The Doru Doru no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to create large quantities of candle wax from their body and control it, making the user a Candle Human (
This ability is not to be confused with a Logia power since the user cannot turn his or her body into wax. It is also different from a Logia power since the user is able to generate a small amount of fire, a different element from wax, on top of their head as they produce wax in relation to being a candle human.
- "Doru" comes from the Japanese word for "candle" (キャンドル kyandoru?).
- In the Viz Manga, and the 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, it is called the Wax-Wax Fruit.
- In the Odex dub, it's called the Fruit of the Doru-Doru.
The Doru Doru no Mi is a white, pear-shaped fruit with the top part having a melted appearance, similar to a candle. It has a green stem at the top that has one droplet-shaped extrusion on each end, making it look like wax dripping, and the typical Devil Fruit swirl patterns spread throughout.
Strengths and Weaknesses
The major strength of the fruit, as demonstrated by Mr. 3, is that the user is able to produce candle wax from their body and mold it into any shape they wish. When the wax hardens, it becomes as strong as steel. The wax is also resilient to certain acidity, such as the stomach acid of Bananawani and Magellan's Hydra. The user's hair becomes ignited when the fruit's power is activated, making the user resemble a candle. The fire does not harm the user though.
A piece of hardened wax can be broken by being struck with another piece of hardened wax, causing both pieces of wax to crumble. Despite its density, the wax will still melt if exposed to flames or heat, including the fire burning on Mr. 3's head. Also, with the user being a "candle-man" due to the fruit's powers, placing the user in an environment with a significant amount of heat can greatly weaken them as a result. Other than that, the user is also affected by the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.
The fruit's bestowed powers, as used by Mr. 3, have been used mostly in techniques that comply with Mr. 3's artistic sense. These range from wax statues that completely resemble other people in every little detail, to a gigantic wax cake complete with burning candles. Amongst these techniques, Mr. 3 most notably uses the fruit's powers to encase his enemies with wax in order to turn them into living wax statues.
Mr. 3 can also create keys with his wax, which proved to be an invaluable asset in breaking out of prison cells and shackles, even if they are made of Seastone. How Mr. 3 knows the key's exact structure (along with the mechanisms inside the locks that they were supposed to open) and can reproduce it completely is yet unknown (it could be him putting his fingers inside the keyhole while they are covered with wax, or that he produces a master key of some form). Another use for his powers is to power his ship, similar to certain Logia-class users does, though his exact method is unknown.
- Candle Lock (キャンドルロック Kyandoru Rokku?): Producing wax and spreading it over an opponent's limb, Mr. 3 immobilizes his opponents with a large candle-shaped restraint. This was first seen being used as a named technique against Vivi.
- Tokudai Candle Service Set (特大キャンドル･サービスセット Tokudai Kyandoru Sābisu Setto?): Mr. 3 creates a massive birthday cake-shaped wax arrangement with a pillar on top of the lower "floors" of the cake, then makes a spinning half-dome on top of that, with burning candles. He then places targets he has captured onto the cake. As the candles burn, they slowly encase the targets in wax vapor, and essentially turn them into wax statues. If left unchecked for too long, the targets suffocate. This was first seen being used on the captured Zoro, Nami, and Vivi. In the Viz Manga, this is called Extra Special Candelabra.
- Candle Jacket (キャンドルジャケット Kyandoru Jaketto?): Mr. 3 uses wax to tie up his opponents in the ground. This was seen being used on Brogy.
- Doru Doru Arts "Ken" (ドルドル
彫刻「剣」 Doru Doru Ātsu 「Ken」?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Sculpture: 'Sword'"): Mr. 3 makes a large sword out of wax. This was first seen being used to pin Brogy's hand to the ground to prevent the giant from escaping. In the anime, this attack is censored with Mr. 3 covering Brogy's hands in wax and pinning the giants hands with wax stakes. In the Viz Manga, this is known as Wax-Wax Arts Sword.
