Buggy is one of the most underrated pirates in One Piece anime because his strength is often underestimated by many fans. Despite being considered weak, Buggy possesses a powerful devil fruit, the Bara Bara no Mi. The fact that he is the only person who cannot be cut by Mihawk, the strongest swordsman in the series, proves the strength of his devil fruit.
Buggy could become even stronger after awakening the powers of his Bara Bara no Mi. This would enable him to manipulate his environment and prevent sharp objects from cutting objects near him. Eiichiro Oda has previously shown the awakening power for the Paramecia devil fruit, such as the Doflamingo’s devil fruit during the Dressrosa arc. The same thing could happen with Buggy.
The potential awakening of Buggy’s devil fruit poses a significant advantage for Crocodile, the leader of the Cross Guild organization. Currently, both Crocodile and Buggy are reaping the benefits after Mihawk and other strong pirate crews wanted to join the Cross Guild. However, it won’t be easy for Buggy to awaken his devil fruit’s power.
Buggy currently leads the Cross Guild organization because of a mistake by the newspaper reporters, which resulted in him being promoted to Yonkou. If Buggy can awaken his devil fruit’s power, he would be unstoppable and perhaps be the strongest villain that Luffy has fought.
The Cross Guild organization is currently carrying out several rebellions against the Navy, seen when they placed a bounty on the heads of every leader from Ship Captains to Fleet Admirals. The movement is considered daring because it could be considered one of the biggest rebellions against the World Government.
If Buggy were to awaken his devil fruit, it would change the perception of him as being a burden on the Cross Guild organization to an asset. This would undoubtedly make them one of the most dangerous pirate crews in the One Piece world, consisting of former members of the Shichibukai, including Crocodile, Mihawk, and Buggy, who have now become a Yonkou.
Although some pirates, including Luffy, have underestimated Buggy’s strength and overlooked him, awakening his devil fruit power could surprise Luffy when they fight over the title of Pirate King. Who knows, Buggy could turn out to be a more formidable opponent than anyone had previously thought.