Round 1, he stops at Zoro. Sorry guys, but as impressive as he was without his sacred treasure, he wasn't nearly that impressive. That twig cutting a hill feat is basically his only comparable feat to date.
Round 2 he makes it to Mihawk and loses. I get that people might disagree, but seeing how he's hyped at Yonkou level AND is still superior to Zoro I don't see him getting past Mihawk yet. We need to find out the nature of how he destroyed that kingdom and whether it was over time or in one shot
1. he's still physically stronger, more durable, and his cut was made with a twig/tiny blunt object. also, you seem to be forgetting him and Ban having a city level feat by simply arm wrestling. destroying a city-level barrier >>>>>>>>>>> cutting a city-sized person in two. and let's not forget that most of Zoro's best techniques will be getting Full Countered back in his face, which puts him at a severe disadvantage.
2. by hype Mihawk is island level, by hype Mel is island level with hax. Mel is still stronger, going by hype or feats. speaking of feats, Mihawk isn't beating five Meliodas' according to them. Meliodas' hill cut and Mihawk's iceberg cut were about the same, but Mel has the added advantage of hax+superior strength feats. let's not forget, he seems to be able to multiply any of his abilities, from cutting to clones.
nooooot really. He's not physically stronger, he is possibly more durable, and the whole twig thing doesn't mean squat. Know why? Because even when he got a sword, he didn't do shit in comparison to it. So basically it would be the same result until you can show me otherwise. As for his feat in the dungeon, how do you know it was city level? For one we've never seen these dragons it can supposedly hold back, at most the dragons were probably small town level by spamming fire or something. Also he did that TOGETHER with Ban. So from what you're telling me it takes the two of them to destroy a city level barrier. Also, city sized person? No. Zoro is definitely Mountain level now. Which is far better than their little dungeon trick that was rather small in the first place. And Full Counter isn't gonna do shit to Sanzen Sekai or Daizen Sekai. Mel's only option is to get close and if he does that it's all over. The only major move he could send back is 1080 pound cannon. Nd since Mel doesn't have the distance advantage or flight, he won't be needing it to cut him in two. At this point, Zoro could kill Hendricksen.
Lol you just said they're both island level by hype, that doesn't automatically make Mel stronger. Physically, Mel should be a little bit below Mihawk but like you said his hax compensates for that. Even if Mel made five of himself it takes a casual swing to wipe them all out, even without sending out a sword slash like he did against WB. By feats he's superior, but that's because he's also the main protagonist of the series lol by Hype I'm going with Mihawk.
1. the feat is city level because it was stated the barrier could contain ten town busting dragons. even if you lowballed it, and said they could only townbust over time, then it'd still be city level because they couldn't break the barrir regardless. i'm not sure about you, but if a barrier could contain ten town busters, it'd be safe to say it's city level. also, so what if Ban helped? they literally showed zero effort at all. they basically had a pleasent conversation while werecking a giant dungeon via arm wrestling. are you saying that little game they played couldn't be replicated by Mel casually? because if so, that's ridiculous. he also cracked Bayzel rock in two with a single punch, another casual feat abov all but Luffy's best.
as for Zoro's feat, that was one of his best techniques that was far from casual. also, it was a CUT, and Pica is CITY SIZED, not mountain. even if he was mountain sized, the feat was still not mountain level. i've said it before, and i'll say it again, cutting something in two is not a DC feat. not that it matters, any wide-range DC feat Zoro uses (and that does include the others, not just 1080 PC) are compressed aur slashes, and therefore are getting sent right back in Zoro's face weather you say so or not. Mel's strength is no "little trick" by the way, it literally craps on any and all strength feats Zoro or Luffy have ever shown other then EGG. and if it does come down to a close-quarters fight, then Zoro us the dead one, not Mel. me, and several others, have proven that Mel is much stronger, has better DC, and is more hax then any Strawhat. he'd tear Zoro a new one in short or long range, and could tank any of his attacks to save for a sweet little Revenge Counter if things go sour later in the gauntlet.
by the way, you.... seriously don't think Zoro can beat Hendy, do you? it took most of the Sins combined power, with extreme difficulty, just to beat him. your basically saying Zoro could solo the Sins, and that is beyond laughable.
2. now for this part. Mihawk is most defenitly not oneshotting one Meliodas, so he can't oneshot five either. as for being "slightly weaker" physically, read the above. by the way, being a top tier in OP=/=being physically strong. Mihawk's true power lies behind his skill, not strength.
They were putting all their strength into arm wrestling. That means it's a rather hard effort, but they were also acting casual because they were talking to each other. All that you can say is that combined they have city level strength. Outside of that, you have no proof that alone they could have taken down the barrier. And you keep saying town busting but I still have no recollection of those dragons on panel actually destroying a town. Which was bayzel rock, anyway? You'll have to remind me on that one.
Fine, we'll say he is high city level. Either way, it's more impressive than anything Mel has shown. And while it is one of his best moves, it is rather casually. You can only say that it's not casual if he was tired afterwards and only did it ONCE. He did it several times. Without problem. All he really has to do is embue his hands and swords in armament haki. With that, it's more than easy enough to slash someone like Mel in half. Also lol no. Daizen and Sanzen Sekai are direct slashes to the body that are pure melee. He showed that when he slashed the real Pica after the statue. Mel can't send that back, and you have no evidence that he could send it back. Whether you disregard anything I say means nothing, because it has to be an energy or flying attack. Nothing else. Hes got stronger hax, comparable speed but outside of that... no. No greater DC and no greater Strength feats that I've seen. So Mel loses without that sacred treasure of his.
Also, I said Zoro could kill Hendy at this point, doesn't exactly mean he could beat him (debatable, but that's a fight for another time). Zoro has undeniably shown MUCH higher power than any of the sins. None of them, or the Knights, showed anything equal to Daizen Sekai. You can't even argue on that point. Cutting a hill in half was cute in comparison. And lastly, on that stupid arm wrestling feat, there's not even a way to calc that into a fight, and as I said before he did it with Ban. So alone he doesn't have that kind of power.
I doubt Mels clones are anywhere near as powerful as he is. At most, I think the main point of them is to make multiple reversals. I don't think that they actually fight. But we'll see. We've yet to see them do much aside from that reversal. Also, I highly doubt that. He's called the strongest swordsman in the world. That means he's amazingly powerful. Not to mention he taught Zoro everything about Armament Haki, which we have yet to even SEE him use. With it I'm pretty sure he'd one shot if he landed a blow which is highly possible.