Sabo is a character who plays a significant role in the story of One Piece.

The introduction of this enigmatic figure has intrigued fans, prompting them to delve deeper into the series’ lore to unravel the mysteries surrounding this character.

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Warning: Major spoilers for fans who have not read the manga and have yet to watch the anime.

Who is Sabo and what is his role in One Piece?

Sabo, Ace, and Luffy as kids.
Credit: Toei Animation

Sabo first makes his appearance in the storyline during the Dressrosa Arc. However, his roots trace back to the childhood of the series’ protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy. He and Luffy, along with Portas D. Ace, formed a trio of brothers who shared a dream – to become powerful pirates and discover the legendary treasure of Gol D. Roger.

Sabo Funko Pop figure
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In a heartbreaking turn of events, the boys’ fate takes a dark twist. The three brothers set out on their own adventures, but Sabo is seemingly killed by a celestial dragon during an incident in their hometown. This devastating event shapes the lives of both Luffy and Ace, driving them to pursue their dreams with renewed determination.

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Unknown to his brothers, Sabo survived the the incident after being rescued by Monkey D. Dragon, the leader of the Revolutionary Army and Luffy’s father. He later became the Chief of Staff of the Revolutionary Army.

Bandai Spirits Ichibansho Sabo Figure
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Although he had amnesia for ten years and forgot Luffy and Ace. When Sabo regained his memories after Ace’s death, he resolved to protect his remaining brother at all costs.

Sabo visits Ace's grave
Credit: Toei Animation

He then competes in the tournament for the Flame-Flame Fruit, a Logia-type Devil Fruit that grants the user control over fire. Winning the fruit, He inherits Ace’s powers, the ability to produce and manipulate fire, making him an even more formidable force. Additionally, the arc highlights the emotional reunion between him and Luffy, reinforcing the unbreakable bond between the two brothers.

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