- Doru Doru Arts "Mori" (ドルドル
彫刻「銛」 Doru Doru Ātsu 「Mori」?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Sculpture: 'Harpoon'"): Mr. 3 makes a wax harpoon and attacks an enemy with it. This was first seen being used against Luffy. This is known as Wax-Wax Art Harpoon in the Viz Manga and simply Wax-Wax Harpoon in the FUNimation dub.
- Candle Wall (キャンドル
壁Kyandoru Wōru?): Mr. 3 makes a wax wall to defend himself from an enemy that is attacking him. This is strong enough to withstand most blunt attacks. This was first seen being used against Luffy. He also used it to great extent in defending against Magellan's poisonous Hydra, although it couldn't resist Magellan's ultimate technique, Venom Demon: Jigoku no Shinpan, and ended up melting as a result.
- Candle Champion (キャンドル･チャンピオン Kyandoru Chanpion?): Covering himself in wax, Mr. 3 makes a massive battle suit that resembles a large robotic boxer. The suit shields him and gives him incredibly enhanced physical power and defenses. It is so strong that Mr. 3 was able to defeat a pirate with a 42,000,000 bounty. Because of this, it is thus considered Mr. 3's best piece of art. The suit is generally white, however with Miss Goldenweek's painting abilities, the suit can be colored. This was first seen being used against Luffy.
- Champ Fight "Oraga Hatake" (チャンプ･ファイト「おらが畑」 Chanpu Faito 「Oraga Hatake」?, literally meaning "Champ Fight: 'Plowing the Field'"): Suited within his Candle Champion creation, Mr. 3 plows towards an opponent with his boxing gloves. This is known as Championship Fight: Little Garden in the Viz Manga, Champion Fight: Harvest Field Maneuver in the FUNimation dub, and simply Field Stamp in the Odex dub.
- Doru Doru no Yakata (ドルドルの館 Doru Doru no Yakata?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Mansion"): Mr. 3 creates many wax clones of himself in order to conceal his real body and launch a fatal surprise attack on the target with a dagger. If the real body is attacked, however, his clones are useless. The technique also works best if Miss Goldenweek is around to color them as the clones are simply white. This was first seen being used as a named technique against Luffy. This is called Wax-Wax Mansion in the Viz Manga, Wax-Wax Manor in the FUNimation dub, and Mansion of Doru-Doru in the Odex dub.
- Doru Doru Ball (ドルドル･ボール Doru Doru Bōru?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Ball"): Mr. 3 covers himself in wax to protect himself. This was first seen being used to protect himself against the stomach acid of the Bananawani after it ate him. In Pirate Warriors, he can also use to ram into enemies while protected within the ball. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation and 4Kids dubs, this is called Wax-Wax Ball.
- Candle House (キャンドル・ハウス Kyandoru Hausu?): Mr. 3 creates a big box to get in with small holes to be able to see. It was used to move safely on Level 5 alongside Buggy. The house was made to be extra thick to protect them from the Wolf Unit and the freezing cold, and there is no bottom so they can move the house, which is a difficult task due to its heaviness, and allowed the Wolves to burrow underground to reach inside their house. In the manga, this technique is shown in a flashback, where Mr. 3 and Buggy used it to hide from the beasts of the Level 2; however, it was not named.
- Doru Doru Kaijo (ドルドル解除 Doru Doru Kaijō?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Removal"): Mr. 3 turns back into liquid the hardened wax of anything he created. This was first seen being used to remove the Doru Doru Candle Armor he created for Luffy. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs, this is called Wax-Wax Release.
Combo Techniques with Luffy
While the powers of the Doru Doru no Mi have been used exclusively by Mr. 3, they have also been used inadvertently by Luffy. Discovered when Mr. 3 encased his feet in wax, Luffy uses the hardened substance in conjunction with his own Devil Fruit powers to deliver attacks strengthened by Mr. 3's wax. These techniques are temporary as the impact delivered by it breaks the wax, and have only been done when wax has been applied to Luffy's limbs usually inadvertently by Mr. 3.
