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The Seven Warlords of the Sea, or simply the Seven Warlords, were a selection of seven powerful and notorious pirates allied to the World Government.[2] Collectively, they constituted one of the Three Great Powers that kept the world in balance.[20]

After two members (Crocodile and Donquixote Doflamingo) had their titles stripped for heinous public crimes, Marine Admiral Fujitora led a campaign to abolish the Seven Warlords system. He achieved this goal during the most recent Levely, as the council of rulers voted to abolish the system; the five remaining Warlords at the time immediately had their bounties unfrozen and became enemies of the World Government once again.[21]


The Seven Warlords before the Summit War of Marineford.

The Seven Warlords of the Sea were seven extremely powerful Pirate Captains who entered into the service of the World Government.[2] The purpose of the Seven Warlords was to have the pirates deal with other pirates. They were also a great symbol of the government’s strength. In return for their alliance with the World Government, every member's bounty was frozen and they had significantly more leeway to commit crimes.

Although they worked for the World Government, the Seven Warlords themselves typically did not care about nor respect the Government (excluding Bartholomew Kuma, who was later modified into their puppet[22]) or even the other Warlords, and were often considered by the Marines to be no different from any other pirate. On the other hand, they were known at large as "government dogs" and despised by other pirates,[2] but were still feared and respected for their infamous reputation and strength which they gained before, and even after they became Warlords.

The Seven Warlords seemed to be a balance between the chaotic Four Emperors and the orderly Marines. The majority of the Warlords were composed of New World veterans, those who have met the Emperors or even fought against them.


The Seven Warlords were a significant and crucial part of the government’s strength. In the days before the Summit War of Marineford, the then Fleet Admiral Sengoku gravely dreaded the idea of entering into battle against Whitebeard with only one less Warlord after Jinbe was imprisoned.

The government made it a point to only select exceptionally strong pirates to be offered the Warlord position. Some of the Warlords had bounties well over Beli.png100,000,000. However, there was an enormous range in the bounties between the members due to differences in circumstances under which they were recruited, with Edward Weevil, who had a bounty of Beli.png480,000,000,[8] and Blackbeard, who had no bounty at all at the time.[23]

It should be noted that these are their former bounties, and do not represent the current threat they could achieve as active pirates. Jinbe's bounty, for example, jumped from Beli.png250,000,000 to Beli.png438,000,000 after his resignation.[24] Another example is Crocodile, who, with a bounty of Beli.png81,000,000,[15] was imprisoned in Level 6 of Impel Down, while Luffy with a bounty of Beli.png300,000,000 at the time was only imprisoned on Level 5.

Some of the Warlords possessed extremely powerful Devil Fruit powers. Some had powers that were borderline impossible to win against without proper knowledge of them, such as Hancock’s ability to turn people to stone thus lust or Doflamingo's ability to control people with nearly invisible string. Others had powers that could cause massive levels of destruction, even to the point of destroying an entire country, such as Kuma’s power to create a powerful air bomb, or Doflamingo’s power to create a massive constricting cage of strings that slash through anything in their path.

Other Warlords were exceptionally powerful combatants, even without Devil Fruits. Mihawk is known as the worlds greatest swordsman and wields one of the 12 Supreme swords, Yoru. Jinbe is the world's foremost master of the fish-man fighting style.

While he was still a Warlord, Jinbe's allegiance to the World Government served as a symbol inter-tribal peace.

Relations Between Warlords

The terms that the Warlords were on with each other is best described as very unstable. They have very little (if any) respect for each other and will for the most part not accept help from one another, apparently due to a firm sense of pride. During the meeting of the Seven Warlords where only two members are absent (Hancock and Jinbe), it was stated that the very notion of them working together as a team is entirely unthinkable.[25] However, Kuma and Doflamingo do not disregard the notion of allying with another Warlord of the Sea: Kuma offered Moria assistance in defeating the Straw Hats and Doflamingo offered Crocodile an opportunity for a partnership. Both offers were refused due to pride.[23][26] Nonetheless, there are occasions that will compel the Warlords to temporarily cooperate such as Boa Hancock offering Jinbe sanctuary on Amazon Lily from the Marines' pursuit in the aftermath of the Summit War of Marineford.[27]

During Boa Hancock's visit at Impel Down's Level 6, Jinbe stated that he did not know much about her, possibly suggesting that only some of the Seven Warlords are familiar with each other or even have personally met all the other members.[28] Despite this, all of the Warlords of the Sea (including former) introduced prior to the timeskip fought at the war between the Whitebeard Pirates and the Marines.[29]


See also the associated category: Seven Warlords of the Sea.
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Seven Warlords of the Sea
Members Before Dissolution
Dracule Mihawk Bartholomew Kuma Boa Hancock Buggy Edward Weevil
Crocodile Gecko Moria Trafalgar Law Donquixote Doflamingo
Jinbe Marshall D. Teach
Related Organizations
Sun Pirates Baroque Works Donquixote Pirates Thriller Bark Pirates Kuja Pirates
Blackbeard Pirates Heart Pirates Buggy's Delivery
World Government
Portgas D. Ace *  Simon 

Members' Profile

Name Age[30] Height[30] Birthday Bounty Abilities and Powers Epithet Status
Dracule Mihawk[31] 43 198 cm
March 9[32] Unknown[33]
  • "Hawk-Eyes" (鷹の目 Taka no Me?)[35]
  • "Greatest Swordsman in the World" (世界最強の剣士 Sekai Saikyō no Kenshi?)[34]
Revoked as a result of the organization disbandment[21]
Jinbe[36] 46 301 cm
April 2[32] Beli.png250,000,000[37]
  • "Knight of the Sea" (海侠 Kaikyō?)[37]
Resigned during the Summit War of Marineford[10]
Crocodile[38] 46 253cm
September 5[39] Beli.png81,000,000[15]
  • "Sir" (サー ?)[15]
  • "Desert King" (砂漠の王 Sabaku no Ō?)[40]
Revoked due to illegal actions in Arabasta[13]
Donquixote Doflamingo[16] 41 305 cm
October 23[32] Beli.png340,000,000[16]
  • "Heavenly Yaksha" (天夜叉 Ten Yasha?)[7]
Revoked due to illegal actions in Dressrosa[4]
Bartholomew Kuma[16] 47 689 cm
February 9[32] Beli.png296,000,000[16] Revoked as a result of the organization disbandment[21]
Marshall D. Teach[23] 40 344 cm
August 3[42] No bounty[23]
  • "Blackbeard" (黒ひげ Kurohige?)[43]
Resigned after no longer required the title for his plans.[44]
Gecko Moria[45] 50 692 cm
September 5[32] Beli.png320,000,000[17]
Revoked due to his failures to defeat the Straw Hat Pirates and at the Summit War of Marineford[11]
Boa Hancock[46] 31 191 cm
September 2[47] Beli.png80,000,000[18]
  • "Pirate Empress" (海賊女帝 Kaizoku Jotei?)[48]
  • "Snake Princess" (蛇姫 Hebihime?)[49]
Revoked as a result of the organization disbandment[21]
Trafalgar Law[50] 26 191cm
October 6[51] Beli.png440,000,000[50]
  • "Surgeon of Death" (死の外科医 Shi no Gekai?)[53]
Revoked due to the creation of an alliance with the Straw Hats[5]
Buggy[7] 39 192 cm
August 8[54] Beli.png15,000,000[55]
  • "The Clown" (道化 Dōke?)[56]
  • "The Star Clown" (千両道化 Senryō Dōke?)[7]
Revoked as a result of the organization disbandment[21]
Edward Weevil[8] 35 680 cm
December 10 Beli.png480,000,000
  • "Whitebeard Jr." (白ひげJr. Shirohige Junia?)[8]
Revoked as a result of the organization disbandment[21]


Most Warlords seemed to have only limited knowledge of each other, such as Jinbe never meeting Hancock before her visit to Impel Down.[28] However, some others, such as Doflamingo and Crocodile, converse as though they are familiar with each other.[26] In fact, Doflamingo is knowledgeable of Kuma's participation in the Pacifista program, yet does not know of his past relationship with the Revolutionaries.[22] During these interactions, most of them are hostile, such as Jinbe and Crocodile snarling at each other over matters with Whitebeard.[57]

At times, however, they might be courteous, such as Kuma offering to help Moria in fighting against the Straw Hat Pirates, though the latter angrily refused.[23] Law used to be Doflamingo's subordinate,[58] but eventually, after joining, Law openly betrayed and blackmailed his former superior to resign from the Seven Warlords, threatening not just the man but the balance of the seven once again.

