Luffy D. Monkey
モンキー・D・ルフィ, Straw Hat, Mugiwara, Straw, Mugi, Lucy, Luffyland, Luffy-tarou, Mugiwara no Luffy
Height: 172 cm PreTimeskip 174 cm PostTimeskip Devil Fruit: Gomu Gomu no Mi RubberRubber Fruit Devil Fruit Type: Paramecia Bounty: Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and is best friends with all of them and values them over all else. At first glance Luffy does not appear to be very intelligent often seeing things in childish manner and can easily be amazed by the simplest things. However because he views the world in a straightforward and simple manner he is occasionally the only person who can see past the events and see what should be done. Luffy seems to have an unstoppable appetite a characteristic that is common to the Japanese archetype of the at times simpleminded young adventurer with a heart of gold perhaps the hunger more so in Luffys case due to having an elastic stomach. Luffy is also another one of the several characters given the middle initial D. Although Luffy is fairly lightheaded and a funny character he has an unstoppable sense of determination optimism and commitment and will do anything to stand up for his friends and comrades. Along with that he has great courage to back it up as well as unbelievable strength. Ever since consuming the devil fruit he was shown to be not worried about his inability to swim much like his brother. Much of these traits are common among Ds. His only display of true fear towards his grandfather to the point that he does not fight back and is intimidated at the mere mention of him. Luffy never kills any of the villains no matter how coldhearted they are instead he frequently sends the villain flying knocking them out or until the point that they are almost near death which results in some of the villains searching for revenge such as Buggy the Clown and Alvida. Author Eiichiro Oda explains that its not a question of morality so much as a matter of punishing the villains for their crimes he feels that killing the villains lets them off too lightly whereas he considers letting them live to see their dreams be ruined a far more fitting punishment. Luffys dream is to find the One Piece and become King of the Pirates. He knows that to achieve his goal he will have to defeat many strong opponents including the World Government and his childhood hero Shanks.