Monkey D. Luffy and Gol D. Roger are the two most important characters in the One Piece comic series. They are both aspiring pirates and have many notable similarities.
One Piece may revolve around the actions of the main character, Monkey D. Luffy, but all of the events in the series would not have been possible without the influence of another character – Gol D. Roger. By the time the Straw Hats departed for the Grand Line, Roger had become a legend, having sparked the Golden Age of Piracy decades before the series began.
With his legendary status and long list of achievements, the Pirate King is one of the most interesting characters in the entire series. One of the most notable aspects of the character is the similarities between him and Monkey D. Luffy, who appears to be following in Roger’s footsteps as the series nears its conclusion.
Of the many similarities that One Piece author Eiichiro Oda drew between Monkey D. Luffy and Gol D. Roger, the most noticeable is the straw hat they both wear. As revealed by Silvers Rayleigh, the straw hat once belonged to Gol D. Roger, who was first seen wearing it when he met his first mate many years ago.
This hat symbolizes Luffy’s journey to become Pirate King since Shanks gave it to him many years ago. Before being executed, Roger gave the hat to Shanks, creating a clear connection between the three legendary pirates.
D’s will and ability to understand the voices of things
“D’s will.” is a notable trait that both Luffy and Roger carry in their hearts. This is a mysterious power, indicating a rebellious personality and a spirit of opposition to the Thien Long Nhan. Individuals who carry the Will of D. often become natural enemies of the Heavenly Dragons and play an important role in the search for the One Piece treasure.
Additionally, both Luffy and Roger have the ability to understand the Voice of all things. This allows them to interact and feel the words and emotions of all objects around them, including Poneglyphs – mysterious stone statues. This ability becomes increasingly important as the story progresses, as the Poneglyphs play a vital role in unlocking the secrets of the Void Century.
Loguetown: The starting and ending point
Loguetown, the birthplace of pirate king Gol D. Roger and where he was publicly executed, plays an important role in both Roger and Luffy’s journeys. For Luffy, Loguetown marks the beginning of his adventure to find One Piece and become Pirate King.
At Loguetown, Luffy faced danger when he was almost executed, similar to Roger before him. But he was saved by a bolt of lightning, making Luffy’s life continue and his journey more exciting than ever.
In the future, Loguetown could also become the end point of Luffy’s journey. If he becomes the Pirate King, Loguetown can become the place where he returns and announces the arrival of the new Pirate King. At the same time, he can also decode the secret of the Void Century, change the world and do what Roger has committed himself to.
Loguetown, from its magical beginning to its potential end, plays a vital role in linking the two Pirate Kings’ journeys and shaping the future of the One Piece world.