Vinsmoke Sanji is best known as the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates in Oda’s One Piece manga. He is the fifth member of the crew and the fourth to join, doing so at the end of the Baratie Arc. Now, Sanji has become a crucial part of Luffy’s crew, and throughout the decades, he has demonstrated some amazing powers and abilities. His kicks are known throughout the pirate world of Oda’s One Piece, and he has developed numerous powerful techniques with his kicks. In that aspect, Sanji is a character who could seemingly possess Devil Fruit powers, but is that so? In this article, we will tell you whether Sanji ever ate a Devil Fruit.
Vinsmoke Sanji has not eaten a Devil Fruit in One Piece. He is one of a smaller number of characters in the series who have achieved fame despite not having special Devil Fruit powers. Everything Sanji has achieved and done, he has done through merciless training and experience, with some help from his family heritage. Still, in a fan Q&A, Oda revealed that if Sanji were to have consumed a Devil Fruit, it would have been the Sui Sui no Mi (Swim Swim Fruit).
The rest of this article will focus on the character of Sanji in One Piece. We are going to tell you whether Sanji has eaten a Devil Fruit or not, as well as some general notions about his powers and abilities. This article might contain a smaller number of spoilers, so do be careful while you’re reading.
Sanji did not eat a Devil Fruit, but we know which one he’d have eaten, had he done so…
Vinsmoke Sanji is a very powerful character. He is known as one of the most powerful characters in the series and one of the series’ best hand-to-hand fighters; by all means, he will probably become one of the best in the future. Now, Sanji’s powers and feats suggest that he has consumed a Devil Fruit, but is that true? It’s not – namely, Vinsmoke Sanji has never eaten a Devil Fruit.
This makes Sanji one of a very small number of characters (the most notable other ones being Zoro and Shanks) who are extremely powerful but have not actually consumed a Devil Fruit; most of the other powerful characters have to thank their Devil Fruits for their individual reputations.
And while Sanji hasn’t really consumed a Devil Fruit, author Eiichiro Oda has revealed, in the SBS (a fan Q&A section) of Volume 98, what would’ve happened had Sanji consumed a Devil Fruit. Here is the whole transcript:
D: If Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, and Franky were to become ability users, then what kind of fruit do you think they would have eaten? -P.N. 420-land
O: I see, that’s quite a fun question~. Hmmm… what I would like to see is… Zoro: Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu (Fish Fish Fruit, Mythical Type Model: Seiryuu) Nami: Goro Goro no Mi (Rumble Rumble Fruit) (lightning human) Usopp: Poke Poke no Mi (Pocket Pocket Fruit) (infinite pockets in one’s body) Sanji: Sui Sui no Mi (Swim Swim Fruit) Franky: Buki Buki no Mi (Arms Arms Fruit)
Zoro: I’d want the sword to turn into a dragon rather than Zoro. I think that would be insanely cool. Nami: A true weather lady, now no one can stop her anymore (apart from Luffy). Usopp: The perfect pocket for someone like Usopp who always has something up his sleeve. Sanji: It allows one to slip through walls or swim on the ground. If given to Sanji, it would become quite the nasty ability. Franky: Can’t get any better than this for an ability for Franky.
Despite not having a Devil Fruit, Sanji is still one of the series’ best fighters
Sanji’s kicks are the main source of his strength and power. Sanji has extraordinarily strong legs and feet capable of smashing boulders and easily overcoming opponents who are much bigger than him, demonstrating that he possesses highly superhuman leg strength. (such as Bananawani or Mohmoo).
He can move with more agility and superhuman speed because of his legs, as demonstrated by the fact that, despite losing to Kalifa in the end, he could easily keep up with her. (although he stated that he would refuse to fight a woman).
Sanji primarily uses his legs to battle, but his arms are so powerful that he can stand on them, increasing his adaptability to many situations. He can also perform a handstand with just one hand. Despite being repeatedly subjected to tremendous strikes to the head and chest that only minimally harmed them, his body displays superhuman resistance.
He even managed to properly acquire an El Thor from Enel while still conscious for a bit, taunting his assailant in the process. Sanji’s speed, which is on par with Brook’s and Luffy’s in gear two, is one of his greatest assets. He can move so quickly that he can evade detection and assault individuals without anybody being able to even notice him. His body has gotten significantly faster and stronger over the past two years.
Although Sanji has demonstrated proficiency with Kenbunshoku and Busoshoku Haki, the former is his area of expertise and is what he is best known for. Sanji is skilled at using Kenbunshoku Haki and even specializes in this style of Haki. With this kind of Haki, he could perceive other people’s presence, power, feelings, and intents. Even he was astonished when Charlotte Katakuri, who was a more skilled user of Kenbunshoku Haki, fired a projectile at him.
Sanji can use Busoshoku Haki in its most potent projection form. Even though the hit from Judge’s spear injured him, he did not demonstrate any use of this Haki before the fight. During their battle on Whole Cake Island, Sanji could also injure Luffy. Sanji used Busoshoku Haki to protect Carrot from Charlotte Daifuku’s brilliant attack later in the same story arc, just after he and Luffy had returned to Sunny.
Although Sanji’s premise as a cook is to keep his hands just for cooking, he has faced off against many weapons during the play. Sanji, according to his father, underwent sword instruction. The extent of Sanji’s expertise is unknown, though, because he only uses his hands for cooking and avoids risking damage to them during combat.
When using knives, he does, however, demonstrate remarkable handling skills and is quite precise, not hesitating to juggle many blades with finesse. He also exhibits great ambidexterity, using both of his hands equally to hold two knives simultaneously against Wanze. He can slice Wanze’s ramen and place the pieces in a dish with enough accuracy. Kitchen knives aren’t designed for cutting people, as Sanji explains in his distinction between them and Sabers.