During the breakout of Impel Down, the powers of the Devil Fruit have been used purposely with Luffy when Mr. 3 allied with him. One of the most prominent is a set of gloves and boots resembling those of Mr. 3's Candle Champion to combat against the warden of Impel Down, Magellan, and his Doku Doku no Mi powers. These armor parts were melted by Mr. 3's Doru Doru Kaijo when the pieces were infected with Magellan's Kinjite poison, to prevent Luffy from being infected as well.
The techniques that Luffy uses when having the Doru Doru no Mi's powers used on him are as follows:
- Gomu Gomu no Tonkachi (ゴムゴムのトンカチ Gomu Gomu no Tonkachi?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Hammer"): A technique in which Luffy uses wax applied to his limbs like large hammers. This was first seen being used after having his legs trapped in wax by Mr. 3 with Candle Lock. This technique is called Gum-Gum Hammer in the Viz Manga and Gum-Gum Mallet in the FUNimation dub.
- Gomu Gomu no Tonkachi Rifle (ゴムゴムのトンカチ･
回転弾Gomu Gomu no Tonkachi Raifuru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Hammer Spinning Bullet"): A technique came up by Luffy when allied with Mr. 3. After having Mr. 3 use Candle Lock on Luffy's arm, Luffy attacks an opponent in a way resembling his Gomu Gomu no Rifle technique. This was first seen being used against Minotaurus. Unfortunately, due to the intense heat of Level 3, the wax would melt in three seconds, rending the amount of time to use this attack rather short. This is called Gum-Gum Hammer Rifle in the Viz Manga and Gum-Gum Mallet Rifle in the FUNimation adaptations.
- Doru Doru Candle Armor (ドルドルキャンドルアーマー Doru Doru Kyandoru Āmā?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Candle Armor"): Mr. 3 encases Luffy's arms and legs in wax armor resembling a large pair of boxing gloves and long robotic legs. He did this to enhance the power of his blows and protect him from Magellan's poison. This technique was named in the anime but not in the manga. In the FUNimation dub this is called Wax-Wax Candle Armor.
- Gomu Gomu no Champion Rifle (ゴムゴムのチャンピオン･
回転弾Gomu Gomu no Chanpion Raifuru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Champion Spinning Bullet"): A technique came up by Luffy to combat against Magellan, the warden of Impel Down. After having his arm encased in wax, Luffy delivers an attack resembling his rifle technique. Because of the wax encasing his arm, Luffy is able to execute this attack without being poisoned. The name of this attack is a combination of Mr. 3's Candle Champion technique and Luffy's rifle technique. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Champion Rifle.
- Gomu Gomu no Champion Stamp (ゴムゴムのチャンピオン･スタンプ Gomu Gomu no Chanpion Sutampu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Champion Stamp"): A technique in which Luffy uses his regular stamp attack, but aided by Mr. 3's wax to prevent him from being poisoned by Magellan. The name of this attack is a combination of Mr. 3's Candle Champion technique and Luffy's stamp technique. In the manga, this is simply called Gomu Gomu no Stamp. In the FUNimation dub this is called Gum-Gum Champion Stamp.
- Gomu Gomu no Champion Bazooka (ゴムゴムのチャンピオン･バズーカ Gomu Gomu no Chanpion Bazūka?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Champion Bazooka"): An anime-exclusive technique came up by Luffy to combat against Magellan, the warden of Impel Down. After having his arms encased in wax, Luffy delivers an attack resembling his bazooka technique. Because of the wax encasing his arms, Luffy is able to execute this attack without being poisoned. The name of this attack is a combination of Mr. 3's Candle Champion technique and Luffy's bazooka technique. In the FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Champion Bazooka.
