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.

Living links to the past


Yes, species that are considered to be "living links to the past" are those that have remained relatively unchanged over long periods of time, offering a glimpse into what the world was like millions of years ago. These species are often referred to as "living fossils" because they have persisted through the ages, despite significant changes in their environments and the evolution of other species around them.

Some examples of living links to the past include:

Coelacanth: This fish, which was once believed to be extinct for 70 million years, was rediscovered in 1938 off the coast of South Africa. It is considered a living fossil because it has remained largely unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs.

Horseshoe crabs: These ancient arthropods have remained relatively unchanged for over 400 million years, making them one of the oldest living species on the planet.

Tuatara: This reptile, which is native to New Zealand, is the only remaining species of a group that was once widespread around the world. It is considered a living fossil because it has changed little since the time of the dinosaurs.

Living links to the past provide valuable insights into the evolution of life on Earth and the processes that have shaped our planet over millions of years. By studying these species, scientists can better understand how species have adapted and changed over time, and how they have managed to survive in the face of significant environmental challenges.