There all bloodlust, Fight takes place where Naruto fought Kakuzu
@GIRUGAMESH: Why do people keep saying his reactions are that freaking fast? Is it fan wanking or something? What is his best reaction feat?
I know, it's ridiculous. Onepiece characters are hypersonic, nothing above.
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Can't believe people are so dumb. When the pad makes contact, it repels them at lightspeed. But this does not equal his own speed. The pad actually needs to make contact before any ligthspeed shenanigans take place.
Nobody in Onepiece has lightspeed reactions. And anyone who brings up that scan of Luffy dodging a laser beam and trying to pass that off as lightspeed does so at the risk of firing their credibility out the window.
@SpeedForceSpider: No problem. And even if that was lightspeed it would be PIS, as earlier in the Alabasta arc Zoro was having some difficulty dodging bullets. I'd be willing to say he is hypersonic+, but definitely not lightspeed. If that was the case then Kizaru moving at lightspeed wouldn't be a big deal at all.
My view on Haki is that it lets you read your opponents next attack, similar to how the sharingan does. So while nobody actually has lightspeed reactions, they can read attacks that move at lightspeed. Otherwise no one would be able to counter Kizaru and he would be the most powerful character in the series. It's similar to the Force in Star Wars, two haki users can read each others attacks, akin to pre-cog, which is why Kizaru doesn't stomp on everyone. The greater the control over haki, the more of an advantage a person has in a fight. That's also why someone like Shanks, who seems to have no DF, can fight on par with any of the Admirals or Whitebeard.
That's why in my opinion Haki gives Team OP a massive advantage because they have been shown to be able to read attacks that move at lightspeed, i.e. any attack by Kizaru or the Pacifista laser which is effectively a Kizaru laser.
Take away the haki and they lose, because like Girugamesh said, they have hypersonic+ reactions. They are possibly faster than the ninja's in Akatsuki, but people like Pein and Itachi have some hax techniques that would give them the win.
Akasuki wins, but people are getting way to angry about the light speed thing, right now no one other than Kizaru is light speed, that being said people at least have good reason for believing characters like Zoro and Luffy are light speed, I dunno why all credibility has to be thrown out for a very easy to make mistake.