One Piece: 10 Things About Luffy That Make No Sense (2022)

Monkey D. Luffy is not only one of the most beloved characters within One Piece, but one of the most beloved Shonen characters in anime history. He's a goofy, innocent guy who will do anything to protect his friends and their dreams. Furthermore, Luffy also hascool stretching powers that are less Mr. Fantastic and more 1920s cartoons.

Eiichiro Oda has created a winning personality for fans to attach to, making Luffy likable, reliable as a hero, and ever fawned over as a someone who can get hurt.

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However, out of all the elements working for him, there are a few logic issues that may make it hard to fully appreciate Luffy. While the series and writer may revel in some of the more comedic elements, they can be a bit distracting. As such, this list will be looking at the confusing character elements of "Straw Hat" Luffy, as it will run down 10 things about him that make absolutely no sense.

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10/10 Can Be Beaten By Nami

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One thing that One Piece kind of pushes during its early years is the fact that,due to being a rubber man, Luffygenerally feels no pain, even though his body can still be damaged. Unless, however, you're an opposing elemental, use sharp blades, have Haki, or, worst of all, are Nami.

Out of any character in the series, it seems that the Straw Hat's reliable navigator is the most dangerous one to its captain. Despite having noneof the previouslymentioned traits, Nami is able to bloody and bruise Luffy. Shouldn't they be concerned that someone is able to actually make a rubber man feel pain? Shouldn't that be impossible? Oh. It's funny? Never mind logic, you can go home.

9/10 Thinking He Didn't Have a Dad

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One of Luffy's most consistent character traits is the fact that he isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. As someone raised by a survival-heady grandfather and a group of mountain bandits, it's safe to presume that there will be gaps in his education.

However, as with most fictional characters or, well, any living being in existence, one should have this innate feeling to connect with one's parents or, at least, understand that their existence came from somewhere. Not Luffy, though. When confronted by the fact that his own father is an infamous revolutionary, Luffy was just surprised that he existed at all.

8/10 Snakeman

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During the Whole Cake Island Arc, Luffy needs something especially powerful and surprising up his sleeveto have any hope ofsurpassingthe insurmountable might of Charlotte Katakuri. Luckily, he did, as Luffy brought about a new form to his arsenal, Gear Fourth: Snake Man. As opposed to the brawny might of Boundman, Snakeman is speed-focused, lashing out moves too fast for even the sharpest eyes to see.

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What's confusing though is the fact that, while this is the first time this form is used, itseems like Luffy knew about Snakeman for some time. Wasn't there, like, a lot of other instances where a super-fast form would've come in handy? Such as fighting Doflamingo or even getting anywhere on Punk Hazard?

7/10 Regrowing His Own Tooth

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Kudos to One Piece for encouraging good habits within its young viewers. For most of Brook's own screen time, he has shown to be able to heal himself by drinking milk, claiming that the substance is good for one's bones and hair.

This would later come up during the Whole Cake Island Arc. Luffy, being the rough houser that he is, getsin a kerfuffle or two and ends up seriously injured in more than one occasion, with his most glaring injury being the loss of one of his teeth. How does he fix this? By drinking milk, of course!That's howthe body works!

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On the note of should-be-impossible dietary facts, Luffy's appetite and capacity to eat are also on the strange side. Taking full advantage of the cartoonish nature of his Devil Fruit power, Luffy is shown throughout the series packing his cheeks with a variety of food, creating a litany of interesting eating expressions and, of course, a bulbous stomach straight out of a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

Luffy states that he needsto eat so much food to energize himself; nevertheless, how many caloriesdoes a rubber manneed? Even then, where does it all go? Not to ruin anyone's day, but the Thousand Sunny's bathroom must be a mess with Luffy on board.

