Which 15 characters can beat Luffy from ‘One Piece’? Is there any character who can take down the “Straw Hat”? These types of questions have been going around on the internet since the anime One Piece came out. The anime began airing on October 20, 1999, and had 20 seasons with 989 episodes, but the numbers are still growing. Further, there are 14 anime movies to enjoy besides the twenty seasons. Eiichiro Oda is the creator of this series, as the anime is the adaptation of his manga with the same name. And the manga came out in 1997 and is still ongoing. You can enjoy this mind-blowing anime on Crunchyroll.
The story revolves around a young boy, Monkey D. Luffy, who is on the journey to find the treasure, One Piece, and become the King of Pirates. On this journey, he came along with many strong opponents and has both won and lost against these individuals. However, the young pirate doesn’t back down. Instead, he grows stronger with each fight. Even the world government in the show has acknowledged his strength and placed a bounty worth 1.5 Billion.
Luffy is a devil fruit user, Gomu Gomu no Mi, which allows his body to be like rubber. Thus, he can stretch his limbs and can absorb the impacts of bombs and explosions. He can also use spiritual power, known as Haki. Luffy also has three different Hakis, like he can make his body as hard as metal, see far distant and also peek into the near future and finally can make his opponents unconscious. However, there are characters not only from One Piece but other animes who can defeat him. Therefore, we will go through different anime to find 15 characters who can beat Luffy. Read this article to find who are the fifteen names who can accomplish this feat.
15. Monkey D. Dragon (One Piece)
This man is called the ‘World’s Worst Criminal’ because of being the leader of the Revolutionary Army. This is an organization planning to overthrow the corrupt World Government. Most of the people fear Dragon’s powers, which are still unknown. However, we have seen a powerful man like Smoker not wanting to face him. Thus, Luffy has got stronger, but he’s still no match for his father. There are speculations that Dragon can use all three kinds of Hakis with absolute mastery.
14. Dracule Mihawk (One Piece)
Luffy is like rubber, so his greatest enemy is sharp blades. Thus, Dracule Mihawk is the worst enemy for Luffy. Mihawk is the strongest swordsman in the world and uses the greatest sword, Yoru. Further, Mihawk isn’t a devil fruit user, so all his strength is natural. Not to forget, air slashes can slice the fleet of ships and cut land. He also has some phenomenal vision, letting him see Luffy moving at an extremely high speed. Even Luffy himself agreed facing Mihawk can cause him his limbs and life.
13. Shanks (One Piece)
This man is the inspiration for Luffy to become a pirate and also who gave Luffy his trademark Straw Hat. Shanks is one of the Four Emperors and has clashed on equal grounds against the other emperors. He is also an expert with swords, as the greatest swordsman Mihawk considers Shanks as his rival. Even the notorious Blackbeard, after having the power of two devil fruits, didn’t want to face Shanks. We can’t forget that Shanks’s presence stopped an entire war. He was once the crewmember of the Pirate King, Gol D. Rogers. Maybe in the future, Luffy might be able to fight Shanks, but right now, Luffy isn’t near the level of Shank’s power.
12. Tomura Shigaraki (My Hero Academia)
This guy is the leader of the League of Villains and also the successor of a great Villain, All for One. Tomura has the quirk Decay, which allows him to degenerate anything he touches. Therefore, imagine Tomura and Luffy getting into a fight. This Villain only needs to touch Luffy once, then that is the last moment for Luffy. Because soon, his rubber body will decay. Shigaraki is one of the anime characters who can beat Luffy.
11. Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto Shippuden)
This lady is the strongest Villain in the Naruto series. We can’t ignore the fact that the whole shinobi creed exists because of her. She is the first being with chakra and the mother of chakra in the Naruto universe. Therefore, she is strong, and her abilities are countless. But the most noticeable is Kaguya’s ability to send an individual to any other dimension. She can simply teleport Luffy to lava or acidic sea dimension. Luffy doesn’t hold a chance against this godly woman.
10. Minato Namikaze (Naruto Shippuden)
The Fourth Hokage is known as the “Konoha’s Yellow Flash” because of his speed and mastery over space-time ninjutsu. Minato was so strong that he could take down an army of thousand soldiers or take on three Kage level ninjas at once. But Minato’s teleportation jutsu is in a league of its own. If Luffy ever ends up in the Naruto world and that too during the era of Minato. If the two clash against each other, Minato just needs to teleport Luffy to the sea. Because Luffy can’t swim, he’ll just drown to his doom.
