The crew of the Pirates Roger was created more than fifty years ago by the initiative of its captain Gol D. Roger, the famous King of the Pirates. To date, this is the only crew to have made it to Laugh Tale, the island located at the end of the Route of All Perils and where the famous treasure, the One Piece, would be hidden today. . The Roger Pirates were one of the greatest rival crews of the Whitebeard Pirates.
You should know that all the actions undertaken by the members of this crew have today become legends. Moreover, with the exception of the deceased Gol D. Roger still known to this day and pirates still active like Shanks le Roux , and Silver Rayleigh, the other members of this crew have been forgotten. We invite you to rediscover together everything about this legendary crew.
Captain Gol D. Roger
Gol D. Roger was the only Lord of the Pirates in the world of One Piece, a title he won after having accomplished with his crew the conquest of the Route of All Perils, otherwise known as the Grand Line, and succeeded in reaching the end of the world from One Piece. Better known as Gold Roger, he was also the former owner of One Piece, this treasure so coveted by most pirates like Luffy. As mentioned above, he is also the founder and captain of the Roger Pirates. With his lover Portgas D. Red, he had a child who is none other than Portgas D. Ace, the spiritual brother of Monkey D. Luffy and Sabo .
Gol D. Roger was one of the major figures of his time and he was also the first character to appear in the One Piece series. Note that after surrendering himself to the Navy, he was executed in public in his hometown, Logue Town, more than twenty years ago. Gol D. Roger maintained strong bonds with all the members of his crew. Silvers Rayleigh, who was his first recruit, his right-hand man, but also his great friend, speaks of him as being a “magnificent man”. Shanks le Roux and Baggy le Clown cried the day of his execution and continue to be sad when the subject is brought up.
According to Rayleigh, the late Pirate King possessed the ability to hear the ” Voice of Everything .” Thanks to this power, he could hear the Kings of the Seas as well as decipher the Poneglyphs, these mysterious blocks of stone where the location of the Ancient Weapons was engraved in esoteric language. When Gol D. Roger faced an opponent, he used both a sword and a pistol, one in each hand. Besides, he was a formidable swordsman. As an example, with just one attack, he was able to keep Kozuki Oden in check. He could also stand up to Edward Newgate aka Whitebeard who wields the Murakumogiri, who is nevertheless a Saijo Ô Wazamono, one of the 12 Meito with the best quality in the One Piece universe.. Also, when the weapons of these two legends collided, it caused a shock wave of such magnitude that it affected the entire island where they clashed.
It should also be noted that Gol D. Roger had mastery of two types of Haki, namely the Haki of Armament and the Haki of Kings. He has notably been seen using the Busoshoku no Haki at a very high level when he imbued his sword with this fluid to attack Whitebeard. It is the same for the Haoshoku no Haki. Indeed, during a clash with Whitebeard, he was able to free a very powerful Haki from the Kings.
The members known to date who have been part of the Pirate Roger Pirates at one time or another are 34, their captain Gol D. Roger included. As mentioned above, most of them have been forgotten apart from the legendary captain and those who are still active. Find out which ones are best known to date below.
Also known by the epithet the Dark Lord, Silvers Rayleigh is the former right-hand man of the Pirate King and second in the Pirate Roger Pirates. Very close to his captain, he was also one of the last people to speak to him before his death. After that and with his crew disbanded, Silvers Rayleigh traveled to the Sabaody Archipelago to become an expert coating craftsman. Note also that he was one of the major protagonists of the Sabaody Arc and, once the Battle of Marine Ford was over, he took charge of training Monkey D. Luffy so that the latter learned to master the three types of Haki during the two years that the ellipse lasted. It must be said that Silvers Rayleigh is certainly the one of the most powerful pirates in One Piece and he is even seen as a true legend in the world of piracy. According to Monkey D. Garp, his fame is similar to that ofEdward Newgate aka Whitebeard . In addition, he was the mentor of Baggy the Clown as well as Shanks the Red.
Even today, being already quite old, Silvers Rayleigh still shows incredible physical strength. Not only that but he is also able to move very quickly without being out of breath as when he comes to the aid of Zoro by moving at an incredible speed while he is under the threat of a luminous kick. very powerful of Admiral Kizaru. We even see him follow up with a kick in order to deflect that of the latter. We can also see that this character is endowed with a certain intelligence. He particularly knows how to show strategy when he uses cunning to make money without making the slightest effort. He is very good at stealing other people’s money without them noticing.Bartholomew Kuma when he came to talk to him, thinking it was a World Government trap. Another proof of his great intelligence is that in the Sabaody Arc, he is the only one who knew how to guess what had happened in the auction room just by analyzing the damage even though he was not there.
