Nika has only been introduced very recently in the One Piece series, yet he is extremely important.
This historical figure has been mentioned in the Onigashima Raid. Although he may or may not have existed, Nika was deeply admired as a Sun God. The One Piece series definitely loves playing around with the concept of mythology. It's a fascinating world with so much going on.
With that said, this article will include shocking revelations from One Piece Chapter 1044, which is set to be released this week. Anybody who doesn't want to be spoiled will be warned right now.
Warning: This article contains major spoilers from the manga.
Nika is a very important figure in One Piece history
The Sun God wasn't explicitly mentioned in the story until Wano Country. Even then, very little is known about this particular figure. This article will cover critically important events from the last few chapters.
Here is what is currently known
Who's Who is a former CP9 member and escaped convict, now currently serving the Beasts Pirates. During his fight with Jinbei in the Onigashima Raid, Who's Who briefly discusses the legend of the Sun God.
13 years ago, Who's Who failed to guard the Gomu Gomu no Mi and was sent to prison. He sought refuge in Nika the Sun God, who was considered a savior figure by the slave population. The guard who told him about this was eventually disposed of by the World Government.
Who's Who asked Jinbei if the fishmen had any association with Nika. Jinbei was greatly offended by the slavery implications, so he decided to knock out the former CP9 agent instead. It's unknown if Jinbei is truly aware of the Sun God, given that his former pirate crew made heavy usage of the sun motif.
It turns out that Luffy has become the Sun God himself
It's the very same Devil Fruit that the World Government wanted to erase from history. The Mythical Zoan fruit has now been fully awakened by Luffy himself. He is currently entering the final stages of his battle with Kaido. Interestingly, the Straw Hat refers to his awakening as Gear Fifth.
This completely redefines what fans knew about the series.
Is Nika supposed to be Joy Boy?
In the last chapter, Zunesha announced that Joy Boy had made his return. It's been over 800 years since his last appearance. This also coincides with the World Government trying to look for Luffy's Devil Fruit in that same time span.
Given the events of One Piece Chapter 1044, it's very likely that Nika is supposed to be Joy Boy. This could have major implications since the latter is highly relevant to the Void Century. If that is the case, perhaps Nika is the true name while Joy Boy is simply the title he went by.
Note: This article reflects the writer's personal views.
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