Gol. D Roger was a man who attained everything the One Piece world had to offer. Fame, wealth, power, and of course, finding the One Piece treasure. Roger led his crew to the final island in the Grand Line and became the King of the Pirates, the only person to have reached the end of the Grand Line.
When Roger reached the final island, he found something there, something that made him laugh out loud; hence he named the island “Laugh Tale.” We still don’t know what he saw on the island, but Roger said he was there too early.
That’s why he started the Great Pirate Era, to motivate the next generation to find Laugh Tale, by telling the world that he hid his One Piece treasure somewhere in the Grand Line, and anyone who finds it can keep it.
At first, the story of One Piece seemed like an adventure story where pirates from around the world were searching for this treasure, trying to become the next Pirate King, but over the years, we have learned that the story is much more than just that.
But there’s one thing that One Piece fans have been curious to know all along, what was Gol D. Roger’s devil fruit? Devil fruits are one of the central power systems in One Piece, as we have seen some of the strongest characters possessing powerful devil fruits. So, Gol D. Roger, being the King of the Pirates, must also have some kind of devil fruit, right?
Well, the answer may surprise you! It is confirmed that Gol D. Roger didn’t have a devil fruit at all. He only had powerful Haki abilities, which he used to conquer the Grand Line!
Did Gol D. Roger Have a Devil Fruit?
Devil fruits are the insane powers that fill the One Piece world. From giving the ability to turn into animals and mythical beings to being made out of magma, ice, fire, and lightning, their abilities are crazy.
Many of the strongest pirates in the series have been shown to have devil fruit powers. From Big Mom’s Soru Soru no Mi to Luffy’s devil fruit, they all gain strength from their respective fruits.
Gol D. Roger was an incredibly strong pirate during his era. He could fight against powerhouses like Whitebeard, Oden, and Monkey D. Garp on equal terms. He could always stand his ground, but he didn’t possess any devil fruit.
Yes, Gol D. Roger never had a devil fruit, as confirmed by Kaido. For the longest time, fans assumed that Roger’s devil fruit was the reason for his legacy as the King of the Pirates, but that was untrue.
Many fans even theorized that Roger had the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which Luffy later ate, and that’s why Shanks had the fruit with him. But that theory had too many holes, and the revelation that Roger didn’t have a devil fruit put all those rumors to rest!
During his battle with Gear 5 Luffy on Onigashima, Kaido revealed that devil fruit abilities alone do not allow someone to conquer. He mentioned that Roger didn’t have a devil fruit, and Kaido, being part of the Rocks Pirates, had gone up against the Roger Pirates multiple times, so he would know this. But even without any devil fruit, Roger was able to conquer the Grand Line and become the King of the Pirates!
As far as we know, Roger climbed to the top alongside his wildly powerful crew, with his Haki abilities alone. And as Kaido mentioned, Haki reigns supreme when it comes to conquering powerful foes.
What Forms of Haki Did Gol D. Roger Have?
Kaido’s revelation destroyed all claims and theories surrounding Roger and his true abilities. People have speculated for over a decade about Gol D. Roger’s devil fruit, what it may have been, and how it allowed him to conquer the seas.
But now, we know about Roger’s actual abilities, and it’s even crazier as he took over the world with just his Haki powers.
Haki has been shown to do many things in the One Piece world and, recently, has shown its strengths over other devil fruit users. Kaido even exclaims during his fight with Luffy that “Haki Reigns Supreme.”
Now that we know Roger had no devil fruit, we must discuss his true strength, his Haki. However, Roger is still a mysterious character in the series, so we don’t know much about his Haki powers. What we know comes from the small displays of his power from flashbacks in the story!
The One Piece world has three base Haki types- Armament Haki, Observation Haki, and Conqueror’s Haki.
Armament Haki, which we have seen Roger use, allows the user to coat their body, items, or object with Haki to increase its power and defense. Roger hasn’t shown Observation Haki in the series, but it’s safe to assume he had mastered it. We have seen him use Conqueror’s Haki, though, as we see him using it during the flashback fight between him and Whitebeard.
Many assume that Roger is a master of Haki, meaning he has mastered all forms of Haki, even the advanced versions like Advanced Armament, Advanced Observation, and Advanced Conqueror’s Haki. One huge theory right now is about Shanks, as he might be the current Haki master and probably the strongest Haki user in One Piece.
Shanks has displayed insane strength in terms of Haki and hasn’t been shown to have any devil fruit. An idea floating around the fan base is that Shanks is Roger’s true disciple, following in his footsteps of Haki Mastery!
How Strong Were Gol D. Roger’s Haki Abilities?
Now that his Haki abilities have been somewhat established in the series and spoken about in the fan base, we can gauge just how strong Gol D. Roger truly was.
As said multiple times in the series, Roger had no true equal when he was King of the Pirates. However, others like Garp, Sengoku, Whitebeard, Oden, and Rocks D. Xebec could clash with the Pirate King in long, drawn-out battles. But even Oden was no match for Roger, and he flung the samurai far away with a single attack.
This shows that even the man who wounded Kaido couldn’t defeat Gol D. Roger. Roger’s Haki must have been at its peak during his run on the seas; something fans think Shanks has replicated in the new era. This means that Roger used his Haki to take over the Grand Line, conquer the New World, and make his way to Laugh Tale.
Though we haven’t seen much of his powers, we can assume that Roger had incredible mastery over his Haki powers, Future Sight better than Katakuri and similar to what Shanks displayed during his battle with Kid, and Armament Haki to rival the gods. No matter what enemy made its way toward Roger, he defeated them.
At the end of the day, even someone like Kaido respected Roger’s power. Kaido, one of the strongest Emperors in the One Piece world and the King of the Beasts, admired Roger for his immense strength. Despite having a powerful devil fruit himself and even coming face to face with Gear 5 Luffy, Kaido kept exclaiming how Haki reigns supreme.
Haki is the driving force in the One Piece world, not the devil fruit abilities. No matter what devil fruit powers you have, a Haki user like Roger or Shanks could defeat you in an instant.
It also proves another thing in the series; devil fruits aren’t the only upgrade a character can get. The Straw Hat Pirates are about to face their most challenging battles as the series delves deeper into the Final Saga, and fans wonder how they will power up to defeat Blackbeard and his crew, and the World Government. But now we know they can do it if they master at least one form of Haki.
While Gol D. Roger did not possess a devil fruit ability, he was a formidable pirate known for his immense strength and mastery of Haki. Although the specific details of Roger’s Haki abilities have not been extensively explored in the series, it’s safe to say he was the master of all advanced forms of all Haki types.
Haki is now the strongest power in the One Piece world, but the strongest user, Gol D. Roger, is dead. Shanks might have taken his place, but we will have to wait and see just how powerful Haki can become as the series enters its final saga!
In conclusion, I want to know if I answered your queries regarding Gol D. Roger’s devil fruit. If you have friends who ask you the question, did Gol D. Roger have a devil fruit, guide them to this article and help them learn all about the previous Pirate King’s powerful abilities!
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