The Yonkou are the four most prominent pirate captains in the world, but are neither allies nor enemies of one another, preferring to remain autonomous under most circumstances. These four individually reside within the second half of the Grand Line (known as the “New World”). They exert profound domination and monopoly over dozens of other pirate crews and self-governing islands. Currently, there has been a lot of talk about bringing the Yonkos down in OP. Alliances are being formed (shifty mongrels!), strategies laid out and so on! So it is only a matter of time that one of them is defeated (as long as it is not Shanks, I don’t care!). So, today we’ll discuss the characters most like to accede to the throne of a Yonkou.
No, I’m not outta’ my mind. Buggy the ‘Star’ Clown is the captain of the Buggy Pirates. He served as an apprentice on Roger’s ship where he “accidentally” acquired his DF powers. Shortly after the Battle of Marineford, he became a Shichibukai and the leader of the pirate dispatch organization “Buggy’s Delivery”. He is known to have a lot of “dumb luck”; and has managed to survive even the gravest of situations. Oda loves to do things like these with him. He had been trying to save his neck since the Impel Down arc and through the Marineford arc. In the end, by fate (Oda), ended up becoming a Shichibukai. So, it is not impossible by any means that Oda might end up bestowing the honor upon him.
Capone “Gang” Bege is a mafia don-turned-pirate. He is the captain of the Fire Tank Pirates and also one of the pirates who are referred to as the “Worst Generation”. He married one of the daughters of the Yonkou-Big Mom and later he held a position of a “rook” combatant. Bege is a castle-castle DF eater and specialises in ambushes.
He is a masterful strategist who uses tactics and trickery, rather than direct physical force in battle.
During the current OP arc his plan to assassinate Big Mom was revealed. This shows Bege’s ambition despite being comfortably associated with a Yonkou crew fo the rest of his life. His aspirations in the current arc show that he might be up for the job as soon as an opportunity arrises.
Trafalgar D. Water Law, known as the “Surgeon of Death”, is the captain and doctor of the Heart Pirates. After the timeskip, he had become a Shichibukai. But it was revealed to be a part of his plan to bring the downfall of Doffy. His title was later invalidated by the WG.
He is known to be a very laid-back man and doesn’t seem to be interested in fame.
He is very ambitious and relies on taking down enemies using strategies rather than reckless assaults. Law doesn’t fit the conventional Yonkou mould of recklessness and ruling by fear but it would be very interesting to see his approach at holding the title of a Yonkou with wit rather than carnage.
Eustass “Captain” Kidd is the captain of the Kid Pirates. He is famed for causing a great deal of civilian casualities and slaughter and it is one of the reasons his bounty was higher than Luffy’s when the Straw Hats arrived at the Sabaody Archipelago. His goal is to become the Pirate King and to find the OP.
Kid is fearless and has a penchant for violence.
He plans on bringing Shanks down with his allies. He even destroyed a couple of Big Mom’s ships and got into a confrontation with Kaido where he was beaten up pretty badly and last seen imprisoned. Kid is a very determined individual and seems predestined of ruling as a Yonkou.
Although Luffy has his eyes on the big prize (PK), but being a Yonkou is like a stepping stone to becoming the Pirate King. After the alliance ends up bringing down one of the Yonkou, it looks likely that Luffy might end up taking the title (for sometime). But, considering how Luffy refused to become the head captain of the Grand Fleet at the end of Dressrosa, I think he might decline it, as it involves a lot of responsibility (by his standards) as opposed to his carefree lifestyle, and being level-headed to some degree.
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