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Yami Yami no Mi
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Japanese Name: ヤミヤミの実
Romanized Name: Yami Yami no Mi
English Name: Dark-Dark Fruit
Meaning: Darkness
Debut: Chapter 440; Episode 325 (Fruit)[1]
Chapter 440; Episode 325 (Usage)[2]
Type: Logia[3]
User: Marshall D. Teach

The Yami Yami no Mi is a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to create and control darkness at will, making the user a Darkness Human (闇人間 Yami Ningen?).[3] "Yami" (闇) is the Japanese word for "darkness". In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, it is called the Dark-Dark Fruit. It was eaten by Marshall D. Teach, also known as Blackbeard, who stole it from Commander Thatch of the Whitebeard Pirates' 4th division.

This fruit is considered "unique" even for a Logia type.[1]

Appearance

The Yami Yami no Mi is a large, round, light purple fruit made up of many small teardrop-shaped components with swirl patterns, and green leaves sprouting from the top. Its overall shape and appearance closely resembles a pineapple or a bunch of oversized and unusually shaped grapes.[1]

Strengths and Weaknesses

Darkness is gravity! The power to pull everything in... and spare not even a ray of light!... Infinite gravity!
— Marshall D. Teach


The first and foremost strength, as demonstrated by Blackbeard, is that it allows the user to control darkness and its unique property of gravity. The darkness is visually demonstrated by a black smoke-like substance spreading out from the user's body. The darkness is a void that devours and crushes everything. Due to this, the user can absorb physical matter and attacks of any type by sucking it into the darkness. The user can also use this ability to irresistibly pull the opponent to them, regardless of their current state.

Blackbeard Nullifying Ace's Powers

Teach using his Devil Fruit powers to nullify Ace's own Devil Fruit powers.

Similar to a black hole, the user can absorb things inside a vortex. It seems that it does not completely compress and annihilate that which is sucked in as an actual black hole would do, but rather creates some form of space where things are stored. Blackbeard was able to suck an entire city into it and, when eventually regurgitated, everything expelled was reduced to scraps but not completely destroyed. The guards of Impel Down that Blackbeard sucked in also survived, although they were heavily wounded and in shock.[4]

The most unique and frightening advantage of the fruit is that the user also has the ability to nullify the powers of other Devil Fruits by simply touching the user and draining them of their abilities. All types of Devil Fruit, be it a Paramecia, Zoan or Logia, are affected by this, though Logias are most affected as they can no longer become intangible by transforming into their respective element. This nullification truly seems absolute, as though the Devil Fruit users had never gained their powers at all. This was shown when Luffy's stretching powers were canceled on touch, unlike the effect of a body of water or seastone, both of which just inhibit a person from controlling their powers. It was shown earlier when Luffy was stuck underwater that his neck could still be stretched above the water's surface, and that Busoushoku Haki would simply nullify the defensive aspects of a Devil Fruit such as intangibility and the malleability of rubber.

Blackbeard with Yami Yami no Mi and Gura Gura no Mi

Blackbeard, wielding the powers of both the Yami Yami no Mi (right hand) and the Gura Gura no Mi (left hand).

When Blackbeard took the Gura Gura no Mi from Whitebeard's corpse via an unknown method, he claimed that, with the power of darkness that "reduces anything to nothingness" combined with the power of quakes which "brings destruction to all", he was truly invincible and the strongest.[5] Also, in the anime Blackbeard claimed that the Yami Yami no Mi is the strongest power amongst all other Devil Fruit.[6]

The major strength of this particular fruit, the darkness the user turns into that swallows up everything, is also its major weakness. Since the darkness also absorbs attacks, the user of the fruit is still vulnerable to attacks, which do not pass through the darkness they turn into. If they fail to absorb an attack in time, the user can be hurt like any other normal human being or even more, as stated by Teach.

