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.
The fruit has no known weaknesses aside from the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.
Devon was seen using this ability to briefly impersonate the deceased Absalom and trick his comrade Gecko Moria.
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.
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 fruit's ability is similar to the ability possessed by the komagitsune Onimaru who lives in Wano Country.
The anime mistakenly depicted Devon with ten tails when transforming back from Absalom.