Who Are The Straw Hat Pirates? (Full Details)

The Japanese Anime television series One Piece Manga (stylized as ONE PIECE) was created by Toei Animation and premiered in October 1999 on Fuji TV. It is based on the Manga series of the same name by Eiichiro Oda —a single piece of characters.

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The Straw Hat Pirates are the major characters of One Piece

The plot revolves around the exploits of Monkey D. Luffy, a young kid whose body acquired the qualities of rubber after inadvertently eating a Devil Fruit. Luffy wanders the Grand Line with his pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, in search of the world’s ultimate treasure, understood as One Piece in order to become the next Pirate King.

The Straw Hat Pirates, also known as the Mugiwara Pirates, the Straw Hat Crew, or simply the Straw Hats, are a notorious and formidable pirate crew from East Blue. They are the major characters and focus of the Manga and Anime One Piece and are headed by the main protagonist Monkey D. Luffy.

Keep reading if you wish to know more about the Straw Hat Pirates.

What is One Piece?

One Piece is a Japanese anime television series constructed by Toei Animation that debuted in October 1999 on Fuji TV.

It is based on Eiichiro Oda’s manga series with an identical title. The novel’s protagonist is Monkey D. Luffy, a youngster whose body acquired the properties of rubber after eating a Devil Fruit by accident. Luffy wanders the Grand Line with his pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” in order to become the next Pirate King.

Since its launch in Japan, over 1000 episodes have been televised and afterward exported to many nations across the world.

Who are the Straw Hat Pirates?

The Straw Hat Pirates are named after Luffy’s characteristic hat, which he received from red-haired Shanks, and were originally referred to as such by Smoker in the Arabasta Kingdom.

Up to the water 7 arc, the crew sailed on the Going Merry, their first official Straw Hat ship. During the Post-Enies Lobby arc, Franky and Iceberg built them a new ship, which Iceberg christened the Thousand Sunny, despite the fact that the members disagreed on the name.

Who is the strongest Straw Hat Pirate?

Monkey D. Luffy, one of the most powerful characters in the One Piece universe, leads the Straw Hat Pirates. Although the majority of this crew’s recruits come from East Blue, the squad is incredibly diversified, and they’re all quite powerful and reliable, much like the Captain.

When it comes to fighting, all the Straw Hat Pirates are capable of taking on big foes and beating them in battle, but while some excel in terms of physical strength, others do so in periods of speed.

They trained in very isolated settings for two years, becoming stronger in order to aid each other. They then regrouped and have since remained a powerful force in the New World, significantly disturbing the balance of the Three Great Powers, eventually leading to their captain being recognized as one of the Four Emperors.

What is Jolly Roger?

Jolly Roger is a logo that popularly depicts pirates.
Jolly Roger is a logo that popularly depicts pirates.

The Jolly Roger logo is a cartoon-style representation of the classic skull and crossbones, with the skull wearing Luffy’s signature straw hat. Usopp drew the flag because of Luffy’s horrific sketching abilities. The Jolly Roger has appeared on the sails of the Going Merry and the Thousand Sunny, in addition to their flag.

The Straw Hat Pirates’ Jolly Roger is simply the most iconic in all of One Piece. Their Jolly Roger features the most basic skull and crossbones together with the distinctive straw hat. While this hat had belonged to the former pirate king, who eventually donated it to Shanks, it became an important part of Luffy’s character.

His epithet, crew, and large fleet all bear the moniker, which represents strength and the route to glory. A separate straw hat is currently sitting in a chilly chamber in Mary Geoise. Its significance is now unknown, but it demonstrates that there is still more to learn about the One Piece tale.

Who are the crew members of Straw Hat Pirates?

The crew now has ten members, which is a lesser number than a standard pirate crew. When he initially set sail, Luffy set a goal of gaining ten crewmates. Nefertari Vivi, a former crew member, sailed with them from Reverse Mountain to the Arabasta Kingdom.

Despite their tiny size, the Straw Hats are a very varied group with a wide range of backgrounds. Their members come from a variety of backgrounds, including regular islanders and workers, bounty hunters, nobility, criminal gang members, and veteran pirates; Jinbe was formerly a member of the infamous Seven Warlords of the Sea, and Robin was an active enemy of the crew with Baroque Works.

Monkey D. Luffy
Monkey D. Luffy is the main character of One Piece

The crew consists of eight people, one fish-man, and one animal with Devil Fruit-powered human cognition; among the humans, Sanji was born with superhuman modifications, Franky is a cyborg, and Brook has a skeleton body after being resurrected by a Devil Fruit power. They range in age from 17 (Chopper) to 90 (Brook); the crew’s median age is 21.

The name of the crews of the Straw Hat Pirate has been given below.

