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The Soru Soru no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to freely interact with and manipulate human souls. It was eaten by Charlotte Linlin, better known as Big Mom.[2]

EtymologyEdit

  • "Soru" comes from "Sōru" (ソウル?), the Japanese pronunciation of "soul".

Strengths and WeaknessesEdit

The fruit's power of soul manipulation, as demonstrated by Big Mom, consists of drawing out and manifesting fragments of humans' souls into a spectral but (for the user) tangible, light-colored substance, which the user extracts by grabbing at the substance when it begins surrounding the body and pulling it out.[1] This effectively steals from a target's very lifespan,[3] the amount of which being determined by the user, shown to be up to and possibly beyond decades at once[1] and down to the second if desired.[4] Thus, if they lose too many years at once, victims may be killed instantaneously.[1] However, the extraction process does not seem to be painful to its victims.[5]

Vivre Soul

The aura of Big Mom's soul is emitted by her Vivre Card.

By infusing objects and living animals with soul fragments, the user can "humanize" them. Recipients (which Big Mom refers to as "homies")[6] develop human-like intelligence, with inanimate objects gaining a life of their own in the first place, and undergo transformations to more closely resemble humans; though the only prominent change in objects are their human faces,[7][8][9] animals will more so have their general physique affected to varying degrees, such as becoming able to stand up-right.[10][11] If a Vivre Card is infused with a soul fragment, instead of becoming anthropomorphic, the card will exude a bright aura that only homies can see.[12]

In addition to stealing and using the souls of other people, the user may manifest their own soul into living fragments (which Big Mom refers to as "Incarnations") in the form of roughly human-sized, black, somewhat humanoid blobs, which possess limited sentience and can absorb people's souls as well.[5][2]

Brook defeat the Chess Soldiers

Brook's powerful soul energy overpowering those of the homies.

The power to infuse soul fragments cannot be used on other humans or on corpses.[13] Furthermore, the target of the soul extraction must be at least somewhat afraid of the user or afraid of death itself in order for the user to take their lifespan; if the target is not afraid of Big Mom or death in the slightest, her powers will have no effect on them.[14] Similarly, if homies experience extreme fear, they instantly die and wither away.[15] Homies cannot attack anything infused with the user's soul, even if such an object is in the hands of an enemy.[12] Homies created from others' souls are also weak to the powers of the Yomi Yomi no Mi and will faint against its user if they exude the energies from their own soul (Homies created from Big Mom's own soul are immune to this).[16][17] Homies are also susceptible to physical pain and can be injured or even killed with a lethal enough move, their faces suggested to be their most vulnerable spots. Prime examples include: King Baum, who was killed after being vertically bisected by Amande; a door homie whose face was carved out; Prometheus, who was wounded by Brook (despite its elemental composition).

Other than these things, the user experiences the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses to water and Seastone.

UsageEdit

Big Mom has imposed a toll on all citizens of Totto Land, forcing them to give up a month's worth of their soul and lifetime every six months or leave. Those soul fragments are collected by her "incarnations" and sprinkled all over the islands of Totto Land, where they settle into random objects or animals to turn them into Homies.[2] She has also used the power to kill people by taking a lethal amount of lifespan from them.[1]

Big Mom's own soul, which is extremely strong, prevents all homies from approaching anything that is imbued with it.[12]

ApplicationsEdit

Soul Incarnation

Incarnation of Big Mom's Soul collect the biannual toll from citizens.

  • The Incarnations (化身 Keshin?) are large, black, humanoid blobs who collect the Totto Land residents' biannual payment of a month's worth of their lifespan. They are made from pieces of Big Mom's own extremely powerful soul, and are themselves capable of extracting other people's souls.[2] They are intelligent enough to be capable of human speech[5] and understand basic orders.[4]
  • The Homies are the result of infusing the collected soul portions into animals and objects, who are subsequently anthropomorphized.[6] The fragments cannot revive dead humans or enter living ones.[13] Also, they are unable to approach something infused with Big Mom's own soul, the incredible presence and power of which only they can sense.[12]
Brook vs. Big Mom

Big Mom using her two special homies to control weather.