5/10 Learning Gear Second & Third

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During the Water Seven/Ennies Lobby Arc, the Straw Hats come face to face with the secret government task force, Cipher Pol 9. This military group introduces the Straw Hats to a form of martial arts and superhuman feats unbeknownst to the pirate crew, who are outclassed in both skill and strength. Inspired by the loss, Luffy inevitably becomes stronger and creates new forms and moves.

Kind of.

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One Piece never actually showsany training arcs, so it's not actually clear how seeing CP9 gave Luffy the idea to blow air into his bones or even pump adrenaline throughout his body.

4/10 Needing to Think to be Cold

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Continuing Luffy's trend of stupidity leading to ignoring normal elements of life, Luffy is apparently an individual who needs to think or be reminded that he has an actual, functioning body. Case in point, when the Straw Hats were exploring the cold depths of the Drum Kingdom, Luffy ventures through most of it without an actual coat, and he's maintains his cavalier attitude.

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It isn't until he's reminded that he's in the blinding, unforgiving snow that he actually remembers that he's cold. As a result, he starts to freeze. If anything, the logic issue here would be even reminding him in the first place.

3/10 Medical Needs Of a Rubber Man

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As expressed in #1, Luffy doesn't feel normal pain due to being a rubber man, as his biology is able to handle significantly more stress and doesn't have any nerves as is the case with a regular, human body. As a rubber man, he's able to stretch his arms, pump blood through his body, and even expand his bones. With all of this in mind, how does one exactly operate or fulfill the medical needs of a rubber man?

Does Chopper and Trafalgar Law operate on Luffy normally or do they need basketball pumps or something? How is Luffy able to be poisoned or feel cold if he can't feel fatigued or pain? This isn't so much a jab at One Piece as it is a genuine concern over whether Luffy needs health insurance or a tire warranty.

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2/10 Pirate King Plan

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Luffy's plan to become the freest persona in the world, the Pirate King, is to gather a crew and find the elusive One Piece treasure. The plan here...is a little simple. While the Straw Hats may go on a variety of interesting adventures, they never really try to research or investigate where the One Piece might be.

The series posits thatthe treasure is towards the end of the Grande Line, but they never really try and back this up by asking other pirates, villagers, or looking for an old book or something. The Straw Hats more or less just luckily stumble upon the actual ways to get to the One Piece, but they don't actually try. They just move forward, which is a bit of a stupid plan given what they're looking for is more about location and mystery rather than strength.

1/10 Red Hawk

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"Red Hawk" is Luffy's cool, new power move directly inspired by his brother, "Fire Fist" Ace. It works with Luffy using Gear Second and Haki to make his punches light on fire, the idea being that it's moving so fast that it burns. What's burning? That's not exactly known or explained. It could be the air getting hotter or Luffy's arm genuinely burning; in eithercase, shouldn't Luffy also be burnt?

Haki is more of a physical armor and hasn't exactly been stated to be heat resistant. If it is, why don't other parts of Luffy's clothes or body burn as the punch flies by? Given how Haki works, there is a lot to theorizeabout Luffy's fiery move. Overall, Red Hawk literally came out of nowhereand Luffy just accepted it.

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FAQs

What is Luffy's secret message? ›

Zoro figures out that Luffy's message on his right arm means the Straw Hats will not meet after three days but two years. That is why the title is 3D2Y with 3D crossed out.

What are Luffy's flaws? ›

Luffy is not dumb (at least not all the time), he is just extremely simple. His greatest flaw is his impulsiveness. Nine times out of ten, Luffy acts first and thinks never. It's as if he lives by instincts and instincts only.

How much lifespan has Luffy lost? ›

Second while luffy was poisoned by the jailor at impel down and ivankov treated him, ivankov told luffy the treatment would consume 10 yrs of his lifespan.

What is Luffy's least favorite food? ›

Least Favorite Food
  • Monkey D. Luffy: A certain shop's cherry pie.
  • Roronoa Zoro: Chocolate (It's too sweet)
  • Nami: Orangette (Prefers actual fruit)
  • Usopp: Mushrooms (Got sick once)
  • Sanji: Konjac (Not nutritious)
  • Nefertari Vivi: Dried squid.

