firstly how do you know that mihawk was unable to scratch him??????????and the fact that bb was able to damage him doesnt mean he was stronger it just means that he could match him.and i m saying that if bb had won shanks would be dead.on the other hand shanks is the type of guy that might leave a defeated opponent alive
what made you think mihawk was able to scratch or damage shanks?? keep in mind they both swordsmen who uses big swords so if ever one was able to deal damage it would be very evident (unless you consider "scratches" you see on samurai anime real damage)
Shanks is also a man who wouldn't let anyone as dangerous as BB go away. And it could also be that BB let shanks live coz he wants to have a low profile and don't want roger to hunt him
you are the one who said that mihawk hasnt scratched shanks where is the basis for that belief?i m not saying that he was able to scratch him since we dont know yet.but whe know that they were equals so that means that he could deal damage to him and dont forget that mihawk is the strongest swordsman in the world so that means that he surpassed shanks otherwise he wouldnt be the strongest.shanks might have killed him if he had understood how dangerous bb was but if bb had won he would definitely kill him because since he left wb crue he didnt want to keep a low profile anymore that is why he wanted to kill luffy
sorry got confused bout the scratch thing... lol, We could assume that they both deal damage to each other since they always fought before, what I'm trying to say is there is no significant damage like BB did to shanks, I mean shanks and mihawk may have bruises or scratches when they fight but BB could have blinded shanks right eye. It means when thay fought BB was able to find a small opening while mihawk didn't, at least nothing that we know of.
Yup mihawk is the greatest swordsman and he surpassed shanks in terms of swordmanship but it's mainly because shanks lost an arm though I believe mihawk can win in a "swordfight" even if shanks still got both arms if they fight now. Shanks can level things up or slightly have an advantage if he uses his haki
BB and shanks fought years ago when he still haven't got the yami yami nomi (which makes the damage he dealth with shanks more imppresive) so he still wants to keep a low profile that time. when he found the DF that's the time he can manage to have a higher profile since he's gotten stronger with his DF
anyway, nice debating with you bro, I'll take you on tomorrow...
Or Kidd's fruit if he could manipulate the iron in blood.
Aside from a counter like that, Blackbeard is by far the strongest character in One Piece yet revealed.
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