One Piece is one of the most beloved anime of all time, even if it has over 1000 episodes! With a captivating narrative where we follow the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and his crew - The Straw Hat Gang - on their journey to find the long-awaited One Piece, some elements of the story catch the attention of fans and one of them is for sure One Piece's Greatest Rewards.
With frequent changes, keeping track of this ranking can be tricky, but we're here to help you find out and understand everything about each of these rewards and their respective owners!
After all, what is a Reward and what defines it?
If there is one thing that is important to a pirate in One Piece, it is the value of his bounty. This is the way to define (within the universe created by Eiichiro Oda) the power level of a pirate, his prestige among them and his position in the hierarchy. The values of the rewards are not fixed, but are changed by the Navy every time a pirate causes a major event (which the Straw Hat Gang does quite often). Find out now what are the biggest Rewards in One Piece!
Starting our list with Marco the Phoenix. His bounty is among the largest bounties in One Piece, as it currently stands at 1,374,000,000 Berries, and he has become a known pirate to this point by possessing a Mythical Zoan Akuma no Mi - the Tori Tori no Mi - of Phoenix Model, which allows him to transform partially into a phoenix, or completely, having full control of the transformation.
About his crew, Marco was part of the Whitebeard Pirates, joining the gang as an apprentice, but rose through the ranks and became the right-hand man of the renowned Whitebeard. When his captain died, he took command of the group, but after the War of Reckoning, they split up.
When the Marineford War began, Marco obeyed his former captain's orders and allied himself with Luffy and his gang, ensuring that the protagonist survived the War.
With a reward worth 1,390,000,000 Berries, King ranks 14th among One Piece's largest rewards. He is known in the anime universe for being a character who loves torture, which led him to be Emperor Kaidou's right-hand man.
He was called to join the crew by Kaidou himself, as the Emperor was impressed by his strength and recruited him. However, King split from the group some time later and joined another crew: the Beast Pirates (becoming the most popular member among them).
He also possesses a Devil Fruit, the Pteranodon Model Ryu Ryu no Mi (an Ancestral Zoan). With this Akuma no Mi, he has the power to transform - partially or completely - into a pteranodon, being able to produce fire in his human or transformed form.
13. Good Hancock
Boa Hancock is the current empress of Amazon Lily and also rules the Kuja tribe along with her sisters, and is known worldwide as the "Pirate Empress" or "Snake Princess". Her current bounty stands at 1,659,000,000 Berries, and what makes her one of the highest bounties in One Piece, ranking 13th, is also the fact that she was the only woman to be part of the Shichibukais - the Seven Sea Lords - who were allied to the World Government, before that system was completely dismantled.
In the Amazon Lily arc, Boa is the main antagonist and captain of the Kuja Pirates, but ends up getting close to the straw hat and becoming friends with Luffy (and falling in love with him). During the Marineford War, she fought as his ally. Also a holder of an Akuma no Mi - the Mero Mero no Mi - Boa has the ability to petrify anyone with lustful or romantic thoughts.
Of course the "King of the Desert" would be among the biggest rewards in One Piece! Sir Crocodile has a bounty worth 1,965,000,000 Berries and has made a mark on fans' memories for being the first enemy - and one of only two - to manage to emerge victorious in more than one fight against Luffy.
Like Boa Hancock, he was also a member of the Seven Sea Lords, but lost his title after his attempt to take control of Alabasta, and his bounty increased considerably after this event. He also held a position of importance in the criminal world, being a former president of the Baroque Works crime syndicate, which helped add to the high value of his reward.
Of course, Crocodile also has a Devil Fruit, the Logia-type Suna Suna no Mi, which gives him the ability to control sand and also transform into it completely.
11. Eustass Kid
As of now the highest rewards in One Piece take a jump to 3,000,000,000 Berries, thanks to Eustass "Captain" Kid, the captain of the Kid Pirates crew. In addition to the rank of captain, he is also part of the "Worst Generation" due to his actions against the World Government.
Kid is known to be quite aggressive and fearless, having faced off against other great pirates, such as Big Mom - his ally - who herself had two of her ships destroyed by him. But Luffy is a character who has Kid's respect, after all, they both share the same dream: to become the King of Pirates! The difference between Kid and Luffy is that Kid is a born killer, not caring about the lives he takes, which has even increased the value of his reward.
