The Manto Manto no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that gives the use the ability to create a cloak around the body that can be easly change, making the user a Cloak Human (マント人間, Manto Ningen). "Manto" means cloak in Japanese. Its is also called Shroud-Shroud Fruit whene dubbed. This fruit was originally owned by the Phantom family, and was consumed by Phantom D. Ryder in order to protect it from the Delfino Family
The Manto Manto no Mi is a cyan, pomegranate shaped fruit with a orange stem sprouting out of it. The fruit has circular like patterns surrounding it almost to look like small shields. The aura surrounding the user (once it's activated) takes the form of a light blue cloak that encompasses the user.
Strengths & WeaknessesEdit
The first major strength of the fruit is that it grants the user a cyan coloured Cloak of Aura which can protect the user from most head on attacks fr o m wepaons as swords and bullets, even when the user is not aware of it (such as when the user is a sleep and unaware of attacks) this was first evidenced when Ryder was asleep on his ship and a cannonball hit his quarters, he was undamaged from the assault because the Aura Cloak protected him. Though the cloak looks vaporous at times when active, the Aura Cloak can actually harden itself automatically and/or when the user wills it to. The cloak of aura can also extend itself outwards in order to protect others as well as it's user and can increase it's volume at will. Along with it's defensive capabilities, the aura that covers the user also has offensive abilities too. The Aura Cloal can extend itself out and take the form of extra limbs in order to attack it's opponents and defend the user. This can either be done automatically or if the user wills it to. The aura can also change it's physical properties in order to take the appearance of melee weapons such as maces and axes, through development and training with the aura, Ryder has also been able to make the cloak take on elastic properties so it can also transform into a few ranged weapons like crossbows, arrows and even a few guns. The Aura cloak can even regulate Ryder's temperature.
After the time-skip, Ryder was able to coat the aura in Busoshoku Haki, allowing it's attacks to become even more powerful, though at the cost of it's elastic properties of the area where the Haki is applied. He has also been able to give the cloak of aura the ability to separate from his body and gain it's own physical body as a hollowed out translucent shell. However, in order for him to control it he must maintain physical contact with the Shroud via the form of a very thing outstretch of the cloak's "skin". If the skin is disconnected then the aura will gain full sentience and Ryder will have no control over it's actions.
Despite all of it's strengths, the fruit's abilities also come with very annoying weaknesses. in order for Ryder to control the Aura Cloak, he must be able to impose his will onto it and the Cloak must "agree" with his actions. If the Cloak doesn't "agree" with Ryder's actions then it won't do it. The Cloak's concept of "agreement" is all down to the factor of Ryder's safety. The main function of the Cloak is to actually protect Ryder, if Ryder manipulates it's abilities in any way that may leave him open to attack on inflict damage on himself, the Cloak may choose an option that would be most benefiting for Ryder's help, even if it against the circumstances in which Ryder is in. However, as Ryder's physical strength begins to build, the Cloak begins to trust Ryder more and more with his decisions. If Ryder were to however force the cloak to do a decision that goes against it's purpose, the ensuing mental stuggle can cost him precious time in battle and even cause him physical damage wnd mental exhaustion.
Another weakness is that the Manto Manto no Mi's Aura Cloak has a limited amount of material to expend in the form of projectile attacks. If Ryder uses too many projectile attacks, the Cloak may dissipate and leave Ryder open for a certain amount of time, usually until it has enough Aura to reform. Apart from that the user also sufferes from thr standard devil fruit weakness.