@bananavist: My goodness such incompetence should be lethal. So an oldman WB is the peak of OP capability? So Kaido whose also an emperor would somehow preform worse than WB on his deathbed......I'm not sure if you're serious or honestly this incapable of following a story? So a single emperor can come in and pimpslap Akainu like hes trash yet you find problems with Emperors being > Admirals?
It doesnt matter if hes an EoS villain, does that somehow change canonical events that took place? The Admirals can still become stronger, who knows. However using that as some sort of excuse to suggest the Admirals are the strongest beings in the verse is the most laughable garbage anyone whose never read the series will say.
Admirals probably couldn't even beat the warlords Lore wise with Mihawk being there.
Reading is hard for you it seems.
Yes an old and sick Whitebeard was consistently refered to as the world's strongest man and world's strongest pirate, to the point where EVERY SINGLE Marineford volume states "World's strongest Pirate" in his bio and that Bigmom,Sengoku and Doflamingo all further confirm he was the strongest even AFTER his death.
Whitebeard didn't pimpslap shit, you're obviously an anime only watcher who has neve read the manga.
Akainu was sneak attacked by a bloodlusted Whitebeard yet still blew up half of WB's face while tanking his most powerful attack without an issue and coming back just 2 chapters later to oneshot and fodderize Ivankov,Jinbe,Inazuma,Curiel as well as fight ALL the remaining commanders+crocodile+new world captains at ONCE and all of that WITHOUT ASSISTANCE.
Jinbe was also gonna die if not for Law's surgery.
Meanwhile your Yonko Bigmom couldn't even injure Jinbe with a named attack was sent FLYING by him, hell her named attacks INDRA and HEAVENLY DOMINION have failed to do ANY DAMAGE to the Supernovas, her AP is utter trash compared to Akainu, Kaido and BM are DURABILITY MERCHANTS with very little else going for them.