I have no doubt that Luffy would someday be the pirate king. But I don't think that he would be the strongest. I don't want him to be like Gokou in DBZ.
I want him to be the pirate king not because of his strength but because of everyone's respect. They would all acknowledge him as the pirate king not because they're afraid of him or because they can't beat him. But because they would see him worthy of the title.
I think it likely that he is one day going to attain the title of 'The Strongest'. He is going to have to take on the best; the Yonkou, Akainu, and the like. I don't see how he manages to become the Pirate King without taking out those individuals. It would appear to be necessary for him to achieve his goal. And if you defeat the strongest, you're very likely to be considered as the strongest.
he willl have to defeat them. it does not mean he's stronger per se, as there are many ways to beat people aside from brute strength
also i see him as being one of the top few, but not by far. his final fight will be a real struggle too
this is oda, not kishi. i expect competitive realism, not dragon descendent = super senju body
I'm going to refer to One Piece chapter 90 (most or all of it) when I say that Luffy probably will not be the strongest person in the One Piece world. It's still possible, but to achieve his goal of being the Pirate King doesn't require him to be the strongest. It just requires that he has all the right people backing him up.
Luffy acknowledges what he can't do even though he still tries and looks silly. But the main reason for the two years of training wasn't just for Luffy to be strong enough to take on the world's best but also for the rest of his crew so that they wouldn't be a burden to Luffy needing to be protected and saved by him every time like what happened when they were scattered at Shabondy.
Gold Roger was forced to share the title of "strongest" with Whitebeard. Luffy will certainly be the "strongest" at the end, but there is no guarantee others won't be on his level (e.g. Blackbeard).
whitebeard was the only person to EVER tie with roger in a fight. that doesn't mean he routinely tied with roger. it just tells u he's the only person who's achieved it once.
whitebeard was called the world's strongest man only after roger died.
luffy will need to surpass them both if he is going to take on the world goverment as it is now and the likes of blackbeard and yonku... powers now are not what they used to be 20 years ago, WG took down WB, they are much stronger now, BB is story on its own, first man ever to have multiple DF powers and thats two of the most powerfull df we seen so far. not only lufy will need to becomo most powerfull he is goung to gave most powerfull crew... best swordsman, bravest man of the sea, doctor that cures all etc. but i guess thats whats comes with title of pirate king
He got out of really bad situations because of his allies who were willing to give their lives for him. Mr. 2 in impel down, Ace, Jimbei, even Croc saved his life.
Luffy has a lot of luck. And his most dangerous ability is not his strength but his power to make other people his ally. So he doesn't really need to be super powerful to achieve his goal of being pirate king as long as he have allies who trust and believe in him.
Course he's gonna be the strongest in One Piece He's gonna become the PK , a title that defines the strongest . If you don't have the power then you'll never be able to keep your title as PK as simple as that
If Luffy isn't strong enough to defeat anyone that challenges him in a solo battle then he won't be King for very long. I see absolutely no reason for Luffy not to be the strongest at the end of One Piece. Who's to say BlackBeard or Kaido won't challenge him again and take his title because he isn't really stronger than them.
I know I couldn't respect someone that I'm stronger than as King.
Last edited by GomuGomu_Getsuga; September 04, 2012 at 03:42 PM.