All 7 Emperors, Ranked By Power
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All 7 Emperors, Ranked By Power


  • Buggy joined the Four Emperors by sheer coincidence after a flyer mix-up but might be stronger than he appears.
  • Luffy earned his spot as an Emperor after victories at Wano with the help of his unique Devil Fruit and mastering all three types of Haki.
  • Blackbeard is the only known character with two Devil Fruits, using them to quickly rise to Emperor status and pose a significant threat.



In the entire history of One Piece and the Four Emperors, there have been seven people who have managed to join the lineup at different times. Although the Emperors are seen as the strongest pirates in the world, not everyone is equal in strength, as everyone has different skills, abilities, and experiences. It goes without saying that the strongest ones are those who have been Emperors for a long time, and their strength outclasses the newer Emperors.


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Buggy Became An Emperor Through Sheer Coincidence

Bounty: 3,189,000,000 berries

Buggy the Clown laughing in One Piece

The most surprising and unexpected addition to the Four Emperors is Buggy who was somehow added to the lineup after the defeat of two out of four Emperors. Buggy is the captain of the Buggy Pirates, the leader of the pirate dispatch organization “Buggy’s Delivery”, a former member of the Seven Warlords, and the ex-apprentice of the legendary Roger Pirates.

Buggy became an Emperor after he was mistakenly assumed to be the leader of Cross Guild, an organization created by Crocodile and Mihawk. This was simply because one of Buggy’s employees put him at the top of a flyer, leading the Navy to view Buggy as a dangerous threat.

Buggy uses the Paramecia-type Chop-Chop Fruit, which allows him to split himself into pieces, and be immune to slicing and cutting attacks, including those done by Dracule Mihawk, the strongest swordsman. Although Buggy is always seen as a weak and comedic character, it has been implied a lot of times that Buggyisstronger and more dangerous than he shows, making his potential a total mystery.

Monkey D. Luffy’s Devil Fruit & Victory at Wano Earned Him the Title

Bounty: 3,000,000,000 berries

Together with Buggy, Luffy is among the two newest additions to the lineup of Four Emperors, where they got added after the defeat of Kaido and Big Mom. Luffy uses one of the most powerful awakened Devil Fruits, the Mythical Zoan Human-Human Fruit, Model: Nika. Without the usage of Haki or Seastone Prisms, he has virtually complete immunity to blunt force trauma, such as that caused by hand-to-hand combat, blunt weapons, and even cannonballs.

He can also make a fist the size of an island, and can even grab thunder from the skies. Luffy is one of the few people who can use all three types of Haki and can even infuse Conqueror’s Haki into his attacks, particularly on his limbs. Because of this, he was able to fight Kaido on par and eventually defeat him, but not without the help of the Samurai, Yamato, and the Worst Generation.


Luffy Has One Quality That Makes Him One Piece’s Best Captain

Luffy is an exceptional pirate and the best captain in One Piece because of how he safeguards his friends’ honor.

Marshall D. Teach is the Only Known Character with Two Devil Fruits

Bounty: 3,996,000,000 berries

The captain/admiral of the Blackbeard Pirates is Teach, also referred to as Blackbeard. He was the first captain to quickly advance to the position of Emperor after starting his crew. The strongest Paramecia-type Quake-Quake Fruit, which was formerly Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit, and the Logia-type Dark-Dark Fruit are two Devil Fruits that he currently possesses, making him the first and only known person in history to have used two Devil Fruits, an act thought to be impossible by most people.

How Blackbeard can use two Devil Fruits is still a mystery and has yet to be explained by the series.

With his Dark-Dark Fruit, Blackbeardcan nullify other Devil Fruit powers and can even absorb and crush an entire town in a vortex. After obtaining the Quake-Quake Fruit, he managed to tilt the land, sea, and sky with it, although he didn’t have control of it. When he was a part of the Whitebeard Pirates, he managed to scar Shanks in a fair fight. He can also use Armament and Observation Haki, which means he is not totally reliant on his Devil Fruits.

Shanks Possesses Formidable Haki

Bounty: 4,048,900,000 berries

Shanks is the captain of the Red-Hair Pirates and the only Emperor who held the same position from the start of the series. Shanks is also the most enigmatic Emperor because little is known about his goals or true character, and hardly any of his abilities have been demonstrated. However, his mere presence was enough to convince the Marines and Celestial Dragons to accede to his requests and even chase an Admiral away.

