This time even some famous pirates were shocked if in the beginning there were only a Dozen or so peoples underestimated him, those eight didn’t.
Even if they stayed in the Eternal Hell for a long time and their physical strength grew weaker, but it wasn’t to the extent to directly die under one attack like that.
This didn’t happen because they were too weak, but it was because Roja was too strong.
Roja moved Twice and this already made it clear.
After all, this is the Eternal Hell, there were many people who competed with Roger and Whitebeard.
The next moment, a roar was heard.
“I can’t just let this opportunity Go.”
One of the prisoners rushed toward Roja full of anger.
His body was burly, and he was so big that he is comparable to Kaido, his whole body was covered in Busoshoku as he rushed into the Torrent of cherry petals.
(Tl: I don’t really know who he is and don’t remember him so maybe the other invented him.)
“He’s been locked here for so many years, is his Busoshoku still as powerful as before?”
Many prisoners recognized the figure that rushed toward Roja, their eyes revealing shock and fear, Dios initially had a tough body and a strong Busoshoku, he even fought against ten warships without sustaining any injuries and even destroyed a Base.
Later he encountered Garp and was finally captured.
“Such a strong Busoshoku, he is completely resisting the Marines attacks… His strength is still so terrifying!”
“That Marine might get torn apart by Him.”
Many prisoners looked at the guy who was rushed inside the petals with shock, they knew that those petals were as sharp as a sword.
Dios rushing forward made their heart vibrate.
“Just killing a few Trash, What are you getting arrogant for, little Marine kid.”
Dios roared, as he continued rushing toward Roja, as he reached Roja he moved his fist and punched while his Haoshoku surged.
His panch made several sonic booms as it moved toward Roja.
But when he saw this fist, Roja revealed a look of disdain, he didn’t retreat even a step.
He even took Garp’s first head one, he blocked several punches from Kaido, Those losers who were detained here want to make him retreat?
Roja waved his sword!
His sword cut Dios’ fist, while his body was fully releasing his Haoshoku, the two collided, suddenly a roar sounded.
The Haoshoku confrontation brought strange black lightning, Roja’s sword fiercely cut the Busoshoku around Dios’ arm then his arm came next.
“Nothing is impossible.”
Roja’s hands were holding the sword as he pressed forward.
Dios’ body directly flew and in his chest and abdomen area a scary wound appeared until it reached his back, you can almost say that he was cut in two.
Dios fell to the ground which was now stained with his blood.
The people watching were aghast.
“Dios’ Busoshoku… was cut?”
“That guy’s sword is too strong.”
If Dios was outside, he would be as strong as one of the three Disasters, but in front of Roja, he was slain in two strokes.
“Prisoners, die without mercy!”
Roja’s hand gently shook, the blood on it fell to the ground, another person in the passage was surrounded with petals, his eyes well full of grudges, he didn’t look at Dios’ body.
“Useless wastes, get away!”
At this moment, a huge hand suddenly emerged from the rear and fiercely threw several prisoners into the air without stopping, they directly crashed into the cage.
A man with horns appeared, one of the horns was broken, the prisoners who saw him recognized him as they looked at him with shock.
“Yes… The Destroyer of the World, Byrnndi World!”
“He woke up?”
World’s eyes revealed a great amount of hatred, step by step he moved in front of the prisoners and looked coldly at Roja.
More More… Hyakubai Soku!
(Tl: Author didn’t say Soku, but I think this is what he meant.)
Suddenly, World shot like a bullet at Roja as he punched Roja in the head.
Even with such a speed, Roja reacted and put his sword in front of his head.
The two collided, the punch was blocked.
“What a speed!”
“World ate the More More fruit, he can instantly multiply his speed, Even the world government had a headache to capture him and they even offered a 500 million berry for his head.”
“This guy was trying to rebel against the World government, but he was defeated and locked here for more than two decades, he was in a frozen state all the time, I didn’t expect him to wake up.”
Some prisoners knew World, they talked about him while fear was apparent in their eyes.
On the other side, Domino saw World making that super fast surprise attack, she took a step back as she felt anxious.
Roja was the only one guarding the passage, let alone getting killed, even just being occupied by him for a long time will be very bad.
She didn’t know how many prisoners as strong as World were here, The only person who had some hope of holding everyone here is Magellan with his venom fruit.
