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10 Characters Who Once Saved Luffy's Life

In the manga or anime One Piece, although Luffy is the main character of the story. However, he is often described as dying, whether it’s after fighting his opponent or being poisoned.

Even though you could say Luffy is a stupid and reckless character even though it involves life, the reason is that Luffy always gets help from the people around him.

List of Characters Who Once Saved Luffy’s Life

Curious about which characters have saved Luffy’s life? Let’s take a look at the list below.


Shanks|©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

This once happened when Luffy was a child, he had eaten a devil fruit. Luffy was thrown by Higuma into the middle of the sea. This makes Luffy as a devil fruit eater unable to swim.

When Luffy drowned suddenly a Sea King came, with a panicked state, Shanks jumped into the ocean and swam to save Luffy. The price to pay after saving Luffy was Shanks losing his left arm.

This is what makes Luffy make Shanks a valuable figure for him.

Nico Robin

Nico Robin 1
Nico Robin©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

During the Alabasta Arc, where Luffy was injured after fighting Crocodile, Robin used his devil fruit power to lift Luffy’s injured body from the sand.

Not only this, Luffy also returned the favor from Robin, and saved him at the Enies Lobby Arc. This is what makes Robin a crew in the Straw Hat Pirates.

Emporio Ivankov

Ivankov|©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

At Impel Down, Luffy had to deal with Magellan the prison warden who used the power of the poison logia devil fruit. Magellan who has the power of a terrible devil fruit is able to make Luffy die and almost die.

The dying Luffy was brought by Bon Clay to arena 5.5, where they met Emporio Ivankov. Long story short Ivankov who has the power of Horu Horu no Mi which can control hormones, injects his power into Luffy to save Luffy from Magellan’s poison.

Mr. 2 Bon Clay

Mr 2 Bon Clay
Mr 2 Bon Clay©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

Still in the Impel Down area, it was Luffy who was now affected by Magellan’s poison. Luffy and Bon Clay were also thrown into the level 5 area. Where they were both left in the cold there.

With all his strength left, Bon Clay defended while carrying Luffy’s dead body, he walked through the level 5 area to look for Ivankov while defending from the wolf attacks.

Not only that, Bon Clay sacrificed his life to help Luffy and his friends get out of Impel Down, even though it was tragic that Bon Clay was still alive and became the ruler of area 5.5 in Impel Down to replace Ivankov.

Roronoa Zoro

Roronoa Zoro
Roronoa Zoro©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

Next is Zoro the swordsman from the Straw Hat Pirates, during the Thriller Bark Arc, Kuma came to Moria’s place with the aim of giving information about the Shicibukai.

After Moria lost against the Straw Hats, Kuma came to them and intended to fight the Straw Hats who were seriously injured. Long story short, the Straw Hats fainted due to the shockwave Kuma generated.

And leaving only Zoro and Sanji alone, Kuma also threatened to kill Luffy to Zoro and Sanji. But that didn’t happen because Kuma gave a condition. Zoro without hesitation accepted the condition until his body was badly injured and fell asleep for a long time.


Marco|©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

During the great war at Marineford many characters died, even Whitebeard and Ace also died in the war, when Luffy was in a state of shock knowing Ace died, Akainu moved quickly with the intention of killing Luffy.

However, Marco quickly flew towards Luffy and saved Luffy who was being attacked by Akainu. luckily at that time Luffy was also protected by Jinbe.

Trafalgar D. Water Law

Trafalgar D. Water Law 1
Trafalgar D. Water Law©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

When after the war at Marineford was over, Luffy’s condition was quite serious, starting from his mental and body injured. Fortunately at that time Law came to save him, using his doctor’s abilities and the power of his devil fruit. Law also operated on Luffy and saved his life.


Jinbe©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

This fish-man character Jinbe has helped Luffy many times, starting after the war at Marineford and even at Amazon Lily, after the timeskip Luffy and his group went to fish-man island.

Long story short Luffy and his friends faced the enemy there, after Luffy managed to defeat his enemy, he was badly injured where he lost a lot of blood.

Jinbe also happily donated his blood to Luffy, so that Luffy wouldn’t die.

Portgas D Ace

Portgas D Ace 1
Portgas D. Ace|©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

During the war at Marineford the target Akainu wanted to kill was Luffy, but as an older brother Ace quickly moved and blocked Akainu’s magma fist using his body.

In order to save his beloved brother, Ace died during the war at Marineford.

Vinsmoke Reiju

Vinsmoke Reiju
Vinsmoke Reiju©Eiichiro Oda, Toei Animation

When Luffy and his friends headed to Whole Cake Island to pick up Sanjit, Luffy made a mistake, which made Luffy and his friends starve.

They also had to fish. However, when Luffy got a fish and ate it. Unfortunately, the fish eaten by Luffy is a poisonous fish, this makes Luffy instantly in a dying state.

Fortunately the Straw Hats met Sanji’s family, in short Reiju, Sanji’s brother, came and helped Luffy from the deadly poison.

Those are a series of characters who have saved Luffy’s life, from all the list of characters above, which one do you like?

Source: My World