Top 10 Best One Piece Characters

The Top Ten
1 Monkey D. Luffy Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Luffy is such a cute character! He's so charismatic and kind. It's ironic, but he acts more like a hero than a pirate. He always tries to help everyone and do everything he can for them (he seriously has a heart of gold). Even though he's an idiot sometimes, he is respected not only by his crew members, but also by many other people. Luffy always knows what to do and say. He's a natural leader! Also, he's so introspective. The things he does may seem crazy at the moment (like punching Coby, or not fighting against Bellamy), he always does things for a reason. Furthermore, Luffy's instinct is scarily accurate. He can just tell when someone is a good person and when they aren't. For example, even though Robin was his enemy, Luffy immediately welcomed her into his crew. And when Robin seemingly betrayed him, Luffy still wanted to go after her because...well, they were nakama. However, when Luffy encountered Blackbeard on Jaya, he seemed more introverted. Even though Blackbeard was ...more

I was kinda torn between the monster trio, but at the end I have to pick Luffy as my favorite! I could talk about him all day. He's so strong and determined but at the same time he's goofy and funny. He went through a fantastic development through the series and it's wonderful to witness it.

Luffy is amazing! Every challenge he faces, he does so armed only with wide arms (literally! In his own words, he's 'a rubber-man! '), and a big grin on his face! His childlike attitude and glass-half-full optimism often plays off brilliantly against characters such as the level-headed Zoro and Nami, and the cowardly Usopp. Despite his total immaturity, Luffy also has qualities which we can all learn from. His never-ending determination to achieve his goal ('I'm Gonna Be King Of The Pirates' is his catchphrase) is topped only by his devotion to his crew and everyone he cares about, and he will always put his own life on the line to protect anyone from harm, even if they are his enemies (if you don't believe me, look up a character called Nico Robin).

How dare you all chose zoro over luffy.. luffy is main character, Just how can you even not chose him after seeing his precious smile every episode..his character is well created and no one ever can try and hide it.. for me he deserves to be in the first place 100%, luffy has been in a lot of things in his life and still smiles which makes me happy and I am really glad to live to see him reach his dream with his friends, we his fans.. we been with him from the first chapter/episode it all started there and one day its going to end and I am gonna have a mixed feeling about it happiness,sadness.. any other feeling that this character has finally reached his dream and ONE PIECE has ended.

2 Roronoa Zoro Roronoa Zoro, nicknamed "Pirate Hunter" Zoro, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

He's just the coolest in the world history. Cool can't even describe how cool he is. He is the definition of cool himself and even more! I love him 'cause I have no sense of direction but he got lost more than I did (somehow that makes me feel better, but that's human right?! ) I personally think that the green-haired King can defeat Luffy, the captain. He's just that good and awesome. Remember when he took all of Luffy's pain that made Luffy passed out. He took it all but still standing straight in the pool if his own blood while saying, "Nothing happened." Last man standing ladies and gentlemen. The KING

Choosing the best character of one piece is a very hard decision, there are a lot of great characters. The reason I think Zoro is the best is because of his calm atitude during the most difficult times. When the wolf crew was falling apart during the water 7 arc, zoro still didn't lose his cool. Also, he is very strong and loyal, and despite seeming cold hearted, the weaker members of the crew (not that they're weak) quicky rely on him. Zoro is amazing because he is actually very smart when needed, he is crazy strong and determined, he is very loyal and trustful, and also because he has some funny features too (like getting lost everywhere). His sacrifice to save his captain shows just how amazing a character he is! Besides, who would hate a Marimo..

The most bad-ass swordsman in the history of anime. Both him and Luffy had shown moments of pure Heart, Soul and Friendship. But lets forget that this bad-ass took the pain Luffy passed out from and took it in with no regret, the after effects was bad-ass of the most bad-ass character standing in a pit of his own blood. Last man standing when the crew go's down.

What makes him the coolest?

Strength - Relies on his own power. Doesn't take a shortcut using Devil's fruit powers. He's the only one of the crew we see regularly exercising. This alone puts him right among the top in OP universe if you take out the fruit users

Skill - In addition to his raw strength, the man is exponentially more destructive with blades in his hands (and mouth). He is not afraid of losing a limb or two to achieve his goals.

Loyalty - Never once disrespected or allowed those disrespecting his captain to go scot free. Water 7 and Thriller bark are probably his most shining moments so far. Does a great job keeping the rest of his crew in line given such an unreliable captain. Never hesitates in taking one for the team. Is even willing to lay down his pride for the sake of his captain.

