Friday, March 13, 2015

Logia

Logia is one of the three Devil Fruit types. It is characterized by giving its user the ability to turn into a natural element or force of nature. Logia Devil Fruits are considered the most powerful as well as the rarest of the Devil Fruit types overall (not including the Zoan subclass, Mythical Zoan). The term Logia was first used when Laki heard about Enel's Devil Fruit abilities.

Strengths:

Logia Devil Fruits allow a person to create, control, and transform into a natural element or force of nature, depending on the fruit. The user can transform partly, or completely.
Logia Split

Even though Crocodile had been beheaded, he is still alive due to the intangibility of his Logia devil fruit.

A Logia user can be shattered, split, or otherwise separated into multiple parts, sometimes down to the size of dust, and reform without injury. The only known exception to this aspect would be with Blackbeard, whose Yami Yami no Mi powers absorb strikes and make them stronger, making him suffer in greater pain than if he would have taken the hit physically. Another trait was displayed with this ability to recover from physical damage, seen when one half of Monet's body was able to act freely of the other when she was cut in half, displaying that parts of a cut Logia's body can even act in a fragmented state.

In addition to their ability to become their element, Logia users can generate limitless amounts of their element and control it giving them fearsome attack abilities. A prime example of this class' destructiveness is when Kuzan and Sakazuki clashed with each other at full force, their Logia powers permanently distorted the weather of Punk Hazard, turning one half into a frozen wasteland, and the other half into a blazing inferno, or when Ace and Blackbeard destroyed Banaro Island during their confrontation. However, certain elements, such as smoke and swamp, are more suitable for capturing enemies rather than causing raw destruction.

Other Information

Logia Devil Fruits are immensely powerful and one of the rarest types of Devil Fruit. The only type of Devil Fruit that are said to be rarer are the Mythical classes of Zoans.

These Devil Fruits are not limited to the classical elements: fire, water, earth, and air, but also include physical states like smoke and sand. There are two types of elements: tangible (something a person could hold and touch like sand or ice) and intangible (something that could not be held like smoke or fire). Logia Devil Fruits can also be divided into two other types, forms of matter (smoke, sand, ice, lava, swamp, gas or snow) and forms of energy (electricity, fire, or light). The only known Logia that does not fit into the latter method of categorization is Blackbeard's darkness. It appears that Logia users transformed with bodies made from intangible elements such as light can still be pushed (as demonstrated when an explosion blasted Kizaru).

However, amongst some Logia fruits there seems to be an order of superiority. Akainu's magma completely overpowered Ace's fire. This left Ace in a state in which no medical aid could possibly hope to save him. This is an example of the danger of placing an inferior Logia against a superior one. Something almost all Logia users seem to share (except for Marshall D. Teach), is that they are not used to getting hit due to being so used to their virtual invincibility, and are visibly shaken when they are harmed, despite their resilience.

Many users of Logia fruits seem to have created their own form of personal transportation and use their abilities to power these devices. Among these are Ace's Striker, a small ship powered by his flame powers, Smoker's Billower Bike, a three wheeled bike powered by his smoke powers, Aokiji's Ao Chari, a bicycle which he uses to cross the sea, freezing a small line in the water to ride on, Enel's Ark Maxim, a ship which uses gold as a conductor for Enel's electric ability to power the ship  and a Flying Gas Balloon which uses Caesar's gas ability to levitate.

List of Known Logia Fruits

  • Moku Moku no Mi (English Versions: Smoke-Smoke Fruit/Plume-Plume Fruit): Element of smoke.
  • Mera Mera no Mi (English Versions: Flare-Flare Fruit/Flame-Flame Fruit): Element of fire.
  • Suna Suna no Mi (English Versions: Sand-Sand Fruit): Element of sand.
  • Goro Goro no Mi (English Versions: Rumble-Rumble Fruit): Element of lightning.
  • Hie Hie no Mi (English Versions: Chilly-Chilly Fruit/Ice-Ice Fruit): Element of ice.
  • Yami Yami no Mi (English Versions: Dark-Dark Fruit): Element of darkness.
  • Pika Pika no Mi (English Versions: Glint-Glint Fruit): Element of light.
  • Magu Magu no Mi (English Versions: Magma-Magma Fruit): Element of magma.
  • Numa Numa no Mi (English Versions: Swamp-Swamp Fruit): Element of swamp.
  • Gasu Gasu no Mi (English Versions: Gas-Gas Fruit): Element of gas.
  • Yuki Yuki no Mi (English Versions: Snow-Snow Fruit): Element of snow.
  • Beta Beta no Mi (English Versions: Stick-Stick Fruit): Element of mucus.

Zoan

Zoan is one of the three Devil Fruit types. This type of fruit allows the user to transform into another species and inter-species hybrid forms at will.[2] Zoan types are especially effective in close combat. The term was first used when Dalton's Devil Fruit was used to attack Wapol.

Zoan Devil Fruits allows the user to transform into another species. This type of fruit provides three basic forms:

    Human Form: The user's natural form.
    Human-Beast Form: A hybrid form, combining both the original and the fruit-bestowed species into an unusual form (usually in a bizarre way where the size is greatly exaggerated).
    Beast Form: A fully transformed type.