Other Relationships

Name Personal affiliation Friction against World Government Four Emperors
Dracule Mihawk
  • Got acquainted with the Straw Hat Pirates prior to the Marines becoming aware of them.
  • Appears to be a friend of Shanks, one of the Four Emperors.
  • He refused to further aid the Marines at the Summit War of Marineford when Shanks showed up.
  • Provided shelter and training to Roronoa Zoro during the two-year timeskip.
  • Provided shelter for Perona, subordinate of Gecko Moria.
  • Suspected the government's report that Moria had died during the Summit War of Marineford.
  • Former rival of Shanks, though the two seem to be on good terms.
  • Seemed to be very interested at the prospect of fighting Whitebeard and attempted to attack him before being stopped by Jozu.
  • Sparred evenly for some time with Vista of the Whitebeard Pirates, showing him respect as a swordsman.
  • Took an interest in Straw Hat Luffy when they first met and attacked him during the Summit War to test his fate.
  • Helped hide slaves and attack Marine ships as a member of the Sun Pirates.
  • Allowed Arlong to leave the Sun Pirates and run free on the East Blue, unaware of the damage caused by him.
  • Refused to fight on behalf of the World Government against Whitebeard and was imprisoned in Impel Down.
  • Escaped from Impel Down and waged war against Marineford in order to prevent Ace's death, which ended in failure.
  • Upon landing in the war, Jinbe told Sengoku that he officially resigned from the Seven Warlords, then participated in the war on behalf of Whitebeard. After Ace's and Whitebeard's deaths, he remained sided with the Whitebeard Pirates and Monkey D. Luffy.
  • He returned to Marineford after the war and helped Luffy to ring the Ox Bell.
  • Formed an alliance with two members of The Worst Generation.
  • Joined the Straw Hat Pirates.
  • Led the illegal organization Baroque Works.
  • Sought to obtain the ancient weapon Pluton by taking over Arabasta.
  • Employed Dance Powder, an illegal substance, in his schemes to dry up Arabasta.
  • Attempted to eliminate Marine Captain Smoker.
  • Abused his title and privileges, was stripped of his status, arrested [13] and then imprisoned in Impel Down.[59]
  • Escaped Impel Down and then invaded Marineford with Monkey D. Luffy and Jinbe.
  • Fought against Akainu to protect Luffy.
  • After the war against Whitebeard, he is on the loose once again.
  • In the past, he was defeated by Whitebeard.[60] As a result, he still held a grudge against him.[59]
  • Allied with the Whitebeard Pirates to protect Luffy.
  • Was Luffy first major enemy after entering the Grand Line, defeating him twice but lost during their third fight. Allied with him to escape Impel Down and protect him from Akainu.
Donquixote Doflamingo
  • Evaded capture by Tsuru for at least thirteen years.
  • Murdered Commander Donquixote Rosinante, his own brother, who was working undercover for Sengoku against the Donquixote Pirates.
  • Captured ships holding the "Heavenly Tribute" for the World Nobles and blackmailed the World Government to acquire his Warlord position.
  • He is aware of the World Government's 'National Treasure' and used this to blackmail them to give him the same powers a World Noble would have (e.g. using CP0 for his own means).
  • Has used his power to make Marines fight each other for his entertainment.
  • Former ownership of the Human Auctioning House may have had some impact on the justice system, but apparently not enough to lose his position.
  • Claimed that he has very little interest in the World Government and will leave the Seven Warlords if they start giving him work that does not interest him.
  • Has immense control over the criminal underworld, under the alias of "Joker".
  • Used Vergo as a mole into the Marines, manipulating certain actions and events through him to how he sees fit.
  • Severely wounded Vice Admiral Smoker.
  • Illegally manufactured artificial Devil Fruits.
  • Overthrew Dressrosa and hid all evidence of his tyrannical activities until exposed, at which point he tried to annihilate the entire kingdom.
  • Sought to destroy everything in the world ruled by the World Nobles.
  • Abused his title and privileges, was stripped from his title, arrested and locked up at Impel Down Level 6.
  • Has formed an alliance with Kaidou to create a Zoan-based army. Due to the loss of the artificial Devil Fruit production with Doflamingo's defeat, Kaidou cannot acquire any more SMILEs.
  • Kaidou's subordinate, Jack, attempted to save Doflamingo from his imprisonment, but failed.
  • Was defeated by Luffy for all the horrible things he had done to his friend, Rebecca.
Bartholomew Kuma
  • Assisted the Straw Hat Pirates by allowing them to escape from death in two almost consecutive situations: during the aftermath of Thriller Bark and during the battle against Admiral Kizaru, Sentomaru, and a Pacifista.
  • Is said to have hated the World Government before conversion into a Pacifista. After the conversion's finalization, he has lost his free will, and becomes a fully obedient puppet.
  • Guarded the Thousand Sunny until the Straw Hats returned, and asked Vegapunk to program him with this mission before giving up his personality, though it contradicted his role and function as a Pacifista.
  • None known
Marshall D. Teach
  • Stole a Marine ship with his crew, using it to break into Impel Down, attacking the prison guards in the process and severely injuring its Warden, Magellan.
  • Recruited five Level 6 Impel Down prisoners from into his crew, as well as letting loose others, causing global-scale danger.
  • Upon arriving at Marineford, he forfeited his title and he tried to destroy Marineford.
  • Actions he took in rising to power ultimately served as the trigger for the Whitebeard War, marking the end of the Golden Age of Piracy and inspiring a new pirate era he claims will be his.
  • Joined forces with former Admiral Kuzan.
  • Gave Shanks the three scars on his eye some time in the past.
  • Earned Whitebeard's wrath by betraying his former comrades by killing the fourth division commander, Thatch.
  • Turned in Portgas D. Ace, Whitebeard's second division commander, to the World Government.
  • With the help of his crew, he killed a weakened Whitebeard and stole his Devil Fruit abilities.
  • He fought against and defeated the remnants of the Whitebeard Pirates during the Payback War.
  • Became an Emperor sometime in the two years after the Summit War of Marineford, acquiring many of the Whitebeard Pirates' old territories.
Gecko Moria
  • Abduction of civilians and Marines, plus the inconvenience inflicted by the theft of their shadows, was troublesome.
  • His defeat against Monkey D. Luffy risked causing a global uproar if it had not been covered up.
  • Didn't care whether which side of the war won, but thought that Whitebeard's death would be a treat.
  • He used the corpses and shadows of Marines to make zombies and to power himself up.
  • After the war, Doflamingo and the Pacifistas attacked him and drove him away, claiming that the World Government decided to disown him due to his weakness.
  • Despises Kaidou for the massacre of his old crew, and still bears emotional trauma.[62] He created his army of zombies specifically to get revenge on Kaidou.
  • Stole the shadow of Lola, one of Big Mom's daughters.
  • Found joy in the prospect of Whitebeard's death.[63]
  • Attempted to kill Little Oars Jr. to make him one of his zombies.
  • Invaded Hachinosu in search of Absalom, who was killed by the Blackbeard Pirates and had his Suke Suke no Mi subsequently consumed by Shiryu.
Boa Hancock
  • She despises the World Nobles for enslaving her and her sisters.
  • Initially refused to live up to her title as Warlord and fight Whitebeard.
  • Accepted to fight Whitebeard only because this allowed Monkey D. Luffy to rescue the important prisoner Portgas D. Ace (unknown to the World Government).
  • Even though she agreed to fight against Whitebeard, she has made it clear that the Marines are not her allies by attacking without any prejudice both pirates and Marines alike during the war.
  • Openly assisted Luffy by striking commodore Smoker and destroying some Pacifistas. She even declared Luffy as her beloved, and then again in Sabaody Archipelago she helped him and his crew escape from the Marines.
  • In love with Luffy and aided him multiple time.
Trafalgar D. Water Law
  • Became an enemy of Kaidou for his part in Doflamingo's defeat and destroying SMILEs. He forms and co-leads an alliance specifically created to take down Kaidou.
  • Formed a pirate alliance with Luffy.
  • Fought against Kaidou and Big Mom along side Luffy and Kid. Defeated Big Mom along side Kid.
  • Former apprentice on the Pirate King Gol D. Roger's ship.
  • Believed to be the co-orchestrator of the biggest mass break out from Impel Down along with Monkey D. Luffy.
  • Recruited several Impel Down prisoners into his crew.
  • Regarded as a major threat to the World Government due to his connections to Roger and Shanks.
  • Inadvertently saved Luffy and Jinbe at the end of the Summit War of Marineford.
  • Former apprentice of the Roger Pirates along with Shanks.
  • Fought against the Whitebeard Pirates many times during the past as part of Gol D. Roger's crew, and dreamed of taking the Emperor's position.
  • Assisted Whitebeard during the Summit War of Marineford.
  • Stated by a marine that he is like a brother to Shanks.
  • Became an Emperor after the fall of Kaidou and Big Mom.
Edward Weevil
  • Actively engaging in battle against remaining allies, captains, and divisions of the Whitebeard Pirates who do not recognize him as Whitebeard's son and in the hopes of obtaining his fortune.
  • Frequently causes massive casualties and destruction of cities in the wake of his rampages.
  • Feared for his powers and strength, rivaling those of a young Whitebeard in his prime.
  • His mother, Bakkin, was a crewmate of Whitebeard in the past.
  • Claims to have a direct blood tie to Whitebeard.
  • Seeks to acquire the riches left behind by Whitebeard along with his mother.
  • Attacked Whitebeard's allies in search of his treasure.
  • Has expressed a desire to avenge Whitebeard's death by killing Blackbeard.


There have been other pirates who have been selected to become Warlords, but did not receive membership for one reason or another.

  • Portgas D. Ace was granted an invitation in the early days of his pirating career, but turned it down.
  • Simon was on the waitlist for the Seven Warlords, but never got the chance after being defeated by Luffy and his crew.
  • The pirate who defeated Zephyr was granted an invite to become a Warlord, though it is unknown if he accepted or not. However, the act of inviting him caused Zephyr to leave the Marines and build the Neo Marines.