Humanity - Though he's quite a tsundere character, one gets glimpses of his humanity from time to time. Right from the beginning where the girl brings him ...more

3 Vinsmoke Sanji Vinsmoke Sanji, most commonly known by his moniker "Black Leg" Sanji, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, thus making him a prince of the Germa Kingdom.

I love Sanji! Yeah he's kind and badass we all know that but the things that is often underrated is his leadership skills. He has been shown taking the lead on many occasions and it always feels so natural. He also keeps the crew together in my opinion since he's like the bridge between the monster trio and the rest of the crew if it makes sense. Zoro and Luffy are often in their own world, in a quest for ambition and adventure but I noticed that Sanji is the one who always keeps an eye on the crew, rescuing them, making sure they're fine and I love that about him. Oh and his character development is SUPERB. Probably the best out of all the characters. I just appreciate him a bit more every time I watch the anime.

He's the protector of the crew. In a lot of situations he tries to save the others by risking his own life which is great. He also seems to understand the others, as why he didn't tell everyone what Zoro did at thriller bark or that he stopped Chopper from helping Usopp after Usopp and Luffy's fight. I love how he supported Usopp as enies lobby, without that Usopp might not have rejoined the crew. He's also badass in general, with carelessly smoking during a fight and only using his legs. Sometimes even with heating up. His 'I won't let anyone starve' mentality made me love him immediately. Given, his love for women is not the greatest, but he has so many things that make up for it. I love Sanji a lot and I will keep doing that.

Sanji is such a great character. His character development, his backstory, his emotional moments wih Luffy during WCI, his bickering with Zoro, his cool entrances, his Mr Prince moments, his selflessness and willingness to always help others even those who wronged him. Those are only some of many things that make him awesome. Not many characters have that many different things going on for them.

The 3rd strongest member in the Strawhat Pirates and the Pirate Chef of the crew! I Love Sanji, he is so awesome and humorous just like Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro! He is an amazing chef and I just love it when he flirts and nosebleeds haha! He is a very strong and is the 3rd strongest Pirate crew in the Strawhat Pirates! I love Monkey D. Luffy the most, Zoro and Sanji too! He will definitely find the All Blue along with the Straw Hats and become the Best Pirate Chef ever and the best martial artist in forms of kicks!

4 Trafalgar Law "Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar D. Water Law is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Law's epic, what the hell? He's badass and smart, just like Sanji, except he's not a pervert. He's pretty funny even when he's not trying to be, and he's kind despite his horrible past. The fact that he has the same goal as Luffy just adds on to the adventure of the story. Though some people find it creepy that he can practically take someone's heart, I don't mind it that much.

He's just so damn epic! I love him to death! He should be the best 'cause he's badass, smart, strong and one of the hottest guys in One Piece! He's also so funny and he saved Luffy before their alliance, so he's obviously a good guy too. I just adore him to death! My favourite guy in One Piece! Love ya, Law!

This guy... Is the best. He is a genius, has one of the coolest abilities in the series and is a badass. He is deep down very kind hearted despite his rude exterior and keeps to his promises. Despite trying to be serious all the time he actually has a goofy side to him too like in Zou when he really wants to see the ninja do ninjutsu just like all the other goofballs. He also begins to assimilate into the bizarness of the Strawhats ( he doesn't like bread haha) he is a surgeon, got some major badass tattoos, and is a master of manipulation. And definitely has the most tragic and epic back story in the series. How could u not love it even though it was sad. He is the perfect mix of evil and good.

The best character in One Piece! Hot, cool, badass and strong! He's also so damn epic and he has one of the best devil fruits! Besides he made an alliance with Luffy (so I hope he's gonna stick around for a long time) and his past and connection to Doflamingo (the best villain so far) make him the greatest!

5 Portgas D. Ace Portgas D. Ace, born as Gol D. Ace and nicknamed "Fire Fist" Ace, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

He had such potential as a character and should have been used more in the story. Far too interesting to be killed off like he was. He's honestly one of the best characters in OP! I mean seriously what's not to like even from the moment he appeared?! A caring older brother, loyal, pretty strong, witty,! He deserved so much more especially considering all of the emotional and physical hardships he had to endure. I don't care how much time has passed, he will forever remain one of the most loved and remembered characters of OP, plus he's referenced constantly from this day!

