While doriki isn’t perfect. We definitely should be able to get a ballpark estimate on Lucci from his comparison to other CP9 members.
The doriki gap is actually smaller between him and Kaku/Jabra than the gaps between them and Kumadori & Fukurou. Factor in that was Kaku without his swords and that should account for any superior skills Lucci has as a fighter/potentially superior DF.
Zoro beat Kaku.
Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji had to work together and use all of their strongest attacks to beat a Pacifista. Luffy certainly wasn’t punching up against that Pacifista.
If Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji all fought Lucci they would have won much easier based on scaling Lucci to Kaku. Since we can scale Chopper & Franky’s opponents to Zoro & Sanji’s opponents.
If you argue that Zoro and Sanji were also punching up then I don’t know how we are supposed to power scale anybody if we can’t use any SHs as measuring sticks. Because then there is nothing to stop us from arguing plot in every fight and say everyone who wins is punching up.
The name of the science team was MADS.
Have a bunch of MAD scientists (Queen, Judge, Vegapunk, Ceasar). Kinda teases a little what kind of character Vegapunk will turn out to be.
The "side effect" seems to be that Chopper has trouble talking for a while.
What a garbage ass side effect holy fucking shit, specially comparing with the usual side effect of not being able to move due to extreme fatigue and stress.
And Chopper apparently developed a Senzu Bean.