– Posted on Mar 27, 2022 at 4:41 PM
One Piece Chapter 1044 is a huge flash in the sky of the saga, with the revelation of the true identity of Gomu Gomu no Mi, which makes Luffy without question the great revolutionary “Joy Boy” destined to free the world from the captured by the World Government!
The suspense was at its peak since the release of One Piece Chapter 1043, which ended with a mysterious image of a knocked out and smiling Luffy, announced by Zunesha as being simply the reincarnation of Joy Boy! The next delivery was only half astonishing when we saw Luffy take Joy Boy’s forte, which is the other name of the god “Nika” – name of the owner of the Hito Hito no Mi model Nika who would have awakened his fruit. . And the Straw Hat reaches a new stage, with the birth of Gear 5, which allows him to grab Kaido in dragon mode to do his thing, to the point that the most powerful creature in the world seems to be a small child in the palm. of him who will be “the child of prophecy”. Is the fight already over?
This is the question we ask ourselves as we read this chapter. The hype is on the immense side of finally discovering what is the famous Joy Boy that we have been hearing about for years, and who has been teased with clues about Nika and the devil fruit mysterious. On the other hand, one wonders if the early arrival of this liberating D. does not condemn the continuation of the narration that we expected – with Big Mom, Elbaf, Shanks… Any moment other than the final war between Joy Boy and the World Government may indeed now seem trivial.
Will Luffy awaken other powers?
The other question that arises is whether Luffy in Nika mode could have other powers than his superhuman strength and his ability to transform himself and his environment freely, an ability characterized by the Gorosei as “the most ridiculous power in the world”. We think in particular of SMILE users, forced to laugh. Couldn’t Luffy, by touching them, give them back the freedom to laugh (only) when they want to? A talent that would allow him to put a crazy world behind him!