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One Piece: Straw Hat Pirates from Weakest to Strongest [Updated 2020]

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Hello, I am here to give my humble opinions,I consider myself as a part of anime community. I have watched countless anime titles.

one piece poster

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Straw Hats from weakest to strongest and their abilities sorted

Straw Hats ranked from weakest to strongest along with their abilities

NameBountyColor of conquerorColor of observationColor of armamentJoined crewDevil FruitPosition in the crew

Luffy

1.5 billion

yes

yes

yes

1rst

Rubber

Captain

Zoro

320 million

no

yes

yes

2nd

-

Swordsman

Sanji

330 million

no

yes

yes

5th

-

Cook

Jinbe

400 million

no

probably

yes

10th

-

Helmsman

Brook

83 million

no

no

no

9th

Revive

Musician

Franky

94 million

no

no

no

8th

-

Shipwright

Chopper

100 just 100

no

no

no

6th

Human

Doctor

Nami

66 million

no

no

no

3rd

-

Navigator

Robin

130 million

no

no

no

7th

Flower

Archaeologist

Ussop

200 million

no

yes

no

4th

-

Sniper

Luffy using Observation Haki Badass scene

Luffy using Observation Haki Badass scene

Rankings from Power Scaling.

We will discuss who are the strongest characters in the Straw Hat Pirate's crew. Not only that, but we will rank their position in the crew from one to ten in terms of power.

Did you see that chart above? Well, I am proud of it, as the chart showcases the basics of where Straw Hats stand at.

Here we will be going through impressive feats, battles won and guts a straw hat has shown. The 'guts' part is because yours truly has noticed, that only absurdly strong-willed characters tend to be superior in One Piece.

A pretty 'in your face' example is the Conqueror's Haki whose strength is dependent upon the will of its user. Moreover, each and every canon king's Haki user has the power both in terms of strength, numbers, or both accordingly have a lot of powerful subordinates as for evidence just look at the Riley (he is powerhouse alone), Younkous having fleets, Boa Hancock as an empress, Doflamingo being a king with officers or currently even one of the least powerful Don Chinjou commanding the Happo Navy.

Thus I conclude conqueror's Haki is equal to certified 'badassness'. Err, we are going off-topic here hence I will proceed with the topic at hand, sparing details here is the list of all ten Straw Hat Pirates, in the order of the most powerful to least one.

  1. Luffy
  2. Zoro
  3. Sanji
  4. Jinbe
  5. Brook
  6. Franky
  7. Chopper
  8. Nami
  9. Robin
  10. Ussop

Each and every One Piece fan should have a Straw hat flag in his room. To show that we stand ready, whenever our captain calls, as we are the self-proclaimed members of straw hat grand fleet.

Jokes aside this the best quality flag you will find online, I have this in my room too.

Monkey D Luffy HD Poster

Monkey D Luffy HD Poster

I am a proud anime fan, although I do get some weird looks if I am rocking the anime waifu T-shirt.

So how do I manage to express myself while also being hidden from the judging gaze of others?

With the straw hat, of course, it works for literally all situations that a One Piece fan can be in.

#10 'God' Ussop

You must be in a shock provided that God himself occupies the last position in terms of power although, personally I would have selected GoDUssop, Sniper King, and CornDiano as the legendary top 3 in One Piece.

Sadly I cannot due to the reason that within the straw hats his majesty remains in his suppressed state, rather than his divine one. Ok, enough with the memes only a man of culture would get.

On a serious note, Oda has stated himself that "Usopp has been and will be the weakest in straw hats"-One Piece 10th treasure (2007).

We also know Oda likes to follow 'trends' even though he said that in 2007, there is really only one scene when I thought Ussop as a badass, and that was at his fight in Alabasta arc, previously I would have put Nami in this place.

But she got Zeus now, and that is no small matter. The only thing I can think of as a saving grace for our favorite sniper is that he has a kind of long-range observation Haki, this put him on top 5, right?

No, this ability does not help in solo combat, I mean common even Ussop himself acknowledges he is weak.

Ussop after the time skip

Ussop after the time skip

Ussop vs Luffy Fight for the Going Merry

Ussop vs Luffy Fight for the Going Merry

#9 'Cat Bugler' Nami

She would be number 10, if not for Zeus, on top of that Ussop made here a new weather-controlling pole. Zeus is no laughing matter, it can deal with huge damage over a large area.

Although in the manga Zeus became weak after discharge. I think it got his powers from Big Mom directly, as Prometheus got giant when Lin Lin got pissed, even in this case Nami is not in trouble as she can charge Zeus seemingly indefinitely with her thunderclouds. Ussop would be killed by Zeus in most situations.

I know Zeus was taken back by big mom in the recent chapter. But I know it will come can back, as a perfect power-up for Nami because he complements her weather abilities so well.



Nami Striking a pose

Nami Striking a pose

'Demon Child' Nico Robin Using her Devil Fruit Ability

'Demon Child' Nico Robin Using her Devil Fruit Ability

#8 'Demon Child' Robin

When Robin joined the crew she had the second highest bounty yet as we know now that was because, to put it simply, Robin can read the Ponoglypes. Robins combat abilities are as follows,

  • Flower-flower fruit allows her to grow her limbs anywhere.
  • Merging 1000s of hands or feet, making giant ones.
  • Can fly.
  • Limbs grow on literally any solid surface, giving her a lot of versatility.

