Monkey D. Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hats who dreams of becoming the ‘King of the Pirates’ and finding One Piece. Luffy accidentally ate the Gomu Gomu no devil fruit when he was 7 and it turned his body into rubber. Luffy got his straw hat from Shanks, which he gave to him as a gift.
He is the son of the Revolutionary Army Lead Monkey D. Dragon and the grandson of the Marine Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp. His grandad, father, brother, Portgas D. Ace and himself are a few of the people who carry the Will of D. Luffy has fought a lot of people over the course of the anime starting from pirates of the East Blue to even the Four Emperors of the Grand Line. Luffy has accomplished a lot of things and this has given him a nickname as a ‘Dangerous Future Element’.
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|Name||Monkey D. Luffy|
|First Appearance in Anime||One Piece Episode #1|
|Voice Actors||Mayumi Tanaka (Japanese Dub), Colleen Clinkenbearf(English Dub)|
|Devil Fruit||Gomu Gomu no Mi/ Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika|
Luffy was born in the Foosha Village to Monkey D. Dragon but Dragon left Luffy to be raised by his grandfather Monkey D. Garp. Garp put Luffy through various situations to make Luffy strong.
Luffy was 6 years old when he met Shanks and his crew when they were stationed in Foosha Village. After the crew was in the village for over a year, Luffy expressed his interest in joining the crew and he even stabbed himself under his left eye to prove that he was worthy enough to join the crew.
Luffy tried his best to convince Shanks to join his crew. In the bar Luffy found the Gomu Gomu no Mi fruit and ate it not knowing that it was a devil fruit. One day when Luffy was sitting at the bar, Higuma's gang came back and Luffy picked a fight with them but they overpowered Luffy. The Red Hair Pirates arrived to fight them but then Higuma threw a smoke bomb to distract them and escaped with Luffy.
He then threw Luffy into the sea and the Sea King was about to attack Luffy but Shanks arrived just in time and scared the Sea King away. Luffy was sad at the fact that Shanks lost his left arm as he saved him.
After the Red Hair Pirates left Foosha Village for good, Luffy decided that he would set sail and make his own crew. Shanks teased him but Luffy declared that he would become the King of the Pirates and make a crew stronger than Shanks. Shanks then gave Luffy his straw hat and told him to return it when he became a great pirate.
After this Garp took Luffy to Mt Colubo and there at Gray Terminal, Luffy followed Ace and Sabo around. Later on, Ace told him to come to live with him in Gray Terminal. Ace declined his offer. One day, Luffy overheard their dream of becoming a pirate, and they thought that he should be killed in case he tries to expose them.
Before they could do that, Luffy was captured by a big group of Pirates who were looking for Ace, as he had stolen from them. Eventually, Ace and Sabo manage to defeat them and saved Luffy.
After this adventure, Ace lectured Luffy about his carelessness but following the incident, the three became the best of friends and always went on adventures together. They swore that they were sworn brothers from now on.
Sabo's father eventually found him and sent his men to get him back. He told his men that they could do whatever they wanted with Ace and Luffy. As Sabo couldn't see his brothers getting hurt, he said that he'll return without throwing a fit as long as his father lets Ace and Luffy go without any harm. Sabo was forced to say that Luffy and Ace had forced him to join him in on their crimes.
Ace and Luffy were tied to a pole and their protests were ignored. They were going to be set on fire and as they were approaching and surrounding them, Ace cut himself and Luffy free and they ran away. As the Bluejam Pirates caught up to them and asked them where the treasure was, Ace told them.
However, the pirates took them both with them in order to verify the location of the treasure. When they got to know that Bluejam wanted to take revenge on the Nobles, even Sabo, Luffy lost it and he fought back and attacked them. As they held and hit Luffy, Ace's Haoshoku Haki activated in anger and knocked them all down.
They subdued Ace and were ready to shoot him but the Dadan family came to their rescue and together, they beat Bluejam. Daman was able to get Ace and Luffy to safety but was severely injured by the flames, so they went to their hideout to treat her wounds.
Later, Dogra told Ace that Sabo's ship had been gunned down by a World Noble and Ace wanted to avenge his brother, but Dadan refused to let him do so. Days later, he received a letter from Sabo telling him that he was alive. He decided to set out to sea early and to see his brothers again. This letter set Ace’s heart at ease and he went to Luffy and told him that together, they would train and become stronger and start their journey as pirates.
Romance Dawn is where Luffy swears that he will be the Pirate King for the first time in the series. He set out to Shells Town find members for his crew. This is the first island that Luffy sailed to. He met Zoro on this island for the first time and recruited him to join his crew.
Orange Town is a town that is forty-two years old and a place that the Straw Hats crew visited too. Boddle is the mayor of this town and one of the founders. After the rampage that Buggy had caused in this town, Luffy left them with 500,000 berries to help them rebuild their town.
The Island of Rare Animals is an island in East Blue. This island is populated by bizarre 'hybrid' animals. This Island only has only two human inhabitants: Gaimon and Sarfunkle. When the Straw Hats arrived on this island, they met Gaimon. After they heard his story, Luffy volunteered to climb the cliff and retrieve the chests for him.
Gaimon was in tears but refused to be in despair and pledged that he would spend the rest of his days protecting the animals of the island from poachers. After the timeskip, a new human came to the island known as Sarfunkle, the barrel- woman.
Usopp was born in Syrup Village. It is a peaceful area. The village is located in the Gecko Islands. The Straw hats had come to this island to get a new ship. Kuro intended to kill Kaya and tried to manipulate her to sign the will for him to inherit it.
However, he was defeated by Luffy and thrown off the island. In return for their help, Kaya gifted the Straw Hats the Going Merry as a gift of thanks.
Baratie is an ocean-going restaurant that is run by Zeff. It is located in the Sambas Region of East Blue. It is quite close to the entrance of the Grand Line. When Luffy temporarily worked as a chore boy in Baratie, the restaurant was attacked by the Krieg Pirates after Sanji had given Gin some food. Gin took the armada to Baratie as he was starving to death.
After Zeff gave Krieg food, which the cooks of Baratie couldn't do, Krueger tried to hijack Baratie saying that it would be a perfect disguise to attack towns and ships. This didn't sit well with the cooks of Baratie and they prepared to fight the Wolves of the Sea. After a long battle, Krieg was defeated by Luffy and Baratie was saved.
Arlong Park arc is the time when Luffy, Sanji, Usopp and Zoro had travelled to Cocoyashi Village to search for Nami. this place is ruled by Arlong Park, a fishmen. He leads the Arlong Pirates and Nami is a member of his crew.
When the Straw Hats get to known about Nami’s past and intentions, they decide that they need to free and get her to their crew.
Lougetown is the place where Gol D. Roger was executed. The Straw Hats crew docked here so that they could gather up on supplies before leaving for the Grand Line. Luffy met Buggy out here, who tried to execute him.
Reverse Mountain is one of the entrances to the Grand Line and it is located in the Red Line and it is located in the opposite side of the world from Mary Geoise. Straw Hats crew met Laboon is the whale that the on Reverse Mountain.
They also met Crocus is a doctor and the caretaker of Laboon and he also oversees the Twin Cape Lighthouse. He was also the doctor of Gol D. Roger’s crew.
Whiskey Peak is the only city located on Cactus Island and this place is inhabited by bounty hunters that work for Baroque Works. They capture any bounty heads that land here to help fund the missions for their organizations.
Little Garden is an island in Paradise. This is the only island that has dinosaurs living on it and this is the second island on the Grand Line that the Straw Hats visited.
Drum Island is a Winter Island in Paradise. Drum Kingdom is currently known as Sakura Kingdom. It is also the birthplace of Tony Tony Chopper. After Nami falls sick, the Dtraw Hats go to Drum Island to get a doctor. There they met a reindeer doctor Tony Tony Chopper who helped them fight of Wapol.
Alabasta Kingdom is the desert kingdom in Paradise and it is the fourth island that was visited by the Straw Hats crew. It is where the poneglyph showed the location of Pluton and one of the twenty founding countries of the World Government. They came on this island to help Vivi save her kingdom and get it back from Crocodile.
Jaya is a spring island in Paradise. This island was once shaped like a skull and is much larger than it is now. It was the homeland of the Shandia four hundred years ago and it is now known as the lawless zone that is popular with the pirates.
