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1) He enter new region and after a couple of deadly fights defeat the mighty Shichibukai, The Crocodile! Who is two heads above Luffy in terms of strenghts. (DD right now)
2) He proceed further and at some point confront top secret overpowered zoan type fighter Rob Lucci who is even more powerfull than Luffy and after another deadly fight (with newly discowered gear third) He barely win this fight. (Kaido gonna be new zoan-type enemy)
What will happen in fight with DD? Luffy wil barely defeat him with all we'v seen so far.
And what will happen when he fight Kaido? Well i realy hope it is gonna be the long waited gear 4.
Luffy getting stronger after each enemy he face, he learned gear 2 after a short scrim with CP and he invented gear 3 after short meeting with Aokiji. And now he got full 2 years of trainigs behind his back, i am pretty sure he can deal with Yonkou, he just need an allias to fight his army (fishmans for bigmum, and someone for Kaido). So i doubt any timescips (more then a week) will happen.
Nice idea for thread. I expect same thing- second time skip- after few more arcs so to say.
Luffy, Zoro and Sanji seems to be on par with very strong Vice Admirals now so its not enough for Luffy to become Pirate King.
Part of story that we see now will be amazing because Oda choosen training time skip to be 2 years long so its not long enough for Strawhats crew to get on par with any of Yonkos crews(if they would have trained for for example 3-4 years and also have picked up some fights with some top fighters in that time- Vice Admirals etc monster trio would get very close to power of admirals and thats why it will be so exciting with what we have now. At same time as you said more first league firepower is needed to become Pirate King. Sengoku said to Ace on platform that if he would be left free he would slowly but surely grow enough to become next pirate king and Ace back then was around as strong as Luffy is now so still ways to go before hope of fighting with Yonko 1 on 1.
Or maybe Oda will do some smaller timeskips during story that we see now. So few years will progress without doing same trick twice.
It would be interesting to see how characters will change - looks mostly - as I lately compared Zoro and Sanji now with how they looked when they were joining.
Badassnessss level is really growing and I didnt seen it before. After arc with Shanks I expect some badass coats at least on monster trios backs.
Kuma comes again and blasts them away?
Seriously though, the time skip is not just for the SHs, it will be good once this whole thing with the "underworld" is settled that Luffy and co, go back into hiding. This could just be the middle part of One Piece for all we know it, it's unpredictable to see what will happen in a unpredictable sea like the New World.
Many things could happen to trigger this possible new time skip:
A disturbance of the balance of power
Some freaky incident that shakes the world like Marineford did
Death of some important character
Many things that are bad can provoke one.
I think we will have a timeskip after dragon dies. Idk if he dies, but most probably he will.
I think there will be because at the moment Luffy's not strong enough to take on the truly powerful people of OP and he's still considered a rookie. For him to become the pirate king believably I think he needs a few more years on him. My second reason is Oda said there will be a huge war at the end of OP and I can't help thinking the reverie held every 4 years would be the perfect time to attack the Government. I think this year's reverie will get rid of the shichibukai system and probably allow the fishmen to live on the surface, so I don't think the war will happen this time round. Instead, I think the Strawhats will find Raftel and the last poneglyph, find out the truth about the government and then decide to attack in the next reverie. A 4 year time skip will give Luffy plenty of time to get stronger, he'll be 23 or 24 years old and hopefully a new world veteran by then.
You don't really get one piece do you?
Not all strawhats needs to become stronger *looks at Usopp,Nami,etc*
While Luffy is not on the admirals level there are other ways to win fights in one piece and it revolves around the devil fruits
I am not sure about a timeskip but I do think several strawhats will go through powerups like they did during the ennies lobby arc. So there likely is at least one significant upgrade left for most of the strawhats. I do think most of them will learn haki over time, its too basic to not have in the new world IMO. They do not even have to master it, they simply have to get to a point where it is useable in battle.
Have you guys forgotten how long this manga will be? 749 chapters and they're only facing the first "strong" villain in the second half. I'm sure it's going to run for a while and have them in multiple island and face multiple enemy and develop multiple new skill.
Another time skip would only be necessary if Oda had to hurry if his health is critical.
There will be time skip but probably at the end of manga, something like 10 or 15 years later.
He is strong, why did he trained 2 years if he need another time skip to beat someone
The current fights which are being set up will show us how strong Luffy and Zoro have gotten, neither of which have been pushed all that far post-timeskip. Luffys first two major fights featured a handicap for him and he still managed to wreck his opponents. Zoro on the other hand dispatched his opponents easily.
I'm including Zoro in this in part to try to extrapolate Luffys actual strength to some degree. The typical pattern up until now is that Zoro has faced off against the 2nd strongest character in an arc (although I may concede that the Vergo/Law fight may have altered the dynamic slightly in the last arc). Zoro hasn't even broken a sweat in his fights and seemed largely disinterested in who he was fighting. His fights have not featured a handicap however, unlike Luffy. The first straight up fight Luffy had with a strong opponent was against Don Chinjao, who was beaten, easily.
I've diverted from my main point which is that Luffys fight with Doffy will show the extent of his strength and the same probably goes for Zoro vs Pica (although I suspect that Zoro is going to wipe the floor with him).