The World Government is one of the major antagonists of One Piece. An organization shrouded in mystery, it is affiliated with over 170 countries and practically controls the whole world. But despite creating the laws that govern the world, it is far more nefarious and evil than any pirate could be. It is the biggest threat to pirates, but what are its biggest threats? Here are the top 10 biggest threats to the World Government in One Piece.
The World Government was established 800 years ago by twenty rulers who joined their forces. The families of those rulers came to live on Mary Geoise and later became known as the World Nobles or Celestial Dragons. In front of the whole world, the organization is led by the Five Elders, but unknown to everyone but the five, the true ruler of the world is an unknown person named Imu.
The biggest threats to the World Government are not only those who rebel against it, like pirates but also those who have the knowledge to reveal the existence of Imu and the truth of what happened 800 years ago when the organization was first founded. So, without further ado, let’s see who poses the biggest threats to the World Government in One Piece.
Before we begin, we want to remind you that a spoiler alert is in effect.
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Top 10 Biggest Threats To The World Government In One Piece
10) Remnants of Roger Pirates
At the bottom of this list are the remnants of Roger Pirates. It’s a well-known fact that Roger Pirates, led by Gol D. Roger, conquered the seas and found the last island on Grand Line: Laugh Tale. The general public knows this and also knows that Roger and his crew found a grand treasure, the One Piece, on the island.
But what they don’t know is that Roger Pirates also learned the truth about the world and what happened 800 years ago that day. However, Roger and his crew decided not to reveal that information. After that voyage, the crew disbanded and currently, only very few members of the crew remain, like Silvers Rayleigh.
Rayleigh knows the truth about the World Government which is a very big threat to the organization. However, there must be a reason why Roger never revealed what they learned, and the same can be expected of Rayleigh. This is why despite technically being the biggest threat to the World Government, the remnants of Roger Pirates sit in the last spot.
Luffy has not only gained a lot of powerful allies along the way but he has also picked some very important and dangerous individuals to be part of his crew. One of them is Franky, the cyborg shipwright from Water 7. What makes Franky one of the biggest threats to the World Government is his knowledge of a very dangerous weapon.
Pluton, one of the three Ancient Weapons and the world’s largest battleship, is currently submerged within Mt. Fuji in Wano. The World Government previously had its blueprints but Franky destroyed them in Enies Lobby. Currently, Franky is the only one who has any knowledge about Pluton aside from its location. When the battleship is finally revived, he’ll be the only one capable of controlling it.
8) Donquixote Doflamingo
A marvelously written character, Donquixote Doflamingo will forever be remembered as one of the greatest antagonists of One Piece. Along with being an infamous pirate, a Shichibukai, and a supplier in the underworld, there is another identity to Doflamingo. He is a World Noble whose parents, Saint Donquixote Homing and his wife, left Mary Geoise, and that privileged life to live among commoners.
Being a former World Noble, Doflamingo has a lot of classified information that could cause an uproar in the world. For example, he knows of the hidden treasure in Mary Geoise. The reveal of its existence could be a serious problem for the World Government, which is why Doflamingo is among its biggest threats.
7) Nico Robin
The danger Nico Robin poses to the World Government is apparent from how they’ve hunted her ever since she was only a child and announced an 80 million bellies bounty for an 8-year-old girl. The reason why they are so afraid of her is because she’s the only living person who can read Poneglyphs and can, thus, find the location of Laugh Tale and learn the truth of the world.
It’s because of this ability to read Poneglyphs that the World Government destroyed the island of Ohara which was known for its scholars and was Robin’s home. Robin continues to be a huge threat to the organization and even more so now that she’s in the crew of someone aspiring to become the King of Pirates and getting closer to their ultimate destination.
6) Marshall D. Teach
Another primary antagonist of One Piece is the infamous pirate, Marshall D. Teach, better known as Blackbeard. He started off as a crew member of the Whitebeard Pirates until he showed his true face and killed a crewmate to steal the Yami Yami no Mi. After that, he became a Shichibukai before rising the ranks to become one of the Four Emperors of the Sea.
