The Blackbeard Pirates are one of the strongest pirate crews in One Piece right now. They rose up the top ranks rapidly and are considered the anime’s main antagonists. Led by Blackbeard, they are the direct rivals of Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirates, and we cannot wait for their pirate crews to clash in the end game. The Blackbeard Pirates crew includes 10 powerful members, who are all versatile and hold special power in their own way. Most of the members even have devil fruit powers, which we will learn more about in this article. So, without wasting more time, let’s rank the members of the Blackbeard Pirates and see how strong they are.
Blackbeard Pirate Crew Members (Ranked)
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers about the Blackbeard Pirates crew and their powers in the One Piece anime. We suggest you watch the anime or read the manga first to avoid ruining the intended experience.
Who are the Blackbeard Pirates?
With an extremely powerful crew, the Blackbeard Pirates are one of the main antagonists of the One Piece anime. They are nearly similar to Luffy’s crew in power levels and are led by their admiral Marshall D. Teach (aka Blackbeard). Blackbeard has gathered vile and abominable characters from all over the One Piece world and started his pirate crew.
Starting with only five members, the Blackbeard Pirates grew to 10 members after recruiting several strong prisoners from Level 6 in Impel Down. They quickly managed to rise in terms of power levels and are one of the four strongest pirate crews in the world. Blackbeard also became an emperor of the sea, making them a notorious emperor’s crew. The members of the Blackbeard Pirates are:
Marshall D. Teach (Admiral)Jesus BurgessShiryuVan AugurAvalo PizarroLaffitteCatarina DevonSanjuan WolfVasco ShotDoc QAokiji
Blackbeard Pirates is Luffy’s major adversary in the anime series. Their One Piece jolly roger has three skull markings with eyes looking in different directions. According to a popular theory, Blackbeard had two other persons living outside or inside of him, which is why he was able to devour two devil fruits at once. And he will likely eat another one later in the series. So that means the Blackbeard Pirates jolly roger has the same enigma as his very existence.
Top Blackbeard Pirate Crew Members
1. Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard)
Role: AdmiralCrew Debut: Episode 146, Chapter 223Devil Fruit: Gura Gura no Mi (Tremor-Tremor Fruit), Yami Yami no Mi (Dark-Dark Fruit)Haki: Observation and ArmamentBounty: 3,996,000,000 Berries
Popularly known as Blackbeard, Marshall D. Teach leads the crew as their admiral. Although Teach’s screen presence has been rather low as compared to the others, he has impressed us every time he appeared in the anime. He is the only person in the entire One Piece universe to eat two devil fruits and holds two special powers. Due to this unnatural phenomenon, Blackbeard is considered one of the biggest threats to humanity.
Along with the two devil fruit powers, Teach can perform two types of haki in One Piece. Blackbeard is extremely overpowered right now, and he is rightfully one of the four emperors of the sea. Therefore, he is ranked as the strongest member of the Blackbeard Pirates.
Role: Unknown Crew Debut: Episode 736, Chapter 793Devil Fruit: Hie Hie no Mi (Ice-Ice Fruit)Haki: Observation and ArmamentBounty: Unconfirmed
Kuzan, who is widely known as Aokiji, was an Admiral in the Marines in the One Piece world. He was even recommended for the Fleet Admiral position by Sengoku. But, he was a convoluted addition to the Blackbeard Pirates. No one saw it coming, didn’t we? While there are theories that Kuzan joined Blackbeard in order to spy on the crew, he is now a member and the second strongest after Blackbeard.
Aokiji’s devil fruit is undoubtedly one of the most powerful devil fruits in the world. The Hie Hie no Mi fruit allows him to produce ice at his will, and he can even freeze the sea to overcome the devil fruit’s weakness to water. Further, Aokiji can use the two basic forms of haki, and we have ranked him as the second most powerful member of the Blackbeard Pirates in this list.
Role: Titanic Captain of the Second ShipCrew Debut: Episode 445, Chapter 542Devil Fruit: Suke Suke no Mi (Clear-Clear Fruit)Haki: UnconfirmedBounty: Unconfirmed
Shiryu of the Rain was the head jailer in the Impel Down prison until he turned into a level 6 prisoner for his mass massacre of prisoners. When Blackbeard raided Impel Down, Shiryu immediately joined to continue his bloodlust. He is now the titanic captain of the second ship and protects their emperor. Shiryu has Abslaom’s devil fruit, Suke Suke no Mi, which allows him to turn invisible and even the objects he possesses.
