One Piece: Vivi’s Significance in the Story

One Piece Vivi's Significance in the Story

Given the recent events that transpired in the One Piece manga revolving around Vivi, fans are itching to know what her potential future would look like.

Anticipation builds up as we get closer and closer to the end of One Piece, and simultaneously fans are looking forward to learning about Vivi’s Significance in the Story from here on out. That is exactly what we’ll be discussing in this article.

The Princess Of Alabasta


Nefertari Vivi is one of the earliest characters to interact with the Straw Hats, at least in terms of the order of introduction. Fans first get to see Vivi masquerading as Miss Wednesday, a member of the criminal organization ‘Baroque Works’, led by the then Warlord, Sir Crocodile aka Mr. Zero.

As we find out later Vivi is actually the princess of a kingdom called Alabasta and had only infiltrated the organization to find out the identity of the mastermind behind it, Mr. Zero, to save the reputation of her father and stop the rebellion in her kingdom.

Connection To The Straw Hats

One Piece Vivi's Significance in the Story
The ‘Cross’ on Luffy’s arm, Courtesy of Toei Animation

Fixing her father Nefertari Cobra’s reputation and stopping the rebellion in the country amidst a drought proved to be too daunting of a task for her to accomplish on her own.

After witnessing Luffy and Zoro’s monstrous strength in Whiskey Peak, she tells them her story and enlists their help, accidentally revealing that Mr. Zero was actually the warlord Sir Crocodile, putting them on his crosshairs.

Throughout the Alabasta Saga, Vivi and the Straw Hats got very close and she admired their kindness and indomitable will, even strongly considering joining them at one point. After the defeat of Crocodile, however, she decided to put her country first, tearfully declining Luffy’s offer to join them. She still is considered an honorary Straw Hat by the rest of the crew.

The Levely Incident

One Piece Vivi's Significance in the Story
Vivi Crying, Courtesy of Toei Animation

The story shifts the focus away from Vivi after the Alabasta Saga, but she still was shown to be following the Straw Hats’ shenanigans and bounty increases through newspaper articles. Vivi comes back as a central focus again in the Levely Arc, where royalty across the globe gathers for a conference.

  • Towards the end of the Wano arc, around the time when news broke out that the Sabo had seemingly assassinated King Cobra, Vivi went missing.
  • Later it was revealed that Vivi is actually alive and well, aboard the World Economy News Paper’s airship, safely kept away from the public eye alongside Wapol by Big News Morgans.



Just as always, even with all that information, One Piece has once again left us with more questions than answers. The Kingdom of Alabasta already has a significant role to play in the story of One Piece, being one of the founding nations of the World Government, and the location of the Poneglyph that points to the location of the ancient weapon Pluton.

According to the recently surfaced spoilers for One Piece Chapter 1083, Cobra is allegedly alive and is meeting with the Gorosei. Given all these pieces of lore and the way she’s kept under protective custody currently, it wouldn’t be a big leap to assume that Vivi’s significance in the story could be a key driving force for the future of One Piece.

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