Was Crocodile stronger at Marineford? Or was he holding back in Alabasta?

 During the Alabasta arc, Crocodile displayed a level of power that was initially considered overwhelming by the Straw Hat Pirates. He possessed the Logia-type Devil Fruit called the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit), which granted him the ability to control and transform into sand. He had a reputation as a Shichibukai and controlled the desert kingdom of Alabasta from the shadows. His strength was showcased through his battles with Luffy and others. At Marineford, Crocodile was present as part of the war that took place at Marine Headquarters. While he did participate in the battle, he didn't display the same level of dominance as some other powerful characters present. This has led fans to speculate that he might not have been as strong as initially portrayed in Alabasta. It's important to note that power scaling and character abilities can be subject to interpretation and development by the author. Oda often keeps details deliberately open-ended to keep the story intriguing.

Once upon a time far-off kingdom Short story

 Once upon a time, in a far-off kingdom, there lived a kind and gentle king who ruled over his subjects with fairness and compassion. The kingdom prospered under his rule, and the people were happy and content.

One day, a great dragon came to the kingdom, breathing fire and destruction wherever it went. The people were terrified and begged the king to do something to stop the dragon.

The king, being a brave and wise ruler, knew that he could not defeat the dragon on his own. So he called upon the bravest knights in the land to join him in battle.

The knights rode out to face the dragon, but it was too strong for them. The dragon breathed fire and smashed its tail, knocking the knights to the ground.

Just when all hope seemed lost, a young peasant girl stepped forward. She was small and unassuming, but she had a heart of gold and a fierce determination. She drew a magic bow and arrow from her side and took aim at the dragon.

The dragon saw the girl and laughed, thinking she posed no threat. But the girl's arrow flew true, and it struck the dragon right in the heart. The dragon let out a mighty roar and fell to the ground, defeated.

The people cheered and celebrated the girl's bravery, and the king rewarded her with riches beyond her wildest dreams. And from that day on, the kingdom was free from the terror of the dragon, thanks to the bravery of the young peasant girl.