Top Ten Best Villains in One Piece
Any anime becoming one of our ultimate favorites has a reason behind it. The reason being the villains. These brutal, cruel and seemingly unbeatable villains add a special thrill to the plot. The joy we experience when we see our heroes fight for their lives, overcome themselves and win is inexplicable. Today we are here to talk about some of the best villains of one of the best anime, One Piece. This anime has been ongoing for the past 17 years and is still running ever so strongly, so you can imagine what kind of villains and arc our heroes must have faced.
I have listed One Piece’s top ten best villains below in the increasing order. If you think that there might be someone missing from this list, feel free to comment down below. Enjoy!
- Hody Jones – Hody is a grey-skinned great white shark Fishman with a huge belly, muscular arms, and legs. His mouth is lined with sharp, triangular white teeth. He is the captain of the New Fishman Pirates and former soldier of the Neptune Army.
Hody hates humans to the core, so much so that he deliberately seeks them out to kill them even though humans have done absolutely nothing in particular to him. He is brutal, cruel and overall a vicious kind of Fishman. He is a strong believer of Arlong’s ideals that the Fishman are the supreme race and humans are a creature to be looked down upon.
Hody overdoses himself on Energy Steroids which give him ultimate strength but also shortens his life. On the drug, his body totally transforms from having a big fat belly to a huge build and even more muscular upper body. Another side effect the drug has on Hody’s body is that after being defeated and imprisoned, the overdose of the drug resulted in making him old and frail.
- Rob Lucci – Rob is a tall, slim, yet muscular man. He has shoulder length wavy hair. He also has a pet pigeon named Hattori who always quietly perches on his shoulder. Rob Lucci is a former member of the world government secret assassin organization CP9, a member of the Intelligence Organization CP0.
In the anime, he is portrayed as a cold-hearted and collected CP9 agent who is not capable of displaying emotions except when being insulted. He fights violently and is a total sadist when it comes to inflicting pain. In the Tower of Justice at Enies Lobby, he admitted that he only joined the World Government so he can be legally allowed to kill people. Lucci is the strongest member of CP9 in history by far, with his Doriki at 4000, almost twice that of the second strongest member of CP9, Kaku’s.
- Arlong – Arlong is a large, muscular, light-blue saw-shark Fishman. His most distinctive trait is his saw shaped nose. He was the pirate caption of the Fishman crew, the Arlong Pirates and a former member of the Sun Pirates.
Just like Hody, Arlong also thinks that Fishman is a far superior race than the humans and the humans should never even exist. So he goes out of his way to kill a village full of humans without even batting an eye. He prefers controlling people with money and is very short tempered. He gets angry very easily, to the point that while his fight with Luffy, the boy’s constant fighting back drove him mad and he nearly destroyed his own headquarters building. Despite being cruel and vicious, he has a deep sense of brotherhood for his team members, even towards Nami.
- Kurozumi Orochi – Orochi is the current shogun of the Wano Country and an ally of Kaido. Orochi is an extremely cruel and oppressive tyrant. Because of him, his country suffered from many famines.
He collaborated with Kaido to not only kill Kozuki Oden but also allowed the Beast Pirates to turn Wano into a complete wasteland. He just wanted Kaido’s power and protection, putting the people of Wano on the line, for his own selfish reasons. Being the shogun, he has full control over the people of Wano. Orochi uses a sword-style known as Orochi Nihenryu.
- Kaido – Also known as the “Strongest Creature In The World” is the captain of the Beasts Pirates and one of the Yonko. He is a tan man with a humongous body that towers over normal humans. He has an extremely broad, well-muscled torso, wide-set shoulders, and accordingly massive, toned arms. His legs are out of proportion seeming tiny and minuscule in comparison to his upper body.
Kaido is a merciless warrior. He never misses an opportunity to gain an advantage in war. He feels that life is too mundane and desires excitement because of which he plans to start the largest war in the world. He is also pitiless and not usually open to excuses or negotiations.
- Big Mom – Charlotte Linlin, also known as Big Mom is the captain of the Big Mom Pirates and the only female member of the Yonko. Big Mom is a huge, round and obese woman.
She is a gluttonous and greedy person, so much so that she can destroy an entire island if its people do not provide her with tons of candy that had been promised. She is obsessed with power and sees her crew and family only as assets. Mother Carmel is the only woman she cares about as she nurtured Big Mom when she was a child. She is dedicated to Mother Carmel’s ideas of a utopia where people of every race live in peace.
- Donquixote Doflamingo – Doflamingo, also known as “Heavenly Yaksha”, was the captain of the Donquixote Pirates, a former Shichibukai, and the most influential underworld broker who goes by the name “Joker”. He is a 10’ tall man with a muscular and lean body.
Doflamingo is usually calm and laid-back even in the most dangerous situations. He is shown as always smiling or grinning and is easily amused by the surroundings. But underneath this mask lies a Doflamingo that is extremely violent and bloodthirsty. He has a sense of brotherhood towards his crew because of their loyalty to him. He believes in the concept of survival of the fittest. He strongly believes in the power and looks down upon the weak, thinking that they have no room in the future of the pirates. Doflamingo is one of the best villains in One Piece.
- Marshall D. Teach/ Blackbeard – Blackbeard is the admiral of the Blackbeard Pirates and a member of the Yonko. He is also the only one in the whole world to have the powers of two devil fruits. He is a huge man with height almost twice of Luffy’s. He has a massive build as his body is round with relatively thin limbs.
Blackbeard’s personality is a little hard to pinpoint to a particular trait. While at times he seems strong and confident, in others he is weak and stupid. He is power hungry and greedy. His dream is similar to Luffy’s, to become the Pirate King. He is very similar to Luffy in terms of character traits like having a voracious appetite, carefree attitude, reckless nature, etc.
- Enel – Enel is the former “God” of Skypiea. He is a tall, muscular man with light hair covered in a bandana. He has long earlobes weighted down by diamond shaped gold earrings that stretch all the way to his chest. His devil fruit powers enable him to transform into a gigantic Raijin-looking thunder god made of pure electricity.
Enel is arrogant and he thinks of himself as an invincible God. He thinks he is divine and has the authority to do all that he pleases. So ultimately he is a psychopath with God complex which he proves himself by attempting to go to the Moon thinking that it is the home of all Gods.
- Im Sama – Im is a high-ranking individual in the World Government and the actual holder of the Empty Throne whom even the fiver elders bow down to. Im has only been seen a silhouette so far. It has a humanoid figure with a hand resembling a human’s and sharp almond eyes with light-colored irises that have thin circles surrounding the pupils. They wear a crown that has four sharp, incredibly tall spikes on the top.
Im’ personality is not known although they seem to be very calm and gentle.
The writer of the article “Top Ten Best Villains In One Piece” is Gitanjali Mishra. Connect with her on Facebook.