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April Goldenweek

April Goldenweek

WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for the Gameverse series. Anyone not caught up with the series should not read.


"I was just doing my job." -April, responding to Aeincha's compliment. (src)


April Marianne Goldenweek (originally from One Piece) is a Kids Next Door operative, Numbuh 7-Strokes and Artist and Hypnotist of Sector W7. She was 12 years old and the oldest of W7, as she was moved to that sector after her old sector, Sector GD, became overaged and decommissioned.

April Goldenweek

Family:

Galdino (dad), Bertrand (uncle), Mary Goldenweek (cousin (secret creator)), Alvin Goldenweek (uncle (Mary's dad)), Rosa (aunt), Weiss Guertena (Mary's creator)

Gender:

Female

Friends:

Sector GD, Chimney, Aeincha, Aisa, Apis, Gonbe, Mocha, Cheren Uno, Mary

Enemies:

Nya LaMar, Teen Ninjas, Alexei, Suigetsu, Boomhauer, Mr. Dark, Space Mama, Weiss Guertena, Xehanort, Zorc

Relationship:

Jerome D. Winkiebottom

Homeland:

Germany

Status:

Active

Position:

Artist and Hypnotist of Sector W7 (formerly Sector GD)

Good or Bad?

Good

Hair and eye color:

Dark-red hair, black eyes

Her Negative is Lirpa Keewnedlog, who is a lot more emotional and enjoys exercise.

April cont.

Likes:

Painting, art, her friends, her memories, death

Dislikes:

Losing her friends

Other names:

Numbuh 7-Strokes, Psycho Skyscraper, April-chan, Cousin April, Big Sister April, April Winkiebottom, The Creator, Maker of Worlds, The Girl Who Painted the World

Goals:

Becoming a terrific artist

Voice actor:

Cherami Leigh

First appearance:

One Piece - Chapter 117 (1999)

Race:

Imaginary Doll (now a human)

Ability:

Paint-style Hypnotism

Distinctive sign:

Doll-like face with blushed cheeks

Creator:

Eiichiro Oda

Nextgen SeriesEdit

BackgroundEdit

April was a doll created in the Guertena Gallery by one of the living paintings, Mary, to be her imaginary big sister. Mary played with April lots and had fun, though inside, she was despairing over being alone. Like other dolls Mary created, the atmosphere of the gallery allowed April to develop a consciousness, and she felt sympathy for Mary. When Ib and Garry came to the gallery, Mary introduced herself as another human girl that was trapped there, and showed them April, her "sister." April tried to pluck Garry's rose when it was dropped, but the man kicked her away before calling Mary on her secret. When Ib tried to burn Mary's canvas, April jumped and knocked the lighter away, saving her sister. After Mary succeeded in killing Garry, she grabbed April and ran to the mural that led back to the real world. During Mary's conversation with Ib, Mary threw April into the mural first out of rage. Mary climbed out afterwards to join her, leaving Ib to stay with Garry.

By switching realities with Garry and Ib, April and Mary became real humans. April appeared as 7 years old, but Mary's age reversed to 4 years old. Their minds were restructured to think they had always lived in Germany and played together a lot. April and Mary were cousins, in which April's father was Galdino Goldenweek, whom had always wanted a daughter. In reality, Galdino never married, but with April in his life, they were given a false memory that he had a wife that died.

Not too long after, April signed up and graduated CND Training, then was assigned to Sector GD in Gobi's Desert, a sector that welcomed her openly. Of course, since Gobi's Desert was far away from Germany, the KND organized it so April and her dad were forced to move. April and Mary missed each other deeply since then.

She loved her Sector GD friends very much and cherished each moment with them, often painting pictures of her friends doing stuff, in which she herself was never in any of them. She was happier back then, but grew more depressed over time as her friends became decommissioned one by one. Eventually, April was all by herself, and Cheren Uno reassigned her to Sector W7. Cheren felt April's sadness and comforted her, and upon her request, he closed Sector GD down to preserve the memories. April moved to Water 7 to join her new sector, and for the whole year they've been friends, April didn't want to forget them.

