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A king is a male monarchic ruler of a kingdom. In the world there are many royal families who control the local governments of different nations.


All that I can do is human in nature...
— Words of Nefertari Cobra, King of Arabasta.

There are several kings in the world with very different ruling styles.

A few fit the stereotypical description of tyrants driven by avarice and cruelty, such as the spoiled Wapol forcing his subjects to beg him for medical treatments while having no political skills, the king of Goa ordered the burning of the Gray Terminal to clean up his kingdom's image, and Vinsmoke Judge occasionally ordering his subordinates to sacrifice their own lives just to protect him. Such kings are viewed with scorn and disdain by their oppressed subjects, and can even be overthrown. However, if such subjects share the same view as their cruel kings, they can actually be very loyal and supportive of such administrations, as many of Goa's nobility were just as arrogant and cruel to the lower class, and a majority of Judge's subjects are modified clones engineered to be absolutely loyal to the Germa Kingdom's royal family.

Others, however, are more benevolent rulers, bearing good intentions for their kingdom, and are willing to sacrifice themselves if necessary. Such examples include Nefertari Cobra, Neptune, and Riku Doldo III, all of whom were well beloved by their countries.

Donquixote Doflamingo, the king of Dressrosa, is something of a mix between a tyrant and a benevolent ruler. He gains popularity amongst the citizens by conning his way into their hearts with a fraudulent heroic performance and false promises, but secretly enslaves them and erasing memories of their existences for his underground profits. Only upon his true colors being exposed did the entire kingdom attempts to overthrow him, at which point he announces that he should have ruled over them with an iron fist from the beginning.

Although a king is guarded by their Royal Guards, some kings are powerful fighters such as Elizabello II and Neptune. Some kings are Devil Fruit users themselves, such as Wapol and Doflamingo. Neptune was once a soldier himself, and his sons are also trained in combat and are considered to be their respective kingdom's greatest fighters. Riku Doldo III was a highly trained gladiator, and even in his advanced age, he remains powerful. Vinsmoke Judge, the Germa Kingdom's king, is the direct commander of the kingdom's army, Germa 66; it is implied that he led the army in the infamous incident known as the Conquest of Four Nations, in which he single-handedly killed four kings in North Blue.

A king has great political influence and authority, and under circumstances, may be able to fraternize with criminals without consequences. The king of Goa contracted the Bluejam Pirates for their services in several occasions, and offered to use his authority as king to invite them to nobility as a reward for a huge "cleanup" mission.[2] Although the king was merely using the pirates as scapegoats and ultimately betrayed them, this suggests that he could override their criminal statuses that the government placed on them.[3] Kings are also known to be involved in the underworld of brokering without fear of the law, as they patronized slave shops and dealt with weapon traffickers.[4] On the other hand, neither Kings Cobra nor Riku were able to harbor the Straw Hat Pirates for extended periods of time, due to Luffy's severe actions of defeating multiple Warlords, among a long list of other crimes, being a high-class threat against the government. On the other hand, Judge was able to use his authority to interfere with the bounty system, altering the capture conditions of his third son, who is also a member of the Straw Hat Pirates, without seeming repercussion for his affiliation with such a person. However, a king’s authority is limited as Judge’s right to attend the Levely was revoked for attempting to form an alliance with the Big Mom Pirates.

According to Trebol, Haoshoku Haki is proof of an individual who possesses the qualities of a king, a candidate chosen by heaven. For this reason, they believe Doflamingo is destined to be their monarch who will rule over the entire sea, and treated him with the utmost reverence.[5]


See also the associated category: Kings.
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Wapol Nefertari Cobra Thalassa Lucas * Dalton Sterry
Neptune Riku Doldo III Elizabello II Gancho Tea IV
Ramen Vinsmoke Judge King of Standing Beer VI Ham Burger
Tacos Jeep Seki Potaufeu Samosa
Moqueca Cezar Chap Iwatobi Mari
Sauce Couran Furrari Stroganoff ?????
????? ????? Cello  Mobambi 
Former Kings
Wapol's Father  Aruyutayan V  King of Goa  Donquixote Doflamingo  Bartholomew Kuma
Avalo Pizarro Donquixote Ancestor  ?????  ?????  ????? 
?????  ?????  Kirin Lion  

