Just gave up discussing, since Adam is right in one thing. There is no evidence Dofla was weakened in any way since Oda didn't make it clear enough. It's up to reader's intrerpretation. I can't tell him he's wrong because I can't support it with evidence. Dofla isn't caughing blood or losing step or complaining about pain. Luffy has a slight momentum after Law and Trebol are out of the picture, but it's nothing especially threatening to Dofla. He's still able to avoid and block perfectly. Luffy starts making the difference only when he goes G4 which, arguably, might have happened even if Dofla didn't take GM.
Best to drop it, since it's a dead end discussion. Unless Dofla or Law say Gamma Knife fucked him up in one of following chapters.
EDIT: Also, with the awakening angle, there's no telling what the limits of Dofla's ability are. Maybe he can just regenerate organs with his awakened strings. If he can turn stuff into strings, maybe he can turn strings into stuff. This would be a level above clones, though.
Well I can argue that Doflamingo had never been seen going out at full strength. People gotta understand it's not just his organs. Its everything else that got affected. He probably doesn't have as much power in his attacks and is limiting himself.
One of the main reasons he's using awakening now is because it doesn't require much body movement at all.
Luffy himself said Law had done A LOT for Luffy in order to take him down.
The fact of the matter is, Luffy vs Dofla 1 on 1 all out, no distractions with both at 100%, Dofla would win.
Gear 4 was out of the roof, and yes it was powerful, but all Luffy got in was a hit Doflamingo didn't try to dodge. Confused the living crap out of him and then landed one more hit after.
What about Doflamingos string trap when Luffy charged with a Kong gun? Just an example. Or hell, even a spider web.
The fact is, Doflamingo had already taken well way too much damage and then took on Luffy.
Cause please. Luffy could have gone gear 4 instead of using an elephant gun.
To me regardless, there are going to be split sides on this, and I'm sticking to mine.