Jewelry Bonney has been introduced in One Piece anime many times. She made her first appearance in the series when she was showing off her gluttonous side and feasting on a pizza. There has been a lot of talk about her and her mysterious past, so let’s talk about her in detail.
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Jewelry Bonney – Good at Heart?
It’s really a very subjective question. The only time we have seen Jewelry Bonney do something ‘good’ was when she stopped Zoro (our fav) from kicking a Celestial Dragon’s ass.
For those of you who don’t remember it, let me just quickly remind you. You know our boy Zoro is a badass and when someone pisses him off, they sign a death warrant. So did a Celestial Dragon when he tried to shoot Zoro with his gun. Our boy then almost took his sword out too cut the Celestial Doofus in half and just then Jewelry Bonney put up a show and stopped him.
Although this incident saved Zoro’s ass, Jewelry Bonney did not do it to save Zoro, it was to save her own ass. Though it’s not clearly mentioned anywhere, it was pretty obvious when she refused to save an ordinary guy who was shot by a Celestial Dragon.
This could lead someone to think that Jewelry Bonney is NOT good at heart and is just another usual pirate, but you really never know. She might have gone through some tragedy which may have instilled survival skills deep down into her. And so, even though she may not be a cold-hearted pirate, she may be behaving in such a way to keep herself safe.
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Jewelry Bonney has a tragic past?
Look at the above image, it is from the event when Blackbeard called the marines for a favor in exchange for Jewelry Bonney and Akainu came instead of what Blackbeard requested.
The above image also tells that something did happen in Jewelry Bonney’s past, something so tragic that she can never forgive “those people”, which probably means the navy. We can surely say that it does not mean Akainu himself since in that scenario she would have said “will never forgive you” and not “you people”.
From this, this much is clear that something terrible did happen in her past. There are some theories floating around which say that Jewelry Bonney was a slave under the Celestial Dragons.
To me, that seems very less plausible because that would explain her anguish and hatred towards Celestial Dragons but it cannot explain her hatred for the navy. All the atrocities she would have faced as a slave would only be because of the Celestial Dragons and not the Navy.
One could say that the navy supports and stands for the Celestial Dragons and that is the reason why she hates the navy too, but that is not the kind of expression that is shown on her face in the above image. That expression is of someone who has faced horrors and the person standing in front of her is related to it.
Jewelry Bonney’s Devil fruit ability
Jewelry Bonney’s devil fruit ability is quite intriguing. She can alter the age of any person including herself. This devil fruit ability has given birth to many speculations and fan theories.
Some people have also related her encounter with Akainu in the above manga chapter screenshot with her Devil fruit. It is believed by the fan community that she was used by the navy for her devil fruit powers. The navy used her devil fruit powers to give rise to their old marines who were big shots during their era but retired as they were getting old.
This could also be the reason why the marines didn’t execute her and she was well after time skip even though she was caught by Akainu before
But, there is one flaw in this theory which is why I disapprove of it. If the navy really was using Jewelry Bonney for her devil fruit abilities, then why are the elders of the world government still old? There could be some reason to it, but still it’s highly unlikely that the elders wont use her power to get their youth back.
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Devil fruit awakening
As we know, Jewelry Bonney’s Devil fruit power is that she can alter the age of people around her and herself. Paramecia type Devil fruits usually don’t allow users to affect anything other than themselves unless they are awakened. So it is possible that she already has awakened her Devil fruit.
But let us assume for once that she has not awakened her devil fruit. Then what possibly could be her Devil fruit awakening? Many people believe that if her Devil fruit awakens, she will be able to control the age of all life forms other than humans also which is a very interesting and frightening power.
Could her devil fruit ability also be used for healing people? That is my theory. I believe that Jewelry Bonney will also be able to heal people if her devil fruit awakens. Suppose someone has a Tumor, she can reduce the age of tumorous cells and help the person in healing.
Now comes the most frightening part. What if Jewelry Bonney reduces the age of a person too much?. Could she potentially remove the very existence of the person from the face of the earth? If her awakening can do that then her power is possibly the most frightening amongst all the powers we have seen till now in One Piece.
That’s it for this post. I will probably write another post on Jewelry Bonney or update this post. To keep up with the latest one piece theories follow me on twitter, facebook, or Pinterest. You can also read more one piece theories here.