Shonen Jump’s Big 3 member makes its way onto the stage. Here it is, the Top 15 Strongest One Piece characters. In the world of Pirates and mythical ability-giving fruits, One Piece has a cast of absurdly strong characters. If put in the real world, some of these characters would bring calamities of all kinds to man.
From Seven Warlords to Four Emperors, our list covers them all. Each character with explanations of their devil fruits, haki, and natural strength. Also, we described their place in the One Piece world to help you better understand how strong they are. Warning!!! Manga and Anime spoilers ahead!!!
- 1. Kaidou
- 2. Whitebeard (Edward Newgate)
- 3. Shanks
- 4. Big Mom (Charlotte Linlin)
- 5. Blackbeard (Marshall D. Teach)
- 6. Monkey D. Luffy
- 7. Akainu (Sakazuki)
- 8. Aokiji (Kuzan)
- 9. Kizaru (Borsalino)
- 10. Kozuki (Oden)
- 11. Monkey D. Garp
- 12. Dracule Mihawk
- 13. Trafalgar D. Water Law
- 14. Eustass Kid
- 15. Silvers Rayleigh
Kaido is one of the Four Emperors, a group of the strongest pirates in the world, and is known as the “Strongest Creature in the World.” He also was a part of the legendary Rocks Crew.
He has immense physical strength, durability, and endurance and can take on multiple opponents without much difficulty. He can also become a dragon, further increasing his strength and power.
Kaido’s strength and power have made him feared and respected by other pirates, and he has a reputation for being almost unbeatable in combat.
2. Whitebeard (Edward Newgate)
Whitebeard is one of the Four Emperors, a group of the strongest pirates in the world, and is known as the “Strongest Man in the World.” On top of the title, he was Gol D. Roger’s equal and was even a part of the legendary Rocks Crew.
He has immense physical strength and endurance and can take on multiple opponents at once without much difficulty. His weapon of choice is a massive white beard, which he can use to deliver powerful blows and cause earthquakes with each swing. His Power is said to be strong enough to destroy the world.
Whitebeard also has the ability to use the Devil Fruit power known as the Gura Gura no Mi, which allows him to create shockwaves and earthquakes by releasing vibrations from his body. Whitebeard’s strength and might have made him feared and respected by other pirates, and he has a reputation for being almost unbeatable in combat.
Shanks is one of the Four Emperors. He is widely known as “Red Haired Shanks”; the name itself always turns heads. Although he is not as physically strong as some of the other Emperors, Shanks is a formidable opponent due to his exceptional combat skills and strategic mind.
Shanks is the only Emperor not to possess a devil fruit; this leads to him being a one-of-a-kind character whose sheer power is enough to engulf enemies in fear. His primary source of attacks comes from Haki. His Haki is very powerful and is said to have one of the rarer types of Haki.
4. Big Mom (Charlotte Linlin)
Big Mom is known as one of the Four Emperors, like the others above. She is known for her immense size and her incredible strength. Her Haki was discovered at a young age, making her a prodigy who would turn the tide later in life.
Her devil Fruit is the Soru Soru no Mi, which allows her to manipulate the souls of living beings. With this ability, she can extract the life force from her opponents and transfer it to herself or her allies, making her nearly invulnerable in combat.
Big Mom also has a powerful crew of loyal followers and many powerful allies, making her a formidable force to be reckoned with in the One Piece world.
5. Blackbeard (Marshall D. Teach)
Blackbeard is a man who is said never to sleep. He was born on Rocks Island, where the legendary Rocks D. Xebec was and where the infamous God-Valley incident occurred.
Blackbeard is a powerful pirate known for his immense physical strength and durability and his ability to use the powers of two Devil Fruits. He originally ate the Yami Yami no Mi, which allows him to manipulate and absorb darkness. He later acquired the Gura Gura no Mi, which enabled him to create shockwaves and earthquakes by releasing vibrations from his body.
Blackbeard is a skilled combatant who can take on multiple opponents without much difficulty. His strength and power have made him feared and respected by other pirates.
6. Monkey D. Luffy
Luffy became strong through his natural physical abilities, Devil Fruit powers, training, and experiences. His devil fruit, the Gomu Gomu no Mi, gave him the ability to transform himself into rubber, and many of his attacks are rubber based.
Luffy has also trained extensively in the Haki fighting technique, which allows him to harness his spiritual energy and use it to increase his strength, speed, and other abilities.
Luffy’s Training led him to develop many power-ups that he could use. These forms include Gear 1, Gear 2, Gear 3, Gear 4 (This variation has 3 sub-formes: Boundman, Tankman, Snakeman), and Gear 5 (This form is his awakened form).
7. Akainu (Sakazuki)
Akainu is the Admiral of the Marines, the naval military force that enforces the laws of the World Government. He is known for his immense physical strength and durability, as well as his ability to use the power of the Magu Magu no Mi, a Devil Fruit that allows him to transform his body into magma and control it at will.
With this ability, Akainu can generate and manipulate magma to create powerful attacks, such as the “Great Magellan,” a massive wave of magma that can engulf and destroy entire ships. In addition to his Devil Fruit powers, Akainu is also a skilled combatant and has a reputation for being highly ruthless in his pursuit of justice. His strength and will have made him feared and respected by both pirates and members of the Marines.
