Strongest One Piece Characters Without Devil Fruit Powers
Devil Fruit is such a mystical fruit in One Piece that it grants the user powers (from dumb ones to incredibly strong ones). Most of the strong characters like the admirals and the high ranking pirates have Devil Fruit abilities.
That being said, there are plenty of really strong characters in One Piece that do not rely on Devil Fruit powers at all. Here’s a list of some of them. Do add your own answers if you think they’re missing and vote for the best characters.
As one of the four emperors of the seas, Shanks belong in this list for sure. He has not shown his full abilities but he was able to fight with Kaido for a bit before they parted ways.
Monkey D. Garp
As the Hero of the Marines, Garp is no doubt in this list. He used to be one of the strongest in his prime, rivaling the Pirate King himself. With the help of Pirate King Gol D Roger, they defeated the Rock Pirates which is insane. The Rock Pirates consisted of legends like Rocks D Xebec, Big Mom, Kaido, Whitebeard, The Golden Lion and a couple other prominent names.
Monkey D Garp was also able to easily punch down Marco who is Whitebeard’s first commander. He even flattened Don Chinjao’s ‘unbreakable’ head using his haki.
Dark King Rayleigh was the second in command in the Roger Pirates years ago. Although retired, he’s still extremely powerful. He could stop Kizaru in the Sabaody arc even in his old age.
Rayleigh also has the Haoshoku Haki.
The right hand man of Shanks is Benn Beckman. His powers are not shown yet, but Kizaru was afraid to move when he saw Benn Beckman, which speaks volumes.
Mihawk is the number one swordsman in the whole of One Piece at the moment. He doesn’t need any Devil Fruit ability to be extremely strong.
Jinbe joined the Straw Hat pirates and he uses his fist to do the talking. He doesn’t rely on Devil Fruit abilities at all.
Monkey D. Dragon is the son of Garp and Luffy’s father. It’s uncertain if he has a Devil Fruit ability yet.
Also, his true abilities are unknown but as the World Government’s most wanted man, he’s probably a huge threat. More will be known of his abilities in the future.