For those of us who are pretty far along in One Piece we’ve asked ourselves “how does Blackbeard have 2 devil fruits?”. We still do not know the answer to this question but we can still speculate. It was explained to us in the One Piece manga that if a person attempted to eat a second devil’s fruit they would explode and die. I’m not sure if they would explode actually but we were to assume that it would kill you.
We were able to receive a couple possible hints that can help us answer the question: how does Blackbeard have 2 devil fruits? We have to take a look at all of the things relating to Blackbeard and his second devil fruits, and also Blackbeard’s body itself.
Blackbeard Built Different?
Right after Blackbeard somehow yoinked the Gura Gura no Mi devil fruit from the great Whitehead’s lifeless corpse, we are given an interesting comment from Marco the Phoenix (aka pineapple🍍). He says that Teach’s body is a bit different than the average person. We can interpret this however we want but it implies a certain abnormality within Blackbeard’s body which allows him to hold two devil fruits when normal people would die from trying such a thing. This confirms it for me that he is simply built different.
With that knowledge plus the fact that Shanks is wary of him, there seems to be something going on there. Quick spoiler warning for what’s about to come if you’re not entirely caught up. We also know that Marshall D. Teach doesn’t sleep; we learned that from O D. en’s backstory. That adds to the mystery surrounding his body. Could it be tied to ability to absorb two devil fruits? Some people use this to theorize about him having more than one personality. If that were true, maybe he is more than one person so to speak, and that allows him to harbor multiple devil fruits. He’s also able to handle more pain than the average person. He tells this to Ace on Banaro Island when they battled.
Stealing Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit
Maybe we can get more hints if we examine the time that Blackbeard actually acquired the tremor devil fruit.
Blackbeard proudly announced to the world that he would put on a show like the world has never seen before. Well, he did. His crew members draped a black cloth over the late badazz’s lifeless body and did something under there. I’m honestly not sure if I want to know what they did while underneath it.
We can assume that they used the cloth in order to hide the method that they used to yoink the devil fruit. Maybe one of the crew members has a devil fruit that allowed it to happen. Or maybe they brought their own fruit under the cloth and the power transfered to the new fruit. We just don’t know, but it’s fun to guess.
Sooo… how does Blackbeard have 2 devil fruits? What do you think? Please use your weeb noggins and comment below what you think about the matter. Nowadays it seems that Blackbeard and his crew are actually going around hunting other pirates’ devil fruits. This implies that the method they use is relatively easy and it seems like they’re the only ones who know how to do it. This makes me think that it’s only possible because it’s Blackbeard. Maybe he’s even able to hold 3 fruits inside of his body, anything seems to be possible with this dude.