a great A piece Luffy’s grandfather cosplay, vice admiral Monkey D. Garp reproduces, to stunning effect, his devastating Haki-infused “Galaxy Impact” fist attack that can destroy opponents.
One of the more interesting aspects of Luffy’s life is that, although his childhood dream was to become a pirate, for most of his life he was raised by Garp himself, one of the most talented and efficient pirate catchers in the world. Garp is one of the rare few Marines that has exchanged fists with Gol D. Rogers, Don Chinjao, Blackbeard, Big Mom, Whitebeard, and Rocks D. Xebec and lives to talk about it. In fact, in more than a few of those punches, Garp is the better fighter. Garp’s anti-piracy campaigns were so legendary that he was called the “Hero of the Navy”.
Garp really made the Pirates shake with fear
Garp’s use of the Galaxy Impact is one of the most iconic moments in his history of such groundbreaking actions against some of the strongest and toughest known pirates in the Four Seas. In a recent post on his TikTok account, cosplay actor solomon_taisa accurately recreated the scene from One Piece Chapter #1080 when Garp launched his first attack against none other than the Pirates. Scary Blackbeard.
Indeed, solomon_taisa’s cosplay shows all the critical stages of the attack from his Haki transport. While in the manga this is described as jets of black energy radiating from his fists, soloman_taisa enhances the visuals with a vibrating color scheme reminiscent of Spider-Man’s depiction of “spider-man senses” in the film. The cosplay also recreates the massive shock wave, which in the manga resembles a nuclear explosion, that Garp causes when he uses the attack to smash into the ground.
Garp’s power comes from within
While most characters in One Piece as strong as Garp have eaten Devil Fruits, Garp has not. Instead, Garp’s strength comes from his manipulation of Haki abilities, a still-mysterious power inherent in every human being. Those who can unlock their Haki, such as through intense martial arts training, can access superhuman skills and abilities. Garp is known to have mastered all three types of Haki, including the extremely rare Haoshuku, Conqueror Haki, which, among other abilities, allows him to weaponize a body part such as the fist he uses in the Galactic Impact technique.
In her incredible cosplay, solomon_taisa perfectly embodies the intimidating demeanor and aura that the living legend exudes. No one, not even the pirates, the Marines, and even the most feared members of the A pieceof the World Government, should take Monkey D. Garp lightly, or they may find themselves on the wrong track in Galaxy Impact.
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