Luffy is one of the strongest characters in the anime and manga world, especially in the universe of One Piece. Through arcs, he has faced numerous opponents, including some of the strongest characters in the series, and displayed advanced fighting skills. But what makes Luffy so strong?
In this blog post, we will answer the question : Why is Luffy so strong? In diving into Luffy’s character and explore the various factors that have contributed to his astounding power.
From his unique abilities to his rigorous training, we will examine how Luffy has become the powerhouse he is today.
So if you’re curious, take a seat, and let’s sail !!!
What Unique Abilities Does Luffy Possess?
Luffy’s unique abilities have been part of the fuel for his strength, and we’re about to discover what makes him so special.
What is Luffy’s Devil Fruit ability and what does it add to his power?
From the dawn of the series, Luffy’s rubber abilities were the cornerstone of his fighting style.
Back to Foosha Village, he gained his rubber-based power, after eating the Gomu Gomu no Mi Devil Fruit.
From there on, Luffy was capable of stretching and bending his limbs like rubber tape.
Additionally, his body could bounce like rubber, making him immune to blunt attacks, small explosions, and other types of related damage.
For sure, Luffy found proper tricks for his Devil Fruit skills, such as stretching his limbs to add momentum to most of his attacks.
The only weakness is slicing sword attacks and piercing attacks.
With these abilities, it was pretty easy to overtake regular humans with no trouble. Remember how he used to massacre hoards of marine soldiers on his own?
Even though they are averagely strong, Luffy’s devil fruit powers are not abusive, as if he was a Logia.
Speaking of it, read more about how mind-boggling a Logia Luffy would be.
How did Luffy’s Devil Fruit abilities improve throughout the series?
From an objective standpoint, the current level of our beloved Luffy is not just due to the basic faculty aforementioned.
It’s known that, in the earlier stages, Luffy was quite strong compared to his foes. As the story progresses, he encounters more challenging opponents as the CP9 agents and comes up with ingenious techniques called “Gears”.
Each one of these breakthroughs was just fabulous and was the key point of his victory. The dope vibe was there, either with Rob Lucci, Dofflamingo, or even Katakuri.
Gears are the most palpable proof of Luffy’s innate talent for combat and his experience as a Devil Fruit user.
Moreover, the latest events at Wano in the manga adaptation revealed some game-changer evolutions.
The Devil Fruit that Luffy ate, commonly known as the Gomu Gomu no Mi, happened to be the Hito Hito no Mi, model: Nika.
Notwithstanding the mysteries about this fruit, we have been displayed one of the most “ridiculously strong” awakenings ever. Discover how strong Luffy’s re updated Devil Fruit is here.
As the awakened Luffy was fighting Kaido, we realized that he was capable of inflating his arm to Onigashima Island size, for example. Or to grow to ancient giant size, even if it doesn’t last long.
Either through his gears or the awakened Hito Hito no Mi, model: Nika, Luffy showed that he has the gift to expand a skill, to its real potential.
What Are Some of Luffy’s Most Impressive Feats of Strength?
Who says opponents, says feats. Especially when it’s related to a brand-new ability.
Among the craziest feats, we can cite:
- using Kaido in his azure dragon form as a jumping rope;
- destroying the huge ship Noah with the Elephant Gatling;
- defeating Doffy with the Elephant Gun;
- knocking off Kaido’s azure dragon form with strikes of Elephant Guns;
- Smashing Kaido with mesmerizing Gomu Gomu no Red Rock.
Why is Luffy so physically strong?
The strength of our captain Luffy was the result of intense training and discipline.
How did Luffy benefit from his childhood training?
As a child, Luffy was trained by his grandfather, Monkey D. Garp, a legendary Marine known for his monstrous strength. His training had everything it needs to traumatize you for life.
Garp put Luffy through rigorous training, full of the deadliest tests. Throwing Luffy off cliffs, leaving him alone in a jungle, and beating him strongly at every mistake. A plethora of hardships to potentially kill his grandson.