Unlike most others on this list, Blackbeard is not a threat to the World Government because of some secret that he knows but because of how dangerous a pirate he is. Blackbeard aspires to be the King of Pirates and find the One Piece which only spells trouble for the organization. Also, he’s becoming too strong for the organization to subdue him anymore.
If there is one character who’s been shrouded in mystery ever since he was introduced, it’s Shanks. The captain of the Red Hair Pirates, Shanks was also a member of Roger Pirates, though he never traveled to Laugh Tale, and the one who inspired Luffy to become a pirate.
Now, there are several ways Shanks is one of the biggest threats to the World Government. He’s one of the Four Emperors and thus, one of the strongest and most dangerous pirates in the sea. Aside from this, he also aspires to journey to Laugh Tale and currently is the one most capable of doing so. In fact, he’s already making his moves after a long time.
However, it’s Shanks’ unknown connection to the World Government that makes him so mysterious and dangerous. He’s been shown to go to Mary Geoise which is unthinkable for a pirate and even has a discussion with the Five Elders. His connection to them may be unknown still but there’s no doubt that he’s a serious threat to the organization.
4) Monkey D. Luffy
As the protagonist of the story, there’s hardly any need for an explanation of why Monkey D. Luffy is one of the biggest threats to the World Government. The young pirate has everything the organization stands against. In his comparatively short career as a pirate, Luffy has already proved himself to the pirate the organization has to look out for the most.
If announcing to be the next King of Pirates and finding the One Piece, punching a World Noble, declaring war on the World Government wasn’t enough, Luffy also carries “D” in his name, meaning he belongs to the natural enemies of the organization: the D family. On top of it all, Luffy has recently unlocked his power as the Sun God Nika and Joyboy, whose identity can shake the whole world.
It’s the brilliance of Eiichiro Oda that elevated an unlikable and unimportant character like Wapol to one of the biggest threats to the World Government. Wapol was the dictator king of Drum Island who was dethroned with the help of the Straw Hats. He later became the king of the Black Drum Kingdom and participated in Levelly.
It’s during Levelly that he brings a massive danger onto himself. Wapol mistakenly eavesdrops on the conversation between King Nefertari Cobra and the Five Elders and ends up learning the existence of Imu. Now he’s on a run to escape from the clutches of the World Government who will no doubt kill him for having seen Imu.
2) Revolutionary Army
The true threat to the World Government is its opposing organization: the Revolutionary Army. Led by Monkey D. Dragon, the Revolutionary Army is a rebel organization that helps kingdoms liberate themselves from the World Government and will one day declare war against it. It has been a thorn in the side of the federal organization for a long time but now the threat is stronger than ever.
Not only is the Revolutionary Army gaining more support and members but its Chief of Staff, Sabo, has also recently discovered the secret of the World Government. Sabo has witnessed the existence of Imu and the murder of Nefertari Cobra and heard about Queen Nefertari Lily and the first 20 rulers. The World Government needs to stop them now more than ever.
However, currently, the biggest threat to the World Government is none other than Morgans. President of the World Economy News Paper, Morgans controls the knowledge and perception of the entire world. Information can change the tide of history and who holds the information has the most power. This is the same for Morgans whose writing can change the entire world.
Morgans’ news about Luffy becoming Sun God Nika has been a huge blow to the World Government and now Morgans has Wapol and Vivi with him. If he ends up writing anything about Imu, it’ll be impossible for the World Government to hide their existence anymore.
The reporter truly holds a lot of cards in his hands right now which is why he sits at the top of this list of the biggest threats to the World Government.
Here ends our discussion on the top 10 biggest threats to the World Government. One Piece is slowly but steadily reaching its end and the stakes are becoming higher than ever. The World Government is having an active role in the story right now, with Saint Jaygarcia Saturn being the primary antagonist of the Egghead Island Arc. Stay tuned with the arc with One Piece manga and anime and don’t forget to follow Otakus’ Notes for more One Piece content.
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