>>D: In Volume 32, Chapter 297, how did Luffy blow up that big zappy thing (Raigoh)?? And what is the "curtain" that Nami mentions?? I looked it up, but I don't get it!! Please explain to me. P.N. crush
>>O: Well... how should I explain? First of all, all you really need to understand is the intensity of the scene. The Raigoh is a mass of thunder clouds. Just think of thunder clouds as big masses of stress with electricity inside. The thunder clouds want to smash that stress into something. That's when lightning reaches down to the ground. Like when you hear "Lightning just fell on that tree!" Or "Yamada just got hit by lightning!!"
>>That's called discharge. However, discharge doesn't always have to occur outside the clouds. Sometimes the lightning starts zapping around within the clouds. This is called "curtain discharge" or "curtain lightning." Gold conducts electricity, so when Luffy thrust that golden ball into the Raigoh, the lightning all zapped through it and disappeared. But Luffy didn't really understand what it was that he did. It's all OK. Just remember, everything cleared up. And today, Skypiea is at peace.
Wait... scientific explanation in my One Piece?