One Piece: The Complete Guide to the Lunarian Race of King

Do you recall Big Mom wishing she had a team member like King? It has been revealed that he belongs to the strange Lunarian race. With just King remaining, the Lunarian race is thought to be extinct.

Prior to the arrival of the snooty Celestial Dragons, the Lunarians occupied the area above the Red Line. Whitebeard himself referred to them as “God”!

One Piece's King molds his flames into a dragon
One Piece’s King molds his flames into a dragon

Although our understanding of these Lunarians is currently limited, they appear to represent an important link in the chain. I eagerly await Oda’s explanation of the riddles surrounding them.

[Warning: Anime/Manga “One Piece” spoilers ahead]

1. Lunarian Race: What happened?

The Lunarians have almost completely disappeared, which is really sad. They are so uncommon that not even the multicultural nation of Totto Land has seen one.

Although the specific cause of the extinction of the Lunarian Race is unknown, the World Government appears to have been on a mission to eradicate the Lunarians and their Ancient Kingdom allies.

The global government is so eager to learn more about the Lunarians that they are giving a ridiculous reward of over 100 million berries for any information about them.

The World Government’s willingness to wipe them out today shows just how far it will go to keep its iron grasp on power.

2. Lunarians: What do they look like?

King is a towering figure, but whether or not all Lunarians are that imposing is unknown. They have a human appearance and several interesting characteristics.

King One Piece
King One Piece

The Lunarians’ hair is silvery white, yet their skin is a dark brown. Their ability to fly in the air on their black-feathered wings sets them apart from their Skypeian, Birkan, and Shandian counterparts.

One of the things that sets them apart is the enormous flame that burns on their back virtually nonstop.

3. Supernatural Capabilities of the Lunars

The Lunarian race is well-known for its physical toughness and mastery of fire. King has been labeled a monster by none other than Queen himself.

Fighting Lunarians is no laughing matter. Covering their limbs in flames, releasing huge fire blasts, and even molding the flames into massive structures are all ways they might increase the impact of their melee strikes.

King’s Wings and Flames One Piece
King’s Wings and Flames One Piece

The flames on their backs are a symbol of their strength and resilience. As long as the flames are high, they can protect themselves almost completely.

However, their resilience suffers when they put out that spark. They are temporarily defenseless, but their incredible speed more than makes up for it.

4. The Lunarians’ and the Seraphim’s Link

Although King was born with Lunar DNA, there are other beings who resemble Lunarians despite not having naturally occurring Lunarian DNA.

During his time in Punk Hazard, Vegapunk gained access to the Lineage Factor of King and proceeded to experiment with it in a mad scientist-like fashion.

Artificial cyborgs named Seraphim were built by Vegapunk and modeled after the former Warlords of the Sea. Brown complexion, white hair, black wings, and that signature flame on their backs are all hallmarks of the Lunarian race.

Seraphim One Piece
Seraphim One Piece

And because the flames don’t go out so readily, they’re even more difficult to control in combat than real Lunarians.

5. Is Sanji from the Moon?

Sanji claims his fire magic was the consequence of his undying ardor, but nobody believes him save Luffy.

A normal person wouldn’t normally be covered in flames unless they were a Lunar. Everyone caught it immediately and started wondering if Sanji was actually from Luna.

It became abundantly evident after all the antics on Whole Cake Island that Sanji’s abilities stem from his repressed genetics.

Vinsmoke Sanji is not your typical Lunarian, given his ancestry. Nothing proves that Judge actually attempted to inject Sanji with Lunarian genes, but the possibility remains.

Iftrit Jambe Sanji One Piece
Iftrit Jambe Sanji One Piece

He was raised in the Germa Kingdom by his father, Vinsmoke Judge, who wasn’t exactly a doting parent, along with his brothers. His father made some wacky prenatal genetic alterations to each of his sons in an effort to provide them with superhuman strength and speed.

Sanji being a Lunarian is a rather out there theory, but in the quirky One Piece universe, anything goes.

6. One Piece

Japanese mangaka Eiichiro Oda created and draws One Piece. Since the 22nd of July, 1997, it has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump.

Gol D. Roger is the Pirate King since he owns everything in this universe. His last words before being taken to the tower of death were, “My treasures?” If you really want it, you can have it. Have a look around; I dropped everything off there. The words “follow your dreams” inspired many to set sail for the Grand Line in quest of One Piece. A new era had begun!

Young Monkey D. Luffy, who aspires to equal Blackbeard as the world’s greatest pirate, also sails toward the Grand Line in quest of One Piece. With a crew that includes a swordsman, marksman, navigator, chef, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg shipwright, he is sure to have an adventure to remember.