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This is about the Marine rank. For the leaders of other fleets, see Admiral (Fleet Captain).

Admiral is the second highest rank in the Marines organization, senior to a vice admiral and junior to the fleet admiral. As part of the Three Great Powers, the three admirals are amongst the most powerful characters in the series.[1]


See also the associated categories: Marine Admirals and Former Marine Admirals.

Current TrioEdit

Name Notes
Borsalino Portrait Borsalino
  • Code name: Kizaru (黄猿 Kizaru?, literally meaning "Yellow Monkey").
  • Devil Fruit: Pika Pika no Mi.
  • First introduced as one of the only three Admirals of the Golden Age of Piracy by Nico Robin.
  • Only remaining Admiral from the previous generation.
Issho Portrait Issho
  • Code name: Fujitora (藤虎 Fujitora?, literally meaning "Purple Tiger").
  • Devil Fruit: Unknown power that allows him to manipulate gravity.
  • Promoted to Admiral sometime after Sakazuki's promotion and Kuzan's resignation.
Ryokugyu Portrait Ryokugyu
  • Code name: Ryoukugyu (緑牛 Ryokugyū?, literally meaning "Green Bull").
  • Promoted to Admiral sometime after Sakazuki's promotion and Kuzan's resignation.

Previous TrioEdit

Name Notes
Borsalino Portrait Borsalino
  • Code name: Kizaru (黄猿 Kizaru?, literally meaning "Yellow Monkey").
  • Devil Fruit: Pika Pika no Mi.
  • First introduced as one of the only three Admirals of the Golden Age of Piracy by Nico Robin.
  • Only remaining Admiral to be part of the next generation.
Kuzan Pre Timeskip Portrait Kuzan
  • Resigned at age 47, being unable to take orders from Fleet Admiral Sakazuki.
  • Code name: Aokiji (青雉 Aokiji?, literally meaning "Blue Pheasant").
  • Devil Fruit: Hie Hie no Mi.
  • First introduced as one of the only three Admirals of the Golden Age of Piracy by Nico Robin.
  • Dueled 10 days with Sakazuki on Punk Hazard to succeed Sengoku as Fleet Admiral, and lost.
Sakazuki Pre Timeskip Portrait Sakazuki
  • Promoted to Fleet Admiral at age 53.
  • Code name: Akainu (赤犬 Akainu?, literally meaning "Red Dog").
  • Devil Fruit: Magu Magu no Mi.
  • First introduced as one of the only three Admirals of the Golden Age of Piracy by Nico Robin.
  • Dueled 10 days with Kuzan on Punk Hazard to succeed Sengoku as Fleet Admiral, and won.


Name Notes
Sengoku Admiral Portrait Sengoku
  • Promoted to Fleet Admiral.
  • Devil Fruit: Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu.
  • Held the rank of Admiral somewhere around 20 years before the start of the series.
  • Fought alongside Garp against Shiki, organized a Buster Call on Ohara.
Zephyr Admiral Portrait Z


  • Non-canon
  • Became an admiral at age 38.
  • Resigned at age 41 when his wife and son were murdered by a pirate, and became an instructor.


The admirals are crowned the World Government's "Greatest Military Powers" (最高戦力 Saikō Senryoku?), and are the strongest individual fighters within the World Government and the Marines. These three admirals are respected and feared amongst the entire world.[1][3]

As seen in Sabaody Archipelago, the mere presence of just a single admiral was enough to cause a panic on the island and make the entire population flee from the island, including the Eleven Supernovas;[4] the fact that Monkey D. Luffy challenged all three of them brought great shock to witnesses.[5] Other notable examples of the admirals' reputation is Nico Robin from the Straw Hat Pirates. Related to her childhood trauma, she constantly loses her grip and starts panicking whenever an admiral is around, this being significant as she rarely panics even in most of the dangerous situations.[6] Another example would be that Akainu's presence alone was enough to deter the Blackbeard Pirates from making a trade with the Marines for a Marine Battleship, and effectively scared the Blackbeard Pirates off the island they were briefly inhabiting.[7] Additionally, Aokiji's resignation has left a very detrimental impact on the Marines' military strength.[8]

Three Admirals of the Golden Age of PiracyEdit

The Admirals use Haki

The three admirals combine their Busoshoku Haki.

