What is a Devil Fruit from One Piece on Netflix?

One Piece. Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy in season 1 of One Piece. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
One Piece. Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy in season 1 of One Piece. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /
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One Piece season 1 is finally streaming on Netflix, and everyone’s making their way through all the new episodes. As people move further into the season, we’re starting to see tons of questions circulating on the internet. One question in particular that we keep seeing pop up concerns a type of food in the series. People want to know what a Devil Fruit is. No worries! If you’re one of these people, we’ve got you covered and explained what it is down below.

The first season of the fantasy adventure series covers almost the entirety of the first saga of the manga series. It opens with Monkey D. Luffy, a young, determined pirate whose dream is to find the legendary treasure called the One Piece and become King of the Pirates. But Luffy won’t be able to achieve this goal on his own. He needs a pirate crew and a ship. Once he’s secured these things, all that is left is to set sail on an epic voyage to the Grand Line in search of the One Piece.

But unfortunately, their journey won’t be smooth sailing with other pirate crews after the One Piece as well. Luffy and his crew of misfits must take down those who get in their way, and luckily, Luffy has special abilities to help him and his crew out. But how did Luffy get these special abilities? Find out below.

Spoilers from One Piece season 1 ahead.

What is a Devil Fruit from One Piece on Netflix?

Devil Fruits are mysterious and rare fruits that are scattered throughout the world of One Piece. If eaten, it permanently grants the eater with superhuman strength and powers in exchange for their ability to swim. If the Devil Fruit user enters the ocean/sea, they will lose the energy to move and eventually drown. So yeah, there’s a catch to having these superhuman abilities. They’re called Devil Fruits because of the deal the person makes with them when they eat them.

How does Monkey D. Luffy get superhuman powers?

In the first episode of the season, a young Luffy finds a chest that belongs to his idol Shanks and opens it. Inside the chest is a purple fruit filled with green stuff inside of it. Luffy eats the entire fruit and later finds out that his body has been transformed into rubber because of his consumption of the fruit. We later learn that the specific Devil Fruit that granted Luffy stretching abilities is the Gum-Gum Fruit. So, to sum it up, Luffy got his special abilities from eating a Devil Fruit.

All eight episodes of One Piece season 1 are streaming now only on Netflix.

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