Every One Piece fan knows that this world is full of wonders, mysteries, great characters, and incredible powers, in their worldbuilding they have shown how important it can be to possess a certain type of fruit, both in the personality and character development, as well as for its purpose in the story.
Therefore, this time we will answer the question : Does Luffy have bones ? In exploring more in-depth how Luffy’s body works with the powers of his akuma no mi, because as far as we know he can stretch as if he were made of rubber, but, really his whole body became rubber? Even his bones?
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Does Luffy have bones ?Analyzing his Anatomy
Before starting the analysis, the main thing to know is that Luffy’s fruit changed from being the Gomu Gomu no Mi and is now known to be a mythical zoan-type fruit, called Hito Hito no mi Nika model, we still don’t know all the implications of this change, so we will use the data we know when it was called Gomu Gomu.
Luffy from the beginning of the story is introduced as a rubber man who can stretch any limb and is highly resistant to bullets and other blows thanks to this ability.
However, he has been shown many other times being hit by one of his nakamas, mostly Nami, and is affected by the blows, instead, when he fights his enemies he seems to have more resilience and elasticity.
To achieve real damage on Luffy his enemy would have to use a very good fruit or strategy, or possess haki, although it has not been shown that he can suffer fractures yet from blows or falls caused by haki.
Also, if Luffy were completely made of rubber he would have melted in a lot of situations, Arabasta being one of them, even in Impel Down, so we can assume there will be times when he activates his fruit and others he deactivates them or he really isn’t made of rubber and just copies rubber’s abilities for elasticity and conductivity.
Despite this, Luffy’s physical anatomy looks different from the rest, much smoother, just looking like he has no bones or is much softer, this could be an artistic decision or it’s just his rubber powers acting.
Yet when compared to a physique like Zoro’s, there is an anatomical difference, which makes it seem as if Luffy has no bones.
Still, yes, his bones can take these fruit powers and stop being rigid to attack his opponents.
People also ask about Luffy’s bones
Luffy has shown on several occasions that his power affects his normal body, especially when he uses the Gear 3 that becomes a very small version of himself by the wear and tear of stretching too much, although after the time skip he seems not to be so affected by this side effect, it does not imply that using his powers in this way has no consequences for his body.
This has raised many questions about what other effects using his fruit can cause, especially because it seems that he has not yet unlocked his full potential, so let’s find out how his powers affect his bones.
Can Luffy have broken bones?
We’ve seen a lot of strong fights in which we see how enemies throw Luffy from great heights, against walls and even through them, hit him with great force, and so on, and although he ends up badly injured he is never seen using a cast to heal bones.
We must also remember that Luffy is still human, and although his power helps him to cope better with the blows, it does not imply that he does not end up very hurt.
Maybe with the use of haki it could happen, but we have also seen how he receives hits with haki and does not seem to have a fracture, so most probably not.
His bones can’t be broken, cut maybe.
Are Luffy’s bones made of rubber?
As mentioned before, Luffy is most likely not made of rubber, but simply mimics some things, even for his bones, because if his bones were made of rubber he most likely wouldn’t be able to walk.
Does Luffy stretch his bones?
If Luffy were to keep his bones stiff even when attacking he would most likely not be able to attack properly, so we will have to assume that his bones adopt this elasticity and with a bit of his stiffness for his powers to work.
So yes, Luffy can stretch his bones with the power of rubber.
To answer the question : Does Luffy have bones ? Oda surely has a lot of surprises to come with Luffy’s powers, we certainly don’t yet know all that he is capable of now that we know what his actual fruit is, maybe it has to do with his body not being made of rubber but being able to mimic the abilities of rubber.
At the moment we can conclude that Luffy is not capable of having broken bones, but it does not imply that they are necessarily rubber, only that they adopt this ability to stretch and conduct electricity, which allows him to resist more blows than normal. What do you think, is Luffy rubber or not?