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Kizaru vs. Gear 5 Luffy: Who is stronger? Who would win in a fight?
Kizaru vs. Gear 5 Luffy: Who is stronger? Who would win in a fight?

Kizaru vs. Gear 5 Luffy: Who is stronger? Who would win in a fight?

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In the world of One Piece, where grand adventures unfold, and the clash between pirates and marines sets the stage for epic battles, a compelling question has stirred the imaginations of fans far and wide.

It is a question that carries with it the weight of destiny and the allure of unparalleled power. Kizaru vs. Gear 5 Luffy: Who is stronger? Who would win in a fight?

The origin of this rivalry can be traced back to their initial encounter, during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc, where Kizaru’s light-based prowess nearly extinguished the Straw Hat crew, leaving Luffy and his allies in horrified wonder of the Admiral’s formidable abilities.

A lingering anxiety has since hung over Luffy, whose journey to confront the world’s strongest foes has become an unending saga of growth, transformation and ever-increasing power.

And now, in a remarkable twist of fate and, it is revealed that the battle between Luffy and Kizaru is not merely a hypothetical dream but an ongoing clash within the pages of the One Piece manga, unfolding in the captivating Egghead arc. 

Kizaru vs. Gear 5 Luffy: Who is stronger?

Monkey D. Luffy

Kizaru vs. Gear 5 Luffy: Who is stronger? Who would win in a fight?
Mokey D. Luffy

Here are some key aspects of Luffy’s strength and abilities:

Hito Hito no Mi: Model – Nika (Human-Human Fruit)

For so long, Luffy’s true Devil Fruit nature was hidden from us, and we all thought that Luffy’s devil fruit was Gomu Gomu no Mi (Gum-Gum Fruit). But during the Wano arc, it was revealed that the true name of Luffy’s Devil Fruit is Hito Hito no Mi: Model – Nika (Human-Human Fruit), which is a Mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit. This grants him the unique ability to transform his body into rubber, endowing him with several remarkable capabilities:

  • Stretching: Luffy can stretch his limbs and body to incredible lengths, giving him a wide range of attack options and the ability to reach distant opponents.
  • Rubberization: His rubbery body makes him virtually immune to blunt force attacks, as he can absorb and disperse the impact, rendering most physical blows ineffective.
  • Awakening: Luffy has awakened his Devil Fruit powers, allowing him to stretch his own body and manipulate the environment around him. This advanced ability enables him to turn objects and their surroundings into rubber, enhancing his combat versatility and making him even more formidable in battle.

Gear Techniques

  • Gear Second: By pumping his blood at an accelerated rate, Luffy’s body gains tremendous speed, strength and agility. His veins become visible, and he is surrounded by steam as he enters this state. It allows him to deliver lightning-fast punches and kicks and increased evasion capabilities.
  • Gear Third: Luffy inflates specific body parts, usually his bones, to gigantic proportions, resulting in colossal size and increased physical strength. However, this technique reduces his overall mobility due to the massive weight of his enlarged limbs.
  • Gear Fourth: Gear Fourth combines Haki and Luffy’s Devil Fruit abilities. Luffy inflates his muscles, covers them in Haki and becomes a hulking, muscular figure. In Gear Fourth, Luffy gains immense power, enhanced durability and increased speed through a combination of elasticity and Haki. He can use the ability known as “Boundman” for offensive attacks and “Snakeman” for speed and agility.
  • Gear Fifth: Luffy awakened his Devil Fruit abilities during the Wano arc while fighting Kaido and unlocked his next Gear, Gear Fifth. This Gear allowed Luffy to do virtually anything that he desired, from grabbing lighting to forming a fist as huge as the Onigashima Island. There is no limit to what he can do with his Gear Five abilities.

Haki Mastery

  • Observation Haki (Kenbunshoku Haki): Luffy can sense the presence and emotions of others, making it possible for him to predict movements and attacks, even from opponents he cannot see. He can even see a few seconds into the future while using Observation Haki.
  • Armament Haki (Busoshoku Haki): Luffy has developed an advanced level of Armament Haki, allowing him to infuse his attacks with this invisible armour. It enables him to bypass the intangibility of Logia-type Devil Fruit users and inflict physical damage on them.
  • Conqueror’s Haki (Haoshoku Haki): Luffy possesses the rare Conqueror’s Haki, which reflects his indomitable willpower. It can intimidate and even render weaker-willed individuals unconscious by sheer force of presence.


Luffy has displayed remarkable resilience and endurance throughout his adventures. His rubber body helps him withstand extreme physical punishment and recover from injuries more quickly than ordinary humans.

Adaptive Combat Style

Luffy’s fighting style is highly adaptable. He learns from his experiences, identifies his opponents’ weaknesses, and often devises creative strategies to overcome challenges. His ability to improvise in battle is one of his greatest strengths.

Leadership and Charisma

Luffy possesses natural leadership qualities and the ability to inspire loyalty and fellowship among his crewmates. His charisma and unwavering determination often bring allies to his side.


