Is Doflamingo a Celestial Dragon? Explained!

Is Doflamingo a Celestial Dragon? Explained!

Most One Piece characters belong to a group, an organization or a crew. This is something that Oda is prone to doing and it doesn’t really surprise us to see a character belong to one or more groups. Some of these groups are more open than others, but one of the most closed and most mysterious groups are the World Nobles, also known as the Celestial Dragons. This mysterious group is one of the primary antagonists of the series and while its membership is exclusive and very limited, people still wonder about the members. In this article, we are going to tell you whether Donquixote Doflamingo is a Celestial Dragon or not.

Donquixote Doflamingo is not a Celestial Dragon anymore, although he was one when he was a child. The Doflamingo family does belong to the World Nobles, but since his father, Saint Donquixote Homing, decided to resign from the group, Doflamingo also lost his status, although he never feared them and even blackmailed them at one point.

The rest of this article is going to be split into two sections. The first is going to explain the Celestial Dragons, because we have to establish who they are and how does one become a member of this group. The second section is going to elaborate further on why Donquixote Doflamingo is not a Celestial Dragon in One Piece anymore.

How does one become a Celestial Dragon (World Noble) in One Piece?

The Celestial Dragons, or the World Nobles, claim that their nobility status stems from the fact that they are the descendants of the Founders of the Government. Thus, it was decreed from the creation of this Organization that the descendants of the Founders will enjoy quasi-divine privileges. As a result, they have such a high opinion of themselves that they refuse to breathe the same air as the rest of the world, and live wearing a bubble that acts as a mask that allows them to breathe air that is is clean.

The Celestial Dragons boast of possessing “the blood of the creators of this world”, and for them, this condition is enough to justify their actions. This fact alone allows them to even ignore the law at will when it goes against their personal interests. They have no respect for justice, and because they cannot be punished for their crimes or actions (due to their status), they have no remorse or regret.

Kid considers them a prime example of the degree of corruption and absurdity of this world. However, if a Celestial Dragon chooses to give up their status and live among “normal” people, then those nobles, along with their family members, would be considered traitors, and permanently stripped of their privileges and immunities.

They have no respect for the freedom and dignity of others, which manifests itself very well when Saint Charlos decides to make Marie, a young nurse he barely knows, his new wife against the will of the young woman and despite the fact that she is already engaged to another man who would also be shot for having dared to protest against the Celestial Dragon’s decision.

Their arrogance is seen in the way they treat their slaves; indeed, we see on several occasions that they use them as mounts. After Sharlia, the sister of Saint Charlos, killed Devil Dias, she immediately asked her father to buy her a new slave, as if it were an easily replaceable object, even a toy, and not a person.

Although the “normal” people bow down in their presence, they fear and despise the Nobles due to their arrogance and the cruelty they show, but dare not attack them because attacking them also means s attacking the World Government and such an act consequently results in the arrival of an Admiral.

Some people, however, are willing to ignore this reality when the need arises and attack Nobles without worrying about the consequences, such as Fisher Tiger and Monkey D. Luffy. In short, the Celestial Dragons are so unpopular among the citizens, especially among the escaped slaves, that if given the chance, all would immediately try to kill them.


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However, while the commoners and former slaves despise these people, the nobles seem to idolize them. As in the Kingdom of Goa, where the nobility of this country went to great lengths to properly receive a Celestial Dragon who came to visit this kingdom. Even after witnessing the presumed death of Sabo, who was shot by Saint Jalmack, Sabo’s own parents were more concerned about not angering the Celestial Dragon than worrying about the fate of their child.

As you can see, the Celestial Dragons are a very closed group. Basically, there is no way of entering the group save for being born in it. The only way to actually become a Celestial Dragon is to be born into a family that is a descendant of the Twenty Kings from the old days. There is, as far as we know now, no way of entering the group in any other way. Let us now see whether Donquixote Doflamingo is a part of the group or not.

Is Donquixote Doflamingo a Celestial Dragon?

The only relevant question here is whether the Donquixote family are descendants of the Twenty Kings or not. In their case, they are and the Donquixote family was one of the founders of the Celestial Dragons and Doflamingo’s family members were one of the major members of the organization. So, does this meant that Doflamingo is a member? Well, the situation is not that simple.

Namely, we all know that Saint Donquixote Mjosgard, as well as his father, and his relative, Saint Donquixote Homing, were members of the World Nobles. And while Mjosgard, as a member of a separate branch of the Donquixote family, still remains a member, Homing and his family were exiled from the group when Homing decided to resign it because of his different views on the lower classes.

The Donquixote family was well respected, but following the resignation of Donquixote Homing from the World Nobles, he and his family were mistreated and even nearly stoned by the population, too happy to have a Celestial Dragon as a scapegoat to express all their resentment and hatred. This is a consequence of the hatred that the people have for the World Nobles.

Doflamingo eventually lost his status too, due to his father’s choice, and was forced to live as a commoner, and eventually became a pirate. And this is his story related to the Celestial Dragons. As a child, Doflamingo was a Celestial Dragon, but lost his status irrevocably due to his father’s resignation, which eventually forced him to live as a commoner.

Due to his history with the organization, Doflamingo is known for his complete lack of fear of Celestial Dragons, himself being a former Celestial Dragon, even going so far as to blackmail the government with information he had on them, an attitude the government is far from disrespecting. accept. This is what, definitely, helped elevate the animosity the Nobles had for Doflamingo, but also vice versa.

Be that as it may, these are the reasons why Donquixote Doflamingo is not a Celestial Dragon in One Piece anymore.

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