Ten Strongest One Piece Devil Fruit Users
One Piece ranks among one of the best manga series ever, and the introduction of Devil Fruit Users in the story allows its author the ability to expand its universe of characters and abilities. Below are 10 of the strongest One Piece Devil Fruit Users thus far.
Types of Devil Fruits
The most common class would be the Paramecia type Devil Fruit. Anyone who consumes this fruit will have the power to affect the surroundings, generate substances or alter their body.
Zoan Devil Fruit allows a person to turn into other species, mainly animals. While the rare Logia, the strongest of them all, grants power of natural element such as ice, smoke, electricity etc.
Even more unique than the Logia Fruit would be the Mythical Zoan type, a subset of the Zoan type, granting the Devil Fruit user a mixture of both Logia and Paramecia powers.
10. Boa Hancock (Love-Love Fruit)
The tag “Pirate Empress” says everything about her. A member of the fame Seven Warlords of the Sea (aka Shichibukai) as well as the leader of the Kuja Tribe, her fame as the most beautiful woman in the world is globally acknowledged. Her medusa like devil fruit power allows her to turn things into stone, and she has shown her capabilities when she took down a few Pacifistas on her own during the Summit War Saga. It took the entire of Luffy’s crew at Sabaody Archipelago before the two years timeskip to take on one Pacifista. Couple with her Conqueror’s Haki makes Boa Hancock an extremely formidable queen of the pirates.
9. Donquixote Doflamingo (String-String Fruit)
An ex-world noble, King of Dressrosa and a member of the Seven Warlords, Doflamingo ‘s string-string fruit allows him to control strings, which in turns manipulate others like puppets. A testimony to its strength was when he was able to halt “Diamond” Jozu, third fleet captain of White Beard, during the Summit War. His strings can easily cut through objects as well, as shown during the battle when he slashed up Admiral Fujitora’s meteorite into bits or cutting off the leg of Little Oars Jr, an abnormally large giant about twice the size of normal gaints. “ The Joker”, Doflamingo’s underground nickname, took out fellow warlord cum ex-henchman Trafalgar Law as another sign of his immerse power.
8. Aokiji (Ice-Ice Fruit)
Made Doflamingo retreat from the crime scene when he was about to butcher “White Hunter” Smoker at Punk Hazard and easily froze White Beard’s tsunami using his “Ice Age” technique during the Summit War. He was able to go face to face with several of the most powerful pirates such as Marco “The Phoenix” and managed to freeze out “Diamond” Jozu, although only through Jozu’s distraction. His only defeat thus far was to Akainu after a ten day battle for the position of Fleet Admiral.
7. Portgas D. Ace (Flame-Flame Fruit)
Blocked off Aokiji’s pursue at the Peak Battle, “Fire Fist” Ace is considered a legend by many of the pirates and marines in One Piece. The son of the now-deceased Pirate King Gol D.Roger, second fleet commander of the White Beard’s crew and sworn brother of main character Monkey D. Luffy, Ace has unfortunate died in battle. Ace’s fire punch can pierce through a chain of battleships while he was also able to easily fight off “White Hunter” Smoker as well as taking on the entire Black Beard’s crew alone.
6. Akainu (Magma-Magma Fruit)
Punched through Fire Fist Ace like melted cheese and defeated fellow Admiral Aokiji (now ex-Admiral) to succeed as Fleet Admiral, Akainu is one of the strongest fruit user there is. He comfortably took on Emporio Ivankov, an elite of the revolutionary army as well as Jimbei, ex-leader and member of the Seven Warlords. He managed to melt away half White Beard’s face before being beaten by the raging Yonko (“Four Emperors”) for killing Ace.
Akainu's Magma punch!
5. Kizaru (Glint-Glint Fruit)
Admiral Kizaru has the power to shape light to his liking due to his Glint-Glint Fruit. When he first appeared on Shabondy Archipelago, he blew up a giant tree with a kick and by himself took out four of the eleven supernovas of Basil Hawkins, X Drake, Urouge and Scratchmen Apoo, which each of them having a bounty of more than one billion Beri. Lightning fast and powerful in both long and short range attacks, Kizaru is probably the most under-rated Devil Fruit user due to his laid-back manner. In the manga series we know that Aokiji was beaten by Akainu, but can Akainu win Kizaru?
4. Marco (Phoenix Fruit)
Second to White Beard as his first division commander, Marco “The Phoenix” is a mythical zoan type fruit user. He has the ability to stopped Kizaru’s light attacks and no matter how you hit him, he will recover when blue flames surround his wounds. This may imply that besides using sea stone chains and Haki, there isn’t many things that can stop him. Not only can he recover from injuries, Macro is also able to take flight when he transforms into a phoenix as well as the ability to alter parts, instead of the whole body, for the transformation, as in the scene when his arms were turned into phoenix wings but his legs remained to deliver those powerful kicks.
3. Eneru (Rumble-Rumble Fruit)
The nearest thing to a Thunder God, Eneru was unfortunate to have met with Luffy as Luffy’s Gomu Gomu rubber fruit made him a natural enemy. With the ability to generate electricity, Eneru can travel at lightning speed, pass through materials as well as being able to shape metal objects. Eneru can generate electricity up to 2 billion volts, execute both short and long range attacks (his thunder storms can easily level any city) while in the manga series he has also shown that he can use electric pulse to revive himself.
2. Whitebeard (Quake-Quake Fruit)
Did you see how Whitebeard caused a tsunami or shatter the marine fort with just a punch? The pirate with the fame and ability equal to the now decease pirate king Gol D.Roger, Whitebeard Edward Newgate is just pure power and a weapon of mass destruction. Besides Blackbeard, who has the ability to undo a fruit user’s ability by touching him, I doubt there is anyone else who can win him in hand-to-hand combat without using Haki. At the summit war, Whitebeard was able to overpowered current marine fleet admiral Akainu with just a few punches. If not for the crew of Blackbeard and his greatly injured body, Whitebeard may have been able to defeat Blackbeard as well.
1. Blackbeard (Dark-Dark Fruit)
The ability of Blackbeard Marshall D. Teach to steal other devil fruit users’ ability is totally unprecedented and unique in the world of One Piece. This means that Black Beard can potentially house all the other top nine users’ power. His bare touch makes the ability of any other fruit user ineffective, making this is a power akin to sea stones. This allows Blackbeard to practically strips and steals powers from all fruit users and anyone without the power of Haki will not be able to stop him. These reasons make Blackbeard the number one user of the Devil Fruit users and worthy of the Four Emperors title.
Top Ten Conclusion
As much as I try to rank these devil fruit users, it is by no means a definite list as ability is nothing compared to the user’s ability and fighting skills to maximise the fruit’s power.
I have also left out some of the most powerful characters in One Piece such as Luffy’s father, Monkey.D.Dragon, head of the revolutionary army, or the current marine Admiral Fujitora, due to the uncertainty of their devil fruit and its ability. Stay tune for more updates as the story unfolds.