Admiral is the second highest rank in the Marines organization, senior to a vice admiral and junior to the fleet admiral. As part of the Three Great Powers, the three admirals are amongst the most powerful characters in the series. The admirals are crowned the World Government’s “Greatest Military Powers”, and are the strongest individual fighters within the World Government and the Marines. These people are so strong that there are only few people who are on their level and even less who are above them. So today we count all 8 people who are Admiral level.
Note: Garp, Pirate King and Yonkos are excluded since they are way above any admiral.
8. Marco The Phoenix
Marco the Phoenix was the 1st division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates. Marco possesses impressive physical strength. He also appears to possess great stamina and endurance. However, his true strength comes from his devil fruit. His Devil Fruit enables him to transform into a phoenix. The fruit’s greatest attribute is that by transforming into a phoenix of blue flames at will, Marco can regenerate any wounds with the blue fire he generates, much like how a phoenix is said to rise from its own ashes. Because of this, Marco is very resilient and can take a huge amount of damage in his phoenix form with no visible consequence other than the time taken to regenerate.
7. Charlotte Katakuri
Charlotte Katakuri is the second son and third child of the Charlotte Family. Katakuri possesses tremendous physical strength, being able to flick jelly beans with such extreme force and velocity that they act like bullets. Katakuri is extremely fast and possesses extraordinary reflexes. Due to his speed in launching his attacks, an expert Kenbunshoku Haki user such as Luffy barely had time to react to them. Katakuri has extraordinary mastery of Kenbunshoku Haki, having trained to such a degree that he can see slightly ahead into the future. Katakuri is also extremely skilled at using Busoshoku Haki, as shown when he imbued his mochi leg with it in order to bludgeon and injure Luffy.
6. Benn Beckman
Benn Beckman is the first mate of the Red Hair Pirates. Since he is a first mate to a Yonko, he presumably possesses a great deal of strength. During the Battle of Marineford, Admiral Kizaru chose not to fight him, even though he had just fought the First Commander of Whitebeard’s crew and Whitebeard himself.
5. Silvers Rayleigh
Silvers Rayleigh, also known as the “Dark King”, is the former first mate of the Roger Pirates, known as the “Right Hand of the Pirate King”. Rayleigh is extremely powerful, easily one of the strongest characters introduced. Due to his phenomenal strength, he was able to fight Admiral Kizaru equally and he even managed to scratch the admiral and he managed to do that in his twilight.
4. Dracule Mihawk
Dracule “Hawk Eyes” Mihawk is a member of the Shichibukai and the current holder of the title, “Greatest Swordsman in the World”. Mihawk is one of the most powerful pirates to appear so far, possessing an immense amount of skill in battle. Part of Mihawk’s reputation as the most powerful master swordsman in the world is also due to his tremendous superhuman physical power and fortitude which supplements his mastery of swordsmanship. Mihawk’s sword strikes were executed with tremendous power, able to easily create immensely powerful compressed air slashes with a massive range, enough to split large battleships and a mountain of ice with ease. In terms of combat, Mihawk is the single greatest swordsman alive in the world, proven by his absolute mastery of swordsmanship.
3. Monkey D. Dragon
Monkey D. Dragon is the infamous leader of the Revolutionary Army who has been attempting to overthrow the World Government. He is the World Government’s greatest enemy, and is the most dangerous and most wanted man in the world. There have been some hints that Dragon is extremely powerful, since the World Government has dubbed him as the “World’s Most Wanted Man”. Dragon is already a powerful threat in his own right, as well as having powerful subordinates such as Sabo, Ivankov, Bartholomew Kuma, and Inazuma who are in comparison, lower in rank. This only speaks volumes of Dragon’s true power.
Sabo is the Revolutionary Army’s chief of staff, recognized as the “No. 2” of the entire organization, ranking directly under Monkey D. Dragon himself. After joining the Revolutionary Army, Sabo was personally trained by Hack and Monkey D. Dragon and attained tremendous physical prowess by adulthood. Sabo also has tremendous skills in hand-to-hand combat. Sabo has become a master of the Ryusoken fighting style, which revolves around the use of grips, which he refers to as “claws”. His grips are strong enough to break armor, great swords, artillery, and even skulls with ease and remaining unharmed. Sabo is the current user of the Logia-type Devil Fruit, the Mera Mera no Mi.
1. Monkey. Luffy (Only when in Snake-man form)
Monkey D. Luffy is the founder and captain of the Straw hat pirates. Even with all the abilities of Luffy, its stupid to say that he is even close to admiral level. However, recently in the manga, Luffy showed a new mode of Gear Four which is Snake-man. Unlike his other two Gear Fourth forms, Luffy does not significantly expand, with his forearms and legs being only slightly enlarged and the rest of his body retaining its normal proportions. In this form, Luffy gains a significant increase in speed and ability to use “Python” to change the direction of his attacks, the latter of which he also possesses in his Boundman form. However, Snakeman allows his attacks to continuously accelerate the longer they last, allowing Luffy to not only press an attack more fiercely on an opponent capable of dodging, but increase the attack’s speed and power until he finally lands the hit, and it also gives him the opportunity to attack any area of an opponent with ease. Using this form, Luffy was able to defeat Katakuri, who is one of the strongest characters in the series.
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