Wikia

One Piece Encyclopedia

Awa Awa no Mi

Talk2
3,988pages on
this wiki
Awa Awa no Mi
Awa Awa no Mi Infobox
Statistics
Japanese Name: アワアワの実
Romanized Name: Awa Awa no Mi
English Name: Bubble-Bubble Fruit
Meaning: Bubble
Usage Debut: Chapter 379; Episode 266 (Fruit)[1]
Chapter 408; Episode 293 (Usage)[2]
Type: Paramecia
User: Kalifa

The Awa Awa no Mi is a Paramecia type Devil Fruit that allows the user to emit and control soap and bubbles that can not only clean off dirt but can also "clean off" power, making the user a Soap Human (石鹸人間 Sekken Ningen?).[3] Awa (泡) means "bubble". In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, it is called the Bubble-Bubble Fruit. It was eaten by Kalifa, who received it from Spandam.[4]

This ability is not to be confused with a Logia power, because the user cannot turn herself into soap and bubbles.

AppearanceEdit

The Awa Awa no Mi is a violet melon shaped fruit with various swirls on it and a curly stem on top.[1] Its insides are bright green, similar to a honeydew melon, and are also covered in swirls.[4]

GalleryEdit

Kalifa Eats Devil Fruit
The peeled Awa Awa no Mi.
Awa Awa no Mi Usage
The Awa Awa no Mi in effect.

Strengths and WeaknessesEdit

Golden Awa

The effects of Golden Hour on Nami.

The fruit's major strength, as demonstrated by Kalifa, is that it gives its user the ability to emit and control soap and bubbles from their body. These bubbles are created from the user's body and can even manifest while the user is wearing gloves. The bubbles are also capable of not only cleaning off dirt but can also "clean off" someone's power. The user can thus essentially drain their opponent's energy with these bubbles and leave them in a clean and shiny state that is extremely smooth.[5] The user can also shield themselves from attacks by condensing these bubbles together around themselves and encasing themselves into a giant bar of soap.[6]

However, the user's bubbles can be washed away by water. Likewise, their smoothed opponents can be returned to normal by being washed by water.[7] Also, although it will not nullify the bubbles' effects, a strong wind will blow them away before they can drain the target of their energy. Other than these, the user is affected also by standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.[8]

UsageEdit

The fruit's bestowed powers, as demonstrated by Kalifa, have been used mostly to aid her in combat. She mostly uses the fruit's powers to give her an edge in battle. While she is a capable assassin by herself, by using the fruit's powers, she can weaken her opponents that would otherwise be too physically powerful for her to handle. Aside from this, Kalifa has also used the fruit's power over soap particles to shield herself from being electrocuted.[6] Unfortunately for Kalifa, gaining this new power has caused her to be overconfident, which led to her downfall.

Outside of battle, Kalifa can use her powers to clean off dirt and grime. During CP9's Independent Report, she used her powers to clean off the streets of St. Poplar to raise money for Rob Lucci's medical treatments.[9]

The named techniques that are used by Kalifa that involve the Devil Fruit are as follows:

Golden Hour

Kalifa using Golden Hour.

  • Golden Hour (ゴールデン泡(アワー) Gōruden Awā?, literally meaning "Golden Bubble"): Kalifa uses her powers to coat an opponent with her bubbles and then manually spreading the bubbles on the victim's body, draining his strength and leaving his skin shiny and smooth. This also hinders the recipient's mobility due to the slipperiness. The name of the technique is a pun based on the similarity between the Japanese word for bubble ( awa?) and the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "hour" (アワー awā?). Its effects were first seen being used on Sanji,[5] but the technique's name was not given until Kalifa used it against Nami.[10] According to Kalifa, the reason that it alters a person's appearance so much is because it also smooths out their body's curves. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Golden Bubbles.
Soapsheep

Kalifa using Soap Sheep.

