Warning: There are spoilers for One Piece episode #1072.A piece episode #1072 aired recently, and it ends one of the biggest misconceptions about Haki. While Armed Haki is often illustrated by a person’s body or weapon turning black, nothing like that has happened in the few instances of Armed Haki being used before the timeskip. Many consider this a blatant contradiction, and to account for the difference in perception, it is generally assumed that Armed Haki was not black before the timeskip because Luffy was unable to use Haki at the time, and it is supposed to be invisible to anyone using it. Haki cannot be used.
The idea of Armed Haki being invisible to those unable to use Haki has never had any real support, and One Piece episode #1072 finally quelled that misconception. During Luffy and Kaido’s battle, Kaido commented that Luffy is using Armed Haki, but there are many cases where Luffy’s body never turns black, so this can be taken as confirmation that Armament Haki doesn’t always turn the affected area black. There has been a lot of support for this in the older stories, but with this, the question of whether or not armed Haki is always black should finally be put to bed.
One Piece exposes the color theory of weapon haki
One Piece episode #1072 firmly rejects the idea that Armed Haki always turns people or weapons black, but that has been made clear in older stories. The first time armed Haki was shown to turn something black was when Luffy fought Surume, and Luffy expressed that as a specific technique called Hardening, so armed Haki is clearly black. clearly a specific application of armed Haki rather than its basic form. Also, even after Hardening was established, there have been many instances of characters using weapon Haki without anything turning black, like when Boo fought Bobby Funk or when Luffy tried to attack Trebol but failed.
Another example of this comes from Z in One Piece Film: Z. Z was once called the “Black Arm” Zephyr because of his ability to use Armed Haki proficiently, but such a title would have no meaning. if only people with Haki can see his arm turn black, so that reinforces the idea that Armed Haki is not invisible to those who can’t use it. Haki and that Enhanced is just a specific version of Armament Haki. With these and other examples, it’s clear that the idea of Armed Haki always turning something black never has any weight, and episode #1072 is just the latest example of that.
Why did the black-armed Haki never appear in One Piece before the Timeskip?
There’s a lot of evidence in One Piece against the idea that Armed Haki is always black and invisible to anyone who can’t use Haki, but it begs the question why Black Armed Haki is never seen before the timeskip. Although One Piece is famous for its foreshadowings and how many plans Eiichiro Oda put into the story, it is also true that there are many story elements that have not been fully planned, such as the introduction of Supernovas. apparently the last second addition to One Piece. story. With that in mind, it’s possible that Hardening was never used before the timeskip simply because Oda didn’t think of it, which is why Armed Haki seems inconsistent.
Even if Hardening wasn’t planned, One Piece is much better with it as a separate technique. That not only improves Haki for the better by adding more levels of difference to it, but it also avoids the problem of complicating the way Haki works, which is all that happened with the idea that Haki Weapons are invisible to anyone who cannot use Haki. Unfortunately, that theory is still popular, but with A piece episode #1072 offers the most definitive rebuttal to the theory to date, hoping that it won’t be long before it will no longer be taken as fact by many.
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