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Does anyone else find "Wano", the country of samurai disappointing? For a country the marines don't want to touch it's been a very poor showing. Perhaps if the country was fed and healthy they would seem better but the strongest power should be Asura Doji, Denjiro Kiku and Kawamatsu.

I'll do a better analysis after the whole arc and the reread but even with their geographical advantage they don't seem too capable without a Ryuuma or Oden level figure. Perhaps I'm overestimating the marines while underestimating them but we'll see how it goes.
 

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Does anyone else find "Wano", the country of samurai disappointing? For a country the marines don't want to touch it's been a very poor showing. Perhaps if the country was fed and healthy they would seem better but the strongest power should be Asura Doji, Denjiro Kiku and Kawamatsu.

I'll do a better analysis after the whole arc and the reread but even with their geographical advantage they don't seem too capable without a Ryuuma or Oden level figure. Perhaps I'm overestimating the marines while underestimating them but we'll see how it goes.
I get where you are coming from, but it depends on if the information Marines have is up to date.

If they are going off from the legend of Ryuma, then there is all the reason as to why Marines haven't invaded Wano.

20 years ago, Wano still had tremendous power in the form of Oden.

After Oden's death, there is Kaido in Wano at all times. Even though he isn't a Samurai, Marines still can't get in. Since information doesn't pass into or out of Wano, Marines really have no idea of which power is ruling Wano (remember that from the outside, Orochi is the Shogun....while Kaido is supposed to be his support).

But even with no Kaido, we have the scabbards. Out of all the countries SHs have visited, Wano has the strongest fighters overall. They have multiple YC level fighters who are still alive. But like you said, Wano has been weakened for 20 years due to Orochi and Kaido.

Elbaf on the other hand is something I am looking forward to. Apparently, they have the largest/strongest military force in the world (iirc).
 

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Does anyone else find "Wano", the country of samurai disappointing? For a country the marines don't want to touch it's been a very poor showing. Perhaps if the country was fed and healthy they would seem better but the strongest power should be Asura Doji, Denjiro Kiku and Kawamatsu.

I'll do a better analysis after the whole arc and the reread but even with their geographical advantage they don't seem too capable without a Ryuuma or Oden level figure. Perhaps I'm overestimating the marines while underestimating them but we'll see how it goes.
The marines don’t watch to touch wano because of the unknown
They don’t know how strong or weak it is and it’s well isolated
And honestly if oden was still alive I’d understand completely
Imagine oden + scabbards and the all the samurai Allies , that’s a force that could defeat a yonkou in combat , and now kaido is there
It’s not really worth it if goes wrong
The marines only go all out when they absolutely have to
Again just because the marines could probably body a yonkou in a war , is it worth the cost of throwing off all the balance , or potentially getting them to ally up to face off against them ? Nope
 

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Lol why can’t he? Imo there is a gap between yc2 and YC1

example kaido can mid diff YC1
Kaido can low diff yc2 luffy imo was inbetween yc2-yc1 lvl at that time.

law currently is yc1+ lvl back at the beginning of wano was yc2 lvl like I said imo that 2 week TS was a huge boost for every1
By your own logic, Kaido low-mid diff'd beginning of Wano Luffy since he was borderline YC1

But nah, it was a one shot, no diff. In his base

Like I said, outlier
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Does anyone else find "Wano", the country of samurai disappointing? For a country the marines don't want to touch it's been a very poor showing. Perhaps if the country was fed and healthy they would seem better but the strongest power should be Asura Doji, Denjiro Kiku and Kawamatsu.

I'll do a better analysis after the whole arc and the reread but even with their geographical advantage they don't seem too capable without a Ryuuma or Oden level figure. Perhaps I'm overestimating the marines while underestimating them but we'll see how it goes.
They do have 7 characters (discounting 2 minks) who range from YC2-YC4 levels.
Characters like peak Hyogoro, Shimotsuki Ushimaru etc also seem like YC tier characters

If you add in Oden and the samurai forces, peak Wano is basically a Yonko + his fleet level force.

So, invading Wano is basically like invading WCI, a Yonko force in their home turf. Plus it being near unreachable due to it's geography.

Right now, Oden replaced by Kaido. An even bigger threat!

Yeah, it makes perfect sense that nobody Fs with Wano lol
 

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Wano was protected By Ryuma 800+ years ago….

