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Shanks and the Straw HatEdit
Luffy was born in Foosha Village in the East Blue. When he was seven years old, he met and befriended a crew of pirates led by a captain named Red Haired Shanks. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by Shanks and his crew. He once stabbed himself with a knife under his left eye to prove himself to Shanks so that he could join them in their adventures. However, later, Shanks refused to bring Luffy, stating that he was still too young to join Shanks' crew.
During a scene with Shanks and Higuma, a local mountain bandit that insulted Shanks and his crew, Luffy accidentally ate a Devil Fruit known as the Gomu Gomu no Mi and unwittingly turned himself into a rubber human. Initially, this situation affected Luffy badly as it means he will never be able to swim again, which is a great weakness to anyone who wishes to journey the seas. This, however, does not deter Luffy's dream and he continued aspiring to become a pirate.
Later, Luffy stood up to Higuma on behalf of Shanks. However, he was easily defeated and became a hostage. His captors were easily defeated by the Red-Haired Pirates, but the bandit leader Higuma had fled out to sea with Luffy.
While out at sea, Higuma threw Luffy in the ocean, only to be attacked by a sea king. Moments later while he was laughing at Luffy, Higuma was eaten. Though Shanks managed to save Luffy, he paid a high price: his left arm was lost to the sea king.
Shortly after, Shanks set sail along with his crew, but before leaving, he and Luffy promised each other that one day Luffy will surpass Shanks and become the Pirate King. Shanks then leaves Luffy his straw hat as a parting gift, telling him to return it once he surpasses him.
Luffy's New Family: Bandits and BrothersEdit
Sometime later, Monkey D. Garp took Luffy into the care of Curly Dadan, which was the first time Luffy meets Portgas D. Ace. Garp took him to Dadan, while Luffy refused. Garp picked him up, knocked on the door and put him down. He then got spit on by the newly arrived Ace, and the two angrily glare at each other.
Thinking back about the recent incident with Higuma, he told Dadan and the rest of the bandits that he hates bandits. Dadan bitterly scolded him for saying something like that, telling him he can stay at their hideout or starve to death. Luffy took a look at the meat-eating Ace, asking if he can have a piece. He then got scolded by Dadan, telling him he can do fine with just rice and water, but he saw Ace leave and followed him. Luffy said to Ace that he was not angry at Ace for spitting on him (since it was not something to get worked up about, and he is also thinking about Shank's behavior) and wanted to be friends. Ace responded by knocking a tree down at Luffy. Luffy then followed Ace across a bridge. Ace noticed him and knocked him off of the bridge. Luffy returned to Dadan's house a week later and told Dadan that he was being chased by wolves and fell off a cliff. Luffy got sent to bed without any treatment for his wounds. The next day, Ace went out again and Luffy followed, wanting to start a friendship, only to get shunned by Ace. After three months of persistently trying to follow Ace, Luffy eventually came across the Gray Terminal. Luffy overheard Ace and Sabo's conversation about buying a pirate ship. Luffy showed up to them and said that he wanted to be a pirate too. Ace and Sabo then tied Luffy to a tree and decided that they should kill Luffy to keep their secret safe. While Luffy panicked, Ace and Sabo have a hard time deciding who should kill Luffy since both Ace and Sabo have never killed anyone before. They heard someone coming and they untied Luffy and hid in the bushes. Porchemy of the Bluejam Pirates arrived searching for stolen money. Luffy then wandered off and got caught by Porchemy. Luffy yelled out Ace's name. Porchemy, recognizing that name, took Luffy away for interrogation.
Porchemy then dragged Luffy into a small house and tied him up. Luffy stated that he was not going to say anything. Porchemy then hit Luffy with a giant hammer, and discovered Luffy's Devil Fruit powers that prevent him from getting harmed by the hammer. Porchemy then used spiked gloves that are effective against Luffy. However, Luffy refused to yield. Porchemy lost his patience, drew a sword and was about to kill Luffy when Ace and Sabo arrived. They cut Luffy loose and defeated Porchemy. Out in the woods, Ace asked Luffy why he did not tell Porchemy about the whereabouts of Ace and Sabo's treasure. Luffy then told Ace that he wanted a friend, that he had no parents who can take care of him, and most importantly, that he did not want to be alone. After that, Ace and Sabo started to trust Luffy and he joined the two and the trio started making a name for themselves.
Later on, Luffy was shown fighting Ace with the former losing (for the 50th time). After that, along with Sabo, they went to hunt gators, look for trash in the Gray Terminal, and eat and run. However, while they were running from the restaurant, they saw a man that called out Sabo's name. After they escape, Ace and Luffy started questioning him by choking him and forcing him to tell them who the man was. Sabo said that the man who called out to him was his dad, a noble. He told Ace and Luffy that at the time when he was a noble, even though he had parents, he was still lonely. He later joined Ace and Luffy when they shout out their dreams, and said that he wanted to draw a map of the world. However, the trio soon realized that they could not agree to be subordinates of the brother who might become captain on their pirate ship. Ace came up with an idea, telling Luffy and Sabo that they all could become brothers by exchanging sake that he stole from Dadan. As long as they have this bond, it will not matter where they are. The trio had many misadventures together.
The Sabo IncidentEdit
One day, the Bluejam Pirates captured the trio, and Bluejam told the trio that Sabo's father hired Captain Bluejam to get rid of Ace and Luffy and bring Sabo back to him. Sabo pleaded with his father to stop hurting his brothers. He said that he will do whatever his father commanded him to do if they stop hurting Ace and Luffy. Ace and Luffy protested, but his father agreed to the deal and ordered Sabo to come home. Sabo agreed to the deal. As he walked away, Ace and Luffy begged him to stay. As Sabo walked away with his father, tears were running down his face.
Luffy and Ace were carried away by the pirates, and they agreed to a deal that the Bluejam Pirates will let them go if they carried cargo to a marked location in Gray Terminal. After a nights rest, Bluejam later revealed to Luffy and Ace that the cargo that they had carried was oil and gunpowder and that the Gray Terminal will be engulfed with flames. Luffy and Ace reacted angrily but were quickly apprehended by the pirates while Bluejam asked Ace where the brother's treasure was stored. Later that night, the flames started and Luffy and Ace managed to cut themselves loose after being tied up. Luffy and Ace then ran for their lives.
While trying to escape, the two ran into Bluejam once more. Bluejam decided that if he was to die, that he will take the two with him; however, he first asked Ace one last time to reveal the location of their treasure. While Luffy was against it, Ace was willing to let the pirates have the treasure to ensure Luffy's safety. However, after Ace told Bluejam where the treasure was, Bluejam had his crew restrain Ace and Luffy. As Bluejam began to badmouth Sabo, Ace verbally retaliated, spurring Luffy to bite his captor's arm. The pirate responded by slashing him across the face with his sword; before the pirate could finish Luffy off, though, Ace let out a scream of rage, unbeknown to everyone there (including himself) that he was wielding Haki. The blast knocked everyone out, aside from Luffy and Bluejam. Bluejam almost killed Ace, but then Dadan appeared to rescue the two boys. Although she said that they should all run away, Ace refused to run from his enemy. Luffy decided to stay and fight as well, but Dadan forbad it, remaining in his place. Luffy was then taken back by the bandits to recover at home.
Luffy awoke the next day, crying and saying that he wanted to know if Ace, Dadan, and Sabo were all right. After Dogura went to check the remaining ashes of Gray Terminal, Luffy was very upset for not being allowed to go look for Ace and Dadan. Suddenly, Ace arrived carrying Dadan on his back, Luffy jumped over to Ace, crying in relief for Ace being alive. He said that Luffy should not worry about him being dead, because he won't die, hitting Luffy on his head. Ace told how he and Dadan got out of the burning Terminal after beating Bluejam, and Dadan rested while getting healed with the medicines Ace stole from the town. Later that day, while outside playing with two beetles, Luffy saw Dogura coming back from the forest, and told him that Dadan and Ace were already home. Dogura then told them that while looking for Ace and Dadan, he went to the city, and saw Sabo setting sail on a boat, and then get shot by a ship. Ace attacked Dogura, accusing him for lying, but he replied he's not lying, nor dreaming, and he saw it with his own eyes. Luffy realized that Sabo was not happy at all for coming back to the city, and started to cry, Ace tried to go to the city to avenge him, but was stopped by Dadan, because she was afraid of Ace being killed, blaming the country for killing Sabo, not only the nobles. Since Ace was still too angry, he was tied up to a tree, while Luffy cried the whole night.
A while later, Luffy, still mourning Sabo, asked Ace to never die, to which Ace made the promise to Luffy that he would not leave his "crybaby brother" alone. Luffy then decided that he wanted to become stronger. After years of training, stealing food from the royal town and growing with Ace, Luffy witnessed Ace's departure at seventeen when he himself was fourteen.
The Start of Luffy's AdventureEdit
Waiting three more years, Luffy decided to train some more, finally mastering his Gomu Gomu no Pistol and other various attacks. Ready to depart when he turned seventeen, he thanked Dadan and the bandits before leaving. As he was departing Foosha Village, Luffy waved goodbye to the rest of the village, saying that he was the third, after Sabo and Ace, to depart.
Luffy left his village on a small boat with a barrel. He then waited out upon the open sea for the Lord of the Coast. With his attack named "Gomu Gomu no Pistol", he punched the Sea King in the face. With plans to create his own Jolly Roger and to get at least ten crew members, he then decided to begin his journey as a pirate and sailed on. Luffy declared that he will become the Pirate King.
East Blue SagaEdit
Romance Dawn ArcEdit
Luffy's First Battles and CrewmembersEdit
While sailing across the ocean, Luffy accidentally came across a whirlpool. To escape from it, Luffy hid inside the barrel he brought into his boat as the whirlpool sucked his boat in. He and his barrel were recovered some time later by some pirates who were in the service of Alvida. Luffy then jumped out from his barrel, much to their surprise, and met up with Koby. Luffy encouraged Koby to follow his dreams of becoming a Marine. After defeating Alvida, Luffy freed Koby from his servitude and acquired a small boat. As he and Koby were sailing to the next island so that Koby could enlist in the Marines, Luffy decided to seek an infamous pirate hunter who was imprisoned there. Luffy decided to ask the fore-mentioned pirate hunter, Roronoa Zoro, to become the first to join his crew.
Upon arriving at Shells Town, Luffy and Koby learned the truth about Zoro through a small girl named Rika. Rika stated that Zoro was imprisoned for false reasons, and that Zoro had rescued her mother and herself from Helmeppo, who was harassing the customers in the bar with his pet wolf. With this in mind, Luffy decided to free Zoro from Captain Morgan and Helmeppo. With the promise of giving Zoro's swords back if he would join Luffy's crew, Luffy went into the Marine Base and earned Morgan's wrath. After witnessing Zoro's unique fighting style, Luffy fought with Morgan and defeated the Marine captain. The Marines, seeing their corrupt leader finally defeated, rejoiced and allowed Luffy and Zoro to go unpunished. However, since Luffy and Zoro were pirates, the Marines asked them to leave the island.
As they were leaving, Commander Ripper asked about Koby's past. To help Koby fulfill his dream, Luffy pretended that they were not friends and provoked Koby into starting a brief fight between them. After Luffy beat Koby, Luffy and Zoro left the island and they were saluted by Koby and the Marines for their efforts. Luffy and Zoro then sailed on to their next destination.
Orange Town ArcEdit
The Encounter with the ClownEdit
While sailing, Luffy was enlightened that neither he nor Zoro knew how to navigate. With this, they decided to get a navigator for their crew. While pondering on this, Luffy decided to get them some food. Luffy spotted a bird named Pinky flying above and decided to catch it. Unfortunately, the bird instead caught him and flew away with Luffy in his beak. Luckily, the bird was shot at and Luffy was dropped in the middle of Orange Town. While in Orange Town, Luffy met up with Nami and asked her to become the navigator of his crew when he learned of her abilities. Nami was initially not thrilled at first at Luffy's offer and instead tricked him into being captured. Nami tied Luffy up and brought him before Buggy The Clown. Nami lied and said that Luffy was her boss and ordered her to steal Buggys charts and asked if she could join his crew, which he agreed. Then a confused Luffy was locked in a cage while the crew partied. Buggy then ordered Nami to fire a cannon ball at Luffy which Nami refused. Just as she was about to be attacked, Zoro came to Luffy's rescue. Zoro then defeated most of the crew. Luffy and his companions were able to escape from Buggy. Unfortunately, Luffy had been locked in a cage and the three had learned that Buggy had eaten the Bara Bara no Mi, as well as Zoro gaining a not-quite-lethal stab wound.
Later, Mohji and his lion Richie show up and battles Luffy. Luffy easily takes out Ritchie with Gomu Gomu no Tsuchi. Luffy is then angry with Mohji for destroying Chouchou's treasure and defeats Mohji with one punch. Luffy decided to battle against Buggy and his crew. Using one of Buggy's cannonballs against him, Luffy was able to take out most of Buggy's crew. With most of Buggy's crew defeated, Luffy and Zoro battled against Buggy and his second mate, Cabaji, respectively. During the battle, Luffy's hat got torn and Luffy learned of Buggy and Shanks serving together on the same pirate ship in the past. With fierce determination for his treasure, Buggy decided to attack Nami as well. Luckily during the fray however, Nami was able tie Buggy's body parts up so that Luffy could deliver the final blow.
After defeating Buggy, Luffy and his companions found themselves in a situation. Due to Luffy knocking out the village chief, Boodle, the villagers got mad at them and decided to chase them. Luckily for Luffy and his companions, Chouchou decided to repay his debt with Luffy by stopping the angry villagers. As Luffy and his companions decided to sail on to the next island, they were thanked by Boodle for all their hard work. Luffy, with his new navigator, Nami, then sailed on to the next destination.
Syrup Village ArcEdit
The Man in a ChestEdit
After sailing for awhile and getting his hat re-stitched thanks to Nami, Luffy and his crew then went to an island in hopes of finding some food and possibly a new crew member. The island they came however was deserted and was apparently filled with all sorts of strange animals. As Luffy and Nami explored the forest, a mysterious voice called out to them. This voice threatened them with forest judgment unless they left the island. Luffy was then shot at but was unaffected due to his powers. Nami and Luffy then found that the shot came from a man with a large green afro in a box, Gaimon. After sorting out the misunderstandings, Gaimon, Luffy, and Nami talked about One Piece and the Grand Line. Gaimon then explained his predicament and his past. Luffy, learning about this, decided to help Gaimon. Luffy, with his powers, scaled the hill where Gaimon's treasure was supposedly located. However when he found the treasure boxes, Luffy revealed that they were unfortunately empty. Gaimon however, was grateful that he was able to learn the truth before he died. Afterwards, Luffy then decided to continue on his journey. As Luffy and his crew were leaving, Luffy asked Gaimon if he could come along too. Gaimon replied however that could not join them as he had some responsibility for the animals on the island. With some thanks from Gaimon, Luffy then sailed off to the next island.
Meeting a LiarEdit
Luffy and his crew then came upon Gecko Islands. Upon landing, they met Usopp, the local troublemaker of Syrup Village. After some misunderstanding about coming to the island, Usopp told Luffy and his crew that they could get a ship from the owner of the large mansion in town. Luffy and his crew, following Usopp, then learned of Usopp's father and his relationship with the mansion's owner, Kaya. Later while talking with Usopp about his father on a cliff, Luffy and Usopp overheard a scheme to both kill Kaya and steal her fortunes being discussed by the caretaker, Klahadore, and Jango. They learned that the caretaker was actually Captain Kuro and he had been planning this for the past three years. Luffy, not liking this, revealed himself to Kuro and Jango, and accidentally got hypnotized by Jango. Luffy then fell off the cliff. Luckily, because of his rubber body, Luffy was able to survive.
Later upon learning that no one would believe Usopp, Luffy and his crew decided to help Usopp defend his village. They then set a trap for Kuro's crew at the coast where Kuro and Jango discussed their plans. Early the next day however, they suddenly realized that the pirates would attack from the other coast. Luffy realizing this, asked Usopp for directions and dashed ahead. Unfortunately, Luffy misinterpreted on where to go and ended up going back to the village. Luffy, along with Zoro, were then luckily able to find the right coast and give Nami and Usopp a hand.
In the midst of the battle, Luffy accidentally got hypnotized by Jango again. Luckily, this was a good thing as Luffy was able to beat most of the pirates. Just as Luffy was about to crush the pirates with the figurehead of Kuro's ship, he was hypnotized once again and fell asleep. Luffy was then awoken by Nami and got one of Jango's rings lodged at the back of his head.
Luffy then seeing Usopp's determination to save Kaya and his village, decided to fight Kuro who had gotten there. Kuro questions why Luffy, an outside to the village, would fight upon their behalf. Luffy responds, telling him that there is someone in the village he doesn't want to die.
In the midst of the fight with Kuro, he and the caretaker discussed briefly on what a pirate was. With firm belief, Luffy boldly told Kuro that Usopp was better than him. After witnessing Kuro's ability and the slaughter of some of Kuro's own crew, Luffy defeated Kuro. Luffy then threw an unconscious Kuro back to his crew and told them to remember him.
Later, after everything settled down, Luffy and his crew were given a ship for helping save Kaya. The ship, the Going Merry, impressed Luffy a lot. Luffy and his crew then saw Usopp rolling down the hill with a large backpack. They then offered Usopp a place on the crew for which Usopp accepted. Luffy, his crew, and his new crewmate, Usopp, then sailed off on their new ship.
While sailing on the Going Merry, Luffy decided to draw his Jolly Roger. His drawing, however, was poorly executed. Everyone aboard joked about it failing to strike fear into opponents hearts when they see Luffy's flag. Fortunately, Usopp was able to draw a better version of Luffy's design. With this, Luffy's crew decided to paint it on the sails.
Great Gold PirateEdit
The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.
On the Going Merry, while Luffy and Zoro was starving to death, a group of thieves came to steal their treasure supplies. Luffy wrecked their getaway boat, which had a kid who was the hostage of the thieves. Suddenly, a pirate ship lead by a large, ferocious, Aztec Indian like man named El Drago, appeared. The thieves worked for his pirate crew, so, El Drago, using his Devil Fruit ability, while aiming at Luffy, destroyed the thieves' getaway boat. Luffy and the kid fell in the sea and Zoro jumped in to save them. As a result, Luffy and Zoro were separated from Nami and Usopp.
The kid's name was Tobio and he wanted to become a pirate like Woonan, the Great Gold Pirate, who according to the legend obtained almost one third of the world's gold and disappeared with it to a remote island. Tobio lived with his grandfather, Ganzo, who owned a floating Oden stand, so Luffy and Zoro went there hastily to eat. There, Luffy and Zoro learned from Tobio that El Drago was determined to find Woonan's loot, too. And he had the treasure map which had the coordinates of the location of Woonan's treasure in possession. So, Luffy decided he also wanted to meet Woonan. When Luffy and Zoro were about to leave, Gonzo told them that it would cost them for all the Oden they ate. And they so happened not to have any money on them at all. So they were stuck with the bill and Gonzo tied them in chains.
Then, while Tobio was daydreaming in the soars of the island they believed Woonan disappeared to, a small breeze threw Luffy's hat to him. Then, Tobio argued with his grandfather and ran in the forest with Luffy's hat. As a result, Luffy, while chained with Zoro, ran after Tobio and when they found him, they were all lost in the forest. Meanwhile, El Drago, who Usopp and Nami as hostages, found Woonan's castle and tried to bring it down so he could find the treasure. With all the ruckus, Luffy was able to find El Drago and his crew and while still chained with Zoro he escaped with Usopp, Nami and Tobio. Nami managed to steal the treasure map from El Drago, unlocked the chains and the crew realized where the treasure actually was. They all went to find it and while climbing a mountain, they found Ganzo, who turned out to be a childhood friend of Woonan's and realized where the treasure was. Luffy and company eventually found a house at the top of the mountain, but shortly afterwards they were attacked by El Drago and his pirate crew. Luffy fought with El Drago and managed to defeat him by throwing back his own attack.
