During the journey of our favorite pirate, Monkey D. Luffy, he has faced great pirate and marine enemies, however, one that we have always expected him to face has been against his grandfather’s great navy buddy: Sengoku.
Although a fight between the two is unlikely to happen, given that the position of Fleet Admiral now belongs to Akainu, Sengoku was undoubtedly a major antagonist during the Battle of Marineford and his power could stand up to Luffy, but Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Sengoku ?
That’s what we wonder and we will answer this time, so if you are ready, let’s sail!
Luffy vs Sengoku
We have to assume that Sengoku’s strength and determination have been high enough to maintain his position as Fleet Admiral for a long time, as well as managing to keep Garp, who we have seen many more times the power capacity he has, in check -most of the time.
Whereas, with Akainu, one of the most powerful and dangerous admirals we’ve seen (gear 5 Luffy Vs Akinu here), Garp has been doing a lot of things off-record, and while it may be a matter of respect, it’s something to keep in mind.
In Marineford we managed to see for a few moments how it would be a fight between Luffy and Sengoku, both seem to have a very similar battle style, attack, and defense.
Well Sengoku uses his Buddha model fruit and Luffy inflates with the Gear 2 to stop the impact, if Luffy had attacked Sengoku, he would most likely try to hit him, and Sengoku would try to stop him. Which implies a similar fighting style.
Which makes a battle between the two complicated, but not unwinnable.
Can Luffy beat Sengoku? The fight’s categories:
To reach a consensus on who has a better chance of winning, we will use the following categories:
- Power (destructive capabilities).
- Battle IQ.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Sengoku in terms of Strength?
We have already seen how Luffy easily avoids a direct hit from the Buddha, without taking reasonable damage, however, between Blackbeard’s fight against Sengoku, the pirate did take a lot of damage -along with the ground that ended up broken-, which implies that Sengoku is very strong.
However, we have seen Luffy break great fortresses and face great enemies that previously seemed unbreakable like Rob Lucci, Katakuri, or Kaido.
Maybe we would need to see Sengoku more in action but I’m sure the Gear 5 has more power than Sengoku, Luffy wins.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Sengoku in terms of Speed?
It is assumed that many big marines can use some rokushiki technique, Sengoku being one of the top marines is most likely also able to use it or emulate it, so we will assume he is very fast.
While Luffy if he had to run a marathon would surely stretch his arms to overtake work, although he is also quite fast and the power of the Gear 5 would only increase his capabilities.
In this category, Luffy would still win, because of his youth and unparalleled will.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Sengoku in terms of Power (destructive capabilities)?
Rather than destructive power, Luffy’s power in the Gear 5 state is more about transforming things around him, while Sengoku using Buddha to its full potential is capable of breaking floors and creating chaos.
Both are quite powerful in this area and would probably be on equal terms, a tie.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Sengoku in terms of Endurance?
Sorry to make such an emphasis, but Sengoku is an old man who as soon as he saw the opportunity preferred to retire from direct fights against pirates, so he is not at his prime.
While Luffy is entering his most powerful stage, I think even after Gear 5 he still has a lot to improve but he is already tough enough to take on big marines, however, Gear 5 is an energy-consuming ability and Sengoku has had a lifetime to resist using the buddha for long periods of time.
So Sengoku would win in this category.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Sengoku in terms of IQ?
I won’t go too deep to say that Sengoku wins on this occasion, the man surely knows navy secrets, techniques, and strategies that no one else knows about.
Can Gear 5 Luffy beat Sengoku in terms of Battle IQ?
A few minutes made us see that yes, Sengoku has a great fighting ability due to the strength of his akuma no mi, however, we also saw how Luffy in a short time devised a plan not only to lessen the blow he would receive but also to protect Ace, asking Mr. 3 for help even because he knew that in the process he could hurt him.
So Luffy would win on this occasion because of his resolute ability.
If we add up all the results we get that Gear 5 Luffy wins resoundingly against Sengoku.
However, I want to make clear that this does not imply that the marine would not give a good fight against Luffy, he certainly has enough experience to leave him very weakened after a battle.
Tell us what other comparisons would you like to see.