One Piece Chapter # 1020 not only reveals Yamato’s Devil Fruit name but also subtly hints at his Wano’s fate.
After the reveal of Yamato’s Devil Fruit transformation in Chapter #1019 of One Piece, there has been a lot of fan speculation about what animal his form is based on. Mythical Zoan Devil Fruits leave much to the imagination, but with Chapter #1020 continuing the confrontation between Yamato and his father, Kaido, we finally have a definite answer.
The Devil Fruit that Kaido was searching for and which Yamato accidentally ate was a Devil Fruit of the Zoan-type Mythology: Okuchi-no-Makami, based on the magical wolf in Japanese folklore. In Wano’s context, they are considered a guardian spirit, befitting someone like Yamato who wants to take the place of Wano’s greatest guardian, Oden. This fact worried Kaido, seeing this power being used against him by his own child to protect the country he was trying to control.
Yamato is determined to free Wano and his people from Kaido’s control and will open its borders the way Oden always intended. The boy then unleashes the breath attack “Namuji Glacier Fang,” clashing with Kaido’s Blast Breath in an explosive collision.
There is something surprising that can be learned from the reveal of Yamato’s hybrid form. Okuchi-no-Makami are pure-hearted wolf gods who can talk to humans, bring good luck, and protect crops from wild animals. They are also known to protect humans from evil, however, the worship of Okuchi-no-Makami dwindled when the Japanese wolf population became extinct in the 1900s due to systematic hunting and epidemics. widespread disease.
Considered a guardian deity in Japan, Yamato couldn’t have had a more suitable Devil Fruit form. Yamato denounces all ties to his father and even takes the name of Wano’s hero, Kozuki Oden, even vowing to fulfill his mission to reopen the country.
Depending on how the rest of this part plays out, when Onigashima arrives in the capital, there could very well be a situation where the people of Wano, seeing Yamato in his Makami form, recognize him as a symbol of protection. protect and save him from Kaido and Orochi, eventually making him the ultimate “Oden”. With the help of Momonosuke and the Scabbards and everyone’s faith, Yamato is able to bring Wano into a new era.