Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well. In this post, I’ll be discussing everything you need to know about Gear 4 Snakeman. It is the strongest form of Luffy’s gear fourth which he unveiled while battling Charlotte Katakuri. It was in this form only that he was able to hit Katakuri at least a few times.
Let’s begin this post regarding Gear 4 Snakeman
So, what is Snakeman? Simply put, it is Luffy’s greatest weapon so far and it is a slimmer Gear 4 Bounce man version. In Snakeman, Luffy can move around easily and frequently than other forms.
One of the biggest strengths of Snakeman is that he does not over use haki like in others forms. While in Snakeman only the biceps of Luffy are covered in haki and not the whole of upper body. Thus, it gives Luffy more time to be in gear fourth without his haki running out. So, Luffy can stay in this form for a longer period of time. Snakeman is the toned down version of Bounceman. Even though Bounceman gives Luffy more elasticity but Snakeman gives him more mobility and far superior speed as well.
The biggest advantage of Snakeman which makes it the most powerful weapon in Luffy’s arsenal is that its attacks are highly unpredictable and hit at a blazing fast speed.
We’ve seen in manga and anime, even someone like Katakuri who is an advanced future sight Haki user had a tough time keeping up with Snakeman’s attacks.
The speed of Snakeman’s attacks is blazing fast. Now, let us discuss all the techniques we’ve seen thus far Monkey D Luffy using in his Snakeman form.
Gomu Gomu no Jet Culverin
The first one is Gomu Gomu no Jet Culverin, the literal meaning of this attack is rubber rubber Jet great serpent cannon. This is way superior and faster technique then the one Luffy uses while in Bounceman form which is simply known as Culverin.
While using this Gomu Gomu no Jet Culverin, Luffy can change the direction of his punches according to the movements made by his opponent in mid-air. The more his arm spreads, the faster his attacks become.
Gomu Gomu no Twin Jet Culverin
Coming to the second technique, which is known as Gomu Gomu No Twin Jet Culverin.This is basically same as a first technique but when Luffy uses Jet Culverin twice at the same time. It gives rise to this new technique known as twin Jet Culverin which is twice as threatening and faster than the first technique. This makes the reaction time given to opponents by Luffy even lesser. There isn’t much to add to this technique.
Gomu Gomu no Black Mamba
Now, let’s discuss the third technique of Snakeman, this is known as Gomu Gomu no Black Mamba. Using this technique, Luffy compresses both of his arms and then unleashes super fast strikes rapidly while his arms are moving up and down. Just like the earlier attacks, using Black Mamba Luffy also changes the direction of his attacks in mid-air but the attacks of Black Mamba possess extraordinary speed.
In Gomu Gomu no Black Mamba, Luffy’s attacks can be compared to his attack in Gear 4 Bounce Man, called Kong Organ.
But its speed is far superior to the latter and the ability to change direction in mid-air makes it superior to Kong Organ.
Gomu Gomu no King Cobra
Now, let’s discuss the final technique of the Snakeman. This technique is known as Gomu Gomu no King Cobra. While using this technique, Luffy compresses his arm and loops it around himself before sending a powerful fist towards his opponent. This Loop gives Luffy extra acceleration and momentum and then he enlarges his fist before hitting his target. Thus, the force of this attack multiplies several times before hitting the target. It’s easily the strongest technique that Luffy has so far in his arsenal. Using this technique, Luffy was able to knock out Charlotte Katakuri in just one blow. It is also the fastest attack thus far we’ve seen him use.
Even though Snakeman is an awesome power-up that Luffy was given at Whole Cake Island to compete with Charlotte Katakuri, it isn’t going to be enough to defeat a yonko level opponent like Kaido in Wano.
Thus, in order to defeat Kaido Luffy will have to use never seen before forms of Gear 4 or even use a new gear altogether which will be obviously known as gear 5. So, let us see which power-ups Luffy is given in Wano country war.
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Tahir Khan is the writer of “Gear 4: Snakeman – All Powers, Speed, Haki, And Techniques – Explained” Connect with him on Social Media.