The Celestial Dragons (also known as the Nobles of the World) were the descendants of the nations that made up the World Government in the universe of One Piece. Consequently, they were practically immune to the laws that the Navy established and were personally protected by the three admirals.
Due to their arrogance and uncontrolled god complex, they inflicted an unprecedented amount of pain and suffering on anyone who had the misfortune to cross their path. By analyzing their worst crimes, we can better appreciate the need for the Revolutionary Army to overthrow them.
10 Mjosgard held Otohime at gunpoint even though she was the only fishman trying to help him (One Piece)
After his ship was destroyed, Saint Mjosgard found himself stranded on the Isle of Fish-Man. He immediately began petitioning the locals without realizing how easy it was for them to kill him.
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Before they could do so, Otohime got in their way, using her body as a human shield. Even when Mjosgard held her at gunpoint, she refused to allow hatred to exacerbate the tension between her people and the human race. Despite Mjosgard’s betrayal, Otohime’s altruism would pay off, as she agreed to sign a treaty that would protect her kingdom and allow her to interact with the upper world.
9 Doflamingo murdered his own brother
After realizing his brother’s evil nature, Corazon defected from the Doflamingo family and took Law with him. He was determined to save the young man from his illness and would even risk everything to give him the Ope Ope fruit.
Doflamingo was not amused by Corazon’s poignant act of humanity. After being savagely beaten by the other family members, he shot and killed his own brother while Law could only watch helplessly from the sidelines. The barbarism of the villain would be marked for more than a decade.
8 Charloss tried to murder Zoro for being rude
After stumbling upon Saint Charloss, Zoro did not treat him with the reverence that the Celestial Dragon expected. Outraged by the swordsman’s behavior, Charloss tried to shoot him dead in the middle of the street.
Fearful of what might happen if Zoro attacked Charloss, the jeweler Bonny helped fake his death. Although he was a little suspicious about the fate of his target, Charloss eventually moved on as he was satisfied that Zoro’s “arrogance” had been sufficiently addressed. His crime in the Archipelago was worse than Doflamingo’s, because in reality he had not been wronged in the least.
7 Pirate Captains Enslaved By Saint Rosward As A Novelty
Saint Rosward was the father of Charloss and a veteran member of the Celestial Dragons. He proved to be even more devious than his successors thanks to his diverse collection of enslaved pirate captains.
Rosward was a frequent visitor to the human auction house in the Sabaody Archipelago and was a blatant provider of human trafficking. Their god complex and apathy towards others embody the worst aspects of the Heavenly Dragons and demonstrate why they are so hated by the rest of the world.
6 Saint Jalmack almost murdered Sabo just for crossing his path
On the day of Saint Jalmack’s arrival in the kingdom of Goa, officials made sure that there were no ships sailing to or from that location. When it looked like he was going to have an uneventful arrival, Sabo crossed his path on a small ship to begin his legend as a pirate.
Unfortunately, Jalmack did not find this gesture endearing. He prepared a bazooka and opened fire on the small boat, sinking it in two shots before a horrified population. The nobleman tried to indulge in the murder of a child for a petty offense, illustrating how depraved he really was.
5 Charloss tried to buy Camie and use her as fish food
After being captured by the bounty hunters, Camie was taken to the human auction and presented as a luxury item. Given the rarity of mermaids, Charloss was immediately intrigued by it and made a huge initial offer that the Straw Hats couldn’t hope to beat.
He declared to his companions that he wanted to put her in the same tank as the ferocious water monsters to see if the mermaids could really swim as fast as the legends said. Fortunately, Luffy managed to free her before she could be subjected to such a cruel fate.
4 the nobles of the world branded Boa Hancock and her sisters
In her early years, Boa Hancock was a prisoner and slave of the Nobles of the World. She was forced into extreme situations to satisfy her own twisted desires, such as forcing her to eat a devil fruit and marking her back as a mark of their ownership.
After being saved by Fisher Tiger, Hancock and her sisters remained traumatized by what happened for years. The Heavenly Dragons’ heinous behavior even convinced them that they resented all men.
3 Doflamingo caused a massacre and usurped an entire nation
Doflamingo was responsible for usurping Dressrosa’s kingdom and taking it for himself. To sabotage Riku’s reputation, he blackmailed him into collecting insane taxes from the village on pain of death from his subjects.
Once he did, Doflamingo used his devil fruit to shake Riku’s body and attack civilians anyway. He intervened to end the massacre once Riku had caused enough chaos and proclaimed himself the new hero and leader of the nation.
2 Doflamingo vowed to destroy the entire world
Although Doflamingo had many points in common with the pirates, his goal could not be more different. Instead of conquering the seas and obtaining treasures, he wanted to destroy the entire world.
The reason for his schedule was simple. Since he felt betrayed by the Heavenly Dragons for refusing to let him return to his city after his father’s denunciation, the only way he believed he could meaningfully take revenge on them was by causing as much chaos as possible. Unfortunately, that meant that everyone around him would be caught up in his deranged plan for revenge.
1 The five elders used the marines to oppress everyone
The Five Elders were one of the most prominent authorities in the universe of One Piece. Applying their genius intellect together, they commanded the Marine forces and used them to oppress the entire world. Nothing escaped them, and their only objective was to end the vocation of piracy completely, no matter how harmless it was.
Without his grand design, the Heavenly Dragons would never have been able to get away with their atrocities. Furthermore, the institution of the Navy as a whole would not be so horribly corrupt.