Everyone imagines having anime powers sometimes! I just happen to actively turn those thoughts into blogs! So far we have seen some powers from some pretty iconic shows. Bleach, Digimon, Jojo’s and most recently Soul Eater. Yet, We Are forgetting a very important series. We Are missing one masterpiece of unique powers. We Are, We are on Cruise! We are!
Denny P Paradaisu
33 yet she dresses and acts like a 16 year old
Spin off Show Lead
Cousin of Perona
Uma Uma no Mi : Model Unicorn
Gets extremely sea sick unless influenced by de Zandaka Zandaka No Mi,Always Happy as a result of her own Devil Fruit, immune to her cousins Horo Horo No Mi. Not actively searching for One Piece! “Pirate Hunter“
Denny P Paradaisu is the captain of the Hearibon pirates and protagonist of the Spin Off series One Piece: Hearts! It is set about 10 years after the Battle of Marine Fort (8 years after the timeskip). At the age of 22 Denny already was the manager of her family’s tropical resort for people all across South Blue. That all changed then the resort was attack by pirates of the Hage-Akuyaku crew, years later. Her resort was burned down , her parents killed as well as everyone she had befriended on the island. She herself was left alive as a symbol for the neighbouring islands to pay protection money and fall in line with the rules of Hage-Hige. Transported to the marines to a neighbouring island Denny cried for days on end. Drinking away her misery at the bar. Doing as she was told and showing her misery to the world unknowingly. One day she shares some drinks with a strange one armed redheaded man who offers her a pink fruit saying it will take away her pain. Doing everything to stop feeling this hurt she eats the fruit and after that she would never be sad again.
Having eaten a Legendary Beast Zoan Fruit, A Fruit in the Horse Horse family the Unicorn model, she now always smiles. Her Unicorn powers allow her to bestow bestow happiness in others as well. With her left over money and encouragement of the red headed stranger she buys her own ship and decides to sail out to stop the pirates from warring against each other and prevent people from ever feeling as miserable as she did. Forming a Pirate crew that sets out for the Grand Line to force non violent ways on other pirates. Putting an end to war , hunger and negativity as she goes. Know as the Ribbon Pirates or Hearibon the emblem is a happy skull with a big pink hair ribbon. Unfortunately Denny gets very Sea sick.. so she can’t sail a ship by herself! So first she searches the nearby islands for special individuals of her crew. While throwing up lots of rainbows and being amazed by how pretty it looks!
One Piece: Hearts would be a comedical show that is a bit a spoof on Shonen. Every single character would be a non violent warrior. Fights are won by winning a crews heart. Not a single member of the pirate crew would even be allowed to throw a single punch. While they are allowed to trap opponents or incapacitate them all forms of physical harm are banned. Thusly this show would portray Shounen action without the main characters ever laying a single punch or sword slash. The crew would consist out of some old One Piece characters as well as a few new ones. Most of the crew would be devil fruit users but there would be some exceptions. Set 8 years after the timeskip, the technology in the world has probably advanced a little bit so the ship of the Ribbon Pirates would be close to that of the thousand Sunny. Their ship the Happy Go Round would be a homage to the Going Merry.
Shipwright: Nyl A Perkel
Human Devil Fruit User (Age 22)
The first crew member Denny would find is that of the ships carpenter. Depicted as a gothic viking with a teddy bear heart, Nyl was a mail delivery from North Blue. His job and his little ship taking him all across the world. He maintained his own little ship as he had worked in his fathers construction yard when he was young! Having a thirst for adventure in his blood though one day he decided to steal a ship and sail out towards great adventure. No longer wanting to be bound by the same life day in and day out. The extra hours the low wage! The claustrophobia of the dry docks! He wanted more!
