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The Baku Baku no Mi[2] is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to eat and chew anything (except Seastone) from wood to even the strongest metals. The eaten items can then be fused to turn the user's body into a weapon or be combined together to create something else. It was eaten by Wapol.

EtymologyEdit

  • "Baku" is the sound of sheet metal being struck, while "Paku" is the sound of eating. Its name could also come from the phrase "baku baku tabeteru", which can be likened to "chowing down" in English.
  • Another possible derivation is the Baku, a Japanese mythological chimera that eats nightmares.
  • In the Viz Manga release, and the 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, it is called the Munch-Munch Fruit, the sound effects that derived from this fruit's actions.

Strengths and WeaknessesEdit

Wapol Eats Chess and Kuromarimo

Wapol can use his ability to consume several things, including other humans.

The fruit's major strength, as demonstrated by Wapol, is that the user gains the ability to stretch open their mouths to large proportions and be able to eat things that would otherwise be unconsumable or toxic. They also have the ability to turn their bodies into weapons depending on what they had eaten, or reconfigure and merge eaten objects and regurgitating them. It's not exactly stated how long the effects the user's transformed body stay with the modifications.

While the devoured matter allows the user to give a great variety of applications in battle and out, it renders the user constantly hungry, as Wapol complains about, though it does benefit the user to eat a seemingly unlimited amount of food without feeling strained. "Chewy" foods, like rubber, are slightly hard to swallow for the user.[3] Also, the user can only use the objects they have eaten in the previous 24 hours, anything past that time would not be usable anymore. Other than that, the user is also affected by the standard Devil Fruit weakness.

UsageEdit

The fruit's bestowed powers, as used by Wapol, have been used mostly to help Wapol engorge himself on various things. These include various things from knives to the houses of Wapol's former subjects. Due to this, Wapol can become at times a complete nuisance to those around him with vast amounts of property damage, just so he can fulfill his appetite.[4][5] Wapol can also use the fruit's powers for combat purposes by either swallowing his opponent whole or by using the fruit's transformation powers to aid him. He also managed to survive an avalanche and save his two henchmen by swallowing the snow masses and keeping his subordinates safe in his mouth.

Wapol Baku Baku Factory

Wapol using "Baku Baku Factory" to create new objects made of eaten junk

After being defeated by Luffy and becoming a homeless bum, Wapol was able to come up with more beneficial applications of the fruit's powers and serve more productive purposes. Using his Baku Baku Factory technique, Wapol was able to create some toys to sell for a livelihood.[6] In return, he was able create a new industry for him to rule over.[7]

TechniquesEdit

  • Yukigesho (雪化粧 Yukigeshō?, literally meaning "Snow-Covered"): Wapol hides himself in the snowy landscape of Drum Island and ambushes any trespassers by jumping out with his jaws wide open, ready to swallow said trespasser. He can also hide Chess and Kuromarimo as backup, should this attack fail.[8] In the Viz English Manga and FUNimation dub, this technique is called Snow Powder Makeup.
Wapol Defeats Dalton

Wapol using Baku Baku Shock: Ningen Heiki against Dalton.

