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Japanese Name:
Romanized Name: Ō
Official English Name: King
First Appearance: Chapter 131; Episode 79[1]

A King is a male monarchic ruler of a kingdom. In the world of One Piece there are many royal families who control the local governments.

Kings in One PieceEdit

All that I can do is human in nature...
— Words of Nefertari Cobra, King of Alabasta


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.[2]

Known KingsEdit

See also the associated category: Kings.
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Kings
Wapol Wapol's Father  Nefertari Cobra Thalassa Lucas * King of Lvneel 
Dalton Emporio Ivankov King of Goa * 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.


Current KingsEdit

Former KingsEdit

  • 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.[4]
  • A king of an unknown kingdom has surrendered once Doflamingo was defeated, knowing he lost his supplier of weapons for the war.[6]
  • In the third movie, Kirin Lion was the "Animal King" of Crown Island until his death.

So-Called KingsEdit

  • Hody Jones gave himself the title of king after overthrowing the Ryugu Kingdom.[7]
  • Caesar Clown called himself the "King of the Land of Death" (死の国の王 Shi no Kuni no Ō?) after assimilating Shinokuni.[8]
  • Chopper was thought to be the new king of the non-canon Crown Island until proven wrong.

King as an EpithetEdit

External LinksEdit

  • King - Wikipedia article about the King title.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 131 and Episode 79, Wapol, the king of Drum Island, is introduced.
  2. One Piece MangaChapter 782 (p. 4), Trebol explaining that Doflamingo is fitting to be their king due to his Haoshoku Haki.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 203 (p. 12) and Episode 123, Cobra says his title as the king of Alabasta.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece MangaChapter 792 (p. 11-15), Dold III was requested to return being king after Doflamingo's downfall.
  5. 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.
  6. One Piece MangaChapter 793 (p. 7), A king surrendered once Joker was defeated.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 1) and Episode 1, Gol D. Roger referred as the Pirate King.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 (p. 4-5) and Episode 92, Citizens calling Crocodile as the Desert King.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 219 (p. 1) and Episode 144, Masira's epithet is introduced in the title.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 226 (p. 1) and Episode 147, Shoujou's epithet is introduced in the title.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 435 (p. 16-17) and Episode 320, Sogeking's nickname revealed after attacking Enies Lobby.
  14. One Piece MangaWanted! Monsters (p. 155), A villager remembers that Ryuma was called "King" by those he rescued.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 (p. 12) and Episode 395, Rayleigh is introduced as the Dark King.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 (p. 3) and Episode 485, Avalo Pizarro is revealed by the Marines.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 (p. 10) and Episode 517, Brook is famous as a worldwide singer.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 704 and Episode 633.
  19. One Piece AnimeEpisode 48, Eric Dow's past is told to Luffy by Raoul.

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Royalty
Titles: King  •  Queen  •  Princess  •  Prince
Royal families: Nefertari Family  •  Gorgon Sisters  •  Riku Family  •  Donquixote Family
Nobles (canon)
Alabasta: Nefertari Cobra  •  Nefertari Titi   •  Nefertari Vivi
Amazon Lily: Boa Hancock  •  Boa Sandersonia  •  Boa Marigold  •  Gloriosa 
Black Drum Kingdom: Wapol  •  Miss Universe
Ryugu Kingdom: Neptune  •  Otohime   •  Fukaboshi  •  Ryuboshi  •  Manboshi  •  Shirahoshi  •  Poseidon 
Dressrosa: Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Riku Dold III   •  Scarlett   •  Viola   •  Rebecca   •  Kyros 
Tontatta Kingdom: Gancho  •  Mansherry
Others: Thalassa Lucas  •  Dalton  •  Goldfish Princess  •  Bellett  •  Emporio Ivankov  •  Elizabello II
Nobles (non-canon)
Crown Island: Kirin Lion   •  Mobambi
Mecha Island: Ratchet  •  Roba
Others: Musshuru  •  Caroline

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