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The 16 Strongest Marines In One Piece History, Ranked

November 16, 2020 7.5k votes 1k voters 43.4k views16 items

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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  • 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.

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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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    Ryokugyu

    Ryokugyu is an alias of a mysterious admiral working within the Marines. At the moment, his true appearance has yet to be revealed. However, Ryokugyu appears to have a laid-back attitude regarding his duties. Nonetheless, he is considered to be one of the “Greatest Military Power" in the World Government. The oddest trait about Ryokugyu is that he claimed he has not eaten anything in three years, and yet, still has the strength to move around and battle. It’s possible Ryokugyu has eaten a Devil Fruit of some kind, but there’s no current confirmation on what it would be.

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    Z

    Z, the antagonist of One Piece Film: Z, was formerly a highly-respected Marine admiral until his life was changed forever. He had joined the Marines because of his strong belief in justice, but resigned when he realized the Marines were not what they appeared to be. His wife and son were murdered by pirates. Z’s right arm was also severed by a pirate who would be invited to the Seven Warlords of the Sea. After his tremendous loss, Z believed in the complete eradication of pirates and established the Neo Marines to get the job done. Z’s strengths were considered on par with the strongest Marines like Garp, Sengoku, and Tsuru. His right mechanical arm, the Battle Smasher, was designed for combat against Devil Fruit users.

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