Currently, Shiryu is an excellent swordsman, and fans are waiting to see him fight Zoro in the anime. But with his top-notch swordsman skills combined with his devil fruit powers, he is literally invincible. Shiryu is also the right-hand man of admiral Blackbeard. Therefore, we have ranked him as the third strongest member of the Blackbeard Pirates.
4. Jesus Burgess
Role: Helmsman, Titanic Captain of the First ShipCrew Debut: Episode 146, Chapter 222Devil Fruit: Riki Riki no Mi (Strong-Strong Fruit)Haki: Observation and ArmamentBounty: At least 20,000,000 Berries
Jesus Burgess is one of the founding members of the Blackbeard Pirates and the titanic captain of the first ship. He is loyal to Admiral Blackbeard and is a powerful opponent in the anime.
Burgess has consumed the Paramecia-type Riki Riki no Mi devil fruit, which gives him superhuman strength. Thus, his physical power has grown two-fold, enabling him to lift a mountain and throw it toward the Heart Pirates. Further, he can use two forms of Haki, which when combined with his Hercules-like power and physique, is a sight to behold.
5. Van Augur
Role: Sniper, Titanic Captain of the Third ShipCrew Debut: Episode 146, Chapter 222Devil Fruit: Wapu Wapu no Mi (Warp-Warp Fruit)Haki: UnconfirmedBounty: At least 64,000,000 Berries
Van Augur is also one of the founding members of the Blackbeard Pirates. He is the Sniper of the crew and is the titanic captain of the third ship. He also has devil fruit powers and ate the Wapu Wapu no Mi, which allows him to teleport himself and others to the place he desires.
His marksmanship skills are unmatched, and he is one of the greatest marksmen we have ever seen along with Yasopp. Augur is also known as the “Supersonic” for his sniper skills and has been lauded by fans all over the world. Overall, Augur has incredible vision and devil fruit powers, but it is not confirmed whether he uses haki or not.
6. Avalo Pizarro
Role: Titanic Captain of the Fourth Ship Crew Debut: Episode 490, Chapter 581Devil Fruit: NoneHaki: UnconfirmedBounty: Unconfirmed
Like most of his crewmates, Avalo Pizarro was a Level 6 prisoner in Impel Down before joining the Blackbeard Pirates. For his oppressive rule as king of the North Blue Kingdom, he was given a life term in jail. The locals revolted against him, and as a result, he was imprisoned in Impel Down. He eventually acquired the moniker “Corrupt King” in One Piece.
Blackbeard summoned Pizarro during his attack on Impel Down, and he is now the titanic captain of the fourth ship. Furthermore, his capabilities and strength are still unknown. In his confrontations in Marineford, he showed outstanding fortitude. As a result, Avalo Pizarro is currently ranked as the sixth-strongest Blackbeard Pirate on our list.
Role: Navigator, Chief of Staff, Titanic Captain of the Fifth Ship Crew Debut: Episode 151, Chapter 234Devil Fruit: UnconfirmedHaki: UnconfirmedBounty: At least 42,200,000 Berries
Laffitte is the Navigator of the Blackbeard Pirates in One Piece. He is known as the Demon Sheriff because of his cruelty as a sheriff (police) in West Blue. He has been banished due to that, and he joined this crew to continue his love for brutality.
Though, we haven’t seen much of his powers in action just yet. It has previously been mentioned that Laffitte was able to hypnotize the marines to open the Gates of Justice. Not just that, he was also seen flying with wings on his back. But, we cannot be sure if he possesses any devil fruit or haki powers.
However, we can be sure that Laffitte is strong because Blackbeard has stated on numerous occasions that he doesn’t want weaklings in his crew. Thus, he is the seventh strongest member of the Blackbeard Pirates and is the titanic captain of the fifth ship.
8. Catarina Devon
Role: Titanic Captain of the Sixth Ship Crew Debut: Episode 484, Chapter 575Devil Fruit: Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune (Dog-Dog Fruit, Model: Nine-Tailed Fox)Haki: UnconfirmedBounty: Unconfirmed
Catarina Devon is regarded as the most deadly female pirate imprisoned in Impel Down. She is also known as the Crescent Moon Hunter and was recruited by Blackbeard during his raid. Now, she is the titanic captain of the sixth ship in Blackbear Pirates.
She ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune fruit, which allows her to transform into the nine-tailed fox (yeah, the one in Naruto). With this power, Devon can transform and impersonate anyone in the world. Yes, there’s a huge manipulative power in the hands of the most dangerous pirate crew. We haven’t seen any of her other powers in action just yet.
