Not Just Luffy, Even Kuma is the Living Embodiment of Nika in One Piece

SUMMARY

  • On Monday, December 25, 2023, the latest One Piece chapter (Chapter 1102) will be released.
  • It's the final part of Kuma's flashback story, where Nika's impact on Kuma's thoughts and actions is shown.
  • His actions reflect his hero (Nika)'s influence, aiming to change the world for the better.

Spoiler Alert: The article contains major spoilers from One Piece manga.

One Piece’s Final Saga began with a great start in the exciting Egghead Island arc. The story is becoming even more interesting as it delves into the Kuma flashback. Chapter 1102, coming out on December 25, 2023, marks the end of the flashback. The focus will now shift to the events of the Egghead War in the arc.

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Before Kuma’s flashback conclusion, fans discovered interesting information about Kuma. His whole life flashed before his eyes in this incredible flashback, and among the many revelations, it’s also revealed that Nika had an influence on Kuma’s life.

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Sun God Nika has Always Been a Heroic Figure for Kuma

In the story, Nika, the Sun God, plays a crucial role that goes beyond the past, influencing characters like Luffy and Kuma. This legendary warrior, once worshipped as a god, was highly important to the slaves of that time, earning their godlike respect.

Nika had a profound impact on the enslaved people by bringing joy and laughter and also helping them escape oppression, similar to Luffy’s dedication to freeing and bringing happiness to the oppressed.

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In the current story, Kuma also adopts Nika’s ideals, expressing a deep admiration for the concept of a hero who spreads joy. Interestingly, Kuma’s transformation into a Pacifista, shown in Chapter 1102, reveals memories that align with Nika’s essence. These memories depict Kuma in various running poses, recalling Nika’s dance and showcasing the embodiment of Nika’s spirit within Kuma.

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Reflection of Nika’s Influence on Kuma in Shaping a Better World

Kuma sees Nika’s influence in Luffy, who has rubber powers and fights the World Government to save everyone. In the chapter, he acknowledges Nika’s story as a legend but expresses the hope for someone fighting with a smile to free the oppressed.

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Kuma believes Luffy is the one capable of changing the world, using his Devil Fruit powers. This explains why Kuma saved Luffy and his crew during their fight against Admiral Kizaru in Sabaody.

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It’s easy to believe that Kuma embodies Nika in his life. His battles, whether liberating countries with the Revolutionary Army or protecting Luffy against admiral, are always for others’ happiness. His actions reflect his hero (Nika)’s influence, aiming to change the world for the better.

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Written by Tanmay Jha

Tanmay writes about anime for Fandomwire. He's currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from ITM University, Gwalior. With a passion for animation and graphics, he has authored over 240 articles on anime, sharing insights and reviews with fellow fans, seamlessly combining his love for animation with journalism.