In addition, while the ability to nullify Devil Fruit abilities is very powerful, the user must actually touch and remain in contact with the victim for the effects to remain constant, meaning that if the victim is somehow separated from the user's physical touch they will quickly regain their Devil Fruit abilities. However, it seems this power can be overcome in certain situations. Whitebeard somehow managed to activate his powers even with his hand around Blackbeard's neck, somehow ignoring the nullification of his Devil Fruit powers through physical contact.

It is possible that Whitebeard used his Haki to nullify the effects, but it is also possible that Blackbeard actually has to touch the other user, rather than the user touching him (similar to how Crocodile has to use his right hand to absorb liquid). However, it seems that touching bare skin is not required, as Blackbeard was capable of nullifying Luffy's powers at Impel Down by touching his clothes, overall suggesting that his hand must be touching the person or material on the person for it to work. Nonetheless, considering the aforementioned attraction ability due to his powers, if the opponent is strong enough to break his grip without the aid of their Devil Fruit, they will regain their respective Devil Fruit powers.

Other than that, the user is also affected by the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.

Usage

Yami Yami no Mi in Use

The Yami Yami no Mi in use by Blackbeard.

The fruit's bestowed powers, as used by Teach, have been used so far for mostly combat purposes. He was able to defeat Ace in battle, his former commander, despite Ace possessing the Mera Mera no Mi.[7]

Blackbeard has two main methods of usage of this fruit's power. The first is to spread his darkness throughout the ground, entrapping his targets and everything else within the vicinity, and then absorb them into the darkness, with extreme crushing force, and finally regurgitating the remaining debris with equal force. The second is the focus of the Devil Fruit nullification aspect, to which he combines with the gravity's attraction force, pulling in his long-ranged targets into his grasp and then punching them with his immense strength.

Attacks

Black Hole

Blackbeard using Black Hole on a group of Marines.

  • Black Hole (闇穴道(ブラック・ホール) Yami Ana Michi [Burakku Hōru]?, literally translated as "Dark Hole Path"): Blackbeard spreads his darkness over a large area and, much like an actual black hole, swallows up anything he chooses. When swallowed, the person or object is subjected to a large amount of gravity and crushed, such as an entire village on the island of Banaro. This technique was first seen as it was demonstrated in front of Ace.[7]
  • Liberation (解放(リベレイション) Kaihō [Ribereishon]?): Used following Black Hole. Blackbeard expels all of the destroyed remains of what his darkness had swallowed up at once. This is especially good at demonstrating his power. This was first seen being demonstrated before Ace.[7] Though it is unseen as of yet in the anime, Teach foreshadowed that this attack can possibly be used to launch cannon balls and swords like projectiles.
Kurouzu

Kurouzu.

  • Kurouzu (闇水(くろうず) Yami Mizu [Kurōzu]?, kanji read as "Dark Water"; phonetically read as "Black Spiral"): Extending one arm towards his opponent, Blackbeard activates the gravity power of his darkness to pull them into his grasp. Blackbeard can then attack them with his massive strength. This move is particularly useful when used in conjunction with the fruit's power-nullifying abilities, since the target could easily avoid it by fighting at a distance from Blackbeard, as Ace attempted. However, this technique has also proven to be a great weakness, as most opponents he draws near him have attacked him while at close range, such as Ace launching two fiery spears into Blackbeard's chest, or Whitebeard slamming his bisento into Blackbeard's shoulder.[7][8] The name of the attack is also a pun on the English word "close", and it can also mean "black vinegar", a vinegar commonly used in Chinese cooking. This is called Black Vortex in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub. This was first seen being used on Ace in order to grab him.

Video Game Only Attacks

  • Black World (ブラック・ワールド Burakku Wārudo?): Blackbeard covers the area surrounding his opponent in darkness, blocking their vision. This attack was shown and named in One Piece: Pirate Warriors.
  • Dark Matter (ダーク・マター Dāku Matā?): Blackbeard creates a big ball of darkness and throws it at his opponent. This attack was shown and named in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2. In the game's English release, the technique is called Pitch Black Star.

History

Past

Thatch and Yami Yami

Teach setting his eyes on the Yami Yami no Mi.

