Top 10 Strongest One Piece Characters

The Top Ten
1 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.

Let me just say this first he's stronger than Whitebeard. Because before the war started Shanks and Whitebeard met on Whitebeards ship, and When Whitebeard struck him using both hands Shanks easily stopped it despite having only one arm. Shanks only needs one arm to be Badass and one of the Strongest if not the strongest pirate in One Piece. If Shanks still had both arms he'd probably be unstoppable, Mihawk only stopped fighting Shanks because Mihawk wanted to fight another swordsman at his strongest...Yet he probably could still match Mihawk. Shanks is a fearless pirate who will stop at nothing to save his friend and the role model of the future pirate king. Shanks has done so much despite being in very few episodes. He's probably my favorite character and Shanks never has to show off his true strength to be the strongest.

1) He is a former member of the legendary Roger Pirates.

2) He is one of the Yonko.

3) Shanks also has skills in diplomacy, as shown when he brokered a ceasefire between the Whitebeard Pirates and the World Government. His skills in diplomacy are so great that he managed to convince Sengoku to agree with his proposition, even though Sengoku has a strong hatred for pirates. Shanks has earned Sengoku's respect, something that no pirate other than Whitebeard is known to have achieved.

4) Shanks as an one of the Yonko in the New World, his raw physical power is assumed to be immense, and he is known to be one of the four strongest pirates in the world. Shanks did not fear Whitebeard, the world's strongest pirate, and even had enough strength to clash with him, where as some pirate captains quivered at the mere mention of Whitebeard's name.

5) Shanks commands enough power to end the war at Marineford with just words, when he stated that there was to be no more ...more

There's no doubt Shanks is a beast though I think he's overrated a little because he is linked to Luffy. His bounty is not even the highest of the four emperors.

Now guys. Shanks is a Yonko. He survived the Grand Line with Gol D. Roger. What else could you ask for? Yes, some people could argue that Roger was more powerful. But he's dead! Sorry, but Shanks rules over everyone on this list. Though eventually Luffy will beat him one day.

2 Gol D. Roger

It's honestly obvious that Gol D. Roger was the strongest in One Piece (as of his prime). He was named the "Pirate King" and "Demon" for a reason. Without a doubt, he would be able to fight with Whitebeard, who was the strongest man on earth after Roger died. He also defeated Shiki and many fleets of ships during the "Edd war" so that is another strong feat to keep in mind. He's definitely stronger than all of the current Yonko (in his prime) and will probably stay the strongest until Luffy takes over his spot.

As a pirate, he has has conquered all seas including the new world. He has been to Raftel and claimed thye titular 'One Piece' whatever it may be. He also went to Skypeia which was indicated as rare and seemed to know about the mysterious glyphs. In top of that, he was shoulder to shoulder with, and perhaps a nose in front of Whitebeard who during that period in time, even more powerful than he was before he died. He also faced a relentless and ridiculously strong hero in Garp (at the peak of his powers) and yet was never indefinitely caught. These as well as tons of other things should indicate that he was by rights, the strongest and as his achievements are as of yet still unparallelled, its safe to asssume that even a living Roger would be the top of the tree.

He had a First Mate who could fight head to head with an admiral even though he was in old age and hadn't fought for a long time. His rival Whitebeard only became the 'World's Strongest Man' after his death- a healthier version of the same beast at Marineford.
This is the man who conquered the Grand Line and the one who Luffy has to surpass- Pirate King Gol D. Roger.

The only one who will ever be as strong as Gol D Roger was is Luffy. Gol was stronger than the strongest Yonko. He was undefeated in his era. Not even Newgate could beat him in his prime, and Newgate could destroy the world, if he wanted to.

3 Edward Newgate

Whitebeard was 72, on life support, got betrayed and was impaled through the chest and was still able to almost kill Akainu and Blackbeard. It would have been interesting to see how he would've managed had Squardo not betrayed him and if he could have used his devil fruit powers with no regard for Ace and the allies around him.

The fact that Zoro is above Whitebeard is beyond me, but anyways Whitebeard is dubbed the strongest man, and rightfully so. Even in his old age, he DESTROYED Marineford, took multiple shots from all three Admirals and just walked it off.

