Luffy, the protagonist of One Piece, is following his dream to become the Pirate King. However, to achieve his goal, he must first defeat some of the most powerful pirates in the world. One of these is Kaido, known as the “strongest creature” worldwide. So, it’s righteous for fans to ask the deep question: Why does Luffy want to fight Kaido?
In the blog post, we will discover why Luffy is so determined to fight Kaido and what motivates him to take on such a formidable opponent.
Since 2008, I have been a passionate fan of the One Piece series, and I will make sure to answer this query with top-notch accuracy and precision.
Have a seat, and let’s dive in!
What Motivates Luffy to Take on Kaido?
Luffy’s determination to go after Kaido and deal with him no matter what is a conjugated result of factors. From the Dressrosa Arc to the land of Wano, they can be summed up as:
- the dream of becoming the Pirate King;
- the plan of Trafalgar D. Law;
- the harm of Kaido’s influence on Luffy’s allies and relatives.
How does Luffy’s dream drive him to confront Kaido?
In his quest to become the next pirate king, Luffy must face off against the most formidable enemies he could ever imagine. Among them are the Yonkos, huge and monstrous pirate enemies on his way to becoming the successor of Gol D. Roger.
The events of the Wano Country arc were perfect for Luffy to try out his potential of facing the figureheads of Piracy.
Be it now or later, Luffy would have to fight one, or even each one of them to get to Laughtale.
Especially the defeat of Kaido, the « strongest creature in the world », would be a milestone in Luffy’s development.
He could stand out among the Supernovas and gain more fame.
There is another factor that makes the confrontation between Kaido and Luffy inevitable. We know that reaching Laughtale is a crucial step to becoming the King of Pirates.
And the most basic requirement is to collect and decipher the 4 Road Poneglyphs. Guess who is the only one still able to read this ancient language?
That’s right: Nico Robin of the Straw Hats!
Since every Yonko is after the location of the One Piece, there is a high probability that the Emperors, including Kaido, will come to kidnap our gorgeous archaeologist from the Straw Hats. And that would lead to the actual confrontation.
How does Trafalgar D. Law’s plan lead Luffy to fight Kaido?
Back in Dressrosa, Trafalgar D. Law formed an alliance with Luffy and the Straw Hats Pirates to take down Doflamingo. At the same time, they planned to destroy the SMILE factory.
Since Doflamingo was in a business partnership with Kaido, preventing him from fulfilling his end of the deal was the perfect way to unleash the Emperor’s wrath.
In a manipulative way, Trafalgar D. Law initially intended to use the Straw Hats to either beat Doffy or get him into a real mess with Kaido.
But at the same time, he saw this alliance with Luffy as a way to gain more influence over the New World.
That way, they would be more consistent and respected.
Therefore, when they successfully defeated the « Heavenly Yaksha », they started with the most difficult part of the plan: the defeat of Emperor Kaido.
Instead of hiding and waiting for the inevitable, their alliance began to infiltrate the land of Wano.
With the support of the Minks, the Samurai, the Straw Hats, and some of the pirates from their previous alliance, Luffy was more inclined to declare war on Kaido.
By the way, do you remember the guts our Straw Hat had when he stated aiming to defeat all the Yonko? We were craving to see that.
What did Kaido do to Luffy’s allies that motivated him to fight him?
In addition to the aforementioned reasons, Luffy got more involved in his future infiltration, due to the revolting nuisance of Kaido and the Beast Pirates.
The painful events of Zou
A few times after the Straw Hats landed on the high island of Zou, they were met with an unexpected sight.
The Mink Tribe’s homeland had been mercilessly ravaged by the All-Stars Jack and the Beasts Pirates’ minions. The Straw Hats’ hearts ached when they saw the destruction caused by Yonko’s crew.
As Luffy listened to Wanda’s words, he vowed to make Jack and Kaido regret what they had done.
These events reinforced Luffy’s belief that Kaido was a threat that had to be stopped.
Luffy’s determination to fight Kaido was strengthened by the damage Kaido caused to Luffy’s allies.
The desire to help Momonosuke
Immediately after discovering Momonosuke’s story, Luffy knew that he needed his help to achieve this common goal.
The fate of Oden’s little son was too big for his shoulders, and it was the best opportunity to join forces to overthrow Emperor Kaido.
Luffy then dedicated himself to helping Momonosuke after his touching alliance proposal. And we know that Luffy keeps his promises.
The desire to help Tama
After discovering that Tama once bonded with Ace, Luffy decided to honor the memory of his late brother and fulfill his promise to keep her safe.
And we got to see how dedicated Luffy was when he slaughtered Hold’em and later « punished » Kaido for the pain, death, and suffering he caused.
From there on, Luffy attested that he was more than resolved to deal with Kaido, for the sake of those he cares for.
Luffy’s desire to fight Kaido stems from several factors.
First, it is his dream to become the Pirate King, which requires him to defeat formidable opponents like Kaido. Second, it is Trafalgar D. Law’s plan to defeat Kaido, which Luffy and his allies were a part of in the Dressrosa arc. Third, it is a promise to put an end to the damage that Kaido’s influence has caused Luffy’s allies.
We can’t wait to see the triumphant smile on his face at the end of the Wano Country arc.
Now you know why Luffy wants to fight Kaido? So, make sure to catch up on the latest episodes of One Piece, and see you on the Road To Laugh Tale.