The Vice Captains function as the second-in-command or the right hand men of their respective captains. In sync with the current OP arc, we have seen some pretty formidable pirate-vice captains! Some even so powerful, that they can take on the captains of other Pirate Crews! So, today we are going to rank the most powerful Vice captains in OP.
Suleiman the Beheader is a war criminal who joined as a gladiator at the Corrida Colosseum to compete for the Mera Mera no Mi during the Dressrosa arc. He was able to fend off Rebecca’s “Back to the Water Dance” which is a testament to his skill as an able, powerful swordsman. He is very swift too. He was also able to keep up with Dellinger to some extent, during their fight. He eventually joined the Beautiful Pirates led by Cavendish.
“Massacre Soldier” Killer is a pirate and plays second fiddle to Eustass Kid. He is one of the two non-captains to be included in the 11 Supernovas. Before timeskip he had a moderately cocky personality but after the timeskip, he displayed a very calm attitude while advising his captain, contrary to his name. He is a very skilled combatant and his fighting style is based on speed and agility. He has even fought Urouge (pirate captain), who is also one of the 11 Supernovas.
Vergo was one of the four elite officers of the Donquixote pirates and the first to occupy the Heart seat under the codename Corazon. He also served as a Marine vice-admiral and head of the oddball marine unit, G-5. Despite presenting himself to the people as a considerate marine officer, he actually worked under the command of Doffy from the beginning. This shows his extremely deceiving and insidious character. In reality he was a very cruel and demanding person, ordering Law to refer to him as Vergo-San, before being defeated by him.
07. Jesus Burgess
Jesus Burgess, nicknamed “Champion”, is the helmsman and captain of the First Ship of the Blackbeard Pirates. He is also a part of a group of Ten Titanic Captains that personally guard Blackbeard. He is a very muscular man in addition to being very loud. He is very overconfident, challenging random people for deuls all the time. He has an opportunistic nature just like his captain. He fought Sabo during the Dressrosa arc and was badly injured. He was last seen on Baltigo, revealing the location of the revolutionary headquarters. Their fate remains uncertain till now.
06. Roronoa Zoro
Roronoa Zoro, also known as “Pirate Hunter” Zoro was the first member to join the Straw Hat Pirates. He alongwith ‘Killer’ are the two non-captains to be included in the 11 Supernovas. He is an extremely skilled swordsman having trained under ‘Dracule Mihawk’, and wishes to replace him as the world’s strongest swordsmen! He uses the 3 sword style and is yet to be defeated after the timeskip. Despite his complete lack of a sense of direction, he is one of the most powerful members of the Straw Hats. He also has a very high tolerence to pain. He can also use Haki combined with his sword fighting skills.
“Knight of the Sea” Jinbei is a whale shark fishman. He held the post of a Shichibukai for some time, mainly for the betterment of the fishman community. Before that he was a member of the Sun Pirates under Fisher Tiger, who showed great trust in him and Jinbei considered him a brother.
In the recent OP arc he decided to leave the fishman pirates and join Luffy’s crew. He is a level headed person and his fighting abilities are very developed, even for a fishman. He can use Fishman Karate very effectively and is one of the strongest fishman in OP till now.
04. Benn Beckman
He is the first mate of the Red Hair Pirates. Very little is known about him or his abilities but judging by the fact that a Marine Admiral chose not to fight him despite taking on a Yonko second-in-command moments before, it is safe to say that he has a considerable amount of strength. He seems a very composed person in contrast to Shanks happy-go-lucky crew mates. He is one of the most intelligent OP charcters. He probably knows about the secret of the Void Century too, as Shanks worked in Roger’s crew once.
Charlotte Katakuri is one of the three sweet commanders of the Big Mom Pirates. He possesses the Mochi Mochi no mi, a special Paramecia type DF. He uses a fighting style similar to Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi. He is famed to have born with great strength, having not fallen in combat ever since his birth. Katakuri has extraordinary mastery of Kenbunshoku Haki, having trained it to such a degree that he can see slightly ahead into the future.
He has been a very loyal right-hand man to Big Mom and is one of the biggest assets of her pirate crew. He also shows a great deal of care towards his fellow siblings, which was seen when Luffy tried to attack Brulee and Katakuri intetcepted his punch and started beating him to pulp!
Fushicho Maruko was the 1st division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates. He owes his nickname to his mythical Zoan ability to transform into a phoenix. He fought in the Paramount War against the Marines. He is fully capable of fighting Marine Admirals. Marco is also most likely the strongest member of the Whitebeard Pirates after Whitebeard’s death. He was willing to fight for his Captain to such a degree that he followed him to one of the biggest marine bases and even fought a revenge war against Blackbeard’s crew after losing his Captain.
01. Silvers Rayleigh
Known as the “Dark King”, he is a living legend and was the second-in-command to Gol.D.Roger himself. He is an extremely powerful individual, to the point that Garp advised against engaging with him on Sabaody. He also fought equally with Kizaru on Sabaody. He is a master swordsman and ca use Haoshoku Haki too. He has been able to evade the WG for 20 years. He is also one of the few people to know the truth about the Void Century. Although he has long since retired, he is still considered a threat by the WG and has an active bounty despite working as a coating mechanic nowadays.
Who do you think is the strongest of the Vice captains in One Piece?