Methodology of the "Government Dogs"

Becoming a Warlord of the Sea

A pirate could choose to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea if a space became vacant (which means that at least one Warlord must resign or be expelled from the group, the former being Jinbe's case and the latter being Crocodile's case). However, in order for one to have become a Warlord once this position opened up, one must have been able to exhibit their strength against other pirates [64] while choosing to pledge loyalty to the World Government (this ironically encourages pirates to gain infamy to become a Warlord) by making a pact with the Five Elders. If the pirate in question could be used as intimidation, the position may be offered to them, if no other pirate has accepted the position or proven to be more of an asset to the World Government.

As expected, most members were already notorious pirates with high bounties, but even relatively unknown pirates could have been admitted if they accomplish a feat to prove their strength. Blackbeard's victory over Portgas D. Ace[23] and Trafalgar Law obtaining and sending the hearts of 100 pirates to Marine Headquarters[50] are examples. The World Government can also be extorted by pirates into offering the prestigious status. This was demonstrated by Donquixote Doflamingo, when he ransomed the heavenly tribute meant for the World Nobles to be appointed to a vacant position.[65]

Some cases also happened such as Jinbe, Buggy, and Ace, who were offered a position in the organization when the World Government's Carrier Bat sent a letter to their location and the pirates reply by coming to Marine Headquarters as a sign of accepting the invitation or declining the offer. According to Chew, refusing to accept the invitation would cause the chosen pirate's bounty to rise even higher.[7][66][67][68]

Duties of the Seven Warlords

The Seven Warlords assembled together.

They did not express open defiance to the authority of the World Government, but were not obligated to follow its orders either. They were technically only allowed to attack other pirates, and must also compensate the Government with a portion of their plunder, although this regulation is not followed most of the time. Each member of the Seven Warlords must also have had strong intimidation skills and a fearsome image to put off others becoming a pirate and make them fear them.[2][64] In addition, given the discussion between Bartholomew Kuma and the Five Elders, it could be assumed that once someone becomes appointed to the Seven Warlords of the Sea they must be undefeated to maintain their position, or at least are not allowed to have a widely known debacle or scandal that affects their reputation.[69]

Some of the members did various tasks for the government, such as conquering new islands for the World Government (described as "liberating") and protecting nations, but their ultimate purpose was to keep other pirates in check. Most importantly, the Seven Warlords provided assistance to maintain the balance of The Three Great Powers.

Technically speaking, the Seven Warlords of the Sea were considered allies of the government, and in times of war were obligated to collaborate with the Marines. Still, many Marine officers (for example Vice Admiral Smoker, Admiral Kizaru and former Fleet Admiral Sengoku) despised them and consider the Seven Warlords to still be pirates. Several high-ranking Marines expressed surprise that even two of the Seven Warlords actually bothered to show up when summoned for the meeting about Crocodile's removal, and they were very shocked when a third arrived; tellingly, of the others besides Kuma that showed up, Doflamingo came out of sheer boredom (passing the time before the meeting by nearly forcing two marines to duel each other), and Mihawk came only to hear about the pirates being discussed in the meeting.[70] When they were not under orders of the World Government, they had no commitment to assist the efforts of the Marines.[71][72]

Most of the Warlords appeared to show general apathy towards the World Government and in some cases even hostility. During the battle with the Whitebeard Pirates, Moria stated he does not care who wins [63] and Boa Hancock openly attacked both Marines and pirates.[73]

Benefits and Concessions

In exchange for these services, the Seven Warlords were pardoned for their former actions and any existing bounties were rescinded.

The Enemy Ship Capture Warrant (敵船拿捕許可状 Tekisen Daho Kyoka-jō?)[13] allowed Warlords to legally plunder other pirates and uncivilized lands (most likely referring to countries not affiliated with the World Government), so long as they gave a portion of their loot to the Government.[2]

As the Seven Warlords were no longer outlaws, they could have made money through legitimate business, as well as bounty hunting. Some, however, were content to simply float around the sea on their ships. The government did not seem to mind, and the Seven Warlords were granted a great deal of autonomy in how they operated. Other benefits included access to resources normally out of bounds to normal citizens and pirates, such as the use of Seastone equipment.

Boa Hancock, in particular, had a treaty that acts as a restraining order for all ships that come near Amazon Lily. Jinbe and his entire crew were given a pardon for their captain, Fisher Tiger's attack against the World Nobles, and their status as slaves nullified. Donquixote Doflamingo also managed to operate the Human Auctioning House with the government fully ignoring it before passing it to Disco. Buggy also utilizes the perks of his position to run Buggy's Delivery, an organization that rents mercenaries.

Crocodile abused the privilege of being no longer monitored so closely to build himself a large and powerful covert organization,[13] while Boa Hancock, Blackbeard, Donquixote Doflamingo and Trafalgar Law exploited the benefits their statuses granted them in order to enter facilities that would otherwise have been unreachable to a pirate.[74][44][75][76]

The privilege of protection and pardon extended to any of the Warlord's subordinates, as Jinbe was able to have Arlong released from Impel Down and the rest of the Sun Pirates to return to Fish-Man Island freely, while Caesar Clown, guilty of destroying Punk Hazard via illegal chemical experiments, was given a pardon simply for working directly under Donquixote Doflamingo.[77] Prior to joining the Straw Hat Pirates, Nico Robin sought to be Crocodile's partner mainly for protection.[78] Admiral Fujitora notes if Law said the Straw Hat Pirates were his subordinates instead of allies, the notorious crew would have been amnestied.[77]

However, due to having the benefits of being a Warlord as well as the government choosing to ignore their actions, many members tended to abuse their privileges for their own personal gain. Crocodile, Moria, and Blackbeard used their privileges solely to increase their own respective crews, knowing the government would overlook such actions. Hancock used her status to assist Luffy in infiltrating Impel Down (unbeknownst to the government) to rescue his brother Ace, making her indirectly responsible for the mass breakout of prisoners prior to the war. Kuma used his status to help the Straw Hats escape twice despite being ordered by the government to eliminate them.

Doflamingo also used his privileges to profit off of selling weapons to other countries and promoting war throughout the world while using his title to rule Dressrosa despite being a pirate. Buggy uses his benefits to profit off of Doflamingo's downfall and provide weapons and plunder under his name. Weevil hunts the remnants of the Whitebeard Pirates while causing a large degree of destruction and death in his hunt, leaving the Marines unable to act. Teach himself acknowledged that was the only reason he wanted the title of Warlord in the first place, knowing he could abuse the system so easily.

Though a majority of the Warlords abused the system for their own personal gain, there have been a few that joined for more benevolent reasons. Hancock joined solely to protect her people on her home island.[79] Jinbe used his title to promote peace between fish-men and humans as well as protecting the Sun Pirates from being hunted by the Marines due to a majority of them being former slaves.[80] Kuma used his status to help save the Straw Hats at least on two separate occasions as well as acting as a double agent for the Revolutionary Army.[81]

Law joined as part of a plan to take down Doflamingo and avenging the death of his benefactor Donquixote Rosinante.[82]

Dismissal or Resignation

Even if they violate the law, the World Government and Marines may choose not to take any notice.[83] Doflamingo used to own the Human Auctioning House before giving it to Disco.[84] Crocodile seemed to have gone unsupervised for an extremely long period of time, as he had created a large, malevolent organization that the World Government was completely unaware of, while Moria was abducting civilians and Marines alike to create an army of zombies without the Government raising any complaints. Because of the risk involved with maintaining the Three Great Powers, the Government tolerated the illegal activities of any Warlords and attempts to protect them if possible (or at least maintain their fame).[15][23][69][85]

That is not to say they would not dismiss a Warlord for such actions. There are several Warlords who have been dismissed from their positions for several reasons. Crocodile's actions in Arabasta left the World Government with few options other than his dismissal, although, in fact, Luffy dealt with him (and his bounty was raised for that).[86][87]

Moria's defeat was met with horror by the World Government as they had only just replaced Crocodile's loss. Fearing what would happen if another fell, the World Government attempted to cover up his defeat by killing all of the survivors of Thriller Bark before word got out. Even though Kuma (the one sent to deal with the problem) chose to disregard the order of the Five Elders, Moria was able to retain his status for a time, later answering the call to arms against the Whitebeard Pirates. However, after the war, the government finally deemed Moria to be too weak to continue as a Warlord of the Sea, and decided to annul his pact and eliminate him, under the pretense of Moria dying in the war to preserve the Warlord's reputation of strength.[11]

Jinbe forfeited his position as a Warlord of the Sea for his refusal to assist in the war against the Whitebeard Pirates and was incarcerated in Level 6 of Impel Down. After Monkey D. Luffy helped him escape, he assisted the young pirate in breaking free from Impel Down and traveling to Marineford and cooperated with the Whitebeard Pirates during the battle choosing to abdicate his position permanently and again became a willing enemy of both the Marines and the World Government.[10]

Blackbeard only wanted to be a Warlord so as to be able to reach Impel Down in order to release several Level 6 prisoners and create a stronger crew. As soon as he achieved this goal, he was no longer interested, and resigned from his Warlord title.[44]