Finally, with El Drago's pirate crew defeated, Luffy and the others went inside the house hoping to find Woonan and the treasure at a hidden chamber inside. It turned out it was the resting place of Woonan himself and that he returned all the gold he stole to its rightful owners. So, Luffy and the Straw Hats bid farewell to Tobio and Gonzo and sailed away to their next adventure.
Concludes non-canon section.
Battle for the BaratieEdit
A short time after Jolly Roger was painted, Luffy began practicing firing the cannon. Luffy's shots were horribly misplaced and he missed hitting the island all together. Usopp helped Luffy and they were able to shoot a nearby island on their first try. Later, as Luffy and his crew were discussing who they should get next, somebody had climbed aboard the ship and called out to them.
After a brief bout with Luffy, Johnny, the one who had climbed aboard, revealed that he came aboard to get at people who fired at him and Yosaku while they were on the nearby island. Luffy and Usopp, realizing their mistake, asked for forgiveness. Johnny explains Yosaku had become sick and was bleeding from previous injuries. Nami explained that Yosaku was suffering from scurvy. Luffy and Usopp helped Yosaku gain his strength back by giving him lime juice. Seeing this, it was mutually agreed amongst Luffy's crew that they need a chef to supply them during their long voyage. Johnny, grateful for their help, told Luffy where he could get a chef. With this info, Luffy and crew then sailed to the sailing restaurant, Baratie.
Upon arrival at the Baratie, Luffy and his crew unfortunately met up with the Marine Lieutenant, Ironfist Fullbody. With orders from Fullbody, his men shot a cannonball at Luffy and his crew. Luffy luckily diverted it away with his Gomu Gomu no Fusen technique. Unfortunately, he redirected the shot to the restaurant ship. For damaging the ship, Luffy was brought before the restaurant's owner, Zeff. Since Luffy had no money at the time to repay for the damages done, Zeff asked Luffy to repay him by working in the restaurant for one year.
Luffy, not wanting to wait for a whole year, tried to negotiate with Zeff. Unfortunately the negotiations did not go so well and the two of them ended up creating and falling through a hole in the restaurant. The two then landed in between an argument between the second head chef, Sanji, and Fullbody. Luffy then watched as Gin, one of Fullbody's prisoners demanded food, but was instead denied and kicked out. After witnessing Sanji give the pirate some food despite having no money, Luffy declared that he had found a good chef for his crew.
As Luffy argued with Sanji about the latter joining the former's crew, Gin interrupted and warned Luffy not to go to the Grand Line. Later, after Gin left, Luffy was put to work. Only making things more difficult in the kitchen, Luffy was told to take some orders from the customers. Upon encountering the rest of his crew relaxing in the restaurant, he tried to dirty Zoro's drink with his booger. This scheme however failed as Zoro easily saw through this plot and shoved the tainted water down Luffy's throat.
Two days of work later, the Dreadnaught Sabre, the flagship of Don Krieg, the most feared pirate of the East Blue and Gin's captain, came to the Baratie. Its owner demanded food and, after he was fed by Sanji, claimed that he would take over the restaurant ship. As he announced his plans, Chef Zeff appeared and offered food in exchange for a peaceful agreement to leave. Krieg was shocked to learn "Red Leg" Zeff was still alive and told Luffy and all aboard about his past as a famous pirate who successfully sailed the Grand Line.
The Baratie was suddenly attacked and they headed topside to investigate. Luffy learns that Nami has stolen their treasure and has escaped on their boat. He heads back to the Baratie with Zoro.
After witnessing a fight between Zoro and Dracule Mihawk, Luffy told Usopp, Johnny, Yosaku and Zoro to try to catch up with Nami. Luffy then decided to repay his debt to Zeff by fighting off Krieg's pirates which Zeff accepted.
While Sanji battled a man claiming to be invincible and to have never bled in battle, Pearl, Luffy is attacked by Don Krieg. He is sent reeling from an attack and is tossed into the back of Pearl's head, causing him to bleed for the first time ever. Scared at the sight of his own blood, Pearl then threatened to burn everyone including Luffy due to fear. Luckily, with Sanji's help and one of Don Krieg's attacks redirected by Luffy's Gomu Gomu Bazooka, Pearl was knocked out.
Gin, who had taken Zeff hostage, tried to reason with everyone to back down from the fight. After hearing Sanji's explanation for why he would die for the Baratie, Luffy destroys the Baratie's fin in order to stop the pirates from attacking. Luffy then explained to Sanji that he was not repaying Zeff at all by letting himself die.
As Gin and Sanji battled, Don Krieg decided to fight Luffy. He fired a shuriken bomb and impaled Luffy with several sharp spikes. However, Luffy continued to assert that he believed he was stronger than Krieg. As Krieg prepared to launch his poison bomb, MH5, Luffy stole two gas masks from two of Krieg's men for Sanji and Gin. Unable to find one for himself, Luffy found a gas mask laying beside him. After the bomb was fired and the gas subsided, it was revealed that Gin had given his mask to Luffy. Enraged by Krieg's act, Luffy then charged at Krieg and resumed their fight.
Although Krieg revealed another secret weapon, a spear with an explosive tip, Luffy still managed to press on, shattering the tip of the spear. He finally managed to crack Krieg's armor with a Gomu Gomu no Bazooka. However, Krieg had one last trick up his sleeve. With a net, Krieg attempted to drag Luffy with him into the ocean.
In retaliation, Luffy grabbed Kreig's face with his legs and slammed him onto the porch of the Baratie. With this, Luffy finally defeated Don Krieg. However, despite Luffy defeating Krieg, he still fell into the ocean, making it more of a stalemate. Luckily, Sanji then dove in after Luffy and thus saved him from drowning.
After awakening from being knocked out conscious by falling into the ocean, Luffy was told by Sanji of Gin's final words to Luffy. Seeing as his debt to Zeff was finally repaid, Luffy then once again tried to convince Sanji to join his crew. Though rejected once again by the chef, Luffy and Sanji talk about Sanji's dream of finding All Blue. After discussing about Sanji's dream for awhile, Luffy and Sanji decide to join the other chefs for a meal.
During the meal, Zeff and the other chefs angered Sanji by saying the soup he made was bad. Luffy on the other hand, thought the soup was good and asked them why they acted as such. Zeff and the others then explained themselves to Luffy and asked him to take Sanji along with him. Luffy however, refused to take Sanji along unless he agreed to go by his own free will. Just as Luffy and the chefs were discussing, a half eaten Yosaku came barging into the restaurant.
After Luffy freed Yosaku from the Panda Shark, Yosaku explained to Luffy that the others needed his abilities to deal with the situation with Nami. Just as Luffy and Yosaku were about to leave, Sanji decided to join Luffy's crew. After making some preparations, acquiring the Shimashima Shopping to travel on, and witnessing Sanji's farewell to Zeff and the other chefs, Luffy, Yosaku, and Luffy's new chef, Sanji, sailed on to find Nami.
Arlong Park ArcEdit
Encounter with the Worst Man of the East BlueEdit
Luffy sailed to the last known location of Nami. On their journey, he was informed by Yosaku that Nami was headed to a place called Arlong Park, which was ruled by a fish-man named Arlong. Arlong was originally under one of the great lords of the sea, Jinbe a fish-man Shichibukai, who was very strong compared to Don Krieg. Luffy however did not pay much attention to what Yosaku was saying and instead attempted to draw some interpretations of what a fish-man would look like. Being unable to grasp the situation fully any further, Luffy then simply just stated that they will understand it when they get there. With that, Luffy decided to join in a meal prepared by Sanji. As Luffy and company were enjoying the meal, a giant sea cow called Momoo appeared before them and attacked them. The monster however was beaten off easily by Luffy and Sanji. With the monster subdued, Luffy and company decided to continue their meal. After finishing their meal, they hooked Momoo up to the ship and used him to travel on further to Arlong Park.
Eventually Luffy and company reached Commi Island where Arlong Park was located. However, due to some unfortunate events, the Shimashima Shopping was hurled further into the island, through a forest, and onto Zoro. After recovering from the wreckage, Luffy was then informed by Zoro and further by Johnny about the current situation, that Usopp had been captured and then killed by Nami. Nami then suddenly showed up where Luffy and company were. With her on the scene, Luffy tried to reason with Nami to come back to his crew. Nami however refused Luffy's pleas and told him and the rest of his crew to get out before it is too late. Unable to reason any further, Luffy simply then decided to fall asleep in the middle of the road with the intention of not leaving the island without Nami. After a while, Luffy woke up to find out that Usopp was alive and in actuality saved by Nami. Luffy and crew were then greeted by Nami's sister, Nojiko, who decided to tell them why Nami was with Arlong's crew. This she hoped would explain things to them so they could then leave. Luffy however refused to listen to Nami's past as it would mean that he would then have to leave. With that in mind, Luffy alone left as Nojiko told about Nami's past to the rest of his crew.
As Luffy wandered into Cocoyasi Village, he noticed a pinwheel on top of Genzo, a town officer. After a while, Luffy noticed a commotion in town. Seeing Nami amongst the other people, Luffy offered to help. However much to his confusion, she once again told at him to leave and hurriedly left out of town leaving Luffy to ponder what exactly was happening.
Destruction of Arlong ParkEdit
Later, Luffy witnessed Nami stabbing her Arlong tattoo with a knife. He stopped her and was once again told to leave by a crying Nami. However, Nami gave in and finally asked Luffy for help. With that, Luffy placed his straw hat on her head and agreed to help her. With the rest of his crew, Luffy then barged into Arlong Park and called out for Arlong. Within Arlong Park, Luffy and his crew began fighting against Arlong and the rest of his fish-men.
In the midst of the battle, the octopus fish-man, Hatchan, called out for Momoo to aid in the fight. As the monster came forward, Luffy embedded his feet in the ground and twisted his body. He then grabbed onto Momoo's horns and spun the monster off far away. As Luffy spun the creature, the majority of Arlong's fish-men were all completely knocked out. While the attack was able to take out most of the fish-men, it left Luffy unable to move due to his feet being stuck in the ground. As Luffy's crew attempted to protect him from the fish-men's attacks, Arlong approached towards Luffy. Arlong pulled up Luffy while still stuck in the cement block and announced he was aware of the Devil Fruit weakness. He threw Luffy into the pool knowing that Luffy would be unable to move in the water. Luffy immediately tried to stop Arlong before the fish-man could throw him in. His efforts were in vain, however, and Luffy was thrown into the water with the cement block encasing his feet by Arlong.
Unable to do anything but hold his breath, Luffy sank to the bottom of the pool as the rest of his crew were forced to deal with their fish-man opponents. Fortunately, however, Genzo and Nojiko decided to dive in after Luffy in order to rescue him. Initially, they could not do anything to help Luffy because of the cement block. However through quick thinking, they were able to at least keep Luffy from drowning by pulling his head up to the surface. This way they could get the water out of Luffy's system as they figured out a way to free him from the block. After several incidental events with Luffy's crew, Sanji then dove into the water and broke the block encasing Luffy's feet. With his feet freed, Luffy's neck snapped back to normal and his body was catapulted into the air. With himself saved, Luffy immediately saved Zoro from Arlong and began pummeling the fish-man with several of his attacks. Arlong however merely got back up from the attacks and the battle between Luffy and Arlong began.
Arlong, as he attacked, explained to Luffy that humans are completely inferior to fish-men due to what they are incapable of doing. Luffy however countered by stating that he himself is incapable of doing certain things but he has friends who he can depend on for such problems. As the argument continued, Luffy was able to smash Arlong in the face and broke the fish-man's teeth. Arlong however rectified the situation by pulling out his broken set of teeth and growing a new one. The fish-man then pulled out two sets of his teeth and attacked Luffy with them. Luffy managed to grab a nearby fish-man and use him as a shield. As Luffy witnessed this, he came up with a good idea. The next moment that Luffy got an opportunity, he kicked a set of teeth out of Arlong's mouth and began fighting with them in his mouth like Arlong. While Luffy then got a good shot and bit Arlong with his own teeth, the attack however did not do much damage and Arlong countered instead by biting Luffy's arm. Fortunately, however, Luffy slammed Arlong onto the ground before he could do any real damage.
As Luffy stood up to recover from that last attack from Arlong, he noticed that Arlong had dove into the pool nearby. Luffy then found himself dodging Arlong's high speed attacks using his nose like a spear. After several attacks, the fish-man dove back to the water to repeat his barrage of attacks on Luffy. Luffy however countered Arlong's attacks by catching him with his hands positioned like a net and kicked the fish-man in the chest onto the ground. This attack however angered the fish-man and Arlong began to attack Luffy more viciously. With Kiribachi, a massive sword with a saw for a blade, Arlong then chased Luffy up across Arlong Tower. The two then ended up in the highest room of the tower, the room where Nami was forced to draw maps for Arlong.
Within the room, Luffy was then explained by Arlong what the room was used for, and how Nami had been used for the last eight years to fulfill the fish-man's desires. Luffy remained relatively calm, until Arlong said that Luffy could not "use" Nami like he could, which enraged Luffy. With this, Luffy broke Arlong's Kiribachi and started wrecking the room. Arlong, angered by this, grabbed Luffy and bit him. Luffy however then countered by breaking Arlong's nose, stating that he did not care if the fish-men are so great or about charts, but that he now knew how to help Nami. Luffy then said that she hated being in the room and he was gonna destroy it for her. Although Arlong lunged at Luffy with a spinning bite attack and bit deep into Luffy, he managed to swing his outstretched leg down and send him straight to the bottom of the tower through several floors of concrete. With that, Luffy had defeated Arlong. That last attack however broke the stability of the entire tower and the whole thing collapsed with Luffy still inside it.
With Arlong and his gang defeated, and Arlong Park completely destroyed, Luffy rose from the wreckage and proclaimed Nami his friend. Before they could celebrate for long, the Marine Captain Nezumi decided to take everything that Arlong had stolen. Although the Marine was beaten up and sent packing away with his men, he took out his vengeance by reporting Luffy in to his higher ups.
After the whole commotion at Arlong Park, Luffy was sent to Dr. Nako to heal his wounds along with the others who were injured. As Luffy watched the doctor re-stitch Zoro's wounds, the doctor gave Luffy the idea that his crew should have a doctor. For the next several days, Luffy and his crew then celebrated alongside the people of Commi Island over being finally freed from Arlong. As Luffy was looking for some more meat to eat in the party, he came across Genzo at Bell-mère's grave. There, Luffy promised to Genzo that he would take care of Nami and not hurt her feelings.
After all the partying, Luffy and crew were ready to set sail once again. They thus bid their farewell to the villagers of Cocoyasi Village as well as Johnny and Yosaku. Nami came running towards the Going Merry and told them to immediately raise the anchor. As Nami went through the villagers and jumped on board the Going Merry, Luffy and the rest immediately realized that she had stolen the wallets of the villagers as she passed through. After this final hilarious incident, Luffy and his crew then set sail once again with Nami.
Arrival at LoguetownEdit
As Luffy and crew sailed towards the Grand Line, they were startled by a wanted poster included within a newspaper bought by Nami. The wanted poster was of Luffy and included his first bounty of 30,000,000. Luffy had become the most wanted pirate in all of the East Blue. As the crew sailed on, the island where Loguetown was located came into sight. Wanting to see the place where Gol D. Roger was born and executed, and also to refresh the crew's supplies for the voyage ahead, Luffy and crew decided to dock in the place. Upon arriving there, Luffy decided to visit the scaffold where Gol D. Roger was executed.
As Luffy explored the scaffold, he was ambushed by Buggy and his crew, and a now skinny Alvida. Luffy was then all of a sudden trapped in a wooden restraint by Cabaji and sentenced to death by Buggy. With the execution being publicly shown atop the scaffold before all of the people of Loguetown, Luffy was asked by Buggy if he had any last words. To this Luffy shouted out that he will become the next Pirate King. (This was seen by Bartolomeo, although not revealed until much later.) As he stated this, Zoro and Sanji came to Luffy's rescue. However, despite their efforts to get to their captain through Buggy's crew, they were not fast enough. Despite his inescapable situation, Luffy merely smiled and said he was sorry as Buggy's sword came down. However just as Buggy's sword was about to decapitate Luffy, a lightning bolt suddenly struck the platform, shocking Buggy and freeing Luffy. As Luffy ran to his ship through the raging storm that suddenly appeared in Loguetown, Luffy was stopped by the Marine Captain, Smoker. Despite all his efforts Luffy was unable to fend off Smoker and was caught. Just as Smoker was about to gain the upper hand on Luffy, Dragon, Luffy's father, stopped him (unbeknownst to Luffy). A big gust of wind then came by and freed Luffy from Smoker.
Not knowing exactly what happened, Luffy continued escaping towards his ship. Back onboard the Going Merry with the rest of his crew, they decided to enact a ritual before going to the Grand Line. After escaping from the Sea Kings dwelling there, Luffy and crew continued sailing through the storm and towards the Reverse Mountain.
Luffy and his crew soon came upon the mountain and headed into the canal that was the entrance. Despite some tough maneuvering which was helped by Luffy using his Gomu Gomu no Fusen technique to bounce the Going Merry away from the gate, the ship was able to go into the canal. Within the canal, they then rode it up to the top of the mountain. Reaching the top, Luffy and crew saw and entered into the Grand Line.
Reverse Mountain ArcEdit
Traversing Reverse Mountain and Meeting LaboonEdit
Nami navigates the Straw hats up the Reverse Mountain where the four ocean currents converge creating an upward draft. They came to an unexpected surprise, a gigantic whale was in their way. Fortunately, Luffy was able to slow down the Going Merry before it could hit the whale by firing a cannon. However in the process, Luffy's favorite seat, the Going Merry's figurehead, was broken. Angered by this, Luffy punched the whale's eye to the shock of the rest of Luffy's crew. The whale in response to Luffy's attack swallowed the Going Merry. Fortunately Luffy was able to grab the whale's tooth and jump on to it's back before it could swallow him along with his ship and his crew. As Luffy desperately tried to persuade the whale to spit out his ship and his crew while on it's back, Luffy found a hatch on the whale's back leading into the very whale itself.
Unable to do anything else from the outside, Luffy entered the whale from the hatch. While inside the whale, Luffy accidentally bumped into two strangely dressed characters and into the whale's stomach as the whale began thrashing at the Red Line from the outside. Within the whale's stomach, Luffy was reunited with his crew and witnessed a scene between the two characters he bumped into earlier and an old man living in the whale. From the scene, Luffy learned that two characters, Miss Wednesday and Mr. 9, were planning to kill the whale for food and not even allow the old man, Crocus, to stand in their way. Seeing this and Crocus' attempts to save the whale, Luffy took out the two trouble makers. For doing this, Luffy and his crew were led out of the whale by Crocus.
As Luffy's crew and ship were led out through a canal in the whale and outside to nearby cape, Luffy and his crew were told about the whale, Laboon's tale. From it, Luffy learned that Laboon had been waiting for over fifty years for some pirate friends of his who left him behind in the cape to circle the Grand Line. Luffy also learned that after Laboon heard in disbelief that the pirates might have abandon him, the whale was ramming the mountain itself in a futile attempt to reunite with them. Seeing Laboon's loyalty, Luffy decided to ease the lonely whale's pain, by ramming the Going Merry's mast into an open wound. Having caught the whale's attention, Luffy and the whale began to battle. In the middle of it however, Luffy told Laboon that they'd have to put on hold since he's planning to circle the Grand Line. With this statement, Luffy touched Laboon's feelings and the whale in response agreed. Having given hope once again to Laboon, Luffy painted a crudely drawn painting of his Jolly Roger on Laboon's scars as symbol of their pact to meet once again.
After rekindling Laboon's hopes once again, Luffy and the rest of his crew suddenly realized that their compass does not work. With that matter at hand, Luffy and the rest were then taught by Crocus about how the Grand Line works and how they needed a special compass called a Log Pose. Having discovered one of these compasses earlier after beating the two characters earlier, Luffy presented it to Nami but unfortunately broke while in a small scuffle with Sanji. Fortunately, Crocus had an extra one for Luffy and his crew to use. In the midst of what was happening, Luffy and his crew also encountered again the two characters who tried to kill Laboon. Learning that these two needed to report back to the company they working for, Luffy and the rest were requested by them to give them a ride back to their island of Whisky Peak. Though a bit suspicious, upon learning that Whisky Peak is on one of the paths that the Straw Hats needed to follow to travel the Grand Line anyway, Luffy and his crew took the two aboard and sailed towards Whisky Peak, leaving Laboon with the promise of returning once again.
