All Mythical Zoan Devil Fruits and Their Powers Explained – Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing All Mythical Zoan Devil Fruits and Their Powers Explained. If you’ve seen One Piece, you already know that it’s not just a pirate anime. In addition to piracy, the characters fight using special abilities, some developed through long training and others acquired after the characters eat a Devil Fruit.
If you’re not familiar with the anime, you might not know what it’s all about, but Devil Fruits are special fruits from the One Piece world that grant certain powers to those who eat them. But not all fruits are the same, there is one of each type and each one of them gives its bearer unique powers according to its own characteristic.
And although all Devil Fruits are special, there are some that are even more special than others and grant the person who eats them the characteristics of animals and mythical creatures. Oh well, let’s go the list.
Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Phoenix
The first mythical fruit to appear in One Piece was the Phoenix Model Tori Tori no Mi. The user of this fruit was Marco, who at the time was the commander of the first division of the Whitebeard Pirates. The first time Marco appeared using his abilities was in chapter 453, where he deflected an attack from one of the admirals without making any effort, simple as that.
Marco’s fruit allows him to reproduce the abilities of a phoenix or transform completely into one! The Phoenix Model Tori Tori no Mi also emits a blue flame that regenerates injuries and protects Marco from physical damage by turning him into fire, which increases his fighting ability and offensive power against his enemies.
Later in the Wano Saga, Marco is also shown to be able to fend off Kaidou’s attacks in his dragon form. He also used these powers to fight King and Queen at the same time, two Yonko commanders with bounties in excess of 1 billion berries. Of course, that doesn’t mean he would beat both of them at the same time, as he got pretty tired during the fight, but he’s still pretty impressive.
Even so, it is a very powerful fruit that allows him to engage in combat with some of One Piece’s strongest characters without any difficulty. The inspiration for these powers is the mythology of the Phoenix, a bird that, upon reaching old age, produced flames in its body during death and, from the fire it produced, resurfaced with a young and vigorous appearance.
Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu
The Fruit of the Hito Hito no Mi: Model Daibutsu is a fruit that transforms its user into a Buddha statue. Hito, in Japanese, means person, while Daibutsu is the name given to the Big Buddha statue. The person who ate this fruit was Sengoku, the former Navy Admiral, who used his powers to transform himself into a giant golden Buddha statue during the Big Guys War.
Sengoku is a living legend who has been making history since the days of Roger, Whitebeard and Shiki! He was one of the most powerful figures of that era and has a Devil Fruit to match. The powers demonstrated by Sengoku’s Hito Hito no Mi so far have been increasing its size and strength, in addition to radiating a golden wave that emanates from its body and hits its enemies at constant frequencies.
During the War of the Majors arc, Sengoku also manipulated the radiance of this golden energy to target his enemies from a distance. It is worth remembering that this was the first human mythical Zoan fruit to appear in history, being powerful enough to face Blackbeard, Luffy and Ace.
And even if it wasn’t enough to execute any of them at the time, it was strong enough to destroy the platform they were on, demonstrating the strength of an admiral in action. This fruit was inspired by the idea that the Buddha is a person who has attained enlightenment, which is portrayed in all of his images as waves of light radiating from his body, similar to the powers demonstrated by Sengoku.
Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune
The fruit of the Inu Inu no Mi: Kyubi no Kitsune is a canine Zoan model that transforms its user into the nine-tailed fox, a popular creature from Japanese folklore that has been portrayed in several other animes, like pokemon and naruto. The person who ate this fruit in One Piece was Catarina Devon, a pirate recruited by Blackbeard to join his pirate crew.
After the One Piece time skip, Devon is 36 years old and an extremely tall woman, standing at 3 meters and 61 centimeters. And although her reward has not been revealed until now, she was considered the worst woman to walk on the face of the earth, which caused Catarina to be condemned to spend her life in level 6 of Impel Down prison, where Blackbeard found her.
In addition to the power to transform into a nine-tailed fox, Catarina is also able to use the power of the Inu Inu no Mi to transform into any other person and imitate them completely. Catarina demonstrated this power to Gecko Moria in chapter 925, when she transformed into Absalon to lure the Shichibukai into a trap.
For now, this is all we’ve been shown about Catarina and her fruit, but surely more will be revealed as the story progresses. The inspiration for the character as a whole is the Japanese superstitions surrounding the legend of the nine-tailed fox, who are said to be cunning, arrogant and like to create illusions to manipulate people.
Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Onyudo
The Hito Hito no Mi: Onyudo Model is another human-type Devil Fruit, this time in the form of a youkai monkey from Japanese folklore. The one who ate this fruit in One Piece was not a human, but a fox that lives on the Oihagi Bridge in Wano Country and is called Onimaru. Onimaru was the former companion of swordmaster Shimotsuki Ushimaru, Ringo’s last daimyo in Wano Country.
Like Chopper, this fruit gave Onimaru the ability to transform into a human, thus increasing his physical capabilities and intellect, which allowed him to think and speak like a person. In his human form, he is known as Gyukimaru and his increased endurance allows him to survive a variety of powerful attacks, from arrows to bazooka fire.
In that form, his strength was great enough to be able to fight Zoro. And, even if he didn’t win, it must be recognized that a character needs to be very strong to be able to withstand a fight against the swordsman. The inspiration for the character was the legend of the youkai Onyudo, who in some versions of the story has the ability to transform into a fox, like Onimaru.
In some Onyudo legends, this youkai also helps humans, which is reminiscent of Onimaru’s overprotection of his comrades’ memory and struggle.
Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi
The Hebi Hebi no Mi: Model Yamata no Orochi is a Devil Fruit capable of transforming its user into a serpent from Japanese folklore, called the Great Eight-Headed Serpent. The person who ate this fruit in One Piece was Kurozumi Orochi, the shogun of Wano Country.
In addition to turning him into a giant 8-headed serpent, it is demonstrated by Orochi that the fruit grants him great physical strength when transformed and the ability to survive decapitations seven times, requiring at least one of his serpent heads to remain alive. This ability is very similar to that of the hydra in Greek mythology, as cutting off the serpent’s head is not the right way to kill it in either case.
So that he could be defeated, Kozuki Hiyori had to trap Orochi with kairoseki nails so that his powers would not be activated, which seems to have worked so far. Orochi’s strength also increases considerably when he is transformed into a serpent, being shown in the story that he is able to bite and trap a person without the slightest difficulty with the jaws of each of his serpent heads.
With eight heads allow him to attack several people at the same time with the same ease, which becomes very useful in a battle against several opponents. As for folkloric inspirations, it is worth remembering that in the legend of Yamata no Orochi, the giant serpent is decapitated by the god of the seas, Susanoo.
Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu
Kaidou’s Devil Fruit is a mythical fish-type Zoan fruit, but make no mistake, his animal is actually a dragon. The idea of a fish being a dragon may even seem strange, but the dragon in question is Seiryu, one of the four celestial gods of Chinese mythology. Being a deity, he enhances his physical capabilities and allows Kaidou to do something “similar to flying through the sky”.
Later in the story it is explained that dragons cannot fly, but have the ability to control the weather, so they produce clouds and cling to them to move through the skies as if they were flying. And even though Kaidou’s Zoan is a water deity, that doesn’t limit the character to water powers. Other powers granted by the fruit are the ability to produce electricity, spit fire and release gusts of wind.
And in addition to having all these powers, Kaidou has a bounty worth 4.6 billion berries, with the Yonko alive having the highest bounty so far. No wonder Kaidou is known as the strongest creature in the One Piece world. So far, Kaidou’s dragon form has been the biggest physical transformation to appear in One Piece, as he could destroy an entire city if he landed on top of it, as he almost did in Kuri.
And even though in his Dragon Kaido form he can breathe fire, turn his roar into lightning, shoot wind blades and summon tornadoes; it seems that his hybrid form is more efficient in melee combat, which may be why he always saves this form to use it last. He is not invincible, as several characters have dealt damage to him, but he certainly has one of the strongest fruits to ever appear in One Piece history.
Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami
The Zoan fruit of Yamato is the representation of a deity in the form of a wolf from Japanese folklore, who appeared to protect humans who got lost in the forest. This deity was inspired by the Great Gray Wolf, which inhabited the mountains of the island of Honshu, Japan, but became extinct centuries ago. In One Piece, this wolf is the guardian deity of Wano.
In addition to allowing the user to completely or partially transform into the great gray wolf, the Devil Fruit also enhances the user’s senses, increases their physical strength, and allows them to produce and manipulate ice in the environment around them, which is related to the fact that of the Great Gray Wolf having inhabited icy mountains.
