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Pirates have long been a part of everyday life in the world of One Piece. The oldest known group of pirates mentioned was that of Dorry and Brogy, over 100 years ago. However, despite the existence of pirates at the time, none of them were known to be notable enough to shake the world.
Over 40 years ago, the Rocks Pirates led by Rocks D. Xebec were immensely powerful and defined an era that lasted until the rise of Gol D. Roger as Pirate King.
All that changed with the arrival of the great pirate Gol D. Roger (and others like Edward Newgate and Shiki). Roger sets out to do what no one has done before: conquer the Grand Line. He succeeded, and in doing so, he went to Laugh Tale and left something behind, his most prized possession, One Piece. Roger gave an air of romance to the profession of pirate and, upon his death, his last words inspired others to set sail to become pirates. Things would never be the same again.
Roger’s death caused many pirates to travel to the Grand Line, hoping to find his treasure and become the Pirate King.
Let’s take a look at the 5 strongest pirate captains of the old generation:
Shiki the Golden Lion is the Admiral of the Golden Lion Pirates and the first known prisoner to escape from Impel Down.
During Roger’s time, Shiki was one of the strongest pirates around, along with Sengoku, Garp, Whitebeard, and Roger. as a living legend. Before that time, he was a member of the Rocks. Shiki is gifted with extraordinary physical strength, complemented by his skills as a swordsman, which allowed him to slaughter an army of Marines at Marineford. It took the combined efforts of Garp and Sengoku to subdue him and the conclusion of their fight left half of Marineford destroyed.
Shiki ate the Fuwa Fuwa no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to levitate surrounding non-living matter when he comes in contact with it.
When attacking, Shiki uses the environment against his enemies, turning dirt or snow into giant lion heads and throwing them at his enemies, or making water float down to drown his opponents. As noted, his powers cannot be used on any living matter other than himself, meaning he cannot touch another person, animal, or plant and levitate them.
Big Mom, was the only female member of Yonko. She is 68 years old and is a former member of the Pirates of the Rocks. As a member of the Yonko, Big Mom is one of the four most powerful pirates in the world. As the only female member, this makes Big Mom the most powerful female pirate in the world..
Big Mom has possessed immense superhuman physical strength and tremendous superhuman durability since birth. She also has a very high level of resistance and endurance.
After the death of her previous owner, Carmel, Linlin gained the powers of Soru Soru no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows her to manifest people’s souls in the form of an ethereal substance that she can seize, as long as the intended victim feels fear. She can then steal the victim’s soul, reducing their lifespan by an amount of her choice. It can take all of a person’s remaining lifespan, thereby killing them instantly, or it can just take part of that person’s remaining lifespan, leaving their lifespan all the shorter.
Once she has them, Big Mom can breathe the stolen souls into objects to bring them to life, turning them into beings called homies, who act as her minions. Almost anything can be transformed into a homie, including animals, plants, minerals, liquids, furniture, food, buildings, and even intangible things like fire, air, and light. Anything transformed into a homie gains human-like attributes, such as the ability to walk and talk. The only things that cannot be turned into homies are people and corpses.
She can also consume her own soul in order to make herself bigger and stronger, as well as infuse souls into her own skeleton, allowing her to heal her own broken bones by commanding them back to their correct structure.
In addition to creating homies from the souls she has taken from others, Big Mom can use fragments of her own soul to create “special homies”, which are much more powerful than regular homies because they are made from his incredibly powerful soul. Her special homies are Zeus, later replaced by Hera, a cloud of thunder summoned with her left hand, Prometheus, a sun summoned with her right hand, and Napoleon, a cocked hat she wears on her head. These three special homies are Big Mom’s most powerful weapons.
Big Mom is one of the few individuals able to imbue their Haoshoku Haki into their bodies or into objects.
She is also able to use the advanced application of projecting her Busoshoku Haki out of her body, allowing her to strike opponents without coming into direct contact with them.
She also possesses the ability to use Kenbunshoku Haki.
