Originally Posted by stubborn_d0nkey
Just to note, he used his logia to enhance it.
Also, a lil fun fact, Oda said that if he were to descend to the blue sea (normal, non-sky sea) his bounty could reach as high as 500mil, and added (since it was part of the question he answered) that he wouldn't rule it.
Additionally I never read Skypiea arc in manga, but in anime after Luffy rings the bell, Dude creeps away, he pursued nobody, and nobody pursued him, he went to someplace with 'Endless Vearth'. Therefore to my knowledge (may be wrong, i could accept that), Dude never died, there wasn't anyone strong enough to kill him, not even Luffy from what I saw, remember this was Luffy BEFORE CP-9.
I assumed he'd show up eventually again at some point in the Blue Sea, and that he'd have some knowledge/new hax/new crew that would counteract/negate Luf's Rubber Man Abilities.
His sheer power with Lightnening was God Like.