#8 – X Drake
X Drake is the Captain of the Marine Secret Special Unit SWORD, and the captain of the Drake Pirates, who defected from his position as rear admiral to go undercover as a pirate. Drake has immense strength, he could block simultaneous blows from Urouge and Killer, fellow members of the Worst Generation, with little effort and according to Hitetsu, Drake single-handedly defeated the five samurais who guarded Amigasa Village.
X Drake possesses the Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus, an Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to transform into an allosaurus hybrid and a full allosaurus at will.
The major strength of Drake’s fruit is that it allows him to turn into an allosaurus, a large and powerful predator from the prehistoric era. This makes this fruit well-suited for combat purposes, since carnivorous Zoans are said to be fiercer fighters than non-carnivorous ones. While in full allosaurus form, he acquires a strong biting ability that can even damage the heavy armor of the aforementioned Pacifistas, which are said to be stronger than steel.
Drake has also shown that he is capable of using Armament Haki when he easily defeated Caribou, a Logia user. He also possess the ability to use Observation Haki.
#7 – Urouge
Urouge, also known as Mad Monk is a pirate from a sky island and is the captain of the Fallen Monk Pirates. Urouge was strong enough to defeat Charlotte Snack, one of Big Mom’s Four Sweet Commanders and one of the strongest members of the Emperor’s crew, although he was later defeated by Charlotte Cracker, another Sweet Commander in the Big Mom Pirates. However despite his defeat, Urouge managed to survive and retreat.
Befitting his physique, Urouge has enormous strength, able to wield a large and heavy pillar as a makeshift mace, despite his size, he is deceptively fast with extremely sharp reflexes.
Urouge ate a currently unnamed Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to convert damage inflicted onto him into physical strength, which results in expanding muscles and enlarged body size. Using this ability, he was able to exceed a Pacifista’s body size and actually damage it with his punches, although he was still vulnerable to its lasers and a kick from Admiral Kizaru.
#6 – Killer
“Massacre Soldier” Killer is a member of the Kid Pirates. His style of fighting seems to rely mainly on agility and speed, which he uses to overpower his opponent before they can strike him, or to dodge attacks. Killer possesses immense physical strength, being capable of fighting head on with Urouge at Sabaody Archipelago and with Zoro at Wano Country, with Zoro even remarking on his strength during their battle. He was able to overwhelm Basil Hawkins with little to no damage until he took Kid as hostage.
Killer is seen wielding a pair of gauntlets equipped with scythe-like blades, which he dubs “Punishers”. The blades are capable of spinning around like buzzsaws or simply being used as hand scythes. These weapons can also be used to block other weapons, leaving the foe open for Killer to kick the enemy’s flank or other exposed areas. If spinned at enough speed, the Punishers can generate powerful soundwaves to inflict damage to its target from the inside. This, combined with the agility he has so far displayed in combat and the notion that he is not afraid to kill, makes him a formidable foe. Killer even managed to hurt Kaido with these weapons, a feat only a few people were capable of. Killer possesses the ability to use both Armament and Observation Haki.
#5 – Roronoa Zoro
Zoro is an extremely powerful master swordsman, being able to use one, two, and three swords in varying attack styles. He has immense superhuman physical prowess, particularly his strength and agility. He is generally considered to be above his peer and rival Vinsmoke Sanji, but just below the Straw Hat captain, Luffy.
To match his incredible strength, Zoro also has an immense tolerance to pain and astonishing amounts of stamina and endurance.
Zoro is one of the few people in the world who is capable of using all three forms of Haki.
Armament is Zoro’s main expertise concerning Haki, which has proven to be extremely proficient in, having mastered imbuement under Mihawk over the two-year timeskip, almost always using it in serious battles. He could imbue all three swords with Haki, turning them all into black blades.
During the raid on Onigashima Zoro unleashed Conqueror’s Haki. He strengthened his “Kyutoryu: Asura” using Armament and Conqueror’s Haki, which allowed him to leave a permanent scar on the “Strongest Creature” Kaido in his hybrid-dragon form.
Zoro was able to defeat Yonko Kaido’s strongest Commander King.
During his battle against King, Zoro ended up using Advanced Conqueror’s Haki, infusing it into his three swords, with all three emitted streams of black lightning signifying its infusion. As their battle continued on, Zoro managed to gain conscious control over the advance technique, infusing it into all three swords or infusing it into Sandai Kitetsu to deal significant damage to King.
#4 – Eustass Kid
Eustass Kid is the captain of the Kid Pirates. He has immense strength and resilience and according to Kaido, he can use Conqueror’s Haki.
Kid ate the Jiki Jiki no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that enables the user to generate magnetic fields that can either attract or repel metallic objects to and from their body as they please.
By using repulsion, he can deflect metal projectiles back to the location they came from, thus turning them back against their users.
With attraction, he can strip opponents of their weapons and bring them to their own body, rendering opponents helpless.
The fruit gives the user a sufficient degree of control over their magnetism to accumulate a large amount of metallic objects around their body and form them into specific shapes; the user can then move these masses around very fluidly, either by being directly connected to them or not. This has been seen repeatedly with Kid, who has accumulated metal objects on his body to form normally-functioning apparatuses like mechanical arms, Gatling guns, railguns and even exoskeletal fighting machines.
Kid has achieved Devil Fruit Awakening, allowing him to bestow magnetic properties onto things other than his own body.