Fastest Characters In The Series


  • Brook’s light weight gives him exceptional speed, allowing him to take down enemies before they can react.
  • Cavendish’s Hakuba form gives him incredible speed that is nearly impossible for normal people to keep up with.
  • Kizaru’s Pika Pika no Mi devil fruit allows him to control light and move at the speed of light, making him the fastest character in One Piece.

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece is an action-adventure series. It is one of the few manga that has managed to stand the test of time successfully. As a battle shonen series, One Piece is filled with a plethora of powerful characters.


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While some of these characters rely on pure strength to overwhelm their opponents, others prefer using their quickness to force an opening. The speed that they possess makes them the fastest characters in the series.

Updated on December 23, 2023, by Suzail Ahmad: One Piece is a series that consists of all kinds of strong characters. Most of them are armed with powerful devil fruits that can easily wipe out entire armies with ease. Naturally, characters with such power are not to be trifled with. Instead of being overly dependent on their Devil Fruit abilities, some of them also work on their physical abilities to give them an even bigger advantage in battles. Most focus on strength, but some prefer enhancing their speed, which enables them to dodge attacks more efficiently and close in on their opponent to land a critical hit. With that in mind, here are the fastest characters in One Piece.

12 Brook

Takes Down Opponents Before They Realize What Happened

Brook Defending Robin

Brook is the musician of the Straw Hat Pirates. He joined the crew towards the end of the Thriller Bark arc, where the crew helped him regain his shadow. Brook may not be the strongest character in the crew, but he is certainly among the fastest.

According to Oda, Brook would win a 50-meter race between the Straw Hats. The author clarified that Brook is so fast because of his light weight. In combat, Brook has also shown exceptional speed, as he has taken down enemies before they even had the chance to react.

11 Cavendish

Almost Impossible To Stop Him Without Kenbunshoku Haki

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Cavendish is one of the many captains in the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. He was introduced in the Dressrosa arc, where he participated in the tournament held inside the Corrida Coliseum and nearly knocked out everyone in his block. It was later revealed that Cavendish had another personality known as Hakuba, which would come out whenever he was sleeping.

In his Hakuba form, Cavendish’s speed increases drastically, and it is almost impossible for normal people to keep up with him. While Cavendish has not appeared in the story for a long time, he is definitely a character fans should keep an eye on.

10 Rob Lucci

Devil Fruit And Rokushiki Make Him Rapid

Rob Lucci member of CP0

Lucci has acted as the main antagonist in several arcs. He was trained in the way of assassins at a young age, and he mastered the Rokushuki in next to no time. Due to his talent, he was able to learn the seventh skill, known as Rokuogan.


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Lucci can use Soru to bolster his speed in combat, but he can take things further with the help of his Devil Fruit, as it increases his other attributes such as agility, endurance, and strength. After awakening his Devil Fruit, Lucci was able to keep up with Luffy, who was using Gear 5th. There is no denying that Lucci is among the fastest One Piece characters.

9 Kaido

Managed To Blitz Luffy Who Was Using Future Sight

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Kaido was one of the Yonko, and he took over Wano with some help from Orochi. Kaido was known as the strongest creature in the world, and he gained the title because of his immense strength. From a young age, he was exposed to wars, which helped him improve his already impressive physical abilities.

Kaido’s massive size fooled many into believing that he was slow, but he actually had incredible speed. This allowed him to blitz Luffy several times, even though the latter was using Future Sight.

8 Trafalgar Law

Devil Fruit Allows To Instantly Swap Places

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Trafalgar Law is the captain of the Heart Pirates. He was introduced in the Sabaody Archipelago arc, and it didn’t take long for him to make an impression on the fans. Law has proven himself as a talented fighter who is capable of taking on the likes of Big Mom and Blackbeard.

Law’s reaction speed is quite impressive, but his ability to teleport is what makes him stand out from the rest. He can use the Ope Ope no Mi to switch places with another object instantly. As the action takes place without any delay, it is almost impossible to predict Law’s next move.

7 Enel

Quick As Lightning

Eneru-Amaru-Enel, One Piece

Enel was the main antagonist of the Skypiea arc. He was a tyrant who ruled over Skypiea with his priests. When Enel came to Skypiea, it didn’t take long for him to displace Gan Fall as the “God.” Enel’s Goro Goro no Mi played a crucial role in his victory. It enabled him to create and control lightning at will, making him a dangerous opponent.


