The Marines serves as one of the Three Great Powers in the sea of One Piece together with the monsterous Yonko emperors as well as the Seven Warlords of the sea, the Shichibukai. Among the many ranks in the Marine hierarchy, the Admirals and above are known as the most elite fighting force, defined as the “Greatest Military Powers” by the World Government.
Amongst these legendary marine admirals, who is ranked as the most powerful of them all? Check it out here!
#7 – Ryokugyu (aka. Green Bull / ?? Fruit)
We can’t really rank Ryokugyu yet until he makes his official appearance and show some groovy moves that gave his a reputation on par with Admiral Fujitora. Remarked by Shichibukai Doflamingo as a “Beast” of power, we will need to review this list real soon.
#6 – Kuzan (aka. Aokiji / Ice-Ice Fruit)
Poor Aokiji, strong enough to fight back Warlord Donquixote Doflamingo with just an ice blast but unfortunately lost to current Marine Fleet admiral Akainu due to (most probably) individual’s devil fruit’s ability differences.
Constantly ranked as one of the readers’ favourite character, Kuzan’s has the ability to freeze tsunamis and take on any big wig pirates such as Whitebeard’s commanders.
Aokiji played a key role during the one of the best One Piece story saga – the Summit War Saga, and is now associated with the powerful Yonko Emperor Blackbeard, Marshall D. Teach.
#5 – Borsalino (aka. Kizaru / Glint-Glint Devil Fruit)
So strong that Kizaru was able to easily take out a few Supernovas (Basil Hawkins, Urouge, X Drake, and Scratchmen Apoo) rookies on his own during the Sabaody Archipelago arc, but not sufficient to overpower an aging Silvers Rayleigh, “Dark King” and vice captain to the infamous pirate king Gol D. Roger.
This battle could have been a disadvantage to Borsalino’s ranking in our list. However, his ability of the glint-glint fruit still has plenty of opportunity going forward to showcase as the One Piece pirate world is starting to go into hyperdrive with the introduction of the most powerful pirates of them all, the Four Emperors, the Yonkos!
#4 – Issho (aka. Fujitora / unknown name for Devil Fruit that is associated with gravity powers)
Fujitora’s power and strength is just way too cool. Using gravity manipulation ability to summon meteor is just out of this world. He was also able to fight on par with a Flame-Flame devil fruit powered Sabo (2nd in command of the Revolutionary Army and sworn brother to One Piece manga protagonist Luffy and the now decease Firefist Ace), who managed to defeat Jeus Burgess, one of the Ten Division Captain of the Emperor Blackbeard crew.
Together with current Inspector General and ex-fleet Admiral Sengoku, he was able to defeat Yonko Kaido’s right-hand man, the 1 billion berry pirate Jack. So far Fujitora has yet to be seen fighting seriously. There aren’t many current Marine admirals that has the ability to directly take on a Yonko yet, will this elite swordsman be the one?
#3 – Sakazuki (aka. Akainu / Magma-Magma Devil Fruit)
The current Fleet Admiral Akainu may so far be the only known admiral to injure a Yonko Emperor, Edward Newgate, aka Whitebeard. His logia-class devil fruit’s magma ability is able to sink Whitebeard’s fame pirate ship, the Moby Dick, and even kill Firefist Portgas D.Ace, sworn brother to Luffy.
Sakazuki was also able to take on “Knight of the Sea” Jinbei, one of the strongest Shichibukai, as well as Emporio Ivankov, one of the commanders of the Revolutionary Army, with minimal ease. Even Blackbeard (before he became one of the Yonko Emperors), had to escaped when Akainu approaches. When nominated for the post of fleet admiral, he defeated fellow admiral Kuzan after a ten day battle.
#2 – Monkey D.Garp (aka Garp the Fist or Hero of the Marines / No Devil Fruit)
Hero of the marines, Monkey D.Garp has turned down the title of Admiral many times due to constraints to what he wants to do, which is to take down Pirate King Gol D. Rogers personally. One of the strongest non-user of devil fruit character in the One Piece, so powerful was his Busoshoku Haki that during his prime age, he brought down Chinjao (a 500 million bounty pirate) with just a single punch.
Even at his current age now, he can throw cannonballs the size of Marine battleship as well as knocking back the fame Marco the Phoenix (Second in command to Whitebeard), a feat which no current Admirals seem to be able to accomplish.
Garp was known to be able to stand on his own against legendary pirates like Whitebeard and the Pirate King Rogers, while current Fleet Admiral Sakazuki was taken down after only 2 fruit-powered punches from Whitebeard. Can the next generation of Marine elites regained their position as one of the Three Great Powers (the other two being the Shichibukais and the Yonkos) in the One Piece sea? Time will tell.
#1 – Sengoku (aka Sengoku the Buddha / Human-Human Fruit Daibutsu Model)
Now, why is Sengoku ranked as the number one officer in the entire Marine hierarchy? How about this: Sengoku was able to hold down a rampaging Garp when Garp wanted to kill Akainu for murdering Ace, and this is the same Garp we are referring to who punched back Marco the Phoenix. His shockwave blast seen during the Summit War Arc was enough to send the whole blackbeard pirate crew flying. And even powerful ex-Yonko Whitebeard greatly respect this adversary in Sengoku.
Adding his prodigious tactical and strategical skills together with his physical prowess makes Sengoku the current number one strongest marine in the whole Marine organization. Who will be able to overtake him?