  • Bubble Master: Soap Sheep (泡使い 石鹸羊 Awatsukai Sekkenyō?): Kalifa uses this technique to concentrate around her all nearby foam. This makes her look like a sheep due to her arching her arms around her head, resembling the ears of a sheep.[11]
  • Hitsuji Gumo Relax Hour (羊雲リラックス泡(アワー) Hitsuji Gumo Rirakkusu Awā?, literally meaning "Sheep Cloud Relax Bubble"): After concentrating all nearby foam with "Bubble Master: Soap Sheep", Kalifa launches it against the enemy to "clean" its strength. When the foam hits her opponent, given the name of the attack, it seems to relax their body so much they are rendered immobile. As a result of the amount of bubbles shot it is near impossible to dodge all of them. The name of the technique has the same pun as in her Golden Hour technique. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Sheep Cloud Relaxing Bubbles.[12]
  • Hitsuji Gumo Tidal Wave (羊雲大津波(タイダル・ウェイブ) Hitsuji Gumo Taidaru Uēbu?, literally meaning "Sheep Cloud Tidal Wave"): Similar to "Hitsuji Gumo Relax Awa", but this time Kalifa sends all the foam in form of an enormous tidal wave to increase the difficulty of dodging the attack. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Sheep Cloud Tidal Wave.[13]

HistoryEdit

Enies Lobby ArcEdit

After the return to Enies Lobby, Spandam reveals to Kalifa that he has a devil fruit for her, which he decides to give her later.[1] After he frees all the remaining members of CP9 each to his room, Spandam gives Kalifa the Awa Awa no Mi, before she eats it, only to reply that it was disgusting.[4]

TriviaEdit

  • This Devil Fruit is very similar to the Woshu Woshu no Mi, as both have washing and cleaning properties.
  • This Devil Fruit is very similar to the Sube Sube no Mi, as both have the ability to smooth things.
  • Spandam claimed that this Devil Fruit had not yet been documented when he gave it to Kalifa.[8]
  • This is the third Devil Fruit, along with the Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Giraffe, to be seen prior to the consumption of it, after the Gomu Gomu no Mi and Bara Bara no Mi.
  • This Devil Fruit is also similar to Jora's Ato Ato no Mi, as it can render all attacks by the opponent completely useless due to the malforming parts of their body, as well as giving them strange appearences. However, the Ato Ato no Mi seems to render the loss of abilities permenant (until Jora is defeated), whereas victims of the Awa fruit will eventually have their powers returned.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 379 (p. 11) and Episode 266, the actual fruit before consumption is seen.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 42 Chapter 408 (p. 2-4) and Episode 293, Kalifa uses it for the first time.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 42 Chapter 408 (p. 3-4) and Episode 293, Nami describes Kalifa as a Soap Human.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 385 (p. 2 & 6) and Episode 271, Spandam gives the fruit to Kalifa and the fruit is consumed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 42 Chapter 403 (p. 12) and Episode 287, Kalifa renders Sanji powerless in a smooth and shiny state.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 42 Chapter 408 (p. 2-3) and Episode 293, Kalifa encases herself in a giant bar of soap to protect herself.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 411 (p. 7 & 11) and Episode 295, Sanji and Nami are returned to their normal state by water.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 385 (p. 4) and Episode 260, Spandam wonders that even he is unaware of the devil residing inside the fruit.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 51 Chapter 500, cover story: CP9's Independent Report Vol. 10, Kalifa cleans the streets of St. Poplar to raise money for Lucci's treatment.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 410 and Episode 295, Kalifa uses Golden Hour against Nami.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 42 Chapter 408 (p. 5) and Episode 293, Kalifa uses Soap Sheep for the first time.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 42 Chapter 408 and Episode 293, Kalifa uses Hitsuji Gumo Relax Hour against Nami.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 412 and Episode 296, Kalifa uses Hitsuji Gumo Tidal Wave to counter Nami's Mirage Tempo: Fata Morgana

External LinksEdit

  • Watermelon - Wikipedia article about the actual fruit the Devil Fruit is shaped after.
  • Soap - Wikipedia article about soap.

Site NavigationEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki