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Both were severely injured in the 10 day duel, so it is hard to say what gave Akainu the last minute edge. For all we know, Akainu could have just gotten one more lucky hit in before Aokiji had the chance to and that is what led him to his victory.
We dont know the details of the match, maybe akainu didnt win fair and square.... in any case, this battle is going to happen again, towards the end of teh series, and I am sure Aokiji will win then
I was thinking the same kkck! We already know Aokiji's ice isn't normal, remember it takes a some days to melt in long ring island? It would be something like Natsu and Gray from Fairy tail, this isn't Pokemon....
I understand the logic! XP
But if Akainu had that much advantage and still took 10 days to finish Aokiji, and barely lost, then we could say he is much weaker than Aokiji! And that is not the case, Akainu really seems the strongest of the admirals, or at least as stronger as Aokiji. It is best if we don't take much notice of the potential advantage, OR at least think it was just enough to prevent a tie, don't you think so?
^Akainu never burned 'fire', his magma smothered Ace's flames thus taking away his intagiablity and then he burned Ace. In Akainu vs Aokiji magam can melt ice but magma can also be solidified by ice so it seems like a pretty even battle to me which would make sense since Akainu just barely won.
A battle isn't only about DF and Haki. There are certainly other factors such as physical strength, agility etc determining the winner. Even though Akainu had the devil fruit advantage, the fight lasted 10 days. Seems to me that in case both fought without using their df power, AoKiji might have won.
Ace vs Akainu, I just accepted the fact that in the OP universe magma is superior to fire. I believe in OP magma and fire have the same relationship as water and ice, thats at least how Im trying to convince myself to understand Odas explanation.
Anyway, as predicted Akainu won. But out of the three pre-Admirals I would put Kizaru on top. His logia ability is rly something.
PS: About ur nr3, it is not only logia which can defeat logia. So lets better say a logia who is hit by a superior element/natural enemy: Enel vs Luffy.
So manga showed Akainu being superiour to Ao Kiji, but as I see it they are equal or even Ao Kiji might be stronger, but Akainu mostly prevailed because of his Df's elemental advantage. Because even with his elemental advantage the fight lasted ten days.
My personal impresion is that Kuzan is faster and has better Haki control, though is physically weaker that Akainu.
P.S. I would say that the strongest among those three ex-Admirals was Kizaru. At least this is my personal opinion. His DF was really insane as was his speed. The only thing why he didn't became Fleet Admiral was, because he just doesn't care.
Knowing the marines and Akainu, its possible that there was a cheat... Akainu might have tried enough but in the name of justice, maybe he got external help, in the form of Kizaru....
Even if the battle was fair and square, Aokiji wouldnt have attacked Akainu with the intention to kill... going soft could be the reason Akainu won..
Knowing what ?
Akainu wasn't presented as a cheater or anything like that, there's not a single thing that may indicate that Akainu cheated, and what's the point anyway ?
Anyway, Kuzan's power isn't specifically ice, fortunately enough. As you may have noticed, Kuzan's predominant ability is actually the ability to freeze things/suck away heat/chill (e.g. freezing dozens of cubic kilometers of water upon his introduction, freezing two 1km+ tall tidal waves in an instant at Marinford, freezing Jozu through and through etc.), which would make him very suitable to battle Sakazuki's magma power - just as Sakazuki's magma makes him very suitable to battle Kuzan's toolset. That is to say, their respective powers make equally fine counters to each other.