When we first get introduced to Ace, he is so weird, and yet so cool. In the Alabasta Arc when he is first introduced, I'm sure we all had the expectation that he would be a really fun, and hard-to-top type of character! Which he lives up to that expectation! I really do think that Portgas D. Ace is one of, if not the best character in one piece, but that's up to personal interpretation!

Ace is the big brother that inspired Luffy to become a pirate, just like Shanks and Sabo did. He's the one who encourages our main character throughout the story, and he's a loyal son of Whitebeard. His bloodline is what makes him unique and complex, but he doesn't let it get in his way. He had the makings of a true pirate king, even though we all know that Luffy's gonna be the one to find the One Piece.

Great character. He is the most caring brother a person could ask for. He puts his life on the line and loses it for his brother. He is a comical character you just can't dislike him. Not to mention when it matters the most he is an absolute savage. Hands down ace is a great character and I am glad he made it #4 on the list, Though I think he should be over sanji.

6 Shanks ''Red-Haired" Shanks is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the captain of Red Hair Pirates and member of Yonko. He is also a former member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully conquer the Grand Line.

While not yet the best character in the show, Shanks is a strong contender despite extremely limited screen time. He is one of the most complex and layered characters. He seems to be an overall force for good, similar to Luffy, but in his first appearance murdered one of the mountain bandits, a casual display of violence that Luffy has never displayed. He is worth more than 4 billion, but can meet with the Gorosei. He has a history with Blackbeard, and Mihawk. He is intimately tied to Luffy's story--Luffy wants to be pirate king, but it is Shanks, not Roger, that Luffy personally aims to surpass. As I said, Shanks is already one of the best characters One Piece has to offer, probably top five, and what really makes him so intriguing is he is also the character with the most story potential. Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, even Law, may grow stronger, but their growth as characters will be limited. By the end of one piece, I would not be surprised if Shanks was Oda's best creation.

Hands down Red hair Pirates Captain Shanks is one of the most powerful badass Pirates ever, being the man who inspired Monkey D.Luffy to become a pirate and is One of the 4 Yonkos(the most powerful Pirate captains). He ended the great Marineford war by just showing up and challenging the lot of them putting and end to it which really describes how Badass he is! Dracule Mihawk and used to have their fights with each other and acknowledging him as a foe has to be Badass!

Shanks is an absolute boss. He ended the war at marine ford by showing up. Have I said that his crew is almost as awesome as him? Kizaru, wielder of one of the greatest devil fruits a logia, was shaking in his boots when looking down the barrel of shanks's crew. No argument shanks should be higher on this list for his awesomeness and his crew

Shanks is so awesome. From the first chapter he literally defines what Luffy will become, and to top it all, ten years later he's one of the four most powerful pirates in the world! Favorite quote "an arm is not much compared to having you alive" - with his irresistible smile.

7 Nami Nami is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. She is based on Ann and Silk, two characters from Oda's previous manga Romance Dawn.

A goddess. The best navigator we've seen so far, the brains of the crew, as a math lover I absolutely adore her logical and strategical thinking, she isn't just an ordinary smart person, she's a prodigy! And the best written strawhat right behind Luffy but also with an amazing personality, caring, kind, outgoing, hardworking and it's such a pleasure to watch how better she becomes every time she appears!

Nami is my favorite female character in the series. Although I fell like she's annoying at time I find her as a more interesting and developed character than robin and she plays an important part in the series. I feel that her character is very enjoyable to watch due to her manipulation and and being mentally strong. I also adore her relationship with luffy because he never gets mad at her and it seems he trusts her the most out of all of the crew. Although not the strongest character she isn't a coward and is starting to learn how to handle herself not to mention using manipulation.

She uses her mind in fights. She doesn't like fighting but developed a way to do it so she can still be useful. Her fights are always interesting to watch. Besides, she's irreplaceable as a navigator with an interesting past. She's funny because of her love of money, but it isn't a very major trait. Also, she's pretty and the first female crew member. I also love how her name means wave.

Although weaker in physical battles. People like Nami are much harder to come by; she is intelligent and indeispensible with her ability to navigate and not to mention, her looks often get her what she wants. Haha. And she deserves a place in the top of the list as she is mentally strong and driven like Luffy and Zoro.

8 Nico Robin "Devil Child" Nico Robin is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

I love her so much! The anime was good already, but I loved it after Ennies Loby: I mean who can forget "I want to live" sentence? The whole world was her enemy for 20 years that she had to live alone and was called demon's child. Too bad that Oda does not focus on her more, she is the most interesting crew member after Zoro. Her dark sense of humor makes me lough so much. When they lost contact with Nami "Maybe they strangled her to the death tat she cannot make a voice" is her theory!