  • Baku Baku Shock (バクバク食 (ショック) Baku Baku Shokku?, literally meaning "Chomp Chomp Food"): After eating something, Wapol can mutate the object or material into his body such as turning his arm into a cannon. This was first seen being used by Wapol to turn himself into a house with cannons for arms.[9] The various forms seen so far Wapol has changed into using this technique are a large form consisting of various weapons,[10] a house with cannons for arms, a wooden form with a long branch for a nose and tree coming out of its head,[11] a form with a lamp for a head complete with a burning candle,[12] and a park bench.[13] This is called Munch-Munch Mutation in the Viz Manga and 4Kids dub and Munch-Munch Shock in the FUNimation dub.
    • Bero Cannon (ベロ大砲 (キャノン) Bero Kyanon?, literally meaning "Tongue Cannon"): Wapol transforms his tongue into a cannon and fires a cannonball at the enemy. This was first seen being used to fire at Luffy when he grabbed Wapol's jaw tightly with his hand.[14] In the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Tongue Cannon.
    • Arm Cannon (アーム大砲 (キャノン) Āmu Kyanon?): Wapol transforms his arm, or both of them, into a cannon and fires cannonballs at his opponent. This technique is only named in One Piece: Unlimited Cruise and Pirate Warriors.
    • Ningen Heiki (人間兵器 Ningen Heki?, literally meaning "Human Weapon"): According to Wapol, his most powerful transformation. After eating all the weapons of armory, Wapol uses Baku Baku Shock to transform all his body parts into weapons. It was first seen used to defeat and punish Dalton.[10] It was going to be used against Luffy but due to not having the armory key to access the weapons Wapol needs to eat it could not be done.[15]
Wapol House

Wapol House

  • Wapol House (ワポルハウス Waporu Hausu?): After one "butter sauteed cannon", one "cannon extra rare", a "cannonball and gunpowder salad", and one "grilled house", Wapol absorbs them into his body and transforms into a house complete with doors, chimney, and windows included. He also transforms his arms into cannons, the chimney is also a cannon. This form was first seen being used by Wapol to fight against Luffy and Chopper at his castle.[9] The name may be a pun on the restaurant chain "Waffle House".
  • Baku Baku Factory (バクバク工場 (ファクトリー) Baku Baku Fakutorī?, literally meaning "Chomp Chomp Factory"): A technique in which Wapol combines two or more different things he has swallowed to create something else. This was first seen being used when Wapol fused Chess and Kuromarimo together to create Chessmarimo.[9] The way Wapol fused them together into a form that talks with two voices simultaneously resembles fusions found in Dragon Ball. After being defeated by Luffy, Wapol used this technique often in order to create toys as a means of livelihood.[6] A by-product found in the toys created by this technique, that was discovered by scientists, is a new type of steel, hinting that this fruit may also fuse undiscovered minerals. This steel was dubbed by the scientists as Wapometal.[7] This is called Munch-Munch Factory in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
Slim Wapol

Slim-up Wapol.

  • Slim-up Wapol (スリムアップワポル Surimuappu Waporu?): Wapol swallows most of his body until only his lower jaw is left. He then rearranges his bone structure using his powers. When he's done, he pops out and reveals himself as a more skinny and taller version of himself. This was first seen being used in order to chase Nami better.[16] This is called Wapol Slim-Down in the Viz Manga and Lean and Mean in the 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.

Movie-Only TechniquesEdit

  • Musshuru Wapol Cannon (ムッシュールワポルキャノン Musshuru Waporu Kyanon?): A fusion of Wapol with his brother, Musshuru, and the Royal Drum Crown 7-Shot Bliking Cannon. With Wapol as the dominant personality, he could still utilize his brother's Devil Fruit powers and release the poisonous spore bomb via a timer on his chest. The Bliking Cannon is attached to his back, pointing upwards, with the Fatal Bomb loaded inside. He also wielded four arms, two of his own with axes and two of his brothers. This form was seen being used by Wapol so as to wipe out the entire Drum Island population.[17]

TriviaEdit

SBS Vol 33 01

(left side) Luffy, Chopper, Nami, Zoro (right side) Sanji, Robin, Usopp Name: Gargon (randomly picked)

  • A fan asked Oda what would happen if Wapol ate Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper and Robin, and combined them together like Chessmarimo. Oda responded to the fan's request by drawing the combination for the fan and naming it "Gargon". This amalgamation possessed Luffy's Straw Hat, Chopper's antlers, Nami's hair situated on its shoulders, Zoro's swords and haramaki, Sanji's eyebrow situated on top like a strand of hair, Robin's fringe, and Usopp's nose situated on its left shoulder.[18]
  • Though the natural law of Devil Fruits dictates that only one person can only have one Devil Fruit power at any one given time, the fact that Wapol's Baku Baku no Mi powers can fuse two people or more together into a being with combined abilities, might be a loop hole of sorts in the law. This was addressed in the ninth One Piece movie wherein Wapol ate his older brother and became a fused being with two Devil Fruit abilities.[17] This aspect of the fruit's power is non-canon, and when Oda was asked by a fan about it in an SBS if Wapol would gain Luffy's rubber powers by eating him, Oda responded no but said he will get food poisoning.[19]
  • The way the powers of the Baku Baku no Mi works is similar to the old phrase 'You are what you eat'.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 131 (p. 10-14) and Episode 79, Wapol is seen eating a knife and parts of the Going Merry.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 131 (p. 17) and Episode 79.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 131 (p. 18) and Episode 79, Wapol has a slightly hard time swallowing Luffy.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 136 and Episode 82, Wapol causes trouble by devouring several houses of his former subjects.
  5. One Piece Manga — Vol. 26 Chapter 240, cover story: Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah Vol. 5, Wapol causes trouble by devouring some town houses.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 27 Chapters 249 and 253, cover story: Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah Vol. 12–16, Wapol uses his Baku Baku Factory technique to sell toys.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 27–28 Chapters 255256, cover story: Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah Vol. 17–18, Scientists make a discovery in Wapol's toys that becomes headline news.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 138 (p. 5-7) and Episode 83.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 147 (p. 7) and Episode 87, Wapol changes into a house and his men into Chessmarimo.
  10. 10.0 10.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 151 (p. 3) and Episode 89, Wapol defeats Dalton as a weaponized form.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 26 Chapter 237, cover story: Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah Vol. 2, Wapol eats and transforms into a tree.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 26 Chapter 238, cover story: Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah Vol. 3, Wapol eats and transforms into a lamp.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 26 Chapter 239, cover story: Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah Vol. 4, Wapol eats and transforms into a bench.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 151 (p. 8) and Episode 89, Wapol transforms his tongue into a cannon.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 150 (p. 12) and Episode 89.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 150 (p. 7-8) and Episode 89, Wapol devours himself to become slim.
  17. 17.0 17.1 One Piece Movie 9, Wapol eats Musshuru and becomes a fusion of the two brothers.
  18. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 33 (p. 66), Fan Question: If Wapol ate Luffy and Nami and Sanji and Zoro and Chopper and Usopp and Robin and performed the "Miracle Combination" like he did in Volume 17, what would it look like? Please draw it. And what would its name be??
  19. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 16 (p. 88), A fan asks if eating Luffy would gain his Gomu Gomu no Mi powers.

External LinksEdit

  • Gluttony - Wikipedia article about Gluttony
  • Digestion - Wikipedia article about Digestion
  • Fusion - Dragon Ball Wikia article about the fusion which the characters fused by Wapol resemble

