Fanclub The Zoan Club

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Welcome to the Zoan Club! A corner to discuss and appreciate the most overlooked and underappreciated Devil Fruit class in the series.









What is a Zoan?
Zoan is one of the three Devil Fruit classes in One Piece. The term is likely derived from Zoanthropy, a term referring to the metamorphosis of humans into animals. Consuming this power allows the user to transform into an animal species and an inter-species hybrid form combing your original and beast forms. They can be consumed by humans, other animals, even by objects! There is land animals, air animals, extinct animals, even mythicals that never existed; however, there is no water-exclusive animals like fish as it clashes with a Devil's Fruit's weakness to the sea, but you will find some amphibian Zoans. Zoan power and rarity can be further classified into the regular Zoans, Ancient Zoans, Mythical Zoans, and Artificial Zoans scientifically created by Vegapunk and Caesar.

What are the benefits a of Zoan?
Zoans offer simple physical buffs and animal attributes to their users. They will generally boost the toughness, strength and speed of your human body in the hybrid form. This is ideal for physical combat specialists like martial artists or swordsmen. It's also great for any "meat heads" who prefer brawn over brains and are unlikely to extract creative potential from other Devil Fruits. Zoan users are also granted animal physiology like claws, tails, long tongues, sensitive noses, sharp eyes, better ears, sharp teeth with strong jaws, an exoskeleton or protective scales, sonar, extra limbs or wings to fly with. Some animals will even grant you non-physical abilities like venom, acid, webbing, fire spitting, sonic sound attacks. The Mythical Zoan class in addition to their mythical bodies possess secondary abilities that resemble Paramecia like shape shifting and instant regeneration.

Why should I appreciate Zoan and its users?
Zoans are simple and to the point, the kind of fresh air One Piece needs from time to time. Zoans just hit hard and strong, they are largely devoid of gimmicks and buffoonery. They are highly characterized as being blunt and having a one-track mind and this matched by their combat. To beat them you have to hit harder and stronger. This has given us some of the most amazing fights in the series like Luffy vs Lucci, Zoro vs Kaku, Sanji vs Jabra. The raw emotion and physicality best delivered through a back and forth with a bestial, who can't rely on tricks and just has to take it and dish it back to maintain the stakes of the battle. And they add just a touch of DF creativity to keep things more interesting than a character who can only punch or swing a sword.

Members:

New member questionnaire:

1.) Who is your favorite Zoan-using character in the series?
2.) In terms of design, what is your favorite Zoan beast form? Zoan hybrid form?
3.) In general, what is your favorite real world animal? Extinct animal? Mythical animal?
 
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Add me to this stat. They might not be the most powerful, but damn do I love'em.
New member questionnaire:

1.) Who is your favorite Zoan-using character in the series?
2.) In terms of design, what is your favorite Zoan beast form? Zoan hybrid form?
3.) In general, what is your favorite real world animal? Extinct animal? Mythical animal?
1. X Drake. Easily. Though I have a soft spot for the Ancient Zoan users in general.

2. Once again down to the Ancient Zoans, and it's real tough. I think they all look real cool. Page1 and Drake's theropod fruits are stellar, I like Jack's hulking mammoth, it gives him an eerie presence. And Queen's Brachiosaurus fruit suits him perfectly. But I gotta go with the Pteranadon fruit. Something about another flying ancient zoan, and a pterosaur no less, gets me.

3. Fav. living animal is a shark. Extinct animal? Tie between Tyrannosaurus Rex and Acrocanthosaurus. Mythical? Hydra's are pretty dope.
 
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- Probably Lucci. But Ancient Zoans seem very cool. Meaning whoever has the T rex Fruit probs will be my Favourite. But for now King is my favourite Ancient Zoan

- Erm...Hybrid probably is best. Perhaps if the full Zoan form was more powerful I would give it to them. But they have been pretty disapointing in comparison to the Hybrid form.

- Favourite animal is a Turtle
- Favourite Ancient Animal is a T rex or a Sabretooth. I even like Mammoths
- Favourite Mythical is most defintely an Eastern Dragon. Especially a beautiful purple one

 

RayanOO

Lazy is the way
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My favorite Zoan character is Marco, even if Sengoku and Drake are good too.

The best beast form is either Marco or Queen for me. Queen brachio is really good and massive.

The best hybrid for now is Page one. The guy has one hell of hybrid form. But I think my opinion will maybe change once we will see calamities hybrid or Kaido ones. Chaka made a good impression on me back then too. But Drake hybrid looks weird for now.

My favorite animal is maybe a chimpazee or pantheras. But the animal I find quite interesting and dope : mantis shrimp. A mantis shrimp zoan can be OP as hell.

For non living animal maybe T rex or Daeodon.
For fantastic beasts : don't really have one.
 
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Welcome to the club everyone!
My favorite animal is maybe a chimpazee or pantheras. But the animal I find quite interesting and dope : mantis shrimp. A mantis shrimp zoan can be OP as hell.
That would be an insane ability. It reminds me of back when I read through Terraformars (excellent for seeing how far animal powers can go in manga) and came across this beautiful mantis shrimp:

Your punch is so fast yet heavy that the shock wave generated can destroy shell armor and burn the creature inside. You don't even need to hit your target, you can smash your own fists together to create that effect. Though outside of an aquatic environment, the physics wouldn't quite work like that. Maybe a little like King Elizabello's punch instead.

Unfortunately, crustaceans that can't live outside of water would never appear as Zoan abilities. Oddly enough, we have never seen crustacean Fish-men either. Probably because crabs and shrimp are not fish. The Mantis Shrimp seems to be stuck in a loophole. But there's always hope, here is a SMILE user who seems to have the pincer of a land crab species:


And here is "Crab Hand" Gyro, who wishes he had a real claw and could punch faster than sound:
 

RayanOO

Lazy is the way
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Welcome to the club everyone!

That would be an insane ability. It reminds me of back when I read through Terraformars (excellent for seeing how far animal powers can go in manga) and came across this beautiful mantis shrimp:

Your punch is so fast yet heavy that the shock wave generated can destroy shell armor and burn the creature inside. You don't even need to hit your target, you can smash your own fists together to create that effect. Though outside of an aquatic environment, the physics wouldn't quite work like that. Maybe a little like King Elizabello's punch instead.

Unfortunately, crustaceans that can't live outside of water would never appear as Zoan abilities. Oddly enough, we have never seen crustacean Fish-men either. Probably because crabs and shrimp are not fish. The Mantis Shrimp seems to be stuck in a loophole. But there's always hope, here is a SMILE user who seems to have the pincer of a land crab species:


And here is "Crab Hand" Gyro, who wishes he had a real claw and could punch faster than sound:
Yeah I think normally aquatic Zoan are impossible, the only one known is the Axolotl ate by Smiley. Normally this animal can go into water. So maybe a shrimp can do the trick but I don't think so. It will be the most OP power haha.

https://onepiece.fandom.com/wiki/Sara_Sara_no_Mi,_Model:_Axolotl
 
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