Luffy and Joy Boy: Reincarnation or the Inheritance of Will?

There isn’t any manner even a unmarried One Piece fan is calm presently. Chapter 1043 blew my thoughts – Oda’s will has the fandom reeling!

The solution of that cliffhanger on the finish of the most recent bankruptcy goes to switch the process all the collection.

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If you are anything else like me, you could have most certainly been clicking your self thru a universe of theories all through this damage week.

I understand it can get overwhelming, however some lovers are actually posting the very first thing that involves their minds. I’m going to get right down to the crux of it, of the a very powerful query that is been producing all this fanon: what precisely is the relationship between Luffy and Joy Boy?

Luffy has no longer been reincarnated as Joy Boy.

There are a number of the reason why the reincarnation principle falls thru, however it is nonetheless necessary to speak about why such a lot of other folks assume it is a reliable chance.

Let’s take a look at the details.

In bankruptcy 1043, Oda explicitly tells us that Luffy is Joy Boy.

Luffy has misplaced to the Yonko Kaido after his Gear 4 transformation fails, and his “Voice” can’t be heard anymore through Momonosuke and Law. He is asserted lifeless.

At the tip of the bankruptcy, as Momo and Yamato fight Kaido, Zunesha, the elephant-companion of Joy Boy who can most effective be heard through Momo, says:

I will pay attention it […] I pay attention the Drums of Liberation. For the primary time in 800 years, he’s right here! Joy Boy has returned!

The discussion runs in the course of the ultimate panel, the place we see the prior to now lifeless Luffy, grin from ear-to-ear, together with his head type of melting. The bubble subsequent to him says “Nika” which interprets as “grin”, but additionally turns out to suggest the Sun God Nika.

(There are Japanese lovers who argue that the SFX within the speech bubble lacks the “tsu”, and is written in Hiragana and no longer Katakana, which is how the Sun God Nika would were written. So, the “grin,” would possibly simply be a “nika”, and no longer “Nika,” the Sun God.)

While it is a common fan-theory that Luffy and Nika are someway comparable, what we all know evidently is that Luffy and Joy Boy are synonymous, as a result of Zunesha refers to Luffy’s beating middle because the Drums of Liberation, which will most effective be heard when Joy Boy reappears.

Going through different clues dropped all over the manga, Luffy is the “Don” (Bink’s Sake) or the daybreak that the sector has been looking ahead to, the sunshine that the World Government desires to snuff out from historical past.

This could also be why the Nika-JoyBoy-Luffy connection is so believable, for the reason that 3 characters have such a lot of similarities. Check out my different article for an in depth rationalization about this connection.

I. Chosen One:

It is however herbal to theorize that Luffy has at all times been the reincarnation of Joy Boy. First of all, Luffy is our MC, and Joy Boy is the largest, most powerful, maximum necessary historic entity within the franchise.

With Luffy’s Voice vanishing and him present process some type of obvious transformation, it is simple to presume that there is some more or less awakening that is going down, no longer not like Aang or Korra going into their Avatar state, like within the Avatar franchise.

Korra and Aang are reincarnations of each other, of Wan, the primary Avatar. When issues get too difficult, they move into their Avatar state, and will get right of entry to the ability of the latent Avatar.

Fans have noticed that Luffy’s grin turns out other; it is virtually as though he takes on a unique character.

It’s no longer an excessive amount of of a stretch to imagine that as a result of Luffy has reached his verge of collapse, Joy Boy has woke up inside him (which more than likely has one thing to do with the awakening of his Devil Fruit).

We too can tie in Nika right here, who will have, like Luffy, been a reincarnation of Joy Boy – Zunesha’s accomplice, and the person who may no longer stay his promise to Fish-Man Island.

Luffy, then, may well be the “selected one”, an individual in all probability so to take at the mantle of Joy Boy, the savior, the person who would unfastened the folks and convey pleasure to the sector.

This is the place the reincarnation principle is sensible: an individual is reincarnated to meet an unfinished objective. The earlier Joy Boy may no longer stay his promise to the Fish-Man folks. His apology, as inscribed at the Poneglyph, states that any person would satisfy his promise someday.

