The Buku Buku no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to manipulate books, which makes them a Book Human. It was consumed by Charlotte Mont-D’Or.
|Name||Buku Buku no Mi|
|English Name and Meaning||Book-Book Fruit|
|Fruit Debut||One Piece Episode 810|
|Usage Debut||One Piece Episode 810|
|Current User||Charlotte Mont-d’Or|
At some point in the past, Charlotte Mont-d’Or consumed the Buku Buku no Mi (Book-Book) Devil Fruit.
The main ability of this fruit is that it allows the user to control nearby books, regardless of their size, allowing them to telekinetically move them around and even use them as footholds. The fruit’s greatest strength is its capacity to keep life contained within the page of a book. There are two methods to go about this. First, by holding an open book above the target, the visual illusion that they are inside the book’s world will be created. Once the book is closed, the visual illusion will disappear. Second, the user can really imprison their prey inside a book, turning them into an illustration that will never age (Mont-d’Or is frequently pictured holding down his prisoners with obscenely large, seemingly unbreakable nails).
By placing a certain bookmark onto the page, one can open and close a book at will. Books can also be used by the user as a long-distance and widespread communication tool. While he and his own Den Den Mushi were perched on top of another book, Mont-d’Or was seen calling several Den Den Mushi simultaneously by linking them all to a book. The precise workings of this power are not known.
As demonstrated when Luffy was able to move about and use other senses while under the illusion, placing a target under the illusion of a book’s environment only hampers their sight. As long as the page they are on is left open, targets imprisoned inside a book can still communicate with the outside world. Also, inmates can be freed by destroying the books that house them, albeit doing so poses a risk to them as well. Otherwise, the user is vulnerable to the usual Devil Fruit flaws.
The most notable application of Mont-d’Or’s fruit is to secure Big Mom’s collection of weird, uncommon creatures and critters, as well as her prisoners, within huge picture books, fasten them with enormous nails, and store them in a large library in Whole Cake Chateau.
Strange creatures are kept in the ordinary library, while typical convicts have their own section called the Prisoner Library. When the Straw Hat Pirates were being pursued, he was spotted linking many Den Den Mushi to speak with several of his crew members at once. He also uses his fruit to direct the Big Mom Pirates.
In battle, he uses ordinary books as flying platforms, giving opponents the impression that they are inside the book’s world, which makes them vulnerable to attack.
Mont-d’Or has demonstrated the following techniques using his fruit’s abilities:
In order to distract and confuse an enemy long enough for him or his allies to attack them, Mont-d’Or hovers an open book over them, trapping them inside the optical illusion that they are inside the book’s setting. Once the book is closed, the illusion is over.
A. The Buku Buku no Mi (Book-Book) Devil fruit was consumed by Mont-d’Or, one of the sons of Charlotte Linlin.
A. He used the books as prisoner cages; they also serve as the storehouses for Big Mom’s personal collections of strange creatures.
A. Unless the book is burned down, it is impossible to escape the prison by yourself, as witnessed when Luffy forcefully tried to use his strength to escape but ultimately failed after several attempts.