Dismissal from the Seven Warlords held not only the individual's loss of title, but in cases also the breakdown of possible politics affiliated to the Seven Warlords of the Sea. As Boa Hancock was warned, while she obeyed the World Government, her nation's treaty with the World Government would be respected. However, if she did not heed the call of the World Government, then the treaty with her home island of Amazon Lily would be made void.[88] Smoker has implied that Hancock and her people will suffer repercussions for helping Luffy during the war; however, throughout the war, events related to her were often interpreted incorrectly by the Marines and others, thus her status as a Warlord seemed to not had been brought into question.[89]

Doflamingo has participated in several illegal activities such as the Human Auctioning House for the slave trade, but having disowned it did not seem to affect him. He also stated he would quit the Seven Warlords should they bore him with menial assignments.[90] He also placed a deep cover agent in the Marines, Vergo, and has the rogue Marine scientist Caesar Clown to produce weapons for him in the underworld in the New World.[58]

These crimes could easily have revoked his status, but he had managed to keep this from being discovered. However, after Law blackmailed Doflamingo into forcing him to renounce his title to retrieve Caesar lest he face Kaidou's wrath, Doflamingo was left with no choice but to resign his Warlord status. This provoked international uproar (though it was later revealed to be a deception). By designating Caesar as his subordinate instead of associate, Doflamingo was able to maintain his position while releasing Caesar from his status as a wanted criminal.[77] Doflamingo's ability to make the world falsely believe that he resigned is a privilege beyond any Warlord,[91] and Law suggested it was something that only a World Noble can accomplish.[92] However, Doflamingo's status was eventually revoked when he was taken into custody of the Marines, arrested by Admiral Fujitora and imprisoned in Level 6 of Impel Down after he tried to destroy the entire Kingdom of Dressrosa to conceal his vast crimes and his subsequent defeat by Luffy.[4] In a way, Doflamingo was parallel to Crocodile's downfall from the Seven Warlords two years ago.[93]

When Law's alliance with the Straw Hat Pirates was in the news, his seat as a Warlord fell into jeopardy. Eventually Fujitora revoked his status as a Warlord of the Sea. [77] As a result his bounty was reinstated and raised to Beli.png500,000,000.[5]

Due to the vote of majority from the Levely's royalty, the Seven Warlords system has been completely abolished. The remaining members were immediately dismissed from their connections with the World Government and all associating privileges and authority annulled, reinstating their bounties and making them wanted criminals again. Fleet Admiral Sakazuki immediately dispatched fleets to arrest them.[21]


Don't panic. You seem to have forgotten something. The reason they chose us to be the Seven Warlords was for our strength!!
— -Boa Hancock to her people when the marines came to arrest her.

The Seven Warlords of the Sea were a group of one of the strongest pirates in the world and one of the Three Great Powers, the others being the Four Emperors and the Marines.

In terms of power, the Seven Warlords of the Sea and Marine Headquarters make a balance with the Four Emperors. Therefore, the Seven Warlords are one part of what makes the balance with the Four Emperors.[20] At least two of the Seven Warlords (Gecko Moria and Dracule Mihawk) are said to have been rivals of Emperors Kaidou and Shanks, respectively. Bartholomew Kuma has also allowed himself to become part of the Pacifista project. The strength of at least one Warlord, Boa Hancock, has been acknowledged by former-Fleet Admiral Sengoku himself.[94] This, in addition to the fact that losing a single member of the Seven Warlords can disrupt the balance of the world powers and cause distress to the World Government, indicates the extreme power each individual has.[95] The strength of a Warlord is so great, that should they be imprisoned for any reason, they would be sentenced to Level 6 of Impel Down, the lowest and most secure level of the prison (as both Crocodile and Jinbe were imprisoned there). The only exception to this may be Buggy, who appears to have gained the position through his reputation and influence, being on casual talking terms with the Emperor Shanks and commanding a large number of Impel Down escapees, rather than actual fighting strength, although it remains to be seen if Buggy's fighting abilities have changed at all during the 2 year time-skip.

Because of their pact with the World Government, the Seven Warlords were considered "Government Dogs" by other pirates.[2] At the same time, they were also feared by them because all of the Warlords are insanely strong, each capable of destroying an average pirate crew on their own with no effort, as seen with Mihawk and Crocodile. They had such a fierce reputation that even other powerful and famous pirates were unnerved by them, as seen when the captain of the Kid Pirates, Eustass Kid, actually seemed heavily disturbed when he witnessed the arrival of a Pacifista cyborg (mistaking it for the real Kuma) on the Sabaody Archipelago, close to where his crew were, despite the fact that his bounty was higher than Kuma's former bounty, demonstrating how their strength is even greater than that implied by their frozen bounties in the eyes of others. A testament to their great power would be shortly after the Warlord system was voided; few of them were actually bothered by this development, even when Marines gathered closed in on them in a bid to arrest these former Warlords. With some of them even maintaining confidence that they will prevail, eager to make an example of these enforcers as to why these pirates became Warlords in the first place.

Each member had some ability or power, the majority of which are Devil Fruits, with Jinbe and Mihawk having been the only exceptions. These abilities can often vary depending on the Warlord's theme. Some of their abilities appear to conflict with each other: for example, Blackbeard's power involves drawing people to him, while Kuma's involves rejecting people away from him; and Doflamingo's power allows him to control the motions of other people to his will, while Hancock immobilizes them by turning them into stone; also, Buggy has the ability of splitting apart his own body, while Law can split apart the bodies of other people. In the case of Crocodile and Jinbe, this opposition also extends to the environment where their abilities reach their full zenith (i.e. being a Fish-Man, Jinbe's fighting abilities are at their peak in the deep and open sea, while Crocodile, having consumed the Suna Suna no Mi, favors the desert sand). It should be noted that Mihawk and Jinbe are the only two known Warlords to have relied on their own abilities, as they are not Devil Fruit users.

In relationship to each other, it is not entirely known how they compared in strength. However, during the Summit War of Marineford several members and former members battle each other and none manage to defeat or significantly injure each other in any fight. Although while most appeared evenly matched, after Moria was defeated by Luffy, he was deemed a liability and it was decided that he could no longer continue as a Warlord of the Sea. As a result, Doflamingo was ordered to exterminate Moria along with a group of several Pacifista.[11]

Along with their impressive combat abilities, most members have shown to be highly intelligent, knowledgeable and crafty. More than a few of them have taken full advantage of the benefits they possess as Warlords to do things pirates wouldn't be able to pull off while keeping the World Government and Marines from being able to do anything against them. Many of them have also proven to be very skilled manipulator.



At some point after the beginning of the Great Pirate Era, in response to the growing power of the Four Emperors, the World Government established the Seven Warlords of the Sea as a means of creating a balance of power between the Emperors and Marine Headquarters, thus giving rise to the Three Great Powers.[96]

Crocodile ascended to the title of Warlord in his mid-twenties; around the same time, he suffered a humiliating defeat upon challenging the Emperor Whitebeard.[97] At age 30, Crocodile relocated to Arabasta and became renowned as a pirate-hunting hero.[98][97] Some time after setting up his Baroque Works organization, for the next several years, Crocodile would work to make the Arabasta Kingdom perceive him as a hero while he secretly gained power to dethrone the royal family of Arabasta and obtain control of a weapon known as Pluton.

After Gecko Moria was inducted into the ranks of the Seven Warlords, he established the Thriller Bark Pirates twelve years ago, recruiting Dr. Hogback into his ranks. While Thriller Bark sailed around in the Florian Triangle, they began to amass an army of zombies using Moria's Devil Fruit abilities.[99]

13 years ago at the young age of 18, Boa Hancock embarked on a single pirating campaign so great that when combined with the existing fearsome reputation of the Kuja Pirates, she was visited by the World Government with an offer. Hancock made a treaty with the World Government that protected her people from them in exchange for becoming a Warlord of the Sea.[100]

After acquiring his bounty of Beli.png250,000,000, Jinbe was recruited eleven years ago, following the death of Fisher Tiger and the breaking up of the Sun Pirates into two smaller groups. Jinbe's recruitment was an attempt to strengthen the bonds between the species, and it allowed the members of the Sun Pirates who did not want to become pirates in the first place to return to Fish-Man Island, and given a blanket pardon for Tiger's attack on Mary Geoise.[67]

Around the same time as Jinbe, Doflamingo also joined the Seven Warlords at age 31 by hijacking ships holding Heavenly Tribute and blackmailing the World Government for the position. He then built his reputation in both as a world-famous World Government pirate and an influential Underworld broker for the next ten years to come.[101] He then dethroned Riku Doldo III, king of Dressrosa by manipulating him, and his soldiers, using his ability, thus tricking the citizens of the country into making him their king. He then set up a dictatorship, transforming some people into toys, manipulating the memories of others, and condemning the most unruly to fights to the death in the Corrida Colosseum.[102]

Four years ago, when Portgas D. Ace was gaining acclaim as the captain of the Spade Pirates, he was invited to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea, meaning there was an opening for him, but he refused the offer. Around this time, Doflamingo would enter a three way alliance with the rogue scientist Caesar Clown and the Emperor Kaidou in producing SMILEs for the latter. However, not trusting Caesar, Doflamingo placed Monet to watch him.

East Blue Saga

Baratie Arc

Mihawk strikes down Roronoa Zoro.

The Krieg Pirates encountered Mihawk at the start of the Grand Line, and the Warlord decimated them. He chased them all the way back to the East Blue,[1] but decided to leave them alone after defeating Roronoa Zoro in a challenge that impressed him.[103]

Arabasta Saga

Arabasta Arc

Crocodile is defeated and stripped of his Warlord status.