Big Mom SagaEdit

In Down in the Negaverse, while trying to think of something to paint downtown, her Negative, Lirpa runs by. Asking why she's running, Lirpa hatefully yells that April doesn't care, unless she had uncaring friends who abused her, and ran away crying. April gained a mental vision from that meeting and painted Water 7 upside-down. She follows Lirpa for the rest of the day, painting pictures based on what she tells her, finishing with a painting of fat Lirpa guzzling food.

In Viridi's Last Stand, when Chimney asks what she can do, April responds that she can hypnotize people with her paint. She and her team later charge to Viridi's Lair on the R.O.C.K.E.T.-T.R.A.I.N. and bust through the factory. They are knocked out as a result and aren't seen for the rest of the battle.

In Sector W7, they go on a mission to stop Mrs. Dirt's forced bathing operations. She used her paint to strengthen the trapped kids, allowing them to break free of their ropes. In the 5th chapter, which centered around April, she was given the chance to join the Teen Ninjas when they battled Nya LaMar. Nya slipped her a secret map, and, after remembering her own past about her decommissioned team, April decided to meet Nya at the meeting place. Nya revealed that Sector GD were Teen Ninjas now, and April was horrified seeing how they looked. However, Sector W7 arrived and convinced her to stay on their side. They battled the old Sector GD, and April fought and defeated Nya. Sector GD then revealed to be TND operatives, making April very emotional. April agreed that she would enjoy her time with her new friends, and they returned home.

In Operation: CLOWN, April accompanied her friends on the journey to Punk Hazard. In the battle against Vergo, April used Blue Paint to give Chimney more power, but when the paint was knocked off, the latter was drained of her energy, too exhausted to fight. Following the battle, the team was able to escape Punk Hazard.

In Operation: NECSUS, Sector W7 attended the graduation ceremony on Moonbase, as Mocha was chosen to be a member of their sector. April didn't act joyous like her friends, but she was still happy to have Mocha in the team. They were called to Amazonia so Mocha could help Nebula, and afterwards, they stayed on the planet for several days. April eventually finds Sollyx stranded in the jungle, and she offers to let him ride their R.O.C.K.E.T.-T.R.A.I.N.. They go to Reepor to save the main heroes before taking them to Coruscant. After the quest, the friends celebrated April's 13th birthday, and for a present, Cheren sent April a pardon from decommissioning, for her services in the N.E.C.S.U.S. quest. Later, April attends Maddy Murphy's slumber party with the W7 members.

In Chimney's Friends, after Chimney was shrunken, April listed numerous ways she could die at her small size. When Chimney snuck into her room, she noticed many paintings April created of Chimney being killed while tiny. However, she was also painting a series of Sector W7 following their leader, no matter how small Chimney got. She explained she painted those death pictures to express her emotions, and better picture what it would feel like if she really died. April later participates in invading the Teen Ninja rig, trapping Nya in another Black Paint Nightmare where she was tiny and being trampled by kids.

In The Great Candied Adventure, April and friends were shocked at hearing Cheren's news of the Apocalypse.

In the one-shot "Her Special Skill", April briefly tries to see if Carol is a good artist. She paints a picture of Carol showing a poor painting of herself and Mason, and Carol paints a poor picture of April showing a great painting of Carol and Mason. April confirmed Carol wasn't an artist.

Seven Lights SagaEdit

In Legend of the Seven Lights, April helps her father make room around the house when April's cousin, Mary is coming to visit. She and her friends greet Mary at the train station, and she is excited to see April again. She gets very acquainted with Sector W7 before the friends take her to the treehouse. When Sector V and Sugar request the use of W7's R.O.C.K.E.T.-T.R.A.I.N., April thinks they should join them to Solana and take Mary, to show her KND experience. They all fly to the Electrodrome, where April joins Mary in dancing with the aliens. After rescuing Meloetta, they all go to Symphonia where April and Mary sing how everything's a work of art. After Chernabog's defeat, the operatives (except Sugar) all leave to find Dr. Nefarious, and April paints an image of Sugar on the train. Mary exclaims how they almost died and questions why April goes on these missions, and they try to reason that it's their job as operatives.