A little of his powers were demonstrated in the fight against Kaidou, where the great value of the Yamato fruit was evident, both for its immense offensive power and for the importance that the God has for the country of Wano. Something that makes it extremely powerful is the fact that it is the mythical fruit of a carnivorous animal, which makes it perfect for combat.
That’s why Yamato was able to fight for so long against Kaidou, who is considered the strongest man in the world, in his hybrid form. We must remember here that Kaidou managed to knock out Luffy with a single blow in that same form, which makes Yamato’s strength and resistance during this fight even more evident.
Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika
The fruit that was initially presented as the Gomu Gomu no Mi, was later revealed to be a mythical Zoan, based on the Sun god, Nika. His real name is Hito Hito no Mi: Mythical Model Nika and his wielder is Monkey D. Luffy, who calls his mythical form “Gear 5”. Nika is a mythological figure, revered by slaves who believed this fearless warrior would one day come to save them from their suffering.
In Greek mythology, Nika is also the name of the goddess of victory. But, after awakening the fruit to its true Hito Hito no Mi form, Luffy was able to enlarge his entire body in one fell swoop of time, turning into a full-on giant. According to the World Government, the powers of Nika’s Hito Hito no Mi depend solely on the user’s imagination, suggesting unlimited power for the fruit.
This limitless power is demonstrated during the fight against Kaidou, where Luffy not only modifies his own body, but affects the bodies of the people around him, giving them Nika’s comic property and elasticity, making them look like cartoon characters. It is worth remembering that Luffy awakened Nika’s form only after dying in the fight against Kaidou, awakening what appeared to be Joy Boy’s life energy.
As the Zoan fruits have the ability to choose their users, it remains to be seen why the Nika Fruit chose Luffy. One thing that is said about his powers is that it is the most ridiculous power in the world, but perhaps also the most powerful considering that the Government has tried to hide its existence from the world.
Batto Batto no Mi, Model: Vampire
This fruit only appears in the game One Piece: Unlimited World Red and belongs to Patrick Redfield. As you can imagine, the Bat Fruit grants its user the ability to transform into a vampire. This character was developed by Oda himself and is the main antagonist of the game.
And even though he isn’t mentioned in the regular One Piece story, Sengoku says that Redfield is so powerful that he even rivaled the King of Pirates himself in his prime.
As for his powers, Redfield has the ability to grow his fangs… and yes, suck the blood of his enemies… When he does this, his victims age rapidly as they lose their blood, while Redfield grows younger and powerful, acquiring the closest thing to eternal youth.
Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Nue
This fruit was featured in a series of illustrations called One Piece Art Nue that told an original adventure of the Straw Hats in Wano Country for the 2017 One Piece X Kyoto event. Mi was eaten by Toratsugu, an inhabitant of Wano, which makes sense since Nue is a youkai from Japanese folklore.
This creature is a mixture of several types of animals, having the face of a monkey, the body of a tiger, the mane of a lion and a snake for a tail. When Toratsugu transforms into youkai, his body burns at a very high temperature, he gains the ability to fly, create clouds, shoot lightning and confuse people’s minds. And even with all that, Toratsugu was easily defeated by Luffy.
Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki
Another Devil Fruit from One Piece: Unlimited World Red and developed directly by Oda. In the game, she was eaten by Pato, a pen that belongs to Redfield and gained the ability to transform into a raccoon. Pato’s powers are nothing like those of other Devil Fruit users, but they can definitely be considered peculiar.
With the tip of his tail, he can write, as well as turning leaves and objects into people by writing on them… and that’s what his powers come down to. The inspiration for Pato’s raccoon is the tanuki of Japanese folklore, a playful and mischievous creature who lives by drinking sake and never pays his debts. He is considered the playful version of the nine-tailed fox, previously mentioned.
For now, these were the eleven mythical Devil Fruits that appeared in One Piece. With them, it is possible to understand how the author is inspired by folklore figures to compose not only the powers of each fruit, but also the characteristics of the characters and the journey they will follow throughout the work.
Considering this, it is already possible to assume that the author will use this artifice other times and will resort to mythological figures to compose increasingly complex and tied plots, relying on ancient stories that can result in several other types of mythical Zoan.
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