As one of the Three Great Powers of the New World alongside the Marines and Shichibukai (aka The Seven Warlords of the Sea), these extremely powerful pirates rule the current Grand Line in One Piece. How strong are they? Well, one Yonko Whitebeard and his crew can practically take on BOTH the Marines and Seven Warlords (not all seven) during the battle of the Marineford. Of course, with a little help from Luffy and his allies.
With the death of Whitebeard, the only known pirate to rival the Pirate King Gol D.Roger, how does Blackbeard Marshall D. Teach ranked in the current lineup of the Four Emperors Yonko? Let’s take a guess at the ranking of these new and old Emperors of the sea.
#5. Charlotte Linlin
Affiliations: Big Mom Pirates
Also known as: Big Mom
I’m very tempted to put Big Mom as number 4, but the sheer number of high bounty subordinates in Kaido’s stable of pirates crew may totally put Kaido in another league.
Nothing much is known about Big Mom Yonko except the fact that she also has a very strong crew such as Jinbei the ex-Shichibukai as well as Capone Bege and Pekoms who are each having around 300 million bounty over their head.
Big Mom is also associated with other underground connections such as the Vinsmoke Family, a legendary assassin family leading the Germa 66. Well, you have to be strong enough for others to follow you, so as much as it seems that Emperor Charlotte is a ferocious eater, she should easily be strong enough to ranked as the only female in the Yonko title.
Watch this space as more unfold!
Affiliations: Beasts Pirates
Also known as: Kaido of the Beasts
What can we say about the “Strongest Creature in the world”? For someone who can jump down from the Sky Island ten thousand meters above ground, only to find himself with the sort of hangover headaches after he smashes onto ground, this Kaido is a ridiculously powerful monster.
As I have mentioned in my “Future Bounty” post, usually most captain is easily worth twice or more than his right-hand man. And with Jack, one of the three Disasters, worth 1,000 million berries, Kaido should easily have a bounty many times of that.
We have to remember as well that the pirates of the Worst Generation Scratchmen Apoo and X Drake has already bow before Kaido’s might, with another Eustass Kid easily defeated. By the way, Eustass Kid’s 470 million bounty is very near to Law and Luffy’s current 500 million berries bounty.
But even with such strength, can Kaido beat the evergreen favourite Shanks? For that, I don’t think so.
Affiliations: Red Hair Pirates
Also known as: Red-Haired Shanks
Once the apprentice to Pirate King Gol D. Rogers has now become the master himself. Writer Oda once mentioned that Yonko Emperor Shanks could have knocked out all 100,000 pirates and fishmen during the Fishman Island Arc, whereas Luffy could only defeat 50,000 with the same Haoshoku Haki (aka Conqueror’s Haki).
The strongest swordsman Mihawk is a direct rival to Shanks, demonstrating the Yonko’s skills in swordsmanship. Shanks can fearless come up against Whitebeard as well as stopped another Yonko Emperor Kaido from confronting Whitebeard. Even Akainu’s lava punch is easily blocked by Red-haired Shanks. His mere arrival with his crew at the scene of the Marineford Battle immediately ceased the war.
Don’t be taken in by his seemingly relax and humorous nature. Shanks is not acknowledged as a Yonko Emperor for nothing.
#2. Edward Newgate
Affiliations: Whitebeard Pirates
Also known as: Whitebeard
Let me put it this way, a much more fragile and aging Whitebeard is able to defeat the current fleet admiral of the Marines, Sakazuki (aka Akainu), AND also almost KO.ed Blackbeard Marshall D.Teach if not for the interference of the Blackbeard crew.
How can this not make him the strongest Yonko Emperor of them all? Marines would surely run away if this is the peak Whitebeard we are talking about (of course only Marine Monkey D.Garp will be charging towards him).
His Tremor-Tremor fruit ability allows him to create tsunami and smash up buildings with a single swing of his arm. His title of “The Strongest Man in the World” (after the death of Pirate King Roger) is not for nothing.
#1. Marshall D. Teach
Affiliations: Blackbeard Pirates
Also known as: Blackbeard
Frankly, if not for Marshall D.Teach’s fruit ability to steal Whitebeard’s power, I would not have ranked him as number one. But Blackbeard has managed to do that. Scheming and patience, Blackbeard would be a top strategist. Not only did Teach hurt Red-hair Shanks by causing his scars on his face, Blackbeard also waited patiently before getting the devil fruit of his dreams, the Dark-Dark Fruit. All these, without incurring a single bounty on his head.
Strategy is one thing, Blackbeard has also the strength to boot. He was able to defeat the legendary Fire-fist Portgas D.Ace, Luffy’s sworn brother and son of Pirate King Roger as well as 2nd Division commander under Whitebeard, single-handedly.
After the murder of Whitebeard and stealing of Whitebeard’s Tremor-Tremor made Blackbeard the only one in One Piece’s history of devil fruit user to be able to use two powers at the same time. Marco’s revenge on Blackbeard causing the “Payback War” only lead to his own defeat and in the mist made the world acknowledge Blackbeard as the next Yonko.
Also, if a pirate of Shichibukai level (like Crocodile and Jinbei) is put at level 6 of the fame One Piece prison Impel Down, then almost half of Blackbeard’s crew would be at warlord level, which makes the group, and the captain, to be a force to reckon with.
Although Blackbeard is already one of the strongest devil fruit user around, the news that he is still on the hunt for even more powerful devil fruit abilities can only make the whole world, including the World Government to shudder.