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One Piece: Everything You Need to Know About King’s Lunarian Race

Remember when Big Mom wished for someone like King in her crew? Turns out, he is actually part of this crazy race called the Lunarians. The Lunarian race is believed to be extinct, with King being the only confirmed survivor.

The Lunarians used to live on top of the Red Line even before those snobby Celestial Dragons showed up. They were referred to as “God” by none other than Whitebeard himself!

One Piece: Everything You Need to Know About King's Lunarian Race
King shaping his flames into a dragon One Piece | Source: Fandom

We still don’t know a lot about these Lunarians, but one thing’s for sure—they’re shaping up to be a vital piece of the puzzle. I can’t wait to see how Oda unfolds the mysteries surrounding them.

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1.  What happened to the Lunarian Race?

Sadly, the Lunarians have practically vanished off the face of the earth! They are so rare that they can’t be found even in Totto Land, the nation where all sorts of races come together.

No one knows exactly how the Lunarian Race went extinct, but it seems like the World Government has been on a mission to wipe out Lunarians along with their allies from the Ancient Kingdom.

The World Government is desperate to get their hands on any Lunarians, and they’re even offering a crazy bounty of over 100 million berries for any intel on these elusive beings.

Their extinction today is a tragic reminder of how far the World Government is willing to go to maintain its iron grip on power.

2. What does a Lunarian look like?

King is a total giant, but we’re not sure if all Lunarians are towering figures or if King’s just got the height advantage. They’re mostly human-looking, but they’ve got some very eye-catching traits.

One Piece: Everything You Need to Know About King's Lunarian Race
King One Piece | Source: Fandom

The Lunarians have silver-white hair and brown skin. Unlike Skypeians, Birkans, and Shandians, they can soar through the skies with their black-feathered wings. 

They have a giant flame on their back that is almost constantly burning, which adds to their uniqueness.

3. Phenomenal Powers of the Lunarian Race

Lunarians are known for their physical resilience and fire manipulation. Queen himself called King a monster that can survive in any natural environment.

In combat, Lunarians are no joke. They can boost the power behind their melee attacks by covering their limbs in flames, unleashing powerful fire blasts, and even shaping the flames into massive constructs.

One Piece: Everything You Need to Know About King's Lunarian Race
King’s Wings and Flames One Piece | Source: Fandom

Their toughness is also linked to the flames burning on their backs. As long as that fire’s blazing, their skin is practically impenetrable. 

But when they extinguish that flame, their durability takes a hit. However, in exchange for a momentary vulnerability, they gain insane speed. 

4. Connection Between the Seraphim and the Lunarians

While King is a natural Lunarian, there are some other beings who weren’t born with those Lunarian genes but were created to be like them. 

Vegapunk got his hands on the Lineage Factor of King during his Punk Hazard imprisonment and went all mad scientist with it. 

Vegapunk created artificial cyborgs called Seraphim that were designed to look like the former Warlords of the Sea. They have all the attributes of the Lunarian race – brown skin, white hair, black wings, and that iconic flame on their backs.

One Piece: Everything You Need to Know About King's Lunarian Race
Seraphim One Piece | Source: Fandom

And unlike actual Lunarians, the flames don’t easily go out, so they’re even tougher to handle in a fight.

5. Is Sanji a Lunarian?

Sanji’s said that his fire creation was just a result of his burning passion, but only Luffy would buy something like that.

It’s not typical for your average Joe to be covered in fire unless they’re a Lunarian. Everyone quickly caught onto this and started theorizing if Sanji could be a Lunarian.

After all the shenanigans in Whole Cake Island, it became pretty darn clear that Sanji’s powers are rooted in his suppressed genetics. 

Considering his lineage, Vinsmoke Sanji is not your textbook Lunarian. There is a chance that Judge tried to inject some Lunarian genes into Sanji, but nothing has been confirmed yet. 

One Piece: Everything You Need to Know About King's Lunarian Race
Iftrit Jambe Sanji One Piece | Source: Fandom

He was born and raised in the Germa Kingdom with his brothers and his not-so-loving father, Vinsmoke Judge. His old man did some funky genetic modifications to his sons in the womb, aiming to give them superhuman powers and agility.

Sanji being a Lunarian is a pretty wild idea, but knowing the wacky world of One Piece, anything is possible.

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6. About One Piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.

The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!

Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.

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