Character Name: Monkey D. Luffy
Series: One Piece
Bio (personality): At first glance, especially if said glance involves him with a finger up his nose, Luffy is a scrawny boogery idiot who happens to be able to stretch his entire body at great lengths, not the sharpest crayon in the box as well as a fearless little shit, with naivety coming out the wazoo. And you’d be pretty close but no cigar. Despite his tender teenage years Luffy has the bumbling grace and simple thought patterns of a child. He’s entertained by the simplest of things, like shiny stuff and hermit crabs, and can be confused by even simpler things for example when digging a hole if you dig one too close to another you might end up filling the first one and create more work for yourself, a prime example from the Alabasta arc. Common medicinal knowledge also eludes him, such as the fact that cold meat won’t cure a raging fever. He likes monsters and strange things and will ask most non humanoid creatures one, if they’ll join his crew and two whether or not they poop. They do, in case anyone was concerned. His child-like wonder obviously gets him into trouble that his precious nakama have to bail him out of, but after taking the weekly baddy down to china town, knocking a bit a wisdom (they wish) into their knuckleheaded captain for his idiocy, and feasting, it’s usually all water under the boat. Until the next big adventure, anyway, much to Luffy’s obvious delight. Even though he’s a mischievous, idiotic and troublesome handful, Luffy has a knack for never ever giving up, no matter how strong their foe is, no matter how high the pile of meat rises, this kid won’t waver or doubt and won’t stop until he’s won and whatever issue they’re involved in is settled. No matter how tough or futile the task is, no matter how many people tell him his dream to be Pirate King is impossible, he’ll keep standing without fail and obnoxiously declare that he will succeed in his dream. Another troublesome perk to his lovely personality is his willingness to trust practically anyone, and even after being tricked and deceived, he will still forgive whomever has done the deed, he’s too pure of heart to turn his back on someone or hold a grudge. The only case where Luffy will get serious business (aside from the injustice done to food) is when any of his nakama, his precious friends are hurt in any way, shape or form. He will literally do whatever it takes, move mountains if he has to in order to get them out of danger and strife, and if he were ever to lose any of his nakama, well…he’d be devastated and has been shown to mentally break down in that situation. But where he will jump in to defend and assist his friends, Luffy also knows when they need to fight their own battles and stand on their own two feet, and he truly and honestly believes in them and their efforts.
History: Once upon a time there was a man named Gol D. Roger who was King of the Pirates. He had fame, power, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams. Before they hung him from the gallows these were the final words he said. “My fortune is yours for the taking…but you’ll have to find it first. I left everything I own in One Piece.” Ever since Pirates from all over the world have set sail for the Grand Line, searching for One Piece— the treasure that would make their dreams come true. But this isn’t technically that story.
Monkey D. Luffy was born in Foosha Village and raised mostly by the villagers aside from the occasional visits from his grandfather Monkey D. Garp (also the Vice Admiral of the Marines, ain’t that ironic). At the age of six a crew of pirates led by the infamous Red Haired Shanks took refuge on the island and upon meeting them Luffy from then on decided he wanted to be a pirate. He even stabbed himself beneath his eye to prove to Shanks, his idol, just how tough he was. Some time later when Shanks’ crew brought back their spoils they unwittingly left out a very special treasure called the Gomu Gomu no mi Devil Fruit. And Luffy, being Luffy and having the proper manners to not leave food unattended especially when the owners of said food aren’t looking, devoured it. Thus he gained the abilities to stretch his body to stunning lengths and forever earned his nickname Anchor which Shanks‘ crew had kindly given to him before hand as if they could have predicted this, for those who consume the fruit are forever rejected by the sea and cannot swim in it.
Soon after Shanks’ and his crew were preparing to leave the island to return to the Grand Line when Shanks got word of Luffy being kidnapped by a group of mountain bandits that had insulted Shanks and his piracy dreams sometime earlier. Luffy, overhearing the insults quickly came to his friends’ defense, but even with his devil fruit powers he was apprehended. The mountain bandit fled to sea with Luffy, thinking Shanks’ would never look for a mountain bandit there, but Shanks went after them and arrived just as the bandit threw the now sea disabled Luffy into the ocean out of spite. Unfortunately a sea king wad prowling those waters and attacked the bandit, gobbling him up in one go, and just as its jaws were closing in on Luffy, Shanks dived in to the rescue, scaring off the beast and losing his arm in the process. Shanks and his men soon leave, but not before depositing a gift unto Luffy, his prized straw hat. Shanks lets him ‘borrow’ the hat upon the promise that some day when Luffy gets himself a crew and a ship and becomes a real pirate, they would meet again and he could return it.
Some time after that Garp puts Luffy in the custody of Curly Dandan the bandit and the ever charming Portgas D. Ace. At first the two boys don’t get along, well more like Ace spits on little Luffy and Luffy tags after the older boy and tries to make up and get him to like him and eventually after some battles of will and wit, a homicide plan, some treasure and a fight against a thug, the two boys and Ace’s best friend Sabo become as thick as thieves- well, Pirates. The three share some sake at one point in time and officially declare themselves brothers and pirates, dreaming of being free pirating the world some day, together. Unfortunately the boys bliss and brotherhood is shortlived, and Sabo is taken from them by a plot conceived by Sabo’s wealthy father to bring him back and get rid of the poor influences taking his boy away. Sabo was selfless and begged his father to let Ace and Luffy go if he agreed to go quietly, and so, he did. Unfortunately after yet another incident that puts the boys and their caretaker in danger though they make it out of the woods alright, they discover that Sabo was killed as he was sailing away. They mourn and resolve to stick together as brothers, and Luffy makes Ace promise that he’d never die.
At his coming of age, Ace leaves to become a pirate, forcing Luffy to remain until he’s strong enough and finally, finally, three years after that Luffy begins his journey to become the King of the Pirates. He meets countless people along the way, hears of awe inspiring dreams and achievements, battles myriads of rivals, collects precious and loyal nakama, his dastardly and spry crew, sails the seas and jump belly first into teeming adventures, becomes strong, and even loses something precious that can never be replaced. And maybe, just maybe, he really will be the one that can make his dream, as well as the dream of his crew, come true.
RP sample: [Upon being dropped, caput! into a place like the kooky kinky circus, most normal people would cower, cry, rage at the injustice of the world and shake their fists at the imploring heavens, or give up completely.]
UWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, ITS SOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! I BET LOTS OF AWESOME FIGHTS GO DOWN IN THAT BIG TOP! WAAAAAAH WHAT’S THAT YUMMY SMELL?! IS IT CANDY?! ITS GOTTA BE CANDY! OR MAYBE CANDIED MEAT?! OHMYGOSH!
[Suddenly there’s a beastly gurgle followed by the teens downtrodden pout, to break the already impressive string of drool flowing like a river from his lips. He pats his loyal friend slash stomach reassuringly and makes up his mind, a determined gleam in his eyes] SANJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII YOU FIX DINNER WHILE I GO FIND THE CANDY, OKAAAAAAAAAY? IF YOU GUYS ARE GOOD and I don’t take it all for myself kekekekeke I’LL BRING YOU BACK SOME! [and with a tug on his hat and a grin he takes off and follows the nose that knows, disappearing into the crowd.
Monkey D. Luffy is clearly the furthest from normal you can get.]