Kuzan, better known as Aokiji, was Vice Admiral in the World Government's Marines. Having proved himself to Marine Headquarters, he was promoted to the rank of Admiral. As such, he is a highly skilled leader and powerful combatant. He was one of the candidates for the position of Fleet Admiral wherein the former Fleet Admiral Sengoku had him nominated for that position. However, after losing the position to Sakazuki, he resigned from the Marines. He was also present for the destruction of Ohara, and was responsible for killing Jaguar D. Saul. As a result of this, he and Nico Robin are enemies.
Abilities and Powers
As a former Marine admiral, Kuzan is one of the strongest individual fighters within the World Government and Marines
Aside from his Devil Fruit powers, Kuzan possesses immense superhuman physical prowess.
Kuzan is extremely durable, as he is able to repel simultaneous attacks from Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji without taking any damage, and was able to take a Haki-enhanced kick from Marco without sustaining injury.
Aokiji is also extremely fast, enough so that he was able to singlehandedly take on the Straw Hat Pirates, and flash freeze Doflamingo while the Warlord was in mid attack.
Aokiji has incredible stamina, after the War of the Best, he did battle with fellow admiral Akainu for the position of fleet admiral. They fought for 10 days straight and permanently changed the weather and landscape of the island they fought on - Punk Hazard.
Aokiji has eaten the Hie Hie no Mi (Chill Chill Fruit), a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to create, control, and become ice. He has used this power in combat to freeze his enemies solid. He is powerful enough to freeze entire patches of ocean solid, and create enough ice to cover a Sea King. He was even able to freeze the tsunamis created by Whitebeard despite their size surpassing that of Marineford. He also uses this power in combat to freeze his enemies, leaving them vulnerable to attack (and being shattered). He often uses his Devil Fruit power to create swords or floating tridents to strike his opponent. Kuzan also has extreme amounts of resistance towards cold, due to his Devil Fruit's element.
As a Logia, Aokiji is unharmed by conventional attacks, he simply reforms his body after getting hit with a blow strong enough to shatter him into ice fragments, however attacks infused with Haki do damage him.
It was stated that all vice admirals possess Haki, so with a rank above vice admiral, Kuzan can also use the ability.
Busoshoku Haki: During the Battle of Marineford, he was able to use Busoshoku Haki to an advanced level, as seen when he created a shield with the other Admirals to stop Whitebeard's shockwave from destroying Ace's execution platform, by combining their Haki.
Kenbunshoku Haki: Kuzan possesses the ability to use Kenbunshoku Haki.
Aokiji is very adept at using weapons formed from his ice powers, such as swords, spears, and tridents.