Issho, better known by his alias Fujitora, is an admiral in the Marines. He was conscripted through a World Military Draft during the two-year timeskip, being appointed to his rank (next to Ryokugyu) to fill the two admiral vacancies caused by Aokiji's resignation and Sakazuki's promotion. A proponent of "Humane Justice", Fujitora notably spearheaded a campaign for the abolishment of the "Seven Warlords of the Sea" system, which came to pass during the most recent Levely.
Fujitora was first mentioned by Sakazuki when the latter was discussing plans to deal with Monkey D. Luffy and Trafalgar Law on Dressrosa. His following mission and actions on Dressrosa made him the first admiral to physically appear post-timeskip and the secondary antagonist of the Dressrosa Arc.
Fujitora is a blind man with only the whites of his eyes showing, though he usually keeps both eyes closed. He has an X-shaped scar centered on the left side of his forehead that stretches over both eyes, which was actually self-inflicted due to his decision to blind himself. He has short dark hair, a mustache, and a beard. He seems to be very tall, a trait shared with other admirals.
Like other admirals, Fujitora sports the standard Marine coat with his personal clothes underneath, wearing the coat on his shoulders like a cape with his arms not in the sleeves. His sleeves' cuffs are purple. While previous admirals and other high-ranked Marines wear the conventional suit and tie underneath their Marine coats, Fujitora opts for a light-purple yukata held up with a dark purple belt, all underneath a purple cloak, matching the color in his alias. Fujitora wields a shikomizue (a Japanese swordstick) that doubles as a cane for his blindness, and also wears geta sandals. He has white bandages wrapped around both of his forearms, with handguards on both hands.
Fujitora is a virtuous man who cares greatly about doing the right thing and detests evil. His blindness is a result of him intentionally inflicting damage on his eyes out of sorrow for all the evil he had seen, with him stating in Dressrosa that not having sight is a blessing. His Justice motto as a Marine is "Humane Justice" (仁義ある正義 Jingi aru Seigi?). His primary goal is to protect people, telling a subordinate that it is more important to take into account the number of lives to protect rather than the number of enemies against them. He takes care to never put innocent civilians in harm's way during conflict and will try to avoid causing collateral damage with his attacks; when he does inflict such damage, he makes sure to compensate the owner of the involved property. Fujitora will make the effort to keep civilians away from harm even when he himself is not involved in the proceedings, including doing things such as protecting them from the collateral damage of other fights and even proactively calling for extra medics to come to the Corrida Colosseum in the likely event that spectators were harmed by the combatants' attacks.
Abilities and Powers
As an admiral, Fujitora has command over the thousands of Marines ranked beneath him, his status being just below the fleet admiral's. Among other things, he holds the authority to call out battleships however he sees fit and to initiate a Buster Call on any island he deems to be a threat, as well as pass on to lower-ranking government agents the same privilege.
Combat wise, Fujitora (along with his fellow admirals) is thought to constitute the World Government's "Greatest Military Force", making him one of the world's most powerful people. As noted by Doflamingo and himself, Fujitora and Ryokugyu are known as "powerful monsters" in the Marines. Fleet admiral Sakazuki had confidence in Fujitora's ability to deal with Monkey D. Luffy and Trafalgar Law, both members of the Worst Generation and the latter (at the time) a Warlord of the Sea. From just a brief display of his powers, Fujitora earned the prompt admiration of Luffy, who could easily ascertain his strength. Yet another such display sufficed to intimidate Law and even the normally unshakable Doflamingo.
Fujitora's physical strength and fortitude are immense, befitting an admiral. He was able to defend against and repel powerful attacks from the likes of Roronoa Zoro, Sabo, and Luffy as well as clash with them (including the latter when using Gear 2 and Gear 3) with little to no visible effort. He could also withstand a kick from Doflamingo without issue using his sword. Incredibly resilient, Fujitora could guard against a Haki-imbued Gear 3 punch from Luffy without using his own Haki while remaining unhurt by the blow.
Fujitora wields a shikomizue (a sword blade in a cane-like mounting) in tandem with his Devil Fruit ability, channeling his gravity powers through the sword. The sword is a Meito, though its name is yet to be revealed. Usually, Fujitora wields his weapon in a reverse-grip style, the blade pointing in the direction opposite to his thumb. Despite his blindness, the admiral has shown to be extremely skilled with his blade, able to deflect or block incoming attacks, even extremely strong ones or surprise attacks, with little issue using simple parrying maneuvers, demonstrating lightning-fast dexterity all the while. Fujitora's swordsmanship, combined with his Devil Fruit powers, allowed him to repeatedly and evenly clash with Sabo wielding his flame-shrouded staff and exhibit no trouble in doing so.
Fujitora ate the Zushi Zushi no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to manipulate gravitational forces. The ability's range of effect can potentially span wide areas, even entire islands, and is primarily channeled through the admiral's sword.
Fujitora is a highly skilled user of Busoshoku Haki, being able to clash head-on with Sabo, a Logia user who himself is proficient with this Haki. Fujitora can focus a strong concentration of Haki into his sword, rendering it obsidian-black and strong enough to defend against the razor-sharp string bars of Doflamingo's Torikago, which can easily slice up cannonballs and stone buildings.
Fujitora possesses masterful skill in Kenbunshoku Haki, which he uses to compensate for his blindness in battle, and his incredible skill gives him a strong sense of danger. He can accurately predict fast (and surprise) attacks from enemies, like an unexpected kick from Doflamingo, and generally handle combat against extremely strong, fast, and agile enemies without apparent difficulty. Most notably, Fujitora is capable of perceiving living beings around him as images in his "mind's eye" (represented as colored, person-shaped auras on a dark background), in a way unimpaired by his blindness. Additionally, Fujitora has demonstrated the ability to read and hear the true thoughts and emotions of other people, which made him aware, for example, that the Dressrosa citizenry bore no ill will towards Luffy while "chasing" him out of their country.
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