Gol D. Roger
holy... i dont even...
Wow. Now, most of these fighters would have been able to go through in another group, but since this is a Royale...
First of all, as strong as I'm sure he is, I'm not going to vote for Gol D. Roger. He was the former pirate king, but since we've seen nothing from him I don't like voting for him. Otherwise it's just gunna be a Shanks vs Roger final, and that's no fun. So while I'm sure he's strongest, I'm not voting for him.
Now, Vista and Mihawk were fighting pretty evenly, but Mihawk is the greatest swordsman in the world, and has shown to be obscenely powerful. Vista is the captain of the 5th division, and one of the best swordsmen in the world, but Mihawk is in a league of his own. So by that, I'd say Mihawk > Vista. Pekoms is massively strong, but he's the weakest fighter here IMHO. Mihawk, Shiki, and Vista are all obscenely powerful swordsmen - Vista is a swordsman who's close to Jozu in terms of power, Mihawk is probably the strongest Shikibukai and the strongest swordsman in the world. Now, Shiki could fight Gol D. Rogers, and survive - he was a hugely powerful swordsman, and had a fruit that was almost broken - throwing islands and the like.
Since I'm not voting for Rogers out of principle, then I'm gunna say Shiki and Mihawk, but were I including Rogers I'd say him and Mihawk - Mihawk's almost certainly the better swordsman, and showed vs Don Kreig that he can cut large objects. Now, if Zoro can cut through a tsunami, then I see no problem in Mihawk cutting through that much water, or even land, so he can potentially get the upper hand...
Mihawk and Pekomz...the only two we actually saw some little feats
*Just imagine Roger has Rayleigh's strenght*
Roger and Mihawk wins this
I´m also not going to include Roger, for already stated reasons.
How the battle will go:
Vista and Mihawk clash again, finishing their fight from the summit... Shiki and Pekoms left for eachother, Shiki just floats in the air, leaving Pekoms no other choice to go into the fight with Mihawk and Vista. from those 3 Mihawk will rise.
So Shiki and Mihawk in my eyes.
Should we take into consideration Shiki's hype or Shiki's feat in the movie ? Because if the feats, he's the first one to go out, losing against pre timeskip Luffy, enough said.
Now, Roger I won't vote for him, because we have no feats, and I don't like strong characters advancing but who don't have feats, he's certainly the strongest there, but if we go only by hype, it would Shanks vs Roger only in the final, which isn't fun since none of them showed any feats yet
Mihawk... He showed us a bit, but nothing serious, same for Pekoms and Vista... Going by hype, I'll choose Mihawk and Vista honestly, even though I'm sure they'd lose at next level of the tournament anyway
the strength of Roger is reflected within the strength of Garp, Sengoku, Whitbeard, Rayleigh. so, to say that Roger should not progress because he didn't show anything, would be true; but him being out of the tournament will be ridiculous. because even though there is no actual feat of Roger, there is enough evidence to gauge his power level.
Poor Garp and Enel in the other Royale.Quote:
I find this rather annoying. Roger and Shiki are clearly legend status, but the reality is that we've seen nothing from them, and know very little about their abilities. Their status is obviously enough to get them past most individuals, but when you come up against the current heavyweights it becomes rather difficult to weigh reputation against actual feats. That being said, I'm going to just go with my initial reaction and say Roger and Mihawk.
As for Garp... You know he didn't want to block Luffy do you ?
As for Roger, again, I won't vote for him, because if we keep voting using hype, just wrap this tournament and put Shanks vs Roger already and then we'll go into an endless debate about who's stronger while we have no feats at all to judge, this is why I'd try my best not to vote for characters who didn't show anything
Correct me if i got the fight against shiki wrong in my mind... but luffy could stand to him thanks to his rubberfruit. When i remember correctly they fought midair? How would anyone else had a chance, if not luffy with his "thoraxe" where he uses his immunity to lightning + a friggin bird + stretching arms to keep up in the air.
What Shiki showed in the movie was lame, I almost hated the fact that Oda put such a legendary pirate to be defeat by pre timeskip Luffy, if it was the current Luffy, that would be acceptable to me
I don't want to include Roger or Shiki, since they have no real feats, so I think I'm going to vote for Vista and Mihawk. According to Vista's comment during the war, their fight ended in a tie, which is the most impressive feat any swordsman in this manga besides Mihawk has shown. Pekoms didn't show anything that makes me think he could stand a chance against two of the top swordsmen in the world.