Registered User有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
- Feb 11, 2011
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The rule: Awakening improves what it already does by increasing what it fundamentally does inherently improves any ability.So even I was thinking along these lines. Awakening should basically enhance a user's ability, whatever it may be. For a substance/ element producer, it
allows a user to produce more of it and for a body influencing ability, it should enhance the user's manipulation of his body. This kinda doesn't sit well with the idea of awakened users in impel down but the data overall is still not complete.
What is it that the ID gained from Awakening:
- Enhanced Durability, recovery, toughness; a boost in physical attributes.
The only way this rule wouldn't be consistent with the ID Zoans is if it did something that Zoan abilities didn't improve. Like if it suddenly allowed the user to produce Ice when it's a regular Zoan ability, then that'd be an inconsistency, but it's improving physical qualities which is something that Zoans gain initially and prior to Awakening. It works out.
I wouldn't so much say the data is incomplete given that it checks out with all known Awakenings so far, I'd say it's more a case of needing more samples to see if the consistency remains. Once an Awakening contradicts the rule, then I guess that would be more data that we can derive more accurate information from.
While I could be biased, in trying to be as objective as possible, it seems consistent so far. Not to blow my own trumpet, but this rule was something I wrote about prior to Katakuri and Gild Tesoro's Awakening being revealed. If anyone had used this rationale or theory to predict their Awakenings, they'd have been accurate. Question now is if it will accurately predict Luffy's Awakening or if Oda simply confirms it in dialogue.
While the idea/rule is simple, it's extremely effective.I would assume, as you said that awakening would allow luffy to be more elastic/ stretchable. One thing I found interesting is that gura gura no mi is a vibrations fruit and anything elastic
nullifies that ability or rather in some ways can be used to counter and rebound the attack. This can also be used in other attacks as well. That would make a awakened gomu gomu(fully elastic/ stretchable) ability highly versatile and useful against a number of users. Maybe there can be a number of uses of the ability with the haki on and top of the gears which we have already seen( could be enhancements of the gears as well). Another point to this sort of awakening would be it's durability in case of loss of haki. Awakened gomu gomu would be a much better version of gomu gomu where most attacks would not only not hurt the user but can be used to rebound the attack with the strength of the attack.
As you pointed out, on top of increasing stretching, increasing the durability of his rubber body would make him significantly more powerful. Not only will he be more resistant to any form of damage, he'd probably pack a lot more power too.
I don't know if Awakening increases every fundamental aspect of an ability, but if it does, then this might be literally what we're going to see. It might even be the case. It would make Luffy extremely powerful.
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On another note, I don't know if people noticed Queen's statement here.
Could it be that Queen has Future Sight too? He's confident in Luffy's ability to survive. Maybe he's estimated that Luffy could defeat all his men. He just intends to defeat him himself which could explain why he's rather cheerful despite the fact all his men are being defeated. Given he is a theatrical character, he might simply want to make a showing of his own power by defeating Luffy in the end and stealing the lime-light after he supposedly runs through all his henchmen.
Quite possible he's just perceptive about Luffy's strength and has nothing to do with FS. It still wouldn't be surprising for a Yonko's commander to have FS at this point.