Now he had it. While delivering Denny a letter, which contained an inheritance of her grandma..he saw the attack on Paradise taking place. Overcome by fear of fighting against this superior force Nyl moved to neighbouring island to sign for help! When he saw Denny days later having lost everything he kept feeling bad! Why did I not try to save some people there I could have gotten people out! He actually finds Denny rather than she does him..telling her he wants to do the right thing now! No longer be afraid. Denny tells him of her ideal world where no one has to run away anymore and he is touched by the purity of the goal. Promising that the next time he sees that pirate he feared so much he will not be scared.
Prior to the adventure Nyl Consumed the Dynamo Dynamo No Mi, changing him into a Dynamo man. He can store the energy of things and re-apply it to power a device he build. For example the fridge on the Happy Go Round. In combat Nyl can for example steal the kinetic energy from swords and bullets (though one at a time only with a few second interval) to render their attacks rather inert. While a knife can still poke him.. the slashing force behind it can later be to make a light shine, propel an “engine” or other sorts of things. While he is charged Nyl becomes increasingly statically charged and by hugging or poking his opponent when he absorbed enough energy can result in a brief paralysis or disarmament. His main “combat” method would be close closer towards the way Usopp fought during his fight against Luffy though, using a sorts of gadgets he can power on to hinder his foe. Like a Bright Flashing light to blind an opponent or a net trap. He often pretends to be cooler and more intimidating then he actually is.. but he can never resist a hug!
Ship Doctor: Thomas T Bird
“Human” Devil Fruit User (Age 73)
While searching for a way to deal with Denny’s sea Sickness , Nyl and Denny stumble upon an island where a strange scientist is said to live. A doctor who’s specialisation is curing sea sickness but who is also a very strange fellow. Obsessed with training vermin like rats, bats and even chickens to do his bidding and help humanity he creates an incident on the island where suddenly everything critter goes out of control. Aided by Denny and Nyl he manages to stop the infestation which leads to him joining their crew! As no animals were harmed. To control animals he thinks he needs some legendary flute of a old pirates tale .. a mysterious man now only known as P.P. Which leads to a lot of PeePee Jokes from Thomas himself. His dream is to one day make lower life forms earn a place in society as well, turning vermin into a benefit and friend for mankind.
He would also have a Devil Fruit power of the Zandaka Zandaka no Mi. In other words the Balance Balance Fruit. With this power he can shift the equilibrium of a person their sense of balance. He can make people feel like they are sinking through the floor, or falling up simply by adjusting their sense of balance. This means in combat he prefers to fight agile characters, People like Sanji , Jimbei but also people like Borsalino. Not only can he disrupt verticle balance he can also conjure effects of powerful spinning or negating effects like that.. For example he demonstrates this by telling Denny to sit in a barrel then kicking it of a hill.. while it rolls she gets super dizzy but once he helps her out she feels perfectly fine! This technique is also used to cure her sea sickness. Thomas himself is a ratty older man, really no looker who ‘s age causes him a lot of back problems. He dyes his mohawk to feel young!
Human Devil Fruit User (Age 32)
Perona makes her return as she encounters her cousin sailing around Aimlessly. Perona having done some wandering herself is a bit more familiar with it then her cousin who is about the same age as her. Perona would be down on her luck and use her Horo Horo no Mi to rob some small groups of weak looking people! Not realising Denny is her cousin at the time.. due to not having seen each other for a long time she tries to rob their group. Super depressed by Perona’s ghost Nyl and Thomas easily give in to her demands for money.. as they aren’t worth it anyway. Yet Denny smiles at her without even having seen her and gives her some money as well. A fair chunk of what she had left.. willingly. This shocks Perona and when she realises it’s her cousin she questions Denny about why! Denny says it’s awesome to see people smile. She felt like Perona would be feeling like John and Thomas right now.. but even though their cry is artificial Perona’s is real. She then invites Perona to join them and search for her own happiness.
Perona’s powers obviously would not change her devil fruit remains the same.. though under the flag of Denny she mostly uses it to teach bad guys a lesson. She takes a more Tsundere stance as she scolds them for being bad and makes them feel bad about their actions..Denny is fine with this as long as Perona never punishes a good action. Perona also seems to be immune to Dennies power, but Thomas sometimes doubts this.. maybe Denny doesn’t make her smile because she needs to find her real smile first.
