One Piece has had its run for over 20 years now, and with each passing year, we get tonnes of new information from Eiichiro Oda, the Man behind it. Oda’s One Piece is arguably the greatest manga to have ever been written. As lots of you might know, One Piece is a battle Shounen, so you’d expect the fights to be the biggest reason behind its popularity, but it’s not.
One Piece Reveals The Strongest Pirate To Ever Exist?
One Piece’s biggest selling point is the world-building and lore. When Oda adds to that, it automatically makes the story better every single time. Recently, with One Piece 957, Oda revealed a lot of stuff about the Rocks Pirates crew. While he was at it, he also revealed the bounties of the Yonko and the Pirate King as well, which we’ve already discussed in a different post.
As details on the Rocks started to emerge, we found out that the organization was led by a member of the D family, named Rocks D. Xebec. He was a legendary pirate whose threat was such that it was erased from history itself. According to Sengoku, Rocks was the first and the most formidable enemy that Roger had ever faced. This is a clear indication that Rocks was probably the strongest pirate of his era; a threat so big that even the Marines couldn’t defeat him without Roger’s help.
Roger’s only equal in One Piece is said to be Whitebeard. Whether Whitebeard surpassed Rocks in the future or not remains to be up for debate, but when Whitebeard was young (and not that powerful) the biggest enemy for Roger was Rocks. It is possible that Rocks is the strongest pirate ever in One Piece. Even if he isn’t, he certainly does join the list of the strongest ones in the series which already has Whitebeard, and Roger on it.
How strong do you think Rocks was? Do you think he was stronger than Yonko Whitebeard, and Pirate King Roger? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!