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So Zoro is fighting someone around the level of Katakuri, whom Luffy may be able to one-shot by this point?
King is a mid/high diff for luffy
Styles makes fights
And luffy clearly isn’t quite kaido/big mum level yet
 

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King is a mid/high diff for luffy
Styles makes fights
And luffy clearly isn’t quite kaido/big mum level yet
What style is King using that would make it a high diff fight for Luffy.

Nothing King has shown yet can't be Bypassed with Internal Damage Haki or Future Sight.

At best a mid diff...
 

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What style is King using that would make it a high diff fight for Luffy.

Nothing King has shown yet can't be Bypassed with Internal Damage Haki or Future Sight.

At best a mid diff...
The fact that he seems damn near nigh invulnerable
It would take time luffy to pull out conqueror coated attacks and he’d sustain damage

also seems Zoro has caught up to Yamato now
 

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The fact that he seems damn near nigh invulnerable
It would take time luffy to pull out conqueror coated attacks and he’d sustain damage

also seems Zoro has caught up to Yamato now
What Zoro is showing is no where close to Yamato's feats. By far.

Kaido would absolutely stomp Zoro
 

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King is a mid/high diff for luffy
Styles makes fights
And luffy clearly isn’t quite kaido/big mum level yet
He is at their level, he is not even using gears and hybrid kaido is struggling with BASe Luffy. Gear 2, 3 and 4 make this a miss match.
 

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He is at their level, he is not even using gears and hybrid kaido is struggling with BASe Luffy. Gear 2, 3 and 4 make this a miss match.
Kaido is significantly weakened and burnt out
 

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Kaido is significantly weakened and burnt out
Luffy is also barely standing, that is what the japanese kanji on the raw version of 1027 said. So Luffy is OP. But it makes sense considering he will be fighting Blackbeard right after Wano.
 

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Luffy is also barely standing, that is what the japanese kanji on the raw version of 1027 said. So Luffy is OP. But it makes sense considering he will be fighting Blackbeard right after Wano.
If luffy faced the gauntlet kaido faced , he’d be long dead
Luffy fought mostly grunts and light skirmishes ( Yamato and ulti )

kaido legit put down the scabbards , half the supernovas ( Zoro. Law and luffy ) , beaten luffy twice and was gonna take Yamato down as well as holding up the island
Quality of opponents and feats of kaido still

significantly higher than what luffy has faced
 

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Pound for pound Luffy and Kaido are probably equally damaged.

Luffy was taking 100% damage from Yonko. Kaido was taking the most damage from Luffy/Yamato but mainly damage from people that individually couldn't cut it in the damage damage department.

Not to take away from Kaido's gauntlet at all, but as in the damage Luffy sustained and the damage Kaido sustains to their bodies... they are both pretty damaged
 

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King is a mid/high diff for luffy
Styles makes fights
And luffy clearly isn’t quite kaido/big mum level yet
i actually think luffys style is great. its very neutral and fundamentals based. no gimmicks, no hax. look at how the strongest people fight. just punch, kicks or some kind of weapon. nothing too fancy. they just have basically all their physical stats maxed out. even if you have a hax devil fruit, it aint gonna carry. the devil fruit user will still need his base skills on point to compete at the highest levels.

styles only sway fights at mid - low levels where alot of abilities dont have counters. but the author has designed haki to basically even all of that stuff out. i know theres still troll fruits out there like peronas that might troll alot of strong guys but who knows, haki might just be able to defend against that altogether too.
 

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You're right about the Spoiler part my bad, and I never put words in your mouth.

At the beginning of the fight Kata sees Luffy as inferior and tries to finish him off quickly with mochi. Then Kata realizes Luffy is getting stronger and may be on his level. This doesnt automatically mean that Luffy IS on Kata's level.
People (not just you) dont understand that Kata outclasses Luffy in every aspect except WILL, but that doesnt mean much in a power level discussion. Kata did injure himself to give Luffy a fair chance because of Flampes interruption.
But give them 1v1 no Brulee, no Flampe or anything Luffy would still lose, he would be a high diff for Kata but Kata would still win.

