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Overstimated character ( in no particular order ) :
Smoker : Trash tiers.
Jinbei : What this guy has done so far ? Everyone keep calling him strong, but from my point of view, he's just a character supposed to be strong plot wise. Must be deadly underwater, but he's a fish guy, he's supposed to.
Luffy : Luck is his main and strongest power.
Without it, Crocodile would have butchered him. Enel would have stopped him in no time too.
Sure, the guy is quite strong and he's a capable fighter bare handed. But he's naive, reckless, easy to anger, short tempered, dumb fighter.
All the time he faced strong and determined-to-kill opponent he almost died. Crocodile, Enel, Kuzan, Magellan, Mihawk, Aka Inu…
Na, this guy may have strong arms and be strong willed, but he never impressed me in ~ 70 volume.
Lucci : You're the most feared assassin, you have the most bad ass Zoan shown so far, you spent your whole life training and killing people, you look like a manlier version of Johnny depp and you get your ass handled by a monkey faced teenager who eat what he picks from his nose ? Sure the outcome was close, but you should have drilled him period. Also where's your haki mano ?
Magellan : He fought Luffy. He's Impel down's warden, of course he defeated him. BUT, he's clearly at his avantage in closed environement. His power seems too slow, it do not seem to be impossible to dodge outside. a fast fighter could handle him. He took some hits from Luffy. If it was a "touch of dead" kind of opponent, he'll probably be dead by now.
He has a strong build, he can take some hits but he's a big target too. Sure his power his kind of deadly, but he seems to rely too much on it. Hence probably why he get beaten down by Blackbeard who can nullify power He doesn't seem that complete.
Dragon : I kept reading that he's a monster. That may be the case, but the character do not need to be one of the strongest character in order to be a great character. Let's say the guy has Uranus, a stone who can control the climate, great charisma, great knowledge and kin intellect. Coupled with his army, that would already made him a dangerous man and a great character. The guy do not need to be strong in order to be very intersting.
In between :
Doflamingo : He doesn't seem to be a REAL fighter. Do not get me wrong, he may be very gifted in fighting departement and have a usefull power. But so far, he's just joking around with weak characters. His bounty is high but his influence too.
Can't really decide for him.
Kuzan : Yes, he's an admiral and yes he's probably very strong. But it seems to me that he's the weakest of all the admirals. I do not take in account his defeat by the hand of Aka Inu.
He's the kind of character who just need his power to touch you in order to defeat you. But ice seems pretty slow. Plus, his intagibility is kind of weak for a logia. You can't touch light, lightning or magma like that. Ice seems much more bearable.
I really need to see him in action on a head to head fight to really decide where i place him.
Blackbeard : His power is kind of gimmicky and seem to heavily rely on surprise. This guy ain't fast for shit, he's just a big bear with immense raw power. Seems to be very lucky too. Talks way too much, and that almost cost him his life too many times now.
He's a true pirate. He'll do everything to win, and that's probably the most dangerous thing about him. But I do not see him as one of the strongest character.
Crocodile : Probably a very great contenders. The guy fears nothing, and he's probably that much full himself for reason. He takes on everyone without flinching.
Deadly, dangerous mind, great intellect, great charisma, but probably not part of the strongest character. Like Kuzan, he just need to touch you in order to defeat you, but like Doflamingo, he seems like a good mix between mind and power. Balanced character but clearly not broken.
Now, to me the actual top tiers are :
5 - Enel : This guy is clearly strong. He's a past antagonist, but that means nothing in One Piece. That's not Dragon ball.
Natural haki abilities, very capable fighter, unpredictable fighting style, second most broken devil fruit power (Borsalino come first), bring Zoro to the floor like it was nothing for him, pure douch…
His only weaknesses seem to be his lacks of stamina and the fact that he's pretty full of himself.
4 - Shanks, Kaidou, fully pacifisted kuma, Garp, Sengoku... They're all here.
3 - Borsalino : Most broken devil Fruit power so far. He can move at light speed, hit at light speed, fire deadly piercing laser at light speed. He's intangible, accurate as f*ck, cool blooded...
Raw power, speed, intagible, accuracy, versatile devil fruit power, admiral level... Lucci's just a decoy, Borsalino is the true government assassin.
2 - Mihawk : I've never heard or read anyone mentioning the fact that he may be the strongest character of them all.
His charisma and the way he's depicted in the manga are way too much for him not be the strongest and most dangerous man in One Piece.
His speciality is swords, sure. But swords are the best and most current weapons in One Piece.
When you're the best swordman, you probably have the best reflex, the best raw power, the best footspeed, the best stamina, etc... He has no devil fruit to back him up, so that means he rely only on his raw abilities.
I doubt this guy has a devil fruit. I doubt he can't obtain one if he truly want too. That's probably seems that he's perfectly fine as he is now.
And last but not least : He's Roronoa Zoro final goal.
That guy is probably the manga's greatest killer. The only reason is not top 1 in my list is because he's not as fucked as the true number 1.
1 - Aka Inu : The guy took two violent quakes from point black range and he still managed to wreak havoc on the battlefield after it...
He killed Ace, take half of WB face, defeated Inazuna, take out Jinbe easily, and still managed to take on almost all of the WB fleet captain ?
In less than thirty chapters ? Was Top 1 for sure back in marine ford days.
But then, he made Blackbeard and all the level 6 bastards run if it was KFC sales, cut one leg and defeated kuzan, managed to succeded to Sengoku...
This guy is actually the strongest to me.
Hidden top tiers :
! Zaraki Kenpachi : We all know it. When the guy will scream bankai, you'll see a mther fuking nuclear mushroom on the next page and bleach will end on it.
Your opinion on it ? Agree ? Not Agree ? Discuss it. Luffy's fan bring the hate ahah.