Skypiea is an island that is in the sky above Paradise. This island gets introduced in the Skypiea Arc. This is the sixth island that was visited by the Straw Hats Pirates on the Grand Line and the people out here live 10,000 meters above the ground.
Water 7 is a city in Paradise known for its shipwrights. The Straw Hats crew had stopped here to trade in their gold for food as well as to repair the Going Merry. They also wanted to find a new shipwright for their crew.
Ennies Lobby is also known as ‘Judicial Island’. It is government-controlled in Paradise. Ennies Lobby is one of the World Government’s three major strongholds and the headquarters of CP9. The Straw Hats had declared a war on the World Government to save Nico Robin.
Thriller Bark is the arc during which Brook joins the crew and it starts with the Straw Hats travelling to a ghost island where the met Gecko Moria. Moria uses his devil fruit power to try and steal the Straw Hats shadow. With the help of Brook they got their shadows back before sunrise.
Saboady Archipelago is the last island that the Straw Hats travel to before reaching towards the first half of the Grand Line. They had come to the island to search for a route to the Red Line to get into the New World. Luffy and his crew pick up a fight with the World Nobles.
There are a lot of things that go down during the Sabaody Archipelago arc and it was one of the Straw Hat’s greatest challenge that they needed to overcome.
Amazin Lily is also known as the Island of Women. Luffy had landed up on this island after Bartholomew Kuma had telepoted hom ther. It is an island where women kill men as soon as they see them.
Impel Down is the prison that houses various criminals. Luffy had put a hold on finding his crew so that he could go and save Ace so that he doesnt get executed. With the help of Boa Hancock he is able to infiltrate Impel down. He also meets Bon Clay, Buggy, Crocodile and Jinbe and uses their help to get to Ace and escape.
Marineford Arc is the arc which has had the fans in tears. The arc started with Luffy and his friends failed to save Ace from Impel Down and they all went to Marineford to save him. Even though the odds were against Luffy, he did try his best to save his brother but sadly he couldnt save his brother. After Ace’s death it took Luffy a very long time to mentally recover.
Fishman Island is the home to the fishmen and merfolk. It is an underwater getaway to the New World for the people who do not want to legally cross over the Red Line. This was the last island that the Straw Hats visited before stepping into the New World.
Punk Hazard is the first island where the Straw Hats Pirates arrive after the time skip. They arrived on this island after they received a distress signal from someone on the island. A sea of fire and icebergs surrounds this island on the other side.
The Dressrosa Arc is the arc where the Straw Hat Pirates, Trafalgar Law, Kin’emon, Momomosuke took Caesar Clown once they had captured him in Punk Hazard. Theyre wanted to take down Dressrosa’s King Donquixote Doflamingo, one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. this arc set the stage a chain of world-changing events as they clashed with large forces.
The Zou Arc takes place after the Straw Hats, Kin’emon and Trafalgar Law defeat Doflamingo in Dressrosa. While going to Zou they meet up with Kanjuro. Luffy comes to Zou to get to Sanji and the rest of his crew.
However, when they reach Zou they get to know about Sanji had left as he got involved in a political and a personal feud. It was also shown that Zou was under Jack of the Beast Pirate.
The Whole Cake Island Arc is the time when Luffy, Nami, Chopper, Brook, Pekoms, Pedro and Carrot go to the Whole Cake Island. This is the place where Big mom and her whole family lives. Luffy and his team call themselves the ‘Sanji Retrival Team’ as they had come ther yo save Sanji from his arranged marriage with Charlotte Pudding.
This marriage was arranged so that there is a political alliance between the Charlottle Family and the Vinsmoke Family. The Vinsmoke Family also had a plan to assasinate Big Mom too.
After the Whole Cake island, Sanji realized that he had got a raid suit from Niji while they were escaping Cacao Island. Luffy and Chopper told him not to throw it away. Carrot received a newspaper and everyone read it together. Luffy was sad as he thought that his bounty was low, but when Brook read it he revealed to Luffy’s bounty is actually 1,500,000,000 berries.
As the Thousand Sunny sailed towards Wano Country, the crew read about the Levely in a newspaper. During their journey, they encountered strange weather, an octopus on their ship, and a school of giant carp. The ship had a challenging time crossing a river and climbing a waterfall. At the top, they faced a whirlpool, but Luffy managed to save his crew before being held back by the octopus. Luffy and the Thousand Sunny ended up washed ashore on a beach in Kuri, where Luffy woke up after a crab pinched his nose.
There, Luffy encountered a komainu (a mythical lion-dog creature) and a baboon, both wielding a katana. While they were fighting, two Beasts Pirates scouts tried to attack Luffy, but he easily defeated them and rescued a little girl named Tama. Tama was grateful and offered to help Luffy by taking him to a safe place for his ship. She explained that the region, Kuri, was under the rule of the powerful Yonko Kaido and that she was waiting for someone named Ace, who had promised to return but was informed by Luffy that Ace had died.
Tama got sick due to drinking contaminated water, and Luffy offered to take her to see a doctor in town. They were later joined by Zoro, who had been saving people from Kaido's thugs. While they were making their way, they encountered Hawkins, a powerful enemy who read their fortunes and revealed a grim survival chance for them. Luffy and Zoro fought back, and with Zoro's help, Luffy managed to escape Hawkins' attacks.
They met a woman named Tsuru, whom Zoro had saved earlier, and she offered to help Tama. They all arrived at Okobore Town, where Tama received assistance from Tsuru in her tea shop.
After Tama was healed, Luffy and his group faced trouble when she was abducted by Gazelleman. They pursued him to Bakura Town. At the town's gates, Luffy used his Haoshoku Haki to knock out some swordsmen who confronted them. As they traveled through the town, Kiku shared its history with Luffy and Zoro. They encountered a sumo wrestling tournament where Kiku impressed by cutting off the wrestler Urashima's top knot.
When Urashima attacked Kiku in anger, Luffy challenged him to a sumo match. Luffy easily defeated Urashima and sent him flying. The group faced more enemies, and when Holed'em arrived and held Tama hostage, Luffy and Zoro decided to steal a wagon of food to distract him. In the confrontation, Luffy fiercely fought against Holed'em and rescued Tama with a powerful punch.
With Tama safe, they made their way to Okobore Town, picking up Law along the way. They delivered the stolen food to the hungry citizens, and Luffy promised Tama that she would never go hungry again. Law scolded Luffy and Zoro for their recklessness but agreed to take them to the ruins of Oden's castle to plan their attack against Kaido.
After parting ways with Tama, Luffy and his group, including Zoro, Law, and Kiku, made their way to the ruins of Oden's castle. There, they encountered Kin'emon and Momonosuke, who explained that they had time-traveled 20 years into the future to escape Orochi's takeover. Kin'emon shared the past events and revealed their plan to attack Kaido on Onigashima during the Fire Festival.
As Kaido arrived in the Kuri region, Luffy confronted him despite Law's warning. He attacked Kaido with powerful moves, but the Emperor proved to be formidable and easily defeated Luffy with a single blow.
Kaido imprisoned Luffy in Udon, where he met Kid. Both of them were forced to work in the prisoner mine, but they didn't back down and showed defiance against Kaido's forces. When confronted by a guard, Luffy and Kid fought back and knocked him out.
Days later, Luffy and Kid were competing over kibi dango rations in the prison, and they stood up against a brutal guard named Dobon. They defeated him and continued their struggle against Kaido's tyranny.
The next day, the old man Luffy helped thanked him, and Luffy showed kindness by giving some of his meal tickets to him. Raizo appeared and told Luffy about the keys to his Seastone handcuffs, which were heavily guarded. Luffy was asked to wait for a bit.
Caribou approached Luffy, seeking an alliance to escape the prison, but Luffy turned him down, suggesting he ally with Kid instead. Kid showed up, and they argued about who would defeat Kaido.
When news of Kid's escape spread, Luffy was tormented by Alpacaman, and he rushed to help Hyogoro when a guard attacked him. Luffy was then attacked by the warden, and he continued to defy the prison guards.
Luffy and Hyogoro were sentenced to the Sumo Inferno, where they had to fight to the death with collars that would behead them if they stepped out of the ring. Luffy used Haoshoku Haki to defeat his opponents and tried to learn an advanced application of Busoshoku Haki.
During a fight with Alpacaman and Madilloman, Hyogoro demonstrated the advanced Haki technique Luffy wanted to learn. Luffy asked him to teach it to him.
