In One Piece, Haki is a mysterious power originating from a person’s spiritual energy and ambition, which only a few can harness. There are three types of Haki: Conqueror, Weapon, and Observation, with Conqueror being the rarest. Haki surpasses Devil Fruits in power and is said to be the key to defeating the strongest characters in the series.
Shonen anime’s diverse power system is one of its most interesting aspects, and A pieceIts Haki is both amazing and mysterious. Although there are many other powers similar to it, like chakra in Naruto or Nen in Hunter X Hunter, Haki sets itself apart by its simplicity.
Although devil fruit is the main power system in One Piece, especially in the first few hundred episodes and chapters, Eichiro Oda always hinted at an even greater power that became more popular when Luffy and The Straw Hats become stronger and more famous.
What is Haki?
A mysterious vitality that few people can exploit.
Haki is present in everyone, but few people know about its existence, let alone use it. It originates from a person’s spiritual energy and the only way to use this power is through intense and long-term training, but it can sometimes be used when times are tough. emotionally or in a life or death situation. This is where it is usually awakened, but for most, the process is not so sudden. Haki has many uses but is mainly used in combat. From sensing danger, enhancing the body’s strength or even seeing a few seconds into the future, Haki has made those without devil fruits much stronger than those with devil fruits. like Oden Kozuki and Shanks.
The word “Haki” literally translates to “ambition,” and this is perhaps the biggest clue the series gives as to the origin of this power. People with strong ambitions or unbreakable dreams are shown to have the strongest Haki, and the best explanation of this power is the one given by Silvers Rayleigh when he trained Luffy:
“Haki” is the power hidden in every living being in the world… “Presence”, “fighting spirit” and “threat”… It is no different from the things that humans can sense naturally like this… ‘Act without doubt’. That’s power!
There are three types of Haki, and among them, Conqueror’s Haki is possessed by only one in a million people, who are all destined to leave their mark on the world. Although very rare, the first to appear in the series is Conqueror’s Haki, when Shanks used it in chapter #1 of One Piece when saving Luffy from the Sea King, but unfortunately lost his arm in the process. It’s almost impossible to survive in the New World without Haki, no matter how unique and powerful your devil fruit is, which is why the main fighters in the Straw Hat crew must master it during the timeskip. .
Haki is necessary for battle.
This type of Haki is most commonly used in combat, as it allows the user to cover their body with Haki, giving them increased defensive and offensive power. An Armament Haki attack is very dangerous and the only way to counter it is to cover your body with Haki. Often referred to as an invisible armor, it is never seen by the viewer before the time skip but Armament Haki is said to turn the body black when used after the time skip. It can be used to harden certain parts of the body or even sometimes the entire body. When a lot of Haki is concentrated on one body part, flames can flare up, such as Luffy’s Red Roc in episode #1015 and chapter #1000.
Weapons can also be coated with Weapon Haki.
It is said that Garp was the first to use it when he punched Luffy in the Water 7 arc, but Oda clarified that Garp did not use Armament Haki. Instead, Sentomaru was the first to use it when fighting Luffy in the Sabaody Archipelago. There are many people who can use it and it is the most common type of Haki. The strongest people in One Piece use it and the most famous users are Luffy, Kaido, Gol D. Roger, Doflamingo, Admirals and Vice Admirals, etc. Since Haki is drawn from spiritual energy, it can be exhausted and has a time limit. It can be especially devastating when so much Haki is used that the user cannot move, like when Luffy uses his Gear 4.
A rare and versatile power that, if honed to its fullest extent, can see into the future.
This type of Haki is extremely useful as it allows the user to sense their opponent’s presence, emotions, and strength. Observation Haki is like a sixth sense and operates independently of the other senses. This is exactly how Fujitora became an admiral and one of the strongest despite being blind. This Haki can be used to gauge an opponent’s strength, intentions, and emotions. Many users of Armament Haki also use this type of Haki to aid in combat, most notably Yamato, Whitebeard, Blackbeard, Zoro, Sanji, and others.
In very rare cases, it can be used to predict another person’s attack by looking very quickly into the future, but it is an extremely rare power called Future Vision. The greatest expert in this variation of Observation Haki is Shanks, who has the ability to see up to ten seconds into the future, and he uses this foresight in conjunction with his Haki Haki to create great effects. ferocious in battle.
The imprints of people will engrave their names in history.
By far the rarest type of Haki, all its users are the strongest in the world and have the qualities of a King. Shanks was the first to use it, but Luffy has unconsciously used it many times when in distress or danger, the most famous example being when Ace was about to be executed. This power has two main applications. The first method works by overpowering others with willpower, with those with weaker wills being knocked out when they sense Conqueror’s Haki. A variation of it was used by Shanks when he used his Conqueror’s Haki to paralyze Ryokugyu from a great distance.
However, the most important application is when Conquest Haki is used in conjunction with Weapon Haki to infuse a weapon or body part into it, greatly increasing its power compared to using Haki alone. weapons. This is almost the only way to deal damage to the most resilient characters ever to appear in the series like Kaido and Big Mom.
Every user of Conqueror Haki has an important place in the world, and this power is only blessed to those with great ambition. They are known as the Supreme Rulers and the only confirmed users are Luffy, Shanks, Roger, Katakuri, Zoro, Yamato, Garp, Hancock, Doflamingo, Sengoku, Kaido, Whitebeard, Ace, Big Mom , Blackbeard, Rayleigh, Kid, Oden, and Chinjao. Interestingly, there are only 2 Marines confirmed to use Conqueror’s Haki, Garp and Sengoku, at least for now.
Haki remains a mystery, although very important
The origin of this power remains purposefully ambiguous.
There are still quite a few unknowns about Haki, but as the series is coming to an end, a lot of questions will be answered soon. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Haki is superior to devil fruit, as Kaido famously believed. Indeed, Whitebeard, who possesses one of the most powerful devil fruits, has always been considered second best to Roger, who relies solely on Haki. Shanks has been teased as the strongest Emperor and he also relies solely on Haki, just like Mihawk, the world’s strongest swordsman. Haki’s simplicity, coupled with its mysterious origins, means it has endless potential, cementing it as one of the best power systems in anime and manga.
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Created by: Eiichiro Oda
First movie: One Piece: The Movie
First TV show: A piece
Cast: Kazuya Nakai,Akemi Okamura,Kappei Yamaguchi,Hiroaki Hirata,Ikue Ôtani,Yuriko Yamaguchi
Figure): Monkey D. Luffy, Roronora Zoro, Nami (One Piece), Nico Robin, Usopp (One Piece), Vinsmoke Sanji, Tony Tony Chopper, Franky (One Piece), Jimbei (One Piece)
Video games): One Piece: Thế giới không giới hạn RED, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, One Piece: World Seeker, One Piece Odyssey