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Eiichiro Oda Finally Gives Insight on Luffy’s True Abilities in One Piece

Luffy's Devil Fruit Abilities Explained by Eiichiro Oda in Road to Laugh Tale vol. 3.

Eiichiro Oda Finally Gives Insight on Luffy's True Abilities in One Piece


  • Eiichiro Oda's recently released special Road to Laugh Tale vol. 3 sheds light on and answers some of the biggest mysteries surrounding Luffy's abilities.
  • Evidently, the awakening is what enhances Luffy's abilities and gives him the capacity to materialise his dreams.
  • It is made abundantly evident that awakenings from Zoan only provide access to a new transformation, not a change in the surrounding environment.

In the world of One Piece, Luffy’s Gear 5 is regarded as the most ridiculous power since no other devil fruit can match it. One Piece fans were shocked to discover that Luffy was concealing a whole different set of Devil Fruit skills and powers than what was previously thought.

Over two decades were spent by One Piece developing Luffy’s abilities as it changed from a common Paramecia-type to a legendary Zoan fruit. Finally, during his battle with Kaido, Luffy was able to “awaken” his abilities, a term that denotes the ability of a person’s body and mind to fully utilize their Devil Fruit.

Straw Hat Luffy in One Piece
Straw Hat Luffy

The recently published special Road to Laugh Tale vol. 3 by Eiichiro Oda provides insight and explanations on some of the most significant mysteries while also answering many of the questions regarding the Sun God Nika and Luffy’s Gear Fifth.

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Luffy’s True Abilities in One Piece

The third volume of Road to Laugh Tale centers on Devil Fruit, with Luffy grabbing the main focus. The awakening, it is made abundantly clear, is what maximizes Luffy’s powers and grants him the ability to turn imagination into reality. Although the specifics of how this occurs are unclear, Luffy possesses the bizarre ability to rubberize his surroundings.

Gear 5 Monkey D. Luffy - One Piece
Gear 5 Monkey D. Luffy

A minor but important new detail is added in Road to Laugh Tale volume 3 that helps the reader comprehend Luffy’s newfound abilities. This is mentioned in the section on Mythical Zoan types: most of them appear to have unique abilities similar to Paramecia on top of the typical Zoan alterations.

Luffy’s traditional Gomu Gomu skills are thus a component of Nika’s abilities. It makes clear that awakenings from Zoan do not change the environment around the user; rather, they only grant access to a new transformation.


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Nika’s Abilities Helped Luffy Defeat Kaido

How Luffy defeated Kaido can be explained by his simultaneous awakening of the powers of a Zoan and a Paramecia. Maybe this is what makes Nika’s powers so special, and the reason this is thought to be the most absurd power in existence. It appears that the World Government has been attempting valiantly for more than 800 years to obtain the Human-Human devil fruit.

They say it was almost like the fruit itself was eluding them because it was so elusive. Even with its recent awakening, there is still a great deal of mystery surrounding the Human-Human fruit and Zoan fruits in general.

Luffy Gear 5
Luffy Gear 5

One Piece’s final story will reveal some of the answers, and fans will have to wait patiently to discover the answers to the remaining mysteries. These mysteries are the reason why the story of One Piece is so captivating and fans show so much interest in the series and the story.

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