As innovative as One pieceGear Five’s epic reveal could have been, hints at the recent rise of a certain character with a very similar ability. One piece He may have borrowed Gear Five from another famous manga. Jujutsu KaisenTakaba Fumihiko’s comic hero has finally entered the spotlight and his Cursed Technique may give Luffy a chance to compete.
Although Takaba and his Cursed Technique were introduced long before Gear Five, the comedian was quickly relegated to the background amid the chaos of the Culling Game and other more exciting events that took place in Jujutsu Kaisen At the time. That being said, Takaba has finally entered the battlefield against Kenjaku in recent chapters of Jujutsu Kaisenallowing fans to see the full extent of his Cursed Technique and its ridiculous possibilities.
Takaba’s fight against Jujutsu Kaisen Kenjaku has clearly been making waves among fans and Chapter #242 perfectly highlights the sheer creativity of creator Gege Akutami, as well as the absurdity of Takaba’s Cursed Technique as this X user @jNelajus points out in his post. Takaba’s ability to bend reality so freely, as well as the hilarious nature of his supposed attacks, raises the question of how Takaba’s Cursed Technique would hold up against Luffy’s Gear Five form.
Jujutsu Kaisen’s Takaba Has Stronger Cartoon Strength Than Luffy
As absurd as Luffy’s powers may be, his Devil Fruit, even in Gear Five, only allows him to alter the shape of himself and the people and objects around him. Since Luffy has even accomplished feats such as materializing intangible phenomena like lightning and lifting the ground like a carpet, he certainly possesses toon strength. However, his ability to alter reality and the laws of physics appears to be limited up to this point. Takaba’s cursed technique surpasses Gear Five in terms of reality alterationsince Takaba can materialize alternative scenarios and dimensions almost without problems.
Despite Luffy’s superiority in terms of physical strength, it would be difficult to determine the outcome if he and Takaba really crossed paths. What we can be sure of, however, is that Luffy and Takaba would certainly like each other and the fight would be incredibly silly and entertaining.
Takaba and Luffy’s Gear Five Play an Underrated Role
Both Takaba and Gear Five seem to serve a similar purpose in their respective stories, as they both relieve an overwhelmingly tense mood. Luffy’s Gear Five made its debut in the climax of the Wano Arc, which until then had been relatively stressful and with the stakes highest in the series thus far. Oda himself confirmed in an interview that he created Gear Five to maintain One piece cheerful and wanted to challenge the norms of shonen battles. Meanwhile, Takaba’s reintroduction to the series also came at a crucial time when fans were mourning Gojo’s death and preparing for the worst outcome.
Takaba’s hilarious antics and the silliness of the battle against Kenjaku have effectively caused a significant tonal shift in Jujutsu Kaisen. The last chapters are back Jujustu Kaisen’The iconic humor is missing and fans seem to have responded positively to the reprieve. In a time where grim battles and unimaginably dark undertones are slowly becoming the norm, comedic characters like Luffy and Takaba prove to be a much-needed breath of fresh air and fans can only hope that both Jujutsu Kaisen and One piece continues to similarly surprise fans.
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