@WorldEater: Well to be honest One Piece used to be the strongest out of the HST and Naruto was the weakest; it was even expected at one point before the Time Skip that One Piece would bound over Bleach because the characters were already so powerful in before the timeskip. However they were so wildly unimpressive after the skip that they slowly declined into the bottom of the tier rankings. I mean going by what they showed at Ennis Lobby, Impel Down, Sabody, and Marineford you would think they would have a massive power boost and surpass their old selves by leaps and bounds but so far that is not the case, Hordy Jones was a joke, Ussop has no improved as much as people thought, I mean he still is not ont he level of Rob Lucci and his recent fight made a very bad impression. People are still waiting for the fight to show what the straw hats can really do now because so far they have shown only a few new moves and better control over some abilities like Haki. Franky still has not been too impressive aside from his mech, Nami has not done anything impressive, same with Robin and Chopper. But in their defense this is due to the current arcs being very story heavy rather than action heavy, don't get me wrong, at action is great when presented, but it is not enough to really bump them up in the tier listing. They do have power houses Like Garp, Sabo, and hype Blackbeard and kaido. But until then they are at the bottom of the HST. The thing is, people really don't like Naruto as of late and don't like the idea of Naruto being>>>One Piece in terms of power, all One Piece has to contend with right now is speed, I believe someone explained in detail why currently Luffy is only around Sannin level.
It used to be that each series had their own thing going for them:
One Piece= Stamina, strength and durability
Bleach= Speed and hax
Naruto= AoE, Destructive capacity, and versitality
Toriko: Raw power, potential
One Piece: Speed, hype
Bleach: Destructive capacity, hax, raw power, durability
Naruto: Speed, Raw power, durability, hax, AoE, versitality, potential,stamina
Toriko: Speed, Raw power, strength, hax, durability, stamina, AoE
Currently the pecking order is widely accepted as:
I mean current Naruto or Sasuke solo One Piece easily, hell, BM Naruto can still solo with effort. One Piece simply lacks the power and durability needed. It's a shame since One Piece is my favorite out of the HST, I mean I love all of them (I just don't like how Bleach is going currently) but Naruto outclasses One Piece. People just hear some hype tale or learn of one new ability and just assume that One Piece is super strong and shoots up on the list, that is not the case. I can see them coming up in the ranking again (Although I have a hard time seeing them get past Toriko, Bleach I can see since they have hax, all they need is more speed), but currently even top tiers in One Piece are only mid tiers in Naruto. Sorry for th elengthy post I just wanted to explain my reasoning for why Doflamingo loses so badly.
Good post. But I put to you that OP is the most consistent out of all them too. Naruto and Bleach are BS, everyone just magically gets stronger after every battle as if they all just ate a senzu bean or something and are of the sayain variety.
OP showed it's most powerful alive character in the end of the first arc, Whitebeard. So far it is still Whitebeard who is the most powerful character seen in OP, no one else has shown anything even similar to his power and it is this consistency that makes OP so great as a story.
If OP was written by Kishi Luffy would've already surpassed WB and somehow Doffy would be even stronger than WB and then after their battle Doffy would just become fodder and Luffy would be twice as powerful as every other character except Madara who is now somehow in OP. Both would be summoning meteors and destroying islands in their epic battle of sh*t.