The world of Grand Line has its own laws, where if you become a pirate your head will have a price, and the reward on your head, especially if it is one of the Straw Hat Pirates, since each one has a price in one pieceand has won rewards amounting to hundreds of millions of “berries”.
However, the Straw Hats aren’t the only ones with big rewards, as their allies and enemies have taken on the military, and recently, the creator Eiichiro Oda revealed some clues as to how big the rewards are that are factored in for rogue swordsmen in the anime.
As the Final Arc begins in the pages of the sleeve, the Straw Hats have become even more troublesome for the military, encountering the legendary scientist known as Dr Vegapunkwho has been dropping bombshells on how the Devil Fruits originated and how they can be duplicated in the world of Grand Line.
So now that the army is trying to end Vegapunk’s life, the Straw Hats will surely be fighting numerous enemies as they try to end their journey with luffy becoming the king of pirates.
In a recent Q&A on the Shonen Jump pages, where Oda has been a regular participant over the decades, he was asked if certain pirates get higher rewards based on who they work for, to which he replied:
“Oh yeah, they absolutely do. I mean, after what happened in Dressrosa, the Straw Hats and other gladiators got 50 million berry boosts as a rule of thumb, and captains often get a bigger boost than members.” So you see, it’s actually pretty hard to gauge a person’s strength by how much you put into their head.”
Luffy’s current bounty is in the billions, though he has yet to reach the same heights as Whitebeard and Gol D. Roger. Which will be interesting to see if Luffy not only becomes the pirate king at the end of One Piece, but he also reaps the highest bounty of any swordsman to have ever sailed the Grand Line.