Mihawk was already aware of Zoro’s Conqueror Haki!

Kaido first noticed that Zoro possessed Conqueror’s Haki after the Emperor was hit by Zoro’s Nine Swords style attack. During his fight against King, Zoro manages to consciously control the Conqueror’s advanced Haki application, infusing it into his three swords.

Now is the time to look back at some of the moments that foreshadowed the Zoro’s Conqueror Haki and, by extension, Mihawk’s Conqueror’s Haki.

Both Kaido and Mihawk recognized Zoro’s Conqueror Haki through an all-or-nothing attack. Zoro’s spirit or presence has been commented on by other characters like Urashima and Monet, but these two prominent characters stand out by noticing something special about Zoro’s attacks. Zoro who carry all the power of his will.

Who better to recognize the use of Conqueror’s Haki than another conqueror himself? Kaido realized something was wrong moments before the attack hit, but it wasn’t until he absorbed Asura that he realized that Zoro was unknowingly using the most advanced form of Conqueror’s Haki, the ability to clothe his attacks with the power of the Supreme King.

Another indication of Conqueror’s Haki, announced from Sabaody, is a Conqueror’s Haki user’s ability to tame animals. Luffy unknowingly manifested the most basic level of Conqueror’s Haki when he bullied Duval’s bull, and Zoro or Mihawk successfully tamed the Humandrills of Kuraigana Island just as Luffy tamed the animals he stalked with. is driven during the time shift. Was it Zoro who tamed the baboons, Mihawk, or both?

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During Marineford, Mihawk also received a large reaction board to Luffy’s Conqueror’s Haki. The presence of Admirals and Luffy’s family (Garp, Ace) made sense since Luffy posed as a future threat to the Navy, but what was Mihawk doing there? His reaction plane is placed directly in the middle, with a larger frame than those of Garp and Sengoku.

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We know that clashes between Conquerors become huge spectacles due to the backlash produced by Conqueror’s Haki. Whitebeard and Shanks’ clash and Big Mom and Kaido’s long duel both split the skies in spectacular fashion, joining Whitebeard’s description of Shanks and Mihawk’s duels still ringing in his ears decades later. .

Oda has systematically demolished all the arguments used by critics to assert that Mihawk does not have the qualities of a Conqueror. Rayleigh spends his time drinking, gambling, and pretending to be captured by slavers. Zoro is happy to serve under Luffy and Mihawk’s membership in a group (Straw Hats or Shichibukai) has no bearing on his notoriety or former ambition before Shanks lost his arm. We even have several Conquerors serving under the World Government like Sengoku, Boa Hancock and Doflamingo. As one of the few characters to hold the title of World’s Strongest and the strongest member of his faction, Mihawk fulfills all the requirements to have Conqueror’s Haki. In fact, all of the strongest faction leaders/members have Conqueror’s Haki.

  • Marines – Sengoku
  • Pirates – Whitebeard, Linlin, Kaido, Shanks
  • Revolutionaries – Dragon

Mihawk probably knew all along that Zoro had Conqueror’s Haki, recognizing the same qualities in Sanzen Sekai as he did in his duels with another powerful swordsman, Shanks. We believe Mihawk was aware of Asura’s existence but he didn’t say anything as he wanted Zoro to go his own way to learn about it. We’re sure guys like Mihawk and others have also advanced Conqueror’s Haki.