Born Edward Newgate, Whitebeard is the captain of the Whitebeard Pirate Crew in the fictional manga "One Piece". Whitebeard is known to be the strongest pirate in the world and is also closer to "One Piece" than any other pirate has come. Whitebeard is also the only pirate who was able to fight at par with the pirate king, Gol D. Roger. Whitebeard is one of the Yonkou, or, one of four pirate lords who rule the second half of the grand line.
Whitebeard also does not allow anyone to harm his crewmates (or sons). Whitebeard's ship is called the Moby Dick, he is 20 feet tall, can start earthquakes, and loves fishmen.
Pirate 2: Are you crazy?! Whitebeard would kill us if we tried that!
Whitebeard: GURA GURA, lets go quake something!!
The strongest pirate alive in the One Piece universe. He is 20 feet tall, closest to "one piece", loves fishmen, and has an army of nurses at his disposal.
Did I mention he can start earthquakes?
Fisher Tiger: Thanks for stealing my thunder Whitebeard.
Whitebeard: GURA GURA!
-From "The White Beard" by Charles Bukowski