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. After reaching Impel Down's lowest prison level, level 6, Blackbeard orders the prisoners to have a battle to the death and whoever is left still standing will join his crew. Blackbeard also recruits the Head Jailer, Shiliew, to join his crew.
After Ace's death, the Blackbeard Pirates reveal themselves to the marines as they stand on the half-destroyed execution scaffold. It is revealed that Blackbeard has recruited five new crew members: "Colossal Battleship" San Juan Wolf, "Cresent Moon Hunter" Catarina Devon, "Corrupt King" Avalo Pizarro, "Heavy Drinker" Vasco Shot and the Head Jailer of Impel Down, Shiliew of the Rain. After Blackbeard resigns his shichibukai title, Laffitte and the rest of the crew attack Whitebeard on Blackbeard's orders. After Whitebeard's last words and death, Laffitte and the crew cover Whitebeard up with a large black cloak with Blackbeard also going inside. After much time, Laffitte and the crew lift up the cloak to reveal Blackbeard and Whitebeard. After Blackbeard reveals that he has eaten Whitebeard's devil fruit, the Tremor-Tremor Fruit (Gura-Gura no Mi), Laffitte and the crew seem happy and pleased for their captain. After the Red-Haired Pirates show up at Marineford, Blackbeard and his crew leave Marineford, apparently not yet ready to face Shanks.