Kaido was in the fifth level, It won’t do to let him have his way here, so this is already the limit to what they can do.
“Byrnndi World… This is impressive.”
Roja blocked World attack and stepped back one step in the process, but the look on his face didn’t change, there was no sadness nor joy as he waved his sword.
A sharp sword energy was moving directly toward World.
World saw that his full strength punch was blocked by Roja, He was surprised in his heart, he intended to end this with one attack.
World escaped from the sword energy and once again rushed toward Roja, even if Roja blocked one attack can he block several of them?
Ding! Dong! Dong!
Roja constantly moved his sword to parry, with his Kenbunshoku, he could capture every action took by World and respond in advance, the two were fighting and only shadows could be seen.
World took a chance and made Roja move away.
“This is all you’ve got?”
After World made Roja retreat, he sneered and was ready to pass to the fifth level and leave the Eternal Hell.
But at this time, his face changed, He didn’t know when, but he was surrounded by a ball of petals.
“Senbonzakura Kageyoshi: Gōkei”
Roja said with a very cold voice, as the millions of cherry petals coldly surrounded World.
With Roja’s voice falling, the sphere was formed around World and suddenly started to spin.
There was no way of escape from this attack.
World crazy roar soon was heard, as he crashed into the sphere and wanted to go out, but think of how many sharp petals were forming the sphere and they were also spinning at such a high speed.
After getting out, he was full of blood, World fell to the ground, after struggling for a few times, he difficulty tried to climb up, he roared loudly and wanted to continue attacking Roja.
However, Roja just took one step forward and waved his sword.
Blood splashed from World’s body as he crashed into the ground.
Byrnndi World… was defeated.
The clash between the two was too quick, from the beginning to the end, it only took a few breaths.
From World’s first attack on Roja’s finally defeating him… Some prisoners couldn’t even react.
This moment, Almost all the prisoners were aghast.
World was so quickly defeated by Roja, even if World’s just woke up, and his strength may be weaker then his peak, him being defeated by Roja was still amazing.
Even Domino and the guards couldn’t believe that Roja defeated World in just a moment, there was was wide open as they stared blankly at this scene.
After killing World, Roja stood in front of the passage.
Roja wasn’t tall, but at this moment his momentum seemed like an insurmountable towering peak.
The entire place was caught in a strange silence.
Roja beheading World made most prisoners lose their confidence.
Although some of them are powerful and could compete with admiral when they were at their peak, they were held in the Eternal Hell for many years and their physical strength dropped by a large margin and it would take them a long time to reach their peaks again.
But even so, there were only two choices in front of them, once being re-imprisoned in the Eternal Hell, never going out again, the other one was killing Roja and then leave.
No other choices!
After the strange silence, Countless prisoners were showing their killing intent in their eyes, the atmosphere turned gloomy and even the air seemed to stagnate.
“I don’t want to be here forever!”
“Damn Marine, Damn Jailers, Go to hell!”
(Tl: you are there already :p )
“Die! Die! Die!!!”
Finally, prisoners with blood red eyes roared and rushed toward Roja.
Despite Roja’s strength, they would prefer a bloody battle then get imprisoned again.
At this moment, All the released prisoners in the Eternal Hell except a few who didn’t want to fight rushed toward Roja madly.
This time it wasn’t just seven or eight people or a dozen of them, this was all of them together, like a small army they moved toward Roja.
Behind Roja, Domino and the guard looking at this were horrified.
The most fearsome thing is that all the prisoners would share the same goal.
If these prisoners fought among themselves, it would be easy to defeat them, but once they join forces, they would become a terrible elite army.
And now that is what happens.
The only advantage is that they couldn’t surround Roja as they were in the passage they could one rush forward.
But in face of so many enemies, even if the attacks come from the front it’s still difficult.
At last, under Dimino and the guards’ eyes, the fight broke out.
Roja was facing so many prisoners, but he didn’t fear them at all.
Roja now was madly fighting while his soul sword was even more excited for the fight, his momentum was slightly similar to Kaido’s.
Even against so many, why not fight.
Don’t consider whether you can win or not, there was only war in his head.
Wouch! Wouch! Wouch!
Roja was holding his sword and waving, the sword energy swept in all direction splashing blood everywhere they went.
The blood continued to splash, beside Roja’s foot another body fell.
