Zen is the type for the adventure but always has his time for some fun.Zen hails from the lands of Karate island where he trained in Rokushiki with his Master.
Zen Is a tall young man reaching the verge of Top Agility,Some might say he is slightly lean for his age but this is mostly due to his height that makes him look more lean than he really is. As such he best resembles a long distance runner, being tall, lithe, and trim. He is also very handsome and has a very serene appearance. He is fair skinned with slightly sharp features and has a certain grace about himself.Black Colored Hair Frames almost covering his black eyes up.!
Zen is a mellowed, collected and nice person who rarely looses his temper and is almost always smiling. He has a kind heart and is known to known to put his all into any enterprise that he starts. He is also slightly lazy and is slow to get interested in any activity. But when aroused he will put his entire heart and soul into the task at hand until he is convinced that he has done everything within his limits to accomplish the task. Though he is kind, he is blunt while speaking to people and will often speak out out other people's weaknesses and delusions irrespective of how much that might disturb or hurt them. He believes that by doing so he is giving them the opportunity to improve themselves and is showing greater kindness to them than by lying to them. He believes that by letting them live a lie you can only grant them temporary happiness and as soon as the bubbles of their delusions break their happiness will be gone. On the other hand telling them the truth will cause them some grief now but will grant them greater happiness and satisfaction in the long run. At the same time it will also make them strongEdit
During the War, Zen was training with His Devil Fruit Mera Mera no mi, Katana combat, Martial Arts,and Rokushiki.A Few monthes later He met Pheonix L. Tremki, Leader of the Blue Haired Pirates, They talked as He told Zen His dream was To be the Pirate King as Zen told Tremki he wanted to be the best swordsmen in the world.
- Kagero (陽炎 Kagerō?, literally meaning "Heat Haze"): Zen shoots a stream of fire from the palm of his hand. This was first seen being used to stop Smoker from catching Luffy. This is called Sun Flare in the Viz Manga and Heat Haze in the FUNimation dub.
Ace unleashing the "Hiken" against the Blackbeard Pirates.*Hiken (火拳 Hiken?, literally meaning "Fire Fist"): Zen apparent signature attack and the source of his nickname "Fire Fist Zen". Ace turns his fist into flames and launches it as a column of fire at his target. This attack is so incredibly powerful that it is able to plow through several ships in one shot.However, it was completely neutralized by Akainu's Dai Funka. This is called Fire Fist in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub,Heat Fist in the 4Kids dub, and Flame Fist in the FUNimation dub of "One Piece Unlimited Adventure".
- Higan (火銃 Higan?, literally meaning "Fire Gun"): Pointing the index and middle fingers of both hands at an opponent like guns, Zen turns his fingertips into flames and shoots bullets made of fire from them. This technique was first seen when Ace retaliated against Van Augur's attack. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Fire Gun.
- Enkai (炎戒 Enkai?, literally meaning "Flame Commandment"): Zen amasses a large amount of flames around his body (usually by first swinging his outstretched hand around him, summoning the flames) in preparation for an attack. This is apparently the prerequisite technique before Zen can useHibashira. In the FUNimation dub and in the Viz Manga, this is called Flame Commandment.
- Hibashira (火柱 Hibashira?, literally meaning "Fire Pillar"): Used following Enkai,. Zen shoots the collected flames straight upward, destroying a target above him. It can also be fired downwards to clear any enemies that might be below him while he's in mid-air. This technique and its prerequisite technique were first seen when Jesus Burgess threw a hotel at Ace. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Fire Pillar.
Hotarubi.*Hotarubi (蛍火 Hotarubi?, literally meaning "Firefly Light"): Zen creates many small, glowing greenish yellow fireballs that float around an enemy. The idea behind this attack's name is that before he attacks with them, the small fireballs look like fireflies in the air. This move is apparently used in preparation for Hidaruma and was first seen in Ace's battle against Blackbeard. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is calledFirefly.
- Hidaruma (火達磨 Hidaruma?, literally meaning "Fiery Doll"): After using Hotarubi to send the fireballs floating around in proximity with the enemy, Zen sends them all flying into the target(s) all at once, burning them. This was first seen being used in Zens's battle against Blackbeard after Blackbeard performed his initial attacks. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Fiery Doll.
