The point of this dissection is to break down the Gura Gura no Mi, and what makes it so infamous, and what its prior users may have accomplished.
The Gura Gura no Mi has been said to be the strongest Paramecia, and is widely feared for its world ending capabilities: “It may very well be us that meet our end here today… Because that man… HOLDS THE POWER TO DESTROY THE VERY WORLD!!!” -Sengoku
Vice Admiral Tsuru said stated that, even if she retreated to the ends of the ocean, there would be no safe place left in the world for her to go when faced with the power of the Gura Gura no Mi.
What makes it so infamous? Aren’t there other devil fruits with potential world ending abilities? A few potential that come to mind are:
Fujitora: Historically speaking, it wasn’t that big of a meteor that destroyed all life on this planet before…
If Kizaru can create or become a literal sun, or could make sun flairs, or change his spectrum of light to a more dangerous one, he could cause some issues..
A literal Black Hole… Nuff said..
Even someone like Caesar Clown could poison or mutate the atmosphere..
So if other fruits are potentially world ending… Why Does the Gura Gura no Mi get the top spot? Maybe it’s not strength, but fear… Notice how it’s mostly the World Government that fears or reference the fruit as world ending?
Before I get more into my theory on prior users feats. Let’s see some of what we already know the Gura Gura no Mi can accomplish.
Probably the most feared and one if the strongest powers is the ability to create Tsunamis… In an Oceanic world, that ability is absolutely TERRIFYING!
The user can grab and shake the air or atmosphere and ocean itself!
The user can also send out shockwaves and imbue his body parts with Quake bubbles.
OK it’s fair to say this is one powerful fruit… But is it the devil fruit or the user who makes it infamous? Part of why the Gura Gura no Mi is so far been intimidating is that it was in the world’s strongest man’s hands, and now it is owned by one of the Four Emperors Blackbeard. Had someone like Usopp eaten the fruit, it may have seemed underutilized or weaker… But what if the Gura Gura no Mi had an even stronger user before Blackbeard and Whitebeard?
What if the Gura Gura no Mi falls into the same category as the Ope Ope no Mi or the Yomi Yomi no Mi? Meaning the users prior lifes skills effect the abilities of the consumed fruit. The Ope ope no Mi is best used by a doctor, the Yomi Yomi no Mi is enhanced by Brook’s Musical capabilities..
Wouldn’t it make sense that the Gura Gura no Mi would be stronger in a geologist or better yet a seismologists hands? Before we go further, a quick dumb lesson on earth quakes and what they create…
Earthquakes caused by shifting plate tectonics happen basically three ways, and have 4 separate effects depending on location, and materials involved…
Either the plates rub as they slide causing massive earthquakes.. The plates separate creating a void or chasm like this
If this is done in the ocean it will create whirl pools…
Two plates colliding and one rolling over the other, this in the ocean creates Tsunami
And finally… Two plates colliding and bursting upwards..
this very process formed the Himalayan Mountains
A measly little Range that towers 29,000 feet and spans 1,500 miles…
Kinda reminds me of something in One Piece… Something that the World Government controls and uses, to keep a monopoly on the world, and provides a strategic advantage…thats right I’m talking about the one and only… RED LINE
This was an idea that @Hithere made me think of, when he theorized that One Piece was in fact the destruction of Reverse Mountain, and the connection if All Blue…
But what if the Red Line, the giant world sized equatorial mountain that the World Government controls and uses to house its holy land… The same Red Line used to segregate the four Blues and the Grand Line from each other… Was created by the World Government using a Seismologist and the Gura Gura no Mi?
This would explain why the World Government fears it and labels it works ending not because it can kill all life on this planet, but that it could UNDO the Red Line and free the Oceans from the World Government… Simply put the Gura Gura no mi could end the World Government. What do you think?
*Theory by Portgas D. Xatch