Gear 4th – “Plastic Man” – Luffy’s Malleable Rubber Awakening – Ch.849+ [Spoilers]

Yo guys! Buffy-san here with a little re-freshener theory. The deal is, I want to explain how would this Elastic, I mean, this MALLEABLE RUBBER awakening work!


Luffy’s malleable rubber awakening has been foreshadowed from GOMU GOMU NO UFO,
in other words, one of Luffy’s basic powers/abilities, what will be mentioned a bit later!

If you remember Baby 5’s Buki Buki no Mi, then I tell you, this will be the awakening form of Luffy! In other words –


Because it’s obvious, Luffy’s Devil Fruit is rubber. But if he adds the awakening of his Devil fruit, he will get a BUBBLE-GUM Logia-type body.

Why would Luffy’s awakening form be similar to Baby 5’s Buki Buki no Mi?

The reason, Luffy might be split into pieces, just like a Bubble-Gum.

(Baby 5 reforming after being split to pieces from the missile explosion)
And he obviously needs time to gather up himself again, so that means he will have an enjoyment of immunity against the sharp things!
And why Bubble Gum? why not anything else?
Bubble gum is also a rubber, and it’s made by PLASTIC AND MALLEABLE!
I’ve noticed that from Dexter’s Laboratory!

When Dexter used a bubble gum to become a Rubber-Man/Elastic-Man.
(Dexter’s Laboratory – Dexter was using Bubble gum to become a rubber man)


(Gear 4th – Gomu Gomu no Culverin)
And Culverin might have been the 2nd foreshadowing for Luffy’s malleable rubber awakening, because one of Gear 4th’s abilities shows how malleable can Luffy be!
But I think, it’ll be more similar to Majin Buu’s regeneration, when he’s going to split into pieces.

(Majin Buu)
I know it’s not Dragon Ball, but I bet Oda-san will be kind to copy that kind of regeneration.


  • Elasticity/Plasticity: He can stretch his limbs and body to superhuman lengths and sizes. There is no known limit to how far he can stretch his body.
  • Size Alteration: He can shrink himself down to a few inches tall
  • Shape-Shifting: He can contort his body into various positions and sizes impossible for ordinary humans, such as being entirely flat so that he can slip under a door or using his fingers to pick conventional locks. He can also use it for disguise by changing the shape of his face and body. In addition, he can alter his bodily mass and physical constitution at will, there is virtually no limit to the sizes and shapes he can contort himself into. But the only weakness of the shape-shifting is, when he speaks himself and starts using his rubber powers, even if he got the shape of that person he shifted into!

Ex.: he takes the shape of Aokiji. But he needs to keep quiet or else he’d get busted.

  • Superhuman Agility: These stretching powers grant “Plastic-Man” heightened agility enabling him flexibility and coordination that is extraordinarily beyond the natural limits of the human body.
  • Superhuman Strength: He can alter his strength by growing or adding more muscle. Like he did at Gear 4th.
  • Color Change: The only limitation he has relates to color, which he cannot change without intense concentration. He generally does not use this ability and sticks to his red and yellow colored uniform.
  • Invulnerability: Luffy’s awakened powers extraordinarily augment his durability. He is able to withstand corrosives, punctures and concussions without sustaining any injury (although he can be momentarily stunned). He is resistant to high velocity impacts that would kill an ordinary person, resistant to blasts from energy weapons, and is completely bullet proof. His bodily mass can be dispersed, but for all intents and purposes it is invulnerable.
  • Regeneration: He is able to regenerate and/or assimilate lost or damaged tissue, though it does take a long time, its far faster than an ordinary human.
  • Telepathic Immunity: Luffy’s mind is no longer organic. It’s untouchable by telepathy. Mostly Luffy would be immune to mind control!
  • Immortality: Maybe Law’s “death” would be the answer why won’t he get aged any year after his 30s too! Even if he’d be 200 years old or elder.
  • Ultrasonic Detection: Yes, the only hit-back of Luffy’s awakened form.His body will start to “ripple” when an ultrasonic frequency is triggered.This is why won’t be a match against Blackbeard. Because of the powers of the Gura Gura no Mi would just rip him off easily and he needs time to regenerate.
  • Rubber Organs: Luffy’s organs are rubber as he is; he also shifts them around in his body to prevent harm. He doesn’t keep his brain in his head, which has allowed him to survive decapitation.

(One of Luffy’s awakened abilities)
So he won’t have any problems with the attacks, as Gomu Gomu no Hammer
or any other attacks. OH! and during the Wano Kingdom Arc he’ll be able to fencing by creating a sword out of his Rubber Body, so this is why Luffy won’t need any weapon, a sword neither, because he can create a weapon out of his own body with this MALLEABLE RUBBER awakening!
  • Luffy will learn it to use during the Wano arc and he’ll make it perfect in the 2nd timeskip.

(Note: the story is about 65% complete, so there’s still a chance for Second timeskip)

  • Which means he can be able to shape-shifting with his awakening form!
  • It doesn’t even matter he uses Gear 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5TH, but I strongly hope that the awakening will be more destructive if he combines with his Gear forms!
Like he may have done with Gear 4th, what has make him to activate Tankman!
Which means, we’ll get one step closer to Luffy’s awakened form!
What do you guys think?!



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  • Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic but
    it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Great choice of colors!

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