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Monkey D. Luffy
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Hero? No! We're Pirates! I love heroes, but I don't wanna be one! Do you know what heroes are? Say there is a chunk of meat. Pirates will have a banquet and eat it. But heroes will share it with other people. I want all the meat!
~ Luffy to Jinbe
I am Monkey D. Luffy. And I'm the man who will surpass you to be King of the Pirates!!!
~ Luffy to Kaido and Big Mom

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I'm gonna be King of the Pirates!
~ Luffy's driving goal

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I'm gonna be King of the Pirates!
~ Luffy's driving goal

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For two years, I fought wild animals who were as large as monsters!! In order to overpower them, I needed both size and resiliency!!!
~ Luffy using Gear Fourth: Boundman against Doflamingo

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I'm gonna be King of the Pirates!
~ Luffy's driving goal

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I'm gonna be King of the Pirates!
~ Luffy's driving goal

Summary

Monkey D. Luffy, known as "Straw Hat Luffy", is the main protagonist of the manga and anime, One Piece. He's the son of Monkey D. Dragon, a revolutionary considered “The World's Most Dangerous Criminal”; the grandson of Monkey D. Garp, a powerful Marine Vice-Admiral who had cornered the late Pirate King himself on several occasions; the sworn brother of late "Fire Fist" Portgas D. Ace and Revolutionary chief of staff Sabo; and the foster son of Curly Dadan. He seeks to find One Piece and become the Pirate King; to accomplish this, he founded the Straw Hat Pirates and set out on the high seas at age 17 in search of the elusive treasure, beginning a series of increasingly odd and dangerous adventures. He has eaten the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which turned his body into rubber and gives him stretching powers; he's developed great mastery and creativity with his powers, creating two unique techniques with them: Gear 2nd, which makes him much faster, and Gear 3rd, which allows him to inflate any body parts for a stronger attack. During the time-skip, he has a new technique: Gear 4th, which makes him much stronger and faster than even the other two Gears, but with a considerable cost to it. With the support from Silvers Rayleigh and the desire to reunite with his crew after the Sabaody Island Incident and the Marineford War, he endured vigorous training on the island of Ruskaina where he learned the 3 forms of Haki, and out of the three, he specialized in “Haoshoku Haki”.

His dream of becoming the Pirate King comes from an incident in his youth involving mountain bandits and a sea king that resulted in his idol Shanks losing his left arm. Before leaving Luffy's village the very next day, Shanks gave him his straw hat, telling him to give it back when he's become a great pirate.

Luffy is quite notorious for battling powerful individuals and organizations wherever he goes, and regularly poses a threat to the balance of the world by challenging the Seven Warlords of the Sea, the World Government, and now the Emperors, and so far has managed to either win completely or escape by a hair's breadth. Through word of his various exploits and victories spreading around, he's already become one of the most infamous and feared pirate captains in the world after the timeskip. He's also counted as a member of "The Worst Generation", a group of 10 other rookie pirates as well as Marshall D. Teach who are all considered being major figures in shaping the New Age of Piracy following the Paramount War.

Luffy has his own signature laughter style, which is "Shishishishishi~".

Following the events of the Whole Cake Island Arc, Luffy's successful ‘raid’ against the Emperor Big Mom, the complete destruction of her castle, and his defeat of her two top Commanders was made public knowledge by the journalist “Big News” Morgans. Furthermore, the formation of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet and the addition of a former Warlord to his main crew, Jinbe, are also revealed to the masses. For this, certain circles now unofficially consider Luffy to be the “Fifth Emperor of the Sea”, effectively making the “Yonko” technically the “Goko”; he has become unambiguously recognized as one of the most powerful individuals in the world with an enormous bounty to match.

After the time-skip, and the events of Dressrosa, his bounty was 500,000,000. And after the events of Whole-Cake Island, Luffy's bounty currently sits at 1,500,000,000 berries.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 7-A, High 7-A with Gear 2nd, higher with Gear 3rd, 6-C with Gear 4th: Boundman, far higher with Strongest Attacks | At least 7-A, High 7-A with Gear 2nd, higher with Gear 4th: Snakeman, 6-C with Gear 3rd, higher with Gear 4th: Boundman, far higher with Strongest Attacks | High 7-A, higher with Gear 2nd, 6-C with Gear 3rd, higher with Gear 4th: Boundman, far higher with Strongest Attacks

