The Doku Doku no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that grants the user the ability to produce and control different types of poison, as well as grant immunity to all forms of poison, making the user a Poison Human (毒人間 Doku Ningen?). It was eaten by Magellan.
This ability is not to be confused with a Logia-class power, as the user cannot transform their body into poison.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- Doku (毒?) means "poison" in Japanese.
- There is a pun in the name of the fruit: doku-doku, written as どくどく, is an onomatopoeia meaning "in a steady stream".
- In the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs, it is called the Venom-Venom Fruit, venom being a poisonous substance created within animals.
Strengths and Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
This fruit's major strength is that it grants the user the ability to produce and control various types of poison. The types of poison they can produce can vary in strength and forms, which can be as simple as breathing out minor poison gas, or as complex as being concentrated and corrosive indigo-colored liquid produced directly out of their own body. Having a body that is completely covered in poison at will, any person who touches the user will be poisoned. The fruit also grants the user immunity from poison as well. The user appears to have full control of any poison they release, whether it be in liquid or gaseous form.
If a victim is affected by just one type of poison produced by the user, it can usually be easily cured, given the right antidote. However, if they suffer an accumulation of different types of poison at the same time, producing an appropriate antidote becomes more difficult, if not impossible. Any rash attempts to cure such ailments can hasten the death of the victim.
Fire has some neutralizing effect against the liquid poison the user produces. Another weakness is that while Magellan is immune to any intended effects of poison (death, paralysis, sensory distortion), if he consumes it, he gets diarrhea that usually has him confined to the bathroom for most of the day. Certain materials, such as Mr. 3's wax, are resistant to most of the poisons the user produces. The special Kinjite poison that the user can produce, however, is so potent that it is able to bypass the wax and even through stone, meaning it is possibly acidic as well. Some people can also be cured if the body's natural strength is pushed. In cases where the victim has survived the poison, either by sheer luck or by being put through an accelerated healing process, they may develop antibodies that makes them resistant to further poisoning. The large amount of poison created makes the user a threat to their own allies, even nearby bystanders can start suffocating on the user's toxic breath if the user is careless with their abilities. Other than that, the user is also affected by the standard Devil Fruit weakness.
Usage[edit | edit source]
The fruit's bestowed powers, as demonstrated by Magellan, have been used for a variety of ways. With the fruit's powers, Magellan is able to enjoy a poisoned meal without the risk of dying. Instead, the poison adds flavor to the food for him. The only problem with this, however, is that while the poisoned food will not kill him, it gives him a severe case of diarrhea. His level of diarrhea may be related to the amount of poison he consumes.
When putting up with Hannyabal's antics, or any complaints from others, Magellan often uses the simplest form of offense the Devil Fruit provides, his own breath made poison. With this, he simply breathes mild poison gas on his subordinates to put them back into place.
When serious, Magellan can use the fruit's powers to attack by producing and manipulating poison from his body. With this, he can promptly exercise his position provided duties on prisoners as their executioner. Magellan can simply poison someone by breathing or using a complex move.
To prevent his enemies from running away or to trap them, Magellan can use his liquid poison to create a wall to block the exits of a place. Any object used to break Magellan's poison door simply goes into the poison which absorbs and dissolves it. However, Blackbeard could absorb the poison with his darkness, proving this blockade is not absolute.
In battle, Magellan can coat himself in liquid poison to serve as armor, preventing any opponent of easily landing any direct physical attack without getting poisoned in the process. Despite being coated, Magellan has enough control over his powers to enable him to delicately handle small objects while in this state, as seen when he held a Baby Den Den Mushi close to his face with his armor active without killing the Den Den Mushi.
Aside from lethal poison, Magellan can produce different types of poison that affects the opponents' sensory. He can also transfer his poison through his false horn boxing gloves, which can pierce or slash his targets, and at the same time dissolve them.
Techniques[edit | edit source]
- Hydra (
毒竜Hidora?, literally meaning "Poison Dragon"): Magellan's signature technique. After producing vast amounts of liquid poison from his body, Magellan is able manipulate it in the form of a three-headed dragon. It seems that it can even separate itself from Magellan to pursue escaping foes. Alternatively, he would produce a dragon head of liquid poison from his arm which would extend to attack a single opponent. With this creature, Magellan is able to engulf any opponent in deadly poison. The level of toxicity is so overwhelming that it actually causes the unfortunate victim to dissolve. The poison acts on the nervous system, paralyzing the victim and making them suffer excruciating pain until they die. This technique seems to be very infamous within the walls of Impel Down, as the prisoners all know and fear its name and properties. Fire seems to neutralize the liquid the Hydra is made of and prevents it a bit from completely reforming. Should one of its heads be burned, it does not completely recover even when Magellan retracts the creature back into his body. This concept is similar to weakness of the mythological Hydra for which the technique is named after. While the Hydra could regrow a severed head, it could not if the base of the head was burned. This was first seen being used on a prisoner. In the anime, this attack appears to be self aware, distracted by Mr. 2 posing as Luffy (or simply the head following Magellan's will).
