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One Piece: Saphirite, Sapphire Scale, what is the illness that Bonney and Ginny suffer from?

 A new very rare disease has just emerged in the One Piece universe, Saphirite or Sapphire Scale. We tell you everything about the latter.

One Piece: Saphirite, Sapphire Scale, what is the illness that Bonney and Ginny suffer from?

In the recent chapter 1098 of One Piece, the plot takes a poignant turn with the revelation of the rare illness that afflicts Bonney, the child born from the union between Ginny and a Celestial Dragon. This disease, called "Saphirite", is even rarer than the famous "Amber Lead Syndrome" from which the child Law suffers.

Discover with us the details of this mysterious illness and its implications for Bonney's future.

What is Saphirite in One Piece chapter 1098?

The chapter begins with the kidnapping of Ginny, destined to become the wife of a Tenryuubito, and the destruction of the Revolutionary Army to which she belonged. Following these tragic events, the Revolutionary Army became more violent, and Kuma intensified his fighting. Ginny gives birth to Bonney, but two years later she is struck by Saphirite, a deadly and rare disease.

Saphirite has devastating effects on its victims. When exposed to natural light, whether from the sun or the moon, their skin turns blue and hardens like stone or scales. Ginny, suffering from this illness, becomes unrecognizable, leading the Celestial Dragon to free her. Bonney is entrusted to the elders of the Kingdom of Sorbet.

Ginny affected by Saphirite, but also her daughter Bonney

Ginny contacts the Revolutionary Army from the church where she lives with Kuma, sharing a moving message. However, Kuma, while trying to teleport to her, is unable to hear her final goodbye. When she arrives at the Sorbet Kingdom, it is too late, Ginny has died. Kuma takes charge of Bonney's care, but when the latter develops symptoms of Saphirite, he decides to leave the Revolutionary Army to care for her.

The link between Kuma and Bonney:

Kuma, acting as a foster father, takes care of Bonney. They spend time together, despite Bonney's condition requiring her to avoid natural light. Nicknamed "Jewelry" by Kuma due to the visible effects of Saphirite on her face, Bonney grew up in this church, unaware of the severity of her illness.

The cruel truth:

A few years pass, and Bonney is now five years old. Kuma consults a doctor who reveals that even with avoiding natural light, the disease will worsen with age, condemning Bonney to an early death around the age of ten. Unable to share this painful truth with Bonney, Kuma remains optimistic, creating emotional tension in the story.