With the Wano arc now complete in the manga, One piece fans have been left wondering. Just how strong is Luffy now?
Where does he stand in terms of status? Can Gear 5 luffy beat an admiral ?
Those who have read the manga probably know that the answer is most likely yes, he can, but what would a fight between Luffy and an admiral look like, and what would Luffy need to win? Continue reading to find out.
Where does Luffy stand now?
Now that Luffy has officially become one of the four emperors of the sea, he is one of the biggest threats to the World Government and, as such, one of the most wanted targets of the Marines. It is only logical for fans to assume that sooner or later, the navy will send one of their strongest fighters, The Admirals, to fight him. Whether it be Fujitora, Kizaru, the recently revealed Ryokugyu, or perhaps even Akainu himself. What fans now wonder is, can Luffy beat them in a one-on-one fight?
Gear 5 Luffy versus an Admiral
Today, we will discuss a hypothetical match-up between Luffy and Admiral, and going over what kind of powers and abilities Luffy would need to win and what he already has.
We will be putting Luffy against the concept of an Admiral in the following categories:
- Battle IQ
- Devil fruit Abilities
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on Strength ?
Every single Admiral whom we have seen in the series has had an insanely powerful Devil fruit, be it elemental Logia types like Akainu, Ryokugyu, or formerly Kuzan, or fundamental powers like Light with Kuzan and gravity with Fujitora. This would imply that an admiral would not need to be physically strong, yet they have shown an unbelievable amount of strength. Can Luffy counter that?
After seeing Luffy take on Kaido, I believe Luffy can offer enough physical strength to beat an Admiral.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on Speed ?
Now speed is tricky; the Admirals’ powers vary, meaning so does their speed. Yet simply by being at the rank of Admiral, they seem to be unbelievably fast, with Kizaru being the fastest in the show. The Admirals are powerhouses that do not need to rely on speed but are still incredibly agile. Can Luffy offer enough speed and agility to counter an Admiral’s head?
Yes, I believe he can; he is a very fast character and can keep up with an admiral, as we have even seen him dodge the pacifist’s light-speed attacks.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on Endurance ?
The Admirals are beasts when it comes to taking damage, as we saw at Marineford, and each of them can dish out considerable attacks. Luffy would need great endurance to beat an Admiral in a fight, but we have seen him take insane hits from Kaido.
So endurance is not an issue.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on Haki ?
We have not seen great feats of Haki from any Admiral, but it is wise to consider that they are a strong user of at least the main two forms, but Luffy is a demon when it comes to Haki, trumping even Kaido.
In a fight with an admiral, Luffy would have the upper hand in Haki.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on Power ?
The Admirals are called the powerhouses of the navy, and they are elemental misters. Luffy has become strong with gear 5, but he still needs more destructive power to deal with the island destroying the powers of an admiral.
Luffy can’t beat an admiral in terms of power.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on Stamina ?
As strong as Luffy is, no matter how many times he can keep getting up, we know his trump card, gear 5, has a time limit. Luffy can’t afford to run out of stamina when fighting an admiral. Luffy needs to be able to keep fighting, as an admiral would be comparable to a Yonko.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on IQ ?
The admirals are the strategic leaders of the navy, all brilliant. As great as Luffy is, he does not have a very cognitive brain, to beat an admiral he would need to take all possibilities into account and plan for any outcome both within and without the battle.
Luffy needs more intelligence.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on Battle IQ ?
Luffy can’t match an admiral in intelligence. Still, in battle strategy, he might have the upper hand, as the Admirals rely on their menacing power, they do not need to calculate their attacks. As Luffy’s entire fighting style is based on ingenuity he may find a way to win against an admiral.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral on Devil Fruit Abilities ?
Being an admiral means having abilities that are godly in nature, Magma, Nature, light, and Gravity. Admiral Luffy Would have a fearsome devil fruit, but Luffy is not near rubber man. We know now that Luffy is the sun god, Nika; he is Joyboy, limited only by his imagination. In terms of devil fruit powers, the Hito-Hito no mi, Luffy’s real devil fruit, has perhaps the most potential in the show.
Luffy beats any admiral in terms of DF abilities.
People also ask about Gear 5 vs an admiral ?
There is some questions people ask about this subject :
Can gear 5 Luffy beat any admiral ?
The answer is yes. Gear 5 luffy has no limit except his imagination. The mastering of all Haki + the awakening of his devil fruit make him one of the most powerful characters in the One Piece universe.
Can gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral after Wano?
Yes. He masters Observation haki (thank to Katakuri), he masters Armament haki (thank to hyogoro), he has conqueror’s haki, his devil fruit is awaken and especially, he beat a Yonko !
Can gear 5 Luffy beat an admiral? Final words :
Now we ask again, can Luffy beat an admiral? Yes, gear 5 Luffy can. It would be a tough fight and Luffy would have to stay and think on his feet, but after Kaido, no admiral can beat Luffy in a fair and square one-on-one fight, but as we know, that is rarely the case in One Piece.