Monkey D. Luffy is the captain of the infamous Straw Hat Pirates in the popular manga and anime series, One Piece. Although he is the main character of the series, details about his past, background, or lineage are still a mystery. In the Water 7 arc, it was revealed that Luffy’s father is the renowned Monkey D. Dragon, but any details about his mother are still not known.
Luffy never really had a significant bond with his blood relatives except for his grandfather Monkey D. Garp, a navy Vice Admiral. Luffy didn’t even know who his father was until Garp told him about his father near the end of the Water 7 Arc when Luffy was 17 years old and he didn’t care even then. Supposedly, Dragon gave Luffy to Garp when he was little, and then Garp gave him to Curly Dadan to raise him to be a marine, which they obviously failed.
Luffy never really knew about his family and didn’t care about them, except for his brothers, Ace and Sabo. That being said, we still don’t know anything about Luffy’s mother. She has not made an appearance yet, with not even a single mention so far. The only mother-like figure he has is Dadan, who can be considered his foster mom.
Fans of the series are hoping to get a closer look at Luffy’s lineage, especially his mom. Unfortunately, there are no signs that Eiichiro Oda, the author of the series, will introduce her anytime soon if he will at all. Although we don’t wish for it, there is a good chance that Oda will never introduce her at all. In an interview when asked why there’s a lack of mother figures in the backstories of the main characters, Oda stated that it is simply because mothers are the opposite of adventure.
On multiple occasions, Oda has stated that One Piece is a story of young boys and their adventures and he wants to focus on that. This indicates that there is a chance that we will never get to see Luffy’s mother. That being said, the story has a long way to go with a lot to cover, and mysteries to be revealed, maybe one of which can be about Luffy’s lineage. For now, all we can do is sit tight and enjoy the adventures of the Straw Hats and watch as the mystery unravels.