The best story out of all of One piece, despite it being one of the saddest next to brookes and choppers. She's mature, she's overpowered to the point where even though she rarely fights in the story when she does fight she's always badass. In fact, lots of her fights aren't even fights, but just her KO'ing the opponent by snapping their neck or something. She could be a Mary Sue if she was the main character and showed her strength more. But she's SO reserved, ugh why Oda. Why.

Robin is the best one piece girl for me. She's nice, calm, intelligent, mature and she is very important to the plot because she's the one who can read the poneglyphs and get the crew to Raftel! And find the truth about the void century. That's what everyone is after her but her nakama will protect her no doubt! Maybe she's not my ultimate favorite (I prefer the monster trio, Ace, Sabo and Brook) but when it comes to female characters, no one beats her in my heart!

I think she's the best because she got a huge bounty on her head when she was 8 and even bigger than Luffy's. She even have the same amount of bounty of a shichibukiai now and that's Boa Hancock. I think that she's the best and she is even the strongest woman in the straw hats crew. I also love devils and she is a devil child so all I have to say is that SHE'S THE BEST!

9 Usopp

I love Usopp a lot as a SH member. Every other Straw Hat member has some unique power or ability (even Nami, whose navigation skills are crucial), but Usopp entered the story with skills no different from a normal person. And yet, this man held on through the harshest times, and withstood obstacles that tested his loyalty and intelligence. He always felt inferior to the other SH members, but he still held on and forced himself beyond his limits for the sake of his friends. Even when his nose was crushed and face tainted with blood... even when fear made it hard for him to stand up... He tried his best.

In conclusion, even though he may not be the bravest or the strongest, Usopp has the heart of a true Straw Hat pirate.

My friend really dislikes him but I don't think that's fair. I would rather see a coward overcome his fear than see a fearless character defeat 100 enemies in a row personally. -_- Usopp is one of the most relatable characters. I can't wait for him to meet his dad.

Although not as powerful as some of the other straw hat pirates, Usopp is what makes One Piece great, as a normal human he was thrown into a world of pirates, exploration, and dreams. He may not be brave, but among the straw hat pirates, he displays some of the most fun, and greatest willpower among them, using brains over brawn, and putting his own friends above his own pride.

Personally, I think some people don't give him enough slack. When I first saw him in the crew, I wasn't sure what to think-really? A liar? But on that very first episode of his appearance, I realized there was more than just his lies. He's humorous, caring, and extremely loyal to his friends. I believe Luffy and partners have a great friend with them on their journey, and his name is Usopp!

10 Tony Tony Chopper Tony Tony Chopper, also known as "Cotton Candy Lover" Chopper is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

The funniest and cutest one piece character who actually made me watch and read one piece. Chopper is funny because he can't hold his feelings in and is an awesome span user with 7 firms. Plus a doctor who loves cotton candy.

He is the funniest Character and just the sight of him makes me laugh.. Especially when he is told that he is cute: He blushes ironically...

Thinking he's the best character doesn't make him happy, you bastard!

He is also the most deceiving character in the show, he is always underestimated when in his human form.

The Contenders
11 Brook "Soul King" Brook is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. Brook is the musician of the Straw Hat Pirates. He is a Devil Fruit user who ate the Yomi Yomi no Mi, and is undead, having been brought back into a pseudo-immortal state because of its powers.

Brook is just my favorite character. he subverts some tropes in anime I dislike and makes them endearing.
Love this guys backstory and sweet personality.

The most underrated Straw Hat. Like come one man, dude is kind and funny and positive even after the terrible thing that happened to his crew. He's very useful.

He's that guy that everyone would love to hang out with, but with BONES! No skin! Plus who else will sing Binks sake at 45%? Exactly. And he has an AFRO! Just ask Usopp and Luffy, an afro is what makes a man. What more to I have tp say? Hmm... how about: YOHOHOHOHOHO!

Yo ho ho! He's not the best written character but I like his personality. He kept a sense of humor ever after being on a ship alone for 50 years.

12 Franky "Iron Man" Franky is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the shipwright of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Funniest character, great personality, made the best ship (thousand sunny) and have just anything in his robotic body, lights, heavy weapons, laser beam, he's just awesome, He had become one of the most powerful characters, amazing!