- Shinka: Shiranui (神火 不知火 Shinka: Shiranui?, literally meaning "Sacred Flame: Sea Fire"): Zen hurls long lances made out of fire. The lances have the combined effect of simultaneously burning an opponent while piercing them. This was first seen being used against Blackbeard when Ace was being pulled forward by the former's power. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called St. Elmo's Fire.
- Jujika (十字火 Jūjika?, literally meaning "Cross-fire"): Zen puts his index fingers together in a cross shape before launching a cross-shaped column of fire directly at his opponent. In the anime, after crossing his fingers, a cross-shaped ray of light can be seen emanating from the fingers at the target followed by the column of fire. This was first seen being used against Blackbeard after Ace attacked him with Shinka: Shiranui. This attack's name is a pun since "Jujika" refers to crossfire from weapons, yet Ace is making an actual cross out of fire. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Cross Fire.
Ace's ultimate technique, "Dai Enkai: Entei".*Dai Enkai: Entei (大炎戒 炎帝 Dai Enkai: Entei?, literally meaning "Great Flame Commandment: Flame Emperor"): Zen's ultimate technique. After creating great spiraling flames centered on his location before amassing it at a focused point (i.e. the palm of his hand), Zen then turns it into a gigantic fireball resembling the sun and hurls it at his opponent to try to obliterate them. This was only seen being used during the final moments of Zen and Blackbeard's battle. "Entei" sounds similar to "Enkei" meaning "circle," a reference to the attack's shape. In One Piece: Unlimited Cruise, Ace activates this move by first bending his knees slightly and then placing the outstretched palm of his hand towards the ground (with his other hand gripping the wrist for support), where the flames manifest themselves into a sphere. In the FUNimation dub and Viz Manga, this is called Great Flame Commandment: Flame Emperor, and Flame Commandment: Flame Emperor in the FUNimation subs.
- Enjomo (炎上網 Enjōmō?, literally meaning "Flaming Net"): Zen creates a circle of fire around a selected area, preventing anyone from entering or leaving it. This was first seen being used against the Marines in Alabasta under the command of Smoker, and was named in a flashback againstWhitebeard. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs, this is called Flame Fence.
- Kyokaen (鏡火炎 Kyōkaen?, literally meaning "Mirror Flame"): Zen releases a wall of fire to block an attack. This was first seen to counter Aokiji's Ice Block: Pheasant Beak, the two attacks canceling each other out. In the Viz Manga, this is called Mirror Flame and Flame Mirror in the FUNimation sub
Other Abilites ( Three Sword Style, And Yoru Abilities )
- Nigiri (弐斬り Nigiri?, literally meaning "Double Slash"): A stance where two swords are held parallel so that the tips are pointing to his right or left side, this move is like a pre-requirement to perform: Toro, Otoro, Hirameki, Samon, and Maguma. The pun in this is taken from sushi - the "Nigiri" in "Nigirizushi" roughly means 'hand-rolled'. This was first seen being used against Kaku. This is called Nigiri in the FUNimation dub.
- Toro (登楼 Tōrō?, literally meaning "Climbing a Tower"): Two air-based projectile slashes are sent upwards while jumping as Zen swings his swords in an upward motion. The pun in this is that "Toro" is an expensive cut of tuna for sushi; a more fatty cut than the normal. This was first seen being used against Kaku. In the Viz Manga, this is called Tower Climb, and in the FUNimation dub, this is called Tohroh.
- Otoro (応登楼 Ōtōrō?, literally meaning "Reply Climbing a Tower"): Two air-based projectile slashes are sent downwards while falling as Zen swings his swords downwards, with the gravity complimenting the force of the attack. The pun in this is that "Ootoro" is an even more expensive cut of tuna for sushi; the underbelly which is said to be the most flavorful flesh. This was first seen being used against Kaku. In the Viz Manga, this is called Tower Climb Return, and in the FUNimation dub, this is called Ohtohroh.
- Hirameki (閃 Hirameki?, literally meaning "Flash"): Two air-based projectiles are sent forward after swinging both swords from the left or right side. The pun in this is that "Hirameki" is a type of sushi buffet. This was first seen being used against Kaku. In the Viz Manga, this is called Flash.
- Samon (砂紋 Samon?, literally meaning "Sand Drawing"): Two air-based projectiles are sent diagonally down and to the left or right after swinging both swords from the left or right. The pun in this is obvious; it sounds like "Salmon", a common fish used for sushi. This was first seen being used against Kaku. In the Viz Manga, this is called Ripple.
