The Vinsmoke Family is a powerful and infamous family of Underworld mercenaries,and the family from which Sanji hails. They are also the reigning royal family of the Germa Kingdom, as well as the former dynastic conquerors and rulers of North Blue.As an adjunct to their rule over the Germa Kingdom, they are the commanders of the Kingdom’s Underworld army, Germa 66.
The family currently consists of a father (the family patriarch), one daughter, and four sons; furthermore, the sons of the family were all born on the same day.The patriarch is infamous throughout the Underworld. The family matriarch is deceased, after succumbing to the after effects of a powerful but lethal drug.
The children of the Vinsmoke Family were genetically modified by Judge, specifically for the purpose of creating elite military commanders who would lead Germa 66 to achieve Judge’s ambitions. However, Sanji was labelled a ‘failure’ early in his childhood, after exhibiting behaviors undesirable to Judge and consistently being outperformed by his siblings in physical tests.
The family’s most distinct physical feature is the curly eyebrows common to all the children.
All the children also have a color-themed epithet and fighting style: Reiju’s is “Poison Pink”, Ichiji’s is “Sparking Red”, Niji’s is “Dengeki Blue”, Yonji’s is “Winch Green”, and Sanji’s is “Black Leg”.
Sanji’s epithet differs fundamentally from the others because it is written in kanji, not katakana. Sanji is also the only sibling whose hair color (blonde) does not match the color in his epithet.
The Vinsmokes possess advanced combat technology which they use adeptly in battle, and which is so advanced that even the Yonko Big Mom seeks access to it. In battle, each member of the family wears a set of clothing and technological accessories called a Raid Suit, which allows them to hover in midair, jump large distances, and boost their kicking power. When not being worn, raid suits can be wholly contained inside small canisters, each marked with the Vinsmoke’s allocated number. Once clicked, the canisters rotate and release the material of the suit; this material remembers the shape of its wearer, and is completely resistant to fire.
They have also developed cloning technology, which they have used to create a virtually inexhaustible army, as well as other genetic modification technologies which have endowed the children of the family with superhuman abilities. Despite the illegality of cloning, Judge nevertheless managed to remain in the trust of the World Government, showing either high favor or powerful secrecy.
The Vinsmokes’ many subjects behave with absolute loyalty and obedience. Their soldiers, being programmed clones, are willing to sacrifice their lives for their sovereigns without aforethought. When called upon to do so through the command, “Wall”, they will shield the royal in “danger” from any attack by positioning themselves in front of the Vinsmoke.
Due to their actions, the Vinsmoke Family were the secondary antagonist group of the Whole Cake Island Arc, and were one of the central antagonist groups of the Yonko Saga. However, following Big Mom’s deception, they have since allied with the Straw Hats and the Fire Tank Pirates.