Along of the marines and Yonko, the Shichibukai forms part of the trinity world power and has been stated by the world government as an important component to maintaining the balance between the three fractions. Each and everyone of them are insanely strong (maybe expect Buggy) and amongst the most elite and notorious in the pirate world .
Every time one of the seven warlords of the sea gets taken down, the World Government will quickly fill in a replacement. Who can blame the World Government, that after what we have witness during one of the best storyline – The Battle of Marineford, where the Shichibukais play an important part together with the Marines in the defeat of Whitebeard, one of the Yonko or Four Emperors. Yes, whole of the Marines plus Seven Warlords (although Jinbe took the side of Whitebeard) just to take down one emperor.
In this best Shichibukai list, let us consider both the current and past generations of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
“Tyrant” Bartholomew Kuma (Bounty = 296 million berries)
“Former” Officer of the Revolutionary Army as well as the ever-present in the roaster of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. During the whole of the One Piece series, “Tyrant” Kuma has shown that using his Paw-Paw devil fruit ability he was able to single-handedly defeat the whole of the Straw Hat crew twice.
Kuma is able to easily deflect or “push” attacks away as well as generate air thrust and destructive bombs such as “Ursus Shock” makes him a highly dangerous. One “Ursus Shock” is sufficient to blow up an island or even cripple Oars Jr (who is several times larger than even the giant race). His speed is so lightning fast that most people couldn’t even figure out his location in the battle field.
Sadly, Kuma has now been robotized into a human android that obeys fully the commands of the World Government. When will the final confrontation comes that Luffy and his crew have to cruelly duel with their “saviour” PX Kuma remains to be seen.
“Knight of the Sea” Jinbei (Bounty more than 400 million berries)
Part of the first generation of Shichibukai, it was only because he didn’t want to fight against his indebted Yonko Whitebeard that he was stripped off his rank and banished to the lowest sixth level of Impel Down.
Jinbei is a shark fisherman who is an extremely accomplished master of Fishman Karate. He fought on par with the legendary Firefist Ace despite Jinbe himself had no devil fruit powers. During the Battle of Marineford (aka Summit War) he was able to easily deal fellow warlord Gekko Moriah a heavy blow as well as block current Marine Admiral Akainu’s lava punch.
Jinbei’s strength and skill makes him current one of the strongest non-devil fruit user in the One Piece world. Guesses all around is that Jinbei will become the tenth member of the infamous Straw Hat crew, we can’t wait for the story plot to pan out.
“Blackbeard” Marshall D.Teach (Bounty = 0)
Blackbeard now has held two of the three most prestigious position, that of an ex-Shichibukai as well as the current yonko emperor who has replaced the previous strongest pirate Whitebeard.
His well-destined plan during the Summit War allowed him to kill the heavily injured and exhausted Whitebeard (through the effort of his whole crew) and captured Whitebeard’s awesome Tremor-Tremor fruit ability. Even before the Summit War, Teach with his Dark-Dark fruit powers was already able to overcome Firefist Ace, the second division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates and a pirate with a bounty of 550 million berries.
Being the first in history to hold two devil fruit powers (and extremely powerful ones), makes Blackbeard one of strongest One Piece devil fruit user ever. When Marco, the first division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates, led a full scale revenge war against Blackbeard and his crew, Marco and the whole of the remaining Whitebeard Pirates were overwhelming defeated. It will only be a matter of time before Blackbeard Teach will take on other Yonkos to become the new Pirate King.
“Hawk-Eyes” Dracule Mihawk (Bounty = Unknown)
The greatest swordsman in the world and currently also Roronoa Zoro’s swords master. Despite Zoro’s impressive win over Pica, the top executive of the Warlord Donquixote Doflamingo’s Donquixote Pirates crew, Zoro has stated he is still a far cry from his teacher.
During his younger days, Mihawk is a sparring partner with Red-Haired Shanks of the Yonko. Only because Shanks lost an arm while trying to save Luffy did Mihawk no longer confront him to a duel. Mihawk taught Zoro how to use the Busoshoku Haki and have been seen during some of his fights that he is skilled in the Kenbunshoku haki as well.
During the Marineford arc Mihawk went up against multiple opponents such as Vista from the Whitebeard pirates to Crocodile the ex-Shichibukai, and still went unharmed despite fighting against high level pirates. Armed with the famous Yoru, one of the strongest twelve Saijo O Waramono (supreme grade swords) around, Hawk-Eyes Dracule Mihawk remains undefeated in the whole of One Piece series…yet.
“Whitebeard Jr.” Edward Weevil (Bounty = 480 million berries)
The newest member to the Seven Warlords organization comes with a hefty bounty on his head. At 480 million berries, “Whitebeard Jr.” Edward Weevil is already amongst the highest known bounty in the One Piece world currently (of course excluding Mihawk as his isn’t known yet). Usually, extremely high bounty doesn’t come in weak pirates.
Weevil is the self-proclaimed son to Whitebeard, the ex-yonko who is now deceased. Much isn’t known about Whitebeard Jr., only the fact that Marine Admiral Kizaru has stated that the strength of Weevil is comparable to Whitebeard during his younger days. Weevil is able to wipe out all 15 Whitebeard-allied crews and usually cost mass destructions along the way.
Next Targeting Macro the first division commander for Whitebeard, we await eagerly to see first hand of Weevil’s powers against the might of Luffy and his allies. Heck, we may even get to know what is Macro the Phoenix’s bounty as well.