Laffite (ラフィット Rafitto), later nicknamed "Demon Sheriff", is the navigator and captain of the 5th ship of the Blackbeard Pirates and one of its original members. He's also the one who nominated his propose his captain to be the replacement for Crocodile of the Seven Warlords of the Sea to High-ranking Marine Officials and the other Warlords.
Abilities and Powers
Laffite arrives at Mariejois and offers his captain, Blackbeard, to be the new warlord to replace Crocodile.
Incident on Banaro Island
Post-Enies Lobby Arc
Laffite, along with the rest of the Blackbeard Pirates, hears about Monkey D. Luffy's declaration of war against the World Government on Enies Lobby. Laffite points out that Water 7 is famous for it's sea train and Blackbeard and his crew intend to go after Luffy (who is currently on Water 7, recuperating from his battle at Enies Lobby) but is intercepted by "Fire Fist" Portgas D. Ace, who had come to stop Blackbeard. After a brief exchange of words, Ace and Blackbeard fight each other with their respective devil fruits, as Laffite and the rest of the crew retreat a far away distance and witness the battle between the two logia users.
Summit War Saga
Impel Down Arc
Laffite and the rest of the Blackbeard Pirates arrive and invade Impel Down and encounter Monkey D. Luffy, Jimbei, Crocodile, Ivankov and the rest. The crew later encounters the chief warden of Impel Down, Magellan, and is attacked and poisoned by him. The crew is later saved by Impel Down's Head Jailer, Shiliew, receiving an antidote from Magellan's poison.