- Maguma (魔熊 Maguma?, literally meaning "Demon Bear"): A simple downward pound into the opponent with both swords. This was first seen being used against Ryuma. The name may be a pun on the Japanese pronunciation of "Magma". In the Viz Manga, this is called Demon Bear.
- Dai Gekken (大撃剣 Dai Gekken?, literally meaning "Great Fencing Sword"): Zen pierces two of his swords into Franky's heavy nunchaku and hits the opponent with it. This was first seen being used against Oars. In the Viz Manga, this is called Great Shock Slash.
- Asura: Makyusen (阿修羅魔九閃 Ashura: Makyūsen?, literally meaning "Asura: Demon Nine Flashes"): Zen approaches his target and slashes them up using all nine swords and ends with a stance where all nine swords are in a wheel shape with his Kyutoryu a few metres away from the opponent, the wound is similar in shape to the sword stance, it is similar to Brook's signature attack in that the actual effect is not seen until a few seconds later. This is first seen being used against PX-4. In the anime and in the game One Piece: Unlimited Cruise, the move has a rotating effect, but it is not certain in the manga (it seems that he charges against his opponent like with "Asura: Ichibugin". This is called Asura's Nine Lightning Slashes in the FUNimation subs.
- Tatsu Maki (龍巻き Tatsu Maki?, literally meaning "Dragon Twister"): The motions of this technique are the same as Santoryu's Tatsu Maki, only this version is performed without swords, only with the arms. Zen's lack of swords means the technique has no cutting power, and is more used only to send the opponent flying. As with the sword version, the rotating motion of Zen spinning himself creates a spinning vortex, which sends the opponent several feet skyward. However, getting hit by one of Zens arms as he performs this move could also send the shockwaves into the unlucky victim's body, causing great blunt trauma and harm, as a sort of substitute in place of the cutting power of the original version. This was first seen being used againstPickles. In the Viz Manga, this is called Dragon Twister. Like the Santoryu version, there appears to be a dragon beside him in this technique.
- Kokuto Issen (黒刀一閃 Kokutō Issen?, literally meaning "Black Blade Single Flash"): Zen swings his blade to launch a wave of compressed air from his sword, which is able to cut everything in his path, making a powerful long-range slice. A vertical version of this attack was first seen to cut in half Don Krieg's ship and a horizontal version was then seen in attempt to attack Luffy, but missed, slicing a massive mass of ice instead. This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Gigant Battle.
- Kokuto Saku (黒刀朔 Kokutō Saku?, literally meaning "Black Blade First Day"): Zen awaits his opponent's next attack holding his Black Blade with two hands over his back. Once the enemy attacks, Mihawk counterattacks quickly with a powerful downward slash. It was first seen attempting to be used against Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Jet Bazooka, but Luffy realized that if he attacks Mihawk, his arms would be cut off and thus directed his attack to the ground, making Mihawk unable to counterattack.This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Gigant Battle.
- Kokuto Kogetsu (黒刀弧月 Kokutō Kōgetsu?, literally meaning "Black Blade Arc Moon"): Zen attacks with his Yoru at great speed. This technique seems to be more powerful than a normal slash of the sword as it emits some kind of cutting air (but not enough to cover great distances). This was first seen against Luffy. This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Unlimited Adventure, Unlimited Cruise, and Gigant Battle.
- Chi wo Hau Zangeki (地を這う斬撃 Earth-Crawling Slash?): Zen makes a downward swing to launch a projectile of slicing wind that travels at great speed through the ground. This attack is able to cut through steel with ease and rapidity. It was first seen used against Luffy but was blocked by Mr. 1, who receives all of the damage instead, breaking his steel body in just seconds. This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Gigant Battle.
- Zen launches a massive air compressed wave (even longer than the Moby Dick) towards his opponent, capable of cutting through massive amounts of ice, and supposedly much more. "Diamond Jozu" of Whitebeard's crew was able to stop it, although it's unknown if it was because Mihawk lacks the ability to cut through diamond, because Zen did not expect Jozu blocking the attack or because of the use of Haki on the part of Jozu. It is an extremely powerful technique, possessing incredible range and power. Because a marine in the manga calls it "the world's strongest slash", people often mistakenly think that it is Zens's strongest technique. However, a more accurate translation shows that the marine simply meant that it was a slash made by the world's strongest swordsman. It was "named" by one of the war participants when he described the attack, when used as a long-range opener against Whitebeard but was blocked by Jozu's diamond body; in the anime, it was able to force Jozu back a distance.
