- Monkey D. Dragon’s absence from Luffy’s life from the beginning shows that he was not involved in his upbringing and cannot be considered a good father.
- The reason Dragon abandoned Luffy was to protect him and prevent him from being used as a weakness in his revolution, which makes sense but doesn’t excuse his absence.
- Luffy and Dragon’s reunion is imminent and is expected to take place after the events of the Egghead Island arc, where Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates were able to visit the Revolutionary Army.
Monkey D. Dragon is one of the most influential men in the world of One Piece, as he is the leader of the Revolutionary Army and he is also extremely important to the plot for that reason, and because he is Luffy’s biological father. Dragon was first introduced to the series during the Loguetown arc, however, his proper introduction came after the events at Enies Lobby, where Garp mentioned to Luffy that Dragon was in fact his father. and leader of the Revolutionary Army.
Since then, Dragon has gradually gained more attention and now that One Piece is present in the Final Saga, Dragon is at the forefront of everything because the time is ripe for him to lead his revolution to the door of the Heavenly Dragon and crushed. Surname. Fans have always wondered about Dragon and his relationship with Luffy and why he isn’t more present in his life, and now the answer has finally been given to them in One Piece Chapter 1101.
Luffy’s memories of D. Dragon
Fans can see quite clearly that Dragon played absolutely no role in Luffy’s upbringing, from the time he was born until now. In fact, Luffy didn’t recognize this person at all. Luffy has no memories of Dragon and this means that Dragon was completely absent from his childhood from the beginning. This was confirmed to fans when Garp mentioned to Luffy that his father was the leader of the Revolutionary Army, named Dragon. Upon hearing this, Luffy was surprised to learn that he even had a father and it certainly didn’t surprise Garp at all. This also shows that Garp himself knew that Dragon was not present and Luffy’s life was missing. This is something that Dragon also admits.
Looking at Dragon’s closest compatriots, neither Kuma nor Ivankov knew that Dragon had a son, at least not at first. It is highly unlikely that they would know the fact that Dragon also has a wife and all that simply points to the fact that Dragon’s role in Luffy’s life is negligent and that he simply cannot be considered Luffy’s father based on anything other than blood. .
Why did D. Dragon abandon Luffy?
In One Piece Chapter 1100, Oda detailed why Dragon abandoned Luffy. Fans saw Kuma in East Blue in One Piece Chapter 1101 and he was sailing around Foosha Village in East Blue. It seems Kuma stopped near the village and witnessed Luffy training. At this time, Luffy is practicing his powerful techniques, such as the Gum Gum War Ax, and talking to himself and the animals around him. Kuma is observing Luffy carefully and that means Kuma completely knows who Luffy is.
This is also not the first time Kuma has seen Luffy. This is evident through Kuma’s flashback to the time he spoke to Dragon. Kuma mentioned seeing a strange child in East Blue, and before he could finish his sentence, Dragon mentioned that if he wanted to kill him, he should keep talking. This left Kuma quite confused and when asked what he meant, Dragon continued to say that children are the parents’ weakness. This means that Dragon actually decided to remove Luffy from his life on purpose so that Luffy could not be used as a weakness in his revolution, and at the same time, Luffy himself was kept safe. This is something that many fans have predicted but has not been confirmed in the story. Now, Oda has given fans an accurate confirmation of this and it is certainly interesting to note.
D. Is Dragon a good father?
The question of whether Dragon is a good father or not is quite simple to answer. One can clearly see Dragon’s intentions towards Luffy, especially after having more context about his actions. Dragon abandoned Luffy for a reason. He doesn’t want Luffy to be harmed at any cost and he also doesn’t want Luffy to come between him and the revolution he is leading. Dragon is a determined man and his reasoning certainly makes sense.
However, when it comes to being a good father, Dragon is definitely not that and the explanation he gave fans in One Piece Chapter 1101 doesn’t absolve them of what he did. . Dragon is completely absent from Luffy’s life and no matter what he is doing in life, whether for the greater good of the world or not, as a parent, Dragon is a complete failure.
He wasn’t there for Luffy when he needed him and he certainly didn’t play any role in raising him. Even if Dragon wants Luffy to be safe, the truth is that parents should always be there for their children, no matter what. For Luffy, not having a Dragon around is not a problem. However, for another child, it could really be a problem. In that case, the child will definitely not care about the parents’ explanations, regardless of whether they want to save the world or they want to do this for the child’s own good. No explanation is simply not good enough to fill the void in a child’s heart. Dragon certainly has his reasons and one cannot blame him for that, however, as a parent, he is definitely not good in some ways. Furthermore, if Dragon cared about the revolution he was leading and knew that his child’s life would be in danger, he should not have had children in the first place.
The reunion of Luffy and D. Dragon
Regardless of everything that has happened between Luffy and Dragon in the past, the time for these two characters to finally reunite is drawing closer. Luffy and Dragon will meet again and that’s something Dragon has mentioned countless times. One Piece is currently in the Final Saga and their reunion is getting closer with each Chapter. In fact, it will actually probably take place right after the events of the Egghead Island arc.
Vegapunk is currently with Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates and when the group escapes from there, the next place Vegapunk wants to go will be Dragon, as he is his old compatriot. This means that the Straw Hats will probably visit the Revolutionary Army and there, fans will see quite a reunion. Luffy will eventually meet Sabo again and that is the only reunion he cares about, however, fans are also happy to see him meet his father, Dragon, once again.
At the same time, fans will also get to see Robin meet Koala and Sabo once again as well as a lot of other interesting information revealed when this important meeting takes place in One Piece.
One Piece is available to read via Viz Media. Fans can read the series officially and for free on the Shonen Jump and Manga Plus apps. Because One Piece is about to take a break, the release date of the next One Piece Chapter, One Piece 1102, will be December 25, 2023.