Monkey D. Luffy

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Monkey D. Luffy - Bio, Facts, Age, Quotes, Strengths, Weakness

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.

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  • 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)
  • Age:
    7 Years Old (debut);
    17 Years Old (pre-time skip);
    19 Years Old (post-time skip);
  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Rubber man
  • 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)

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height:
    91 cm (2’11”) (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


  • Father: Monkey D. Dragon
  • Mother: Curly Dadan (adoptive mother)
  • Brother: Portgas D. Ace (adoptive older brother, deceased), Sabo (adoptive older brother)
  • Sister: –


  • He is a member of the D-Clan, considered the enemy of God. Track back into the Void Century, and it can find 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 the 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 the 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 most are meat.
  • His character is straightforward and simple. That’s why he doesn’t have many thought bubbles.

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  • 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 by 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 wherever 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 pleases.
  • 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 stretched limb must be recalled after launching an attack, because if he comes unprepared, it can make him defenseless.


“I want to eat meat!”

“Let’s continue eating!”

“I smell the adventure!”

“No way I’m gonna lose!”

“You could never beat me.”

“I’m gonna be a pirate king!”

“Bring it on! I’m not moving an inch!”

“If I give up now, I’m going to regret it.”

“Don’t you dare make my navigator cry!”

“I’m going to save you even if it kills me.”

“There’s only room for only one pirate king”

“It’s not like ‘thanks’ are something I can eat.”

“Being alone is more painful than getting hurt.”

“If I get reincarnated… I wanna become a clam.”

“If you don’t take risks, you can’t create a future.”

“I’m pretty sure I can’t live without being helped!”

“If you want to compare ambitions, mine is bigger.”

“Well, ya see. . . I’m gonna be the unbeatable pirate!”

“I will protect everything! That was the purpose of those ‘2 years’!”

“I’m strongest! I’m the one who is going to become the pirate king!”

“Hero? No! We are pirates! I love heroes but I don’t wanna be one!”

“If you don’t want a negative reputation, you shouldn’t be a pirate.”

“No matter how hard or how impossible it is, never lose sight of your goal.”

“Power isn’t determined by your size, but the size of your heart and dream.”

“Are we friends? or are we foes? The kind of thing you decided for yourself.”

“So, you don’t like to get hit, huh? Well, you’re about to have a very bad day.”

“I don’t care how many enemies I have to fight! I’m gonna be the pirate king!”

“Forgetting is like a wound. The wound may heal but it has already left a scar.”

“If you hurt somebody… or if somebody hurts you, the same red blood will be shed.”

“I’ve set myself to become the king of pirates. . and if I die trying. . then at least I tried.”

“An island from a dream within a dream? I could never pass up a great adventure like this!”

“You came without fear. Don’t have any regrets, no matter what happens. This is the duel you wanted”

“I don’t wanna conquer anything. It’s just that the person with the most freedom on the sea is the pirate king.”

“One day, I’ll have a ship and crew better than yours! And we’ll have the biggest hoard of treasure in the world!”  

“Dying is not repaying a debt! That is not what he saved you for! Only weak men would die after someone spared their lives!”

“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 to help you no matter what.”

“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!”

“I have Nakama who are not strong. . . But I still want them to be with me! So, I have to be stronger than anybody else. . . or else I’ll lose them all”

“Then just become stronger. I have my ambition; you have your ambition too. Which means you should just keep walking forward towards that goal.”

“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!”

FAQs of Monkey D. Luffy

Who is Monkey D. Luffy?

He is the protagonist in the famous manga One Piece written by Eiichiro Oda.

How old is Monkey D. Luffy?

He is 7 years old when doing his debut, 17 years old pre-time skip, and 19 years old post-time skip.

How tall is Monkey D. Luffy?

His tall is 91 cm (2’11”) in chapter 1; 172 cm (5’7″) (from end to chapter 1); 174 cm (5’8″) (after time skip)

How much does Monkey D. Luffy weight?

His weight is 64 kg or 141 lbs.

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 make him charismatic.