Dracule Mihawk

    Character » Dracule Mihawk appears in 81 issues.

    Dracule "Hawk Eyes" Mihawk is the world's strongest swordsman and a former member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. He and Jimbei were the only Warlords not to possess a Devil Fruit. He once had a rivalry with Shanks, one of the Four Emperors of New World. He is the first Warlord to be shown in the series.

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    Dracule Mihawk last edited by KillerZ on 03/28/23 04:08AM View full history


    Dracule Mihawk garnered a reputation prior to the start of the series, where he was known as "Marine Hunter", presumably hunting marines for a price. He came to be known as the World's Strongest Swordsman, who only had a rival in "Red-Haired" Shanks. However, once the latter lost his arm, Mihawk became uninterested in dueling him further. He was also present at the execution of Gol D. Roger.

    East Blue Saga

    Mihawk was first seen during the Baratie Arc, being revealed to be the terrifying opponent that decimated Don Krieg's crew and chased him to the East Blue. Zoro then challenged him in order to achieve his dream of becoming the strongest swordsman, but Mihawk utterly humiliated him using only a tiny dagger that he wears around his neck as a necklace. However, upon witnessing Zoro's spirit and refusal to be cut down from the back, Mihawk was impressed and cut him down with his Black Blade.

    During the Loguetown Arc, Mihawk came to meet with Shanks to discuss Luffy and his first wanted poster, which brightened the mood of Shanks. Shanks then invited Mihawk to party and drink with the Red Hair Pirates.

    Summit War Saga

    Mihawk was present at the Marineford War due to his position as one of the Seven Warlords. However, he mostly battled for his own benefit and amusement, choosing to test his attack against Whitebeard and chase down Luffy without killing him. He also clashed briefly with Vista and Crocodile. Once Shanks arrived at Marineford, Mihawk chose to depart as he did not consent to warring against him.

    After the war, he returned to his home on Kuraigana Island, where he saw that Zoro and Perona were sent there by Kuma during his absence. After Zoro defeated the humandrills on the island, he begged Mihawk to train him so that he could one day defeat Mihawk himself. Amused by the request, he accepted and begun to train Zoro. Perona also chose to remain there as a housemate of Mihawk.

    Wano Saga

    Mihawk and Perona were reading the news as they learnt of Gecko Moria's survival, and Perona chose to seek out Moria. Meanwhile, Mihawk noted a peculiar topic stemming from the Reverie, encouraging Perona to leave. It is perhaps a reference to the potential abolishment of the Seven Warlords system.

    Soon after, the Seven Warlords system was indeed abolished and Mihawk was an outlaw once more - which filled him with excitement. After a period of time, he was contacted by Crocodile who suggested an alliance. Wishing to vacate his home island due to the constant pestering from the marines, Mihawk agreed and they formed the Cross Guild organization, which puts out bounties on marines and hunted them.

    He was next seen with Crocodile on Karai Bari Island, displeased that Buggy, their new ally, was mistakenly seen as their leader and was recognized as one of the new Emperors. However, Mihawk noted that it benefited them as it redirects heat away from them with Buggy as a scapegoat, and they could easily dispose of Buggy whenever the need arose.

    Powers and Abilities

    Mihawk is one of the most powerful pirates in the world, being hailed as the "World's Strongest Swordsman". He was given a bounty of 3.59 billion berries after the abolishment of the Seven Warlords system - the highest bounty amongst any non-Emperor pirate which also surpassed two of the new generation Emperors (Luffy and Buggy) - which is a testament to his power level.

    Physical Abilities

    As the world's most powerful swordsman, Mihawk has a vast level of superhuman strength. His sword strikes are executed with tremendous power, allowing him to easily create immensely powerful compressed air slashes that have massive range, allowing him to split large ships and mountains of ice with a swing of his sword.


    Mihawk is the strongest swordsman in the world, and his mastery of the blade is virtually unparalleled. During the Baratie arc, he defeated Zoro, who is also a powerful and skilled swordsman, effortlessly with a simple dagger, which is also uses as a dinner knife. He has also been known to have frequently dueled Shanks when they were younger.


    Busoshoku Haki: Mihawk possesses the ability to use Busoshoku Haki (Armament Haki). During the timeskip, he taught Zoro how to use this Haki to coat his swords to protect them from damage.

    Kenbunshoku Haki: Mihawk possesses the ability to use Kenbunshoku Haki (Observation Haki). He was able to easily trace and strike Luffy while the latter was in his Gear Two form.


    Dracule Mihawk is shown to be a cold and serious person most of the time, rarely displaying any emotions except for a few rare occasions. He is more laidback in nature and is not ambitious, aggressive, or overly cruel. He does however crave for entertainment once in a while, and can be ruthless in his pursuit of it - as seen when he chased down Don Krieg simply to kill time. He also has little care for rules and most others, such as selectively attending Shichibukai meetings.

    Mihawk can be seen as somewhat arrogant as he would refuse to engage or give attention to those he deems unworthy. However, he is able to detect and respects strong spirit and willpower in others such as Roronoa Zoro. While often apathetic, he can be friendly or hospitable to certain characters who he has either gained respect for or grown accustomed to.


    Roronoa Zoro

    Roronoa Zoro is the character that he is perhaps most famously connected to. Mihawk is the ultimate goal and enemy for Zoro, and the latter wishes to defeat and kill him one day to usurp his position as the World's Strongest Swordsman. Mihawk not only knows this, but actively encourages and helps Zoro to attain that goal due to the potential he sees in Zoro. While they possess a great deal of respect for each other, they know they will one day have a battle to the death.

    "Red-Haired" Shanks

    Shanks is the closest thing Mihawk has to a friend, having sparred consistently over the years against each other as rivals. While Mihawk has lost interest in sparring with Shanks after the latter lost his arm, they have remained friends and Mihawk would regularly seek out Shanks and is also welcomed as a dear friend.


    While initially an unwelcome house guest, Mihawk and Perona grew to become housemates who possessed somewhat of a good relationship, even regularly cooking for each other and Perona assisting with his agricultural hobbies. Mihawk also showed care for Perona, not only asking her to take care when she wanted to seek out Gecko Moria, but also encouraging her to leave when he knew of the potential abolishment of the Shichibukai system - knowing that she would not be safe at his island if it came to fruition.

    Sir Crocodile

    They were a little more than acquaintances at the beginning when they were both Warlords and even clashing against each other during the Marineford War, but now they have become situational allies after the abolishment of the Shichibukai system, heading the Cross Guild organization alongside Buggy.


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