Epoida is a famous and infamous pirate captain from the New World who was allied with the Yonkou Whitebeard. He was once a member of the Whitebeard pirate gang himself.
Epoida has a bulbous nose and his eyes are always covered by his long brown hair. He wears a cowboy hat and a horizontally striped turquoise shirt. His body shape strongly resembles the curled body of a caterpillar. Thirty years ago he wore a dotted top.
Skills and strength
The fact that Epoida is a notorious captain of the New World leaves no doubt that he must be a powerful fighter.
He fights with a lance. He also seems to have the powers of a devil fruit, as he can apparently transform into a caterpillar.
Thirty years ago, Epoida herself was a member of the Whitebeard pirate gang and also met Kozuki Oden when they were stranded on Wano Country. Although Oden attacked their captain, he was eventually able to prove himself worthy after their departure and board the Moby Dick with his entourage consisting of Nekomamushi, Inuarashi, Izou, and Toki. Together they had many adventures as well as the birth of Oden’s two children Momonosuke and Hiyori. Later, Whitebeard suggested that the gang be divided into five divisions, which pleased Epoida greatly. Together with Vista, he cried out and offered himself as commander of one. They finally met the Roger pirate gang 26 years ago and a three-day battle broke out, ending in a draw. Eventually, they celebrated together and Gol D. Roger was able to convince Oden to join him on his final voyage, which is why they parted ways. While Whitebeard reacted angrily, Epoida bid the samurai a joyful farewell and hoped for his return.
At an unknown time, however, Epoida left the Whitebeard pirate band and formed his own pirate band. With this he was able to make a name for himself in the New World.
He and his gang, along with 42 other notorious pirate gangs of the New World, including the gangs of Doma, the Decalvan brothers, Squard, McGuy, Whitey Bay, and Little Oars Jr, all of whom were allied with Whitebeard, sailed to naval headquarters to free Ace from the hands of the world government. They took advantage of the sea being frozen by Aokiji to advance, and Epoida fought side by side with his allies against the Navy. After Luffy’s sudden appearance, he was given new orders. The pirates now split up and Epoida fought his way over the right flank. Later, when Luffy unknowingly used his king shaki, Whitebeard again issued new orders and let it be known that they were all to support the young straw hat, which Epoida and the others did. However, in the end, both Whitebeard and Ace died and Epoida shed bitter tears. After Shanks finally ended the war, Epoida also departed from the battlefield.
This information comes from an anime filler.
After the battle, Epoida attended the funeral of Whitebeard and Ace on an island in the New World, along with the other allied pirate captains and many others.