Unearth the pivotal moments where One Piece offered glimpses into the formidable strength of the Five Elders. After this, your perception of these characters will never be the same!
The Five Elders at Pangea Castle in Mary Geoise (Image via Toei Animation, One Piece). One Piece Chapter 1094 astounded fans by unveiling the daunting power of Saint Jaygarcia Saturn, a member of the Gorosei. Displeased with the events unfolding on Egghead Island, Saturn metamorphosed into an ominous entity and personally entered the battlefield.
Proof of Saturn’s might, as felt through his aura, left Kizaru, Luffy, Zoro, and Lucci astounded. Such a reaction from the four most formidable fighters on Egghead Island sent shivers down spines, portraying Saturn as a genuine threat to all.
The portrayal of Saturn speaks volumes.
The depiction of Saturn in One Piece Chapter 1094 underscores him and the other Elders as veritable forces of nature. Throughout the narrative, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda has subtly hinted that they are more than mere politicians. Keep reading for an in-depth analysis of these clues, presented chronologically.
5) Far from Ordinary Elders.
From their initial introduction in the series, the Gorosei have exhibited robust physiques adorned with evident scars. Therefore, based solely on their physicality, one could infer that they possess at least some combat experience, irrespective of their political roles.
Most notably, one of the Elders, the bald figure donning glasses, now recognized as Saint V. Nusjuro, was consistently depicted wielding a katana. This sword is believed to be more than a mere katana, bearing a striking resemblance to the Shodai Kitetsu, one of the Twelve Supreme Blades.
4) The Liberty to Disregard Akainu
At one juncture, the Five Elders confronted Sakazuki “Akainu,” who seethed with anger over the deception surrounding Doflamingo’s resignation from the Seven Warlords of the Sea. In the midst of Akainu’s fiery protest that any future similar incident would tarnish his reputation as the Chief Admiral of the Navy, the Elders utterly dismissed his words.
3) Unprotected Encounter with an Emperor
Shortly before the climactic Reverie gathering, the Five Elders had an unexpected rendezvous with “Red Hair,” Shanks. The latter sought a discussion concerning an enigmatic pirate, whose identity remains concealed.
2) Portrayed as Battle-Hardened Veterans
In response to the mounting complexity of affairs involving Vegapunk, the World Government dispatched a massive fleet to Egghead Island. The expedition included Admiral Borsalino “Kizaru,” multiple Admirals, and an abundance of soldiers. Among this expeditionary force, one of the Five Elders, Saint Saturn, was also present.
1) Monsters in Name and Deed
The most unequivocal evidence of the Five Elders’ extraordinary combat prowess was laid bare in One Piece Chapter 1085. As Nefertari Cobra, the ruler of Alabasta, commenced posing challenging inquiries about sensitive matters, the Elders opted for his demise, particularly upon witnessing Imu-sama seated on the Empty Throne.
In addition to this commanding display of power against the second-in-command of the Revolutionary Army, the chapter unveiled that each of the Five Elders holds the title of “Warrior God,” further underscoring their remarkable martial capabilities. In light of the recent chapters of One Piece, this attribute has become irrefutable.