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Wasn't that basically marco vs kizaru too? Queen was fine after whatever marco threw at him and didn't even go hybrid. It's safe to say queen can fight marco without getting instantly washed. King has proven that he can fight marco too. Neither beats him of course
queen had massive wounds on his face, if it were not for zoan regen he would still have them.
Queen was not fine fighting marco at all. Marco negs him harder than king negged sanji
Rockstar was shown again on a coverstory looking pretty swole lol.

And Mihawk literally has no alternative in the coming war. He's not a Shichibukai anymore. Might as well ally with Shanks while they pursue their goals. Otherwise, he's just an isolated fight machine for zoro. He needs to be tied to some faction moving forward.

Hence my reasoning for why Ben isn't Zoro's counterpart here. Mihawk clearly is closer to Shanks' equal than Ben
Shanks and Mihawk would be allies like Luffy and Law if anything. It wouldn't make him Zoro's counterpart in Shanks's crew, just third party.