Luffy’s new power, Gear Five, has surpassed his previous transformation and the manga hints at its growing power. Luffy no longer needs his post-traumatic awakening to use his Nika form; now he’s always in Gear Five. Although Luffy is able to modify his body to its normal state, the full use of Gear Five’s power requires a considerable amount of expendable energy.
Not long after debut LuffyThe most powerful transformation of gear year, A piece shows that its protagonist has overcome the power-ups he has struggled so much to get. Although One Piece’s anime has recently caused a stir on the internet with the release of Gear 5, the manga has hinted at how the power of this form is growing to absurd levels.
One of the most epic battles in One Piece’s long history was the decisive battle between Luffy and Kaido for the fate of the Land of Wano. Two mighty pirates clashed for almost fifty chapters (eighteen months in real life), and in the end, Luffy was only able to win after awakening the true power of his Devil Fruit, a The mythical Zoan gives the Straw Hat captain the power of the mysterious god Nika. Luffy literally had to die (his heart stopped for a moment) to unlock this evolution, and his “Nika form” expended a lot of energy during the battle with Kaido, meaning it can only be used for a short time. However, this is no longer the case.
Luffy is now always on Gear Five
Immediately after the conclusion of the Onigashima Raid and the battle for Wano, the most discerning readers must have noticed slight hints that Nika’s powers are now an integral part of Luffy’s, and that he is no longer there. need to undergo a painful awakening or transformation. like when he fought Kaido. Chapter #1062 of One Piece fully confirms this. After getting angry that the mountain of delicious food he saw was actually an illusion, Luffy quickly changed into his Nika form, with a distinctive smoke around his shoulders, while his hair began to turn white. This was originally a random moment of humor but it proves that Luffy’s evolution is far beyond what fans believe.
This is the third time Luffy has shown his Nika power without transforming. Many mysteries still surround the so-called “awakening” of Devil Fruits, but it is safe to assume that, once the user unlocks this, he can always use the new powers of the Devil Fruit. me. Because Luffy’s previous powerups (Second to Fourth Gears) have always required some kind of transformation, readers assume that he must also transform in order to use what he calls Gear Five. , but this doesn’t seem right. From the hints shown, Luffy is always in Gear Five state, even if his appearance doesn’t necessarily change. It will be interesting to see if the anime confirms this theory with subtle visual jokes when it finally reveals its version of Gear Five.
However, the weakness of the huge energy consumption due to the awakened Devil Fruit probably remains, as it is in line with what other users have shown. This is why, in his “normal” state, Luffy can use Nika’s frenzied powers to modify his body as much as he wants without affecting objects or other people. This is only possible in a fully awakened state, presumably accompanied by Luffy’s already iconic Gear Five appearance. As the Egghead Island installment continues and Luffy clashes with the World Government’s most powerful forces, Oda is likely to reveal even more details for fans to dissect. Once again, A piece subtly heralded a big surprise for fans, hinting that Luffy has been improved and developed gear year power.