The Yonko are the four most notorious and powerful pirate captains in the world. They are not allies nor are they strictly enemies of one another. Rather, the four prefer to remain autonomous under most circumstances.
These four individually reside within the second half of the Grand Line, exerting impressive influence and control over dozens of other pirate crews and self-governing islands. They make up one of The Three Great Powers.
To be a yonko you must have a bounty over 1,000,000,000 and most have some special characteristics.
| "First Yonko"|
Barry D. Brick
| "Second Yonko"|
| "Third Yonko"|
| "Fourth Yonko"|
Argo D. Jason
Abilities & Powers
As an entity, the Yonko are one of the Three Great Powers, all of which maintain the balance of the entire world, the others being the Shichibukai and the Marines. Their strength and influence are immense, to the point that they are hailed as Emperors, ruling above all and doing what they want. Individually, they are considered to be the most powerful pirates in the world, while simultaneously amassing a crew powerful on its own. Because of their power, they can declare chosen locations as their own; the mere declaration is often enough for others, both Marines and pirates alike, to acknowledge their authority.
Each of the Yonko possess bounties in the Billions, way bigger than their top subordinates even. Wu Mader of the Midnight Pirates has 900,160,000, his captain, Broze Cannon has 3,000,000,000. Meanwhile, Charlotte Berry of The Black Heart Pirates is 1,509,007,985, but Barry D. Brick is 3,700,001,000, the current highest.
Unlike what many think, the Yonko are not allied together in any form, compared to the Shichibukai, and follow individual paths. The possibility of two or more of the Yonko forming an alliance is enough of a threat to cause the World Government to panic. A war between two of the Yonko is considered a terrifying crisis.
Because of their immense power, it is necessary for factions aiming to oppose them to first strike an alliance with other factions in order to bring the Yonko down. However, even with multiple alliances amongst powerful pirates, the chances of defeating a Yonko are still extremely low.
Much like stated before, the Yonko are not only powerful as individuals, they have also gathered a considerable amount of powerful pirates, all of whom follow them. Most of these Pirates make up for the elite of the New World, earning themselves some of the highest bounties in the whole planet,.They are amongst the warriors capable of fighting with other elite of the Three Great Powers.
In the New World, many consider there to be only two ways of living or even surviving, that would be: constantly fight back against a Yonko or become their subordinate.
All the Yonko have different ways of increasing their military power, Barry uses his strength and charisma, Issac uses his intelligence, and so on. Regardless, they possess sizeable crews under their wing, along with their own army.