Greetings, One piece Fans!
The One piece manga has now officially entered its next phase after Wano. With his Gear 5 awakening abilities, Luffy has become almost unimaginably powerful. His Gear 5 abilities make him a force to be reckoned with, and if what we know about gear five can be believed, these powers are essentially limitless.
Ever since Luffy beat Kaido using gear 5, the entire One Piece community has asked the same question. What is the limit of Luffy’s new powers? What can he do? This leads to more questions, like a fan favorite. Can Luffy regenerate lost limbs? The answer seems to be a probable no, but let us look at the specifics.
We have, throughout the series, seen many characters use their devil fruit powers to regain lost limbs. From Kid and his metal arm, law and his reconnection of an amputated arm to Kuzan and Katakuri making functioning limbs from their Devil fruit abilities.
So can Luffy do something similar using his Gum-Gum powers? Allow me to be your guide as we find out.
Luffy’s Devil fruit powers (h2)
Ever since leaving Goa Island, Luffy has had a fair understanding of how his own powers work, that is if we disregard the fact that he is unaware of what his devil fruit really is.
Luffy knew what kind of powers his fruit gave him, knowing that he never gave any indication that he could regrow lost limbs. He has always possessed a super accelerated healing factory, as seen on many occasions throughout the series, but never limb regeneration.
On Alabasta, when Luffy almost lost an arm, he simply healed it by drinking water; if he could regenerate it, he would not have cared. Similarly, during the summit war, when Luffy faces Mihawk for a brief moment, we can see that he is afraid of having his arms chopped off.
The concept can only explain the fear that Luffy lacked any kind of limb regeneration ability.
Other Devil fruit Powers
We have, however, seen other characters do this, and there is an explanation for that.
Logia-type or logia-like users like Katakuri can simply recreate limbs as long as their original body remains intact. On the other hand, if the actual body loses a limb, as in Kuzan’s case, then there needs to be the constant use of abilities to keep it in place.
This kind of limb regeneration is unique to Logia users and as we originally saw Luffy’s fruit as a paramecia, it does not apply. But paramecia users like Law and Kidd can do it simply because of their Devil fruit ability and its nature.
Kidd does not regenerate lost limbs, he just replaces them with metal prosthetics, and Law simply reattaches the old ones again.
The concept of regeneration in One piece
Now, another way Luffy could do so, with his old rubber powers, was to stretch out the stump of his lost limb and shape it into form, creating a new limb. But this is impossible because, like all rubber, Luffy must always change back to his original state after stretching and he cannot make more rubber.
Let’s consider Luffy could stretch the stump of his lost limb and create a new one. This would then require constant effort and power to keep this new limb in shape and to move it. The Gum-Gum fruit makes Luffy stretchy, but that never gave him this kind of power. This would be impractical and a disadvantage in battle.
So we understand that with the management of the Gum-Gum fruit, even though Luffy has advanced regeneration, he cannot regrow lost limbs, but what if Luffy had a different fruit?
Luffy’s regeneration after Gear 5
We now know that Luffy’s Devil fruit is actually the Human-Human Fruit, model Nika.
We also know that it gives Luffy the power to change not only the shape and state of his own body but of his surroundings as well.
The powers of Gear 5 are limited only to Luffy’s imagination, so it may very well be possible for him to regenerate limbs now, but it would be unneeded.
As Luffy can change his body in any way that he likes, even turning into a giant at will, he can avoid losing any limbs in the first place. Luffy can simply change his shape and form to make it so that he never gets hurt. He can take any damage and continue to laugh as he destroys his enemy. With Gear 5, the possibilities are endless, so the answer to our question becomes a Yes. Luffy can regenerate lost limbs with gear 5, but he does not need to because he will not lose any using the power change himself.
Even though we have the answer to this question, whether or not Luffy has advanced regeneration abilities remains unknown. Check our article « Does luffy have fast regeneration ?«