In the latest chapter of One Piece, Eustass Kid’s defeat by Shanks and Blackbeard’s surprise attack on Trafalgar Law and the Heart Pirates have intensified the race towards Laugh Tale. With power dynamics shifting, the question of who will become the Pirate King is more significant than ever. The ongoing saga promises mind-blowing events and far-reaching consequences that fans have never experienced before.

The One Piece, on the mythical island of Laugh Tale, is a treasure of immense value left by Pirate King Gol D. Roger, holding the wealth of Joy Boy and Roger, and secrets that could overthrow the World Government. Only Roger’s surviving crew knows its true nature and location. Whitebeard confirmed its existence and warned of chaos in the Marineford War. Major players are racing to reach it.

The Straw Hat Pirates: Leading the Race to Claim the One Piece Treasure

One Piece
The Straw Hat Pirates

The Straw Hat Pirates, led by Monkey D. Luffy, are the top contenders in the quest for the One Piece treasure. The crew has undergone significant growth and development in recent arcs, with each member showcasing their strength and abilities. Even the weaker members, such as Nami, Usopp, and Chopper, have become formidable, while Robin and Franky have surpassed their previous limits, battling some of the most powerful fighters on the seas.

The Straw Hat Pirates’ most powerful fighters – Sanji, Zoro, and Jinbe – have proven themselves to be a cut above the rest in the Wano arc, while Luffy has surpassed his limits, unlocking a legendary Devil Fruit awakening and Conqueror’s Haki. The balance between their combat prowess, navigating skills, and the unbreakable bonds they share has solidified their position as the frontrunners in the race for the One Piece. Luffy is poised to become the next Pirate King and claim the treasure left by Joy Boy on Laugh Tale.

Blackbeard: Luffy’s Archrival in the Race for Pirate King

Blackbeard Pirates
Blackbeard Pirates

Blackbeard is set up as Luffy’s primary contender for the Pirate King throne. Since their debut in Mock Town, they have been presented as opposing sides of the same coin, each contradicting the other at every turn. Despite their differences, they share similarities such as the Will of the D in their names and a deep reverence for dreams and adventure. Both are determined to uncover Roger’s treasure at any cost.

Blackbeard leads a fearsome pirate crew, consisting of hardened criminals from Impel Down and powerful figures in the One Piece world. He commands the only known individual to have consumed two Devil Fruits, the Yami Yami no Mi and the Gura Gura no Mi, making him a formidable opponent. Among his crew are Kuzan, Shiryu of the Rain, Avalo Pizarro, Jesus Burgess, Van Augur, and Sanjuan Wolf, among others. Blackbeard and Luffy are set up as opposing sides of the same coin, each determined to uncover Roger’s treasure, and their confrontation promises to be the epic finale of this story.

A surprise outsider.

Red Hair Pirates
Red Hair Pirates

Shanks and his crew, the Red Hair Pirates, are one of the Four Emperors of the Sea and a significant force in the story. They possess incredible power, as showcased in Chapter 1079, where they decimated a powerful supernova crew with a single attack on Elbaf. Shanks’ motives are unclear, but his balanced strength and admiration among pirates, the Navy, the Admirals, and the World Government make him a crucial player in the remaining story.

Shanks’ strategic acumen, incredible strength, and mastery of Haki have been hinted at in each of his brief appearances. He has recently declared his intentions to claim the One Piece and his capacity to go head-to-head with powerhouses such as Whitebeard and Kaido, as well as his ability to gain audiences with the Admirals and the Five Elders, firmly establishes him among the upper echelons of the world hierarchy. All roads lead to Laugh Tale as fans anticipate a climactic conclusion to this legendary saga.