One Piece’s stoic swordsman Zoro becomes a terrifying monster in spooky new fan art that completely transforms Luffy’s right-hand man.
A spooky new fan art from Zoro changed A piecethe diabolical swordsman into a literal demon. Although Zoro is a human in the manga, the portrait still fits his character well and features many easter eggs related to his actual appearance and fighting style. However, it will definitely inspire more nightmares than the original character.
One Piece is a manga by creator Eiichiro Oda that follows the adventures of pirate Monkey D. Luffy and his crew as he tries to become the Pirate King. Zoro is the crew’s swordsman and Luffy’s right-hand man. He is an excellent fighter with a unique three-sword fighting style, using one sword in each hand and another in his mouth. Zoro’s fighting skills are among the best of the crew, to the point that fans have dubbed him, Luffy, and a third crew member Sanji as the “Monster Trio” in reference to their ferocity in battle. This fan art takes that nickname very seriously.
twitter user Yoru_chii recently posted a portrait of Zoro drawn as a demon with the caption, “Demon!Zoro portrait in which I spent much more time than I expected.” The time spent on the piece shows it, as it is breathtakingly detailed with sinister teeth dripping with a lava-like substance. These teeth extend both outward and upward, covering one of his eyes which is normally covered with a scar. Zoro also holds one of his cursed black swords in his mouth, which goes well with his new demonic look.
This alternate version of Zoro is somewhat fitting given the names of his signature attacks. His most iconic attack is the “Oni Giri”, where he charges his opponent and strikes them with his three swords simultaneously. “Oni Giri” translates to “Demon Cutter”, which fits her new form perfectly. The name of his latest technique also fits this fan art quite well. He calls it “King of Hell, Three-Sword Serpent: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation” and he uses it to defeat Kaido King’s right arm in their climactic battle in Chapter 1035. The technique involves infusing Haki, a form of spiritual energy, in his blades allowing him to project his slash outwards towards his enemy. He uses this attack to slice King’s fire attack, which might explain the melted liquid on his sword in the fan art. And the name “King of Hell” certainly matches Zoro’s appearance in the portrait.
Considering the sheer amount of creatively designed characters in One Piece, this unique reimagining of Zoro seems fitting. After all, One Piece already features a living skeleton named Brook and the villainous Gecko Moria who can create zombies using other people’s shadows, so a horrifying demon isn’t hard to imagine in this world. Despite its disturbing nature, this fan art of Zoro is a fitting tribute to the mightiest swordsmen of A piece.
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