Hito-Hito no Mi Nika

One Piece Chapter 1044: Hito-Hito no Mi Nika Explanation

One Piece chapter 1044 is the most awaited chapter in One Piece history. How not, this chapter contains the secrets of Gomu-Gomu no Mi and also Joy Boy.

This chapter is worth waiting for because it is worth it. Contains big secrets, the fate of Orochi, Luffy’s awakened form, and of course the continuation of the Luffy vs Kaido fight. The following is a discussion of One Piece 1044.

One Piece Chapter 1044 discussion

Luffy is Joy Boy

In chapter 1043, many One Piece theorists argue that Luffy will later be possessed by the spirit of Joy Boy. There are also those who speculate that Luffy is Joy Boy’s reincarnation. Fortunately the theories were wrong. Oda-sensei can always write unpredictable stories.

In chapter 1044 we saw for ourselves that Luffy did not lose consciousness. He’s still the Luffy we know he just laughs more because he just awakened. So he wasn’t possessed by an 800 year old spirit.

Luffy doesn’t seem like a direct reincarnation of Joy Boy either. In my opinion, there are many people who deserve to be Joy Boy, namely those who can shake the world like Norland, Roger, or Oden. It’s just that they didn’t reach the “Joy Boy awakening” stage like Luffy did.

The certainty that Luffy is (the person who inherits the title) Joy Boy is also confirmed through Zunisha’s confirmation who fought with Joy Boy in the past.

Secrets of Gomu-Gomu no Mi

One Piece chapter 1044 then moves to Mariejois where the Gorosei are discussing the impact of the CP-0 mission and also about the secrets of the Gomu-Gomu no Mi.

According to them, killing Luffy by using Kaido will have a bad effect, namely the death of the best agent and worries about Kaido’s anger.

It seems the Gorosei also know Kaido really likes honest and fair 1 vs 1 fights. So, if they interfere, Kaido will go berserk and attack the world government.

Then the Gorosei finally uncovered the secret of the Gomu-Gomu no Mi. It turns out that so far the devil fruit that Luffy has eaten is not a Paramecia type, but the Mythical Zoan Hito-Hito no Mi Nika mode.

This answers the theory about the Gomu-Gomu no Mi. In the early chapter Shanks already mentioned that the fruit is a secret weapon to fight the enemy. It turns out that the fruit is indeed a devil fruit that the World Government fears.

Explanation of Hito-Hito no Mi mode Nika and Gomu-Gomu no Mi

In chapter 1037, Gorosei mentioned that one devil fruit was renamed because the original name had to be removed (probably related to Joy Boy and Void Century). The Devil Fruit is the Gomu-Gomu no Mi.

So, all this time, there is one very powerful secret devil fruit, namely the Mythical Zoan Hito-Hito no Mi mode Nika. The world government manipulates information by changing the name of the devil fruit to Gomu-Gomu no Mi because Nika, which is the name of the Sun God (possibly) is related to the Void Century which has been covered up by the world government all this time.

Another reason why they gave a new name to the Nika fruit is that the fruit has not been awakened for hundreds of years so it is considered a myth. This was also explained by the Gorosei in chapter 1037.

Then why wasn’t Luffy killed a long time ago?

Luffy eats one of the strongest devil fruits, a devil fruit that the world government is very afraid of. But how come Luffy hasn’t been killed all this time? People already know that Luffy eats the Gomu-Gomu no Mi. There’s a reason.

The Nika mode Mythical Zoan Fruit is already considered a legend due to not having experienced awakening for hundreds of years.

In other words, for eight hundred years, the Gomu-Gomu no Mi eater had only the strength of a rubber body. No one has been able to transform into Nika the Sun God.

So the World Government doesn’t feel threatened even though they know Luffy ate the Gomu-Gomu no Mi fruit. Maybe they didn’t believe Luffy would awaken, until the Wano arc.