- Yaki Oni Giri (焼鬼斬り Yaki Oni Giri?, literally meaning "Burning Demon Slash"): A variation of the Oni Giri where Zoro's swords are on fire. Should this attack connect, the opponent will also be set on fire. The pun in the name is that "Oni Giri" can also mean "rice ball", and adding "Yaki" to it would change its meaning to "grilled rice ball". Zoro first used this attack to save Usopp from being blown up by Mr. 5. The main flaw of the technique is that Zoro is also being burnt while using this technique. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Flaming Oni Giri.
Enbima Yonezu Oni Giri.:*Enbima Yonezu Oni Giri (艶美魔夜不眠鬼斬り Enbima Yonezu Oni Giri?, literally meaning "Charm Demon Sleepless Night Demon Slash"): A stronger variation of "Oni Giri" where the swords are twisted during the slash for added force, resulting in this attack striking multiple opponents instead of one. The pun in the name is that since "Onigiri" can mean "rice ball"; when "Ebi Mayonēzu" is added, the name can also mean "shrimp mayonnaise rice ball" in Japanese. This was first seen being used against several Marines in the Enies Lobbycourthouse. During its use, he generated a steam which made his swords look like they were bending. In the Viz Manga, this is called Charming Demon Sleepless Night Oni Giri. As for added visual effects, a cloaked demon (with glowing red eyes in the anime) appears to be standing behind him when he uses this technique. Santoryu Ogi: Sanzen Sekai.Santoryu: Hyakuhachi Pound Ho.Ichi Gorilla, Ni Gorilla.:*Ni Gorilla (二剛力羅（ゴリラ） Ni Gorilla?, literally meaning "Two Gorillas"): Zoro flexes his right or left bicep, in preparation for Nigori-zake, as a follow-up for the above technique. As above, the pun is "two great strength" and gorilla. This was first seen being used against Kaku. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Two Gorilla.
- Nigori-Zake (二剛力斬（ニゴリザケ） Nigori-Zake?, literally meaning "Two-Arm Strength Slash"): After using both Ichi and Ni Gorilla, Zoro swings his swords so that the tips meet when they hit the opponent, with the swords in his mouth and left hand being held at the same level and the right's hilt dropping at an angle. The pun here is that nigori zake also means 'unrefined sake (Japanese Rice Wine)'. The literal translation of this move means 'two great-strength decapitation'. This was first seen being used against Kaku. This attack is powerful enough to disperse Kaku's Bigan.When he uses these attacks, his biceps seem to get almost 2 or 3 times bigger, being similar toUrouge's ability of increasing his muscle mass. His arms also bulk up like Chopper's while using Arm Point. In the Viz Manga, this is called Two Gorilla Cut while in the FUNimation dub this is named Two Gorilla Slash. When performing this technique Zoro is accompanied by the aura of a gorilla.
This is a list showing the attacks Zoro used for his Santoryu after his two years of training with Dracule Mihawk. The techniques he uses are enhanced versions of his old attacks. Though these were the only named techniques used in the manga after the time-skip, in the anime Zoro is shown to still use his weaker pre-timeskip techniques also. Zoro using Santoryu Ogi: Rokudo no Tsuji on the Kraken.Zoro using Kokujo: O Tatsumaki.Rengoku Onigiri.
- Zen slices the opponent with a spiral-like stream (very similar to Zoro's Sanjuroku Pound Ho) of compressed air with great speed. This, alongside with Zens's outstanding eyesight, makes one of the fastest and most accurate attacks shown in the whole series (it was able to strike a Luffy in Gear Second while he is moving in the middle of the war of Marineford).
- Oni Giri (鬼斬り Oni Giri?, literally meaning "Demon Slash"): A three-way simultaneous slashing attack. Zen crosses his two swords across his chest and places the blade in his mouth horizontally behind them. Zen then approaches the target (usually at high speed) and cuts through by swinging the swords across his chest, resulting in a descending diagonal-crossing slash from both swords while the mouth blade performs a horizontal cut from either the left or right, depending on which side of his mouth he positioned the sword's main blade at.The pun in the name is that Onigiri is also the name of a Japanese rice snack. This was first seen used to finish Cabaji  and the first technique he used against Dracule Mihawk. It should also be noted that in that fight with Mihawk, the technique’s main weakness was discovered. There is a single brief moment when the three swords are all lined up behind each other. If one can block them at that instant, the entire technique will be rendered useless. Mihawk did so by putting his necklace blade against the front most sword when Zens tried the technique. Doing so however, requires an enormous amount of strength, more so than Zes himself or else he’ll just push through the block and connect anyways, as shown with Zoro's battle withHatchan. This attack has been shown to rival Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Bazooka or Kaku's Bigan in power. This attack is the only one that when it's named, Zens does not say "Santoryu" before its name.