Whitebeard was known as “the strongest man alive” and “the closest man to One Piece” after the death of Gol D. Roger. He was a member of the Yonko who ruled the New World until his death at the Battle of Marineford. Before forming his own crew, he was a member of the legendary Pirates of the Rocks.
Whitebeard was one of the few people to have mastered all three types of Haki. He possessed a high level of Haoshoku Haki. Most notably, he was one of the few people powerful enough to “infuse” his weapon with Haoshoku Haki, which exponentially increased his attack power.
Whitebeard possessed great mastery of Busoshoku Haki, which he could imbue his weapon Murakumogiri with. Whitebeard could also use the advanced Haki throwing technique from his blade; this was shown during his fight against Roger where the duo’s weapons met in a powerful clash without even making contact.
Whitebeard was also a master at using Kenbunshoku Haki. He was even able to sense and counter Ace (while still new to the ship and trying to kill Newgate) while he slept.
However, due to his age and declining health, his Haki was no longer as powerful as it was at its peak.
Whitebeard ate the Gura Gura no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that was considered the most powerful Paramecia-class Devil Fruit. According to Sengoku, Whitebeard had the power to destroy the world.
Thanks to the power of this Devil Fruit, Whitebeard could create powerful shock waves by shattering the air like glass. These shock waves were then redirected to the ground, causing earthquakes and, if they were below the ocean floor, tsunamis. He could create these shockwaves in the air, making aerial attacks ineffective. Whitebeard’s powers also allowed him to create a seismic bubble around his hand or bisento to increase the power of his physical attacks, as well as manipulate the air with his hands to rock the environment around him.
Gol D. Roger was a legendary pirate, known as the Pirate King, owner of the legendary treasure known as “One Piece”.
As the Pirate King, Roger retains the highest status among all pirates in the world, even after his death. This is illustrated by the incredibly high bounty he had before his death. With 5,564,800,000 berries, he holds the record for the highest bounty of any pirate in history.
Very few people are known to have equaled Roger in battle: notably the legendary “Hero of the Marines” Monkey D. Garp, who is said to have cornered Roger several times before he surrendered, as well as Roger’s second pirate rival, Whitebeard, who wielded the power of the strongest Paramecia devil fruit and was dubbed “the strongest man alive”, even before Roger’s death. Another person known to rival Roger was Rocks D. Xebec who was considered his first and most formidable rival. Examples of Roger’s strength include fighting on equal terms with Shiki, who commanded the largest pirate fleet at the time, and single-handedly defeating the armies of multiple countries. Oden even said that Roger exhibited the aura of a wild beast.
Roger possessed great mastery of Haoshoku Haki, as seen when he clashed with Edward Newgate, another Haoshoku Haki user. He was one of the few people able to ‘infuse’ his attacks with Haoshoku Haki to exponentially increase his attack power, with his sword shown emitting lightning-like jets of energy to signify this infusion.
Roger possessed an immense mastery of Busoshoku Haki. He could imbue his saber with Haki, allowing him to equally oppose the Haki-infused Murakumogiri, one of the 12 Supreme Grade Meito. As proof of his mastery, he defeated Kozuki Oden, who was an outstanding Busoshoku Haki master, with a single attack.
In addition, Roger, with his Busoshoku Haki, uses the advanced technique of throwing Haki out of his blade and fights Whitebeard, who was already known as “the strongest man in the world” at the time, for three days. and three nights.
Roger possessed the ability to use Kenbunshoku Haki.
Rocks D. Xebec was the captain of the Rocks Pirates, considered the most dangerous and strongest pirate crew of their time.
He was considered Roger’s first and most formidable rival, even more so than his former subordinate Whitebeard.
Rocks was renowned for presiding over an extremely powerful pirate crew, with opposite personalities and lacking camaraderie, indicating that he was an extremely powerful and charismatic individual, perhaps the strongest person of his time. Many of these people went on to make a name for themselves, and three of them even became Yonko (Big Mom, Whitebeard, and Kaido).
Rocks D. Xebec was so formidable that it took Roger and Monkey D. Garp work together to defeat him !
Defeating Xebec also allowed Garp to become a legend and be known as the Hero of the Marines, showing just how much of a threat the World Government viewed him as.