Blackbeard is one of the main antagonists of the One Piece Saga. He’s a very powerful pirate, who has close to everything right now. Blackbeard was once a member of the Whitebeard Pirates. That was until Thatch found the Yami Yami no Mi, and Blackbeard killed him for this Devil Fruit.
At this point nobody really knew him as a threat, aside from Shanks. Ace set out to search for Blackbeard and capture him. However, the tables turned as he proved to be stronger than Ace. As a result, he was handed over to the Marines, and Blackbeard became a Shichibukai.
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