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Japanese Name: ノロノロの実
Romanized Name: Noro Noro no Mi
English Name: Slow-Slow Fruit
Meaning: Slowly; Sluggishly
Debut: Chapter 308; Episode 210[1]
Type: Paramecia
User: Foxy

The Noro Noro no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to create and emit "Noroma Photons", making the user a Noroma Human (ノロマ人間 Noroma Ningen?).[2] Noroma Photons are microscopic particles that have yet to be understood by scientists, that significantly slow down any object the user strikes down for thirty seconds. "Noronoro" means slowly or sluggishly, while "Noroma" means "dunce", "blockhead", or "gullible". In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, it is called the Slow-Slow Fruit. This Devil Fruit was eaten by Foxy the Silver Fox.

Strengths and WeaknessesEdit

The major strength of the fruit, as demonstrated by Foxy, is that it gives its user the ability to generate and emit beams of "Noroma Photons" (ノロマ光子 Noroma Kōshi?, Slowmo Photons in FUNimation dub and Slowpoke Photons in the Viz manga) which they can use to slow down anything for thirty seconds. In that amount of time, the user can do anything to the slowed down object. According to Foxy, Noroma Photons are not fully understood by science yet. When a person is hit by these beams and receives any number of strikes while in the slowed down state, the kinetic force of the strikes to them is released all at once when they return to their normal speed, making the attacks more damaging.

Noro Noro beams, being beams of light, can be reflected by mirrors. This can allow the user to create interesting attacks that can catch their opponent off guard.[3]

The major weakness of the fruit's powers is that the user is not immune to the effects of his/her own photons and will be slowed down if exposed to them. In the anime, the beams also can only slow down something roughly the size of the beam itself, such as it slowing down only a small fraction of a tidal wave and leaving Foxy vulnerable to the remaining waves. Other than that, the user is also affected by the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.[4][5]

UsageEdit

Though not completely sure how the photons in the beams really work, Foxy uses the fruit's bestowed powers to aid him in cheating in the Davy Back Fight. These range from him helping his pirate crew in winning matches by slowing down their opponents, to slowing down his opponents to give him an edge over them. Combined with his other tricks, Foxy's mastery over his Devil Fruit powers ensures that he will always have an advantage in any Davy Back Fight that he participates in.

While the Devil Fruit powers aid Foxy in many ways, they unfortunately can be used against him if his opponent can make the beams be directed at him. This can be done either by reflecting the beams or forcibly making Foxy fire the beams at himself.[4][5]

TechniquesEdit

The named techniques that are used by Foxy that involve the use of his Devil Fruit are as follows:

  • Noro Noro Beam (ノロノロビーム Noro Noro Bīmu?, literally meaning "Slow Slow Beam"): Foxy's main attack wherein he shoots a beam of noroma photons at his target, slowing it down for 30 seconds. Depending on what was slowed down, Foxy can do all sorts of things while they are slowed down. These include using fired cannonballs as floating platforms to attacking opponents viciously. The beam can be reflected by a mirror.[4] In the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs and dub, this attack is called Slow-Slow Beam. This was first seen being used on Nami, Usopp, Robin, and the Barrel Tiger in the Donut Race.[1]
  • Kyubi Rush (九尾ラッシュ Kyūbi Rasshu?, literally meaning "Nine-Tails Rush"): Foxy delivers a flurry of punches to his opponent at a rapid speed. The actual punches aren't strong, but are made more powerful by slowing his opponent down with his Noro Noro Beam. The aftermath of the attack is that all punches administered by Foxy get released all at once. The name of this technique is derived by the Japanese mythological Nine-Tailed fox called Kyubi. This is called Nine-Tails Rush in the Viz Manga and Nine-Tailed Rush in the FUNimation dub. This was first seen being used against Luffy.[6]
  • Noro Noro Foxy Face Bombs (ノロノロフォクシー顔爆弾(フェイスボム) Noro Noro Fokushī Feisu Bomu?, literally meaning "Slow Slow Foxy Face Bombs"): Foxy uses a cannon to fire several bombs shaped like his face towards an opponent and slows them all down with his devil fruit power. While they are slowed down, Foxy can sneak alongside the bombs as they are moving. Hiding amongst the bombs, Foxy can get closer to a opponent and punch them while they are distracted by the sight of the moving bombs. The bombs then all explode at once in a massive blast after they regain normal speed. In the Viz Manga, this is called Slow-Slow Foxy Face Bomb and in the FUNimation dub, it is called Slow-Slow Foxy Face Bomb Cannon. This was first seen being used against Luffy.[6]
  • Mirror Racket (鏡(ミラー)ラケット Mirā Raketto?): Foxy uses a hand-mirror to reflect his beams towards his opponent during Noro Marble Coach Devil. The name of this technique is derived from how Foxy uses the hand-mirror as a tennis racket.[3]
  • Noro Marble Coach Devil (ノロマボール鬼コーチ Noro Mabōru Oni Kōchi?, literally meaning "Slow Marble Coach Devil"): Foxy traps his opponent in a chamber with the Gorilla Puncher coming towards them. At the same time, he reflects his beams all over the chamber using its mirrored back wall and Mirror Racket. Even if his opponent manages to dodge all of the beams and punches, unless they think quickly they'll be eventually crushed against the back wall by the Gorilla Puncher. In the Viz Manga, this is called Slowpoke Ball Demon Coach. This was first seen being used against Luffy.[3]
Noro Noro Beam Sword

Foxy using "Noro Noro Beam Sword".