Whisky Peak ArcEdit
Pirate-Loving Town of Whisky PeakEdit
Upon arriving in Whisky Peak, Luffy and his crew were caught by surprise. Though the two characters that they took aboard left before they could land, Luffy and his crew were welcomed graciously by the townspeople of Whisky Peak. There, Luffy and his crew were treated as gods with a grand party. Luffy even ate more then the cooks could put out. Eventually, Luffy passed out from all the excitement of such a celebratory day. However when he awoke later that night, Luffy came to a shocking sight. Scattered everywhere before Luffy, were the beaten up bodies of the townspeople that served him and his crew.
Upon learning from one of them that they were defeated by Zoro, Luffy thought that Zoro had beat them up as an act of ungratefulness. Confronting Zoro, Luffy and his first crewmate collided into a battle that apparently nothing could deter them from. The two were so immersed in their battle against one another that they completely ignored and defeated two other characters in same scene, Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine, who were apparently distracting them for some reason. It was only however when Nami stepped in and interrupted their fight that the two calmed down to listen to reason.
Having been subdued, Luffy learned everything that happened while he was asleep. He also learned that one of the two strangely dressed characters that tried to kill Laboon before, Miss Wednesday, was actually Princess Nefertari Vivi of the kingdom of Alabasta in disguise. From her, Luffy learned that she, along with her pet duck Karoo and loyal retainer Igaram, had infiltrated a secret criminal organization known as Baroque Works in order to learn the organization's reasons for meddling in their country's affairs. From Vivi also, Luffy and his crew not only learned of Baroque Works' scheme to take over Alabasta but also that the criminal organization was led by none other than the Royal Shichibukai, Crocodile. Having gotten involved in all this, Luffy and his crew decided to help Vivi by taking her and Karoo to Alabasta while Igaram distracted Baroque Works with a disguise. However in the midst of this plan, Luffy and the rest witnessed Igaram's ship blow up. Miss All Sunday, Crocodile's partner and vice president of Baroque Works suddenly announces herself as she sits on the ship's sails. Fortunately, apart from some tense formalities between them and her, Luffy and his crew did not have to fight her as she let them go for her own reasons. Luffy and his crew were also warned by her of their next destination and even offered them an alternate route. Luffy however declined her offer despite protests from the rest of his crew.
Little Garden ArcEdit
Adventure in a Prehistoric LandEdit
Luffy and his crew eventually arrive in Little Garden. The jungle island fascinated Luffy, not only because of the adventure it could provide, but also because it contained all sorts of prehistoric animals, which ranged from sabre-tooth lions to dinosaurs. Luffy decided to venture out from their ship and explore. Vivi decided to travel with Luffy to escape her boredom. Luffy learned about the reason the island was like this. The reason being that because of the Grand Line's unique environmental conditions, the islands within in develop much more differently than they normally would, and the very island they were on was still in the dinosaur era. As Luffy ventured around the island with Vivi and Karoo, the three soon discovered something much larger than the dinosaurs on the island. In the midst of Luffy messing around with a Brontosaurus, the other members of the crew met a giant.
Meeting Dorry, Luffy and his companions were invited over to the giant's place. There, Luffy was treated to some dinosaur meat and got acquainted with Dorry. From the giant, Luffy learned that he was staying on Little Garden in order to settle an argument with another fellow giant, Brogy, in battle. As the matter was being discussed, the island's volcano erupted, signaling the next match between the giants. With it, Luffy saw a gigantic clash between two giant warriors that awed him. Eventually the match ended in a tie and thus Luffy continued talking with Dorry. Learning further about Little Garden's magnetic field from Dorry, Luffy also learned about two of his crew staying with Brogy. Just as things seemed going well at the moment, something suddenly shocked Luffy and those with him. A barrel of rum that Dorry was drinking exploded. Since the rum was taken from Luffy's ship and given to Dorry by Brogy, Luffy and his crew were suspected of sabotaging the barrel. With this, Luffy and Dorry got into a fight. Fortunately, Luffy was able to knock Dorry down during their fight. However with this sudden turn of events, Luffy started to suspect that his crew weren't the only ones in the island as neither they nor Brogy would do such a thing. But before Luffy and those with him could do anything else, the volcano erupted again and Dorry in response got up.
With the next match being signaled and knowing that the giants' fight was tainted by someone else, Luffy tried to convince Dorry to not go. Luffy's words however did not reach Dorry's ears due to the giant's pride and instead Luffy was pinned down by Dorry with the giant's home. Unable to get out of this predicament to help Dorry, Luffy suddenly encountered Usopp, who had wandered into Dorry's home. Reunited with his crewmate, Luffy and Vivi recounted what had just happened and were likewise filled in by Usopp. As Luffy and his companions were figuring out what to do next, they heard the awful scream of Dorry being defeated by Brogy due to the tainted fight. Angered even more by this, Luffy was filled with more determination to find out who blasphemed the giants' fight. Luffy fortunately did not have to wait long though to find out who it was, as two of the perpetrators of the crime, Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine, suddenly came before Luffy and his companions, bringing a beaten up Karoo. Because of his current predicament, Luffy was unable to aid his companions and was hit with an explosive kick caused by Mr. 5's Bomu Bomu no Mi powers. Unable to protect Vivi from these Baroque Works agents, Luffy and the other two with him were left for dead.
As Luffy and the two with him were lying, they decided to get revenge for the atrocity caused by the Baroque Works agents. They eventually got back on their feet and charged immediately to where the Baroque Works agents were holding their friends.
Luffy and company arrived and found that their friends were being made into candles by Mr. 3's Doru Doru no Mi powers. Luffy engaged in a battle with the artist while his comrades battled with the rest of the agents. Despite some complications from Mr. 3 and his partner, Miss Goldenweek, Luffy was able to free his captured friends with a little help from Usopp.
After finishing off Mr. 3, Luffy rejoined the rest of his crew to the marvelous relief. Due to the giants' weapons being worn out from one hundred years worth of fighting, Dorry was actually okay and had instead passed out from the wound inflicted. With everything done, Luffy and the rest went back to Dorry's place to treat his wounds. As Luffy and everyone were resting from the ordeal and wondering how to deal with the island's magnetic field, they were rejoined by Sanji, who brought with him some great news and stuff while everything else was happening. From Sanji, Luffy and the rest learned that not only did Sanji trick Crocodile into thinking they were all dead by pretending to be Mr. 3 via a Den Den Mushi call, but the cook also brought with him the solution to their current problem, an Eternal Pose to Alabasta. With the Eternal Pose, Luffy and crew bid their farewells to the giants and set off.
As Luffy and crew sailed off from Little Garden, they were provided by the giants with an act of gratitude. With help from the giants' strength, Luffy and crew were able to pass through a giant goldfish and sail on.
Drum Island ArcEdit
Adventure in a Doctorless KingdomEdit
Nami suddenly came down with a terrible sickness. The crew decided to alter their course from Alabasta and instead look for a nearby island to have Nami treated by a doctor. The crew is suddenly attacked by Wapol who demands their log pose. The crew fight back and Luffy knocks him off the boat so they can continue forward as Wapol's crew curses them and warns them they'll get their revenge. The crew eventually comes to a snow-covered land called Drum Island, which is renowned for their advances in medicine. There the current inhabitants try to scare away the crew until Vivi lowers her head with Luffy in humility. The "leader" of the islanders, Dalton, tells the villagers to take the crew to the nearest town, however, Zoro and Karoo were left behind. At the village, Dalton tells the crew about the "witch" of the island, Dr. Kureha, who is the only doctor left on the island. To make matters worse, there is no way to contact her as she lives on top of the mountain in the castle previously occupied by King Wapol. Hearing this, Luffy, along with Sanji, decides to carry Nami up the mountain to the castle.
On the way up, Sanji, Luffy, and Nami run into some Lapahn, which are man-eating rabbits. Sanji fights off the Lapahn's as Luffy, carrying Nami, cannot attack or be hit at the risk of Nami being injured as well. Later, the Lapahn's cause an avalanche, forcing Luffy and Sanji to escape downhill. Unfortunately, the group is about to run into a sharp and rocky cliff when Sanji rescues them by kicking them out of the way, but in the process Sanji is knocked unconscious. In the aftermath of the avalanche the village Usopp and Vivi are at is buried along with Wapol and his crew. Wapol survives and sets up the mountain with Chess and Kuromarimo. Back at the mountain, Luffy, now carrying Nami and Sanji, saves a buried Lapahn. Soon, Wapol catches up to Luffy, and attacks him after Luffy shows his back to them. Luffy unable to attack, runs away. However Chess and Kuromarimo catch up and are about to strike Luffy, when a large group Lapahn's save him in repayment for Luffy saving one of them earlier.
When Luffy climbs the mountain and reaches the top, he nearly falls and is rescued by Chopper and taken in by Dr. Kureha. Later, Luffy and Sanji awaken and see Chopper for the first time, they try to cook and eat Chopper, until he turns into a giant form and smashes them down, which greatly impresses Luffy. Luffy asks Dr. Kureha to join his crew, but she declines.
Finally, Wapol arrives at the castle and begins arguing with Dr. Kureha when suddenly Luffy punches him hard. Wapol then retaliates using his Baku Baku no Mi powers to turn into a house with cannons and fuse Chess and Kuromarimo into Chessmarimo. Wapol then shoots Dr. Hiriluk's flag a symbol Chopper highly values. Wapol shoots once again but Luffy protects the flag. Finally the fight begins and Chopper begins fighting Chessmarimo and Luffy fights Wapol. However, Luffy is distracted by Choppers fight (because of Chopper's ability to transform into several different forms thanks to the Rumble Ball) letting Wapol escape into the castle.
After Chopper wins, Luffy goes in and kicks a now thin Wapol who was harassing Nami. Wapol decides to open the weapons room and eat the weapons but Nami had stolen his one-of-a-kind key. Wapol is chased up to the top of the castle where he tries to attack using his special cannon, but fails due to the snow birds living in there. Wapol then tries to eat Luffy but is stopped so Wapol turns his tongue into a cannon for one final attack but Luffy dodges it and sends him flying getting him stuck in the roof. Luffy then, ignoring Wapol's pleas for mercy and empty promises and send him flying far away.
The Straw Hats regroup at the summit and Dalton thanks Luffy and Chopper. After some persuasion, Chopper decides to go with Luffy and his crew, with Dr. Kureha's blessing. As Chopper leaves, Dr. Kureha initiates Hiriluk's finished research, a powder that makes pink colored snow fall. Chopper seeing it, starts crying loudly. The Straw Hats formally welcome Chopper to the crew and head to their planned destination, Alabasta.
An Okama, a Brother, and a Desert CrossingEdit
With his new doctor on board, Luffy and his crew journeyed onward to Alabasta with Vivi and Karoo. A few days later, while fishing with Usopp and Karoo, Luffy and crew picked up something strange as they passed through the sulfuric steam of an undersea volcano. The thing they accidentally picked up was the okama Mr. 2 Bon Kurei. Having passed the steam the same time as Mr. 2's ship was passing through, Luffy and his fellow fishermen accidentally hooked the Baroque Works agent.
Not initially knowing who this was, Luffy and along with some of his crew immediately became friends with this flamboyant man as he put on a show for them with his Mane Mane no Mi. It wasn't until Mr. 2's crew came to pick him up that Luffy and his crew realize that he was an enemy. Fortunately, since Mr. 2 did not likewise know who they were, Luffy and his crew were spared at the time. However, since they were fortunate to meet such an opponent ahead of time, Luffy and his crew decided to take measures to protect themselves from his powers. Taking advice from Zoro, Luffy along with his crew and traveling companions wrapped bandages covering an X on their left wrists. This was so they could tell whether the person before them was the okama in disguise or not.
Upon arriving at the port of Nanohana in Alabasta, Luffy immediately ran off ahead of his crew in search in food. Not caring for the recklessness of his actions, his search for food leads him to a restaurant. In his haste to get to the restaurant, Luffy accidentally slammed two men straight through the back of the restaurant and through several houses. To his surprise, one of the men he knocked into was Smoker. Recognizing the Marine, Luffy instantly ran away and was soon being chased by Smoker and his Marines all over the town. In the midst of the commotion, Luffy was saved by the other man he knocked over, his brother Ace.
Regrouping with his crew back on the Going Merry, Luffy explained things to them about Ace. As Luffy was talking, Ace appeared and momentarily asked Luffy and his crew to join the crew he was under, the Whitebeard Pirates. Though Luffy bluntly refused the offer and even stated that he would fight against Ace's captain, Edward Newgate, for the position of Pirate King, the brothers parted ways on friendly terms. Before sailing off however, Luffy received a strange piece of paper from his brother so that they can meet again, and got a little more aid with Ace obliterating some Baroque Works Billions and their ships.
After sailing across the Sandora river and reaching the other side, Luffy and his crew began their journey to Yuba where Vivi hopes to persuade the rebel leader, Koza, and his troops there to stop the senseless violence. Upon landing, there was a little incident wherein Luffy defeated and acquired 100 Kung-Fu Dugong apprentices. Though he could not bring such a large group along with him, he had formed an everlasting deep bond with the creatures. As Luffy and his crew were further explained by Vivi about the Dugongs, they passed through the once green town of Erumalu and were further enlightened regarding the problems and conspiracies facing Alabasta.
After traversing across the huge desert of Alabasta and acquiring a new companion, Eyelash the camel, Luffy and his fellow travelers reached Yuba. There however, they discover that town was plagued by sandstorms and deserted except for one old man. This old man, Toto, was an old acquaintance of Vivi, and from him Luffy and the others learned that the rebellion had transferred bases due to the drought and sandstorms in Yuba. Though Toto was initially hostile to Luffy's group thinking that they were people wanting to join in the rebellion, he changed his hostilities towards them once he recognized Vivi and offered them shelter for the night.
As the rest took up Toto's offer, Luffy however decided to help Toto in his desperate search for water to restore the oasis of Yuba. Though slightly incapable of digging and falling asleep midway in digging, Luffy's efforts however helped Toto dig up some water. The next day as Luffy and the others prepared to travel to the rebel's new base, Luffy was given some of the water he dug up as present from Toto. With this Luffy and the others departed Yuba. Just as they were beginning their journey to Katorea, the rebel's new base, Luffy did something that surprised the rest of them. He announced to all of them that he "quits".
As Luffy's comrades asked him to stopped with this seemingly childish act, he explained to them his reasons. He explained to them that even if they stopped the rebels, Crocodile will not be stopped. To completely solve the matter, Luffy explained that Crocodile himself must be defeated. As Luffy surprised everyone in his insight over the entire situation, Luffy told Vivi that her desire to save everyone was naïve as people die. This little statement started an argument between the two of them which escalated in small battle. As Vivi explained herself and told Luffy that risking her life to save everyone was the only thing she could risk, Luffy asked her why she will not risk the Straw Hats' lives as well since they were her friends. Having stated this, Luffy moved Vivi to tears by his statement of trust and friendship.
Seeing her in this state and seeing how she was the one who wanted Crocodile to be beat up, Luffy asked her where they could find him.
Meeting Crocodile at RainbaseEdit
Having understood each other, Vivi tells Luffy and his crew where to find Crocodile, Rainbase. Regardless of the fact that Officer Agents would be awaiting there, Luffy and his group pressed forward to confront the Shichibukai. Upon arriving at Rainbase, Luffy and Usopp were sent by the rest to ask for some much needed water after much journeying in the desert island. However, upon finding water in a bar, the two accidentally encountered Smoker and Tashigi. Soon enough, another large commotion was caused with Luffy and his crew being chased all around by the Marines. Regardless of the commotion however, Luffy and some of his crew managed to escape from the pursuing Marines and headed into Crocodile's casino, Rain Dinners.
Though Luffy and his crewmates with him managed to get into the casino, they however entered without Vivi to help them identify what Crocodile really looked like. To make matters worse, Smoker had caught with them and started chasing them all around the casino. As they were running around, Luffy and those with him were tricked into falling through a trap door by the casino. Having fallen for the trick, Luffy and the others, including Smoker, found themselves trapped in a seastone cage. As they were pondering their current predicament, they were greeted by Crocodile.
Having finally met the one who orchestrated the whole mess in Alabasta, Luffy and the others with him were unable to do get at Crocodile because of the cage they were in. As the situation developed with Vivi being brought before Crocodile by Miss All Sunday and the powers of the Devil Fruit Crocodile ate, the Suna Suna no Mi, were revealed, Luffy and the rest learned of Crocodile's awful master plan as he mockingly explained it before them. As it went further, Luffy and the others found themselves being placed in a little game the Shichibukai decided to challenge Vivi in.
The Shichibukai explained before Luffy and the rest that due to events being carried out, they needed to get to Alubarna, the capital of Alabasta, fast in order to stop the upcoming war. However, due to the situation Luffy and those encaged with him, Vivi would have to get a key that Crocodile presented and threw into a pit, where it was eaten by a Bananawani. Explaining further that he deciding to self destruct the room they were in, Crocodile presented before Vivi in front of Luffy and the rest, the choice between getting to Alubarna in time or saving Luffy and those with him before the room completely floods. As Crocodile was explaining this challenge to Vivi, Luffy overheard Toto being mentioned by the Shichibukai and soon learned that it was Crocodile that was causing the sandstorms that plagued Yuba.
Angered by Crocodile's cruelty, Luffy urged Vivi to get the key so that he and the rest can beat Crocodile. Despite Luffy's encouragement, a single Bananawani proved too much for Vivi as it and the rest of group entered the slowly flooding room. Though all seems lost, amidst the ensuing chaos, Luffy and everyone heard a Den Den Mushi ring.
Recognizing Sanji's voice calling from the Den Den Mushi, Luffy and the others realized that there was still hope as Sanji and Chopper weren't captured. As events unfolded with this new development, Luffy and the rest found themselves depending on Vivi finding someone from the outside to get them out. In an attempt to free themselves, Luffy and the others tried to coax one of the Bananawani into biting open the cage. Though their attempt at breaking the cage through this failed, their hopes were however revived as Sanji finally showed up at the scene. With him, the key that Crocodile was found alongside a familiar foe, Mr. 3. Though the Baroque Works agent that came out of the Bananawani threw the key, Luffy and the others with him were however still able to escape the cage via Mr. 3's wax powers. Escaping just in the nick of time, Luffy and the others were able to get out. As the room flooded and they escaped, Luffy told Zoro to grab Smoker along with them.
Having saved the Marine, Luffy and his companions were allowed to go free to get Alubarna. As they were thinking of a way to get to Alubarna fast they were greeted by Chopper who brought Hasami, a giant crab friend of Matsuge whom they can ride on. However just as they were getting aboard, Vivi was literally hooked by Crocodile. Fortunately, Luffy freed her just in time as she was taken away. With Vivi safe, Luffy told his crew to go on as he faced off the Shichibukai by himself. As Luffy prepared to face Crocodile, he was told that the Shichibukai would humor him for three minutes. After that, Crocodile would leave for Alubarna to complete his scheme. With the time limit in mind, Luffy fought ferociously against his opponent. Though he attacked the best he could, it was however apparent that no matter how much Luffy attacked, he could not damage Crocodile.
As they continued to fight one another, Luffy's arm was dehydrated by Crocodile. Using the water given by Toto however, Luffy was able to restore himself. Remembering the old man, Luffy declares that no matter how much Crocodile attacks Yuba with sandstorms, it will never be destroyed. As Luffy declared this, his three minutes were up.
As the three minutes ended, Luffy witnessed Crocodile decide to do something horrible. Spurred on by Luffy, Crocodile created a massive sandstorm and sent it towards Yuba. Seeing this new development, Luffy desperately tried to stop Crocodile. Unfortunately in midst of all this, Luffy was impaled by the Shichibukai and left for dead in the sand.
