Gol D. Roger is one of the legendary figures in the world of One Piece. Hailing from East Blue, Roger is the man best known for becoming the King of the Pirates and for starting the Great Age of the Pirates.
His crew, the Roger Pirates, were one of the most powerful pirates on the Grand Line, equaled only by a few such as the Whitebeard Pirates. Roger had some incredibly capable men on his crew, and it is thanks to everyone’s collective effort that he made it to the Final Island, Laugh Tale.
10 Buggy was an apprentice who fought against the likes of Marco and Blackbeard
Buggy was one of the two apprentices on Gol D. Roger’s ship. He joined the crew at an unknown time, but was seen for most of Roger’s trip to Laugh Tale. Although he was only an apprentice, Buggy was quite brave and strong, as seen when he fought people like Marco and Blackbeard (who were apprentices at the time as well).
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At some point, Buggy accidentally ate the Bara Bara no Mi, giving him the power to divide his body into parts and manipulate them individually.
Roger and Oden favored 9 stringers among the crew
The other apprentice on Roger’s ship was none other than Shanks. From the looks of it, Shanks was Roger and Oden’s favorite in the crew, which means he was probably stronger too. He fought the Whitebeard Pirates and emerged from the battle with only a few scars.
Shanks was present in Logue Town during Roger’s execution and eventually went to sea to form his own crew.
8 Inuarashi got training and travel experience from Oden and Whitebeard
Inuarashi is a Mink dog who snuck into Gold Jackson when Oden temporarily switched to the Roger Pirates from the Whitebeard crew. Being a Mink, Inuarashi is a born fighter and knew the ways of electronics since his childhood.
Also, at this point, he was already fairly trained by people like Oden, and traveling with Whitebeard gave him more experience, if possible. Inuarashi was undoubtedly one of the strongest known fighters of the crew.
7 Nekomamushi was strong enough to be Oden’s retainer
Along with Inuarashi, Nekomamushi also managed to sneak into Roger’s ship and traveled with the crew for over a year. Like Inu, Nekomamushi was skilled with Electro from a young age and was also capable of using Haki.
Nekomamushi was trained by Oden and was therefore very powerful. He was strong and capable enough to be Oden’s retainer and he lived up to Yasuie’s expectations.
6 Crocus was the crew medic and a skilled harpoon fighter
Crocus was Roger’s Pirates doctor, although he joined the crew quite late and was only there for Roger’s last trip on the Grand Line. However, as Rayleigh said, Crocus was just as important as any other crewmate and was actually the main reason Roger survived so long.
He was a skilled fighter, as seen when he fought the Golden Lion Pirates and the Whitebeard Pirates. His skill with harpoons is something that has been highlighted several times in history.
5 Scopper Gaban was Gol D. Roger’s left hand man
Scopper Gaban was one of the most important characters in Roger’s crew and was the left hand of the King of the Pirates himself. Gaban was extremely powerful and known to be a skilled fighter.
Being one of the strongest of the crew, it goes without saying that Gaban knew the ways of Haki. What’s more, he was seen wielding axes on several occasions and they were likely his main weapon of choice.
The 4 Douglas bullet had the ability to assimilate anything at will
Known as the Heir to the Demon, Douglas Bullet was a member of the Roger Pirates who also appeared in the non-canon film, One Piece: Stampede. While the character’s canonicity is debatable, the fact that he is not seen in Roger’s adventure doesn’t change much, as he had already left the crew by then.
The bullet was extremely powerful and had the Gasha Gasha no Mi ability that allowed it to assimilate anything at will. When he was a member of the crew, his strength was equal to that of Silvers Rayleigh.
3 Silvers Rayleigh was the Vice-Captain of the crew and a terrific swordsman
The right hand of the Pirate King, Silvers Rayleigh was also known as the Dark King and was the Vice-Captain of the crew. Rayleigh is incredibly powerful and a terrific swordsman. Even now, he is a powerful user of all types of Haki and in his best days, he would have been a force to be reckoned with.
Rayleigh’s power is such that Garp considered him a legendary threat even in his old age. In Roger’s day, he was probably a threat.
2 Kozuki Oden made use of his Ryou and his two-sword style
Oden joined the Roger Pirates some 26 years prior to current history and sailed with the crew to the Final Island, Laugh Tale. He was an incredibly powerful pirate who managed to enchant both Roger and Whitebeard, the two greatest pirates of their time.
On his journey with Roger and Whitebeard, Oden continued to grow stronger and by the time his journey with Roger ended, he was in his prime. Oden’s use of Ryou was immense, as was his two-sword style.
1 Goal D. Roger was the pirate king himself
The King of the Pirates, Gol D. Roger was the strongest person in the crew. Roger had control over all Haki types and a decent command of the sword. His abilities were considered unmatched and the only person who fought with him was Whitebeard.
Roger was quite stubborn and reckless at times, however it is his reckless nature that ended up making him the King of the Pirates.