At night, the Sumo Inferno was put on hold, and Luffy expressed his reason for wanting to defeat Kaido. He accepted Caribou's help and became eager to rally potential allies within the prison.
During the night, Luffy and Hyogoro overate stolen oshiruko and grew fat. The next day, they prepared for more death matches in the Sumo Inferno. Luffy witnessed the execution of Shimotsuki Yasuie and learned about the side effects of the SMILE fruits.
As Luffy's crewmates caused chaos at the execution site, he cheered for them. He was surprised to see Kid recaptured and Killer revealed as Kamazo. Queen threatened to drown Kid and Killer unless Luffy and Hyogoro died, but Luffy tried to attack Queen, who easily blocked his punch. Before tensions escalated, they heard a loud noise outside the gate.
Luffy was shocked to see an amnesiac Big Mom breaking into the prison. She and Queen argued about oshiruko, and Luffy unwittingly admitted to eating it. Big Mom pushed Luffy and Hyogoro out of the ring, but Luffy managed to remove their collars. He faced Big Mom head-on to protect Hyogoro.
Luffy tried to activate a technique he saw Rayleigh use before, but Big Mom overpowered him. Hyogoro revealed more about advanced Busoshoku Haki. Big Mom pursued Luffy through the prison, and after a chaotic chase, she regained her memories and fell asleep. Queen took Big Mom away, leaving Babanuki in charge.
With communications cut off, Luffy decided to take over the prison and fought the Beasts Pirates. The prisoners initially followed Babanuki's orders, but Luffy encouraged them to have hope. After reuniting with his friends, Luffy prepared for another fight.
After liberating the Udon prison and curing the infected prisoners, Luffy trained his Busoshoku Haki with Hyogoro's guidance. He learned the advanced Haki technique and returned to Amigasa Village with Tama and Chopper.
On the day before the raid on Onigashima, Luffy spoke with Kin'emon and practiced his advanced Haki. On the day of the Fire Festival, the alliance arrived at Port Tokage and battled the Beasts Pirates. Luffy, Law, and Kid destroyed a Beasts Pirates' ship together. They were informed of the alliance between Kaido and Big Mom but remained determined.
Denjiro and the allies joined the fight, and Luffy was shocked to discover that Kanjuro was a spy for Orochi. Momonosuke ordered the alliance to press forward, and Luffy promised to rescue him. Jinbe arrived and officially became a Straw Hat crew member. With the crew gathered, they set out to take over the port in front of Onigashima.
The Straw Hats then arrived at Onigashima with the rebels and began their infiltration. Luffy received a disguise to blend in with the Beasts Pirates as they prepared to face Kaido and Orochi in the decisive battle.
As the battle intensified in Onigashima, Luffy and Zoro encountered Apoo and got injured by his attacks. Kid came to their rescue and they continued their way to Kaido's castle. Inside the castle, Luffy clashed with Ulti and Page One, defeating them. Yamato then appeared and took Luffy to a private spot to talk about his dream to open Wano's borders.
Luffy and Yamato engaged in a fierce battle, but Yamato revealed his desire to join Luffy's crew. They later listened to Kaido's speech, and Luffy removed Yamato's exploding handcuffs. During the raid, Luffy confronted Big Mom and decided to deal with her first before facing Kaido.
The Straw Hats and their allies assembled on the Live Stage and fought their way to the roof of the Skull Dome. Luffy teamed up with X Drake to take on the Numbers as they made their way to the roof to confront Kaido and save Momonosuke.
As Luffy and his allies continued their way to the roof of Kaido's castle, they encountered various challenges and enemies. Luffy accepted the help of X Drake and together they fought their way through the Beasts Pirates. Sanji had to keep Luffy from getting into pointless fights as they progressed.
Luffy and Jinbe eventually reached the fifth level of the castle, where they were joined by Zoro, Law, Kid, and Killer. They prepared to face Kaido and Big Mom in a fierce battle. Luffy used his new Gear 3 attack, Gomu Gomu no Red Roc, to injure Kaido. However, the Emperors counterattacked with their powerful abilities.
Luffy, along with Law and Kid, challenged the Emperors to a game of chicken, but they were struck by powerful attacks. Luffy's determination and endurance allowed him to keep fighting and deliver powerful blows to Kaido.
Despite the intense battle, Luffy eventually got exhausted from using Gear 4 and had to rely on his allies to protect him. He recovered and resumed the fight, realizing that their attacks were indeed weakening Kaido. However, Kaido and Big Mom unleashed a devastating combined attack, and Luffy had to use his foresight to warn the others and avoid the attack.
Luffy continued to stubbornly assault Kaido, but the Emperor managed to knock him out in the end. The battle against the Emperors was far from over, and the outcome remained uncertain.
Despite being defeated by Kaido, Luffy didn't stay down for long. He observed Kaido's attacks and realized how to use Haoshoku Haki to coat his body, allowing him to defend and counterattack without making physical contact. Luffy declared that he would defeat Kaido and clashed with him again.
During the battle, Luffy transmitted a message to Momonosuke using the Voice of All Things, reassuring his crew that he would return and win against Kaido. The Heart Pirates rescued him from the sea, and he regained his strength after eating plenty of food.
Luffy reunited with Momonosuke and encouraged him to transform into a dragon to take them back to Onigashima. They flew to the roof, where Luffy teamed up with Yamato to fight Kaido. Luffy used Gear 4: Snakeman and infused his attacks with Haoshoku Haki, clashing powerfully with Kaido.
Even after being hit hard by Kaido's attacks, Luffy remained determined to defeat the Emperor. He transmitted a message to all of Onigashima using a hidden Mary, boosting the morale of his allies. Luffy clashed with Kaido again, both infusing their attacks with Haoshoku Haki, creating a powerful force that split the sky above Onigashima.
After the sky-splitting clash, Luffy and Kaido continued their intense battle on the roof of Onigashima. Luffy used his newly learned Haoshoku-infused attacks to trade blows with the Emperor. They entered different stages of a special state called Shuron Hakke due to Kaido's alcohol consumption, but Luffy managed to land powerful hits on him.
During their clash, Luffy and Kaido both used Haoshoku Haki, and Luffy's attacks seemed to damage Kaido significantly. When Big Mom was defeated, Luffy kept fighting with determination, using Gear 4: Snakeman to overwhelm Kaido. However, Kaido countered with his advanced Kenbunshoku and managed to escape some of Luffy's attacks.
The battle escalated with Luffy entering Gear 4: Boundman and delivering a massive blow to Kaido. Luffy later transformed into a new form, Gear 5, with an awakened Devil Fruit, and launched a powerful Haoshoku-infused attack that sent Kaido flying onto the rooftop. Luffy used his new power to grab and slam Kaido around in a fierce exchange.
After some interference from a CP0 agent, Luffy awakened his Devil Fruit and transformed further, gaining immense power. He emitted a massive blast of Haoshoku Haki, then grabbed Kaido and slammed him repeatedly. Luffy used his awakened Devil Fruit to deflect Kaido's attacks and continued the battle with determination.
During the intense battle on the rooftop of Onigashima, Luffy used his awakened Devil Fruit to stretch the ground like rubber, confusing Kaido. He managed to enter Kaido's body and used his inflated form to cause discomfort to the Emperor. They exchanged blows, and Luffy used his newfound power to bounce around and attack Kaido.
Luffy transformed into a new form, Gear 5, and used Haoshoku Haki-infused attacks to fight Kaido. They clashed with tremendous force, and Luffy proved to be a formidable opponent. Despite Kaido's powerful attacks, Luffy refused to back down and vowed to take back what was lost.
Luffy used lightning and massive punches to fight Kaido, demonstrating his determination to surpass the Emperor and become the Pirate King. Kaido acknowledged Luffy's spirit and strength but emphasized that Haki was essential to conquering the seas.
In their final showdown, Luffy used his gigantic fist to attack Kaido, who enveloped himself in fire. Luffy's attacks proved effective, and he expressed his desire to create a world where his friends could be happy. In a powerful clash, Luffy's punch sent Kaido crashing into the ground, and Luffy himself passed out from exhaustion.
Yamato caught Luffy as Kaido fell into a lava pit, causing a massive explosion. Luffy was declared the winner of the battle, having defeated both Kaido and Big Mom, and the fight for Wano was finally over.
