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    Quote Originally Posted by ellenate View Post
    I know that much.

    It was around dressrosa where usopp was developing his that the whole haki system started to lose me.

    Before, haki was just the purple-ish black coating, then there were "colors". Luffy knocking people out. People seeing into the future. Sanji has haki but for some reason it's fire. (i know this isn't the exact order of things)

    I don't get how you can go from one technique to the other. there seems to be drastic differences between what i assume are the "colors" of haki. It just seems like everytime something weird happens someone says "haki" and just leaves it at that.

    If all these different abilities where in separate schools of thought and not just under the Haki banner it would seem less chaotic. It reminds me of Final fantasy XIII and how they kept falling back to these buzz words for everything (ex. fal'cie Cie'th...) I played (platinum two of them) all 3 games and still couldn't tell you the difference between those words with absolute certainty.
    Given you've already admitted to not paying very much attention, i'm going to assume you won't take much offense at me saying that your confusion seems born more of misunderstanding what's been written than the text being unclear.

    There have always been three types (or "colors", it seems to depend on the translation) of Haki. Kenbunshoku (Observation, "Color of Observation"), Busoshoku (Armament, "Color of Armament"), and Haoshoku (Conqueror's Haki...apparently even Viz wasn't dumb enough to try to push 'Color of the Conqueror" or something).

    The powers are pretty consistent between them.

    Observation Haki manifests as a sixth sense, the ability to predict attacks and sense things you can't see as shown first by the people of Skypiea (as "Mantra"). Observation Haki is basically Spider Sense but you can also use it to amp your other senses. Sensing the future is what it already DOES. Katakuri just gets actual future sight instead of just a vague sense because he's better at it.

    Armament Haki is invisible armor at a base level that protects from attacks and increases the power of your attacks. More power = darker coloring. It affects all Devil Fruit users as though they were normal humans, which is why Haki-powered blunt attacks hurt Luffy and they can cut a Logia in half and stuff now. I think the "Sanji's Haki is fire" thing is just a fan theory, I don't remember seeing that in the manga anywhere. He first did Diable Jambe pre-timeskip (WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY pre-timeskip) so that's highly unlikely.

    Conqueror's Haki lets the user impose their will on people. Weak people get knocked out, animals get tamed. Prtety straightforward.

    None of this has really changed since Haki was introduced, so I think your confusion might come from watching/reading multiple different translations of the series. The subbed anime is different from the dubbed anime is different from the Viz translation of the manga is different from Manga Stream's translation of the manga and maybe confusing fan theories with the actual text.
    Last edited by Rynjin; 2019-04-16 at 10:05 PM.