Despite being heavily wounded and buried in the sand however, Luffy still struggled with the will to fight. As he struggled, in a surprise turn of events Luffy was suddenly pulled out by Miss All Sunday. Having been pulled out from his sandy grave, Luffy was left in the care of Pell, the hero of Alabasta that the Baroque Works agent defeated awhile back.
Battling Crocodile for the 2nd and 3rd TimeEdit
With Pell's help, Luffy was able to recover from his wounds and get a ride to Alubarna via Pell's Devil Fruit, the Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Falcon. Through various events that happened in the city, by the time that the two arrived at Alubarna, a great battle was being waged by the rebels and the royal army in the city square with a sandstorm covering the place. As they arrived, they got just in time to save Vivi, who was dropped by Crocodile from the palace walls. With Vivi safe, Luffy flung himself up the walls to face Crocodile again.
During his previous fight, Luffy noticed that water made Crocodile unable to turn into sand as he and the water barrel that Toto gave were pierced by Crocodile's hook. Realizing this, he brought a huge barrel of water to aid him in his rematch against the Shichibukai. As Luffy thus fought Crocodile again, he soon realized that his barrel of water could easily be jeopardized. Figuring this out, Luffy decided to switch tactics by drinking all of his water and storing it within himself, essentially become what he dubbed "Mizu Luffy". While this new tactic infuriated his opponent, it however proved effective for Luffy. Though Luffy was aided greatly by water this time around, the fight however just made his opponent really mad.
Having landed some good hits on Crocodile and angering the Shichibukai as well, Luffy had incurred the Shichibukai to use his most powerful technique. Though Luffy was able to evade Crocodile's devastating powers of erosion, he unfortunately got caught by his opponent. As Crocodile's hand held Luffy, he was severely dehydrated and was once again left for dead. Fortunately however, some water bubbles that Luffy misfired earlier revived him from his near death state. Rejuvenated once again, Luffy set off in search of his foe. Learning from Tashigi while on his search, Luffy headed to royal Alabasta tomb.
As he ran, the wound from his chest unfortunately opened, and Luffy, feeling unusually faint, briefly fell unconscious. Recovering himself, Luffy noticed a passageway and ran down into the tomb. Eventually Luffy caught up with his foe once again in the collapsing ruins. Encountering each other, the two fought each other again, however having been severely wounded from his previous matches with Crocodile, Luffy used his own bloody body to negate Crocodile's powers this time around.
As the climatic battle between Luffy and Crocodile commenced, Luffy was struck by Crocodile's poison hook. This however did not deter Luffy's resolve against his opponent. As the battle continued, Luffy kicked Crocodile into the air. Upon doing so, Luffy was blasted with one of Crocodile's powerful techniques. Luffy however withstood the attack and prepared to retaliate. Using a series of moves, Luffy propelled himself up to Crocodile to deliver the final blow. As a last resort, Crocodile tried to stop Luffy by turning his hand into blades.
This however did not stop Luffy as he broke through the sand created weapons with his bare fist and delivered a flurry of punches onto his opponent. Delivering the punches, Luffy attacked Crocodile with such force that it penetrated a layer of pure bedrock and sent Crocodile flying, defeating the Shichibukai finally. Falling back into the ruins, Luffy was thanked by Nefertari Cobra for all he had done.
After being given the vial of antidote to Crocodile's poison from Miss All Sunday, Luffy mustered what was left of his strength to carry both the king and the former Baroque Works agent out of the ruins. Having used the last of his strength, Luffy was then carried by the king to his crew.
Farewell to Alabasta and ViviEdit
For their valiant heroism in saving Alabasta, Luffy and his crew were treated secretly as VIPs by the royalty for three days. Having fully recovered from his wounds from the battle with Crocodile on the third day, Luffy and his crew decided to leave before the awaiting Marines could catch them. Just as they were heading back to the Going Merry which was secured by Mr. 2 Bon Kurei before the Marines could find it, Luffy and the others offered Vivi the choice of joining the crew. They gave her until noon the next day.
Setting sail with the reformed Bon Kurei and his men the next day, Luffy and his crew encountered the blockade the Marines set up to capture them. Through a tearful sacrifice by Mr. 2, Luffy and his crew were able to escape the blockade to go to the rendezvous point to pick up Vivi. Arriving there, they found that Vivi had come as promised. However to their disappointment, she told them that she still had responsibilities as Alabasta's princess and could not come along. Despite this, Vivi asked them that if they ever meet again, would she be accepted to come along again.
While Luffy and the others wanted to reply out loud to Vivi that she would still be accepted, they could not out of fear that the nearby Marines would implicate her as a criminal. Instead however, they quietly showed her the mark that they used to protect themselves if Mr. 2 impersonated one of them, a sign of their friendship. Having delivered their silent response to their friend, Luffy and his crew set sail away from Alabasta and onto their next adventure.
Though depressed about not having Vivi on the crew, Luffy and the other came across a new development. Nico Robin, a.k.a. Miss All-Sunday from Baroque Works, had stowed away on the Going Merry and demanded Luffy take responsibility of saving her by letting her join his crew. Without much hesitation, Luffy agreed much to everyone's surprise.
Sky Island SagaEdit
The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.
Goat Island ArcEdit
While being chased by the Marines, led by Moore and Minchey, Luffy and his crew get lost in the fog and discover an uncharted island. They find that the island is inhabited only by an old man named Zenny and a multitude of goats. They also find a partially constructed ship on the top of the island.
Because of his bad heart, Zenny probably only has three days to live. Hoping to make his last days good ones, the Straw Hat Pirates help him out and they learn about Zenny's past as a money lender and his dream of becoming a pirate. But realizing that Zenny has outlived Chopper's predictions the Straw Hats decide that after helping him finish his pirate ship, they will leave the island. The Straw Hat Pirates help the old man out while hiding from the Marines and working to get his ship into the water.
With Luffy's help, Zenny and his goats were able to attack the Marines. The Straw Hat pirates then went forth to help him. They defeated Minchey and tied him up. Luffy, then, threw Minchey back on Captain Moore's ship, and Captain Moore allowed them to choose their battle location. Zenny decides to follow his dream and become a pirate, despite his age and they part ways. Luffy, then, pointed to the Marines a foggy area for battle location, which caused Captain Moore's ships to land in a shipwreck due to the rocks.
Dead End AdventureEdit
Luffy and the Straw Hats are now chased by a marine ship, commanded by Drake. Due to the stormy weather and Nami's exceptional navigational skills, the ship sails away unscathed, leaving the marine pursuant behind.
Luffy and the crew has reached a town of an inhabited island. Inside a pirate filled bar, they find out there is a great but very dangerous opportunity through a mysterious door in the bar. As the crew enters the mysterious door they are surprised to see it is the opening to a large tunnel. Inside they find themselves in a large cave filled with pirates, the site of the Dead End Race, a very dangerous anything goes sailing competition which the winner can win up to 300,000,000.
The crew is introduced to the favorites to win that year, 2 giants, Bobby and Pogo, a Fish-Man and former rival of Arlong, Willy and the favorited to win, Gasparde, a former marine general who deserted after killing his crew. While Nami registers the crew for the race, Luffy gets involved in a fight against Gasparde's crew along with an infamous bounty hunter by the name of Shuraiya Bascùd, as well as meets Gasparde himself which of course ends on bad terms.
The next morning, Luffy and the crew set sail along with many other pirate ships for the parade start which involves sailing off a waterfall, fighting off other pirates, and navigating sharp turns. Before even reaching the ocean, several pirate crews are wrecked, luckily the Straw Hats manage. However while checking the ship, they find a stowaway, a kid by the name of Anaguma whose come to kill them for the bounty though find that's impossible after witnessing the crew's strength and power and thus sails along with them for the race.
After a few more encounters one involving the pirate ship of Bigalo the Hangman and sea kings, Luffy and the Straw Hats arrive at Partia, the supposed finish line of the race. However it turns out to be a marine stronghold that quickly sinks any incoming pirate ships. Luffy realizes Gasparde rigged the race and the crew manages to escape the stronghold and track down Gasparde's ship using Chopper's nose.
Meanwhile onboard Gasparde's ship the Salamander, Shuraiya, the bounty hunter from earlier tries to attack Gasparde but barely defeats his right hand man, Needless. Just when Gaparde is about to finish Shuraiya off, the Straw Hats arrive on the scene and Luffy makes his way onboard Gasparde's ship, taking down his crew angered about what the former marine did. Shuraiya tries to intervene but Luffy knocks him out to keep from getting in the way. Luffy and Gasparde proceed to fight.
Luffy's fight with Gasparde is not going well but Sanji realizes something and gives Luffy sacks of flour before rejoining the other Straw Hats. When Anaguma realized that his grandpa is still on Gasparde's ship, he begs the Straw Hats to go back but Zoro knocks him out and reveals that Anaguma is actually a girl. Meanwhile back in the ship, Grandpa overloads the boiler causing it to explode and sink the ship. Luffy manages to stay on the sinking remains as does Gasparde who shows Luffy that a cyclone is closing in on their position and that whoever wins can escape the ship and storm via lifeboats. The two strike one another with Luffy actually managing to hit him due to the counter-effects of the flour on Gasparde's syrup powers. Luffy then throws the remaining flour sack at Gasparde, coating him with it, and proceeds to pound on him and sends him flying into the cyclone.
Luffy, then, collapses from exhaustion but is saved by Anaguma's grandpa along with Shuraiya. As they head for the nearby island, grandpa reveals that Anaguma was adopted and her real name is Adelle Bascùd, Shuraiya's little sister whom he thought was dead. Despite the awkward reuniting, the two come to accept each other.
The Straw Hats close in on the real Partia as the winners of the race but the Marine ships suddenly appear and go after them, forcing them to flee from the island and forfeit their prize money. They let Adelle, Shuraiya, and Grandpa off then wish them good-bye individually before sailing off with the marines on their tail. Despite not getting the prize money the Straw Hats continue on for their next big adventure.
Ruluka Island ArcEdit
Luffy and the Straw Hats are being chased by a small fleet of Marine ships led by Major Pasqua and Isoka. Luffy and his crew barely escape when the Marine's Major accidentally sinks one of his own ships. The crew then make their way towards an island named Ruluka.
They soon meet Flip, the son of the mayor and the commander of a troop who collects taxes from the people of Ruluka, The Collection Party and they find out the island is in fact ruled by a former pirate, mayor Wetton, that is over-taxing the people. Luffy, Usopp and Robin meet also Professor Henzo, who's doing research on something called the 'Rainbow Mist', sponsored by the scrupulous Wetton.
Suddenly, a huge galleon, the Tarielishin, appeared in the harbor and Luffy and the others go explore it and turns out to be the pirate ship of Wetton Pirates. When some of the mist shows up, Henzo borrows the Going Merry and Luffy, Usopp, Robin, Henzo and Zoro, who was sleeping on the ship, go inside it.
The inside of the Rainbow Mist is full of wrecked ships and treasure, and is guarded by five kids. The kids are actually friends of Henzo's that got lost in the mist over 50 years ago, along with the Tarielishin and Ian, a member, then, of the Wetton Pirates. Henzo states that the flow of time is different inside the Rainbow mist and the space is disorted, so Luffy and the others try to find a way out of the ship graveyard.
Finally, Flip communicates with Hezno with a Den Den Mushi and the company realizes they are still connected with the outside world. Then, Luffy accidentally propels himself and Rapanui, one of the kids, to the end of the mist. The Mayor, though, uses the Rainbow Tower to make a bridge to the Rainbow Mist and launches an attack inside it, along with Lake, the son of Flip and his grandson.
Luffy, goes back to the Rainbow Mist by trowing himself and Rapanui trough the Rainbow Tower. There he fights Wetton, but the mayor manages to escape and blows the Rainbow Tower away. Luffy and the others, though, escape the Rainbow Mist onboard Going Merry, with the help of Rapanui and the other kids who stayed behind to blow up a marine ship and give the Going Merry a boost to escape with the explosion.
Outside, the Mayor gets arrested by a bunch of powerful Marines that turn out to be older versions of Henzo's friends, who were thrown 50 years into the past by the Rainbow Mist's collapse. The marines let Luffy and the Straw Hats go and the crew departs onward to their next adventure.
Concludes non-canon section.
A Sunken Ship and a Lawless TownEdit
Not long after Luffy and the Straw Hats left Alabasta, a massive ship fell from the sky and into the sea. From Nico Robin and a brief search of the sinking ship which wielded a map, Luffy and his crew learned that the ship fell from an island in the sky called Skypiea.
Needing more info on the matter, Luffy and his crew decided to explore more of the ship. Using special diving suits created by Usopp, Luffy, along with Zoro and Sanji, explored the sunken ship. As they explored the ship and found few things, their search was cut short as the ship was suddenly clamped and filled with air, and a bunch of other people appeared. After taking care of the intruders within the newly created air pocket, the three encountered a monkey-like person bursting into the room. Although Luffy and the stranger initially got along, they unfortunately got on bad terms when they found out that they were after the same thing.
Fortunately with thanks from his two crewmates, Luffy escaped from Masira and a giant turtle that ate the ship at the same time. As Luffy and the others were about to deal with this new foe, they suddenly witnessed something that completely scared them, the shadowy silhouettes of creatures several times larger than regular giants. After escaping from the creatures and getting rid of Masira who accidentally tagged along, Luffy and his crew learned of Jaya from an Eternal Pose that Robin stole from the guy. Needing info on how to get to Skypiea, Luffy and his crew sailed for Jaya.
Arriving at Jaya at the port of Mock Town, Luffy and his crew found that the place they landed on was a lawless town filled with pirates. Wanting to explore the town as well as get information, Luffy, along with Zoro and Nami, went offshore into town. With a promise not to fight while in Mock Town to Nami, the three explored the place and encountered several of the inhabitants. They eventually end up in a bar wherein Luffy has a small argument with another customer. Though the incident ended without a hitch, Luffy and his companions encountered a much more serious one.
Luffy and his companions soon encountered in the bar Bellamy and his crew with the intention of seeing if Luffy was worthy of joining his "New Age" of pirates. However upon learning that Luffy and his crew wanted to go to a Sky Island, Bellamy along with the rest of the bar started ridiculing them and the notion of dreams such as a Sky Island. Though the situation got worse with Luffy and Zoro taking hits from Bellamy's crew, they however refused to fight. As the two were dragged out by a frustrated Nami, the three were congratulated and encouraged by the pirate that Luffy had a brief argument earlier. Though the man assured them that dreams would never die, Luffy and Zoro however sense something up with him and the people that are apparently associated with him.
Returning to the Going Merry, Luffy and the others soon learn that while their search was unproductive, Robin's was successful. Learning that a man by the name of Mont Blanc Cricket might know something, they headed off to the other side of Jaya.
The Saruyama Alliance and Knock Up StreamEdit
After escaping a brief encounter with Masira's brother, Shoujou, Luffy and his crew reached Cricket's home. There they had a brief misunderstanding with Cricket who they found out apparently suffered from decompression sickness. However upon helping Cricket and clearing things with him, Luffy and his crew were able to get better acquainted with the former pirate. For helping Cricket, they were also able to reconcile with Cricket's proteges, Masira and Shoujou.
As they explained their problem and got acquainted with Cricket and his proteges, Luffy and his crew learned of Cricket's past and his ancestor. Showing interest with Cricket's dream, Luffy and his crew convinced Cricket to help them out in getting to Skypiea. While having acquired help from someone who could aid them in getting to Skypiea, Luffy and his crew however found out that they needed an important thing to aid them, the South Bird. This bird as explained to them by Cricket, was needed to find a Knock Up Stream needed to help them get to Skypiea. Having been told this, Luffy and his crew quickly went in search for the bird.
Splitting into various groups, Luffy and his crew searched the nearby forest for one of these elusive birds. Though they encountered all sorts of obstacles and antics while searching for the bird, they were able to catch one in the end thanks to Nico Robin. With the captured bird, they went back to Cricket's. Upon returning however, they discovered the horrid aftermath of an incident that happened while they were away, Cricket and his proteges were defeated and had been robbed by Bellamy and his crew.
Spurred on by this, Luffy decided to go after Bellamy and get his wounded friends' gold back. At Mock Town, Luffy was engaged by Bellamy who wanted to prove once and for all to those around him that Luffy and Cricket's dreams were nothing. Despite Bellamy's over the top display of his Devil Fruit ability, Luffy however defeated the arrogant pirate with a single normal punch. Having completely obliterated Bellamy in front of his crew and the other pirates, Luffy was able to retrieve Cricket's gold without any further trouble.
As the morning of the next day came, Luffy arrived back to Cricket's house. There he saw the newly modified Going Merry as he gave Cricket's gold back. With the new modifications for the trip up to Skypiea and the South Bird, Luffy and crew set sail with the ships of Masira and Shoujou escorting them. As they were leaving, Luffy and his crew were cheered on by Cricket's final words of encouragement. With that, Luffy and crew sailed off to where they could ride a Knock up Stream.
After a long wait out on sea, the weather and the sea started to show signs of a Knock Up Stream. As Luffy and his crew were preparing themselves for the journey to Skypiea, they suddenly encountered the ship and crew of the pirate that Luffy fought with in the bar. From this encounter, Luffy and his crew learned of his and Zoro's new bounties for which the pirate planned on collecting. The encounter however was brief as the Knock Up Stream started. With the Knock Up Stream shooting the Going Merry into the sky, Luffy and his crew set forth to new adventure as well inadvertently escaping from the pursuing pirate.
Arrival and Many AdventuresEdit
Thanks to the Knock Up Stream, Luffy and the Straw Hats arrived at Skypiea. As soon as they arrived, they are attacked by a mysterious masked warrior who Luffy had trouble fighting. But, luckily, they were saved by a knight named Gan Fall. After he rescued them, Gan Fall decided to leave.
Luffy and the Straw Hats pass through Heaven's Gate and arrived at the shore of Angel Island, in which they meet Conis, an inhabitant of this island. While having fun, Luffy discovers, the hard way, that the White Sea has the same effect on him just like the Blue Sea.
After hearing that Nami has ventured into Upper Yard, a forbidden sacred place in which the god Enel and his priests reside, Luffy decided to head out to rescue her, but he makes it obvious that he simply wants to go to Upper Yard to explore and have an adventure. Unfortunately, he was stopped in his tracks by the White Berets, who tried to arrest them for illegally entering Angel Island. However Luffy easily defeated them.
Luffy, Usopp, and Sanji discover that a giant shrimp has kidnapped the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates, and taken them to Upper Yard. The three pirates decided to rescue them. After finding a ship that can take them to Upper Yard, the Karasumaru, Luffy, Usopp, and Sanji learned that Conis was responsible for calling the White Berets. She was almost killed by Enel's lightning, but was saved by Gan Fall. Despite this show of Enel's power, Luffy, Usopp, and Sanji started their travel to Upper Yard.
Luffy, Usopp, and Sanji travel through the Milky Road in which they avoided several deadly traps. After that, they entered the Ordeal of Balls, in which they encountered Satori, one of Enel's priests. Satori was a strong opponent, especially because he possessed an ability called Mantra. But, despite this, Luffy and his friends managed to defeat him.
After the battle, Luffy, Usopp, and Sanji managed to rejoin their friends at the Sacrificial Altar along with Gan Fall, who arrived to save Chopper from Shura. Later that night, Luffy and his friends had a great party along with the company of a pack of wolves. In the morning, the crew decided to split into two groups; one which would go search for the city of gold in Upper Yard, which was revealed to be part of Jaya 400 years, while the other group will go out of Upper Yard. Luffy searches for the city of gold.
