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As weird as it is, I still think Shanks is one of the strongest swordsmen. I just believe that Mihawk, like Zoro, has an honor code and he feels that there is no honor in fighting a one armed opponent, even if he hasn't lost any skill.
I think the new big question is if Mihawk will be the final swordsman that Zoro will face. Mihawk is known as the strongest swordsman but he hasn't defeated every swordsman in the world.
I still think the real strongest is Zoro's original master. Wouldn't that be badass?
Mihawk is Zoro's final goal. There should be nothing to change that. He hasn't fought every swordsman, true, but I'm sure any swordsman would want to test their skills against the "World's Greatest Swordsman".
Well, now after Zoro was training under Mihawk,, I don't really think they will have an actual fight for the title of the strongest swordsman. I believe that Mihawk, after witnessing Zoro's progress at some point will claim that Zoro has become the strongest one and pass this title to him.
I would put Mihawk as an admiral-level strength, considering he became a shichibukai and managed to beat Zoro like it was nothing. I think he's the only one to have done that, although Zoro was nowhere near the level he was after Skypeia. Not to mention, Zoro became far more powerful under Mihawk, being able to take on a Pacifista when even the Monster 3 had to go all out to even damage it.
He could even be Yonkou level though, since he and Shanks fought a lot for fun, but I dunno who won those fights, and whether Shanks went all out.
I doubt mihawk would let go of the title of the strongest without a fight... He is a swordsman who we know for a fact challenged shanks solely to test and prove his skills, he cares about being the strongest. I'd argue there is no reason for mihawk to not be zoro's final enemy even after the admirals.
Mihawk will definitely be one of Zoro's final enemies. I'm not sure if he's stronger than the admirals, but if he's not, then I stand by with what I said, if none of the admirals use swords. It would be pretty cool to see that fight, considering Mihawk beat Zoro without a problem. A great way to see how strong Zoro's gotten. I wouldn't mind seeing Mihawk when he started out to the middle and up to the current to see how strong he was and how much stronger he's gotten, considering his power. So far, Mihawk is the only person to beat Zoro like nothing, if I recall.
Even a pacfista or Lucci couldn't keep Zoro down.
My estimation of power levels, although to declare it as such is not entirely possible since the strength of the characters are not easily defined but it is just how i view the characters based on the feats we have seen + the build-up a character got and i´ll probably believe in this until i am proven otherwise:
Yonkou =/> Admirals = Mihawk>DD> Yonkou commanders (Marco, Jozu, maybe Ace)> Kuma, Hancock = Luffy >Jinbe, Crocodile = Vergo, Smoker, Zoro, Sanji
This could easily change when new characters are introduced or i see something that does not fit with this
He is probably the strongest out of the Schichibkai, or atleast one of the strongest. I'd have to say that he's probably weaker than the Admirals because the Admirals are incredible military powers. The fact that the Admirals couldn't take down WB by themselves is irrelevent because WB was arguably the Strongest person to live in the OP world at the time. Having the title of Yonkou probably also means that you are also of an incredibly high caliber when it comes to fighting(evidenced by the Marines not willing to continue when Shanks came to stop the war, as well as the preperations for WB's arrival).
Mihawk is probably somewhere between Yonkou/Admiral level and Schibukai/Vice Admiral level (not saying that they are equal to each other, but that's how I see the "tiers" at the moment).
I'd see Mihawk's power at the level of an Admiral. Also, in my opinion, he is the strongest out of the Shichibukai, if there is someone equal to him, then it MIGHT be Doflamingo. I can't imagine anyone else of Shichibukai to go toe on toe with him. I believe he would give an Yonkou a hard time as well. It's known about his matches with Shanks before he has lost his hand, however, we don't know the outcomes of those fights. Hopefully, we will get to see them in the future in some flashbacks.
I don't like this whole "shichibukai labeling"
There are vast differences in shichibukai's.
Kuma, Doflamingo and Mihawk are defently Admiral level.
Seeing that scene between Doflamingo and Aokiji was awesome. Clearly shows us that doflamingo is incredible strong.
He basically acts as a "5th" Yonkou. Kuma has one of the most op fruits + perfect pacifista and old leader of the revolutionaries. And Mihawk is the world strongest Swordsman.
Shichibukai = Admirals
Now back to Mihawk.
IMO, but im 100% sure oda will show it. Mihawk > Admirals(Some)
Mihawk > Shanks.
I just can't wait till it's shown in manga so all shanks fanboys stfu.
You are somehow 100% sure that Mihawk is stronger than Shanks, yet all the Shanks fanboys need to STFH? Hello pot! Have you met Kettle yet? We've no evidence that says Mihawk is stronger than Shanks or the Admirals(the Veterans anyway). Not that I think either Shanks or the Admirals are stronger. I think Mihawk is equal in power to both groups. In fact, in the case of Shanks, there is more evidence pointing to the fact that both are equal in strength, than the assumption that one is superior than the other.
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