Then Oden another special individual…After Oden’s demise you have an outsider Kaido…

Marines was not approaching..Aside from Oden other strong Samurai were in the country

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

However Luffy was already fighting sustaining blows before he received the 8 Trigrams K.O

Zoro broke all his bones stoppping 2 Yonkou’s attack before he was put down.

Law did survive by defending with his DF ability “Curtain”

ACoC surely will give you a K.O but I’ll say at least 2 attacks are needed for YC1 to go down.
 

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I don't think anyone on that roof (Big Mom excluded) is withstanding a CoC infused attack.
Pretty sure Law took a COC infused Thunder Bagua irrc.
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Kaido is significantly weakened and burnt out
Kaido's power has dropped, Yamato has confirmed this but you're overstating it. The fact him and Luffy split the sky means Kaido is still probably operating at an extremely high level.
 

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Does anyone else find "Wano", the country of samurai disappointing? For a country the marines don't want to touch it's been a very poor showing. Perhaps if the country was fed and healthy they would seem better but the strongest power should be Asura Doji, Denjiro Kiku and Kawamatsu.

I'll do a better analysis after the whole arc and the reread but even with their geographical advantage they don't seem too capable without a Ryuuma or Oden level figure. Perhaps I'm overestimating the marines while underestimating them but we'll see how it goes.
Not really, when you think about the effect that Kaidou and Orochi had on the country, especially given their fear of a powerful samurai rising again. Plus as someone said, outdated information on Wano, and Kaidou being there would certainly make anyone wary, given Wano was likely super powerful back then.
 

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Zoro broke all his bones stoppping 2 Yonkou’s attack before he was put down.
Another misrepresentation 👀. Zoro paused Hakai for a second, he didn't block it. Law saved him and said he'd be dead if he stood in its way for a second more.

Kaido's power has dropped, Yamato has confirmed this but you're overstating it. The fact him and Luffy split the sky means Kaido is still probably operating at an extremely high level.
I agree. Yes, Kaido's power has dropped as per Yamato and evidenced by the island crumbling etc., but he hasn't been depowered to the point that people are portraying. I've seen a lot of people on other forums acting like Kaido has been reduced to the level of a YC or a bit above so as to not have Luffy clash/fight a ~Yonkou-levelled Kaido.
To complement this talking point, they also tout King as a supposed Yonkou-levelled, Kaido-equivalent character at the same time. Totally not related to an agenda related to a certain moss-headed someone 🤭.
 

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I may be late into the Gifter/Zoans discussion but I will add on.
The Gifters were a HUGE disappointment, in both character design (hideous) and threat level/power level. They were nothing but a comedic relief and an eye sore, especially the Headliners. Oda failed big time in that department, he could've made them terrifying since it is a Yonko Pirate crew of the most evil strongest pirate alive.

Aside from that I enjoy the crew's Zoan club, with Ancient Zoans in the mix and 1-2 Mythicals. I mean there should have been more Mythicals among the Calamaties for sure even 1 (King).
Among the F6 I enjoyed their Ancient Zoans, but they shouldve been stronger and Oda shouldve explained Black Marias DF in the story.
Back to the Headliners, since its an all Zoan ability crew, I was expecting to see some regular Zoans that we have yet to see in the story, heck like a Lion, a Zebra, another bird, a Rhino, a bug/insect, a Bear, a Gorilla, etc. The Smiles DF Zoan creations were a waste of plot.
I am not disappointed in the way that Oda made this arc for only Zoans fight (physical fights instead of Abilities), I think its great that Oda dedicated a whole arc to Zoans, when was the last time we saw a Zoan in action (Pekoms barely). WCI was for weird food DFs that was pretty lame but whatever.

How strong are the Gifter Headliners? Not strong at all for a Yonko pirate crew.

Also, I'm liking this Zolo vs King fight, seeing King unfazed by a Lion Song slash is amazing, I hope it doesnt end in one slash attack now that Zolo knows how to use CoC with CoA. Usually Zolos fights end in one slash after he figures out their abilities or has a flashback or whatever.
 

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Another misrepresentation 👀. Zoro paused Hakai for a second, he didn't block it. Law saved him and said he'd be dead if he stood in its way for a second more.