On top of all of this, Silvers Rayleigh has a perfect mastery of the three types of Haki and, as has been said before, he is the one who taught them to Luffy during the Ellipse. Indeed, Rayleigh manages to target a particular person to knock him out without needing to look him straight in the eye or harm other people nearby. This was particularly the case in the auction house in Sabaody when he rendered everyone present unconscious, with the exception of the Mugiwaras, the Heart Pirates, the Kid Pirates, the mermaid Camie, the ‘Starfish Pappug and Man-Fish Octo. The same is true with the Armament Haki he used to counter an attack from Admiral Kizaru who ate the Pika Pika no Mi or Luminescent Fruit, a Logia-type Devil Fruit.
Silvers Rayleigh is able to further his mastery of this Fluid as when he used it to project a powerful shock wave from a distance. He is also able to destroy objects from the inside like with Camie’s Exploding Collar, which is an even more advanced level of this Haki. As for the Haki of the Observation, he used it to guess and avoid the strikes of a frightening elephant. He even has the ability to sense the presence of every creaturepresent on an island, to determine their exact number as well as their respective power level. To finish with this Pirate, this one has excellent skills of swordsman as when he fought the Admiral Kizaru wielding his saber of light. He even knows how to use a saber imbued with Busoshoku no Haki even though he now claims to be rusted for it.
Crocus is the man in charge of the surveillance of the Lighthouse located at Cap Jumeau and which is used to guide ships disembarking from Reverse Mountain and sailing towards Grand Line. Indeed, placed at the bottom of Reverse Mountain, the Cap Jumeau is the crossroads between the immense chain of mountains Red Line and the Route of all the Perils. In addition, Crocus was also in charge of guarding Laboon, the young whale (an Island Whales to be more precise) left by the Pirates of the Rumbar Pirates as they set out to conquer the Grand Line ago. fifty years before the beginning of the story of One Piece.
As the crew never returned to retrieve Laboon, Crocus then joined the Pirates Roger Pirates 25 years before the One Piece series began to find out what happened to them. Upon learning of a report that some of the Yorki-led pirates attempted to flee the Grand Line via Calm Belt, Crocus concluded that its members fled while abandoning Laboon. However, in truth, virtually all of the pirates in the crew died on their journey, with the exception of Brook.
Thus, if Crocus has always been a lighthouse keeper most of his life, he also shared the adventures of the Roger Pirates for three years. Indeed, he was recruited as a doctor by the latter during their visit to Cap Jumeau so that he could take care of Gol D. Roger who was affected by a fatal disease. So he looked after him throughout their journey until Gol D. Roger reached his goal and became the Pirate King. After the secret disbandment of the Crew, Crocus returned to Cap Jumeau to warn Laboon of the “wrong” situation of the Rumbar Pirate Crew .
As the whale-island didn’t like the news, she got angry and hit Reverse Mountain with her head. Crocus was therefore obliged to treat her and give her painkillers. Additionally, he was also seen fighting during the clash between Roger’s Pirates and the armada of Shiki the Golden Lion. Usually Crocus uses harpoons and with great strength he is able to defeat huge sea creatures. Another of his skills is his exceptional tolerance to pain as well as his incredible defensive abilities. He did not show any signs of pain when he received direct attacks from Mr. 9 and his teammate Nefertari Vivi aka Miss Wednesday . It s also proves that Crocus possesses the mastery of the Haki of Observation.
Nicknamed Le Roux, Shanks is the founder and captain of one of the most emblematic crews of the New World, namely the Roux crew. Besides, he is also one of the Four Emperors who turn out to be the most famous and powerful pirate captains in the One Piece universe. You should know that Shanks le Roux joined the group of the Four Emperors 6 years ago before Marshall D. Teach alias Blackbeard who is the last character to have joined him. He is also the youngest of the four Emperors. But before all that, he was one of the legendary Roger Pirates who are the only ones to date to have managed to conquer the entire Grand Line.
Like most of the crew, he had a strong relationship with his captain Gol D. Roger, which is why he inherited his straw hat. On this subject, remember that Shanks le Roux then gave this hat to Luffy when he was still only a young boy. He is also at the origin of Luffy’s Rubber-Man powers since he was the one who found the Gomi Gomi no Mi that the latter accidentally ate. Let us quickly note that Luffy has enormous respect for Shanks who represents the hero of his childhood, his role model and the pirate whom he absolutely has to surpass.
