One Piece: What does it mean to be a Yonkou? How many have existed in all the manganime?

The pirate world of one piece It is kept balanced by the existence of three great forces. The first one is the World Government (and the Navy), the second one is the Shichibukai (Seven privateers allied to the GM) and the third one is the yonkos. These last four figures gained a lot of importance during the last arcs of the manganime, so today I will focus on talk a little more about what it means to be one of them.

As with the “Warlords”, the Yonko (also called Emperors of the Sea) They are four extremely powerful pirates who have a large number of subordinates behind them, so messing with them can trigger a huge war that shakes the entire world. But what does it really mean to be a Yonko? Which pirates managed to earn these titles?

What is being a Yonko?

  • The four emperors They are four great pirates who rule the New World and who always tend to walk free ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • How do you become a Yonko?: The fastest way to do this is by defeating another Emperor, although if you have a large enough crew and perform great feats, it is possible to catch up with them (just like Luffy did)✅✅
  • Unlike the Shichibukai, these They are NOT allies of the Government
  • Their power and authority are so great that they can reach control numerous islands and crews across all seas
  • If someone attacks a territory protected by a Yonkou it is considered a declaration of war (something similar to what Luffy did on Fishman Island)❗
Luffy challenges Big Mom

List with all the Yonko of One Piece

Attention! Next I will deal with some topics that are SPOILERS for all those who do not follow the One Piece manga, so if you do not want to spoil anything I do not recommend reading the final part of the article.

First generation

  • When the World Government designed this system it was established that the Four Emperors of the Sea would be Kaido, Big Mom, Whitebeard and Shanks the Redhead
  • The first two belonged to the infamous pirate gang of Rocks D. Xebec, while Shanks was in the crew of Gol D. Roger, the king of pirates.
  • Its hegemony was maintained for many years, until it happened the Marineford War
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Garp talks about the original Yonko

The change after Marinefrod

  • With Whitebeard’s death at the hands of Blackbeardthe latter went on to occupy his position as Yonkou❌❗
  • Thus the New World now had to fear Shanks, Big Mom, Kaido and Blackbeard✅
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Blackbeard joins the Yonkou

The fifth emperor is born

  • After what happened in the Whole Cake arc, the most important newspaper in the One Piece world began to call “the Fifth Yonkou” Monkey D Luffy
  • This was basically because the captain of the Straw Hats managed to infiltrate Big Mom’s territory, defeat his most powerful minion (Katakuri), cause chaos in the home of the Yonko and escape alive❗❗❗❗
  • It should also be noted that Bartolomeo and Cavendish reported to the press that Luffy already has an army that exceeds 5,000 members
  • Upon learning of all this, Morgans (owner of the newspaper) ordered the publication of a large article announcing that a Fifth Emperor had just been born
  • So now we would have Blackbeard, Big Mom, Kaido, Shanks and Luffy
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The Fifth Emperor of the Seas is born

Revolution in the New World

  • After the outcome of the Wano War, the system of the Emperors of the Sea took a historical turn
  • With the defeat of Big Mom and Kaidothe Four Yonko officially added two new members: Monkey D. Luffy and Buggy the Clown❗❗
  • The formation that is currently in force in the One Piece manga is the following: Shanks, Blackbeard, Luffy and Buggy✅✅✅✅
  • So Shanks is the only original Yonkou of the first generation.is the only one that remains unbeaten ⭐
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The Four Yonkou from the final saga of One Piece

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