I'm not going to get into power scaling because that's your own head canon vs my own head canon and Oda doesn't care about either of our opinions on that.
What I am going to comment on is what I picked out from the very start. You are saying There's no build up or some kind of meaningful...
He's called WILDFIRE.
I mean Are you expecting Queen the Plague to not incorporate PLAGUE when he actually fights just because he's a dinosaur?
In fact the one time we can say King was serious was when he fought Oden back in the day and there's literally a panel of him Holding a sword while...
What if it's daz bones style or Ryuma style.
It's established Zoro wants to cut steel in Whiskey peak and Little garden. Oda creates a steel man for Zoro in Alabasta. The first time they meet is immediately the time Zoro cuts him down.
It's established Zoro needs a new sword in Ennies Lobby...
What is your point here? Are you saying someone said Zoro would actually become the MC? Like he gets more panel time and plot points than luffy?
Because what I always so was Zoro gets more focus this arc than any other arc and that's exactly what happened.
Things like Zoro getting a personal...
And pica was wrong about all of it.
He was wrong about his own power and Zoro's power
Because he couldn't even tell that he himself would've DIED if Zoro used the same movie on his actual body
None of these things are facts when we know he was wrong
So kid and killer are supposedly NOT panting as much as Zoro because it's not in a dialogue box? Can you show me where this was written as a rule of comics
And I was just trying to clear up your thoughts on sfx in dialogue boxes vs them outside of dialogue boxes since you very clearly once...
So kid with killer is not panting because Oda didn't put it in the dialogue box even though he does show it there.
What about that time Oda put A stomach grumbling noise in a dialogue box? I thought sfx don't count when they are in dialogue boxes