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Chief Admiral: Akainu Alias ​​Sakazuki

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Better known by the nickname Akainu, Admiral Sakazuki is the man who currently holds the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. He is therefore the highest ranking officer and the one who directs all of all the Marine forces in the One Piece universe . He was first revealed in the series as the Vice Admiral who oversaw the Buster Call during the Ohara incident.

Sakazuki is one of the main antagonists of the series and he is one of the worst (if not the worst) Admirals the Navy has known to date due to his extremism for Absolute Justice and his horrific actions. for the application of the latter. It must also be recognized that he is one of the most powerful officers in the Navy. If you want to know more about this character, find out all the details about him in the rest of this article.

Sakazuki appearance

Sakazuki appearance

Like his fellow admirals, Admiral Commander-in-Chief Sakazuki is a tall man. His face is square in shape and he has rather well-defined features as well as black hair cut quite short. Usually he wears a classic Navy cap and wears a red double-breasted jacket. The latter is decorated with a kind of rose placed at the left buttonhole. He differs from other senior Navy officers in that he does not appear with a tie. He prefers to leave his floral shirt unbuttoned, which reveals a rather muscular neck as well as part of his tattoo.In addition, he wears gloves on his hands and black shoes on his feet.

After the two years that the ellipse lasted, Sakazuki opted for a jacket with flowers as patterns worn underneath her coat. He now wears a beard and has taken to smoking cigars.  The black tattoo (in the anime, it is pale blue in color) that he made on the left side of his belly corresponds to several flowers whose edges are shaped like flames. This tattoo starts from her left shoulder, goes all the way to her hip and covers almost half of her back as well as her ribs. Another much smaller tattoo depicting a black sword is placed on his right shoulder and extends to a small part of his biceps. Chief Admiral AkainuAlso has a scar that runs from his right cheek to his shoulder and a notch is on his right ear. It looks like her eyes are brown in the anime.

In the past, on the occasion of the event known as the Ohara Incident which took place in 1502 so 22 years before the start of the ellipse, Akainu was Vice-Admiral and was seen with a simple white navy cap. The latter was covered by the dark gray hood of a cape he wore underneath a Navy coat or suit. Also, the hood and cap still hid his face until he got up from his chair in order to destroy an iceberg heading his way during the famous battle of Marine Ford.. Today, as an adult, Sakazuki has retained the same stern air and personality to which he was already inclined when he was still just a child. He was also seen wearing tattered clothes and holding a dagger. On the other hand, in the movie One Piece: Z, this character is presented with a sword placed in the back.

Akainu personality

Akainu personality

Chief Admiral Sakazuki strongly believes in the philosophical principle called Absolute Justice that governs the Navy. He is a fervent defender of it and likes to apply it relentlessly and without any mercy to the point that he has his own motto which is Thorough Justice. Moreover, among the three Admirals of the Navy, he is the most ruthless. He has a strict temperament, annoyingly serious, taciturn and he is not very expressive. However, Sakazuki seems to know how to show restraint at times like when he left the life of Jewelry Bonney aka Glutton, one of the Eleven Supernovas , and her crew after the Blackbeard Pirates.delivered them. He also did not have the courage to take the life of his friend Kuzan alias Aokiji who was one of the three Navy Admirals in place at the time and who lost his fight against Akainu for the post of Admiral Commander. in chief after 10 days of confrontation.

Sakazuki has such strong convictions that he chose to destroy a ship with refugees on board just so as not to risk one of the Ohara Island researchers escaping by hiding in this boat. For him, if that were to happen, it would be a real failure. His disproportionate act dismayed his friend and colleague Kuzanwho called him a fool. But it doesn’t end there. Akainu is so extreme that he is ready to kill anyone who does not have the same point of view as him like when he wanted to get rid of Koby who had begged him to end the war. Indeed, Akainu considers that any Marine who is not determined to fight for justice in no way deserves to be called a Marine. He does not grant the slightest tolerance towards any Marine who flees or desert his post. It would be a disgrace for the person and his family to flee a battlefield, even if the goal is to stay alive to see his family again rather than dying.

