This is going to talk about how I would portray the Yonko crews and introduce Haki better, in order to improve One Piece in my viewpoint. I'll also be sharing my opinion on how I would portray certain aspects such as the Straw Hats' personalities or character deaths. I'm new to Oro Jackson, and I posted this on Reddit but was met with extremely rude comments from OPtards/Oda loyalists. Whitebeard- Have him destroy the iron wall using a few more quake bubbles, and kill Akainu. The top Division Commanders(Marco, Jozu, and Vista) would have control over a Whitebeard Pirate ship, with each swordsman Commander being capable of destroying mountains and defeating Pica; and any major member of Whitebeard's army would obliterate the Pacifista. Every Division Commander besides Marco would move up one spot in the Whitebeard Pirates, and Vista and Thatch would switch places: Jozu being the 2nd, Vista being the 3rd, Thatch the 4th, and every other Division Commander doing the same until we have Ace as the 16th Division Commander. Each Division Commander would still command 100 men, BUT it wouldn't be 100 fodder soldiers. A few of those soldiers would be named, infamous pirates with Haki and bounties. We would have a Whitebeard Pirates arc before the Battle of Marineford, so we can see their abilities and character development before Marineford. Marco- Give him the ability to manipulate both healing and burning blue flames and a full fledged fight with Kizaru. Marco's offensive flames would be even more versatile than the Mera Mera no Mi and much stronger, such as being capable of wielding multiple Enteis in combat and creating constructs out of blue fire(not just bullets and spears). And he would use a bō staff to boost his offensive capabilities, but lose it in Marineford. Combined with his defensive flames that can block Akainu's magma fists and eat barrages of Light for breakfast, Marco would be stronger than an Admiral and kick Kizaru's ass. Jozu- Have him destroy Crocodile and Doflamingo and easily break out of Parasite. Give him a full fledged fight with Aokiji. On par with an Admiral and weaker than Marco. Vista- Give him a plant manipulation Devil Fruit and a full fledged fight with Akainu. On par with an Admiral. Thatch- Weaker than an Admiral, being below Jozu and Vista, but above the other Division Commanders. Blackbeard- Would not act like a dumbass in combat after betraying Whitebeard. Instead of Kuma being deployed to Thriller Bark, Blackbeard would be deployed and bring the Straw Hats to near death; as an assignment from the World Government to test their newest Warlord and Kuma would make his debut at Sabaody Archipelago. The Yami Yami no Mi would allow Blackbeard to create and control Darkness and transform into an intangible Darkness form. He would control his element like any other Logia, actually being able to utilize close range, long range, and AOE attacks. His Devil Fruit nullification would still require physical contact, but the range AND potency of his gravity manipulation, and the range of his Darkness manipulation, would be weakened proportional to the amount of direct sunlight Blackbeard is exposed to. Blackbeard would be powerful everywhere he goes, but excel in pitch dark places like Thriller Bark. He would use metal claws as weapons and use them in combination with his Haki and Devil Fruits, especially since most Yonko Commanders and every other Emperor has some form of weaponry along with their other abilities. Pre-timeskip Blackbeard would be weaker than an Admiral. Blackbeard is a slow fat fighter, meanwhile Vista is a fast as fuck swordsman who would have plant manipulation powers, Jozu and Marco's defenses are top 10 in the series, and the Admirals are faster than pre timeskip Blackbeard. Also Yonko Blackbeard would be weaker than the other Yonko. In order to create buildup and hatred towards him, Blackbeard could have been Paradise's version of Hisoka, doing his own thing behind the scenes and on the scenes, whether it's furthering his plans or messing with everyone including the antagonists. Screwing people over or helping the Straw Hats for his own ends in order to establish his newfound reputation as an independent pirate, and so the Straw Hats can grow a dislike towards BB whereas BB would rightfully treat them like bugs. And Magellan would join the Blackbeard Pirates. In the Post War Arc we would have seen the Marines assign bounties to the Blackbeard Pirates, and the process in which the Blackbeard Pirates gathered supplies and entered the New World. Jesus Burgess- He would have gone to Dressrosa to retrieve the Mera Mera no Mi for Van Augur, and his bounty would be revealed during his Dressrosa reveal. Burgess would have stolen Pica's Devil Fruit for