- Tora Gari (虎狩り Tora Gari?, literally meaning "Tiger Hunt"): Zen puts his hand swords over his mouth blade and swings forth a forward descending slash with them. At close-range, this can incapacitate at least two average foes at once. When Zen uses this attack, the aura of a tiger's head is shown behind him. The pun in the name is that "Tora Gari" is also a type of Mohican haircut. Zen first showed this attack to defeat the Nyaban Brothers. In the Viz Manga, this is called Tiger Hunt, but later in Volume 21 it is called Tiger Trap. In the 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Tiger Trap.
- Santoryu Ogi: Sanzen Sekai (三刀流奥義 三・千・世・界Santōryū Ōgi: Sanzen Sekai?, literally meaning "Three-Sword Style Secret Technique: Three Thousand Worlds"): Zen holds two of his swords at an angle against each other and rotates them rapidly while running towards his opponent to create momentum; he then slices up the foe with full speed and power. This attack was first used to try to defeat Dracule Mihawk.According to the name of this attack, this is the ultimate and strongest technique of the Santoryu. It was first used successfully against Oars after 429 chapters since its first appearance, where Zen dealt three enormous slashes over Oars' body with the technique. It is seen again much earlier in the anime, when a hypnotized Roronoa Zoro used it against Monkey D. Luffy in the Ocean Dream filler arc. In One Piece Grand Adventure, the move is initiated by Zen placing his swords in an inverse triangular formation before spinning his two swords together and is featured as Zoro's cinematic attack. In the 4Kids dub, this is called Ultimate Three Swords: Three Thousand Worlds, and in the FUNimation dub this is called Three Swords Style Secret Technique: Three Thousand Worlds but was later changed to Three Swords Style Ogi: Three Thousand Worlds . It is a reference to the Nichiren Buddhism’s core principle Ichinen Sanzen, which literally means 3000 realms (sanzen) in a single moment of life (ichinen) experienced by a person’s mind. In this case, three simultaneous slashes of his swords. When he used this against Mihawk for some reason he spun the two swords in opposite directions, the right hand clockwise and the left hand counter-clockwise.
- Toro Nagashi (刀狼流し Tōrō Nagashi?, literally meaning "Sword Wolf Floating"): At a close range, Zen leans toward the opponent, using two of his swords to block the opponent's attacks while twisting his body around as he is continuously moving to approach and dodge other attacks (if there are any) and eventually cutting through the opponent's stomach with the third sword. It was used in Zen's battle against Hatchan. Zen performed an aerial version of this move against Bartholomew Kumawhen he used it to effectively evade the latter's rapid Pressure Cannon attack, and would have succeeded to land a point-blank hit had Kuma not blocked his swords with his "paws". In the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Streaming Wolf Swords. Toro nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chochin) down a river.
- Tatsu Maki (龍巻き Tatsu Maki?, literally meaning "Dragon Twister"): Zen spins with his swords to create a dragon-like tornado that both slashes and blows away the target(s). By the time of the Enies Lobby Arc, Zen achieved enough power to bust apart a tall establishment all the way through the topmost ceiling with this move and was also able to break Tekkai. This is one of Zoro's most powerful attacks. The pun here is "Tatsumaki" means "tornado" in Japanese, and is also a type of sushi. In the Viz Manga and 4Kids dub this is called Dragon Twister, and in the FUNimation dub this technique keeps its name. However, in the FUNimation dub of the Arlong arc, Zen calls it Dragon Twister. In the Odex dub this is called Zoro Tornado. It was first used to defeat Hatchan. The aura of a Chinese dragon is seen accompanying him during the formation of this technique.
- Ushi Bari (牛針 Ushi Bari?, literally meaning "Bull Horns"): Zen executes a multi-hit running attack with two swords held out like a bull's horns. This was first seen being used against Mr. 1. The pun here is that an "ushibari" is a wooden beam used in Japanese homes. This is called Bull Needles in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, and Bull Charge in the 4Kids dub. The aura of a bull is seen accompanying Zoro when he uses this attack.
