2-Will this make Nami Over Powered?
I am explaining this because I know this will trigger a lot of people especially those who see Nami as nothing more than a fan service character.
Now why is Big Mom overpowered? Does it have to do with her devil fruit? Well the answer is NO.
Big Mom at the age of 5 annihilated a village of Giants. This village had powerful warriors. In a single rampage she destroyed the inhabitants without even trying. During all this, the Giants who are considered to be the most powerful army could not even scratch her. And she did all this without her devil fruit. She induced fear with her overwhelming strength and durability. So far the only time we see her take any real damage was when Mother Caramel’s portrait was endangered and she became mentally upset. But when she was thinking straight, she took Luffy’s Kong Gun like it was nothing. That’s how powerful she is. She is over powered even without her devil fruit. The Soru Soru no Mi only adds to her strength. It does not make her over powered but it gives the over powered lady a huge array of abilities to use. Thus taking her from over powered to nearly invincible.
If the fruit is with someone else, they will be strong no doubt but it won’t make them over powered. Now to explain this, I want to remind you guys as to how the Soru Soru no Mi works. That fruit like Hancock’s Mero Mero no Mi is a special fruit which depends on the ability of a user to infuse a particular mental state on their opponent. By this I mean, if Hancock can’t make her opponent lust on her, she can’t turn them into stone, like she could not turn Luffy to stone. Same way, if Big Mom can’t induce fear into her opponent she can’t suck that person’s soul. Which is the reason Big Mom couldn’t suck Jinbei’s soul when he declared to her that he was quitting her crew.
So if the user of the Soru Soru no Mi devil fruit can’t induce fear onto their opponents, they won’t be able to use their fruit’s complete potential. This is what happened to Mother Caramel, she was strong yes which is why she was able to stop the fire in village from spreading by creating Pandora. But she was not over powered because she could not induce fear on anyone.
Now let us see this with Nami, can she induce fear to her opponents? Yes she can be scary at times, but in the end if she fights someone, no way would that person be scared of her.
This is the reason if Nami inherits the Soru Soru no Mi, she will be really strong but she won’t be over powered.
3-Any apparent foreshadowing by Oda?
Now there is no clear indication that Nami will inherit the fruit, but I feel Oda has given some vague clues about Nami using the Soru Soru no Mi to her advantage. These are:
· Nami controlling Big Mom’s Homies. Now as far as we are seen, the only person to control the Homies apart from Big Mom was Nami. She even made these Homies attack Big Mom’s own children like Cracker and Brulee. Yes, she used Big Mom’s Vivre Card to do it. But is this some kind of foreshadowing telling us that Nami will have Homies of her own in the future.
· Big Mom using weather based powers. Now we all know that Nami has weather based powers. As these abilities get stronger, she gets stronger. Now in one piece so far, among all the characters introduced, the person with strongest ability to manipulate weather is Big Mom. So combining both the statements I can say that Nami can become her strongest only if she can use the weather manipulation abilities of Big Mom.
· Fact that Nami has Zeus itself. Zeus I’m pretty sure will be Nami’s go to weapon towards the end of Wano. If Big Mom takes back Zeus, whatever power Nami gains in this arc will have been for nothing. Which is why I feel Nami will have Zeus from now on. If that has to happen, Big Mom will have to allow Nami to keep Zeus. This I don’t think will ever happen because Big Mom is the most possessive character I have seen in One Piece. So the only way I see this happening is if Big Mom dies, otherwise Big Mom one way or the other will find Nami and take Zeus back.
· Nami being Lola’s sworn sister. Now Nami being Lola’s sworn sister technically makes her Big Mom’s step daughter in a weird way. This is no different from saying Ace and Sabo are Garp’s grandsons because they are the sworn brothers of Luffy. This relationship between Nami, Big Mom and Lola was brought in Whole Cake Island but it really did not go anywhere. So I feel there should some kind of resolution for that. This resolution could end up making Nami and Big Mom becoming close.
4-How strong will Nami be after she gets the devil fruit?
The biggest plus of this ability will be in Naval Battles because she can literally turn the tides to favor the Straw Hats. Remember when Roger faced Shiki, the bizarre weather conditions turned the favor of the battle between them from Shiki to Roger as the weather sank quite a bit of Shiki’s ships.
In 1v1 battles she can use and create homies to fight for her. If she beats people by scaring them, she can steal souls, there by making her more powerful and have more homies for her future battles.
*Theory by Ashura the demon