Straw Hat Pirates as Sun God Nika Users
Originally, the Gomu Gomu no Mi devil fruit was called Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika and classified as a Mythical Zoan-type fruit that allows one to transform into the legendary “Sun God” Nika (and gain his rubbery attributes), before being renamed and reclassified by the World Government to hide the truth.
Due to its unique nature, this Devil Fruit grants the user a baseline body with the properties of rubber, though due to the fruit’s true power being dormant, the user’s body is limited to restrictions and transformations similar in nature to most Paramecias.
After achieving an Awakening though, the fruit’s true power as a Mythical Zoan is unleashed, giving the user a new transformation where their hair and clothes turn white, their eyes glow red with white ring-like pupils, and white clouds float around their neck, giving them the appearance of the mythical Sun God, Nika, granting their already rubbery body more strength and freedom and turning the user into the “Warrior of Liberation”.
In the present, only Imu and the Five Elders are known to know of the fruit’s true nature, and its existence was never known to be recorded anywhere.
Have you ever wondered how the other members of the crew would appear in Gear 5? Norridzuan Art drew all the Straw Hat Pirates as Sun God Nika Users: