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Benjamin Tabart is a celebrity renown throughout Paradise as the Beast Tamer of Eminence Extravaganza, a traveling circus troupe unparalleled in its entertainment. In truth, the circus is a façade that these performers use as a method to stealthily move across the world in effort to rid the world of its cruel slave trade; the very same slave trade that many of them once belonged to. In past occurrences, when they have infiltrated nations, they have sometimes destabilized entire economic systems that are dependent on slavery, resulting in entire civil wars as they create opportunities for the people to overtake oppressive monarchs. For this, they are recognized as a group of pirates by the World Government to illustrate that they are a threat to the order of society.
While Tabart is renown as a Beast Tamer to the world, his fellow crewmates revere him as their first mate. Following Najeem’s desertion from the crew, Tabart has been inactive in the circus troupe and slave-related activities. Instead, he has entered the New World to track down Najeem.During this mission, Tabart is tricked into assisting Bathory McGhinnis in his assault on Elbaf. When assisting Bathory, Tabart fights directly with the Elbafian War-hero Jack Stalkman, and successfully escapes his wrath.
Yet, in Stalkman’s pursuit, he falls off the beanstalk of Tabart’s creation to his death. Because he is thought to be responsible for Stalkman’s death, Tabart is accused of having ties to Blacklist, a human supremacist organization bent on the oppression of non-human races. Following his escape from Elbaf, Tabart traveled across the New World until he was discovered by Judas, who gave him refuge in Dressrosa, where it was revealed that he was the biological son of Longinus Niu, King of Dressrosa, and was taken from her when his father fled with him to ensure that he would never be subjected to Niu’s extreme training regimen and oppressive leash.
Escaping Dressrosa, Tabart serves as a temporary member of the Titan Pirates’s Fifth Division at Foxpack’s behest to ensure his survival and attempted to size the territory of Xros Pirates on Bedina. Despite having failed, Tabart's tenacity was recognized by Admiral Ralph himself, and alongside Draco D. Damon, Fukuoka Soren, and Apu, he was dubbed one of the Four Horsemen. With this epithet, he was awarded a bounty of 360,000,000 to accentuate the danger he poses to the world. While on Permis, Hades reveals that Tabart is a Celestial Dragon. He is the nephew of Castilla y León matriarch Bathory Elizabeth and the nephew of war-priest Bathory McGhinnis who orchestrated the attack on Elbaf and countless other atrocities. Because of his status as a Celestial Dragon and due to his reputation for the murder of Kenway Stalkman, Tabart was made a Shichibukai by the World Government.
Tabart’s appearance is noticeably deceptive in its portrayal of a notorious pirate, for very few believe him to be capable of the monstrosities that he has been accused of taking part in. He tends to appear approachable, in part due to the aura that he exudes. Tabart is obviously of noble origins, as even when he surrounded by misfits and drunkards at a bar, his nobility is made evident by the bartender. Although the Dressrosa Royal Family accredits this to having the blood of King Niu, Tabart has made it clear that the quirks, habits, and manners he have are owed to the Alabastan Royal Family. Having been promised to a royal member of Alabasta, to keep his allegiance with the country due to his possession of the Mosa Mosa no Mi, Tabart underwent conditioning to acclimate him to the courts of Alabasta, and through sheer exposure to these principles he has unconsciously adopted them into his everyday life, maintaining them years following his departure from Alabasta.
Having learned that it is essential that nobility always looks presentable, Tabart tends to appear neat, graceful and tidy. While Alabasta nobles used oils, ointment and other products to tend to their hair and skin, simply possessing the Mosa Mosa no Mi has provided Tabart the necessary vitamins and oils his skin and hair need to withstand the rigors of both time and the desert sun. Because of this, Tabart boast the skin of a model: ageless and unblemished. His hair is long, purple, and shiny which is indicative of its health. There are no split ends due to being perfectly moisturized. Thus, even with minimal effort, Tabart appears as people expect celebrities to be as. He ties his long hair into a ponytail to ensure that it does not fling along his eyes during battle, and he keeps the bits of his hair that falls forward cut above his eyes so that it only covers his forehead. Tabart is considered an attractive man, by both men and women.  According to his mother, Niu, Tabart strongly resembles his father, having inherited his purple hair, muscular lithe frame, and facial features. Though, there is no doubt that Niu is his mother, for they both possess the same, unique, piercing golden eyes with deep black pupils. In addition, following his involvement with affairs on Elbaf, Tabart’s right arm was sacrificed during his battle with McGhinnis and has been replaced with a wooden prosthetic that he keeps bandaged.
Due to his status a noble previously, Tabart has an array of clothing that he has managed to continue to collect over the years, in part due to his hobby of collecting different fabrics himself. Regardless, all his clothes follow the similar trend of being loose-fitting, allowing for absolute freedom in his movements should he have to prepare for battle. During his time on Elbaf, Tabart adorned a long, purple and white, floor-length robe draped by a white-turban with feather decorations and pointed red shoes. After spending some time on Dressrosa, Tabart was dressed to appease the people as a noble, and thus his outfit has become notably more flashy and indicative of his noble nature. He wears a white, collared shirt, with a purple, and golden waist high-vest. He has a black, silk waistband tied across his hips as a belt, with a enormous jewel embroidered in the middle of it; it is a combination of gold with a diamonds. Over his vest and shirt, Tabart wears a multicolored floor length robe, with two purple pieces of cloths that compliment it by resting upon his arms. Below the belt, Tabart’s outfit is completed with white silk pants, and white-dress shoes. Lastly, he adorns a white-turban-like hat decorated with a feather and jewelry embroidered onto it.