Eiichiro Oda revealed that Mihawk is superior to Shanks in swordsmanship, but in a fight that requires overall strength, Shanks has the upper hand.
One Piece is known for its complex stories and intriguing characters. Among them, Shanks and Mihawk stand out because of their unique rivalry. This relationship develops over the years, as the two characters engage in countless battles that have become legendary.
The rivalry between them was so fierce that their feats echoed throughout the Grand Line, sparking heated debates among fans about which of the two was stronger.
Recently, with the abolition of the Shichibukai system and the appearance of the Cross Guild organization, author Eiichiro Oda has brought new information to supplement the discussion of who is stronger between Shanks and Mihawk.
When describing in detail the skills of the Cross Guild members, Oda emphasized that Mihawk’s swordsmanship was unmatched, even superior to Shanks. This reveal provided a new perspective on each character’s abilities.
Is Shanks stronger than Mihawk?
Oda’s statement shows that while Mihawk is the ultimate swordsman, Shanks can gain the upper hand in an all-out battle. This opens up the possibility that Shanks, with his superior Haki usage and other hidden skills that have not yet been revealed, would be the stronger fighter overall in a duel.
What is interesting to note is that, although Mihawk is considered the greatest swordsman, his bounty does not surpass Shanks’, showing that Shanks is more highly regarded in the One Piece world.
The rivalry between Shanks and Mihawk is not simply a matter of strength, it also reflects the broader story of One Piece. Shanks is the person who plays the role of inspiration for the main character. And Mihawk takes the position of helping Zoro – the swordsman of Luffy’s group become stronger. The parallelism between these two pairs of characters signals that, according to fate, Luffy will surpass Shanks, Zoro will surpass Mihawk.
As One Piece approaches its climax, more information about Shanks, Mihawk and the nature of their rivalry is expected to be revealed. These details promise to not only enrich fans’ understanding of these two characters, but also shed light on their powers, as well as their contributions to the plot.