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The Hobi Hobi no Mi is a Paramecia-class Devil Fruit that allows the user to transform living people into toys, and erase memories of their existence from others.[3] It has a secondary side effect of granting the eater eternal youth. It was eaten by Sugar.[2]

EtymologyEdit

  • "Hobi" comes from "hobī" (ホビー?), the Japanese way of pronouncing the word "hobby". The word reflects on how playing with toys is a hobby.
  • In the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs, it is called the Hobby-Hobby Fruit.

Strengths and WeaknessesEdit

StrengthsEdit

The main strength of this fruit's power is that it allows the user to transform people into toys by touching them, while also erasing people's memories of their existence. The erasure effect is instantaneous, as even spectators who witness the transformation first hand instantly forget the victims' existence, instead believing the toy suddenly appeared out of nowhere.[4]

No matter how famous the victim was or how close they were to other people, the victim will be completely forgotten by everyone. The toys are still able to remember their own identities, but they will not remember anyone else who has been turned into a toy as well. They also appear to lose their physical strength in the process, being limited to the capacities of whatever body they now may have, although their fighting knowledge is still retained.

Upon transforming a person into a toy, the user can create a contract with the victims, forcing them to follow every order given at that point, against their will.[3][5] The victims who became toys are considered inorganic, being vulnerable to the likes of the Pamu Pamu no Mi,[6] as well as suffering from deterioration caused by continuous strain to their bodies, leading to easier breakdown.[7]

Another effect of this fruit is that it halts the user's aging process upon consumption, effectively granting eternal youth.[2] This effect applies to those turned into toys as well as they do not age beyond the point of transformation; Kyros remained the same age and state he was when first transformed, despite 10 years having passed since then.[8]

WeaknessesEdit

Knocking the user unconscious will cancel out all the transformation and memory modification effects.[2] Depending on the number of victims as well as their strength, the backfiring effect can be enormous since the state of being a toy and forgotten by others can fuel sentiments of rage and revenge on them. The purpose of Operation SOP was to exploit this in order to make a rebellion against the Donquixote Pirates easier to start.

Despite the memory erasure being powerful, it does not affect physical evidence of those transformed such as an inscribed name[9] or an engraved statue,[10] and highly perceptive individuals can pinpoint that something is amiss, even if they cannot acknowledge what it is. Mukkashimi Tower was able to remember Kyros' fighting style when Ricky demonstrated it during Block B, but not the fighter himself,[11] and Riku Doldo III felt that there was a gap in his memories, having met and conversed with several Corrida Colosseum gladiators before they were eventually transformed and thus erased from his mind.[5]

As the contract must be manually created after the transformation, the toy can retain their own free will if they manage to escape Sugar before it's issued.[12] Also, despite being bound by the contract, the toys can circumvent it via loopholes, allowing them to act against certain conditions. Esta, for example, was pestered by a toy who managed to find a way around his contract, allowing him to express his human side and Milo could still reveal his true identity to others as long as he was directly asked about it by someone else. As a way to counter those, any loophole-abusing toy would be branded as "defective" and then discarded away into an underground scrap heap.[3]

On top of that, the opponent will not transform unless the user touches them with their hand and their hand only.[13] The user has to deliberately make people they touch transform too.[14]

Another possible weakness is since the aging process stops the moment the fruit is consumed, the user's age at the moment of consumption may be taken into consideration for the rest of their lives. The current user, Sugar, is consistently underestimated due to her little girl stature despite being an adult in terms of mental age.[2] 

Other than all that, the user is also susceptible to the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.

UsageEdit

Sugar used her powers to transform the citizens of Dressrosa and losers of the Corrida Colosseum into toys, with Trebol acting as her bodyguard and assisting her in general. This was an essential part of Donquixote Doflamingo's Underworld trade business as it not only allowed Doflamingo to erase inconvenient people from existence, but also gave his crew a continuous flux of slaves to work for them. As a central figure in those operations, Sugar was granted the role of special officer within the crew, with her safety being of utmost priority.