However, through training, it is possible for Zoan users to unlock different transformations (for instance, Marco, who could transform individual parts of his body, and Chopper, who could transform into at least seven different forms even without the use of a Rumble Ball). The only known hybrid forms of human users shown so far that were not bipedal is the Hebi Hebi no Mi series (as snakes do not have legs). Another effect shown is that in many different known Zoan users, when in a half-human half-animal hybrid, sometimes the user tends to get bigger than they originally are, even to giant proportions.

It is unknown what happens in most cases of eating a fruit bestowing the powers of the same species who ate it, but it was stated in the SBS that a human who eats the Hito Hito no Mi would become "enlightened".

Inanimate Object

Inanimate objects have been shown to be able to "eat", or otherwise consume Devil Fruits. The technique used to make objects "eat" a fruit was developed by Dr. Vegapunk, and has not yet been revealed, but is not limited to solid materials, as gaseous slime can also be used as a medium. So far, Zoan is the only type of Devil Fruit that inanimate objects have been shown as being able to absorb. Only five cases of this have been seen so far: Mr. 4's bazooka Lassoo (Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Dachshund), Spandam's sword Funkfreed (Zo Zo no Mi), Caesar Clown's pet slime Smiley (Sara Sara no Mi, Model: Axolotl), and — non-canonically — Shuzo's bazooka Alpacacino and Patrick Redfield's pen Pato (Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki).

Among the Zoan Devil Fruits and users, some of them can be categorized together into common types with common traits depending on what type of animal they turn into.

Carnivorous Zoan

As stated by Tony Tony Chopper, animals of the Carnivorous Zoan (肉食の動物系 Nikushoku no Zōn-kei?) are more predatory and bloodthirsty than others by nature and as such tend to be better adapted for combat. Users that turn into such animals are naturally more dangerous and powerful in physical combat, and may have useful features, such as claws, to aid in a fight.[6] One of the most extreme examples of such a Zoan user is Rob Lucci, who went as far as to maul his opponent in full-leopard form.

Ancient Zoan

As stated by Scratchmen Apoo, the Ancient Zoan (「動物系」古代種 Zōn-kei Kodaishu?) is apparently a much rarer type of Zoan Devil Fruit which allows the users to transform into ancient and extinct animals, such as prehistoric reptiles like dinosaurs. The only Ancient Zoan that has been shown so far is from X Drake, allowing him to transform into a carnivorous dinosaur. It was also implied that the Ancient Zoan users are physically stronger than normal Zoans.

Awakened Zoan

As explained by Crocodile, the Awakened Zoan (覚醒した「動物系」 Kakusei Shita Zōn-kei?) are users who have by unknown means attained the ability to be stronger, faster and tougher than what the Zoan Devil Fruits' abilities normally bestow. This also includes faster recovery time, which functions involuntarily even when the user is unconscious. However, an Awakened Zoan fruit user has no sign of complex thought, seemingly acting out on instinct and power. They are always in a form similar to their animal form, and yet they are somehow able to stand erect and hold weapons. The five Jailer Beasts are all classified as such users.

Mythical Zoan

Mythical Zoan fruits are an exceptionally rare and immensely powerful type of Zoan Devil Fruit and is said to be even rarer than Logia Devil Fruits. Unlike the other types of Zoan Devil Fruits, this type of fruit may be the only one considered impressive, owing to its rarity and the unique powers it bestows upon the user. They allow users to transform into mythological creatures (which may have special abilities that are comparable to Paramecia and Logia Devil Fruits), the sorts of which could be regarded as the subject of legends and the like. Only two canonical have been shown so far, belonging to Whitebeard's 1st division commander, Marco "The Phoenix"[9] and Sengoku with his Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu, both of whom are considered extremely strong and immensely powerful individuals. Two non-canonical are Pato with his Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki and his owner Patrick Redfield with the Batto Batto no Mi, Model: Vampire.

Artificial Devil Fruit

In the Punk Hazard Arc, it is revealed that Dr. Vegapunk attempted to create his own Devil Fruit, however the resulting fruit was a failure. Momonosuke found the failed Devil Fruit and ate it out of hunger. As a result, he was transformed into a Chinese dragon, though he has shown little to no control over the ability. After that, Caesar Clown succeeded in designing specialized Artificial Devil Fruits. which he named Smiles but is only able to produce Zoan types. They are created through the substance concocted by Caesar known as SAD. Kaido, one of the Yonko, uses them to create an army of Zoan users in collaboration with Doflamingo. Unlike normal Devil Fruits, these artificial Devil Fruits don't have the typical swirl pattern on them, instead they have ring patterns. The fruit developed by Vegapunk also had these ring patterns.

List of Zoan Devil Fruit:  Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Bison  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Falcon  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Dachshund  •  Mogu Mogu no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal  •  Uma Uma no Mi  •  Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard  •  Zo Zo no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Wolf  •  Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Giraffe  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Anaconda  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: King Cobra  •  Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu  •  Sara Sara no Mi, Model: Axolotl  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Kabutomushi  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Suzumebachi
Non-Canon:     Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Eagle  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki  •  Batto Batto no Mi, Model: Vampire