I bet he imbued his “punch of love” with Haki, since their pain traumatized Luffy to such an extent. One will say that Garp was just putting high hopes in Luffy, to become a powerful Marine. But you don’t resist the call of piracy, do you?
Let’s note that Luffy was playing around with bears, and crocodiles, before that time.
On the other hand, spending time with the Red-haired Pirates highly motivated Luffy to grow stronger.
Since Luffy was constantly comparing himself to Shanks and his crew, his need to become stronger grew relentlessly. We could notice how far he could go to impress his idols, by stabbing himself near the eye.
What Are the Positive Outcomes of Luffy’s Training with Rayleigh?
During the time skip, Luffy went through a transformative training, mentored by Rayleigh, the former mate of Gol D. Roger.
Rayleigh taught him advanced combat techniques and helped him improve his existing fighting skills.
Luffy’s fighting style became more refined and strategic as a result.
Spending this whole time in the company of ferocious animals was one of the most dangerous experiences Luffy ever had. Luckily, Rayleigh didn’t throw him off and leave as Garp would’ve done.
Also, his Haki powers were greatly enhanced, enabling him to control his Haoshoku Haki, to develop his Kenbunshoku Haki and Busoshoku Haki. Additionally, Rayleigh’s training regimen focused on increasing Luffy’s physical strength, endurance, and agility.
The particular scene when Luffy was about to leave Ruskaina was just one of the most meaningful scenes of the series: ready for the new challenges.
Why is Luffy’s will so strong?
Luffy’s determination is a key factor in his strength.
What makes Luffy’s determination unwind and how does it contribute to his strength?
Since he is aiming to become the Pirate King, he shows high dedication to achieving this goal.
And, as with every shonen protagonist, it’s fuel for his strength.
The second source of determination is the Straw Hats Pirates and his family.
We have been given to see how dedicated Luffy was when it comes to his crewmates. Either defying the World Government at Enies Lobby and Marineford, unclenching war with a Yonko, at Whole Cake Island, etc.
Furthermore, there is a specific advantage to that load of determination.
It’s the Color of Conqueror’s Haki.
Having such strong willpower, drastically boosts Luffy’s strength. To some extent, it’s capable of hurting Kaido, the strongest creature, when combined with Advanced Armament Haki.
Unbelievable feats achieved with the sheer force of Luffy’s will
If we were to make a list of Luffy’s most remarkable feats led by willpower, we could cite:
- winning his fight against Rob Lucci;
- beating Crocodile during the events of Alabasta;
- triumphing over Charlotte Katakuri;
- beating Doflamingo at Dressrosa ;
- beating the strongest creature in the world, Kaido;
- awakening his Devil Fruit, etc.
Is Luffy alone to have unwavering willpower?
The One Piece series is filled with figures of remarkable determination and resilience.
While Luffy stands out, many other characters have shown incredible spirit and strength in the face of impossible odds.
One notable example is Zoro, Luffy’s first mate, who possesses an unbreakable will and a strong sense of loyalty to his captain and crew.
A monumental example is his sacrifice for Luffy at Thriller Bark, when he took on all of Luffy’s pain and fatigue, piling it on top of his own.
Each one of the Straw Hats crew has a relentless flame of determination, even Usopp. The latter demonstrated it perfectly at Water 7 when they were supposed to part with the Going Merry.
In addition, all the greatest legends such as Whitebeard, Big Mom, Kaido, and even Marine figures such as Akainu, and Garp were granted astonishing willpower.
Luffy’s strength is a result of his unwavering determination and intense training, combined with his innate talent to value the abilities of his Devil Fruit.
More than that, it is Luffy’s indomitable spirit and unbreakable will that truly make him a force to be reckoned with.
One day, Luffy will undoubtedly reach the same level of strength and skill as the legendary Gol D. Roger.
Do you believe it’s soon to come?