  • Linlin used her own soul fragments to create three particular homies: Napoleon the bicorne, Zeus the thundercloud and Prometheus the sun. Because of her own powerful soul, they are able to overpower the Yomi Yomi no Mi's effects over normal homies.[17] They also act as her personal bodyguards when she sleeps.[18]
    • Zeus and Prometheus answer to her summons and commands without question, and with them, she can manipulate the weather to tremendous scales, creating destructive storms as a manifestation of her rage, which is noted to be unstoppable.[19] She can use them to perform two different forms of elemental manipulation, releasing massive waves of flames and lightning similar to the Logia Devil Fruits Goro Goro no Mi and Mera Mera no Mi.[20]
    • Napoleon, who Big Mom wears for the entire day and sleeps in her room at night, can receive signals over Whole Cake Chateau, sensing any intruders and relaying it to Big Mom. It can also reveal a blade and handle to become a sword for combat.[21][18]

TechniquesEdit

  • Soul Vocas (魂への言葉 (ソウル・ボーカス) Sōru Bōkasu?, Literally "Words to the Soul"): Big Mom strikes fear into her opponent as she asks a question. She will demand that the person either give her what she desires, or give her their lifespan. If the person is even slightly afraid of Big Mom or death itself, she will be able to take their lifespan in any amount that she chooses; she can even take a person's entire remaining lifespan, instantly killing them.[1] However, if the person is completely fearless when they choose to have their lifespan taken, Big Mom will be unable to do so, nullifying the technique.[22] It was first seen used against Charlotte Moscato,[1] and was later named by Morgans when Big Mom used it on her cooks.[23] The Incarnations are capable of using a lesser version of this technique, where they take a month of every Totto Land citizen's lifespan if they wish to stay in Totto Land. Unlike Big Mom's other usages, the people will have their lifespans removed if they choose to do so; it is unknown if fear plays a role in this.[24] Vocas means "to call, summon" in Latin.
  • Heavenly Fire (天上の火 (ヘブンリーファイアー) Hebunrī Faiā?): Big Mom grabs Prometheus and throws it down, causing a large, fiery explosion. It was first used during her rampage in Sweet City,[25] but was only named when used against the Sanji Retrieval Team.[26]

TriviaEdit

  • This fruit's power resembles that of the Kage Kage no Mi, as it can take a normally intangible part of a person (in this case, souls instead of shadows) and insert it into something else, which becomes animated, and that when the said part is taken, it becomes detrimental for the owner.
    • Similar to the Kage Kage no Mi technique Doppleman, the user of this fruit is able to project part of himself that share some of their abilities, called incarnations.
    • One of the major differences between the two is that while a Kage Kage no Mi user takes the shadows of humans and can insert them into any other form of life, even other humans and corpses, a user of the Soru Soru no Mi cannot insert the soul fragments into another human or a corpse. This makes a taken shadow retrievable while a taken soul fragment not.
    • Another difference is that the shadows taken by the Kage Kage no Mi will disappear when the original host will die, while the Soru Soru no Mi can take the entire lifespan of the target and its soul is still usable.
    • Furthermore, while a reanimated corpse through the Kage Kage no Mi uses the entire shadow of the victim (therefore, making the victim shadowless), a homie requires a very small piece of a soul, equivalent of a month of one's lifespan.
    • Big Mom mentions that lifespan is her favorite food, implying she can eat the life she takes. However it is currently unknown if this gives her any benefit other than flavor.
  • This fruit is the second one to display soul-related powers, the first one being the Yomi Yomi no Mi.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 13-14), Big Mom drains 40 years of Moscato's lifespan, killing him.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 835 (p. 15-16), Pound names and explains the powers of the Soru Soru no Mi.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 13), One of Moscato's allies notes that Big Mom will take his lifespan away if he cowers.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 830 (p. 8), Mont-d'Or orders an Incarnation to not leave behind a single second of Moscato's stolen lifespan.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 835 (p. 3), Incarnations take months away from the citizens' lifespans.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 835 (p. 16), Pound explains how the homies are created.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 825 (p. 4), The door to Sanji's room has a human face and consciousness.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 827 (p. 8-9), Nitro the jelly and Rabiyan the carpet are introduced.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 827 (p. 16-17), Dozens of formerly inanimate homies are seen dancing with Big Mom.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 831 (p. 10), A humanized crocodile homie appears.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 831 (p. 16), Randolph, a rabbit homie, appears.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 836 (p. 13), Baum reveals that the homies cannot attack Nami because she is holding a Vivre Card infused with Big Mom's soul.
  13. 13.0 13.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 835 (p. 16), Pound notes that soul fragments cannot be infused into living humans or corpses.
  14. One Piece MangaChapter 863, Big Mom's powers have no effect on Jinbe because he doesn't fear her.
  15. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 836 (p. 5), Several tree homies wither away and die upon being severely intimidated and frightened by Cracker.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 Chapter 848 (p. 14-15), Brook overwhelms the Homies with his soul.
  17. 17.0 17.1 One Piece MangaChapter 853 (p. 2-3), Big Mom introduces her three special Homies to Brook.
  18. 18.0 18.1 One Piece MangaChapter 855 (p. 6-7), Prometheus, Zeus and Napoleon attacking a fly for interrupting Big Mom's sleep.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 Chapter 843 (p. 9), Pound reveals that Big Mom unleashed a powerful storm to defeat Urouge using two special Homies.
  20. One Piece MangaChapter 851 (p. 8-9), Big Mom using Zeus and Prometheus to create fire and lightning to fight against Brook.
  21. One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 Chapter 848 (p. 4-5), Napoleon relaying happenings to Big Mom.
  22. One Piece MangaChapter 863 (p. 17).
  23. One Piece MangaChapter 863 (p. 7).
  24. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 8), Big Mom throws Prometheus during her rampage.
  25. One Piece MangaChapter 855 (p. 11-12), Big Mom uses Heavenly Fire.

