Sorry if theres a thread about this, I did a search but didnt really find anything.
Also this is gonna be a long read
The recent Enies Lobby arc, Shanks and Whitebeard clash and the most recent arc has got me thinking, how crazy do you think One Piece will get in the end?
Maybe action packed isn't the term I was looking for but what I mean is how powerful do you think the people in One Piece will get? I mean with the recent revelation of Shanks and WB splitting the sky we all know its going WAY beyond superhuman strength.
I'm not implying DBZ crazy (I dont think anything can get as powerful as that…) but when Dragonball first started out with young Goku's adventure it wasnt anywhere near as action packed as DBZ. Goku got WAY WAY stronger. From a power level of what 100 to 1000000000000000? (probaly more zeros...) Not to mention Oda is a huge fan of DBZ
What I mean is that when I was at the East Blue Saga feats such as Buggys Bomb leveling a town, Kuro's speed was already really impressive to me.
Now I see Luffy and Zoro shooting an energy attack (300 pound cannon) at Aqua Laguana, Ace making a huge ass fireball, Blackbeard swallowing a town etc.
When Ship cutter T-bone did an energy blast with his sword, I was wondering what the hell Mihawk is capable of.
Even so Luffy and co have only travelled for less then a year and got way way stronger. In DBZ they would train for like years in time capsules and etc.
Also with ghosts, skeletons, space pirates how much wacky do you think One Piece will get? Once again look at when they were East Blue, nothing TOO abnormal, (except maybe Gaimon with his animal friends) but now a horror Night Before Christmas like theme park?!?! I LOVE IT! These were all gradual moving from more crazy to more and more wacky, (hiking bear anyone? that was pure genius).
I mean if someone told me that they would land on the clouds when I was still in the East Blue Saga I would think its lame. But the way Oda did it, its like the best thing since sliced bread. (Merman Island is going to be awesome)
So by the end how much crazy do you think One Piece will get? I used to think space pirates would be an extremely stupid idea but now its kinda cool. Are Whitebeard, Shanks, Mihawk and other powers the limits of the One Piece World? Even if they are how crazy do you think they really are?
EDIT: also now with the introduction of dourikis (spelling?) the power rating for CP9, we all know Rob Lucci's 4000 is going to be tiny compared to the big players. Im pretty sure during the Enies Lobby arc, if we could measure Luffy's douriki (again sorry for the spelling) Im pretty sure it got way higher from when he first got owned by Lucci in Water 7 to when he defeated him. I would say at LEAST a 1000 increase.