Inside the Stomach of a Giant SnakeEdit
Luffy, Zoro, Chopper, and Robin were searching for the city of gold in Upper Yard, until they are pursued by a gigantic snake, which forced them to split up. After that, Luffy encountered Wiper, the man who attacked him and his friends on their arrival in Skypiea, and the two began to fight. During their fight, the giant snake appears, interrupted their fight, and eats Luffy. In the snake's stomach, Luffy sees mountains of gold and ruins, but cannot seem to find his way out, under the assumption that he's in a cave. Later, Gan Fall, his horse Pierre, Nami, and Aisa joined Luffy inside the snake's stomach. Nami finds out from Luffy that his attacks within the snake are responsible for the its erratic behavior and comically beats him up in anger. After Enel blasts the surface that the snake, Zoro, and Wiper were on, the three fell towards the hidden ruins of Shandora. Gan Fall and Nami managed to escape the snake, but accidentally left Luffy, Aisa, and Pierre behind. With the snake remembering the city from long ago, from which she came and gave a triumphant roar, Enel silences it with a thunderbolt powerful enough to knock it unconscious. Later that day, Luffy, Aisa, and Pierre managed to escape the unconscious snake. But, at the moment they escaped, they noticed the destruction that Enel has caused. After a barely conscious Robin explains the situation, and Enel's intentions to eradicate Skypiea, Aisa explains to Luffy that she can use her mantra to lead him to Enel. Following Aisa's direction, Luffy decided to stop Enel.
Facing Off Against a GodEdit
Luffy finally reaches Enel and challenges him. As Luffy charges, Enel fires electrical attacks at him only to find that they have no effect on a rubber Luffy. Not only that, but Luffy can neutralize the invulnerability from his Logia fruit power. After this unexpected turn of event, Enel switches to a different mode of attack by reforming his staff into a trident, and using his Mantra to predict Luffy's moves.
While Luffy and Enel duel continues, the Maxim starts to rise and Enel activates Maxim's secret function: Deathpeia to produce thunderclouds into the atmosphere allowing him to attack the island from an island-scale range. Luffy manages to hit Enel a few more times despite his mantra hence Enel decides to incapacitate the rubber boy by attaching a large ball of gold to his arm instead of defeating him. He then can get rid of Luffy by knocking him off the ship back onto Upper Yard. With the help of Aisa, Luffy tries to get the golden ball off him as the two try to give chase to Enel and his rising ship Maxim.
Luffy manages to recover in the ruins of Shandora and, along with Aisa and Pierre, runs towards the beanstalk with the golden ball still attached to his arm. Seeing Robin made it with the others on Giant Jack, Luffy tosses Aisa and Pierre onto them to look after the two as he chases Enel. Luffy makes it to the top of the beanstalk and grabs onto the Maxim, only for Enel to kick him off, and destroy the top of the beanstalk before using the thunderclouds to form a giant sphere with his power called Raigou to annihilate another Sky Island. Luffy is eventually met by Nami, who tried to convince him to leave, but he replies that he has to ring the bell so Mont Blanc Cricket and everyone else will know that the city of gold is in the sky. Using the Waver's full power, Nami and Luffy blast up the plant and are sent flying towards Enel. However, Luffy pushes Nami onto a cloud and makes a detour into Enel's Raigou.
Luffy swings the gold ball around with Gomu Gomu no Hanabi Ougan Botan to draw the electricity from the Raigou into him and eventually destabilizes it clearing the sky. Despite Enel unleashing his full power, Luffy manages to kick him, only falling back when the weight of the golden ball allows Enel to pierce him with the tridents. Luffy jumps back using the cloud Nami was on and fire Gomu Gomu no Ougan Rifle at Enel, with such such speed that he cannot dodge it and sends him crashing into the Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell sending a ring that could be heard everywhere, thus ending the war between Skypieans and Shandia, and informing Cricket that the bell was always in the sky. In Jaya, Luffy's shadow in the sky is seen by Cricket, Masira and Shoujou, which let them conclude that the city of gold is in the sky.
After Enel's defeat, Luffy, his crew and the rest of the inhabitants of Skypiea had an enormous party at night. After the party, Luffy decided to take several bags full of gold, thinking that as pirates they should simply take them not knowing that the natives already allowed them to take them in the first place. Once that was done, Luffy and his crew boarded the Going Merry and go out of Skypiea using the Clouds End door, thanks to Conis and her father Pagaya who thanked them for saving Skypiea from the tyranny of Enel.
Water 7 SagaEdit
Long Ring Long Land ArcEdit
The Three EventsEdit
Upon returning from Skypiea to the Blue Sea, Luffy and his crew had no time to rest as they encountered a giant wave created by some Sea Monkeys. After the brief incident, Luffy and his crew rested and assessed the good wealth they obtained from their Sky Island adventure. As Luffy discussed with his crew, they all agreed that they would use the treasure to help fix the travel-worn Going Merry and get a shipwright to help maintain it. After encountering the Sea Monkeys once again and a curious pirate ship with no sails or crew, Luffy and his crew reached the next island in their journey. As Luffy, along with Usopp and Chopper, decided to explore the island, they noticed that the animals and plant life were all very long in appearance.
As Luffy and his two companions explored the island more, they encountered a nomad named Tonjit who had been stuck on his stilts for 10 long years. After getting acquainted with the old man and reuniting him with his horse, Shelly, Luffy and his companions felt that they had done small accomplishment. However, in the midst of their enjoyment, Shelly was suddenly shot. Learning immediately that the shot was fired by the pirate, Foxy, who was nearby, Luffy momentarily get angry at this foe. Before Luffy could fight Foxy however, he was suddenly challenged to an official Davy Back Fight.
From Usopp, Luffy learned that this sudden challenge was a set of three games between pirate crews in which the crew members were at stake. Despite Usopp's warnings however and much to the dismay of the rest of his crew, Luffy accepted the challenge from Foxy and his crew to hold a Davy Back Fight on Long Ring Long Land. What happened next was a festival-like event set up by Foxy's pirates in lieu of the Davy Back games. After the formalities of the beginning of the games, Luffy and his crew decided who would participate in which game. Taking the final and most climatic game, Combat, Luffy awaited for his turn as he watched the rest of his crew participate in the other games.
The first two games of the Davy Back Fight proved to be both surprising and emotional for Luffy and his crew. In the first game, Donut Race, they witnessed Foxy and his crew's cheating tricks, and Foxy's exploit of his Devil Fruit powers of the Noro Noro no Mi. Due to these, Luffy lost Chopper to Foxy. Fortunately, Luffy was able to win Chopper back as his crew won the second game, Groggy Ring, despite the gigantic odds stacked against them. After watching these two grueling games, Luffy was pumped up for his turn in the final game.
With the third game approaching, Luffy with the help from Usopp, decided to dress appropriately for the match. Donning an afro and boxing outfit, Luffy was ready to face against the sly Foxy aboard his ship, the Sexy Foxy. Throughout the whole match, Luffy was constantly tricked by his smarter opponent as they battled all around the ship. With Foxy's tricks and Devil Fruit powers, it seemed like Luffy would lose. Despite this, Luffy persevered to not lose one of his crew forever. In the climax of the battle, Luffy was able to thwart Foxy by using a mirror shard obtained from the battle to reflect Foxy's powers back to himself. Having slowed Foxy down, Luffy delivered the final blow and won the game.
After a lot of rest, Luffy wakes up being told he indeed did win the fight. Foxy comes to congratulate Luffy on how he fought in the match, giving a handshake gesture, then attempting to throw him overhead, forgetting his arm is rubber. As Luffy won, he gets to choose a crew member from the Foxy Pirates, but instead choose their flag, but as the sail is their flag, Luffy opts to "redesign" the flag, then give it back. Luffy's poorly drawn Jolly Roger is given to them, officially ending the Davy Back Fight. Although obviously grateful, Foxy vows revenge on Luffy for losing the match. The Straw Hats return to Tonjit giving him the Foxy Pirates' old flag as a sign of their defeat. Chopper uses it as a bandage for Shelly, the horse.
Encounter with Admiral AokijiEdit
Just as Luffy and his crew were done with the dealing with the matter with Foxy and his pirates, they soon came across another one. Sleeping beside Tonjit's house was the Admiral Aokiji. Initially, Aokiji was non-hostile to Luffy and his crew, despite him being a Marine and causing Luffy some fear when he told him that he knew his grandfather. Aokiji even helped Tonjit in finding a way to get back to the rest of the old man's nomad clan with his Hie Hie no Mi. However, when hostilities began between Aokiji and Nico Robin, Luffy and his crew faced off against this new foe. Despite their best efforts, Luffy and those who fought alongside him against Aokiji were utterly defeated. Fortunately however, the admiral simply left a frozen Luffy in defeat, but with a warning to be wary with Nico Robin.
Water 7 ArcEdit
The Captain's BurdenEdit
After sailing for a short while, they witness a frog doing a freestyle swim trying to stall a train moving in the ocean, with an odd girl and even odder elderly woman. The girl introduces herself as Chimney with her pet rabbit, Gonbe and her grandmother Kokoro. They explain that the train is called the Puffing Tom, and is a Sea Train. Kokoro tells them that they are approaching Water 7, where they can easily repair their ship, as it is home to the world's best shipwrights and carpenters, and to look for a man named Iceburg.
The Straw Hats are amazed at the architecture of Water 7. Luffy, with Nami and Usopp go in a group and Luffy carries the gold from their last raid in Skypiea. After entering shipyard, they find out that the gold is worth at least 300,000,000, and trade it in for cash in a merchant shop. They meet a man with a long rectangular nose named Kaku of the Galley-La Company. They soon visited by Iceburg himself assisted by Kalifa, who both turns out to be the mayor of Water-7 and aware of who they are and agree to help them. In between their meetings, they almost got robbed by a gang of dismantlers known as the Franky Family, were it not for Paulie of Galley-La Company.
Luffy, Usopp and Nami are taken to the Shipyard. Kalifa tells them that Iceburg is not only the mayor of Water-7, but the leader of the Galley-La Company, and its greatest carpenter. Luffy asks Iceburg to join his crew, to which he declines. Kaku returned from his diagnosis to tell Luffy and Nami that the Going Merry is irreparable. Luffy pleads to repair the ship, and they have plenty of money to spend, but Paulie explains that the Merry has suffered a broken keel. As the keel is the most vital part of the ship, they cannot fix it. Luffy refuses to believe that Merry was truly irreparable, but Iceburg coldly states with that sort of stubbornness, he might as well sink with it. He also tell them to return once they've decided on getting a new ship, and with the300,000,000 they have, they easily buy the best they have to offer. As a scheming Government agent has a private conversation with Iceburg, Luffy and Nami discover they've been robbed and their cases of cash replaced.
Zoro, Sanji and Chopper were searching for Usopp at the time, and Sanji brings him out. They look for the whereabouts of the Franky Family's base, and find a severely beaten up Usopp outside it. So Luffy, Zoro, Sanji and Chopper enter the Franky House. After the four beat them up, severely for attacking Usopp, and destroy the house they contemplate what their next course of action is, as Franky took the money anyway, and the ship cannot be fixed. Luffy makes the difficult decision to abandon the Going Merry and get a new one. As Usopp recovers back at the Going Merry, he is glad to see his friends around him, and laments to Luffy that he could not get the money back to fix the ship. However, Luffy tells him that the ship is irreparable, so they just have to get a new one. Usopp does not take the news too well and a large quarrel ensues between the two. In the end, Usopp explains his feelings of inadequacy to the crew and concludes by announcing he's leaving the crew. Leaving the ship, he also announces he will duel with Luffy for the Going Merry.
When Usopp arrives at the appointed time, Luffy orders the crew not to come down, and let the two of them settle it. Usopp, who has fight along Luffy and knows him well, surprisingly manages to give Luffy a hard time. However, all the while, Luffy is thinking about their former friendship. As Luffy lies on the ground, he thinks of the good times he and Usopp had together. Using his new dials, Usopp manage to hit Luffy but it wasn't enough to stun him for too long and the captain finished Usopp off with Gomu Gomu no Bullet, ending the duel.
With Luffy winning, he told Usopp he could not have won anyway, however, out of pity and respect to their former friendship, he tells Usopp that he can have the Going Merry and orders everyone out by the following morning as they take their stuff. While all the others were saddened by the loss of Usopp in their crew, Zoro said to Luffy he did the right thing. As the captain, he has to be decisive and stern. Luffy's tears start to roll down his eyes, with two Straw Hats gone (Robin is missing), and the ship broken.
Soon afterward, Nami tells Luffy and Sanji that an attempt on Iceburg's life was made. Luffy and Nami decide to head to Iceburg for him to tell them what happened. However, Luffy is challenged by the boss of the Franky Family, Franky who wants revenge for beating his "brothers and sisters" up in his absence and trashing their house. Franky reveals he is a cyborg and gives Luffy a hard time. Meanwhile, news spreads blaming the Straw Hat Pirates for the attempted assassination of Iceburg, when he reveals that Nico Robin was one of the assailants. The battle continues between Luffy and Franky when the Galley-La foremen interrupt the fight, convinced that the Straw Hats tried to kill Iceburg. Luffy tries to explain that the Straw Hats weren't involved in what happened to Iceburg but the shipwrights do not listen to him. Franky annoyed that intruders sneak into their duel decides to fire his Coup de Vent blast, which ends everything.
Luffy and Nami escape to a building near Galley-La Headquarters, and Nami notes that the atmosphere has dropped, and the typography appears different. Luffy immediately attempts to ask Iceburg what happened and stretches towards the building. After evading those trying to capture him, he makes it to Iceburg's room. The mayor notes he is not here to kill him in the midst of all the chaos, and asks Luffy to see Robin one more time, and the Straw Hat replies it's impossible as they do not know where she is and leaves the room before the pursuers appear. After informing Nami that Iceburg said he definitely saw Robin, he still refuses to believe it. After they meet up with Zoro, they are forced to hide until Chopper tells them that Robin has left them, and was involved with an attempt on Iceburg's life. Zoro decides that by nighttime, they need to find out after all the time they spent whether Robin is their friend or foe. After much thinking, Luffy decides that they should return to the crime scene to find out what the truth about Nico Robin really is.
Luffy, Nami, Zoro and Chopper wait for Robin to arrive sitting on a tree branch while observing what is happening. Galley-La Headquarters is heavily guarded with carpenters. Suddenly, chaos erupts within the building and Luffy escapes into the headquarters. After getting stuck, he smashes into the third floor, getting stuck again, and seeing Paulie on the ground bleeding with two masked assailants in front of him. The two use a powerful kick called Rankyaku and subdue Luffy with metal hoops, and do the same with Paulie before taking off. As the two are trapped, Paulie admits a misunderstanding with Luffy and decides he needs his help to beat the assailants, who are really a team of secret agents known as Cipher Pol No. 9. Luffy uses his rubber ability to free himself and frees Paulie as well. As they enter Iceburg room, Rob Lucci, Kalifa, Blueno, and Kaku all now revealed to be CP9 members notice him, as well as Robin.
Luffy pleads with Robin to tell him what is going on, but she states she cannot as she has darkness in her heart and prepares to escape. Luffy tries to go after her but is held back by Blueno who withstands his attacks while Kaku and Kalifa both attack him using powerful attacks. As Robin declares they will not see her again, and escapes through the window, Luffy gives chase behind her, but Lucci grabs him by the head, preventing him from running after her, and resists his attacks with Tekkai, before throwing him to the side. He informs the Straw Hats that CP9 are secret agents dedicated to serving the World Government, and have trained their bodies from young ages to superhuman levels, and says for this reason they cannot compare to their strength. With the time set to burn the house down, Lucci decides to reveal his Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard fruit, turning into a gigantic half-human, half leopard. With the shipwrights arriving to save Iceburg, Lucci uses his Rankyaku technique to slice the ceiling. Paulie puts Iceburg on his back and prepares to fight Lucci, but Luffy attacks him first, but Lucci defeats Luffy with a single Shigan piercing right through his abdomen, grabs his head and flings him out of the building.
Later, after Nami recovers and finds that Sanji managed to sneak aboard the Sea Train bound for Enies Lobby. She goes in search of Luffy in the old ruins of Water 7, with some help from Chimney, Nami finds Luffy wedged between two buildings. When she tells him the real reason Robin left (which Nami learned from Iceburg); That she left to save them from being targeted by the World Government, and give herself up to them. Upon hear hearing this, Luffy says he's glad to hear that and in a tremendous show of strength, pushes the buildings aside then jumps to Nami just as Aqua Laguna about to hit. The two along with Chopper and Zoro just barely avoid getting caught in the first wave though the second nearly catches them. Luckily, they are rescued by Paulie and pulled to higher ground.
After recovering from nearly being drowned, Luffy asks for a boat to chase after Robin but Kokoro tells him its impossible due to the Aqua Laguna storm. However seeing that he is determined to rescue Robin no matter what, she leads him to a hidden area where a second prototype Sea Train is kept. Iceburg is already there, having anticipated what Luffy was going to do and readied the train for departure. Luffy stocks up on provisions before heading out but is confronted by the Franky Family who beg Luffy to take them along as their leader Franky was captured by the CP9 as well. Luffy agrees to let them come before boarding the Sea Train with the remaining Straw Hats and Kokoro and setting off. As they leave, the Franky Family hook their ship up to the train just as it about to connect to the tracks. Later on it shown that more passengers, Chimney, her rabbit Gonbe, and the remnants of Galley-La (Paulie, Tilestone and Peeply Lulu) managed to stow away on the train as well. Once the latter learn the truth about CP9, Luffy forms an alliance with the Franky Family and Galley-La to defeat their common enemy.
After which, Luffy mostly sits at the front of the train for most of the trip. At one point, they come upon a wave that threatens to derail the train. Luffy and Zoro combine their attacks together to blow a hole through it to allow safe passage for everyone. Later on they come across a detached compartment from Puffing Tom (the first train) which was due to the actions of Franky, Sanji and Usopp (going by his Sogeking persona). Luffy slingshots himself onto it and checks to see if his friends are inside. But finding only Government agents, jumps back on board the Rocketman as Zoro cuts the compartment in half to allow the train to continue.
Soon, the group pick up Sanji and Usopp after their failed attempt to rescue Robin and Franky. Luffy assures Sanji they will rescue her. He gushes after he meets Sogeking not realizing who he really is (everyone save for Chopper realize though). After which, Enies Lobby is in sight and the last ditch rescue of Robin begins.
Enies Lobby ArcEdit
Arrival and TakedownEdit
As they were approaching Enies Lobby, Luffy (before hearing any plans the others can come up with) rushes on ahead straight into Enies Lobby, climbing through with his Gomu Gomu abilities, and begins a rampage across the island, taking out any Marines and Government agents in his path. Indeed, in the 10 minute headstart Luffy gave himself, he was able to defeat up to 500 World Government and Marine personnel before reaching the Courthouse of Justice, causing a crisis on the island all by himself, even without his crew, let alone the alliance forged by them. Luffy was soon confronted by Blueno of CP9 on the Courthouse of Justice, who explained that Luffy's presence on the island has already caused an incident on a global scale, and that the invasion meant he has offended the World Government itself, and the retribution will likely be severe. Blueno continues that their last encounter demonstrated that he was no match for a user of Rokushiki (himself and the rest of CP9).
However, Luffy rebuffs this statement saying that this time will be different. It seemed from his initial attack that Luffy wasn't just bluffing: Unlike the battle on Water 7 however, Luffy is a completely different fighter. He is able to keep up and avoid most of Blueno's Rankyaku attacks and even manage to break through his Tekkai defense. Luffy states he does not care about the World Government, and simply wants Robin back. After a pause during the battle Luffy reveals he is thankful for meeting the CP9 as he now learnt a few new techniques to keep his crew safe. He then reveals the new technique, which he calls Gear Second, an ability which is noted by the steam coming off Luffy's body, and radically increases his power and his speed. This shows when not only is Luffy fast enough to keep up even with Blueno's Soru, but is more than strong enough to easily break through his Tekkai. Blueno is eventually overwhelmed by Luffy's new power, leaving Luffy free to call out to Robin. These turn of events force the other CP9 members to come out and confront him. The Straw Hat captain is soon joined by his fellow crew and the group prepare to face off against the rest of CP9.
It is here the dramatic confrontation takes place and they learn of Robin's true situation. Luffy demands that he hear that Robin wishes to live from her own mouth, She declares that she does indeed want to live and with those words set the following events in motion. After declaring war on the world government by means of Luffy issuing the order for Sogeking (Usopp) to set fire to the World Governments flag, Luffy grabbed his crew and jumped together into the waiting Rocketman train below; Franky fell down, pushed by Spandam and fell together with the Straw Hats.
