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Conqueror’s Haki as “The Embodiment of the Spirit of the User”

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Conqueror’s Haki is the power to overwhelm, but just as important, it’s “the embodiment of the spirit of the user”.

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What does this mean and how far back does it go? Can we find more evidence of it being a “form” or “embodiment” than just Zoro’s Asura? I think, yes. Absolutely so. I will go through some examples, starting with Zoro.

Zoro – Asura

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The Great Calm-Observation by Zhiyi says: Always desiring to be superior to others, having no patience for inferiors and belittling strangers; like a hawk, flying high above and looking down on others, and yet outwardly displaying justice, worship, wisdom, and faith — this is raising up the lowest order of good and walking the way of the Asuras.

Luffy – Acala/Fudo Myo’o

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Acala is said to be a powerful deity who protects the faithful by burning away all impediments (antarāya) and defilements (kleśa), thus aiding them towards enlightenment. In a commentary on the Mahāvairocana Tantra by Yi Xing, he is said to have manifested in the world following Vairocana’s vow to save all beings, and that his primary function is to remove obstacles to enlightenment.

From a humble acolyte, Acala evolved into a powerful demon-subduing deity. In later texts such as the Caṇḍamahāroṣaṇa Tantra, Acala – under the name Caṇḍaroṣaṇa (“Violent Wrathful One”) or Caṇḍamahāroṣaṇa (“Violent One of Great Wrath”) – is portrayed as the “frightener of gods, titans, and men, the destroyer of the strength of demons” who slays ghosts and evil spirits with his fierce anger.

Don Chinjao – Zhao Gongming/Caishen

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The Chinese martial god of wealth. He was said to have the ability to control thunder and lightning, ward off plagues and disasters, and generate wealth and treasure. Who else has been shown in this way? big mom maybe as Angrboda the mother of monsters? Kid as Tyr? I dont know. To wrap this up, Roger himself is my favorite one. His only major named Conqueror’s Haki attack has been Kamusari.

Translated as “Divine Departure” it can also mean “Avoiding the Gods”. Roger stands alone and embodies himself. Truly the Pirate King.

*by ArturCantSpeakJapanese

Chapter 1010 confirms that Zoro will use Conqueror’s Haki to forge his Black Blades?

Mihawk was already aware of Zoro’s Conqueror’s Haki!