It may be that I am the only one who feels this way, but is anyone else unsatisfied with the way bounty hunters are represented in One Piece.
From what has been shown of them, there aren't really any strong or famous bounty hunter's. The most famous one shown so far is Zoro, and that's mostly because he's the first mate of the infamous Strawhat Pirate Crew. Before he joined he had a little reputation, but wasn't really known outside of the East Blue all that much.
On Shabondy Archipelago the Strawhat's fought some bounty hunter's that were weak and had generic character designs. They didn't stand the slightest of a chance against any of the Strawhats out side of the weakling trio. (maybe, but probably not them either)
I seriously have a strong desire to see at least one famous bounty hunter in the New World. One that has no affiliations to the Marines, World Government, or any Pirate Crews. Would be nice to see at least one of Shicibukai (Warlord) level bounty hunter capturing a fairly powerful New World Pirate Crew (member), Revolutionary, or ciminal in general.
Besides Johnny, Yosaku, and Zoro, I can't think of any other bounty hunter;s who have even been named. Scratch that, there's Franky's former crew from Water 7.
The world of One Piece has three powers that determine the sphere of influence and balance. The World Government, which includes all nations under they're power, and the Navy/Marines, and all they're little secret organizations like the Cipher Pols. The Yonkou (4 Kings, 3 Kings now), and the lesser pirate crews they control, and the islands they control. The Shicibukai (Warlords) and the crews that they control assuming they have one in the first place, or the organizations, and countries they control. The Revolutionaries possibly could be included in this grouping considering they have people like Dragon, Ivankov, and formerly Kuma.
I know One Piece is a Pirate manga, and from what I've studied they mostly fought Navy's and native militias, and citizens. But there are cases where Pirates we're killed by professional bounty hunter's and turned in for a reward.
The way bounty hunter's are barely represented just makes me annoyed is all that I decided to articulate my feelings on this a little bit.
The bounty hunter's could be a 4th if not 5th power behind the Revolutionaries. I could picture a company sort of like Baroque Works led by some uber powerful guy on par with the Yonkou and Admirals. It would add more diversity to the already extremely diverse world of One Piece.