It’s a recurring theme that some fights happen off screen. Sometimes this happens to prevent us, the viewer, from knowing a certain character strength (that we will get to know later on), while other times it serves no other propose than to move foward with the story.
Here’s my Top 10 Off-Screen Fights In One Piece:
10-Shanks vs Blackbeard
Although exact events are unknown, Shanks previously admitted to Whitebeard that his facial scar came from a direct attack from Teach.
9-Kaido vs Gekko Moriah
Kaido once had a rivalry with the former Shichibukai Gekko Moriah. The two of them fought in the New World, and eventually Kaido won after slaughtering Moriah’s entire crew. This had an adverse effect on Moriah’s consciousness of subordinates and led him to seek revenge against Kaido by building an army of undead soldiers.
8-Urouge vs Snack
Snack was formerly one of the Four Sweet Commanders in the Big Mom Pirates. During the timeskip, Snack confronted Urouge of the Worst Generation after the latter had entered Totto Land, but was subsequently defeated in battle. Following the incident, the number of Sweet Commanders was officially reduced to three, with Snack’s current status remaining unknown.
7-Kaido vs Eustass Kidd, Scratchmen Apoo and Basil Hawkins
After Law and Luffy’s victory over Doflamingo, the three pirates were relieved that the two were not going after the same Yonko they were targeting.
Suddenly, Kaido landed on their base and the three found themselves face-to-face with him. While it is unknown what happened between them, it appears that Scratchmen Apoo became a subordinate of Kaido as he informed him about Jack’s fate. Kid, on the other hand, was badly beaten and imprisoned by the Yonko and his crew. The status of Hawkins and fellow Worst Generation member Killer are currently unknown.
6-Kaido vs Shanks
When Kaido tried to stop Whitebeard from going to Marineford, Shanks interfered and clashed with him in order to allow the other Yonko to rescue Ace. It is not known what happened during their encounter, but Shanks arrived at Marineford unharmed.
5-Akainu vs Aokiji
Sakazuki was nominated for the position of fleet admiral after Sengoku had retired. Kuzan, however, was against the idea of having him become the new fleet admiral and the two admirals battled each other for the position on Punk Hazard. The battle lasted for ten days and their respective powers caused Punk Hazard to permanently be frozen on one half and burning on the other. In the end, Sakazuki ended up as the victor of that battle, although both men were seriously wounded. Sakazuki, however, decided to let Kuzan live because they were comrades.
4-Blackbeard Pirates vs Remnant Whitebeard Pirates
Led by First Division Commander Marco, the remainder of the Whitebeard Pirates sought revenge for the events that led up to and caused the Battle of Marineford. They had brought in their full forces in order to engage the Blackbeard Pirates, who responded in kind. However, the Whitebeard Pirates suffered an overwhelming defeat.
After their defeat and failed revenge, the commanders of the Whitebeard Pirates seemingly disappeared, and have not been heard from since, with Marco’s fate unknown.
3-Shiki vs Sengoku and Monkey D. Garp
After Gol D. Roger’s capture Shiki fought against Garp and Sengoku at Marineford in order to free the Pirate King
2-Gol D. Roger vs Monkey D. Garp
As a Marine, Garp attempted to kill Roger several times. Gol D. Roger stated that he and Garp had almost killed each other on numerous occasions.
1-Mihawk vs Shanks
In the past, Shanks and Mihawk sought out each other on many occasions to duel. Their battles were said to echo through the whole Grand Line. I hope Oda will show a flashback of these fights in future.