As I mentioned before, Kata's CoA is greater than Luffys CoA, as we've seen countless times where when Kata punches Luffy, it stings Luffy's arms or hands. The only ones we've seen do that Luffy have been Kata and Kaido, implying they have stronger CoA than Luffy.
I dont see how Luffy would get around Katas superior CoA in a second round.
Not to forget, Gear 4 is a temporary power up, unless Luffy manages to knock out Kata in those 10 minutes or whatever, then will Luffy win, because if not Kata will kill him after G4 runs out. Remember no Brulee or plot in this.
Kata fought G4 Boundman and Snakeman and he was able to still have the upper hand. Boundman managed to attack Kata because he was surprised and enraged. Snakeman was able to land a few hits but Kata was still fast.

I just dont see how people think Luffy would defeat Katakuri afterwards, not until Luffy learned Advanced CoA in Udon and managed to get a better control of his Future Sight would we see Luffy high diff Kata. Now on the rooftop, Luffy would mid diff Kata.

Im done arguing over this.
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lol I noticed I never responded to this. And you did put words in my mouth, I never said Luffy outclassed him.


Yes, Katakuri was intrigued by Luffy and implies he could reach his level, but later on Katakuri flat out says Luffy was on his level. It this point it's your headcanon>Katakuri's words.

Eerm, you realise if Katakuri has a high dif fight against Luffy both of them are on the same level....And I doubt Katakuri would win if you put a fresh Luffy post future fight vs Katakuri. Luffy's endurance and overall was too much for Kata. The only reason Luffy is beat up at the start was because he was WAYYYY WEAKER at the start.


Katakuri had better CoA, but it wasn't to a large enough degree that Luffy wasn't able to hurt him. Luffy's hands were damaged yet he was still able to hurt Katakuri regardless. Katakuri only had the upper hand against boundman because that was pre-FS Luffy, Snakeman and Luffy were roughly on par, still would give Katakuri an edge.

People think Luffy can win because his endurance outclasses Katakuri's, it's the simple. Luffy barley got any licks on Katakuri yet he was still significantly damaged at the end of the fight.
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The fact that he seems damn near nigh invulnerable
It would take time luffy to pull out conqueror coated attacks and he’d sustain damage

also seems Zoro has caught up to Yamato now
Wouldn't say that. Yamato was still scrapping with Kaido, Zoro hasn't even finished King off yet.
 

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Interesting depiction of the X drake , queen, who’s who and Hawkins confrontation
They kinda got the drop on him more clear here ( and it makes more sense ) , if it was an all out brawl the area would have been more destroyed
We still don’t have a clear gauge on his true strength
I think he’s at yonkou commander level but the level I am not sure yet
 

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So Zoro is fighting someone around the level of Katakuri, whom Luffy may be able to one-shot by this point?
1. Luffy wasn't Katakuri level in beginning of Wano arc, he reached and surpassed that level only after intense training in prison.
2. IMO Kaido one shotting G4 Luffy is an outlier. Everyone seems to be tanking hits from Kaido now. Like, Law was hit by the same attack from hybrid form instead of base, and the dude is perfectly fine, fighting BM for hours since then and tanking countless more hits from her
3. Kaido has gone through a massive gauntlet of strong fighters, two rounds which included Luffy himself. All the while spending energy flying Onigashima across the sea. The dude starts the fight exhausted, barely able to keep Onigashima afloat. While Luffy relatively fresh, rested up and eating months worth of food

And lastly, like @Lord Traffy Law said, styles make a huge difference.

Katakuri and King are same tier overall, but they have different pros and cons. King seems to be pure stats, while Katakuri's style revolves around avoiding hits.

King is no selling attacks that damage Kaido. I used the think there was some trick to his insane tankiness, but it's increasingly looking like that isn't the case (with Queen's statement + Zoro getting advanced conqueror's). It just seems like this dude has insane defenses that can only be got around by brute power.
Luffy will have to use much more effort against King than Katakuri, against whom countering the future sight was the key.
But, maybe there is a trick to King as well, we'll see
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Where?
There's a big difference between being rivals and being equals.
Kidd and Law are Luffy's rivals but they're not even close to Luffy in power, right now.
Luffy's now miles away from the other Supernovas with, I think, only Zoro hardly running behind him.
Unless their "awakening" are on Katakuri and Doffy's level, they wouldn't last long against a 3 Advanced haki user Luffy
Law's and Kid's performance against BM already has pushed them to YC1 tier or above. They've been fighting and non stop tanking attacks from her for hours, and has forced her to use up 1 year of her lifespan

And unlike Kaido who has gone through an insane gauntlet and exhausted, barely able to hold Onigashima afloat; BM pretty much only fought against Law and Kid. She pretty much took any damage prior to this fight.
Assuming they win against BM by the end of the arc, they will have 2v1'd a FRESH Yonko. Kid and Law will be right up with Zoro (assuming Zoro's powerup), as YC1+