Sakazuki personality

Despite the fact that Admiral Sakazuki is a steadfast believer in Absolute Justice, however, he does not hesitate to use underhand strategies to achieve his goals. He is particularly inclined to use tricks, to lie and to manipulate his adversaries in order to promote justice. And, to this day, thanks to the various stratagems he has used, he has always won his case. As an example, we can cite the case where he insulted   Whitebeard in an attempt to delay Ace’s escape by provoking him. He was also able to trick Pirate Captain Squardo with Sengoku’s subterfuge into turning on his ally Whitebeard and stabbing him. Besides, Akainu does not feel any fear or respect towards the legends of the past nor towards his opponents,former Admiral Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Sengoku the Buddha or former Vice-Admiral Monkey D. Garp . He never hesitates to make derogatory comments about them or outright insult them.

Another aspect of his personality is that Sakazuki strongly believes in the inheritance of evil. This is the reason why, during the Battle of Marine Ford, he declared that he would never let Portgas D. Ace and Monkey D. Luffy make it out alive, even if he had to leave all of them. other pirates present escape. And, indeed, despite Marine Ford being destroyed by Blackbeard, Akainu was only concerned with chasing Luffy. For him, the simple fact that the Straw Hat Pirate is the son of Monkey D. Dragon aka Dragon the Revolutionary, the greatest enemy of the World Government, automatically makes it a threat to be eliminated at all costs. However, it should be noted that Sakazuki is not a thoughtless person or one who always rushes headlong without analyzing things. During an exchange with Admiral Borsalino who asked him if he should go to Wano, Akainu replied that he should not rush because they still did not know the true strength of the Samurai.

Akainu’s fights

Akainu vs Aokiji

Akainu vs Aokiji

After Sengoku retired from the post of Admiral Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Akainu was appointed as his successor. However, knowing his colleague’s methods and extremism regarding Justice, Admiral Aokiji decided to oppose his appointment, especially since he was supported by Sengoku to replace him. So, in order to determine who would ultimately take the job, the two Admirals faced off on a New World island, Punk Hazard. Previously, this island housed within it a military site belonging to the World Government. Unfortunately, due to the toxic disaster caused by scientist Caesar Clown, the island became a huge abandoned wasteland and the base was closed. It was a year later, after the toxic gases had dissipated, that the duel between Akainu and Aokiji took place and lasted for 10 days.

Due to the powers of their respective Devil Fruit, the island has definitely turned into a desolate landscape. Indeed, on one side, Eastern Punk Hazard has been covered with lava and fire because of  Magu Magu no Mi of Sakazuki . The buildings were not only either melted down or disfigured, but the sea around it also turned into a sea of ​​fire, making it impossible to moor ships on this part of the island. The streets have become lava pits. This part of the island is now called the Burning Lands or Les Terres Brulées. On the other side, to the west of the island, the area has become a land of ice due to the powers of the Hie Hie no Mi or Givro-Fruit which is the Devil Fruit of Aokiji. Now called Ice Lands or Les Terres de Glaces, this part of Punk Hazard is dominated by huge mountains of ice with several icebergs drifting all around. An icy wind blows there constantly. At the conclusion of the 10-day fight, with the Admirals both suffering serious injuries, Akainu comes out victorious, but he does not kill his opponent since Aokiji was his comrade.

Akainu vs Whitebeard

Akainu vs Whitebeard

During the Battle of Marine Ford, while still just an Admiral, Akainu faced Edward Newgate aka the Yonko Whitebeard in an epic fight. At some point at the start of this war, Sakazuki entered the scene to destroy with his arm turned magma the gigantic block of ice thrown by Joz in the direction of the giants who were in front of the scaffold. His blow then turned into a deluge of volcanic stones, one of which headed straight for Whitebeard. The latter made use of his Bisento, the Murakumogiri being part of the 12 Saijo Ô Wazamono which are Meito of unparalleled quality , to stop the burning stone and blew on the flames to extinguish them.

The Strongest Man in the World then told Admiral Akainu to light the candles on a birthday cake instead of bragging about its magma. While laughing, Sakazuki replied by asking him the question if he did not wish to have a bright funeral. Note first of all that before these two characters face each other directly, Whitebeard has already been seriously injured by  Squard aka The Maelstrom Spider who stabbed him in the chest after being deceived and manipulated by Akainu.

