Onepiece

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.

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…

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Mikhail Gorbachev – The Gorosei ( Five Elder Stars)

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Eminem -God Enel

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Jim Carrey (Lloyd Christmas) – Mr.2 BonClay

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Steven Tyler – Jango

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Twiggy – Miss Valentine

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Joey Jordison – Basil Hawkins

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Michael Jackson – Hody Jones

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Freddie Mercury – Peeply Lulu

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Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura) – Franky

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Lenny Kravitz – Mr.5

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Al Capone – Capone Bege

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Hugo Boss Model – Paulie

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Mick Foley – Spandam

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Valentino Rossi – Trafalgar Law

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Michel Polnareff – Don Quixote Doflamingo

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Kunie Tanaka – Kizaru

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 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Postgas D. Ace

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

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 Louise Brook – Nico Robin

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Uma Thurman (Mia Wallace) – Shakky

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Danny DeVito (The Penguin) – Dr. Hogback

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 Bunta Sugawara – Akainu/Sakazuki

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Daft Punk – Killer

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Hulk Hogan – Whitebeard

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Mahatma Gandhi – The Gorosei ( Five Elder Stars)

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George Clooney – Iceburg

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Jean Rochefort – Gun Fall

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Cruella de Vil – Inazuma

The full list:

• God Enel – Eminem  • Steven Tyler – Jango  • Jim Carrey (Lloyd Christmas) – Mr.2 BonClay • Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura) – Franky  • Freddie Mercury – Peeply Lulu

• Joey Jordison – Basil Hawkins  • Michael Jackson – Hody Jones  • Lenny Kravitz – Mr.5  • Twiggy – Miss Valentine  • Hugo Boss Model – Paulie

• Al Capone – Capone Bege  • Valentino Rossi – Trafalgar Law  • Mick Foley – Spandam  • Louise Brook – Nico Robin  • Uma Thurman (Mia Wallace) – Shakky

• Stevie Ray Vaughan – Postgas D. Ace  • Tim Curry (Dr. Frank N. Furter) – Emporio Ivankov  • Yusaku Matsuda – Aokiji/Kuzan  • Kunie Tanaka – Kizaru  • Bunta Sugawara – Akainu/Sakazuki

• Danny DeVito (The Penguin) – Dr. Hogback | • Hulk Hogan – Whitebeard | • Daft Punk – Killer | • Jean Rochefort – Gun Fall | • Cruella de Vil – Inazuma

• Harvey Keitels – Rob Lucci | • George Clooney – Iceburg | • Mikhail Gorbachev – The Gorosei ( Five Elder Stars) | • Mahatma Gandhi – The Gorosei ( Five Elder Stars) | • Michel Polnareff – Don Quixote Doflamingo

Well done that man!

Source: Hamusoku (Japanese)