8. Aokiji (Kuzan)
Aokiji was a navy admiral, but then he left the navy and joined the Blackbeard pirates for some time. He is known for his immense physical strength and durability, as well as his ability to use the power of the Hie Hie no Mi, a Devil Fruit that allows him to transform his body into ice and control it at will. He is considered to be Akainu’s equal regarding raw strength and ability.
Aokiji can generate and manipulate ice to create powerful attacks, such as the “Ice Age,” which is a massive wave of ice that can freeze entire ships and their crews. At the battle of Marineford, He singlehandedly froze the incoming tsunamis Whitebeard used to flood the marine base and its soldiers.
9. Kizaru (Borsalino)
Kizaru is also a high-ranking admiral like those mentioned above. He is known for his immense physical strength and durability, as well as his ability to use the power of the Pika Pika no Mi, a Devil Fruit that allows him to transform his body into light and control it at will.
With this ability, Kizaru can generate and manipulate light to create powerful attacks, such as the “Gatling,” which is a rapid-fire series of laser beams that can strike multiple targets at once. In addition to his Devil Fruit powers, Kizaru is also a skilled combatant and has a reputation for being quick and agile in battle.
10. Kozuki (Oden)
Kozuki Oden is a powerful pirate and the former daimyo of Kuri in the Wano Country. He was also a part of the Whitebeard pirates and Gol D. Roger’s crew.
Oden was also a skilled swordsman and could wield the mighty and legendary sword, Enma, which could cut through almost anything. In addition to his physical strength and sword skills, Oden was also able to use the power of Haoshoku Haki, a scarce type of Haki only given to those with the qualities of a king. He could clash with Whitebeard and Gol D. Roger; he lived to see another day.
11. Monkey D. Garp
Garp is as insanely powerful as they come. Not only did he deny promotions due to his hatred for the celestial dragons, but he and Gol D. Roger also teamed up to take down the legendary Rocks Crew.
Not much is known about whether or not Garp has a devil fruit, but he is known for having immense control of Haki. In the earlier seasons, when Luffy and his crew were leaving Water 7, Garp was throwing cannonballs like they were nothing at Luffy. He even bested the Whitebeard pirates, who were notoriously known not to be messed with.
Even the infamous Shiki, the Golden Lion, could not hold a candle to Garp’s strength. Garp is the King of throwing hands (nicknamed “Garp the Fist”).
12. Dracule Mihawk
Dracule Mihawk was one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, a group of powerful pirates who have been granted immunity from the World Government in exchange for their service. He is known as the “Greatest Swordsman in the World” and is renowned for his exceptional sword skills and combat abilities.
Mihawk can wield the massive sword Yoru, which is capable of cutting through almost anything with great precision and speed. Mihawk’s Haki is not one to be trifled with, his Haki is on par with even the strongest in the One Piece world.
13. Trafalgar D. Water Law
Trafalgar D. Water Law is a pirate and a member of the Worst Generation, a group of powerful pirates who rose to prominence during the time skip between the Dressrosa and Zou arcs.
Law is known for his exceptional combat skills and strategic mind and can take on multiple opponents at once without much difficulty. He can also use the power of the Ope Ope no Mi, a Devil Fruit that allows him to manipulate the space within a given area and create powerful attacks, such as cutting through his opponents’ bodies and swapping their positions.
Law is also highly respected and influential within the pirate world, and has a strong crew of loyal followers who are willing to follow him into battle.
14. Eustass Kid
Eustass “Captain” Kid is a pirate and a member of the Worst Generation, a group of powerful pirates who rose to prominence during the time skip between the Dressrosa and Zou arcs like Law.
He is also able to use the power of the Magnet Magnet no Mi, a Devil Fruit that allows him to control and manipulate metal objects. With this ability, Kid can create powerful attacks, such as the “Iron Maiden,” a massive ball of metal that he can use to crush his opponents. In the Sabaody Arc he single-handedly disarmed all the marine officers by pulling their weapons towards his arms and expelling them right back.
He is well-respected by other pirate groups and is well-hated by the marines.
15. Silvers Rayleigh
Silvers Rayleigh is a former pirate and the former first mate of the Roger Pirates, the crew of the Pirate King, Gol D. Roger. He is known for his exceptional combat skills and strategic mind, and is respected and feared by both pirates and members of the Marines.
Rayleigh ended up helping Luffy, and his crew defeat Admiral Kizaru during the Sabaody arc. Rayleigh can be considered a master of Haki since it was due to him that Luffy could unlock his stronger gears and Haki armaments. Usually, when pirates are lost at sea with nothing more than a piece of wood, they’re dead. But Rayleigh single-handedly swam through the Grand Line, killing each sea monster and foe that came his way.
What a list of characters we would never want to be on the wrong side of. Each character we listed is unique in its way and further portrays the god-tier writing of Eiichiro Oda himself. Some of these characters are bad, while some are good. Some may be chaotic with their powers, but some use them to protect others.
We hope you found a character that piques your interest!
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