The Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi is a Mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to transform into a hybrid and full version of the Yamata no Orochi, an eight-headed snake or dragon in Japanese mythology. It was eaten by Kurozumi Orochi.
- Hebi (蛇?) is Japanese for "snake".
- The "Yamata no Orochi" (
八岐大蛇?) is a legendary eight-headed, eight-tailed snake/dragon monster from Japanese mythology, the name meaning "eight-branch giant snake".
The fruit is violet and seems to have the scaled features and shape of a pineapple, with the typical swirls on the scales. There are seven green stem leaves on top of the fruit with a round triangular shape on each end.
Strengths and Weaknesses
This fruit grants the user eight separate heads, each one with an extremely long neck. Each one capable of speech on their own. It appears that the user has some degree of control over the number of heads that can sprout at once, with eight being the maximum limit. Curiously, some of Orochi's human form features, such as his crown and mustache, are present only in one of the heads while the other seven possess a simpler and more generic appearance. Additionally, Orochi's main head is a darker shade of green than the others.
As a Zoan, the user receives a boost to their physical abilities, though Orochi was never seen using his enhanced physical capabilities in battle. However, in his eight-headed serpent dragon form, he was able to deal considerable damage to the room he was in and attack the people who were there with him, though it is unknown exactly how much damage the people took. He was also strong enough to easily lift up a person with just one of his mouths.
With their multiple heads with long necks, the user has the ability to attack in multiple directions at once and reach targets that are further away than he could normally reach. Furthermore, the user is able to attack and trap their targets with their considerably strong jaws. The user also has an incredible amount of durability in their transformed state, with Orochi being capable of sustaining damage from a ceiling collapsing on his head with few repercussions, as well as surviving by a Zeus-enhanced lightning bolt. The fruit's multiple heads also allow the user to survive decapitation, even in human form, limited by the number of heads, as Fukurokuju had pointed out Orochi had died once when Kaidou decapitated him. When the remaining Nine Red Scabbards decapitated six of Orochi's remaining seven heads, Orochi was shown to have once again survived later, with only one head left upon his next transformation in his attempt to kill Kozuki Hiyori.
The fruit has no known weaknesses aside from the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.
|— Kurozumi Higurashi to Kurozumi Orochi|
The fruit was acquired by Kurozumi Higurashi over 41 years ago, and she offered to give it to Orochi if he followed her instructions to take the title of shogun. Some time prior to Orochi successfully becoming shogun, he already consumed the fruit.
- When the fruit was shown in the Shonen Jump magazine release of Chapter 965, it lacked the usual swirls of a Devil Fruit and had more scales. This was fixed in the volume release of Volume 96, with the swirl pattern replacing some of the scales.
- In Japanese mythology, the Yamata no Orochi possesses eight tails in addition to eight heads. However, this fruit's transformation seems to give the user just one tail.
- This fruit's user having the ability to survive decapitation is not a trait noted in the original Yamata no Orochi myth; in the myth, the Yamata no Orochi is killed by having its whole body cut into pieces. This ability is more reminiscent of the Lernaean Hydra, a well-known multi-headed serpent in Greek mythology.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 965 (p. 12) and Episode 965, The actual fruit before consumption is seen.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 927 (p. 15) and Episode 921, The fruit's power is first displayed.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 933 (p. 2-4) and Episode 927, Orochi threatens Komurasaki.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 932 (p. 16-17) and Episode 927, Orochi's full transformation is shown.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 933 (p. 9-10) and Episode 928, Shinobu drops a ceiling on Orochi.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 98 Chapter 985 (p. 16-17) and Episode 994, Kaido decapitates Orochi.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1009 (p. 4-6), The Nine Red Scabbards decapitate six of Orochi's heads.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 102 Chapter 1026 (p. 17), Orochi is still alive.
- One Piece Manga — Chapter 1047 (p. 17), Orochi only has one snake head left upon his attempt to kill Hiyori.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 974 (p. 4) and Episode 976, Orochi showcases his powers when meeting with Kanjuro more than 41 years ago.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 969 (p. 8-9) and Episode 970, Orochi is seen in his partly transformed state about 25 years ago.
- Kokugakuin Media: "Yamata-no-Orochi－The Eight-headed, Eight-tailed Serpent"
- Yamata no Orochi – Wikipedia article about the creature this fruit transforms into.