fans of One piece They were surprised to know that Luffy hid a completely different set of Devil Fruit powers and abilities than previously believed, and the special Story of the road to laughter vol. 3 finally clears up many of the mysteries surrounding Sun God Nika and Luffy’s Gear Fifth.
From the first chapter of the series, readers believed that Luffy’s powers came from eating the Gomu Gomu no Mi, However, during the fight against Kaido, Luffy was finally able to “awaken” his abilities, a term used to indicate that a person’s mind and body are capable of harnessing the true potential of their Devil Fruit. It was revealed that Gomu Gomu no Mi In reality it was a false name given by the World Government to another Devil Fruit, whose existence they wanted to keep hidden: the mythical Zoan. Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika.
As with any other mythical Zoan, this fruit grants powers related to a legendary figure, in this case, a mysterious god named Nika. Once awakened, Luffy displayed a strange set of powers, including the ability to alter his body and his environment according to his imagination, allowing him to defeat even “the strongest creature in the world”, Kaido.
Luffy’s powers in Gear 5 change his environment and One Piece forever
He Story of the road to laughter The specials generally contain no new information, but do provide insight and clarification on some of the biggest mysteries, such as confirmation of Kaido and Big Mom’s downfall. Volume 3 focuses on the Devil Fruit, with Luffy’s taking center stage. It is clearly stated that awakening brings Luffy’s abilities to their peak, giving him the power “to turn imagination into reality.“It’s not clearly explained how exactly this happens, but Luffy has the”strange ability to gum your surroundings.“Rubber is a highly malleable material, so this could explain Luffy’s cartoonish abilities displayed during the fight. For example, the special confirms that when he grabbed lightning, it was because he turned it into rubber.
Story of the road to laughter vol. 3 adds a small new detail that is crucial to understanding Luffy’s new powers. In the section on mythical Zoan types, it is specified that “most of them seem to possess unique abilities similar to Paramecia in addition to the standard Zoan transformations..” This means that the Luffy classic Gomu Gomu the skills are part of Nika’s powers, just like Kaido is able to shoot fire from his mouth because that is an ability of the Azure Dragon he transforms into, thanks to his Mythical Zoan. However, Luffy’s devil fruit is still unique. The special clarifies that Zoan awakenings do not affect the user’s environment (which is what happens with Paramecia), but only unlock a new transformation. Luffy, on the other hand, displayed exactly this ability after his awakening, in addition to transforming into a new and powerful form (Gear Fifth).
Luffy has been using Nika’s powers since the beginning of One Piece
This means that Luffy has awakened the powers of a Paramecia. and a Zoan at the same time, which explains how he was able to defeat Kaido. Perhaps this is what makes Nika’s abilities unique and why she considers herself “the most ridiculous power in the world.“There is still much to explain about this devil fruit, such as who Nika really is and why the World Government tried unsuccessfully for centuries to keep its existence hidden. Some of the answers will come during One pieceThe final saga, but for now, fans will have to be satisfied with this new clarification of LuffyDevil Fruit abilities provided by Story of the road to laughter vol. 3.
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