Quote Originally Posted by FireFistLuffy View Post
If whitebeard goes next in command takes his place which is Marco, simple chain of command.
That's not what I meant. I meant that Shanks would become the next "Closest to being the Pirate King" and with that an influence similar to Whitebeard's. I would think that without WB the WB Pirates would either collaspe, split off into smaller sects, or at the very least be very crippled.