After 20+ years on air, and 900+ chapters of amazing content, the number of relevant characters in the story is vast and diverse.
With these many characters involved, arguments often break out regarding the position of these characters in the power-scaling grand scheme of things.
As inconsistent as One Piece is in power-scaling, here is a list of the top 10 strongest characters (in their supposed prime) introduced thus far.
10Silvers Rayleigh – The Dark King
Silvers Rayleigh aka the “Dark King” was the right-hand man of the Pirate King Gol D. Roger. He is known to be a master of Armament, Observation and Conqueror’s Haki.
His most well-known feats include: being a top-tier character with no devil fruit, swimming across the huge distance between Sabody and Amazon Lily, going toe to toe against Borsalino (Kizaru) in his old age.
9Monkey D. Dragon – World’s Worst Criminal
Luffy’s father, leader of the revolutionary army, the most wanted man in the world, is there anything else needed to justify his rank? This man was introduced to us very late in the story, even though he made his first appearance in Loguetown to save Luffy from his execution.
8Marshall D. Teach – Blackbeard
Better known as Blackbeard, this insanely tanky character is the only person so far in the One Piece world to wield 2 devil fruits — Gura Gura no Mi and Yami Yami no Mi.
With the power to create black holes with one hand and to destroy the world with the other, this man is definitely someone to look out for. He was first introduced in the Jaya arc and is currently a rookie Yonko.
7Charlotte Linlin – Big Mom
A true beast from a young age, this woman is often referred to as an Iron Balloon. She is better known as Big Mom, one of the Yonko of the New World. Her devil fruit, Soru Soru no Mi, allows her to take the lifespan of anything she wishes and transfer it to any living or dead thing.
6Kaido of the Thousand Beasts
People often say,
“If it’s one-on-one, Kaido will win.” On land, sea, and air…among all living things, he is a pirate who is known as the “strongest creature”!!!
Kaido is the antagonist for the Wano arc and is currently the highest known active bounty hunter in the world. With his Zoan devil fruit that allows him to turn into a mythical dragon, Kaido claims rank 6 in this list.
Shanks was introduced very early in the story during the Romance Dawn arc. This character is held in high regard not only by his fellow pirates but also by the Marines and the World government.
Shanks is regarded as the strongest Yonko despite having received much less screen time than the other Yonko. During his introduction after the events of East Blue, it was said that even though he lost his arm, he had lost none of his power.
4Edward Newgate – Whitebeard
Better known as Whitebeard, he is regarded as the strongest man in the world. With his devil fruit power, he is capable of the destruction of the planet.
His godly powers were shown in the story during the Summit War arc when he took on multiple admirals and even survived his entire body is filled with piping hot magma. He is currently buried alongside his son, Portgas D. Ace.
Honorable Mentions: Mihaw – the World’s strongest swordsman, Kozuki Oden – Wano’s rightful ruler, Rocks D. Xebec.
Position no. 3 is a tie between the Hero of Marines — Monkey D. Garp & one of the strongest pirates ever — Golden Lion Shiki.
Monkey D. Garp is the current vice-admiral and one the strongest amongst the marines ever. Not only he belongs to the lineage of D. but is known as the “Hero of Marines” since he was the one who captured the Pirate King – Gol D. Roger.
Garp is also the grandfather of Straw Hat Monkey D. Luffy, father of Monkey D. Dragon — the Worst Criminal, and the adoptive father of Portgas D. Ace aka Fire Fist Ace. Garp is a haki monster who is also known as the Devil and the Fist!
Not much is known about this character as most of his screen time was in an off-canon movie, however, it is known that he was Gol D. Roger’s strongest competitor.
2Gol D. Roger – The Pirate King
This man is known by every man, woman & child in the One Piece world as Gold Roger, the Pirate King.
He was the first one after centuries to travel to Laugh Tale and claim the One Piece. His death caused a wave of piracy to spread throughout the world which led to the current events of the story.
JoyBoy, the owner of the treasure ‘One Piece,’ is the strongest character in One Piece series as noted by the King of Pirates, Gol D. Roger himself.
Little to no knowledge has been given about this character, however, in the recent Kozuki Oden flashback it was confirmed that the One Piece is originally Joyboy’s treasure.
That alone, coupled with the fact that he is the only person known to have a personally engraved Poneglyph so far makes him worthy of #1.Originally Written By Epic Dope