Originally Posted by Buck09
Ok would just like to remind you here, because from the way you are talking about WB he is a hulk all the time. But it has been stated and showen that even before the War at Marineford that WB was nowhere near his prime strength but was infact becoming weaker and weaker by the day. Now I cant remember if it was an illness or just aging. But a prime example would been when Squalo done his sneak stab on WB, Marco stated that WB should have been able to dodge that. And during his rampage lets not forget he issused his Last Order as Captain, basically meaning he put all his power into this rampage because no matter the circumstances he knew he was going to die, I mean look at the injuries he had.
Dont agree with you on Garp sorry man. J-man beat me to the punch, but we all know that Garp took a dive after taking Luffy's punch, deep down he wanted Ace to be saved by Luffy but he was in a position were he couldnt do anything but sit at the Admiral seat and watch the war. On the punch, we all know Garp has Haki, yes we dont know which one he specialise in but Im sure he could have used the Armour one to easily block Luffy, heck he got up after the punch without a scratch !. The Coby and Sword dude statement, Garp and Sengoku both know there era in the marines is up, they probably were staying in it mainly due to WB being still out there, Wb and Rogers being the biggest Pirates during there time. So now there passing on the torch so to speak. Garp putting it all into Coby to make him the next guy who can beat the pirates main players. (( Basically the same as Garp was to Rogers, except will be coby and luffy )) Also the moment Ace was killed we all saw Garp's face he was going to kill that Lava Admiral and we all know it.
My thoughts were simply on what has been shown. I'm not knocking Shanks, or anyone else, I'm just going on sheer power shown. I'd say some of the most massive attacks Shanks vs. WB clash, WB Tremor Tremor attacks at Marinford, Ace & BB's final attack vs. each other. On paper, and past stories told can place others possibly 'higher' than WB. But no other single
character that has battled thus far on panel #1 has caused as much sheer damage from they're power, or survived as much damage as he faced just at Marinford alone also some facts..
Whitebeard was one of the few people to have mastered all three kinds of Haki.
Sword wounds, 267; Gun wounds, 152; Hit by Cannons, 46 times; and as stated his whole Pirate life he never recieved a wound on his back. Its like Harashirma in Naruto, sure erybody says he's Boss, but honestly its just written stats, the Dudes not totally fought 1 battle in all of Naruto, hell thats less than Kimmimaro who didn't last long in the manga at all, but thats just an example. I'm sure Gol D., and others that are Yonku and unshown may be stronger or better eventually.