Every one of them was madly rushing forward. the prisoners in the rear were still moving forward, although the place was small and they couldn’t move all at once, their number was extremely terrifying.
Countless abilities were being used, Roja’s body was covered by Busoshoku, he was like a dark iron man, without any intention of retreating he faced those prisoners and used his sword to cut them.
He didn’t know how many time he waved the sword, Roja has been using his full strength for a long time, Getsuga Tensho was used many times along with Senbonzakura Kageyoshi, And even the flames were used and blocked the passage.
At first, Domino who was behind Roja paled, then she gradually became shocked.
Despite that amazing number of prisoners, and the countless attacks moving toward him, Roja still stood firm, using his pedals and the monstrous flames.
From start to finish, not a single prisoner was able to get out from the passage.
Hundreds of millions of petals were blocking the passage with the flames, even though some people tried to slip away from the side, the petals and flames welcomed them.
Bodies continued to pile up, and after the continues attacks, they were burnt.
Even if Roja used Busoshoku, he couldn’t really block all the attacks, a bloody wound already appeared.
Even after the wound appeared and the blood was gushing out, Roja’s momentum didn’t have any reduction, it got more and more powerful.
I don’t know how long the battle lasted, but In front of Roja, no one remained.
Even the last prisoner who fell down was some powerful guy who could use Haoshopku, at the moment Roja pierced his heart. his mind was blank
No hatred, No unwillingness, Just unbelievable.
So many people failed to get out of here, all of them fell to Roja’s sword, Was Roja really so powerful?!
It seems like there is something else, a strange power…
The moment the guy was dying, he saw an illusion before him, as if he saw Roja’s body have a terrifying atmosphere around it, it seems like some strange white bones with black lines armor around him.
(Tl: Not really sure about the last part, but I think he’s talking about the power of a hollow.”
Not just him.
Even Domino and the others could also see the bizarre armor, But it seemed like an illusion, it just flashed in front of him for a moment then disappeared. Only Roja stood while blood dripped from his wound.
Chapter 181: All Dead!
Chapter 182: The Key To Being a Shinigami
Outside The Impel Down, The justice door slowly opened and a warship approached, a person was seen jumping past the gate and falling directly inside there.
This figure belonged to Admiral Aokiji.
“Arara, what a mess.”
Aokiji shook his head, Kaido’s attack really was a huge headache, but the report also said that the prisoners in the sixth level are rioting.
If it was only Kaido then there wouldn’t be any problem, but with those prisoners wanting to run away it will be hard for him alone.
He shook his head.
Aokiji didn’t want to think too much about it, he directly entered the Impel Down while using his fruit to make everything freeze.
Some people in the first level were turned into ice sculptures.
When Aokiji arrived at the third level, he happened to meet Shiliew, after they met they directly went toward the fifth level.
Freezing Hell, Magellan spilled blood from his mouth, he was beaten and tattered, but he was still holding in before the support comes, he can’t allow Kaido to go freely.
Using this forbidden move, Magellan’s highly toxics had certain effects on Kaido, It slowed him by at least 30% and reduced his power by 10%.
Coupled with his venom soldier being tough, he could block Kaido for some time.
Otherwise, except for him, whether it was Roja or Shiliew, it was impossible to resist Kaido alone.
Kaido threw another punch which directly hit Magellan.
“It seems that this is all you’ve got, I had enough of your poison, so go and die!”
Kaido suddenly rushed at Magellan while throwing his fist at him. He was ready to Kill Magellan.
At the next moment.
Suddenly the venom turned into ice and that ice blocked Kaido, his first hit the ice wall, even though the wall directly smashed, but he also lost the opportunity to kill Magellan.
Kaido’s face darkened, Magellan’s poison reduced his strength and speed, and Aokiji’s ice can produce almost the same effect, So this would get annoying.
“It’s a real tragedy, Magellan.”
Shiliew looked at Magellan with a grin, his cigar in his mouth and his clothes were bloodstained.
Magellan refused to talk back to Shiliew, he saw the two coming he immediately said: “Aokiji, Shiliew I leave him to you guys, i must go to the Eternal Hell.”
While speaking Magellan directly moved toward the next level.
In fact, he was the one who should suppress the sixth level as the director.
But There should be someone to stop Kaido, If Shiliew was here although his attacks are better, his defense wasn’t good enough and it would be difficult for him to resist Kaido.
