In his anger, Sakazuki then demanded Fujitora to bring back the heads of Luffy and Law as recompense for his actions at Dressrosa, and forbade Fujitora from entering any Marine base until he carried out this order. Sakazuki is shown to have absolute loyalty to the World Government and is an extreme follower of their doctrine of Absolute Justice. His favorite foods are white rice and red pepper. Additionally, he has no tolerance for Marines who desert their posts, to which the only consolation he does offer is that they should not dishonor their families by running away. Unlike many high-ranking Marines, he does not wear a tie, but instead leaves his light red colored flower-patterned shirt unbuttoned, showing his muscular neck and part of his tattoo. the strongest single combatants that it can offer, feared by criminals the world over). He is incredibly rigid and absolute in his beliefs, showing little compassion for anything, and is ruthlessly willing to do anything to serve his own goals, no matter the cost. This friendly status changed when Issho took matters into his own hands during the incident in Dressrosa, by putting his faith in pirates to defeat Doflamingo as well as bowing apologetically to King Riku for the World Government allowing Doflamingo to torment their kingdom for so long. [9], In the manga, he was first mentioned by Nico Robin during the initial encounter with Aokiji. Issho even gave assurance that the new SSG will balance things out.[29]. Sakazuki seems to despise CP-0 and, during an argument with the Five Elders, he even refers to them as the "Celestial Dragons' puppets". He also carried a katana on his back. Furthermore, Akainu did the only thing that no one else could do in the entire series: completely break Luffy's spirit.[31]. Matter of fact, the world was way more turbulent in the time skip than it was when the Strawhats were active. [47], Otherwise, the admiral has shown acute enough hearing to be able to perceive underwater movements from afar.[52]. Akainu also did not show any respect to Monkey D. Garp, despite the old vice admiral being a "hero" who was eligible for the position of admiral, due to him being from the previous generation, but mostly for sharing his lineage with criminals like Dragon and Luffy. Akainu then received a report on the Den Den Mushi that the preparations for Sengoku's plan were set. Marines respect him and used to call him "Admiral Sakazuki" most of the time, as opposed to his epithet.[27]. Despite Blackbeard's grave announcement and his newly acquired power, he still chose to blindly continue pursuing Luffy. He then confronted Luffy and Ace, and provoked Ace into attacking him by disparaging Whitebeard. [55], Sakazuki's ability is well-suited for combat due to the magma's extreme heat and explosivity,[54][56] and is said to offer the greatest attack power of all Devil Fruits. Prior to Sengoku making it public, Akainu was one of the few who knew that Luffy was Dragon's son. Marco and Vista attacked him with their haki, and he commented on how much of a nuisance they were. As fleet admiral, Sakazuki has total operational command of the Marines, with at present a mere six direct superiors to answer to: the World Government's Five Elders and Commander-in-Chief. [49], Sakazuki would later find his equal in then-fellow admiral Kuzan, their one-on-one duel on Punk Hazard seeing them evenly matched and meeting another blow for blow through most of a ten-day duration; while both men sustained grievous injuries, Sakazuki was the one to ultimately prevail and emerge as the victor, his longtime comrade left entirely at his mercy. Kizaru or Oden? [24] Akainu showed frustration when Shanks' intervention allowed Luffy to escape. In the anime, the events of the Battle of Marineford after Whitebeard's death are touched upon showing massive explosions rocking Marineford, sending nearby pirates flying back. [2] Because of his actions, Sakazuki is one of the main antagonists of the Marineford Arc and after his promotion, he became one of the central antagonists of the series. [22] It is unknown if he has some past relationship with Dragon, or if it was simply common knowledge among the higher ranking Marines that Dragon is Garp's son. Aokiji can freeze instantly as shown with Doffy and can also take off limbs with simple attacks as shown with Jozu. Anime post-timeskip It is unclear whether this has caused a further rift to develop between the two men or caused any problems within the Marines that prefer Garp or Akainu's version of Justice. [2], Attesting to Sakazuki's perceived leadership competencies and military acumen, he had many