The Suna Suna no Mi is a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allows its user to create, manipulate and transform into sand at will, transforming them into a Sand Human. It was consumed by Crocodile. The fruit’s abilities were initially demonstrated, but not fully explained at Little Garden, when it was used to dry up a flower in a glass. The powers were fully demonstrated during the Alabasta Arc.
|Name||Suna Suna no Mi|
|English Name and Meaning||Sand-Sand Fruit|
|Usage Debut||One Piece Episode 77|
At some point in the past, the former president of the mysterious crime syndicate Baroque Works, Crocodile, consumed the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand) Devil Fruit.
The Suna Suna no Mi looks like a spherical tan barrel cactus with two stubby arms that point upwards. Except for the arms, it has a line of swirls emerge from the calyx. The right side of the peduncle is longer and slightly curled.
The main ability of this fruit is that it allows the user to create, manipulate and change huge amounts of sand. Once transformed, the user can allow normal physical attacks and non-Seastone projectiles to pass through their body to avoid harm (as most Logias do), or fly around by transforming their lower body into jets of flowing sand, giving them a massive advantage in defense and mobility during combat or pursuit.
Sand also becomes the user’s primary source of offense, manifesting itself in the form of sand blades of all sizes and forms, destructive sandstorms carried around by the wind or concentrated in one location, and even quicksand pits that sink those who are stuck beneath them. In a desert setting, where sand is abundant and can blend with the user’s own sand to enhance the range of assaults, certain methods gain additional power and range.
Aside from basic elemental control, the fruit has the unique ability of liquid absorption, which allows the user to dehydrate anything they come into touch with and even extend the impact to their immediate surroundings, transforming them into a wasteland. This skill is usually lethal to any living organism, causing plants and animals to wither and die of dehydration while also crumbling mineral matter into more sand particles for the user to manipulate.
Additionally, the user is immune to cave-ins because they may simply flee underground by turning themselves and the solid rock surrounding them into sand. Furthermore, Crocodile can identify other things within a body of sand, such as underground rivers, and use them to his advantage by making quicksand traps. It is one of the few Logia-type fruits that can naturally compensate for its own weakness, becoming even more powerful in desert locations where water is scarce.
The main weakness of this Logia power is exposure to liquids: particularly, when the user’s sand comes into touch with liquids, including blood, it solidifies. Because the sand is stuck together, this stops it from dispersing and so briefly nullifies the user’s “intangible” body. However, this component of the fruit’s power appears uneven in terms of the sort of liquid used and how it comes into contact with them.
Other than this, the user is vulnerable to standard Devil Fruit flaws.
Crocodile claims to have perfected the Suna Suna no Mi as he is able to mold his sand into a variety of weapon-like forms and reverting to sand when suddenly attacked. Because of this, Crocodile rarely fears someone who has no actual means of injuring him, frequently dismissing their efforts as pointless because he simply allows them to try as much as they can.
Crocodile once claimed to be invincible if he fought in a desert, which motivated him to conquer the Arabasta Kingdom, taking advantage of the local environment to establish himself as a nearly unstoppable power. Additionally, Crocodile plotted to suppress any other potential sources of water that could be used against him; secretly drying local villages and towns with his sandstorms while using the forbidden Dance Powder to concentrate all of the country’s rain in a single place to the detriment of the rest of the country. All of this allowed Crocodile to gain control over a large percentage of Arabasta’s water.
Crocodile uses his gold-alloy hook in conjunction with his powers as one of his main forms of melee fighting, transforming into sand, approaching his opponent, and then quickly reforming himself to swing his hook at them. Furthermore, Crocodile has been shown to turn his arm into sand in order to expand the reach of his hook for long-range capture and attacks. Crocodile appears to be unable to exhibit the dehydrating effect of the fruit via his hook, particularly indicating that only his usual right hand is capable of such feet.
Crocodile has demonstrated the following techniques using his Devil Fruit powers:
Crocodile turns his right hand into a loose blade of fast-moving sand, then stabs it into the ground like a torpedo, splitting anything in its path, even the ground itself, through intense and targeted erosion generated by the sand blade, which is strong enough to cleave a man in half.
Crocodile uses Desert Spada to generate another loose sand blade in his right hand. He stabs into the ground like Desert Spada, forcing the area in front of him to collapse. However, a massive hole of quicksand will grow, with the sand being carried away by subsurface rivers (which he can detect). Whatever gets stuck in the pit gets drawn in and buried alive. This attack is only possible in desert terrain.
Crocodile swings his right arm forward, creating a crescent-shaped sand trail in its wake. Because of Crocodile’s dehydration abilities, anything impacted by that track is quickly drained of all moisture.
Crocodile summons up a big sand tornado and sets it on a rampage. He won’t be able to halt the sandstorm if it develops huge enough. He creates a sandstorm capable of sucking water from living things and reportedly capable of cracking steel. This technique can also be used to send people flying.
Crocodile places his palm on the ground and uses his dehydration power to turn a large area around him into a desert wasteland. When he does this, the area surrounding him can crumble and cave in, leading unfortunate opponents to fall to their death.
It is Ground Secco in its extremely strong form. Crocodile not only dries up the ground, but also everything on it, including people and buildings, which are all changed into sand if it is in constant touch with the ground. The rate at which things appear to dry appears to be increasing as well.
Crocodile grabs someone with his right hand, then uses his dehydration ability to slowly or swiftly drain the moisture from their body. This leaves them in a withered and fleshless state.
Crocodile grabs a whirling mound of highly dense sand in his hand and hurls it at his opponent, which generates a powerful shock wave.
This is an altered version of Desert Spada. Crocodile creates multiple solid blades with fan-edges rather than one big sand blade. He has only constructed solid objects out of sand once, and a sufficiently powerful blow will shatter it back into sand.
It is an altered and enhanced version of Desert Spada. While Desert Spada creates a long underground sand blade that slashes everything in its path, Desert Grande Spada slices the enemy with a rising sand blade that bursts from the ground. This technique appears to emerge from a specific place of the ground, rather than traveling through it like Desert Spada.
A. Suna Suna no Mi allows its user various abilities which gives them more flexibility above other Logias. It gives the user more abilities than just elemental control, for example, the ability to set off sandstorms, locate quicksand or absorb liquids.
A. Crocodile has the Suna Suna no Mi.