  • Noro Noro Beam Sword (ノロノロビームソード Noro Noro Bīmu Sōdo?, literally meaning "Slow Slow Beam Sword"): Using a wooden sword hilt as a base, Foxy forms an extendable whip like sword made of his noroma photons. The sword resembles a lightsaber in appearance. This weapon can create the same effect on the opponent as a Noro Noro Beam. However instead of merely slowing down an opponent whole, it can slow down specific parts of an opponent's body. By swiping the beam across an opponent's arms and legs, the beam can bind the opponent's limbs in shackles made from the noroma photons. This is called Slow-Slow Beam Sword in the Viz Manga. This was first seen being used against Luffy.[3]
  • Megaton Kyubi Rush (メガトン九尾ラッシュ Megaton Kyūbi Rasshu?, literally meaning "Megaton Nine-Tails Rush"): Foxy delivers a series of punches as with Kyubi Rush, only harder, faster, and with more punches. In the Viz Manga, this is called Megaton Nine-Tails Rush. This was first seen being used against Luffy.[3]
  • Foxy Fighter (フォクシー飛行狐(ファイター) Fokkushī Faitā?, literally meaning "Foxy Flying Fox"): Foxy fires a cannonball and slows it down with Noro Noro Beam. While in its slow downed state, Foxy mounts a small wooden glider with a fox head onto the cannonball and gets on top of it. With the speed of the cannonball after its slow downed state aiding in velocity, Foxy delivers a powerful punch onto an opponent. After delivering the punch, Foxy can jump off the glider and let it crash into the opponent, blasting them with the cannonball. This was first seen being used against Luffy.[7]
  • High Speed Rotation Mirror Ball (ハイ・スピード・ロテイシヨン・ミラー・ボール Hi Supīdo Roteshon Mīra Bōru?): Foxy encases himself and two of his crewmates into a giant mirror mecha resembling his head, which then spins at a high velocity. This allows him to shoot his Noro beams through a opening at the bottom and reflects them off at all directions, slowing everything around Foxy for 30 seconds. This was first seen used against the majority of the Straw Hat crew during the anime-only Spa Island Arc.[8]

TriviaEdit

  • The way Foxy holds his hands to emit the Noro Noro Beams resembles the way Japanese would hold their hands up to represent a fox.
  • A fan asked what would happen if the incredibly slow moving Baroque Works agent, Mr. 4 was hit by one of Foxy's Noro Noro Beams. Oda demonstrated what would happen by pretending to be Mr. 4 saying, "Oh crap!!" (in the Viz manga, censored to "oh no!") after being hit by the beams. Due to page length restraints however, the incredibly long message that Oda gave for demonstration was cut short (reading as o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o.....).[9]
  • Because of the way Boa Hancock's Mero Mero Mellow technique resembles the Noro Noro Beam of Foxy, it was mistaken for this fruit's power by Luffy.[10]
  • As this Devil Fruit produces "photons", particles of light, it may be considered to be similar to the light-based Logia Pika Pika no Mi. Ironically, their speed themes are polar opposites.
  • In the Funimation dub, the Straw Hats call the Slow-Slow Beam the Do-Do Beam as an insult.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 33 Chapter 308 and Episode 210.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 33 Chapter 309 and Episode 210.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 33 Chapter 316 and Episode 218.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 317 and Episode 219, Luffy uses a mirror shard redirect the Noro Noro Beam back to Foxy.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece AnimeEpisode 214, Robin makes Foxy use his Noro Noro powers on himself.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 33 Chapter 314 and Episode 217, Foxy uses Kyuubi Rush and Foxy Face Bombs on Luffy.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 317 and Episode 219.
  8. One Piece AnimeEpisode 382.
  9. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 35 (p. 46), fan question: What would happen if Mr. 4 got hit by one of Foxy's Noro Noro Beams?
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 518 (p. 3-5) and Episode 412, Luffy mistakes the Mero Mero Mellow for the Noro Noro Beam.

External Links Edit

  • Slow motion - Wikipedia article on the concept this fruit's power revolves around.
  • Kinetic energy - Wikipedia article about kinetic energy

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Devil Fruit Based: Noro Noro no Mi  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Hana Hana no Mi (Filler)
Fighting Style Based: Fishman Karate
Weapon Based: Gorilla Puncher 13  •  Roba-san Kick 18 (Filler)
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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  •  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  •  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  •  Hira Hira no Mi  •  Ishi Ishi no Mi  •  Nagi Nagi 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
SBS: Samu Samu no Mi  •  Gero Gero no Mi  •  Ero Ero 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  •  Zo Zo 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  •  Sara Sara no Mi, Model: Axolotl  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Kabutomushi  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Suzumebachi
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
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  •  Beta Beta no Mi
Non-Canon: Toro Toro no Mi  •  Pasa Pasa no Mi  •  Ame Ame no Mi
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Announcers: Itomimizu  •  Chuchun
Civilians: Tonjit  •  Shelly  •  Rittonto (filler)
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Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Noro Noro no Mi  •  Gomu Gomu no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Fishman Karate  •  Mutoryu  •  Afro  •  Gorilla Puncher  •  Gorilla Puncher 13
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