April and her friends later attack the Star Train, during which she and Mary battle Space Mama. The teammates are later introduced to Team Gnik, before April and Mary later battle Space Mama and Mr. Dark. April is driven away from Mary by Space Mama, and she watches as Mr. Dark attacks and talks to Mary. The friends escape on the Mobius Dick space-whale, who drops them on Peoples α later. There, they meet Professor Büe and are invited to stay in his laboratory. After Zach Murphy fixes the shrunken Chimney and R.O.C.K.E.T.-T.R.A.I.N., they all use it to go home. April and Mary place their artworks from the adventure in the former's room, and Mary feels concerned about April engaging in these missions. Mary looks upset about something Mr. Dark told her, so April takes her out to get some macaroons. April later calls Cheren to tell him of Mary's skills, and recommends her for the KND.

Sector W7 is later sent to retrieve a Footbomb from Arlen's NFL Stadium. There, April and Mary battle Boomhauer, and easily defeat him with teamwork. Mocha and Chimney retrieve the Footbomb before leaving the stadium. The next day, Sector W7 fights in the Battle of Washington, during which April paints a red dot on a building to trick ground turrets into shooting it. April and friends attend Nigel Uno's funeral the next day, during which April paints a canvas of the Uno Family. The day after, April wakes up from another nightmare about an art gallery. She goes to wake up Mary, who had the same nightmare. The two later go up to the treehouse, and April is painting while Chimney provides theories on who the other Lights are. April agrees with the others that Chimney's a Light, but the former becomes very tired and goes to lie down for a nap.

April wakes up in Picture City, her dreamscape. Sheila Frantic meets her there and requests April to make a brain for Rayman. April leads Sheila across the city, battling Splatoons before entering a movie theater that April doesn't recall being there. The two end up in a battle with Space Mama, and defeat her with teamwork before rescuing an imprisoned girl. The girl introduces herself as Ib, and wants April to come back to the gallery. Ib grows groggy and warps April to the gallery from her nightmare, then April wakes up. She excitedly remembers the Guertena Art Gallery, and wishes to take Mary and all their friends to see it. Mary looks concerned about going, but April believes that Darkrai was intending to send a message about the gallery.

They fly the R.O.C.K.E.T.-T.R.A.I.N. to Mary's mansion in Düssenheim, Germany, where they introduce Mary's parents to the W7 team. After they have lunch, the parents agree to take the kids to the Guertena Gallery. The friends spend the night at Mary's house, playing games before going to bed. Mary insists on April sleeping with her in her bed, so April complies. April recommends Mary to join the Kids Next Door again, and Mary considers it, though she will be sad after April and friends leave tomorrow. The next day, Mary's parents drive them all to the Guertena Gallery. When April looks at a strange, mural painting, all of the gallery visitors disappear, leaving April alone. She wanders the gallery as it darkens, and after seeing many of the paintings appear alive, she decides to walk into the floor painting, Abyss of the Deep. She feels entranced as she sinks through paint-water, then ends up in the cursed gallery.

April and Ib

April learns the truth about herself.

April picks up a pink rose, encounters a talking ant, then runs from a living headless statue before plummeting into a lower, Red Area. When she approaches a painting called Soul-Sapping Throng, she is grabbed by claws and pulled inside. In the Black Area where she wound up, she finds Ib asleep on a bed, apparently dying. April helps carry Ib down a passage, where she finds a vase to put her rose in. Ib is revived, and proclaims she knows April and Mary. The two run away from the swarm of Mistake paintings that chase them, then they find Aeincha and Mocha being threatened by Garry. They rescue the tiny girls and get away from Garry before resting in a room. Ib tells them the story of how she ended up in the gallery, and reveals that Mary is a painting, and April was a doll she created. April realizes that she and Mary stole Ib and Garry's realities, and decides that they must switch back so they could be free. Aeincha and Mocha protest at this, but April states that it's the right thing. They are all upset that they may never see April again.

