Monkey D. Luffy
|Monkey D. Luffy|
|Romaji||Monkī D. Rufi|
|English Name||Monkey D. Luffy|
|First Appearance||Episode 1|
|Affiliations||Straw Hat Pirates|
Monkey D. Luffy (モンキー･D･ルフィ Monkī D. Rufi) is the main protagonist of the story, whose dream is to one day become the Pirate King by finding the legendary treasure One Piece, which was once owned by the previous Pirate King, Gol D. Roger.
As a child Luffy ate the Devil Fruit which Shanks had successfully obtained during his travels, the Gomu Gomu no Mi. As a result of eating it he gained the power of a Rubber Man and can stretch his body to great distances. He is immune to being shot by guns and cannons, however sharp objects such as sword blades and arrows are still able to hurt him.
During the majority of the story line Luffy is famously known for wearing a red button up sleeveless shirt, short blue trousers and sandals. The most iconic item of his attire is the straw hat which he obtained from Shanks when he was a child (7 years old). The straw hat is the basis of his Jolly Roger.
During Luffy's travels he is often seen in alternative outfits.
Luffy has numerous attacks that utilize his Devil Fruit, Gomu Gomu no Mi's ability. Each attack always begins with Luffy saying "Gomu Gomu no..." and then the attacks name.
 Gomu Gomu no Pistol
(ゴムゴムの銃（ピストル Gomu Gomu no Pistoru)
This is Luffy's signature attack, the literal translation means 'Rubber Rubber Pistol'. While stretching his arm back he throws a devastating punch. The basis of this attack can be traced back to his childhood when he tells Shanks that his punch is "As powerful as a pistol!".
 Gomu Gomu no Rocket
(ゴムゴムのロケット Gomu Gomu no Rokketo)
 Gomu Gomu no Bazooka
(ゴムゴムのバズーカ Gomu Gomu no Bazūka)
 Gomu Gomu no Gatling
(ゴムゴムの銃乱打（ガトリング） Gomu Gomu no Gaturingu)
 Gomu Gomu no Bullet
(ゴムゴムの銃弾（ブレット） Gomu Gomu no Bureto)
 Gomu Gomu no Rifle
(ゴムゴムの回転弾（ライフル） Gomu Gomu no Raifuru)
 Gomu Gomu no Bow Gun
(ゴムゴムのボーガン Gomu Gomu no Bōgan)
 Gomu Gomu no Cannon
(ゴムゴムの攻城砲（キャノン） Gomu Gomu no Kyanon)