Name: Monkey D. Luffy, Straw Hat Luffy, Lucy

Origin: One Piece

Gender: Male

Age: 19

Classification: Human, Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, Supernova, Paramecia Devil Fruit User

Powers and Abilities:

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Enhanced Senses (Enhanced Smell and Instincts. Has the ability to hear the Voice of All Things), Elasticity and Body Control (Via the Gum-Gum Fruit. Can instantly burn off calories to replenish his stamina), Limited Attack Reflection (Only with physical projectiles. After the Timeskip, he learned to accurately rebounds attacks right back at the enemy with twice the force as when they hit him), Acrobatics, Supernatural Willpower (Enough to take in 100 shadows into his body without passing out when 2-3 is considered the limit for normal people), Rage Power (Can boost his strength in a fit of rage), Social Influencing (Stated to have the ability to gain allies wherever he goes, turned the man-hating woman Boa Hancock into loving him and gained allies on former enemies), Damage Boost (By stretching his limbs, Luffy can greatly increase the power of his attacks. Or by twisting/spinning his whole body)), Limited BFR (Can send others flying over the horizon and into distant lands), Regeneration (Mid-Low, capable of recovering from life-threatening injuries in mere hours while supplementing his body with meat [stab wounds completely piercing his torso], or regrow a lost tooth by drinking milk. Can otherwise recover from said injuries within a couple of days. He can also quickly heal himself by sleeping), Instinctive Reaction (Can "switch off" his conscious mind, allowing him to avoid attacks entirely on instinct however he cannot attack), Minor Adaptation (Adapted to the oxygen shortage), Limited Elemental Intangibility Negation (Due to his rubber body he interact with beings made of pure electricity without Haki), Statistics Amplification (Via Gear 2nd and Gear 3rd), Afterimage Creation, Size Manipulation (Can inflate either bones or muscles with air to increase the volume of his body with Gear 3rd and 4th, though Post-Timeskip, he has shown to be able to inflate his fist to a limited degree without pumping air), Fire Manipulation and Explosion Manipulation (Can generate fire and explosions with his Red-attacks to burn his opponents from the inside via Red attacks), Electricity Manipulation (Via Thor Elephant Gun), Limited Power Mimicry (Can copy techniques of others, but it's limited to skills done without supernatural abilities), Accelerated Development (Battle and with sheer motivation; abilities and physical stats. Quickly understands abilities and adds them to his arsenal), Reactive Power Level (Has shown to learn and grow quickly during battles, going from getting thrashed near the beginning of a fight to matching and oftentimes surpassing his opponent as the battle progresses), Minor Reactive Evolution (Through willpower, Luffy can endure abilities that harmed him prior, like Crocodile's poison), Air Manipulation (Can manipulate large gusts of wind, via either inhaling and expanding his body or to quickly suck in all air or gases in the area, or exhaling and blow large gusts of wind to propel himself into the air. Also via Eagle Bazooka), Supernatural Luck (Is an extremely lucky individual. Several feats of supernatural luck shown here), Pseudo-Levitation (Via Gomu Gomu no UFO), Transformation (Can enter G4, increasing his capabilities drastically), Flight (In Gear Four, he can utilize his increased elasticity to bounce off the air to emulate flight), Proficient Observation, Armament and Conqueror's Haki user, Homing Attack (Via Culverin and Phython), Large Size (Type 0 as Tankman: Stuffed Version),

Resistance to the following: Blunt Force Trauma and Electricity (Due to being rubber), Heat (Withstood and parry away Enel’s high voltage spear, which could turn wood to ashes upon contact. Barely fazed by Punk Hazard's environment which was caused by both Akainu and Aokiji), Cold (Is generally unfazed by cold weather; on Drum island he didn’t realize how cold it was despite it being below 50 degrees. Barely fazed by Punk Hazard's environment which was caused by both Akainu and Aokiji), Madness Manipulation via Willpower (He was able to take in that of 100 shadows without any side effects with sheer willpower. It had been stated that if one have a weak willpower when taking in shadows, then they would have lost their mind and the power would be wasted. This is further supported when the Thriller Bark people have to ask Luffy if can control his mind or confirm that he still knows who he is), Corrosion and Poison (Can keep fighting even after being hit by Crocodile poison which also has shown to be able to corrode rocks. After surviving being poisoned by Magellan, Luffy developed an immunity to most poisons, causing him to be unaffected when Caesar Clown and Hyouzou, a Blue ringed Octopus Fishman, targeted him with their poison), Fire (Unfazed by igniting his his fists on fire when performing his Red-attacks) and Resistance Negation (Was unaffected by Doflamingo’s kick despite that it was coated with Armament Haki and keep his rubbery body in Gear 4th Bound Man form)

