Monkey D. Luffy,[1] also known as "Straw Hat Luffy" and commonly as "Straw Hat",[2] is a pirate and the main protagonist of the anime and manga, One Piece. He is the son of Monkey D. Dragon,[3] the grandson of Monkey D. Garp,[4] the adoptive brother of Portgas D. Ace and Sabo, and the foster son of Curly Dadan. His lifelong dream is to become the Pirate King by finding the legendary treasure left behind by the late Pirate King, Gol D. Roger.[5] He believes that being Pirate King means having the most freedom in the world.[6] He has eaten the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which gives the consumer's body the properties of rubber.[7] As the founder and captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, he is the first member of the crew, as well as one of its top three fighters.[8]

Luffy has a worldwide reputation for causing trouble, challenging the Shichibukai, the Marines, and two of the Yonko (Big Mom and Kaido), additionally committing felonies and actions which were deemed threatening by the World Government. Furthermore, in the majority of these confrontations, he emerges as the victor. He has gained a reputation for being "reckless" and, in some cases, "insane", after causing an incident in Enies Lobby, assaulting a World Noble at Sabaody Archipelago, entering and escaping from Impel Down, and joining the Battle of Marineford.

He is, therefore, infamous for being the only known pirate to not only deliberately attack the three most important government facilities, but also escape from all of them alive. The additional fact that he punched a World Noble with full knowledge of the consequences, as well as his heritage, has caused Luffy to be labeled as a "Dangerous Future Element", earning the wrath of Fleet Admiral Sakazuki and Marine Headquarters.[9]

These acts, among other things, have given him his current bounty of File:Bsymbol.gif 500,000,000, one of the highest past or present bounties in the series. Having had a bounty of File:Bsymbol.gif300,000,000 prior to his arrival at the Sabaody Archipelago, Luffy is one of eleven rookie pirates who has been referred to as the "Eleven Supernovas", pirates with bounties over File:Bsymbol.gif100,000,000 who have reached the Red Line.[10] He is also one of twelve pirates referred to as "The Worst Generation" (formerly known as "The Eleven Supernovas"[11]).


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