One Piece: Does Luffy Become a Warlord of the Sea? (2023)

The Seven Warlords of the Sea, whose full title was Seven Royal Warlords of the Sea, were seven powerful pirates allied with the World Government, which gave them a “pardon” for all their crimes. During the Levely, both Nefertari Cobra and Riku Doldo III put forward a motion to abolish the organization, which was passed. The Seven Warlords of the Sea are one of the most famous groups in One Piece, and in this article, we are going to tell you whether Monkey D. Luffy, the series’ protagonist, will become a Warlord of the Sea in the future.

Monkey D. Luffy will never become a Warlord of the Sea, primarily because the World Government has disbanded the organization and is unwilling to form it again. But, even if the World Government were to re-establish the Warlords of the Sea, Luffy would never become one of them. First of all, he is now an Emperor of the Sea, which is better than a Warlord, and Luffy would never ally himself with the World Government for some benefit.

In the rest of this article, we are going to tell you what happened to Luffy and how he is related to the infamous Seven Warlords of the Seas in Oda’s One Piece series. Also, you’re going to find out about the organization and its history, as well as the fact whether Luffy has or would ever become a Warrior of the Sea. Spoilers ahead!

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Who are the Seven Warlords of the Sea in One Piece?

Will Luffy ever become a Warlord of the Sea?

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Who are the Seven Warlords of the Sea in One Piece?

The Seven Warriors of the Sea, also shortened to Shichibukai, was a fictional group of pirates that made a deal with the World Government, which would take the bounties off their heads in exchange for them working for them defeating other pirates and maintaining the balance between the three great powers of the world (the Marines, the Four Emperors, and the Seven Warriors of the Sea). Following the most recent Levely, the Seven Sea Warriors were abolished by the World Government because of what Crocodile did in Alabasta, and Doflamingo did in Dressrosa, causing the remaining Sea Warriors to lose their privileges and reverting them to common pirates.

One of the Three Great Powers and seven of the strongest pirates in the world, The Seven Warriors of the Sea. They are employed by the World Government and are also known as “the seven great pirates” (at least in name, since few of them actually fulfill their duties). In addition to the considerable rights they were allowed by the World Government, these seven individuals hunt for other active pirates and receive a portion of the revenues for their efforts.

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Apparently, they enjoy quite a lot of autonomy in their way of operating, and it even seems that they are not even monitored for a long time (as the Crocodile conspiracy proves). Because of their dealings with the World Government, the Seven Warriors of the Sea are called the “government dogs” by other pirates. At the same time, they are all quite feared as they are incredibly powerful. As far as is known, the group is at least 11 years old, as Boa Hancock has been in the group ever since.

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In order for someone to become a Sea Warrior, they have to prove their might against other pirates and ensure loyalty to the World Government. Out of concern to keep the Three Great Powers in balance, the World Government allows and covers up some illegal activities of the Seven Sea Warriors. However, the Sea Warriors do not care much about staying close to the World Government or even among themselves.

Many high-ranking Marines were surprised that some Sea Warriors bothered to attend the meeting called Mary Geoise to discuss the incidents that had occurred in Alabasta and Crocodile’s removal. In terms of power, compared to the Four Emperors and the Marines, they appear to be roughly equal in strength, and at least two of them (Gecko Moria and Dracule Mihawk) have been rivals to an Emperor (Kaidou and Shanks, respectively). Mihawk says that the two organizations (Marines and Seven Warriors of the Sea) are equal in strength.

All the Sea Warriors were called to fight alongside the Marines against Whitebeard. Boa Hancock refuses to do her duty, but after meeting Luffy, she agrees to go to the meeting of the Seven Sea Warriors. Jinbe is the only Sea Warrior who flatly refused the call and openly quit. As a consequence, he was held prisoner at Impel Down in retaliation for his refusal to cooperate in the battle against Whitebeard and shared a cell with Portgas D. Ace. Crocodile and Jinbe accompanied Luffy along with other Impel Down prisoners in his escape from prison and in the war against Whitebeard.

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During the war, all the Sea Warriors (active and dismissed) take part in some side of the confrontation. At the end of the conflict, Jinbe and Boa Hancock leave with Luffy; Mihawk leaves the field when Shanks arrives; Doflamingo, Kuma, and the Pacifista set out to finish off Moria as he is deemed useless for the position by the World Government; and Blackbeard, after resigning his position and fighting the Marines, leaves with his crew. Crocodile decides to help Jinbe and Luffy escape and is last seen proposing to Daz Bones to go with him to the New World.

Will Luffy ever become a Warlord of the Sea?

We now know everything about the Seven Warlords of the Sea, which means that we can proceed with providing you with the main answer of this article – the one to the question: Will Luffy become a Warlord of the Sea? Well, from this point of view, we can wholeheartedly state that Monkey D. Luffy will not become a Warlord of the Sea. Now, let us elaborate.

The first and most obvious reason is that the Seven Warlords of the Sea have been disbanded. The World Government saw that the project was ultimately a failure. While the Seven Warlords of the Sea were mostly cooperative, it was quite difficult to control them because their personal beliefs and benefits would usually collide with and outweigh the deal they had with the World Government. Sure, the concessions were quite beneficial, but the World Government never fully understood that although the pirates were bribeable and corruptible, they still had an innate sense of pride that could not be swayed under any conditions. That is why they were difficult to control and why the project was ultimately disbanded.

Now, this makes Luffy’s position much easier. Still, even if the World Government were to form the Seven Warlords of the Sea once again, we sincerely doubt that Luffy would join them, and the aforementioned pride is the principal reason. Luffy is an idealist and someone who firmly guards his ideals and is not swayed by any offers.

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This was evidenced on numerous occasions throughout the story of One Piece. So, knowing Luffy, there is absolutely no way that he would actually cooperate with the World Government as that would go against everything he stood for. The World Government couldn’t bribe him with anything, which is why Luffy declined their offer. The World Government represents everything that Luffy is fighting against, especially the lack of freedom, so Luffy would never cooperate with them.

Oh, there’s also one additional thing here. Namely, Luffy has, in the meantime, become a Yonko, an Emperor of the Sea. Since the Emperors of the Sea are both stronger than the Warlords of the Sea and are not allied with the World Government, we can only confirm that there is no way that Luffy would accept a lower-ranked position with the enemy at any point.

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