Who is Joy Boy in One Piece?

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One of the most mysterious figures in One Piece is Joy Boy. Though One Piece is one of the longest-running series, not much is known about this entity throughout its thousands of episodes. Of course, as anime and manga continue, more secrets and mysteries are becoming known. However, now that Gear 5 has been animated, you might wonder who Joy Boy is. Follow this guide to learn more about Joy Boy in One Piece.

One Piece – Who is Joy Boy?

Joy Boy was first introduced in chapter 628 and episode 548. At that point, many One Piece enthusiasts did not know what significance this person was. That said, Joy Boy is a name held by two people in the One Piece universe. It should also be noted that it is a historical term, but why is this?

Fish-Man Island

Though not much is known, we do know a few vital information regarding who this person is. Joy Boy was a well-known figure within the Void Century 800 years ago. This person also played an essential role within Fish-Man Island. During this time, 800 years ago, JB made a promise to the residents of the Island to raise Noah with the assistance of Poseidon. However, this promise will not come to fruition for unknown reasons. A Poneglyph with an apology from JB can also be found on the Island.


At some point 800 years ago, JB also become affiliated with Zunesha, the Naitamie-Norida elephant. Zunesha is well over 1,000 years old and now carries the Mink Tribe on his back for an unspecified punishment. When Luffy died during his fight with Kaido, Zunesha was the one who heard the “Drums of Liberation.”

Laugh Tale

By now, everyone watching or reading One Piece should know that most Pirates have entered the Grand Line for one reason and one reason only – to find One Piece. It should also be mentioned that JB first came across this Island (which would later be named by Gol D. Roger) and left a treasure known as the One Piece.

Monkey D. Luffy

Throughout the story, at various points, it is mentioned in the Poneglyph that JB will return after 800 years. Currently, Luffy holds the Mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit – the Gomu Gomu no Mi. However, we soon learn this fruit has another name, the Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika.

It was only during the Wano Country Arc that Luffy could awaken the full extent of its powers. Unfortunately, Luffy had to die to make this happen, but once he did, this brought forth the coming of Joy Boy. However, we know that Luffy is now Joy Boy. Unfortunately, not much is known about the original.

With that, we conclude this guide on who Joy Boy is in One Piece. If you enjoy this guide, we have plenty more on various topics and news pieces! Check out Demon Slayer, Bleach, and Rebuild World.


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