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.

What are some of the other signs that La Llorona is near?

 La Llorona, also known as the "Weeping Woman," is a figure from Mexican folklore who is believed to haunt rivers and streams, searching for the children she lost. According to legend, there are several signs that La Llorona is near, including:

The sound of weeping or wailing: La Llorona is known for her mournful cries, and the sound of her weeping is often said to be a sign that she is nearby.

A chill in the air: Some people believe that the presence of La Llorona can be felt as a sudden drop in temperature or a chill in the air.

The smell of decay: Some people claim to have smelled a strong, unpleasant odor in the vicinity of La Llorona, which is said to be the smell of decay and death.

Strange lights or unexplained noises: Some people have reported seeing strange lights or hearing unexplained noises in the presence of La Llorona, which are said to be signs of her presence.

It is important to note that these are just some of the signs that are associated with La Llorona in folklore, and that there is no scientific basis for these beliefs. La Llorona is a figure of legend and is not believed to be a real person or entity.