Living up to their statuses as the strongest individual fighters of the World Government, all three of the admirals that were active before the end of the Battle of Marineford possess tremendous levels of power in various fields of combat.

Being admirals, the three are capable of using Haki, and showed themselves to be extremely proficient when using Busoshoku Haki together to block Whitebeard's powerful shock wave. All three of them are also able to survive a strike imbued with Haki, despite it nullifying their intangibility, though Aokiji did bleed from the mouth after a sneak attack by Jozu, imbued with Haki, though it made no further injuries; Akainu survived two Haki-enforced slashes in the neck, though he noted the discomfort the strikes made.

The difference in physical prowess between admirals and vice admirals also seems to be drastically high (with the exception of Garp), as one of Whitebeard's quake-imbued punches was enough to incapacitate a vice admiral giant, yet Akainu took two (both of which were also imbued with Haki, further increasing damage) and still had more than enough stamina left to keep fighting. Also, while Whitebeard was able to overpower the strength of a giant with ease, Kizaru and Akainu both managed to hold down his pole-arm by standing on it with a single foot. Another feat seen was when Whitebeard launched an attack from his bisento at the plaza. While most of the lower ranked marines were taken aback and the vice admiral even had to brace themselves, Akainu and Kizaru merely stood casually during the shockwave as if nothing happened.

However, what makes the three admirals quite formidable is that they all had Logia-type Devil Fruit powers. All of their powers are very destructive, even when compared to an average Logia user. They are all strong enough to combat Whitebeard alone, with Kizaru and Akainu causing him severe harm (albeit that Jozu interfered in Aokiji's fight), as well fighting on par with the top three Whitebeard Pirates commanders, eventually overpowering the said commanders with relative ease,[9] with Akainu even killing one (although Kizaru and Aokiji's opponents were distracted and Akainu's magma has a natural superiority to Ace's fire).

All three Admirals are shown to be proficient swordsmen, as Aokiji and Kizaru formed blades from their respective elements and wielded them with great prowess, while Akainu (prior to becoming an admiral) was seen carrying a katana during his younger years.[10] They are also very proficient in hand-to-hand combat, combining it with their Devil Fruit powers or demonstrating it through raw strength.

Hie Hie no Mi Infobox
Aokiji's Hie Hie no Mi ability.
Pika Pika no Mi Infobox
Kizaru's Pika Pika no Mi ability.
Magu Magu no Mi Infobox
Akainu's Magu Magu no Mi ability.

Admirals after the Battle of MarinefordEdit

After the Battle of Marineford, due to fleet admiral Sengoku's resignation, both Kuzan and Sakazuki were nominated to be his immediate successor. The two of them expended their Devil Fruit abilities in a ten-day long duel, turning the two halves of Punk Hazard into a frozen and fiery wasteland. With Sakazuki's victory and Kuzan's resignation afterwards, the Marines lost a great asset in their military power, and the battle was considered to be world-famous like none other.[11]

Sometime within the two years, two new admirals were appointed to bolster the Marines' fighting force: Issho, who goes under the alias Fujitora and received a special appointment to the rank through a World Military Draft (世界徴兵 Sekai Chōhei?), along with a yet-to-be-seen individual who goes by the alias Ryokugyu. Both are considered to be "beasts" by Donquixote Doflamingo.[12] Along with these two, Borsalino (Kizaru) is the sole remaining admiral of the previous generation.[13]

Issho possesses Haki, as do all admirals. He also possesses a Devil Fruit power that he can channel through his sword (though it remains unknown whether or not use of his sword is required), allowing him to manipulate gravity at intense magnitude, capable of crushing his foes into the ground and creating a giant crater as an aftermath.[14] The force is strong enough to drag down meteors from space, which caused even two Shichibukai to express fear towards his power.[12] The best and most recent example of their power and strength is that former Fleet Admiral Sengoku, Admiral Issho, and Vice Admiral Tsuru are able to defeat Jack of the Beasts Pirates, one of the right-hand men of the Yonko Kaido, who has a bounty of Beli1,000,000,000.