9. Sanjuan Wolf
Role: Titanic Captain of the Seventh Ship Crew Debut: Episode 484, Chapter 575Devil Fruit: UnconfirmedHaki: UnconfirmedBounty: Unconfirmed
Sanjuan Wolf is a part of the One Piece giant race. He is famously known as the Colossal Battleship, which was given to him because of his size. Sanjuan Wolf is also a level 6 prisoner who was sentenced to life in prison. The crimes he committed were so heinous that marines had to cover it up by erasing the record.
Sanjuan Wolf is the only giant known to eat a devil fruit until now. The devil fruit’s name is unknown at the moment, but it allows him to get much bigger than the other giants. Unquestionably, his powers come from his gigantic size, and since they have been almost doubled by his devil fruit, he possesses immense strength right now. Surprisingly, he managed to come to Marineford sneakily despite his size. Wolf ranks in the ninth spot on our list but can climb up once we see his powers in action.
10. Doc Q
Role: Doctor, Titanic Captain of the Ninth Ship Crew Debut: Episode 146, Chapter 223Devil Fruit: Shiku Shiku no Mi (Sick-Sick Fruit)Haki: UnconfirmedBounty: At least 72,000,000Berries
As the name tells, Doc Q is the doctor of the Blackbeard Pirates in One Piece. He is known as the “Death God,” as he resembles the grim reaper with his scythe and a sick horse. He is sick already and is carried around by his horse. Doc Q consumed the Shiku Shiku no Mi devil fruit, which allows him to spread sickness in the form of diseases to anyone. Despite being very sick, he was recruited by Blackbeard, which tells us a lot about his powers.
Undeniably, Doc Q is a great medic as well as an excellent chemist. He proved his medical skills in the anime and made explosive apples as well. Doc Q is the titanic captain of the ninth ship in Blackbeard’s crew.
11. Vasco Shot
Role: Titanic Captain of the Eighth ShipCrew Debut: Episode 484, Chapter 575Devil Fruit: NoneHaki: UnconfirmedBounty: Unconfirmed
Vasco Shot was one of the seven heinous criminals who were sentenced to life in Impel Down Level 6. He carries the nickname “Heavy Drinker” as he’s shown to be drinking all the time we have seen him in the anime. He was freed and recruited by Blackbeard during the raid and serves as the titanic captain of the eighth ship.
Currently, there is no information available regarding his powers. But him being a level 6 prisoner and being able to survive the fight down there during the raid showcases his strength and powers. We hope to see more of him in the future soon.
12. Kikipatsu, Maki, Tori and Stronger
Role: Unknown | Unknown | Unknown | Doc Q’s HorseCrew Debut: Episode 917, Chapter 925 | Episode 917, Chapter 925 |Episode 917, Chapter 925 | Episode 146, Chapter 223Devil Fruit: None | None | None | Uma Uma no Mi, Model: Pegasus (Horse-Horse Fruit, Pegasus Model)Haki: UnconfirmedBounty: Unknown
Basically, Stronger is the horse of Doc Q, and it ate the Uma Uma no Mi, Model: Pegasus. This allows it to turn into the mythical creature Pegasus, thus, gifting them the power to fly using its wings.
Additionally, Maki, Tori, and Kikipatsu were introduced to the viewers while they were sitting next to Blackbeard in the Wano arc. There is no information available about them, but we hope to get explanations and confirmations soon. Since no information is revealed about these characters, they are ranked the lowest in our list of the Blackbeard Pirates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the top 4 pirates?
The top ranks will change throughout the course of time. But as of now, Gol D Roger, Whitebeard, Rocks D Xebec, and Shanks stand tall as the top 4 pirates in the One Piece world.
How many Blackbeard Pirates are there?
Before the Impel Down arc, there used to be five members only. But after the Impel Down Raid, the crew has a total of 11 members as of now. There are three more members who appeared but still haven’t been confirmed yet.
Who is Blackbeard’s 1st commander?
Jesus Burgess is the first commander of the Blackbeard’s ship. There is a total of 10 commanders and the captains are called Titanic Captains.
List of Strongest Blackbeard Pirates
We have compiled a list of the strongest members of the Blackbeard Pirates, ranked on the basis of their powers shown in the anime series so far. There are some members whose abilities have not yet been fully explained, and we will update this list as more information becomes available. In the meantime, let us know which member of the Blackbeard Pirates is your favorite in the comments section below.