Top 10 One Piece Characters with the Saddest Back Stories and Childhood

The Top Ten
1 Sanji 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 ...read more.

Sanji had it rough. His mother died early, he's considered a failure, neglected by his father, beaten up daily by his siblings, then locked up and forced to wear an iron mask because his father didn't want anyone to see him. These were before his ship sunk and he was left starving on a rock for three months.

The part when he was starving on the rock was already kinda sad, but when you learn what happened before that with the bullying, rejection, beatings, death of his mom, iron mask... Jeez Sanji has some rotten luck.

Sanji had such a hard life until he met Zeff. It's just trauma after trauma.

All sanji wanted to do was cook and his brothers found him disgraceful

2 Law Law

Pretty much the standard package of watching everything you've ever loved die. Difference with Law was that he was certain he was gonna die too so he believed he had nothing to live for. Everyone else in this list still had their motivations for living. His was mutual destruction until Corazon gave him hope but even then despite this, he new purpose would be for revenge. He explicitly states he never thought he'd survive pass Dress Rossa so all this time the poor guy has never had to live just for the sake of living. Nico Robin comes close but the Buster Call is at least clean, she didn't have to see her loved ones get their brains blown out (if that can be considered a mecry.)

Also his sickness caused him to be in constant pain.

His father, mother, teachers, friends and basically every people of the island was shooted to death, in order to protect his sister, he hides her in the hospital, wich later on was intentionally burned. The only way for him to survive that massacre, was to hide him in a bunch of corpses.
He lost hope on everything, and because of a disease, he was waiting his death. Some guy that was just worried about his mental problems, goes on a journey to cure his disease (even if Law doesn't want to). When every hospital in different islands treat Law as an infected thing, the two just basically give up and accept it until they got a call of Doflamingo, saying they found the coordinates of a defil fruit capable of cure him.
Law and this guy goes to this place, The guy gets almost shooted to death for stealing the fruit, some fake marine soldier then, almost finish the job by beating the crap out of him and before he collapses, he make Law eat the fruit, he hides him inside a treasure chest ...more

His backstory has a little bit of everyone else's. Death of loved ones, isolation, survivor's guilt with the added existential dread of knowing with certainty he was going to die anyway. All while under a painful terminal illness.

Mass genocide. Became a suicidal child terrorist. Had his father figure killed while he was helpless. The only ones that come close are Robin and Sanji.

3 Robin Robin
4 Brook Brook

I'm telling you guys, Brook's backstory is criminally underrated. People tend to forget what he went through witnessing all his crew dying and being alone for 50 years! I would have gone mad!

How is brook so low here? He literally watched all of his friends die, one by one, as they sang a song with the fake smile on. Honestly, we don't know too much about him, but thinking about how lonely he probably was hurts me.

This one gave me most tears. And listening to the last song played that brook played with his crew, always gives me more.

We don't know Brook childhood, just what happened with his crew when he was an adult...

5 Tony Tony Chopper 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.

Chopper had family but was rejected and because of his power the only person that cared about him died because of his power

Poor little Chopper. Rejected by his family and alone until he found the doctor.

He made me cry two time

I love chopper so much.

6 Corazon
7 Boa Hancock 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 ...read more.
8 Doflamingo Doflamingo

Doflamingo was a world noble, but his father decide to leave and become a human than a god. Honestly he have to run and hide for two years, eating garbage, beaten the hell up, mother died of a illness, was captured and torture untill he unlocked haki. He was then given a pistol by Trebol, and killed his farther. He tries to returned back with is his farther head, but was called a traitor by the celestial dragon. He later became the captain of the Donquixote Family, killed his brother corazon for betraying him, and more. I feel like he has the most tragic backstory in one piece, and is the best villain

he was left starve and beaten, people hung him and his family on walls and shot arrows at them and his mother passed away due to an illness. he should honestly be higher but there are even MORE depressing backstories in one piece

9 Tesoro

I really didn't like him in the beginning, but after seeing his back story I kinda started liking him, and it's the problem in One Piece, you can't really hate anyone because of their backstory

If you had seen One Piece Gold, you would understand why Tesoro had a sad childhood

10 Senor Pink
The Contenders
11 Nami 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.
12 Ace

It's not fair, ace should be first in my opinion. He died for his brother. I love ace so much.

He made luffy cry and luffy thew a giant rock and Break a mountain!

13 Luffy

He saw someone he cared about get his arm bitten off then that person left him, he lost his brother (sabo) he was tortured and that's why he's my number ten pick

I think people are forgetting some of the stuff he went through. It may have not been as sad as some others but he did get tortured, abused, his brothers died and he survived a genocide of grey terminal.

I don't think Luffy's childhood (or Ace) was sad. In fact, it was one of the happiest one. The only sad part was losing Sabo but they still had each other, Dadan and the villagers. Plus he turned out to be alive which kinda ruins the sad factor a little lol

14 Koala Koala
15 Franky 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.
16 Sabo Sabo
17 Pudding
18 Usopp Usopp
19 Baby 5 Baby 5 Baby 5 is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. She is the alias of a member of the Happo Navy who is married to Sai, the Happo Navy's 13th leader. She is a former servant and assassin of the Donquixote Pirates serving as an officer in the Pica Army. Her real name ...read more.
20 Roronoa Zoro Roronoa Zoro Roronoa Zoro, nicknamed "Pirate Hunter" Zoro, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.
21 Kyros

Imagine your wife dying in your arms without knowing that you are her husband...Imagine yourself trying to comfort your daugther ( because her mother just died ) while she cry thinking that you are just a strange toy... just imagine your own daugther saying " you are not even my father " to you, and you are just watching all of that (for ten years) powerless because you can't even prove her wrong

22 Kozuki Oden
23 Big Mom Pirates Big Mom Pirates
24 Jinbei Jinbei
25 Eustass Kid Eustass Kid

Kid has done a lot for his crew; he's shown how much he cares about them, especially Killer. Imagine being hopelessly beat up in a cell, failing the expectations of your crewmates. I'm sure he blames himself for what happened to Killer. I'm sure he wont be able to sleep peacefully at night with the thought that the alliance he agreed to almost got his best friend, his partner, his everything killed. It pains me. He has a lot of potential, and I hope Oda shares his backstory soon.

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