed to stay alive, it turned out all the money Bell-mère had would either save herself or her two daughters. Things likely would have been okay if she had followed Genzo’s advice and paid for herself, as Arlong was unaware of their existence.
However, Bell-mère declared the money was for her daughters, as she would rather die than not call herself a mother. To that end, Arlong shot her right in front of the eyes of her two adopted daughters, but not before Bell-mère apologized to Nami for not being richer, and not being able to buy the girls whatever they wanted, but the two insisted that it was not the case and urged her to stay alive. Before she died, she told the girls, “I love you.”
8- NICO OLVIA
Nico Olvia was Nico Robin’s mother and an archaeologist 22 years ago.
She was well aware of the World Government’s hostility against Ohara, and was conscious of the fact that searching for the Poneglyphs would be dangerous. Despite that, she set sail, wanting to let the world know the true history and the events that occurred during the Void Century, and endured the imprisonment without confessing, proving herself as a brave and determined woman.
She was also very attached to her daughter, Robin, and the decision to leave hurt her very much. However, she did not lose hope and was willing to remain behind during the fire in the Tree of Knowledge in order to save the books, while sending Robin away with Saul, in order to give her daughter a chance to live to the fullest and to discover the true history and hand it down to others.
7- RUMBAR PIRATES
50 years before the beginning of the main storyline, the Rumbar Pirates travelled in the West Blue. One day, the Rumbar Pirates came across a baby whale that got lost. After they played some music to cheer her up, the whale began following them. The Rumbar Pirates grew attached to the whale, accepting it as a sort of crewmember.
After stopping at Reverse Mountain for some time to fix the ship, the Rumbar Pirates decided to leave Laboon under the care of Crocus. The Rumbar Pirates decided to leave it behind, fearing that further events could be too dangerous for Laboon, who was still a baby.
They then promised Laboon that they would return after some time.
One day, captain Yorki and several other members of the crew caught an incurable disease. A selfless man, Yorki told the crew to leave him and the infected, worrying that the others could catch the same disease.
Brook was appointed as the new captain of Rumbar Pirates, and they resumed their journey. Upon entering the Florian Triangle, they were attacked by some enemy pirates, who wounded all of them with poisoned weapons. As a result, Brook and the others were slowly wasting away, with no other horizon than death.
Knowing that he had eaten the Yomi Yomi no Mi, Brook suggested one last thing to his crewmates. He suggested to them that they should play one last song that would be recorded on a Tone Dial that they had previously bought from a merchant. Since he would be revived after death, Brook promised his crewmates that he would take this Dial and play it for Laboon to hear. Overjoyed with Brook’s proposal, the remaining Rumbar Pirates mustered what little strength they had and started singing their favorite song one last time. Though joyful at recording their song, the remaining Rumbar Pirates slowly succumbed to the poison and died one after another. They each fell with smiles on their faces until only Brook was left. With a heavy heart and remembering the promise he made to Laboon, Brook continued playing all alone until he finally succumbed to the poison and died.