Who is Joy Boy?
Joy Boy is one of One Piece’s most popular unsolved mysteries. As vague as it sounds, it’s a title that people acquire over time. Those with iron will and ambition to turn the world upside down are capable of holding the title. However, who and how someone obtained this title remains a mystery. He left extremely valuable items/items on the last island of the Grand Line, i.e. Laughtale. He established a deep relationship with the first mermaids and has a special history with them.
Up until now, the two of you have been known by the title Joy Boy. One is known to have existed during the Void Century, over 900 years ago. The World Government has deleted all information regarding events that occurred during that particular time period. Therefore, not much is known about that particular century.
He was deeply acknowledged for his extraordinary strength. While most of them remain a mystery, two of them are featured prominently in the Manga:
The ability to listen to the voice of all things like Joy Boy can listen to the Sea Kings speak. In return, they responded to him. He has a certain charisma that makes people gravitate towards him. His greatest strength is the Nakama he earned along the way
Joy Boy Prophecy:
Based on what is written on the Poneglyphs, Joy Boy will go back 800 years after the century of nothingness.
Mentioned all over Manga
1. Chapter 628
In the sea forest, Nico Robin examines the Poneglyph in the forest. She said that this was different from what she had encountered up until now. It was written as an apology letter from someone called Joy Boy, she added. She wondered who it was.
2. Chapter 649
Robin asks who Neptune Joy Boy is. She was referring to the fact that she read the Poneglyph in the Sea Forest. Then she asked him what he was sorry for? Neptune finds out and actually Robin can read Poneglyphs. She admits that she is from Ohara. He then agrees to tell her everything about Joy Boy.
As they talked, Neptune said that his message was for the mermaid princess who lived at that time. It was because of a promise he couldn’t keep. However, Neptune did not know the details of the promise. Legend says that someone will come and fulfill Joy Boy’s promise. Until then, they must keep Noah, the ark of the promise, safe.
3. Chapter 967
Chap tells Roger’s story. He steals a poneglyph path from Big Mom, meets Franky and Tom and then travels to Fishman Island. Roger and Oden both heard noises in the water. Roger and Oden see the Poneglyph and Poneglyph Path in the Sea Forest. As they left Fish-Man Island, they moved closer to Wano. Toki got off the train at Wano with Inurashi and Nekomamushi. They collected the manuscripts from the Road Poneglyphs and left.
Next, they go to Zou and find the Poneglyph Path in the Whale Tree. With the scoreboards of all four roads, they deciphered the location of the last island on the boulevard. Continuing to set sail, they headed towards the last island. However, Buggy has a fever and he and Shanks stay. They reached the last island. Roger becomes the Pirate King and discovers Joy Boy’s treasure. Oden chronicles their journey writing about the Void Century, the Meaning of D, and ancient weapons. Roger wished he lived in the same era as Joy Boy.
4. Chapter 972
Oden, as he was boiling, uttered his wish. He claims that he and the whole world are waiting for Joy Boy to arrive after 800 years. When he arrives, Wano must greet him with open arms and work with him. He asked his subordinates to make it happen by opening the country’s borders.
5. Chapter 1014
When Luffy lands in the ocean, Kaido says that his conqueror’s haki is raw and that he can’t be Joy Boy.
6. Chapter 1040
Momonosuke tells Yamato that Zunesha, the elephant with Zou on his back, is approaching. He was Joy Boy’s companion when he committed the crime 800 years ago, he added.
7. Chapter 1044
Zunesha confirmed that Joy Boy is back.
Luffy and Joyboy: How are they connected?
Luffy’s heart beats like a drum after being defeated by Kaido. He stood up and wondered how he could have done it. Also, he feels elated. The beating of his heart woke Sanji up. Everyone can hear his heartbeat. Nami and Tama shed tears of joy that he is still alive. The 5 elders revealed that they had been trying to get hold of gomu gomu no mi from the beginning. Somehow, it kept avoiding them as if it had a mind of its own. Furthermore, they announced that the Gomu Gomu no Mi is actually a mythical zoan-type Devil Fruit. It’s called Hito Hito No Mi, Model: Nika. Devil Fruits give the user the power to bring smiles to people from afar. He became the embodiment of the ‘liberation warrior’ besides being a rubber man. This Devil Fruit is considered the strongest in the world. When Luffy awoke, he awakened his Devil Fruit, the beating of his heart known as the ‘liberation drum’. Zunesha further revealed that ‘Joy Boy is back’. It implies that Luffy is Joy Boy.
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