The One Piece manga is currently navigating its most critical phase as it heads into the much-anticipated Elbaf arc. The Straw Hats are devising a plan to escape to Elbaf due to the Navy’s relentless siege of Egghead Island.
However, just as they’re on the verge of setting sail, Luffy perceives the presence of an immensely powerful individual on the island. That formidable figure is none other than Admiral Kizaru.
With Luffy and Kizaru crossing paths once more, their impending confrontation promises to be even more epic than their previous encounters. Notably, Luffy has harnessed the incredible power of Gear 5, which is poised to reshape the course of the Final Saga forever.
The impending clash between Luffy and Kizaru is expected to tip the scales in favor of the pirates against the formidable Navy. Since the introduction of Admirals during the Water 7 Saga, the series has consistently portrayed them as supremely powerful figures, whether it’s Aokiji, Kizaru, Akainu, or the newer Admirals Fujitora and Green Bull.
The Straw Hats’ first harrowing encounter with an Admiral occurred two years ago in the Sabaody Archipelago. They were vastly outmatched by the Navy’s mightiest. Even later, when Luffy found himself face-to-face with the three Admirals, he couldn’t protect his brother from their grasp, and Kizaru continued to be a formidable adversary.
In the world of One Piece, the Yonko, Warlords, and the Navy represent the three dominant forces, and they typically avoid direct confrontations unless absolutely necessary. However, despite Luffy’s ascendancy to the status of a Yonko, Admiral Kizaru remains steadfast in his pursuit of the Straw Hat captain. While Kizaru is undoubtedly a formidable force, Luffy’s newfound Gear 5 has earned a reputation as “the world’s ridiculous power.”
Reliable sources within the One Piece community have already hinted at an upcoming showdown between Luffy and Kizaru. This time, the odds appear to be heavily in Luffy’s favor, and the mere prospect of him prevailing against a Marine Admiral is nothing short of astonishing.
What makes this impending battle so significant is that Kizaru’s defeat could open the door to even more formidable adversaries for Luffy. He now stands at a level where he can take on a Yonko like Kaido and engage in a battle with an Admiral on equal footing.
In the vast world of One Piece, there are few who can rival Luffy’s exceptional abilities. As a result, it remains uncertain whether the Final Saga will unveil the powers of Imu or introduce entirely new formidable opponents. Nevertheless, one thing is clear: this battle will mark a turning point as Luffy gains the upper hand against the Navy’s highest-ranking officer.