After the battle, Luffy and his crew enjoyed the festival in Wano to celebrate its liberation. The citizens of Wano knew Momonosuke as "Joy Boy" and believed he had already left the country, as he had promised not to reveal his true identity. Luffy celebrated with the alliance, Law, and Kid's crews, but their festivities were interrupted when Kid showed Luffy a newspaper declaring him one of the new Four Emperors of the Sea, along with Shanks, Blackbeard, and Buggy.
Afterward, Luffy and his crew prepared to leave Wano. Yamato decided to stay on the island to help maintain peace, and the crew bid farewell to Marco. Before their departure, Robin revealed the location of the Ancient Weapon, Pluton, on the island, but Luffy had no interest in it.
Tama expressed her desire to join the crew if she becomes strong enough in the future, and Luffy happily agreed. As they departed, Kid, Law, and Luffy decided to sail to separate islands based on their Log Pose readings, with Luffy drawing the shortest straw, leading the Straw Hats southeast.
Before leaving, Momonosuke tearfully begged Luffy to stay, but Luffy gave him a Jolly Roger flag, symbolizing their friendship, and told him to show it if anyone ever picks a fight with them. Luffy extended an open invitation to Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and Yamato to join his crew if they ever wish to become pirates. They set sail towards Mogura Port, where Luffy and Kid decided to take the risky route over the Koi-climbing Waterfall, breaking one of the Sunny's looms in the process.
After landing at the bottom of Wano Country's waterfall and recovering, the Straw Hat crew faced some challenges. Luffy was beaten by Nami and put in a cage for his reckless behavior. Later, they read a newspaper that said Vivi was missing, her father was dead, and Sabo was wrongly accused of killing him. Luffy got upset and wanted to rescue Vivi, but Zoro convinced him to wait and gather more information.
Robin then told them that Buggy had become one of the Four Emperors, which surprised Luffy. They discussed their dreams of finding the final Road Poneglyph to reach Laugh Tale, and everyone was enthusiastic about it.
Days later, they encountered a cold area and a warm eddy with a mysterious figure inside. Luffy and Chopper fell overboard, and the figure turned out to be Jewelry Bonney, a fellow member of the Worst Generation. They were attacked by a giant Mecha-Shark and Jinbe saved them, taking them to Vegapunk's laboratory on Future Island Egghead. Bonney was seeking revenge on Vegapunk for turning her father into a cyborg.
After entering Vegapunk's laboratory on Future Island Egghead, Luffy, Chopper, Jinbe, and Bonney found themselves surrounded by futuristic machines and holographic illusions. They encountered Atlas, a satellite of Vegapunk, who they believed to be Vegapunk himself. Luffy punched Atlas to check if she was real, and she retaliated. They then used a Cooking Machine to satisfy their hunger and found a machine that gave them new clothes.
They were attacked by a police Pacifista for using the machines without paying, but Bonney used her powers to change their ages, confusing the Pacifista. They talked with Bonney about her father, Kuma, and his past with the World Government.
Later, they discovered the ruins of an old mecha and encountered the original Vegapunk, whose body was partly inside the mecha due to a failed experiment. Vegapunk explained that he split his consciousness into satellites, including Atlas. Bonney tried to attack Vegapunk but fainted when her beam attracted bugs.
Vegapunk revealed that the mecha was the Iron Giant, built 900 years ago and attacked Mary Geoise 200 years ago. He shared his dream of creating a free and abundant energy source for the world. He asked Luffy to take him off Egghead as the World Government was after him. CP0 arrived on Egghead, and Vegapunk requested to sail with Luffy. Luffy agreed, and Vegapunk asked him to take Bonney to the Labophase above the clouds before the area turned into a warzone. Vegapunk disappeared suddenly, and Luffy agreed to help.
As Luffy's group headed to the requested location, they encountered Rob Lucci, a CP0 agent who had taken down Atlas. Luffy got angry and activated Gear 5 to fight Lucci. They engaged in a fierce battle, and Sentomaru arrived to counter CP0's invasion but was struck down by Lucci. Luffy managed to overwhelm Lucci with his awakened abilities and environment.
After defeating Lucci, Luffy, Chopper, Jinbe, and Bonney took a Vacuum Rocket to the Labophase. Bonney still wanted revenge on Vegapunk, so Luffy and Chopper tried to stop her. They reunited with the rest of the Straw Hat crew but lost track of Bonney and Vegapunk.
Luffy and Chopper searched the Labophase but couldn't find them. They later learned that an enemy was loose inside the Labophase. Luffy, Zoro, and the Vegapunk satellites stayed in the control room while the others searched for the main Vegapunk.
Suddenly, S-Hawk and S-Bear, two Seraphim, began attacking, and Shaka realized that one of the Vegapunks had ordered them to do so.
Lucci and Kaku, now conscious, asked Luffy and Zoro to free them from their Seastone shackles so they could team up against the Seraphim. Luffy was skeptical of their promise to go back in handcuffs afterward, but he agreed to free them to prevent them from going after his friends. Luffy activated Gear 4, and together with Lucci, they attacked S-Bear, while Zoro and Kaku attacked S-Hawk.
Despite their strong attacks, the Seraphim remained resilient, and Shaka left to search for the main Vegapunk. Luffy's group realized that the Seraphim's strength was linked to the flames on their backs. They tried to diminish the flames but had little success at first. S-Hawk suddenly disappeared, and Lucci explained that it was targeting the weakest targets first. Zoro went after it while Luffy focused on S-Bear.
Luffy is known to have shaggy black hair with round black eyes. He has a small muscular build and is known for his Straw Hat which is like his trademark and the reason why he is known as Straw Hat Luffy. The Straw Hat was given to him by Shanks who had received it from Gol D. Roger himself.
He is seen wearing blue shorts with cuffs, and sandals with a sleeveless red vest. He has a scar with two stitches under his left eye, which he received when he stabbed himself in the eye to prove to Shanks that he was powerful enough to join his crew. He also has an X-shaped scar that he received from Akainu during the Marineford battle.
Before the time skip Luffy wore the same outfit across various arcs. He used to change outfits based on the climate of an island like
During the Drum Island Arc, he wore two different parkas the first being a dark red one with fur on the cuffs, hood, and hem and then it changed to a checkered, hooded parka which has white, orange, and bright yellow as its colors.
During the Alabasta Arc, he wore desert robes that were dark red in color with three white rings decorated on both sleeves and a light blue wrap over his head.
During the Skypiea Arc, he wore a black wristband around his left wrist with a white bangle over it.
During the Long Ring Long Land Arc, Luffy had an afro on his head and wore dark red shorts. He also wore red bandages on his feet and had an image of a blue flaming skull and crossbones painted over his chest.
During Ennies Lobby, he wore black shorts which had a lot more pockets than his original shorts. Pot Ennies Lobby, Luffy wore a white t-shirt with the Galley-La Company emblem on it in red color with red liners around the top, shoulders, and collars with navy-blue shorts
During Thriller Bark, he wore an orange vest with red shorts, and after all the fighting was over Luffy started wearing a darkly decorated, jeweled armband around his left bicep.
During Sabaody Archipelago, he wore a blue vest with dark blue shorts.
During his time on Amazon Lili, Luffy wore a light blue vest with red shorts.
During his Impel Down escape, Luffy wore the same outfit that he was wearing during the Amazon Lily Arc. After his fight with Magellan, his light blue vest was replaced with a bright yellow vest that was given by Inazuma.
After the time skip i.e. after two years Luffy did change a lot he grew a bit taller and became muscular due to his intense training. He has a X-shaped scar that Akainu had given him. His outfit is also the same as it was before, only his vest changed, and he now wears an open, long-sleeved red cardigan with four buttons with a yellow sash tied around his waist just like how Roger did.
During the Punk Hazard Arc, Luffy wore a long winter coat which has red and white horizontal stripes with yellow earmuffs.
During his time in Dressrosa, Luffy wore an open, short-sleeved shirt with a sunflower pattern blue shorts, and his yellow sash. He wore a fake beard so that no one can recognize him. When he entered the Colosseum, he was seen wearing a Viking style of armor with a caged helmet, he also had the registration number ‘05560’ and ‘Lucy’ written on the back of his shirt. After his battle with Doflamingo, Luffy wore a red tank top with brown shorts.
