The adventures of our captain have become more and more interesting over time, many things make One Piece a very special and complete story, especially with the secrets that are unveiled more and more, including new characters that appear to fill the gaps in the story.
If Oden had faced Gear 5 Luffy, who would have won between them? That’s why today, we will answer the question : Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden?
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Gear 5 Luffy vs Oden
Oden is a man with a rather fascinating history, being a man who became quite influential and beloved in Wano, while internally he felt a great desire to embark on the sea.
Which, if we go into the isolated context of the island, is impossible for any inhabitant of the place, at least for now, we’ll see in the future.
By traveling the seas with Whitebeard he was powerful enough to become second in command of a fleet, and a great ally for Roger, and over time he became more responsible for the people of his country while maintaining his characteristic vitality.
Although a fight between him and Yamato could probably be interesting, his opponent will be Luffy, with whom he shares the same passion for adventure and love for piracy.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden? The fight’s categories:
Both are characters with great power, charisma, and interesting history, plus, both have seen Kaido in the eyes and fought him with all their potential, plus, both are quite admirable for wanting to look out for the freedom and welfare of Wano, so let’s explore the following categories to find out who could be the winner in a battle:
- Power (destructive capabilities).
- Battle IQ.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden in terms of Strength?
One difference between the two that we should take into account is that Oden usually uses a sword to fight, while Luffy uses fists and kicks in all his battles, so although Oden is strong enough to hit someone and knock them out, Luffy has more experience in the area.
So in this category, Luffy wins.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden in terms of Speed?
Oden is a character fast enough to fight against Whitebeard and be able to face him, a man so strong that only in a battle against many enemies and being old, he lost and died.
So he’s fast enough, could Luffy stand up to him? Most likely yes, especially in his Gear 5 form, so point for Luffy.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden in terms of Power (destructive capabilities)?
To measure in this category we have to take into account that nobody had ever hurt Kaido in his whole life, at least until Oden came to fight him, his dragon skin and power made him so strong and impenetrable that nobody could hurt him, except Oden.
Which made him have for the future a disadvantage against future enemies, still, there was only one winner in that fight and that was Kaido. While Luffy did manage to fight and defeat the yonko.
Point for Luffy.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden in terms of Endurance?
This is the category in which the two are tied.
They are both fighters enough to keep fighting until the end, which implies that the battle would last a very long time between the two.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden in terms of IQ?
Probably not, Luffy still has a lot to learn and while he’s much more mature and has figured out better ways to approach things, Oden ended up being a leader for an entire country, he even got to meet the One Piece, which I think makes him at his peak as a character.
So Oden wins in terms of IQ.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden in terms of Battle IQ?
Again, we have to take the battle against Kaido as a reference to know that Luffy wins in this category.
Oden fell under Kaido’s trap and lost. While Luffy reached his limits in Gear 5, using the maximum of his power to develop strategies to defeat him.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden in terms of Haki?
This category is also complicated, as both have a great handling of the three hakis, so we would have to analyze them to know if they are at the level of the haki of someone who wants to become the King of Pirates, against someone who was part of the crew of a yonko and the former King of Pirates.
- Conqueror’s haki: unfortunately Oden has not been seen using the haki, however, it has been confirmed that he knew how to use it and could surely be on par with Luffy. Still, in the absence of evidence, this point goes to Luffy.
- Armament haki: Both could be even in armament haki, Oden used it for a long time being a skilled swordsman and Luffy, usually mixes this haki with the use of his fruit quite regularly. So there is a tie.
- Observational haki: Luffy ended up perfect, I think, the observational haki in Wano, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Oden had this haki fully developed before setting sail to sea with Whitebeard. So point to Oden for having more experience.
In this category, both are tied.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Oden ? Final words :
One thing that is for sure is that with Luffy using Gear 5 a battle between the two would become quite creative, and this element of surprise would make Oden happy enough to further increase his battle potential just to enjoy more battle time.
After all this, it is more than obvious that a fight between the two, besides interesting, would take quite some time to see an outcome between the two, but the winner is obvious.
Gear 5 Luffy would win a fight against Oden.
If you want to read about a fight between luffy and an other famous pirate, check : Can gear 5 Luffy beat Kuma?