Is Big Mom a Giant in One Piece? (& What Is Her Race?)

Is Big Mom a Giant in One Piece? (& What Is Her Race?)

Big Mom, full name Charlotte Linlin, was one of the Four Emperors from the manga One Piece. She is the captain of the Big Mom Pirates and one of the Four Emperors ruling over the New World, as their only female member. She is also the matriarch of the very large Charlotte Family, whose many children make up the infrastructure of her crew. In this article, you are going to find out what race Big Mom belongs to, i.e., whether she is a Giant, because of her height.

Although she is 880 cm (28’10½”) tall and looks like a Giant, Big Mom is actually not a Giant, as the race is defined in the world of One Piece. Namely, in Chapter 866 of the One Piece manga, it was confirmed that Charlotte Linlin, then five years old, was a regular human; she is oversized for a human, a lot taller than her parents, but she is not a Giant.

The rest of this article is going to focus on the character of Big Mom and her race. We know the answer to this question so we are going to tell you everything you need to know about this issue, as well as introduce the race of Giants as it was shown in the world of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece. Some spoilers might be present.

Is Big Mom a Giant in One Piece?

In order to answer this question, we have to explain who the Giants are in the world of One Piece. The Giants are a race of beings that greatly dwarf the other known races in the One Piece world in size. The most commonly known are those from the island of Elbaf. Their life expectancy is 300 years, so they are also the longest-living breed. There are also tribes of ancient giants and the unknown tribe of the Yeti Cool Brothers.

Being giants, they are literally gigantic human beings in appearance. They are so big that when they cry, their tears can cover large areas of earth with them. They are mostly Viking-based in design and belief, but not all of them appear to be Viking-themed, which is typical for Elbaf giants. Jaguar D. Saul told Nico Robin not to mistake him for the Elbaf barbarians.

They are not to be confused with large humans such as the Kairiki Destroyers of the Franky Family or Bartholomew Kuma. To a giant, these humans are nothing more than “oversized ants.” Large humans at their tallest reach that of a giant, a normal human only reaches ankle height that high in comparison. Edward Newgate, a large human, has shown that his entire body is barely taller than the head of the giant Lonz. Normal giants are at least 12 meters tall, while the tallest known human, Charlotte Linlin, is “only” 8.8 meters tall.

Certain giants, such as Oars and his descendant Oars Jr., are about four times the size of an average giant and grow horns from their heads, and can also have unique skin colors (such as pink or yellow). However, Sanjuan Wolf is even bigger than them, being four times as tall as Oars and as big as the Marineford headquarters building. He is considered unique among giants due to his enormous size, although this was attributed to a power granted by a Devil Fruit that allows him to be larger than normal.

Giants have a much longer life expectancy than all other races, and can live at least three times longer than humans. Hajrudin resembled an older preteen boy at the age of 18; as a giant in his early 80s today, he doesn’t look much younger than Dorry and Brogy, who are nearly twice as old. Jorl and Jarl are the oldest known giants, nearly three and a half centuries old, and have the appearance of old men. They are also fragile, as Jorl died after being thrown to the ground because his body couldn’t take that kind of injury.

During the Straw Hats’ adventure on the island of Punk Hazard, they came across the giant bones of a corpse that resembled the giants of Oars and Oars Jr. Coincidentally, the front doors had a logo showing the image of the same giant horned skull. The island was home to many experiments to create artificial giants for the use of the World Government; a practice that had been passed down for hundreds of years, often with disastrous results. When Trafalgar Law talks about the experiments, a giant figure resembling Oars is shown.


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The enlargement procedure has been unsuccessful for many centuries due to its complexity. Even Vegapunk, the Marine’s top scientist, had failed in his attempt. His rival, Caesar Clown, was more successful, but his unethical procedures require the process to start from infancy, and the side effects of the continued experiments put their lives in mortal danger, and they would have died had they not been. rescued. In light of this, it is unlikely that successful enlargement would grant the long lifespan enjoyed by real giants.

What is the relationship between Big Mom and the Giants?

The Giants hold a fierce hatred toward Big Mom who is one of the Four Emperors. First of all, this strong pirate was responsible for the death of one of the heroes of the people of the giants, Yorle when she was only 5 years old, as well as the destruction of part of the village of Elbaf. Then, when Big Mom celebrated her sixth birthday, while Caramel and the other orphans of the Sheepfold disappeared, a giant witnessed a scene that terrified him.

The Giants around the world eventually heard the news and from then on, their hatred and disgust towards Charlotte Linlin was such that they no longer dared to pronounce her name. Much later, another event took place between the family of the pirate and the Giants of Elbaf: the failed marriage between Charlotte Laura and Prince Loki. This marriage will end in Laura’s flight and in a failed attempt by Big Mom to replace her with her twin sister: Chiffon.

It was after this event that Big Mom gave up trying to make Giants her allies. Moreover, although Linlin boasts of his dream of creating a utopia where species of all kinds can live in harmony and without discrimination, there is not a single giant living in this place, and when Vinsmoke Jajji mentioned this apparent absence, Linlin suddenly got angry.

Why is Big Mom so big?

Now that we’ve established that Big Mom is not a giant in One Piece, the question of her size still remains. The cause of Big Mom’s height and weight was never explored in detail in One Piece; however, we can assume that Big Mom is big due to her eating disorder which caused her to balloon to an unnatural size reminiscent of that of Giant.

What is Big Mom’s race in One Piece?

Now that we have established that Big Mom is not a Giant in One Piece, regardless of her size, we can confirm that she is a regular human. This was confirmed in Chapter 866 of the One Piece manga, where we see a young Charlotte Linlin with her parents:



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This panel confirms two things. First, that Charlotte Linlin is a human, as was written by Oda himself on the page. We can also see that her parents are regular humans, which further supports the claim. The second thing is that Charlotte Linlin was oversized from childhood and that she was, at the age of five, significantly larger than her parents. A reason was not provided, but we now know it is not because she is a giant.

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