Each of them started to search for the key to Robin's Seastone handcuffs which is in the possession of one of the CP9. After defeating the other members of CP9 and successfully releasing Robin, Luffy was the only one remaining to have yet defeated his opponent, Rob Lucci. Luffy begins his fight with Lucci and seemed to be on equal terms with him, but was still no match for his great strength and his Rokushiki techniques. Later, Franky shows up and helps Luffy fight Lucci, but Luffy urges Franky to forget about him and save Robin. When Franky was about to leave, he gets cornered by Lucci, but Luffy goes into Gear Second and strikes Lucci with a Gomu Gomu no Jet Pistol. Lucci then goes into his leopard form and fights Luffy. Luffy, thanks to his Gear Second techniques, is finally able to catch up with Lucci's inhuman speed and strength and even the odds against him. But, due to being tired, Luffy gets out of Gear Second and he starts to struggle in his fight with Lucci.
After being hit by Lucci's Tobu Shigan: Hibachi, Luffy stands up once more and enters in Gear Third. He does an extremely powerful blow to Lucci using Gomu Gomu no Gigant Pistol. Lucci falls into a Marine battleship and Luffy goes him using Gomu Gomu no Rocket. He sees Lucci and uses Gomu Gomu no Gigant Axe. He misses and he instead crushes the ship below him. Lucci lands on the mast and Luffy uses Gomu Gomu no Gigant Whip to hit him. He misses and Lucci then goes into his second leopard form and bites Luffy on the shoulder, but Luffy forces him to get away from him by using Bone Balloon. Lucci hits him with a Tobu Shigan and surprises Luffy by going behind him. He now understands that Luffy's speed has decreased tremendously. Lucci strikes Luffy on the ground and uses Rankyaku: Gaicho to kill Luffy, but Luffy barely dodges and goes in his chibi form due to the side effects of Gear Third. Lucci was about to finish off Luffy, but due to the considerable damage given to him by Luffy's Gigant Pistol, he couldn't do so, allowing Luffy to revert back to his normal form. Luffy, ready to resume his long battle with Lucci, enters Gear Second.
Luffy and Lucci's battle continues, with Luffy having the advantage over Rob Lucci using the techniques, Gomu Gomu no Jet Pistol, Jet Bullet, and Twin Jet Pistol, and his brute strength. Lucci, now taking Luffy seriously, uses Rokushiki's secret technique, called Rokushiki Ogi: Rokuogan. Luffy is hit hard by the power of its attack, but he still mangages to stand up. Luffy's speed soon starts to decrease and Lucci lands another Rokuogan on Luffy. Luffy falls to the ground, still in Gear Second and conscious, but defeated. Later, Usopp shows up and tells Luffy that he needs to get back on his feet. He also tells him that Enies Lobby isn't hell. Luffy, still in pain by the Rokuogan, stands on his feet and tells Lucci that until he defeats him, he won't drop to the ground ever again. Luffy engages Lucci once again. After he lands a Gomu Gomu no Jet Pistol on him, Luffy is struck by Lucci's Sai Dai Rin: Rokuogan.
Luffy, about to fall to the ground, gets back up after he remembers what he said eariler. After thinking about all of the things he and his crew went through, Luffy lands a devastating Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling on Lucci and finally defeats him. Now, their main problem was how to escape the now destroyed island surrounded by battleships. This was solved when the Going Merry appears in the sea below them without a navigator. Luffy was too weak to move after the fight, but Robin drops him into the ship with her powers.
Post-Enies Lobby ArcEdit
The New Ship and the New ShipwrightEdit
With the Going Merry, everyone managed to escape Enies Lobby safely. However, after escaping, Iceburg arrived in a Galley-La Company ship just in time to pick up the Straw Hat Pirates as the Merry suddenly broke apart. Luffy then gave the Going Merry a viking funeral by burning it as the crew tearfully said their goodbyes. While the ship was burning, the Merry appeared to speak to everyone present, apologizing for not being able to take them to the end of the world, but it was happy.
As everyone relaxed at Water 7, Franky decided to build a ship for the crew out of the special wood called Adam Wood. However, at that point, Marines led by Vice Admiral Garp broke into Iceburg's mansion where everyone was staying, and punched the still-asleep Luffy to wake him up. To everyone's shock, Luffy revealed that Garp is really his grandfather, and Garp told Luffy about the Yonko and how Shanks was one of them. Soon after, Garp asked Luffy about his meeting with his father as Luffy was surprised to learn he had a father. Garp casually revealed the name of Luffy's father, known as Dragon the Revolutionary, who is considered by the World Government to be the worst criminal in the world. Luffy did not know of Dragon as he is met with surprise from his crew and friends before he turned to Robin, who informed him why his father was infamous. Afterwards, Garp said that it was supposed to be a secret.
Sometime after, Sanji revealed to the Straw Hats that Usopp was planning to rejoin the crew. While Luffy, Nami, and Chopper wanted him to rejoin and planned to invite him back, Zoro insisted that Luffy should be a firm captain on his position, and Usopp shouldn't return so easily as he should return on their terms, not his. Zoro even threatened to leave the crew if Usopp was allowed to rejoin without asking for forgiveness for his behavior. Luffy understood the message and agreed with Zoro's view of the situation.
With the help from the rest of the Franky Family, Luffy got a hold of Franky's underwear as a bargaining chip to get him to join his crew. Franky simply posed naked, unabashed, and said, "I'm still a man, naked." Meanwhile, Sanji came running with Zoro to tell everyone that Vice Admiral Garp had sailed on the opposite shore into attack position. Luffy then threw Franky's swim briefs back and told him to sail with them. Franky then stated that he did want to see his dream ship reach the end of the world and become the greatest ship ever built. Franky agreed to join after this.
Luffy and the Straw Hats then battled Garp with the new ship, the Thousand Sunny. At that moment, Usopp tried to rejoin the crew, but because of Zoro's speech, he was ignored until he apologized. During the struggle between Garp and the Straw Hats, Usopp finally apologized and admitted that he wanted to rejoin. With that note, Luffy tearfully accepted him back into the crew. After Usopp and Robin's return, the newly formed Straw Hat crew sailed off to find their next adventure.
Thriller Bark SagaEdit
The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.
Ice Hunter ArcEdit
Luffy and his crew encounter the Appachino Pirates. He eventually fight Don Accino and after a grueling fight, defeats him.
Concludes non-canon section.
Thriller Bark ArcEdit
Meeting Brook and Exploring Thriller BarkEdit
After sailing for some time on the Thousand Sunny, Luffy and the rest of the crew found themselves in the presence of a ghost ship. Wanting to explore the ship, Luffy along with Sanji and Nami climbed aboard. There they met a skeleton named Brook. When, Luffy asked him to join his crew, the skeleton eagerly accepted. Luffy then brought Brook back to Thousand Sunny to show to the rest of the crew, much to their dismay. Over dinner, Brook explained his past and later explained that he really cannot join Luffy due to his current condition of having his shadow stolen.
Luffy really wanting to have Brook as a member, promised to get Brook's shadow back no matter what. This pleased Brook so much that the skeleton decided to perform before the crew with his violin, revealing he is a musician. Just as Brook was about to perform, a ghost appeared as well as the gates of a strange island, Thriller Bark. These events prompted Brook to head to the island before Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats' eyes.
With Luffy's resolve to go to the island to get his long awaited musician (in fact, nearly since the beginning of his journey) and to explore the island, Franky and Robin decided to join him also. After witnessing Franky's present to the Straw Hats, Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats decided to look for Nami, Usopp, and Chopper who had not returned. However before Luffy and the rest could go to the island, they were stopped by an invisible thing.
After the Thousand Sunny got caught in what was apparently a spider web, Luffy and the rest descended to the island. There they met the Cerberus which Luffy thought of eating, soon followed by even more strange creatures. At one point, they came across some ghosts, one of which Luffy tried to catch. The ghost was unaffected and instead passed through Luffy and temporarily drained his will to go on. After recovering, the group meets with some Zombies. Luffy and the rest defeated the zombies with a combo technique. Luffy then asked the zombies about his three friends that came by earlier. The zombies inadvertently revealed that they attacked them when they showed up. For this, Luffy and the rest shoved the zombies back into their graves head first.
The group then met with Spoil, a zombie looking old man who asked them to defeat Gekko Moriah who had stolen his shadow and the shadows of others like him. Robin then explained that Moriah was a Shichibukai with a former bounty higher than Luffy. With plans to actually beat Moriah, Luffy agreed to help the old man and the others who had their shadows stolen. As it began to rain, Luffy and the others discovered that Thriller Bark was actually a ship. With their goal in mind, they ventured into Moriah's mansion.
Inside the mansion, Luffy and the others fought against the Zombies in the dining hall.  After the battle, he and the others noticed that Sanji was missing. With nothing else to do in the room, Luffy and the others decided to take Buhichuck, the leader of the Zombies in the room, along in order to have him guide them to the rest of their friends. As Luffy left the room, the Zombies told him to be scared of Moriah's wrath for what Luffy and his friends did in the dining hall. Luffy in response, merely replied that he will "kick Moriah's ass".
After walking awhile with Buhichuck as their hostage, Luffy, Robin, and Franky suddenly noticed that Zoro was missing too. The situation was beginning to become suspicious. Later, Luffy found a suit of armor and decided to don it. After a while, the three came upon an arena like area. There, Luffy and Robin witnessed a bout between Franky and a General Zombie. After witnessing it for while, Luffy's group were suddenly trapped in the room by Buhichuck. There they were forced to fight a large group of General Zombies. In the middle of the battle, Luffy found himself face to face with a General Zombie with three swords like Zoro. Before Luffy could get a clear answer from Jigoro, he was caught off guard by some Spider Mice Zombies. Luffy was then sealed in a coffin by the Spider Mice with their webbing and was then sent to the main mast of Thriller Bark.
Luffy was brought afterwards before Gekko Moriah. After being stripped of his armor, Luffy had his shadow stolen by Moriah through the use of the power of the Devil Fruit Moriah ate, the Kage Kage no Mi. Upon being separated from his shadow, Luffy fell into a coma. With Luffy's shadow in Moriah's hands, Moriah decided to put it in the 900th Zombie, Oars. Having his shadow finished being extracted, Luffy was then brought back to the Thousand Sunny by some Spider Mice.
Counterattack Against MoriahEdit
After being placed in the Thousand Sunny's kitchen along with Sanji and Zoro, Usopp managed to wake them up. After being briefed on what happened while they were out. With Nami and three of their shadows taken, Luffy and the others planned to take them back. Luffy was then informed by Franky of Brook's relationship with Laboon. Ever more excited by this information, Luffy is even more decided to have the skeleton join their crew. With this, Luffy and his crew decided to take back from Moriah what he stole from them and their friends.
With the determination to get everything back before dawn arrives, Luffy and his crew split into two teams. With part of his team headed to save Nami and himself headed to defeat Moriah, Luffy's team purified several zombies with some salt from Usopp. As they rampaged through and purified Moriah's zombie hoard, Luffy and Sanji unfortunately got subdued by more of Perona's ghosts. Fortunately however, they were saved by the rest of the team before the zombies could get to them. Just as things were getting chaotic enough, Oars, the zombie with Luffy's shadow, came crashing into the part of the building Luffy's team was in and separated part of the building as well as part of Luffy's team. With only Robin and Chopper left with him, Luffy and the two decided to continue towards Moriah, seeing that the others would not be beaten so easily. As the three continued onwards, they were stopped in Moriah's dance hall by Hogback and Cindry. Fortunately, however, Robin and Chopper were able to hold those two off long enough for Luffy to slip pass them.
Luffy finally reached Moriah, and after a short conversation, started attacking the Shichibukai. However, as soon as Luffy threw a punch, Moriah used his own shadow, Doppelman, to fight in his stead. Undeterred by this seemingly invincible being, Luffy was still able to land a hit on Moriah himself by attacking the Shichibukai from an indirect place. However despite using this tactic for some time, Luffy was still unable to land a direct clean hit on Moriah. This continued until Oars came back to the freezer and started obeying Moriah's orders fully. Once Moriah gave Oars the order to completely annihilate all of the Straw Hats, the zombie began to attack Luffy. Luffy dodged the blow and started to chase after Moriah, who had decided to run away from the chaos that was about to ensue.
As Luffy chased after Moriah, he was led deep within the forest of Thriller Bark. However, as Luffy was chasing Moriah, the Shichibukai tricked Luffy into chasing Doppelman. Upon realizing what happened, Luffy was left stranded in the middle of forest. Seeing that dawn was fast approaching, Luffy immediately tried to find his way back to the Mast Mansion. However while running around lost in forest, Luffy encountered the group that the old man, Spoil, was head of, the Thriller Bark Victim's Association. With some convincing by members of the association, the Risky Bros. of the Rolling Pirates, Luffy was told that they knew a way to beat Moriah.
Through some explanations by the Risky Brothers' captain Lola, Luffy was told of the process of using captured shadows to power oneself up for ten minutes. Luffy was implanted with one hundred shadows that the Thriller Bark Victim's Association had collected over the years and became a vastly larger blue being that was dubbed "Nightmare Luffy". With his newfound strength and skills bestowed by the shadows, Luffy rushed off to Mast Mansion, where Oars and Moriah were battling against his crew and Brook.
Arriving just in the nick of time to save both Nami and Usopp from Oars, Luffy immediately started battling against the zombie. He easily overpowered him with his devastating attacks, wounding Moriah as a result as well. With the execution of his final move, Gomu Gomu no Storm, Luffy's ten minute limit was up. However, Luffy had inflicted so much damage onto Oars that the behemoth completely toppled over onto the Mast Mansion.
Though Luffy was exhausted by having so many shadows implanted within him, the battle was still not over, for Oars rose back up to continue battling on. Despite their wounds, Luffy, his crew, and Brook rose back up as well and started one last combined attack against the zombie. While the rest of his crew began to restrict Oars' movements, Luffy was brought to top of Thriller Bark with help from Brook's high jumps and Robin's ability. At the top, Luffy was then thrown down towards a restricted Oars. As Luffy fell, he activated Gear Third and landed a crippling blow to Oars, shattering the zombie's spine and rendering him incapable of moving anymore.
Despite Luffy's strong will within him, Oars was no longer able to move. However, while Oars was indeed finally defeated, Luffy and the other shadowless victims still had to get Moriah to return all of their shadows before the rising dawn incinerated them. Unfortunately, despite receiving the blunt of Luffy's attack, Gekko Moriah, managed to rise back up again and instead of giving back their shadows, the Shichibukai replied with his horrifying technique, Shadow's Asgard. Despite Moriah's transformation into a giant monstrosity, time getting dangerously over before dawn, and all the fatigue and wounds from earlier, however, Luffy readied himself to fight Moriah one last time. As Luffy battled against Moriah to the limit with Gear Second techniques that made Moriah spew out some shadows, dawn was quickly approaching. Eventually, with time practically almost over, Luffy decided to stack his Gear transformations on top of one another in order to perform a reckless move, Gomu Gomu no Gigant Jet Shell, to use against Moriah. As Luffy attacked Moriah with this move and just as the first signs of dawn started to incinerate both Luffy and the others, Luffy asked his own shadow to come back to him if it wanted to become Pirate King. Then with one last use of Gomu Gomu no Gigant Jet Shell Luffy was able to topple down Moriah unable to hold his stolen shadows any longer. With this, Luffy's shadow and all of the other shadows of those on Thriller Bark returned to their original just in time to save them.
Just Escaping the Tyrant's Clutches and Finally Getting a MusicianEdit
With everyone's shadows finally returned and Moriah finally defeated, Luffy collapsed from all the fatigue and pain he experienced from the night beforehand. While things seemed finally over, the celebration was however cut short with the arrival of Bartholomew Kuma in the scene. The second Shichibukai, having seen and reported the whole event to the World Government, was ordered to take out Luffy as well eliminate everyone else on the island who witnessed Luffy's victory over Moriah. A battle for an unconscious Luffy thus then ensued between the second Shichibukai and everyone else left standing willing to protect Luffy. In the end, Zoro asked if he could exchange his life for Luffy's. Impressed by Zoro's loyalty, Kuma pushed all of the pain from the battle from Luffy's body with his ability and implanted it into Zoro, to make him feel Luffy's pain.
After Kuma left and a day of rest went by, an energetic Luffy decided to celebrate their victory with everyone. As party went on, Luffy noticed Brook playing a familiar song on a piano. Remembering that this was a song that Shanks and his crew used to sing all the time, Luffy got into a conversation with Brook. As Brook played and the conversation went on, Luffy once again asked Brook to join his crew. Brook once again, turned down Luffy's offer since the skeleton had still some things to do. Knowing what he was talking about, Luffy revealed to Brook that not only did he learn about the skeleton's relationship with Laboon, but also told him that Laboon was alive and well. Having told Brook this, Luffy touched Brook's heart and made the skeleton burst into tears of joy. As the party got more joyous with Brook bringing out a Tone Dial with the last musical performance of the Rumbar Pirates on it, Luffy was asked by Brook if he could join his crew. For this, Luffy casually agreed, much to the shock to most of his crew.
With this very casual acceptance, Luffy finally got the musician he so longed for since his journey as a pirate began. After two days of recuperation, Luffy and his crew decided to leave Thriller Bark for Fish-Man Island. As they were about to leave, they were introduced to the concept of the Vivre Card by Lola. Remembering the piece of paper that Ace gave to him, Luffy took out the Vivre Card that his brother gave to him. Upon taking it out however, Luffy noticed that Ace's Vivre Card was burning a little and becoming smaller. With this, Luffy was explained that Ace's life was slowly vanishing. Dismissing the Vivre Card's state as Ace having his own adventure, Luffy and his crew sailed away from Thriller Bark and onto Fish-Man Island.
Spa Island ArcEdit
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Summit War SagaEdit
The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.
Little East Blue ArcEdit
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One Piece Film: Strong WorldEdit
On board the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hats read news of attacks on East Blue. Luffy says they will return to East Blue to protect it when Shiki's ship appears overhead. After warning him of the storm ahead, he comes down to meet them. There he reveals he has a Devil Fruit power to make any inanimate object he touches ignore gravity and float. After learning it was Nami that delivered the warning, and that they are headed to East Blue, Shiki offers to take them there and uses his power on Sunny.
Together the two ships travel to the floating island seen before where Shiki suddenly kidnaps Nami. Luffy along with the others try to rescue her, but by controlling the Thousand Sunny using his power, he escapes them, as well as scattering them among the fragments of the island.
Luffy inflates and lands safely on a nearby island. Almost immediately after landing, Luffy is chased through the forest by a Land Gator. Right after, a Forest Octopus pursues and assaults it and begins its chase after Luffy. As Luffy clears the forest into an opening of ruins, the Forest Octopus is attacked by a giant Mantis. A Terror Bear snatches the Mantis in its paws and smashes it. It then begins to charge at Luffy who charges back as the two fight. The bear proves smart in dodging Luffy's moves, as Luffy uses Third Gear to overwhelm and defeat it.
Afterwards, Nami manages to escape her captivity with the help of Billy, and finds the Thousand Sunny. Only moments later, Luffy, being chased by several giant scorpions, arrives. Billy defeats the scorpions using electricity, and Nami and Luffy talk about what has happened. They soon decide to search for the others, using Billy to fly. Robin's group, meanwhile, find a large building where many pirates are gathering, similarly protected by poison plants.
They learn there that Shiki is planning to let loose the animals on the island into East Blue in a gambit to force the surrender of the World Government. They also learn that to prove the power of the animals he is planning a demonstration using a village on the floating island.
Luffy and Nami join the others at the village, and they too learn of the plan from the village residents, who, not knowing where the Straw Hats originate, are relieved to be rid of the monsters. Shiki arrives sometime later and confronts the Straw Hats who are there. Luffy tells Shiki he's going to kick his ass and the crew begin to fight. Shiki avoids most of Luffy's attacks but helps free Sanji at one point during the battle. Despite some initial success in fending him off, the Straw Hats are defeated, and Nami is coerced into rejoining Shiki by him agreeing to leave them, and her home town be. Usopp, the only remaining crew member conscious tries to stop her, but Shiki knocks him out.