During the Whole cake island Arc, Luffy wore an open, fancy white cardigan that had puffy sleeves with his standard red shorts. He also had a decorative scarf that he wrapped around his neck. After his battle with Charlotte Cracler, his clothes tore and he changed his outfit to a red suit jacket with a brown shirt and a pink ascot with red formal shorts. He also added a black fedora to his Straw Hat.
During the Wano Arc, Luffy was seen wearing a red yukata and a patchwork mon a blue sun on a cyan background with a yellow obi. He also wore a topknot on the top of his hair. He also had samurai armor from Hitetsu before the Onigashima raid. Before entering Onigashima, he wore a long, dark-colored coat over his attire. He swapped his regular sash and pants for a purple and orange-brown one respectively. He also wore the Beast Pirates disguise created by Kinemon while he was infiltrating Onigashima.
During The Egghead Arc, Luffy wore a long coat with the SSG logo with gloves, an earpiece, and a pair of DOM shoes.
After every Arc Luffy’s outfit changes back to his signature outfit i.e. his red vest with blue shorts. No matter how many outfits Luffy changes, his Straw Hat will always remain constant. He even got a strap attacked to it so that it can hang from his neck during fights.
The characteristics that define Luffy the most are his complete lack of fear, steadfast self-confidence, and apparent lack of common sense. Despite this, Luffy has a talent for seeing right to the core of a situation and is frequently able to accurately point out a person's character flaws, such as Koby's cowardice or Kuro's weakness as a pirate.
He repeatedly tells his dream to rule as the Pirate King and devotes his entire soul to that goal, demonstrating his extreme ambition. Despite having a childish mindset, he frequently understands the core of the issue and can identify the most straightforward solution.
Luffy resents weak people beyond everything things, though not necessarily in a physical sense. He did admit to Koby that he "hates people like him" because of the cowardly traits and frequent usage of the word "it's impossible" by Koby. On the other hand, he admires people who work hard to overcome their limits and has grown to enjoy Koby as a result of seeing him risk his life.
He strongly states that he doesn't want to be a hero even though he admires heroic individuals. His main complaint is that heroes are basically fully unselfish, and Luffy doesn't truly recognize that quality. Luffy sleeps a lot. Due to his carelessness and even craziness, he has become known to be a very dangerous person.
Despite this, Luffy has also developed his reputation for helping his friends and innocent people against cruel people, and usually going out of his way to save them, unlike other pirates. He believes the Pirate King has the most freedom that there is in the entire globe. Luffy wants to be able to do whatever he likes and rejects being anyone's king or boss.
He is completely happy with his position as captain and initially opposes to taking command of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. He has no desire to know One Piece's current location until he finds it himself and told his crew that he would quit being a pirate if they found out the One Piece’s location from Rayleigh. Luffy has been known to laugh in the face of danger and enter potentially dangerous situations while smiling brightly.
He always sees the good in difficult situations or anything that goes wrong, and he approaches life with a positive attitude. Unlike other people, Luffy does not hesitate to point out someone's flaws openly. This usually turns out to be advantageous because he has motivated many people to be their friends and enemies to become better. When fighting, Luffy's opponents usually think he is making fun of them because of his easygoing attitude and simple-minded words.
As a result, many of his enemies become angry and charge at him. Luffy shares the trait of not being afraid of death with those who have the middle initial D. He will frequently say that it doesn't matter if he succeeds or fails in his adventures. Luffy has strong leadership qualities, which he usually lacks and which causes him to assign his captain duties to another crew member.
When his crewmates are injured, Luffy is extremely loyal to them and can lose his cool quickly. Even if it means breaking a promise to his friends, Luffy is prepared to use extreme measures to take revenge and defend those close to him. According to Luffy, everyone should be loyal to their friends. He values people who are willing to sacrifice their lives for protecting the things that are close to them.
Even if Luffy is seriously injured he makes sure that his crew and allies get treated first even if he’s severely injured. Luffy shows pride in his ship and flag and has a close bond with the Going Merry because, when he was giving it a Viking funeral, he sobbed in regret over how it had collapsed due to their recklessness. The one thing that Luffy does not allow is for someone or something to get involved in another person's fight. Luffy is not embarrassed to express his feelings.
Luffy is aware of starvation, and he hates food wastage. He stole fresh food supplies for the Okobore Town residents and for Tama, who had to endure years of starvation due to Orochi and Kaidou. Luffy is confident in his skills and can challenge anyone in combat and has faced many strong opponents. Just like all the other D’s, Luffy is known for his immense gluttony despite his appearance. Despite his love for combat, Luffy also declines to engage in combat with someone he does not personally see as an opponent and prefers to find a solution or leave the scene instead.
There were times when Luffy appeared to enjoy defeating his enemies. Furthermore, he refused to let his enemies get away with their crimes and, regardless of what others may say, he will take revenge on them. Luffy can also be very stubborn. He tends to disregard and go against his crew and takes the dangerous route for their travel. When he is set on recruiting someone, he is ready to go to great lengths to recruit them even if they refuse.
Luffy possess an immense amount of physical strength that he got through extensive training that he was put through by Garp. Luffy uses his Gears to increase his physical strength and that helps him subdue powerful enemies like.
Luffy also has a lot of speed, agility and reflexes. This is seen when he escaped a huge explosion during battles before he could get caught up in the blasts. He can even dodge attacks while he is using Gear 3. As Luffy can use Kenbunshoku Haki he can foresee his enemies movements and dodge those attacks quite easily.
Luffy is seen to be able to take in immense amounts of physical damage and is known for his strong durability and willpower due to the rigorous training that he was put through by his grandfather.
Luffy ate the Gomu Gomu no Mi fruit as a child which gave him the properties of rubber. He is able to stretch any part of his body and he can enhance his body parts around spinning them. As he is made of rubber is is immune to lightning and can't be harmed by blunt attacks. Over the course of years, Luffy has been able to train and develop his skills which has allowed him to create his Gears which are basically special techniques that are related to his devil fruit.
Luffy has a total of 6 gears (Three being subforms of Gear 4) and are divided into four levels. These Gears have become stronger over time and give Luffy huge amounts of power.
Gear 2 was first introduced during the Enies Lobby Arc. In this gear Luffy increases the speed of his blood and due to the rubber nature of his blood vessels and organs, his body can withstand the pressure. This allows his body to pump oxygen and nutrients throughout his body. It also increases Luffy's physical strength and gives him a lot of speed and defensive powers.
Luffy activates this mode by pumping blood throughout his legs to activate the mode throughout his body. Later on he can be seen to be able to activate Gear 2 on a selected body part. By combining his haki and Gear 2, he is able to punch his opponents with speed and force and this makes his fist turn into flames which Luffy named Red Hawk. Later on in the series, his Red Hawk became so strong that he could injure even kaido during their battle in Onigashima.
Gear 3 was also introduced during the Enies Lobby Arc. This mode is activated when Luffy blows massive amounts of air into his thumb and can inflate the bones of a particular body part and make it huge. These body parts are capable of causing damage on a huge scale and can even destroy buildings. His power increases when he combines it with Busoshoku Haki and later on he even combines it with Haoshoku Haki.
At first Luffy used to turn into a child and his fighting abilities were limited temporarily after he used this mode. However, after the time-skip, where he spent two years training, Luffy has managed to negate this side-effect.
Luffy learned Gear 4 during his 2 year training period and was seen using it during the Dressrosa Arc. Luffy activates this mode by blowing into his arm and inflates his muscles and then coats it with Busoshoku Haki. Gear 4 has three forms aka sub forms.
This form makes his skin composition like that of a rubber ball which causes him to bounce all the time. Luffy is able to retract his hands and legs which help him unleash devastating attacks and even change directions of his attacks. His defense also increases and the majority of the attacks bounce off him.
This form makes Luffy become much bigger and increase his defense abilities. This also allows him to use his body as a weapon and recoil from his enemies' attack and blast them away.
This is the last sub form of Gear 4 where Luffy turns a bit slimmer and focuses more on the offense. This form doesn't have defense abilities like the previous two forms. Despite that, he has a huge increase in attack speed and can change the direction of his attacks so that he can hurt his enemies from all directions.
However, as strong Luffy’s Gear 4 is, he is usually not able to use haki for ten minutes after this mode and using it a lot of times can take a huge toll on his body.
Gear 5 is the recent mode that Luffy activated but this has only occurred in the manga and has yet to be animated. This mode was a result of Luffy awakening his Devil Fruit for the first time since the Blank Era.
