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Why are Haki attacks not effective on Marine admirals. In the Marineford war, we see repetitive examples that Haki imbued attacks don't affect Marine. Marco and Vista attack Sakazuki, he even acknowledges that they are Haki imbued but nothing apparently happens :

Marco and Vista attack Sakazuki

Another is when Whitebeard attacks Aokiji:

Whitebeard attacks Aokiji

What's with the admirals their Logia powers don't seem to be easily affected by Haki attacks. I mean we have many instances where Haki has touched their body but still there are many instances where attacks on their body don't result in damage. What's the deal with Marine Admirals?

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Sakazuki mentioned that "those two were haki attacks, huh" –  AbKDs Jun 27 '14 at 3:26
Probably because they're so good that they dont depend on their haki power,they managed to avoid most haki attack, you can see kizaru's blood as he got scratch but when whitebeard attack aokiji, he didn't use haki at all. Haki effect every devil fruit power include logia, you can see at the end of war shank managed to block akainu attack and Ben Beckman threaten kizaru with his gun. It means that admiral still got hurt if someone can attack them with haki –  Oshino Shinobu Jun 27 '14 at 3:39
I am not saying that they can't get hurt . They get hurt , which I have mentioned , but they seem almost invincible even to Haki attacks ! –  AbKDs Jun 27 '14 at 5:41

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From the Busoshoku Haki wiki:

I think you are wrong in saying that they weren't affected. They clearly were affected as you can see from the wound on Sakazuki's shoulder. Since both questions have a different answer, I'll reply one by one.

Whitebeard vs Kuzan

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He then got stabbed by Whitebeard's bisento, to which pirates are seen wondering if Aokiji was stabbed with Haki and if he was dead. Aokiji told them not to spout nonsense before grabbing the bisento and using his Ice Block Partisan attack. All of a sudden, Jozu attacks him and Aokiji is caught off-guard, even bleeding from his mouth.

As you can see, Aokiji was not hit by the Partisan, which was most likely imbued by Haki. This is, because he opened up a hole, where the partisan would have hit, just before it would hit. If he hadn't he probably would have been stabbed to the heart. Marine admirals use their power smart and efficiently, but it doesn't mean they can't be harmed. This can be seen just a moment after, when Jozu attacked him with his diamond arm and he was seen bleeding from his mouth.

Marco and Vista vs Sakazuki

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Apparently, Akainu has found some way to avoid Haki attacks, as he was not visibly harmed even after Marco and Vista sliced him in the neck with Haki infused attacks. It is unknown how he can protect himself from Haki-imbued attacks but when he was attacked by Whitebeard with this type of Haki, he could not protect himself and he bled.

With this one, I can't rely on the wiki as reference. My opinion would be that you shouldn't forget that these people are human also. They can train their bodies as the others can. That said, and I don't really want to start a discussion on who is stronger, but to me it looks like Sakazuki was hit and he might end up with a scar from that attack, but that it wasn't enough to phase him too much more than that. He probably felt some pain from it, but nothing more than he could handle. I'm not completely sure on how Logia exactly works, but he might even be able to patch up his chest and shoulder.

Like Kuzan did, after he lost his leg. Replacing it with an ice leg.

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The logical explanation would be that Marco and Vista didn't have a Haki which was superior enough to do much damange to Akainu, but Whitebeard on the other hand(being the World's Strongest Man and a Yonko) surely would have had Haki strong enough to make Akainu bleed. –  R.J Jun 27 '14 at 9:04
+1 great answer ! –  AbKDs Jun 27 '14 at 9:06
I got a weird dream when you answer this question perfectly, and it happen -_- –  Oshino Shinobu Jun 27 '14 at 23:38
@Shinobu Oshino. Lol not sure if it was perfect, but interesting that you had a dream about me answering this question lol –  Peter Raeves Jun 28 '14 at 1:35

I think the only possible answers are, that the admirals Hakis are stronger. If their Kenbunshoku Haki and Busoshoku Haki are stronger, they can easy foresee or block Marcos or Vistas attacks.

And like you see, Sakazuki got a scratch. So they aren't immortal at all.

I think this just should show HOW STRONG they really are. (or how weak Marco and Vista are :P)

Other possibility: maybe they don't use Haki. I can't recognize something that looks similar like when Luffy is using Haki.

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The admirals were also using Haki, so it was Sakazuki's Haki vs Marco and Vista's Haki. That's why Akianu was also bleeding, but it did not hurt much because both of them were using Haki.

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