Crocodile, having established an image of himself as a hero to the citizens of Arabasta, unleashed his plan to take over the country known as Operation Utopia.[104] Having stoked the flames of civil war and prepared a bomb to destroy the capital Alubarna, Crocodile encountered resistance in the form of the Straw Hat Pirates, who had teamed up with princess Nefertari Vivi of Arabasta,[105] and a Marine force led by Smoker and Tashigi also became involved. Crocodile managed to imprison most of them,[106] but they escaped[107] and led the revolt against him as they foiled his plans and defeated his subordinates. Finally, after three hard-fought battles, Crocodile was taken down by Monkey D. Luffy[108] and arrested by Smoker, leading to him being stripped of his Warlord title[13] and taken to Impel Down.[109]

Sky Island Saga

Jaya Arc

Three of the Seven Warlords and Five Elders meet to discuss Crocodile's replacement.

After Crocodile's arrest, the Five Elders called a meeting in Mary Geoise to discuss appointing a successor. Three Warlords of the Sea, Mihawk, Doflamingo, and Bartholomew Kuma, attended. There, they were approached by Laffitte, who proposed his captain Marshall D. Teach, also known as "Blackbeard", taking the role. His proposition was rejected due to Blackbeard not having any infamy.[64] Blackbeard, who was on Jaya at the time, tried to hunt down Luffy in order to earn the Warlord position, but failed to catch him. However, he continued his quest.[110]

Water 7 Saga

Long Ring Long Land Arc

On Jaya, Doflamingo came to punish the Bellamy Pirates, who sailed under his flag, for disgracing him after losing to Luffy on the island.[111]

Post-Enies Lobby Arc

Blackbeard fights Portgas D. Ace.

Ace found Blackbeard after hunting him down due to the pirate killing one of their crewmates and hunting for Luffy.[112] The two fought, with Blackbeard emerging victorious.[113] Blackbeard turned Ace in to the government, allowing him to take Crocodile's spot in the Seven Warlords.

Thriller Bark Saga

Thriller Bark Arc

Moria and Kuma meet on Thriller Bark.

The Straw Hat Pirates encountered Moria's ship Thriller Bark within the Florian Triangle, and Moria had his henchmen capture them so he could steal their shadows and put them into his zombies.[114] When he captured Luffy's shadow, he placed it into the corpse of a legendary giant named Oars, who would be his top weapon when he returned to the New World.[115]

Moria was later visited by Kuma, who told him of Blackbeard's addition to the Seven Warlords. Echoing the government's worries that the Straw Hats may take down another in their ranks, Kuma offered to help Moria fight them, but Moria angrily declined.[23]

Moria fights the Straw Hats with his top zombie, Oars.

Moria then took control of Oars and took on the Straw Hats.[116] After a long and hard battle, the Straw Hats took down Oars,[117] and Moria consumed all the shadows on the island to power himself.[62] However, the shadows were beaten out of him by Luffy, and he was defeated.[118] Kuma then arrived to capture the passed out Luffy, and knocked most of the Straw Hats out.[119] However, Zoro offered to sacrifice himself in Luffy's stead, and Kuma transferred Luffy's injuries to Zoro before leaving.[120]

Summit War Saga

Sabaody Archipelago Arc

Kuma defeats the Straw Hats.

As the Straw Hats fought against Borsalino, Sentomaru, and PX-1, Kuma showed up and sent the Straw hats to various islands across the world. This act flouted the Marines' attempt at bringing down the Straw Hats, with the intended purpose of making the crew stronger.[121][122]

Amazon Lily Arc

The Seven Warlords of the Sea all received summons to report to Marineford to participate in the upcoming war against the Whitebeard Pirates as the World Government attempted to execute Ace. Hancock refused her summons, despite the fact that her title would be revoked if she did so.[88] As this happened, she discovered Luffy on her island Amazon Lily after he was sent there by Kuma. She was initially hostile towards him and tried to kill him,[123] but had a change of heart after he covered up her sister's slave mark.[124] When Luffy wanted to break into Impel Down in order to save Ace, Hancock decided to accept the summons to Marineford in order to take him to Impel Down.[125]

The Seven Warlords gather before the oncoming war.

Soon afterwards, the Seven Warlords, with the exceptions of Hancock and Jinbe, were all gathered at Mary Geoise soon before the execution and war was to start.[25]

Impel Down Arc

Jinbe imprisoned in Impel Down.

Due to his past relationship with Whitebeard and Ace, Jinbe rejected the World Government's summons and was subsequently imprisoned in Impel Down.[94] Hancock took Luffy to the giant prison, and managed to sneak him inside while she took a tour of it.[126] Luffy eventually managed to make it to Level 6, and although he did not make it before Ace was taken away, he gained the assistance of Jinbe as well as former Warlord Crocodile.[57]

Blackbeard breaks into Impel Down and frees prisoners.

While this happened, Blackbeard and his crew broke into Impel Down.[127] They were able to go to Level 6, where they hosted a fight to the death between the prisoners in order to recruit them to their crew, and then defeated the warden Magellan as they escaped.[128]

Marineford Arc

Five of the Seven Warlords in the war against the Whitebeard Pirates.

All of the Seven Warlords except for Jinbe and Blackbeard gathered with the Marines in Marineford as Ace was set to be executed.[129] The Whitebeard Pirates then arrived, and war broke out. Kuma, Mihawk, Moria and Doflamingo aided the Marines, with Kuma now lacking free will as part of the Pacifista project. When Luffy's Impel Down escapee group arrived at Marineford, Hancock turned against the Marines and aided Luffy. Moria, who had been stealing some Marines' shadows, was dealt a heavy blow by Jinbe,[130] and with Jinbe openly rebelling against the Marines, he resigned from his Warlord position.[10] Doflamingo fought against Crocodile, Kuma fought against Ivankov and Inazuma, who he was once affiliated with, and Mihawk tried to stop Luffy.[131]

Blackbeard leaves the Seven Warlords as he enters the war.

Shortly after Ace's death, the Blackbeard Pirates arrived with new crewmates from Level 6 of Impel Down.[29] They finished off Whitebeard, and Blackbeard stole the Emperor's Devil Fruit power. Revealing that he only joined to execute this plan, Blackbeard resigned from the Seven Warlords and unleashed chaos, although the Marines promptly retaliated.[132] After Shanks ended the war, Hancock promptly left Marineford to catch up to Luffy, who had escaped thanks to Jinbe.[133]

Post-War Arc

Doflamingo takes orders to eliminate Moria after the war.

Eventually, Hancock caught up to the Heart Pirates, and offered them the safety of Amazon Lily for Luffy's and Jinbe's recovery period.[134] She later let Luffy train on the nearby island Rusukaina for two years.[135]

In the aftermath of the battle on Marineford, Doflamingo received orders to eliminate Moria due to his weakness. Moria managed to escape before Doflamingo could finish him off, but he was officially removed from the Seven Warlords of the Sea.[11]

After having escaped from Marineford, Buggy received an invitation from the World Government[68] to join the Seven Warlords, which he accepted.[7]

Kuma returned to the Sabaody Archipelago,[136] having come to guard the Straw Hats' ship the Thousand Sunny. He remained at his post for two years, helping protect it from attackers.[137]

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.


The World Government requested the Seven Warlords' intervention on Byrnndi World and his crew. Boa Hancock, Buggy and Dracule Mihawk positively answered, facing the members and the captain of the World Pirates.[138]

During the Timeskip

A pirate who took Zephyr's arm and killed his group of Marine cadets was invited to become a Warlord. It is unknown if he actually accepted it or not, but the action caused Zephyr and his two followers, Ain and Binz to leave the Marines and form their own pirate hunting organization.[139]

Concludes non-canon section.

Within the next two years, the World Government filled its three open Warlord positions.

Law gives the government 100 pirate hearts to become a Warlord.

The Supernova Trafalgar Law was accepted as a Warlord of the Sea after he sent the hearts of 100 pirates.[50] The other vacant position was occupied by Edward Weevil, a man who claimed to be the biological son of Whitebeard, due to his immense strength and heavy grudge against the Whitebeard Pirates.[8]

Fish-Man Island Saga

Return to Sabaody Arc

After two years, Kuma was relieved of his task to guard the Sunny by Franky. The heavily injured Warlord departed, now a mindless servant like the rest of the Pacifistas with no more free will left.[137]

Hancock and her crew later picked Luffy up from his training and brought him back to Sabaody Archipelago. As the Straw Hats departed for Fish-Man Island, Hancock and her crew held back the Marines.

Dressrosa Saga

Punk Hazard Arc

Law makes a deal with Doflamingo's subordinate Caesar Clown.

Law took refuge in the island of Punk Hazard illegally, forming an alliance with Doflamingo's subordinates Caesar Clown and Monet.[140] When the Straw Hat Pirates arrived on the island, Law asked to form an alliance with them in order to take down Kaidou of the Four Emperors. Doing so would require them to take out Doflamingo's SMILE production that served Kaidou by destroying the SAD Factory on Punk Hazard.[141] Despite being discovered by Caesar and his subordinates, and having to deal with one of Doflamingo's top officers Vergo, Law, the Straw Hats, and a the G-5 platoon led by Smoker and Tashigi successfully destroyed the SAD production and captured Caesar.[142]

With Caesar as a hostage, Law gave Doflamingo the ultimatum to step down from the Seven Warlords if he wanted Caesar back.[143] Doflamingo used his connections in the highest echelon of the World Government to manipulate the news to claim that he had left the Seven Warlords, despite not actually having done so.[144]

Dressrosa Arc

Doflamingo and Fujitora confront Law.

