Originally Posted by ask me anything
I think we're going to see a shift to 5 major powers in part 2. Lets break them down individually.
Marines---While I agree the Marines lost a bit of it's power with Sengoku and Garp retiring, they also gained a huge power from all the Pacifistas being produced. In the Marineford battle, I counted at least 12 that took part. In the last 2 years there really is no way of knowing how many more have been produced. They may actually be stronger then ever.
Shichibukai---I predict they replaced all the missing spots so far. Don't know who, but I expect to see 7 lords of the sea again, and powerful ones at that. Maybe Buggy might be there for propaganda purposes, but that's the only exception.
Yonkou---I'm don't think much has changed. Big Mum is confirmed to still be around. I don't see Shanks going anywhere either. So all in all no changes
Dragon---It's about time for him to make his move. He's been patiently preparing his forces for years now. His little campaigns on this and that island were OK, but it's time to take advantage of the turmoil that's going on. Time to unite the revolutionary army in force, and make a stand.
SH's---Yep the 5th and final super power that's about to shake the world. They have come a long way, and are still developing. They will be the deciding factor that decides everything.
The way I see it, things are looking worse for the Pirates in general. Sure WB's death may have sent a flood of pirates to the New World, but in the end it may not have mattered. With the mass produced Pacifistas boosting the already strong Marine/Shichibukai alliance, even veteran pirate crews in the NW may have been taken out. Dragon realizing this, might see his chance of overturning the World Government slip away, and decide to intervene with his forces to even the odds.
Shichibukai is a farce, Moria got killed by Don Qui, the Snake Princess is like Ichigo a subtitute that fights against anyone against Luffy, Hawk Eye just trained Zoro for 2 years and he's gambling on eventually losing to Zoro, Kuma was under Dragons control for a while and set up the StrawHats to be even stronger in the future, they're locations they were sent weren't 'random' IMHO. Blackbeard left this group and is his own entity, only avoiding Shanks from what I've seen so far, and just wants to go do whatever he wants whenever he wants. New members will be uknown at least some of them, and according to Don they'res a leader higher than Sengoku that ordered Morias death, I dig it because he was irritating, with a piggy back devil fruit power and does little or nothing on his wacked assed vampire looking, out of shape ass. Sengoku never had control over them, he thought he did because they didn't go apeshit like Blackbeard.
Marines, i think 2 years is too quick for Toby to elevate to even Vice Admiral, Haki or not. Akainu was prolly the best, with Aokiji, but Sengoku wanted Aokiji to replace him. Akainu will die to Luffy's hands eventually running up on him taking him for small. Kizaru is nice, and its been shown that he has been promoted not that long ago in OP time, but less than the other 2. Marines power has always been sheer numbers IMHO, with devil fruit powers mixed randomly, some quite dumb. They'll keep raising bounties on pirates since WB started this new Era.
Yonku, I assumed was WB, Shanks, and didn't know the other 2, this Mum is one from what you guys say, but I don't think Shanks wants any kind of relationship with Blackbeard, so I'd doubt that he'd go along with his elevation of power.
Dragon, his moves will come much later IMHO, and Luffy will play a part unknowingly in the demise of the Gov't, who's hiding the secret past that Robins running up on.
Buggy, since he got the Armlet from Luffy, shouldn't he have found the One Piece within 2 years?
Magellan, supposedly still lives, I never saw how Blackbeard and his crew escaped from the poison blast, before he turned Red and went apeshit. He's gonna want get back from the people that left his prison, especially the previous Warden Dude that joined Blackbeard.
and a note, though it rocked, if WB were smarter and left 2 ships underwater until later, brought out Oars later, and actually did a bit more than a lot of posing, Ace would still be alive, as well as himself. I know age and wounds got to him eventually, for many parts of the war he was only talking, watching, plotting, and going crazy with the Tremor Tremor techs from time to time. Not hating, as he stated 'Theres not a ship in the New World that could hold me', that I understand. He was a beast that shoulda killed more people, 1 on 1, he only killed one Marine Giant, Akainu was hurt but came back. Additionally didn't anyone from WB's crew know Kuma's shit was going to wreck Oars and shot some kind of weapon to make it explode before it was right on top of the Dude?
note... Rob Lucci was a fucking animal, he was the best opponent Luffy has faced, with the most ability outside of Magellan who was just hax'd out.