Same as before, Advanced Kenbunshoku, Damage Boost (With Phython in Gear 4th: Snake Man, his attacks continuously accelerate the longer they last, and increase the attack's speed and power until he finally lands the hit)

Same as before, Advanced Armament Haki user, Minor Resistance to Power Nullification (Could somewhat resist the effects of Seastone, which should render him only capable of basic movements, with sheer willpower)

Attack Potency: At least Mountain level+ (Fought and overpowered Overdosed Hody), Large Mountain level with Gear 2nd (Far stronger than before. Sent Overdosed Hody with a punch while underwater), Large Mountain level+ with Gear 3rd (Far stronger than Gear 2nd. One-shot Monster Hody), Island level with Gear 4th: Boundman (At least 4x stronger than Gear 2nd. Far stronger than Gear 3rd. Fought and overpowered Doflamingo), far higher with Strongest Attacks (At least 4x stronger than Gear 3rd. One-shot Doflamingo with King Kong Gun. Gear 4th: Tankman one-shot Charlotte Cracker and his Biscuit Soldiers) | At least Mountain level+ (Stronger than before), Large Mountain level with Gear 2nd (Stronger than before), higher with Gear 4th: Snakeman (Stronger than Gear 2nd), Island level with Gear 3rd (Clashed evenly with Awakened Katakuri), higher with Gear 4th: Boundman (Far stronger than Gear 3rd), far higher with Strongest Attacks (At least 4x stronger than Gear 3rd) | Large Mountain level (Far stronger than before), higher with Gear 2nd (Far stronger than before), Island level with Gear 3rd (Far stronger than before) higher with Gear 4th: Boundman (Far stronger than Gear 3rd), far higher with Strongest Attacks (Far stronger than before)

Speed: At least Massively Hypersonic+, possibly Relativistic+ (Faster than before. Although inferior to Doflamingo with Gear 2nd, Luffy was still able to keep up with him after he had been impaled by Law's Gamma Knife), Relativistic+ with Gear 4th (Boundman blitzed Doflamingo from hundreds of meters away. Outsped Charlotte Cracker's Biscuit Soldiers) | At least Massively Hypersonic+, possibly Relativistic+ (Faster than before), Relativistic+ with Gear 4th (Faster than Charlotte Katakuri, who needed to use his Future Sight to consistently keep up with him in their fight. The longer he stretches his attack with Python in Gear 4th: Snakeman, the faster the attack becomes) | At least Massively Hypersonic+, possibly Relativistic+ (Faster than before), Relativistic+ with Gear 4th (Faster than before)

Lifting Strength: At least Class G (Far stronger than his Pre-Timeskip version), Class T with G4 (Breaks Doflamingo's threads with brute force) | At least Class G (Stronger than before), Class T with G4 (Stronger than before) | At least Class G (Far stronger than before), Class T with G4 (His strength was complimented by Eustass Kid with Punk Rotten, who could overpower a strike from Big Mom and flip Full Zoan Kaido)

Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class+ (Stronger than Overdosed Hody), Large Mountain Class with Gear 2nd (Far stronger than before), Large Mountain Class+ with Gear 3rd (One-shot Monster Hody), Large Mountain Class+ with Gear 4th: Boundman (At least 4x stronger than Gear 2nd), far higher with Strongest Attacks (At least 4x stronger than Gear 3rd) | At least Mountain Class+ (Stronger than before), Large Mountain Class with Gear 2nd (Stronger than before), higher with Gear 4th: Snakeman (Stronger than Gear 2nd), Island Class with Gear 3rd (Clashed evenly with Awakened Katakuri), higher with Gear 4th: Boundman (Far stronger than Gear 3rd), far higher with Strongest Attacks (At least 4x stronger than Gear 3rd) | Large Mountain Class (Far stronger than before), higher with Gear 2nd (Far stronger than before), Island Class with Gear 3rd (Far stronger than before) higher with Gear 4th: Boundman (Far stronger than Gear 3rd), far higher with Strongest Attacks (Far stronger than before)

