My future here is no future at all. I've been waiting to meet a man like you.
~ Shiliew to Blackbeard

Shiliew (シリュウ Shiryū), also known as Shiliew of the Rain, is an antagonist in One Piece. He was a chief jailer at Impel Down. He was in locked up in Level 6 for his crimes against the prisoners. He was on death row but was released by Magellan to take care of the Blackbeard Pirates who broke in. He ended up being recruited into the pirate crew by their captain, Blackbeard. Shiliew soon became the captain of Blackbeard's second fleet two years after the Battle of Marineford.


Shiliew is a ruthless and malicious man who reveled in killing prisoners at Impel Down. He is not concerned at the brutality of his actions and cares little for the prisoners lives claiming them to be trash. Shiliew is also treacherous by nature as seen when he betrayed Magellan to join the Blackbeard Pirates. He is also cautious and attentive of impending threats as seen by how he warned the Blackbeard pirates of their carelessness and the dangers in the New World.


Shiliew is a great swordsman. He was able to cut down many of his targets with just one swipe of his sword. His swordsmanship abilities was strong enough to also inflict damage on Whitebeard during the Marineford War. However, it is unknown how powerful he is at using a sword in battle.

Shiliew also has knowledge on the cure to Magallen's poison and was able to cure the Blackbeard Pirates with an antidote.

Following the time-skip, Shiliew became the captain of Blackbeard's second fleet giving him full authority over his squad of the troops.



In the past, Shiliew was once the Head Jailer of Impel Down but he constantly abused this power as he would use it to ruthlessly murder many prisoners for entertainment. Because of the volume of his offense, Shiliew loss his position as Head Jailer and was confronted by Magellan. They fought and Shiliew was defeated and was locked up in level six of Impel Down to be executed for his actions.

Impel Down Arc

Shiliew was first seen in the sixth level of Impel Down. He was released by the prison gaurds and was entrusted by Magellan to take care of the Blackbeard Pirates and the tension in the prison. When he got his sword back from the prison guards he immediately cut them down. Afterwards, he confronted the Blackbeard Pirates who seemed like they were preparing for a fight. It is unknown what occurred in their meeting but the Blackbeard Pirates go past him and he was shown unharmed as he destroyed communications to the outside world.

When the Blackbeard Pirates were poisoned by Magellan, Shiliew approached them and gave them a cure to the poison, stating they without him they would have died. Blackbeard had previously offered Shiliew a chance to join his crew and repeated his offer, Shiliew accepted the offer and became a member of the Blackbeard Pirates.

With him on their side, they traveled to level six in order to get new members to join the crew.

Marineford Arc

Shiliew along with the empowered Blackbeard Pirates decided to fight in the war against Whitebeard. After killing Whitebeard, Shiliew and the Blackbeard Pirates continued to spread chaos on the battlefield until Shanks arrived to end the war.

Post-War Arc

The Blackbeard pirates were seen on a burning island in the New World resting from their battle at Marineford and having captured the Bonney pirates. They were hoping to get to get a ship form the Marines to go into New World but they realized that the deal was cut off when they saw Akainu on board a ship coming towards the island. They managed to escape from the island without getting caught and left Jewelry Bonney and her crew to be arrested.


At some point, Blackbeard became a Yonko and the Blackbeard Pirates began collecting powerful devil fruits to enhance their fighting abilities. The crew's number increased as well into ten squads, Shiliew soon became the captain of Blackbeard's second fleet two years after the Battle of Marineford.

Dressrosa Arc

Shiliew appeared along with Lafitte on board a ship. They were looking for Jesus Burgess. Burgess contacted them through a den den mushi and informed them that he was at the base of the Revolutionary Army, Baltigo. He informed them to contact Blackbeard and his crew so they can arrive at the island to attack the Revolutionary Army.

See also


  • He is voiced by Matt Thurston in the English dubbed version of the anime.


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