I've recently started wondering who can be considered the strongest out of Arlong's top 3 henchmen. Hachi, Kuroobi, or Chu?
Hachi has the least amount of brains of the three. However, his six arms and creative attacks make him a tough foe. Zoro had a great amount of difficulty dealing with Hachi, but this was mostly due to the wound inflicted by Mihawk. It took Zoro two attempts to bring down Hachi. I think if Zoro had been in top shape, he would have taken out Hachi in a heartbeat.
Kuroobi appears to be the smartest of the three, as well as being the most skilled in battle. Kuroobi really had Sanji on the ropes during thier underwater battle. Not to mention punching Sanji through a stone wall. Yet, as soon as the battle was taken to dry land, Sanji completely owned him. But unlike Zoro, Sanji was at full strength.
Chu's ability to suck up water and spit it out rapid fire really put on Usopp on the run…litterally! One punch from Chu was enough to knock down Usopp. But Usopp was able to defeat Chu through quick thinking, trickery, and projectiles. As well as the famous, "USOPP HAMMER!!!". Like Sanji, Usopp was also at full strength for this battle.
After my observations, I have ranked the three mermen as follows, strongest being at the top of the list, weakest being at the bottom:
Agree? Disagree? Discuss!