Durability: Large Mountain level (Took hits from Diable Jambe Sanji), Large Mountain level+ with Busōshoku Haki (Can take attacks from Charlotte Cracker's Biscuit Soldiers), Island level with Gear 4th: Boundman (Comparable to his Striking Strength. Withstood the impact of Doflamingo’s “God-Thread”), higher with Gear 4th: Tankman (Far more durable than before) | At least Large Mountain level (More durable than before), Large Mountain level+ with Busōshoku Haki (More durable than before), Island level with Gear 4th: Boundman (More durable than before) | Island level (More durable than his previous Gear 4th: Boundman), higher with Busōshoku Haki (More durable than before), even higher with Gear 4th: Boundman (More durable than before)

Stamina: Immensely High (Has incredibly high endurance and recovery speed. Capable of lasting in brawls for nearly a dozen hours with no rest. During his more serious fights, Luffy has suffered life-threatening injuries that gave him severe internal bleeding and damage to his organs, and he could continue fighting with only moderate lapses. He only stops fighting when it is physically impossible for him to even move. He took several strikes from Rob Lucci that affected all of his organs and left him in a large puddle of his own blood, yet he could stand back up shortly after and withstand the same attack immediately after. After the Marineford War, Luffy suffered from severe physical and mental trauma due to the loss of his brother, his life-threatening injuries, and having to use adrenaline-based drugs more than once to keep fighting, only to merely pass out and go on a rampage several hours later immediately after going through surgery, and being in perfect condition some time after. During his fight with Charlotte Katakuri, Luffy had only slept for a few hours for the last days, and was vomiting blood, barely conscious, and taking a beating, yet could continue fighting quite effectively, which surprised his opponent. He is capable of fighting for over 13 hours despite having suffering severe injuries all over his body and shrugging off a fatal injury that tore off one side of his torso. Able to persevere with highly lethal poison coursing through his veins and with grave wounds, his stamina can be almost completely restored instantly if he eats meat)

Range: Tens of kilometers (He should be capable of reaching further distances currently. The range of his Haoshoku and Kenbunshoku Haki Post-Timeskip should at least be comparable, if not larger than this)

Standard Equipment:

  • Straw Hat

Intelligence:

Combat Genius. Normally Luffy is very average, but in battle, he is a genius in his own right. He's shown a myriad of different qualities of intelligence ranging from unique creativity to quickly comprehending difficult situations. This was born from his training with his grandfather Monkey D. Garp, and his upbringing with his foster brothers Portgas D. Ace and Sabo. Alongside Garp, Luffy learned how to survive. Alongside Ace and Sabo, Luffy learned how to fight. Raised in the harsh environment of Mount Culubo with his brothers, he got stronger and smarter every passing day. After the timeskip, he trained with the legendary Silvers Rayleigh and learned Haki, but he also learned how to use his abilities more efficiently.

Luffy is extremely innovative and creative. As a child under the age of 6 years old, Luffy was forced to learn how to survive by getting thrown in ravines, being left in the wild alone and tied to balloons. Because of that, he taught himself how to hunt and cook meat to survive, showing his unnatural growth. When his ship was about to crash into Laboon, he shot a cannonball into the whale and used the recoil of its shockwave to stop his ship from colliding into Laboon. Luffy has been shown several times to create techniques on the spot by copying things that he has seen, whether it be an attack or an object. After seeing Genzo's pinwheel, Luffy made a technique inspired by it, where he uses all the force and weight of a sea beasts' huge body and spins it in a pinwheel formation to defeat several foes. He has great situational awareness, noticing a pole outside of a building in which he could stretch to dodge a plethora of daggers from Buggy. He used a rock in the ground to block a stab from Kuro. He threw a ship's mast at Krieg and stabbed Laboon with his own as well. He also stretches to retreat from fights occasionally, like when he took a small break from his raid on Enies Lobby to gain high ground in order to scout his enemies and his location, or when he grappled the top of Krieg's ship in order to dodge an explosion. He also noticed Buggy in a sandstorm and using him as a human shield in the heat of battle with the greatest swordsman in the world. He used a piece of a mirror in his hair to reflect Foxy's Noro Noro beams. During the wedding in Whole Cake Island, he planned putting a mirror inside a cake, and thought of the plan to superimpose his image on a bunch of animals to use as a diversion to confuse Big Mom and her children.