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Current Kings

Former Kings

  • Wapol's father was ruling when Gol D. Roger was executed. His death led to his son succeeding him. In movie 9, he had another son, Musshuru, as the first prince of the kingdom.
  • There was an unnamed king of Lvneel 400 years before the start of the series.
  • There was an unnamed king in an unknown kingdom 15 years before the start of the series, who would have surrendered his kingship to pirates had Rob Lucci not executed the pirates and the 500 soldiers being held hostage.
  • There was an unnamed king in an unknown kingdom 15 years before the start of the series, that traveled to the Kamabakka Queendom, and came back as an okama, which tore both their family and the country apart, leading to the prince to turn to piracy.
  • There was an unnamed king ruling the Goa Kingdom 12 years before the start of the series. He died under mysterious circumstances, thus Sterry succeeded him.
  • Donquixote Doflamingo is the former king of Dressrosa, having usurped the position from Riku Doldo III, until he was defeated by Monkey D. Luffy and arrested by Admiral Fujitora after his Warlord position voided.[8]
  • One of the ancestors of the Donquixote Family was the king of Dressrosa, before leaving to live in Mary Geoise with 18 other families to form the World Government.
  • Four unnamed kings from unnamed kingdoms in North Blue was killed by Vinsmoke Judge during the Conquest of Four Nations.
  • Bartholomew Kuma is the former king of the Sorbet Kingdom.
  • Avalo Pizarro was the king of his own country until his subjects overthrew him for his corruption.[12]
  • In the third movie, Kirin Lion was the "Animal King" of Crown Island until his death.

Supposed Kings

  • Hody Jones gave himself the title of king after overthrowing the Ryugu Kingdom.[13]
  • Caesar Clown called himself the "King of the Land of Death" (死の国の王 Shi no Kuni no Ō?) after assimilating Shinokuni.[14]
  • Chopper was thought to be the new king of the non-canon Crown Island until proven wrong.

King as an Epithet

External links

  • King – Wikipedia article about the King title.


  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 131 and Episode 79, Wapol, the king of Drum Island, is introduced.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 586 and Episode 500, Goa's king offered Bluejam and his crew to become nobles in exchange for burning down the Gray Terminal.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 587 and Episode 501, Goa's king betrayed the Bluejam Pirates.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 (p. 7) and Episode 736, A king surrendered once Joker was defeated.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 78 Chapter 782 (p. 4) and Episode 723, Trebol explaining that Doflamingo is fitting to be their king due to his Haoshoku Haki.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 203 (p. 12) and Episode 123, Cobra says his title as the king of Arabasta.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 823.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 792 (p. 11-15) and Episode 735, Doldo III was requested to return being king after Doflamingo's downfall.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 (p. 14-15) and Episode 756, Wanda introduces the two rulers of the Mokomo Dukedom to the Straw Hat Pirates.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 832 (p. 19) and Episode 793, Vinsmoke Judge is introduced as the King of the Germa Kingdom.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 905 (p. 6) and Episode 882.
  12. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary, Pizarro's former royal status is revealed.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 64 Chapter 628 (p. 4) and Episode 548, Hody declares himself to be the new king after overthrowing the Ryugu Kingdom.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 691 (p. 12-13) and Episode 617, Caesar proclaims to be the King of the Land of Death upon assimilating Shinokuni.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 1) and Episode 1, Gol D. Roger referred as the Pirate King.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 (p. 4-5) and Episode 92, Citizens calling Crocodile as the Desert King.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 219 (p. 1) and Episode 144, Masira's epithet is introduced in the title.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 226 (p. 1) and Episode 147, Shoujou's epithet is introduced in the title.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 435 (p. 16-17) and Episode 320, Sogeking's nickname revealed after attacking Enies Lobby.
  20. One Piece MangaWanted! Monsters (p. 155), A villager remembers that Ryuma was called "King" by those he rescued.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 (p. 12) and Episode 395, Rayleigh is introduced as the Dark King.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 (p. 3) and Episode 485, Avalo Pizarro is revealed by the Marines.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 (p. 10) and Episode 517, Brook is famous as a worldwide singer.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 704 and Episode 633.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 860 (p. 8) and Episode 830.
  26. One Piece Anime — Episode 48, Eric Dow's past is told to Luffy by Raoul.

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