Why did Luffy ring 16 times? ›

Monkey D. Luffy infiltrated Marineford to ring the Ox Bell. He rang it the traditional sixteen times. Lieutenant Commander Brannew of the Marines analyzed it as a declaration of war, and Killer of the Kid Pirates interpreted the meaning of it as the end of one era and the beginning of another.

Why does Luffy train for 2 years? ›

So, as much as all of them wanted to reunite, they all came to the realization that they needed to get stronger on their own. With this in mind, Luffy discreetly messaged hi crew, signaling them to spend the next two years apart in order to train and grow stronger for their reunion on Soabody.

Who married Luffy? ›

Monkey D. Luffy
Love Interest
HobbyEating meat, looking for adventure
GoalsTo find the One Piece, become the King of the Pirates, protect his friends and loved ones
Love interestBoa Hancock (Self-proclaimed wife)
Type of Love interestComical, Superpowered, Loveable Idiot
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Who is Luffy scared of? ›

its hard to tell who luffy is scared of because he usually doesn't care about how much stronger than him someone is. though i would say he is scared of mihawk the most.

Does Luffy have PTSD? ›

Even after getting over Ace's death, he still suffers post-traumatic stress disorder from either nightmares in his sleep or the mention of Ace dying sends him in a mindless rage; this loss also made him more stubborn and hostile in attempts to prevent others from helping him.

How can Luffy fly? ›

Gum-Gum UFO allows Luffy to miraculously hover in the air, essentially giving him the power of flight, a skill coveted by many. Gear Four also gives Luffy the ability to fly, but Gum-Gum UFO doesn't come with the same haki-depleting consequences.

Does 2nd gear hurt Luffy? ›

So to finally answer your question, the second gear still negatively affects luffy and chips away at his lifespan, but when compared to the time he first developed the technique, the effects are not that great.

Is Luffy immortal in gear 5? ›

Luffy dies from gear 5th strain on his heart and law gives up his life so they can win. This causes Luffy to go into gears without dying. While never said or confirmed explicitly, Gear Fourth also seems to have a similar effect. Luffy's body produces an incredible amount of steam when he uses the power.

Who is the fastest Straw Hat? ›

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  • 8/10 Usopp.
  • 7/10 Jinbe.
  • 6/10 Chopper.
  • 5/10 Nami.
  • 4/10 Brook.
  • 3/10 Roronoa Zoro.
  • 2/10 Monkey D. Luffy.
  • 1/10 Sanji.
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What does Luffy smell like? ›

1/9 Luffy Smells Like Meat

It's unclear as to why exactly meat heals him, but Straw Hat Luffy could hardly do without. It's also no wonder Luffy smells like meat, because even though he isn't eating all the time, fans have seen him try to stuff meat in his pockets not wanting to leave anything behind.

Who is the oldest Straw Hat? ›

The Straw Hat crews are all quite young, with the average age being in the early 20s. Luffy is the youngest at 17, while Brook is the oldest at 38.

What Haki has Coby? ›

Koby possesses the ability to use Busoshoku Haki.

How many Haki does Luffy? ›

It's no surprise that Luffy possesses the power to use all three types of Haki, being someone who aims to become the Pirate King.

Who trained usopp? ›

Heracles is a strange warrior that used to reside in the Greenstone forest in the Boin Archipelago. He trained Usopp in the use of Pop Greens for two years.

Who trained Luffy Haki? ›

Rayleigh took Luffy here to train him in the use of Haki for two years. He placed his Straw Hat on a rock during this time. Rayleigh spent the first year and a half to teach Luffy the basics of Haki. After Luffy mastered them enough, Rayleigh left him alone for the remaining half year to finish his training.