So he could only let Roja go to the Sixth level.
Magellan was moving inside the venom toward the next level.
When he got there, the scene in front of him made him shocked.
The entire Eternal Hell seems to turn into a real hell.
A sea of blood, And in the heart of that sea, only Roja’s figure stood there, like a shura.
This event won’t be recorded in the history because the Impel Down being attacked was an extremely shameful thing for the world government.
As for the guard and Domino who are present there, they will never forget this scene, Roja alone suppressed the entire sixth level of the Impel Down.
A man suppressed a Hell.
Even though there were some prisoners who weren’t released, but the majority of them were released and beheaded by Roja.
Even when the most bloodthirsty person hears this, he would be scared.
In a Room.
“Fortunately, you were here, otherwise, this would’ve turned bad this time.”
Aokiji looked at Roja and smiled: “In the next two months, it’s unlikely for Kaido to attack again.”
As Aokiji said this he touched his chin and continued: “And most of the prisoners were executed by you, even if Kaido came again and caused another riot it won’t be as big as this one.”
“These prisoners were nothing, they were held for so many years and all of them are losers, even if they got some strength, they couldn’t compare to Kaido.”
most of Roja’s injuries were healed after a short break but the more serious ones were bandaged.
Listening to Roja’s words, Aokiji couldn’t help but smile a bit, even though Roja said that, and those prisoners weren’t at their peak strength, but together they would become terrifying.
“Yes, Kaido is a big trouble, for the time being, there is no way to deal with him.”
Aokiji shook his head and said: “We tried to kill him, but it did not work.”
Roja ripped off the last bandage was on the biggest wound on his body, it seemed like it will completely heal in half a day.
After Roja though for some time, he didn’t speak more about Kaido he just smiled at Aokiji and said: “Before you said you will treat me to dinner, Don’t forget about that.”
“I didn’t forget…”
Aokiji smiled and said: “Then I will return first and wait for you in the headquarters.”
After leaving Roja’s room, Aokiji returned to the headquarters, and after his departure, Roja pondered.
In the battle against those prisoners, his energy had increased by hundreds of points.
At the last moment, Not one the prisoner, even Domino, the guard, and he himself had a strange feeling.
the feeling seems to come from his body, it’s like his soul wants to leave the shackles of his flesh.
Unfortunately, it only lasted a moment.
The state only lasted for a moment before disappearing.
The reason seems to be because Roja’s physical strength and spiritual powers were depleted which made his soul further enhanced and wanted to break out from his flesh.
The soul is out would result in enhanced physical power and spiritual power as well.
“That feeling was … Death?”
Roja looked at his fist, it seems like not only can he feel his own body, he can even feel the soul that was bound to it.
“I was able to use the ability of the Zanpaktu without entering the soul state, that’s different from what I remember.”
Roja tried to free his soul from the shackles of his body, but he felt the powerful bond between the two.
“Death requires the soul to be completely removed from the body, but my body is so strong that I can’t do it.”
Roja pondered, here is not the world of bleach, but it’s the world of one piece, he obviously can’t do that or he could die, he didn’t know what would happen to his soul if it got out of his body.
And now Roja can use the powers from bleach without going into that spiritual form.
The soul was bound to the body, this is the normal state.
However, if the spirit covered the body, it would be the state he entered before, this should be his Shinigami’s power which belongs to him.
Roja can feel that this step is not only the key to being a shinigami but also the most crucial point in his own transformation.
Is it based on the power of this world or is it dominated by the power of the world of bleach?
Well, the latter is much stronger than the former when you compare the two.
Chapter 183: The Bound and The Connection
After Roja came to this world, he was practicing Haki, Tempering his flesh and practicing his sword, and all of that is to upgrade his soul sword which brought to him many powerful sword abilities.
he had to change the way he practiced, he has to constantly strengthen his soul and the way of the swords.
For Roja, with a casual look, he could tell that his soul is actually a soul of a Shinigami, If he was in the world of Bleach, he would’ve already learned how to get out of his body and use his powers directly.
But unfortunately, he wasn’t there.
Moreover, If Roja was in Bleach’s world, he will only be able to use his own Zanpakuto, he won’t be able to borrow the powers of others like he is now.
“Without the aid of external forces, if the soul was powerful enough he could break the shackles of the flesh and that would happen only if the soul is far stronger than the body.”
