Monkey D. Luffy, better known as Luffy, is the protagonist of the manga and anime series, One Piece. He is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. One Piece has accumulated quite the fandom over the years, and many fans keep asking the same question: Who are Luffy’s mom and dad?
Luffy was raised by his paternal grandfather, Monkey D. Garp, and a foster mother, Curly Dadan. Luffy’s biological father is Monkey D. Dragon and has never been active in Luffy’s life. The identity of Luffy’s biological mother is unknown and may not ever be revealed.
This article will fill you in on all that is known about Luffy’s biological parents and adoptive parents. We will also let you know whether or not series creator Eiichiro Oda plans to reveal the identity of Luffy’s birth mom.
Who is Luffy’s Mother?
The identity of Luffy’s biological mother has not yet been revealed in either the manga or the anime series. The topic of Luffy’s mother is a hot one among One Piece fans. Furthermore, series creator Oda has had alot to say about the subject, including that her identity is not relevant to the story.
Oda has said that Luffy’s story began as soon as he left his mother’s arms, and he wanted to be the one to tell it; therefore, she would not be a part of it. And even though her identity is not relevant to the series, Oda has also said that she is alive.
Oda also said that Luffy’s parents would be drawn into volume 45 of the manga series. While his father’s identity was revealed, which we will discuss a little later, it is still not clear who Luffy’s mother is. Oda drew her into the volume, but she was not easily identified.
Her name has not yet been mentioned, and it is not clear what her connection to Luffy’s father is (other than the two of them having a child together). Since Oda does not consider Luffy’s mother relevant, he may not ever reveal who she is.
Fans have speculated who she could be, especially after the identity of Luffy’s father was revealed. One fan theory is that Crocodile is Luffy’s biological mother. Crocodile has a big secret that he doesn’t want to be exposed, and the popular fan theory is that he was formerly a woman and he is Luffy’s mother.
Another fan theory is that Im, or Imu, is Luffy’s mom. Imu’s gender has not yet been revealed, but many fans think she is a female and Luffy’s mother. We do know that Imu holds the highest sovereignty, and even the five elders bow down to them.
Who is Luffy’s Father?
It was revealed that Luffy’s father is the criminal Monkey D. Dragon. This is indicated in episode 314 of the anime series and is titled “The Strongest Family Lineage? Luffy’s Father Revealed!” This episode was adapted from chapter 432 of the manga “Jack in the Box.”
However, as mentioned above, Monkey D. Dragon was introduced into the series earlier. It just wasn’t revealed until that chapter and episode that he was Luffy’s biological father.
Monkey D. Dragon is a commander of the Revolutionary Army and is known as the “World’s Worst Criminal” because he has tried to destabilize the global government. Although he has been absent most of Luffy’s life and even left him in the care of his own father, Garp, Dragon still cares about Luffy.
He made an appearance at Loguetown to witness Luffy’s departure for the Grand Line. He also saves Luffy when Smoker tries to capture him, proving that he does care whether his son lives or dies. He also seems to be proud that Luffy has created some drama for the global government.
Even though Dragon did abandon Luffy, he does seem genuinely interested in what happens to him. He also does not like when anyone questions him or even tries to talk to him about his family or past.
Who Raised Luffy?
Well, we don’t know who or where Luffy’s mother is. We do know that Dragon is his biological father, but he left Luffy with his father, Monkey D. Garp. Garp then took care of him for a short time then left Luffy in the care of the Dadan family. This is the same thing he did when he was entrusted to take care of Portgas D. Ace.
Garp is a famous and influential Marine vice admiral soldier. He is actually known as the “Hero of the Marines.” He is a caring person and loyal to his family and the Marines. Garp does not believe that someone’s lineage determines their path or that everyone labeled a criminal is terrible.
This is evident in his own life when he does not believe Luffy will turn into a criminal like his father, Dragon. He also does not think that everyone bad is a criminal because he leaves his real grandson Luffy, and his adopted grandson Ace, in the care of Curly Dadan, who is known as a mountain bandit.
Curly Dadan took on the role of Luffy’s foster mother when Garp brought him to her. She was reluctant to raise him at first because she already had her hands full with Ace. Ace was the son of the late Pirate King, and Garp became responsible for him when his father was executed. Dadan agreed to take Ace in and then later decided to raise Luffy.
Dadan is a wanted criminal and the leader of the Dadan family mountain bandits. Her family respects her. They were willing to chip in and help take care of Ace and Luffy and were genuinely concerned when Dadan didn’t return immediately from her battle with Bluejam. Luffy initially didn’t like Dadan but grew to love and respect her.
Will The Identity of Luffy’s Biological Mother Ever be Revealed?
While anything is possible, it is still doubtful that we will ever learn the true identity of Luffy’s biological mother. One Piece creator, Eiichiro Oda, has repeatedly expressed that he is disinterested in exploring that part of Luffy’s heritage and story.
In fact, absent and dead mothers seem to be a recurring theme in One Piece. Oda said that this is because “mother is the opposite of adventure.”