I agree. Yes, Kaido's power has dropped as per Yamato and evidenced by the island crumbling etc., but he hasn't been depowered to the point that people are portraying. I've seen a lot of people on other forums acting like Kaido has been reduced to the level of a YC or a bit above so as to not have Luffy clash/fight a ~Yonkou-levelled Kaido.
To complement this talking point, they also tout King as a supposed Yonkou-levelled, Kaido-equivalent character at the same time. Totally not related to an agenda related to a certain moss-headed someone 🤭.
If Kaido's power has dropped to the level of a YC I don't think Yamato would have stated Luffy was the only person capable of beating him. Kaido's strength being downplayed is to undercut Luffy. A lot of the same people who downplay Kaido do what you're talking about in the spoiler 🤫
 

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Another misrepresentation 👀. Zoro paused Hakai for a second, he didn't block it. Law saved him and said he'd be dead if he stood in its way for a second
Did the Hakai attack stop?? Yes.

Why, because Zoro stopped the attack by blocking it for a few seconds…There’s a whole manga page of the scene. Take from it what you will.

Law was only able to change everyone’s position because Zoro went in for the block and gave him time.

Nobody is debating the events afterwards Zoro managed to momentarily stop their combined attack
 

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Did the Hakai attack stop??
Nope. It was slowed down by a second 🤭

Why, because Zoro stopped the attack by blocking it for a few seconds…There’s a whole manga page of the scene. Take from it what you will.
Which is it? Stopped it or blocked it for a second ie slowed it down? lol And yup, there is a manga panel about it, I suggest you re-read that and Law's subsequent dialogue and actions.

Law was only able to change everyone’s position because Zoro went in for the block and gave him time.
Nobody is debating the events afterwards Zoro managed to momentarily stop their combined attack
Zoro did attempt to block it yes, but he didn't stop the attack as you're trying to present. He slowed it down for a second and that was enough for Law to swap him out of danger. I don't see the confusion here.
 

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Yes, beginning of Wano Luffy.

He got one shot by thunder bagua from base Kaido

Thunder Bagua from hybrid Kaido got tanked without much issues by Law

Unless you mean to say that rooftop Law is leagues tankier than beginning of Wano Luffy (who's borderline YC1 tier), in G4 and brimming with armament haki , then this makes no sense.
Hence outlier



Awakening doesn't help here. The dude got blitzed and hit, his DF doesn't even come into picture here
Again u forgetting about boundman and snakeman part.



g4 boundman luffy at Imo was yc2 lvl that why katakuri was dominated him and base kaido oneshot him kaido can low/no diff Yc2 commander.
Snakeman luffy puts him damn near yc1 IMO snakeman>boundman.

And I keep telling u the 2 week TS before the raid gave every1 a boost that the part u keep missing. Therefore law pre 2 week TS<law post 2 week TS
 

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People are really putting rules on what opinions they can have lol. Let people be human.

Also by the way, I was reading something and people said Sanji can't have Conqueror's Haki because he does not exert his will over people.

Example would be bobbins, the cow, banana gator, the desert animal the trio fought
and Sanji literally reconstructed Duval's face. Reconstructed Wanze's face and reconstructed it back to normal, and literally reconstructed Yonji's face to the point they had to use a machine to fix it, what he did to Niji, basically had his own Vinsmokes parent treated like a punk by him and basically swayed Bege from behaving like his normal take the head of leaders self, was able to sway Crocodile and carried out deceiving him, was able to sway Ivankov, he has imposed his will numerous times. The food incident in Wano as well. Amassed followers who protected the Thousand Sunny for two years as well.
 

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People are really putting rules on what opinions they can have lol. Let people be human.

Also by the way, I was reading something and people said Sanji can't have Conqueror's Haki because he does not exert his will over people.

Example would be bobbins, the cow, banana gator, the desert animal the trio fought
and Sanji literally reconstructed Duval's face. Reconstructed Wanze's face and reconstructed it back to normal, and literally reconstructed Yonji's face to the point they had to use a machine to fix it, what he did to Niji, basically had his own Vinsmokes parent treated like a punk by him and basically swayed Bege from behaving like his normal take the head of leaders self, was able to sway Crocodile and carried out deceiving him, was able to sway Ivankov, he has imposed his will numerous times. The food incident in Wano as well. Amassed followers who protected the Thousand Sunny for two years as well.
Again sanji is a leader , but he’s not of kingly disposition , he doesn’t dominate folks
Of everyone I expect to have it’s probably crocodile tbh
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Again u forgetting about boundman and snakeman part.



g4 boundman luffy at Imo was yc2 lvl that why katakuri was dominated him and base kaido oneshot him kaido can low/no diff Yc2 commander.
Snakeman luffy puts him damn near yc1 IMO snakeman>boundman.

