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-Kuzan warns him not to anything to Smoker, DD still pulls the string for the kill even though he knows the consequences may be an all-out fight afterwards.
-DD kicks Issho without any fear of retaliation, another show that he is not afraid to have an all-out battle vs an admiral.
However, DD did shit his pants thinking to stand-up to Kaidou. Which means DD knows not to mess with people stronger than him.
I always see your comments with opinions about the manga with 0 facts to back it up.
Let's put it this way Law can easily own smoker/vergo, and is strong enough to be a Shichibukai. He is definitely way above vice-admirals (True some vice-admirals like Garp are unexceptionably strong, but there aren't many like him)
Don Flamingo seem to have beat Law without much of an injury. Do DD power level is definitely on part or close to Admiral level. He and Hawkeye is definitely as strong as Admirals, or else how come Shichibukai would be known as 3 world powers!?
DD + Hawkeye = Kuzan + Purple Tiger
The other 5 Shichibukai = The other Admiral.
I thought I squashed this argument a couple posts ago?
I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be a jerk, but your argument doesn't make sense to me. If Doflamingo knew not to anger those stronger than him, then he wouldn't have made enemies with Luffy.
Doflamingo's actions throughout this arc have demonstrated one key character flaw: his utter arrogance. Yes, he's openly defied both a former and current admiral (going as far as to attack the latter). But defying an enemy, and being equal or stronger than someone are two completely different things. Remember when Coby defied Akainu? Or when Luffy attacked all 3 admirals at once? But, you certainly wouldn't say either Coby or Luffy were at an admiral level at that time.
When trying to figure Doflamingo's power, you have to make it relative to what we know about the entire One Piece world. So, when you ask yourself, "Is DD as strong or stronger than an admiral?" you don't just question specific characters, you question his strength in relation to the title itself. For instance: Could the current Doflamingo best an Akainu from 2yrs ago? (Mind you, Akainu went toe-to-toe with, not just any yonko, but the strongest pirate in the world: Whitebeard. And not only did he deal significant damage to Whitebeard, but Akainu was able to survive his onslaught)
You say, "DD did shit his pants thinking to stand-up to Kaidou"
But I doubt any admiral, current or former, is THAT afraid of any particular yonko.
p.s. Doflamingo and Hawkeye being the tops of the warlord pool? Did everyone forgot about Hancock? She has conquerors haki and can turn people to stone; she's a total BEAST.
Power levels are not always linear in OP. Mister 3 was able to hold of Magellan better than most others can including level 6 prisoners. He did even better than Blackbeard. Same with Enel having problems with Luffy. Other admirals would probably not have killed Ace as easily as Akanui because he was a fire logia.
There are strengths like Haki that level up things a bit, balancing out some fruit users, but power levels are not always linear in OP and is hard to tell as of now both how powerful he is in comparison to the 3 admirals. But yeah, DD is pretty strong.
well its as i have been saying since i enetered this forum: in OP power levels are very very blury, there are an infinite number of factors that could impact the outcome of a fight many of them have to do with the types of powers and the experience that a character has, but many of them also had to do with circumstances, if kuzan had fought dofla there he would have put at serious risk the lives of smoker and the other marines who dofla almost killed, he did not want that now did he? also he wanted to remain unnoticed and the possibility of dofla dieing would draw a loooot of atention, so even if he did win the fight it might not have been a good idea at all, thus he let dofla go. as for doflas side, he doesnt need to be at the level of an admiral to be potentialy able to beat one, as i said there are infinite things that can impact the outcome of a battle, and i bet that dofla is an extremly sneaky kind of fellow when he needs to be, he could try and surpass kuzan with skill and his weir df power, and if that didnt work he could try to use the host of hostages he had lying arround right there, even if only to cause a moments hesitaton.Quote:
in short, we have seen too little to determine doflas relative strength yet, and even if we had seen enough it still would vary greatly depending on the oponent and seting.
Last edited by SoulAuron; February 04, 2014 at 03:18 PM.
DD can allow himself some more things than anyone else can. Cause he's a Celestial Dragon, or was, but he still has his birthright if you will.
After being frozen by Kuzan and after he managed to break free, he was heavily breathing.
He just showed, that he doesn't give a damn, when he attacked smoker.
And he showed, that he doesn't give a damn, when he attacked issho.
He may be strong, but not strong enough.