Joy Boy has finally awakened, which left many fans feeling.. disappointed… for some reason.
I guess many of us still have PTSD from Naruto and Sasuke, but I do not believe reincarnation is what Oda will do to explain what is going on.. I believe explanation will be much simpler, and yet, very complicated.
We know that destiny exists in One Piece, and it’s not a bad thing, it can be beautiful if done right.. and I mean, Luffy is the main character, he was always meant to become Pirate King, whether you say it or not, he was always destined to become Pirate King. And he was always destined to become Joy Boy, clues were there, here are just a few:
But how did Joy Boy awaken, why did Zunesha hear Joy Boy now, why didn’t he feel it back at Zou?
The reason is because Luffy has awakened his devil fruit (It does not matter what devil fruit he has, all it matters is that he has awakened it).
Why is this the reason????
What this says is that things such as dreams, their pursue for freedom and their will, even if you kill them, they cannot be taken away, they will be inherited by someone else.
Luffy has Joy Boy’s desire and the will for freedom. We do not yet know how these things are inherited, but I believe, one of the ways is through devil fruits.
Do you remember in Dressrosa, Sabo wanted to eat Ace’s devil fruit so he could inherit – not his powers – but his will. If someone has Conqueror’s Haki, the great will and desire to do something, that will will be passed on through the devil fruit.
Sabo says that he wanted to let Burgess go, but Ace stopped him. He can feel Ace’s will inside of him, he can sense his rage and the need for revenge. It is something that has been passed down through the devil fruit.
So in case of Luffy – yes, right now I do believe Luffy and Joy Boy ate the same devil fruit – does this make Luffy special, or his devil fruit special? No. Luffy made it special. Don’t take away all his blood, sweat, tears and hard-work he endured to get to this point.
Through the awakening of his devil fruit, that will from 800 years ago, the will of Joy Boy, finally awakened inside Luffy, and that will is so strong that it can be heard through the heartbeats of Luffy, even after 800 years, the will remains. That is what Zunesha is hearing.
That’s how strong Joy Boy’s will and desire for freedom was.
*Theory by RoronoaLuffyZoro