The Gorosei, who are popularly known as the “Five Elders,” made their first appearance all the way back in episode 151 of One Piece. Ever since then, their existence began to instill these puzzling questions—who they are, how strong they are, what they desire, and many other questions. Now, after more than hundreds of chapters and episodes, we are finally starting to learn about these mysterious figureheads in One Piece. Therefore, read on to learn all about the names and titles of the Five Elders, their objectives, the devil fruit’s powers, and other things in One Piece.
Who are the Five Elders in One Piece
- Japanese Name: 五老星
- Debut: Anime Episode 151 and Manga Chapter 233
The Five Elders, also called Gorosei, are the highest authoritative figures in the One Piece universe. Together, they govern and rule the One Piece world, having the utmost authority and the three great powers (Cipher Pol, Marines, and the Warlords of the Sea) at their disposal. Technically, one could even say they are the highest-ranking World Nobles (or Celestial Dragons). However, no information is available regarding how they got promoted to these ranks nor how long they have been ruling the world by forming the World Government.
Until the Levely arc in One Piece, we believed that they were the supreme leaders of this world. However, the introduction of Imu shifted the authority rankings of the World Government. These five elders were nominal leaders who secretly posed in the front and perfectly hid the presence of their true leader Imu, who was ruling from the shadows. As you can guess, they devoted their lives to Imu and worked for them.
As revealed in One Piece manga Chapter 1086, each of the five elders is given a position inside the World Government based on their field of politics. The titles along with the name of the Gorosei are as follows:
- Warrior God of Science and Defense – St. Jaygarcia Saturn
- Warrior God of Environment – St. Marcus Mars
- Warrior God of Justice – St. Topman Warcury
- Warrior God of Finance – St. Ethanbaron V. Nusjuro
- Warrior God of Agriculture – Saint Shepherd Ju Peter
By sitting in these positions, the Gorosei secretly rule and manipulate the whole world and they answer only to Imu-sama. The Five Elders are also named after planets in our solar system, and there is a wild theory for why their names are so important. That said, learn about the powers and titles of each of the five elders below:
Titles and Powers of Five Elders in One Piece
1. St. Jaygarcia Saturn
Title: Warrior God of Science and Defense
Saint Jaygarcia Saturn is in charge of the area of Science and Defense and can easily be recognized by the big scar on his face. He is the first Gorosei to get the limelight as he plays a major role in the ongoing Egghead Island arc (one of the best arcs in One Piece). In manga chapter 1094, Saturn stepped onto the battlefield and, for some reason, the Marines in One Piece were ordered not to look at him. If someone were to break that rule, they would immediately meet death by the lord himself.
After years of wondering and waiting, we got to see the devil fruit powers of none other than Saturn. Although we are yet to learn the name of his devil fruit as well as its exact powers, which we will learn in the coming chapters, there are a few things we do know about his powers. He took the shape of a spider-like creature with a big horn on his head which resembles Ushi-oni (a yōkai from the folklore of Japan). It appears he has also awakened his devil fruit and these details point towards him being a Mythical Zoan user. Thus, this devil fruit‘s name is rumored to be Ushi Ushi no Mi.
The ability to just blast a person’s skull simply by gazing at him is ridiculously overpowered. But that is all we know about him for now, and we will get to see his complete powers in the next chapters.
2. St. Marcus Mars
Title: Warrior God of Environment
Up next we have Saint Marcus Mars, who is in control of the environment. We don’t know much about his personality, but from what we have seen so far, he remained the most composed and is the tallest individual among the five elders. Whilst we haven’t seen the complete version of his devil fruit like we did for St. Saturn, we did get to see the silhouette of his devil fruit when Sabo came into contact with the Gorosei at Mary Geoise.
Mars is confirmed to be a devil fruit user who can turn himself into a massive bird-like monster with a ring surrounding its body. Similar to his colleague Saturn, he is rumored to have a Mythical Zoan fruit. In fact, all five elders are said to have the powers of Mythical Zoan devil fruits, which are based on yōkai from real-life Japanese folklore. As a result, Mars’s powers are said to be based on Yosuzume yōkai.
3. St. Topman Warcury
Title: Warrior God of Justice
Next, we have the Warrior God of Justice which is Saint Topman Warcury. This man’s signature facial mark is his long mustache and he has a scar on his forehead as well. As the representative of Justice, Topman is a serious man among the five elders. We don’t know about his powers either. But we got a glimpse of his powers in the form of silhouette just like how we got for St. Mars.
Warcury was seen transforming into a beast-like form that has a tusk or even wings. Noticeably, he also had long ears as a result of his devil fruit powers. This is most likely based on a yokai, and we don’t know the type of this devil fruit as of now.
4. St. Ethanbaron V. Nusjuro
Title: Warrior God of Finance
Saint Ethanbaron V. Nusjuro, who is more popularly known as the elder, looks like Gandhi from India. In the One Piece world, he oversees the Department of Finance for the World Government. He has been seen holding a long sword, which is rumored to be the Shodai Kitetsu (one of the strongest swords in One Piece). This might be a headcanon as it holds a strong resemblance to other Kitetsu swords. He is also speculated to be from the Wano Country as he very well knows about the country and its relation with Zou and Zunesha.
And about his devil fruit powers, Nusjuro was seen changing into a towering humanoid monster with a distinct head. It is also rumored to be based on a yokai, like the other powers of the five elders. Furthermore, we don’t know the type and name of his devil fruit.
5. St. Shepherd Ju Peter
Title: Warrior God of Agriculture
Saint Shepherd Ju Peter is the elder behind the area of Agriculture in One Piece. He is identified as the second tallest person after St. Mars among the Gorosei. Based on what we have seen about him, he appears to be an inquisitive person who is curious about everything around him. He also questioned the other elders and even Imu sama about the erasure of the Lulusia kingdom.
Similar to Nusjuro, after his devil fruit transformation, Shepherd looked like a humanoid figure with an unusually massive mouth like that of a beast. That is the only thing we know about his powers and are waiting to learn more in the final saga of One Piece
That is everything we know about the Five Elders aka Gorosei in One Piece right now. I know that is only the start of the rampage of these glorious but evil individuals. We will get to know more about their characters and powers as One Piece is nearing its end. They are one of the most powerful and evil antagonists of this world and will surely put on a show in the final war that is about to commence. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the five elders? Let us know in the comments below.