Luffy created his own fighting style using the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which consists of several different types of techniques ranging from regular strikes to slams, deflecting attacks, making opponents dizzy, using snap-back attacks that redirect the force of opponents to use back at them, and more. He has a prodigious aptitude for battle and keenly seizes the developments of fights to his advantage and doesn't waste any movements during battle. He's learned to mix that fighting style with Haki to bring out the best of his abilities. He created Gear 2nd, a transformation activated by manually doping his blood by pumping his legs and speeding up the blood flow, and Gear 3rd, a technique activated by pumping oxygen throughout his bones, both techniques taking advantage of his rubber body. Later in Dressrosa, he created Gear 4th, a transformation activated by blowing air into Luffy's muscles and covering them with Haki. Over the timeskip, Luffy developed a technique known as "Red Hawk", which is a tribute to his late brother who manipulated fire, where he could move his arm fast enough even while underwater for friction to light his arm on fire and burn victims from the inside.

Luffy is an extremely skilled fighter, battling and defeating characters more durable than the attacks he could dish out (Krieg), faster than him (Kuro) and can predict his movements (Enel), with unorthodox skills that take years to master (CP9 like Rob Lucci), and can see the future (Charlotte Katakuri). He's also fought against/alongside Roronoa Zoro, an extremely skilled swordsman in his own right who, while extremely injured, has been shown to block and dodge 6 swords coming from all directions. He fought and defeated Captain Kuro, the character with the second highest IQ in the East Blue, While he fought Don Krieg, to avoid his explosive spear he grabbed onto the shaft so he wouldn't be in the range of the explosion, then he destroyed it by punching it 5 times in the same spot. He has great precision rivaling Roronoa Zoro, who could cut a booger in half while drunk. Luffy quickly thinks of effective ways to get himself out of sticky situations and make the best of them, like when Don Krieg held him in a net, and Luffy used Krieg's weapon to create a new move where he used the net to shape his new technique, then he spun him several dozen times and slammed him into a boat. He's shown a larger variety in techniques than Don Krieg, who's fighting style revolves around manipulating weapons. During his raid on Enies Lobby, he defeated thousands of heavily armed and trained Marine Soldiers. He worked very efficiently, defeated hundreds of soldiers every few seconds by using several different methods of fighting:

  • He used their numbers against them and made opportunities for them to friendly fire.
  • He used his surroundings to his advantage, shown when he destroyed a building and used its fragments as ammo to punch towards the marines.
  • He used wide spread AOE attacks. He used his own attacks to harm several people at once, or he used other peoples' weapons to attack multiple victims.

When Luffy was on Rusukaina, Rayleigh taught him how to use his abilities better. Luffy lost the weakness to Gear 2nd and 3rd and could now use them in short, quick bursts. He taught him how to efficiently reflect attacks back at the opponent with double the force instead of letting them rebound in random directions.

Luffy is also an extremely quick learner. During the East Blue Saga, he adapted to Captain Kuro's unpredictable fighting style in only a few minutes. In Alabasta, while focusing on surviving a stab wound and trying to save Arabasta from Crocodile's sandstorm, he figures out Crocodile's weakness to liquids and used it to defeat him. In Skypiea, he analyzed Enel's Kennbunshoku Haki and found ways to deal with it: Clearing his mind completely so his movements couldn't be read and sending shots into a wall that rebounded randomly so that their movement couldn't be predicted via telepathy. In Enies Lobby, he analyzed the Soru ability after only seeing it once and mastered the ability, incorporating it into his fighting style and created Gear 2nd based on it without any prior practice. In Whole Cake Island, he merged using Future Sight in his own fighting style without any prior use of the ability. In Wano, while training to learn Advanced Armament Haki, he accidentally learned an even more advanced version which could destroy targets from the inside, and in a few days he mastered the ability. During the Onigashima raid, after seeing Kaido using Haoshoku Infusion, he instantly mimicked and mastered the ability without even knowing of its existence prior to the battle.