The toys, in turn, have all memories of their existence forgotten by any who knew of them, even of each other. As such, the power is known by its victims as the Hobi Hobi Curse (ホビホビの呪い Hobi Hobi no Noroi?).[8]

Sugar also gained eternal youth, not having aged for twelve years since age ten.[3][2][15] This gave her a method to pass herself off as a harmless little girl, being able to approach and almost trick Monkey D. Luffy and Trafalgar D. Water Law into becoming toys if Usopp hadn't interfered.[16]

Named TechniquesEdit

Sugar Little Black Bears

Little Black Bears.

  • Little Black Bears (小熊玩具リトルブラックベアーズ Ritoru Burakku Beāzu?, literally meaning "Little Bear Toys"): Sugar moves her hands with great speed to touch multiple targets, transforming them into black teddy bears. This was first seen used against many Tontatta Kingdom Dwarves.[4]
  • Keiyaku (契約 Keiyaku?, literally meaning "Contract"): After transforming a target into a toy, Sugar sets specific rules that the toy must obey. This was first seen binding Cavendish to her command.[17][4]
Atamawari Ningyo

Atamawari Ningyo.

  • Atamawari Ningyo (頭割り人形 Atamawari Ningyō?, literally meaning "Headcracker Doll"): Sugar transforms her victims into giant nutcracker dolls. Their large size comes from the fact that each one is made up of eight people: one for the head, one for the jaws, one for each arm, two for the body and one for each leg. They possess tremendous durability, as seen when one was first punched by Monkey D. Luffy and later decapitated by Cavendish, with the toy simply standing back up, picking up its head and putting it back on its neck. They also possess great biting power thanks to their enormous jaws, with one bite easily crushing Farul's skull.[18] They first appeared blocking the road past Level 2 of the royal plateau,[19] and were named when Sugar turned a soldier into one.[20]

HistoryEdit

After joining the Donquixote Pirates, Donquixote Doflamingo gave Sugar and her sister Monet Devil Fruits. Sugar was given the Hobi Hobi no Mi.[21] At age 10, Sugar ate the Hobi Hobi no Mi, which ceased her aging process, remaining at such a youthful body for 12 years to come.[15]

TriviaEdit

  • This Devil Fruit is one of only two known to grant multiple, completely unrelated abilities: the ability to transform people into toys, erasing memories, bounding people to contracts, and halting the user's aging process. The first is the Hito Hito no Mi that grants the three usual Zoan transformations, and the ability of human language.
  • The orders Sugar issues after transforming a target into a toy may be a reference to Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics.
  • It is currently unknown whether the user's memories of the ones that he or she turns into toys are erased, but it is known that literally everybody else's are, even if they watched the transformation themselves.
  • The Hobi Hobi no Mi is one of three known devil fruits that can create a race, in this case Toys. the others are the Kage Kage no Mi with Zombies, and the Soru Soru no Mi with Homies.
  • This is the second of three Devil Fruits that allow its user to use memory manipulations. The other two are the Nemu Nemu no Mi and Memo Memo no Mi.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 701 and Episode 630, toys that were once humans are seen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 731 and Episode 663, Kyros explains Sugar's abilities.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 717 and Episode 647, Kyros shows Franky the toys of Dressrosa.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 738 and Episode 671, Leo and his comrades instantly forget their transformed comrades in front of them.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 728 and Episode 660.
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 740, Gladius nearly killed Kyros with his ability.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 733 (p. 16) and Episode 665, Kyros' body is breaking down as he is made of tin.
  8. 8.0 8.1
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 729 and Episode 661, a list of criminals held by the Marines contains the names of people whose existence have been erased from the memories.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 704 and Episode 604, Kyros' statue is the one thing that proved he existed despite memories of him were erased.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 707 (p. 13) and Episode 637.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 739, Sugar failed to make a contract with Kyros, leading him to act as he pleases.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 740, Robin is turned into a toy only when Sugar brushed her fingers against her sprouted hand
  14. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 742, Sugar forces the Tatababasco-laced grape down Usopp's throat instead of transforming him.
  15. 15.0 15.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 75, Sugar's biological and chronological ages are revealed.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 758 (p. 9), Luffy thinks Sugar is just a kid.
  17. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 759 (p. 3), Sugar faints again, causing the Headcrackers to revert to humans.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 754 (p. 11) and Episode 694, Headcrackers make their appearance, blocking Level 4 of the plateau.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 756 (p. 11-15), Sugar turns a soldier into a Headcracker, and the other Headcrackers showcase their powerful strength.
  20. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 (p. 116), Oda reveals that Sugar and Monet are given Devil Fruits one year after joining Doflamingo.

