Considered by many to be the most popular manga in the world, One Piece contains many secrets, especially about its main character, Monkey D. Luffy. In your opinion, how many characters has Luffy killed since the beginning of the work?
Has Luffy ever killed opponents?
Since the beginning of One Piece in 1997, Luffy encountered plethora of enemies and fought numerous times. Sometimes until death’s door, like against Magellan, Crocodile or more recently against the Emperor of the Seas, Kaido. But, while the captain of the straw hat crew fights endlessly, has he ever killed anyone?
A specialist in knockouts and concussions, Luffy has never taken the life of a character during a fight! Quite the opposite of his second, Zoro who, armed with his 3 sabers, very frequently kills his enemies.
Luffy a dream breaker?
Although One Piece either a work that contains few characters killed, some emblematic deaths have marked the manga. This is particularly the case with the death of Ace, or that of Whitebeard. However, the author, Eiichiro Oda prefers that Luffy, at the height of his 19 years, is not a killer and for a very precise reason. The wealthy Japanese mangaka gave the answer to this question in the SBS volume 4.
In this era, everyone uses their life to fight for their dreams. For an enemy, when their dream is shattered, it’s the same as losing a fight and maybe even more painful than death.
Now everything is clearer! When Luffy defeats an opponent, he takes away his dream and morally kills him. The defeats in One Piece have a very particular and devastating meaning for the dreams of pirates who are always chasing after the treasure of Gol D.Roger.