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Why does Hancock love Luffy?

Why does Hancock love Luffy

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Through a sublime adventure, Luffy is building the stairway to his life dream, the One Piece. But what’s a pirate’s life without a bit of romance?

Despite how goofy our Straw Hats’ captain is, he caught the fascinating Pirate Impress Boa Hancock under his spell.

Without casting doubt on Luffy’s womanizer appeal, why does Hancock love Luffy?

In this article, we will elaborate on crucial events and premises that lit the fire of love in the once-cold heart of Boa Hancock.

As a passionate fan of One Piece from 2008 in my younger ages, I’m eager to lead you through this article about the unique characters Luffy and Hancock.

So, find a comfortable spot, and prepare to set sail through the seas of One Piece’s universe!

Why does Hancock love Luffy ? The Takeaway :

  • Hancock originally has an antagonistic relationship with Luffy in the Amazon Lily Arc;
  • Boa Hancock loves Luffy because, upon witnessing his innocent and selfless nature, his heroic potential and noticing that he did not judge her even after knowing of her past as a slave, she develops strong romantic feelings for him;

Luffy and Boa Hancock: the story

Why does Hancock love Luffy

The tale of Boa Hancock’s affection for Luffy began when our Straw Hat captain made his way to Amazon Lily. Living her Impress life, she had no idea of the bonds she was about to create with our hero.

When did Boa Hancock and Luffy meet?

The two of our lovers – well, much more on the side of Boa Hancock – were introduced to each other, by fate in the Amazon Lily arc.

You can rewind these events in Episode 411 of the anime adaptation. The original scene from the manga adaptation can be reminded in Chapter 517 (p.2-19).

How did Boa Hancock and Luffy meet?

Now that we have the references of their meeting, let’s call back the freaky circumstances of these events.

After Luffy and his crew were dispatched by Bartholomew Kuma, he ended up on Amazon Lily, the literal « no man’s land, » but the land of women.

As our Straw Hat was seeking a ride back to Sabaody Archipelago,  he had to find a boat. However, his infiltration was a failure, since he was caught and prisoned naked for observation, as the unusual specimen he was. 

Such a scene was full of the wackiest dialogues of the whole storyline.

True to his nature, Luffy swiftly broke free from his confinement, triggering a “pursuit” that spanned the entire island.

Unluckily or not, he fell through a ceiling on his escape, straight to Boa Hancock’s bathroom. That’s a quite weird way to reach out to a lady of Hancock’s standing, right?

Furthermore, there’s a detail that might have gone past your accurate attention: Hancock only reacted when Luffy mentioned her slave mark, not when seeing her naked.

Considering that our dude didn’t flinch at the unique appeal of the Snake Princess is even more astounding. Would have Sanji survived?

Why does Hancock love Luffy in One Piece?

Why does Hancock love Luffy

Ultimately, Boa Hancock loves Monkey D. Luffy for a variety of reasons, all of which can be summed up by the extraordinary qualities that Luffy possesses:

  • his kindness: Throughout her life, Hancock has had thousands of reasons to hate men because of her history and traumas from her time as a slave.

But Luffy was the first man – not counting Fisher Tiger – to ever leave a positive mark on her, to appreciate her for who she really is and not care about her former slave status;

  • his sense of justice and bravery: Hancock’s feelings for Luffy really started to blossom when she heard about Luffy’s courage to punch a Celestial Dragon. 

It was quite touching that the man who impressed her in so many ways would somehow take revenge for her, even before they met. The archetype of a true hero;

  • his pureness: Luffy was one of the rarest who could stand Hancock’s charm and the only one who did so naturally – without distracting his mind with pain, etc. 

But he wasn’t invulnerable because of any kind of disdain, because he really cares about her, as well as her sisters; and that in spite of their history, which is a rare quality in men.

She might have interpreted it as perfect proof of heroism personified in Luffy.

People also ask about Boa Hancock and Luffy 

The crunchier the subject, the most speculations and queries fans have. Here are the ones concerning Hancock and Luffy.

How did Hancock fall in love with Luffy?

Even if feelings don’t have a recipe, a succession of particular events seems to have been the key to Hancock’s love for Luffy.

  • his resistance to her petrification is proof of his non-lustful intentions for Hancock;
  • His strength uniqueness through Gear Second and Conqueror’s Haki. As an impress, but fierce fighter, not a mere figure will please her heart.

And Luffy has such potential;

  • His concern for other people who aren’t necessarily his closest friends, as he covered up the mark on her sister’s back;

Lastly comes the fact that Luffy punches the despicable and favored Celestial Dragons who enslaved her, which attests that Luffy has guts.

Does Hancock love Luffy?

Some fans brought up the idea that Hancock might be confusing love and fascination for Luffy, since he is the first male to ever show her affection.

However, Hancock’s love for Luffy is unquestionable. 

She has openly declared her feelings for him and remains steadfast in her support throughout his journey.

Moreover, her reactions to every interaction with Luffy are too much for mere fascination.

Who loves Luffy the most?

Fans also wonder if Luffy loves someone bigger than Hancock, since what Luffy has shown so far looks like simple affection.

It hasn’t been made official that Luffy is in love with Hancock, only that she is in love with him. 

On the other hand, there is a theory that Luffy might be in love with Nami; shocking, right?

We know that there were never any romantic moments between Nami and Luffy. 

This whole theory is based on the fact that Luffy had a nosebleed when he looked at Nami’s body, but nothing happened when he saw Boa. 

Fortunately, Oda answered this question in the SBS interview Volume 54 by saying: « He’s interested, but he’s not smitten with her. But when he’s with Usopp, who’s the same age, it’s like a kid on a school trip: his bad side comes out!! ».

So no reason to believe in a romance between Nami and our Straw Hat Luffy, yet.


Hancock loves Luffy because he showed kindness, bravery, and pureness that left a positive mark on her, appreciating her for who she is despite her past as a slave. The fact that she learnt that Luffy punched a Celestial Dragon even increased this germing love.

His powers; including the Haki make him a force to be reckoned with, worth the so-called Snake Princess.

Hope you enjoy this one, and we’re craving to hear your speculations and theories about the two honored of the day!!!

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