What do we know about Kaido’s hybrid form in One Piece? – Tech Tribune France

While manga readers are (im)patiently waiting for chapter 1050, anime viewers are in shock after the most recent release.

Episode 1018 Finally Reveals Kaido’s Human Beast Form which we first glimpsed during the opening sequence of episode 1005.

Until this time, Kaido has always remained in his full Azure Dragon form.

Although the episode only shows the silhouette of the hybrid form, fans believe this will be its most powerful transformation.

Today I’m going to break down everything we know about Kaido’s formidable hybrid form and how much stronger it makes him.

This page contains One Piece spoilers.

1. What is Kaido’s hybrid form?

Kaido’s hybrid form is a mix of his human and dragon form. His Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit, Fish-Fish, Model: Azure Dragon, grants Kaido the ability to transform into a human-dragon hybrid at will.

This form is first revealed in Chapter 1003, when Kaido battles the Worst Generation – Luffy and Zoro in particular. They are the ones who bring Kaido to his hybrid form.

2. Is Kaido’s hybrid form different from his dragon form?

Kaido’s human dragon form is different from his full beast form. Zoan Devil Fruits allows the user to transform into a cross-species hybrid, as well as transform into a full-fledged animal.

One Piece: Everything You Need To Know About Kaido's Hybrid Form!

Human-Beast Form of Kaido | Source: Fandom

In Kaido’s hybrid form, he retains his human characteristics while imbuing himself with the power of the Azure Dragon.

His hands and feet become claws, his arm tattoo disappears, dragonfish scales emerge on his skin, six horns protrude from his head, he gains vampiric fangs, and he also grows a long tail.

3. Which form is the strongest?

The strongest form depends on the user and their opponent. For Kaido, his hybrid human form is stronger than his pure animal form. This gives him better speed, mobility, durability and control, as well as a better ability to use Haki.

His transformation into a beast makes Kaido as big a dragon as Kuri, which is a small town. The hybrid form is less tall, which gives it more freedom of movement.

It also allows him to be more strategic with his attacks; dragon form is pretty damn destructive, but it’s more suited for fighting a larger number of opponents. For a 1v1, Kaido prefers his hybrid form, as viewers will see in future episodes.

One Piece: Everything You Need To Know About Kaido's Hybrid Form!

Kaido | Source: IMDb

More important again, Kaido can use Haki-infused weapons in his hybrid form.

His Hassaikai, which is a spiked kanabo, proved to be incredibly powerful due to Kaido’s innate physical strength.

With Advanced Armament Haki (Ryou) and Advanced Conqueror’s Haki, Kaido can increase the power of his club to monstrous levels. The ongoing fight of Episode 1018 will see Kaido severely injure Luffy with his Hassaikai in his hybrid form.

On the other hand, for some characters with Zoan Fruits, their animal forms are stronger. An example would be Chopper, where his Monster Point is a demonstration of his full beast form. Monster Point Chopper is stronger than the other 7 Chopper hybrid forms.

But other characters like Marco the Phoenix and Rob Lucci stick to their human-animal hybrid forms for most of their serious fights.

The simple fact that Kaido’s human-dragon form was introduced after his dragon form means he is stronger in hybrid form.

In episode 1018, Luffy manages to damage Kaido in his animal form using his Gear 4. Kaido transforms into his blue scaly hybrid form and tells Big Mom that fighting is getting fun.

There is no reason for Kaido to transform into a weaker state be able to beat up Luffy. So yes, the hybrid form is stronger than the pure beast form.

To note: The exception to this is his last form, as seen in chapter 1048. In it, Kaido is in full dragon form, and he is stronger than his hybrid form.

4. Does Kaido have multiple hybrid forms?

Kaido has an alternate hybrid form, as revealed in Chapters 1037, 1042, and 1046. He is slightly taller and heavier than his usual hybrid form, and his facial features become more animalistic.

This form sees Kaido with bulkier muscles, but he still retains his fighting skills.

5. Is Kaido’s hybrid his awakening?

Some people believe that the hybrid or alternate hybrid form that Kaido sports could be his awakening. But Kaido’s Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit Ability Was Never Officially Announced or revealed.

Even in the last manga chapter, Oda didn’t mention anything about Kaido’s Awakening.

6. What is Kaido’s strongest form?

Kaido’s strongest form is the Great Flaming Dragon Torch or Flaming Drum Dragon Form, as seen in chapter 1048.

From what we have seen in the manga chapters, Kaido’s hybrid form is not his strongest form as Kaido’s final form is a pure dragon.

One Piece: Everything You Need To Know About Kaido's Hybrid Form!

Kaido | Source: IMDb

Kaido transforms into a giant fire dragon made of fire that can instantly melt anything that touches him.

While in this form, Kaido can use a technique known as Rising Dragon: Flame Bagua, which is his strongest move yet.

If anything comes close to awakening Kaido, it’s his Kaen Daiko.

7. Closing

Kaido’s hybrid form is sure to prove troublesome for Luffy.

One Piece: Everything You Need To Know About Kaido's Hybrid Form!

Luffy and Kaido | Source: IMDb

In the anime, Gear 4 Luffy just managed to slice through his scales. Kaido’s human dragon form will be too suitable for Luffy, who is totally exhausted.

But as any One Piece manga reader will tell you: wait and watch. The battle has only begun.

8. About one piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.

The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The last words he spoke at the tower of execution were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you. Look for; I left everything there. Those words sent many out to sea, chasing their dreams, heading to the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new era!

Seeking to be the world’s greatest pirate, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads to the Grand Line in search of One Piece. Joining him along the way is his diverse crew, consisting of a swordsman, sniper, navigator, cook, medic, archaeologist, and cyborg -shipwright, it will be a memorable adventure.

Originally written by Epic Dope

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