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The Nanashaku Jitte[2] is Smoker's primary weapon. It is a jitte whose tip is made of Seastone, which Smoker uses to suppress Devil Fruit users' powers in order to debilitate and capture them.[1]

Abilities

As the jitte is tipped with Seastone, it can be used to nullify Devil Fruit powers simply by contact. Smoker uses this to his advantage to strike such opponents, as well as to stop them by sapping them of their powers and mobility. He uses it in conjunction with his Moku Moku no Mi powers to get close to his opponents in order to make his strike land. Because of its composition, the jitte does not transform into smoke along with Smoker.[3]

Smoker can also imbue the jitte with Busoshoku Haki, turning it darker in color. This makes it much harder and allows him to strike with much more force.[4]

Techniques

  • White Launcher (ホワイトランチャー Howaito Ranchā?): Smoker transforms himself into smoke and launches himself at his opponent, then re-solidifies and pins his opponent down with the Nanashaku Jitte. It was first used against Luffy in Marineford.[5] In the FUNimation sub, this is called Smoke Launcher. In the FUNimation dub, it retains its original name.

Video Game Only Techniques

  • Jitte Ranbu (十手乱舞 Jitte Ranbu?, literally meaning "Jitte Dance"): Smoker swings his jitte multiple times for horizontal strikes, hitting the enemy into the air, before using his smoke powers to circle back around and deliver a final blow that knocks multiple foes far back. This was shown in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3.[6]
  • White Hound (ホワイト・ハウンド Howaito Haundo?): Smoker transforms himself into smoke and releases dense smoke into a large circle around him. Surrounding enemies are drawn into him at the center, where he attacks them rapidly with a flurry of strikes from his jitte while the whole area is covered in smoke (making it resemble an Acme fight cloud), before launching them away. It appeared in Pirate Warriors 3 as Smoker's second Special Attack.
  • White Blow Rush (ホワイト・ブローラッシュ Howaito Burō Rasshu?): Smoker hits an enemy with his jitte, then uses White Blow repeatedly, and hits the enemy again with his weapon. It appeared in Burning Blood.

History

The weapon was effortlessly destroyed by Boa Hancock when she kicked it to pieces after petrifying it.[7] Two years after its destruction, Smoker is seen wielding the staff once again, apparently repaired or replaced by the one seen on the wall of his office when he is first seen.[8] However, it was once again destroyed by Vergo's Oni Take.[9]

Anime and Manga Differences

In the manga the handle is pure white and the body a light color, while in the anime it was first introduced with a metallic dark gray body and a brown hilt. This was later correct after the timeskip, in Episode 572, to match the manga color scheme, in which the new jitte is now silver-white and has a white hilt wrapping.

Trivia

  • The jitte (also known as a jutte, both meaning "Ten Hand") is a weapon used by Japanese law enforcers, which fits Smoker's status as a Marine officer perfectly. The hook on a jitte is normally meant to help disarming an opponent, while the truncheon part is used to subdue the criminal.
  • A shaku is a measurement unit in Japan, one shaku being 10/33 meters. Based on the name (seven shaku), the jitte is 2.12 meters in length.
  • It is probable that Smoker either owns more than one jitte, or has authority to order a new one, seeing how his jitte got broken at the Summit War of Marineford and was later replaced.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 19 Chapter 169 (p. 10) and Episode 106, Smoker says his jitte is tipped with Seastone.
  2. One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements (p. 246), Nanashaku Jitte's name is revealed.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 559 and Episode 468, Smoker's jitte remains solid while himself has turned into smoke to trap Luffy.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 690 and Episode 616, Smoker imbues his jitte with Busoshoku Haki during his fight with Vergo.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 559 (p. 14) and Episode 468, Smoker uses White Launcher against Luffy.
  6. One Piece GamesOne Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, Smoker using Jitte Dance.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 560 and Episode 469, Hancock destroys the jitte with a kick.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 652 and Episode 572, Smoker is seen with a fully undamaged jitte.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 690 and Episode 616, the Nanashaku Jitte snaps in half against the Oni Take.

External Links

  • Jitte - A Wikipedia article about the jitte weapon.

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