Re: Luffy could take down an Admiral now?
Whitebeard had Busoshoku haki, he was the strongest man in the world with the strong paramecia DF, he still wasn't able to kill akainu.
Originally Posted by Thugg
Sure he did a lot of damage to him, but Akainu was able to get up and beat Ivan-chan and Crab-chan and then continue fighting ~16 Whitebeard commanders + Crocodile and some more pirates without getting beaten by them.
Hope that says something about an admirals powers.
Luffy would be able to beat most of the Whitebeard commanders maybe with the only exception being Marco (Would be a close fight, hard to tell who'd win it, I'd say Marco might have improved a bit in the last two years, so Marco might be able to win a fight against Luffy. Dunno about Jozu either, cause his body is made out of diamonds o_o But haki might be able to damage him.)
For the past two years, the admirals haven't been just sitting idly by doing nothing. They've been out there fighting pirates, getting stronger.
Luffys show of strength against the Pacifistas just shows how much stronger HE is compared to himself 2 years ago. Doesn't mean other characters haven't gotten any stronger either. Sure his growth is much more than other characters, he gets stronger faster, but still not fast enough to catch up to the top fighters in the world.