The captain of Strawhat Pirates is well-known Monkey D. Luffy, as you may know, that already. The second fact you may know is that he is Devil Fruit user and his fruit is Gomu Gomu no Mi which turned his body into rubber. The main ability is stretchiness and it is impressive. We must add that Monkey D. Luffy is the most powerful pirate in the New World.
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Will There Be a 5th Gear?
One of the reasons why Luffy is so powerful are the gears. Basically, these are abilities that allow for him to be stronger, faster and more powerful. The first gear is actually called Gear Second. In this form, he can pump the blood faster through the body which allows him to move super-fast.
The third gear allows for him to push air through the bones and make a giant out of himself. Basically, he will increase his body significantly.
The fourth gear is similar. Basically, he will increase his muscles and make his body more than just powerful. We all liked that considering that the first two gears lacked the power (first) or speed (second).
We agree that Luffy needs the 5th gear. He will probably find the ability of awakening. At the moment we know that he can stay a long period of time in the 4th gear. We also know that he used Haki in order to keep the power under control. All combined we can tell that the 5th gear will be the most powerful till now. Maybe he will be able to turn the entire surrounding into rubber, which offers unlimited possibilities.
For some of you, the 5th gear will be more than just appealing, but for all of us, the combination of the gears is something special. Esp, when Luffy’s crew is on the losing side fighting against Kaido’s. He needs this power to turn the table of the battle. Activating Gear 5 might improve his chances of defeating Kaido.
The Powers Of the Gear 5th
Finally, after nearly being defeated by Kaido, Luffy has awakened his Devil Fruit.
Fans of the series have been knowing that Luffy’s devil fruit is called Gomu Gomu no Mi, a Paramecia-type. This gives him the power to stretch and compress his body like rubber.
It was once a treasure that the World Government had protected for an unknown length of time before it was stolen by Shanks and his crew. Then Luffy accidentally ate it.
That’s what has been known so far until recently, starting from chapter 1043. The fruit Luffy ate is not Gomu Gomu no Mi, but Hito Hito no Mi Model Nika, a Mythical Zoan-type devil fruit.
Nika was a legendary warrior who was revered by slaves from ancient times. He was also called the Sun God, mentioned by Who’s-Who, who heard about the legend from a prison guard during his imprisonment by the World Government.
Hito Hito no Mi Model Nika can turn who eats it into a warrior of liberation who has rubber powers and makes people smile. The fruit gives him more power and more freedom. He becomes like a cartoon character, who can turn anything into rubber and blend his body any way he wants (the freedom).
More info about the Gear 5th will be uncovered in upcoming One Piece chapters.