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Question 530

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Reader: Kokoro is a mermaid, so why is her granddaughter, Chimney, a regular human? Don’t the mermaid genes pass down?

 

Oda: When Kokoro was young, a very long time ago, she came with Tom from Fish-Man Island. She married a man from Water Seven and had a son that was half mermaid. That son married a human girl, and they had Chimney. Chimney is a quarter mermaid, so she is very good at swimming. In volume 42, chapter 403, you can see that even a small child like her could save the drowning Luffy from a whirlpool. That’s because she has mermaid blood in her.

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