A piece has some of the best transformations in anime and gear 5 is its most iconic. Seemingly unstoppable, this transformation allows Luffy to fight with absolute freedom and bend reality to his will, but the battle with Kaido shows that Gear 5 still has at least one weakness. : strike. One Piece chapter #1093 confirmed this, proving that Gear 5 is indeed not invincible.
During Luffy’s epic final clash with Kaido atop Onigashima, almost all of Kaido’s attacks were ineffective against Gear 5’s animation abilities. Frustrated, Kaido transformed into his dragon form and used his powers to fire multiple slashes at Luffy, stating that no matter what, gum-based powers are still susceptible to cuts, and this was proven. Chapter #1093 of One Piece proved that Kaido was indeed right. After Luffy activated Gear 5 to fight against the overwhelmingly powerful Admiral Kizaru, the cunning marine used his power to create a laser sword and used it to slash Luffy, who started bleeding from his cheek and even said out loud that the attack had injured him.
Luffy’s Gear 5 is not as invincible as people think
Luffy’s Gear 5 has taken the world by storm. Its first appearance in the manga caused controversy for months, and then, when it appeared in the anime, Gear 5 broke the internet by taking down the servers of the most popular streaming services. . Fans clearly know that this transformation is the result of Luffy awakening his Devil Fruit powers, after it was revealed that the Gumo Gumo no Mi was a fake name created to hide its true nature. of the Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit that gives the owner the power of the Devil Fruit. Legendary Sun God Nika. In that form, Luffy’s rubber powers expand into the world around him, allowing him to fight with absolute freedom and essentially turning reality into a cartoon.
Gear 5 immediately looks overpowered. During his battle with Kaido, even after the former Yonko claimed to have found his weakness, Luffy continued to stay strong through a series of slashes, so that apparent weakness seemed irrelevant. However, seeing it reappear in the story proves that this weakness actually exists and that it could definitely become relevant in the future. Interestingly, Luffy’s weakness is being a swordsman. The One Piece world boasts many incredible swordsmen like Mihawk and Fujitora, but the Straw Hat captain lacks experience fighting them, a job usually reserved for Zoro.
One Piece did the right thing by giving Gear 5 a weakness
Fortunately, when Luffy enters Gear 5, his physical attributes are significantly enhanced. He became extremely agile and thus he was able to dodge sword attacks. In addition to his speed, he also has Future Vision Haki, which allows him to predict his opponents’ attacks. However, it’s good to note that Eiichiro Oda hasn’t forgotten to give the Gear 5 a soft spot. Although this transformation is already a modern classic, its strange abilities seem almost unstoppable, which certainly reduces the danger of any fight which Luffy will participate in. Instead, A piece has now confirmed that even the absurd gear 5 has a weakness, proving that Luffy’s strongest form is unbeatable.
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