Who trained Zoro for 2 years? ›

Shichibukai Bartholomew Kuma sent Zoro to Kuraigana Island, where the World's Strongest Swordsman, Dracule Mihawk resided. The two years that Zoro had to his disposal were spent honing his skill under Mihawk's guidance. Like Sanji, he managed to learn the basics of Haki and improved his swordsmanship skills greatly.

What is Zoro's devil fruit? ›

What does Luffy's 3D2Y tattoo mean? ›

The protagonist of One Piece has "3D2Y" tattooed on his arm. It just represented the time he spent training. This tattoo is a reminder for his crew to meet him two years and three days later.

What does ACE's ASCE tattoo mean? ›

The "A" stands for "Ace" The "S (with a cross over it)" stands for "Sabo" The "C" stands for "Crybaby" A.K.A Luffy. The "E" stands for "Edward Newgate" A.K.A. "Whitebeard"

What's on Luffy's left arm? ›

Legacy. Captain John's armband. Monkey D. Luffy found John's armband amidst Moria's riches and took it not knowing that it was in reality a map to John's loot.

Why is the S crossed out on Ace's arm? ›

The "S" crossed out is a tribute to Sabo as that's his jolly roger. On the cover of Chapter 596 indeed, Ace's tattoo is written as "ACE" instead of the original "ASCE" as the cover is a "what if" image of Ace, Luffy, and Sabo together as adults with the former being known to be alive.

Who is Luffy dating? ›

Luffy is the protagonist of the anime/manga series One Piece and the love interest of the pirate Empress Boa Hancock.

Does Luffy have a kid? ›

Overview: Luffy and Hancock's child, Monkey D. Flora, is now 8 years old, but is still training to be a Kuja warrior. In this episode, Luffy visits Amazon Lily and Flora meets him for the first time.

How old is ace after Timeskip? ›

Portgas D. Ace
SeriesOne Piece
Age20
BirthdayJanuary 1 (New Years' Day)
SexMale
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Why does Nami have a tattoo? ›

When Nami was essentially working under Arlong as a slave in his pirate band, she was given a tattoo which was Arlong's way of claiming his ownership of the poor girl. Of course, as she moved on to calmer seas, she managed to get the dragon-looking tat covered up. A deeply important event for her.

What is the D stand for in One Piece? ›

Silvers Rayleigh, a legendary pirate, was adamant about finding Luffy during the latter's presence on Amazon Lily. In the post-war arc, the five elders reveal that the "D" stands for danger. Donquixote Rosinante explains to Law about the family of "D".

Who has worn Luffy's hat? ›

As far as I know, there are only two members of the Straw Hats besides Luffy, that have worn his Straw Hat, namely Nami and Usopp. I think this has some significance to the story, eventhough I am not sure how.

Why does Luffy wear a bracelet? ›

It's just for fashion. To be precise, at the time he was with Usopp and Sanji. When they were changing into their adventure gear, Luffy stared at them and thought, "Ooh! That looks adventurous!" and borrowed the wristband from Usopp, at which point Sanji said, "Put this on, too," and gave him the bracelet.

Can Luffy get cut? ›

Luffy can get cut by swords, as its indicated him being rubber and it being probably the only thing that can hurt him.

Did ace have a child? ›

Ace has a son with Bonney | Fandom. Jewelry Bonney us from south blue and Ace's mother is from south blue. She was in Baterilla when she was pregnant with Ace. Garp went to this island to take Ace from her and protect him from the WG.

Who killed portgas D Ace? ›

Who really killed Portgas D. Ace? After reading up on the events that led to Ace's death, it can be deduced that he was killed by Admiral Akainu. Every One Piece fan who hates Akainu knows this is his most heinous crime.

What if ace survived? ›

If Ace is alive, his fruit would not be in the hands of Doflamingo later in the story and be used a prize for the fighting tournament. Thus, Luffy would have no reason to enter the Colosseum and just focus on defeating Doflamigo and destroying his SMILE factory.

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