Her power gives her a lot of versatility along with a specialty in taking care of many fodder opponents at once. She may not be stronger than Zeus but her tough life has made her so mentally strong that she does not even flinch when facing extremely strong opponents. And the same can't really be said or either Nami or Ussop.

#7 'Cotton Candy Lover' Tony Tony Chopper

Chopper is considered one of the so-called 'weak trio' that's mainly due to his childish and timid character. But we should keep in mind he is in no way incapable in combat, as our favorite reindeer has one of the biggest arsenals of abilities, and most forms out of any Zoan type devil fruit in One Piece. Here is a list of Chopper's forms abilities.

All 7 Chopper's rumble points

  • Monster point
  • Horn point
  • Arm point
  • Walk point
  • Guard point
  • Kung-fu Point
  • Brain Point

The rest of the abilities of Chopper's are as a doctor, not for combat. Although Chopper once used anesthesia attack on Luffy to make him hallucinate and later unconscious.

The monster point itself is very powerful as before time skip, it was wrecking all CP9. ok, it's time for a headcanon, so does this makes chopper stronger then Zoro, Luffy, and Sanji combined? Is he now stronger then monster trio combined during Water 7 arc?

Chopper's devil fruit all forms

Chopper's devil fruit all forms

#6 'Cyborg' Franky

Franky is a hell of a strong character, however, the community is underestimating him due to his battle with Senior Pink, now let me clear this.

That was a battle of men, not your typical all-out one.

Franky also has general Franky which is nearly indestructible, he utilized Vegapunk's tech on his body, which now makes his radical beam comparable to that of Pacifistas. Franky as a whole is definitely stronger than many Pacifistas together.

Cyborg Franky Poster

Cyborg Franky Poster

Franky Boxing, fight at Enies Lobby with CP9

Franky Boxing, fight at Enies Lobby with CP9

#5 'Soul King' Brook

Brook is a powerhouse, he faced the Big Mom, although he did nothing much to her. Brook was no doubt the MVP of whole cake island arc.

He is a swordsman moreover he can summon frost from underworld to freeze others furthermore he cannot take damage, he will not die unless his entire body shatters at once.

When push comes to shove we have seen Brook become fearless when facing danger.

Remember when he was practically alone when that women showed up on Sunny at Dressrosa.

He also took on the responsibility of save guarding the weaker Straw hats on the Mink island, while fighting against the sheep head guy.

Smoking Soul King Brook

Smoking Soul King Brook

#4 'First Son of Sea' Jinbe

The only thing I need to justify here is, how is Sanji stronger? at which I have shed light under Sanji's sub-heading. Some people go as far as to claim that Jinbe is stronger than Zoro as well.

Jinbe has many badass moments in the show like my dude even knocked THE BIG MOM out of the Thousand Sunny. But that was using seawater (Big Mom is weak to it since she is a devil fruit user) not just by his own raw power. To be frank we have not seen Jinbe have a proper fight against an equally matched opponent so that we can accurately judge his power.


Jinbe using his water attack

Jinbe using his water attack

Jinbe the first son sea

Jinbe the first son sea

#3 'Black Leg' Vinsmoke Sanji

To be honest, Sanji did not display much in the latest arc yet I think he will shine more in the future as this guy has not shown his full capabilities for now.

Jinbe seems stronger than Sanji but I know Oda will make Sanji shine again. Our monster cook has finally gotten a new power-up, the raid suit.

Sanji's has increased dramatically, as we have seen him beating page one with no difficulty at all.

Also, it was impressive how he took on both Hawkins and Drake at the same time without even a single second thought.

Sanji compared to Zoro, swordsman wins although not easily, its evident is this story about how they always closely match up, for example, the power levels of CP9 agents they fought only differ slightly.

If these two fight, I imagine it to be like Fleet-Admiral Akainu vs Admiral Aokoji.

The other two on the list are there just to kill, as when Luffy describes the specific jobs of the crew, Zoro's is swordsman while Sanji is the cook, Luffy is the captain but does not do much of that sort, he is for brawls only.



Vinsmoke Sanji Poster

Vinsmoke Sanji Poster

Sanji's fire kicks from the One Piece movie

Sanji's fire kicks from the One Piece movie

2# 'Pirate Hunter' Roanoa Zoro

There is a debate in the community that Zoro or Luffy, Who is stronger? I think it is not fair to compare Luffy with Zoro, do not get me wrong here.

These two are not at all far apart in terms of power however my reasoning is that Luffy is the captain and will always be the strongest in his crew, both of these monsters have unbelievable feats of toughness and offense.

The last thing to say is that Zoro has not shown his true powers yet, he just pounded and played with any opponent he got thus far.

Zoro unsheilding his both of his swords

Zoro unsheilding his both of his swords

Zoro taking on Kuma without even flinching

Zoro taking on Kuma without even flinching

#1 'Straw Hat' Monkey D. Luffy

No explanation needed here, our most loved pirate captain is the strongest and by the end of the series will be the strongest character in One Piece.

Who knew being a rubber man would be so overpowered, right?

Apart from fro power scaling, Luffy one of the best Shonen protagonists ever in my opinion. Of course, he is untrained by greed or hat as he just wants the most freedom. He could have gone on a journey to find his dad or mom, but he is not affected by those things, he is the embodiment of an adventurous spirit. Luffy is all about the journey, rather than the goal.

Gear 2 Luffy

Gear 2 Luffy

Luffy vs Doflamingo

Luffy vs Doflamingo

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