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Non-Canon: Goe Goe no Mi  •  Hiso Hiso no Mi  •  Kama Kama no Mi  •  Kachi Kachi no Mi  •  Nemu Nemu no Mi  •  Mini Mini no Mi  •  Atsu Atsu no Mi  •  Noko Noko no Mi  •  Ami Ami no Mi  •  Kopi Kopi no Mi  •  Mosa Mosa no Mi  •  Modo Modo no Mi  •  Gutsu Gutsu no Mi  •  Peto Peto no Mi  •  Kone Kone no Mi  •  Moa Moa no Mi  •  Kyubu Kyubu no Mi  •  Maji Maji no Mi  •  Nito Nito no Mi  •  Hore Hore no Mi  •  Nuke Nuke no Mi  •  Koro Koro no Mi  •  Jara Jara no Mi  •  Iro Iro no Mi  •  Goru Goru no Mi  •  Raki Raki no Mi  •  Nepa Nepa no Mi  •  Mono Mono no Mi  •  Bijo Bijo no Mi  •  Ute Ute no Mi  •  Pocha Pocha no Mi  •  Bana Bana no Mi  •  Deri Deri no Mi  •  Dero Dero no Mi  •  Basu Basu no Mi  •  Gasha Gasha no Mi
SBS: Gero Gero no Mi  •  Samu Samu no Mi  •  Muzu Muzu no Mi, Model: Kokan
Zoan
Canon (Natural): Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Bison  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Falcon  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Dachshund  •  Mogu Mogu no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal  •  Uma Uma no Mi  •  Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard  •  Zou Zou no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Wolf  •  Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Giraffe  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: King Cobra  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Anaconda  •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Phoenix  •  Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu  •  Kame Kame no Mi  •  Sara Sara no Mi, Model: Axolotl  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Kabutomushi  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Suzumebachi  •  Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth  •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Albatross  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Tanuki  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Spinosaurus  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pachycephalosaurus
Canon (Artificial): Artificial Devil Fruit  •  SMILE
Non-Canon: Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Eagle  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki  •  Batto Batto no Mi, Model: Vampire  •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Nue
Logia
Canon: Moku Moku no Mi  •  Suna Suna no Mi  •  Mera Mera no Mi  •  Goro Goro no Mi  •  Hie Hie no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Pika Pika no Mi  •  Magu Magu no Mi  •  Numa Numa no Mi  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Yuki Yuki no Mi
Non-Canon: Toro Toro no Mi  •  Pasa Pasa no Mi  •  Ame Ame no Mi
Undetermined Class
Canon: Tama Tama no Mi
Non-Canon: Zuma Zuma no Mi  •  Meta Meta no Mi
SBS: Ero Ero no Mi
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Researches: Rumble Ball  •  SAD  •  Lineage Factor
Races: Zombies  •  Newkamas  •  Centaurs  •  Satyrs  •  Harpy  •  Toys  •  Homies
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Donquixote Pirates
Captain: Donquixote Doflamingo
Elite Officers: Vergo   •  Trebol  •  Diamante  •  Pica  •  Corazon  
Officers: Sugar  •  Violet   •  Giolla  •  Lao G  •  Senor Pink  •  Machvise  •  Dellinger  •  Gladius  •  Buffalo  •  Baby 5   •  Monet 
Other Members: Trafalgar Law   •  Kyuin   •  Lambor Bukini 
