Re: Marco the Phoenix vs Marshall De Teach (Black Beard)?
I never said it makes strong, in fact, I wrote strong and D. as two separate reasons. And the reason I mentioned D. is because it was one of the reasons the Gorosei gave for him.
Originally Posted by TheHokage
And I know BB will fight Shanks and beat him, but that doesn't mean his on his level yet, just like Luffy and many others, BB needs to progress, so him being >Marco means he's >Admiral; meaning he's Top 10 which he's not at this moment. Also, his progression needs to start off as the weakest Emperor and gradually become the strongest Emperor by defeating the current strongest Emperor and eventually be PK level or just below. And this will be shown as the Emperor's fall (Kaido=2nd strongest since he will be taken down by Luffy & Law, BM=3rd strongest by being beaten by Luffy, Shanks=1st and defeated by BB thus giving him the 1st position).
And this all means that if (as of now), Marco>BB, it makes sense.
As for those who an beat BB, there are more than you've included.