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For other models of this fruit, see Inu Inu no Mi (Disambiguation).

The Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune is a Mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to transform into a nine-tailed fox. It was eaten by Catarina Devon.[1]

Etymology

  • Inu (?) is Japanese for "dog".
  • The fox spirit or nine-tailed fox (九尾の狐 Kyūbi no Kitsune?) is a mythical, magical fox entity originating from Chinese mythology, which is a common motif in various East Asian mythologies such as Japanese folklore.
  • In the Viz Manga, the fruit is called Dog-Dog Fruit, Mythical Type, Model "Nine-Tailed Fox".

Strengths and Weaknesses

The main strength of this fruit is that it transforms the user into a mythological kitsune, complete the nine large fox tails. As such, they gain all the abilities of one, including the ability to disguise themselves as anyone they like, allowing them to impersonate them. The clothing of the target person can also be imitated during the transformation.[1]

The fruit has no known weaknesses aside from the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.

Usage

Devon was seen using this ability to briefly impersonate the deceased Absalom and trick his comrade Gecko Moria.[1]

Trivia

  • The "nine-tailed fox" (九尾の狐 Kyūbi no Kitsune?) is a mythical spirit fox in Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Korean cultures. One origin of the word "kitsune" is from a tale of a fox transforming into a woman every night.
  • As revealed in One Piece Green: Secret Pieces, Oda planned for the female member of the Blackbeard Pirates to be named "Kitsune".
  • The power of this fruit is similar to Bentham's Mane Mane no Mi and Charlotte Brûlée's Mira Mira no Mi, as they all allow the user to impersonate other people. Unlike the former, however, this fruit's power allows the user to even transform their clothes, and unlike the latter, the transformation is not a mirror image.
  • The anime mistakenly depicted Devon with ten tails when transforming back from Absalom.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 925 (p. 6-8) and Episode 917, The fruit's power is first displayed.

External Links

  • Fox spirit: Wikipedia article for the mythical creature this fruit transforms into.

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