One Piece: Is Luffy the Mythical Sun God? Theory Explained!

Is Luffy the Mythical Sun God? Theory Explained!

The legend of One Piece and One Piece start with the famed Pirate King, Gol D. Roger. And while a lot have tried to do so, Monkey D. Luffy seems to be the one destined to repeat Roger’s legacy and become the next Pirate King in the world of Eiichiro Oda’s narrative. But, while being the most famous and most important, the legend of the One Piece treasure certainly isn’t the only relevant legend in the lore. Namely, the recent events in Wano Country have revealed that Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi is actually the legendary Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, which provided Luffy with the powers of the mythical Sun God Nika. Now, with there being some obvious similarities between Luffy and Nika, based on what little information we have about the deity, fans have been wondering whether Luffy is now a mythical Sun God, and we are going to use this article to provide you with an answer to that question.

Monkey D. Luffy, himself, is not the mythical Sun God Nika, but he has gained Nika’s powers after he unlocked the true nature of his Devil Fruit; namely, as it turned out, Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi is actually the legendary Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, which gave Luffy the powers of the legendary Sun God, but it did not, of course, turn him into a god.

The rest of this article will focus on the theory that Luffy is actually the mythical Sun God Nika in One Piece. We have revealed all the relevant information in our brief answer. In the rest of the article, we will expand on this information by giving you all the relevant information and our analysis of the facts. Of course, if you’re not fully up-to-date with the most recent events in the manga, we have to warn you that spoilers will be present in the article.

Nika was an important figure in the history of Oda’s lore

The world of Oda’s One Piece series is strange, but it is one of the most interesting fictional worlds ever created. Now, Oda has included some deities in its world, but unlike Bleach or Naruto, these were not heavily featured in the story and were, more or less, unimportant in the series. Now, this changed in Wano Country when Oda revealed some new information about the true nature of Luffy’s Devil Fruit, the famous Gomu Gomu no Mi, which has been a part of the lore ever since the first chapter of the manga.

Namely, the events of Wano Country saw Luffy activate Gear 5. Still, he also unlocked the true nature of his Devil Fruit, which was discovered to be the Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, a legendary Devil Fruit, rather than the original Gomu Gomu no Mi. The new powers he received made him so ridiculously strong that he easily defeated Kaidou in the saga’s most important fight, after which Luffy replaced him as a Yonko.


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Now, with all of this happening, Nika was introduced as the Sun God in Oda’s lore, which was a strange addition, seeing how One Piece’s world is generally structured. But, with Luffy gaining the powers of a god, we think it is important that we actually explain who Nika is in the lore of One Piece.

Nika was a legendary and mythical warrior who some slaves worshipped as the Sun God in the past. The first mention of Nika was made by Who’s-Who, who was incarcerated then and learned about the story from a jail guard. Based on the silhouette we have seen in the series, Nika appears to be a dancing figure with flame-like hair and a loincloth. According to what has been revealed, he is holding both a sword and a spear. Nika is portrayed as a bold and sympathetic character in Who’s-Who’s version of the tale, who makes friends with slaves.

It was believed that Nika, who had the power to make the slaves smile, would one day show up and free them from their oppressive masters. Nika, according to legends, was a great fighter. As mentioned above, his silhouette depicts him holding a sword and a spear. He is described as a “white” and “liberating” warrior who makes everyone laugh with his practical jokes and won’t go until people need him. Because they believed he would one day free them, slaves had revered Nika for a very long time. Nevertheless, Nika might or might not have actually existed.

Who’s-Who, a former member of the CP9 organization who had been imprisoned, was, as we have said, told the legend of Nika by one of the prison guards in the prison he had been kept in. From that moment on, Who’s-Who began praying to Nika, hoping to find solace for his own pain. When Who’s-Who realized that the same jail guard who had told him about the legend had suddenly vanished, he thought that the legend was not intended to be shared and that the World Government or another party had done something to the guard.

He then fled jail to avoid the same fate now that he knew who Nika was. Who’s-Who mentioned Nika to Jinbe during their argument because he believed the Fish-Man race to be slaves and was curious about the folklore. Instead of responding to Who’s-Who, Jinbe became upset and beat him with his Fish-Man Karate after comparing Fish-Man to a slave.

Luffy gaining the powers of a god does not mean that he himself is a god (especially since Nika was not actually a god)

Now that we have introduced Nika to you and explained who he was, we can finally answer the main question of this article – has Luffy now become a Sun God? The first relevant fact we have to repeat here is that Nika himself was not a deity. Namely, as we have explained, Nika was simply an abolitionist warrior who, at one point, became revered as a deity by those he liberated.

He was always just a regular human, but his actions resulted in some treating him as a deity. This is why Luffy is not a deity, as the person whose powers he supposedly has is not a deity. Still, as it seems, he does have god-like or godly powers.


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The way things stand right now, it appears that these gods’ abilities are mysteriously locked away inside a small group of unique Devil Fruits and that their respective owners can unlock them. Now, we don’t know if this is true at this time, but if it is, we have no idea if the people who own these Devil Fruits, if anyone owns them at all, are aware of their true natures.

Luffy as Nika

Fans believe that Blackbeard may be the Earth God, Admiral Aramaki may be the Forest God, and Monkey D. Dragon or Vivi may be the Rain God. However, as we have already stated, this is all just conjecture, and fans do not actually have a good track record when One Piece is concerned, as Oda manages to surprise everyone all the time.

What is certain is that Luffy has inherited Nika’s abilities. Intensely powerful after merging his Devil Fruit abilities with Gear 5, Luffy uses his new “divine” abilities to destroy Kaido, leaving his fate in the air. However, does all of this imply that he is now a god? Well, no. Luffy never really underwent any kind of metamorphosis.

He is still the same human child who, out of anger, ate a piece of a Devil Fruit that Shanks had stolen and now aspires to rule as the Pirate King. Nothing changed with Luffy, and the fact that he really possesses the Sun God’s abilities has no bearing on who he is. This demonstrates that he is not a deity. But, he could be considered a “deity,” although this is purely a symbolic interpretation and has no actual implications.

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