Franky is MY FAVE One Piece character! (Next to Chopper) He's so cool how he is strong, funny, and metal. If anything, he should be the king of the pirates!

How is Franky, one of the main crewmates this damn low? I think he's awesome, and he has the best theme out of all the straw hats.

He is funny and has a great character design, he isn't number 1 but he well deserved top ten in my opinion.

13 Dracule Mihawk Dracule "Hawk Eyes" Mihawk is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. Mihawk is a member of the Shichibukai and the first one to be revealed in the series.

Destroys entire armadas of ships with just a few flicks of Yoru, doesn't look down on Zoro for wanting to take him down (and actually encourages it! ), he's an antagonist, but not necessarily a bad guy, up there for strongest characters in the show, and THE EYES.

He is one hell of a badass Swordsman.He makes himself clear at almost all the times.He is quiet, strong and merciless but also has a sense of Justice and a bit of compassion in the depths of his heart.

The guy cut down all of Don's ship at the grand line. Who else could do that and plus has awesome hawk eyes

The first point is that he is a sick and strong character. Second point he trained Zoro to be a beast and last point he has hawkeyes.

14 Boa Hancock Hancock has a well proportioned figure compared to the abnormal and huge appearance of her sisters. She is a very tall, slender woman with long black hair that extends past her waist with locks of hair that frame her face down to her chin, pale skin, large breasts, a high forehead, and dark brown (dark blue in the pre-time skip anime then changed into black after the time-skip) eyes that have long, voluminous lashes. Like most of the females in the series, she has a narrow waist. more.

Pretty, badass, and powerful! She's amazing! I can't believe how little people realize how relatable she is when she screws stuff up because of Luffy!

Super hot and really powerful. She is irresistible and she turns you into stone. Wish I was her husband

She's the most beautiful woman with Nico Robin and Nami.

She looks very cool and graceful when she fights.

15 Sabo

Sabo should be higher on the list! He's a very kind older brother, very pretty, wears pretty damn on spot suits and is the chief of the revolutionary army. He's kind and the living example of the 'beware the nice ones' quote, because if you are a racist ass he'll mess you up while smiling the entire time. Also, he was a cutie little kid and Oda gave everyone a heart attack by bringing him back.

Why is Sabo down here!

come on, people, he's the reveloutionary's #2, Luffy's second older brother, lost his memories after almost dying, finds Luffy in dress rosa, ears the mets mera no mi, and saves Luffy from Jesus Burgess.

So why. WHY is he down here!?

He sould be in the top ten. He beated Jesus Burgees, the first division commander of blackbeard easily, went one on one against an admiral, ate the mera mera no mi and he himself is the second in command of the revolutionary.
Futhermore he is the brother of luffy and ace and handsome!
He was 5th place in the fifth one piece poll so why not here?

Dragon claw haki attacks are awesome and he now has the mera mera no mi (same fruit as ace) to make him even more awesome.

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17 Gol D. Roger

Gol D. Roger, the Former Pirate King and owner of the One Piece- the greatest treasure ever! He is the one who started the Pirate era and made most people desire to be like him, to be the Pirate King! He smiled during his execution and it was then that he announced about the One Piece, The treasure of untold riches! He was definitely one of the strongest pirates ever and was equally matched or better than Whitebeard! There is no doubt that Gol D. Roger was a Badass!

The only pirate to sail the whole world without backing down and the owner of One Piece - The treasure of untold riches?! Dude! He was smiling when he was executed and literally knows everything WE want to know... And the mustache is on point!

Former pirate king. Considered one of the strongest pirates ever, he was the owner of One Piece. He knew what happened in the Void Century, he knew what the will of the D. is also.

After the latest flashback with Oden, he definitely climbed in my popularity list. I loved to see more of his character and his adventure!

18 Buggy

How Buggy can possibly be so low on this poll? Buggy is the greatest character ever. He is our messiah and the future king of the pirates. He is so hot! All hail Buggy-sama!

I'm glad we still see him around. A cool twist to the unbeatable pirates he's just a simple pirate who with some luck is going pretty far

How is he so low on the list he is an amazing character. He is also the funniest in my opinion. There is a reason he is the creators (odas) favorite character.

I always laugh when Luffy forgets who he is and calls him booger and Big Nose. He gets so mad!

19 Nefeltari Vivi

She feels like fresh air. She has no supernatural power, but she still seems a strong character (not physically). Her story was beautiful: she became a pirate hunter and then a pirate just for her country and her citizens. A wonderful girl!

