"The Strongest Family Lineage? Luffy's Father Revealed!" is the 314th episode of the One Piece anime.
Revelations continue as Garp sheds light on Luffy's early childhood, the whereabouts of Shanks, and the identity of Luffy's father, Monkey D. Dragon. Meanwhile, two young marines, under the Vice-Admiral's command, have a joyful reunion with members of the Straw Hats.
Luffy's grandfather has been revealed to be Monkey D. Garp, Marine Vice-Admiral and celebrated hero. Garp expresses disappointment that his torturous training regimes did not inspire Luffy to follow in his footsteps and become a Marine. The two continue to argue and Garp reveals that Shanks, the man who inspired Luffy to become a pirate, is a member of the Yonko. Four powerful pirate captains who rule over a part of the Grand Line like emperors and who are the reason for the creation of the Marine Headquarters/Shichibukai alliance.
Garp's speech is cut short by Roronoa Zoro, who arrives back at the Galley-La Company compound and begins fighting the assembled marines. Unfazed, Garp instructs his two best students to combat Zoro. However the two are easily subdued by Luffy and Zoro and revealed to be faces from the past, Luffy's former companion Coby and his former enemy Helmeppo. Luffy warmly greets his old friend, while snubbing the irate Helmeppo, much to his annoyance. Coby explains that both he and Helmeppo have been training under Garp in order to become Marine Officers.
Garp continues his speech, revealing that Luffy's father is none other than the infamous revolutionary Monkey D. Dragon, who had been responsible for saving Luffy's life back in Lougetown. Robin explains that Dragon is head of a force that directly opposes the World Government, the Revolutionary Army. As this force has already been responsible for the overthrow of several monarchies, the World Government have labeled Dragon the most dangerous criminal in the world.
Garp concedes that he has probably revealed too much and instructs everyone to forget what he said.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Luffy and Garp are seen to share a lot of traits.
- Early usage of Busoshoku Haki is seen when Garp hits Luffy.
- Shanks is revealed to be a Yonkou.
- Coby and Helmeppo are seen for the first time since the Diary of Coby-Meppo.
- Coby is a Sergeant Major.
- Helmeppo is a Sergeant.
- Luffy's father is revealed to be Monkey D. Dragon, the most wanted man in the world.