Monkey D. Luffy is the protagonist in the famous manga One Piece written by Eiichiro Oda. Popular as his power as a rubber man, he is a character that is childlike.
He likes freedom and sometimes does whatever he wants as a Pirate.
Dreams of becoming Pirate King, he belongs to Worst Generation, the Generation that takes major actions against the World Government.
In the first chapter, he sees himself wearing a sleeveless red vest along with sandals and blue trousers. His trademark outfit is his straw hat, which he gets from Red-Haired Shanks.
His body is slim and muscular. He has shaggy black hair and round eyes.
Underneath his left eye, there’s a scar with two stitches that he got because of his acts to gain acknowledgment from Shanks.
He is a confident person who has an unwavering belief in himself. He is also fearless and childlike.
He can be greedy, especially when it comes to food. He is also greedy to protect his crew and willing to sacrifice himself to protect them.
- Real Name: Monkī Dī Rufi (モンキー・Dー・ルフィ- )
- Stage Name: Monkey D. Luffy
- Also Known As: Luffy, Lucy (ルーシ- Rushi), Joy Boy (ジョイボーイ-Joi Boi), Luffy-tarou (ルフィ太郎 –Luffytaro), Straw Hat , Rubber Man
- Nickname: Luffy
- Birthday: May 5 (Children’s day)
7 Years Old (debut);
17 Years Old (pre-time skip);
19 Years Old (post-time skip);
- Gender: Male
91 cm (211″) (Chapter 1);
172 cm (5’7″) (from end to chapter 1);
174 cm (5’8″) (after time skip)
- Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
- Blood Type: F
- Hair Color: Black
- Eyes Color: Black
- Species: Rubber man
- Parents: Monkey D. Dragon (father), Curly Dadan (adoptive mother)
- Siblings: Portgas D.Ace (adoptive older brother, deceased), Sabo (adoptive older brother)
- Friends: Civilians, Shanks, Red Hair Pirates, Coby, Laboon
- Hobbies: Banquets, adventure
- Manga Debut: One Piece Chapter 1
- Anime Debut: One Piece Episode 1
- Japanese VA: Mayumi Tanaka
- English VA:
Chuck Power (Odex English VA);
Bella Hudson (4Kids English VA);
Colleen Clinkenbeard (Funi English VA)
- He is a member of the D-Clan, considered the enemy of God. Track back into the Void Century, and it can find the family D’s lineage. While he might not be aware of this lineage, his hunger for freedom was going to result in the great dawn the world had been waiting for.
- Belonging to D clan makes him have traits like natural charisma, a strong appetite, leadership skills, and a penchant for a smile in the face of death.
- Being a rubber man makes him able to stretch his body parts and he is usually prepared to fight.
- When he is 19 years old, he is the youngest among 12 members of Worst Generation and Four Emperors.
- He is similar to Son Goku from Dragon Ball in terms of his childishness and naïve, his black messy hair, and their eating habits. His name Monkey also refers to Goku’s Saiyan tail, which resembles a monkey tail.
- His birthday, which happens at the same time as Children’s day also a reference to his childish character.
- Killing enemies isn’t his style. He is more likely to let them live to see their dreams get ruined.
- His love of meat, is beyond imagination. He even smells like meat and what’s in his, though mostly is meat.
- His character is straightforward and simple. That’s why he doesn’t have many thought bubbles.
- He has significant physical strength due to the training he received from his grandfather. Even though his physical size is smaller than the world’s most powerful fighter. He was also able to become physically stronger through being hypnotized.
- His grandfather put him through various training methods resulting in him having great durability and willpower.
- His charisma is one of his strengths because from this strength he is able to recruit allies whenever he goes. He is also able to make friends quickly and his willingness to do anything to help his friends makes him gain respect from people around him.
- He is one of two people in the world that are able to use three forms of Haki, a power that allows the user to use their spiritual energy for various purposes. He then uses his Haki to knock out the members of the Fake Straw Hat Crew and 50.000 members of New Fish-Man Pirate.
- His nickname is rubber man because he can stretch his body, bounce, twist, and bend just like a rubber. He gains this power after eating Devil Fruit and this makes him able to fight however he please.
- He has the ability to quickly escape from an attack because he has tremendous speed, reflexes, and agility.
- His great immunity might make him immune to lighting, but he can be damaged by other elements such as fire, ice, or things involving cutting or stabbing.
- In the early One Piece chapter, it is shown that his stretches limb must be recalled after launching an attack, because if he comes unprepared, it can make him defenseless.
“I don’t wanna conquer anything. It’s just that the person with the most freedom on the sea is the pirate king.”
“Dying is not repaying a debt! That is not what he saved you for! Only weak men would die after someone spared their lives!”
“If you hurt somebody… or if somebody hurts you, the same red blood will be shed.”
“If I get reincarnated… I wanna become a clam.”
“If you ask this old man anything about it here and now… Then I’ll quit being a pirate! I don’t want to go on a boring adventure like that!”
“Don’t you dare make my navigator cry!”
“It’s not like ‘thanks’ are something I can eat.”
“I don’t have to be a boss or a great pirate, do I? Whenever you guys are in trouble, call us! We’ll come help you no matter what.”
“Hero? No! We are pirates! I love heroes but I don’t wanna be one!”
“I’ve set myself to become the King of the Pirates… and if I die trying… then at least I tried.”
“So, you don’t like to get hit, huh? Well, you’re about to have a very bad day.”
“The world’s greatest swordsman, that’s great! And it’s fitting since your new boss is going to be King of the Pirates! Anything else would make me look bad!”
“If you don’t take risks, you can’t create a future.”
“An island from a dream within a dream? I could never pass up a great adventure like this!”
“Bring it on! I’m not moving an inch!”
“I’m pretty sure I can’t live without being helped!”
Although his personality is childlike, Monkey D. Luffy has the ability to figure out the root of a problem and solve it in simple ways.
The combination of his carefree but responsible acts and his willingness to do anything to protect his crew and friends are part of him that makes him charismatic.