Ship’s Cook: Bean Boom
Human Devil Fruit User (Age 24)
Bean is one of Denny’s friends, not living on Paradise island , Denny visits her in the hopes of recruiting her with bread most of it stale, or smushed . People cry in panic that their life savings have been “turned to bread”. It turns out that Bean ate the Pan Pan no Mi (Bread Bread Fruit).. a Paramecia type fruit that allows the user to change an object they touch into bread .. of the same size (IOW a sword becomes a Baguette a Pistol becomes A Pistolette etc) She did not know it was a devil fruit when she ate it and now she can not control herself. She is stressing out so much and little by little the island is more and more turned into bread. Denny remembers the island she visited before had some serious troubles with their food intake. So she forms a plan.
Together with her pirates she robs an arms storage on the previous island and turns all the weapons into bread. Solving their food crisis, she then asks if the citizens can miss some items for the people who had lost stuff on the next island. Seeing the willingness of the people Bean gets inspired and calmed by Denny’s s presence noticing when she is calm she has more control over her Pan Pan no Mi. She takes apprenticeship under the pink captain in the hope to one day control this herself. She reveals her calm true calm was stolen by a cursed item. Who took something away from everyone on the island..something that made them their true self. Bean now wants to find and bread this item in order to destroy the curse.
Ropers: Johnny and Yosaku
Humans with a Dugong pet (Age 36) (pet’s age unknown)
These former Bounty Hunters have since the time skip settled down to become fisherman! They however begin to notice that they have thought so many people around the village to be great fisherman that they find themselves no longer needed. Thinking back on how useless they were as Bounty Hunters they begin to slip into a depression. The island is the setting for a fishing tournament, where people can bring their biggest catch each year and the winner is the island’s champion. For 7 straight years Johnny and Yosaku have won this trophy but the last two tournaments they did not even rank. They did however fish up a Kung-Fu Dugong named Jasper that now is their pet and supporter.
Now retirement is drawing in closer they want to win the tournament one last time. When the Ribbon Pirates visit the town they notice how the townsfolk have turn on their former heroes.. now all consumed by arrogance trying to win the trophy. Seeing the brothers said she has Bean change the trophy into bread and eating it up. She says people should not blindly follow the lessons of the others and forgot whom made them this person! She told them them people have to find their own way and she will prove this! She invites the two to join her crew and assures them that next year they will be back with the biggest fish ever.
Johnny and Yosaku have given up their swords and now use their fishing rods as weapons , in a way similar to how Gon fights during the Hunter Exam. They also know advance techniques to Lasso and flat floor enemies. They also excel at setting lures and traps for their enemies. All non violent ones of course. Jasper is often used as “bait” for these traps or simply as a tripping Hazard.
Quartermaster/Lifeguard: Angelica Aquaz
Fishfolk (Age 7)
When Thomas experiments on Pinkie by giving her a placebo dose of his Balance fruit she gets super sea sick and falls overboard Johnny and Yosaku are drunk at the time and they can not rescue her. Given that everyone else on her crew is a hammer things seem dire until she is rescued by a a fishfolk woman with the features of a Shark named Angelica Aquaz. A mischievous little girl who pulled a prank on her father and mother by hiding from them.. accidentally getting swept up by a current ending up in regions unknown. For three years now she has been trying to find her way home. Tricking people into giving her food, pulling pranks on people at nearby beaches. Since she is a fishman she can walk on shores but people usually feel her shark like facial features so she hides behind a veil. The girl is very young, around the age of 6 to maybe 8 but very bright.
