Ryuma’s Real Power Explained: Only 2 One Piece Characters Can Beat the Sword God Ryuma

The Only Two Characters From One Piece Who Can Defeat Ryuma in his Prime.

Ryuma's Real Power Explained: Only 2 One Piece Characters Can Beat the Sword God Ryuma


  • Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation is a new anime series available on Netflix, with creative direction provided by Eiichiro Oda.
  • Ryuma, a swordsman, is the main character of the story. He is looking for a specific man to defeat.
  • There are only two characters in the One Piece universe who can defeat him in his prime.
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Under the creative leadership of its creator, Eiichiro Oda, Netflix has released a new anime series titled Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation. He created the one-shot Monsters in 1994, which has a direct tie to One Piece. Now, thirty years later, an original Netflix anime adaption of Oda’s tale of a samurai with the heart of a true warrior brings the story back to life.

Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation
Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation

Oda confirmed that the story was canon to the One Piece story in SBS Volume 47. The story revolves around Ryuma, a swordsman who is searching for a certain man to bring down but instead finds himself helping a young lady who undertakes an attempt to kill a mythical dragon.

This is the same Ryuma as seen in One Piece’s Thriller Bark arc. Ryuma is known as the Sword God and in the world of One Piece there are only 2 characters who can beat him in his prime self. These two characters are currently the strongest in the One Piece story and their powers and abilities are unknown to the One Piece fans.


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Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation Anime Released on Netflix

Oda’s early work, which was created long before One Piece, is now the focus of attention thanks to Netflix’s anime adaptation. The anime Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation is currently available, and it is brought to us by E&H Production. 

Fuminao Akai is the art director, Takashi Kojima is the character designer, and Sunghoo Park, who is well-known for his artistic contributions to Jujutsu Kaisen and God of High School, is the director. Takeki Kobayashi produced the music, which was composed by Hiroaki Tsutsumi. 

Monsters by Eiichiro Oda

The person who narrated the anime adaptation of Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation was the Japanese voice actor of Roronoa Zoro from One Piece. Given that this anime has been centered on a one-shot manga, it is only 25 minutes long. Although it’s only one episode, fans will love to see Ryuma, the Sword God slay a dragon with his iconic sword Shusui.

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The Two Characters From One Piece Who Can Defeat Ryuma

Even after so many years of his death, Shimotsuki Ryuma is still known as the Sword God and he was the only character other than Mihawk to have a black blade. This proved that Ryuma had a strong armament haki. Ryuma’s legendary sword skills make him a formidable opponent in the world of One Piece.

Ryuma in his Prime
Ryuma in his Prime

When Ryuma was in his prime, he earned a lot of titles like the Sword God and Ryuma the King. This was because he possessed the skills that put him at the top of the list of legendary swordsmen. The only two characters who could have defeated him in his prime were JoyBoy and Imu Sama.

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The powers and abilities of Imu and Joyboy are unknown to fans and the only thing known is currently they are currently the strongest characters in the series. Therefore only they have the potential to defeat Ryuma in his prime.


You can watch Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation on Netflix.


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