With Doflamingo seemingly going along with their deal, Law and the Straw Hats went to Dressrosa not only to return Caesar, but to permanently cripple SMILE production by destroying the SMILE Factory on the island.[7] However, Doflamingo revealed his deception, and Admiral Fujitora, who had been sent to assist him, revoked Law's Warlord title for working on equal terms with the Straw Hats.[144] However, Law revealed that he had only allied with the Straw Hats to take down Doflamingo to avenge his deceased mentor Corazon.[145][146]

Doflamingo being stripped of his title.

After Law was defeated by Doflamingo, the Straw Hats joined with a dwarf militia to depose Doflamingo and destroy his SMILE Factory.[147] They succeeded in liberating Dressrosa from Doflamingo's control by freeing all the people he had transformed into toys,[148] forcing Doflamingo to trap everyone on the island and start a "game" to eliminate all of his enemies.[149] Due to his Warlord position, Fujitora was left unable to go against him despite his illegal activities,[150] but the Straw Hats and Law gained enough support from the people on Dressrosa to battle and take down Doflamingo and his crew.[151] When Doflamingo was finally defeated, Fujitora stripped him from his position in the Seven Warlords and had him arrested; he was subsequently imprisoned at Impel Down.[4][152] Law's bounty was raised, confirming his removal from the Seven Warlords.[5]

Whole Cake Island Saga

Zou Arc

Weevil was engaging in warfare against pirate crews formerly allied with Whitebeard, due to his mother's claim that Whitebeard had left him inheritance in treasure. He then set his sights on finding Luffy in order to find out where Marco of the Whitebeard Pirates was.[8]

Meanwhile, Buggy had set up a pirate dispatch company, and partied after Doflamingo, his rival in business, was taken down. However, he lost his five giant employees when they left to serve under the Straw Hats.[153]

Wano Country Saga

Levely Arc

After Kuma finished his mission to protect the Thousand Sunny, he became a slave to the World Nobles.

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

Cidre Guild Arc

On the way to the Pirates Festival, Boa Hancock stopped at an island to have a bath, where she encountered Luffy. Together, they fought off a gang of Bounty Hunters called the Cidre Guild.

One Piece: Stampede

The World Government requested the Seven Warlords's intervention on the raid on the Pirates Festival. While Buggy was already on Delta Island as security for the event, both Boa Hancock and Dracule Mihawk positively answered. Former Warlords Crocodile and Law also attended the festival. Boa Hancock, Buggy, Crocodile and Law fought Douglas Bullet, while Mihawk only dealt with a meteor summoned by Admiral Issho's power.[154]

Concludes non-canon section.

Wano Country Arc

The group returns to being wanted pirates.

Mihawk was sitting in his castle as Perona learned from a newspaper that Moria was alive. As Perona was leaving, Mihawk mentioned an interesting topic that was brought up at the Levely.[155]

During the Levely, due to the actions of Crocodile and Doflamingo having brought tragedy to two government-allied kingdoms, the representatives of the World Government's member nations voted to officially dissolve the Seven Warlords system; the remaining five Warlords were stripped from their status and their bounties were reinstated. Fleet Admiral Sakazuki lamented the dissolution of the Seven Warlord in a private discussion with Admiral Fujitora, calling it a naive act; despite that, he immediately dispatched the Marines, ordering them to locate and arrest the former privateers.[21]

Inspirations and Influences

They are loosely modeled on the privateers employed by various European superpowers during the Age of Sail.[156] Like the Seven Warlords, privateers were essentially "legal" pirates, commissioned by high-ranking officials (up to and including royal sovereigns) to attack and plunder ships from opposing nations during war. Consequently, they were feared and despised by their targets, but could be greatly respected and honored in their homelands—Great Britain's Sir Francis Drake and Spain's Don Miguel Enríquez were arguably the most successful, securing not only millions in wealth but enough political favor with their respective sponsors to attain titles of nobility.

Of course, even the most successful privateers held a precarious status, totally dependent on their sponsors' own legitimacy. Any political change could revert them to "common" pirates open to arrest and prosecution—as eventually befell Enríquez, William Kidd, and countless others.

(Ironically, while several of the Warlords' names were inspired by real-life pirates, none of these were known to be privateers.)

Translation and Dub Issues

The group's original Japanese name, Shichibukai (七武海?), is a compound invented by Eiichiro Oda. It combines three unrelated terms:

This compound appears to liken each individual member('s strength) to an entire sea—a metaphor unwieldy, if not outright infeasible, for literal English translation. As a result, most fan translations leave it as Shichibukai (notwithstanding some earlier attempts at "Seven Gods of Pirates"), while all official English translations from VIZ, 4Kids, and FUNimation adapt it as Seven Warlords of the Sea. The latter form has been recognized by a few Japanese sources—including databook Green[157] and at least one episode of the anime[158]—though it remains unknown in manga canon.

(Relatedly, the original Japanese treats the seven component as part of the overall name, not merely a counter, and so uses Shichibukai to describe the group as a whole and individual members alike.[159][160][161] Official English translations tend to adapt this to conventional grammar, using "Seven Warlords" for the group and modifiers (e.g. "one of") for individuals.)

The original Japanese also occasionally prefixes Shichibukai with the term Ōka (王下? lit. "Below King")[162][163], indicating both high status and ostensible obedience to Mary Geoise. This prefix is occasionally adapted as "Royal" by English translations, but more frequently ignored (possibly due to the term "Warlord" already holding similar connotations).


The One Piece Seven Warlords DX figures.

As popular characters, they have made many appearances in the fan merchandise such as the Portrait of Pirates series. The Seven Warlords have been featured in the series of One Piece Seven Warlords Cellphone Strap, One Piece Super Deformed Figures, and One Piece World Collectable Figure series.


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The figures from Yosaku's description.
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The Seven Warlords appearance in Gintama anime.
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Oda's drawing of the original Seven Warlords in 23rd Log.
  • While Yosaku was accurate in describing their immense powers and alliance with the World Government, the shadowy silhouettes he imagined in his head bore no resemblance to the actual members, aside from Mihawk.
  • Their appearance on the cover of Chapter 532 was parodied in episode 240 of Gintama, where six of them made a silhouetted cameo, with Gintoki replacing Teach eating a cherry pie but holding his wooden sword instead of a gun.
  • The status of Warlord was offered to Portgas D. Ace, but he refused the offer. This is the only known time an invitation into the organization had been rejected.
  • In the anime special 3D2Y: Overcome Ace's Death! Luffy's Vow to his Friends, it was said that the Seven Warlords were only established within the last 30 years prior to the current timeline.
  • In the game One Piece - Big Secret Treasure of the Seven Phantom Islands, Simon is said to be on the waitlist for the Warlords.[164]
  • Both Jinbe and Buggy had their offers to become Warlords delivered by black bats.
  • Teach was the only Warlord that did not have any formal or official bounty when joining the Seven Warlords.
  • Doflamingo and Hancock are the only known members who can use Haoshoku Haki.
  • In One Piece Color Walk 7 Tyrannosaurus, Oda revealed that he originally wanted to have Basil Hawkins join the Seven Warlords.
  • Marshall D. Teach and Trafalgar D. Water Law are the only members of the Seven Warlords of the Sea that have the initial D. in their names.
  • Law, Teach and Buggy were given official animal resemblances in the SBS or Vivre Card Databook, with Law resembling a spotted seal[165] and snow leopard, Teach resembling a hippopotamus, [166] and Buggy a panda.[citation needed] The other Warlords of the Sea have not received official animal themes, but all seem to have animal connections in their names and appearances: Mihawk with hawks, Crocodile with crocodiles, Doflamingo with flamingoes, Kuma with bears, Moria with geckos and bats, Hancock with snakes, Jinbe with whale sharks, and Weevil with weevils.
  • With the exception of Weevil, all others who have been members of the Seven Warlords were present during the Summit War of Marineford.
  • In The 23rd Log, Oda affirmed that the Seven Warlords were the biggest responsible for One Piece's extended serialization. The series was originally supposed to have the Four Emperors as the main antagonistic force, but Oda felt the Seven Warlords were too cool to not add.
  • The Seven Warlords are the only major pirate group to not include any Zoan users.

SBS-Based Trivia

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The Seven Warlords as children.
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Trafalgar Law as a child.
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The Seven Warlords genderswapped.
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Trafalgar Law as a woman.
  • In the SBS of Volume 63, Oda drew all the known Warlords at the time (including former members) as children (being Hancock the only one shown previously as such in Chapter 0). Trafalgar Law was not a Warlord then, but he was drawn as a child along with the rest of the Eleven Supernovas in the next SBS and his past was revealed. Buggy was not shown as a kid until Chapter 964. Weevil is the only Warlord who has not currently been shown as a child
  • In the SBS of Volume 76, Oda drew all the known Warlords at the time (including former members) as their opposite gender. Trafalgar Law was already drawn as a female along with the rest of the Eleven Supernovas in the SBS of Volume 72. Buggy and Weevil are the only Warlords that are yet to be drawn in the opposite gender.