Subsequently, while the fighting rages all over the square, Akainu faces Whitebeard for the first time. As the latter prepares to attack, Sakazuki blocked his Murakumogiri with his foot. He tells Whitebeard that if Whitebeard does not stop launching such seismic attacks, the island will be destroyed, to which the Emperor retorted, laughing that it is up to him to try. to protect it. They then continued to fight until  the Strongest Man in the Worldbe distracted by Vice-Admiral Garp the Hero. Akainu took the opportunity to launch a magma attack on him but Whitebeard threw him back at him with ease, which forced him to parry his own attack. Whitebeard then struck him with a blow from his Haki-infused Bisento ⛏️ that threw Akainu into the air. Unfortunately, Whitebeard felt bad, dropped his knees to the ground and spat blood. The Admiral took advantage of this moment of weakness to strike him with a devastating punch of molten magma in the stomach, leaving a large hole there.

Whitebeard being wounded, Admiral Commander-in-Chief Sengoku ordered his troops to attack and kill him. The Emperor received several saber blows in the chest as well as a Bazooka attack on the head, but Whitebeard regained his senses and easily swept away the Marines who attacked him. After Ace was rescued by Luffy but killed by Akainu while protecting his brother, Edward Newgate grew in a rage and rushed behind the Admiral to deliver a destructive punch crushing the Admiral to the ground.

Even injured, Akainu still managed to dodge two more Whitebeard attacks by rolling sideways. He then began to retaliate by throwing several lava punches at the Yonkô, one of which cut his mustache in the anime. The two continued to fight until Whitebeard sent him waltzing to the ground with a punch.  While Whitebeard is about to inflict another punch on him, Akainu manages to surprise him by throwing flames in his face. The Admiral then hit him again in the stomach with his lava punch and made a second gaping hole. Hit hard, Whitebeard dropped to one knee with his stomach on fire.

At this point, Akainu bids farewell to Whitebeard believing that he has defeated and killed him. But suddenly, still on one knee, 🧎🏼 the Emperor grabbed Akainu by the collar of his shirt and stood up, lifting the Admiral off the ground at the same time. He then threw him into the air and punched him hard with a seismic punch in the ribs once he came back down. This incredible punch caused terrible destruction at the same time: the ground was cracking everywhere and buildings collapsed including part of the Naval Headquarters.. The titanic duel of the two characters ended at that moment as Akainu’s body slid and disappeared into the meanders of one of the cracks nearby, not without having insulted Whitebeard Scavenger again. Let us just note that Akainu finally survived this attack while Whitebeard was subsequently killed by Blackbeard and his crew.

Akainu skills

Akainu skills

As the current Admiral Commander-in-Chief, Sakazuki is in command of the entire military force that is the Navy. He has the prerogative not only to give orders to all soldiers as well as to officers of all ranks, but also to trigger at any time and on any island a Buster Call, the operation of mass destruction which is the Navy’s ultimate attack force capable of destroying anything in its path. Because of his taciturn and sinister demeanor, he is feared by both Marines and pirates.  Even if he had just recruited the worst criminals who were previously imprisoned at Impel Down underwater prison and had just eaten the Gura Gura no Mi (in addition to the Yami Yami no Mi that Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard  preferred to run away when he learned from his sniper Van Augur that Akainu was on board the Navy ship. And, as seen earlier in the article, Akainu is a very big manipulator. In particular, he knows how to use the knowledge of his targets in order to deceive them and achieve his ends.

In addition, being Admiral Commander-in-Chief, Akainu is arguably one of the most powerful fighters, as is Admiral Kizaru aka The Yellow Monkey., both within the Navy and the World Government. In particular, he faced Whitebeard alone and was able to demonstrate phenomenal resistance during this fight as he remained standing even after two attacks of a seismic force at close range from the Yonkô. In comparison, a single blow was enough to bring down a Vice Admiral who was a giant. His incredible resistance also applies to attacks imbued with Haki. In addition to his resistance, Akainu also possesses incredible strength as when he stopped Barbe’s Bisento using only one of his feet.  His hearing is also highly developed as he was able to hear what was happening underwater before the start of the Summit War.

