Cheerful, optimistic and fearless, Luffy’s dream is to become “King of the Pirates” and find Gold Roger’s treasure, One Piece. Helping him on this quest is the lucky straw hat he got from his idol Red-Haired Shanks, and his fantastic power to stretch like rubber, which he gained as a boy after eating one of the Cursed Fruits called the Gum-Gum Fruit. Unfortunately, this Cursed Fruit also took away his ability to swim. Not a good thing for a pirate! Still, Luffy has learned to use his rubber powers in battle, and is an almost unbeatable fighter. That, along with his happy-go-lucky ways, makes Luffy a pirate captain most any crew would follow.