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Quarterfinals: Match 2
MIHAWK VS DRAGON
I don't think I could vote for Dragon without even knowing how he fights and what kind of power he has. Except Conqueror Haki, that much is evident, but that's not much help against someone like Mihawk.
Yeah for Mihawk!
Mihawk wins by logic, Dragon wins by hype and mystery.
here. It's not exactly 100% confirmation, but we don't have to act like it's not obvious what he meant.
actually, mihawk's character was ruined at my eyes after this scene : http://www.mangareader.net/103-44810...apter-570.html . he used to keep up with shanks,but the latter wasn't an emperor yet,hence his strength was much lower. mihawk was proclamed the strongest swordsman only because shanks lost an arm,imo. Dragon is stronger than garp,imo,that's why I think he would defeat mihawk.
Mihawk wins, he's really a powerhouse enough to withstand Monkey D.'s bloodlines in a battle, the world's best swordsman could put a decent fight on anyone, and beats mysterious skills like Dragon might have.
I don't know if I buy Dragon being all that strong. Certainly not Admiral level. I'm sure he's fairly strong; a given since he apparently managed to make Smoker back down. I think his success has to do more with his intelligence than sheer strength.
It's really hard to say who would win. We know Mihawk is ridiculously strong. But we also know he's not the "Strongest Man In The World," that title belonged to Whitebeard. But Mihawk has the title of "Strongest Swordsman." And titles do count for something in One Piece. Dragon's the "Most Wanted Man In The World," so as far as bounties go, that's above even the Yonkou. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean he's stronger than the Yonkou, but my feeling is that he is definitely at least as strong, if not stronger.
Mihawk didn't go toe-to-toe with Whitebeard, he was held back by Vista. Of course, he was probably not being very serious. But the fact remains he's the strongest swordsman, but not necessarily the strongest overall. And based on what Whitebeard said, Shanks didn't lose any power after losing his arm. And Shanks and Mihawk always fought to a draw.
So if Dragon is slightly more powerful than a Yonkou, then he'd win this fight. So I'll vote for him based on that reasoning.
...Although I'm sure many people will rage about "voting on hype" ... that's all we have to go on, so I'm going to do it! Hahaha.
A very close decision here, I changed my vote from Dragon to Mihawk to Dragon, very confusing, but I do have hope for Dragon, I admit it may just be blind hope. But Oda just can not disappoint on Dragon. That would be like disappointing on one of the yonko, which have been hyped so much in the New World. I do admit that Mihawk can take this one, we have seen a lot from him plus him training Zoro, but he is it the strongest swordsman, but certainly there people stronger then him generally.
A fairly good fight. I can't say who owns who. But to vote I'd say Dragon wins. This fight surely will be interesting. But to say that Dragon is not Yonko level or Admiral level is fairly an understatement to me, I'd say currently Dragon is on top 5 of the strongest in One Piece, Mihawk can be anywhere around top 15.
Though fights don't go strong owns weak, but generally it still holds.
Let's put it this way, to say that Dragon is weaker than Mihawk is saying that Revolutionary Army is not a real threat to World Government. Because Mihawk can single handedly own the Revolutionary army, or any Admiral or 2 can stop this non existent threat.
Since this is not the case, because RA is the greatest threat (reflected by Dragon's bounty) to the World Government.
Last edited by astute_azure; January 28, 2013 at 08:33 PM.