- Nui (縫?) means "to sew" or "to stitch" in Japanese.
- In the Viz Manga, and FUNimation adaptations, it is called the Stitch-Stitch Power.
Strengths and Weaknesses
This fruit allows the user to stitch objects to any surface. This makes it useful for restraining people, pinning them to the ground, to a wall or even other nearby individuals. The user is also able to undo the stitches of the object with ease, freeing it from their power. In the anime, other dwarves were also seen undoing the stitches.
The stitches do not harm its victim and do not appear to physically puncture the object. The stitches are strong enough to hold Robin down, and Leo was able to stitch objects as large as Marine battleships together to prevent them from pursuing the Straw Hat Pirates. The latter proves that the ability can be used even on steel, implying that the hardness of an object does not hinder the sewing process.
This fruit does not have any known specific weakness besides the general Devil Fruit weaknesses. However, it seems that a sewing needle is needed for the ability to actually work as Leo has yet to be shown using his fruit without one.
Leo basically uses this power to stitch and hold down his targets. He also uses this ability to support objects during earthquakes, to make sure they do not fall.
It can also be used to reattach severed limbs, although irregular wound edges may compromise its efficiency and it will not heal the wound.
- Haute Couture: Patchwork (
高級仕立パッチ★ワーク Ōto Kuchūru: Pacchi Wāku?, literally meaning "High Class Sewing: Patchwork"): Leo stitches several objects or persons to his opponent. Then, by pulling the thread with his superhuman strength, he causes all stitched objects to converge towards his opponent, crashing into them with great force. It was first seen used against Giolla, stitching all of her comrades and subordinates around her. Haute Couture is French for "High Sewing" and refers to the practice of creating custom-fitted clothing.
- As with the Mato Mato no Mi (which was referred to as the "Mato Mato Curse"), this fruit was not actually named in the manga. Leo referred to his "magic" as the "Nui Nui" power ("ぬいぬい"の力 Nui Nui no Chikara?), notably in hiragana rather than the katakana used in all Devil Fruit names. It was finally named and confirmed to be a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit in the One Piece Magazine.
- The Nui Nui no Mi is similar to Doflamingo's Ito Ito no Mi, as they both revolve around using threads.
- The sewing of Robin to the ground is a possible reference to the novel Gulliver's Travels by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift.
- Stitch - A Wikipedia article about stitching.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 711 (p. 2-7) and Episode 641, Nico Robin stitched to the ground and Leo unstitching her after.
- One Piece Magazine — Vol. 1 (p. 109), The fruit's official name is given in the Devil Fruits table.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 798 (p. 3) and Episode 742, Leo stitches the marine ships together.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 717 (p. 16) and Episode 647, Leo uses his power with a needle to secure his grandmother's house.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 78 Chapter 783 (p. 7) and Episode 725, Leo plans to reattach Law's arm.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 774 (p. 13-15) and Episode 714, Leo defeats Giolla with "Haute Couture: Patchwork".