Who are the Emperors in One Piece?

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One Piece Emperors: Old and New

In the One Piece universe, the Emperors are pirates of unparalleled power and influence. This article explores both the old and new Emperors, revealing the secrets of their rise and reign.

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Former Emperors

1. Edward Newgate aka Whitebeard

Edward Newgate , better known as Whitebeard , was recognized as " the strongest man in the world" and " the closest thing to One Piece" . Originally from Sphinx, he sailed under Rocks D. Xebec before forming his own crew. Endowed with the powers of the Gura Gura no Mi , or Fruit of the Tremor , his power and strength were undeniable and earned him his status as Emperor. His charisma and his vision of family made him a revered and respected figure. Shot down during the Summit War in Marineford, his sacrifice remains a memorable moment for all One Piece fans.

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2. Shanks Le Roux

Shanks , the captain of the Roux Pirates , is known for his balanced and peaceful approach. Former cabin boy of Gol D. Roger's crew, he plays a crucial role in Luffy's life. Shanks possesses impressive Haki and lost an arm while saving Luffy, but this has not diminished his strength and influence. The only Emperor devoid of any power linked to a Devil Fruit , his power remains phenomenal. To this day, he holds the largest bounty of the 4 Emperors, i.e. 4,048,900,000 berries.

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3. Charlotte Linlin aka Big Mom

Charlotte Linlin , aka Big Mom , is the terrifying matriarch of the Charlotte family and rules Totto Land. His Devil Fruit, the Soru Soru no Mi , or Soul Fruit , allows him to manipulate souls. His brutal strength, combined with his ability to create Homies, made him a feared figure in the world of One Piece . Big Mom is now stripped of her status following the battle at Onigashima, notably thanks to the alliance of Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kidd.

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4. Kaido

Kaido, "the strongest creature in the world" , is the captain of the Hundred Beast Pirates . His Devil Fruit , the Uo Uo no Mi model Seiryu , a Fish Fruit version Azure Dragon of the Mythical Zoan type, gives him extraordinary power and resilience. His thirst for battle and desire for chaos make him unpredictable and dangerous. Like Big Mom, Kaido is now stripped of his title of Emperor following the Battle of Onigashima, thanks to the resistance and determination of Luffy and his allies.

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New Emperors

1. Shanks Le Roux (unchanged)

Shanks continues to play a role of balance and peace in the pirate world. Revered for his Weaponry Haki , he continues to influence the world's greatest powers. His reasonable approach to conflict and natural charisma maintain his position as one of the most respected Emperors in One Piece .

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2. Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard

Marshall D. Teach , known as Blackbeard , took his place as Emperor after assassinating Whitebeard during the War at the Summit at Marineford. Now possessing two Devil Fruits, Whitebeard's Gura Gura no Mi , and his Yami Yami no Mi or Fruit of Darkness , he represents a growing threat and embodies unbridled ambition in the pirate world. His rise to power marks a turning point in the dynamics of forces at sea.

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3. Baggy the Clown

Buggy, once a cabin boy alongside Shanks in Gol D. Roger's crew and a comedic rival of Luffy, has surprisingly risen through the ranks to become Emperor. Known for his Devil Fruit, the Bara Bara no Mi or Fruit of Fragmentation , and his theatrical character, Buggy was able to take advantage of circumstances to increase his influence and status, despite combat skills that seem paltry compared to those of the other Emperors. Now at the head of the Cross Guild, an alliance formed with Sir Crocodile and Dracule Mihawk, he seems determined to create new strategies to achieve his goals.

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4. Monkey D. Luffy

Monkey D. Luffy , the daring main protagonist of One Piece , was recognized as Emperor following his exploits and growing impact in the New World. With his Gum Gum Fruit and exceptional determination, he challenged the biggest figures in the pirate world such as Kaido and Big Mom and made a name for himself as a rising power.

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