As far as One Piece villains go, Donquixote Doflamingo was not just one of the strongest villains in the series, he was one of the most intriguing ones. His fights with Luffy attracted a lot of attention, as did his tyrannic rule over the people of Dessrosa. But, just like all tyrants eventually meet their ends, so did Doflamingo at one point. He was defeated by Luffy and he then disappeared from the scene. In this article, we are going to tell you whether Doflamingo is actually dead and what happened to him in the end.
Donquixote Doflamingo is not dead in One Piece. After his defeat at the hands of Monkey D. Luffy, he was imprisoned and eventually taken to Impel Down, and incarcerated in Level 6. He wanted to know about the happenings in the world so he can often be seen reading the news while imprisoned in Impel Down.
The rest of this article is going to focus on whether Donquixote Doflamingo is alive or dead in Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga and anime. We are going to give you all the details you need to know about the set of events related to Donquixote Doflamingo’s demise and everything you’ll need to understand what actually happened to him in the series.
What happened to Donquixote Doflamingo in One Piece?
Donquixote Doflamingo was one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea and the king of Dressrosa. With his massive mafia network of S.A.D being used to create artificial Devil Fruits, he ruled the underworld in the New World under the alias “Joker”. He was one of the main antagonists of the New World. Doflamingo ruled Dressrosa as a tyrant until his defeat at the hands of Monkey D. Luffy. What follows is a recap of these events that will also reveal what happened to Doflamingo.
As Diamante, Trebol, and Lao G argue about Sugar being beaten and the Mera Mera no Mi being eaten by Sabo, Doflamingo tells them to stop as it will lead nowhere and forgives the failures of his two lieutenants. Worried, the Ace of Diamonds asks what they will do with Fujitora, who gives them a slight problem, but Doflamingo states that there is nothing to worry about and adds that he will eliminate him when the time comes.
When Law and Luffy finally came face to face with the original Doflamingo and Trebol, they found that he had already defeated Bellamy. He was hit for the first time by Luffy in the abdomen thanks to Law. Doflamingo didn’t seem to be too affected and defended Trebol who was going to be finished off by Law. He neutralized him, and also Luffy by hitting him with his Haki.
He then explained what he went through to bear a deep hatred towards his father, for having removed him from his Celestial Dragon privileges. Wanting to finish off Law, Doflamingo made his clone fight. The clone, accompanied by Bellamy was tasked with attacking Luffy who has his hands tied.
Law asks Doflamingo how he could summon CP-0. Doflamingo then explains to him that he has a certain privilege in Mary Geoise because it contains something capable of upsetting the balance of the world. The Celestial Dragons who failed to kill Doflamingo were cooperative, and if Doflamingo had Law’s Ope Ope No Mi in his possession, he could have controlled this thing at will, and thus controlled the world.
He then speaks of the capacity of the Ope Ope No Mi, that of guaranteeing eternal life via an operation that makes it possible to stop aging. But this ability comes at a cost: the user’s life. Doflamingo then begins to fight Law, talking about Corazon. Law attacks Doflamingo by going behind his back using his power. He asks him what he thinks of “D” and Luffy.
Doflamingo grabs Law’s blade, and tells him it’s none of his business. Law then confesses to Doflamingo that he himself is a “D”, and he slices through a wall of the Palace after Law defends himself with his Haki. Doflamingo unleashes his attacks on Law, but Trebol tells him to be careful as he enters Law’s fighting perimeter.
Law then pierces his abdomen with Injection Shot, adding that since Corazon couldn’t pull the trigger, he will do it for him. Law slashes a tower from the Palace, throwing it at Doflamingo, but the latter stops him without any problem. Law takes advantage of the rubble to pass behind Doflamingo, but the latter sees him coming, and grabs his arm.
He then stretches a wire between his heel and his leg, then puts it at Law’s arm. Speaking of Corazon and his wish to save Dressrosa, Doflamingo slices Law’s arm off as Trebol looks on, bursting into a fit of laughter. He then tells Law that he is ready to forgive him, just like he forgave his father and brother after their deaths.