  • Luffy- Monkey D. Luffy may be youthful and dim at times, but he is also exceedingly nice and lovable, as well as one of One Piece’s strongest warriors. To be a captain, you must be powerful, but what distinguishes Luffy as a true leader is his willingness to go to any length to assist those in need, particularly his friends.
  • Zoro– Every pirate ship requires a first mate, and Zoro—a green-haired guy who aspires to be the world’s finest swordsman—is the Straw Hats’. When Luffy first saw Zoro, he was chained to a post, serving a 30-day sentence for murdering a wolf belonging to the son of a corrupt Marine Captain. At the time, the wolf was attacking a little girl, and Zoro volunteered to be tied up in exchange for a pardon.
  • Nami– Nami was the third official member of the crew, and she initially encountered Luffy and Zoro while stealing a treasure map from Buggy the Clown. During this storyline, Luffy saves Nami from Buggy, prompting her to join the crew.
  • Usopp– Usopp can be a coward at times, but when it comes down to it, he can hold his own against certain adversaries. Usopp encountered the youthful Straw Hat crew in Syrup Village, and they assisted him in defending his friend/love interest Kaya from Kuro, a pirate captain who was scheming to assassinate her and steal her inheritance.
  • Sanji– Before it was discovered that Sanji was a member of the notorious Vinsmoke family, fans of One Piece knew him as “Black Leg” Sanji, the former sous chef of the nautical Baratie restaurant. The Straw Hats met their future chef here.
  • Chopper– Chopper is the crew’s doctor, and he aspires to be a doctor who can cure any sickness. He’s also a reindeer who ate a devil fruit, which transformed him into a human hybrid.
  • Robin– Robin was a child when her house was destroyed by the World Government, and she has been on the run ever since. The Straw Hats first saw Robin during the Alabasta Arc, where she was initially an opponent as the second in command of Crocodile’s criminal organization, Baroque Works. Crocodile finally betrays Robin and abandons her for dead, but Luffy saves her life, which is why she shows up on the Straw Hats’ ship at the end of the arc and requests to join them. Luffy consented, and she became the crew’s archaeologist.
  • Franky– This cyborg is the shipwright for the crew, and he began as a “villain” who stole all of the Straw Hats’ gold, later gets captured by CP9, one of the World Government’s undercover forces, and when the Straw Hats pursue CP9 to Ennies Lobby to free Robin, Franky escapes and agrees to assist them. Once everyone is safe, Franky reveals that he used the crew’s money to purchase wood from the Adam tree (the most vital type of wood in the One Piece world), which he then used to construct the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hats’ new ship. He joined them to sail around the world in a vessel made of this wood.
  • Brook– Luffy had long desired to be a musician, and he finally got his wish when the crew met Brook during the Thriller Bark Arc. Brooke ate a devil fruit when he was alive, which amplified his soul to the point where he could revive himself, but by the time he recovered his corpse, just a skeleton remained.
  • Jinbe Burns– Jinbe was the captain of the Sun pirates and a former Warlord who befriended Luffy while they were both imprisoned in the Impel Down underwater prison. Luffy was present to save his brother Ace, and the two escaped with other inmates to Marineford in order to prevent Ace’s execution.

I have added a youtube video showing all the crews joining the Straw Hat Pirate.

Crews joining Straw Hat Pirates.

Sub Group

During their trips, the crew members frequently divided into smaller groups to accomplish numerous goals or chores.

The party is typically divided by common activities such as island exploration (often led by Luffy), ship guarding (often led by Zoro, who wants to nap, or Usopp, who is frightened to disembark), and supplies gathering (led by Sanji or Nami for food and finance). When confronted with adversaries, the crew would frequently battle singly, but they would also fight in small groups, like as Usopp and Chopper in Arabasta or during the Davy Back combat.

Crew Strength

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The Straw Hat Pirates are one of the most powerful crews in the world of One Piece.

Despite their small number of members, the Straw Hats are an extremely powerful crew with great potential, as stated by Kuzan when he first met them, eventually growing to the point of being capable of challenging and surpassing Warlord organizations like Baroque Works the Thriller Bark Pirates, and the Donquixote Pirates, and later crews captained by the Four Emperors like the Beasts Pirates and Big Mom Pirates.

Because their leader, Monkey D. Luffy, is now an Emperor, they are one of the four most powerful pirate crews in the world. It should be remembered that this feat, level of strength, and infamy were attained just over two years from the start of their expedition.

The roles they are attaining in the Straw Hat Pirates have been given below.

Name of the CrewPosition
LuffyThe Leader
ZorroFirst Mate
NamiThe Navigator
UsoppProvider of Jolly Roger and their first ship
SanjiThe Chef
ChopperThe Doctor
RobinThe Archaeologist
FrankyThe Shipwright
BrookThe Musician
Jinbe BurnsCaptain of the Sun Pirates
The members of the Straw Hat Pirates and their positions.


The plot centers around the antics of Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy whose body acquired the properties of rubber after eating a Devil Fruit accidentally.

To become the next Pirate King, Luffy travels the Grand Line with his pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as One Piece.

The key characteristics of Luffy have been provided below.

  • Cheerful
  • Reckless
  • Loves good adventures

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