Two years before the current storyline, eleven Super Rookies arrived at Sabaody Archipelago almost simultaneously. Collectively, they are known as the “Eleven Supernovas“.
These eleven, alongside Blackbeard, were considered to be the Worst Generation to ever come to existence, due to their individual actions bringing great (or terrible) changes to the world, leaving deep and lasting impacts.
They are obviously all very powerful individuals, let’s see who they are:
#12 – Jewelry Bonney
Jewelry Bonney is the captain of the Bonney Pirates and prior to the two-year timeskip had a bounty of 140,000,000 Berries. Bonney exhibits unexplained abilities that appear to come from a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that involves age manipulation. She can alter the ages of herself and others, rapidly aging her intended targets into their senior years or regressing them into small children. As a result of this ability, accurately determining her true age is difficult.
#11 – Capone “Gang” Bege
Capone Bege, is the captain of the Fire Tank Pirates. He ate the Shiro Shiro no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit which allows him to create and maintain a dimensional fortress inside his body. He can house a massive force of subordinates within his body, as well as horses and cannons. He manifests these objects outside his body by first manifesting ports and drawbridges on his person through which his “troops” could come out. He can also transform into a gigantic fortress shaped golem with immense defensive power.
#10 – Scratchmen Apoo
Scratchmen Apoo is the captain of the On Air Pirates and an informant for the Beasts Pirates.
Apoo ate the Oto Oto no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to morph parts of his body into various instruments he can play. By playing specific notes and tunes with specific instruments, Apoo releases soundwaves that, apart from seeming to have a hypnotic effect, can instantly deliver different forms of physical (e.g. slashing or explosive) damage to anyone who hears them, determined by what instrument he plays. Additionally, Apoo seems able to limit his music’s effects to specific targets of his choosing. Post-timeskip on Onigashima, Apoo was able to injure both Luffy and Zoro in succession, leaving the former briefly unconscious from a single attack, by capitalizing on their lack of understanding (and knowing how to guard against) his powers. However, Zoro was ultimately able to take down Apoo with a single, decisive surprise attack using his Ittoryu.
As noted by Killer, Apoo’s attacks carry anywhere in hearing range, and as long as his music is heard by his chosen target, its effects are nigh-instant and unavoidable; since the only “traveling” part of Apoo’s attacks is the sound itself, they lack any detectable trajectory, and the speed of effect is enough that extremely fast adversaries are unable to react.
The decisive weakness of Apoo’s ability is that if one blocks one’s ears (even just by covering them with one’s hands) before the sound hits, one becomes immune to his techniques (something notably facilitated by the ability to see the future), although such efforts to block out sound tend to inhibit Apoo’s opponents from being able to fight properly. Additionally, if one is outside the seemingly predetermined range of the sound (i.e. hearing range) in the first place, one will also be safe. As a result, Apoo’s powers seem best-suited for use against first-time opponents or in surprise attacks.
#9 – Basil Hawkins
Basil Hawkins known as the “Magician” is the captain of the Hawkins Pirates and. After encountering Kaido, he joined the Beasts Pirates and became one of the crew’s Headliners.
A testament to his strength is that he could lightly wound Zoro, someone who was barely wounded after his timeskip training, a feat few has managed; albeit Zoro was protecting Luffy and an ailing Tama after his Straw Man’s Card targeted them.
Hawkins ate the Wara Wara no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that enables him to redirect any instances of physical damage inflicted upon him to another person using straw voodoo dolls, leaving him unharmed but forcing his victim to take damage amounting to what he would have. The Devil Fruit also enables him to transform into a giant scarecrow-like entity, resembling a giant voodoo doll, with metal nails functioning as claws/fingernails.
Hawkins has great skill in swordsmanship supplemented with his Devil Fruit powers. He wields a sword created out of the straws produced by his power, allowing him to form a flexible yet sharp whip-like single-edged blade.
Hawkins appears to have access to at least Kenbunshoku Haki. This was proven during his first encounter with Trafalgar Law, where he was able to sense his strength before their confrontation, considering Law “powerful” despite not knowing his identity at the time due to the latter’s disguise.