Eiichiro Oda had a tremendous plan in mind for Luffy’s Gear 5, but it would have made him too powerful for the rest of the One Piece story.
One of the most impressive transformations in the anime industry in 2023 was Luffy’s Gear 5 in One Piece. This new form seemed incredibly powerful, with no apparent rival, but it could have been even stronger.
According to Pewpiece on Twitter, drafts from Eiichiro Oda revealed that Luffy’s power in Gear 5 increased depending on his laughter. If Luffy laughed a lot, his power would increase exponentially, making his transformation practically immortal. However, Oda decided to keep Luffy’s power at its current level, despite the influence of laughter.
The concept of Luffy’s Gear 5 is unique and effective. For several chapters, Oda hinted at this incredible transformation and the consequences it will bring for the future of One Piece, including the rebirth of JoyBoy and Nika, the Sun God.