- Gazami Dori (蟹（ガザミ）獲り Gazami Dori?, literally meaning "Crab Seize"): All three swords are horizontally parallel, suddenly clamping down on the target like a crab's claw for a guillotine like effect that would normally cut a person's head off. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Crab Grab. This was first seen being used against Mr. 1. The name is a pun off of "kazamidori", or "weather vane". When Zen uses this technique, the aura of a crab is seen behind him.
- Hyakuhachi Pound Ho (百八煩悩（ポンド）鳳 Hyakuhachi Pondo Hō?, kanji meaning "Phoenix of the 108 Earthly Desires"; furigana meaning "108 Pound Phoenix/Cannon"): Same principle as the thirty six version of the same attack. Holding his two swords horizontally above the shoulder and the other in his mouth in the same direction, and then performs a circular swing that launches three air compressed projectiles spiraling towards the target instead of one or two, tripling the power of the technique, but with Shusui, the air compressed projectiles instead fuse and become a larger and more powerful, compressed air projectile. This attack seems to be as powerful as Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Cannon. This was first seen being used to finish off Ohm. The attack's name is actually a very heavy pun, it's written out as "Phoenix of the 108 Earthly Desires" in the Manga with a skewed reading attached that makes it "108 Pound Ho" when read out. Ho means both Cannon and Phoenix, however the attached Kanji is for Phoenix, making that the literal translation and the "Cannon" reading a Pun on that, both of which are correct. The "Pound" part is a skewed reading of the Kanji "Bonnou" for Earthly Desires, and it is referring to the Caliber of a Cannon (a 108 Caliber Cannon would fire a 108 Pound Ball). This is called 108 Pound Phoenix in the Viz Manga and FUNimation sub, 108 Caliber Phoenix in the FUNimation dub, and Triple Sword Soaring Phoenix in the 4Kids dub.
- Karasuma Gari (鴉魔狩り Karasuma Gari?, literally meaning "Demon Crow Hunt"): Zen performs a flying multiple slash technique. This attack is strong enough to cut steel, as it was first seen used to slice cannonballs. This was first seen being used against the Franky Family. The pun is that "kasumagari" is slang for a leg cramp in several regions of Japan, including the one that Eiichiro Oda is from. This is called Raven Hunt in the Viz Manga and the English version of One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush! (dubbed by 4Kids) and Karasuma Raven Hunt in the FUNimation dub .
- Gyuki: Yuzume (牛鬼 勇爪 Gyūki: Yuzume?, literally meaning "Cattle Demon: Brave Hoof"): The swords are positioned pointing at the enemy. Zen lunges forward and hits the enemy with great impact. This was first seen being used to shatter T-Bone's sword. This attack can also be done in mid-air. In the Viz Manga this is called Bull Demon Courageous Talons, early in the FUNumation subs this was called Bull Demon Bold Hooves but in later episodes it was changed to Bull Demon Courageous Talons. The ushi-oni, or gyūki, is a horned, bovine head creature which appears in the folklore of Japan. When Zen uses this attack, the aura of a bull is shown behind him.
- Ichi Gorilla (一剛力羅（ゴリラ） Ichi Gorilla?, literally meaning "One Gorilla"): Zen flexes his left or right bicep, in preparation for Nigori-zake. "剛力" (gori) means "herculean or great strength". The pun is of course, "one great strength" and gorilla. This was first seen being used against Kaku. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called One Gorilla.
- Hyo Kin Dama (豹琴玉 Hyō Kin Dama?, literally meaning "Leopard Koto Ball"): Zen jumps forward while spinning in the air, forming a ball shape with his blades. This is basically a feinting maneuver, so even if the target manages to read the pattern of this attack and move out of Zen's trajectory, they will still be cut as Zen careens past them. This was first seen being used against Kaku. In the Viz Manga, this is called Leopard Spinning Balls, and in the FUNimation dub, this is called Hyokindama. The kin or koto (琴 or 箏) is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument, can be read as Kotodama ("The Power of Words"), but the pun is that it can be misread as "Hyo Kintama", "A Leopard's Balls." When using this technique, the aura of a leopard accompanies Zoro.
