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Gol D. Roger, the King of Pirates

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Among the universe of One Piece’s greatest and most legendary figures is one whose name is etched in time: the sole individual known to have conquered the Grand Line and earned the prestigious title of King Pirate, Gol D. Roger. 

His power and charisma matched his fame, making him the greatest fighter of his era.

Making a mockery of his execution, Roger was single-handedly responsible for ushering in the Golden Age of Pirates

The legacy of such a prominent legend led an entire generation to set sail on seas, in search of the glorious dream treasure, the One Piece

Data about Gol D. Roger :

Gol D. Roger face

Who is Gol D. Roger based on?

Similar to some of the characters in the One Piece series, Gold Roger, from his real name Gol D. Roger, seems inspired by a real historical figure. 

Although it hasn’t been confirmed yet, his character is rumored to be based on the real Captain Olivier Levasseur, whose stories are similar.

At his execution in 1730, the story goes that this pirate threw a necklace in public while standing near his execution platform. A cipher was hidden in his necklace, and whoever could solve the cipher would have his treasure. But to this day, no one has been able to find it.

Another theory believes the true influence behind the Pirate King figure is Fujiwara no Sumitomo, a Heian period nobleman notable for his rebellion against the Japanese central government and who turned pirate.

How tall is Gol D. Roger?

Gol D. Roger had a well-built and bulky stature. He was 9 feet tall, slightly above the average height in One Piece.

Aside from his 274 cm height, his other remarkable features were his black bushy mustache, a large smile, and a joyful aura. 

How old is Gol D. Roger?

The legendary pirate Gol D. Roger was 53 years old at the time of his execution. Without this unfortunate event and his illness, he would have been 77 years old in the current story.

What is Gol D. Roger’s bounty?

The greater the fame, the greater the bounty – and the Pirate King is no exception. 

Known as the greatest and most wanted pirate of all time, Gol D. Roger has an unprecedented bounty of 5,564,800,000 berries, which is the highest bounty for a pirate in the One Piece series.

The life story of Gol D. Roger:

Gol D. Roger

How did Gol D. Roger become the Pirate King?

Led only by his adventurous spirit, Gol D. Roger was the first captain to realize the dream of conquering the fierce seas of the Grand Line and finding Laugh Tale. 

A feat for which pirates devoted their lives in vain. 

He was also a force to be reckoned with his fighting prowess, compared to those who would later become Emperors of the Seas.

Proving himself worthy of the miracle twice over, Roger built a myth out of nothing and established the hallowed title of « Pirate King« .

What disease did Gol D. Roger have?

Many innovative theories about the illness that caused Gol D. Roger’s decline are popular in the One Piece community. 

Some believe that he had a unique illness caused by the overuse of his Conqueror’s Haki. 

Others believe that he had the same mysterious and incurable disease as Dr. Hiruluk. 

However, the most likely explanation would be a curse that fell upon certain people – presumably any member of the D. family – who came too close to Laugh Tale Island. 

As the theories comfort each other, this last one includes Buggy being a D

How did Gol D. Roger get caught?

Contrary to the Marine version, Roger was not captured, but he surrendered to them

Instead of lamely waiting for death to come and take him, he decided to leave his will to the next generation in a glorious moment, even if it meant hastening his death.

However, he didn’t just die; his will still burns in the souls of every single one of those aspiring to become the next King of Pirates.

How did Gol D. Roger die?

gol d. roger execution

At his execution, the famous pirate king died on the scaffold from double impalement through the heart of two marines. 

Still, it remains unbelievable that Gol D. Roger died from such a simple attack. More likely, he wanted to die, but not without a final call to freedom.

What did Gol D. Roger say before he died?

On the verge of death, Gol D. Roger challenged the whole world to find the One Piece in the following terms:

“My wealth and treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it…search for it! I left all of it at that place.”

These are the words that kept echoing through generations for 24 years.

Among the multiple existing versions of that quote, that one perfectly resonates with the will of the one-so-ever Pirate King.

Gol D. Roger relationship :

Who is Gol D. Roger’s wife?

Gol D. roger wife

Despite his constant adventures, Gol D. Roger found love in the person of Portgas D. Rouge.

Who is Gol D. Roger’s Son?

Gol D. roger son

Portgas D. Ace, aka « Fire Fist », was the heir to Gol D. Roger.

