One Piece Wiki
Advertisement

The Voice of All Things refers to messages conveyed by inanimate objects and animals that do not speak the human language. Only a very small number of people in the world possess the ability to hear this voice.

Overview

The Voice of All Things is not an ability which simply entails understanding animal communication. Rather, the messages that come from these animals (in addition to objects) appear to be completely inaudible to anyone who cannot hear the Voice; thus, the communication can be considered akin to telepathy. To this point, it does not appear as though this is a universal trait among every single object and species; in fact, everything that has communicated using this voice has been an animal or object of quite notable status in the world: the powerful Sea Kings, the giant millenium-old elephant Zunesha, and the Poneglyphs. This attribute was noted by Gol D. Roger, who came to understand the Poneglyphs' great importance due to being able to hear their voice. Interestingly, the Poneglyphs were developed by the Kozuki Family, whose two most recent leaders are known to have been able to hear the Voice.[1][3][4][5]

So far, only a minuscule number of people in the world have been shown with the ability to hear the Voice. Only one race in the world, the Three-Eye Tribe, possesses the innate ability to hear it; not only is this race extremely rare, but its members must also work to awaken the ability.[3] In most instances, whenever someone with the hearing ability comes in close contact with an animal that can use the Voice, they will hear a constant, seemingly unintelligible noise, which can overwhelm them especially if they are unfamiliar with the concept of the Voice and the ability to hear it.[6]

It also appears as though people can hear this voice to different degrees. Whereas Roger, Oden, and Momonosuke constantly heard the Voice or at least "felt" it around the Sea Kings and Zunesha,[7][5] Luffy showed no indication of this; however, the Sea Kings still noted that Luffy had picked up their voices,[6] and Luffy was finally able to hear Zunesha when it called out for help. Additionally, there exists an ability for the hearer of this voice to communicate with the source, as well as see through the source's eyes. This was seen with Momonosuke and Zunesha, and is also not a universal ability, as Luffy was unable to perform this despite hearing the creature.[8]

Furthermore, as shown with Roger, though he was able to hear the Poneglyphs' voice (enough to have a vague idea of its contents), this did not mean he could read the text or decipher its meaning, he simply understood that it held great importance.[4] Big Mom perceives that the Voice of All Things will enable one to decipher the Poneglyphs, but given Roger's observations, whether or not this belief is true is uncertain.[3]

During the Fire Festival, despite being unconscious and drowning, Luffy was able to communicate with Momonosuke who was on a floating island high above the ocean's surface, and had him pass on a message for him. While this was significantly different application compared to previous usage of the Voice of All Things, it possessed essentially the same elements and effect. More inexplicably, Luffy was also able to call to the Heart Pirates to save him while he was drowning.[9]

Hearers

See also the associated category: Voice of All Things Hearers.
[v · e · ?]
Voice of All Things
Monkey D. Luffy Kozuki Momonosuke Three-Eye Tribe Gol D. Roger  Kozuki Oden 

  •  : the character is deceased.
  •  *: the character's status is unknown, or show additional information. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
  •  : the character is non-canon.
  •  : the character is no longer part of this group. Hovering the symbol may give further details.

Gol D. Roger: Roger was the most prominent wielder of this ability and made great use of it. After reaching the end of the Grand Line, he learned about the Poneglyphs and on his search for Laugh Tale, he was able to perceive the voice of Big Mom's Road Poneglyph.[3][10] Roger then led his crew to Skypiea and followed the voice of the Poneglyph on the Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell.[11] On their route to Fish-Man Island, Roger was able to perceive the Sea Kings' voices, but did not understand who was talking.[6] At Zou he had a strange feeling, sensing a great power.[12][5]

Kozuki Oden: Oden was also able to hear the voices of the Sea Kings[13] and the great voice at Zou similar to Roger.[12][5]

Monkey D. Luffy: Luffy is able to perceive and understand animals like the Sea Kings and Zunesha as well, but has not shown the ability to perceive the voice of non-living things.[6][8][2] Luffy is also currently the only known human to, both, be able to hear the Voice and use it to communicate as well.[9]

Kozuki Momonosuke: Momonosuke, Oden's son, is also able to perceive Zunesha. Similar to his father and Roger, he felt strange after arriving at Zou,[7][14] which got stronger when he got closer to the Whale Tree.[12] Unlike all others, Momonosuke was actually able to converse with the elephant, giving it the order to attack the Beast Pirates.[8]

The Three-Eyed Tribe: The members of the Three-Eyed Tribe are rumored to have access to this ability through utilizing the power of their third eye. However, mixed-blood members might not necessarily be able to use it at all (or at least, implied by Charlotte Linlin, it could awaken later in life).[3]

Trivia

  • The ability to perceive the Voice of All Things bears similarity to Shirahoshi's and Poseidon's ability to communicate with Sea Kings.
  • Some other characters have demonstrated a similar ability to hear and or understand animals or objects, though those were either single occurrences or a different ability:
  • Luffy has demonstrated this ability in two non-canon instances.
    • In the Warship Island Arc, he was able to read Ryu's mind, something nobody else could do except the user of the aforementioned Hiso Hiso no Mi.
    • In the One Piece: Unlimited Adventure video game, he was able to hear the spirit of Sealed within the Orb, as well as commune with him when the Orb broke and released his spirit.
  • Zoro displayed a similar ability during is fight with Daz Bonez. While being close to death, Zoro was able to feel the presence and souls of the rocks that were about to crush him, which allowed him to dodge them. He could also feel the soul of his sword which allowed him to find them under the rubble created by Daz' attack.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 507 (p. 6) and Episode 400, Rayleigh speaks about Roger's ability.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 647 (p. 12) and Episode 567, Luffy hears the Sea Kings.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 853 (p. 4-5) and Episode 820, Charlotte Linlin talks about Roger and about Pudding's heritage.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 966 (p. 9-12) and Episode 966, Oden joins the Roger Pirates.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 967 (p. 13-14) and Episode 968, The Roger Pirates land on Zou.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 648 (p. 5) and Episode 568, The sea kings reminisce about Luffy's and Roger's ability.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 5) and Episode 762, Momonosuke rests on Zou after being stressed.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 821 (p. 7-12) and Episode 774, Momonosuke uses his ability to hear and talk to Zunesha.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1015 (p. 12-15), Luffy seeming to call out to Momonosuke and the Heart Pirates with the Voice of All Things.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 967 (p. 3) and Episode 967, Roger talks about Big Mom's Poneglyph.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 966 (p. 16-17) and Episode 967, The Roger Pirates reach Skypiea.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 817 (p. 12-13) and Episode 768, Momonosuke and his group climb the Whale Tree.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 967 (p. 6) and Episode 967, The Roger Pirates travel to Fish-Man Island.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 5) and Episode 767, Momonosuke catches up with Kanjuro.

Site Navigation

Advertisement