Gol D. Roger
Crocus joined when the Roger pirates began their adventure on the Grand Line.
Anyway, when this tournament began, I assumed Whitebeard would win the votes.
Personally, I think it would be a shame for the undefeated Pirate King not to win.
Geez, lets finish this tournament already, Roger is the winner by the solo fact he was the king
This is a tournament of individuals. Roger became pirateking, but he didn't do that alone, he had a crew, friends, family etc., not to mention the circumstances - we still don't know what it takes to get to Raftel - and whatever else played into that like knowledge - will of D., lost century - and so forth.
Or in short: wait how people vote
i can see shanks winning this tournament I'll vote for white beard since someone must have surpassed Gol. D at some point in OP universe and i think this man was the one in his prime
WB has my vote... because Gold Roger has no feats and I'd have him lose against Don Krieg if it came to it... sure Roger's the Pirate King but it doesn't mean much in this tournament in which he has no feats other than holding a pistol and sword and screaming at Shiki...
My vote goes for Whitebeard. Roger X Whitebeard had an epic battle sometime in the past and I remember it being tied and we have seen some kickass abilities/powers of Whitebeard in ace execution war saga and we had only heard about Roger. So my vote goes to Whitebeard
So altogether, their groups rather follow the function they have in the manga and we can't necessarily derive their strength from that. Interestingly, Luffy took on the role of protecting FI which doesn't really fit the crew's size, but that's another discussion.
tl;dr: neither title nor the size of the combatants crew help us decide this match. follow your heart?
I also think territory is less about having someone stationed there to actively defend it and more about the threat of reprisal if you mess with it.
Have to agree with Sachsenhesse here. I'm sure Gol D Roger had his own strengths that were unique and formidable enough to scare the ish out of many people (both marines and pirates). However, we've witnessed a lot more from Whitebeard during the Marineford Arc and he definitely showed his value as a Yonkou. Looking back on it now, I would've loved to see more but from the amount of injuries sustained while already suffering from a severe illness you got to hand it to him. Legendary stuff~
My vote goes to the old man!
at least roger didnt have this one+
I don't know so much of the power of . Gol D. Roger but for akanui to say that he was a legend and whitebeard wasn't close to him but i know akanui did it to pissed off ace also but if just one pirate has explored the grand line (new world), and became the only pirate king, i vote for . Gol D. Roger but i would like to more about him and his battle skills while whitebeard is a freaking monster and he was also a legend to me..
Thanks to that, we can have a great Finale, where we can actually discussed things such as Powers and Abilities, instead of Fame and Reputation...