Warning: Contains spoilers intended for viewers only watching the One Piece anime.
After defeating an incredible number of powerful opponents, Kaido was finally placed on the hindquarters in A piece cartoon against Luffy’s Gear 5 however, looking at the overall fight that has evolved in both the manga and anime, it can be argued that Kaido is actually stronger. Throughout his raid on Onigashima, Pirate Emperor Kaido has proven time and time again why he has been dubbed the “Strongest Being” in the One Piece world. Despite his ultimate fate that the anime is rapidly approaching, the endurance and strength Kaido displays throughout his time in the series surpasses Luffy’s in almost every respect.
The incredible recent episodes introduced Luffy’s Gear 5 transformation that broke One Piece with the “cartoon-like” ability of this form. However, Kaido was still able to keep up with Luffy’s ridiculous attacks and continued to deal significant blows to the Straw Hat Captain. Episode #1072 finally sees Wano’s ultimate villain start to waver and even fall to his knees. While Gear 5 is proving effective, it should be remembered that Kaido took so much damage during the entire Onigashima Raid that it may have helped Luffy gain as much land as he has.
Luffy won’t be able to survive the damage Kaido took
Since the Onigashima Raid began, Kaido has fought and suffered many large scale attacks from Wano’s legendary Nine Red Swords, some powerful hits from Zoro, Law, Kid, and of course, even Luffy. However, after being stabbed, blasted, punched (a lot), slashed, smashed, and even damaged internally, Kaido shows no sign of slowing down. On top of that, Kaido even had to fight his son Yamato, one of the strongest characters in One Piece, possessing not only the ability of the mythical Zoan Devil Fruit but also Haki Conqueror, one of the rarest and most powerful powers. in the world and is the only thing that can harm Kaido’s invulnerable body.
Yamato did everything he could to slow down their father. At that point, Luffy was able to recover from his second loss to Kaido and returned to perform a devastating combo attack with Yamato that sent Kaido flying. However, killing Kaido permanently wasn’t enough and he stood up immediately to continue fighting Luffy. The amount of damage Kaido takes at this point in the story is something Luffy won’t be able to survive. However, everything Eiichiro Oda reveals about the Beast Pirate Captain explains why Kaido is so powerful, and that’s because he’s not human at all.
Kaido is built differently because he’s actually a goblin
Kaido’s backstory is one of the least-explored mysteries in the Wano series, but the meager information shared paints a terrifying picture of Luffy’s formidable foe. Chapter #1025 reveals that Kaido and Yamato are the offspring of “Ogres” (Oni). The One Piece world is filled with intelligent species like Dressirosa’s Little Mermaid, Weasel, and Tontatta. Unfortunately, some species have become extinct or become extremely rare, like the mighty King’s Moon Tribe. While it has not been confirmed that the mention of Oni means that Kaido and Yamato actually belong to a particular race and that it may just be a way to describe the brutality of the villain, it should be remembered that both The characters all have horns growing out of the horns. their leader.
During Kaido’s 59 years of life, he was arrested and sentenced to death more than a dozen times. However, in his youth, he was often arrested for the purpose of getting food in prison, which he easily broke out every time. Dozens of executions were carried out against Kaido but all failed. His body proved to be tough enough to break any weapon used to kill him. With so much effort failing to kill let alone injure him, the brutal attacks that hurt Kaido in the Wano part are all the more impressive. The only attack that actually injured Kaido before his final battle with Luffy was Kozuki Oden’s powerful sword attack, which left the only scar on his body.
Being drowned by sea water is perhaps a simple solution to silence the powerful Devil Fruit user. But even that has been shown to be unnecessary due to Kaido’s specialized Fish-Fish Devil Fruit Model: Azure Dragon. Former Rocks Pirate teammate Big Mom gave him a rare Fruit, which helped him swim and survive drowning. Everything Kaido could have survived was unspeakable to Luffy. However, Kaido has had to experience failure many times in his life.
Despite Kaido’s strength, he’s not invincible
Kaido’s fearsome power has been shown to be able to obliterate the mountains of Wano, exhibiting lightning-fast speed and helping to clear cloudy skies with powerful impacts. However, One Piece’s narrator first introduces Kaido as the World’s Strongest Creature and shares that this seemingly unmovable object has lost at least seven battles in his life (before meeting Luffy). ). These failures have not been shown in the anime or manga. However, as one of the youngest members of the Rock crew, he can be overpowered by legendary figures like Rocks D. Xebec, Gol D. Roger, Monkey D. Garp, and even Big Mom at some point in life. However, Kaido has become stronger since he was young.
Kaido was also defeated by Red-Haired Shanks in Marineford when Shanks intercepted Kaido before he attempted to attack Whitebeard in an attempt to rescue Ace. Shank’s crew arrives to end the War for the Summit unscathed, while Kaido’s Beast Pirates do not. It’s unclear how Shank diverted Kaido’s forces, but that wouldn’t have happened without a fight between the two Captains. Most importantly, Kaido was defeated once and for all by Luffy after he awakened his Devil Fruit and unlocked Gear Fifth. Without taking anything away from this amazing transformation, it’s hard to call it a fair fight considering that Kaido has been fighting nonstop since the start of the Raid. Furthermore, Kaido used his power to maintain the entirety of Onigashima in the sky, with the aim of dropping it on the Flower Capital.
Luffy didn’t defeat Kaido on his own
An interesting point in this debate is that One Piece has never publicly stated that Kaido awakened his Devil Fruit, despite the fact that he was able to do so. An interesting theory is that Kaido never cared to do that because, as he stated during his battle with Luffy, only Haki can truly rule the Sea, implying that he doesn’t. values the Devil Fruit’s abilities, but this is later contradicted. the fact that he uses them a lot. If Kaido actually refuses to awaken his Devil Fruit out of arrogance then that proves his superiority over Luffy.
The last point to consider is that technically, Luffy doesn’t defeat Kaido with his own hands. Gear Fifth’s massive final attack actually pierced through Kaido’s defenses and strongest attack, but it eventually pushed Kaido into Wano’s underground, where he landed in a sea of lava. , which then exploded due to the ingress of seawater. In short, considering everything it has lost A piece to eliminate the World’s Strongest Creature and that Luffy needs more help, it can be argued that Kaido truly stronger than the overpowered 5 . gear.