- "The foundation of this world consists of rules. If we were to ignore those rules, chaos would descend upon us and the world would fall apart. As Marines, it is our duty to keep that from happening."
- ―Zephyr West explaining his philosophy
Zephyr stands at 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a thin yet athletic build. His hair is cut short and tidy and his eyes are a bright green. He is always seen wearing glasses on his face. As a marine captain Zephyr wears a large coat with the kanji for "Justice" on the back. Unlike most however, he does not wear it as a cape.
Carried at his side in a sheath is Zephyr's blade, Wind Song. The sword's blade is an odd combination of a rapier and a traditional double edged sword.
Zephyr comes off as a stick in the mud on first appearances. He is a strict follower of the rules and disregards anyone liable to break them. Though respectful to most, when faced with people he deems undesirable, Zephyr reveals a sharp tongue and biting words. Combined with a dry wit this makes Zephyr appear snobbish and elitist.
Zephyr has a calculating and precise mind, making him a capable tactician. His determination combined with his cunning ensures that Zephyr will accomplish any task given to him in the most precise and efficient manner available to him. Despite coming off as arrogant, Zephyr is a strong believer in knowing you own limitations and so if he feels a task is above his capabilities he will vocalize such and step aside for someone more capable.
In accordance with his beliefs, Zephyr follows his own brand of Justice he calls "Lawful Justice". Lawful Justice, as the name implies, enforces a strict following of the law while carrying out his duties. As such Zephyr will attack and arrest any and all pirates should they become a concern.
Ironically, despite his preference for rules and regulations, or perhaps because of them, Zephyr was placed in charge of one of the most rowdy and chaotic crew in the Marines, the First Pirate Hunter Division. In response to his less than desirable assignment, Zephyr believes the 1st PH to be a test for him and so he has vowed to mold them into one of the most respectable and formidable crews in the marines.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Zephyr is a master of Ittoryu - One Sword Style. While many swordsmen tend to focus on strength, Zephyr places value on speed and agility. His skill with the blade has earned him the nickname "Wind of the West"