- Gomu Gomu no Champion Gatling (ゴムゴムのチャンピオン･
銃乱打Gomu Gomu no Chanpion Gaturingu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Champion Gatling"): Same with Champion Bazooka, Luffy with his arms encased in wax is able to attack Magellan with a Gatling technique without being poisoned. The name for the attack is a combination of Mr. 3's Candle Champion technique and Luffy's Gatling technique. In the FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Champion Gatling.
- Gomu Gomu no Champion Rifle (ゴムゴムのチャンピオン･
- Tokudai Service: Candle Wall (特大サービス･キャンドル
壁Tokudai Sābisu Kyandoru Wōru?, literally meaning "Oversized Gift: Candle Wall"): Mr. 3 forms a giant version of the Candle Wall, with spike protrusions on the side facing the opponent. This was first seen being used in conjuncture with Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Gigant Stamp, where Luffy kicked the wall to push Magellan's Hell's Judgment back, with the wall protecting him from being poisoned. However, the wax only provided a small moment of protection, as it was eaten away by the poison. In the Viz Manga, this technique is called Extra Large Candle Wall, and in the FUNimation subs this is simply called Candle Wall.
Anime Only Techniques
- Doru Doru Arts "Tejo" (ドルドル
彫刻「手錠」 Doru Doru Ātsu 「Tejō」?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Sculpture: 'Handcuffs'"): Mr. 3 creates wax restraints that can pin the hands of a giant-sized target to the ground. This was used to restrain Brogy in the anime instead of the swords in the manga. In the FUNimation dub, this is called Wax-Wax Handcuffs.
- Candle Shield (キャンドル・シールド Kyandoru Shīrudo?): Similar to Candle Wall, Mr. 3 creates a rather rudimentary crude shield with his wax powers. It was first used in order to protect Buggy from being attacked by the Wolf Unit of Impel Down Level 5.
- Candle Coating (?): Similar to Candle Wall, Mr. 3 creates a coating of wax to block harmful substances from reaching him and his allies. It was first used to protect himself, Buggy, and the released prisoners from Level 2 of Impel Down from the poison that Magellan used to block the exit.
Video Game Only Techniques
- Doru Doru Arts "Ono" (ドルドル
彫刻「斧」 Doru Doru Ātsu 「Ono」?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Sculpture: 'Axe'"): Mr. 3 creates a battleaxe out of wax and uses it to attack enemies. This appears in Pirate Warriors 3.
- Doru Doru Arts "Taiho" (ドルドル
彫刻「大砲」 Doru Doru Ātsu 「Taihō」?, literally meaning "Wax Wax Sculpture: 'Cannon'"): Mr. 3 creates a cannon out of wax and fires a shot at enemies. This appears in Pirate Warriors 3.
- In a particular scene in the manga, after being beaten by Sanji, Mr. 3 is seen floating on water as if he did not possess any Devil Fruit powers at all. Oda responded to this scene in a SBS, explaining that Mr. 3 was kept afloat by a piece of "Unbelievably Floaty Wood" underneath him. In the anime, the "Unbelievably Floaty Wood" was changed to a table.
- This fruit is often one of the few Paramecia confused as a Logia-class 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 control it. Despite this, in the anime, Mr. 3 seems to literally melt due to the intense heat of Level 3 in Impel Down, though it is probably intended as a comic effect to get across how much Mr. 3 dislikes hotter environments.
- This fruit is also one of six shown that have the capability to enable the users to traverse the sea, with the other five being Ace's Mera Mera no Mi (via the Striker), Smoker's Moku Moku no Mi (via the Billower Bike), Perospero's Pero Pero no Mi (via the Candy Seaslug), Charlotte Linlin's Soru Soru no Mi (via Homies that are unaffected by bodies of liquids) and Aokiji's Hie Hie no Mi (via the Ao Chari). How Mr. 3 does this is not fully explained, but he is said to have used his abilities to power his ship.