Kizaru vs. Gear 5 Luffy: Who is stronger? Who would win in a fight?

Here’s an overview of Kizaru’s strength and abilities:

Pika Pika no Mi (Glint-Glint Fruit)

Kizaru possesses a Logia-type Devil Fruit known as the Pika Pika no Mi, granting him the power to create, manipulate, and become light. This Devil Fruit provides him with an array of extraordinary abilities:

  • Light Transformation: Kizaru can transform his entire body into light at will. This transformation renders him nearly supernatural, allowing him to phase through solid objects and making him impervious to most physical attacks.
  • Light-Based Attacks: As a master of light, Kizaru can emit and control light energy in various forms, including laser beams and projectiles. These attacks travel at the speed of light, making them extremely difficult to evade.
  • Light-Based Clones: In the recent Egghead arc, while battling Luffy, Kizaru could also use a huge amount of Light-Based Clones to combat Luffy’s Giant form.

Immense Speed

Kizaru’s ability to move at the speed of light is a defining aspect of his combat prowess. This incredible speed lets him react instantaneously and launch swift, precise attacks on his opponents. His quick movements often catch adversaries off guard.

Haki Usage

Kizaru has displayed proficiency in both Observation Haki and Armament Haki, further enhancing his combat capabilities:

  • Observation Haki (Kenbunshoku Haki): This form of Haki allows Kizaru to sense the presence and intentions of others, granting him a heightened awareness of his surroundings and the ability to predict enemy movements.
  • Armament Haki (Busoshoku Haki): Kizaru can manifest Armament Haki, which coats his attacks with powerful, invisible armour. This Armament Haki allows him to harm Logia-type Devil Fruit users and neutralize their untouchable nature.

Precision and Marksmanship

Kizaru’s incredible precision and marksmanship skills enable him to target and strike distant opponents with his light-based attacks accurately. He can hit specific objects or individuals from great distances, making him a formidable long-range combatant.

Expert Swordsman

Kizaru can create a sword made of light using his Devil Fruit powers. He has demonstrated remarkable skill in swordsmanship, making him a capable adversary against skilled swordfighters. This light sword enables him to counter the attacks of swordsmen who can use Haki.

Kizaru vs. Gear 5 Luffy: Who would win in a fight?

In a battle between Luffy in his formidable Gear 5 mode and Kizaru, it is reasonable to conclude that Luffy would likely emerge victorious. 

Physical Prowess

  • Luffy: Luffy possesses extraordinary physical strength, enabling him to break steel and overpower formidable opponents. In Gear Fourth, he gains immense power and defensive capabilities.
  • Kizaru: Kizaru also has notable physical strength and endurance, demonstrated by his ability to hold down Whitebeard’s massive bisento with one foot. His physical attributes are commendable but not as overwhelming as Luffy’s.

Devil Fruit

  • Luffy: Luffy’s Hito Hito no Mi: Model – Nika grants him rubber-like properties, allowing him to stretch and absorb impact. His Devil Fruit has also been awakened, allowing him to manipulate his surroundings by turning them into rubber.
  • Kizaru: Kizaru’s Pika Pika no Mi allows him to transform into light, granting him intangibility and the ability to move at light speed. He can emit destructive light-based attacks and possesses impressive precision.

Both have formidable powers in this category, but Luffy’s awakened Devil Fruit adds versatility and environmental manipulation to his abilities.

Haki Mastery

  • Luffy: Luffy excels in all three forms of Haki, including Observation, Armament and Conqueror’s Haki. His diverse Haki abilities make him a well-rounded combatant.
  • Kizaru: Kizaru can use both Observation and Armament Haki, making him proficient in Haki techniques. However, he lacks Conqueror’s Haki.

Luffy holds an advantage here due to his mastery of all three Haki forms, providing him with a broader range of combat skills.


  • Luffy: Luffy rarely uses weapons in battle and primarily relies on his Devil Fruit abilities and physical combat skills. He is not known for his weapon expertise.
  • Kizaru: Kizaru can create a sword made of light using his Devil Fruit powers and has displayed proficiency in swordsmanship. This makes him a capable swordsman.

Kizaru excels in this category due to his proficiency with light-based weaponry.

Speed and Agility

  • Luffy: Luffy’s speed is exceptional, especially in Gear Second, where he can move at high velocities. In Gear Fourth, his speed remains impressive, combining agility with power.
  • Kizaru: Kizaru’s greatest asset is his ability to move at the speed of light, making him one of the fastest characters in the One Piece world. His movements are nearly instantaneous.

Thanks to his light-based powers, Kizaru has the edge in terms of sheer speed and reaction time.

As mentioned by Fiction Horizon, While Kizaru’s light-based powers are formidable, Gear 5 grants Luffy the potential to challenge the laws of nature and introduces unprecedented abilities. Although the outcome remains uncertain, Luffy’s recent developments and diverse skill set give him the upper hand in this clash.

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