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Members: Wapol  •  Chess  •  Kuromarimo  •  Chessmarimo  •  Isshi-20  •  Robson  •  Musshuru 
Ship(s): Bliking
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Baku Baku no Mi  •  Noko Noko no Mi 
Weapon Based: Royal Drum Crown 7-Shot Bliking Cannon
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Story Arc: Drum Island Arc  •  Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah
Movies: Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura
Locations: Drum Island
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Devil Fruits
Paramecia
Canon: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Bara Bara no Mi  •  Sube Sube no Mi  •  Kilo Kilo no Mi  •  Bomu Bomu no Mi  •  Hana Hana no Mi  •  Doru Doru no Mi  •  Baku Baku no Mi  •  Mane Mane no Mi  •  Toge Toge no Mi  •  Supa Supa no Mi  •  Ori Ori no Mi  •  Bane Bane no Mi  •  Ito Ito no Mi  •  Noro Noro no Mi  •  Doa Doa no Mi  •  Awa Awa no Mi  •  Beri Beri no Mi  •  Sabi Sabi no Mi  •  Shari Shari no Mi  •  Yomi Yomi no Mi  •  Kage Kage no Mi  •  Horo Horo no Mi  •  Suke Suke no Mi  •  Nikyu Nikyu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Mero Mero no Mi  •  Doku Doku no Mi  •  Horu Horu no Mi  •  Choki Choki no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi  •  Woshu Woshu no Mi  •  Fuwa Fuwa no Mi  •  Mato Mato no Mi  •  Buki Buki no Mi  •  Guru Guru no Mi  •  Beta Beta no Mi  •  Hobi Hobi no Mi  •  Bari Bari no Mi  •  Nui Nui no Mi  •  Giro Giro no Mi  •  Ato Ato no Mi  •  Jake Jake no Mi  •  Pamu Pamu no Mi  •  Sui Sui no Mi  •  Ton Ton no Mi  •  Hira Hira no Mi  •  Ishi Ishi no Mi  •  Nagi Nagi no Mi  •  Chiyu Chiyu no Mi  •  Soru Soru no Mi  •  Mira Mira no Mi  •  Pero Pero no Mi  •  Bisu Bisu no Mi
Non-Canon: Goe Goe no Mi  •  Hiso Hiso no Mi  •  Kama Kama no Mi  •  Kachi Kachi no Mi  •  Nemu Nemu no Mi  •  Mini Mini no Mi  •  Atsu Atsu no Mi  •  Noko Noko no Mi  •  Ami Ami no Mi  •  Kopi Kopi no Mi  •  Modo Modo no Mi  •  Mosa Mosa no Mi  •  Peto Peto no Mi  •  Moa Moa no Mi  •  Kyubu Kyubu no Mi  •  Nito Nito no Mi  •  Hore Hore no Mi  •  Gutsu Gutsu no Mi  •  Nuke Nuke no Mi  •  Koro Koro no Mi  •  Jara Jara no Mi  •  Iro Iro no Mi  •  Gol Gol no Mi  •  Raki Raki no Mi
SBS: Samu Samu no Mi  •  Gero Gero no Mi
Zoan
Canon: Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Bison  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Falcon  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Dachshund  •  Mogu Mogu no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal  •  Uma Uma no Mi  •  Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard  •  Zou Zou no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Wolf  •  Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Giraffe  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Anaconda  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: King Cobra  •  Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu  •  Kame Kame no Mi  •  Sara Sara no Mi, Model: Axolotl  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Kabutomushi  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Suzumebachi  •  Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth
Non-Canon: Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Eagle  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki  •  Batto Batto no Mi, Model: Vampire
Related: Rumble Ball  •  Artificial Devil Fruit  •  SMILE
Logia
Canon: Moku Moku no Mi  •  Mera Mera no Mi  •  Suna Suna no Mi  •  Goro Goro no Mi  •  Hie Hie no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Pika Pika no Mi  •  Magu Magu no Mi  •  Numa Numa no Mi  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Yuki Yuki no Mi
Non-Canon: Toro Toro no Mi  •  Pasa Pasa no Mi  •  Ame Ame no Mi
Undetermined Class
Non-Canon: Zuma Zuma no Mi
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Detergents: Seastone
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Drum Island
Citizens: Former King   •  Dalton  •  Kureha  •  Hiluluk  •  Tony Tony Chopper   •  Negikuma Maria  •  Stool  •  Tamachibi  •  Isshi-100  •  Wapol   •  Chess   •  Kuromarimo   •  Robson *  •  Musshuru  
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Baku Baku no Mi  •  Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Bison  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Noko Noko no Mi
Related Articles
Locations: Drum Castle  •  Bighorn  •  Cocoa Weed  •  Gyasta  •  Robelle  •  Drum Rockies
Misc: Sakura Kingdom  •  Drum Ropeway
Story Arc(s): Drum Island Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Totto Land Arc
Movies: Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura

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