Luffy, the young and determined pirate, is busy building his legendary crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, in the live-action series of One Piece. This adaptation has breathed new life into Eiichiro Oda’s beloved world, captivating fans in an unprecedented way. The first season witnessed the core team facing off against the menacing Arlong and his formidable fish-men army, yet astute viewers may have noticed some missing names.

Luffy's Straw Hat Pirate
Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirate

With the possibility of One Piece Season 2 on the horizon, Netflix faces the exciting challenge of managing a diverse cast of characters. The anime and manga series provide a promising glimpse into the future, assuring fans that the Straw Hat crew will continue to expand. As of now, the central crew comprises 10 permanent members, each with their unique abilities, complemented by two honorary members that add depth to the crew’s dynamics.

Unveiling Luffy’s Final Addition to the Straw Hat Pirates

Monkey D. Luffy
Monkey D. Luffy

As the first eight episodes of Netflix’s One Piece Season 1 unfolded with their sea-faring shenanigans, viewers were introduced to a growing roster of characters joining Luffy on his epic adventure. Among them were the formidable swordsman Roronoa Zoro, the resourceful navigator and thief Nami, the sharpshooting storyteller Usopp, and the agile high-kicking chef Sanji. These initial additions to the crew brought their unique skills and quirks, further enriching the dynamic of the Straw Hat Pirates.

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In Season 1’s climactic moments, the final crew member, Jinbe, was hinted at during the season finale. Arlong, while listing the seven pirate lords, mentioned Jinbe, causing excitement among manga and anime fans who knew him as Luffy’s ninth crew member. Jinbe plays crucial roles as the Going Merry’s helmsman and a Straw Hat Grand Fleet officer, marking a significant milestone in the One Piece storyline.

According to the original One Piece storyline, the next crew member to join Luffy’s ranks is none other than Chopper, a reindeer with unique abilities who serves as the ship’s doctor and, amusingly, an emergency food source. Following Chopper, the canonical story introduces Nico Robin as the next official Straw Hat member. The Netflix adaptation has teased her impending debut as well. Given that Nico Robin is one of the group’s highest-ranking criminals, viewers can expect her to appear in the series soon, even if her joining Luffy’s crew is not immediate.

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Unraveling the Epic Conclusion of One Piece

Netflix's One Piece
Netflix’s One Piece

In the finale, Fans learn about Nami’s past. She had to work for the bad pirate Arlong when she was a child. She made maps for him to free her hometown. But a corrupt Marine named Nezumi, following Arlong’s orders, stole all her money. This made the villagers and the Straw Hat Crew team up to fight Arlong. At the same time, Nezumi tricked Luffy’s grandpa, Vice Admiral Garp, into thinking that the Straw Hat crew was evil and destroyed Coco Village.

So, Garp went to confront Luffy and his crew, leading to a big showdown: Straw Hats vs. Arlong Pirates. The fight split into two parts. Nami and Luffy faced Arlong, while the others fought his Fishmen. They found Arlong in a tower that held Nami’s maps, which Arlong planned to use to conquer East Blue. Luffy told Nami to leave, and they had an intense fight where Luffy used his rubber powers to the max.

In the end, Luffy realized that to defeat Arlong, he had to crush his dreams. So, he destroyed the tower with the maps, taking away Arlong’s hope of becoming powerful and getting revenge on humans. Luffy used his Gum Gum Battle Axe to bring down the tower, burying Arlong and himself. Miraculously, Luffy survived, but Arlong’s fate remained uncertain. He didn’t come back, likely too embarrassed by his defeat.

One Piece‘s live-action series is available on Netflix.

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Source: The Direct

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