Caesar Clown, also referred to as “Master” by his underlings, is a former colleague of Vegapunk and the main antagonist of the Punk Hazard Arc. Caesar is the leading expert on mass-murder weapons and is a mad scientist with a bounty of 300,000,000 beli on his head.
He has a very gaseous look, probably due to his Devil Fruit power. He has very long, spiky dark hair and two horns growing from the back of his head. He appears to be tall, and apparently wears dark makeup on his eyes and lips. He also wears gloves with the initials “CC” on them. It seems like he is wearing a big coat with “GAS” printed on each side and a pair of diagonally striped overalls underneath.
He appears to have a grudge against Vegapunk, as well as a somewhat rational personality, as shown when he hid from the Marines instead of trying to fight them immediately, as well as trusting Monet’s deduction that the Straw Hats might be more powerful than their bounties claim and waiting for Joker’s approval to make his actions look like accidents, before starting attacks. It was stated by Smoker that he was one “crazy bastard”.
He is a very prideful person, going as far to say that his work four years ago on the mass murdering weapon that caused the Punk Hazard incident was not a failure, but instead was a great success, hinting at a superiority complex. Unlike most Logia users, Caesar prefers to keep his Devil Fruit power activated all the time and is either completely or partly turned into gas.
He is very ruthless, as he used the blind trust of his injured subordinates to test a newly developed gas and told the Yeti Cool Brothers to kill Brownbeard when he thought he was no use to him anymore. He also used the restricted drug NHC10 to maintain his hold on the children he kidnapped, knowing that they will be unable to escape due to the painful withdrawal symptoms; Law found this aspect of Caesar disgusting. Caesar also seems to like cocktails, as he is often seen holding a cocktail glass.
He has a distinct laugh of “Shurororororo”.
Brownbeard and the other centaurs think of him as a kindhearted god and trust him blindly. Brownbeard is extremely grateful to Caesar for taking him in after he lost the use of his legs. He compares Vegapunk to the Devil and Caesar to God and believes that Caesar continues his research for the good of mankind. However, Caesar doesn’t seem to care about his underlings, as he exploited their blind trust to test a new gas on some of his subordinates. Scotch plays a recording of Caesar calling Brownbeard a useless idiot and giving the order to kill him. Brownbeard is crushed by the fact that the man he believed so much in betrayed him. His last thought is of when Caesar once called him a good leader. Scotch then shoots him and Brownbeard goes up in flames.
Monet seems to be very close to Caesar and unlike the centaurs, she is aware of Caesar’s true nature. Also he seems to recognize the Yeti Cool Brothers’ strength as he ordered them to take care of the Straw Hats. The Yeti Cool Brothers are loyal to Caesar, as they follow his orders without question.
Even though they are partners, the two of them do not appear to be very open with each other. The extent of their partnership is currently unknown. Caesar doesn’t seem to trust Law, as after learning about his connection to Luffy, he quickly thought Law betrayed him by calling the Straw Hats. He wanted to shoot Law at first, but then decided that Law probably didn’t betray him. He also seems to be unnerved by Law as he was trembling when he pointed a gun at him. Law, on the other hand, finds some of Caesar’s methods to be disgusting.
Joker seems to be an associate of Caesar’s and he is assisting the scientist in keeping his activities on Punk Hazard a secret. Caesar needs Joker to approve of his actions before committing them, to avoid drawing attention to Punk Hazard.
It is stated by Smoker that Caesar was Vegapunk’s former colleague and used to have a rivalry with him but Caesar always ended up as number 2, which might be the main reason for his holding a grudge against him. Despite this, he showed interest in acquiring Vegapunk’s laser system, to the point of wanting to capture Franky just for that.
Caesar has a deep grudge against the Marines. Even though he was arrested and imprisoned, he managed to escape. He also carries a bounty. When Caesar is informed about the G-5 Marines’ arrival, he appears to be quite angered and he smiles because of joy when Law gives him Smoker’s heart. Later, he also mentions that he has a plan which involves Smoker and his crew.
Abilities and Powers
Caesar has authority over all the former test subjects on the island as he saved them from the gas.
He also has considerable scientific and chemical expertise, as he was Vegapunk’s second-in-command and caused a chemical weapon explosion that rendered Punk Hazard a barren wasteland. He also uses the highly restricted drug NHC10, though his authorization on its usage is unknown.
Caesar has eaten the Gasu Gasu no Mi, a Logia-class Devil Fruit that grants him the ability to change into a vapor-like form, allows him to float and go inside places that no normal solid being can, as he was seen hiding inside some flasks when he was informed that the Marines were nearby. Even in his intangible gaseous form, he can become dense enough to hold objects, like his cocktail glass. It is unknown if this is because he can control the density of his gaseous form. He seems to prefer keeping his Devil Fruit ability active, as he is either completely or partly gaseous and has yet to be seen completely solid.
He was seen using a flintlock to threaten Law when he learned of his association with Monkey D. Luffy.
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