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Monkey D. Luffy Is Dying In One Piece

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In today’s list, I will be talking about the top reason why Monkey D. Luffy is dying, what has shortened his life so much and what is going to happen to him.


1. Gears 2 & 3

During the Enies Lobby Arc, Robin Lucci pointed out that Luffy Gear 2, is shortening his life by using it as it strains his body to another level. The good news post time-skip, Luffy has managed to master his Gears and won’t shorten his life like before. Have you noticed after using 3rd Gear, he doesn’t shrink anymore?


2. Magellan’s Hydra

Luffy wanted to liberate Ace from Impel Down but he ended up fighting Magellan, he wanted to know how he could infiltrate Impel Down. Luffy not wanting to sell out his friend Boa Hancock, didn’t sell her out. During their fight Luffy started hitting Magellan but only injuring himself with Magellan’s Hydra, he also breathed out a Poison Cloud into the air which made Luffy weaker and weaker until he couldn’t fight anymore, his body started failing him and couldn’t move. Magellan covered Luffy’s body with Hydra and told him he only had 24 hours to live.


3. Emporio Ivankov’s Healing Hormone

After the incident with Magellan, Luffy was being cured by Emporio Ivankov by giving him the Healing Hormone alongside Tension Hormone. The Healing Hormone cuts 10 years lifespan on the receiver so Luffy had 10 years removed from him. The Tension Hormone have 2 side effects, one feeling tired after it wears out and feeling nauseous. Receving one shot from the Tension Hormone will give that effect but Luffy has 2 shots which after it’s effect he couldn’t move at all and the Healing Hormone. I believe it removed more than just 10 years from him as his body was already decaying from poison and over use from all the adrenaline he received.


4. Gear 4

Whilst in Rusukaina, Luffy managed to master Gear 2 and 3rd. Luffy uses 2nd Gear for a shorter period just several seconds than before as he knows it takes a lot of energy and he could use that energy for Gear 4 when encountering deadly opponents. He also mastered 3rd Gear as after he uses it, he doesn’t shrink but with Gear 4 he has a time limit on it. This shows us that he still hasn’t mastered it yet and decreases his lifespan. The reason being, he hasn’t controlled the full potential of Gear 4 and this will lead into misuse and damaging himself in the process.


5. Bonus: What Will Happen To Him?

Since the beginning of One Piece, we have seen Monkey D. luffy pushing himself to the limit numerous times and this will have a major effect on his decreasing lifespan. Will he die from an incurable disease due to his overuse of his powers?

I don’t believe that Luffy’s powers will eventually kill him but One Piece isn’t eternal and one day Oda has to decide to finish this tale the best way he can and I believe as we have seen before with Gol D. Roger and Whitebeard’s death, Luffy surely has to die the same way with a big smile on his face, visiting Raftel, seeing what the One Piece is and yell out that the One Piece is real just before his final breath.


That’s it from me hope you enjoyed it and see you on the next one guys.

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Written by Jaskaran Oberoi

Hi, my name is Jaskaran Oberoi, and I'm From Punjab, India. I have been an anime for almost 18 years now and a fan of nearly all genres, You will often find me writing about a creepier side of the anime. You can get in touch with me at

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  1. Well, it’s pretty sure he would be dying, but he can surpass over that. Because the only case that he will really is using Gear 5th too many times. Since Gear 5th is his final gear and based on the Neural System (Nerves), which is a complex system, that it’s connected with the 11 other body systems! And that means he can have his neural origin diseases, such as Amiotrophic Lateral sclerosis, Sclerosis Multiplex, etc.

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