Monkey D. Luffy (often called Straw Hat Luffy) is the main protagonist of the One Piece franchise.
Monkey D. “Straw Hat” Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ Monkī Dī Rufi?) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is first introduced in the manga chapter “Romance Dawn” (Romance Dawn – 冒険の夜明 Romance Dawn – Bōken no Yoake?), first published in Japan’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on July 19, 1997, as a young boy whose body gains the properties of rubber after he inadvertently eats a supernatural fruit called the Gum-Gum Fruit, one of many Devil Fruits that can be found in the One Piece world.