In this mode, Luffy has many new abilities like being able to manipulate the shape and size of his body instead of focusing more on hardening his body with Busoshoku Haki. He looks more cartoon-like while fighting. He is able to give his surroundings rubber like properties also which helped him deflect Kaido's Bolo Breath. He is also able to stretch any object he touches. His power has the characteristics of both Paramecia and Zoan-type Devil Fruit.
Luffy was one of the few people who could use all three types of haki. He knew how to use the Hoashoku Haki, which allows the users to exert their willpower over others.
He can also use the Busoshoku Haki, which allows users to use their spiritual energy to create invisible armor around themselves, giving them offensive and defensive capabilities. He is quite proficient in using it and very skilled at it too.
Lastly, Luffy even possessed the Kenbunshoku Haki, which allows the users to use the sixth sense to sense the presence, strength, and emotions of others. It even gave the user prerogative abilities.
Luffy had the ability to 'hear voices of all things' which helped them understand Zunesha.
Throughout the series Monkey D. Luffy has met a lot of people and has formed bonds with many of them.
Roronoa Zoro is the first person to join the Straw Hats crew. He is a former pirate bounty hunter Zoro used to hunt down criminals. He has grown to be one of Luffy's most trustworthy crew members as a result of his unwavering loyalty to him. Despite the occasional conflicts, the two have a great deal of respect for one another.
The second person to join Luffy's crew is Nami, who was formerly a member of the Arlong Pirates. She and Luffy are among the Straw Hats' closest friends, and their reliance on one another is mutual. Luffy relies on Nami for her navigation skills and for daily work, and Nami looks at Luffy for support during difficult and dangerous situations.
Usopp is the former captain of the "Usopp Pirates," before he joined Luffy's crew. They act like best buddies and have strong sibling bonds. Usopp is weak and cowardly, yet Luffy regards him as a crew member and does not criticize him for it either. Luffy was upset when he had to kick out Usopp and happy when he came back.
Sanji, the fourth person to join the Straw Hats, used to be Baratie's cook. He is known to be Luffy's favorite crew member due to his amazing cooking abilities, which satisfy Luffy's gluttonous character. He hates Luffy more than others due to his recklessness and stupidity, yet he still holds him in high regard and values him as both his captain and a friend.
Dr. Tony Tony Chopper, a doctor from Drum Island, was a student of the late Dr. Hiriluk and worked previously under Dr. Kureha. He is the fifth person to join the Straw Hats. They have a lot of respect for one another, and he respects Luffy as his captain. He admires Luffy for accepting him for who he is rather than being viewed as a monster by almost everyone else.
Nico Robin was a former Baroque Works agent and Crocodile's right-hand lady who later joined Luffy's team as the seventh person and is the third Devil Fruit user of the crew. The two get along so well and have never been seen fighting. She has been Luffy's dependable and loyal companion. She decodes the Poneglyphs for the Straw Hats as their archaeologist.
Franky is the crew's shipwright is the sixth member of the Straw Hats and the previous head of the Franky Family. He is in charge of building the Thousand Sunny, their new ship. He and Luffy get along extremely well and have a strong relationship. He puts a great deal of faith in Luffy and respects him as the captain. He has entire faith in his abilities as a comrade and a shipwright.
Brook is the Rumbar Pirates' previous musician and their acting captain. He is the third Devil Fruit user, the eighth person to join the Straw Hats crew. He is the most dependable. Due to their matching upbeat and quirky personalities, the two get along incredibly well. Just like his captain, Brook constantly emits enthusiasm, is cheerful, and finds joy in most situations.
Jinbe is the ninth member of the Straw Hats. He is a former Sun Pirates commander, a former Warlord of the Sea, and a former ally of the Big Mom Pirates. Luffy and Jinbe have the utmost respect for one another and serve as one of Luffy's most important advisors. Jinbe is impressed by Luffy's courage, power, and goodwill, and Luffy is amazed by Jinbe's skills as a warrior and helmsman.
Nefertari Vivi is a Straw Hat Pirate, a princess of the Arabasta Kingdom, and a former undercover Baroque Works agent. She hasn't officially joined the crew and is like a shadow member. She and Luffy are now great friends and consider each other to be family, despite the fact that they were once enemies. She absolutely trusts him despite the fact that she is frequently surprised by his foolishness, carefree attitude, and recklessness.
Despite being his father, Dragon has never met Luffy, and for a long time, Luffy did not even realize he had a father. Not even his grandfather, Garp, has ever asked about his father. He was confused by everyone's disbelief when Garp revealed to his crew that Dragon is Luffy's father because he was also unaware of Dragon and his status as a criminal and the leader of the Revolutionary Army.
Monkey D. Garp, Luffy's grandfather is a Vice Admiral and a Marine hero. Garp had great expectations for his grandson because he was a proud Marine and wanted him to join the Marine Corps. As a result, he was angry that his grandson decided to become a pirate instead and he blamed Shanks for being the reason for his decision.
He still has a great love for his grandson and has expressed pride in some of his accomplishments. While Luffy adores his grandfather, he also fears him.
Portgas D. Ace was a notorious member of the Whitebeard Pirates and was the sworn brother of Luffy and Sabo. They were incredibly close and had been since they were young. When Luffy was younger, his grandfather Garp sent him to Dadan, where they first crossed paths.
They became close via their numerous misfortunes, and through ritual sake drinking, they came to recognize one another as brothers.
Sabo was also Luffy’s non-blood-related brother. By sharing a drink, Sabo, Luffy, and Ace officiated their being as brothers and solidified their close relationship. Luffy claimed that Sabo treated him more like a brother than Ace. Sabo willingly went back with his father when he came to pick him up so that Luffy and Ace would be safe from the hired pirate Bluejam.
Dadan, a famous Mountain Bandit, is Ace and Luffy's foster mother. Her hands were already full with Ace and she was strongly against taking on Luffy, but Garp forced her into it. Despite this, they both developed a strong love and concern for one another.
Cavendish is the First Captain of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet and the captain of the Lovely Pirates. Cavendish hated Luffy because he belonged to the Worst Generation and diverted so much attention from him. Cavendish respects Luffy but finds him annoying due to his lack of interest in him. Although Luffy respects Cavendish and finds his arrogance annoying, they nonetheless see each other as loyal friends and allies.
Bartolomeo is the second captain of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet and the captain of the Barto Club. He is a huge fan of Luffy and holds the Straw Hat captain in the highest regard. He has expressed his willingness to die for him and fights to remain in his company.
Ideo is the fourth captain of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. He is an XXX-rank fighter, a member of the Longarm Tribe, and the captain of the newly established Ideo Pirates. The two hardly interacted, thus their connection is not fully developed.
Leo, the captain of the Tontatta Pirates and fifth captain of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. He is a dwarf from the Tontatta Kingdom. He developed a deep admiration for Luffy for overthrowing Doflamingo and ending his rule, even though he continues to refer to Luffy as "Luffyland."
Orlumbus is the sixth captain of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet and the Admiral of the Yonta Maria Grand Fleet. He met Luffy during the Dressrosa Arc. Even though they didn't talk much, he turned out to be a loyal supporter of Luffy in his fight against Doflamingo. He works hard, and Luffy respects him as a friend and ally.
Trafalgar Law is a Warlord of the Sea and a member of the Worst Generation and the captain of the Heart Pirates. He has been Luffy's most important ally since the start of the time skip. They first met on the Sabaody Archipelago and quickly hit it off.
Eustass Kid is the leader of the Kid Pirates and a fellow member of the Worst Generation. He is also Luffy's competitor in his dream to become the Pirate King. Kid did not know Luffy before he came in the Sabaody Archipelago, they got along well.
Despite their rivalry, Kid respects and admires Luffy in part because of his infamous reputation for wreaking havoc everywhere he goes.
Capone Bege, who is also a member of the Worst Generation with Luffy, is the leader of the Fire Tank Pirates. He is a former ally of the Big Mama Pirates. He first opposed Luffy, but after realising their objectives against Big Mom were similar, he decided to join forces with the Straw Hats. Throughout the Whole Cake Island Arc, he served as Luffy's useful ally.
Jewelry Like Luffy, Bonney, the captain of the Bonney Pirates. She is a member of the Worst Generation. She is also Bartholomew Kuma's daughter. Even though they were strangers before the time skip, Bonney held hatred for Luffy for attacking a Celestial Dragon.
