In Chapter 1055 we see Ryokugyu senses an incredibly strong blast of Conqueror’s Haki coming from Shanks, which causes him to return to normal form. Green Bull, a full-on Admiral was affected by a Conqueror’s Haki blast!
Usually, from what we know, weak people lose conciseness due to weak will/haki power, strong people just get scared for a moment-and that’s it, Conqueror’s Haki blast doesn’t affect them. But for the first time, an actual Admiral, a true so called “top tier” was affected by a Conqueror’s Haki blast.
But not just affected, no, no, no he couldn’t even break out of his frozen state on his own, Shanks had to let him go. That’s a big deal to me, especially in 1v1 fights since Shanks can use it to freeze his opponent and strike him while he can’t do anything to avoid or black it.
It’s truly a big deal… but the sheer fact that an actual Admiral was frozen by a Conqueror’s Haki blast until he was let go is even crazier. If something like this happened to a Yonko, the entire community would go nuts. But because it’s an Admiral nobody even pays any attention! But the biggest surprising factor was the distance at which Shanks did it, I’d assume that in close distance the effect would be even stronger. And if Blackbeard is meant to fight and defeat Shanks, then he’s gotta have a strong Conqueror’s Haki for sure.
*by Master OF Haki