External LinksEdit

  • Soul - Wikipedia article on the concept of a soul
  • Life Expectancy - Wikipedia article about life spans

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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 (Natural): 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
Canon (Artificial): Artificial Devil Fruit  •  SMILE
Non-Canon: Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Eagle  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki  •  Batto Batto no Mi, Model: Vampire
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  •  Mochi Mochi 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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Deterrents: Seastone
Researches: Rumble Ball  •  SAD  •  Lineage Factor
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Charlotte Family
Parents: Charlotte Linlin  •  Pound 
Sons: Charlotte Perospero  •  Charlotte Katakuri  •  Charlotte Daifuku  •  Charlotte Oven  •  Charlotte Opera  •  Charlotte Counter  •  Charlotte Cadenza  •  Charlotte Cavarette  •  Charlotte Cracker  •  Charlotte Moscato   •  Charlotte Mont-d'Or  •  Charlotte Dolce  •  Charlotte Dragée  •  Charlotte Anglais
Daughters: Charlotte Compote  •  Charlotte Brûlée  •  Charlotte Smoothie  •  Charlotte Galette  •  Charlotte Chiffon  •  Lola  •  Charlotte Praline  •  Charlotte Pudding  •  Charlotte Anana
Grandchildren: Capone Pez
In-Laws: Aladine  •  Capone Bege
Groups: Big Mom Pirates  •  Rolling Pirates  •  Sun Pirates   •  Fire Tank Pirates  •  Vinsmoke Family (Germa 66)
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Soru Soru no Mi  •  Pero Pero no Mi  •  Bisu Bisu no Mi  •  Mira Mira no Mi  •  Memo Memo no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Mochi Mochi no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Fishman Karate 
Weapons Based: Pretzel  •  Walker  •  Napoleon
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Story Arcs: Thriller Bark Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Locations: New World; Totto Land (Whole Cake Island  •  Cacao Island  •  Jam Island  •  Nuts Island  •  Cheese Island  •  Biscuits Island  •  Candy Island  •  Milk Island)  •  Thriller Bark  •  Fishman Island
Other: Yonko  •  Underworld  •  Marriage
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Big Mom Pirates
Captain: Charlotte Linlin
Sweet Commanders: Charlotte Cracker  •  Charlotte Smoothie  •  Charlotte Katakuri  •  Snack 
Members: Tamago  •  Pekoms  •  Bobbin *  •  Amande  •  Diesel  •  Randolph  •  Charlotte Mont-d'Or  •  Charlotte Galette  •  Charlotte Opera  •  Charlotte Counter  •  Charlotte Cadenza  •  Charlotte Cavarette  •  Napoleon  •  Zeus  •  Prometheus  •  Streusen
Subordinates: Sun Pirates  (Jinbe)  •  Fire Tank Pirates (Capone Bege)
Allies and Affiliates: Mother Carmel *  •  Germa 66 (Vinsmoke Judge)  •  Caesar Clown 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Soru Soru no Mi  •  Kame Kame no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Bisu Bisu no Mi  •  Tama Tama no Mi  •  Mochi Mochi no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Fishman Karate
Weapons Based: Pretzel  •  Shirauo
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Locations: Totto Land (Whole Cake Island  •  Cacao Island  •  Jam Island  •  Nuts Island  •  Cheese Island  •  Biscuits Island  •  Candy Island  •  Milk Island)  •  Fishman Island  •  New World
Story Arc(s): Fishman Island Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Others: Yonko  •  Underworld (Broker)  •  Charlotte Family  •  Vinsmoke Family  •  Gigantification  •  Homies  •  Roulette
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Yonko
Members: Shanks  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Kaido  •  Marshall D. Teach
Former Members: Edward Newgate 
Ships: Red Force  •  Moby Dick
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gura Gura no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Soru Soru no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki
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Crews: Red Hair Pirates  •  Whitebeard Pirates  •  Big Mom Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates  •  Beasts Pirates
Locations: New World (Yukiryu Island  •  Foodvalten  •  Totto Land (Whole Cake Island)  •  Wano Country)  •  Fishman Island
Story Arcs: Romance Dawn Arc  •  Jaya Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Thriller Bark Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Others: Battle of Marineford  •  Payback War

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