Weaknesses: Standard Devil Fruit users weaknesses. Excessive usage of Gear 4th renders Luffy unable to use Haki for 10 minutes. Gear 4th greatly increases Luffy's metabolism, making his body burn calories much faster and greatly lowers how long he can remain in combat. Gear 4th Tankman Full Version can only be utilized when Luffy has consumed a sufficient amount of calories | Same as before. However, after improving his Haki in the Wano arc, he doesn't suffer the same drawback when using Gear 4th, being able to activate and deactivate it at will without suffering any notable toll and being capable of using his King Kong Gun without losing too much stamina in the process.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

Gomu Gomu no Mi (Rubber Rubber Fruit): A Paramecia type Devil Fruit, this fruit turns the user’s body into rubber. The fruit's major strength, as demonstrated by Luffy, is that the person's body can stretch like rubber even when the ability user himself is nullified. It also makes them almost entirely immune to blunt attacks, including hand-to-hand combat, bullets or even cannonballs (this mechanic is further explained here). Thanks to Luffy's own creativity both in and out of combat, this fruit has consistently proven itself to be among the most formidable, versatile, and unpredictable within the Paramecia class. The user's rubber-like body also allows the user to survive falls from heights and collisions that would kill a normal person. The user's ability to stretch and twist like rubber to extreme lengths not only makes him immune to injuries that originate from such, but it also allows him to even rebound, that can give him a great advantage in or out of battle. Stretching also allows the user to drastically increase the range of what would otherwise be considered a powerful close-range attack, turning it into a devastating mid-range or long-range attack. A stretched limb can also be used to store potential energy like a stretched spring, increasing the velocity by stretching his arm back resulting in increased power. Combined with Haki, his power is increased even more. Owing to rubber-like natural insulating properties, the user is also immune to electrical attacks and is also able to hit an electric Logia user without Haki. Additionally the user is immune to the electricity produced by Electro.

To see the full list of techniques click here.

  • Regular Techniques
    • Gomu Gomu no Thank You Fire: Luffy first absorbs the projectiles the way he does normally and then accurately rebounds the projectiles at an enemy with twice the power as when they hit him.
    • Gomu Gomu no Snake Shot: Luffy moves his arm in a snake-like fashion and grips the enemy, possibly inflicting piercing damage.
    • Gomu Gomu no UFO: Luffy rotates his lower half of the body to act like a helicopter and levitate in the air.

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Luffy pumps his blood rapidly with his legs to kick start the process which in turn, increases the speed of his blood flow, thus providing more oxygen and nutrients to various parts of his body which makes him faster and much stronger. It uses even more oxygen and energy, hence using up more food and he has to breathe harder. The increase in his metabolism causes him to be hungrier than usual or even a paralytic type effect after a long usage of it. Can be used to achieve a full body effect, or an effect on any single area of his body (e.g. the arm). The techniques in this mode are basically the same as the regular attacks, but greatly augmented by his enhanced attack speed and, consequently, attack power. The known Gear Second specific techniques are listed below.

When he uses Gear Second in conjunction with Armament Haki, his techniques receives the epithet "Hawk" or "Eagle" added to the name of the attack.

  • Gomu Gomu no Red Hawk: Luffy uses his Busōshoku Haki in conjunction with Gear Second to ignite his arm and strike his opponent, creating an explosion upon contact.

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Luffy pumps air through his bones to make them gigantic. This gives his arm more mass and a larger area to attack with far greater strength. Previously Luffy turned into a chibi form after canceling the technique but after the timeskip he no longer shrinks in size. The techniques in this mode are basically the same as the regular attacks, but greatly augmented by his increased mass and power. The known Gear Third specific techniques are listed below.

  • Gomu Gomu no Elephant Gun: After pumping air into his fist to drastically increase its mass, Luffy uses his Busōshoku Haki to harden it (appearing to be significantly harder than his regular Gear Third which has been likened to steel in the sense bullets ricochet off his Gear Third limbs instead of bouncing off), turning his arm black in the process. Luffy then attacks in a similar motion to when he uses his Gigant Pistol, launching his fist towards his opponent. This attack seems to be more densely pumped with air at the tip compared to the Gigant Pistol, forming a large round ball at his forearm, whilst the rest of his arm remains at the same size, although stretched.
    • Gomu Gomu no Thor Elephant Gun: An enhanced version of the move in which Luffy launches himself into the air with Gomu Gomu no Rocket first, before striking, discharging electricity when it lands.
  • Gomu Gomu no Elephant Gatling: After enlarging and imbuing both his arms with Busōshoku Haki in a similar manner as Gomu Gomu no Elephant Gun, Luffy uses his stretching ability to bring his fists forward repeatedly in a blurry, rapid barrage of strong punches that creates the illusion of him having multiple arms.
  • Gomu Gomu no Grizzly Magnum: After enlarging and imbuing both his arms with Busōshoku Haki and gaining a considerable distance from his opponent, Luffy stretches his arms back and strikes with open palms simultaneously while in the air.
  • Gomu Gomu no Tsuppari: After enlarging his arms, Luffy strikes his opponent with an open palm. This does not require the use of Haki.
    • Gomu Gomu no Gigant Tsuppari: A more powerful version of Tsuppari in which Luffy stretches his arm very far back, and as it shoots forward he inflates it greatly before striking his opponent with a massive open palm.

