Since the debut of the One Piece series, Eiichiro Oda introduced Luffy as the new owner of the Gomu Gomu no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that turns Luffy into a rubber human. However, it seems that there’s a twist in the events as the new One Piece manga chapter reveals its true name.
Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates are still in the midst of the fight against Kaido and his subordinates. The manga features how Luffy fearlessly fights the Yonko in a one-on-one match. However, Kaido was still overpowering Luffy and defeated the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates for the third time.
Upon Kaido’s victory, the Yonko went inside the Skull Dome and told Luffy he was dead. Everyone around me was shocked to hear the news from Kaido, and their hope to win was already fading. With Kaido’s announcement, the spirits of his allies went up and immediately attacked Luffy’s allies.
While everyone is fighting for their lives, Chapter 1044 shifts its scene to Mary Geoise, where we see the Five Elders, also known as Gorosei, talking about the Gomu Gomu no Mi. As they continued their conversation, one of the Gorosei revealed that the devil fruit that Shanks stole was actually a Zoan-type Devil Fruit. In addition, the Gorosei also added and revealed that the Gomu Gomu no Mi’s real name was Hito Hito no Mi (Human Human Fruit) Model Nika.
After revealing the truth about the Gomu Gomu no Mi, the One Piece manga features Luffy’s silhouette with a full moon in the background. At that event, Luffy said to himself that he felt that he could do anything he wanted. With the Gomu Gomu no Mi’s awakening, Luffy called it Gear 5, which is now the highest peak of his power.