The 16 Strongest Marines In One Piece History, Ranked
Who is the strongest Marine in One Piece? That’s the question that every die-hard One Piece fan (and newbies) are dying to know. Answering this question won’t be as easy as answering which One Piece fight was the best, as every Marine has its own complicated history and superpower to go with it. Despite being portrayed as the greatest villain in the series, there are good-hearted Marines that are trying to save lives and overturn corruption within the system. And yet, there are others that abuse their high-ranking powers for their own personal gain.
Regardless of where you stand on the Marines in One Piece, it’s clear these powerful admirals and officers can back up their words with their fists. Some possess the demonic powers of the Devil Fruits, while others have trained their bodies to insane limits. But which Marine is the strongest? Time to find out.
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Monkey D. Garp
Monkey D. Garp is a powerful vice-admiral of the Marines who famously cornered Gold Rogers multiple times in his career. He is also one of the few marines Rogers believed was worth his time. Garp, the paternal grandfather of Monkey D. Luffy, trained the would-be king of the pirates at a young age and later subjected Coby and Helmeppo to the same harsh discipline. While he initially came off as a sleepy old fool that let "Axe-Hand" Morgan get away, Garp is nonetheless a respected vice admiral who possesses amazing strength, speed, and durability. The only reason why Garp hasn’t been promoted to admiral is because the higher-ups would be able to constrict his actions.
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Sengoku is a former fleet admiral of the Marines who possesses the power of the Devil Fruit. During his time in the Marines, Sengoku was a strict admiral who followed the principles of Absolute Justice and seldom question orders from the World Government. However, after losing faith in the World Government, he became an Inspector General and loosened up as the years went by. That said, he still has immense wisdom and power. Sengoku’s Devil Fruit, the Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu, transforms him into a giant golden Buddha of tremendous strength.
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Akainu is the alias of Sakazuki, the current fleet admiral of the Marines. His extreme belief in “Absolute Justice” has gone as far as ordering the destruction of a refugee ship over the possibility that it could be housing a runaway scholar. Akainu’s ruthless and dogmatic actions have horrified pirates and fellow Marines alike. With the power of the Magu Magu no Mi fruit, Akainu is able to generate and manipulate magma from his body. His magma powers actually outclass the pyrokinetic powers of Portgas D. Ace.
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Aokiji, who also goes by the name of Kuzan, is a former Marine admiral who resigned after losing the promotion of fleet admiral to Akainu. Even though Aokiji is a laid back man with a lack of interest, he will take action when necessary. Aokiji’s beliefs are complicated. He was a faithful follower of the World Government, but was not afraid to go against their order if he believed they were unjust. With the power of the Devil Fruit, the Hie Hie no Mi, Aokiji can create and transform anything into ice. He used his freezing powers to defeat Luffy in a one-one-one battle.
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Kizaru, also known by the name Borsalino, is one of the three admirals of the Marines. While Kizaru has a laid-back attitude, he is merciless against criminals and pirates. In terms of ranking, Kizaru is only second best to Sengoku in the Marines. Thanks to the power of the Pika Pika no Mi fruit, Kizaru is able to create and manipulate light, turning him into a Light Human. Kizaru can run as fast as the speed of light and transport himself through reflections.
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Issho, who also goes by the name of Fujitora, is an admiral in the Marines. To avoid seeing the ugliness of the world, Issho intentionally blinded himself, resulting in an X-shaped scar on his face. Issho ascended to the position of admiral during the two-year time skip and believes in “Moral Justice,” just like his predecessor, former Marine admiral Kuzan, did. Despite his blindness, Issho is a formidable fighter and possesses the powers of the Devil Fruit, Zushi Zushi no Mi, which allows him to control gravitational forces and channel it through his blade.