Nico Robin, also known by her other name, ‘Devil child,’ joins Luffy’s pirate crew after the Alabasta arc of One Piece. Amongst anime lovers, Robin is one of the most popular female characters in One Piece. She has a tall and slender build, with long jet black hair. Her limbs are very long, adding to her fighting prowess as well as her appearance. She has a fair complexion in the manga. However, in the anime, her skin is drawn to be comparatively tan. Robin joins the Straw Hats crew in the Grand Line, which makes many fans assume that her origins may be from there. But she was born on the island of Ohara (West Blue), known for its scholars. She is the archaeologist of the crew and has the power to reproduce her body parts or her entire body on any surface at her will. For all Nico Robin fans, here we brought some of her best quotes.
Now, One Piece is one of the most loved anime out there, given that it is also the longest-running anime. Eichiro Oda first started publishing it in the weekly Shounen Jump magazine in 1997. It’s been a long while since then, and each of the characters has made an impression of their personalities on the fans. Nico Robin certainly has her charms. She is one of the only people left who can read Poneglyphs, which puts her on the World Government’s hit list. As a person who values her history so much, Nico Robin has some of the deepest quotes in One Piece. Here we list down 10 of her best ones!
1. “Fools Who Don’t Respect The Past Are Doomed To Repeat It.”
Nico Robin is a person who comes from an island of scholars and is an archaeologist herself. She has always hated people who do not respect their past. Her ideology is that only by knowing the past can we even begin to try to understand our future paths. One must know their history if they do not wish to repeat the same mistakes of the past over and over again. That’s why she says foolish people who disregard their history not only prevent themselves from gaining knowledge but also doom themselves to repeat their mistakes.
2. “Sometimes The Only Thing You Have To Doubt Is Your Own Common Sense”
As mentioned before, Robin is one of the academics in the Straw Hats pirate crew. She has this habit of thinking too deeply about things, almost going to the point of overthinking. The above quote is kind of calling herself out on her habit. Sometimes, people’s minds and common sense can end up blocking their path to success. One must always be open to the idea or listen to other people’s opinions if they think they are right. One shouldn’t always believe what’s on their mind as the ultimate truth.
3. “When All I Want Is To Learn Of A History, There Are Too Many Enemies Within My Dream”
Nico Robin’s dream is to learn as much as she can about the history of the world. She is the only survivor from the genocide incident in her home island Ohara. She inherited the Tree of Knowledge. But her dream to expose the truths of the world and learn more about it brings with it more and more enemies. Robin wants to reveal the secrets of the Void Century, and that makes her an enemy in the eyes of the World Government as they want to keep the past hidden. The World Government put a bounty of 80 million on her when she was a child and even tagged her as the ‘Devil Child’. This quote shows how important Robin’s dream is, which is why she has made so many enemies.
4. “When You Have A Hard Time, Just Laugh”
Difficult times come and go. Eichiro Oda’s One Piece has always given inspiration to its fans, giving them hope for a better future. Even though hard times can break people in the worst possible ways, there will always be better days to come next. Here, Robin wants to say that one can find happiness even in the darkest of times. One must not dwell too long on hardships and just take them with a smile. It doesn’t matter how difficult life is right now, just keep smiling and keep going on.
5. “I Want To Live”
Robin is an enemy of the World Government as she wants to discover all the history of this world, especially the void century. After she gets captured by them, she almost gives up on herself. However, her crew, the Straw Hats Pirates, showed up and declared war on the World Government by setting their flag on fire. They did all that just to save Robin. Seeing this, she remembers that Jaguar D. Saul had once told her that someday she would find real friends. And she realizes that she has. That’s when Robin regains her senses and admits out loud that she wants to live!
6. “The Things You Have Destroyed Back There Were Priceless Artifacts. Precious Treasure Whose Importance Cannot Be Measured… History May Always Be Repeating Itself, But Humans Cannot Go Back Into The Past…”
Robin loves history and all kinds of artifacts. The only times she gets angry are all times when some historical site or artifacts are in danger of getting destroyed. In the universe of One Piece, these artifacts of history are the heritage of the world, and they must be protected at all costs. Oda’s views on history come through in the anime through Robin’s ideology. She says in the quote that people cannot go back to the past. That’s why these artifacts must be protected, as they are proof of our ancestors’ way of life. And through them only we can learn more about our past, and only then can we save ourselves from repeating the mistakes in our past.
7. “There Is No Such Thing As Being Born Into The World To Be Alone”
Nico Robin grew up in Ohara all by herself as her parents weren’t there most of the time. Her mother was usually traveling the world to research more about historical heritage sites. She spent most of her time reading books to get rid of her loneliness. Later on, her island gets destroyed, and Robin is the only survivor of the gruesome genocide. She lost not only her family but all of her people. Her loneliness only grew bigger. However, through her quote, she portrays that nothing, not even loneliness, is permanent. Now, she’s a part of Straw Hats, and she has gained some ‘Real’ friends.
8. “My Dream Just Had Too Many Enemies”
Following one’s dream is something Eichiro Oda truly believes in. His ideology can be seen in the characters of One Piece as they all somehow have aspirations that they want to fulfill. But running after your dream is not an easy path to undertake as that road is filled with many challenges, hardships, and sometimes even despair. Just like in real life, sometimes following after dreams can lead to certain hardships one has never even thought of before. Here, Robin’s dream to learn the whole world’s history has garnered her enemies from all over the world, putting her on a hit list of the World Government. But it’s a dream worth striving for.
9. “This Is The First Time I Ever Wanted To Be Stronger For Someone Else’s Sake.”
Nico Robin has suffered from loneliness all her life. But in her crew, Straw Hats, she has finally found true friendship. A crew who will endanger their own lives by declaring war on the World Government just for the sake of Robin. That’s why in the quote, Robin says she wants to become stronger so that she can help Luffy more. She wants to help her friends as much as she can. Her abilities are mostly intellectual, so she wants to gain more knowledge to become stronger. Robin, to an extent, embodies the idea of knowledge being the ultimate power one can gain.
10. “I wonder if the sea will get dyed red if we all get crushed at once”
Nico Robin has a very morbid sense of humor which some fans fail to take notice of. She loves to point out certain gross things or give random answers just to shock Nami and Usopp. Like when she first joined the Straw Hats crew, and Usopp asked her what her specialty was, she just smiled and said, “Assassination”. So we can often see Robin worrying her crewmates with her macabre way of thinking.
During a battle between Staw Hats pirates and New Fishman Pirates, she says that she wonders whether the sea will be colored red if they all get crushed there. It’s a gruesome thought, but that’s what makes it so ‘Robin’.