dignitaries of the government strongly push for him to succeed Sengoku as fleet admiral, over the latter's personal nomination of Kuzan. The battle lasted for ten days,[2] and their respective powers caused Punk Hazard to permanently be frozen on one half and burning on the other. [70], While reading the newspaper detailing Luffy's exploits at Totto Land, Sakazuki received a report that Komane, the princess of the Lulusia Kingdom was kidnapped by pirates, making him furious and questioning why the escort allowed that to happen. After Whitebeard and his crew successfully entered the plaza, Whitebeard began to swing his naginata for another attack when Akainu intervened, and told him that the island would not hold out long if he kept doing that. Sakazuki's face up close before the timeskip. This audacious answer angers Sakazuki, who tells Lucci to mind his words. Oden > Roger, Big Mom, Whitebeard, Shiki, Garp, Sengoku and the rest of OP World until they scar Kaido, I agree that the admirals are on the same level. [14] During that heated argument, Sakazuki criticized how much work they issued because of Doflamingo. Manga pre-timeskip [25], Surprisingly, Sakazuki can demonstrate sense of caution in regards to battling pirates or causing disturbances in global affairs. [21] While other Marines such as Sengoku and Garp share a decent amount of respect for their accomplished enemies, Akainu has no such empathy, instead disparaging them at every chance he gets. One Piece is an extremely popular Shonen Jump manga written by Eiichiro Oda. Although he was more interested in taking Luffy's life, he showed absolutely no mercy to Jinbe on the battlefield and attempted to kill him numerous times while Jinbe was protecting Luffy. He's about as tall as his fellow admirals, with a square-shaped face, very pronounced facial features, and short black hair. The two clashed again, causing another rampage in Marineford. [45] Ultimately, Sakazuki proved to be so unstoppable that not even the likes of Jinbe (a former Warlord of the Sea), both Marco and Vista at once (two of Whitebeard's strongest men), and later (despite Sakazuki's injuries) the collective of most of Whitebeard's commanders (minus Ace and Jozu), alongside some of Whitebeard's subordinate captains and Crocodile (yet another ex-Warlord), could do anything more than slow down the admiral, merely stalling for time in Luffy's escape from him. [11], After Donquixote Doflamingo supposedly renounced his title of Warlord of the Sea and Luffy and Law formed an alliance, Sakazuki was seen with the other high-ranking marines discussing the next course of action. His goal is to become the Pirate King, and be the man with the most freedom on the seas. The ability to have an unlimited amount of anything. Sakazuki's logic was that if even one of the scholars of Ohara had escaped with it, the mission would have been a failure. Akainu then burned Jinbe as the latter attempted to protect Ace from a strike to the head. F[6] He told Squard he does not agree with the plan of sparing Ace's and Whitebeard's life, and offered him the chance to save himself and his own crew if he killed Whitebeard. He wore a cap similar to the Marines' cap he would don in the future, except it has the kanji for "justice" instead. Official English Name: After he declared that he would not let Law and Luffy do whatever they wanted, Sakazuki asserted that the situation would be cleared in a day and noted that he had sent Admiral Fujitora to take care of it. [2][34] On top of any prior-held authorities as admiral (e.g. Indeed, as noted by Jinbe, the Marine HQ under Sakazuki has supposedly grown far stronger and more determined than ever before despite the resignations of Kuzan, Sengoku, and Garp, thus bearing out such leadership prowess on Sakazuki's part. It is a huge stretch, you are really underestimating Kizaru. Rocks invades Mariejois during the Reverie to slaughter the Celestial Dragons and liberate the slaves. Although they seemed to be on amicable terms previously, as he initially put an immense amount of trust in him since he believed that Issho can stop Law and Luffy, and Issho could address Sakazuki with the nickname Saka-san without it bothering him. The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story. Kuina -Diedafter falling down the stairs. Oden was probably about as strong as Luffy is now. Gol D. Roger - He was executed by the marines. Alive Anime pre-timeskip [55] In the end, Sakazuki ended up as the victor of that battle, although both men were seriously wounded. Akainu, along with Aokiji and Kizaru, managed to stop Whitebeard's seismic waves directed towards the platform on which Ace was chained.