I was reading through the CP9/Enies Lobby arc, Sanji reveals that he has the ability to heat up his legs to the point that anything he touches with the spontaneously combusts. How is it that he got this ability?

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    by training? All luffy's crew have new ability in that arc
    – Darjeeling
    Apr 21, 2014 at 0:33
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    @Dimitrimx Enies Lobby arcs IS before time skip after the incident in Sabaody Island. Or you have another time skip in mind?
    – Darjeeling
    Apr 21, 2014 at 0:43
  • @ShinobuOshino My bad >.> I should really stop browsing this when sleepy.
    – Dimitri mx
    Apr 21, 2014 at 0:43
  • Sanji was the disciple of Red Leg Zeff, obviously while learning he must have created his own set of skills just like Zoro. He just didn't meet anyone who is strong enough (and/or made him angry enough) to use it. Apr 22, 2014 at 3:07
  • @AbhilashK Sanji seems really angry with Absalom though. Absalom steal his dream.
    – Darjeeling
    Apr 22, 2014 at 7:08

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Sanji was Red Leg Zeff's disciple. Red Leg Zeff was famous, as his name suggests, because of his red leg. He was known to kill all his enemies using his leg, which used to be smeared with their blood.

Imitating his master, Sanji created his own set of skills. He created the Diable Jambe, in which he rapidly spins and focuses all his energy into his leg, heating it up and forming a red leg which is so hot that anything in makes contact with, spontaneously combusts. After the time skip, he can use Diable Jambe without spinning to make his leg heat up.

How and when he created this technique has not been revealed and is less likely to be revealed. So as @AbhilashK mentioned in comments, he just didn't meet anyone who is strong enough (and/or made him angry enough) to use it till the Enies Lobby arc.

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    Sanji seems pretty angry when Absalom saw Nami in bath and want to marry her, especially when Sanji know that he ate the devil fruit that Sanji really want, but yeah, he didn't deserve to meet diable jambe.
    – Darjeeling
    Apr 22, 2014 at 7:05
  • Absalom was after Enies Lobby and, hence, the introduction of Diable Jambe...
    – kaine
    Apr 22, 2014 at 17:08
  • @kaine oh, yeah you're right, they were pretty weak compared to CP9 so I mistake it happen before Enies Lobby arc
    – Darjeeling
    Apr 23, 2014 at 3:31

I think it’s because when he was a child, he was enhanced to have elemental powers like his siblings but they lose most of their humanity. Unlike his siblings, Sanji isn’t robotic and has true human emotions due to the pill his mother took. I guess Sanji only used Diable Jambe on Enies Lobby because I think he just mastered his power at that time skip.

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    Dec 24, 2019 at 16:28

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