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Mera Mera no Mi
The Mera Mera no Mi being used
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Japanese Name: メラメラの実
English Name: Flare Flare Fruit
Meaning: Sound of Fire burning
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Type: Logia
Eaten by: Portgas D. Ace
Created by: {{{create}}}

The Mera Mera no Mi, also known as the Mera Mera Fruit, is a Logia type Devil Fruit that allows to user to transform into fire at will as well as control it. "Meramera" is the noise a fire makes when it burns. In the 4kids adaption, it is called the Flare Flare Fruit. It was eaten by Portgas D. Ace.

Strengths and Weaknesses

The fruit's major strengths like other Logia types allows the user to produce as well become the element they control. In this case, Ace is able to produce fire as well as become fire. With this in mind, Ace is able to create fire based attacks. He is also able to avoid normal attacks by turning into fire and allowing the attack to pass through him. Turning into fire also has the added effect of burning an opponent depending should the attack be closed range and such.

While there hasn't yet been any unique weaknesses revealed that may affect the fruit solely outside speculation, the fruit's powers however were the first to be revealed to be weak against the Yami Yami no Mi during Ace and Blackbeard's battle.[1] When touched by Blackbeard, the powers of the fruit were negated and Ace was unable to turn into fire. This allowed Blackbeard to inflict an attack on Ace that would've normally been avoidable. However despite this circumstance, the fruit's powers however are still able to inflict damage onto Blackbeard himself. The full extent of damage inflicted by the fruit's powers onto Blackbeard with the use of Ace's ultimate move, if any, have yet to be revealed.

Usage

The fruit's bestowed powers, as used by Ace, have been used for a variety of ways. Ace notably uses them usually either to fight or to propel his raft. During Ace's coverstory, the powers of the fruit allowed Ace to rescue a Marine officer and some documents onboard a burning ship.[2] Despite being weakened by the Yami Yami no Mi severly during his fight with Blackbeard, Ace was still able to skillfully use to fruit's power to inflict some damage to his former surbordinate.[1] The named techniques that are used by Ace that involve the Devil Fruit are as follows:

  • Heat Haze: Ace shoots a stream of fire from the palm of his hand. This was first seen being used to stop Smoker from catching Luffy.[3]
  • Fire Fist: Ace turns his fist into flames and launches it as a column of fire at his target. This attack is incredibly powerful that it is able to plow through several ships in one shot.[4] It is apparently the source of Ace's alias of "Fire Fist Ace." This is called Heat Fist in the 4kids dub.
  • Fire Gun: Pointing the index and middle fingers of both hands at an opponent like guns, Ace turns his fingertips into flames and shoots bullets made of fire at them. This technique was first seen when Ace retaliated against Van Auger's attack.[5]
  • Fire Lump: Ace amasses a large amount of flames around his body in preparation for an attack. This is apparently the prerequisite technique before Ace can use Fire Tower.
  • Fire Tower: Used following Flame Lump. Ace shoots the collected flames straight upward, destroying a target above him. This technique and it's prerequisite technique were first seen when Jesus Burgess threw a hotel at Ace. [5]
  • Firefly Fire Fireball: Ace creates many small fireballs that float around an enemy before flying into them all at once, burning them. The idea behind this attack's name is that before he attacks with them, the small fireballs look like fireflies in the air. This was first seen being used in Ace's battle against Blackbeard after Blackbeard performed his initial attacks.[1]
  • Fire Lance: Ace launches two long lances made of fire at his opponent's chest. The lances have the combined effect of simultaneously burning an opponent while piercing their chest. This was first seen being used against Blackbeard when Ace was being dragged by Blackbeard's power.[1]
  • Fire Cross: Ace puts his index fingers together in a cross shape before launching a cross-shaped column of flame directly at his opponent. This was first seen being against Blackbeard after Ace attacked Blackbeard with Fire Lance.[1]
  • The Great Punishment of Fire: Supernova: Ace's ultimate technique. Ace creates a gigantic fireball resembling the sun and hurls it at his opponent to try to obliterate them. This was first seen being used during the final moments of Ace and Blackbeard's battle.[1]

Game only

  • Heat Tower: Ace unleases a tornado of flames.
  • Blazing fire net: Ace sends a wave of flames at the foe(s).
  • Lighting Fire: Ace dashes while sending the ground ablaze.
  • Flame Dance: Ace turns into a tornado of fire.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga - Chapter 441, Ace and Blackbeard's fight.
  2. One Piece Manga - Chapter 295-296 Cover Story: Ace's Grand Blackbeard Search Vol.20-21, Ace jumps onboard a burning ship and rescues a Marine officer.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol.18 Chapter 158 and Episode 94, Ace stops Smoker from catching Luffy.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol.18 Chapter 159 and Episode 95, Ace destroys five Billions ships with his Fire Fist technique.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga - Chapter 440, Some fire based techniques seen being used against Blackbeard's crew.

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