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The Jiki Jiki no Mi[2] is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit which allows the user to manipulate magnetic forces and control metal with them. It was eaten by Eustass Kid.[1]

Etymology

  • Jiki (磁気?) is Japanese for "magnetism".

Strengths and Weaknesses

This fruit enables the user to generate magnetic fields that can either attract or repel metallic objects to and from their body as they please. This makes them particularly effective against the majority of weapons in the world, namely swords, guns, and cannons. By using repulsion, the user can deflect metal projectiles back to the location they came from, thus turning them back against their users.[1] With attraction, the user can strip opponents of their weapons and bring them to their own body, rendering opponents helpless.[3] The user can also use attraction to pull themselves to large metal objects like ships, allowing them to travel through the air in a manner resembling flight.[4] These magnetic forces are extremely strong and very difficult, if not impossible to resist; by wrapping a metallic arm around Big Mom and repelling it, Kid was instantly able to send her flying up in the air, a noteworthy feat considering Big Mom's massive size and weight.[5]

Kid fashioning a giant arm out of metal scraps.

The fruit gives the user a sufficient degree of control over their magnetism to accumulate a large amount of metallic objects on their body and form them into specific shapes; the user can then move these masses around very fluidly. This has been seen repeatedly with Kid, who has accumulated metal objects on his body to form normally-functioning apparatuses like mechanical arms,[3] Gatling guns,[5] and even exoskeleton-like fighting machines.[6] Provided there is enough metal around, the users' creations can become very large in size quite easily, and are thus capable of inflicting tremendous damage with simple attacks.[7] Even with massive apparatuses attached to his body, Kid has never shown himself to be physically burdened by them. Objects assembled with magnetism can maintain their structural integrity even after being separated from the user's body.[8] Since the majority of these creations consist of random pieces of scrap metal held together purely by magnetism, attacks that damage these creations typically do little against the user as they can just reform them with ease.[9]

However, in order to form these creations, the user must have a sufficient amount of metal around them. During the raid on Onigashima, Kid was forced to run around the island for quite some time in order to accumulate enough metal pieces to utilize in the impending confrontation with Kaidou and Big Mom.[10] The fruit appears to have no effect on Pacifista despite their metallic composition.[11] Otherwise, the user is affected by the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.

Usage

Kid makes heavy use of both attraction and repulsion during combat. Through repulsion, Kid repels metallic objects away from himself as a counter-offensive measure, such as reflecting a cannonball back towards its shooter. Through attraction, Kid draws in various metallic objects (often disarming his enemies in the process) and then assembles a mechanical contraption made from said objects. By far, Kid's most common application of the latter ability is to form gigantic, metallic arms connected to his actual ones, employing those in close-ranged combat.

Kid can shape random metallic objects into fully functional limbs, tools and weapons in a short amount of time and with no apparent difficulty, demonstrating a high degree of mastery over his Devil Fruit ability coupled with excellent engineering skills. Despite being dismembered by one of the Four Emperors, Kid easily adapted to his lost arm by successfully replacing it with a makeshift prosthetic arm created from his magnetic powers. In the event that Kid loses his prosthetic arm for whatever reason, he can just make another one on the spot with any metal items he manages to attract to himself.[12]

Techniques

  • Repel (反発リペル Riperu?, literally meaning "Repulsion"): Kid holds out his open-palmed hand in front of a metal object approaching him and repels it back in the direction it came from. Kid can also repel a person if he covers a portion of their body in metal (which can include even his own prosthestic arm) beforehand, letting the repelled metal covering push them away.[13] This attack was first seen at the Human Auction House where he repelled a Marine cannonball at high speed back toward the shooters.[1]

Punk Rotten.

