Monkey D Garp is one of the most mysterious characters in one piece when it comes to strength. Yes, we all know that he is very strong, but how strong exactly is he. We have heard stories of him all over in One Piece. There are enough stories to actually be in a delusion that Monkey D. Garp is the strongest marine in one piece (we’ll see whether is actually a delusion or not). Let’s now have a serious analysis to decide how strong is Garp and whether he is the strongest marine around or not.
Doing this analysis is actually pretty hard since there are more factors to consider than we can count. But let’s try to figure out as any things as possible and recall as many stories about Garp as we can. So let’s get started.
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The man who almost killed Gol D. Roger
Yes, you read it right (but of course you probably already know it). Monkey D. Garp is known as the man who got hold of Roger multiple times and battled him toe to toe. At every point in time, whenever Garp appears in One Piece, we hear his name in reference to the fights that he had with Roger. That is something that we have not heard about for anyone else. No one else (as far as I can recall) has ever been associated with Roger in this way (that he fought Roger toe to toe).
Since Roger was the big time pirate of that era, everyone must have gone after him to make a name for themselves or to show of their skill or at least to do their duty as a marine. The fact that we only hear about Garp getting into deadly fights with Roger must mean that he was probably the only one capable of doing that.
There’s another thing which is separate from this which I’ll cover here only. Monkey D. Garp beat Chinjao the drill with a punch. That’s said like its a real heroic deed but I don’t feel it’s important when we are trying to find out whether Monkey D Garp is the strongest marine or not. So let’s just leave this one.
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Fighting with Golden Lion Shiki
Garp is also the one who fought against Shiki with Sengoku at Marineford. A fight which tore apart marineford itself. The fact that Garp and Sengoku were the only ones fighting the ultimate threat, Shiki, says that they were the two strongest one’s at that time. And since Garp also fought Roger multiple times (which we haven’t heard about Sengoku much), we can theoretically place Garp a little above Sengoku.
Garp during the war of the best
The war of the best is the biggest war we have seen till now in One Piece and Garp pulled some crazy shit in that war. First of all, he was sitting at the top with Sengoku and seeing everyone else fight, as if they were trying to show his superiority over others. When he did enter, he almost brought down Marco with a punch, someone who was giving trouble to all the three Navy Admirals.
And let’s not forget what he said when Akainu punched a whole in Ace. His said to Sengoku: “Hold me down or I am going to kill that bastard”, referring to Akainu, clearly stating his superiority.
There are many other things about Garp in One Piece but if I try to cover that, then the post will just get way too long but I think from what we just analyzed. We can say that atleast during his time, Monkey D. Garp was the strongest marine in the entire Navy. There could have been someone as strong as him, but no one stronger. With this, let’s end this post and I’ll see you around in the next post. Read more anime fan theories here.