Best One Piece Characters
The Top Ten
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..
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
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.
@wren6 That's a good point. I think it's sweet how they both wanted to save the other by offering their life instead.
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).
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
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.
Luffy is the best. It's so funny to wach him and I love the way He loved his friends. For a single friend He would Do everything so He Has a big heart. He is like a little Child in some Times But in all fights He is very smart and never gives up and that's why I love him. He would die for his Dreams and for his friends and He is defenetly the man who is proposed to become the King of pirates. And with his suuper cool and loyal crew He Can reach everything. As Mihawk said, he can convince everybody to help him and that's the most dangerous Talent on the seas.
He's so cool and he has a really unique and sad backstory that makes it easy to sympathize and relate to the guy. He's also one of the strongest fighters of the Straw Hats and has saved the crew and others so many times. Love him!
He's just so amazing. A vital crew member and someone who'll give his life in orden to save his nakama. I love his relationships with all of the crew and how much he cares for all of them (yes, even Zoro XD). His fighting style is way the coolest one, and it's not just that he's strong, but he's smart too, and he's saved the crew many times before thanks to his wits. He's irreplaceable, just like Luffy said.
I love Sanji's complexity. I love this character because: 1) He is HILARIOUS... sometimes he may be annoying or incredibly silly but he always makes me laugh and I appreciate that; 2) When he is serious he has a COOL/SMOOTH/ELEGANT demeanor that is really attractive... he has so much swag LOL; 3) I really like marcial arts and his FIGHTING STYLE with hicks and acrobatics is original and fun to see; 4) He is incredibly KIND HEARTED, he may be indulgent with women and harsh with men but if you put attention to his actions he is extremely compassionate and kind with all people; 5) He has UNBREAKABLE MORAL VALUES and would rather die than do something against his own principles (sometimes I don't agree with his ideals or opinions, but I admire how he stands by his own word, his determination); 6) I adore how EXPRESSIVE, histrionic, passionate and INTENSE he is, I can see every emotion in his features so he is never boring (I also like how he doesn't give a damn if he looks ridiculous or ...more
I fell in love with him right away. sanji is so extremely strong since his ambition is not achievable with his strength (pirate king, greatest swordsman) and he never really trains and still manages to be the third-strongest of the crew.
He focuses more on his cooking. it's also cool how such many thing characterize him; his eyebrows, his hair, his cigarettes, his suit...
His past is one of the most traumatizing and interesting (his struggle was not from losing someone but from slow starvation) his love for women is the worst thing of the entire series though, why does every anime need at least one of those perverts.
Anyway, his introduction was amazing and really badass and I would've liked him better that way than how he is now
Best girl. How can I deny that I'm loving this hot female character so much? If Nami wasn't there, no navigation for the SH pirates.
If she didn't predict thunderstorms and stuff the crew would be dead.
She defeated Kalifa, Ms Doublefinger, Hotori and Brulee.
She helped the SHs to ride the knock up stream and go to Skypiea.
If it wasn't for her being able to produce wind, everyone would be dead from the poison in Punk Hazard.
If Nami hadn't found Cracker's weakness, Luffy would be dead in their fight. My favorite OP female character and best girl by far
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.
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.
He is really handsome but he always hides his face, its kind of weird and in dressrosa he was very very thin corrupting his looks a bit, maybe Oda is not just a cartonist but a good to crate a world which seems so possible yet so impossible. Law is a extremely good guy and the only reason he is a pirate is because of Corazon who he mentioned as he told ' I lived my life till today, to obtain that man's long cherished ambition ' means all he was trying to do was keeping Corazon's pride alive. Even if he saved his life, Law is a extremely good guy to be like that and in doflamingo 's flashback I felt like he was the darkest thing I ever seen, whatever reason I know is a good guy cause I love him and if someone loves someone they know what they are, whether they are pirates or just cartoon carectors cause my heart and brain along my mysterious logic tells me he is the hottest and smartest yet nicest guy I ever knew.
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!
Is one of the kindest, most goodhearted characters in the younger generation in the One Piece World. He had a really interesting character design, and he had a unique personality and backstory. His powers are totally sweet, and he was the most fit person out there to be the pirate king. He's loyal and powerful, and god dammit, he's so awesome that there was literally a WAR concerning his survival.
