|Official English Name:||King|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 131; Episode 79|
Kings in One PieceEdit
In the series, there are several kings introduced, portrayed in various manners.
A few fit the stereotypical description of tyrants driven by avarice and cruelty, such as the spoiled Wapol forcing his subjects to beg him for medical treatments while having no political skills, and the king of Goa ordered the burning of the Gray Terminal to clean up his kingdom's image. Such kings are viewed with scorn and disdain by their oppressed subjects, and can even be overthrown.
Others, however, are more benevolent rulers, bearing good intentions for their kingdom, and are willing to sacrifice themselves if necessary. Such examples include Nefertari Cobra and Neptune, both of whom were well beloved by their country.
Donquixote Doflamingo, the king of Dressrosa, is something of a mix between a tyrant and a benevolent ruler. He gains popularity amongst the citizens by conning his way into their hearts with a fraudulent heroic performance and false promises, but secretly enslaves them and erasing memories of their existences for his underground profits. Only upon his true colors being exposed did the entire kingdom attempts to overthrow him, at which point he announces that he should have ruled over them with an iron fist from the beginning.
Although a king is guarded by their Royal Guards, some kings portrayed within the series are powerful fighters (and even Devil Fruit users) themselves, such as Wapol, Doflamingo, and Elizabello II. Neptune was once a soldier himself, and his sons are also trained in combat and are considered to be their respective kingdom's greatest fighters. Riku Dold III was a highly trained gladiator, and even in his advanced age, he remains powerful.
According to Trebol, Haoshoku Haki is proof of an individual who possesses the qualities of a king, a candidate chosen by heaven. For this reason, they believe Doflamingo is destined to be their monarch who will rule over the entire sea, and treated him with the utmost reverence.
|Wapol||Wapol's Father †||Nefertari Cobra||Thalassa Lucas *||King of Lvneel †|
|Dalton||Emporio Ivankov||Neptune||Donquixote Doflamingo ‡||Elizabello II|
|Gancho||Riku Dold III||Kirin Lion ≠ †||Mobambi ≠|
- †: the character is deceased.
- *: the character's status is unknown. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
- ≠: the character is non-canon.
- ‡: the character is no longer part of this group. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
- Wapol was the king of Drum Island, he is also the first royal king to appear in the series. He was soon overthrown twice by his Royal Guards leader Dalton and, through his rise back to power with the Baku Baku no Mi, became king of the Black Drum Kingdom. His wife, Miss Universe, is the queen.
- Dalton became the new king of Drum Kingdom after overthrowing Wapol, changing it to Sakura Kingdom.
- Nefertari Cobra is the king of Alabasta. He is the 12th line of the House of Nefertari, Princess Vivi is designated to be the 13th ruler in the line. His late wife, Nefertari Titi, was the queen of the kingdom.
- Thalassa Lucas is the king of Ilusia 6 years before the start of the series.
- There was an unnamed king in an unknown kingdom 15 years before the start of the series, who nearly surrendered his kingship to pirates, had Rob Lucci not executed the 500 soldiers being held hostage.
- Emporio Ivankov is the king/queen of Kamabakka Queendom.
- There was an unnamed king ruling Goa Kingdom 12 years before the start of the series.
- Neptune is the king of Ryugu Kingdom. His sons are the princes Fukaboshi, Ryuboshi, and Manboshi, and his daughter is the princess Shirahoshi.
- King Riku Dold III is the predecessor and successor king of Dressrosa to the one who usurped his former position (Donquixote Doflamingo), and requested to return after the usurper defeated.
- Elizabello II is the king of the Prodence Kingdom.
- Gancho is the king of the Tontatta Kingdom.
- The Flower Country is confirmed to be ruled by a king.
- In the third movie, Mobambi became the new ruler of Crown Island (non-canon).
- Wapol's father was ruling when Gol D. Roger was executed. His death led to his son succeeding him. In movie 9, he had another son, Musshuru, as the first prince of the kingdom.
- There was an unnamed king of Lvneel 400 years before the start of the series.
- There was an unnamed king in an unknown kingdom 15 years before the start of the series, that traveled to Kamabakka Queendom, and came back as an okama, which tore both their family and the country apart, leading to the prince to turn to piracy.
- Donquixote Doflamingo is the former king of Dressrosa, having usurped the position from Riku Dold III, until he was defeated by Monkey D. Luffy and arrested by Admiral Issho after his Shichibukai position voided.
- In the third movie, Kirin Lion was the "Animal King" of Crown Island until his death.
- Hody Jones gave himself the title of king after overthrowing the Ryugu Kingdom.
- Caesar Clown called himself the "King of the Land of Death" (死の国の王 Shi no Kuni no Ō?) after assimilating Shinokuni.
- Chopper was thought to be the new king of the non-canon Crown Island until proven wrong.
King as an EpithetEdit
- Gol D. Roger: Pirate King (海賊王 Kaizoku-Ō?)
- Crocodile: Desert King (砂漠の王 Sabaku no Ō?)
- Masira: Salvage King (サルベージ王 Sarubēji-Ō?)
- Shoujou: Sonar King (海底探索王 Kaitei Tansaku-Ō?)
- Sogeking: King of the Snipers (狙撃の王様 Sogeki no Ō-sama?)
- Ryuma: Ryuma de King (リューマ・ド・キング Ryūma do Kingu?)
- Silvers Rayleigh: Dark King (冥王 Mei-Ō?)
- Avalo Pizarro: Corrupt King (悪政王 Akusei-Ō?)
- Brook: Soul King (ソウルキング Souru Kingu?)
- Elizabello II: Fighting King (戦う王 Tatakau Ō?)
- Kyros: King of Gladiators
- Eric Dow (filler): King (キング Kingu?)
- King - Wikipedia article about the King title.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 131 and Episode 79, Wapol, the king of Drum Island, is introduced.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 782 (p. 4), Trebol explaining that Doflamingo is fitting to be their king due to his Haoshoku Haki.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 203 (p. 12) and Episode 123, Cobra says his title as the king of Alabasta.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga — Chapter 792 (p. 11-15), Dold III was requested to return being king after Doflamingo's downfall.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 726 (p. 7) and Episode 658, Sai reveals that the king of the Flower Country sent them to Dressrosa to investigate the weapons smuggling operation.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 64 Chapter 628 (p. 4) and Episode 548, Hody declares himself to be the new king after overthrowing the Ryugu Kingdom.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 691 (p. 12-13) and Episode 617, Caesar proclaims to be the King of the Land of Death upon assimilating Shinokuni.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 1) and Episode 1, Gol D. Roger referred as the Pirate King.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 (p. 4-5) and Episode 92, Citizens calling Crocodile as the Desert King.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 219 (p. 1) and Episode 144, Masira's epithet is introduced in the title.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 226 (p. 1) and Episode 147, Shoujou's epithet is introduced in the title.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 435 (p. 16-17) and Episode 320, Sogeking's nickname revealed after attacking Enies Lobby.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Wanted! Monsters (p. 155), A villager remembers that Ryuma was called "King" by those he rescued.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 (p. 12) and Episode 395, Rayleigh is introduced as the Dark King.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 (p. 3) and Episode 485, Avalo Pizarro is revealed by the Marines.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 (p. 10) and Episode 517, Brook is famous as a worldwide singer.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 704 and Episode 633.
- ↑ One Piece Anime — Episode 48, Eric Dow's past is told to Luffy by Raoul.