Nami records a message, using the Tone Dial, which is supposed to be a farewell message. After leaving it, Shiki's men remove the poisonous plants around the village, and cause the animals to destroy it. Xiao and the other villagers took shelter in an underground bunker. Nami watches this from Shiki's palace, apparently uncaring. Robin's group arrives shortly after, revive, and rejoin the rest of the crew. Xiao reappears and gives them the Dial. Her mother, who earlier had expressed relief about the animals being sent to East Blue, apologizes for saying how happy she was for Shiki leaving for East Blue. They then play the message, and after hearing only the first bit of it, Luffy is angered to the point that he will not listen to the rest (the rest of the crew does, however).
Back at Shiki's place, Nami is found to have in fact been attempting to blow up the plants protecting his palace, but was overcome by the poison. Shiki traps her near the plants and heads off to meet the pirate captains gathering. The Straw Hats arrive at his palace and burst down the gates and make short work of the guards outside. While preparing a toast to the commencement of the operation, the Straw Hats march into the main meeting room brandishing various firearms and a new wardrobe. After a short confrontation, where Shiki calls them simply a suicide squad, and reveals hundreds of men around them.
They unload their firearms in the room, defeating most those gathered much to Shiki's dismay, then split up to defeat the rest. Luffy chases after Shiki, with the others helping fight off his minions and hordes of animals who begin running wild in his fortress. Shiki later tries to attack Usopp and Chopper when they are trying to save Nami, but is stopped by Luffy. Luffy promises Nami he'll send him flying and then they'll all get to go back together. Shiki remarks that they can run but they can't escape from, to which Luffy angrily replies he isn't going to be deciding any of their fates as he goes Second Gear.
The battle begins with Luffy striking Shiki off guard with a Jet Pistol attack knocking him back in the air. Luffy then mounts Billy taking their battle to the sky. They both fly through the different islands destroying floating rocks and chunks of land in their way as they trade blows with one another. Shiki cuts apart a chunk of the floating ocean around an island and reforms a prison around Luffy and Billy, trapping them in the water. He then slashes it apart, sending Luffy and Billy falling to the island below.
Luffy picks himself back up and asks Billy to carry him into the heavens. Luffy asks Billy to save Nami from Shiki as he jumps high into the storm clouds raging above. Luffy goes Third Gear inflating his leg, and letting powerful bolts of lightning charge through it. Shiki laughs, thinking Luffy foolish. Luffy yells that he will not let him get to the East Blue as he unleashes his devastating Gomu Gomu no Gigant Thor Axe attack down on Shiki. Shiki tries to hurl chunks of rocks to stop him but the attack smashed through his defenses and breaks the main island in half underneath him, defeating Shiki.
Later, it shown that Luffy and his crew managed to escape and continue on with their adventure. Luffy confronts Nami about the message she left on the Tone Dial, angry that she did not have faith in them. When the others revealed he did not hear the whole message, Nami tries to stop Luffy from playing it, feeling embarrassed of its content. She, Luffy, and Usopp wrestle over the Dial (Luffy wanting to hear the message, Nami trying to prevent him and throw the Dial overboard, and Usopp wanting to keep the dial since it was valuable). As the Tone Dial is knocked off the ship, it is revealed that on the other half of the message Nami indeed asked them to save her.
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Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit
An Old Nemesis and the Man in the Iron MaskEdit
After several days of traversing the dangers and wonders of the Grand Line, the Straw Hats became overjoyed when they finally reached the Red Line. Luffy, Robin, and Brook attempted to get down to Fish-Man Island in the Shark Submerge III, but the submarine could not go that far down and they were chased back up by a Sea Bunny. After returning to the Sunny, Luffy defeated the Sea Bunny with one punch, causing it to spit out a mermaid named Camie and a talking starfish named Pappag onto the Sunny's deck.
To thank Luffy for saving her, Camie offered the Straw Hats some takoyaki. Luffy examined her and Pappag with great curiosity, not having realized he had already met a mermaid in Kokoro. He was eager to receive the takoyaki, but when Camie called her partner Hatchan, she found out he had been kidnapped by the Macro Pirates and the Flying Fish Riders. Nami volunteered the crew to rescue him, and Luffy instantly agreed when he heard about Hatchan's takoyaki making skills. Camie called fish to direct them toward the Flying Fish Riders' hideout, and Luffy learned that the group was one of many kidnapping gangs around the Sabaody Archipelago, being led by Duval. Some Flying Fish Riders then arrived and started attacking the Sunny, but quickly retreated. The Sunny then reached the Flying Fish Riders' base, which appeared abandoned. The Straw Hats approached a cage containing Hatchan, and Luffy and his first four crewmates recognized him, becoming hesitant to rescue him. However, when Camie and Pappag went to save Hatchan and were caught by the Macro Pirates, the Straw Hats decided to save Hatchan as Luffy freed Camie and Pappag from the Macro Pirates' grasp.
The Flying Fish Riders then emerged from the ocean to attack, and Luffy hijacked one of the flying fish. However, the flying fish were then ordered to go underwater, forcing Luffy's crewmates to rescue him. One Flying Fish Rider charged toward the Sunny with a giant mace, and on Sanji's command, Luffy knocked out the fish while Sanji took down the rider, and Luffy put the fish on the deck to eat for dinner. Luffy watched as Brook put several more riders to sleep with his music, and tried hijacking another flying fish, but ended up crashing into Duval's room. In the room, Luffy saw Duval without his mask on before Duval put it on and confronted him. Luffy was chased back outside by Duval and his bison Motobaro, and as Duval angrily confronted Sanji, Luffy hit his mask off to reveal that Duval's face resembled the one on Sanji's wanted poster.
Duval had the Flying Fish Riders put a steel net around Sanji before throwing him into the sea, and Zoro had to hold Luffy back from jumping in after him. Luffy then watched in awe as Camie raced to save Sanji, and Franky blew apart the Flying Fish Riders' base with the Sunny's Gaon Cannon. Duval then prepared to charge at Luffy with Motobaro, but with just a few words, Luffy managed to cause the bison to turn around and fall unconscious. Sanji then told Luffy to let him finish off Duval, and the former proceeded to do so.
Arrival at Sabaody: Defying the World NoblesEdit
Afterwards, the Straw Hats gorged on takoyaki that Hatchan, Camie, and Pappag made for them, and Duval and the newly renamed Rosy Life Riders came to thank them for Sanji changing Duval's face to give him a new appearance. After the meal, Pappag told the Straw Hats that they would need to give the Sunny a special coating to sail down to Fish-Man Island and into the New World, and they could get this at the Sabaody Archipelago. They soon reached Sabaody, and Luffy marveled at the bubbles coming out of the ground. Hatchan said he would take the Straw Hats to a good coating mechanic, but insisted that they not defy any World Nobles they encountered. Luffy, Chopper, and Brook went shopping with Camie, Pappag, and Hatchan, and eventually saw a slave attempting to run away. However, the collar around the slave's neck then exploded, and when his masters Saint Shalulia and Saint Rosward came up to him, they shot him. This enraged Luffy, but Pappag warned him that attacking a World Noble would result in a Marine admiral being summoned.
Luffy's group was attacked by several bounty hunters, but he, Chopper, and Brook dispatched them with ease. They then arrived at Grove 13, where they entered Shakky's Rip-Off Bar to find the coater. The owner, Shakuyaku, knew who Luffy and his crewmates were and figured they had come to find Rayleigh to coat their ship. She revealed that he had been away for six months, but said he liked to go to the Sabaody amusement park, revealing there were nine other pirates there with bounties over 100,000,000, including one man with a bounty higher than Luffy's. Luffy's group then headed to Sabaody Park, where they enjoyed the rides and attractions. However, Camie ended up being kidnapped by the Hound Pets while the rest of the group went to get ice cream, and Luffy, Pappag, and Hatchan ran off to find her.
The three of them searched Human Shops looking to find Camie, and Pappag and Hatchan told Luffy about the discrimination fish-men and merfolk faced here. The Rosy Life Riders then came to pick them up to bring them to the Human Auctioning House where Camie was being sold, and Luffy and his rider picked up Zoro on the way there. They ended up crashing through the door right as Camie was being sold onstage, and Luffy rushed to her despite Hatchan trying to hold him back. Luffy eventually got past Hatchan, but looked back and saw the fish-man being shot by the World Noble Saint Charlos. He then walked back up toward the two of them, and despite Hatchan's pleas not to go against the World Noble, Luffy went up to Charlos and punched him in the face, sending him crashing through several benches and knocking him unconscious.
Luffy apologized for going against Hatchan's orders, but his crew immediately joined him in attacking the guards and attempting to free Camie. During the chaos, Silvers Rayleigh came out from backstage and used Haoshoku Haki to knock out almost everyone, including all the guards and World Nobles, and he told Luffy he had been looking forward to meeting him. Rayleigh freed Camie of her slave collar and said he would talk with Luffy later, as the Marines had surrounded the Auction House and Rayleigh had no intention of confronting them. The pirate Eustass Kid told his fellow supernovas Luffy and Trafalgar Law that he and his crew would confront the Marines themselves, but the two of them immediately went out to join Kid. The Marines shot mortars at the three of them, but they each used their Devil Fruit powers to redirect the shots back at them. The Supernovas then went on the offensive, and decided to meet back up in the New World as their crews joined them in decimating the Marines before heading off separately.
Destruction of the Straw Hat CrewEdit
The Straw Hats and their allies went with Rayleigh, where they parted ways with the Rosy Life Riders before going back to Shakky's bar. Rayleigh revealed that he was Gol D. Roger's first mate, and told the Straw Hats the truth about Roger's final voyage and execution. When Usopp asked Rayleigh about the One Piece, Luffy loudly stopped him, not wanting to have the treasure spoiled for him. Rayleigh liked Luffy's attitude and agreed to coat the Sunny for free, saying it would take him three days. The Straw Hats received a Vivre Card from Rayleigh to reunite with him at that time, and they headed out with the objective to survive the Marine onslaught until then.
However, the Straw Hats were immediately confronted by a Pacifista that they mistook for Bartholomew Kuma. The Pacifista shot a beam at them, and after finding out who Kuma was and what he did on Thriller Bark, Luffy decided to go all out as he activated Gear Second. Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji performed some of their strongest attacks simultaneously on the Pacifista, but only knocked it into a building without damaging it much. It soon got back up and overwhelmed Zoro, but the Straw Hats unleashed consecutive powerful attacks on it, ending with Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Gigant Rifle, which successfully took it down.
The Straw Hats tried to rest, only to be immediately confronted by the Marine Science Unit Commander, Sentomaru, and another Pacifista, PX-1. Since they were in no shape to continue fighting, Luffy decided to have the crew split up and run away, telling them to reunite at the Sunny in three days. Luffy ran off with Robin and Chopper, but Sentomaru confronted them, and he used Busoshoku Haki in his palm strikes to hurt Luffy. Luffy then saw the Marine Admiral Kizaru attacking Zoro, but before Kizaru could finish Zoro off, Rayleigh came in and intercepted his attack.
Luffy told Usopp and Brook to take Zoro and run away, knowing that all of them were too weak to beat the enemies in front of them. However, he watched as his crewmates were overwhelmed by PX-4 while he was slammed into the ground by Sentomaru. In the midst of this onslaught, the real Bartholomew Kuma appeared, and Luffy watched as he transported Zoro to another place. Sentomaru told Luffy what Kuma had done, and after Kuma transported PX-1 away as well, Luffy yelled at his crew again to run, as it was all they could do at this point. However, it was not enough as Kuma sent Brook, Usopp, and Sanji flying away as well. Kuma repelled an attack from Luffy before sending Franky and Nami away, and Luffy was unable to do anything as the Shichibukai finished the job, making Chopper and Robin disappear. With everyone gone, Luffy started breaking down over his inability to save his crewmates, and Kuma told him that they would not see each other again as he sent Luffy away from Sabaody.
Amazon Lily ArcEdit
Encounter with the Pirate Empress HancockEdit
Luffy was sent flying upon Kuma's touch, and flew for days until he landed on the island Amazon Lily. He decided to use Rayleigh's Vivre Card to head back to Sabaody, but collapsed after running into a cliff face and unsuccessfully trying to destroy it. After killing and eating a boar, Luffy found some mushrooms and ate those as well. However, he ate a Body Mushroom, which caused mushrooms to grow from his body and threaten his life. He was discovered by Marguerite, Sweet Pea, and Aphelandra, and they took him to the village. There, they burned the mushrooms off of Luffy and took him to the river to wash him. There, when Sweet Pea mistook Luffy's crotch for a mushroom, Elder Nyon revealed to the citizens, who were all females, that Luffy was a man.
Luffy was put in a cell, and after waking up, he took back his straw hat from the Amazon Lily citizens as they ogled at him. They gave him some clothes, and when he reacted negatively to their feminine design, the women got angry and decided to execute him. Intent on returning to his crew, Luffy destroyed the roof of his cell with a kick and escaped. After being slammed to the ground by Apelandra, Luffy realized he needed to recover Rayleigh's Vivre Card from his trousers. Upon seeing Marguerite with them, he grabbed her and scaled the cliff around the village, returning to the woods. Marguerite gave him the Vivre Card, and after Luffy revealed that he was a pirate, Marguerite told him about their empress Boa Hancock who was also a pirate. Marguerite helped Luffy remove the frills from his clothes, and he asked if she could give him a boat to leave, to which she replied that Amazon Lily was located in the Calm Belt. Luffy decided to build a raft, but it quickly fell apart, and after saving him, Marguerite decided to kill him to avoid becoming attached.
Luffy dodged Marguerite's arrows, which possessed considerable power due to being imbued with Busoshoku Haki, and the latter's comrades arrived to reinforce her. Luffy manage to escape by climbing back up the mountain overlooking the village, and he decided to find an important person to help him by going to a tall building. He jumped onto the roof of Hancock's palace, but ended up breaking through it and falling into Hancock's bath, where he saw a mark on her back. Hancock's sisters Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold then came in, and the three of them said Luffy would have to die for seeing Hancock's back. Hancock attempted to turn Luffy to stone with her Mero Mero no Mi powers, which had no effect on Luffy as he mistook them for Foxy's Noro Noro beams. Luffy then jumped out of the palace, but was shot by Hancock's kiss and was captured by the Kuja upon falling to the ground.
Luffy was put into an arena, and Hancock refused to believe his account of how he got to Amazon Lily. Marguerite, Sweet Pea, and Aphelandra then pleaded on Luffy's behalf, but Hancock turned them to stone. She then released the panther Bacura to attack Luffy, but Luffy defeated it with one punch. Luffy was enraged with the spectators for laughing at Hancock's actions toward Marguerite's group, being unaffected by Hancock's charms. Hancock then sent Sandersonia and Marigold to the ring to kill Luffy, and they used their Devil Fruit powers to transform into snakes. Luffy struggled against the two sisters as they dodged his attacks with Kenbunshoku Haki and hurt him with Busoshoku Haki, and they decided to punish him further by destroying the statues of Marguerite's group. Luffy desperately yelled at them to stop, which unbeknownst to him exerted Haoshoku Haki that stopped the Gorgon Sisters in their tracks and knocked out several Kuja in the audience.
Deciding to go all-out, Luffy activated Gear Second, and its speed was enough to overwhelm Sandersonia's Kenbunshoku Haki as well as overpower Marigold's Busoshoku Haki. The Gorgon Sisters then unleashed their ultimate attacks as Sandersonia turned her hair into Yamata no Orochi and Marigold turned hers into flaming salamanders, but Luffy destroyed all of them with Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling and managed to tie the sisters' tails together, sending Sandersonia falling towards the spiked pit around the arena. She grabbed the edges of the arena, and Luffy realized that her clothes had been burned off, causing him to climb on her exposed back to cover the mark on it. After realizing what he had done, Hancock had the Kuja evacuate the arena.
Hancock told Luffy that she would either return Marguerite's group to normal or give him a way to leave the island, and Luffy chose the former, becoming overjoyed when Marguerite was de-petrified. Luffy was taken back to Hancock's palace, and inside a chamber, Hancock revealed that the mark on her back was the Hoof of the Soaring Dragon, which signified that one was a slave of the World Nobles. She revealed that she and her sisters were once slaves on Mary Geoise before being freed, and the Kuja believed the marked spots to be cursed Gorgon's eyes because of the mark's shame. Having taken a liking to Luffy after finding out that he had attacked a World Noble, Hancock offered to take him wherever he wanted to go.
After requesting to go to Sabaody starting the next day, Luffy partied with the Kuja, but had to run away after they started wanting to touch him. He came to Elder Nyon, who revealed that Hancock was a member of the Shichibukai. Nyon then told him the news about Ace's imprisonment and impending execution, and a shocked Luffy decided to put his return to the crew on hold to save his brother. Nyon told him that it would take a week to reach Impel Down with a pirate ship, but a Marine ship could get there in four days. This caused Luffy to request that Hancock accept the Marines' summons to come to Ace's execution, and Hancock, who unbeknownst to Luffy was afflicted by Love Sickness for him, readily agreed. Luffy hid under Hancock's robes as she boarded the Marine battleship, and made arrangements to stop at Impel Down.
Impel Down ArcEdit
On the Loose in the World Government's Greatest PrisonEdit
Luffy hid in Hancock's room as the Marine battleship headed for Impel Down, and she requested large meals so he could eat. As they arrived at the great prison, Luffy was awed by the number of battleships stationed there. He hid under Hancock's mantle as she disembarked and headed for the prison, but she revealed to him that the workers would be doing a full body check of her. Upon entering the prison and going to be inspected, Hancock petrified the vice head jailer Domino and the security cameras to allow Luffy to go in undetected, and she made him promise to not cause too much ruckus. Luffy hid in the ceiling rafters as Hancock was accompanied into the prison.
Luffy followed Ace's Vivre Card, and snuck through a gate to Level 1 after it was opened by some guards chasing a prisoner. The prisoners in Level 1 begged Luffy to free them when Luffy noticed Buggy being chased by the Blugori. Intent on not getting caught, Luffy and Buggy worked together to attack the Blugori. Luffy ended up defeating all five Blugori, and asked Buggy to help him get to Level 5 where he believed Ace was. Buggy initially refused, but then agreed with the condition that he receive Captain John's armband on Luffy's arm. Luffy decided to give Buggy the armband immediately, but in their race down the corridor Buggy ended up crashing into the wall. Thinking they needed to go through the wall, Luffy punched through it, sending him and Buggy into the guards' room before breaking through another wall into a forest of spikes. Luffy flew on Buggy's back over the spiked floor until they reached a pit leading to Level 2, which was filled with stronger criminals and worse tortures. Luffy immediately jumped into the pit, with Buggy following him soon after.
Upon arriving at Level 2, Luffy and Buggy immediately encountered the Basilisk, which Luffy managed to defeat with Gear Third. The prisoners then asked the duo to free them, and Luffy angrily pulled Buggy aside when the latter did that instead of helping him. Buggy admitted that he had no idea how to get to Level 3 and that he was planning on ditching Luffy, only to renege on this statement when all of the prisoners he freed had abandoned him. Galdino, formerly known as Mr. 3, then came and offered to help them. The trio were later chased by multiple other beasts, including the bosses of the level, the manticores. Galdino found out that Luffy was attempting to go deeper rather than escape and unsuccessfully tried to leave, causing him to take Luffy to a staircase going to Level 3. The staircase was guarded by the Sphinx, which Luffy only made angrier with his attacks. Galdino distracted the Sphinx with wax replicas of himself, but its attacks caused the floor to cave in, sending it and Luffy's group down to Level 3.
Luffy, Buggy, Galdino, and the Sphinx landed in Level 3, a dry and hot wasteland known as "Starvation Hell". However, they were swiftly caught in a giant net made of Seastone and confronted by the chief guard Saldeath. Their entrapment did not last long, though, as the Sphinx regained consciousness and tore apart the net. Luffy saw that Buggy and Galdino had gone up to try to escape, and he thanked them for bringing him here as he proceeded to fight through the Blugori and Sphinx on his way to Level 4. Luffy got away from the scuffle, but had to deal with some guards and traps before being confronted again by the Sphinx. However, Luffy then saw Mr. 2 Bon Kurei, with Zoro's face, leap in and attack the beast. Working together, Luffy and Bon Kurei defeated the Sphinx, and they happily embraced as Bon Kurei stated that he wanted to find someone on Level 5 as well.
