Written by Shiggins
However, just praising the villains isn't any fun, so let's mix it up a bit by also adding in the five worst of the bunch! But the bad kind of worst! The unlikable and annoying worst, rather than the fun kind of worst that we actually love to hate. As always, spoilers ahead!
|Aww, they all look so happy at their little tea party.|
5. Lao G
The Dressrosa Arc was one of One Piece's biggest, packed with some of the most interesting villains and reintroducing characters long-thought dead. It even brought back Jesus Burgess. And I like Jesus. He's a Mexican wrestler pirate! That's just brilliant. However, this arc also introduced a slew of new villains and one of the worst, by far, is the old man Lao G.
|An old man with muscles?! IN AN ANIME?! Has science truly come this far?!|
4. Hody Jones
When you are a villain who is constantly being compared to a previous villain, that just shows how ineffectual you are. And that is just one of the many problems Hody Jones provides. Serving as the main antagonist of the Fishman Island Arc, Hody Jones is essentially "Arlong 2.0", which the arc is quick to remind you of at every opportunity it can get.
|Oh and he wears a fur scarf. That's like... the dickiest thing ever.|
3. The Celestial Dragons
What if rich politicians got to treat you the way they truly wanted to? Well, I think they would be like these bastards, literally riding poorer folk like horses and putting slaves in fish tanks for their own giddy amusement. Their ruthlessness is as disgusting as their designs, and almost all of them are portrayed as indefensible pigs with zero regard to lives other than their own.
|I gotta admit though. That punch is freaking beautiful.|
When you have an arc as ridiculously packed as the Fishman Island Arc, the last thing you should say to yourself is "let's add another villain!". Between Hody Jones, his henchmen, Vander Decken, finding Jinbe, the drama about the mother and the prejudices towards humans, this arc was more than busy enough to not need a nuisance like Caribou pop up.
|I'll be honest with you. The only reason he's not my least favourite villain is because of how much I hate 1st place, and the joke involving the barrel. That shit was funny.|
1. Senor Pink
He dresses like his dead baby.
I feel like I could leave it there, but let's continue for the sake of this article. A rude member of Doflamingo's crew, Senor Pink has the power to swim through land like it was made of water and battled Franky during the finale of the Dressrosa arc. He is constantly adored by women, being considered manly and heroic as he wants to save a cat in danger during their fight and is relieved when he hears there is no old lady in danger during the battle.
|Oh sure. A dick like him gets all the girls while I get friendzoned AGAIN! TCH! *fedora on!*|
The real clincher for me though is the dead baby aspect. There are some who will call me a heartless bastard for this, but when I saw him put the pacifier in his mouth because, for some reason, that amused his traumatised wife, I felt horror. This man had done nothing but be vulgar towards everyone around him, including rip off a bikini to use as a napkin. He is a nasty piece of work, and throwing a dead baby into his backstory as an excuse for his ugly design feels nothing short of manipulative.
10. Caesar Clown
The main antagonist of Punk Hazard, and voiced by the fantastic man behind both Frieza and Mayuri Kutosutchi, Caesar is a bit of an odd duck. Working for Doflamingo as a top scientist, Caesar has somehow managed to remain a part of the series ever since his first appearance with a slightly ambiguous role. Is he good? Bad? Or just in it for himself? Either way, he's been quite memorable.
|Should... I try and make a fart joke? I feel like I should.|
An incompetent villain is always good for a laugh, and Spandam is as incompetent as they come. Unlike a certain other comical villain, Spandam fails at almost every turn and would have easily been defeated if he didn't have the CP9 by his side to back up his nonsense, which actually does provide a nice counter to the villains like Rob Lucci. Everyone else in this arc is so overwhelmingly competent and in control, that Spandam is such a nice change.
Before Arlong, we had dealt with a few competent villains but nothing that scary. It was only when Arlong was first introduced did the series suddenly get turned to 11 and we saw some real brutality. Nami's adoptive mother died, (or locked in a dungeon and forgotten forever if you watch 4Kids), her village was taken over and Nami herself was made to work until she bled. It's a horrific display that makes me often forget there were other villains long before Arlong entered the picture. That's how scary he is.
|"My sweet, deluded little minion. Aren't we forgetting one teensy-weensy, but-ever-so-crucial, little, tiny detail? I own you!"|
So there was a time when nobody thought Ace would actually die, due to Oda's long history of literally no major character dying in the series so far. That all changed when Akainu, admiral of the Marines, smashed his huge lava-coated fist through Ace and changed both Luffy, and One Piece itself, forever.
|Do you think more people should just casually wear their job titles on their hats? "Scientist" or "Binman" or "Spider-Man".|
6. Gekko Moriah
I love Halloween, so any villain that is basically the living embodiment of Halloween itself is aces in my book. While probably not popular for a lot of fans, I personally think this big bastard is great. His design is ridiculous and resembles a balloon more than a vampire, and he actually manages to hold his own despite being the main villain after the best arc of the series. For someone having to follow-up after the Water 7 Saga, Moriah does a far better job than certain other villains would have had to do.
|It's like if Tim Burton's wet dreams came to life!|
5. Buggy the Clown
So while Arlong was the first threatening villain, here we have the first memorable villain! The Clown Prince of Crime (well, he would be if it wasn't for Joker, Violator, Pennywise, Kefka and that creepy one from Poltergeist) and captain of the Buggy Pirates, Buggy the Clown has been a recurring force since the days before Usopp and Sanji were even introduced. For someone with so few successes in his life, that's quite an achievement.
|Aww. He thinks he's people.|
4. Rob Lucci
And now we come to the one behind my favourite fight, the head of the CP9 and main antagonist of One Piece's best arc; Rob Lucci! Introduced to the series as a peculiar man who uses a pigeon as part of his ventriloquist act, Lucci eventually revealed his dark intentions when he betrayed his own comrades and was revealed to be part of the corrupt government. Not only could Lucci turn into a giant leopard-man, he possessed some truly terrifying skills that gave him iron skin and forceful fingering. He fingered Luffy hard!
|He loses points though for having the absolute worst goatee of all time.|
3. Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard)
And now we come to one of the most peculiar villains of the series, but in a far different way than everyone else is. While almost every odd character in One Piece have an annoying catchphrase they repeat over and over again or have a design that is more of an abomination than the Human Centipede, Blackbeard's weirdness comes from how much he contradicts himself. Sometimes, he is a ferocious monster and other times he is a stupid weakling. And that's what makes him so fascinating.
|One of these hands is not like the other.|
One of these hands just doesn't belong.
And now we finally come to the James Bond villain, Crocodile! And make no mistake, this man is definitely a Bond villain. He has a distinctive scar, an evil lair, reveals his plan through a monologue, evil pets that eat anyone he orders, and he of course has a scene where he betrays his own allies for failing him. Oh and a sexy evil sidekick. Crocodile is as classic as they come.
|There's a fan theory that the reason Crocodile hates Ivankov is because Crocodile is actually a woman and was turned into a man by Ivankov's hormone-powers. I don't know if my sexuality would survive, but oh man do I hope that's true.|
1. Donquixote Doflamingo (Joker)
I agonised quite a bit on whether to give this spot to Crocodile or this man, but while Crocodile attempted to take over an entire city by being their protector, Doflamingo actually achieved that goal and was in full control of Dressrosa, all thanks to just one night of trickery and madness! Known to many as "Joker", Doflamingo goes under a category of villain that I absolutely adore; He was born evil!
|I know he's meant to look evil but... he just looks like he needs to poop!!! (The anime really ruins the manga's artwork)|
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