And I keep telling u the 2 week TS before the raid gave every1 a boost that the part u keep missing. Therefore law pre 2 week TS<law post 2 week TS
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It’s for purpose , snake man isn’t necessarily stronger than bound man , bound man had better defense and raw power , snake man is more agile with higher speed , control and raw speed attack , each form depends on what he needs in a fight
In the fight against kaido he’s used boundman more , why ? He needs more raw power
 

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Literally nobody is saying Kaido dropped to YC level.
We just state the obvious that Kaido is significantly weakened (to the point Yamato worries the dude will run out of gas soon), and that beating him won't get Luffy to Yonko tier.
Not only because of this, but also narrative reasons (too soon to reach that level when there are probably 3 more arcs to go). It makes more sense that Luffy gets to admiral tier now, both by feats and for narrative reasons. Admirals and BB still have to be a threat.

Luffy will be admiral tier when the arc ends IMO. I suppose those who think luffy isn't Yonko tier have secret Zoro agenda -_-


Again u forgetting about boundman and snakeman part.



g4 boundman luffy at Imo was yc2 lvl that why katakuri was dominated him and base kaido oneshot him kaido can low/no diff Yc2 commander.
Snakeman luffy puts him damn near yc1 IMO snakeman>boundman.

And I keep telling u the 2 week TS before the raid gave every1 a boost that the part u keep missing. Therefore law pre 2 week TS<law post 2 week TS
Snakeman was just faster. Boundman is as tanky as Snakeman, if not tankier.

Maybe you can argue that King's brute stats is much higher than Katakuri, could be possible since he's ancient Zoan and looks like someone relying on stats, while Katakuri's style revolves around future sight.
But, I don't think Kaido can one shot Katakuri either, Katakuri at minimum is giving Kaido a low diff

Let's forget even that. You actually think Law is leagues tankier than G4 Luffy in beginning of Wano? Cause that's what is necessary for both the feats to make sense.
IIRC even the Scabbards tanked some hits from Kaido.
 

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Literally nobody is saying Kaido dropped to YC level.
We just state the obvious that Kaido is significantly weakened (to the point Yamato worries the dude will run out of gas soon), and that beating him won't get Luffy to Yonko tier.
Not only because of this, but also narrative reasons (too soon to reach that level when there are probably 3 more arcs to go). It makes more sense that Luffy gets to admiral tier now, both by feats and for narrative reasons. Admirals and BB still have to be a threat.

Luffy will be admiral tier when the arc ends IMO. I suppose those who think luffy isn't Yonko tier have secret Zoro agenda -_-




Snakeman was just faster. Boundman is as tanky as Snakeman, if not tankier.

Maybe you can argue that King's brute stats is much higher than Katakuri, could be possible since he's ancient Zoan and looks like someone relying on stats, while Katakuri's style revolves around future sight.
But, I don't think Kaido can one shot Katakuri either, Katakuri at minimum is giving Kaido a low diff

Let's forget even that. You actually think Law is leagues tankier than G4 Luffy in beginning of Wano? Cause that's what is necessary for both the feats to make sense.
IIRC even the Scabbards tanked some hits from Kaido.
I maintain the one shot was a mistake by Oda to overhype kaido, I thinka brutal barrage of 3-10 hits would have worked just as hype
 

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I maintain the one shot was a mistake by Oda to overhype kaido, I thinka brutal barrage of 3-10 hits would have worked just as hype
Yep . Just Lucci 2.0

Lucci no diff'd base luffy in R1. And Luffy in R2 did all right against Lucci even in base, and was almost equal to his hybrid form in G2

At this point, hype phase should be defacto taken as outlier
 

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Nope. It was slowed down by a second 🤭


Which is it? Stopped it or blocked it for a second ie slowed it down? lol And yup, there is a manga panel about it, I suggest you re-read that and Law's subsequent dialogue and actions.



Zoro did attempt to block it yes, but he didn't stop the attack as you're trying to present. He slowed it down for a second and that was enough for Law to swap him out of danger. I don't see the confusion here.
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It Travels from its source & its is Slowed down & Stopped!! In front of Zoro…..Until Law teleports everyone from in front the blast explodes forward again


Why the perspective on Zoro feats always gotta be downplayed….Same as when Kaido says the man used CoC to hurt him, everyone denies it…smh.

Same way Kaido mentions only a chosen fee can use CoC such a way. Yet Luffy is just leagues ahead of Zoro…Smh.

Ya like being wrong or suttin!
 
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