Thinking to here Roja shook his head.
His tempered his body too much, if he wants to make the soul way stronger than the body, then he will need a long time to do it.
And if he did, maybe his soul would be at the sixth or seventh stage already, he wouldn’t need his own power then.
“Another way is to make the body weaker, which will weaken the shackles and make it easier for the soul to break it… Perhaps it’s for that reason i entered that state briefly.”
Roja shook his head slightly, he can’t always be in a battle, does he need to stab himself a few time to do it? it’s simply nonsense.
Perhaps he can stab himself and live as a soul.
But he wasn’t in Bleach’s world, he was in One Piece’s world.
This is a serious issue!
“The last way is to make the soul and the body resonate so that the shackles of the body won’t bind the soul anymore, which will let me enter the Shinigami form as I like.”
From those three methods, the first one is no good as he had to give up his powers until his soul get stronger, the second is no good too, the third is the only way.
The power of the soul and the power of the body had a connection or the power of the Shinigami and the powers of this world, and that is Haoshoku Haki.
After practice, he could use Haoshoku as he liked, with no bound and so on.
The body and soul are, after all, linked.
The next two months, Roja stayed in the fifth level in the Impel Down, His practice made almost all the prisoners frightened.
Because from time to time, Roja will release his Haoshoku.
Sometimes just a little bit, sometimes he would make all prisoners around a certain range drop unconscious.
Roja’s Haoshoku is too powerful, the people with bounties up to one hundred million would directly faint without a way to resist.
“The previous thoughts were wrong, The Shackles between the body and the soul never existed in the first place.”
While training, Roja gradually overthrew his previous theory, the so-called the shackles of the soul, The connection was from another kind.
It’s like a human body, the muscles under the skin, the bones in the muscles and the internal organs under the protection of the bones and muscles.
Without a soul, the body would lose its meaning of existence.
Within these two months, Roja was trying to break the connection… control the connection, to make the soul cover his body, not the opposite.
In this process, Roja had occasionally appeared in the state of Shinigami once or twice, but it was still unstable, the shortest time, it disappears instantly and the longest is a few breaths.
Roja closed his eyes and sat there, suddenly a tyrannical Haoshoku burnt out, but it didn’t spread as it condensed around Roja.
“Almost 20% complete…”
Roja opened his eyes and nodded slightly.
In these two months, he almost controlled the connection to a 20%. For him to completely master the Shinigami state, he would need to control at least 51% of it, and with 100% control, he would have perfect gasp over that state.
In the process of controlling the connection, Roja increased the energy value by a lot.
The fourth stage: the soul of the delicate sword +6
Attributes: Attack + 720, Strength + 240, Agility + 240, Physical + 240
Special attribute: All things in the world, turn to ashes – sword attack has additional fire damage (Evolution’s condition isn’t met)
Special attribute: Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.
Special attributes: Getsuga Tensho – Can release an arc-shaped red energy attack.
Last month he already upgraded the soul sword to +6, and now after a month he already accumulated enough energy for another upgrade.
This speed is faster than even the last stage.
A golden light flashed and upgraded the soul sword again.
The fourth stage: the soul of the delicate sword +7
Attributes: Attack + 780, power + 260, agile + 260, physical + 260
Special attribute: All things in the world, turn to ashes – sword attack has additional fire damage (Evolution’s condition isn’t met)
Special attribute: Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.
Special attributes: Getsuga Tensho – Can release an arc-shaped red energy attack.
With this upgrade, Roja felt his soul get even more powerful, he continued his practice to control the connection between the body and the soul.
Chapter 184: The Spar
Unconsciously, the three months of the mission had ended, except for Kaido’s attack, there wasn’t anything else.
After all, Except for the Yonko, no one will dare to attack this place even if it’s someone like Doflamingo, And if the latter was to be put in here he won’t be able to escape too.
Of course, Luffy’s luck is an exception.
“It’s been two months now since Kaido attacked, it’s likely that he won’t attack again.”
Roja stood up from the cold ice, the place he was sitting on had a weblike pattern that spread to all directions.
This wasn’t caused by Roja’s attack, it was caused by his Haoshoku.
His mission was to protect the Impel Down for three months, and today those three months end.
Roja patted his body to throw the ice and then left the freezing hell.
Along the way, some jailers and guards saw Roja walking out and looked at him with reverence until his back disappeared.
