So we have seen in 923 that luffy gave everything he had in order to defeat kaido but sadly all his efforts were futile. and all luffy accomplished was to wake kaido from his drunken state. THE REASON LUFFY WAS DEFEATED VERY EASILY WAS NOT BECAUSE HE WAS NOT FAST. HE WAS DEFEATED BECAUSE HIS PUNCHES DIDN'T PACK ENOUGH POWER TO PENETRATE KAIDO'S TOUGH SKIN. HE IS LITERALLY A DRAGON CLAD WITH TOUGH SKIN AND PROBABLY HAKI LUFFY WILL SIMPLY HAVE TO UP HIS GAME WITH ARMANENT HAKI TO DAMAGE KAIDO AS HE DID WITH HIS OBSERVATION HAKI TO DEFEAT KATAKURI luffy's current power level is at 33% at best in his gear 4 against kaido's 100%. some may disagree but that is based on careful observation and his outcome of the recent fight. Gear 4 even if polished will not be enough to defeat kaido and oda has already told us since luffy's first meeting with law in new world that kaido will be their first objective meaning that luffy must up his game to defeat kaido. the question is how ? Oda has revealed a second form of devil fruit awakening. both katakuri and joker had achieved it meaning that every big shot must master it just like haki. if luffy has any chance of defeating kaido or even fighting him as a decent opponent he must achive that. i think this will be a combination of awakening and gear 5 where limited use of haki one of major downfall of gear 4 will be overcome with awakening and a combination of gear 5. because as it stands luffy's got absolutely no chance of winning. the method to of awakening if fairly simple and chances are luffy has already figured it out. joker told luffy the method of awakening. he said after one masters his fruit he will then push himself further if he may be lucky will achive awakening meaning that devil inside the fruit might decide if the holder is worthy of its power or not. so far luffy has mastered his fruit quiet efficently with gear 2 to gear 4. Chances are very high that he might show simplest form of awakening in comming chapter. As luffy is lying on the ground, which is not new we have seen worse. he will hear kaido's comment on what kind of king you want to be. in that moment he might show signs of awakening gear 5 combination. and might just surprise kaido. speculations are that luffy might get captured but i think as shutenmaru was observing luffy's fight he will with law find a chance to guide luffy away from kaido. Well guys that it for today. Its not for promotion but if you like this theory, subscribe my youtube channel.