#8 – Shiki the Golden Lion
Shiki is the Admiral of the Golden Lion Pirates.
Alongside Roger and Whitebeard, Shiki is one of the most powerful pirates of his generation. He has tremendous physical strength supplemented with his supreme sword skills, allowing him to slay an army of Marines at Marineford, and it took the combined efforts of both Garp and Sengoku to subdue him with the conclusion of their fight leaving half of Marineford destroyed.
Shiki is the first prisoner ever to escape from Impel Down. After he amputated his own legs to break free of Sea Stone Shackles, Shiki forcefully grafted his swords into the inner stumps of his legs. He is also capable of attacking from a distance with them, by sending slashes from his sword legs in a Rankyaku like fashion.
Shiki ate the Fuwa Fuwa no Mi, a Paramecia type Devil Fruit which allows him to make surrounding non-living matter levitate once he has come in contact with it. He uses the surrounding environment against his enemies, shaping earth or snow into giant lion heads and launching them towards his foes, or even making water float to drown his opponents in it.