And it's something i don't like about this raid, we have examples of top ties fighting for days, but here the fights are supposed to end in a couple of hours.
Massive plothole, and it's disrespectful for the yonko, a serious whitebeard low diffed akainu in 3 seconds, while kaido and big mom are struggling against far weaker opponents.
Yeah, I've known manga long enough to understand how panel time works. But whatever you said here doesn't apply to the 2 on one b/w Marco and the calamities, because the exchange literally lasted less than a minute.
I'd like to take a look at this panel of Queen fighting alongside King, coz as far as I can see, King was the only one fighting in that panel. There was another panel in which King is seen attacking Marco with no sign of Queen near them. Until the time Marco attacked Queen to save Hygoro, he did not get involved in the fight after Zoro left. Marco actually had to remind Queen that he is supposed to be his opponent.
Makes sense but it depends on whether or not BM managed to hurt Marco in the meantime. Also, note that Marco only loses HP by losing his flames. So he can still fight at the best of his capacity until he runs out of flames which means King's been fighting Marco at his strongest, although with less fuel, without even using his full power.
Marco specifically said he was holding off 2 guys with above 1 billion bounty in chapter 1006, he obviously didn't mean its only for a second its since chapter 1000 where King and Queen failed to stop Marco from sending Zoro to the rooftop. Which is why King saying he is busy enough to not even go to finish 9 scabbards is important in Ch.1004 then we see Marco vs King and some flying gifter in Ch. 1005 then in Ch.1006 before Queen could attack Hyogoro Marco stops Queen then King tries to cheap shot Marco while Queen was also attacking Marco with a laser but King ends up on his butt with a bluebird attack then a flying knee makes King bleed from his mouth, before Queen can cheap-shot Marco in return Marco sends Queen flying too. In chapter 1007 Marco holds Queen's neck and lets Chopper slap him.
It wouldn't make sense for King to fooling around and take damages from Marco when he needed to go and finish 9 scabbards, he was focusing on Marco, so your ''what we see counts'' only logic doesn't work due to Marco's statement on holding off both Queen and King in chapter 1006 and King saying he is busy in chapter 1004. The only reason King couldn't go anywhere else was Marco.
fighting a mostly friendly battle against people they knew pretty well (it literally turned into a gift exchange) when you're a mere apprentice/kid is VASTLY different from fighting two people who are not that weaker than you at the same time in a 2v1 while nerfing yourself by healing 1000s for over an hour using your flames.
cherry on top? the two who you were fighting are hellbent on killing you and have really good regen abilities.
the king hype is extremely good but stop the marco downplay.
Nah, Fleet admiral Akainu will get bodied, than Sabo will came saying that "this weakling is not for you, hes opponent will be the top dudes Goroseis and Imu, go ahead faces them, i handle this Candle man"