Kid, in addition to an Akuma no Mi, also possesses a powerful Haki. His Devil Fruit is Jiki Jiki no Mi, which allows him to manipulate metal and magnetic forces.
10. Trafalgar Law
Sharing the same bounty value as Kid, Trafalgar Law is among the highest bounties in One Piece taking 10th place! He is also part of the group of pirates that became known as the "Worst Generation" thanks to their actions against the world government.
He is known as the "surgeon of death" for being the physician to the Heart Pirates, but the character went further, becoming one of the members of the Seven Sea Lords, allied with the World Government. Which came to an end when he also allied with the Straw Hats to defeat a common enemy, Donquixote Doflamingo (which caused his reward to increase in value).
Like Kid, Law also possesses a powerful haki and an Akuma no Mi, the Ope Ope no Mi - the Fruit of Surgery - which gives him the ability to perform miraculous surgeries, care for the sick and cure them of even incurable diseases, physical disabilities, etc., which added to his medical knowledge, makes him one of the best doctors in the anime.
9. Monkey D. Luffy
We come to the darling, the anime's protagonist: Monkey D. Luffy! Despite being an often malice-free, dreamy kid, Luffy came to be among One Piece's biggest bounties and is currently the 9th most wanted pirate in the series. Worth 3,000,000,000 Berries, Luffy went from a young boy who dreamed of being the King of Pirates to the Fifth Emperor of the Sea, the Fifth Yonkou!
The Captain has faced and defeated countless enemies of global scale together with his crew, the Straw Hat PiratesSuch as the Navy itself, the Pirates of East Blue, the Shichibukai, the Yonkou, Big Mom, and of course Kaidou.
Luffy also carries the title of Leader of the Great Straw Hat Fleet: a group consisting of powerful crews who have allied themselves with Luffy and sworn allegiance to him.
Not forgetting Luffy's family tree: son of Monkey D. Dragon (a revolutionary leader) and grandson of Monkey D. Garp (a Navy hero). In addition to the renown behind his ancestors, Luffy is one of the few possessors of the "D-Will". This so-called "D-Will" is a kind of mysterious strength and determination, which is present in those who have the "D" in their names.
As for his abilities, Luffy is one of the characters with a very evolved haki and an Akuma no Mi - the Gomu Gomu no Mi - that gives him rubber abilities, allowing him to stretch his body in any way he wants.
Further raising the value of One Piece's biggest rewards, we have Buggy the Clown, with a total of 3,189,000,000 Berries for his capture! He is one of the antagonists of the franchise, being the first to fight Luffy and has become a recurring character in the franchise.
Buggy the Star Clown is one of the former apprentices of none other than Gol D. Roger, and became a Captain after setting up his own crew, the Buggy Pirates. In addition, he became one of seven pirates to become part of the Shichibukai after the end of the Battle of Marineford.
Of course Buggy would also have his own Akuma no Mi, the Bara Bara no Mi, which gives him the ability to split his entire body into several pieces that are controlled from a distance, as well as making the user immune to cuts and sharp attacks.
7. Dracule Mihawk
Also known as "The World's Greatest Swordsman," of course Mihawk would be among One Piece's highest bounties, and he is the first on this list to hold the position without the need to possess an Akuma no Mi, which, as you can see, is a rarity among the most wanted. His bounty has reached 3,590,000,000 Berries and he is in 7th position without even needing a crew, traveling alone.
Since he doesn't have a Devil Fruit, Mihawk relies only on his sword and his abilities, plus his haki, which makes him able to cut even a ship in half with the force of his sword.
He was one of the members of the Seven Sea Lords and eventually became one of the main antagonists, alongside the Navy, in the Marineford Arc.
6. Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard)
Blackbeard is another one of One Piece's most wanted pirates with one of the highest bounties in One Piece, hovering around 3,996,600,000 Berries. This pirate is the only character in all of Eiichiro Oda's work who has managed to eat two Akuma no Mi without dying!
When Whitebeard met his death at the end of the Marineford War, Blackbeard took his position among the Four Yonkou and absorbed the powers of the second fruit. Now he has Gura Gura no Mi - which allows him to create extremely powerful earthquakes - and Yami Yami no Mi - which gives him the ability to have control over darkness, a pretty evil characteristic for an Akuma no Mi power.
