Not really, Garp's hand did turn black when fighting Chnjao in the flashback:
Tho when he was at Marineford it was not.^^
Last edited by Josef K.; April 20, 2014 at 10:57 PM.
I'm guessing Garp does use haki, but the blackening of the haki-infused object wasn't thought of before the timeskip, which is probably why Garp's hand stayed normal. Though, his strength seems to be out of the world, so I wouldn't be shocked if he didn't use haki in the manga so far other than in Chinjao's flashback.
Garp using haki is a given.... He even used it against luffy back when they met at water seven. His punch hurt luffy remember? Haki is a generic skill, we should just assume someone like garp would be a master of it in every regard. Heck, that doctor even told coby and helmepo to ask garp to teach them about haki.
can you put haki on air as well? ?like zoro slashing monet's eye with an air slash.. was that with haki??? cause it actually cut monet from a distance..
He doesn't use haki when attacking Luffy. It's a fist of love. But in other fights it's sage to assume he always uses haki.
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this was said. That sounds a lot like this situation for example which definitely had haki involved. Garp is a master of haki known for his fists, it makes sense he would be reckless enough to hit luffy with a haki charged punch. If anything such a thing should be second nature to him....
But him not using haki would also make sense, probably as a way to tell Luffy how weak he is. I still don't think Garp used haki, unless that's the only way fists can hurt Luffy no matter how strong.
Oda started to draw Haki in black after TS just to facilitate our understanding or how characters use it.
Garp always used Haki when hurting Luffy - even with the fist of love - but these part of the fight was not as precise as it is today.
I mean that before the chapter 3D2Y we didn't had a good explaination of haki.
So IMO, Oda just wanted to be more understandable.