Nico Robin is an amazing character in One Piece in many ways. She is intelligent, she is a great researcher, she is a loyal friend, and she is very useful in battles. Nico Robin is the owner of the Hana Hana no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit, that allows the owner to replicate body parts like spurting flowers. This article will be dedicated to Nico Robin’s Devil Fruit powers, as we will explain why she hasn’t awakened her Devil Fruit yet.
Nico Robin is the owner of the Hana Hana no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruits that allows her to spurt parts of her body out of different surfaces, like a plant. Although she is quite efficient with it and has demonstrated the ability to use many of its powers, Nico Robin still hasn’t awakened her Devil Fruit. In fact, only a small number of Paramecia-type fruits have been awakened so far, and Nico Robin’s is not one of them. But, based on the fact that she is one of the protagonists of the series, there is a high possibility that we will see the awakened form of Nico Robin’s Devil Fruit later in the series.
The rest of this article will be dedicated to Nico Robin and her powers and abilities, specifically her Devil Fruit. The Hana Hana no Mi is an interesting fruit that is of the Paramecia-type, and Nico Robin has demonstrated an admirable level of proficiency with it. But she has not awakened it yet, and the rest of this article will further elaborate on the whole issue. Of course, some spoilers might be present, but this article won’t be talking about any new events, so it won’t contain the usual amount of spoilers like some of our other articles.
No, Nico Robin still hasn’t awakened her Devil Fruit, but that does not mean that she won’t!
Nico Robin, aka the “Devil Child,” is the Straw Hat Pirates’ archaeologist. Nico Robin has been wanted since she was eight, when she was recognized as the last of Ohara’s demons, earning a 79,000,000 Berry bounty. She is the daughter of Nico Olvia. She was introduced as the Vice President of Baroque Works, known as Miss All Sunday, and was the right-hand man of that organization’s leader, Sir Crocodile. Robin is in search of the Rio Poneglyph in order to discover the “True History” of the Void Century, as she is the last person on earth who knows how to read the Poneglyphs. She is the seventh member of the Straw Hat Pirates.
We’ve introduced her a bit, although she does not need an introduction per se, but we had to tell at least something about this great character. Nico Robin is really one of the best characters in the series, and we’re not just saying that because she is popular but because she really has an awesome story. And although we’d love to tell you more about her here, we will focus on her powers and abilities, specifically her Devil Fruit, the Hana Hana no Mi.
The Hana Hana no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows those who eat it to create copies of their body parts on any surface and in unlimited numbers, as well as a copy of their own body. What is created exists until the user decides otherwise, and when it disappears, the created parts dissolve into flower petals. This fruit was eaten by Nico Robin and is shaped like a pink flower and covered with characteristic markings all over the surface.
The fruit grants the ability to create numerous copies of body parts on any surface, other than the Sea Stone, that the user is aware of, including their own body or in the air. This way, the user can face many opponents at the same time. He can also create a copy of himself, complete with clothes. Since the fruit user is the only one who knows where these new parts will appear, there is also the advantage of surprise. As Robin herself reveals to Pell, his strength and speed count for very little against her, as she can subdue her opponent in seconds.
However, the fruit does not lack weaknesses: the biggest one is that the user feels what he touches with the body parts he creates. When they injure him, the damage is transferred to the original body, effectively increasing his vulnerability for each part created. Limbs cannot grow where there is not enough space and cannot move from where they sprouted, except for the complete copy of the body, which can walk normally.
The strength of each limb is the same as that possessed by the user’s real arms; one way in which this limitation can be overcome is to grow multiple limbs in a row to multiply the force applied. Keeping this ability active requires great effort and concentration, which would deactivate the power if it were to fail. Finally, this fruit carries all the typical weaknesses that all Devil Fruits have. This fruit is used by Nico Robin mainly in battle: he disarms and immobilizes the opponent using submission techniques.
Now that we have explained this part, we can actually proceed to explain the awakening of the Hana Hana no Mi. Although awakening is a phenomenon best known via the Zoan-type fruits, all types of Devil Fruits have it. In the case of Paramecia-type fruits, as Luffy commented, the awakening is such that it actually provides the user not just with a power boost but also with a transformation of their powers, which makes them look less like a typical Paramecia-type. In general, it allows them to expand their powers outside of themselves and to manipulate the environment with these powers. So far, the following Paramecia-types have been awakened:
|Ito Ito no Mi||Donquixote Doglamingo||Uses the ability to transform the environment into strings.|
|Mochi Mochi no Mi||Charlotte Katakuri||Uses the ability to transform the environment into mochi.|
|Ope Ope no Mi||Trafalgar D. Water Law||Increases the range of his usual powers and abilities.|
|Jiki Jiki no Mi||Eustass Kid||Uses the ability to transform other things into magnets.|
|Gomu Gomu no Mi||Monkey D. Luffy||Becomes a new fruit with Zoan-type traits.|
|Goru Goru no Mi||Gild Tesoro||Creates a sensory system with the gold created.|
|Ute Ute no Mi||Bad One Gracie||Uses the ability to create guns from the environment.|
|Gasha Gasha no Mi||Douglas Bullet||Increases the range of his usual powers.|
As you can see, Robin’s Hana Hana no Mi is not on this list, and we can confirm that she has not awakened her devil fruit. Even though she has developed numerous powerful techniques and has increased the number of techniques she can use, it is not a case of Awakening, as Nico Robin can still not manipulate the environment.
Is she going to do it later? Possibly, seeing how her skills are certainly going to be needed later in the story, but we don’t know what Oda has in store for us yet, so this is just mere conjecture on our part.