The Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami is a Mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to transform into an ancient wolf deity at command. Yamato devoured this fruit.
As Kaidou pointed out, this wolf is the “Guardian Deity of Wano”, making this Zoan especially important. Its power was first hinted during Yamato’s battle with the Armored Division, when Yamato momentarily flashed his fangs, before it was fully revealed in Yamato’s later fight with Kaidou on the rooftop of the Skull Dome.
|Name||Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami|
|English Name and Meaning||Dog-Dog Fruit, Model Okuchi-no-Makami|
|Fruit Debut||One Piece Episode 1041|
|Usage Debut||One Piece Episode 1009|
Kaidou claims he had a difficult time obtaining this Devil Fruit and never intended for his child to consume it. Regardless, Yamato came across it, and unaware of its nature, ate it out of hunger, gaining its powers at the expense of losing his ability to swim, leaving him even less prospect of ever escaping Onigashima on his own.
The fruit is round and flat with an orange exterior, similar to a persimmon. Its surface is essentially naked, with the exception of a pattern of fishhook-like Devil Fruit swirls that run from the stem halfway down the fruit and circle all the way around. The fruit has a little set of brownish leaves on top and the classic Devil Fruit stem in lighter-orange color that swirls upward on the left side.
The transformation significantly improves the user’s physical powers and, as a carnivorous Zoan, presumably bestows enhanced predatory instincts, and in addition, provides the user with canine teeth and claws well-suited for warfare.
More particularly, Yamato’s wolf deity form appears to come with a substantial gain in physical strength, which allows him to compete nearly equally with his father Kaidou, an Emperor of the Sea, even if the latter has taken his extraordinarily powerful human-dragon form.
Furthermore, as with previous Mythical Zoan fruits, this one bestows the user with at least one special power: the user can generate ice, which they can expel as blasts from their mouth or otherwise make appear from their body, and can even use such ability without transforming.
There are no weaknesses known of this Devil Fruit apart from the standard Devil Fruit flaws.
Yamato uses the power of this fruit in battle. He has demonstrated his ability to battle on nearly equal terms against his father, Kaidou, while the latter was in his half-dragon form, with Kaidou commending his level of power. Yamato enjoys using his kanabo, Takeru, in hybrid form as he does in human form (similar to that of Kaidou), improving his melee fighting prowess.
Yamato uses his ice-generating ability to his advantage, either by breathing it out to freeze his enemies solid, or engulfing his club in it for enhanced melee attacks. He may shield himself by cladding his body in ice to absorb harm like armor, or by erecting ice walls.
Yamato has demonstrated the following techniques using the fruit’s abilities:
This is a technique where Yamato raises his head, takes a deep breath, and then abruptly exhales a dense blast of cold air at his target of choice, hopefully freezing that thing solid.
Yamato uses a defensive technique in which he completely encloses himself in ice, which is first indistinguishable from his body. If Yamato is hit by an opponent’s attack, the armor-like coating will absorb the damage, cracking and breaking off Yamato like glass.
Yamato, in Human-Beast Form, leaps into the air and begins vertically spinning his kanabo to the left, creating a swirl of ice around his weapon. As a result, he strikes down upon his enemy from above.
Yamato uses this attack in his human form. After imbuing Takeru with a frosty aura, he attacks the kanabo with immense force, simultaneously freezing the target.
This Devil Fruit offers the ability to turn into a hybrid and complete version of the Okuchi no Makami: a legendary wolf who, according to Kaidou, is a “Guardian Deity of Wano Country”.
While transformed, the user’s hair grows longer and more untamed, they develop a ribbon-like trail of chilly air around their shoulders, and they develop a massive tail.
A. Okuchi no Makami, meaning: “Large-Mouthed True God”, is the dedication of the extinct Japanese gray wolf, which was traditionally worshiped as the guardian of humans in Japan.
A. Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami (Dog-Dog Fruit) is a Mythical Zoan fruit.
A. Yamato, at some point of time, consumed the Dog-Dog Fruit, Model: Okuchi no Makami, out of hunger, unaware of its true nature.