In order to activate the technique, Luffy coats his arm in Busoshoku Haki before biting into his forearm. Similar to how he activates Gear Third, he blows an incredible amount of air into his body, but this time he inflates his muscular structure before distributing the air throughout his body, with emphasis on his upper half. Luffy's proportions become warped and his body becomes much larger in size, with his arms, upper torso, and legs coated in Busoshoku Haki. The coating across his torso resemble the wispy ends made from flames, giving it the appearance of tattoos, and he also gains shading around the inner and outer edges of his eyes. Gear Fourth also increases Luffy’s metabolism. Once Gear Fourth reaches its limit, it automatically deactivates and Luffy is left exhausted and unable to use Haki for ten minutes. Even afterwards, Gear Fourth is extremely taxing on Luffy's body and stamina.

Later on the series he increases the duration of the form and even reduces the stamina drain after improving his Armament Haki.

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Luffy's proportions become warped and his body becomes much larger in size, with his arms, upper torso, and legs coated in Busoshoku Haki. In this form, Luffy is continuously emitting steam in this form. As a side-effect, he is incapable of standing still on the ground, and instead constantly bounces on the spot. While Luffy is using Boundman, his physical strength and speed are increased whereas before, Gear Second's lack of strength and Gear Third's lack of speed made them ineffective individually.

  • Gomu Gomu no Kong Gun: After compressing his fist into his enlarged forearm (and making it look like an actual cannon), Luffy unleashes a devastating short-range punch with enough power to break through Doflamingo's own Haki-enhanced defense and blow the Shichibukai all the way from Dressrosa's palace to the middle of the city.
  • Gomu Gomu no Rhino Schneider: After compressing both legs into his body, Luffy delivers a double flying kick. It has enough power to send the opponent crashing through dozens of buildings and across a town center.
  • Gomu Gomu no Culverin: Luffy delivers a punch like a regular Gomu Gomu no Pistol, but if it is dodged, he can redirect his punch an unspecified number of times, without losing momentum, to still land with tremendous force. In addition, this punch does not need to retract back to his body right after being "fired" as the regular Gomu Gomu no Pistol does. It can sharply change its trajectory multiple times until it hits its desired target.
  • Gomu Gomu no Double Culverin: Luffy pulls back his arms before punching his opponent with them.
  • Gomu Gomu no Leo Bazooka: Luffy winds up his two arms and launches them out with open palms, releasing a blast of air that can send a close ranged target flying at incredible momentum. It is executed very similarly to his Gomu Gomu no Bazooka.
  • Gomu Gomu no Kong Organ: Luffy fires off several Kong Gun punches in rapid succession. This attack is similar to his Gomu Gomu no Gatling Gun, and seemingly shows Luffy firing off dozens of punches simultaneously.
  • Gomu Gomu no King Kong Gun: Luffy blows a large amount of air into his arm, drastically increasing its size, before compressing his fist and unleashing a devastating blow. This was first used to defeat Doflamingo, and was powerful enough to break through the Shichibukai's Spider's Web and God Thread techniques simultaneously, as well as send him flying into the city below with enough force to completely level the town and cause the ground to be torn apart.

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Luffy takes a form similar to Bound-Man, but his torso is enlarged to the point where he basically looks like a Rubber-Ball. This form focuses heavily on increasing his defenses and the harmonization between his Haki and Gomu-Gomu powers.

  • Tankman: Manpuku Version: So far the base form of Tankman is unknown. To activate this form Luffy has to consume copious amounts of food, which makes him consequently grow to an enormous and bloated size. Tankman gives Luffy tremendous Haki-based durability to which it is stronger than that of Boundman. Furthermore, this form further increases the power and magnitude of Boundman's compression-based offense by using Luffy's enormous stomach as a launcher.
    • Gomu Gomu no Cannonball: The Gear Fourth version of Gomu Gomu no Fuusen and Gomu Gomu no Ore Fire. After trapping an enemy within him by compressing and withdrawing his stomach, Luffy launches them forward and into the air with incredible power and speed.