Despite Roger’s will to protect him from the stigma of his lineage, Ace eventually chose the path of piracy and became the commander of the Whitebeard Pirates. 

Sadly, he died in the Summit War incident, putting an end to Roger’s lineage.

How was Gol D. Roger’s crew called?

gol d. roger crew

Gol D. Roger’s fame also lay in his formidable crew.: the Roger Pirates.

Who was in Gol D. Roger’s crew?

The actual members of the Rogers Pirates were as follows:

  • Gol D. Roger (Captain) 
  • Silvers Rayleigh (First Mate)
  • Scopper Gaban
  • Crocus
  • Seagull Guns Nozdon
  • Sunbell
  • Taro
  • Doringo
  • Petermoo
  • Millet Pine
  • Ganryu
  • CB Gallant
  • Donquino
  • Mr. Momora
  • Moon Isaac Jr.
  • Yui
  • Rangram
  • Mugren
  • MAX Marx
  • Spencer
  • Bankuro
  • Blumarine
  • Erio
  • Rowing
  • Jacksonbanner
  • Yamon
  • Kozuki Oden
  • Kozuki Toki
  • Douglas Bullet
  • Shanks (apprentice)
  • Buggy (apprentice)
  • Inuarashi
  • Nekomamushi

What happened to Gol D. Roger’s crew?

After returning from Laugh Tale, Gol D. Roger disbanded his crew and set off on his own.

Some of the known members of the crew are still alive and active in the One Piece story, such as Silvers Rayleigh, who found a place to settle at Sabaody Archipelago. 

Concerning some of the rest, Oden died because of Kaido, and Crocus is still working as a doctor in Twin Cape. Shanks and Buggy the Clown became Emperors after the Wano Country Arc.

How strong is Gol D. Roger?

how strong is Gol D. Roger

Gol D. Roger is undeniably considered one of, if not the strongest pirates in the One Piece world.

He had an advanced mastery of all three types of Haki, in addition to his decent swordsmanship. 

As a matter of fact, due to his immense physical strength, Roger was able to evenly clash with a Whitebeard at his younger age. 

Moreover, their blades couldn’t touch each other, so high was the Conqueror Haki of both fighters.

The most notable prowess of Gol D. Roger in terms of fight, is the incident of God Valley, involving a monumental clash against the Rocks Pirates, with the likes of Kaidou, Big Mom, Whitebeard and Rocks D. Xebec.

This confirms that even without any extraneous powers, Gol D. Roger was strong enough to dominate the top powers of the world.

Is Gol D. Roger a swordsman?

Gol D. Roger swordman

Yes, Gol D. Roger was a fierce swordsman.

He was able to overpower the legendary master samurai Kozuki Oden – in the latter’s flashback – with only one strike and was able to clash equally against Whitebeard. 

His only son was named after his cutlass sword, Ace. 

Does Gol D. Roger have a devil fruit?

The Pirate King Gol D. Roger didn’t have any Devil Fruit ability all his whole life.

His feats and acknowledged strength supremacy were just achieved with the Colors of Haki, as Kaido confirmed during his fight against Gear 5 Luffy.

Question about Gol D. Roger :

What happened to Gol D. Roger’s body after his execution?

There is no real clue or answer as to where Gol D. Roger’s body is.

However, three possibilities have been suggested by fans. His body could have been:

  • quartered or burned and scattered to the winds;
  • stored all the time in a secret place of Mary Geoise.
  • secretly granted a funeral worthy of these exploits, by Sengoku or even Garp.

Although, these theories have yet to be confirmed.

What happened to Gol D. Roger’s ship?

Gol d. roger ship

What happened to the Oro Jackson, the ship built by Tom for Gol D. Roger and the Roger Pirates is one of the shady mysteries of the One Piece universe. 

The most popular speculation is that after the crew disbanded, it was given a burial tribute like the Going Merry. 

Others hope that the fate of the Oro Jackson will be revealed in the manga rather than in a data book or an SBS and that it will play a major role in the final plot.

What happened to Gol D. Roger’s sword?

The fate of Roger’s sword remains unknown so far in the One Piece series. 

The theory of Roger’s sword being the same one used by Shanks has been debunked, as the two blades don’t belong to the same category – one belonging to the 12 supreme-grade blades.

What is Gol D. Roger’s Nationality?

As some of the main characters of the series have gotten a nationality match, the fanbase agreed that a British nationality fits more than anything.

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