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In many forums, I've been seeing things like "Oh Doflamingo can defeat Luffy to the point where it's considered rape" or "Doflamingo can defeat Luffy" However I'd like to take my side on Luffy's this time, so I believe Luffy can defeat Doflamingo at our current arc, Dressrosa arc.
Disclaimer: there will be SPOILERS in the manga, so those only watching the anime, please leave.
Reason why I think Luffy is stronger than Doflamingo because in that little par we saw with Luffy and Doflamingo, I honestly think that Oda was intending to show that Doflamingo was "stronger" than Luffy but in reality he wanted us to see one way and surprise us with a different result. (sound like an Oda thing to do?)
My second reason on why I believe Luffy is stronger than Doflamingo because in that par we saw Doflamingo having possession of Armanant (I don't if I spelled it correctly) Haki which is a counter over Luffy's Haki so we can simply cross Haki out of the way, but that's only if Luffy only targets Doflamingo's invulnerable areas. In the Amazon Lilly's Arc, the battle between Luffy and the Amazon sisters (Sonia and Martigold) we see that Luffy is able to go extremely fast in second gear which enabled him to teleport basically around the Amazon sisters. Therefore if Luffy were to use second gear (which has been improved since the Amazon Lilly arc) and used that kind of speed where he was able to teleport around then I'm sure Luffy can outrun Doflamingo in speed and Armanant Haki will play a big part in Luffy defeating Doflamingo.
My third reason is the trend of the Dressrosa arc, compared to the Alabasta arc. We see in the Alabasta arc, Crocodile defeating Luffy twice in the same arc and almost killing him, but in the third match Crocodile was defeated by Luffy because Luffy exploited Croc's weakness (water). The same trend goes with Dressrosa arc, Luffy gets decimated by Doflamingo twice (including the little par we got between them) and then in the third match (probably when Doflamingo is fleeing from Dressrosa) Luffy will prevail victorious because Luffy will exploit Doflamingo's haki by overcoming it with his haki and speed of course.
Last but not least, Luffy's endurance. It is probably a fact that Luffy is indeed stronger than Zoro, yet Zoro is a swordsman. Ok think about this, based on what we've seen from Zoro during fishman arc him and his dragon attacks, they're like probably a thousand slashes. So if Luffy can overcome Zoro's dragon attacks then I guarantee that Luffy will be able to withstand Doflamingo's single slashes but probably the strings are a bit durable.
TL;DR? well that's why I broke them into paragraphs
Thanks for reading, I'll try and take criticism
Last edited by AceDetective; June 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM.
Honestly, I can just bash this for me personally with one sentence: The Manga would be fucking boring. Thats all there is to it for me. Sorry about that.
The whole point of enemies like Doflamingo and Crocodile is that they are superior to Luffy in nearly every way; there would be no point in OP is Luffy was superior to his enemies before fighting them. The only way to grow is to take on challenges.
he was superior to Hody main villan last arc... you cant just summarize characters that way ... Doflamingo`s main strength is his intellect, connections, influence in the worl and the underworld... it does not mean that he is that capable fighter
I don't think, the match between Luffy and Doflamingo will go down the way people are suggesting. Doflamingo is very cautious, smart and clever and he makes his moves carefully. And now, with Dressrosa in the state it's in and the possibility of losing his Smile Factory, the one thing that gives him leverage in the New World, regarding the Yonkou, Kaidou, I don't think he'll hold back at all. Doflamingo has no loyalty and he's completely different from Crocodile, he's more ruthless ands shows no mercy.
Doflamingo must know that taking on Strawhat will draw attention to him from the Revolutionary Army and Marineford. Plus, he's on the verge of being broadcasted to the World Government for who he truly is, his connections in the New World and his alias, Joker. We don't know, who Joker is to the World Government and if, there is a bounty on him.
Law will most likely be a catalyst to helping Luffy, but I still think, Kyros will be the one to end Doflamingo and restore Dressrosa to King Riku.