- Daibutsu Giri (大仏斬り Daibutsu Giri?, literally meaning "Great Buddha Cut"): A series of horizontal sword slashes that are powerful enough to cut apart a small building. This is the first new Santoryu technique Zen has used since losing Yubashiri. This move can also be performed vertically. This was first seen being used to provide Sanji with "ammunition" for his "Jenga Ho" technique. This can be misread as dai ("big") and butsu-giri ("roughly chopped"). In the Viz Manga this is called Great Buddha Chop.
- Yasha Garasu (夜叉鴉 Yasha Garasu?, literally meaning "Yaksa Crow"): Zen spins like a rolling wheel towards his enemy while continuously thrusting his swords at the opponent. The attack leaves cuts shaped like crows' feet. In the Viz Manga this is called Demonic Raven This was first seen being used to carve up Oars' arm. Yaksa is the devil which embraced Buddhism. It is also a pun on a three-legged crow called Yata Garasu, a reference to the three rows of crow feet-shaped cuts Zen leaves. While using this technique, the aura of a Yaksa is seen behind him. In the anime, the aura of a crow is seen.
- Santoryu Ogi: Rokudo no Tsuji (三刀流奥義 六道の辻Santōryū Ōgi: Rokudō no Tsuji?, literally meaning "Three Swords Style Secret Technique: Crossing of Six Paths"): A much stronger version of "Santoryu Ogi: Sanzen Sekai", learned after two years of training with Mihawk. Zen manages to bend his body, and swing the swords in the form of an inverted "S" shape while performing a vertical spin, slashing the opponent six times simultaneously so fast that he did not seem to move at all. This technique's named after the Six Paths of Buddhism, that is said to the be the six states where a person is controlled by their desires and conquering them is able to transcend their animal nature. It was first used against the Kraken, to cut one of its tentacles and divide it into six pieces. In the video game One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World, this technique involves six repeated slashes, ending with a vertical spin. In the FUNimation subs, it is called Three-Sword Style technique; Crossing the Six Paths, while in the Viz manga it's Three Sword Style Crossing the Six Paths.
- Kokujo: O Tatsumaki (黒縄・大龍巻 Kokujō: Ō Tatsumaki?, literally meaning "Black Rope: Great Dragon Twister"): A much stronger and more effective version of "Tatsu Maki", where Zen performs the same action. He spins to create a dragon-like tornado that both slashes and blows away the targets, but the attack keeps going like an actual whirlwind and cuts up anyone who gets caught in it. While the old version only gave the victims small cuts and was able to break a Tekkai (like Kaku's one) at its full potential, this new version seems to be able to cut through thick steel with ease. It was first used against the New Fishman Pirates. According to Zen, the whirlwind will not cease until its targets are sent to hell. In the Viz Manga it is called Three Sword Style Black Rope Dragon Twister while in the FUNimation subs, this is called Black Rope Dragon Twister.
- Rengoku Oni Giri (煉獄鬼斬り Rengoku Oni Giri?, literally meaning "Purgatory Demon Slash"): A much stronger version of "Oni Giri", where Zen still faces away from the opponent, and waits for them to come. He then turns around and leap towards the attacking opponent. This may be a way to make his already lightning-fast triple slash even more sudden. The effect of this attack leaves an X-shaped stream of blood. While the old version could break Hachi's six swords, this new version can easily break the eight swords of Hyouzou (a swordsman Hachi was not able to defeat since childhood) who was extremely doped with Energy Steroids. It was first used to defeat Hyouzou. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs, this is called Purgatory Onigiri.
- Ul-Tora Gari (極虎狩り（ウルトラがり） Uru Tora Gari?, literally meaning "Extreme Tiger Hunt"): A much stronger version of "Tora Gari", where Zen does the same movements, he puts his hand swords over his mouth blade and swing them forth a forward descending slash with them. The aura generated by Zen, seems to be the same as the original Tora Gari, the aura of a tiger's head. While the original version was able to withstand against powerful human enemies like the Nyaban Brothers or Mr. 1, this enhanced version is able to match the strength of a dragon. The pun in the name is that the kanji pronunciation is a combination of the Japanese pronunciation of Ultra (urutora) and Tora (tiger in Japanese) making it sounds like Ultra Gari (Ultra Hunt) or Ul-Tora Gari (Ul-Tiger Hunt). It was first seen used against the Punk Hazard dragon. In the Viz Manga and the FUNimation subs, this is called Ultra Tiger Hunt.