Whitebeard is the most powerful one piece character because he can punch air that can make crack that can make earthquake and tsunami and only person who can fight Gol D. Roger with draw result.

Whitebeard lived as he died, a gorram BEAST! He kicked the daylights out of Akainu, fought against Gold Roger, and survived being shot, impaled, having a hole put through his chest, getting part of his face melted off and losing one of his eyes, so yeah HE'S A BEAST!

4 Monkey D. Dragon

The most wanted man in the world..
Got commanders at the level of, Ivankov, Sabo and "Kuma" of those we know, its reasonable to assume there are a bunch more at top tier level. When he was mentioned at the summit war Everyone froze, just at the thought of Dragon. Akainu the general admiral, is scared of him. He is the son of the strongest Marine Ever, Garp. And his own son is Luffy. He is the leader of an entity(the revolutionaries) that has enough power to survive in a world with, marines, pirates and the warlords. He is AT LEAST yonko level. He is most likely the strobgest. Everyone is scared of him.

Dragon should at the least be the second after the Pirate King himselft, or be first cause he is the most wanted man in the world with the highest bounty and even considered most dangerous according to the World government cause he is the leader of the revolutionary Army. His father Garp may have been more powerful in his youth or equal, but now, I gotta go with dragon

He is luffy's father and even has a strong and famous marine as his father! He can even control the weather! What else is there to say? He is opposing the world government so he has to be super strong rite? He should be on par with gol d roger if they ever fought!

This guy is too strong for 4th place. He deserves 2nd. He put a whole city under a windstorm and used lightning to save his son luffy. He is also the most wanted man in the world and he needs lots of strength for that. He definitely deserves 2nd

5 Kaido

Well, this is interesting. Technically speaking, Kaido may be the strongest living creature in all One Piece universe. Let the narrator speak.
Narrator: "To sum up his life, he had been defeated seven times as a pirate and was captured by the Navy or his enemies 18 times.
He underwent torture repeatedly and had been living as a criminal.
It bears repeating. He challenged the Navy and the Four Emperors single-handedly and was captured 18 times; sentenced to death 40 times.
When he was hanged, the chain broke. When he was sent to a guillotine, the blade shattered. When he was sentenced to impalement, the spear crumbled. Consequently, he sank 9 giant prision ships.
That means no one could kill him, even himself
The man looking for a place to die-
Kaido, King of the Beasts."

Many people think shanks defeated kaido but this is not true. If shanks and kaido had an actual battle they would obliterate a whole island. Plus the battle would have went on for days. If an actual fight erupted then Shanks wouldn't have been able to make it to marineford. This leads me to believe they had a short scuffle or an agreement rather than a full-on brawl.

He is literally 'The strongest creature in the world'. Goes without saying that he is the strongest character in one piece universe as of now

How can the strongest creature in the world be the eighth come on shanks is the first? not even white beard? you make mad shanks fans at least say kaido if you think white beard is died

6 Monkey D. Garp

His Haki is one of the most powerful in the series. Only Shanks and Rayleigh are stronger than him in terms of Haki. He gave training from hell to 1. Coby 2. Helmeppo 3. Monkey D. Luffy-who will one day be kking of the pirates. He can throw cannon balls; farther, more accurately, more frequently and with more force than a cannon. He can lift a giant weight the size of the Thousand Sunny with ease.

Oh and he's one of the few people to hurt luffy and get away with it. Partially because they're family, but mostly because luffy, Monkey D. Luffy, is afraid of him.

I think garp should be number one because when they were fighting Shiki, the Marines were more concerned about getting garp out the area than fighting Shiki and also when Marco fought all three admirals he was on par but one punch from garp and that was it.

Garp and Shirohige were the rivals of Roger and after Roger, whitebeard was considered worlds strongest and I think Garp is also at their level. Getting old didn't affect the whitebeards strongest label so Garp should be most powerful after whitebeard

Very strong indeed, ESP in the light of the new revelations, where it seems he could've had fight both big mom and kaido...
he is not by chance the grandad of luffy!