At this point in One Piece’s history, Shanks the Red has yet to be seen in a serious fight or battle, so the extent of his abilities is unknown. However, one is entitled to think that his aptitudes are far from negligible, because he is one of the Four Emperors.. Moreover, the mere mention of his name automatically incites respect in other pirates as when Baggy obtained the consideration of the ex-inmates of Impel Down Underwater Prison just by telling them that he once had a brotherly bond. with Shanks. Moreover, in order to maintain this respect, Baggy had no qualms about calling on the names of Shanks and Gol D. Roger, their former captain in the Roger Pirates. But beyond his name, it is really his power and his skills that are recognized. This is particularly the case with Baggy who stated that Shanks was a powerful fighter when he was younger.
Baggy the Clown
Baggy also known as the Thousand Pieces Clown is the captain of his own crew and former mate of the crew of Gol D. Roger. Unlike the other pirates of Roger’s crew, we know that Baggy fell ill before he got to Laugh Tale, so we don’t know if he knows the story of the missing century anyway. Baggy ate a Paramecia type devil fruit, the fruit of fragmentation which allows him to divide his body into several parts in order to avoid various enemy attacks. Although Baggy is a fairly weak Pirate , he has good defense thanks to his Devil Fruit. The fruit of fragmentation has also allowed him to stand up to hawk eye. It is perhaps thanks to this story that he was able to obtain the title of large privateer. Baggy’s weapon of choice is several combat knives and his favorite attack is none other than Special Baggy Ball which allows him to destroy a city quite easily. Baggy is a pirate known to all not thanks to the notoriety he was able to acquire in combat, but thanks to his various associates! Don’t forget that he sailed the Oro Jackson and that he has an estimated research bounty of 15,000,000 from Berrys.
Scopper Gaban was a Pirate from Roger’s Pirates’ strength. His strength was such that he was considered by Roger to be one of his most powerful companions along with Silver Raileigh. Scopper used two one-handed axes to fight. We also know he had a special connection with Shanks and Baggy the Clown. Unfortunately, little information about him has been disclosed, his research bonus is also unknown!
Oden is a powerful swordsman from Wan Country. Kozuki was both the Daimyo of Kuri and the son of Shogun Kozuki Sukiyaki. His wife is none other than Toki and he is the father of the famous Momonosuke and the sublime Hiyori. His followers were none other than the Nine Red Scabbards , the best swordsmen in the land of Wah. Oden was also the only pirate along with Nekomamushi and Inuarashi to have sailed on both Whitebeard and Roger’s ship. Oden was extremely strong, Roger recognized his strength from his first appearance. The hidden peculiarity of Oden is that he was able to read the Poneglyphs and to hear like Luffy, Momosuke and Roger the voice of everything. Oden possessed incredible sword mastery! His swords were none other than Enma and Ame no Habakiri. Enma is known to be the only saber to successfully injure Kaido, the most powerful beast in the world.
Nekomamushi is a powerful Mink who is nicknamed ” King of Twilight “. He is one of the two Kings of Zo. Nekomamushi is a servant of Oden and more particularly a devotee of the Kozuki family as well as the Land of Won. This mighty Cat is also a member of the Nine Red Sheaths. Nekomamushi is so powerful that he was able to compete with Jack, Kaido’s second. In addition to possessing considerable strength, his stamina and endurance are extraordinary. Like the Minks people, this powerful feline can also use the Electro attack and transform into Sulong form on full moon nights. His favorite weapon is none other than a Trident that it is capable of charging electricity. Although he is massive, Nekomamushi’s strength lies in his movement speed and agility. He is also proficient in the Haki of observation and the Haki of weaponry.
Inuarashi is a very powerful Mink who is nicknamed ” King of Dawn.“. He is also one of the two Kings of Zo and his title of nobility is none other than Duke. Just like Nekomamushi, Inuarashi un is a devotee of Oden and a servant of the Kozuki family of the vast country of Wa. dog is a swordsman of the nine red scabbards. From what we have seen, Inuarashi possesses a power equivalent to that of Nekomamushi. He is also the only Pirate with Oden and Nekomamushi to have sailed on L’oro Jackson and on Whitebeard’s Moby Dick. His biggest rival is none other than Nekomamushi, the other King of the Minks. We think this rivalry comes from their earliest childhood and certainly, because they get along like dog and cat. Inuarashi can also use Electro and Sulong formjust like his colleague. This powerful dog uses a sword to fight and to replace his left leg with a sword as well. Much like Oden, he uses a two saber style.