It is recognized that all Vice Admirals of the Navy are proficient in Haki. Since Sakazuki is more senior than the latter, he therefore also has mastery of this skill. This is particularly the case with the Busoshoku no Haki or Haki of the Armament which he used in collaboration with the Hakis of the other two Admirals at Marine Ford to erect a shield and repel the seismic attacks of Whitebeard trying to demolish the execution platform and save Ace. Admiral Commander-in-Chief Sakazuki also masters another form of Haki, namely Kenbunshoku no Haki or Haki of Observation.

Devil Fruit: Magu Magu no Mi

Devil Fruit: Magu Magu no Mi

Sakazuki ate a Logia-type Devil Fruit, Magu Magu no Mi, or Molten Fruit , which allows him to transform into Molten Man. Indeed, the holder of this Fruit of the Devil has the ability to generate magma, to control it as he wishes as well as to transform his whole body into magma. Since this is a Logia-type Devil Fruit, Sakazuki cannot be harmed by simple physical attacks. He just lets them pass through his body without taking any damage. On the other hand, he can be injured thanks to the Haki of the Armament or the Sea Granite which annihilates the powers of the Devil Fruits. He can also be hit while on guard or due to a hypothetical elemental weakness.Fluid Combative , Akainu managed to find a few parries to ward off Haki’s infused attacks.

Anyone wanting to face Akainu directly will therefore have a hard time touching him but will burn himself 🔥 given that he is made up of magma. Even weapons like swords melt on contact. He is able to pierce the bodies of his enemies without much effort with his magma fists and he is the origin of the destruction of Whitebeard’s main ship and his crew, the Moby Dick . In addition, its magma attacks can explode and cause incredible damage on a battlefield.

Akainu also uses his Devil Fruit to move very fast. For this, it propels itself like an active volcano which explodes. It can also move underground by melting stones and rocks to form tunnels. The power of Akainu magma is naturally a higher level than that of fire Ace with the Mera Mera no Mi . This is why he was able to overwhelm the latter, burn him and even kill him by piercing him right through when Ace wanted to protect Luffy. Thanks to his Magu Magu no Mi, Sakazuki is also able to tackle characters like Jinbe The Paladin of the Seas or Emporio Ivankov aka Iva, The Miracle Worker without having to provide much effort.

Akainu history

The origins

The origins of Akainu

Along with Borsalino, Sakazuki enlisted in the Navy 32 years ago before One Piece’s story began. Prior to being promoted, he was revealed as Vice Admiral, one of the five vice admirals in charge of the Buster Call targeting Island of Ohara. During this event known as the Ohara Incident, he was the one who destroyed a ship with civilians and soldiers on board for fear that a single researcher from the island had managed to infiltrate. on board. His decision shocked not only his friend and colleague Kuzan, but also Spandine, the leader of CP9 or Cypher Pol. 9 in charge of the investigation on Ohara and at the origin of the triggering of the Buster Call on this island.

War at the top

War at the top

Sakazuki is one of the Three Admirals in charge of commanding the Marines during the clash with the Whitebeard Pirates.on the occasion of the Battle of Marine Ford. Initially, he is seen sitting with the other Admirals in front of the execution platform. It is only when Joz aka Diamond Joz throws a huge iceberg that Akainu joins the confrontation. That’s when he reveals the abilities of his Devil Fruit by using a lava punch to destroy the iceberg. At the same time, small fiery stones are thrown on the square, which caused the demolition of one of Whitebeard’s boats. Subsequently, Akainu was seen killing a Navy soldier who was fleeing the battlefield for fear of dying and not seeing his family. When Luffy disembarked at Marine Ford, he declared that he was the only pirate who had to be killed no matter what, since he was the son of Monkey D.

During this battle, Akainu directly confronted Whitebeard, which caused the destruction of the city. Whitebeard being already injured and coughing up a lot of blood, the Admiral was able to give him a destructive blow of molten magma in the stomach. Then, after Luffy saved his spiritual brother Ace from a second execution attempt and the latter was released, Sakazuki confronted the two brothers. He deliberately insulted Whitebeard in order to provoke the fleeing Ace. His trick worked as Ace turned and attacked him with his pyrokinetic power. However, thanks to his magma which can consume fire, he manages to counter Ace’s attack and hit him despite the Logia-type Devil Fruit.of the latter which made it intangible. When Akainu wanted to deliver a magma punch to Luffy who was on the ground, Ace intervened to protect his brother and took the attack head-on through his chest right through. This is how Portgas D. Ace aka Ace of the Silver Fists died .