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, kick-ass...hot?! 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!
He will forever be my number one in any Anime. THE Chapter was almost 10 years ago, and I'm still crying. He's such a great character, also a superb brother to Sabo and Luffy. Wish we had seen more of that.
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.
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.
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!
My favorite OP female character and best girl by far (although I do love Nami too)! Great female character, great development, has one of the best backstories ever, arguably the biggest threat to the World Government, cool powers, and I love her dark humor. It boggles me that she isn't listed higher, but at least she's in the Top 10.
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.
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!
I used to hate him but he grew on me. He's rather insecure inside but that makes him stand out among some of the "monsters" on his crew. The monster trio are my favorite but Usopp deserves recognition too.
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.
The most human character. He is a genius when it comes to engineering and mechanics but is very innocent and naive, though not as much as Luffy. His cowardly nature and pathological lying as well as his gross egotism are his most enduring qualities. And as a normal human, it is through him that the audience relates most to the story. He has great determination and his tragic backstory adds much needed substance to his character. For me, it is the saddest backstory.
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.
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.
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!
Brook was awesome in Thriller Bark, and he seemed quite strong at first but he's got more and more cowardly. Still a funny guy though
Brook, is the funniest character, in my opinion. He's always laughing, polite, making jokes, and playing music. I want him as my friend
He has a sad back story, which I think is sadder than all of his crew member's back story. He's also a funny guy. "May I see your panties? " "YOHOHOHOHOHO! "- Brook
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.
Why is Franky 49? He's not my favourite character but he still deserves much better than some 49. Seriosly I'm beggining to think people just forgot about him.
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!
How is he so low on this list. He has one of the best personalities in one piece. He is also very funny. There is a reason he is the creators (odas) favorite character
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.
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.
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?
Now Sabo is the badass mera-mera user after ace, awesome, and he is handsome too
He should be top ten with his brothers luffy and ace!
After the latest flashback with Oden, he definitely climbed in my popularity list. I loved to see more of his character and his adventure!
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.
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.
I love that pinky style with a strong man which has a really good back story, joker is the best
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.
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.
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 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
The strongest one piece character. He can do anything as he ate mythical dragon zoan fruit
Long legs, Pale, long hair, tall, skinny, blue eyes, long fingers, small feet, big booty, curvy, strong, smart, pretty
She's the most beautiful anime girl I've ever seen to be honest.
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.
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.
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
Best female character in One Piece in my opinion
Awesome female character
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!
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 :'(
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. :-)
The original one piece damsel in distress but I love her for some reason
Arlong is my favorite one piece villain. He's a greedy, two-faced S.O.B. , but he's good at it. And Being part fish, he has a great advantage underwater. He definitely makes a kick ass villain.
Laugh out loud Luffy's usage of this guy's teeth was kinda entertaining. Loved their fight.
Arlong to me is the archetype of early one piece
first truly hateable character
One thing that I especially love about Smoker is that under his gruff exterior, he's a nice and caring man. In his very first appearence, a little girl accidentally bumped into him and spilled her ice cream on his pants. Instead of getting angry and scolding the girl for not paying attention, he kneel down, told the girl he was sorry that his pants ate her ice cream and gave her enough money to buy herself a 5 scoops cone! So cute!
Such a sick and awesome character! Really gets underappreciated for being a Marine. It's awesome how he has that awesome sense of justice that comes in at all the right moments, just in time to save the day! Sanji might be my all time favorite, but Smoker will always be my all-time favorite marine. Not to mention he's built like a tank. And, ironically, smoking is a huge turn on for me.
I feel like Smoker is actually a really sweet guy. He may be have a tough exterior and may often butt heads with the Straw Hats, but he has a strong sense of justice that is not tainted by corruption. I love the one brief scene when Zoro saves him at Luffy's orders, and he blushes (in anger/embarrassment) when Luffy calls him a pretty cool/sweet guy. HA ha ha ha.
Is it just me or is Smoker a representation of Garp, like old story, new characters? Like, Roger and Garp were constantly butting heads as well, but when it got important, he trusted them in Alabasta with it's fate.
Either way, he is a great character who deserves more screen time.
A seductive dancer who manipulates men