This powerful Pirate nicknamed the Heir of the Demon is a former member of Roger’s Pirates, a former prisoner of Impel Down and a former sailor in the Navy. His research bounty is over 100,000,000 Berrys, but his strength is close to that of a Yonko. His power is such that he taunted the Navy time and time again, and he was ready to take a Buster Call . His strength was such that he wanted to compete against the different Yonkos and that he was convinced to win. Douglas Bullet possesses the demon fruit of Gasha Gasha no MI and he succeeded in awakening it. This fruit allows him to combine and handle metallic materials easily. Douglas also possessed a great mastery of Haki! He was also one of the few pirates to possess the Haki of Kings. TheDouglas Bullet is none other than a submarine called the Catapult which he combines with his body in order to become almost invincible. His demon fruit also allows him to control his submarine from a distance. If you want to know more about this evil genius, we invite you to watch the film: One Piece Stampede .
Roger’s Pirates Jolly Roger
The Pirates Roger Pirates have like Jolly Roger a classic skull (skull and crossbones behind) but with the difference that it displays a long beige mustache. This pavilion was designed on the tallest sail of the Oro Jackson.
The Oro Jackson
The Oro Jackson was the boat on which Gol D. Roger and his crew crossed all the seas in the One Piece world. It is also the only ship to have accomplished this feat to date. Even today, it is still spoken of as The Ship of the Pirate King or also The Conqueror of the Oceans . It was made at Water Seven by Tom, a Fishman famous in the past for being the world’s greatest carpenter. He is also the one who taught Cutty Flam alias Franky, the carpenter of the Straw Hat Pirates, and Icebarg, the director of the best shipbuilding company in the world, the Galley-The Company.
Note also that the World Government considered the construction of the Oro Jackson for the benefit of the Lord of the Pirates and his crew as a serious crime. Because of this, Tom got into serious trouble with the World Government which sentenced him to death at Ernies Lobby, otherwise known as Judicial Island . Note that once the Roger Pirate Crew reached Laugh Tale, the last island of the New World, it was dissolved and it is not known what happened to Oro Jackson until today.
The construction of the Oro Jackson was made with Adam’s Wood , a very rare and very valuable type of wood. Indeed, Adam’s Wood has the greatest resistance and the best quality in the world. This wood can withstand both gunfire and cannonballs. Pirates all over the world consider it to be a real treasure. Moreover, its sale is declared illegal and can only be found on the black market at an exorbitant price. Note briefly that the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hat Crew boat, was also designed with this wood that Franky managed to obtain at a price of 200,000,000 from Berrys. These are also the only two ships known to date to have been made with Adam’s Wood. As a bow, the Oro Jackson sports two sirens surrounding a large cannon. It had a total of seven sails, two of which were placed at the front, three in the middle and the remaining two at the rear. The crew’s Jolly Roger has been drawn on the two sails at the front so that everyone can see it. The three sails in the center are crimson red in color while the other four are lighter.
The strength of Roger’s crew
As seen at the start of this article, the Pirates Roger Pirates stand out from all the other crews revealed to date in One Piece in that they are the only ones who have managed to conquer the Grand Line in its entirety. In addition, the known members of this crew are among the most powerful pirates today. There is in particular Silvers Rayleigh who was able to compete with Borsalino alias Admiral Kizaru when he was already quite old. We can also talk about Shanks the Red who has managed to forge a sacred reputation in recent decades and become one of the Four Yonkô or Emperors who are the four most powerful pirates in the One Piece universe.
In addition, these two previously mentioned characters possess powerful Hachis . In total, this crew had at least 5 Hakis users, which includes Douglas Bullet aka Demon Heir, which is way beyond any other known crew. We can also cite Crocus who was the doctor on board and who, even though he was not seen to use any fluids, still possesses formidable physical strength. Indeed, when he is already very old, he was able to slay a giant squid – just by throwing a huge harpoon at it. He was also seen able to withstand bazooka blasts with great ease.
