Who are the Straw Hat Pirates?
The Straw Hat Pirates, The Straw Hats, The Mugiwara Pirates, The Straw Hat Crew. There are several names that the main pirate band of One Piece go by as they continue their quest to find the fabled One Piece and ascend into Pirate legend!
But who exactly is this well storied crew of salty sea dogs? If you’re a long time fan wanting to brush up on your Mugiwara knowledge or a new comer to the Blue Sea, then sit back and relax as we break down the who’s who of this famous pirate crew!
Monkey D Luffy
Bounty: 1,500,000,000 Belly
The main protagonist of One Piece and the leader of the Straw Hats, Luffy is the son of the legendary Monkey D. Dragon!
He has gone from strength to strength with his time on the Blue Sea defeating various global powers with his Gum Gum Devil Fruit power, giving his body rubber like properties which can be manipulated into devastating attacks.
With his iconic Straw Hat given him to ‘Red Haired’ Shanks and his excellent fighting abilities, Luffy has becoming one of the most renowned pirates if the New World.
Bounty: 320,000,000 Belly
Known as ‘Pirate Hunter’ Zoro, this former bounty hunter is an expert swordsman and is one of the few practitioners of the Santōryū aka the Three Sword Style.
Along with Luffy and Sanji, Zoro is one of the members of the fabled Monster Trio. His notoriety and actions led most to believe that Zoro was in fact the leader of the Straw Hats adding to his legend.
His number one dream is not to get his hands on the One Piece but to become the worlds greatest swordsman. And will help his crew mates in order to achieve his goal.
Bounty: 66,000,000 Belly
The ship’s navigator and infamous Cat Burglar Nami was the second member to join the Crew after Zoro. Formerly a member of the Arlong Pirates Nami joined Luffy’s crew with the intention to rob them. She became a full time member after she teamed up with them to defeat her former crew.
Bounty: 200,000,000 Belly
Former captain of the Usopp Pirates, elite sniper, and the third member to join The Straw Hat crew.
During the course of One Piece, Usopp has been able to tap into his Kenbunshoku Haki and is one of the four members (along with Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji) to awaken this ability. Haki gives him a sixth sense of sorts enabling him to detect the strength, and emotions of others. It also gives him abilities that help him in battle.
Usopp has gained a high level of renown during his voyages with the Mugiwara Pirates, so much so that he has been dubbed ‘God’ Usopp by many.
Bounty: 330,000,000 Belly
Vinsmoke Sanji, or ‘Black Leg’ Sanji as he’s more commonly known is the crew’s cook and former sous chef. He’s formerly the prince of the Germa Kingdom after he official disowned his family and disregarded the title.
The fifth member to join The Straw Hats and one of the top four fighters of the crew his dream to fined the fabled All Blue, a chef’s paradise where the sea boarders meet.
Don’t let his lineage or dreams fool you however as Sanji is a force to be reckoned with.
Tony Tony Chopper
Bounty: 100 Belly
Every crew needs a medic and ‘Cotton Candy Lover’ Chopper is here to heal the gang’s wounds should they get into a scrap or several.
Tony is a reindeer who consumed the Hito Hito no Mi Devil Fruit which enables animals to transform into human hybrid at will. To accomplish his life long dream to cure any disease, Chopper travels with the Straw Hats across the world to accomplish this goal.
Bounty: 130,000,000 Belly
The only survivor of the destruction of Ohara island, ‘Devil Child’ aka ‘Light of the Revolution’, or just Nico to her friends, is the crew’s archaeologist.
She is the only person in the Blue Sea to decipher Poneglyphs, a series of ancient steles that outline the worlds history. Her ultimate dream is to find the legendary Rio Poneglyph which is the key to all the world’s history.
The crew’s Shipwright and only Cyborg, ‘Iron Man’ Franky was originally the leader of a group of ship dismantles known as The Franky Family.
Originally an enemy of The Straw Hats, Franky became an eventually ally and then crew member. This was so he could fulfill his lifelong goal of creating a ship that can circumnavigate the globe.
Bounty: 83,000,000 Belly
Every crew needs an undead skeleton for a musician! Introducing Brook! Before succumbing to deaths embrace, Brook was a rock star who partook of the Yomi Yomi no Mi which enhances the users soul so much it is able to resurrect after their first death.
Brook’s dream of touring the world led him to the Straw Hats, after his voyage however he plans to reunite with his friend Laboon the whale at his home, The Reverse Mountain.
Bounty: 438,000,000 Belly
Next to Brook, Jinbe is a very distinct member of Luffy’s pirate crew.
The whale shark fish-man is the ship’s helmsman, and served as the captain of the Sun Pirates. He is also a former Shichibukai, one of the seven royal warriors of the sea and was highly regarded among pirates before the ill fated Battle of Marineford.
He joined the crew to help fulfil his previous captain’s dying wish of the coexistence between humans and fish people.
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