Rayleigh is not the Yonko in the One Piece series, but his strength and many other details about him make fans feel that Rayleigh is exactly like a Yonko.
There are characters in the One Piece series who are not the Yonko, but their strength is definitely not inferior to that of Yonko. Silvers Rayleigh is one of them.
So what are the reasons that make him like a Yonko? Here are the reasons!
1. A character that even the Yonko must respect
In One Piece chapter 1059, Blackbeard decided to withdraw from Amazon Lily after Silvers Rayleigh appeared. Although the Shadow King admitted that he certainly couldn’t win against Teach at that time. Fortunately, Rayleigh’s reputation was enough to cause the enemy to retreat.
Luffy, who was trained by Rayleigh, along with Shanks, a former apprentice in the Roger Pirates, also had great respect for this man.
2. Has a reputation as the Pirate King’s right-hand man
Rayleigh was formerly Gol D. Roger’s right-hand man. It can be said that he is extremely famous.
Even in Luffy’s age, the Shadow King is still a respected name. Speaking of fame, Rayleigh can clearly match characters like Kaido or Big Mom.
3. The Navy considers Rayleigh a legend and doesn’t want to get in trouble with him
In One Piece chapter 501, Garp heard about Rayleigh being sold at the slave auction on Sabaody Archipelago. He decided not to tell Sengoku about this.
Even so, Garp felt that if the Marines went against Rayleigh recklessly, they would lose a lot of people. Since the Marines at the time were preparing to face Whitebeard, Garp asked the person who reported to him, “Are you planning on telling the marines to take on both legends at once?!”.
So it seems that the Marines consider Rayleigh a legendary figure, on par with Whitebeard. Interestingly, Garp isn’t the only one who doesn’t want to get in trouble with the Shadow King.
Kizaru in One Piece chapter 512 also said that if the Marines wanted to capture Rayleigh at that time, they needed to be prepared.
4. Rayleigh is currently one of the strongest characters in One Piece, even though he’s not the Yonko
In terms of strength, Rayleigh is really scary. He possesses all three types of Haki, even having the strength to teach them to Luffy.
In the Sabaody Archipelago, Rayleigh was able to fight against Kizaru, who was the Admiral. He is also one of the strongest One Piece characters today, although not the Yonko.
5. Rayleigh has been to Laugh Tale, this is an achievement that no other Yonko has achieved
Rayleigh also has a memorable track record, something no other Yonko has ever done: succeeding to Laugh Tale. And even Shanks doesn’t seem to have set foot there. Because he decided to stay with Buggy on the ship, not going down with the rest of the crew.
Rayleigh and Crocus are among the characters who know what’s hidden in Laugh Tale. This could actually make him very dangerous in the eyes of the World Government.
So those are the reasons why fans feel Rayleigh is like a Yonko in the One Piece series. Right now, he’s not Yonko, as Rayleigh hasn’t fought much anymore, and doesn’t have a crew of his own.
But rest assured, if one day he decides to lead the new pirate crew, Rayleigh will surely be seen as a great threat, just like the Yonko in the eyes of the Marines and the World Government. do you agree? Please write comments!
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