Wano Country arc successfully captured the hearts of One Piece fans by introducing Yamato. He is one of Kaido’s offsprings and a masterful user of an incredible devil fruit. Unsurprisingly, Yamato from One Piece quickly claimed 11th spot on the latest popularity poll.
Yamato’s formidable combat skills have been praised by his father. He has also acquired the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami devil fruit. While One Piece’s Yamato holds a lot of value to fans, there may be some lesser known aspects that they are unaware of. As such, here are several points about Yamato’s devil fruit that could come as a surprise to many.
Note: In the One Piece manga, Yamato is referred to with he/him pronouns and the manga is the ultimate source for One Piece canon. As a result, we will follow suit and use he/him pronouns here too.
5. Significant To the Land of Wano
Yamato’s devil fruit plays a pivotal role in the narrative. Kaido recognizes the wolf as the guardian deity of the Land of Wano which makes Yamato hold great sway over its story. That his son would consume such a powerful force and then team up with those who oppose him signifies an incredible shift for everyone involved.
On several occasions, Yamato has served as the protector of Wano. After Luffy’s tenacious battle against Kaido, he fell from the rooftop. It caused Yamato to come to his rescue and take on his father in an epic fight. Amazingly enough, Yamato was able to go toe-to-toe with arguably “The Strongest Creature In The World,” demonstrating just how powerful this individual is.
4. Yamato Ate the Fruit Accidentally
Kaido was determined to safeguard the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami because it was difficult for him to obtain. The last thing he wanted was for Yamato consume such a powerful devil fruit. Despite the devil fruit’s remarkable power, Yamato never wanted to consume it. In his naivety, Yamato stumbled across the devil fruit and mistakenly thought it was normal. After ingesting this fruit he lost his ability to swim which crushed his dream of escaping Onigashima Island altogether.
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3. It’s Based on an Extinct Japanese Wolf
The form Yamato assumes when he changes is that of the once-common Japanese wolf, known as the Makami. In several provinces in Japan, this animal was revered by locals and served as a guardian spirit with supernatural powers. Legends tell us that it had an understanding of human languages and protected people from ill luck, fires or devastation to their crops.
2. It’s the 2nd Wolf Model in the Series
Yamato’s Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami is among the two Devil Fruits based on wolves. The original wolf model was Jabra of CP9’s who debuted in the Enies Lobby arc.
1. Its Resemblance to East Asian Deities
In its hybrid form, Yamato’s figure bears an awe-inspiring resemblance to the gods of East Asian faiths. Particularly salient is the fiery mantle that adorns his shoulders. It is a signifier of his immense power and prowess.
The round of flames behind Yamato’s head adds to his regal appearance. It also echoes the conventional floating tapestry found on many Buddhist gods. It further strengthens Makami’s spiritual persona and highlighting Yamato as a divine defender.
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How tall is Yamato One Piece?
With an awe-inspiring height of 263 cm (8’8″), Yamato is taller than any average human.
How old is Yamato One Piece?
Yamato’s age is 28 years.
Who is Yamato One Piece?
He is the offspring of one of the mighty Four Emperors who rule over the seas, Kaido.
How strong is Yamato One Piece?
Yamato’s extraordinary physical strength is reminiscent of Kaidou’s.