As a Stand User, Weather is one of many characters with wildly varied abilities that grant him uniqueness in battle. He may trap larger stage objects with lightning to shock and paralyze opponents, not unlike characters of the Ripple Style.
At the Seven Warlords of the Sea meeting at the Marine Headquarters, he added a pair of necklaces of red as well as golden-yellow and blue beads to his dark orange sash (dark yellow in the anime) and a traditional black tricorne hat over his grey bandana, as well as switching to a red shirt, while wearing his captain's coat like a cape. He also has three flintlocks and a flask tied to his sash around his waist.
His hunger for power led him to fashion a very cruel way of recruiting only the best prisoners in Impel Down as comrades: he ordered them to murder each other and would only take the strongest ones who survived. Though he betrayed the Whitebeard Pirates, Teach does consider the crew he formed as comrades, which is made evident when he was willing to make a trade with the Marines for a battleship big enough to hold all of them comfortably for the sake of one crew member, Sanjuan Wolf. Despite his obvious malevolent nature, he can also put up a front of compassion, care, show sympathy and empathy towards his crew's well-being and is willing to take assaults intended for his crew. However, his kindness for his crew does not eclipse his lust for power, as he would have sacrificed Devon and Shot to acquire Hancock's powers, nor does he care about any allies sailing under his flag, as Peachbeard was left to be handed in for his bounty. He also has an extreme thirst for adventure, regularly traveling from place to place. However, he tends to play it by ear.
He is also overconfident as, while very powerful, he tends to converse and/or taunt his opponents in the middle of battle. He has done this in every battle he has been shown in, and as a result, he always suffers a heavy, painful attack while his guard is down, such as when he taunted Whitebeard about not being able to use his powers, and nearly got cleaved in half with Whitebeard's bisento or when he boasted in front of Magellan and was nearly drowned by the Hydra attack, only surviving because Shiryu gave him and his crew the antidote or when he confronted Law and tried to steal his copies of the poneglyphs only to be surprised and overtaken by Law's awakened Devil Fruit abilities. His overconfidence also made him believe that he could do a trade with the Marines despite having betrayed them already, which once again proved to be a mistake. Since having acquired two Devil Fruit powers, he has developed a severe superiority complex, believing himself to be truly invincible and the strongest of them all while revealing his goal of world domination. Despite his arrogance, Blackbeard does show a sense of caution, as he refused to fight Shanks and his crew, as well as both Admiral Akainu when he was aboard the Marine battleship that they wanted and finally Silvers Rayleigh who came to Amazon Lily to prevent Blackbeard's attempt to kill Hancock for the Mero Mero no Mi.
Blackbeard is a very patient and careful pirate, as stated by Shanks. Unlike other powerful pirates, he never gained renown and remained concealed, up to the point that he only makes his moves when he sees an opportunity for power. One example is his decision to target the Straw Hat, Kid, or Heart Pirates after their adventures in Wano Country, allowing him to attack the latter to steal their Road Ponyglygh etchings, showing his cowardice in obtaining those etchings himself, and instead exploiting other pirates' hard work so he could work towards becoming the Pirate King the easy way, without putting himself in danger. However, despite his careful planning, he tends to rush into battle recklessly, as he was scolded by Augur for going into battle without a battleplan, even endangering the lives of one of his lieutenants and his pet, just to get what he set his mind on fully accepting injuries that might result from this, ironically sharing this recklessness to rush into battles without a plan just like his archenemy, Monkey D. Luffy.
Teach has also made enemies of the Marines after revealing his treachery when he went to Marineford during the Whitebeard War. The Marines hold themselves accountable for not only the potential power he wields, but also for the number of dangerous criminals he freed from Impel Down. Sengoku personally was furious over the latter's betrayal and took it upon himself to fight Blackbeard when he bragged about sinking Marineford. Despite all this, Teach later tried to trade Bonney for a Marine battleship, which the Marines did not go through with, sending Akainu to deal with him instead.
Even at Marineford, Shanks addressed Teach in a tense manner, and only he seems to regard Teach as a significant threat compared to the Marines or the Whitebeard Pirates and their New World subordinate crews. Teach was initially surprised at seeing him again but was amused at being called out by Shanks before he mocked him for the scars he gave him, which angered the latter. Having already proclaimed \"his era\" is beginning, unveiling the new members of his crew, and demonstrating control over two Devil Fruits, Teach said he had achieved his goal for the time being, while also stating that it was not yet time for his battle with Shanks.