Dracule Mihawk is the current owner of the title "World's Strongest Swordsman." He a former Warlord of the Sea. Mihawk and Luffy do not actually view each other as enemies, which makes their relationship kinda neutral. Mihawk is fascinated by Luffy because of his connection with Shanks and thought that Luffy is chosen by destiny. Luffy praises Mihawk for his extraordinary strength.
Crocodile is the antagonist of the Alabasta Arc and is a former warlord of the sea. He is a former president of Baroque Works and a pirate. As he had put the Alabasta Kingdom a lot, Luffy hated him and vowed to destroy him for her benefit. Crocodile underestimated Luffy because he saw him as just a clueless noob with very little experience in the ocean.
Gecko Moria is the antagonist of the Thriller Bark Arc is Moria, the leader of the Thriller Bark Pirates. He was also a former Warlord of the Sea. Moria views Luffy as a newbie who is ignorant about the realities of the world and a burden to his goals and the two do not get along.
Bartholomew Kuma is a former warlord of the sea and a former pirate. With their limited interactions, there is no relationship between the two. While at they were enemies, Kuma is actually a friend of the group and shows some respect for them.
Boa Hancock is the leader of the Kuja Pirates, the Empress of Amazon Lily, and a former Warlord of the Sea. At first she tried to kill Luffy but then Hancock fell in love with him is falling more and more in love with him, but he doesn't reciprocate.
She was an important ally to Luffy during the Marineford and Impel Down Arcs. Even if he doesn't reciprocate her feelings, Luffy values her as a true friend and is quite fond of her. He appreciates all the help she has given him.
Donquixote Doflamingo is a former warlord of the sea and a former king of Dressrosa. He is a former world noble, and former captain of the Donquixote Pirates. He is also the head of the Donquixote family. Luffy eventually developed a hate for Doflamingo due to his harshness and deception.
One of the first opponents Luffy faced at sea was Alvida, the former leader of the Alvida Pirates, a member of the Buggy and Alvida Alliance, the head of the Buggy's Deliveries. Alvida sees Luffy as an enemy but has also developed feelings for him. Alvida is unimportant to Luffy since he considered her unpleasant and insulted her outright before easily defeating her. After then, he has forgotten who she is.
Galdino, aka Mr. 3, is a former Baroque Works agent who now works as an administrator for Buggy's Delivery and is also a member of the Buggy Pirates. They have a competitive but friendly connection. In Little Garden, Galdino found Luffy to be a tough opponent, and he regularly becomes frustrated by his desire to risk himself.
Gaimon is the caretaker of the animals on the Island of Rare Animals, a former pirate. He and Luffy got along well, even though their time together was brief. Gaimon was grateful for Luffy's efforts on his behalf and was inspired by his dream of becoming the Pirate King.
Kuro was Luffy’s enemy during the Syrup Village arc, and was the former captain of the Black Cat Pirates. The two had very different ideas about what it meant to be a pirate. Kuro thought Luffy was too innocent and lacked the qualities required of a captain. Kuro mistreated his own crew mates and attempted to harm Usopp and Kaya which made Luffy hate him.
Zeff is Sanji's adoptive father and a former pirate who was the captain of the Cook Pirates. He is also the Baratie's head chef and owner. After the Baratie Arc, Luffy and Zeff developed the utmost respect for one another even if they had a harsh start. Zeff was initially angry with Luffy as he had caused damage to his restaurant, but Luffy’s fight against Don Krieg made him change his mind. Luffy really appreciated how Zeff raised Sanji.
Don Krieg, is the antagonist of the Baratie Arc, he is also the Admiral of the Krieg Pirates. In general, the two don't get along. Luffy hates Krieg because of his fighting style and his being cruel to his own crew members, while Krieg hates Luffy for his defiant nature.
Arlong, the main antagonist of the Arlong Park Arc is a fish-man, who was a former captain of the Arlong Pirates, and a former Sun Pirate. The two hate each other a lot because of what Arlong had done to Nami since she was a child, Luffy also thinks Arlong is a particularly cruel and disgusting individual.
Hatchan is a fishman and who was a former member of the Sun and Arlong Pirate. Despite their initial hatred, the two have developed a close friendship because they actually care about and respect one another. Luffy hated Hatchan because he contributed to Nami's trauma as he worked under Arlong, but now that they are friends, he has grown to really appreciate him.
Crocus is a doctor, Laboon's caretaker, and a former Roger Pirate. They get along well and have learned to respect one another. Crocus offered his thanks to Luffy for helping ease Laboon's pain and said that Luffy is similar to his former captain, Gol D. Roger.
Like the rest of his crew, Crocus viewed Luffy as a strange person, but Luffy grew to admired him for his dedication to taking care of Laboon.
Over the course of the two-year time skip, they bonded and have a close relationship where Luffy appreciated his guidance as a teacher and was willing to endure his harsh behavior and was prepared to suffer the punishment of the training which is being denied food. Luffy's growth is largely contributed by Rayleigh, who is mainly responsible for his significant gain in strength after the time skip.
Bellamy is the captain of the Bellamy Pirates and a former Donquixote Pirate. Currently, Bellamy views him with great respect and admiration, while Luffy views him as a good friend who has turned his life around.
Foxy is an antagonist during the Long Ring Long Land arc, and the captain of the Foxy Pirates. The relationship between the two is strained. Foxy disregards Luffy, while Luffy regularly attacks Foxy's pride.
Charlotte Lola is the captain of the Rolling Pirates and the 23rd child of the emperor, Big Mom. The two get along well and are close friends. Lola is impressed by Luffy's physical prowess. Towards Thriller Bark’s end, she sees Luffy and his friends as her saviors.
Vander Decken IX, an antagonist in the Fish-Man Island arc, is the captain of the Flying Pirates. Decken hates Luffy because he became friends with the Mermaid Princess and protected her from him, as well as because he interfered with his plans to marry Shirahoshi.
Originally, Caribou intended to join Luffy's crew in order to murder him. Caribou began to be afraid of Luffy's strength after seeing Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji easily defeat the Kraken and offered to work for them as an underling or slave. Luffy finds him annoying and rarely speaks to him, and even quickly forgot about him.
Hody Jones is a Fishman, a pirate, a former Neptune Army soldier, and the former captain of the New Fish-Man Pirates, and he is also a former fishman. During the Fish-Man Island arc, he fought against Luffy for threatening Luffy's friends and trying to assassinate Shirahoshi's family, the fish-man earned Luffy's fury.
Shanks is the captain of the Red Hair Pirates, an Emperor, and a former Roger Pirate trainee. When Luffy was seven years old, he first met Shanks in Foosha Village, where they both grew up. The two get along quite well and share admiration for one another. They both agreed to get together again when Luffy gathered a crew and develops into a great pirate who surpassed Shanks.
Shanks thought Luffy was a remarkable kid while they were in Foosha Village, to the point where he gave him his important straw hat as a symbol of his belief that he would grow up to be a great pirate.
Edward Newgate, also known as Whitebeard is the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates, a previous Emperor, and a former member of the Rocks Pirates. Whitebeard was so moved by Luffy's effort and strong will to save Ace. Luffy knew the enormous power Whitebeard held and how important he was to Ace despite a strong disagreement. He was immensely grateful for what he and his crew had done to help him in saving Ace.
Blackbeard, also known as Marshall D. Teach, is the Admiral of the Blackbeard Pirates, an Emperor, a former Warlord, and a former member of the Whitebeard Pirates. Despite having a hate relationship with Luffy, Blackbeard appears to appreciate him greatly and admires his passionate resolve to realize his objective. Luffy really hates Blackbeard and holds him mostly responsible for Ace's death.
Big Mom, also known as Charlotte Linlin, is the leader of the Big Mom Pirates. She is a former member of the Rocks Pirates, the mother of the Charlotte Family, and the captain of the Big Mom Pirates. Big Mom considers Luffy to be terribly annoying and hates him.
She originally ignored his warnings, but now she hates him for what he did to her. Luffy despises Big Mom and thinks she is a very mean and selfish person for attempting to take Sanji away from him.
Kaidou is the Governor-General of the Beasts Pirates, a former Emperor, and a former Rocks Pirates. Kaidou learned that Luffy was responsible for the destruction of SMILEs and the defeat of Doflamingo, while Luffy learned about Kaidou through his alliance with Trafalgar Law. They both hold one other in the highest regard. Kaidou at first thought of Luffy as a weak and annoying pirate who constantly got in the way of his plans.
