I just want to put this page up for now because I’ve been thinking about it just recently, and since it’s my blog I get to do stuff like this so I won’t forget. 😛
From the Wiki:
Haki is separated into three categories, or “colors”: Kenbunshoku Haki, which grants users a sixth sense of the world around them and limited precognitive abilities; Busoshoku Haki, which allows the user to use their spirit as armor to defend against attacks or to make their own attacks more potent; and Haoshoku Haki, a rare type of Haki only one in a million can use which grants the user the ability to overpower the will of others.
Being able to hear the voice of all things is something Rayleigh very famously explains Roger was able to do. It’s easy to attribute this to Kenbunshoku (observational) type haki, which I won’t refute. But why haven’t other people displayed this ability? Why Luffy and why Roger?
What they share in common is their command of Haoshoku haki, or the King’s disposition. I don’t have a lot of evidence for this yet, but I hypothesize that the reason why Roger was able to decipher the Poneglyphs and write in the old script is because he could hear the voice of all things and had the ability to speak in all languages. Maybe the outpour of haki that causes people and animal alike to faint is in actuality a non-verbally communicated “mess with me and get destroyed.”
The Proof I Need:
– Does Boa communicate with her snake on a different level than others?
– Did Ace ever display this ability?
– Has anyone that we know with the King’s disposition been able to communicate with animals or people that spoke a different language with ease?
I’ll look in to this as I re-read a good amount of this series during winter break!
Pages/Chapters of Interest
Rayleigh Talks about Roger: http://www.mangareader.net/103-2614-7/one-piece/chapter-507.html
Zoro can hear the voice of water: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/one_piece/v44/c422/6.html
Bakaburg hears Merry, but then so does everyone else at her funeral: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/one_piece/v44/c430/8.html