Years ago, Blackbeard read about the Yami Yami no Mi, and hunted for it. He joined the Whitebeard Pirates as he believed his chances of encountering the fruit is best while there.[1]

One day, Thatch, commander of the Whitebeard Pirates' fourth division, found a Devil Fruit. Recognizing it as the Yami Yami no Mi, the very reason he joined the Whitebeard Pirates for, Blackbeard killed Thatch to get the fruit and fled.[1]

Trivia

  • The Numa Numa no Mi is very similar to this fruit, as both of them create a limitless space where things can be stored.
  • All other Logia are divided amongst two types of elements: matter, such as ice and sand, and energy, such as light and electricity. This fruit is the only one shown so far that does not fall into either category.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 (p. 17) and Episode 325, The Devil Fruit before consumption is seen.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 (p. 18-19) and Episode 325, The first usage of the Devil Fruit is seen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 441 (p. 3) and Episode 325, Blackbeard describes his Devil Fruit ability.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 542 and Episode 444, Some of the Impel Down guards moaned in shock as they were forced back out.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 577 (p. 13 & 15) and Episode 486, Blackbeard claims he is unstoppable with both Devil Fruits at his hand.
  6. One Piece AnimeEpisode 485, Blackbeard claims that the Yami Yami no Mi is the mightiest of all the powers.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 441 and Episode 325, Ace and Blackbeard fight.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 and Episode 485, Whitebeard and Blackbeard fight.

External Links

  • Darkness - Wikipedia article about Darkness in general.
  • Gravity - Wikipedia article on about the force Blackbeard can control.
  • Black Hole - Wikipedia article about Black Holes.
  • Black Holes - Imagine The Universe! article about Black Holes.
  • Pineapple - Wikipedia article about the actual fruit the Devil Fruit may be apparently shaped after.
  • Grapes - Wikipedia article about the actual fruit the Devil Fruit may be apparently shaped after.

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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
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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
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Deceased Members: Thatch  •  Portgas D. Ace  •  Edward Newgate
Defected Members: Marshall D. Teach  •  Chameleone (Non-canon)
Allies: Jinbe  •  Doma  •  McGuy  •  Decalvan Brothers  •  Maelstrom Spider Pirates (Squard)  •  Little Oars Jr.  •  Whitey Bay  •  Elmy  •  Ramba  •  A.O  •  Delacuaji  •  Epoida  •  Bizarre  •  Islewan  •  Karma  •  Blondie  •  Amadob  •  Palms  •  Andre  •  Zodia  •  Hangan  •  Rush  •  Wallem  •  Brocca  •  Choi  •  Ninth  •  Agsilly  •  Julius  •  Kinga  •  Arthur  •  Pavlik  •  Great Michael  •  Baggaley  •  Brew  •  Zucca  •  Kechatch  •  Cands  •  Vitan  •  Reforte  •  Happygun  •  Sleepy  •  Colscon  •  Forliewbs  •  Nosgarl  •  Monkey D. Luffy  •  Buggy
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Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gura Gura no Mi  •  Mera Mera no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Kopi Kopi no Mi (Non-canon)
Fighting Style Based: Haki
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Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Yami Yami no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi
Weapon Based: Nodachi  •  Senriku
Fighting Style Based: Haki
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Ship(s): Coffin Boat  •  Full  •  Thriller Bark  •  Big Top
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Suna Suna no Mi  •  Ito Ito no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Kage Kage no Mi  •  Nikyu Nikyu no Mi  •  Mero Mero no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Bara Bara no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Fishman Karate
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Trafalgar Family: Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Trafalgar D. Water Lami
Other Carriers: Marshall D. Teach  •  Jaguar D. Saul
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Mera Mera no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki
Swords: Kikoku
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Yonko
Members: Shanks  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Kaido  •  Marshall D. Teach
Former Members: Edward Newgate (deceased)
Ships: Red Force  •  Moby Dick
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Devil Fruit Based: Gura Gura no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki
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Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi
Weapon Based: Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui  •  Kikoku
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