[67]. Not wanting to serve under Sakazuki, Kuzan decided to resign from the Marines. [21] Garp, in turn, tried to murder Akainu for executing Ace, and had to be restrained by Sengoku. Kuzan vs. Sakazuki. [1], Vice Admiral Momonga mentioned to Boa Hancock that the three Marine admirals, including Akainu, would lead the Marines against the Whitebeard Pirates following the announcement of Portgas D. Ace's execution. Akainu preparing to attack a gigantic iceburg hurled by Jozu. If you say yes to Sakazuki, you have to say yes to Kuzan. Oden fought a weaker Kaido. [2], Mobility-wise, the admiral has shown himself quite fast, propelling himself forward at great speeds. [2] Sakazuki responded to Kuzan's decision with mockery and showed no concern for his activities.[28]. Refusing to serve under his former comrade, Kuzan decided to leave the Marines and resign from the position of admiral. After learning that Law formed an alliance with Luffy, Sakazuki was deeply concerned with Law's actions and sent Fujitora to Dressrosa to capture both him and Luffy. Akainu considers Jinbe a traitor after his resignation from the Warlords of the Sea and for cooperating with Luffy. Oden fought a 20 years weaker Kaido. Before his full appearance was revealed, many non-canon sources had attempted to depict Sakazuki after the timeskip, which would later turn out to be highly inaccurate to his actual appearance in the manga. Sakazuki later interrupted a meeting Sengoku was holding and said that the Marines were leaving Wano Country alone due to not having enough manpower to deal with both Big Mom and Kaido. Even though the Warlords of the Sea were on the World Government's side, Sakazuki saw them as nothing more than pirates and believed they could not be trusted. In the 5th fan poll, Sakazuki ranked 47th. Kuzan is a former Navy Admiral who was famously known as Aokiji. Chapter 397; Episode 278[1] When Sengoku popped his head through the doorway and asked him if being fleet admiral was difficult, Sakazuki told him to shut up. He was enraged of hearing the news of the Dyna Stones being stolen and the destruction of the Marine base at Firs Island. Upon Sakazuki's rise to Fleet Admiral, Kizaru became a confidant to share his counsel, often offering helpful advice and being someone for him to share his personal frustrations over the growing threat of piracy, especially the Straw Hats. Kuzan, however, was against the idea of having him become the new fleet admiral and the two admirals battled each other for the position on Punk Hazard. He angrily told Fujitora that he should know what it means for him to admit fault, and that he should have reported it before taking action. Kuzan, however, was against the idea of having him become the new fleet admiral and the two admirals battled each other for the position on Punk Hazard. [1] Until getting off his chair in order to destroy an incoming iceberg during the Battle of Marineford, his face was always hidden by the bill of his cap.[12]. Outside of freezing touch he has the weakest offense of the admirals imo. His raw strength, for one, was enough for him to go up against and clash evenly with Whitebeard in close quarters (the "Strongest Man in the World" who, in his old age, could still overpower a giant's strength easily),[39][40] even holding back a two-handed swing of the elder's large naginata (which came clad in a quake bubble to massively enhance its striking force) using a single leg. [23] In fact, Akainu's beliefs about heritage run deep enough that he declares that even if every other pirate escapes, he would personally ensure that neither Ace nor Luffy were allowed to leave the war alive due to their bloodlines. [71], He was later enraged to hear that Fujitora arrived at Mary Geoise when he had not yet claimed the heads of Luffy and Law, and refused to consider the admiral's reasoning. サカズキ Roger. For example, when he learned that Fujitora had let the world know of what transpired in Dressrosa, Sakazuki was furious. But also in the World Collectable,One Piece Super Effect, One Piece Amazing Log Collection,Deformeister Petit One Piece,One Piece Super Deformed Figures, Anichara Heroes, One Piece Full Face Jr. and the One Piece Logbox series. [20] Furthermore, he seems to be unafraid of older legends, as when Whitebeard told his men not to be intimidated by Garp due to the Marine being an old man, Akainu mocked Whitebeard's comment, saying that Whitebeard was also from the same generation as Garp before attacking the Emperor. This was seen when he grudgingly complied with Sengoku's order to end all hostilities of the Marineford War and permitting the Whitebeard Pirates to leave. Even though he is loyal to the World Government, he was outraged when he was informed that the report given to Marine Headquarters about Doflamingo's resignation from the Seven Warlords of the Sea was fraudulent. Aware of Shanks' threat, Sakazuki made no attempt to attack him though the latter earned Akainu's fury because his arrival had allowed Luffy to escape his grasp.