Voted Shanks. WB is the strongest character in the story along with Roger, so it is probably no use talking who will win one on one. However since IMO Shanks is strong enough to to give him a really tough fight, and factoring in the fact that most tournament are mostly a popularity contest, I'm giving the victory to Shanks
Voted WB to nullify the above guy's vote
Voting for Shanks because I like him more than Whitebeard.
Why? Isn't that how Roger beat Blackbeard? Because he was more popular? Why can't I do the same here?
Especially when Shanks is strong as it is. If it was Luffy or Zoro, I'd have voted for Whitebeard because he's easily able to beat them, even though I like Zoro and Luffy.
But OP is ultimately a popularity contest.
in a fast fight whitebeard would win but i doubt that whitebeard could end these quickly, i do think that shanks can win in a long battle because of whitebeard's age
That's definitely the best battle ever.
I would like to see this.
And, it all depends IMO, on the two contestants health.
If WB is like he was, almost dying, then Shanks could pull it off.
But, if WB was healthy, then Shanks got no chance (even if we were to give him back his other arm just to be fair).
WB Haoushoku Haki - Shanks Haoushoku Haki.
WB weak health - Shanks 1 armless.
WB physic muscular body shape - Shanks less impressive.
WB strongest DF - Shanks no DF.
So how can shanks win this at all??
I voted Shanks.
I stopped activiely participating in this during the Prelims or so because I realized what this actually is: a popularity contest.
I believe the name "Tournament" is misleading. It gives you the impression that each character's accomplishments will be equally weighed against the next so we can come to a decision on which would prevail in a fight.
However, if this were the case we Shanks wouldn't even be in this tournament.
The only thing Shanks' supporters can say about him would be based on brief moments of fighting brilliance and speculation. The only thing Shanks' opposers can say is that he's missing one arm and lacks Whitebeard's muscle mass.
Yet we can go to a chapter and a page number to show what exactly Whitebeard's like in combat.
So, to me, this devolves into a trivial concept: Which character do you think is cooler?
I say Shanks.
I don't really think muscle mass is an accurate way to judge which character is more impressive. I mean, just look at Vergo & Law.
Law had the appropriate DF to counter Vergo's physical strength and Haki. Shanks does not have anything to counter WB's power and DF.