- Venom Road (
毒の道Benomu Rōdo?, literally meaning "Poisonous Path"): While producing his Hydra, Magellan completely engulfs himself in the liquid poison. While engulfed, Magellan quickly travels within one of his Hydra's necks and out of its mouth to where he would want to go. Magellan has also used this for vertical travel as well. This was first seen while battling against Luffy. This is similar to Admiral Kizaru's "Yata no Kagami", albeit at a much slower speed in comparison.
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- Chloro Ball (
毒ガス弾Kurorobōru?, literally meaning "Poison Gas Bullet"): After chewing and blowing up some of his poison like bubble gum, Magellan spits the bubble at high speed towards an enemy. Upon impact, the bubble explodes and releases a cloud of poison gas. The gas acts like tear gas and causes severe sneezing, and immobilizes the enemy and anyone else near the vicinity. The name comes from chlorobenzalmalononitrile, or CS tear gas. This was first seen being used against Luffy. In the FUNimation dub, this is called Chloroform Ball.
- Doku Fugu (毒フグ Doku Fugu?, literally translated as "Poison Blowfish"): Taking a deep breath, Magellan inflates his body slightly in order to withstand a physical blow. This is apparently strong enough to withstand against a Gear Second attack. While in this stance, Magellan can blow poisonous liquid bubbles with similar properties to the Hydra. This technique is named after the Poison Blowfish and its defensive ability against predators. Its principle is similar to Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Fusen technique. The name of this attack is a pun as "Fugu" has different meanings as "emergency" or "deformation" as well as "pufferfish". This was first seen being used against Luffy. In the anime, Magellan did not inflate his body like a balloon for defensive purposes, but instead just shot poisonous liquid bullets at his opponent. This is called Poison Blowfish and in the Viz Manga and Venom Blowfish in the FUNimation dub.
- Doku Gumo (毒・雲 Doku Gumo?, literally meaning "Poison Cloud"): Breathing out large amounts of his poisonous breath, Magellan creates a fog-like cover in an area. This poisonous fog not only blurs the sight of any opponent caught within in, but also slowly weakens them as well, by gradually robbing away their strength, eyesight, and hearing. This attack's name contains a pun since Gumo can also mean "Spider" and when first released the shape of the cloud resembles a spider. This was first seen being used against Luffy. In the anime, Magellan claims that the fog is a part of him, and that it is alive, supported when Luffy blew the fog away, it simply reformed around him. This is called Poison Spider Cloud in the Viz Manga and Venom Cloud in the FUNimation dub.
- Venom Demon: Jigoku no Shinpan (
毒の巨兵地獄の審判 Benomu Dēmon Jigoku no Shinpan?, literally meaning "Poisonous Giant Soldier: Hell's Judgment"): Magellan's ultimate attack. He produces an enormous amount of liquid poison, that he calls Kinjite (禁じ手 Kinjite?, literally meaning "Forbidden Hand"), and, from it, he forms into a massive devil-like entity that mimics his every movement, with its head and hands resemble those of Magellan's. The color of this poison liquid is crimson-colored and releases a noxious smoke to go along with it. The poison made from Hell's Judgment is so toxic that it affects even non-organic objects, with the poison spreading like a disease over everything that makes contact with it, even if not directly, and seems to kill the afflicted victims right away once the infection spreads all the way throughout the body (which seems to be at a very rapid rate). Magellan claimed that this technique is potent enough to destroy all of Impel Down. The name of the poison, "Kinjite", comes from the term for "foul moves" in sumo wrestling. In the anime, Magellan did not explain the powers of the Venom Demon, nor name the Kinjite poison, but its effects were obvious regardless. In the Viz Manga, this is called Venom Demon! Judgment of Hell, and in the FUNimation dub this is called Venom Demon! Hell's Judgment.
Anime and Manga Differences[edit | edit source]
In the anime, when Magellan deactivates his liquid poison armor, it seemed to instantly disappear, rather than ooze away. Similarly, the Kinjite poison also disappeared rather than retract into his body or ooze away.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When Magellan talks to himself, there is a little pun stated by Hannyabal in response. The Japanese word for soliloquy is dokuhaki (独白?), with doku (独?) meaning "alone". The doku part, however, as stated by Hannyabal, is replaced with a different doku (毒?), meaning "poison".
- This Devil Fruit endows similar abilities to other powers in the series:
- It is similar to the Gasu Gasu no Mi as both involve poisonous substances and gases.
- It is similar to the non-canon Noko Noko no Mi, which also manipulates poison (but in the form of spores).
- The fruit user's ability to both produce and resist poison is similar to Vinsmoke Reiju's ability to secrete poison in battle, and to neutralize poisons she consumes.
- This fruit is one of the few Paramecia often confused as a Logia-type Devil Fruit, because it seemingly produces an "element". However, it is not a Logia because the user cannot transform into the said element, but rather just generate it. However, the Doku Doku no Mi is one of the most unique Paramecia Devil Fruit in the series, giving the user an unnatural ability to cover his entire body with poison constantly and gaining immunity against many melee attacks and all poisons. It was confirmed by Caesar Clown much later, who stated that the Doku Doku no Mi is a Paramecia.
- This is the first Devil Fruit so far in the series to be named and explained before its power is demonstrated.
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Poison – Wikipedia article about poison.
- Food Poisoning – Wikipedia article about affliction Magellan has due to his Devil Fruit.
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