In the manga One Piece 1097, the story delves deeper into Bartolomew Kuma’s past following the God Valley incident. Titled ‘Ginny’, the chapter centers around Kuma’s extraordinary ability to heal others using the Nikyu Nikyu no Mi fruit.
Kuma possesses the power to alleviate someone’s pain, transforming it into Paw Bubbles. However, there is a limit to the severity of the pain he can heal. Kuma willingly takes on the accumulated pain himself, a sacrifice reminiscent of Zoro’s actions in a previous chapter. This weekly occurrence has caught the attention of Ginny, who is deeply upset by it.
Despite his good intentions, Kuma explains to Ginny that he has no choice but to bear the burden due to the nature of his Devil Fruit powers. If the pain is not transferred to someone else, it will return to the person it was taken from. Nevertheless, Kuma expresses his happiness in being able to assist and help others.
Kuma is 25 years old, while Ginny is 22. Ginny, moved by Kuma’s selflessness, proposes marriage to him only to be met with Kuma’s decline. This rejection sparks anger in Ginny, and she continues to pressure Kuma to marry her.
Kuma firmly refuses Ginny’s proposal, not out of indifference, but to protect her from a tragic fate similar to his own parents’. He fears that their union may lead to unfortunate consequences. Instead, Kuma changes the subject and enlightens Ginny about Dragon and the Revolutionary Army.
Kuma holds great admiration for Dragon, considering him a hero. He expresses his desire to save many people at sea, inspired by Dragon’s dedication. Meanwhile, two children from a previous chapter, Gyugyu and a hat-wearing child, both harbor feelings for Ginny.
The key takeaway from this chapter is the immense sacrifice and burden Kuma carries to help others. He willingly endures pain to alleviate their suffering, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness.
The events in this chapter take place after the God Valley incident, but no specific timeframe is mentioned. The exact location is undisclosed, but it is within the world of One Piece.
Bartolomew Kuma’s story showcases the selfless nature of his character and the consequences of his Devil Fruit ability. Fans of One Piece will be captivated by Kuma’s unwavering dedication to healing and saving others. One Piece 1097 highlights the complexities of Kuma’s life and the choices he must make, leaving readers eager for the next chapter.