After the great success earned by the One Piece live-action series by Netflix, fans are eagerly waiting for the second season. The Netflix adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece covered the entirety of the East Blue Saga, and although it had minor modifications, the story captured every detail of the series’ initial stage and also mentioned many other great details about the story. These include the Shichibukais or the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
Marine Immunity for the Shichibukais
These seven warlords are pirates who work under the World Government and are extremely powerful. The Seven Warlords system assists the World Government in combating piracy, which the Marines alone cannot handle. The lineup of the Seven Warlords of the Sea has fluctuated throughout One Piece, with some members being revoked and others departing from the organization. As of the events of Netflix’s One Piece season 1, which corresponds to the manga’s East Blue epic, the Seven Warlords of the Sea contains Dracule Mihawk, Crocodile, Gecko Moria, Boa Hancock, Jinbe, Donquixote Doflamingo, and Bartholomew Kuma. Let’s take a look at how powerful they are, their abilities, and their marine immunity.
1. Dracule Mihawk
Dracule “Hawk Eyes” Mihawk is a world-famous pirate and the “Strongest Swordsman in the World.” He was the first of the Seven Warlords of the Sea to be introduced in live action. Mihawk was known as the “Marine Hunter” and was renowned as Shanks’s opponent, one of the Four Emperors. Mihawk, the Strongest Swordsman in the World in both name and actuality, is one of the world’s most powerful pirates.
Crocodile is the former president of the enigmatic crime syndicate Baroque Works, which was referred to in the live-action season 1 and was previously known as “Mr. 0.” He is the major enemy of the Alabasta Arc, hence he should appear in season 2. Crocodile is powerful enough to be recognized by the World Government as a former Warlord of the Sea. At the time, he was the Warlord with the second-lowest bounty of 81,000,000 Berry. Crocodile consumed the Suna Suna no Mi, a Logia-type Devil Fruit that grants him the ability to produce, control, and turn his body into sand.
3. Gecko Moria
Gecko Moria is the captain of the Thriller Bark Pirates and a former member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, and he lives on the world’s largest ship, Thriller Bark. Moria consumed the Kage Kage no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that grants him the ability to manifest and govern shadows as tangible creatures. Moria can summon his own shadow to fight in his stead.
4. Boa Hancock
“Pirate Empress” Boa Hancock is the Kuja Pirates’ captain and the only female Warlord of the Sea. She is the current empress of Amazon Lily, nicknamed the “Snake Princess,” and ruler over the Kuja tribe. Hancock and her sisters were forced to feed Devil Fruits as a form of sick fun by their Celestial Dragon captors while she was a slave. Hancock consumed the Mero Mero no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that enables her to petrify humans into stone statues as long as they are attracted to her.
The king of the sea Jinbe is a great master of Fish-Man Karate and a whale shark fish-man. His ambition is to realize his old skipper Fisher Tiger’s dying wish for human-fish coexistence and equality. He later became one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea but resigned during the Marineford Summit War. Jinbe is a very powerful and disciplined master of Fish-Man Karate and Fish-Man Jujutsu with years of war experience, which he can utilize to knock out multiple opponents at once and grapple with tough opponents several times his size.
6. Donquixote Doflamingo
Donquixote Doflamingo is the captain of the Donquixote Pirates. Before his captivity, he was a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. He is also a former World Noble, descended from the Donquixote Family. Doflamingo ate the Ito Ito no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to generate and control strings. His strings are extremely strong and razor-sharp, allowing him to cut, penetrate, block, bind, or pummell his opponents.
7. Bartholomew Kuma
Bartholomew Kuma is a former Warlord of the Sea, the former monarch of the Sorbet Kingdom, and a Revolutionary Army officer and founding member. Kuma ate the Nikyu Nikyu no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that gave him paw pads on his palms that can reject anything that comes into contact with them. His paw pads provide him with total defense, allowing him to defend himself against all physical attacks, including swords.
The first seven warlords were considered to be some of the strongest pirates in the world. Later, many of them were replaced by Buggy the Clown, Edward Weevil, Blackbeard, and Trafalgar Law. But as the story proceeded, the world government decided to abolish the Shichibukai system later in the series.