Bullets in the new world should work very similarly to the kuja arrows. A haki charged bullet would be deadly at large. Even without it it is something people should look out for generally. Granted there are people who would be immune to bullets in principle (certain DF users and perhaps people who mastered tekkai) however other than that they can still deal damage. BB survived quite a bit during the war but he still took damage from the sheer amount of lead in his body. Bullets can hurt most people in the new world.... The issue with bullets is not the amount of damage they cause but rather the fact that a lot of people have it in them to simply get out of the way. A haki charged bullet would be specially dangerous considering it could potentially penetrate less than ordinary defenses. Luffy would be screwed against that IMO. Perhaps a haki charged bullet could be less dangerous than a normal bullet in some cases. While it could breach defenses normal bullets couldn't there is still the consideration of the possibility of a haki charged bullet being less dangerous by simply completely getting through the body and not staying inside it.
I wonder if Van Auger has mastered haki yet. Hm I also wonder if people are able to tell if a bullet is inflicted with haki before it hits. If not then Ace would've been in deep trouble when Van Auger shot him (if Van Auger had haki back then).
But I guess we will see !
ben beckman gun made kizaru poop himself lol so i think haki with guns is rare
There are probably very few people that can control Haki to the extent of lethally wounding a Logia user (via bullets, arrows and such). Hence Kizaru backing off when Beckman cocks his gun.
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I think in the New World Haki imbued bullets are the norm. I think the speed that the bullet flies depends on the users Haki level.
In fact, that is the most likely and logical theory.
Margaret and the women on AmazonLily were shooting Haki imbued arrows yet Luffy was casually dodging a bunch of the arrows.
However, Yasopp is a world famous sniper. Benn Beckmann another famously strong dude, Borsalino's reaction however was quite theatrical and patronizing a little,
"Ohhh Benn Beckmann" Whilst performing the genuine "WATCH OUT!! WE GOTTA BADASS OVER HERE" gesture on top of that, only to go and join Aokiji in sending a shower of beams from their respective elements.
For instance, Curiel, the 10th Commander of the WB Pirates uses a type of gun as his fighting style, he is a gotdamn WB Commander so I imagine his Haki skill level is much better than Margaret whose arrows didn't even move faster.
But according to luffy, only zoro and sanji can use haki.... sooo.... wouldnt ussop be like a reaaaallly weak sniper compared to the monsters?
also, ussop is likely to have observation haki to help him locate his opponent.
if the dangerous thing about a sniper is that you can't see him or her then it suits ussop's cowardice perfectly. he can use observation haki to find an opponent and shoot him or her with haki imbued bullets.
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obviously there are haki imbued guns/bullets considering kizaru pooped himself when beckmann pointed a gun at him. I think it's rather unfortunate that the strawhats don't have any pirates with guns, since I think a pirate with a haki imbued gun would be super useful.
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I wonder how it works though? do you imbue haki in the bullets or the gun or both?
From the current position Ussop doesn't need Haki to fight properly, as all his attacks have some kind of hax/elemtal type, that have an some effect on logia users. Even pepper would arguably have an effect on any Logia. He can't directly put the hurt on them, but as far as i know this doesn't fit his fitghting style at all.
This would even more be true for Nami, since she can directly control elements and thus react even better to the weakness of a logia user. If she can survive that long, i mean. :P
Did you see how the pebbles that was used by Rayleigh when they visited Marineford with luffy went through those canons?? how fast was that?? to hit a moving canonball... it went through the canon ball.. And even now, i guess those pebbles are still traveling... that's how strong haki imbued objects are..LOL
I think the strawhats should have a sniper with a haki gun. I mean ussopp is cool with pop green, but I just think it's so strange they don't have a single person with a gun.
I'm sure there are several big names in the new world that have haki imbued guns just like how there are several people with haki imbued swords.
Franky does have a number of weapons including guns though.... I think ussop will eventually develop haki and use it with his slingshot but that is still a bit far from happening. It seems for people of enough strength and talent the awakening of haki happens naturally to some degree. Luffy showed his conqueror's haki, coby showed the observation haki.... Ussop has grown quite a bit so an awakening of his haki could realistically happen at any time. Once that happens it is a matter of ussop training his haki. It should happen somewhat soon though, I can't imagine ussop mastering his haki by the end of the series if he does not start training it at least, say, a year before the chronological end of the series. The strawhats can grow considerably in strength between arcs though so perhaps it will be doable...