  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 49 (p. 17) and Episode 23, Mihawk debuts, albeit in shadow.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 8 Chapter 69 (p. 5-6) and Episode 31, Yosaku formally explains the Seven Warlords and their power, citing two members: Mihawk and Jinbe.
  3. Bartholomew Kuma - Beli.png296,000,000
    Boa Hancock - Beli.png80,000,000
    Buggy - Beli.png15,000,000
    Edward Weevil - Beli.png480,000,000
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 6) and Episode 746, Doflamingo is imprisoned by the Marines.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 15) and Episode 746, Law's bounty raising means he's officially out.
  6. Bartholomew Kuma - Beli.png296,000,000
    Boa Hancock - Beli.png80,000,000
    Donquixote Doflamingo - Beli.png340,000,000
    Trafalgar Law - Beli.png440,000,000
    Buggy - Beli.png15,000,000
    Edward Weevil - Beli.png480,000,000
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 (p. 13) and Episode 629, The post-timeskip Warlords are revealed.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 802 (p. 7-11) and Episode 752, Edward Weevil is introduced as a member of the Seven Warlords and his former bounty is revealed.
  9. Bartholomew Kuma - Beli.png296,000,000
    Boa Hancock - Beli.png80,000,000
    Donquixote Doflamingo - Beli.png340,000,000
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 557 (p. 12) and Episode 466, Jinbe tells Sengoku he is renouncing the status of Warlord.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 17) and Episode 490, Doflamingo tells Moria that the World Government considers him too feeble to maintain the position of Warlord.
  12. Bartholomew Kuma - Beli.png296,000,000
    Boa Hancock - Beli.png80,000,000
    Gecko Moria - Beli.png320,000,000
    Jinbe - Beli.png250,000,000
    Donquixote Doflamingo - Beli.png340,000,000
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 211 (p. 13) and Episode 127, Tashigi apprehends Crocodile and strips him of his title of Warlord.
  14. Bartholomew Kuma - Beli.png296,000,000
    Boa Hancock - Beli.png80,000,000
    Crocodile - Beli.png81,000,000
    Gecko Moria - Beli.png320,000,000
    Jinbe - Beli.png250,000,000
    Donquixote Doflamingo - Beli.png340,000,000
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 (p. 5-6) and Episode 92, Crocodile's former bounty is revealed.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 5) and Episode 151, Kuma and Doflamingo's former bounties are revealed.
  17. 17.0 17.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 455 (p. 12-13) and Episode 349, Moria's former bounty is revealed.
  18. 18.0 18.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 522 (p. 15) and Episode 416, Hancock's former bounty is revealed.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 528 (p. 18) and Episode 430, Jinbe's former bounty seen in his infobox.
  20. 20.0 20.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 432 (p. 7) and Episode 314, Garp explains the Three Great Powers.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 956 and Episode 957, The Seven Warlords are officially disbanded.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapters 559560 (p. 16-17, 4-10) and Episodes 468469, Doflamingo explains to Ivankov the origins of Kuma's cyborg modifications and that they were completed a few days ago.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 474 (p. 10-15) and Episode 369, Kuma and Moria talk.
  24. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0010).
  25. 25.0 25.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 524 (p. 18-19) and Episode 421, The current Warlords of the Sea are seen before the war.
  26. 26.0 26.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapters 560561 (p. 16-17, 8) and Episodes 469470, Doflamingo offers to form a partnership with Crocodile to take down Jozu but is denied by him.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 and Episode 490, Hancock informs Jinbe that he can take shelter on Amazon Lily due to their common goal of aiding Luffy.
  28. 28.0 28.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 531 (p. 6-7) and Episode 432, Jinbe questions who Hancock is, and so is unaware that she is also a Warlord.
  29. 29.0 29.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 575 (p. 13-15) and Episode 484, Blackbeard shows up at Marineford.
  30. 30.0 30.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 (p. 100), Fan question: What are the ages and heights of the Seven Warlords?
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 8 Chapter 69 (p. 6) and Episode 31, Mihawk is actually mentioned as one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, as well as the first to appear in the series.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World, Mihawk's, Jinbe's, Kuma's and Moria's birthdays are revealed.
  33. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0085), It is revealed that Mihawk has a bounty with unknown reward.
  34. 34.0 34.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 50 (p. 11) and Episode 24, Mihawk's introduction.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 48 (p. 19) and Episode 23, Mihawk is first mentioned by his epithet.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 8 Chapter 69 (p. 7) and Episode 31, Jinbe is mentioned as another Warlord of the Sea, as well as the second in the series.
  37. 37.0 37.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 528 (p. 16-19) and Episode 430, Jinbe is first introduced.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 113 (p. 9) and Episode 67, Crocodile is mentioned as a Warlord of the Sea.
  39. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 (p. 130), Fan question: When is Crocodile's birthday?
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 (p. 4-5) and Episode 92, Citizens calling Crocodile as the king.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 724 (p. 16) and Episode 655, Doflamingo's Devil Fruit's name is revealed by Law.
  42. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 (p. 130), Fan question: When is Blackbeard's birthday?
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 133 (p. 19) and Episode 80, Dalton mentions "Blackbeard".
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 (p. 5) and Episode 485, Blackbeard reveals to Sengoku his personal interest as a Warlord before quitting it.
  45. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 448 (p. 19) and Episode 343, Moria is mentioned as a Warlord of the Sea.
  46. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 516 (p. 12-13) and Episode 409, Boa Hancock is introduced as both the captain of her crew, the Kuja Pirates and as a Warlord of the Sea.
  47. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 54 (p. 146), Fan question: When is Hancock's birthday?
  48. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 515 (p. 19) and Episode 409, Hancock is called the Pirate Empress by Marguerite.
  49. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 515 (p. 12) and Episode 409, Hancock is called the Snake Princess by her tribe, Kuja.
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 659 (p. 18-19) and Episode 584, Law became a Warlord during the timeskip as he is introduced.
  51. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 (p. 130), Fan question: When is Law's birthday?
  52. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 661 (p. 17) and Episode 586, Law's fruit revealed and explained by Smoker.
  53. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 18) and Episode 392, Law makes his debut.
  54. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 60 (p. 126), Buggy's birthday is revealed.
  55. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 6) and Episode 45, Buggy's bounty prior to being defeated by Luffy.
  56. 56.0 56.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 8 (p. 13) and Episode 4, Buggy is first mentioned by one of Tightrope Walking Funan Bros (the 2nd one).
  57. 57.0 57.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 540 (p. 19) and Episode 442, Jinbe quarrels with Crocodile over Whitebeard.
  58. 58.0 58.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 (p. 18-19) and Episode 599, Law talks about his knowledge about Vergo.
  59. 59.0 59.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 540 (p. 15) and Episode 442, Crocodile is introduced in his prison cell in Impel Down.
  60. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 563 (p. 10-11) and Episode 472, Crocodile shouts at Whitebeard for having become weaker since they fought in the past.
  61. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 969 (p. 12).
  62. 62.0 62.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 (p. 9-13) and Episode 373, Moria use "Shadow's Asgard".
  63. 63.0 63.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 562 (p. 11) and Episode 471, Moria finds it hilarious to see Whitebeard die.
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 16) and Episode 151, Sengoku mentions the required qualities to be appointed as a Warlord.
  65. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 727 and Episode 659, Riku states Doflamingo coerced the World Government to appoint him as a Warlord by stealing tributes for the World Nobles.
  66. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 (p. 6) and Episode 461, Ace reminisces about his time as a rookie and his choice to decline an offer to become a Warlord.
  67. 67.0 67.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 624 (p. 12-3) and Episode 544, Jinbe reminisces about his decision to accept the invitation to become a Warlord.
  68. 68.0 68.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 (p. 19) and Episode 512, Galdino tells Buggy the World Government sent him an interesting solicitation.
  69. 69.0 69.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 483 (p. 13-16) and Episode 375, One of the Five Elders mentions the requirements for retaining the position of Warlord.
  70. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 6-7) and Episode 151, Sengoku notes his surprise at how many Warlords actually answered his summons.
  71. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 513 (p. 11) and Episode 405, Kuma refuses to talk to Kizaru because he was not under the orders of the World Government.
  72. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 9) and Episode 489, Mihawk declines to fight Shanks when he arrives at Marineford and leaves the battlefield.
  73. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 555 (p. 8-11) and Episode 464, Hancock attacks both pirates from Whitebeard's crew and Marine soldiers.
  74. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 526 (p. 6) and Episode 423, Hancock uses her Warlord position to assist Luffy's infiltration of Impel Down.
  75. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 681 (p. 19) and Episode 607, Law became a Warlord to gain entrance into SAD production room on Punk Hazard.
  76. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 689 (p. 7-9) and Episode 624, Doflamingo arrived on Punk Hazard to kill Smoker and his battalion of G-5 Marines despite the government prohibiting anybody from exploring the island.
  77. 77.0 77.1 77.2 77.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 713 (p. 2-7) and Episode 643, Issho explains the policy of amnesty for criminals who becomes a subordinate for a Warlord.
  78. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 398 (p. 7) and Episode 278, Crocodile recruits Nico Robin to Baroque Works.
  79. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 516 and Episode 409, Momonga explains the stipulations of treaty Hancock made with the World Government in exchange for becoming a Warlord.
  80. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 624 and Episode 544, Jinbe explains to Neptune and Otohime that he accepted the position of Warlord for the sake of his crew and to advocate for the cause of equality between humans and fish-men.