So yeah, they will be relatively close to Luffy. I can see end of the arc Law/Kid/Zoro giving end of the arc Luffy a mid-high diff battle
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Luffy is also barely standing, that is what the japanese kanji on the raw version of 1027 said. So Luffy is OP. But it makes sense considering he will be fighting Blackbeard right after Wano.
Yeah, Luffy will be Yonko tier NEXT arc
Luffy rested for hours and ate up months worth of food. He's starting this in a far better state than Kaido, who is exhausted to the point he can barely keep the island afloat.
And let's not forget that any damage Luffy has at the moment, is almost entirely attributed to the two rounds he had with Kaido on rooftop

The dude isn't Yonko tier yet, he's solid admiral tier now (which is nothing to scoff at either, that's the closest tier to Yonkos). His will as a conqueror has reached Yonko tier, but not in other stats
He will be Yonko tier when he faces BB
 

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" Kaido is significantly weakened and burnt out " lmao, i wish i was the guy weakened like kaido, an natural zoan, the biggest tanker in one piece, in other hand the other guy got knocked up two times, so if this guy win after getting knocked up two times against the one which was slightly weakened and in better state its ONLY because of that :teach
 

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" Kaido is significantly weakened and burnt out " lmao, i wish i was the guy weakened like kaido, an natural zoan, the biggest tanker in one piece, in other hand the other guy got knocked up two times, so if this guy win after getting knocked up two times against the one which was slightly weakened and in better state its ONLY because of that :teach
Strawman argument and barely legible.

Nobody said it's only because of that. Of course because Luffy himself has gotten stronger over the two fights in rooftop, Kaido wouldn't lose against some scrub just because he's weakened. Just saying that him being weakened by a massive gauntlet against a bunch of strong characters is also a major factor.
But sure, you can go onto pretend that he's "slightly" weakened when he can barely keep the island floating, with Yamato worrying that he's gonna run out of gas before the island reaches the capital. Fanboy logic is amazing.

Just wait and think for a moment. We still have like 3 arcs to go. BB needs to be a great threat in one of the upcoming arcs. If Luffy is currently Yonko level, does it narratively make much sense?
 

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2. IMO Kaido one shotting G4 Luffy is an outlier. Everyone seems to be tanking hits from Kaido now. Like, Law was hit by the same attack from hybrid form instead of base, and the dude is perfectly fine, fighting BM for hours since then and tanking countless more hits from her
Luffy explained that Kaido managed to do that with an infused attack, and Luffy can now do an attack on the same level

In-universe, Kaido and Big Mom choose not to one-shot Luffy, Kid and the others :cookiehand
 

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Luffy explained that Kaido managed to do that with an infused attack, and Luffy can now do an attack on the same level

In-universe, Kaido and Big Mom choose not to one-shot Luffy, Kid and the others :cookiehand
No reason to believe Kaido didn't do that against Law. Or that BM isn't using those against Law and Kid when they've been battling for hours.

I'll go with the simpler option that BM and Kaido simply aren't capable of one shotting these characters.
There is no reason BM wouldn't have defeated Law and Kid in hours, if she was capable of just one shotting them. Not only that, they even forced BM to go beyond her limits and eat up one year worth of her lifespan. This is a better feat than what base Kaido (or really anyone who fought against BM in the last 20 years) accomplished against BM in their battle at Onigashima.

It's simply that, we've reached a stage where the top tiers among the supernova have reached a level where they can't be flicked by the Yonkos anymore.
 

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No reason to believe Kaido didn't do that against Law. Or that BM isn't using those against Law and Kid when they've been battling for hours.

I'll go with the simpler option that BM and Kaido simply aren't capable of one shotting these characters.
There is no reason BM wouldn't have defeated Law and Kid in hours, if she was capable of just one shotting them. Not only that, they even forced BM to go beyond her limits and eat up one year worth of her lifespan. This is a better feat than what base Kaido (or really anyone who fought against BM in the last 20 years) accomplished against BM in their battle at Onigashima.

It's simply that, we've reached a stage where the top tiers among the supernova have reached a level where they can't be flicked by the Yonkos anymore.
But could Zoro or King withstand a CoC infused blow?
 

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I don't think anyone on that roof (Big Mom excluded) is withstanding a CoC infused attack.
 
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