[32]. Sakazuki's face up close after the timeskip. This response infuriated Sakazuki further as it meant his power was hollow and empty. Kuzan can kill with a touch, but I think his ability is a little more resistable than giant magma fist. Sakazuki then contacted Fujitora and scolded him for allowing the true news of what transpired at Dressrosa to spread throughout the world without the consent of those in the higher echelons. [6][42][47], Sakazuki was seen wielding a dagger as a child[62] and a red-hilted katana during his youth as a Marine. Sakazuki suggest that cover-ups were needed in order to save the face of the World Government. [3][8], Sakazuki's background, specifically as a black-hearted extremist, affords him a particularly fearsome repute even by admiral standards, as seen chiefly following the Summit War when Blackbeard, upon learning of Sakazuki's presence aboard a Marine ship meant for negotiations, immediately fled off the island he dwelt on with his crew, noting their unreadiness to face the admiral despite Blackbeard, at that point, having come to wield two of the strongest Devil Fruit powers in existence and bolstered his crew with five of Impel Down's most dangerous and powerful ex-prisoners. He got stronger, I think he is admiral tier, but people put him above Kizaru, Aokiji, and Akaiunu. Akainu was angry at Whitebeard and shouted at him for destroying the city, and Whitebeard repeated what he said before and told him he should protect it. For detailed information about the series, see the One Piece Wiki. In addition to his injuries, he also grew a mustache and goatee. When Ace was finally freed, Akainu assured his men that there was nothing to worry about, since the two pirate brothers were going to be captured again and executed. Kaido views Oden as up there with the strongest pirates ever but "mid diff" to the admirals, its like you people are reading a different manga. [75], After the Warlord system was abolished, Sakazuki spoke to Fujitora via Den Den Mushi and explained that the timing was bad due to the pirate alliance of the Big Mom and Beasts Pirates. No lmao, Oden is quite clearly up there with the yonko and admirals, he can push Akainu to extreme diff and can beat at least one admiral. Sakazuki [16] Caesar Clown also believed that Sakazuki would desire his ideas of mass-murder weapons and inhumane experimentation on prisoners, in contrast to the more pragmatic Sengoku. issuing special orders like the enactment of a Buster Call on any island he deems a threat, at any time, and granting others such privilege),[3][35] Sakazuki can now fully lay down the organization's strategy, deciding tactics and setting policy, discretionally assign and reassign forces to deploy globally in missions (including the admirals), promote or demote the lower ranks, and delegate any such powers as he sees fit; during the two-year timeskip, he exercised his authority to have the Marine Headquarters relocated to the New World[36][2] as well as institute a global-scale draft. He also managed to fight Akainu for 10 days at Punk Hazard, which implies that they're quite close in terms of power. Sengoku, Garp, Sakazuki, Kuzan, Borsalino and Issho. Sakazuki later had a meeting with the Five Elders and a heated argument broke out between them. [23], Akainu feigned sympathy towards Squard to get him to betray Whitebeard,[18] then brutally injured Whitebeard and killed Ace, which resulted in the rest of the Whitebeard Pirates directing their anger toward him, and the remaining commanders attempting to fight against him, even though they might have been killed. When the Marines learned that the Roger Pirates and the Golden Lion Pirates were about to battle in the Edd War, three years before the death of the Pirate King, Sakazuki was seen in Marineford, walking with Garp, Kuzan, Saul and Tsuru, listening to the conversation about Garp's efforts to capture Gol D. Roger. Kuzan or Oden? English Name: Cookies help us deliver our Services. Jinbe is aware of how dangerous Akainu is, and wasted no time in warning the Straw Hats about how ruthless the Marines have become under his command. Imagine he put haki into his magma. Akainu got back up and attacked back, burning off a portion of Whitebeard's head. Sub-power of Omnificence. He ordered the destruction of an evacuation ship of civilians and soldiers, claiming it needed to be destroyed in case even a single scholar managed to sneak on board. He even personally argued with the Five Elders concerning the matter. [23] This conviction fueled Akainu to the point of actively hunting Luffy himself, even though Blackbeard was destroying Marineford at the time. Bellemère - Shot in the chest by Arlong. The downplaying of the admirals is nothing new. That being said, he still respectfully addressed him when the Marines were discussing the bounties of the most notorious pirates. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. One Piece is a 1999 anime series made by Eiichiro Oda based off of the manga of the same name. His pride is so great he would rather cover up the ordeal to ensure that the Marines are adamant and credible to his doctrine of Absolute Justice. After Sakazuki complained to the elders about how Doflamingo's actions would make him look as Fleet Admiral, they retorted that Sakazuki's reputation does not matter to them. Sakazuki Akainu was angered, because Shanks's interference had caused Luffy to escape his grasp. Akainu then prepared to face off against Crocodile and the Whitebeard Pirates. [14], In Marine Headquarters, Sakazuki received a report from Rob Lucci about the Marines sending forces to aid Gild Tesoro. Two years ago, when Blackbeard arrived at Marineford and stole Whitebeard's Devil Fruit power, Akainu heard his speech but ignored him to pursue and attempt to kill Luffy which ended in failure. At the age of 23, Sakazuki joined the Marines alongside a 26 years old Borsalino, and came under the tutelage of instructor Zephyr. Japanese Name: Reyligh said in his prime he might win against Kizaru. Fujitora rightly pointed out that Sakazuki's version of Justice had no credibility or honor in the first place if it was that fragile, which only inflamed Sakazuki's rage further, seeing it as a personal slight. When he was told that the case had been left to the Cipher Pol, Sakazuki retorted that even the Five Elders had been walked over by the "Celestial Dragons' puppets". He can easily gain ground on others that are noticeably fast and in flight from him, as seen with Jinbe whom the admiral caught up with swiftly despite the former's head start resulting from the powerful people trying to keep Sakazuki at bay. [73], Suspicious about what's happening on Jail Island, he eventually landed on the island and fought first against Luffy, then Sabo. It doesn't appear in any feeds, and anyone with a direct link to it will see a message like this one. August 16th[4] An image of Sakazuki appears in the first, Sakazuki appears in the Nami and Marineford versions of the. Due to the success of the first game, the sequel was released the year following. He demonstrated his words by making Squard notice that the Pacifistas attacked everyone in the bay except Whitebeard's pirates, this being also part of Sengoku's plan. [1] In turn, Akainu will easily kill any Marines who contradict his beliefs, as he executed a soldier for leaving his post in fear, and even made an attempt on Koby's life for voicing his objections for taking the war too far. How strong do you think prime Reyligh is? [37], Combat-wise, Sakazuki as an admiral (now fleet admiral) is among the world's strongest figures, having been thought with his fellow admirals to constitute the World Government's "Greatest Military Force" (i.e. [61][46][41][47] Further, Sakazuki's powers bestow him high maneuverability, letting him melt through whatever lies in his path, even tunneling through the very ground, and to briefly fly using jet bursts of magma. Fujitora replied if he had done so, the incident might have been covered up. As Akainu boldly insulted Whitebeard, he earned the wrath of Portgas D. Ace, who viewed the captain as a father figure. [66], Whitebeard survived Squard's attack, and forgave his ally and started a massive attack against the Marines, using his Devil Fruit's powers. Banchina -Diedfrom an unknown illness. [53][54] This ability is shown to be outstandingly potent even by Logia standards, such that, when excessively used over ten days, it warped the very climate of half an island, permanently rendering it a blazing inferno that embroils even the surrounding sea. After learning of Jewelry Bonney's whereabouts, Akainu said that the World Government had been worried due to her disappearance, and Bonney replied that she hates the World Government and the Marines. I doubt the admirals are as strong as a Yonko, but it doesn’t matter due to their abilities. Akainu was outraged at this and attacked Koby, only to have his punch blocked by Shanks. He is still relative to to Sakazuki and Kuzan. [6] It was clear that he lived a rough childhood, as he already had a grim disposition, and a sense of justice showcased on the hat he wore.