Tashigi is a Navy officer serving as Smoker's second in command. While adept at sword fighting, she is unusually clumsy. She is also very well-versed in the famous katana, knowing their names and origins. Her stated goal is to remove all meitō, named swords with prestigious histories, from the hands of those who would use them for their own ends. By coincidence, she bears a striking resemblance to Kuina, Zoro's deceased childhood friend, something he is uncomfortable with.