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7 Possible Devil Fruits the Five Elders are referring to in Chapter 1037!

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So after the cliffhanger of Chapter 1037 everyone’s got a ton of theories as to what devil fruit the Five Elders were referring to and what Zunesha’s significance to it is. I figured I’d gather the evidence and some common theories in one place to create a few jumping off points for discussion/theorizing.

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The Five Elders are concerned about a certain devil fruit that has not “awakened” in ages. The fruit was also renamed by the World Government. This conversation is displayed alongside the shot of Zunesha arriving near Wano.

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Here are the theories I’m seeing:

1-The Elders are referring to the devil fruit eaten by Zunesha

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• Zunesha’s appearance this chapter suggests the fruit is connected to him somehow.

• We know awakened zoan fruits provide monstrous new forms, per Impel Down.

• We know Zunesha is also very old, explaining the fruit’s disappearance for so long.

• Zunesha is tied to the world’s history and has unaddressed lore, which this could explore.

• We don’t know this hypothetical fruit’s name, but various mythical elephants have been suggested (since the default Elephant Elephant Fruit was already eaten by a sword).

2-The Elders are referring to the Gum Gum Fruit/Gomu Gomu no Mi

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• We recently learned that the Gum Gum Fruit was guarded carefully by the World Government, suggesting that it’s of interest to them and of greater significance than we know.

• Luffy has notably not awakened his devil fruit despite many of his peers and enemies having done so, harkening to the Elder Stars’ comment about awakening.

• The Gum Gum Fruit/Gomu Gomu no Mi’s name could be the false name if Luffy is made of something other than rubber.

• The significance this would have to Zunesha is unclear, but some have suggested that Zunesha is a red herring or that the fruit’s significance to him is yet to be seen.

3-The Elders are referring to the Millet Millet Fruit/Kibi Kibi no Mi

• This fruit has the power to control animals, so it is possible that Zunesha is one of those such animals.

• We know Zunesha was sentenced to march the ocean as punishment for a crime; the Millet Millet Fruit would have the power to do this.

• Tama’s powers have been on full display in the raid with CP0 taking note, so it would be reasonable for the Elders to be discussing this now.

• The cryptic/creepy nature of Zunesha suggests an additional effect of the Millet Millet Fruit, one that could be explained through an “awakening” that the Elders mentioned.

• Kibi/Millet is an obtuse enough description of the fruit for it to be a false name.

4-The Elders are referring to the Flower Flower Fruit/Hana Hana no Mi

• The Elders were discussing Robin immediately before mentioning the fruit.

• Robin’s powers are not clearly defined and could have a deeper meaning, especially if it’s “awakening” is siginficant.

• The Hana Hana no Mi’s name, bloom and/or flower, is a rather poetic way of describing the fruit’s power and could easily be a false name.

• Like the Gum Gum Fruit, it’s significance to Zunesha is unclear but could theoretically be explained.

5-The Elders are referring to the Time Time Fruit/Toki Toki no Mi

• We already know this fruit disappeared for centuries when Toki jumped forward in time, explaining why “that” fruit has been missing for so long.

• The fruit is directly tied to the world’s history, having existed around the time of the Void Century and indirectly tying it to Zunesha (himself having similar significance).

• The fruit and its user share a name, which give credence to the idea that the fruit’s name was changed at some point.

6-The Elders are referring to the Ope Ope Fruit/Ope Ope no Mi

• This fruit has already been foreshadowed to be of greater significance, specifically being known as the “Ultimate Devil Fruit” and its ability to grant eternal youth/immortality at the cost of the user’s life.

• Zunesha’s age and appearance suggests that he himself could have been granted that immortality a long time ago.

• The fruit’s name has little to do with it’s literal abilities, meaning it could be a false name.

• Law recently used the fruit’s awakened power in Wano, meaning that CP0 may have seen it and explaining the Elders’ comments on the fruit “awakening”.

7-The Elders are referring to Kaido’s Fish Fish Fruit/Uo Uo no Mi

• Momonosuke’s attempts to stop Onigashima from crashing could be the shadow the agents are referring to instead of Zunesha, with Zunesha being a red herring.

• The fruit is known to be of interest to the World Government; they even attempted to recreate it.

• We have not seen the fruit’s awakening, which could account for it not having “awakened” in so long.

• The fruit’s name could be seen as misleading or silly, which would be explained if it had indeed be renamed by the government.

*by ZanderEarlySun

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