Name: Kukui Blackthorn
Alias: None yet
Position: Amateur Shipwright
Bounty: None yet
- Kukui is a good willed teen, polite and respectful to most people but at the same time not afraid to express his opinions Of others. Despite being mature for his age, he has a very childish side that he tries to hide.
- Kukui was born on the island of Takala, a jungle like uninhabited island, where he lived alone with his parents. Said parents had (accidentally) fed him the Ki ki no mi fruit as a child and hid him on the island, knowing that there where people who would kill him without hesitation for the fruits powers.
- Sadly after 10 years of successful hiding, a group of unknown men invaded the island land, destroyed his home and killed his parents. Luckily, Kukui had used the power of the Ki ki no mi fruit and merged with one of the trees of the forest and waited 7 days fused to it until the unknown group left.
- Alone and enraged at his parents passing, Kukui dedicated the next 4 years of his life to training on the island while building a boat. The only clue he has to his parents assailant is the memory of the man who led the strangers to his parents, a pirate with white hair and a horizontal scar on his forehead.
- Ki ki no mi Fruit: After eating the Ki ki no mi fruit Kukui gained the ability to turn into wood, as well as merge, and shape any wood he is ‘rooted’ to, which just requires physical contact.
- Stealth: Kukui’s devil fruit powers allow him to transform into trees as well as merge his body with anything made of wood, like the wheel of a ship or the side of a house. He can even merge and hide into things smaller than himself, like a tree branch, although the smaller it is the more difficult is to fit. These abilities let him hide in plain sight easily.
- Logia Type: As a Logia type regular attacks have difficulty hurting him, however unlike other logia types, wood isn't as fluid and can't phase attacks as easily.
- Amateur Shipwright: Kukui understands the basics to ship building, and in conjunction with his devil fruit powers can build ships from his own body, albeit it takes a while depending on how big the ship is.
- Fighting Style: Kukui relies heavily on his devil fruit powers, and prefers to use attacks that restrain or throw the enemy around. His usual strategy is to root himself into one spot and use those roots to attack people from below at long and medium range.
- Ki Ki No: Ensnarement. While rooted, Kukui’s roots travel underground and spring up, wrapping around whatever’s above them.
- Ki Ki No: Long Reach. Kukui extends his arms or legs to give him range, either punching someone from far away or using it to reach high or far away and laces.