Borsalino, more commonly known by his alias Kizaru, is an admiral in the Marines. After Aokiji resigned from the Marines and Akainu was promoted to fleet admiral, Kizaru is now the only remaining admiral from the previous trio.
He was first mentioned by Nico Robin during the Straw Hats' initial encounter with Aokiji. Because of his actions, Kizaru can be considered the secondary antagonist of the Sabaody Archipelago Arc and one of the major antagonists of the Marineford Arc.
Kizaru is an incredibly tall, relatively slim man, roughly the same size as the other two ex-admirals Aokiji and Akainu. He is of middle age with a moderate amount of wrinkles on his face, short curly black hair, and a very thin beard. He is older than the other two admirals, a fact that is reflected in his looks.
Kizaru's standard outfit consists of a yellow striped suit with a Marine coat draped over his shoulders like a cape, with his arms not in its sleeves. Kizaru also wears pure white shoes, gold-amber tinted sunglasses, and a dark green shirt with a mauve tie under his yellow suit. There is a tiny Black Den Den Mushi on his left wrist, like a wristwatch, underneath the sleeve of his suit. He is generally seen wearing a relaxed grin on his face.
Kizaru comes off as a laid-back, easygoing man who seems to take most things lightly no matter the severity of the situation. He talks in a calm voice suiting this demeanor — in a sarcastically intonated, slow manner with the last syllable of a sentence often drawn out (usually the sentence-final particles "ne" (ね?) or "yo" (よ?) for emphatic effect). He is prone to beginning sentences with a stressed "ooh", such as when observing something surprising or that piques his interest. Still, his register is quite formal (compared to Aokiji's more colloquial or Akainu's rougher, more derogatory speech patterns), using the polite "desu"/"masu" and taking care to address certain people with an honorific (such as his superior or even a pirate of high status). Kizaru is notably the only Admiral who prefers to be addressed by his real name.
Abilities and Powers Overview
As an admiral, Kizaru ranks second only to Fleet Admiral Sakazuki (formerly Sengoku) in the Marines, holding power over the many thousands of junior personnel. His authority entails commanding fleets, having sway on the overall strategy of headquarters, and issuing special-purpose orders like a Buster Call to destroy any island he judges a threat, or temporarily passing on to others such privileges. The admiral being able to exercise these authorities duly and efficiently bespeaks a great deal of military leadership and coordination skills on his part.
Befitting his admiral status, Kizaru's physical prowess is immense. His raw strength was enough for him to trade equal blows with the elder (yet still extremely powerful) Rayleigh and even engage Whitebeard himself face-to-face (the latter's bodily might, even in his old age, vastly exceeding a giant's), even pinning down Whitebeard's large naginata underfoot with ease. Generally, Kizaru's melee attack style empathizes incredibly heavy kicks via his ability to move at the speed of light, allowing Kizaru to easily demolish entire buildings and incapacitate pirates of noticeable skill with a single blow.
Kizaru has shown to be an extremely skilled swordsman, specifically in wielding his large light sword. He could fight evenly Rayleigh, an extremely skilled swordsman in his own right despite being old and out of shape, to a draw even while having his intangibility negated by his foe's powerful Haki.
Kizaru ate the Pika Pika no Mi, a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to create, control, and transform his body into light. Among other things, he is able to move, travel, and perform kicks at the speed of light, shoot laser beams, and blind his opponents.
For offense, Kizaru can shoot powerful laser beams from his fingertips and the bottoms of his feet, which can easily pierce through flesh and/or set off massive, heat-based explosions. He can fire a single laser with pinpoint accuracy or unleash a massive gatling of laser bullets over a wide area.
During the Summit War, Kizaru was seen using advanced-grade Busoshoku Haki to negate a long-distance quake shockwave sent out by Whitebeard, by generating, alongside his fellow admirals, an emitted shield combination of their three Haki to disperse said shockwave.
Borsalino possesses the ability to use Kenbunshoku Haki.
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