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I don't, however, think those other Neo members are above Joa, because every Neo member has spoken about him as if he was the finisher. If they were all really that powerful, why wouldn't they have gone outside in place of Zaus and the others to end this in an instant? If anyone is being underestimated here, it's Setsu anyway since she was taking on all 3 of them, even after having her energy drained. She was a combo parter of Jirou after all, and a legend herself, so she deserves some credit (which you have given her). I just still think Joa is a bigger threat because he was able to unleash such an immense attack with the flick of his wrist. Chefs may be intended to serve, but that doesn't mean that they can't be monsters themselves since before Jirou and Joa arrived, she was strongest person at this entire war.
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Jirou always striked me as the person who'll play the role of the mentor after Ichiryuu's death... I can see him train the 4HK to match Midora's strength for example or something along the lines, I dunno but that's how I see his future role, he probably wouldn't participate in an IGO vs Bishokukai fight
Right now Joa seems confident in his ability to fight the disciples without getting finger flicked in the face.
Waging straight out war against the Bishokukai and all of IGO, as well as making Jirou your enemy is a pretty damn awful idea unless you think you can handle the top tiers. I'm sure he'll make some excuse like "now's not the time to fight you" or something like that now that Jirou's actually here, but it's inevitable that he'll fight one of the disciples eventually, and I really do think that Joa will come out on top.
NEO has a greater aim than the Bishokukai. Bishokukai is only after Acacia's full course, but NEO is after what's beyond God.
I think they'll be beaten but not fully crushed. Joa will survive this arc and God arc but he'll be beaten and will be forced to hide again and gather a stronger force before resurfacing again.
Even though the HKs doesn't have personal conflicts with Midora, they'd still be fighting him for the reason that he's the Bishokukai boss. They hate the Bishokukai.
I agree that Ichiryuu will die in the battle for God. And Jirou might take over IGO when that happens. He might refuse at first but he'll realize that it will be the right thing to do.
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