Well, now that we are about to use the freedom of speech just to run down the obvious fun choices and to praise ... Kid.
I would want Shanks!
He's just so bad-ass that his crew can do whatever they want.
In my opinion, Shanks is the closest to be Pirate King right now, if the definition of the Pirate King is the person with the most freedom of all.
Shanks -- > Simply because he is having fun with his crews and still become a badass.
Luffy --> I love adventures so I think I'll fit with Luffy's persona craving for adventures. He seems an easy going person too.
I don't think I would be able to obey anyone...so I would be the captain. For me to be in a crew without doing what I want, it's almost impossible.
I guess Luffy is the most close to it, He lets anyone to do what they please.
I'd also choose Shanks.
He is as laid back as luffy and let's ppl do what they want, but he is much smarter and more experienced.
i cannot imagine any situation in which shanks would lose his mind and go panic or rage
Well if we have to pick a pirate as our captain I'd pick Trafalgar Law. Not only is he mysteriously cool, but he's also powerful, cunning and a capable threat. Plus I'd love to hang out with Bepo, and use him as a pillow when I'm bored and sleepy.
But I'd really like to be under the command of Vice Admiral Smoker. Not only am I a Smoker fan, but I deeply respect his true, honest sense of Justice and behavior.
Not only does it feel good to stop evildoers from terrorizing the innocent, but to do so without the constraints of the corrupt justice of the WG. It would also be great to sail with Tashigi and to chase after the SH......
Hmmmmmmmmmm.. This is a nice thread, i think i'll only submit myself to Roger... Who can refuse the famous invitation "Let's turn this world upside down"! That sounds one hell of an adventure... Don't you want that?hahahahaha
Luffy for the reasons already listed in this thread.
If not him and have freedom to pick whoever, id say Kuzan. I like his extremely laid back nature. And even though the ship might be dull, atleast we would have the sleeping thing in common.
I want Boa Hancock to be my captain!
I would say crocodile, but he would be constantly trying to kill me for minor reasons and replace me, perhaps luffy but that would be kind of dangerous due to his recklessness, so if he doesn't have his luck then not him, so it has to be either shanks, law or whitebeard. I would probably pick whitebeard, I really like his management style you know.
Law or Whitebeard.
Pick Law cause he has Bepo, Submarine, Doctor Skills and Common Sense (at times)
Whitebeard because of the whole father-son thing, you know whose got your back and no one's dumb enough to mess with Whitebeard except Blackbeard and Luffy's going to take of that.
Of all the pirate captains we've seen so far (who are currently alive in the story), I'd follow Shanks and Law.
Sure, Luffy is awesome and I'd definitely be loyal to him and support him, but being in his crew as his subordinate, sorry, too much grief. Don't get me wrong, I love the guy and support all of his actions and decisions - as an observer rooting for him. From the perspective of his crew, Luffy's a huge pain in the ass most of the time.
Shanks is awesome, he's easygoing, loves to party, he's a great guy, he's strong, experienced, etc. It's a no-brainer.
Law is the best pick of the current generation. He's strong and clever. He doesn't act rashly like Luffy and Apoo, isn't evil like Kid, isn't shitty like Bonnie (bitch), etc. Drake is also acceptable, I can't think of a reason why he's a bad choice, I just prefer Law. He seems to have a master plan.
I wouldn't consider any of the bad pirates, so who else does that leave? Nah, as far as I can think right now, Shanks and Law are the way to go. Shanks first, Law second.
Gol D. Roger