The Blackheart Pirates, also known as Devil Pirates, is one of the most infamous and extremely powerful pirate crews in the entire world, led by their main captain, Akuma Ryujin. They were also the only known crew to ever reach the World's Edge, the end of Paradise in the Grand Line, where they have discovered a secret entrance to an ancient hidden world beneath the earth. There is where they are stationed over, within the once-lost-capital of the Elder Grounds, Edenia, where Ryujin rules as Kami.
- 1 Jolly Roger
- 2 Crew Members
- 3 Organization
- 4 Protected Territories
- 5 Crew Strength
- 6 Ships
- 7 Bounties
- 8 History
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
The Blackheart Pirates' Jolly Roger is a smiling skull in the middle of a pair of intersected weapons. The weapon on the right-side resembles Mizuki's scythe, the weapon on the left-side resembles Kazuma's katana and the weapon in the middle resembles Umiko's trident. The skull also has devil horns and long hair that both resembles Ryujin's horns and long hair.
The Blackheart Pirates are a huge top secret pirate organization — a roughly 100,000-strong army organized along simple yet strict hierarchical lines, effectively capable of operating as a massive fleet. Top of the hierarchy, Ryujin as the Genesis (創世記 Sōsei-ki, Viz: "Primordial One") is the most powerful of all pirates and has complete dominance over everyone.
Ranking highest under Ryujin are the Trinity (三位一体 Ōkanban, Viz: "Leading Heirs"), the crew's executives, strongest warriors after their general, and his closest confidants. The three women holding this rank are Mizuki, Kazuma and Umiko — informally referred to as the Natural Order (自然秩序 Shizen chitsujo) for their respective epithets that correspond with types of calamity. In particular, Mizuki is called "The Moon Goddess" for her majestic beauty and wisdom and calm yet destructive god-like persona when destroying and liberating many islands across the sea. Kazuma is known as "The Fox Demon" for both his general destructivity that renders any land he rampages upon and that he is one of the last existing kitsune in the whole world. Finally, Umiko is "The Sea Empress" for her unconditional love for the sea and her extremely destructive power that could basically control the sea. In keeping with their statuses, the trio has incredibly high bounties, with Mizuki's at 1,500,000,000; Kazuma's at 1,450,000,000 and Umiko's at 1,320,000,000.
The Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen (四騎士 Yonkishi, Viz: "Four Disasters") are the Blackheart Pirates' strongest four besides the Trinity and are the higher-ranked commanders for all divisions within the Four Blues except the Grand Line.
The Ten Commandants
The Blackheart Pirates has only ten divisions for each commanders, who are respectively preferred to as The Ten Commandants (十人の指揮官 Jū-ri no shiki-kan, Viz: "Primal Demands").
Allies and Subordinates
The Blackheart Pirates possesses a massive fleet of all kinds of ships, hidden in many banners and different colours in order to keep their civilization secret. There are only a few main ships that are owned by the higher rankings within the crew.
The Blackheart Pirates' main flagship, known as Judgement Day (審判の日 Shinpan no hi) is a very large battleship with a western dragon figurehead.