Shanks is also known as the “killer of Observation Haki” as his Conqueror’s Haki can prevent opponents from looking into the future.

The only times his abilities were shown were when he used his Conqueror’s Haki to scare the Sea King that ate his arm, when he hit Admiral Greenbull with it, and when he fought the Kid Pirates. He is one of One Piece’s strongest swordsmen, as he managed to stop Akainu’s attack with his sword Gryphon, and clash this sword against Whitebeard’s Naginata, which caused the sky to split due to their Conqueror’s Haki. From these alone, we can infer that Shanks is among the strongest Emperors, and he hasn’t even shown a quarter of his abilities yet.

Charlotte Linlin Built a Massive Empire

Bounty: 4,388,000,000 berries

Charlotte Linlin, often known as Big Mom, is one of One Piece‘s most powerful villains and one of the Four Emperors of the Seas who accomplished in building Totto Land, an empire made up of 35 islands. She was once a member of the Rocks Pirates, which was once the deadliest pirate band, together with Whitebeard, Kaido, and Shiki.

At a very young age, she garnered a bounty of 500 million berries, demonstrating the serious threat she posed to the Government right away. With her Soul-Soul Fruit, Big Mom can absorb a weak person’s life or lifespan as she wishes. She also has a vast information network, as shown when he managed to track Sanji’s ex-working place, which shows just how dangerous Big Mom can be.

Kaido Possesses a Strong Devil Fruit and Even Stronger Haki

Bounty: 4,611,100,000 berries

One of the former Four Emperors, Kaido serves as the Beast Pirates’ Governor-General. Kaido uses the most powerful Zoan Devil Fruit ever depicted in the series, the Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit Fish-Fish Fruit, Model Azure Dragon, which can grow to a size of a city in its full animal transformation and can instantly destroy towns in a single attack.

Kaido can also use all three types of Haki, and can even coat Conqueror’s Haki in his weapons, something that not a lot of Conqueror Haki users can do. His enormous tenacity is evident from the multiple arrests, acts of torture, and attempts at execution he has faced throughout his life. He was also referred to as the “Strongest Creature in the World.” It took multiple strong people to eventually defeat him, such as the Scabbards and the Worst Generation.


One Piece’s 15 Strongest Devil Fruits (So Far)

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Edward Newgate Was the Pirate King’s Equal

Bounty: 5,046,000,00 berries

A young Whitebeard looking to the side in One Piece

Former Emperor Edward Newgate, commonly known as Whitebeard, was the captain of the now-disbanded Whitebeard Pirates who tragically experienced one of the saddest deaths in One Piece. He was a past user of Quake-Quake Fruit, which is thought to be the strongest Devil Fruit for the Paramecia class, and was lauded as the “Strongest Man in the World” and “Man Closest to One Piece.” He was also seen as someone equal to the Pirate King, Gol D. Roger

Whitebeard’s ability to tilt the ocean, create tsunamis, and fight tens of thousands of foes on his own during the Paramount War is evidence of his strength

Others asserted that Whitebeard had the power to end the world. Whitebeard’s ability to tilt the ocean, create tsunamis, and fight tens of thousands of foes on his own during the Paramount War is evidence of his strength. The fact that he is considerably weaker in the war than he was in his heyday, which shows fans how strong he was in his prime, makes it better. He could also use all three types of Haki, and can also coat his Conqueror’s Haki into his attacks. All of this makes Whitebeard One Piece’s strongest of the Seven Emperors.

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One Piece

Created by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece is a multimedia franchise that began as a manga series and follows the adventures of the Straw Hat Pirates as led by Monkey D. Luffy. Luffy, an enthusiastic pirate with a thirst for adventure, is afflicted by a mysterious curse that gives him various powers he uses to protect himself and his friends. The manga eventually gave way to the anime series, with the two being some of history’s longest-running anime and manga series. Along with over fifty video games made over the years, the series entered the live-action world with Netflix’s 2023 adaptation.

Created by
Eiichiro Oda

First Film
One Piece: The Movie

First TV Show
One Piece

Kazuya Nakai , Akemi Okamura , Kappei Yamaguchi , Hiroaki Hirata , Ikue Ôtani , Yuriko Yamaguchi

Monkey D. Luffy , Roronora Zoro , Nami (One Piece) , Nico Robin , Usopp (One Piece) , Vinsmoke Sanji , Tony Tony Chopper , Franky (One Piece) , Jimbei (One Piece)

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