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​Enel was able to keep the people of Skypiea in fear by combining Kenbunshoku Haki with his devil fruit. It enabled him to monitor the actions of all the people and punish anyone who tried to raise their voice against him. Due to his control over lightning, Enel was able to move from one place to another almost instantly.

6 Charlotte Katakuri

Devil Fruit And Future Sight Make It Hard To Land A Hit

Katakuri One Piece

Charlotte Katakuri is the strongest Sweet Commander of the Big Mom Pirates. He made his debut in the Whole Cake Island arc, where he fought against Luffy. Katakuri was in total control for most of the fight, and he didn’t give Luffy even an inch.

Due to years of fighting, Katakuri has accumulated plenty of experience, so it is almost impossible to defeat him. He was able to keep up with almost all of Luffy’s attacks, which is a huge testament to his skill.

5 Silvers Rayleigh

Went Toe-to-Toe With The Fastest Man

Kizaru vs Rayleigh

Silvers Rayleigh is one of the few surviving legends from the era of Gol D. Roger. Rayleigh used to be the right-hand man of the Pirate King, but after the crew disbanded, Rayleigh went to live on Sabaody. During the Sabaody Archipelago arc, Rayleigh was able to keep Admiral Kizaru at bay without any problems, which is a big achievement considering his age.


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When Kizaru was about to finish off the Straw Hats, Rayleigh covered a great distance in a short time to deflect the Admiral’s attack. It is also reasonable to assume that Rayleigh is quicker than Luffy’s Gear Second and possibly even Snakeman. Bearing in mind that Rayleigh was over 70 years old when he fought Kizaru and Luffy, he must have been much faster in his prime.

4 Monkey D. Luffy

Different Gears And Future Sight Allow Him To Dodge All Attacks

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Monkey D. Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hats and one of the Yonko. As the main character of the series, Luffy’s progress has been closely monitored by the fans, and it is clear that he has come a long way since he began his journey.

In his base form, Luffy is not super quick, but his devil fruit significantly boosts his speed. Luffy’s speed is at its highest when he is using Gear Fourth Snakeman. While using this form, Luffy was able to outspeed Katakuri multiple times. Furthermore, Luffy’s reaction speed has also improved considerably because of his Advanced Kenbunshoku Haki.

3 Bartholomew Kuma

Can Send Himself Flying At Incredible Speeds

Kuma using his Paw Paw fruit in One Piece

Bartholomew Kuma used to be a member of the Shichibukai before he was turned into a mindless cyborg by Vegapunk. Kuma was feared throughout the world because of his strength. His big stature could trick anyone into believing that he was slow.

However, Kuma is actually quite fast, and it is mainly due to his Nikyu Nikyu no Mi. A person or object that is pawed away by Kuma is sent flying to another location, and the process comes off as instantaneous. This gives opponents the impression that he possesses the power of teleportation. Kuma can also use his devil fruit on himself to move to another place or to simply blitz his opponent.

2 Sanji

Fastest Straw Hat

Vinsmoke Sanji in One-Piece

Sanji is the cook of the Straw Hats, and a member of the Monster Trio. He cemented his status as one of the quickest characters very early in the series. Sanji was able to keep up with the speed of CP9 agents who were able to use Moon Walk, which goes to show that he was already very fast.

After spending two years on Momoiro Island, Sanji’s speed only improved further. He developed Sky Walk and Blue Walk; both of these techniques allow him to move at incredibly high speeds. Sanji uses Sky Walk to travel through the sky. With Blue Walk, he is able to move as fast as a Fishman underwater.

1 Kizaru

Pika Pika no Mi Allows Him To Move At Light Speed

Kizaru Creating Light With The Glint-Glint Fruit In One Piece

When it comes to quickness, not many anime characters can match Kizaru. He is by far the fastest character in One Piece, and it is mainly due to his devil fruit. Kizaru possesses the Pika Pika no Mi, a Logia-type devil fruit, and it allows him to control light at will.

It also enables him to travel at the speed of light, making him faster than any other One Piece character. So, it is extremely easy for him to chase down a person even if they have a headstart. Given his insane speed, the only way to avoid Kizaru’s attacks is by using Kenbunshoku Haki.

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One Piece

Release Date
October 20, 1999

Eiichiro Oda

Toei Animation