And I somehow THINK that some of the islands in the new world are meant to make the crew even more stronger (Somehow the island where they Apoo's Crew flew makes me wonder if Brook wouldn't learn to "walk" also in the air)
lets not forget WB was sick. i think if the monster trio fought shanks, he would still destroy them rather easily. i think the strawhats are at the midway point of their growth.
strongest man -- stronger than everyone else in the world (yes, that includes Shanks (^and Garp)) -- while he was sick and old.
That being said, I also imagine that Shanks would whoop the Monster Trio's assess in a fight; they still have a way to go before they can hold their own against a world-class combatant.
he was old and sick and therefore not the same WB that competed with roger. if you read further into the chapter, WB even said himself that he couldnt be the strongest forever.
the reason no one tested WB was because the knew how strong he was in the past, so he had been living off his great rep for years.
i mean WB had 1600 crew members and an additional 43 pirate crews go to marineford with him. a crew with have to be crazy to want to take on WB.
but back to the original point.....if the strawhats fought an admiral to the death, they probably would win, but they would lose so members in the process. if they all jumoed on shanks, i think they would be slaughtered. Since we have only seen WB and shanks fight, we can only assume the other 2 yonkou are just as strong
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I dont see any other training session coming in for SHs in future.. so thats how they r now and now they just progress through opponents ,,, strong-->stronger--->strongest.. and will grow during fights.. as they have done in the first half of their journey..
i expect Zoro to still be weaker than Hawk and it can't happen other way, cuz thought they needed to become stronger during these 2 years, they can't be stronger now than some elite of pirates or the elite of the marine , we will need to see them growing some times!
but is it going to be enough 10 members ??? most of the pirates crews have much more than it, i don't see Luffy and the others winning against a big and a well know crew , only with 10 members, but i also understand how much difficult would be for Oda to raise the crew number, and in the end its not only about the one piece but yes about being also the pirate king , someone that is praised by the other pirates.
Is 10 members enough to hold that responsibility and that position?
Strawhats are composed of elite members. Each member will probably be at least as strong as Whitebeard captains (at the end of the manga).
And The weaker strawhats (nami & usopp) are great "fodder disposal devices". So, they don't need more than 10 members.
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Consequently, whether Whitebeard was the strongest fellow around or not is not a subject open for argument; Whitebeard was the strongest, old and sick as he was, and that is that.
Now, obviously Whitebeard has gradually declined since his heyday because of age and illness (e.g. Marco highlights that Whitebeard's reflexes and/or CoO used to be out of this world) and he would have continued to deteriorate, had he lived through the war (hence, Whitebeard plainly wouldn't have remained the strongest man in the world forever).
jozu, ace, and marco were on par with the aokiji and kizaru. the only reason jozu lost to aokiji and marco to kizaru was because they were concerned about WB. Shanks imo opinion is stronger than them.
i mean an outta shape rayleigh held serve against kizaru. shanks is the best of the best.
You've to think that "The strongest man in the world" was a tittle given by World Government after Roger's death. When was introduced by Oda, the epitaph was to introduce him as the world knows him, to measure how dangerous He was. It's not a state that confirms that He's the current strongest man in the world, but the one who holds that tittle "officially" in the world's diegesis.
Let's try to not take some things as bible when Oda doesn't intend so. Most introductions are literate methods and resources of storytelling.
Even Nami being weak doesn't mean She can't fight strong opponents, means that the strongest will fight Luffy. Get what I'm trying to say?
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Even though they will be strongest in their roles in the future, I do believe that they will need more than 10 crew members aside of Luffy, cause it's imposible to fight when you are ganged for example by 3 Admirals and 10 Vice Admirals even though you are best of the best. Even WB's crew didn't need that much attention in the fight.
Brooke has shown some basic old school Brooke fencing, but just think how 2 years of playing can be used offensively.
Whenever hes fought recently it hasnt been against serious opponents & his nakama have been around. Theres a part of the ear responsible for balance, I think that could be hurt with some sonic manipulation maybe his sound based attacks would've affected all those around him. We have seen Apoo use sound waves for attack, im thinking of Brooke using the waves & transferring the vibration through his sword to an enemy causing nausea, bouncing sound off walls too.
I couldnt think of as many as i thought i could, but basically its like the Patton Oswalt joke about rock stars warping reality with their skills, flebbity flooba fleeb!