The connection of Joy Boy to Fish-Man Island and Poseidon has been established – and so has Luffy’s. It is all through Luffy’s technology that Shirahoshi is published to be the brand new Poseidon, and in combination, they save the island all through the Fish-Man Island arc.

II. Passed Down Through Generations:

Speaking of Shirahoshi, that is one more reason, other folks imagine the reincarnation principle. Why could not Joy Boy be every other Poseidon? If Shirahoshi is the present manifestation of Poseidon, Luffy can simply as simply be the present reincarnation of Joy Boy.

Shirahoshi was once destined to be the following Posiedon, and will get right of entry to the spirit of this Ancient Weapon. The first Poseidon discussed within the tale, may command the Sea Kings. She is the person who made a pact with that technology’s Joy Boy.

Poseidon’s talent was once handed down the generations of the royal circle of relatives. It woke up most effective inside Shirahoshi, when the time was once proper. Could Joy Boy, too, be handed down the generations? This brings me to the dialogue of the Will of D.

Jaguar D. Saul drops a touch that the preliminary D is handed down generations. Monkey D. Luffy is the son of Monkey D. Dragon, and the grandson of Monkey D. Garp.

Of path, there are others with the preliminary D who don’t seem to be biologically comparable, like Gol D. Roger, Trafalgar D. Law, and hell, even, Marshall D. Teach.

So, the fated characters with the preliminary of D. are extra like a extended family with a shared future. This implies that other folks with the D. preliminary are attached, no longer through blood, however through destiny. Joy Boy may well be an inherited trait handed down any one of the vital D. households.

If so, the Joy Boy recessive trait was once activated most effective when Luffy had actually exhausted the extents of his skills.

Problems with the Reincarnation Theory

III. Oden’s Prophesy:

Oden tasked his 9 Scabbards to reopen the borders of Wano. His prophesy states that Joy Boy will go back to Wano, which is why the borders wish to be reopened.

Luffy was once already in Wano combating Kaido when Momo opened the gates.

IV. Thematic Conflict:

The Reincarnation Theory, as has been extensively mentioned, at once contradicts or cheapens Luffy’s adventure and nullifies the thriller of the One Piece. Luffy, when he awakens, would right away know the whole lot and change into omnipotent.

Joy Boy would act as an influence spice up, and Luffy’s coaching, enlargement, and combat would not be crucial to the adventure. People would imagine that Luffy was once at all times destined to win since he was once at all times Joy Boy.

Destiny positive does play a task in One Piece, however so does freedom. Luffy being Joy Boy signifies that he had no unfastened will, that he had no possibility rather than to be who he was once at all times intended to be.

But will is the core of One Piece – inherited will triumphs the whole lot, even future.

Let’s delve into how it is much more likely that Luffy inherited the identify of Joy Boy simply as he inherited the desire of D.

Luffy inherits the identify of Joy Boy. Inheritance has been mentioned for the reason that starting of One Piece. This isn’t a bodily inheritance, however an intangible one, the inheritance of will.

I. The Will of D. and Joy Boy’s Will

I previous spoke of Joy Boy as an inherited trait a number of the D. Clan. But what’s much more likely is the truth that Joy Boy is an inherited will, just like the desire of the unique D.

The elementary pillar of One Piece is the truth that an individual can go on their will and thus by no means actually die.

During the Marineford fight, Whitebeard discovers that killing any person with the preliminary D does no longer kill their desires. Eventually, someone will inherit their want, their will, and raise at the essence of who they’re.

If that is the case, it isn’t important who the unique Joy Boy was once. All this is necessary is his will, which has been handed to Luffy. Joy Boy, thus, turns into a identify for the inherited will.

Joy Boy stands for liberation, for freedom, for pleasure, laughter, and love. This is the whole lot Luffy is. His unfastened spirit and skill to unfold pleasure to everybody he meets, his choice to offer protection to his pals and the blameless other folks affected by oppression, is what makes the identify so fitted to him.

It is Luffy that inherited Joy Boy, as a result of he’s closest to the essence of who Joy Boy is. He has all of the traits that Joy Boy will have to possess and that’s the reason why he inherited the identify.

