Iva is between admiral and vice-admiral, or on par with the best vice-admirals in the navy, conservatively-speaking. Since, some vice-admirals are stronger than others.
I just think it's really strange how even though she basically didn't take the whole war seriously, she still left unharmed. I think if she had a greater purpose during the war she would've shown more of her strength... I'm sure there are more to her than just her winks.
But then how strong is Sabo then? Since he seems to be higher ranked than Inva
Id rank Ivankov on VA level (but the stronger ones) and Sabo somewhere in between VA and Admiral. But we haven't really seen him fight completely seriously & he has still trouble using his new fruit. I just dont see Sabo fight any of the Admirals on equal ground atm, even though we have seen he has an impressive haki control.
I'm leaning towards doubt, but seeing as haki is now a thing, I'm thinking a lot of characters that didn't display haki pre-time skip, are going to show a new level of power to allow them to compete with the upper echelon of fighters, Iva included. So yeah, before the time skip, I'd say yeah, she would be weaker than an admiral. But now, I'd wait and see.
Iva is probably little above vice-admiral. She has a lot of tricks but that wouldnt help with admiral .
And one other thing we didnt see her using haki. Maybe with using haki she would be even closer to admiral level.
He could clash with a admiral, but likely not win. More like a warlord or viceadmiral in terms of strength.
I agree with the general consensus here that Ivankov sits in between the ranks of Admiral and Vice-Admiral in terms of strength.
Which I'd say is a really flattering place to sit in terms of strength.
I'd say all the Supernova fit in between here, almost all of the Warlords (No Buggy no Moriah)
The Top WB Commanders fit here too.
Simply because we have weaker VA's like Smoker or even Maynard, then we have VA's that come off as people who must be strong like Onigumo/Momonga/Dalmatian and Vergo was actually pretty strong too.
Iva got beat by Magellan.
17 year old Luffy beat Magellan.
Luffy got handed by the admirals.
How can Iva be on Admiral level at all? At best he's at VA level, why make him overpower when theirs more important revolutionaries still not showcase? (Except Sabo & Dragon)
He likely handed antidotes to the prisoners of Level 6 that killed enough ppl to be freed from their cells.
It is far from accurate to say "17 yr old Luffy beat Magellan". Magellan had a marathon of opponents at the minimum-VA level and above.
I think Ivankov being somewhere in the fairly wide VA bracket is a fair statement.
Since let's face it, people like Marco are going to probably kick Iva's ass.
Was it made clear who was stronger out of Bartholomew Kuma and Ivankov btw?