[62]. He went on to state that both Luffy and Ace deserved to be executed due to their parentage and attacked Luffy, but Ace threw himself in the way. His new leadership has given the Marines a stronger sense of Absolute Justice. In his youth, Sakazuki wore an open red shirt, as well as a set of khaki pants held up with a loosely tied yellow-orange ribbed belt with a silver bullseye shaped buckle, and a pair of red sneakers. He is an adamant believer in Absolute Justice and is ruthless in his maintenance of it, his derived motto being "Thorough Justice" (徹底的な正義, Tetteiteki na Seigi?). He has been featured in the Portrait of Pirates Figuarts Zero, One Piece DX Figure, One Piece High Spec Coloring Figure, Ichiban Kuji One Piece and Super Modeling Soul One Piece lines. Funi English VA: Fleet Admiral;[2] Admiral[3] (former); Vice Admiral (former)[1] Height: Fujitora stated that he does not want to be made into a hero for something he did not do, and that the World Government needs to take responsibility for their actions. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. From the East Blue to the New World, anything related to the world of One Piece belongs here! Akainu always refers to Luffy as "Dragon's son", viewing him as a global-scale threat solely based on heritage, and that Luffy must be eliminated at all costs. [22] Two years after the war at Marineford, he wasted little time in sending an admiral to capture or kill him. Sakazuki chastises Fujitora for dragging the name of "justice" through the dirt. Kizaru has an incredibly destructive df. It was released in Japan on March 20, 2013, Europe on August 30, 2013, and in the U.S. on September 3, 2013. He feigned sympathy to Squard, exploiting his hatred of the late Pirate King to influence him into betraying his loyalty to Whitebeard,[18] and later purposefully insulted Whitebeard's honor to goad Ace into attacking him, successfully doing so as to prevent Ace from escaping,[19] and killing him shortly after by aiming for his younger brother and letting Ace take the blow in the former's stead. Meaning: He has also replaced his trademark red suit for a white one, similar to what Sengoku wore when he was Fleet Admiral; however, Sakazuki still wears the same floral pattern shirt underneath and doesn't wear his black signature gloves. After the war of Marineford, Sengoku put his name forward for the position of the Fleet Admiral, meaning he was quite capable indeed. [37], When Byrnndi World and the World Pirates make their return and threaten the Government, Sakazuki and the Marines, summoned by Buggy, ambush World's ship and began to attack it, in which Sakazuki does heavy damage with his magma powers.[68]. [54], He was later seen confronting a Marine officer who was fleeing from the battle not wanting to die out of concern for his family. Type: Akainu, however, views all pirates as criminals that are not allowed to exist, and the Whitebeard Pirates are no exception.[30]. Despite this disposition, Sakazuki seems to be able to restrain himself at times, having chosen to spare the life of Jewelry Bonney and her crew after they were left beaten and tied by the Blackbeard Pirates for the then-admiral to salvage, and letting his colleague Aokiji leave the Marines after he lost a ten-day duel for the position of fleet admiral.[2]. Oden is incredibly strong, but we need to stop disrespecting the OG 3. [15] He has a stern, dead-serious disposition, is grim, expressionless, and was the most ruthless out of three admirals pre-timeskip. Sakazuki told him to wait because they did not know the strength of Wano Country's forces. The film stars the regular television cast of Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Kappei Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Hirata, Ikue Otani, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Kazuki Yao, and Chō. Character filters Show Dual Character Units Show VS Character Units Show Super Type Character Units. Alias: 53 (debut);55 (after timeskip)[5] Just ask yourself an honest question, who has a better chance against current Kaido, Sakazuki or Oden? Japanese Name: [11], Twenty-two years ago at the Ohara Incident, he wore a simple white Marine cap under a dark gray hood that seemed to be a part of a cloak he wore beneath his suit, or Marine coat.