Devil Fruits aren’t the only major source of power in One Piece according to Eiichiro Oda.


Devil Fruits just became a fraction of the power dynamics of One Piece, whereby Eiichiro Oda introduces the concept of Haki, human resilience, and mastery.
Characters like Usopp and Zoro demonstrate the skill, intellect, and determination of the common man in his ability to compete with supernatural powers.
Knowledge of the past and history, guarded by the Poneglyphs, become great final bases in the history of One Piece and, if not more, for the standing power structure of the world beyond physical abilities.

Out on those vast and ferocious seas in One Piece, Oda Eiichiro weaves a world where the supernatural powers granted to an eater of Devil Fruit are but the merest hint at a larger canvas of might. And these fruits have done all the work of turning their consumers into elemental beings, conjurers, and beasts of myth. This turn of sides paves the focus on the series by asking, “What is the definition of strength?” 

Many epic encounters were defined along the Grand Line, from the power to endow rubber-like qualities on Luffy with the Gum-Gum Fruit to the Devil Fruits and even Blackbeard’s powers that could shake the world. But, as the story is unveiled further, it turns out that this mythical fruit is only one role of the complicated power that prevails.

Celebrating Human Resilience and Inventiveness

Zoro’s Lost EyeZoro’s Missing Eye in One Piece
The Multidimensional Power Landscape of the Grand Line The One Piece world is filled with instances that underline how diverse and complicated strength can be, from characters who have such powers as the Goro Goro no Mi of Eneru, with powers over lightning to commanding and flash-freezing landscapes with just a touch of a finger using the Hie Hie no Mi of Kuzan.

These abilities paint a world where power itself can shift the natural elements. However, juxtaposed against those concrete strengths is the ethereal force of Haki, a dormant power inside every man, awaiting awakening. Haki splits between Observation (Kenbunshoku) and Armament (Busoshoku), with the rare Conqueror’s (Haoshoku), adding strategic depth to confrontations beyond Devil Fruits’ physicality. In this, Oda was nailing the overall balance between tangible and purely intangible strengths.

The Undercurrents of Ancient Knowledge and Lost Arts

Nami in One PieceNami in One Piece
The shining brilliance of Oda’s tale comes most into its own with his portrayal of characters stripped of Devil Fruit enhancements yet exemplifying the totality of human possibility. Usopp is an unrivaled trickster and master of gadgets, making all kinds of weapons to outwit the enemy. Nami is a first-class navigator whose weapon is Clima-Tjson.

It helps manipulate the weather and demonstrates that strategic understanding can be as powerful a tool as a supernatural gift. It further venerates the unending pursuit of mastery over one’s craft, as seen in the journey of Roronoa Zoro. His discipline with the sword to seek strength through arduous training and battles reveals that strength is not bestowed but earned.

The Undercurrents of Ancient Knowledge and Lost Arts One Piece has also explored forgotten knowledge and lost arts, insisting that understanding these mysteries could possibly give the world its powers. Poneglyphs are eternal stones with the forbidden history of the world, and even mentioning an ancient weapon is a kind of power much greater than the ability of any single person, capable of changing the world’s political map.

Characters like Nico Robin—an archaeologist who can decipher these relics—have a power of a different kind: knowledge. Her unique skill set is to bring out those truths that could turn the tides of power in the world. Navigating Through Strength and Spirit The true beauty of One Piece’s exploration of power is acknowledging the human spirit’s resilience.

This subtlety of approach is a testament to Eiichiro Oda, who never lets up in his earnest attention to making the adventure with the Straw Hat Pirates into something much more—an introspective journey into what it means to be strong. As the series sails closer to its epic conclusion, it still reveals that the vast world of One Piece is one in which the essence of power is as immense and deep as the world’s oceans.