Snake Man – Luffy learned the ‘Snake Fist’: better and faster strikes and reaction time
What is Snake-Man?
I think this is just a variation of Gear 4th: Tankman so remember the time Luffy was a ninja?
Yeah Luffy is good at stealth when the time comes.
Luffy is also a fighing genius but mostly a free-style fighter.
So back when he was training with Rayleigh he could have learnt a new Chinese Martial Arts Style known as Snake Boxing or Fanged Snake Style which is a type of Shaolin Boxing.
This will make Luffy imitate the Movements of a Snake and stealth and speed will play huge role in this.
Luffy has a lot of Animal based attackes like Elephant-Gun and Red-Hawk so what if Luffy was able to create an Animal Fighing Style instead of a move?
Gear 4th is Based on a Gorilla with bigger arms and shorter legs and his biggest Gear 4th Attack is the Kong-Gun which is based on King Kong.
Gear 4th : Snake Man could be Armament Haki + Fanged Snake style. This is insanely powerful combination because this is adopting the fluidity of snakes allows them to wrap round with their opponents in defense and strike them from angles they wouldn’t expect in offense.
This is crucial for his battle with Katakuri.
Here’s what I think that Luffy can do know:
1)Snake Fist – Faster Strikes I mean Luffy is fast but a snake strike is about 1 millisecond to 0.1 second and if Luffy is able to do multiple strikes that fast it’ll be impossible to dodge;
2)Snake Senses so snakes can literally feel things that come your way from all angles and their reaction time is inhumane.
I also think that these new strikes can do the same damage of a Kong Gun.
How will this help again this battle with Katakuri?
As I said Luffy can sense which direction Katakuri will hit Luffy in and this could be how it works.
At some point Katakuri will have to throw a punch so in this particular style of fighting you only dodge after the opponents strike reaches close to you so you can dodge that strike leaving the opponent defense less so you can strike like a snake
So in other words Luffy can strike Katakuri without making that much of an effort.
*Theory by King of beasts kaido