7 Marshall D. Teach

He is the only one piece character to have two devil fruits in his possession all two of which are the strongest in the series. And I would assume he would know haki but he just hasn't shown it yet

He's the only person to have ever eaten two Devil Fruits (as of chapter 1028), which automatically makes him pretty powerful.

He is the most powerful because he have the two of the most strongest devil fruit. The tremor and darkness fruit.

Having 2 Devil Fruit Powers and stopping devil fruit powers. the power to destroy the world and the other power to dissipate anything makes him overpowered

8 Charlotte Linlin

She is also called Big Mom. Caesar Clown once swindled her; of course, he begged the Straw Hats to protect him from her because he was too cowardly to face her wrath.

Charlotte Linlin ate the Soru Soru no Mi (Soul-Soul Fruit), meaning she can control souls. I think that this makes her one of the strongest of the current Yonko (probably stronger than Shanks and Blackbeard, and pretty close to Kaido in terms of power).

I feel like there's a bit of sexism invloved that she's not higher on the list. Bellow Sengoku and Rayleigh? She is on par with Kaido! She should be on the same level as the other emperors.

She should be top five, we don't even know anything about gol d roger or monkey d dragon. So why are people so stubborn to vote people who werent even shown using their abilities.

9 Sakazuki Sakazuki, formerly known by his admiral alias Akainu is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the current fleet admiral of the Marines. Because of his actions, Akainu was one of the main antagonists of the Marineford Arc and after his promotion, he became one of the central antagonists of the series.

Dude is a monster strongest fighter we have seen for the navy, now head admiral. Hate his absolute justice but at this point in the anime, we haven't fully experienced anyone who can beat him. Old injured Whitebeard nope. Aokiji nope. In the Manga I would put Big Mom as the strongest.

Can't believe he's lower than Luffy. In the current stage of the manga/anime, Akainu would roast the Straw Hats, literally. He deserves to be in at least the Top Tens, though I do not like him for killing Ace.

Strongest of the admirals. Luffy will fight him someday. And I guess Fujitora and Kizaru will fight Zoro and Sanji respectively. It's written in the sky.

One of the strongest Admirals. He wields Magma Magma no mi that possess great Logia power that even Ace didn't resisted.

10 Silvers Rayleigh

Even kizaru admitted that rayleigh was pretty strong even though he was that old. Also rayleigh is described in the series as being 100 times stronger than the eleven supernovas

Rayleigh was a match for kizaru even in his old age so imagine his strength when he was in his prime standing next to Gol.D Roger.

He was the "right hand man" to Gol D Roger and is yet to be caught by the world government even at such a old age. On top of that he is a master of HAKI and a skilled swordsman.

Vice Captain in the pirate king's ship and still alive with great haki and fight abilities... ! Also he turned Luffy into a real haki user and he made him able to become the next Pirate King! SIMPLY ADMIRABLE!

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11 Sengoku

He has a very powerful Devil Fruit.

How is sengoku not top 5? Are you mad

He should be in top 3

12 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.

He has his devil fruit-Hito-Hito no mi, a mythical zoan. His devil fruit is probably one of the strongest with gear 5th awk. He also has very strong Haki, being able to have armanent awk, observation awk, and conquerers awk. I don't know why Big Mom and Kaido are in front of him when Law and useless D Mid (kidd) beat her and he could because he beat Kaido. Kaido isn't that strong, he was defeated 7 times the most in one piece history, and the only time when he was actually strong was when luffy had to use Gear 5 to beat him. Still who cares about him. Luffy can easily defeat Big Mom, law basically carried when fighting Big Mom and she isn't that strong tbh. Maybe he can beat Blackbeard I don't know really he posses two devil fruits. but white beard used gura gura no mi better than him. Sorry if I'm a know it all, and I was too lazy to check for writing mistakes(a me problem)

Well, I know this is quite usual because he is the main protagonist... But I just love his Devil Fruit Ability because it is Paramecia, not as strong as Logia but it could be more powerful than that because he is so creative in using it... He's a good competitor in the One Piece Universe and a threat to the world according to Akainu, the other one being Ace.

He is like Roger in many ways according to many! And funny too!

