The 15 Strongest Vice Admirals In ‘One Piece,’ Ranked

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Includes both former and current vice admirals.

They may not be the highest-ranking members of the Marines, but the vice admirals are still among the strongest characters in One PieceFor this list, we'll be highlighting some of the most powerful vice admirals in the series.

Monkey D. Garp, our protagonist's grandfather, is so strong that he can lift a giant iron cannon ball over his head with no trouble. He's not the only one with extreme power - Sakazuki and his Mag-Mag Fruit are equally terrifying, if not more so. These two are heavy hitters - but are they the strongest? That's up to you to decide. 


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    Monkey D. Garp

    Monkey D. Garp isn't just a vice admiral - he's also Luffy's grandfather and Dragon's dad. With a lineage like that, you'd expect him be powerful. He does not disappoint. 

    No stranger to advanced techniques, he can use both Busoshoku Haki and Kenbunshoku Haki. Besides that, he's strong enough to lift and throw enormous iron cannonballs. 

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    Also known by his code name, Akainu, Sakazuki was a vice admiral before he was promoted to fleet admiral.

    His stamina, physical strength, and endurance are all top-notch, allowing him to clash evenly with foes as strong as Whitebeard. His Magma-Magma Fruit, which lets him transform his body into magma, gave him the power he needed to destroy Ace in battle by launching a magma fist through his chest.

    But his powers impact more than just other people. After using his Devil Fruit for 10 days straight, he permanently altered the climate of half an island. 

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    Though he's currently a member of the Blackbeard Pirates, Kuzan - also known by his alias Aokiji - was once a vice admiral. He usually fights with a sword made of ice. This sword was generated by his Ice-Ice Fruit, which lets him transform into, control, and produce ice. This lets him trap or freeze his opponents, or defend himself and others using ice shields. He can even circumvent a Devil Fruit user's typical weakness against water by freezing it before it touches him. 

    He's been able to demonstrate his formidable strength on a number of occasions. The most noteworthy example was probably his fight with Akainu, where he was able to permanently change the climate of half an island. 

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    Before he was promoted to admiral, Borsalino, AKA Kizaru, was a vice admiral for quite some time.

    Using his Logia-type Devil Fruit, the Glint-Glint Fruit, Borsalino can transform his body into light itself. This has a number of applications. He can move at the speed of light, allowing him to both avoid attacks and get them in faster. If an opponent is somehow fast enough to touch him, he can still avoid attacks by turning the affected body part into light. His Devil Fruit also lets him generate a sword made of light. 

    His Busoshoku Haki is strong enough to help negate an earthquake from Whitebeard. He can also use Kenbunshoku Haki. All of his abilities are dramatically enhanced by his extreme physical strength, durability, and endurace. 

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    Tsuru is an experienced vice admiral who uses what she's learned to come up with smart strategies. When she was young, she fought using a flintlock rifle. It's not clear if she still uses that weapon or not, but she hardly needs it.

    She can use two forms of Haki, plus she has a bizarrely effective Devil Fruit. Her Wash-Wash Fruit lets her transform her targets into immobile laundry, literally hanging them out to dry. This does more than simply trap her opponents - it can also reduce the evil in their hearts, making them less inclined to fight her in the first place. 

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    Smoker's most noteworthy ability is his Smoke-Smoke Fruit, a Logia fruit that lets him transform any part of his body into smoke. This makes it nearly impossible for most people to hit him. He can use his smoke to restrain his targets, obscure his allies, and even power a vehicle. Oddly, his smoke doesn't seem to damage anyone's lungs - perhaps that speaks to his impressive level of control over his power? 

    When he isn't fighting using his Devil Fruit, he's using his Nanashaku Jitte, a Seastone-tipped weapon that can neutralize other people's Devil Fruit powers. He's deft enough to keep the tip from touching his own body. After the time skip, he learned both Busoshoku Haki and Kenbunshoku Haki. 

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