The Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Locust is a Zoan-type Devil Fruit that turns whoever eats it into an Locust Person. It allows its user to transform into a locust hybrid, and a full locust at will. Mushi is a Japanese word that means "insect". It was eaten by Gregario.
This Devil Fruit appears as a black peach that has two yellow spirals on it; one on each half. The inside is green.
Strengths & WeaknessesEdit
The major strength of this fruit is that it allows the user to transform, either fully or partially, into a locust. This power shows the hybrid transformation to be largely more powerful than the full transformation, as the full transformation only has the strength and size of a grasshopper. This smaller form does allow for improved infiltration though. In the hybrid form, the users physical capabilities get amplified so as to match those of a locust. The strongest weapon available to the user in this hybridization is their leg strength. The leg strength of the locust, when scaled up, is the strongest in the animal kingdom, making this an incredible weapon when used appropriately. This fruit also provides its user with a strong exoskeleton while partially transformed, making a strong armour. Another thing of note is that users of this fruit gain strong navigational skills.
This fruit actually possesses two different forms, for both the full and partial transformations. The first form, and more common one, is the Solitaria form. This is considered to be the grasshopper form, and is distinguished by its green body. Most users of this fruit only ever know this form, but more advanced users are capable of utilizing the second form; the Gregaria form. This other form is considered to be the true locust form. In opposition to Solitaria, Gregaria has a yellow body with black markings. Their body also increases in size, and gains a higher metabolic rate, which both increase the power and ferocity of the user. Probably the most significant change is that the user gains wings, allowing flight. The most fearsome thing the user gains with Gregaria though is its ability to bring on plagues. By releasing a particular pheromone, they are capable of changing any locust grasshoppers over a large range into social creatures, creating a swarm of locusts that will eat all the crops in an enormous area.
One of the biggest weaknesses of this fruit is that the user can be easily squashed while fully transformed, possessing only the size and strength of an ordinary locust. Another, less commonly seen, weakness is one only those who manage to utilize Gregaria suffer from. This being that their metabolism increases to such a point that it can be considered dangerous if they do not eat a large amount of food shortly after using it, especially if they were put under strenuous activity while in that form. Standard Devil Fruit weaknesses apply.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- This fruits appearance is that of a peach as a reference to James and the Giant Peach.
- This Devil Fruit was inspired by Thien from Terraformars.
- The powers of this fruit are largely based off of the desert locust.