The most awaited manga chapter of One Piece will be released officially in just a couple of days, and this makes the fans of this series extremely excited. Maybe we’ve been surfing social media sites lately we’ve seen a lot of posts regarding One Piece Luffy Gear 5, Luffy’s new awakening form. So what happened?
In chapter 1043, Luffy is hit in the head with a very heavy mace by Kaido, and everyone thinks he’s dead, but at the end of chapter 1044, we witness a stunning event that can help Luffy beat Kaido, that’s Luffy waking the Devil Fruit, as Zunesha saids: “How long it’s been. I heard the drums of Liberation. For the first time in 800 years… He is here!! Joy-Boy has returned”.
This made Luffy fans, in particular, and fans of the One Piece series in general, exceedingly happy. And in chapter 1044 as fans around the world have predicted, now we know through the words of the Five Elders, Luffy’s Devil Fruit is the renamed Devil Fruit. Not is Gomu Gomu as they we are know, that the name of the evil Devil Fruit is Hito Hito Nomi Model Nika.
After that, in chapters 1044 and 1045, we got to see a fight between Luffy and Kaido that couldn’t have been more amusing or dynamic. Just like the “There is no power more ridiculous!!,” as stated by the Five Elders. However, it appears that Luffy, Kaido, and the rest of the crew are unaware of Nika’s altered situation. This new state was given the moniker Gear 5 Luffy. Is there any weakness in this new form, though? Let’s take a look and see what we can find out.
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THE WEAKNESS OF GEAR 2, 3 AND 4 COMPARES TO GEAR 5
Luffy activates Gear 2 by increasing blood flow throughout his body, providing more oxygen and nutrition to all of his organs. He becomes considerably quicker and stronger as a result of this.
Long-term use of the technique, however, caused Luffy to burn through nutrients quickly, and the fewer nutrients he had, the less energy he had to fight, but because he’s stubborn, he’d keep using it, and at that point, the technique hacks away at his life force because his body is being overworked with few nutrients.
Next is 3rd Gear, Monkey D. Luffy activates it by biting into his thumb and enlarging his body via his bones. Luffy gains incredible strength as his bones grow larger and stronger, capable of breaking a Marine battleship with a single strike.
Much like Gear Second, Luffy’s Gear Third can be seen taking a huge toll on his body. When used for the very first time against Rob Lucci, Luffy brings forward his inability to maintain his original size when the power is deactivated. As Luffy exhales the air from his body, he shrinks to the size of an average Tontatta.
The longer Luffy uses Gear Third, the more time he’ll spend in the shrunken form once the deactivation of the gear takes place. However, after the two-year time skip, Luffy doesn’t show this side-effect, implying that he has mastered this technique entirely throughout the said time.
Last but not least is Gear 4, when utilizing Gear 4, Luffy makes extensive usage of his Busoshoku Haki by coating his arms, legs, and much of his torso in it to the point that they turn black from hardening. Luffy’s use of Gear 4 has a variety of disadvantages.
First, we have seen how the other Gear forms have affected Luffy. Luffy first created his 2nd Gear by pumping blood throughout his body and increasing blood flow, allowing his tissue and organs to get more oxygen and nutrients, allowing him to match up with opponents who were stronger than him.
Luffy and Doflamingo both point out that there is a limit to how long he can keep Gear 4 functioning. Gear 4 deactivates when this limit is reached, leaving Luffy weary and hardly able to move. He is also unable to employ Haki for ten minutes after applying this technique because his Haki stores are soon depleted. Fortunately, Luffy has not been attacked by an opponent so far while waiting to recover Gear 4. Imagine if that happened, how much danger Luffy would be in?
ABOUT ONE PIECE LUFFY GEAR 5
When Gear 5 Luffy was first released, it could awaken a Devil Fruit by combining it with Luffy’s thick Conqueror Haki. This form is most likely the genuine form of the legendary sun god Nika, according to the world government. Apart from the Five Elders, no one knows the full potency of Luffy’s Devil Fruit, which is the mythological Zoan fruit rather than the Paramecia as everyone thinks.
Luffy named this form Gear 5 instead of the sun god Nika since he didn’t realize it was the Zoan fruit’s form. In this form, Luffy’s strength, freedom, and elasticity have been ridiculously displayed, making the laws of physics no longer important because Luffy’s current strength can be understood as strength of Cartoon like Tom and Jerry or something like that.
So now Luffy can fight in any form he wants, which is extremely useful because it can change the world around him, turning it like rubber and rendering the opponent invulnerable. As defying the rules of physics as he is, physics draws them to his fighting style and turns the fight into a farce. Luffy, for example, changed himself into a giant, even larger than Kaido, in Chapter 1045, demonstrating both the power and absurdity of this form. Then we got to see the funniest fight between Luffy Gear 5 vs Kaido.
THE WEAKNESS OF GEAR 5 LUFFY
Maybe we still don’t know for sure what the weakness of One Piece Luffy Gear 5 is. But after reading chapter 1045, maybe we will all see the strange.
First, Luffy was exhausted after displaying too much power, turning him into a dry corpse, turning into an old man, and needing to regain his strength. This is quite similar to the weakness of all of Luffy’s other Gears. Besides, Luffy’s hair and clothes are back to normal color, not completely white like in Gear 5 form. So what is this white layer? What does this have to do with the power of Luffy’s new form? Perhaps we will know more after the new chapters of the author Oda. Back to the main point, if you notice Luffy’s real-time using Gear 5 is also quite short, perhaps even shorter than the time using Gear 4, this may be the second weak point.
Back to the main point, if you notice Luffy’s real-time using Gear 5 is also quite short, perhaps even shorter than the time using Gear 4, this may be the second weak point.
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But as soon as he sat breathing, Luffy’s heartbeat was like crazy, causing Luffy to regain all of his strength in an instant. When Kaido witnessed this, he said that Luffy would commit suicide by doing so, perhaps seeing the wear and tear happening inside Luffy. Even Momosuke said that Luffy’s voice was fading. So it can be concluded that perhaps using all your strength to maintain this state, until you can force your heart to beat faster will bring Luffy closer to death. But what One Piece Luffy Gear 5 brings to Luffy is also extremely worthy.