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Ranking every ‘One Piece’ villain [Podcast]

By July 9, 2023No Comments2 min read
a custom illustration of Donquixote Doflamingo, a major One Piece villain

Who is the best One Piece villain? This week on Rookie Pirate Radio, Jon Negroni (me) and Travis Hymas set out to answer that question and then some with a full tier list for every major One Piece villain in the story thus far. Fair warning, we do spoil the One Piece manga all the way up to the latest chapter at the time of this recording (1086). Also, we establish a few ground rules at the outset, like what separates a One Piece villain from a henchman, how we resolve ranking disputes, and the basic criteria for our decision-making. Want to see the tier list for yourself? Check out our Discord, where we posted it in our One Piece spoilers channel, and definitely let us know if you agree or disagree with our picks!

Above all, we want your feedback! If you have any questions, corrections, or anything else on your mind, please leave us a comment below. You can also email us ( or join our Discord and hang out with us on the anime server (or any server!) Additionally, be sure to subscribe to Rookie Pirate Radio on your favorite podcast app, so you can stay up to date on all our releases.

Extra Credits – Ranking every One Piece villain

Our intro music is a remix version of “Overtaken” from the One Piece anime, cut together by Jon Negroni, Film Editor of InBetweenDrafts. Our podcast artwork is also by Jon Negroni. You can find more episodes of Rookie Pirate Radio right here.

Jon Negroni

Jon is one of the co-founders of InBetweenDrafts and our resident film editor. He also hosts the podcasts Cinemaholics, Mad Men Men, and Rookie Pirate Radio. He doesn't sleep, essentially.

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