I would like to bring a broader perspective into notice than just the usual zoro vs sanji stuff... about the entire depiction & fate of rivalries . Before the Dressrosa,PH arcs many people throughtout several one piece communities believed that smoker is to luffy what garp was to roger. Today when looking back at all fights & feats that Luffy has done in NW , the prospect of smoker ever even hoping to match luffy is laughable (remember Luffy>=katakuri>DD>>>Smoker.) but even before PH arc many people refused to believe that. Back then some used to argue that it's just Smoker's intangibility due to being logia that's keeping the advantage but the former opinion was quite popular in those times. What i am trying to imply is that:- 1) Oda has clearly shown through Smoker vs Luffy that rivalry in One Piece need not be a from the start to end full series thing. One of the 2 of the rivals can go through far more progress & leave the other in dust. (a minute of silence for those who think aokiji will train smoker to make him cover the gap...yes i have seen such theories lol) & the reason is simple:- Luffy has been through far bigger challenges & pushed himself to his limit & even beyond his limit far more no. of times than smoker even from the Paradise days...(Luffy vs Lucci, Thriller bark grind, Impel Down, MF,& vs DD,Cracker,katakuri). 2) Similarly Zoro and Sanji need not stay rivals forever (as it is beginning to happen already but will become far more clear by the end of wano arc). Here is why:- a) Zoro even back in the Paradise pulled feats far more than sanji (i) He fought & defeated arguably the second strongest opponent in Ennies Lobby saga.(>Sanji but not by far) (ii)He was the last man fighting Kuma & went on to take in all off Luffy's damage (>far greater feat than sanji & arguably a bit above even luffy just for this arc). ^^As you can see him pulling off much better feats even back then in paradise is an indication of beginning of widening of gap between the 2. b) Zoro trained with the World's strongest swordsman while sanji must have also been training but he also had to focus on improving his cooking skills while Zoro was full time training. c)Now in NW:- (i)Compare the DD vs Sanji portrayal to Fujitora vs Zoro portrayal (No i am not saying Zoro is near Admiral lvl) Sanji needed Law's help to get bailed out of DD's grip but Zoro bailed out from Fujitora's grip on his own & keep in mind Fujitora is far stronger than DD (See the hints by oda) (ii)Zoro didn't have the option to dodge while fighting hawkins coz else the nails would have hit Otama.He was handicapped from the get go coz of this & yet he took out 2 of hawkin's lives in the process . 3) Following up from 2) what i am saying is that even without showing his strongest preTS moves like Asura,wearing his badana,using all of his three swords, Zoro has not broken any sweat in NW so far. Be it him vs pica or vs Hawkins, he is far from going all out & this doesn't even include what new stronger moves he must have learnt during TS. Conclusion:- Zoro vs Sanji is heading in the same direction as Luffy vs Smoker & as Oda has clearly shown with the latter that rivalries need not be a permanent thing . (except for those who want to ignore all the hints, even they are in for a rude awakening by the end of this arc coz by that time zoro would have gone all out & the difference would become even clearer). One last thing (especially for anyone who thinks i am hating on sanji):- First off i dont hate sanji. If thats how this thread came to be for you then i can tell you atleast about my opinion that i dont have any hate towards his character. I do hate charcaters like monosuke, dwarfs, crying kids of PH not Sanji or any SH for that matter. All SH characters (including sanji obviously) are fun to watch & pleasently unique in their own way. In fact i like most of the OP characters. What i dont like though is exaggerated powergrading of any character for that matter be it Sanji,Akainu,BB, Admirals or even Luffy.