Monkey D. Luffy
Anime: One Piece
Alias: Straw-Hat, Rubber-Man. Anchor
Birthdate: May 5
Age: 17 years old
Height: 172 cm (about 5’8″)
Weight: 141.1 lbs
Status: Captain of the Straw Pirate fleet
Bounty: 300,000,000 Beli (End of Enies lobby Arc)
Luffy is the pirate-wannabe who can’t swim. He is fairly immature despite all the experiences he has encountered reaching for his dream of becoming the king of pirates. He ate the Gum Gum Devil Fruit, giving him the ability to stretch his body and use it as an almost indestructible weapon.
He grew up in a town named Fuschia Village. He was inspired by the pirate captain “Red-Haired Shanks” to pursue the same path plus obtain the Pirate King Gold Roger’s legendary treasure “One Piece”. He believed that whoever becomes the Pirate King would gain the most freedom.
Luffy is often seen as an air headed kid. He’s too carefree to be looked at seriously. His huge appetite is also something that has made him notorious more than being the captain of his ship.
Yet in every struggle, Luffy always transforms into a very loyal captain who’s willing to risk his own life for others’ safety.
Eichiiro Oda, creator of One Piece once said that during the creation of Luffy’s character, he thought about “manliness”, since he felt Dragon Ball had done all the things that a child could be happy about. Luffy’s unusual ability was the result of Oda wanting to see a silly fighting style, so as to relax the reader, no matter how tense the situation gets.