Following Kaidou and Big Mom's downfall, Teach attacked Law in an attempt to steal his Road Poneglyph copies. Teach mocked Law for not being more welcoming to a fellow member of the Worst Generation, and Law was not intimidated by the idea of fighting Teach. During their battle, he brushed off Law's warning that Devil Fruit's drawbacks should not be underestimated just to gain power, stating it was well worth having these powers anyways. During his fight with Law, the two were also previously involved in the Rocky Port Incident.
As one of the Four Emperors, Blackbeard is one of the four most powerful pirates in the world. Even before becoming an Emperor, Teach was an immensely powerful pirate, even for a former member of the Whitebeard Pirates and Seven Warlords of the Sea. At some point in his life, Teach once fought Shanks and gave him the scars on his left eye, with Shanks admitting that the injury did not occur because of carelessness. Their battle led Shanks to cautiously recognize Teach as an extremely dangerous menace. Ace once stated that Blackbeard could have become a commander when he was recommended for the position. The most remarkable thing in these two feats is that Teach had not yet eaten a devil fruit.
However, for all his combat prowess and intellect, Blackbeard can be overconfident and careless, as noted by Whitebeard. He has a habit of concentrating too much on conversations with his opponents while fighting them, letting his guard down in the process, a weakness he has demonstrated in his battles against Whitebeard, Luffy, Ace, Magellan, and Law. This usually results in him suffering critical injuries. In fact, if not for Shiryu's help, Teach and his entire crew would have been killed by Magellan's poison.
More than twelve years before the current storyline, Teach and Shanks fought in a battle. During the battle, Teach gave Shanks the three scars by his eyes. Teach eventually became a member of the second division and encouraged Portgas D. Ace to seek the commander position, refusing it himself on the basis that he did not \"have that kind of ambition\".
After Luffy and Zoro had taken a beating by Bellamy, Blackbeard told Nami that Skypiea exists. He then asked why Nami was sad when there was nothing to be sad about since Luffy and Zoro won that fight. Blackbeard said that the \"new age\" they talk of was nonsense and laughed that the age in which pirates dream will never end. While he went on with his speech, everyone wondered what he was yelling so loudly for. Blackbeard said that some battles are pointless and laughs. He later left and wished the Straw Hats good luck on their trip to Sky Island. Blackbeard then laughed, saying that his rum tasted good.
When the World Government issued a call for the Seven Warlords of the Sea to join the coming battle with Whitebeard, Blackbeard answered it. He later dined with the other Warlords, except for Jinbe and Boa Hancock.
There was one more person who survived the battle royale. However, when Teach saw it was none other than Douglas Bullet, he immediately decided to leave him alone, taking the others to the surface with him, while marveling at the fact that the man known as the \"Demon Heir\" was still alive.
Blackbeard made his move in the New World, defeating Jewelry Bonney in the process. At a burning island, the crew was bickering amongst each other. The Blackbeard Pirates' raft was brought close to the point of destruction due to Sanjuan Wolf's size, and they seemingly got in contact with the Marines to trade Bonney for a battleship. Teach said Bonney was too weak to survive in the New World. He offered her the chance to be his woman and let her stay, but she turned him down, kicking him in the head (due to only her hands being tied up). Van Augur alerted Teach that the battleship arrived, but not for trade because Akainu was on board. Knowing that the deal would not happen, the Blackbeard Pirates fled, leaving Bonney and her crew behind to be arrested.
Teach took part in the Rocky Port Incident, in which he clashed with the former Rocks Pirates member Ochoku over control of the island Hachinosu. According to Teach, the Marines' interference, namely the interference of Marine Captain Koby, helped him win the battle and become the new ruler of Hachinosu, officially making the island his territory.
Following the confrontation on Amazon Lily, the Blackbeard Pirates captured Koby. Teach and his crewmembers Doc Q, Jesus Burgess, Van Augur and Stronger, later ambushed the Heart Pirates in an attempt to steal their Road Poneglyph copies. Teach and Law braced for a winner-take-all battle over the copies. Starting the battle, Teach unleashed a Gurash on the Heart Pirates, but then fell off of Stronger when Law cut Stronger with R:Room Amputate, with Teach admitting his surprise over Law's awakening abilities. Blackbeard was then stabbed and zapped by Law with K:Room Shock Wille, right before Augur warped to Teach in midair and scolded him for recklessly rushing into the battle without a plan, saying the injuries are the result of that behavior, before suggesting to retreat, only for Teach to refuse and have him warped to where Law was. Blackbeard then confirmed that all his officers had gained Devil Fruit powers and brushed off Law's comments about the one weakness every Devil Fruit has, saying it would be well worth the trade-off before both engaged once again in battle, with Blackbeard's Black Vortex and Law's R:Room clashing in the middle. 59ce067264