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

The Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus is an Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to transform into a brachiosaurus hybrid and a full brachiosaurus at will. It was eaten by Queen.[1]

Etymology

  • Ryū (?) is Japanese for "dragon" and can be found in the Japanese term for "dinosaur" (恐竜 kyōryū?).

Strengths and Weaknesses

The major strength of this fruit is that it allows the user to turn into a brachiosaurus, a very large and heavy-bodied sauropod from the prehistoric era, granting them an immense boost to their size and bulk. Their size is comparable to that of a giant, as a fully-transformed Queen is shown to tower over Big Mom, who herself is extremely tall at over 8 meters.[1]

Queen catching Luffy and Zoro inside his maw from afar.

Due to the signature long neck of the brachiosaurus, the user is able to reach targets that may be further away than they normally can by chomping down on them, the long neck and tail of the brachiosaurus could also be used as bludgeoning weapons in battle.[2] The user's immense weight can be used as a weapon, as very little will be able to withstand the crushing pressure of their massive transformed body.

Like other Ancient Zoans, this fruit appears to grant enhanced durability. Even someone as powerful as Tony Tony Chopper in his strongest form, the Monster Point, is unable to truly harm Queen despite having enough strength to swing around the latter's brachiosaurus form. Similarly, Big Mom, one of the most powerful combatants in the entire world, was only able to knock Queen out for a few minutes, at which point Queen recovered relatively quickly with no lasting injuries.[3]

No weaknesses are currently known aside from the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.

Usage

Queen uses this fruit in combat in a variety of ways, from jumping on Big Mom in an attempt to crush her[3] to grabbing Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro with his mouth.[2]

Queen's cybernetic neck extension in brachiosaurus form.

As a cyborg, Queen is capable of augmenting the capabilities of his Devil Fruit through his technological implants, using both of them in conjunction to improve his overall battling prowess. In full Beast Form, Queen has various weapons equipped into his mouth and upper torso areas, such as a Gatling gun,[4] retractable needle-like fangs,[5] a laser beam projector[6], and a built-in, extendable metal cord in his neck that lets it stretch further than normal, drastically increasing his reach.[7]

In his Human-Beast Form, Queen displays even more visible mechanical appendages, like having his braided hair, tail and left arm turn into mechanical, clawed tentacles. Also, because he is now bipedal, he becomes capable of wielding one of his dao swords for combat. This form is considered to be particularly dangerous, as members of the Beasts Pirates panicked and retreated upon seeing him transform into it.[8]

Techniques

  • Brachio Bomber (無頼男爆弾ブラキオボムバ Burakio Bomuba?, literally meaning "Hoodlum Man Bomb"): Queen dives from a high place and lands headfirst on his opponent, crushing them under the immense weight of his brachiosaurus form. It was first used against Big Mom, managing to inflict enough pain to her to recover from her amnesia and then pass out, although she was unharmed otherwise.[3] The kanji in the name possibly represents a pun: 無頼男 (literally meaning "hoodlum man"?) could be read as buraio, resembling the Japanese pronunciation of "brachio" (ブラキオ burakio?).

Queen using Black Coffee.

  • Black Coffee (ブラック光火コーヒー Burakku Kōhī?, literally meaning "Black Light Flame"): While in full or partial brachiosaurus form, Queen fires a laser beam from his mouth. The beam works similarly to the ones used by the Pacifista and Franky's "Radical Beam", generating an explosion after hitting a surface. Queen first attempted to use this move against Hyogoro, but he was interrupted by Marco before he could fire it, causing Queen to target the Whitebeard pirate with this move instead.[6] However, the technique was not named until Queen used it against Chopper.[9] This technique's name is a pun on the fact that the kanji characters for "Light Flame" (光火) can be read as kō hi, which resembles the Japanese pronunciation of "coffee" (コーヒー kōhī?). The pronunciation of "black" (burakku) is also similar to the "brachio" (burakio) prefix that is consistent with Queen's brachiosaur theme. In the Viz translation, this is called Black Coffee Beam, which is possibly a pun on "coffee bean".
  • Bridal Grapper (ブライダル熱拳グラッパー Buraidaru Gurappā?, literally meaning "Bridal Heat Fist"): While in Human-Beast form, Queen heats up his mechanical hair claw and attempts to grab a target while burning them with it. This move was first attempted on Roronoa Zoro, but Sanji intervened and countered the move with his own Diable Jambe.[10] The pronunciation of "bridal" (buraidaru) is similar to the "brachio" (burakio) prefix that is consistent with Queen's brachiosaur theme. In the Viz translation, this is called Bridal Grabber.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 945 (p. 17-18) and Episode 944, The fruit's power is first displayed.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 989 (p. 13), Queen catches Luffy and Zoro as they fly away.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 947 (p. 11-14) and Episodes 946947, Queen quickly gets up after being thrown into a cliff by Big Mom while transformed.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 999 (p. 14-15).
  5. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1015 (p. 5).
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1006 (p. 11), Queen fires a laser beam.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1014 (p. 7-8).
  8. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1017 (p. 11), Queen enters his Human-Beast Form.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1014 (p. 7), Queen uses "Black Coffee" against Chopper.
  10. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1023 (p. 6).

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