Ace’s death unleashed the Whitebeard’s anger who struck Akainu with a crippling attack from behind. Standing up, he retaliated by burning almost half of Whitebeard’s face (in the anime, Akainu hit Whitebeard with a magma punch that made a hole in his body). Eventually he was defeated by Emperor Whitebeardwhich knocked him out with a seismic punch. He fell unconscious, but alive in a crack on the island. He then made his way underground and began to hunt down Luffy to finish him off. He paid little attention to Blackbeard’s announcement that his era was beginning, but preferred to continue chasing his target.  At one point, he managed to critically injure Luffy and Jinbei, but several characters intervened to protect the Straw Hat Pirate: Ivankov, Inazuma, Crocodile, Marco, Vista, Izo as well as Curiel. He was then very upset that Sengoku had agreed to end the War at the behest of  Shanks the Red, one of the Four Emperors .

Rise in rank

Rise in rank

After the Battle of Marine Ford, Admiral Commander-in-Chief Sengoku left the Navy. Sakazuki was chosen as a candidate to replace him, but Admiral Aokiji was opposed to his assumption of this post given his extreme idea of ​​Justice. 🏛️ The two Admirals then clashed for 10 days on Punk Hazard Island to determine who to fill the post. The final outcome of their duel was the victory of Akainu who spared the life of Aokiji since it was about his comrade. Not agreeing to be commanded by Akainu, the latter then withdrew from the Navy. As for Sakazuki, he made the decision to move the Navy Headquarters to the New World and opted for the G-1 base .

The Arc Dressrosa

The Arc Dressrosa

In chapter 700 of the manga, Sakazuki reappears during a meeting of officers in this new Navy HQ. The subjects discussed during this meeting were the so-called renunciation of Doflamingo to the status of Grand Corsair, the choice of a new Captain Corsair in the person of Baggy the Clown as well as the alliance established between Monkey D. Luffy and Trafalgar D. Water Law which are part of the Eleven Supernovae . Regarding precisely this last subject, Akainu declared that there was no question of letting it pass, especially since Law became Captain Corsair during the two-year ellipse and therefore should not ally himself with notorious pirates, and again less with the Mugiwara. In order to settle this concern, Sakazuki decided to send one of his new Admirals, Issho alias Fujitora  in Dressrosa, where the Straw Hat Pirates, Trafalgar Law as well as the Samurai of Wan Land have traveled. Subsequently, Sakazuki learned that Doflamingo’s resignation to his title of Grand Corsair was false and informed his emissary Fujitora.

Since he and Navy HQ were fooled about this, he made the decision to travel to Mary Geoise’s Holy Land to question the Five Elders 👴🏼 or Council of the Five Deans  for more information. . It was there that he learned that it was all set up by the World Government itself. Faced with the astonishment and protest of the Admiral Commander-in-Chief, the members of the council simply ignored him and declared that the opinions of the people of the Navy did not interest them. Their lively discussion continued until a Marine interrupted them to inform them of the defeat of King of Dressrosa,  Don Quixote Doflamingo. He then learned that the events of Dressrosa were broadcast all over the world and that Fujitora knelt before former King Riku Doldo III aka Ricky and the citizens to ask forgiveness on behalf of the World Government. Dissatisfied with the actions of Fujitora who did not bother to refer it to him, he contacted him to reprimand him. As Admiral Issho dared to answer him, he gave him an ultimatum that he had to capture Law and Luffy or he would be banished from the Navy.

Destroy Sakazuki and become Admiral-in-Chief

As you can see in the article, Sakazuki has incredible power and appalling skills related to his  Devil Fruit, the Magu Magu no Mi . In addition, as the Admiral Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, he also has immense power that spans the entire One Piece universe. All Marines, whether soldiers or officers and even Admirals are under his command.

If you too are looking for such power, such authority, you just have to dethrone Sakazuki to take up his post of Admiral Commander-in-Chief .  But do you have the courage? And do you have the capacity above all? To help you already in your quest, take advantage of our best products dedicated to the Navy which are available in our online store.

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