Haki and Devil Fruits are known to be two of the most powerful sources of power in the One Piece world. Devil Fruits were introduced to fans early in the series, with Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi appearing in the first chapter. Since then, these mysterious fruits have been extensively researched, and Devil Fruit users are now extremely frequent in the series.
Simultaneously, Eiichiro Oda established another power system in the novel, called Haki. He went into considerable detail near the end of the story. This ability is regarded as crucial for anyone intending to conquer the New World and has grown in importance. While both Haki and Devil Fruits are fantastic in their own right, they each have their own set of advantages and disadvantages.
What is a Devil Fruit?
Devil Fruits are enigmatic, unusual fruits found all over the world that are infamous for permanently bestowing superhuman skills as well as the inability to swim.
Devil Fruits have hundreds of diverse abilities, ranging from the seemingly banal to the fundamentally mass-destructive. These fruits are divided into three categories:
Zoan, which allows a user to transform into an animal as well as an animal hybrid;
Logia, which allows a user to generate, control, and convert their body into a natural element; and
Paramecia, which enables a user to any of a vast range of bizarre powers that do not fall into the other two categories.
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Pros of Devil Fruits
Devil Fruits are an astounding source of power. When consumed, they provide the user with one of three major sorts of power.
A Zoan variety of Devil Fruit allows the user to instantly transform into an animal or a hybrid of a human and an animal.
Logia, is the most powerful class of Devil Fruits. It allows the user to create, manipulate, and become an element or force of nature itself.
The ability to create something, as well as all the other various powers, belongs to the Paramecia class.
Clearly, Devil Fruits provide significant benefits depending on the level of strength attained.
For example, the Gura Gura no Mi permits the user to create quakes capable of destroying the entire world. This demonstrates that it is an overpowered talent.
Like the Gura Gura no Mi, there are a plethora of overpowered fruits out there with abilities that may even cause havoc for the most powerful Haki users.
Cons of Devil Fruits
However, Devil Fruit users have two major flaws: the sea and sea stone. When a substantial amount of a Devil Fruit user’s body is submerged in water, they are unable to use their Devil Fruit talent and are simply too weak to move.
Sea stone, a substance native to Wano. It is also a significant vulnerability because it emits the same wavelength as the ocean, rendering any Devil Fruit power useless against it.
Some Devil Fruit Abilities like Venom-Venom Fruit have consequences. You can see it when Magellan ate it and then suffers from severe stomach problems.
In the One Piece universe, a character that eats two devil fruits instantly dies. However, the only character with two devil fruits is Blackbeard. H he may be the only one who knows the rule(s) to maintain those two fruits.
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What is Haki?
Haki is an enigmatic power that allows the person to channel their own spiritual force for a variety of purposes. All living organisms on Earth have the ability to learn Haki. Yet, most individuals are unaware of it or fail to awaken it. Users of Haki are popular in the New World, uncommon in Paradise, and virtually non-existent in the Four Blues.
There are three varieties of Haki that can be used to sense people’s spiritual energy and forecast their actions, to offer the user a protective covering of spiritual energy, and to override the willpower of others for a certain group of “chosen ones.”
Every living individual possesses Haki. Although most people around the world are unaware of its existence, let alone how to use it. People do tend to activate it through adequate teaching and intensive training. Haki appears to be a tough skill to perfect. Rayleigh indicated that two years was insufficient to grasp the fundamentals.
Advantages of Haki
Haki is an entirely different power system than Devil Fruits because it dwells within everyone in the One Piece world. It is a spiritual force that only a few people possess. However, once awakened, Haki is extremely valuable since it allows the individual to exhibit their spiritual force in a variety of ways. Haki is typically classified into two types:
Color of Observation Haki
Color of Arms Haki and
Color of the Supreme King.
The Color of Observation Haki gives a user a sixth sense and helps them to readily predict things like movement. It also allows you to easily feel emotions, sense danger, and evaluate strength levels. Observation Haki is a very valuable combat power.
The Color of Armament Haki, on the other hand, enables the user to manifest their soul as invisible armor. Employing it to fight and protect. The most significant benefit of the Color of Armament Haki is that it allows the user to bypass any Devil Fruit protection. This allows them to make touch with and injure their true body.
Color of the Supreme King also known as Conqueror’s Haki, is only available to a few people, unlike the others mentioned above. This Haki enables users to physically ‘Conquer’ or reign supreme over those inferior to the person by knocking them out only by using their will.
When hit with Haki, even a rubber man like Luffy feels agony from blunt strikes that should not work on him. At the same time, the Logia and other devil fruits are subject to its influence.
Disadvantages of Haki
The other two forms of Haki, on the other hand, have flaws of their own.
In combat, Observation Haki can be readily avoided with enough speed, as demonstrated by Luffy. He outruns the movements of Boa Sandersonia and even Enel despite their use of Observation Haki.
Similarly, while Armament Haki provides excellent resistance, it can be breached and overpowered by pure force. When Luffy confronted Marigold, even her advanced use of Armament Haki, known as Ryuo, was insufficient to counter Luffy’s immense strength.
Despite employing inferior Haki, Katakuri, whose Haki was far superior to Luffy’s, was unable to withstand the sheer might of Gear Fourth.
It is unknown whether sea stone affects the capacity to utilize Haki or not; yet, while wearing weaker sea stone cuffs, Luffy was unable to use his Haki in Udon Prison.
Both Devil Fruits and Haki are enormous sources of power in the One Piece world, capable of propelling someone to the top.
Shanks and even Gol D. Roger achieved incredible strength without even using Devil Fruit power. This plainly implies that Devil Fruits aren’t needed to be among the strongest.
At the same time, people like Blackbeard have attained the peak of power mostly through the use of Devil Fruits. Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit was thought to be powerful enough to destroy the entire globe, something that Ancient Weapons are normally believed to be capable of. This emphasizes the immense power that these fruits possess.
So which is the best form of power?
Because of the vast diversity available, Devil Fruits are actually capable of altering the tides of any circumstance. Devil Fruits are still important in the New World and abroad, where many renowned persons employ them in conjunction with their Haki.
On the other hand, Haki allows non-devil fruit users to defeat those with powerful Devil Fruits. There are some important characters in the One Piece world who rely solely on Haki and no Devil Fruit.
However, there are few successful cases of the opposite. Buggy is the only person known to have survived the One Piece universe in the top leagues without Haki. Almost all Devil Fruits users are required to learn Haki at some point.
None of the two powers in One Piece is useless. However, there are weaknesses in Devil Fruits that people cannot control, such as the sea, which does not harm Haki users. To obtain immense power from Devil Fruits, one would also need to be lucky. It is equally possible to get a rather unimpressive power.
However, in the case of Haki, this is not possible because the ability grows stronger as the user trains and places themselves in perilous situations that bring out the best in them. Haki runs out the more the user strains themselves and is a weakening ability during combat. While some Devil Fruits are influenced by this occurrence, the majority have no effect on stamina at all.
In a simple way, Devil Fruits are high-risk, high-reward items, which means they may be used to gain immense power without ever lifting a finger and suddenly become strong. Haki, on the other hand, is a more stable skill that takes a lot of practice to master. There is no superior power between the two; nonetheless, depending on what the user wants in battle, one may be favoured over the other.