9. Kisame Hoshigaki (Naruto Shippuden)
This rouge ninja is the natural predator for the young pirate. Kisame has mastery over a vast arsenal of water-style ninjutsu. We have seen this former Hidden Mist Shinobi create enormous water spheres or prisons where he can trap his enemies. If he faces Luffy, he can simply put Luffy in water prison, like Luffy, being a devil fruit user, he’s incapable of breathing in water. Further, Kisame also uses a great sword, Samehada, which can suck the opponent’s energy. Hoshigaki is one character who can defeat Luffy with ease.
8. Eri (My Hero Academia)
This young girl might look all “kawaii” and innocent, but don’t forget about her insane quirk. Eri has the quirk Reversal, which allows her to revert a living organism back to its previous state. Further, she can revert to the point when that individual didn’t even exist. Thus, Eri can take down Luffy like eating her favorite apple candy. She can do a lot with the young pirate, like turning him into a child or baby and even erase Luffy’s very existence.
7. Yami Sukehiro (Black Clover)
The Black Bulls Magic Knight’s captain is an insanely powerful man. Don’t let his reckless and uncouth personality make you forget about his abilities. He is an expert swordsman and uses his dark magic with his swordsmanship. His Katana coated in dark magic can even slash the very time-space. Thus, Luffy, who is literally a rubber, is at a disadvantage against swords, and a man like Yami would be too much for the young pirate to win against. Even if Luffy uses his high-speed reflexes, those will be futile because of Yami Sukehiro’s ability to sense his opponent’s presence.
6. Light Yagami (Death Note)
This man is a character who can beat Luffy in just a few seconds. Light might not have the insane strength, reflexes, or speed like Luffy. There is no doubt. Light would be a dead man if he fought the young pirate in hand-to-hand combat. However, Light possesses the most terrifying weapon, the Death Note. All he needs to do is write Luffy’s full name in the notebook. Further, Light wouldn’t even need to scheme for getting Luffy’s full name. He can just get Luffy’s wanted poster for the full name.
5. Father (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Homunculus the Dwarf in The Flash is the first homunculus in existence and also called Father by the homunculus he made. He is the strongest alchemist ever. Father has been walking on the earth for centuries. He’s immortal because of possessing countless Philosopher stones. This alchemist can just turn Luffy into a single cell with just a touch. No matter how many Gum-Gum Hawk Gatling punches Luffy throws at Father, he will still walk as nothing happened. Father is a character who can beat Luffy.
4. Rimuru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
Who expected the weakest characters in games and anime could be one of the strongest anime characters? Rimuru Tempest might look like a cute and little slims, but he’s insanely strong, and not to forget about his abilities. Predator is the most threatening ability among Rimuru’s all magical abilities, which allows him to devour an individual and gain their abilities. If Luffy goes against Rimuru, he can just devour the young pirate. Then Rimuru can gain the powers of Gomu Gomu no Mi. However, Rimuru’s physique is already very much like a squishy rubber.
3. Urahara Kisuke (Bleach)
This man again is the natural nemesis for Luffy, as Urahara being a master swordsman. Urahara is actually a Shinigami and also the former captain of the 12th Division. He’s also the first president of Shinigami Research and Development Institute. Further, the soul reaper is insanely strong and has inhumane speed and reflex. Urahara’s sword, Benihime, can reconstruct anything it touches. Thus, a fight between Urahara and Luffy will end with the pirate’s defeat. As Kisuke can either split Luffy’s soul, or he can just cut his rubber-like body with his zanpaktou.
2. Son Goku (Dragon Ball Super)
This Saiyan is the strongest warrior in his universe. Throughout his journey, he faced opponents like planet-destroying tyrants, then a deadly android, and also a god of destruction. Although, he himself is quite a god now. Goku has been a master in martial arts and can also blast energy bombs. He also has a tough physical body and insane reflexes. Goku can also fly, and many power boost transformations like Luffy’s gears. However, the most convenient technique Goku can use is his signature Instant Transmission, with which he can just teleport Luffy to a huge water body like a sea or ocean.
1. Zeno (Dragon Ball Super)
This child-looking person is the most powerful individual. He is the king of the multiverse, and for him, destroying an entire universe doesn’t even take a second thought. If Luffy challenges Zeno in a fight, then that would be the dumbest move Luffy could ever do. It will take just a finger to cease not only Luffy’s existence but also the entire universe of Luffy. The Omni King, Zeno, is a character who can beat Luffy like a kid destroying a toy with which he’s bored.