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

The Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Saber Tiger is an Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to transform into a hybrid and full version of a saber-toothed tiger at will. It was eaten by Who's-Who.[1]

Etymology

  • Neko (?) is Japanese for "cat".
  • Sāberutaigā (サーベルタイガー?) is a Japanese way of referring to the saber-toothed tiger, loaned from the English "Saber Tiger" (though the latter is not used in English).

Strengths and Weaknesses

A user of this fruit's power can transform into a smilodon, a.k.a. a saber-toothed tiger—a powerful, carnivorous predator from the prehistoric era—as well as assume a human-smilodon hybrid form. The ability's current user Who's-Who, who is an already large man, grows to very notable size in his full Beast Form, dwarfing his human-sized subordinates and even the large fish-man Jinbe.[1]

No weaknesses of the fruit's power are known beside the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.

Usage

Who's-Who was shown in his full Beast Form relaxing at the "Nekoka-fé" in Kaido's fortress.[1]

Trivia

  • Despite its popular name, the saber-toothed tiger (correctly named Smilodon, which is one of the best-known genera of saber-toothed cats) is not closely related to the modern tiger or any extant feline.
    • It is theorized that the Smilodon actually possessed a short, stubby tail, unlike modern large cats and Who's-Who's transformation, which bear long tails.
    • Smilodon have been reconstructed with both plain-colored coats (like Who's-Who's) as well as with spotted patterns (seemingly the ancestral condition for feliforms), both of which are considered plausible.
  • Befitting his Devil Fruit ability, Who's-Who's closest subordinates appear to follow a cat theme, including several feline SMILE users.[1][2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga — Chapter 998 (p. 14-15), The fruit's power is first shown.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 981 (p. 10), Who's-Who with his subordinates.

External Links

  • Smilodon – Wikipedia article about the Smilodon, commonly known as "Saber-toothed tiger".
  • Saber-toothed cat – Wikipedia article about the Saber-toothed cat.

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