  • Punk Rotten (磁気魔人パンクロットン Panku Rotton?, literally meaning "Magnetic Demon"): Kid attracts a large quantity of metal from his surroundings and shapes it in the form of a gigantic skull-faced demon-like golem made of scrap. The demon is composed of a floating torso with two disembodied arms, with Kid seating himself on its back and controlling it from there.[14] Because it is made of random pieces of scrap metal, the demon can break down and be rebuilt as many times as Kid wants with his magnetic abilities, without major consequences to him.[9] This attack was first used to destroy a ship of the Beasts Pirates in conjunction with Monkey D. Luffy and Trafalgar D. Water Law, although it was kept unseen at the time.[15] Punk Rotten only truly debuted during the rooftop fight against Kaidou and Big Mom. The name of the technique may be inspired by Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the late-1970s British punk rock band Sex Pistols.
    • Punk Vise (磁気万力パンクヴァイス Panku Vaisu?, literally meaning "Magnetic Vise"): After forming Punk Rotten, Kid makes the golem crush a target with both hands. This attack was first seen in use against Kaidou.[14] Since both "Vise" and "Vice" are rendered the same in katakana (ヴァイス?), the technique's name may be inspired by the British punk rock band Vice Squad.
    • Slam Gibson (破壊弦スラムギブソン Suramu Gibuson?, literally meaning "Destruction String"): Kid uses his golem's arms to grab his opponent and slam them to the ground. It was first used against Kaidou.[16] As deducted from the name, this move may be a reference to guitar smashing, a common practice for rock musicians on-stage.

Punk Gibson.

  • Punk Gibson (磁気弦パンクギブソン Panku Gibuson?, literally meaning "Magnetic String"): Kid attracts metal pieces to his right arm to form a massive, makeshift arm. He then leaps into the air and slams his open metal palm into his opponent, crushing them. This attack was first seen used against Scratchmen Apoo on Onigashima.[17] Its name may be inspired by Gibson, a US manufacturer of guitars.
  • Punk Pistols (磁気パンクピストルズ Panku Pisutoruzu?, literally meaning "Magnetic Pistols"): Kid forms a giant harpoon gun out of metal pieces around his right arm, from which he is capable of rapidly firing metal spears at a target akin to a Gatling gun. It was first used against Big Mom, but the move failed since the spears could not pierce through her incredibly tough skin.[18] Its name may be inspired by the British punk rock band Sex Pistols.

Video Game-Only Techniques

  • Genocide Raid (ジェノサイド・レイド Jenosaido Reido?): A technique in the video game One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World, Kid creates a vortex of metal pieces around the enemies that seem to both shock and pummel them at the same time, knocking them off their feet.

Trivia

Crafty Transformer's cardboard replica of Kid's prosthetic left arm.

  • When using his Devil Fruit ability, purple electrical sparks emit from Kid's hands, so his ability may resemble an electromagnet.[19]
  • In the manga, among the metallic items Kid summoned to attack Apoo on Onigashima, the Pokémon Meltan can be seen.[20] Another one appears at his right shoulder when the Beasts Pirates recognize him.[21] Oda has expressed his love for the mobile game Pokémon GO, in which Meltan debuted, in a Weekly Shonen Jump authors comments page.[22]
  • Shueisha's VJump Play worked with cardboard crafting influencer Tsuruku "Crafty Transformer" to make a cardboard replica of Kid's prosthetic left arm and a downloadable template of the craft.[24]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 (p. 17-18) and Episode 398, The Jiki Jiki no Mi's power is first demonstrated.
  2. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 99, Kid's Devil Fruit is named.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 505 (p. 5-9) and Episode 399.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 975 (p. 7) and Episode 978.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1009 (p. 17-18).
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 1001 (p. 12-17).
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 950 (p. 2-3) and Episode 950.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1009 (p. 14).
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 1002 (p. 2-3).
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 996 (p. 13).
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 (p. 3-5) and Episode 399.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 950 (p. 2-3) and Episode 950.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1009 (p. 18), Kid repels Big Mom upwards
  14. 14.0 14.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 1001 (p. 11-15).
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 975 (p. 8-9) and Episode 978.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 1002 (p. 5-7), Worst Generation vs. Kaidou and Big Mom
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 980 (p. 16-17) and Episode 986, Kid attacks Apoo for betrayal.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1009 (p. 17).
  19. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede, Kid's power generates electrical sparks.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 980 (p. 16-17), One at the base of the thumb (next to the plate labeled 865) and another along the right edge of the panel.
  21. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 981 (p. 3).
  22. ListFist
  23. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1024 (p. 1).
  24. VJump Play, VJump Play and Crafty Transformer make a cardboard version of Kid's prosthetic arm.

External links

  • Magnetism - Wikipedia article about the phenomenon this fruit's power is based on.

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