This girl was really sweet and I feel like there were hints of character development I would have LOVED to see in her had she stayed as an official SH crew member. But alas, she has duties as a princess, and the country needs her. :-)

After two years, she's coming back! Reverie, here we come!

Second (Unofficial) crew member that's a girl. It makes me sad that she's gone for good, :'( sometimes I wish they'd make an excuse to bring her back, but that would ruin the great storyline they had with her and Alabasta so I know it's but a fantasy :'(

20 Monkey D. Dragon

He is Luffy's father, the legendary marine's son, leader of the Revolutionary Army and the most wanted man alive. He is very powerful and very cool.

A revolutionary waging against the corrupt world government, son of one of the strongest marines ever and father of the future pirate king.

He is Luffy's father, Garp's son and leader of the Revolutionary Army. He's also the most wanted man alive. He is also very strong and very cool

Monet is mysterious and strong.She also looks like a siren from Greek mythology make her aura even more cool.

21 Vinsmoke Reiju

Awesome female character

22 Charlotte Katakuri

Gave Luffy the best fight in the entire series. Has so many cool abilities. Can't wait till be shows up again in future arcs.

Best character of one piece series shows honor, respect how most antagonists should be.

Second Best Boi why he's so low?

Best brother ever.

23 Donquixote Doflamingo Donquixote Doflamingo is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. Doflamingo was the captain of the Donquixote Pirates, a former Shichibukai with a frozen bounty of 340,000,000 Beli, the most influential underworld broker under the codename "Joker", and is a former World Noble of the Donquixote Family descent.

Despite him being a villain, I really sympathized with him. His past was messed up and extremely sad and should have shown everyone, that his evil side was made by these events (and Trebol & Co.). He is so well-written and I hope we'll see him return in some way in future chapters. Definitely my favourite character in One Piece!

Doflamingo is a very interesting villain. Twisted, with a well-written past. His design is funny and freaky at the same time and his power is very interesting.

Probably one of the main villains since the beginning, so twisted, charismatic and calm, hence why I love him so much.

He's irreverent, evil, stylish, cocky, and clearly having a fantastic time in every panel he's in (well, mostly).

24 Crocodile

Crocodile has squirmed his way into my favorite character slot. If we're talking about cuteness, then Chopper wins. But this guy is the best in almost every way in my opinion. He is so cunning, he lead an evil plot while making himself a hero in the eyes of the people, before becoming the first villain to give Luffy a good beatdown... twice! And his Suna Suna no mi powers are at their peak, for example, he can cause dense sandstorms and suck the moisture out of almost anything. I love him. I'm even being him for Halloween this year.

One of the greatest. Beat luffy a good 2 times before his weakness of water was discovered... He is just such a badass character that is almost invincible in deserts... Did I mention he can suck water out of bodies! Damn awesome character!

In the manga, the sky turns black when he's mad. Who else can accomplish that? Croc was the first villain to beat Luffy.

He is great, everything about the way his character is designed is wonderful,his fruit matches him, he's badass, he's intelligent, he is just a 5 star villain.

25 Edward Newgate

The Great Pirate, Edward "Whitebeard" Newgate, was the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates and was revered to be the strongest Pirate ever after Gol D. Roger! He was very caring and more of like a father figure to his Pirate crew. He cared for them deeply like a family and vice vera. He had amazing strength, ability and stamina! He was so badass that when having numerous injuries and even being shot multiple times, he was still standing and stood till his death! That is how Badass he was!

The Great Pirate, Edward "Whitebeard" Newgate, is one of the best characters in One Piece. I mean he's a caring father, a monster in combat, and just a general bad ass. Even though we only saw him a few times before Marineford he always had that, why is he the strongest or what's so special about him feel, then we actually got to see why he was the strongest after Roger.

I don't know Why people don't consider him. He's, or was, the most strongest pirate that could've defeated the marines if he didn't hold back.

He died after receiving a total of 468 injuries at Marineford. 1 laser beam from Kizaru, 2 giant smoldering magma holes in his torso which charred his organs from Akainu, 267 sword wounds, 152 gunshot wounds, and 46 wounds from cannonballs. Not a single wound on his back and his will and pride were so strong that he died standing upright and holding his spear. And he never once cried or complained about his own pain only the pain of his "sons." MOST BADASS CHARACTER IN THE HISTORY OF ONE PIECE.

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