Some other folks imagine that Joy Boy’s will is, in reality, the desire of D., however this can’t be, since there are other folks like Blackbeard who additionally possess the preliminary D. And I will’t consider Blackbeard spreading pleasure to someone however himself.

So, the desire of Joy Boy is most probably a subset of the Will of D., or a unique will altogether. This will may also be inherited thru a particular Devil Fruit (as I can elaborate beneath), which, when woke up, will manifest the titular Joy Boy.

II. The Devil Fruit Connection

Just as Haki corresponds to spirit, Devil Fruit in One Piece corresponds to inheritance of will. There is certainly a connection of Joy Boy with Devil Fruit.

When Zunesha first arrives alongside the coast of Wano, we’re advised that the Gorosei have been protective an unnamed Devil Fruit that had an final awakening energy.

When the Red Haired Pirates stole the fruit from the World Government, Luffy sneaks at the back of Shanks’ again and takes a chunk of the fruit. It’s no longer showed that this fruit is the Gomu Gomu no Mi, but it surely does make sense.

The Devil Fruit that Luffy ate may well be the similar Devil Fruit that Joy Boy ate, and on this manner, the desire of Joy Boy is handed to Luffy.

The awakening of the fruit most effective means that Luffy can now get right of entry to the overall energy of Joy Boy. We first see this in motion when Sabo inherited the desire of Ace through consuming the Mera Mera no Mi.

The World Government most certainly knew that wills may also be inherited on this means, and thus sought after to protect the primary Joy Boy’s fruit from the pirates. They ship CP0 with an pressing process of getting rid of Luffy. This is why the agent actually sacrifices himself so Luffy may die.

If the Devil Fruit connection is official, then the primary Joy Boy (Nika?) ate the Gomu Gomu no Mi and was once in a position to change into probably the most {powerful} character to get up in opposition to the World Government.

On the opposite hand – additionally it is conceivable that the awakening of the Gomu Gomu no Mi is certainly Joy Boy; as in, whoever eats the fruit and awakens it, turns into the titular Joy Boy.

This principle is bolstered through the truth that within the final panel, after we see Luffy grin, his frame is steaming in conjunction with his head melting. Steam, as we all know, is an emblem of Luffy’s Gear bureaucracy; which means that Luffy is certainly awakening after he was once introduced lifeless.

Since Zunesha’s “Joy Boy has returned” discussion coincides with Luffy’s awakening, we will say that Joy Boy is at once attached to Luffy’s Devil Fruit awakening.

Joy Boy’s will from 800 years in the past awakens inside of Luffy when he awakens his Devil Fruit, which was once the similar person who the Joy Boy from the Void Century ate.

If Luffy inherits the desire or identify of Joy Boy it will imply that he by no means anticipated to be the selected one, and that the whole lot he has accomplished has been on his personal benefit, no longer as it was once destiny.

Luffy will nonetheless be the similar individual he was once after we met him in bankruptcy 1; not anything will exchange.

Luffy isn’t Joy Boy as a result of he’s particular. He is particular as a result of he made himself worthy sufficient to inherit that identify.

So, even if reincarnation is a believable principle, I do not believe Luffy is now abruptly possessed through Joy Boy’s spirit. There has been no foreshadowing of reincarnation in any respect, while, the inheritance of will theme has continuously been introduced up for the reason that starting.

Luffy will unite the sector, no longer as a result of he was once destined to take action, however as a result of it’s his will. And this may, additionally occurs to be that of Joy Boy.

One Piece is a Japanese manga collection written and illustrated through Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump mag since July 22, 1997.

The guy who had got the whole lot on this international, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The ultimate phrases he mentioned on the execution tower had been “My treasures? If you wish to have it, I’ll mean you can have it. Look for it; I left it all at that position.” These phrases despatched many to the seas, chasing their desires, headed towards the Grand Line, searching for One Piece. Thus started a brand new age!

Seeking to be the best pirate on this planet, younger Monkey D. Luffy additionally heads towards the Grand Line searching for One Piece. His various workforce is becoming a member of him alongside the way in which, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook dinner, physician, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this can be one memorable journey.

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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