The last year had been outstanding for one-piece fans with the Wano arc ending and Luffy, with gear 5, being more powerful than ever before. With this extreme power-up, one-piece fans now wonder how Luffy scales up against characters from other series. Just how strong has Luffy become?
And Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas of the seven deadly sins? The answer is a probable yes, but how would this fight look?
Read this article to find out.
Gear 5 Luffy vs. Meliodas
With Gear 5, Luffy has the ability to actually change the nature of things around him, the power to alter the reality that puts him on an entirely different level.
But is this power enough to battle a demon as phenomenal power as the Dragon sin of wrath? We do not know how an actual fight between Luffy and Meliodas would go, but we can see how these two square off in different categories.
As someone with a year of experience dealing with one piece power rankings, I will be your guide.
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The Terms of the battle
We will put Luffy and Meliodas against each other in a number of categories to see who comes out on top.
For convenience, this match-up will be between a Gear 5 Luffy and an “Assault mode” Meliodas, as seen in his battle against the lion sin of pride, Escanor.
This battle will be in the following categories:
- Destructive capabilities
- Battle IQ
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas at Strength?
We know that Meliodas is a powerhouse who can level mountains and keep up with the likes of Escanor in battle, he is insanely strong in terms of physical strength and is a force of nature, but that strength does not compare to what Luffy is now capable of.
With his new abilities, there is no estimable limit to Luffy’s brute strength, as we saw that he handled a dragon like a jump rope and grew to a gigantic size at will. Luffy can destroy entire countries, Islands, and continents; the only limit is his own imagination.
Luffy wins at strength.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas at Speed?
As powerful as Meliodas is and as over the top as some of his powers are, we have never actually seen him show any feats of speed that compare to what Luffy was capable of even before Gear 5.
And now that Luffy can bend reality, his speed is on another level. As much as I love Meliodas, he can’t match up to Luffy in terms of speed.
Luffy wins speed.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas at Endurance?
This would be a difficult match-up. One is a being that can bend reality and change his own body, and the other is a demon who can heal and feel no pain. Both Luffy and Mel have insane endurance, and both have shown this on numerous occasions. This category would have gone to Mel had Luffy not been in Gear 5.
Endurance is a tie.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas at power?
Now, this is a bad match-up for Luffy. Mel is a demon with celestial power, and even though Luffy has the upper hand because of his abilities, Mel is clearly the one with more power. In accordance with his verse, Mel has an insane amount of power, and Luffy cannot hope to match that.
Meliodas wins power.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas at Abilities?
In terms of abilities, both characters are beasts. Luffy has the three forms of Haki, his reality-altering Devil fruit powers and his insane strength and speed, and Mel has his celestial and demonic powers as well as an unfathomable magical power, enough to scare the like of Merlin. In a one-on-one match, you could claim that it is Mel who has the upper hand, but I would disagree. Gear 5 is Luffy’s wild card, a power like no other. He can literally change the rules of the game.
Abilities as a Tie.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas at Destructive Capabilities?
This debate would actually be pointless. We know that the only limit to Luffy’s destructive power is his own imagination. He could just pick up and turn over a whole Island if he wanted to. As demonically destructive as Meliodas is, he does have a limit.
Luffy wins at Destructive Capabilities.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas at Battle IQ?
In his demonic assault form, Mel has no defensive thoughts, he is in attack mode, which would be his downfall. Luffy is a brilliant fighter, innovative and unique in his techniques. In battle, Luffy is always on his toes and thinking of attacks; he would have the upper hand in battle IQ.
Luffy wins the battle IQ .
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Meliodas ? Final words :
The results are in, and we have a clear winner. With the limitless potential of these abilities in Gear 5, Luffy has the upper hand in almost all categories, making him our winner. So the answer is yes,
Gear 5 Luffy can beat Meliodas.