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I've moved this thread to the One Piece section based on Lone Lobo's and the OP's request. If you think this is more suitable for another section, PM me and I can move it again.
On-topic: Yonkou seems to be more of a title given by the WG than an official organization. If that's true, then depending on how infamous BB has gotten he might've been named the new Yonkou. Who knows? Either way, two years is enough time for BB to become as influential as the Yonkou if he wants to...after all, he's been planning this for a while, so maybe he had all the steps ready and enacted them during the timeskip to rise to the top.
Blackbeard will probably be viewed as a Yonkou by the World Government, but that'll be about it. Teach is aiming to be Pirate King, if the other 2 Yonkou we've yet to see anything of are anything like Whitebeard and Shanks, it would seem they aren't interested in getting to Raftel.
the answer was given in the last chapter:
Yonka & Yonka2 : so two candidates are currently fighting for that spot.
I don't believe there will be. It's simply not significant in the storyline. As other people have suggested, it's just a title to refer to the most potent pirate crews.
the five elder stars said that there were a lot of pirates who wanted to become the new fourth emperor,and Blackbeard was the strongest.he's strong like an admiral and the level of strngth is:
1)king of pirates;2)emperor ;3)fleet admiral(strong as Dragon);4)admiral;5)shicibukai;6)vice-admiral.
Blackbeard or rufy will become the new emperor,but for rufy it's too soon.
Well we don;t know if Kaido's even alive after Shanks paid him a visit so if he is the fouth is probably Blackbeard or maybe Jimbei. Caus he went out to sea with his crew so maybe he is the new yonko. Another possibility is even Marco of the WB.
BTW pfft People ENEL ain;t comin back he went to fairy vearth or something, he's probably sippin pina's and gettin stoned all day.
I'm guessing Blackbeard as well.
Shanks is a man who doesn't kill a man like this and anyway,if another emperor had been killed,the world would have known it immediately,while according to "these",we know he's alive http://www.mangareader.net/103-56333...apter-595.html .
Note: im not saying that there isnt another yonkou as the term is coined to the 4 most powerful pirates in the new world (grandline), and another pirate could take the seat if he/she/it had enough power to overthrow marco/whitebeard pirates. im just saying the old man saying where the "four kings" reside doesnt necessarily mean there's a new one.
Lol, that's not the strength level. Garp, a vice-admiral, was strong enough to confront roger (king of pirates) and fight without getting thrashed. even though he declined admiral promotion, his rank was vice-admiral. Also whitebeard, said to be the strongest pirate alive by many equated an admiral (akainu) blow for blow, the latter even incinerating a chunk of whitebeards head off. And kizaru, another admiral, was playing with whitebeard and looking away when within a metre of him.
then we have sengoku (ex-fleet admiral) who #'*&$ slapped ALL of the blackbeard pirates with one shock-wave. My point is it is very hard to seperate out the power-levels at the higher end of the spectrum. ace was able to negate smoker, a captain then, and then negate an admiral (aokiji) but then got slapped by akainu.
Last edited by Omnion_1990; January 06, 2011 at 02:46 PM.
Yes I know Garp was "admiral level" and perhaps beyond, but his RANK was vice-admiral. You're equating pure ranks into power, I'm saying you cant' because there's so many variables. And whitebeard did barely anything to Aokiji (who isn't the strongest admiral). He threw a vibration shock wave at him, which didnt do much, and then "stabbed" him with a polearm, which didnt much as well. He was at a stalemate with Aokiji.
akainu > ace = aokiji therefore akainu wins
Hell weve even since what magma did to the large block of ice.
Pretty sure being a light man means kizaru is made of photons so freezing him in ice would be pointless since he would be able to escape.
Last edited by Omnion_1990; January 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM.
Don't you guys think Marco can be a new Yonkou ?
He does have power to fight against admirals....
in the latest chapter it's been said that there are still 4 emerors,so the first part of the thread's question is done for.
Although I would not take the term "Four Emperors" so lightly in Japanese they are called Yonkou if there is no forth emperor then they should have a different name, but if we are judging by the name then yes there are four now, except we don't know who is the fourth. If you ask me I am not sure if some others are still Yonkou, I mean two years is a period of time that can change many things. Who knows even Shanks might not be still one. But that would be too much.
Like I said judging by the term we still should think there are four. Although that is questionable. I mean were there always four, if there weren't, who were the previous ones? Bottom line is we don't really know much about them as a group, more individually, so we can't really judge or discuss on them as a group. Yes I know they don't work together, but there should be some standards to how one "becomes" a Yonkou, right? If so who are they, one that was speculated was that Blackbeard was one because he killed one of them(Whitebeard), but this still does not explain much to how the others got to be called that.