Not exactly as the title would say, and you could say I lied. Well, I wouldn’t call it a lie but more of a half-truth mixed with a theory. Kaido is not a Fishman by birth but a dragon. However, concerning his devil fruit (DF), it makes him the closest being to a Fishman than any other character in One Piece. My theory is that Kaido’s fish-fish devil fruit is the only “DF” with the ability to utilize everything possible for a Fishman…including swimming and breathing underwater.
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Vegapunks Lineage Factor and synthesizing Devil Fruits.
Kaido is Originally A Dragon
Revealed in chapter 1007, captured by the marines several times and during one of his brief times locked up, some say DNA from Kaido was extracted by Dr. Vegapunk. A devil fruit-based off on Kaidos lineage or a family tree of dragons, created by Vegapunk, hence Momonosuke’s artificial devil fruit (Not a SMILE Fruit).
Momos Artificial Fruit is Created From Kaido’s Spirit
His smile fruit is not complete. That’s why Momonosuke has visions and some sort of link to him whenever he transforms. Directly attached to Momo, Kaido must still be alive. I believe his power will become a full devil fruit with the death of this beast. Just like in the story with Benkei, the 9 Red Scabbards with the company of the Straw Pirates, and others will give out punishment and set the country free.
Kaido’s Fish-fish devil fruit could also be what allows him to become a dragon. As we’ve seen in the story development, the more power the enemies wield as “DF” holders, the more you can expect awakening to happen. Could this be his awakened dragon form? Making him more durable? Learning how to awaken his power was the only reason the carp could make it to the top of the waterfalls of Wano.
Let’s not forget that “Magicarp = Gyarados” for all non-pokemon people …More info is below!!
the Koi and the Dragon – Secrets & Lore of Kaido
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Benki (Oniwaka Maru), Kills A Giant Koi
Meant not to be taken as literal but as a metaphor for Kaido reaching the top of the waterfall. Just like the koi in the story who was transformed into a dragon of great power. Kaido is not too far off from that. Not being given the powers from the gods but gaining their strength. Then using this to grab power over Oden and Wano. There happen to be a few more stories where giant carp are causing issues. Like Benki, whose mother was eaten by an enormous powerful koi, and as a result, is hunted down and killed. (Image below)
Kaido‘s fruit is yet to be revealed
Did Big Mom just reveal she gave Kaido his devil fruit? Yes, she did and with that revelation, it opened up so many doors for questions as to who or what Kaido is
I’m speculating right now that his devil fruit has yet to be seen! We have not seen the full depths of his power. We have only seen his dragon form in this fight since it hasn’t been necessary YET to utilize.
Even in battle as well as taking massive damage, we have yet to see the hybrid Zoan form displayed in Kaido. Many have already speculated that Kaido does not possess an ancient dragon fruit. In actuality, he is a dragon himself. Since Wano is the main home to all of the dragon lore, it’s not too far off and with the release of manga chapter 999, things are getting even crazier.
It’s purely my brain speculating the possibilities and the newer traits yet to be introduced or retouched on in a new way.
Just as Tony Tony Chopper is a reindeer with the “Human-Human Fruit”. You better believe that I’m going towards the idea that the biggest baddest of dragons all. Over time they have generated human traits and coupled with the power of the mythical fish df, we have yet another hybrid creature in the one-piece world.
Kaido Is A Fishman!!!
Kaido has his dragon abilities along with his fish fruit abilities. He can use his abilities like no other “DF” user in the series. SIMILAR TO CHOPPERS RUMBLE BALL BUT WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS. Kaido has 6 transformations in total.
The writers have tossed out the name of Kaido’s fruit with no context on purpose. They do this to leave people searching for answers. Picturing what they believe is the case only at the last minute subverts expectations and pull the rug from under your feet.
That is exactly the way the Wano Arc has been going since the beginning.
The Fish-Fish Fruit is created from Fishman DNA
As soon as Oda revealed that the fruit was fish-related, everyone, including myself, thought that what we discovered was an absolute fact. We now know that’s what gave him his dragon powers. It started to paint a different picture considering there’s Japanese lore about a carp climbing the waterfall, reaching the top, and becoming a dragon.
Could Kaidos devil fruit be something else?
as I’m writing this article and thinking to myself, “I have this all figured out”. but maybe it’s not so simple. Kaido being the wielder of a Fishman model devil fruit would be cool but is there something more powerful, something more mythical that leads to the title of “the strongest creature”? I believe there is and I’m thinking that if he is not a Fishman fruit holder then the fish that it takes after would be a mythical creature with terrifying lore… The LEVIATHAN!!.
Big Mom Brags Bout Getting him his devil fruit
It would be kind of silly for Kaido to receive a fish fruit that only allows him to turn into a fish. Why wouldn’t Kaido’s fish-fish devil fruit give him the ability to swim, breathe underwater, etc.? If his fruit was something like the rest of the devil fruits, then Big Mom wouldn’t be bragging. Nor would Kaido be grateful to her for receiving it.
Show of Strength, Kaido’s Faking who he is
Why doesn’t he drown in the ocean? Because he can swim and do everything that the Fishmen can do! His dragon DNA is what makes him durable enough to survive even the toughest attacks by the strongest in the One-Piece world. HE LOVES IT!!
THIS IS HIS PERSONALITY.
Kaido isn’t doing his normal routine of trying to take his own life. Not because of remorse for his actions. Not wanting to live another day. No, it is more of a show of strength to anyone who happens to see it. And people are often around to see it.
to summarize my theory Kaido is a complete monster with abilities never before seen. I believe in due time that Oda will show us his true powers and I’m feeling confident that he will be a mythical sea-dwelling creature with all of Fishman’s abilities as well as dragon traits he possesses being able to fuse with his devil fruit. it would be exciting to see but in the end, it’s all just speculation and fan fiction!. let us wait to see what the anime has ahead for us.