Ib joins them as they further explore the gallery, solving a puzzle where they had to find balls of paint. They reunited with Apis and Aisa, and later discovered Chimney in the Doll Room, trapped in a trance. After Aeincha snaps her back to normal, Mary finds them, and the girl admits to remembering her past. April tries to reason that they need to set Ib and Garry free, and Mary runs off, crying. They find Mary in the Sketchbook attempting to kill Garry, but after Chimney fights her, April and co. promise that they'll always be friends. When Mary realizes Ib still has her rose, Garry recovers, and they chase him to a secret dungeon. After solving the dungeon's puzzles, they find Weiss Guertena himself in his secret study. He reveals to have sacrificed his reality for Mary, and April took his place while Mary took Garry's. When Guertena revealed his plan to trap them there, they battle his creations while April fights him.

April discovers that, having stolen Guertena's reality, she has the same Creation powers that he does in this world, giving her an advantage. She attempts to burn Guertena's painting with the lighter Mary found, but when this fails, she threatens to burn the Fabricated World mural. Guertena falls for her trap, allowing Ib and Mary to shove him into the portal, where they presume he fades away in the real world. Mary later sacrifices herself for Garry as the others mourn her. April draws a crayon picture of Mary before leaving to the real world. Having forgotten Mary, April is confused by the picture, but after her friends get into the basement, they discover Mary's painting and suddenly remember her. They find a secret passage behind her painting, leading to a Poneglyph. April awakens as the 5th Light.

Two days later, they break into the gallery and steal Mary's painting, taking it to Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. Mary is able to roam freely about the house and interact with all the Friends. She graciously thanks April and bids them all farewell. Later, April and the other four awakened Lights meet at the White House, called there by President Jessie. They are forced to enter Plankton's Crab Craft when he captures their friends. Plankton reveals the titles given to the Lights, with April's being The Creator. April doesn't believe Plankton's story about Calliope being the "antagonist" of this prophecy, and believes Jessie's theory that Calliope, the prophecy's writer, is their ally.

During the Battle of Enies Lobby, April learns that her friends of Sector GD were discovered by CP10 and hung on the upturned drawbridge. Thankfully, Ururu rescues them using her giant form. During Cheren's birthday party, April paints a gloomy gray image of Miyuki leaning on a tree. After Nebula shrinks the planets to contain in the Noah, April paints images of the planet's skies. Wendy would use her magic to make those images appear as artificial skies of the shrunken planets.

In Turning Point, April and Maddy Murphy are talking on the Noah when Varcrutis ambushes them. April runs to get help while Maddy fights the Daemonis. April finds Aurora, Melody, and MaKayla on the ship and informs them of the situation, but even they are defeated by Varcrutis, with April herself suffering a kick to the face.

In Seven Lights: The Last, April accompanies her friends in the adventure in the First Dimension. Xehanort attacks the R.O.C.K.E.T.-T.R.A.I.N., but April escapes into her paintings, which Xehanort destroys as a means of trapping her. At the Blank Planet, Sunni Chariton summons Mary, who was hiding April in her crayon drawings. April paints her own action stage over the Blank Planet for Sunni, Vriska, and Mary to traverse. Sadly, the three are ambushed by Grandfather, and April is attacked by Truman Zorc. She escapes back into the Art World before Zorc used his Darkness Bomb. In the Art World, April finds a Teal Road and follows it to some drawings painted by Terezi, leading April to the troll in the Land of Living Dead.

With Terezi's instructions, April painted a replica of Hivebent, intending to deceive the traitorous Vriska and Zorc Necrophades. Having warned the real Hivebent and disguised her friends as the trolls and Chelan, they pull off the deception. April challenges Zorc to a game of Duel Monsters, which involves making up her own cards and making up the game's rules as they play. Zorc reveals to have captured the gods and plays Dialga & Palkia. April suspects Solaris and Palutena are also in his deck and that Zorc would not use the Light Gods to duel, so by "sacrificing" her own friends, April is able to claim the two gods as her own. Solaris and Palutena reflect Dialga & Palkia's attacks back at them, and April then commands the Light and Sun Gods to destroy Zorc's demonic form.

Newborn EraEdit

In Pirate Wars, Sector W7 go to Mobius after the Kremling Krew conquers the world, hoping to rescue Sector W. April assists during the journey on Zou, against Musclefoot in the Cave of Blind Ones, and in the (failed) attempt to rescue Sally on the Orangutrain. Their Rocketship is attacked by General Scales' fleet, in which April has her blood stolen by a seagull and taken to Scales, who then drinks it. With his Prey-Prey Fruit power, Aisa, Tristan, and Gonbe begin trying to bite April, as do the fish they caught, causing April to bleed terribly.

