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|“||Fukaboshi: "Tell me the cause of this madness! Did humans attack you? Did they torment you in some untold manner? Did they kill your friends? Did they hurt your family? Did they take something you hold dear? ANSWER ME, DAMN IT! WHAT DID HUMANS DO TO YOU THAT WAS SO UNFORGIVABLE!? WHY!? WHAT IN THIS WORLD COULD INSPIRE SUCH CRUELTY!?"
Hody Jones: "Not one damn thing... The simple truth, we were chosen by heaven to punish the humans. That is our purpose and we have the power to do so."
|~ Hody's answer to Fukaboshi for why he hates humans.|
|“||We are going to steal back Fishman Island, the center of the world, from that cowardly Sea God Neptune! And we are going to pull down all you humans into the abyss of the sea! We are going to teach you all that the Fishmen are the true supreme race!||„|
|~ Hody Jones|
In the Japanese version, he is voiced by Jōji Nakata as an adult (who also voiced Alucard from Hellsing), and Kōichi Tōchika as a child. In the English dubbed version, he is voiced by Larry Brantley, who also voices Spinner.
As the events of One Piece got more and more serious over the years, the villains became worse in result. And Hody ranks among the worst villains of this universe, to the same level as Akainu.
Hody Jones is a complete psychopath, who is filled with hatred toward humans that he killed Queen Otohime for wanting to be their friends, and ruined all her efforts by accusing a human. He is also willing to kill her daughter Shirahoshi, whom he mocked for feeling no grudge toward him.
What makes him worse than many One Piece villains like Arlong is that, unlike them, he has no excuse and no principles. He hates, torment and kills humans for virtually no reasons at all, and has no qualms about doing the same to anyone regardless of species, which unlike Arlong also includes his own people. Because of this, Hody is arguably one of the most evil characters in One Piece.
Hody is a powerful fishman who has mastered the Fishman Karate in a murderous way. He is able to use his Fishman Karate style to fight strong opponents like Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro. As a Fishman, Hody has at least ten times the physical power of a human. He has demonstrated the power to flick water very fast, has superhuman strength, and can get back up after sustaining serious injuries.
He also took steroids, which changed his appearance and empowered him with many side effects that came after his defeat to Luffy. By taking the steroids, Hody Jones's strength, speed, and endurance enhanced to the point where he was a serious challenge to Luffy when he fought him. However, the steroids side effect, Hody became severely weakened and handicapped and has lost all his fighting abilities he had before.
Hody Jones is a fishman who grew up feeding on hatred of humans, inspired by Arlong. However, unlike him, Hody never received any harm from humans. He hates them and wants to eradicate their race for no other reason than simple racism. Also, unlike Arlong, Hody has no qualms about harming a fellow fishman, mainly the ones who are friendly to humans.
His hatred for humans is so fierce it brought him to murder his own Mermaid Queen Otohime and accuse a human, to make all Fishman Island hate them.
Years later, Hody decides to take over Fishman Island with his crew and his newfound ally Vander Decken IX. He rapidly gains power, as his coup d'état was prepared with every detail. All but one: The Straw Hats. He attempted to destroy Fishman Island during his coup, but it ended in failure and he was arrested along with his crew.