Rayleigh is number 1 without a doubt. Even if the other 4 team up, they still dont have a chance. He would own them in less than 3 minutes.
Now for the second place:
In terms of strength, Brook and Perona are out. Even though Perona has a crazy ability, I doubt it would work on such strong pirates like Drake or Lucky Roo.. So its a battle betwen them for 2nd place.
And here I wanna say: We let Yasopp pass because he had weak opponents and of course, of his fame. But this time, only because Lucky Roo is in Shanks crew, cant count as an argument to win automatically. To let him win against Drake would be ridiculous.
The only thing we saw from Roo was, when he shot a bandit. Nothing more! Drake is a former Marine officer and has a really powerful and ancient DF. Furthermore, he started a fight with one of the yonkous, Kaidou, in the new world and was one of the strongest Supernovas on Sabaody Archipel.
So this time, only because Lucky Roo is in Shanks Crew, doesnt make him 2nd place automatically. Give my votes to Rayleigh and Drake, he earned it!
Even though I think Rayleigh is the top here, the other 4 probably could take him down if they worked together. Lucky Roo is probably strong enough to hold his own against Rayleigh, at least for a while. Long enough for Perona to use her Negative ghosts against Rayleigh, anyway. If she was smart, she'd take them both out at the same time.
Rayleigh and Lucky Roo. Even in his old age we saw that Rayleigh can hold his own against an admiral so no questions here. About Lucky Roo, i know that many people will say that we didn't see anything from him so there is no proof that he is strong and stuff like that but then why even include him in the tournament. We didn't see him fight, we don't know how strong he is so he should be out in the first round or not even be in the tournament. But since he is here i will vote for him based on his position and the strength of the people that hold similar positions. Same as Yasopp he is a top member of Shanks crew and i have no doubt that in the future we will see that he is very strong and definitively stronger that Drake, Brook and Perona.
Ray and Drake are my options... if you guess that Roo has Haki, it means i can say that Drake has the very power to oppose against a Yonko, and Roo is an underling of one.
rayleigh and perona ^^
perona not working on drake? it did work on sanji,zoro,luffy already :P
Rayleigh for no. 1
I would think that unless you had a solid armament haki to deflect Perona's ghosts, it's safe to say that once they negate you, you will feel worthless, even for a moment. But a hesitation at the high end of the spectrum, is enough to cost you the fight, as was the case of Marco getting cuffed.
Roo was shown to be fast... anyone got the facts on him being the fastest guy in the world or was that fan speculation? Either way, from those earlier chapters, anyone with soru could appear to be lightning. I think Perona's ghosts could be dodged. They would never touch Rayleigh. He would either cut them down before they touched him or just evade before attacking Perona directly.
Drake has guts and is a rising star of the new generation. Roo maybe confident, but he doesn't seem to have drive. Commitment to the crew, yes, but his own goals? He probably has to eat a lot to support his metabolism. Otherwise he can thin out rapidly! (Hmm, i'll make this a prediction!). Roo has shown little more than speed and a pistol. Drake is tough like dinosaur skin, skilled and smart. He wouldn't challenge Kaido as recklessly as Luffy to Big Mum. I am going to go with him. He has a bigger mouth than Roo and could eat him up! j/k... But yeah, I do think he could do it. Rayleigh will be throwing stuff around too and we know he likes to eliminate the biggest threats first or can at least assess them. He will lend his hand.. or sword to cutting him up.
I'm going to go for Rayleigh and Roo on this one. It's a matter of status and reputation. We haven't seen much from Roo, but we haven't seen much from Drake either, and as mentioned Brook and Perona are probably not operating on the same level.
Voted Rayleigh & Lucky Roo. Drake who should be around Luffy/Law/Zoro's level should be able to give Roo a really close fight, but I doubt he can beat Roo just yet.
What we did see from Roo was, that he eats a lot and can use a pistol.
What we did see from Drake was a fight against a pacifister, stopping the fight between Uruoge and Killer, transforming into a T-Rex with his DF and starting a fight with Kaidous men - and since then, two years has passed!
I give Drake also a bounty over 400mio, and in this fight, I give him 2nd place, because we saw much more from him, than from Roo, and I am sure he also will have a important role in future.
Last edited by Impossibility; December 08, 2012 at 12:34 PM.
We haven't seen anything very impressive from X Drake so far, not enough for me to put him above Lucky Roo. Maybe next time we see X Drake, he will be closer in strength to the likes of Rayleigh and Lucky Roo. But we haven't seen that yet! Not even close.
I say Rayleigh and Lucky Roo win this.