The character is a ruthless pirate, known to be violent and strategic, as well as very manipulative and ruthless. He is so good in these areas that he has even tricked the Navy and managed to recruit criminals directly from prison to join his crew.
We have passed the 4,000,000,000 mark! Known as "Shanks the Redhead", this is the one responsible for Luffy having his iconic straw hat. He ranks 5th among the most wanted pirates and is among the top 5 highest bounties in One Piece, having a value of 4,048,900,000 Berries for his bounty!
Shanks is the captain of the Pirates of the Redhead, as well as holding the rank of one of the Four Yonkou who are ruling the New World. Like Buggy, he also had contact with Gol D. Roger, being a former member of the legendary crew, and learned so much from this that he went from being Roger's apprentice to one of the greatest and most respected captains in the entire One Piece universe.
About Redhead's abilities, we know nothing other than that Eiichiro Oda revealed that the character possesses the most powerful haki in all of the original work! But Shanks goes far beyond a mere pirate, being a great reference for Luffy and having influence on the protagonist's choice to become a pirate.
Like Mihawk, Shanks doesn't have an Akuma no Mi, but it doesn't interfere with his power level at all, since even just his appearance was able to end the Marineford War.
4. Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom)
With a total bounty of 4,388,000,000, Big Mom is 4th on the list of One Piece's largest bounties! Matriarch of the Charlotte Family, she has 46 sons and 39 daughters, but her power and prestige within the world of piracy comes from her being a Yonkou, which the character achieved through her work as a captain and her powers/skills.
Her Devil Fruit is Soru Soru no Mi, which makes her able to control people's souls and rip some pieces out of them in order to shorten the life span of her opponents. Despite being one of the antagonists in the series, her goals can be considered good by many people: she wants to create a society where all people, of all races, can live in peace, without prejudice and conflict.
The problem is that Charlotte Linlin does not spare any effort to reach her goal and ends up having offensive and quite violent attitudes to get what she wants. She became one of the main antagonists of the series, especially in the Yonkou and Whole Cake Island arcs.
We've reached the top 3 highest rewards in One Piece, and with a total of 4,611,100,000 Berries, we have Kaidou, one of the Yonkous and the four most powerful pirates in the world, being the ruler of Wano. He and Big Mom had an alliance and both were allies, with Kaidou being the main antagonist of one of the longest arcs in the franchise: the Wano Arc.
He possesses a Mythical Zoan Akuma no Mi, the Uo Uo no Mi, which gave him the power to transform himself - partially or completely - into a giant dragon. This made him one of the strongest beings in the world in One Piece, having formed his own crew - the Beast Pirates - becoming their Governor General. But Kaidou was overthrown and defeated by Luffy, taking away from the pirate all the prestige and power he possessed.
2. Edward Newgate
In second place, we have Whitebeard! With a bounty that amounts to 5,046,000,000 Berries, this is one of the most prestigious and respected pirates in One Piece. Even before Gol D. Roger passed away and the whole Pirate Age began, Edward Newgate - Whitebeard - already possessed a level of power capable of destroying the world if he wanted to.
He was one of Gol D. Roger's rivals and also earned the title of "closest man to One Piece", becoming a Pirate Emperor and one of the four rulers of the New World. He is the possessor of the Devil Fruit Gura Gura no Mi, the strongest within the Paramecia category, which gave him the ability to use tremors and large earthquakes capable of shaking the entire planet.
1. Goal D. Roger
Of course, the biggest bounty in One Piece would be his: Gol D. Roger, the great "King of Pirates"! With an amount equivalent to 5,564,800,000 Berries, Roger holds the record for the largest bounty ever offered, even after his death. He is responsible for giving birth to the pirates' race after the dream One Piece, since he is the original owner of this mysterious treasure that he obtained after conquering the Grand Line and accumulating great fortunes.
Gol D. Roger eventually lost his life to an incurable disease, but surprised everyone when the World Government decided to execute him in public: Roger was to be executed to discourage pirate activities, but his last words aroused the desire of many and increased piracy when he announced that his great treasure was hidden somewhere in the world and that whoever found it would be known as the new King of Pirates.
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