And those beasts who saw him were shaking with fear.
Once there was a guard who provoked Roja, the result was his head went into his stomach, even someone as strong or even if they can ‘revive’ they won’t dare to go and provoke Roja.
Roja returned to the warship and saw his men.
He learned that there was no news from the headquarters, Even if they wanted him to continue here for some time he won’t do it.
It doesn’t make sense to stay here anymore.
Roja took his warship and left the Impel Down and returned to the headquarters.
When he first arrived here, Many guards had a skeptical attitude toward Roja. And now, including Domino, a group of Jailers and Guards looked at him with admiration and awe.
A dozen of so Kilometers away from the Headquarters.
There was only open see without any island or boats, but there was a completely frozen place and above that, two figure were fighting.
They were Aokiji and Roja.
After Roja returned to the headquarters, he had a meal with Aokiji and afterward, Roja proposed a spar to Aokiji. After Roja suppressed the Eternal Hell alone, Aokiji was curious about his strength so he directly agreed.
In the spar, naturally, there was no need to find an island like Aokiji can easily freeze a place in the sea to be their battlefield.
Aokiji and Roja’s figure clashed, With a wave of his hand, fice icicles suddenly formed and moved toward Roja, Two were broken by Roja’s sword and the rest his Roja and began to freeze him.
Sword Flow, Torch!
Roja was frozen for a moment, holding his Hiru, a sudden flame burst out from the ice.
The flame color was golden red, it’s temperature was very high, far higher than ordinary flames.
Aokiji complexion changed, he retreated to avoid the flames and waved his hand, numerous ice spears condensed from thin air and flew toward Roja.
Roja held his sword with both hands and didn’t retreat, he used his sword to hit the ice spears in crisscross chops then he gently dropped his sword.
“Bankai, Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.”
Hundreds of millions of petals rushed toward Aokij, they were black colored giving a hellish atmosphere.
Aokiji complexion changed, from his right-hand, ice burst, it condensed into a huge bird that crashed into the petals.
“Ice Block: Pheasant Beak”
With hundreds of millions of petals colliding with the ice bird, the petals in the front were frozen, but they broke through the ice and crushed the bird.
Aokiji’s figure has long disappeared.
Unexpectedly, Aokiji was as fast as Shiliew, he appeared behind Roja with an ice saber in his hand he attacked.
Roja using the Kenbunshoku Haki, he could tell Aokiji’s place, he held his sword with his two hands and waved.
Roja used Getsuga Tensho to the limit, Although Aokiji using his ice to block, Roja cut the ice.
Aokiji once again retreated and once again froze Roja to prevent him from continuing his attack.
Crimson flames burst again, sweeping the ice from all direction.
“Let’s stop now.”
Seeing this Aokiji stopped and no longer attacked as he said to Roja.
Roja nodded and the two stopped.
If they continue the fight, Roja will have to use White sword emperor, it would be a life and death move and this was just a spar so there was no need for it.
“I have absolutely no way to suppress you, you improved a lot compared to three months ago, this rate of improvement is really terrifying.”
Aokiji came next to Roja, he couldn’t suppress the excitement in his face, his mind was vibrating endlessly, three months ago, Roja strength wasn’t anything near what it is now.
Now when confronting Roja, it was difficult to suppress him.
If Roja fought Jack now, he will kill him easily, Even him now he didn’t dare say that he can 100% win over Roja.
Roja returned the sword into the scabbard and smiled: “Don’t forget that I crushed the Eternal Hell, the battle was really fierce, if I was a little weaker then I may have fallen there.”
His mouth spoke but his heart was judging the outcome of this spar.
The fight didn’t last long, it was just half a day, Roja didn’t use Killer moves and Aokiji didn’t as well.
Roja felt that when he didn’t enter the Shinigami state and used just white Sword Emperor or Bakuretsu Tensho, in the end, he may have 40% to win against Aokiji.
If he was to enter the Shinigami state, then the odds would greatly increase.
Before going to the Impel Down, Roja’s had only about 20% to win against anyone of the three Admirals, but now it has risen to 40% which is close to fifty-fifty.
Roja now could be said to have the qualification to be an Admiral.
Aokiji is very surprised at this, though it has long been known that Roja will certainly achieve this level, he didn’t expect it to be so fast, if there was a vacant position for an Admiral, Roja would be the one to sit there.