There is also Baggy alias Baggy the Clown who notably stood out by managing to gain the upper hand over Luffy and Zoro at the beginning of their adventures. The latter owe their salvation only thanks to the intervention of Nami alias the Thief Cat. Note that Baggy is the holder (by accident) of Bara Bara no Mi or Fruit of Fragmentation, a Paramecia type Devil Fruit.. This character has also managed to obtain the status of Grand Corsair after the two-year ellipse by relying on his past within the Pirates Roger Pirates and the sacred reputation of his former traveling companions. The strength of this crew also comes from its captain, Gol D. Roger, who was one of the most powerful pirates of all time in One Piece, if not the strongest and still today. To learn more about the Pirate King, refer to the article dedicated to him here .
The story of Roger’s crew
As seen earlier in the article, the first character mentioned in the One Piece series is the Pirate King , Gol D. Roger, as he is about to be executed and is on the verge of being executed. ‘he announces in public that he will leave all his treasure to whoever manages to find it. As for the Roger Pirates, they were first mentioned by Baggy as he recalled his memories as a sailor alongside Shanks in this crew.
The epics of the Roger Pirates began more than 50 years ago, more precisely the day when Gol D. Roger when he was still young recruited his first member, namely Silvers Rayleigh. From that day on, the crew started sailing the Grand Line and about 39 years ago they landed at Lodestar which is the last island designated by their Log Pose. However, thanks to the Road Poneglyph he had stolen from Charlotte Linlin aka Big Mom, Gol D. Roger knew that there was yet another island further away. A year after arriving in Lodestar, Gold Roger joined forces with Monkey D. Garp to face and defeat the infamous Rocks pirate D. Xebec and his pirates known as the Rocks Pirates .
Subsequently, 28 years ago, the Pirate Pirates’ captain Roger suffered a fatal illness and had only a few years to live. He then made the decision to achieve what no one has ever been able to do, which is to conquer the Route of All Perils from the starting point to the last island never reached by anyone: Laugh Tale. For him, it would therefore be his last adventure with his crew and this is what made him so famous. At the start of their journey on the Grand Line, Gol D. Roger recruited Crocus as a medic so that he could treat him during their journey. Note that Crocus stayed 3 years with the Roger Pirates until they reached their goal. On this final trip, Gol D. Roger and his companions were able to overcome all obstacles in their path. They had to face several adversaries, of which the most formidable and the best known wereWhitebeard and his crew, Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp as well as Shiki the Lion Dor, but also the crew of Xebecs . In the end, they managed to reach Laugh Tale and discovered The True Story .
You should know that this feat is the fruit of the powers of Gol D. Roger who had the ability to hear the Voice of all things. It is by this means that he was able to unravel the secret of the Poneglyphs, including the Road Poneglyph of Zou which was shown to him by Inuarashi 26 years ago and the second Road Poneglyph which was in Charlotte’s possession. Linlin before he stole it from her. However, considering themselves to be simple pirates whose role was not to divulge this secret to the whole world, the Roger Pirates preferred to keep it quiet. Note also that it is from this feat that Gol D. Roger earned his title of Lord of the Pirates.. In addition, Shiki the Golden Lion sought to ally with the latter in order to find one of the ancient weapons and set off to conquer the world. However, Gol D. Roger declined his offer not being attracted by his project. And it is precisely because of this refusal that several clashes took place between these two captains. One of their most famous fights took place 3 years before the death of Gol D. Roger, between 1496 and 1498, on the Ed War Sea and is aptly known as the Battle of Ed War.
Once Gol D. Roger achieved his objective, he decided to dissolve his crew gradually so that he could face his death. He is also the first to leave his crew, followed later by Kozuki Oden. A year later, he chose to surrender to the Navy in order to leave the world with awe-inspiring memory while still at the height of his fame as a pirate rather than dying of a disease on his own. And it was on the scaffold during his execution that he made this huge announcement at the origin of a whole new wave of pirates thirsty for treasures. According to what Shanks the Redhead told Silvers Raileigh, that day was the day people cried, laughed and drank the most of all time. It is important to note that even if the crew no longer exists, the Navy must do everything to stop one of its former members in the event that it crosses paths with one because of their past. She is even allowed to call in an Admiral if that happens.
Join Roger’s crew
As you could see in this article, the Crew of Gol D. Roger was nothing short of amazing. Within it were many of the most powerful Pirates of their era, which is why this crew was so formidable. There is no doubt that Eiichiro Oda still has a lot to tell us about the secrets that surround this crew and its members. If you want to know more about this crew and the different members of it, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments space provided for this purpose!