Another day, another analysis of the numerous strong-armed characters available in Shonen. The thing with the genre is that just when you think one guy is the ultimate strongest character in the anime, nope! Turns out there is another ultimate strongest guy, much stronger than the first guy. However, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, you have to wait and see if one character can surpass the other, like in the case of Momonosuke and Kaido from One Piece.
Kozuki Momonosuke is already rumored to be just as strong as Kaido, one of the Four Legendary Emperors, so he’ll likely surpass him in a few years. It also helps that he’s landed direct blows on formidable opponents before, like when he was able to damage an Admiral in his dragon form, which implies a similar level of strength between him and Kaido. However, whereas Kaido has already been defeated at the hands of Monkey D. Luffy, the sky is the limit for Momonosuke.
But why those two, specifically? The thing is that Kaido and Momonosuke share more in common than one might think. There is active speculation in the fandom that the two share their dragon powers because they are derived from the same Devil Fruit. While Momonosuke consumed an artificial version of said Devil fruit, it was still enough to give him the same mythical powers. So, it’s only natural that people pit the two against each other online.
But between the two, who would come out on top? Would Kaido remain to have his legacy be bested by Luffy alone, or will Momonosuke join his ranks as another Dragon? That’s what we are here to discuss in a segment I like to call Character Versus – where we take two characters from across the Animesphere, same franchise or otherwise, and pit them against each other to see who is truly the best. Today, it’s to see whether the current Shogun of Wano can overpower the ‘World’s Strongest Creature’. Let’s discuss it!
Kaido Of The Beasts: A God Amongst Men?
So, let’s talk about Kaido. He is one of the former Four Emperors, the most notorious pirates across the oceans, and he’s also a literal dragon. Thanks to him consuming the Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu, a Mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit, it grants him the power to transform into a full serpentine Azure Dragon.
Kaido is constantly described as being this monstrous being, almost near Giant levels. He was part of Edward Newgate’s crew, the Rock Pirates, so he’s got the training to back his strength up. He is merciless, confident, and absolutely ruthless in battle. It’s why he’s so feared overall. The man is not to be messed with.
But alas, he still suffered defeat through Luffy. So, he wasn’t untouchable. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t formidable.
Kozuki Momonosuke: Oden’s Successor!
The Shogun of Wano Country has huge responsibilities and an even bigger legacy to follow. Kozuki Momonosuke is the son of Kozuki Oden, a man that traveled with Whitebeard’s entourage and was infamous in his own right.
But just because he was born into royalty doesn’t mean he led an easy life. His father was a literal legend, but he had to grow up too fast – quite literally. He had an ally use the Juku Juku technique to age him so he could take on his role as the head of the Kozuki clan early. Still, he is mature and assertive for his age, sworn to follow the Samurai Bushido code to a painful degree.
He has trained relentlessly, knowing strength matters in a world like theirs. And then there is the Devil Fruit. When Kaido was taken into Marine captivity, Vegapunk, a scientist, extracted his Lineage Factor to create an Artificial Devil Fruit. And clearly, he succeeded because Momonosuke later stumbled upon the same fruit and gained his new Dragon form.
Winner: Momonosuke Is On His Way!
Considering how he still has quite a while to go, and yet he’s already at Kaido’s level? It’s a no-brainer. He has the drive and the skill to overtake the man any day now.
Momonosuke is going to be stronger than Kaido in the future, and you can quote me on that!