Luffy and Bon Kurei fought through more Blugori before being confronted by the Minotaurus of the Jailer Beasts. The two of them were initially injured by Minotaurus' spiked club, but Luffy used Jet Bazooka to send it flying a great distance away. Bon Kurei then guided Luffy to a well tower that overlooked Level 4, a blazing inferno that created the heat in Level 3. Luffy asked Bon Kurei whom he wanted to find, and the latter replied that he wished to meet Iva the okama queen. However, they were then joined by Buggy and Galdino, who were being chased by Minotaurus. Each member of the party used strong attacks on it, concluding with Luffy reinforcing his arm with Galdino's Candle Lock to defeat the beast. Luffy and Bon Kurei prepared to head into Level 4, much to Buggy and Galdino's horror. However, the floor fell out from under them as a result of their attacks, causing all of them to plunge down to Level 4.
A Near-Death ExperienceEdit
After avoiding landing in the boiling pool of blood, Luffy decided to race in the direction of the kitchen because of its good smell, and Bon Kurei followed him. However, after defeating several more guards, Luffy was confronted by the warden Magellan. Bon Kurei warned him to run away from Magellan and his Doku Doku no Mi, and Luffy was forced to run away from Magellan's poisonous hydra heads. He swung across a flaming pit to get away, but Magellan spit a poison ball at him that created an explosion and overwhelmed his senses. Magellan then moved through a poison pathway to get to Luffy, and Luffy dodged his attacks as he continued to be afflicted by the poison ball. Intent on rescuing Ace, Luffy then went on the offensive and hit Magellan with Jet Bazooka, but this resulted in his arms being covered with Magellan's poison.
Luffy attempted to attack Magellan further, but was always met with the warden's poisonous creations and eventually hit by more poison. Magellan also breathed poisonous mist into the air, disorienting Luffy and causing his attacks to fly into empty space. Luffy kept fighting for as long as he could, but was eventually overwhelmed by the vast number of poisons in his body. At Magellan's command, he was brought into the freezing wasteland of Level 5 to die. After regaining consciousness, Luffy tried crawling toward Ace and refused to die, but could barely move and quickly passed out again. Bon Kurei then found him and dragged him to try to find Iva, but was attacked by wolves. However, Luffy came to and bit a wolf as he proceeded to knock all of them out with a shout before passing out again.
Luffy and Bon Kurei were found by Emporio Ivankov, the "Iva" Bon Kurei was looking for, as well as Inazuma. Luffy pleaded with Ivankov to save Bon Kurei, causing Ivankov to decide to help Luffy as well. Ivankov took Luffy to Level 5.5, his "Newkama Land", and had Luffy chained to a platform as he explained his treatment: by taking away ten years from Luffy's life, he would give him a slim chance of surviving the poison. He then injected healing hormones into Luffy, and Luffy was consumed by pain and anguish; Inazuma projected it would last for two and a half days. However, Luffy managed to successfully complete the process in 20 hours, and he pressed against the door keeping him in the chamber as he was desperately hungry.
Luffy ate days' worths of rations for over 30 minutes before he fully recovered, and he thanked Ivankov and Bon Kurei for saving him and propelling him to recovery. He asked if Ivankov was going to escape now, and Ivankov said the time was not right yet, but Luffy then revealed that Dragon was his father, astonishing Ivankov who revealed that he was a comrade of Dragon's in the Revolutionary Army. Ivankov then agreed to accompany Luffy to rescue Ace, and injected adrenaline hormones into Luffy that would keep him active for a day. Luffy, Ivankov, and Inazuma then headed out and raced through Level 5, beating the wolves in their way. They then approached and entered a gate leading to Level 6, a level shrouded in secrecy where Ace was being kept.
Escape from the Great PrisonEdit
Luffy, Ivankov, and Inazuma fought their way to Level 6, only to find out that they were too late, with the prisoner Jinbe revealing that Ace had just been taken to be executed. The prison guards then blocked off the lift and the stairs and unleashed sleeping gas into the room, but Inazuma blocked the gas with his Choki Choki no Mi abilities, although this blocked off the stairs even more. Ivankov told Luffy that Ace was already on his way to Marineford and it was best to give up and let Whitebeard rescue him, but Luffy refused and was intent on going to Marineford. Crocodile then offered to help Luffy escape through the ceiling, and Luffy was surprised to see the former Shichibukai imprisoned here, refusing Crocodile's offer because of his actions on Alabasta. However, Ivankov told Luffy that he knew a secret about Crocodile that would keep him under control. Jinbe then asked Luffy to free him, saying he wanted to help save Ace as well, and Luffy agreed to this as his group freed Jinbe and Crocodile from their cells.
Inazuma created a pathway to the ceiling with his powers, and the group broke through into Level 5. They then raced up the stairs to Level 4, and fought the guards there as they were joined by prisoners who were freed by Buggy and Galdino, as well as Daz Bonez who had been freed by his boss Crocodile. Luffy was told to go on to Level 3 in the midst of this skirmish, but turned back as he saw the Jailer Beasts attacking the escaped prisoners, and he, Jinbe, and Crocodile defeated the Jailer Beasts all together at once.
The group was then confronted by the chief guard Sadi, but Ivankov threw Luffy forward to get him to keep going. Luffy was confronted by the vice warden Hannyabal who refused to let him past, and despite Luffy hitting him with multiple attacks, Hannyabal refused to go down and kept attacking. However, Hannyabal was then brought down by Marshall D. Teach, and Luffy realized that he was the "Blackbeard" that had captured Ace. Blackbeard said that fate was on Luffy's side when Ace prevented the former from hunting down the latter as he had originally intended, but Luffy responded by punching him. As Luffy charged to attack again, Blackbeard slammed him into the ground, injuring him with his Yami Yami no Mi abilities. Jinbe then prevented Luffy from attacking Blackbeard further, and Luffy was compelled to head for Level 3 as Blackbeard and his crew went on to continue the execution of their plan.
Luffy's group made it to Level 3, and stormed their way through the Impel Down forces to Level 2. While fighting the manticores, Luffy found out that Ivankov and Inazuma were facing Magellan and he wanted to go back and help, but was held back. His group then reunited with Buggy and Galdino right as Magellan arrived at Level 2, and Galdino used his wax to block the warden's poison hydra from hitting Luffy. Luffy then got an idea to fight Magellan together with Galdino, and Galdino created wax armor to put around Luffy's arms and legs. Luffy then successfully punched Magellan, with the wax protecting him from the poison. However, Magellan countered with Kinjite, a poison strong enough to destroy objects, forcing Luffy and Galdino to run away. They arrived at the outside of the prison, but Bon Kurei told Luffy that they had not managed to get a ship yet. Ivankov and Inazuma then arrived, having survived Magellan's poison, and Luffy got in contact with Jinbe, who told his group to jump into the sea. Luffy and Galdino worked together to force back Magellan's Venom Demon, and Luffy had Ivankov blow all the prisoners toward the sea with his Hell Wink. When the prisoners were over the water, Jinbe called a school of whale sharks to carry them to the battleship that he had commandeered.
Luffy and the prisoners celebrated as they reached the battleship, but soon found themselves under attack from the other Marine battleships. They then faced another problem as the Gates of Justice were closed, preventing them from leaving Impel Down. However, Jinbe continued ahead at full speed, and as the gate suddenly opened, he revealed to Luffy that Bon Kurei had stayed behind to open it. Luffy wanted to go back and rescue him, but Jinbe stated that this was impossible and leaving him behind was necessary. Jinbe then gave Luffy a Baby Den Den Mushi to contact Bon Kurei, and he and the other prisoners tearfully thanked him as their ship managed to get out of Impel Down right before the gate was closed. As he wept over Bon Kurei, Luffy punched Buggy for taking the okama's fate lightly, and he also talked to Jinbe, whom he found out was a Shichibukai. Marine Headquarters then called the battleship, and Luffy answered it. They identified him and Buggy as the co-instigators of the prison break, and said that they would have no chance of reaching Marineford. However, Luffy declared that he would save Ace no matter what, and when Buggy was hailed by the prisoners after it was revealed that he had served on Gol D. Roger's crew, he changed his mind and agreed to go with Luffy to Marineford as well.
The Fight Rages Without HimEdit
The Impel Down escapees' ship approached the Gates of Justice to Marineford, and to their surprise, the gates were opened immediately. Ivankov wondered if Dragon would come to save Ace, but Luffy revealed that Ace was not related to him by blood and that Ace's father was Gol D. Roger. Luffy tried looking for Marineford, but could not due to the thick fog.
Before they could reach Marineford, the escapees' ship was suddenly carried by a giant wave created by Whitebeard, only to be trapped on top of it when it was frozen by Admiral Aokiji. Luffy got the idea to free the battleship from the ice and slide down the back of the wave. However, after picking up a transmission revealing that Ace would be executed ahead of the scheduled time, the group tried to hurry and get the battleship out, which caused the ice below them to shatter and sent them plummeting straight down onto the frozen Marineford Bay. By sheer luck, they ended up crashing into a Marine battleship in a small unfrozen part of the bay, and Luffy stood on the battleship's wreckage as he called out to Ace.
Crocodile attempted to attack Whitebeard, but Luffy kicked the former Shichibukai away due to Ace caring about Whitebeard. Whitebeard told Luffy that he would be throwing his life away trying to rescue Ace, but Luffy did not care and brashly told the Yonko that he would save Ace himself and become Pirate King, surprising Whitebeard and earning his respect. Luffy told Whitebeard that Ace's execution time had been moved up, addressing the Yonko like an equal, before running into the battlefield.
Objective: Save Ace!Edit
Luffy was immediately met by Admiral Kizaru, but Ivankov redirected Kizaru's laser. As Luffy fought through dozens of Marines, Hina attempted to ensnare him, but Luffy used his speed to evade her abilties. Gekko Moriah then summoned a zombie army to attack Luffy, and Ace told Luffy to leave, claiming to not want his help. However, Luffy declared that he would rescue Ace and disregard any pirate code because he was Ace's little brother, and Jinbe took out Moriah's zombies with a blast of seawater. Luffy then took out a member of the Giant Squad with Gomu Gomu no Gigant Rifle, saying he would save Ace even if it killed him.
Luffy continued fighting through the Marines, but right after forcing Tashigi aside, he was hit by Smoker's jitte. Smoker used his Moku Moku no Mi powers to make Luffy's attacks pass through him before pinning Luffy down with his jitte, but he was then kicked away by Hancock. Hancock gave Luffy the key to Ace's handcuffs, and he happily embraced her before running off. He ran into Ivankov confronting Bartholomew Kuma, and watched as the emotionless Shichibukai used his new Pacifista modifications to attack. Luffy kept running, but then encountered Dracule Mihawk.
Luffy attempted to avoid Mihawk, but the Shichibukai kept pace and hit him with a spinning air slash. Some of Ivankov's followers attempted to protect Luffy from Mihawk, but Mihawk quickly beat them. Luffy attempted to attack Mihawk, but cut it short upon realizing that his arms would be cut off. Mihawk then swung his sword at Luffy, and Luffy ducked as he saw the slash cleave through the frozen wave far away. Luffy was forced to avoid Mihawk's slashes, but ended up getting farther from Ace. He then pulled Buggy in front of him to intercept Mihawk's attacks, and was able to run away when Buggy attempted to attack Mihawk. After this, Luffy saw Vista of the Whitebeard Pirates battling Mihawk.
Luffy saw that the Marines were going to execute Ace very soon, but was met by Kizaru and kicked away at the speed of light. He tumbled over to Jinbe and some of the Whitebeard Pirates' Division Commanders, and the commanders went to help Luffy by dealing with Kizaru. A short time later, Luffy watched in shock as Whitebeard was stabbed by his subordinate Squard. However, Whitebeard recovered and entered the fray, and Luffy was annoyed when the Yonko's Gura Gura no Mi abilities shifted the ground and almost made him fall into the water. Luffy reached the edge of the bay and attempted to pull himself up to land, but was unable to due to the Marines raising an encircling wall. Luffy then watched in awe as Admiral Akainu unleashed magma meteors into the bay to melt the ice.
Luffy raced toward an opening in the encircling wall, but was beaten back by the Marines lying in wait there. After landing near Ivankov and Jinbe, he asked them for a favor, and Jinbe sent him over the wall in a blast of seawater. Luffy landed in front of the three Marine admirals, and although he could not harm them due to their Logia abilities, he activated Gear Second to run past them. Kizaru quickly caught up to him and kicked him back, and Luffy was helpless as the exceutioners started to execute Ace. However, Crocodile took out the executioners, but Luffy was then attacked by Aokiji, who injured him with an ice spear. Marco of the Whitebeard Pirates stepped in and attacked Aokiji, allowing Luffy to go on.
However, Luffy was overpowered by Vice Admirals Momonga and Dalmatian before being shot by Kizaru, who kicked him at lightspeed again. Luffy was caught by Whitebeard, who threw him to his subordinates for his wounds to be treated. Luffy refused to be sidelined, but soon collapsed from exhaustion. Ivankov came up to him, and Luffy requested to be injected with Vigor Hormones again. Ivankov initially refused, but Luffy did not care about the dangerous consequences and so received the injection, giving his body energy it was not equipped to handle.
Luffy raced toward the execution platform again but was immediately confronted by Koby, who was determined to stop him. However, Luffy dealt with Koby's Soru and defeated him with one punch. Luffy was then confronted by some Pacifista, but he was shielded by Hancock, who the Pacifista were unable to attack. The executioners then attempted to execute Ace again, and Luffy, who was still too far away, yelled at them to stop, unwittingly unleashing Haoshoku Haki that knocked them out. More Marines began targeting Luffy, but more of the Whitebeard Pirates backed him up. Luffy was then attacked by Mihawk again, but Mihawk's strike was intercepted by Daz Bonez who along with Crocodile confronted him. As Luffy reached the bottom of the wall underneath the execution platform, Inazuma emerged from Ivankov's hair and created a ramp going up to the platform.
Luffy ran up the ramp, but was confronted by his grandfather Garp who could not let him pass. Garp said Luffy would have to beat him to rescue Ace, and Luffy activated Gear Second and punched his grandfather off the ramp. Garp's arrival caused the ramp to break, but Luffy jumped off the falling pieces and made it to the execution platform. There, he was confronted by Fleet Admiral Sengoku, who turned into a giant buddha, and Kizaru destroyed the key to Ace's handcuffs with a beam. Luffy then saw Galdino stirring from unconsciousness next to Ace, and he told the former Baroque Works agent to create a wax wall around Ace while Sengoku prepared to punch him. Luffy absorbed Sengoku's punch with Gomu Gomu no Gigant Fusen, and was pressed against the wax wall, causing the entire execution platform to start collapsing. As they were falling, Galdino gave Luffy a wax key to free Ace, and Luffy used it to unlock Ace's handcuffs, allowing Ace to shield them from the Marines' bazooka shots.
Uncontrollable Anguish: Luffy CollapsesEdit
Upon reaching the ground, Luffy and Ace worked in tandem to take down the Marines, and Ace protected Luffy from an attack by Aokiji. Luffy and Ace were then shocked as Whitebeard proclaimed that he would die to let everyone else escape. Luffy was initially unable to get Ace to escape with him, but after Ace spoke with Whitebeard, the two brothers went on the move again. However, Ace turned around to confront Akainu after the admiral degraded Whitebeard, and as he watched the two fight, Luffy dropped Ace's Vivre Card. When he went to pick it up, Akainu swooped in to kill him, only for Ace to step in and take the blow.
Jinbe stepped in to prevent Akainu from attacking Ace again, and the heavily injured Ace fell into Luffy's arms. As Luffy called out for medical attention, Ace told him to greet Dadan for him and apologized that he would not see Luffy's dream come to fruition. He then thanked Luffy and the Whitebeard Pirates for loving him before passing away, and as he kneeled over Ace's dead body, Luffy suffered a complete mental breakdown.
Jinbe took the incapacitated Luffy away to protect him from Akainu, but they were confronted by the admiral again as they neared the bay. Despite Jinbe's attempts to protect Luffy, Akainu managed to punch through his body with a magma fist and severely injure Luffy's chest. Crocodile then stepped in and sent Luffy and Jinbe up in the air with a sand cyclone, where they were unwittingly caught by Buggy. Buggy took them to the recently arrived submarine of Trafalgar Law and the Heart Pirates, and Bepo took Luffy inside as the crew prepared to submerge. They were successfully able to do so thanks to the intervention of Koby and the Red Hair Pirates, and despite last-ditch attacks by Aokiji and Kizaru, the Polar Tang made it out of Marineford as Luffy was laid on a table to receive medical attention.
Law's Aid, Memories, Messages, and a Two Year TrainingEdit
Luffy was next seen being treated for his injuries on Law's submarine. As he was being treated on Law's submarine, Law, Ivankov, Boa Hancock, and Jinbe commented on how much damage he had accumulated, and Jinbe worried about his reaction to all that had happened when he awakened. 
After two weeks of recovering from his injuries, Luffy awakens in Amazon Lily and goes on a rampage blindly asking where Ace is. After remembering Ace's death little by little, while still destroying the rocks and the trees in the forest, he stops for a moment as Jinbe tries to explain to him that the war is over and Ace is dead. Luffy states he has realized that it wasn't a dream by pinching his cheek very hard and starts to finally cry and mourn over his loss. While weeping, he thinks back to when he first met Ace. After the flashback, he begins to doubt his abilities and starts to think about how he could possibly become the Pirate King if he is too weak. After that, Luffy has a little verbal and physical struggle against Jinbe who told him not to regret his brother's death, and that he has not lost everything yet. Luffy then remembers that he still has something priceless: his crew, and then declares that he wants to go to Sabaody Archipelago to meet his crewmates again.
Soon after that he meets Silvers Rayleigh and learns about his and Shakky's relationship with Nyon, Boa Hancock, and her sisters. Luffy asks if any of his crew had returned to Sabaody Archipelago, to which Rayleigh replied that they probably had not. After Rayleigh explained how he learned Luffy was on Amazon Lily, Rayleigh explains that if Luffy went back to Sabaody, the same tragic events he suffered would occur again. Luffy then starts to listen to a proposition Rayleigh has for him. Although no word left from Luffy and Rayleigh, the word about Luffy being alive is being spread throughout the world. However, there is something lingering within the newspaper regarding actions of Luffy.
The article revealed that Luffy actually infiltrated Marineford a second time, accompanied by Jinbe and Rayleigh. After they stole a Marine ship, they circled Marineford once, which according to Lieutenant Commander Brannew is a custom for burials at sea. Luffy then went into the plaza alone and rang the Ox Bell sixteen times, threw a bouquet of flowers into the rubble, and then bowed his head in silent prayer, leaving promptly after. His goal from this was to send the message: 3D2Y to the other Straw Hats, meaning that they would meet in Sabaody Archipelago not in three days, but in two years.
Luffy is later seen on the Kuja Pirates' ship, resting so he can recover from his injuries. The other Kuja pirates are all at his bedside, watching him under Hancock's orders while playing with his stretchy skin. Luffy then says that he hopes that his message reached his crewmates. Rayleigh then assured him that it would, since it was highly unlike him. Jinbe eventually left the Kuja ship while riding a whale shark after Luffy and Jinbe gave their thanks to each other and Jinbe tells him that he will continue to aid Luffy later on in the future and that he looks forward to meeting Luffy and his crew 2 years from now.
Luffy eventually arrives on Rusukaina, a deserted island northwest of Amazon Lily, with the Kuja and Rayleigh where he will train with Rayleigh alone. Rayleigh explains the three forms of Haki while demonstrating them on a rampaging elephant. The demonstration excites Luffy and makes him eager to learn them. Luffy then puts his hat on a stone, which is the only safe spot on the dangerous island, with the vivre card while saying that he will take a vacation from being a pirate for sometime.