So I was thinking with all the recent developments and the build up he has had, can we now safely assume that Luffy is stronger than Ace?
His bounty is more than twice that of Ace, he has defeated two of Big Mom’s top fighters (that should be somewhat equivalent to WB’s commanders), he’s being hyped up as the fifth emperor of the seas and practically every single person that has crossed his path has commented about his character and strength, not to mention the fate he seems to have and his status as some sort of bringer of the new age. Plus Jinbei is now his underling, the same Jinbei that fought Ace to a stalemate.
But, as Shanks said, fame can twist things, so the most important question would be the placement of Luffy among the second tier of the top powers in the world. We know that at least for now he isn't strong enough to fight a Yonkou or an Admiral (?) but is he the strongest Supernova? We have to take into consideration that we are yet to see if another Supernova has accomplished as much as he has (Both Law and Urouge were thoroughly thrashed by Doflamingo and Cracker, respectively) and the others were either curb stomped like Bonney and Kidd, or joined forces with Yonkou's crews (like Apoo, X Drake and Bege) but we are not sure about Hawkins.
To date, Luffy has been the only one to take on both Shichibukai (3), branches of the Government (2) and Yonkou's commanders (2) and came out of it as the victor, not to mention it is pretty clear now that he is stronger than Smoker (as Doflamingo used him as punching bag after Law stole his heart and Luffy defeated Doflamingo).
So, what do you guys think? Is Luffy now stronger that Ace ever was? Has he fulfilled the promise he made to both Sabo and Ace that he would be stronger than either of them? Is he the strongest of the Worst Generation bar Blackbeard?
P.S. I apologise in advance if my wording seem off or confusing, for english is not my native language.