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For other uses of the name, see Tama (Disambiguation).

The Tama Tama no Mi is a Zoan-type Devil Fruit[2] that turns the user's body composition into that of an egg, which if cracked open will cause the user to regenerate into a stronger body that features more and more chicken-like features each time. It was eaten by Tamago.[3]

Etymology

  • "Tama" is short for tamago (?), the Japanese word for "egg."
  • In the English translation, it is called the Egg-Egg Fruit.

Strengths and Weaknesses

The fruit's transformation cycle.

As a Zoan, the fruit is quite unique compared to others of its class. Rather than allowing its user to willingly transform into a full animal and a hybrid of themselves and the animal, it gives the user the form and properties of a chicken egg. If the user is hit with a blow that would kill a regular person in their base form, such as a slash from a sword, the user's body will crack open just like a real egg and unleash a yolk from it. The destroyed body will be reduced to an empty shell while the yolk evolves into a stronger form for the user with the added features of a chick. And should that form be fatally struck as well, the process will repeat again and the user will evolve into a full-grown chicken, which is the strongest form the user can evolve into.[3] Should their strongest form be destroyed, the user will revert back to their weakest base form. This endless cycle effectively prevents the user from dying in battle as long as they are not attacked during evolution.[4]

As stated above, the user cannot freely transform into their different forms like other Zoan-type users, and must be hit with a lethal blow in order to transform. This leaves the user defenseless while in yolk form, and they can be attacked and killed in the midst of the evolution process. The regeneration process does not apply to certain areas, as Tamago did not regrow the eye that Pedro took from him five years ago.[3] Otherwise, the user is affected by the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.

Usage

With this fruit, Tamago's body takes on the shape and composition of an egg, giving him the name Baron Tamago. When his body is cracked open, a yolk emerges, and after a short amount of time, he evolves into his next stage from the yolk. He first transforms into Viscount Hiyoko, and then Count Niwatori after Viscount Hiyoko is defeated.[3]

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Mid-transformation state.
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Baron Tamago.
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Viscount Hiyoko.
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Count Niwatori.

Baron Tamago

Baron Tamago (タマゴ男爵 Tamago Danshaku?) is Tamago's first and main form. In this form, he gains an eggshell around his waist, and wields a shikomizue. He is also very proficient in rapid kicking attacks and wears tights that protect him from Electro. In this form, he often adds French words to his speech. Tamago means "egg" in Japanese.

Viscount Hiyoko

Viscount Hiyoko (ヒヨコ子爵 Hiyoko Shishaku?) is Tamago's second form. Tamago's skin turns yellow, and he gains a beak and a pair of small wings, as well as two knives. Tamago is stated to be strengthened in this form. In the anime, Hiyoko has shown greater speed and agility, able to corner Pedro with extremely quick strikes. In this form, he often adds "Peep" (ピヨ Piyo?) to the end of his sentences.[3] Hiyoko means "chick" in Japanese.

Count Niwatori

Count Niwatori (ニワトリ伯爵 Niwatori Hakushaku?) is Tamago's third form. This form looks like an oversized white rooster with complete wings, red wattle, and comb, while retaining his mustache like in his previous form.[5] It is stated to be a "true knight", but its abilities have not been shown.[3] He is supposedly extremely resilient since he escaped seemingly unscathed after being engulfed by an explosion caused by Pedro at point blank range.[5] In this form, he often adds "cluck" (コケ Koke?, short for コケコッコー, which is the onomatopoeia for the rooster call "cock-a-doodle-doo") to his speech.[3] Niwatori means "chicken" in Japanese.

Trivia

  • The fruit's power and usage possibly references the Chicken or the egg dilemma.
  • This is one of the rare occasions where a Zoan class Devil Fruit affects the user's clothes more than simply expanding in size and shape to accommodate a bodily transformation.
    • When transforming from Baron Tamago to Viscount Hiyoko, the magenta suit is replaced with a yellow one with white pants.
    • When transforming from Viscount Hiyoko to Count Niwatori, the yellow suit is replaced with a pale pink one.
    • According to a drawing that explained the transformation cycle, when transforming from Count Niwatori to Baron Tamago, the pink suit reverts back to the magenta one.
  • Prior to the video on the official One Piece Youtube channel confirming the Tama Tama no Mi as a Zoan type, it was originally classified as an Unknown type in One Piece Magazine Vol.1[6].

References

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 850 (p. 11) and Episode 816, The inside of Tamago's body is revealed.
  2. One Piece Official YouTube Channel
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 853 (p. 6-9) and Episode 820, A Big Mom Pirate reveals the name of Tamago's Devil Fruit.
  4. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 87 (p. 100), Baron Tamago has the power of the Tama Tama no Mi, so after he turns into Count Niwatori, how does he turn back into Baron Tamago?
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 854 (p. 11) and Episode 821, Count Niwatori is fully shown.
  6. One Piece Magazine Vol.1, page 109 — The Tama Tama no Mi's type has been deemed unknown.

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