  81. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 591 and Episode 507, Rayleigh explains Kuma's status as a deep cover agent.
  82. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 78 Chapter 780 and Episode 721, Doflamingo muses on Law's reasons for accepting the position of Warlord.
  83. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 (p. 5) and Episode 395, An employee speaks on the World Government failing to understand the word "slave trade".
  84. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 (p. 6-7) and Episode 398, Disco contacts Doflamingo but he refuses to help him.
  85. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 113 and Episode 67, Vivi explains the criminal organization Baroque Works, its sinister purpose and accidentally reveals his true identity and position.
  86. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 213 (p. 22-23) and Episode 128, The World Government raises Luffy's and Zoro's bounties.
  87. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 212 (p. 18-19) and Episode 127, The World Government covers up the Straw Hats' involvement in Arabasta.
  88. 88.0 88.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 516 (p. 8-19) and Episode 410, Momonga tries to reason with Hancock.
  89. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 560 (p. 4) and Episode 469, Smoker insinuates there will be negative consequences for Hancock's defiance and assistance to Luffy.
  90. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 11) and Episode 513, Doflamingo threatens to resign from the Seven Warlords if the task he is given is not to his liking.
  91. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 712 (p. 12) and Episode 642, Sanji comments that this privilege goes beyond any Warlord's powers.
  92. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 712 (p. 18-19) and Episode 642, Law comments to Doflamingo on the privilege.
  93. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 and Episode 736, Smoker and Tashigi discuss the similarities between the defeats of Crocodile and Doflamingo.
  94. 94.0 94.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 523 (p. 10-11) and Episode 417, Sengoku is reported about the Seven Warlords' status before the war.
  95. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 (p. 17-18) and Episode 151, The Five Elders discuss the loss of Crocodile.
  96. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 432 (p. 7) and Episode 314, Garp explains how the Seven Warlords function within the Three Great Powers.
  97. 97.0 97.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 78.
  98. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 762.
  99. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 455 (p. 5-9) and Episode 349, Brook explains Moria's presence and motives.
  100. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 522 (p. 6) and Episode 416, Nyon explains to Luffy how Hancock became a Warlord of the Sea.
  101. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 19) and Episode 623, Law reveals Doflamingo was a Warlord for ten years.
  102. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 727 (p. 5-18) and Episode 659, Doflamingo replaces the king.
  103. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 52 (p. 15-18) and Episode 24, Mihawk leaves the Baratie.
  104. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 165 (p. 11-16) and Episode 104, Crocodile explains Operation Utopia.
  105. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 166 (p. 2-13) and Episode 104, Crocodile find out about the Straw Hats involvement.
  106. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 19 Chapter 169 (p. 7) and Episode 106, Crocodile imprisoned the Straw Hats and Smoker.
  107. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 19 Chapters 175176 (p. 19, 2-6) and Episode 109, Sanji and Mr. 3 release the Straw Hats and Smoker.
  108. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 209 (p. 16-19) and Episode 126, Luffy defeats Crocodile.
  109. One Piece Manga — Vol. 43 Chapters 412 and 413, cover story: Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works" Vol. 41-42, Crocodile and his top agents are imprisoned.
  110. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2526 Chapters 235237 (p. 10, 7-8, 3-4) and Episodes 152153, Blackbeard targets Luffy for his bounty.
  111. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 303 (p. 4-9) and Episode 207, Doflamingo punishes Bellamy for his defeat.
  112. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 (p. 11-13) and Episode 325, Ace encounter Blackbeard.
  113. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 441 and Episode 325, Blackbeard defeats Ace.
  114. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 455 (p. 8-10) and Episode 349, Brook explains Moria's goal.
  115. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapters 456457 (p. 9-10, 17-19, 3-11) and Episodes 350351, Moria uses Luffy's shadow to awake Oars.
  116. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 474 (p. 16-18) and Episode 369, Moria is seen inside Oars.
  117. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4849 Chapters 470480 and Episodes 365373, The Straw Hats and Brook fight Oars and Moria.
  118. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 482 (p. 7-19) and Episode 374, Luffy defeat Moria.
  119. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 484 and Episode 376, Kuma fight the Straw Hats.
  120. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 485 (p. 10-19) and Episode 377, Zoro makes a deal with Kuma.
  121. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5253 Chapters 512513 (p. 17-19) and Episodes 404405, Kuma separates the Straw Hats.
  122. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapters 523524 (p. 14-19, 2-12) and Episodes 418421, The locations of the Straw Hats are shown.
  123. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 518 and Episode 412, Luffy is fighting for his life in the arena.
  124. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 520 (p. 15-19) and Episode 414, Luffy covers Sandersonia's mark.
  125. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 523 (p. 7-9) and Episode 417, Hancock sneaks Luffy onto Momonga's ship.
  126. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 526 (p. 3-10) and Episode 422, Hancock smuggles Luffy in to Impel Down.
  127. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 542 (p. 4-6) and Episode 444, The Blackbeard Pirates arrive to Impel Down.
  128. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 14-16) and Episode 490, Brannew informs Sengoku about Impel Down's condition.
  129. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 550 (p. 8-9) and Episode 458, The Seven Warlords line up before the war.
  130. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 559 (p. 10-11) and Episode 468, Jinbe attacks Moria.
  131. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 561 (p. 2-13) and Episode 470, The Seven Warlords fight in the war.
  132. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapters 576577 (p. 5-11, 4-5, 12-17) and Episodes 485486, The Blackbeard Pirates fight in the war.
  133. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 6-8) and Episode 489, Hancock goes after the Heart Pirates' submarine.
  134. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapters 581582 (p. 9-13, 4-8) and Episodes 490491, Hancock deals with the Heart Pirates.
  135. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 597 (p. 9) and Episode 516, Hancock provides a training ground for Luffy.
  136. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 (p. 15) and Episode 512, Kuma returns to Sabaody Archipelago.
  137. 137.0 137.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 603 (p. 13-17) and Episode 523, Franky reveals Kuma's motives.
  138. 3D2Y, Several Warlords gather near the Groseade.
  139. One Piece Movie — One Piece Film: Z, Garp explains Z's tragic past to Koby and Helmeppo.
  140. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 666 (p. 5-6) and Episode 592, Law bargains with Caesar.
  141. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6768 Chapters 667668 (p. 16-19, 2-13) and Episodes 593594, Law plans with the Straw Hats.
  142. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 4-11) and Episode 623, The alliance leaves Punk Hazard victorious.
  143. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 15-19) and Episode 623, Law deals with Doflamingo.
  144. 144.0 144.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7172 Chapters 711712 (p. 18-19, 10-11) and Episode 642, The truth about Doflamingo's resignation is revealed.
  145. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 724 (p. 19) and Episode 655, Law reveals to Doflamingo his reason for allying with the Straw Hats.
  146. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 749 (p. 16-17) and Episode 686, Law tells Luffy about his grudge against Doflamingo.
  147. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 731 (p. 10) and Episode 663, The Straw Hats join in on Operation SOP.
  148. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 743 (p. 2-7) and Episode 677, Sugar's victims return to their former form.
  149. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapters 745746 (p. 12-19, 2-3, 7-13) and Episodes 680681, Doflamingo starts his game on Dressrosa.
  150. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 760 (p. 2-5) and Episode 699, Issho sits Doflamingo's game down.
  151. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 788 (p. 14-16) and Episode 731, Dressrosa fights against Doflamingo.
  152. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 792 (p. 8-9) and Episode 735, Doflamingo is captured.
  153. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 10-11) and Episode 752, Buggy celebrates Doflamingo's downfall.
  154. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede.
  155. One Piece Manga — Vol. 92 Chapter 925.
  156. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 28 (p. 104), Fan question: Are the Seven Warlords based on the privateers of old England and France?
  157. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 332-333), The group is labeled "The Seven Worlds of the Sea" in English; this misspelling is known to exist in several other pieces of merchandise.
  158. One Piece Anime — Episode 957, "Seven Warlords of the Sea" is rendered in English.
  159. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 200 (p. 7) and Episode 122, When Crocodile describes his power as a Shichibukai, Luffy declares himself a Hachibukai—simply replacing the seven component with eight. This is adapted as "Eighth Warlord of the Sea" by official English translations.
  160. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapters 516517 and Episodes 410411, Concerning Boa Hancock, Shichibukai is used in both the singular and plural senses by Vice Admiral Momonga, Elder Nyon, and several others.
  161. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 546 and Episode 449, Shichibukai is used to describe (technically ex-members) Crocodile and Jinbe in both singular and plural senses.
  162. One Piece Manga — Vol. 67 Chapter 660 (p. 1).
  163. One Piece Manga — Vol. 67 Chapter 662 (p. 1).
  164. One Piece Games - Big Secret Treasure of the Seven Phantom Islands, Otsu tells the Straw Hat Pirates that Simon is on the waitlist to be a Warlord of the Sea.
  165. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 (p. 42), The animal resemblances for the Heart Pirates are given.
  166. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 (p. 22), The Worst Generation's animal resemblances are given.
  167. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 (p. 60).

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