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.

Resilient species from the past


"resilient species from the past" refers to species that have been able to withstand and adapt to significant environmental changes over long periods of time. These species are often considered to be "living fossils" because they have remained relatively unchanged over long periods of time and offer a glimpse into the past.

Some examples of resilient species from the past include:

Horseshoe crabs: These ancient arthropods have been around for over 450 million years and have been able to adapt to significant changes in their environments, including the evolution of new species and major shifts in climate and sea level.

Cycads: These ancient plants, which are related to conifers and ferns, have been around for over 300 million years and have survived several mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Cockroaches: These insects have been around for over 300 million years and have been able to adapt to a wide range of environments, including deserts, forests, and urban areas. They have also been able to withstand the evolution of new predators and the development of new insecticides.

By studying these resilient species from the past, scientists can better understand the mechanisms of adaptation and survival that have allowed certain species to persist for millions of years, despite significant environmental changes. These species also offer insights into the ancient ecosystems and environmental conditions that once dominated our planet, and how species have adapted to changing conditions over time.