Denny invites the girl to come aboard to her ship but the girl refuses telling she has to find her parents. The group decides to help the shark girl before they move on, but once they find the area the girl was from they notice that the reef that had served as her home was destroyed to make room for a Naval blockade to block smugglers from entering or leaving the Grand Line. The group goes to the nearby island to find the smugglers and end the blockade and trade the bad people for more information. However they find out the smugglers are actually smuggling medicine people on the island can not afford. Dr Thomas studies this cure and tries to find a way to fabricate it with stuff on the island while Denny and Angelica as well Nil try to open the Navy’s heart to the cause of the people! When not successful Denny uses her powers to fill their hearts with love and end the blockade.. in her first forceful act.
Angelica tells Denny and her crew about a fairy tale about a huge Coral Reef at the end of the Grand Line a promissed city for fishfolk and merfolk.. she thinks her parents would go to that city, which is enforced when she finds a book in the ruins of her old city. Denny agrees to take her if she joins their crew to save those who fall in the water and to work hard to keep everyone happy and things on the ship fair. In ‘combat’ Angelica uses tricks to fight.. telling enemies their shoe laces are untied before making them fall over with her tail and all. After recruiting angelica the crew moves onto the grand line!
Uma Uma No Mi Model Unicorn
Denny’s own powers are similar of that of other Zoan type users, but since she is a mystical beast each form comes with some special powers. Much like with the original One Piece though, there is no exact details on how the fruit works.. most powers come to her instinctively as a Zoan user this effect is even amplified.
While fully human she can project little rainbow beams that upon impact make infuse a target with love and happiness.. a warm fuzzy feeling. IF this happens their eyes get sparkles and rainbow colours inside them and they also become extremely playful and if hit enough even child like. Denny considers this invasive though and only uses this method if she has no other choice. She can use weakened variants which have less colours of the rainbow if she shoots out a beam, just to make people feel comfy or slightly more open minded to what she has to say. She still is prefers to not use her power and rather speak from her heart to one’s heart though as she will often claim.
In her Hybrid Form she takes on More equine features having a horse face that has rainbow filled eyes. Her horn sparkles deeply. In this form she can make objects more happy as well as retain her ability to bestow happiness in a person. In this version it’s more extreme though. The object happyfication happens if she pokes an object with her horn. An object only stays happy while she stays in this form and the more objects she creates the harder the form is to maintain. For example she can change a beanbag into a Happy faced Marshmallow, which she can then use to trap an enemy in the sticky sugary mess. Or use it’s increased bouncyness to shield an ally from her fall. She can never create a harmful object and once destroyed the happified item immediately reverts back to its former state.
Full Unicorn Form:
In her full Unicorn form she can take up to two people on her back and function as a mount. She can create rainbow pathways as long as she can sing happily. She and only she can walk on these pathways. This even allows her to walk over water much like Aokiji did with his water cycle.. if she steps into the water though she is in deep trouble. If her singing is interrupted the rainbow does not expand anymore and after a few seconds will begin to withdraw deleting her path way. She has to sing audibly and can not hum or whisper sing so the technique can not be used for stealth approaches.. as if a rainbow ever would. In this form she can happily objects but loses the ability to alter human emotions. Objects she happified in Hybrid form still revert back to their original shape if she goes into Full Unicorn form.. or the other way around.
Denny can no longer feel unhappiness, she would be terrified that if a friend died she will still smile were it not that she could not be terrified. This does result in her never being able to be demotivated or otherwise negatively affected in terms of mindset. This also means she never gets the guidance of fear. She is aware of this and relies on her weakest ally (most often Angelica) as her standard for what she should actually feel. Denny aims to cure herself of her fruit after she made the world smile! Because even though this is awesome.. it might even be more awesome if she could experience real feelings again!
And so we have come to the end of a very long dive into the One Piece Universe. In the spirit of Oda however I felt compelled to treat my Nakama like this and give them some room and backstory as well. This would be a very important theme in the show as well. Because this show would teach you that , not matter what powers you get, no matter how strong or worthless that fruit you ate was.. on these seas there is one power all of the Ribbon Pirates have and a strength that is greater than anything. Their hearts.. because friendship is magic!
Friendship is an unstoppable force and should be ever lasting. Like One Piece itself, Friendship is always…..