Later, April goes to sleep and contacts Madotsuki in the Dream Realm, enlisting her help in preparation of a battle wity Moge-ko Leijon. April and co. allow their selves to be caught in Moge-ko's Pain-Pain Fruit power, becoming trapped in their nightmarish dreamscapes. However, April uses her painting to bypass the hazards of her dream world, luring Moge-ko out into a direct battle. This allows Madotsuki to sneak into Moge-ko's dream world and Bubble everything, weakening Moge-ko's power. Madotsuki then Bubbles Moge-ko, defeating her. April thanks her friend before waking up, and she uses Chartreuse Friendship to brainwash Moge-ko into being her friend. With her help, the group is able to infiltrate Hideout Helm.

In the Post-War, April goes with Weiss Schnee and Sheila on an adventure on Mobius, making paintings of the places they visited. She learned that the Mogekos had purchased her painting of Plexio.

In the future, April marries Jerome D. Winkiebottom and has a son named Gabriel Winkiebottom. Gabriel inherited his mom's love for art and his father's spacebending.

BattlesEdit

OriginEdit

Main article: Miss Goldenweek

In One Piece, her codename was Miss Goldenweek, while her real name is Marianne (which serves as April's middle name). She worked for Baroque Works as Mr. 3's assistant and antagonized the Straw Hats during the Little Garden Arc. After Baroque Works fell, Goldenweek helped rescue the members from prison and used her Rainbow Paint to make them realize their dreams (with hers wanting to be a real artist).

RelationshipsEdit

Sector GDEdit

April cherished her friendships with all of her old sector. She was upset when they were all decommissioned.

Sector W7Edit

April really cares about her new friends deep down. She dreaded decommissioning because she didn't want to forget them.

Cheren UnoEdit

Cheren is April's Supreme Leader, who transfers April to Sector W7. Cheren accepted April's request to convert Sector GD's treehouse into a museum dedicated to her former team. Following the N.E.C.S.U.S. quest, Cheren pardons April from decommissioning on her birthday. They remain good friends as April has Cheren's cellphone number.

Nya LaMarEdit

Nya is April's worst enemy, who tried to turn her to the Teen Ninjas if she leaves her friends. But when her friends expressed their care for April and told her to return, April refused Nya's offer.

Lirpa KeewnedlogEdit

Lirpa is April's Negative, an emotional girl who hates her friends and enjoys exercise. When Lirpa visited her world, April believed her to be an idea hidden inside her mind and come to life, and proceeded to paint pictures based on things Lirpa yelled at her. It's unknown if she actually realized that was her Negative, or just a "part of her that could've been."

Mary GoldenweekEdit

Mary is April's cousin from Germany. They were extremely close and loved to color with crayon, but April sadly had to leave Mary after joining the KND and being assigned to Sector GD. Mary was very happy to meet April again years later as April introduced her to her friends. The two fight together very well using their art-based powers. Secretly, Mary created April in the Guertena Gallery, one of many of Mary's dolls. Thanks to Mary, April became a real person by switching places with Ib and Garry.

AppearanceEdit

April has a doll-like face with blushed cheeks, and has her dark red hair tied in braided pigtails. She has a round, pink hat, a dark-blue T-shirt with the word "Golden" written in orange, a sky-blue open shirt with a cloud pattern over it, a maroon-colored skirt, blue and purple-striped stockings covering her legs, and big red shoes with white cuffs and white soles. She is almost always frowning. On her right foot, she has images of her friends painted on her toenails, and her left toenails each have parts of April's image. After the timeskip, April wears a pink T-shirt with a rising sun, while the rest of her clothing is the same. She is 145 cm (4'9") tall after the timeskip.

As a doll, April had peach-colored, sewn skin, wore a cloud-pattern dress cut from some fabric, and part of a maroon-colored cup, cut off and taped on her like a skirt. Her thin, stick legs ended at big cottonball feet, blush marks were painted on her face, and dark-red string was intricately sewn around her head, tied in two pigtails.

