Finally, the most awaited Luffy Gear 5 has been unveiled in the form of Gomu Gomu no awakening.
The real potential of Luffy has finally been revealed in One Piece Chapter 1044. It is one of the finest chapters of the series, easily cracking the top 5. With sheer brilliance, it paved a path for Luffy’s future endeavors!
We are so excited to see this ability being used to the fullest. The opportunity for creativity is immense.
Every time we have seen a new gear, or form, things have gotten so much more exciting. Luffy’s Gear 5 is the final one and we believe, mastering this ability will lead to Luffy cracking his way through the endgame.
We all know that the series is about to end soon, and this is a perfect power-up to catapult him through it all.
It is clear to us now. Luffy has actually eaten the Human Human Fruit: Mythological Model Nika! It is not Gomu Gomu no Mi and neither is it paramecia.
It is a mythical zoan fruit and it grants rubber-like abilities to the user! Basically, Luffy is only limited by his creativity at this point. This is the most ridiculous power in One Piece.
Shifting through the Gears: Gear 5
When the series began, the fights of Luffy propagated using his creativity. We all took joy in seeing him use his rubber properties in the weirdest attacks. At this point, most fans will have trouble remembering attacks like Bowgun, Muchi, Yari, Rifle, Ozuchi, and so on.
We got so excited with the arrival of Gear 2. After pumping his blood, he accessed the Jett abilities. His speed was incredible. And immediately after that, there was Gear 3. This was one of his strongest abilities but it came with a major drawback.
It was not until Dressrosa that we got to see Gear 4. First, there came Boundman, which is still Luffy’s staple until this day. After that came Tankman but it has been used only once. And finally, the high-speed and coolest looking mode, Snakeman.
And now, we have Luffy’s Gear 5 in the form of Gomu Gomu no devil fruit awakening.
We see that Luffy is laughing freely and has accessed incredible powers. This mode only became possible due to the awakening of his Devil Fruit. Luffy is freely using his rubber properties and can also turn his surroundings into rubber with his new Gear 5!
Real life Parallel
The Brazilian folklore speaks of Curupira. It is the spirit of a happy kid with fiery hair. He brings joy to the forest and punishes those who harm it. Curupira carries a spear.
This is similar to Luffy, whose nationality is confirmed to be Brazil, by Oda sensei himself.
Luffy is known to bring joy and he does punish evil in the islands. And then we have Nika, who is similar to Curupira as well. Nika brings smiles to slaves and liberates them. The whole thing wraps up quite nicely.
Luffy Gear 5 Unleashed
Gear 4 had its limitations. We all knew that it will have a successor. And most of us guessed that it will be linked with the awakening of the fruit. But herein lies a confusion.
We know Gear Second is achieved by pumping blood. Gear 3 pumps in air. Gear 4 combines the previous with haki forms to achieve stronger results.
And now we have the final one. However, we do not exactly know how Luffy achieved it. We just know that he has finally awakened his fruit. Maybe in the next chapter, we will see how Luffy has achieved this new form.
Youtuber Ohara pointed out the very interesting relationship between Luffy and Chopper. They both have the human human fruit and they use different forms of it. Chopper has his monster form, which he can control post time skip.
Luffy’s gear 3 is similar and he doesn’t shrink after its usage anymore.
So what if Luffy eats a few rumble balls? Won’t that make him gigantic? And that huge strawhat in Im’s possession – is that meant for the gigantic Luffy? An intriguing food for thought.
The theme that defines Luffy is freedom. He seeks to be the Pirate King, who is the freest man on the seas. And this fruit gives him incredible abilities.
The Gororsei clearly state that the only limitation of this ability is the user’s imagination. So Luffy can have as much freedom with his ability as he wants.
One Piece 1045 onwards, we will enjoy Luffy’s final battle with Kaido using his Gear 5. This time, he will fully utilize his rubber abilities and we are hoping to see a lot more creativity than usual. Maybe we will also see the Will of Luffy’s fruit!
In the latest chapter, Luffy was shown using Gear 5 and he is all white. Luffy is able to affect even his surroundings like a Paramecia, but his transformation looks more like a Zoan.
Luffy is the perfect person to utilize the Gomu Gomu no Mi since he is a jolly fellow and he has 1000 new goofy ways to use the Gear 5. This is what makes the fruit and Luffy’s new power even more ridiculous.
With Gear 5, or should we say the awakening, Luffy is able to turn into a giant and in Chapter 1045, he was able to recover very fast by pumping blood through his heart.
Luffy has finally entered the territory of the Yonkou’s with his new awakening and we expect to see more in the upcoming chapters.
More details about Luffy Gear 5 will be shared once the next chapter gets published. So stay tuned and do read our article on One Punch Man Chapter 162 while you wait.