|“||Without subtlety, a sword is but an iron bar.||„|
|~ Dracule Mihawk|
Dracule "Hawk-Eyes" Mihawk is the greatest swordsman in the world, wielding the massive black sword Yoru, one of the only twelve "Supreme Grade" swords in existence. Cold and callous, he seeks nothing more than a proper duel, often attacking random pirates simply to kill time. His title has made him the envy of all, with many swordsmen, including Roronoa Zoro, seeking to surpass him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least Low 6-B, likely 6-B
Name: Dracule Mihawk (called Juracule Mihawk in old translations), epithet "Hawk Eyes"
Origin: One Piece
Age: 41 pre timeskip, 43 after the timeskip
Classification: Human, Shichibukai, Strongest Swordsman in the World
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Swordsman, Enhanced Eyesight, Air Manipulation (Can fire streams of air compressed into a cutting edge with his attacks), Master with Busoshoku Haki
Attack Potency: At least Small Country level+, likely Country level via powerscaling (Should be comparable to the Yonko, and at least as strong as Commanders, as he was capable of fighting Vista to a stalemate while both were holding back. He has supposedly fought with Shanks several times)
Speed: Likely Relativistic via powerscaling
Lifting Strength: Class T
Striking Strength: At least Small Country Class+, likely Country Class
Durability: At least Small Country level+, likely Country level via powerscaling (He got through the Marineford War with naught but a scratch to show for it. This is after he had competed against several Whitebeard Commanders including Vista, who is powerful enough to trade blows with Mihawk directly. Even his Kokutō Yoru has yet to be scratched despite fighting against many of the most powerful characters in the world)
Stamina: Superhuman (Casually toyed with Luffy and did not show the slightest sign of exhaustion throughout the Marineford War, despite clashing with opponents strong enough to threaten the Admirals)
Range: Several meters with Yoru (Its blade is at least seven feat long), At least several kilometers with air slashes (His swings generate enough force to cleave apart icebergs from across Marineford)
Standard Equipment: The Black Sword, Kokutō Yoru, and his Kogatana, a pendant cross knife worn on his neck
Intelligence: Mihawk is infamous for being the greatest swordsman in the world, having enough subtlety to deflect bullets with what he calls a "dinner knife" while effortlessly defeating Zoro, who had become a famous swordsman with his unique Santoryu style, with the same knife. His skill is such that he made Zoro powerful enough to easily dispatch members of Doflamingo's Executives with just two years of training. In addition, he is one of the only participants in the Marineford War to emerge completely unscathed, proving himself to be even more skillful than the Admirals, the Marine's strongest men
Weaknesses: Mihawk only uses as much power as he deems necessary and will thus not go all out if his opponent does not impress him
Haki: There are normally two types of Haki regular people can tap into: the Kenbunshoku Haki which allows individuals to sense the presence of others, and Busōshoku Haki which allows individuals to create an invisible armor around them. There is however a third type of Haki, Haōshoku Haki, that only a few individuals can use. It is unknown if Mihawk is one of these people.
- Kenbunshoku Haki (Color of Observation or Mantra): Mihawk's level of application with this type of Haki is unknown, but he was capable of sensing the presence of a single desired target across a battlefield, and being able to predict attacks from his opponents. He should be at least proficient with Kenbunshoku.
- Busōshoku Haki (Color of Armaments): Mihawk is advanced when applying this type of Haki, having taught Roronoa Zoro how to utilize it, and showing vast knowledge on its application.
Black Blade Arc Moon: (Kokuto Kogetsu) Mihawk's swings are able to generate compressed air blades that slice apart the landscape even if the target dodges, throwing them off balance.
Black Blade First Day: (Kokuto Saku) Mihawk lures his opponent in by holding Yoru with two hands behind his back. Should his opponent approach, he meets their attack with a downward slash in hopes of cutting their arms off.
Black Blade One Flash: (Kokuto Issen) Mihawk swings Yoru once, cleaving apart everything in its path. This technique is powerful enough to cleave apart Aokiji's iceberg by accident after missing Luffy.
Black Blade Savage Star: (Kokuto Arahoshi) Mihawk leaps into the air while gripping his sword in a downward position, descending to impale his target with great force.
Earth-Crawling Slash Attack: (Chu wo Hau Zangeki) Mihawk swings Yoru downward, causing a wave of compressed air to crawl along the ground towards his target in order to slice them in half. This attack dwarfs Whitebeard's Moby Dick in size, forcing Jozu to repel it with his own body.
Notes: The attacks noted above went unnamed in both the anime and manga, but were given titles in One Piece: Gigant Battle, as a result, they are still nothing more than casual attacks from him and are only named for convenience.