10 Strongest Rookies of Previous Generation Ranked by Their Strength
In the context of the manga and anime series “One Piece” created by Eiichiro Oda, “rookies” refer to new and relatively inexperienced pirates who have entered the Grand Line and the New World. The Grand Line is a treacherous and mysterious sea where the most powerful and dangerous pirates in the world roam. The term “rookies” is used to describe these fresh pirates who are embarking on their adventures in this perilous part of the world.
Throughout the series, the concept of rookies is central to the narrative as they often cross paths with established pirate crews, leading to confrontations, alliances, and epic battles. Rookies play a significant role in the ever-evolving world of “One Piece,” and their stories contribute to the rich and complex lore of the series. Here are the 10 strongest rookies of the previous generation:
10 – DONQUIXOTE DOFLAMINGO
Donquixote Doflamingo is the captain of the Donquixote Pirates, a former Shichibukai, the most influential underworld broker under the codename “Joker”, and is a former World Noble of the Donquixote Family descent. He is 41 years old.
Doflamingo ate the Ito Ito no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit which grants him the ability to create and manipulate strings. He usually moves his fingers accordingly to bend them as he pleases for either manipulating people like puppets or bifurcating his targets. The strings are extremely thin and some may even be invisible, making it almost impossible to notice and avoid them.
Using his “Parasite” move, Doflamingo can force comrades to fight (and even kill) each other, while he himself sits at the sidelines and watches.
The strings can also be used for cutting, allowing Doflamingo to effortlessly slice off body parts and destroy weapons.
Doflamingo’s mastery of his Devil Fruit is so advanced that he was able to awaken his powers, being able to even turn his surroundings into string.
Doflamingo is one of the very small number of people in the world who can use all three types of Haki.
9 – CHARLOTTE KATAKURI
Charlotte Katakuri is the strongest of Big Mom’s Three Sweet Commanders. Even as a child, his strength was compared to that of a “monster”. He currently is 48 years old.
Katakuri is extremely fast and possesses tremendous physical strength.
Katakuri is one of the very small number of people in the world who can use all three types of Haki. He’s able to use an advanced form of Kenbunshoku Haki which allows him to see slightly ahead into the future.
Katakuri ate the Mochi Mochi no Mi, a special Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that lets him create, control, and transform into mochi at will.
As a “special” Paramecia, Katakuri can actually change his body into mochi, akin to a Logia. When combined with mastery over Kenbunshoku Haki, he can predict the future and manipulate the shape of their bodies accordingly to avoid being hit by attacks.
Katakuri has also awakened his Devil Fruit powers, enabling him to transform inorganic material into mochi, enhancing the range of his attacks and capture field.
8- KING THE WILDFIRE
King is one of the three All-Stars of the Beasts Pirates, who are Kaido’s closest confidants known as “Disasters”. Born as Alber, he is a member of the nigh-extinct lunarian race from the Red Line, noted for their ability to create fire. He currently is 47 years old.
In terms of combat, King is the most powerful member of the Beasts Pirates after Kaido himself, with his tremendous bounty of 1,390,000,000 Berries illustrating his fearsome reputation. A veteran pirate, King has been part of Kaidou’s crew for over three decades, seemingly as Kaidou’s first recruit and acknowledged and monikered by Kaidou in his youth for his extraordinary strength. Due to his Lunarian descent, he is tremendously tough and durable, with Queen describing him as a monster that could survive in any natural environment.
King ate the Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon, an Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a full pteranodon and a humanoid lunarian-pteranodon hybrid at will. When transformed, he is more clad in flames than usual and gains the ability to fly at high speeds.
In combat, even without invoking his Zoan transformation, King is able to endure extremely potent attacks without being fazed or shedding a drop of blood.
Apart from strength and toughness, King is extremely fast and agile, despite his large frame. His speed is far greater when the flame on his back is out, allowing him to move faster than the untrained eye can follow, at the cost of his natural durability diminishing. King is additionally able to fly using his feathery wings, without the need for his Zoan transformation.
7 – VISTA
Vista is 47 years old. He has tremendous physical strength as he is able to match against Dracule Mihawk, who is known as the strongest swordsman in the world. He was capable of deflecting an attack from an axe-wielding giant, as well as easily slice down cannonballs in midair.
Vista has extraordinary mastery in dual wielding swordsmanship and even Mihawk acknowledges his skills. He even managed to deflect Mihawk’s flying slash attack which is powerful enough to cut through battleships.
6 – JOZU
Jozu is 42 years old. He has demonstrated one of the greatest feats of strength seen in the series, though it is currently unknown how losing his right arm will affect his strength.
Despite his massive body, his speed and reflexes are on par with his brute force. This speed, combined with his Haki, makes Jozu particularly dangerous against Logia users.
Jozu ate the Kira Kira no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to transform parts and most likely all of his body, into diamond.
Jozu’s powers give him the ability to greatly increase his offensive and defensive capabilities, as his already strong physical attacks are enhanced by the density of his diamond body. His defenses seem to enhance exponentially, as he is able to block the strongest slash in the world from the world’s greatest swordsman, Shichibukai Dracule Mihawk, with no visible damage to himself, as diamond is one of the hardest substances in the world, along with Seastone and the Poneglyphs.