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Luffy takes a form similar to Bound-Man, but he appears much skinnier, and this form focuses heavily on the use of homing attacks and a dramatic increase in speed.

  • Python: An attack method employed by Luffy in both Bound-Man and Snake-Man. He sends his fist out and continuously changes its path in order to land hits on opponents who try to evade it. The more his punches miss and stretch, the faster they become.
  • Gomu Gomu no Jet Culverin: Similar in nature to Bound-Man's Culverin attack, but much faster.
  • Gomu Gomu no Black Mamba: Luffy uses a mix between Python and Gomu Gomu no Orgun, sending a flurry of attacks that home in on the enemy should they deflect or dodge the initial punches.
  • Gomu Gomu no King Cobra: There is no clear use to this attack, but Luffy enlarges his right arm and sends it out from random vectors until it strikes his opponent with great force. His most powerful attack in this form.

Also known as Shave, allows the users to move at extremely high speeds in order to avoid attacks, as well as to attack at higher speeds and with greater power. It was revealed that the principle of this move was to kick off the ground at least ten times in the blink of an eye.

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. Luffy is one of these people.

Luffy is the standard for Proficient Haoshoku Haki use. He is capable of generating a massive aura that can cover over several kilometers with such intensity that the air seemingly discharges electricity when coming into contact with any resistance.

Luffy has displayed a high level of proficiency with Busoshoku Haki. He's capable of covering a large portion of his body with Busoshoku: Koka on a whim, and at his highest intensity, can cover almost all of his body at once. He has somehow found a way to harmonize the armored defense of Koka with his Rubber body, forcing almost all physical force to bounce straight off.

    • Busoshoku: Koka (Color of Armaments: Hardening): This technique somehow uses Busōshoku Haki to drastically harden his body (or parts of it). How exactly it works is currently unknown. When Luffy uses it, the arm he applies it on becomes black and shiny, much like vulcanized rubber.

Luffy has displayed some proficiency of Kenbunshoku Haki. By the start of Wholecake Arc, he was capable of seeing premonitions of the future without the need to focus intensely while also displaying several kilometers of range with the ability--sensing targets from a large distance away. By the end of Whole-cake, Luffy can see several seconds into the future while focusing intensely, matching the likes of Charlotte Katakuri in this field.

Key: Beginning of Timeskip | Post-Katakuri Fight | Post-Udon Prison Training

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Notable Victories:

Jinbe (One Piece) Jinbe's Profile (High 7-A versions were used)

Scizor (Pokémon) Scizor's Profile (7-A versions, both could use their High 7-A forms, speed equalized)

Mega Charizard (Pokémon) Charizard's Profile (High 7-A versions, speed equalized)

Gyarados (Pokémon) Gyarados' Profile (Both started in base but could transform)

Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion) Shinji's Profile (Both started in 7-A and Shinji's EVA could go berserk. Speed was equalized)

Lucario (Pokémon) Lucario's Profile (Post-Katakuri Fight Luffy was used, both could use their High 7-A forms)

Trafalgar Law (One Piece) Law's Profile (Both at their strongest 7-A forms)

Jeritza von Hrym (Fire Emblem) Jeritza's Profile (Udon Prison Luffy was used, speed was equalized, the battle took place in a sealed off Central Park with limited height)

Iron Man (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Iron Man's Profile (Beginning of Timeskip Luffy while in Gear 4 and Mark 85 Iron Man were used, both were 50 meters apart and speed was equalized)

Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece) Doflamingo's Profile (Both were High 7-A, Real Body Doflamingo and Post-Udon Prison Luffy were used, Luffy was restricted to his base form, they started 100 meters apart and the battle took place on Onigashima)

Notable Losses:

Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece) Doflamingo’s Profile (Dressrosa Arc Luffy was used)

Inconclusive Matches:

Steven Universe (Steven Universe) Steven's Profile (Season 2-3 Steven and Beginning of Timeskip Luffy were used. Speed was equalized)

Shigeo Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100) Mob's Profile (Both were 6-C, speed was equalized, Post-Udon Training Luffy and ???% Mob were used, and Luffy started in Gear 4th: Boundman form)

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