|“||Inherited Will, the Destiny of the Age, and the Dreams of its People. These are things that will not be stopped. As long as people continue to pursue the meaning of freedom, these things will never cease to be!||„|
|~ Gol D. Roger|
"Gold" Roger, real name Gol D. Roger, was a legendary pirate who lived twenty-two years ago. As a member of the Family of D bloodline, Roger conquered the Grand Line, while amassing a vast fortune, as he became known as the King of the Pirates. But Roger knew that he would soon die from an incurable disease, and disbanded his crew before turning himself in to be executed, while asking Monkey D. Garp to care for his son Portgas D. Ace.
The World Government intended to have Roger be publicly executed to discourage piracy, but his last words has the opposite impact. He stated that the next King of the Pirates would be the one who finds the concealed island of Raftel and acquires his legendary treasure One Piece. This started a new age of piracy.
His bounty prior to his death was 5,564,800,000.
Powers and Stats
Name: Gol D. Roger, also called "Gold Roger" and "Pirate King"
Origin: One Piece
Classification: Human, Former Captain of the Roger Pirates, Former Pirate King
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Swordsmanship, Adept Gunslinger, Air Manipulation (Can generate air slashes with his sword), Haki (At least Proficient Observation, Advanced Armament and Proficient Conqueror User), Minor Adaptation (Adapted to the oxygen shortage in Skypiea)
Lifting Strength: Class T (As strong as Whitebeard)
Striking Strength: Country Class (Clashed with Whitebeard and generated a massive shockwave even without getting in contact with his bisento)
Stamina: Extremely large, given that two characters weaker than him were able to continuously battle one another for ten days
Range: Extended melee range with sword, tens of meters with a pistol, likely hundreds of meters with air slashes
Standard Equipment: His saber and a flintlock pistol
Intelligence: Profoundly accomplished and battle-hardened fighter with extensive combat experience (was a pirate for more than 20 years, during which time he frequently fought with Whitebeard and clashed with Garp and Shiki), capable leader with knowledge of naval warfare
Weaknesses: None Notable
Haki: There are normally two types of Haki regular people can tap into: the Kenbunshoku Haki which allows individuals to sense the presence of others, and Busōshoku Haki which allows individuals to create an invisible armor around them. There is however a third type of Haki, Haōshoku Haki, that only a few individuals can use. Roger is one of these people.
- Observation Haki: Roger's proficiency with this type of Haki is unknown. However, he can battle with the likes of Whitebeard and should be comparable to Silvers Rayleigh. He's also one of the few users of the rare ability that grants its users to hear 'The Voice of All Things' like Luffy.
- Armament Haki: Roger's one of the best Armament users shown to date, able to imbue his sword with Haki with the technique named Goken. Therefore, he's able to use the rest of the abilities that come with its use.
- Conqueror's Haki: During his clash with Whitebeard 28 years ago they created a Conqueror's Clash that generated a massive air blast around the island they were fighting in, proving that Roger's Haki was strong enough to compete with Whitebeard's.
Divine Departure: Roger charges with his Cutlass in his hand and unleashes a horizontal Air slash at the opponent's stomach.