I definitely agree with Luffy's ranking here. He is certainly not the most powerful, but he is getting there. Luffy has all types of Haki, a devil fruit power along with 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear (which has sub-forms! Eg: tank man and snake man). Not to mention outstanding determination. a lot of people point out his lack of stamina. I assume they mean his haki limits, because his actually stamina in terms of how long he can fight is pretty fantastic (evident in his fight with Katakuri) but yes, his haki limits are a negative, and Luffy certainly has multiple flaws, but his Haki is a major part of Luffy's fighting technique now and he is bound to use high quantities of it. So yeah, 10nth is a good place for Luffy right now (though still pretty high ranked, gotta admit)

Luffy is boss. He fights strong. His advantage is he looks like a weakling, and jokes a lot. but when he is angry he fights like a mad man. For example when CP9 stole Nico Robin. He killed them all. Especially When he is aiming for something like becoming king of all pirates. He ALSO reminds me of Naruto.

13 Shiki

He have gravity devil fruit he can make whatever things he touch fly unless human and animal

14 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.

Not in the top 10? What? Being the best at something like swordsmanship means that you're in the top 10 no doubt. For all we know, he could have the best armament haki there is (at least one of the best as his title would suggest). If he goes all out, I'm sure he could take down an admiral very easily. When Zoro was training with Mihawk, he fought against the king of the humandrills who copies Mihawk in all aspects of swordsmanship. When that guy strikes the ground, it breaks and also shows a green glow (like Mihawk's real air slashes). If a humandrill who copies him with a fake sword could do that, Mihawk could cut down an island with his Sajio O Wazimono Grade - Yoru (Strongest Black Blade/Sword in the world).

We never even saw him using his 100% power, not even 50% of it. When he fought Luffy at Marine Ford, do you guys really think he's gonna kill Luffy? Since he knows Shanks were the one who made Luffy a pirate and all he only did a swing towards Whitebeard but it was deflected by Diamond Jozu. Small parts of the diamonds went off and imagine if Mihawk does more than 100 swings

If anyone has to fight hawk eyes, they can't tell him not to use sword because he's a swordsman and the greatest one... Then no one, I said no one will stand a chance against mihawk hawk eyes

Are you people crazy he is like as strong as whitebeard seriously number 12? he is the rival of shanks seriously! he should be in the top 5 guys! he defeat zoro like he was a toy and zoro was never defeated again!

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

The reason everyone thinks Luffy is stronger is because they never finished a fight. Luffy's weakness is blades, Zoro's strength is swords. Also, he's basically the Karachi of One Piece, and everyone knows Kakashi is the coolest character ever. Zoro is undoubtedly the strongest, but he's too lazy to go all out. The only times he ever comes close to death is when he was previously injured... but he still WINS. BOOM. Not only that, he fight enemies on par with Luffy, injured, and WINS. DOUBLE-BOOM. He has only ever lost one battle, to Hawk Eye Mihawk. He is obviously the bae. Try to deny it. TRY.

Zoro is the coolest character along with shanks.
I think he is strongest than Luffy just because he took all the pain and stress from Luffy after he had fought moria and as oz. zoro was already beaten bruised and bleeding and he took it all and was still standing.

I think zoro out of all the characters has the will to be the strongest toughest character where as Luffy just has the will to be the pirate king which means overcoming any obstacle stopping him achieving that goal.

Zoro is awesome.

Zoro want to be the strongest swordsman, and that what make him strong. at the beginning, after Zoro faced Mihawk, he made a promise with Luffy that he will never loses again. And did he ever lose? NO... Zoro have a strong will and would do anything to keep that promise alive. To be honest, Zoro should have fought tougher enemies... But that maybe just me...

In my opinion he could stand toe to toe with Marshall D teach and defeat him because Zoro has immense speed and stealth and no devil fruit powers putting black-beard at a disadvantage. And judging by the power of Zoro's attack and the fact that black-beard takes 2x damage compared to a normal human I think the fight will not last long. But ultimately they will not face off as it will be Luffy vs Blackbeard

16 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 mean, really. Sanji is like the part of the main character in this show and he's still alive using only his legs for fighting. And he didn't eat the monster fruit. I know Zoro is strong, but somehow, I can't seen to like him...