He takes a gun, and goes to finish off Law, but they are interrupted by the shattered Doflamingo clone, which has been thrown from the floor below. He then removes control over Bellamy after Luffy begs him to do so. Doflamingo then waits for Luffy from his perch, as he is done with Law, whom he believes to be dead.
After Luffy comes, he sees that Law is alive. A fight then ensues in which Doflamingo faces Luffy and Law. Trebol participates in the fight but is defeated by Law. The latter cannot continue because he is out of breath and in bad shape. He will be saved by Cavendish, who takes him away from the fight. Doflamingo finds himself battling Luffy.
The fight then escalates, and Doflamingo witnesses Luffy’s Gear Fourth activating. But he does not foresee the extent of this technique and is manhandled, to the point of being crushed and sent flying into the scenery. But that is not enough, as Doflamingo quickly recovers. Seeing Luffy suffer from the effects of Gear Fourth, Doflamingo smiles upon seeing him and steps forward, despite the opposition of the Gladiators who have come to help Luffy buy time while he recharges his Haki.
He will also be held back by them, and will quickly get angry about this, not being able to reach Luffy. Doflamingo continues to search for Luffy, but comes across Viola, who wants to kill Doflamingo to put an end to this. Under the frightened eyes of Rebecca who attends the scene, she sees her aunt being massacred by Doflamingo.
The latter also uses his power to manipulate Rebecca and makes her put herself in a position to kill Viola. He sneers in front of this scene, under the tears of despair of the two young women. But he will be stopped by Luffy, just when Rebecca was about to kill her aunt against her will. Doflamingo is surprised to see Luffy, but laughs because he sees that even though he has regained his Haki, he is still weakened.
He engages in the fight against Luffy, and even dominates the latter at first, without the latter being able to make a single gesture. But Joker will eventually be beaten by Luffy, the latter having beaten him in one hit as promised. He collapses in the underground port, unconscious. The Marines cover him with Granit Marin to stop him.
In Chapter 801, Doflamingo finds himself aboard a Navy ship escorted by Fujitora, Sengoku, and Tsuru. As Tsuru is watching over him, he makes a speech about who will take the “throne” to become the Pirate King: one of the 4 Emperors, one of the 7 Great Warlords of the Sea, or one of the “Worst Generation” pirates; he also announces that the Celestial Dragons should prepare to “get off their high horses”.
Then he finishes by asking if he could have the newspaper as that will be his only distraction at Impel Down. A ship belonging to Emperor Kaido’s fleet (commanded by Captain Jack) sights the Navy buildings and prepares to launch an assault in an attempt to free the former great privateer. Although Jack lost the fight – and even apparently died – he managed to destroy two Navy ships.
Doflamingo was successfully incarcerated at Impel Down, Level 6. Despite his request, Tsuru did not agree to allow Doflamingo to read newspapers, and so he began to search (successfully) for resources within the prison. During the Zou arc, we learn that his defeat against Luffy convinced Jack to leave Zou earlier than expected, and thus save the Minks.
Kaido says that Jack’s mission to retrieve Doflamingo has failed, which means he is still in the hands of the Marines. We find Doflamingo in Impel Down, Level 6 in an isolated cell, which he complains about sarcastically. He asked Magellan if he was protecting him and wondered if assassins were coming to silence him. Indeed according to him, an assassin would be sent from Mary Geoise to silence him, as he who knows the secret of the holy land.
Always smiling, he concludes that power is a fleeting thing, that it wouldn’t be so bad if people came to know the truth. After the Levely events, Doflamingo managed to get his hands on a newspaper and was thrilled to find out about all the massive events going on in the world.
As you can see, Doflamingo is not dead, he is simply imprisoned in Impel Down, where he can be seen reading the news. The last we saw of him was in the Wano Country Arc, which means that he is still alive and well in the present.