Who do you think is the Greatest Enemy in the Story?
I believe that One Piece won't end after Luffy and Co actually reaching Raftel and acqueing One Piece... It seems that after that Luffy will learn the truth behind the Void Century and will decide to fight World Government, thus his final enimies will be Gorosei, while he will defeat Black Beard before Raftel.
Blackbeard is dangerous, but I think that the final battle wont include just ONE enemy but MANY. It will be epic, One Piece style.
Obviously Buggy,even Whitebeard offered to join forces rather than face him. :p
Well for me it's the WG, WG seems to be connected to the "Will of D", "Void Century" & "One Piece".
So Blackbeard seems like the greatest enemy within the Pirates.
Akainu the greatest enemy within the Navy which is part of the WG.
Either way, for me it's more Akainu than BB. But BB will have more of a central roll for an enemy for Luffy than Akainu will.
The greatest enemy in the story isn't actually one person or villain like Uriel said, but the idea of oppression that the Tenryubito represent (enforced by the marines and directed by the gorosei). At first, it wasn't even shown in the story; but when Luffy's flashback came up, we were shown how great an impact the influence of the Tenryubito played in his life reaching all the way to Sabo's death. That flashback also showed where Monkey D. Dragon and the revolutionaries are involved. The whole idea of Piracy as Luffy sees it is a rebellion against oppressive authority and to be completely free to follow dreams. In this sense, once Raftel is reached, Luffy will have a significant group of people all around the world that will side with him to stand against the ideal of the world government that the Tenryubito put in place at the end of the void century. By this time, the revolutionaries will also probably get what they have been waiting for to make their move, which is most likely for the world public opinion to turn against the authority of the Tenryubito and grow the backbone to stand up to them in revolution (lead by Luffy?).
I guess that Luffy's gretest enemy is pretty much the world itself. LOL
And the world is in the hands of the WG....
Dofla has been build up a lot, similar to how Blackbeard was until we learned what his temporary goal was. So while I do think Dofla will be something similar to Crocodile, a major villain in the first part of the New World, I do not think, again similar to Croc, that that will be the end of him. A hax final villain does not go with One Piece's style, though that just might be from the current possible major villains in the New World we have seen so far.
But the whole story of the NW world seems to just be who can better predict when will Oda place what has already been foreshadowed, I am hoping for an out of the blue new plot revolving around brand new characters not yet shown, that will become a powerhouse in the New World, And no, the yonko are not that interesting even though much hype surrounds them. I think they will fall early on, maybe around the them we reach the half point of the NW.
None of those three.
I think the biggest threat are these guys:
They are the big bosses, in my opinion.
Technically they control the Marines, so Akainu works for them.
As for Doflamingo, he also works for them, remember.
So, this group (which might or not be powerful by themselves), control 2 of the 3 biggest threat to the Strawhats.
Of course, no one can deny that Blackbeard as the potential to be the big "End Boss" of the manga, especially when you know that he's an old rival to Shanks and his the one that got Ace killed by capturing him.
But, in the end BlackBeard is a D (or seems like a D) that is also looking for the truth.
A truth that the WG is hiding from everyone.
The real bad guys here, are clearly them.
agreed...final fight will be luffy crew and alliance(revolutionaries,yonkou,arabasta,kuja pirates,fishmen,other pirates and everyone else who is their friend) vs World Government and these 5 geezers will play important role...they must be strong and whitebeard also said that a much bigger war is coming in the future...
also jinbei will be fighting as one of the strawhats in final war(he said someday he will join them)
and for final 1 vs 1 fight...it can be
4 yonkous(new ones or old) + 1 pirate king(luffy) vs these 5
BB is dangerous he has 2 Devil fruit abilities. The power of earth quakes and the ability of Darkness which can suck stuff up with a lot of force and negate DF powers. He's extremely dangerous to anybody and I'm sure he's gotten much more stronger post-time skip. But The real threats of OP to me are The G5 that control the World Government and basically the world. They hold the most knowledge in OP and knowledge is power
Greatest enemy? I think it's Blackbeard, although he did run from Akainu. Blackbeard had about three years to train at least two of his Devil Fruit powers, he should be at the top of power helm, if not near the top. Devil Fruit powers are mostly useless against him, and I'm not sure if haki will work. Even Ace was defeated by Blackbeard before he even got Whitebeard's Devil Fruit power. I'm not sure on this, but if he absorbed other powers as well, then Blackbeard is probably the strongest.
Well i am very sure that they are strong and that they can fight. I mean look at their scars, they dont came from nothing but leading.
Well at least i was glad that i was very right that Sengoku can fight too.
I mean somewhen at the very beginning of the War i said that i cant wait to see sengoku fight, but then someone said to me that its clear that he isnt strong but only a tactician. So he was wrong there, and i believe that the other person is wrong about Gorosei too!
I can imagine that DonFlamingo is one of the next enemies, but long before the reunion with shanks and raftel. And the Blackbeard conflict will be just before Raftel, just not too early, but long after DonFLamingo.
i don't think that it is time to make such predictions mainly because i think that story is undeveloped and that even Oda have only rough sketch, beside i found that One Piece is prone to sudden changes... for example one moment you enjoy amusement park, bubbles... chillin next thing you know you punched some guy in the face and all hell breaks loose, everybody get their asses handed to them by haxed flashlight,panic, desperation, your crew sent flying all over the world by a 7 meter bear with sunglasses and you eventually end up fighting the war, u got introduced TON of new characters, names, powers, interactions bla bla.. basically you have information overflow. But what really happening is that while you pay attention to all that information what really is going on are sudden changes in character relations, atmosphere, narrative dynamics. Before you had Strawhats and other characters related to arc but now you have far more complex dynamics.... You got supernovas, yonku`s, alliances, you got focus on a wider range of characters but still as far as i`m concerned biggest difference is how characters relate with each other. in short its a very smart move by Oda to switch focus from one crew to a bigger picture and at the same time refresh it a little.
The point is i believe that another event similar to Marinford war/timeskip will happen where things could do U turn for the better or the worse but at this point in time we are between eight and ten years to early to make a prediction. We are the community of hundreds of people who fail miserably on a daily basis in futile attempts to predict Odachi and i doubt that we would do better that far out.