He is the cook of the crew not just a fighter, yet bigger bounties than most supernova captains! He has at least two types of haki, he can fly, swim as fast as a merman, good at strategy, high speed. Considering all that, he's very underrated.

This is ridiculously too low for Sanji. Come on! His main role is a cook and is still the top 3 fighters! And his speed is insane!

Sanji's speed is out of this world. He should jump like fifty places higher just for that.

17 Enel

Considering his unique devil fruit power, Luffy is the only character with the ability to resist his attacks, but we'll never know if any other character could through shear strength withstand being massively electrocuted or land an attack.

If it wasn't for luffy's advantage over him, he would have been a huge threat to the world government. Oda said he would have had the third highest bounty at 500 000 had he been on the blue sea. I can't see many in the top ten beating him.

He's literally lightning fast with Haki making him incredible. It's only thanks to lift being rubber that gave eneru a disadvantage and even then, eneru can control metals that conduct electricity making him crazy strong still. Eneru is almost unstoppable

How is he not higher? He's got intangibility, extreme speed, supreme strength, Haki, plus other strong powers. The only reason Luffy beat him is because of rubber and electricity, Enel deserves to be #1.

18 Kuzan

Aokiji I would say is one of the strongest people on this list, he lasted 10 days fighting a guy that was made out of lava while he is ice, so by definition he should've lost. He also could kill nearly all on this list by simply touching them

Why is he so low... I mean I know he isn't the strongest but his devil fruit power is so cool...he should move higher

Aokiji 21? What is this joke... Obviously you don't know the power of this guy.

How could this be are you mad?

19 Borsalino

He isn't a justice fanatic, plus, he's not even taking part in the fight of Kizaru and Akaino in order to become the next leader. He doesn't have any interest in becoming the leader in power, which I think, is the best proof how powerful he must be.

What the heck, he could shriek Luffy easily and can pretty much beat most people on this. In my opinion he could destroy Akainu and Aokiji decently. He could also blast eneru easily since he is faster. So he should be top ten.

No-one is faster than that guy, I mean, he is LIGHT. Because of his speed, he gets the highest momentum. Don't think anyone is as strong as this guy.

Strongest there is and that's why is the troll of one piece because he can beat anyone.

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

His devil fruit is so awesome! He may strongly depend on his amount of energy, but he rules inside his room! And he's absolutely indestructible! The guy received a meteor thanks to Fujitora, was shot multiple times by Doflamingo and even fought Trebol and beat him! Oh, and he got Smoker and Vergo so easily! He was exhausted when he faced Mingo, and still wounded him bad enough for Luffy to finish him. He's the best!

He can cut everyone without any problem. His powers are insande. He could have killed Vergo instantly if Vergo didn't take Law's heart. But after Trafalgar got it, he killed Vergo with only one strike! He is totally the best. Trafalgar should become number 1 on this list!

I know there is a limitation and weaknesses on his ability but he's power is so unique and cool..

His Devil Fruit is overpowered.

21 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.

She has all three types of haki and can leave most enemies powerless against her.

Boa Hancock is really strong.

Come on guys she has Haoshoku Haki! I'm not sure about post timeskip, but she can definitely beat Zoro pre timeskip! She should be higher than Robin at the least.

22 Im

I guess he's one of the final villains, if not THE final villain.

23 Charlotte Katakuri

He is one of the strongest yonko commanders and the person with the highest bounty seen in the One Piece universe, he definitely should be in the top 20.

24 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.

He controls People. He could have taken control of the pirate king or any of the other strong people on this list and made them kill themselves.

Do I even need to say anything, We don't know anything about this guy (anime watchers not readers) apart from he's the strongest Warlord.

Luffy had to go gear 4th, and needed support just to defeat doffy...

Descendant of Celestial Dragons

Need I say more?

There may be stronger characters, but nobody is as heinous as him. Who could run the underground black market like him, blackmail the world government and celestial dragons, with his subordinates, erase people (kind of) and there legacy's from the world, and KILL HIS AWESOME YOUNGER BROTHER?!?!?!

25 Rocks D. Xebec
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