I think his awakening will involve manipulating the properties of his rubber:
*Allow him to stack gears.New base moves.
*Fix G4 drawback and allow him to shuffle between forms.
*New G4 form by stacking it with G2 and G3.
*New Gear5:it could be vulcanization.
Damn,great post.But i don't think Oda is this clever to pull something as sophisticated as this off.Mihawk could be considered a charismatic powerhouse i guess,since he is the most talented swordsman currently.He inspires a legion of swordsmen to train and try to challenge him,they don't...
Yep,not all devil fruits are equal thought...but top tier DF like the Gura and Yami should give a challenge even to haki masters like Luffy.We already got a tast of this with Queen breaking all of Sanji's bones and Coa being ineffective in protecting against this attack!