I have strong feelings about people claiming this guy is stronger than that, etc.. My problem stems from the fact that we just do not currently have enough source material to make those sorts of claims but if you really want to insist that Kaido is this and that. Well… “He’s been defeated 7 times AS A PIRATE….” He is the strongest creature among ALL LIVING THINGS”. Now let’s break this down shall we? What is strength? What is the word “strongest” referring to when speaking about Kaido? Strength can mean many things.
Well, it means that Mihawk is defined as the strongest swordsman in the world because he has mastered the use of a sword. He can cut mountains, and perform long distance sword slashes.
Now, think about this for a moment… Why would an incredibly durable, incredibly powerful human being or creature who is obviously very confident in his power want to master something like Haki? Now, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying he doesn’t have haki. He probably, most likely does. It’s standard post time skip. However, why would he want to MASTER something like that? He doesn’t NEED TO! He is the strongest creature alive! This brings me directly to my next point. Whitebeard and Shanks are most likely two of the pirates who defeated Kaido those 7 times, the latter having actually been mentioned as having stopped Kaido when he wanted to fight Whitebeard. It has been established that both Shanks and Whitebeard possess or in Whitebeard’s case, possessed conqueror’s haki. And considering they split the sky in half with a casual clash, I’d say their haki was and is incredibly powerful.
Haki is defined as the fighting spirit within people. That means that two people may have a strong fighting spirit and therefore a strong haki but the person with a slightly stronger fighting spirit will always win the haki contest. Now tell me this. Do you honestly think that a man who has made a hobby out of trying to KILL HIMSELF to the point where he wants to start a war with the entire world (Most likely to find himself someone who can finally kill him) has a strong fighting spirit? Sounds like his fighting spirit, his will to live, needs some sowing back together. So if we add up all the variables, we get Kaido the strongest creature among all living things that possesses a weak haki, or not as strong as others. Then we take Luffy, a man whose fighting spirit grows significantly with every trial he faces. A man, that when met with his match, overcomes the limits of his powers (as seen in Alabasta when he lost to crocodile twice on the same day but beat him the third time) to protect his crew and move further ahead toward his goal.And then you tell me, you don’t know how in the world he’ll beat Kaido? Take a moment and rethink your logic.
*Theory by TonySnow97