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Old 2012-10-20, 10:28   Link #89
Blackbeard D. Kuma
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Originally Posted by DreGon45 View Post
The fact that you just said that is strange. We have yet to see his strength at all. We've seen him do some sick puppetry stuff and chop of the leg of a mega-gaint. We haven't had any real hint to what he is truly capable of. Just because he has a set bounty doesn't necessarily mean anything, neither does his status as a Shichibukai or a Yonkou. For all we know, he could be the strongest villain in the whole series, it just hasn't been revealed just yet. So there is no point in saying that he couldn't beat Shanks or Whitebeard or Garp or any other high tier characters. Why? Because like I said, we have yet to see any of his true capabilities yet.
In shounen manga, it's pretty easy to detect who the strongest characters are, and One Piece is no exception despite its eccentricity in some aspects. Pre-time-skip, at least, Whitebeard was labelled and renowned as the "World's Strongest Man", so by default Doflamingo would have to be weaker than him and thus not able to beat him without even seeing his true capabilities. Case-in-point, not everything has to be spelled out/purely shown for us readers to understand/deduce certain things.
Speed is weight. Have you ever been kicked at the speed of light?
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