Aside from having control over the thousands of soldiers who rank underneath them, the admirals are the only Marines, along with the fleet admiral, within the World Government who have the authority and ability to issue a Buster Call on any island they deem a threat.[15] They are also the only ones who can grant other World Government agents the permission to use the Buster Call. The admirals' only superiors, aside from the fleet admiral, are the Gorosei and the World Government Commander-in-Chief.[3]

Should a World Noble be opposed or injured, an admiral can be summoned to take down the opposing party in question and/or the assailants who did the damage.[16] Failure is not acceptable.[17]

With sufficient evidence and reason, an admiral can revoke a Shichibukai of his/her title, while pardoning criminals for working under a Shichibukai.[12] Although, in all fairness, this authority is also granted to lower ranking personnel with sufficient evidence.[18]


Admiral deformed

One Piece Super Deformed admiral Figures.

The admirals have been featured sparingly in the fan merchandise. All three are set to be featured in the One Piece Super Deformed Figures, One Piece Super Effect Devil Fruit User, and One Piece Figuarts Zero figure series.

Early One PieceEdit

Early Admirals

Early concept of the three admirals from One Piece Green.

In One Piece Green: Secret Pieces was revealed an early concept of the admirals.


SBS87 GB Admirals

The genderswapped admirals.

  • Sakazuki, Kuzan, Kizaru, and Fujitora were drawn as women in Volume 87's SBS.
  • All the admirals shown so far are based upon Japanese actors and are drawn to resemble them. The three pre-timeskip admirals share their birthdays with the actors they are based on, while Fujitora does not.
  • All admirals shown so far wear different suits and have Devil Fruits that correspond to the color in their aliases.
  • The three pre-timeskip admirals share many similarities:
    • Their aliases are taken from Momotarō legends, they are a pheasant, a dog and a monkey assisted the boy hero, Momotarō, on his adventures. Coincidentally, each personality fits the aliases (Aokiji, the pheasant, is somewhat lazy; Kizaru, the monkey, is quite absent-minded and irresponsible; and Akainu, the dog, is very loyal).
    • Each of their Logia-class Devil Fruits correspond to specific features of land (molten rock), sea (frozen water), and sky (sunlight).
    • Their color-schemes (yellow, blue, and red) are the three primary colors in the subtractive color system.
  • Former Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp has, on more than one occasion, turned down the promotion to become admiral. He has stated that he does not need a higher position to do what he wants.[19] While being officially ranked as a vice admiral, his power was once or still is enough to qualify him for the rank of admiral before he retired.
  • During the interlude of the time-skip, Vice Admirals Momousagi[20] and Chaton[21] were considered prime candidates to take over the two vacant spots for Admiral, but neither made the cut.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 303 (p. 19) and Episode 225, Admiral Aokiji appears riding his bicycle, and is referred to by one of the Gorosei as the Marine Headquarters' "Greatest Military Powers".
  2. One Piece Movie 12, Z is revealed to be a former Marine admiral.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 319 (p. 4) and Episode 227, Robin reveals the three admirals' reputation.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapters 506507 and Episodes 400401, Kizaru arrives at Sabaody Archipelago, which frightens all pirates in the vicinity.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 566 and Episode 469, Luffy challenges the three admirals, much to the shock of Coby and Helmeppo.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 318 (p. 19) and Episode 226, Aokiji's face is revealed after he takes off his sleep mask when he appears in front of the Straw Hat Pirates, terrifying Robin, which suggests their history.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 9-10) and Episode 513, Blackbeard tells his crewmates to run away from Akainu's presence.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 650 (p. 6) and Episode 570, Jinbe comments on the effect of Kuzan's resignation from the Marines.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 568 (p. 13) and Episode 477, Vista says the Admirals took out Whitebeard, Marco and Jozu.
  10. One Piece Movie 12, Sakazuki wielding a sword when he was younger.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 650 (p. 4-6) and Episode 570, Jinbe describing the two admirals' fight.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 713 and Episode 643.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 802 (p. 6), Kizaru is still an admiral after the two years.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 701 and Episode 631.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 359 and Episode 251, Robin reveals some details behind the Buster Call.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 497 and Episode 391, Pappug reveals some of the background history behind the World Government.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 512 and Episode 404, Kizaru mentions he cannot let the Straw Hats go because the World Nobles are involved.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 211 (p. 13) and Episode 127, Tashigi apprehends Crocodile and strips him of his title of Shichibukai.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 and Episode 0, Garp has repeatedly been offered the position of admiral but has always turned it down.
  20. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 74 (p. 86), Momousagi was a prime candidate to become an admiral, but did not make the cut.
  21. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 75 (p. 26), Chaton was a prime candidate to become an admiral, but did not make the cut.

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