himself, and won the final round of the Mera Mera no Mi battle. I've often seen people say how the Whitebeard Pirates now look disappointing in comparison to the Big Mom Pirates, and how Marco and Jozu(especially Marco) now look underwhelming compared to Benn Beckman, Katakuri, and even Jack and Cracker. Now, I know that the Whitebeard Pirates aren't weak, they were a Yonko crew fighting the Marines after all. But at the same time when it comes to abilities and crewmate wise, the other Yonko crews put the Whitebeard Pirates to shame, even the Blackbeard Pirates even though logically they should be the weakest Yonko crew. The Big Mom Pirates' military force seem like they could stomp the Whitebeard Pirates' military force, which shouldn't be my impression at all. The Yonko crews should be equal to each other, with the exception of the Blackbeard Pirates since they are new to Yonko status. Whitebeard had 16 Division Commanders and 43 subordinate New World Captains, but most of them didn't get the spotlight and didn't give the Whitebeard Pirates an advantage. Even the top Division Commanders were done dirty. Compare that to the Big Mom Pirates' military force: Big Mom has 3 Sweet Commanders, 30 non-Sweet Commander Ministers, Biscuit Soldiers, Chess Soldiers, Homies, human fodder, and each Minister controls an entire fleet of ships. Perospero's candy can be used to immobilize people to the point of doing so to genetically modified humans, immobilize huge structures such as Big Father, turn people into candy, and form armor around his body. Cracker can create an entire army of durable Biscuit Soldiers that are much more durable than Doflamingo's string clones, Smoothie can dehydrate her opponents with slashes, Daifuku's genie can destroy a fleet of ships, Oven can heat up large portions of the environment, and ability wise Katakuri puts Marco to shame. Meanwhile the Whitebeard Pirates paled in comparison, because Oda didn't finalize Haki nor the power level of the Yonko crews. Even Brulee and Mont D'Or can use their Devil Fruits to create entire pocket worlds. AND THIS IS IN THE MAIN CREW! Kaido has 3 Supernova crews and Wano Country under his grip, had Caesar Clown and Donquixote Doflamingo as subordinates, 3 Calamities(one of which fought entire armies of Minks), a ton of Headliners and Gifters, and lots of ships. Blackbeard has Impel Down's former Chief Jailer and the Great Prison's worst inmates as subordinates, and Aokiji as an affiliate. And we don't know anything about the Red Hair Pirates, but they are fast as fuck and Beckman stopped Kizaru right in his tracks. Once again I know the Whitebeard Pirates weren't weak, but the problem stemmed from two things: Time constraints and Haki's atrocious introduction. Had Haki been explained way earlier in the series and then showcased fully in Marineford through invisible AND black Haki, we would have seen Whitebeard's subordinates use Haki all over the place and kicking around Vice Admirals. Oda said that if he could, he would have wanted to make each Marineford Arc chapter fifty pages long. Which would have allowed the Whitebeard Pirates to be portrayed as MONSTERS, and show fights we weren't able to see in the canon storyline. And if editors didn't have so much power, we might have been able to get THAT Marineford Arc. There's also the fact that the Whitebeard Pirates were fighting the Marines in their home turf, but to me that's less of an issue compared to the other two. Give the Whitebeard Pirates their own arc during the Paradise section set in their own territory(like how the Big Mom Pirates had the Whole Cake Island Arc) or make the Marineford Arc longer in some way, then the Whitebeard Pirates would have been portrayed as MONSTERS worthy of being one of the world's most powerful pirate crews. So for the top Division Commanders I wanted to expand on their abilities and give them actual fights with the Admirals and have Jozu easily defeat Crocodile and Doflamingo. And for Whitebeard make him kill Akainu, like he should have, in order to emphasize the power gap between the Yonko and the Admirals. And the Blackbeard Pirates imo have also been badly portrayed. So I would make Burgess succeed at obtaining Devil Fruits at Dressrosa, while Sabo still only has his martial arts at the end of the arc. And for Blackbeard, his power level wasn't shown well in the Paradise section and imo what Shanks said about his scar doesn't make any sense to me. And the Straw Hats didn't have any interaction with Blackbeard, to warrant them hating him at the end of the series. All their dislike of him, has to do with Luffy and his siblings. So it's pretty much only Luffy who truly hates the Blackbeard Pirates. So that's why I said all that stuff for Blackbeard.