GalleryEdit

PersonalityEdit

April loves to paint, as she always brings her color dish and paintbrush (she uses it as her weapon, anyway). April isn't enthusiastic or cheerful compared to her teammates, but she's just as focused on missions. When she's spoken to or asked a question, she gives a short, simple response. Deep down, April loves all of her friends, and doesn't want to forget them. She's mainly gloomy because her old friends were decommissioned, and she knows the same will happen to her. However, April let things feelings go when she realized Sector GD still has their memories, and now wants to spend every moment she can with her friends.

April shows her emotion through her paintings, painting happy moments, sad moments, and personal thoughts to see how it would feel if those things really happened. As an artist, one of April's favorite topics is death, and she finds death to be a very artistic thing, regarding the many ways to die in any situation. She once painted a series of pictures of Chimney dying, but only to picture how sad she would feel if Chimney actually died.

AbilitiesEdit

April uses Paint-style Hypnotism. By painting a symbol or color on someone, it will have a certain effect, an example being making someone stronger or sadder. Besides this, April is a terrific painter, having drawn many paintings at a very professional, realistic level. April also has mastery of her own dreamscape and is a virtually strong fighter in the Dream Realm, able to create anything that she needs. When April had her Keyblade, she could open portals to the Art World and seek refuge.

Paint-style Moves:

  • Blue - Color of Strength; she paints a blue symbol on someone and makes them stronger. If she paints multiple symbols on someone, they get even more stronger, but when the paint is gone, they become exhausted afterward. She often uses this symbol on Chimney.
  • Pink - Color of Smallness; she paints a pink symbol on someone and causes them to feel small and weak.
  • Red - Color of Bullfighting; she paints a red symbol on the ground and causes the opponent to always hit there.
  • Yellow - Color of Laughter; forces targets to burst into laughter.
  • Green - Color of Soothing; forces targets to calm down and want to have a picnic.
  • Chartreuse - Color of Friendship; forces targets to become friends and help April.
  • Glow - paint that glows in dark areas, albeit it doesn't highlight much area around it.
  • Black - Color of Fear; she paints a black symbol to make someone envision their greatest fear coming true.
  • Purple - Color of Death; April paints a series of dark colors around the enemy, causing them to have a vision of their death, knocking them out instantly from shock.
  • Puppets - April paints wooden puppets in in a person's colors, bringing it to life as a clone of that person to deceives enemies.
  • Clear - Color of Deception; April paints clear paint over an object or person, making it invisible.
  • Rainbow - Color of Dreams; people will remember and express their dreams.

Final SmashEdit

"I'll fill all your days with color."

April's Final Smash is Land of Color, in which she sends a stream of colors to the sky from her paint dish and many colorful globs rain onto the field, each one taking its respective effect on whoever's hit.

WeaknessesEdit

April has little experience with physical combat, usually relying on her paint. And because she uses paint, she can't swim or get in water as her paint would get wet. In fact, the effects of her hypnotism wear off if her symbols are washed off. Her hypnotism cannot work on foes with too strong a will. April also has hemophilia, meaning she bleeds easy, so this is why she avoids combat mostly. (The reason behind her disease is that she used to be one of Mary's dolls. Mary fills her dolls with red paint, which falls out easily.) In the Guertena Gallery, her health is tied to a pink rose.

Stories She's AppearedEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In the original One Piece, her name was "Miss Goldenweek." In the 4Kids dub, she was "Miss April Fools." Gamewizard combined the two names to make April Goldenweek.
    • It is later revealed her canon name is Marianne, which Gamewizard then deemed as her middle name. Conveniently, it serves as a reference to her cousin, Mary.
  • Before Chimney's surname was revealed, April was the only member of Sector W7 with a known surname. Mocha's surname was almost revealed, but the name was smudged.
  • April's paint hypnotism is similar to April and Sonya Dickson's emotionbending, as her different colors manipulate peoples' feelings.
  • Her birthday is April 29 (2019), next to Miyuki Crystal's birthday, April 30th, and both are the "gloomy" members of their team.
  • Her blood type is XF.
  • April is left-handed.
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