One Piece is one of the anime that I grew up watching, and until it ends, I shall continue to do so. Maybe it’s my attachment to the series, or it’s just something about the OP universe that always engages me to contemplate the characters.
Besides, it’s difficult to decipher the real deal amongst the several diverse characters introduced in the two decades of the series.
Even if I assume maybe one of the characters is the strongest, Eiichiro Oda always comes up with a new chapter and a quirky power-up.
Though I am very sure about who’s the top dog in One Piece, let’s see if you agree with me.
Despite being in the World Government faction, Fujitora has earned respect from the One Piece fandom. Fujitora’s Zushi Zushi no Mi is a gravity-based fruit. He uses its ability by channelizing it through his sword.
By simply moving it a little, he can send gravitational forces in several different directions. Fujitora’s devastating power can attract meteors from orbit (we all know what those meteors can do)
Kizaru is the easily the most relatable guy on this list and probably the only one who doesn’t involve himself in the Pirate vs. Marine drama.
He is simply doing his job while still retaining his laid-back personality. Honestly, if Borsalino actually took his work seriously, Kizaru would have ranked higher, but well, Kizaru being Kizaru, isn’t really passionate or has any firm conviction, unlike the other Marines.
But he’s still extremely powerful, and the Pika Pika no Mi Devil Fruit makes it even worse for his enemies. Kizaru can create and control light by shooting laser beams and also blind his opponents.
Everyone is already speculating that Akainu will one day become an unbeatable character. Ever since he took over the Fleet Admiral’s position, things began changing.
His reputation has skyrocketed, and you can now say that he is kinda infamous even among the “good” marines.
Akainu is an authoritarian figure in the Marines as he is a firm believer in the idea of “absolute justice.” His Devil Fruit Magu Magu no Mi is a Logia type that can manipulate, control, and transform into magma on a disastrous level.
12Charlotte Linlin aka “Big Mom”
Praise the anime Lords that this woman is finally dead. Phew!
Big Mom is almost like a vampire; her Soru Soru no Mi Devil Fruit can deplete her opponent’s life span within seconds and transfer it wherever she desires. Big Mom’s daily munchies include her crewmen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with this lady.
11Marshall D. Teach aka “Blackbeard”
Despite being introduced in the latter half of the series, the baddest of all Supernovas, Blackbeard has quickly gained the spot for ‘characters you cannot defeat without background music.’ He has already become one of the four emperors.
He is special enough to use two Devil Fruits — Gura Gura no Mi and Yami Yami no Mi. Yami Yami no Mi can allow its user to control gravity, nullify other Devil Fruit abilities by touching the opponent, and absorb any sort of attack.
Shanks is by no means an ordinary man. At this point, his influence and authority over the entire One Piece universe go hand-in-hand with the number of mysteries surrounding him.
I mean Shanks obviously started the trope of anime characters who were shounen protagonists and got isekai-ed into a different universe to help its MC.
Red-haired Shanks is a legend that can still shake up the world. Instead of talking about his strength, let’s just rewatch this clip of Shanks LITERALLY stopping a war between Marines and Pirates just from his presence.
9Kaido of the Beasts
I know…I know. I do have an article on Shanks being stronger than Kaido but that’s just old news. Wano arc has really given us an exclusive look at why Kaido is called “the strongest creature.”
If being Big Mom’s partner in crime wasn’t enough, Kaido raised the power scale-up high. No kidding, presumably no one can fight on par with him in a one-on-one fight.
He has an army of 500 artificial Devil Fruit users. His Devil Fruit Uo Uo no Mi is a Mythical Zoan type which is rarer than a Logia type fruit.
It enables him to transform into a hybrid and a complete version of Azure Dragon while power-boosting his abilities. In these forms, he can control various elements and conjure Flame Clouds.
8“Dark King” Silvers Rayleigh
Rayleigh is one of the top bosses in One Piece and is known as the ‘Right Hand of the Pirate King.’ He is a shounen protagonist’s old mentor, so you can just tell this guy is a legend. Rayleigh also knows the secret of One Piece which automatically makes him a VIP in the OP world.
Garp has even warned his men in the past not to confront Rayleigh and Whitebeard simultaneously. Silvers single-handedly killed sea kings while swimming across the ocean and casually fought on par with Kizaru.
7Sengoku the Buddha
Sengoku has been a significant figure in the past year and the present even after his retirement.
Due to his strong sense of justice and loyalty to the World Government, Sengoku is the Inspector General of Marines and former Fleet Admiral. Because of his status, he holds a significant amount of political influence.
Furthermore, he is considered a strategic genius. Sengoku ate a Mythical Zoan type Devil Fruit called Hito Hito no that grants him the ability to transform into a Giant Golden Buddha.
It amplifies his already existing strength into a humongous amount. He can also create explosive shock waves with a thrust of his palm in this Buddha form.
6Edward Newgate aka “Whitebeard”
Whitebeard was not only strong because of his Yonko status, but because ‘Whitebeard doesn’t have friends, he’s got Family.’
He is literally the Godfather in One Piece. Whitebeard ate the Gura Gura no Mi Devil Fruit, which enabled him to create localized earthquakes with his punches.
He has mastered all types of Haki that makes him a formidable enemy. My respect for this man knows no bounds; he lived a legend and died a legend.
I still get goosebumps when I think about how he managed to trigger the entire Marines despite being a dying old man with holes in his body.
5“Golden Lion” Shiki
Golden Lion Shiki or the Flying Pirate is the main antagonist of the 10th One Piece movie. He is considered to be a country-level threat.
His Paramecia type Devil Fruit, Fuwa Fuwa no Mi, allows Shiki to control inanimate objects if he touches them, which ultimately grants him the ability to manipulate elements.
The inanimate objects will continue to levitate until and unless Shiki undoes or loses his consciousness.
4Monkey D. Garp aka “Hero of the Marines”
Garp the Fist. Hero of the Marines. Garp the Demon.
You can call him by many names, but I only love him for one. Monkey D. Garp is Luffy’s grandfather and the Marine vice admiral. Like Luffy, Garp suffers from narcolepsy as well. Due to the God Valley incident, Garp is now known as the Hero of the Navy.
He was amongst the people who have fought on par against Gol D. Roger. He doesn’t need the powers of the Devil Fruit; even without it, Garp is unimaginably overpowered.
3Rocks D. Xebec
Before Gol D. Roger even entered the scene, it was Rocks D. Xebec who ruled the seas. He is described as an ambitious and vile person who wouldn’t hesitate to murder people irrespective of their status.
Although we don’t have much information about him, he held a tremendous amount of power. His subordinates were all the influential people we know today, like Shiki, Big Mom, Kaido, and even Whitebeard.
2Gol D. Roger aka “The Pirate King”
Gol D. Roger’s rank was pretty predictable, as he is the only character to claim the One Piece after centuries.
And he is the Pirate King who gave rise to the entire pirate looting fiasco, so he has to be on the second rank as he was the last boss in present times.
You know this character is the ultimate deal when the treasure that the entire story is based on is his; Joy Boy is the owner of One Piece.
Gol D. Roger has mentioned that this godlike entity is the strongest character in the One Piece series. Joy Boy is that missing coin you have been searching for the past year. We have no clue about him except the revelation that he graved the Poneglyph.
Monkey D. Dragon is our main character’s dad and the World’s worst criminal. He had to be on this list. His title as the leader of the revolutionary army is justified as he is powerful.
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.
The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!
Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.