Subordinates: Bellamy   •  Bellamy Pirates   •  Caesar Clown   •  Disco   •  Homey  
Allies: Beasts Pirates (Kaido  •  Ibusu  •  Gran Tesoro (Gild Tesoro 
Ship(s): Numancia Flamingo  •  SAD Tanker 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Ito Ito no Mi  •  Beta Beta no Mi  •  Hira Hira no Mi  •  Ishi Ishi no Mi  •  Nagi Nagi no Mi *   •  Hobi Hobi no Mi  •  Giro Giro no Mi   •  Ato Ato no Mi  •  Sui Sui no Mi  •  Ton Ton no Mi  •  Pamu Pamu no Mi  •  Guru Guru no Mi  •  Buki Buki no Mi   •  Yuki Yuki no Mi   •  Bane Bane no Mi   •  Gasu Gasu no Mi   •  Gutsu Gutsu no Mi 
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Rokushiki  •  Jio-Ken
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Story Arcs: Jaya Arc  •  Long Ring Long Land Arc  •  Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc
Specials: Episode of Sabo
Movies: One Piece Film: Gold *
Locations: Spider Miles  •  Rakesh  •  Mock Town  •  Human Auctioning House  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa (Acacia  •  Corrida Colosseum  •  Sebio  •  Flower Field  •  SMILE Factory)  •  Green Bit  •  Mary Geoise  •  Paradise Island  
Belongings: Mera Mera no Mi   •  Gol Gol no Mi  
Others: Seven Warlords of the Sea  •  SAD  •  SMILE  •  Toys  •  World Noble (Donquixote Family)  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Heart Pirates  •  Russian  •  Gimlet
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Dressrosa
Citizens
Riku Family: Riku Doldo III  •  Scarlett   •  Kyros  •  Viola  •  Rebecca
Donquixote Family: Donquixote Doflamingo   •  Trebol   •  Diamante   •  Pica   •  Machvise   •  Lao G   •  Giolla   •  Baby 5   •  Gladius   •  Buffalo   •  Senor Pink   •  Dellinger   •  Monet    •  Sugar   •  Bellamy 
Other Citizens: Gatz  •  Spartan  •  Tank Lepanto  •  Ucy  •  Esta  •  Milo  •  Mario  •  Aremo Ganmi  •  Mukkashimi Tower  •  Kyuin  •  Tegata Ringana  •  Shin Detamaruka  •  Shin Jaiya  •  Uhho  •  Maria   •  Antonio 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Giro Giro no Mi  •  Ito Ito no Mi   •  Beta Beta no Mi   •  Hira Hira no Mi   •  Ishi Ishi no Mi   •  Hobi Hobi no Mi   •  Ato Ato no Mi   •  Sui Sui no Mi   •  Ton Ton no Mi   •  Pamu Pamu no Mi   •  Guru Guru no Mi   •  Buki Buki no Mi   •  Yuki Yuki no Mi   •  Bane Bane no Mi 
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Jio-Ken 
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Locations: Acacia  •  Sebio  •  Carta  •  Primula  •  Corrida Colosseum  •  Flower Hill  •  SMILE Factory 
Allies: World Government  •  Tontatta Kingdom  •  Prodence Kingdom  •  Straw Hat Pirates  •  Straw Hat Grand Fleet
Story Arcs: Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc  •  Levely Arc
Cover Stories: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet  •  "Gang" Bege's Oh My Family
Others: SMILE  •  Toys  •  Fairies  •  Operation SOP  •  Levely  •  Germ Pirates
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Toys
Ex-Toys: Kyros (Thunder Soldier)  •  Milo (Onepoco)  •  Sai  •  Boo  •  Abdullah  •  Jeet  •  Cavendish  •  Hack  •  Elizabello II  •  Flapper  •  Nico Robin  •  Hajrudin  •  Dagama  •  Chinjao  •  Ideo  •  Blue Gilly  •  Orlumbus  •  Kelly Funk  •  Bobby Funk  •  Uhho
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Locations: Dressrosa (Acacia  •  SMILE Factory)
Story Arcs: Dressrosa Arc
Others: Sugar (Hobi Hobi no Mi)
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