EMPATPAGI.COM- Silvers Rayleigh is a legendary figure who is well known throughout the One Piece world. He was a member of the Roger Pirates and the first to join Roger's crew, therefore he became Roger's confidant. Rayleigh was considered a very strong character and he had great authority, as he was the first to be recruited by Roger himself.
He has gone on amazing adventures with Gol D. Roger, however, most of the details about his past are still unknown. Nonetheless, Eiichiro Oda has provided fans with some information from the living legend, Rayleigh.
8 Facts Every Fan Should Know About Silvers Rayleigh
8. His Strength Is Tremendous
Because he is a member of the Pirate King crew, it is not surprising that Rayleigh is very strong. After Roger himself, Rayleigh was the second strongest person in the entire crew, and he was also the Vice-Captain of the Roger Pirates.
According to Garp, Rayleigh is a legend that even a Marine Admiral Kizaru's class cannot capture without careful preparation and planning, Rayleigh can be juxtaposed with Whitebeard in their status as a legend.
7. He Is No Longer Pirate
After the disbandment of the Roger Pirates crew as well as the capture of the Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, Rayleigh decided it was time for him to go into hiding. Years later, it is revealed that he lives on the Sabaody Archipelago and works there as a Ship Lining Mechanic.
His job is to help sailors who try to get down to Fish-Man Island by lining their ships, he has also done the same to the Straw Hat Pirates as seen after a time-skip period of two years.
6. He Has Two Epithets
Silvers Rayleigh is one of the few pirates in the One Piece world who has two nicknames. His first nickname was "Pirate King's Right Hand," because he was the second-highest authority in the Roger Pirates.
He is also known as "The Dark King", which is the common nickname for pirates. The true meaning of this nickname is still unknown, however, the whole world is terrified at the mere mention of his name.
5. He Is The Oldest Of The Legends
Of the legendary pirates of old age such as Whitebeard, Roger, and Rayleigh himself, he was known to be the oldest of them all. Currently, Silvers Rayleigh is 78 years old, and if the Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, were still alive, he would be 77 years old.
Whitebeard died at the age of 72 which means he is the youngest of them all and would have been 74 if still alive today. Shiki, another legendary figure from earlier eras is still alive, but his exact age is still unknown.
4. He Has A Wife
Silvers Rayleigh is a married man, which is very surprising for most One Piece fans. As seen several times in the series, Rayleigh is shown to be living with Shakky, a former pirate who may have been a member of the Rocks Pirates' crew.
They are both partners and also good friends. What's more, Shakky knows exactly how strong Rayleigh is and believes he is 100 times stronger than all the Supernovas on the Sabaody Archipelago during the two years preceding the time-skip.
3. His Bounty Is Still Active
Rayleigh was the right-hand man of the Pirate King once, however, after the crew disbanded, he gave up on being a pirate. Often, a pirate's bounty is retracted after they quit and go into hiding for years, however, with Rayleigh, that's not the case.
Despite not having been a pirate for decades now, Rayleigh's bounty is still active and according to Kizaru, it won't be retracted any time soon as the sins of the Roger Pirates can't just disappear.
2. He Is A User Of Advanced Haki
Rayleigh is one of the strongest characters in the entire One Piece world and because he does not have a Devil Fruit, he relies on the use of Haki in battle. In fact, he was the one who taught Monkey D. Luffy how to use Haki.
Rayleigh's Haki is quite strong and he is a high-level Haki user. The use of his Armament Haki / Ryou is quite high and the greatness of Rayleigh's Conqueror Haki is also compared by Eiichiro Oda with Shanks.
1. He Has A Weapon Of Choice
Rayleigh is a very extraordinary swordsman and the sword becomes his weapon of choice when fighting. Even though he is old and not in good shape anymore, in his fight against Kizaru, Rayleigh was able to stop Kizaru and even injure him.
In his youth, Rayleigh was a swordsman who fought in the Two-Sword Style. This was seen for the first time during Buggy's flashback and also during Oden's flashback when he fought the Whitebeard Pirates in the Grand Line.