From CP-0’s information, the Gorosei were surprised to learn that Luffy was able to survive so long against a Kaido. This is what makes them very worried what if Luffy succeeds in awakening the maximum potential of the Gomu-Gomu no Mi fruit, which is to become Hito-Hito no Mi in Nika mode.

Therefore, a new order was issued, namely Luffy must die. A CP-0 agent rigged the Kaido vs Luffy fight. Luffy was hit by Kaido’s crush and was considered dead.

but what happened? The “death” actually made Luffy open the awakening door and turn into Nika the Sun God the Liberation Warrior (long name for it). It’s possible that Luffy doesn’t know about this secret, so he named Nika’s form as Gear 5.

Orochi’s Fate

One Piece chapter 1044 then returns to Hyori and Orochi’s confrontation. In my opinion, this scene is a bit disturbing the hype and euphoria of readers who have been waiting for two weeks to see the continuation of Luffy’s awakening. But that’s okay, so that the Wano arc is finished quickly, right?

Here Orochi who is very cunning and prides himself on his power becomes helpless. He was impaled by the sea stone spikes he produced and could not move due to being hit by the rubble.

Despite begging for mercy by praising Oden and blaming Kaido, Hyori still doesn’t budge because the most sinful in Wano is Orochi: he always betrays Oden and lets Kaido stay in Wano.

If chapter 1044 is the beginning of the end of Orochi’s history, then his death will be very ironic. He burned like Oden and the one who burned him was Kajuro, his most loyal servant.

Luffy’s two awakenings

Yes, according to the subtitles above, in One Piece chapter 1044 Luffy experienced two awakenings. Here’s the story.

According to the Gorosei, the Gomu-Gomu no Mi devil fruit eater has the power of a rubber body. However, if he experiences true awakening (which has not happened for hundreds of years), then he will be able to transform into Nika the Sun God where his power is able to manipulate his rubber body according to imagination.

In other words, Luffy’s first awakening was to become a true Mythical Zoan devil fruit eater where he transformed into another form. As we know, Sengoku is a Hito Hito no Mi type Mythical Zoan eater. He can turn into a Buddha.

When turning into Nika, Luffy looks happier and laughs a lot more than usual. This possibility is the hallmark of Nika the Sun God who is nicknamed the Liberation Warrior where his heart beats like the beat of a drum.

Luffy’s hair turns into a light color. Then there’s a shawl that’s probably made of smoke like Gear 4. Her body is also more flexible than usual.

In this Zoan change mode, Luffy is more free to grow and lengthen his body. He can even hold Kaido in the form of a giant Dragon.

Luffy’s Zoan form is like a combination of Super Saiyan Goku and the demon Buu, the two strongest characters in the Dragon Ball Z series. This is understandable because Oda-sensei is a big fan of Akira Toriyama and Dragon Ball.

The second awakening that happened to Luffy was of course the awakening of the power of his devil fruit element, namely rubber. And as we have seen from Dofflamingo and Katakuri, Luffy can turn his surroundings into a rubber element. This move can even reflect Kaido’s attacks.

The strength of Nika’s form and the awakening of this rubber element will suit Luffy who is indeed very creative in fighting. He will be more free to create new moves that are cool and maybe also funny later.

The three strongest devil fruits

With the disclosure of the secrets of the Gomu-Gomu no Mi, we already know what the strongest devil fruits in each type are. In the Logia type there is the Yami-Yami no Mi. In Paramecia there is Gura-Gura no Mi. And in Zoan there is Gomu-Gomu no Mi.

That way, it fits perfectly if Blackbeard is Luffy’s strongest enemy because he has the two strongest devil fruit powers. And it is certain that Luffy’s rank as One Piece’s strongest character will rise drastically.

Luffy VS Kaido round 4 begins

One Piece chapter 1044 also closed in a very epic and cool way where Kaido apologized to Luffy. Kaido really hopes the duel can end honestly and fairly. Luffy casually accepted Kaido’s challenge. Let’s gooo!

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