He says ''currently'', WB is currently the strongest pirate alive, two years ago. Which includes Kaido too. Big Mom also used that ''even'' word for Whitebeard, and didn't use the same word for Kaido and I am pretty sure she was talking about 2 years ago.
He knows better than you. He is a former Roger pirates.
I'm sorry but there is really no ground for what you are saying. WB is the uncontested WSM after Roger, all the way up to the MF war.
Even there, where he was extremely sick(fighting with heart attacks, yo) and stabbed, he held his ground against admirals and may have been WSM all the way up to his death(it wouldn't be wrong to assume that Akainu was stronger as the war came to a conclusion).
For all we know, Kaido might just be an endurance/durability freak(think Jack^10) and his DC may not even be a standout among top tiers. My reasoning for that is that he lost a whole lot of fights and got caught way too many times, while going on rampages.
Are you implying that WB would get caught or, better yet, someone could come close to a healthy WB while he's rampaging and spamming quakes?
Fair enough, for all we know he could get the best feats.
But at the moment WB has the hype, as well as feats to back up the fact that he was WSM for a very long time.
It's pretty much the same thing. We haven't seen any remarkable Kaido feats, but we didn't get any prime WB feats either. So both could be well beyond our expectations.
Could probably take Roger a long time to take a Yonko down like even a day or two and the fight still might not register as an extreme diff at the same time.
Surpassing Roger = Luffy's dream
Surpassing Mihawk = Zoro's dream
Surpassing YONKs = fodders dreams like Capone
Surpassing Yonko = Luffy's dream technically. Not Roger.
Luffys dream is beeing the Pirate King which includes surpassing the currently strongest pirates.
I think we call them Emperors.
Every story needs a good old-fashioned villain.
Zoro will take Mihawk's place as WSS (surpassing Mihawk's swordsmanship)
surpassing a silver medalist like YONK (big mom for example) just means you become the new Yonk in their place (which Luffy has zero interest in)
Last edited by HisMajestyMihawk; 02-19-2017 at 04:27 AM.