Buggy is the leader of the Buggy Pirates and the head of Buggy's Delivery. He is an Emperor, a previous Warlord, and a former Roger Pirate. Despite having a hate relationship, the two have managed to cooperate as friends. Buggy finds Luffy annoying but he will cooperate with Luffy, though, if it would help him. Buggy was initially disliked by Luffy and viewed as an enemy, but through time, Luffy has learned to accept Buggy.
Rob Lucci first met Luffy in Water 7. Luffy was finally successful in defeating the legendary CP9 agent and rescuing Robin after a long battle. Lucci would later be declared to be a World Government fugitive but was quickly welcomed back as a member of CP0.
Blueno is the first CP9 agent that Luffy defeated. Only twice did the two speak, once was briefly in Water 7 and once again in Enies Lobby. In Water 7, Luffy tried to kill Blueno but failed miserably because of Blueno's skill of the Rokushiki martial arts style's Tekkai and Soru techniques.
Spandam served as CP9's previous head and is a member of CP0. He appears as an enemy in the Water 7 Arc and Enies Lobby Arc. They are utterly negative to each other and do not get along. Because of his position as a government agent, Spandam hates Luffy and considers his rejection of the World Government to be utterly crazy.
Magellan, the Impel Down vice warden and previous chief warden. Both of them tried to defeat one another since they saw one another as enemies. Magellan felt angry and confused by the Straw Hat captain's willingness to get into his jail and the fact that he was the first to do so.
Sakazuki, also known as Akainu, is one of Luffy's other sworn enemies and the Fleet Admiral of the Marines. He and Luffy regard one another as invincible enemies and have nothing but complete hatred for one another. Due to his complete hatred of pirates, Akainu hates Luffy and thinks the Straw Hat captain is one of the world's worst troublemakers. As a result of Akainu killing Portgas D. Ace in front of his eyes, Luffy feels an overwhelming hatred for him.
Kuzan, also known as Aokiji, is a former Marines admiral and a pirate with the Blackbeards. Aokiji seems to reluctantly value Luffy and is taken aback by his stubbornness, leadership skills, and combat ability. Although Aokiji is a Marine Admiral, who Luffy appears to admire, and who attempted to steal Nico Robin from him and his crew, Luffy is frequently negative toward him.
Borsalino, aka Kizaru, is a Marine admiral. He fought Luffy and his crew both during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc and the Marineford War. He is not particularly interested in Luffy because of his free outlook on life, but he is aware of how dangerous and troublemaking he is. He continues to think badly of Luffy and sees him as a weak pirate.
Smoker is the G-5 Commander and a Vice-Admiral of the Marines. He has been looking for the Straw Hat captain since the Loguetown Arc, making him Luffy's biggest enemy within the Marines. Due to their different personalities but shared respect for honor, they have a complicated relationship as both enemies and friends. Smoker knows that Luffy is not a bad guy but still regards him as an annoying pirate whom he must capture.
Koby was the first friend Luffy made while at sea. He is a Marine Captain and a former pirate. When the two initially met during the Romance Dawn arc, they got very close. They have a tight friendship and frequently inquire about each other's well-being. Koby has a lot of affection for Luffy and considers him to be the one who inspired him to pursue his goal of becoming a powerful Marine. He was overjoyed to learn that Koby is training to become a Marine and had changed much since they first met.
Morgan is a wanted criminal and a former captain in the Marines. While in Shells Town for the Romance Dawn Arc, he fought against Luffy. Luffy does not like Morgan because is stern and abusive. Like most Marines, Morgan despises Luffy for being a pirate, but he also hates him because he ruined his ego and put a stop to his rich being as a Marine captain.
Tashigi is a captain in the Marines and has joined Vice-Admiral Smoker as a member of the G-5 team. Tashigi sees Luffy as an enemy since he is a pirate, but she has also slowly come to appreciate him for his good actions. Tashigi works with Smoker, therefore Luffy does not have a great view of her, but he does see her as a kind person.
Helmeppo is a Marine officer and Luffy's enemy during the Romance Dawn arc. Since Helmeppo and Koby both joined the Marines, they have turned their initial relationship into one of friendship. Helmeppo frequently marvels at Luffy's ability and admires him as a wonderful guy, much like Koby.
Benn Beckman is Shanks's first mate and a member of the Red Hair Pirates. After meeting Luffy in Foosha Village, he, along with his captain and crew, becomes a huge fan of Luffy. W Despite the fact that he may disagree with him, Beckman is respected by Luffy and will be given a chance to speak.
Yasopp is a Red Hair Pirates officer and the crew's sniper. Luffy was frequently in awe of Yasopp's shooting ability and the target of Yasopp's stories about his son, who was Luffy's age.
Uta is Shanks' adopted daughter and a former part of his crew along with Bonk Punch and Monster. Uta saw Monkey D. Luffy, a 7-year-old child, after arriving, she didn't think much of him. At the Party's Bar, Uta showed her singing abilities to great cheers. Shanks then ordered Luffy to take Uta on a tour of the town and the neighboring island. Due to their contrasting personalities, their relationship began to grow.
Marco is the former First Division Commander of the now-disbanded Whitebeard Pirates. He was also Whitebeard's right-hand man. He gave Luffy an impression, thinking about him to be an amazing pirate, and quickly began to respect him.
This fight took place during the Dressrosa Arc. During this fight, we had first-time seen Luffy’s Gear 4 Snakeman form.
This fight took place during the Alabasta Arc. It was the first appearance of Luffy’s Gear 2 form.
This fight took place during the Onigashima Arc. This was the most hyped and awaited fight in the whole series between Kaido and Luffy. It took place during the Wano City Arc.
Monkey D. Luffy has not just appeared in the series but also in video games, shows, exhibits etc:
Luffy appears in every year of One Piece Premier Show, leading his crew against different original antagonists. He also acts as a friend and role model for Pokke in Premier Show 2016.
Luffy appears in every year of One Piece Water Battle and Sanji's Pirates Restaurant. One of the Tokyo One Piece Tower's exhibits, "Luffy's Endless Adventure", centers around the pirate, and multiple statues of Luffy appear throughout the park. While not always the main protagonist, Luffy appears in most Tokyo One Piece Tower special animations and stage shows, including every Live Attraction, One Piece 4D, The Great Treasure of Tongari Island, Immersive Theater: When the Box of Time Opens, Visitors from the Wrecked Ship, and Piece Trail: The Adventurers and the Amazing Spring.
Luffy appears in the teamLabStudio attraction in the Digital Art Island Adventure event.
Luffy appears in Straw Hat Pirates vs. Marines vs. Seven Warlords Holographic Battle Theater and its sequel, One Piece Dramatic Stage THE METAL ~Marineford of Remembrance~.
Luffy is the main protagonist of Super Kabuki II: One Piece and is played on stage by renowned kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke IV.
Luffy appears in all three One Piece Water Spectacle shows.
Luffy appears in all versions of the Hungry Days commercials.
A statue of Luffy can be found at the Shibuya and Ikebukuro locations of One Piece Mugiwara Store.
Luffy appeared as a mascot character and on posters at J-WORLD Tokyo. He also stars in Lucy & Lucy Coliseum the Battle and is one of the three characters in Meat Fight! Bubble Soccer Tournament, That Meat is Mine! alongside Choji and Buu.
Luffy was supposed to appear in ONE PIECE LIVE STAGE ～Tower of Steel～, but it was postponed indefinitely.
In One Piece Art NUE, Luffy helps Toratsugu save Kikuhime from Lark.
Luffy appears in the brass entertainment show One Piece Oto Utage as both an adult and a young child in retellings of the East Blue Saga's most memorable scenes.
In November 2018, a statue of Luffy was dedicated in Kumamoto in front of the Kumamoto Prefectural Government office as part of the Kumamoto Revival Project.
“If I give up now, I’m going to regret it.”
“If you don’t take risks, you can’t create a future.”
“I don’t wanna conquer anything. It’s just that the person with the most freedom on the sea is the Pirate King.”
“You want to keep everyone from dying? That’s naive. Its war. People die.”
“Forgetting is like a wound. The wound may heal but it has already left a scar.”
“Dying is not repaying a debt! That is not what he saved you for! Only weak men would die after someone spared their lives!”
“Power isn’t determined by your size, but the size of your heart and dreams!”