Guys I wan't to bring back two topics back to life. Balance and shichibukais.
I know I have brought this topic countless times on how the WG vows for balance and they want to keep the power distributed among all parties. I have been "wrong" on many occasions like my take on luffy being the fifth yonko was a the announcement of a challenger not the actual title. Regardless of that on the last chapter the gorosei says that it has been hard to maintain the balance and there is some need of a cleansing. I don't doubt they can do that as their notion of balance is them owning 70% of the world power. They can wipe a yonko crew if they put their heart to it. Getting back into topic, I want to ask you on WHY they went with this "balance" methodology on the first case. They kind of put themselves with the back against the wall because even though they can wipe all the other parties and organisations there will always be the fear of their enemies allying themselves just to fight back.
There are 3 types of shichibukai. The ones that have a goal to become PK and are growing in the shadows (croco, moria and doffy), the ones that are working out of convenience(jimbe and boa do it for their homelands), the ones with an accomplished goal(mihawk, this is a guess).
I will not talk about BB, weevil, kuma, buggy or law as I want to focus on the original 7.
I just want to analyse who do you think makes the best type of shichibukai. We know the WG wants people unbeatable that can take scrubs from them and be called to action in case of war or battle. Prestige is something of interest and all of the original 7 seem to be recognised anywhere.
Guys like boa and jimbe clearly despise the WG and only do it for their homelands. They seem to be reliable as at the end of the day their homeland can be used as leverage in blackmail type of way. Regardless they are bound and are less likely to step out of line because of their loved ones. I suppose I can guess that Kuma is in the same situation as jimbe and boa.
Guys like doffy, croco and moria are the worse in my eyes. The WG clearly knows what they are and what they want but accepts them. I suppose the WG think themselves as smarter than low lives pirates but doffy was ruining their precious balance with his underground business while ruling one of the biggest countries of the world and croco was on the same path as him. Why would the WG go with guys like this is behind my comprehension.
The last one is mihawk whom I believe his first goal was to be the very best swordsman in the world and he did accomplished such feat. Now he has a title, feats and he doesn't have anything else on his mind other than to follow orders. (I know this is based on the guess that being the best swordsman was his main goal but.. just go with it.)
Out of this 3 types of shichibukaiI have to say that mihawk is the best type of all unfortunately I suppose its hard to find accomplished pirates willing to join the WG.
So the best option will always be the ones bound to something like boa and jimbe as they will do anything as long as their homeland is safe. The WG should be gathering pirates like this.
and one more time the type of doffy and croco are the worst as they will do unthinkable things in the shadows and as soon as they see their chance, they will throw the WG under the bus. I believe BB and Law were the same as doffy and croco.
What you think?
Balance first then i will later post my opinions on warlords.
I can agree balance makes no sense at all with the capabilities of OP admirals. But if i give the op world a little break, and assume they have other things to do besides sail around killing pirates nonstop. If we apply a real world standard to the OP world, then their "balance" is genius.
Think about it, the vast majority of the world is mostly peaceful, all the powerful pirates are drawn down a narrow path that leads to a very small section of the world. In fact this situation is so perfect it is almost possibe roger himself is a wg agent (lol not really, but a few things would add up better).
Also, the wg has nothing to fear. As i have said before even if all emperor fleets teamed up to take on the wg it still would be a tough fight with no clear winner. BUT even if you dont believe me there, it isnt logical for pirates who all want to be the PK to team up. No one would trust eachother, bm would be waiting for any second during the war to kill kiadou or shanks, bb would defintally try to take out a few of his competers, and if all the emperors have to worry about attacks from their own allies they cant really fight all out. I mean... look at wb, durint the mf war he got attacked by an ally and he trats all his allies like sons..... if wb can be attacked by an ally forget enemy pirate crews teaming up...
So in the real world this set up is genius, maybe even beyond genius. Imagine a world where all criminals drive to newyork and live there. It would be perfect.
But on the other hand..... the wg has guys who can fly and move at light speed..... screw real world standards just kill all pirates as they show up.