The most overpowered character in One Piece so far is the second son of Charlotte Linlin, Katakuri. The anime makes him seem like a god who can glimpse into the future using his Observation Haki whenever he wants. I always thought that using any form of Haki for long periods of time tires the user. Moreover, Katakuri doesn't seem to have any problems doing this.

I don't understand why Katakuri has been able to sustain his Observation Haki for so long without even getting tired. Because right from the moment he came for the wedding, he was using the Observational Haki to glimpse into the future and then he's been fighting Luffy (with normal color of arms haki) for so long and yet he isn't showing any signs of fatigue.

Wikia even states that

It is revealed that like Busoshoku Haki, Kenbunshoku Haki can be depleted if used too much.

But then I feel like Katakuri has overused this Haki and yet there seem to be no negative effects.

Can anyone clarify why Katakuri seems like an exception to this rule?

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    The wiki is written by random people on the Internet. Does it actually provide a citation for a chapter where Observation Haki's depletion is mentioned? Because I don't buy it. Fodder from Skypiea were using Observation Haki all the time without getting tired. The only way to lose control over Observation Haki is to lose your calm. – merlyn Oct 6 '18 at 8:30
  • I know that obervation haki requires a good amount of concentration. But then are you trying to say that Observation haki doesn't wear down the user at all. I kinda believe that using any form of Haki for too long has negative effects but then the anime has't emphasized a lot on how it compares to the more often used color of arms. – Rumpelstiltskin Oct 7 '18 at 14:47
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    First of all, Observation Haki doesn't require concentration. Coby wasn't concentrating and neither was Aisa. It's an innate sense. You can train to make it more effective, but you won't exhaust yourself using it anymore than you would exhaust yourself by hearing or watching. Secondly, even if it did require concentration, it doesn't mean it will tire you out. Sage chakra from Naruto is gathered by concentration but it doesn't tire you. It actually revitalizes you. Same goes for meditating in real life. – merlyn Oct 8 '18 at 7:31
  • PS: You think it's a coincidence all three of these things require calmness? It's the same fundamental idea. If you can calm your inner voice, you have a better chance of hearing/seeing/feeling others. This concept presents itself in a lot of fiction. – merlyn Oct 8 '18 at 7:35
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    The Wiki page you have referenced has been updated. This detail no longer exists on the page. – Cooper Wolfe Oct 23 '18 at 5:57

In the Paramount War Arc, right before the time skip, Rayleigh says that

  1. Haki doesn't require any stamina, and
  2. Rayleigh says that Haki gets better as the user gets stronger.

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