The 15 Best Non-Canon ‘One Piece’ Characters

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Vote up your favorite non-canon One Piece characters.

Unlike other big shonen series from its era, One Piece isn't known for having a ton of filler. The few non-canon arcs and movies that exist are generally well-received. Why? Well, part of it might be because these arcs have some pretty great characters.

For this list, we're showing some appreciation for our favorite non-canon One Piece characters. Some, like Tesoro and Z, are also among the strongest non-canon One Piece characters. Others, like Stella and Condoriano, aren't particularly strong but are memorable for other reasons. Which characters do you think add the most to the overall story?

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    251 VOTES

    Jonathan

    Jonathan
    Photo: One Piece / Toei Animation

    If you ask the average One Piece fan why the G-8 arc is one of the best fillers, chances are high that they'll point to Vice Admiral Jonathan. Unlike most members of the Marines, Jonathan is a totally chill and reasonable guy. Naturally, he considers it his duty to deal with the pirates who have infiltrated his base, but he doesn't go overboard and commit unreasonable acts of violence. He also doesn't underestimate his opponents' strength.

    If all the Marines were like him, there wouldn't be nearly as much conflict in the One Piece world. 

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    145 VOTES

    Jessica

    Jessica
    Photo: One Piece / Toei Animation

    Jessica is the head chef at G-8 Marine Base. She cares deeply about her job and insists that her subordinates meet her high standards. But she isn't so devoted to her way of doing things that she can't learn from others - once Sanji shows her how to avoid food waste without compromising on quality, she listens. 

    Professional life aside, she's also Vice Admiral Jonathan's wife. Some of the most fun moments in the G-8 involve the two of them flirting with each other.

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    136 VOTES

    Z

    Z
    Photo: One Piece: Film Z / Toei Animation

    Once a Marine Admiral, Z, also known as Zephyr, left the Marines in order to start his own group, the Neo Marines. After he lost his wife, son, and arm to a pirate attack, he wanted to take a much more aggressive approach to destroying pirate-kind. Specifically, he wanted to destroy the New World, the One Piece treasure, and all the pirates chasing after it through the strategies in his Grand Reboot plan.

    Though his actions and beliefs pit him against the protagonist, it's clear how he got to that point. This might be because he's one of the few movie characters who Oda helped develop.

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    137 VOTES

    Daddy Masterson

    Daddy Masterson
    Photo: One Piece / Toei Animation

    Daddy Masterson, also known by the very silly name Daddy the Father, is a bounty hunter who finds himself at odds with Usopp during the Loguetown arc. But despite going after pirates, he has a great deal of respect for them - specifically Yasopp, Usopp's estranged father. The two of them were rivals, but their relationship changed after Yasopp quit a duel upon finding out that Masterson had a daughter. He told him to go home and spend time with her - probably channeling his own mixed feelings about abandoning his own kid. 

    This story about Yasopp made the duel between Masterson and Usopp a lot more poignant. His character provides a meaningful early lens into the relationship between Usopp and his dad.

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    123 VOTES

    Raoul

    Raoul
    Photo: One Piece / Toei Animation

    Unlike most of the characters on this list, Raoul isn't someone the Straw Hats fight with or against. He's an elderly bartender who used to know Gol D. Roger.

    His anecdotes help introduce the legendary pirate, and his assessment that Luffy could follow in Roger's footsteps helps set the stage for Luffy's pirate journey, which as of the Loguetown arc where Raoul appears, has only just begun. 

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    146 VOTES

    Condoriano

    Condoriano
    Photo: One Piece / Toei Animation

    Condoriano is a loyal member of the Straw Hats who is denying his status because he lost his memory. Okay, not really - that's just what Usopp says to get the Marines off of the actual Staw Hats' tails. In reality, his name is Shepherd and he's a member of the Marines who keeps messing up the G-8s attempts to deal with the Straw Hats because he's positive that he can do it better. 

    Most fans don't love Shepherd, but Condoriano is another story.