One Piece: 5 Reasons Why Luffy Should End Up With Boa Hancock (& 5 Reasons Why It Should Be Nami) Fans love to ship the characters of One Piece together. Here”s a look at some reasons why Luffy would be better with Boa Hancock (or Nami).
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Per creator Eiichiro Oda”s own admission, romance and shipping are not huge focuses for One Piece. While the series may thrive on the idea of “romance,” Oda”s not talking about a good date. However, that doesn”t mean that there aren”t signs. As the series has gone on, it has teased some possible relationships between its main cast, namely the main character, Monkey D. Luffy.
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It”s just customary for the main character to have a possible afterword for the series” conclusion, and fans have dreamed for years who he would be spending those years with. As of this writing, there have been two consistent prospects for Luffy”s love life: the Pirate Empress, Boa Hancock, and the Straw Hats” own navigator and resident Cat Burglar, Nami. This list will be breaking down a few reasons why either could be Luffy”s Pirate Queen.
One easy thing that could help Boa Hancock stand alongside Luffy, in the end, is the pure fact that she has the strength to literally stand alongside him during battle. Boa Hancock is from Amazon Lily, a community of Amazonian women whose leadership and social standings are based purely on strength.
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As the island”s ruler, Boa Hancock is the strongest of them all, bolstering both the Love-Love Fruit and amazing Haki. If these two were to get together, they”d be the ultimate power couple.
While Boa Hancock has a clear edge in power, Nami more than makes up for things with brains. People say that opposites attract, and that typically means making up for the weaknesses of one”s significant other. Luffy has plenty of strength, but his greatest weakness has always been his brains. In comes the scientist/world-class thief.
On a practical level, Nami has the street smarts necessary for maintaining a good lifestyle after Luffy becomes Pirate King. At a more macro level, Nami has academic knowledge that can more than compensate for Luffy”s real-world gaps.
Status may not mean a whole lot to Luffy and the gang, but it can still give a slight edge to Boa Hancock. While Luffy is pursuing a career to become Pirate King, he”s found himself within the current discussion for becoming an Emperor.
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With that title in mind, aesthetic symmetry dictates that the Pirate Empress would be his perfect match. Whether they”re coming together in name or just decide to combine their kingdoms in the future, it”s easy to see Luffy and Boa comfortably sitting on twin thrones.
While Boa Hancock may sit as an Amazonian empress, that may not mean much to a pirate like Luffy, who openly dismisses any such authority. However, if there”s one figurehead that he can”t ignore, it”s the person truly running the show on the Thousand Sunny. Luffy runs the crew through conceptual input, simply saying “Yes” or “No” to general ideas for the adventure.
Nami comes in to actually makes those plans happen, providing direct orders to every member to the crew to actually get everyone, on and off the ship, headed into the right direction. While Luffy and Boa could be a power couple in the future, he and Nami are already one today.
One of the major things that had Boa Hancock fall for Luffy in the first place was discovering his assault on Saint Charloss. Adding on top his empirical selflessness, Boa Hancock found perhaps the one man in the world that she could finally trust, opening up an entire flood gate of emotions.
Luffy on the other hand has grown to hate nobles and spoiled people ever since he was just a child and can find a kinship with Boa Hancock because of it. Here”s to them overthrowing the corrupted regime together.
5 Nami: Fated Partnerships
While there are some personal similarities between Luffy and Boa, the story of One Piece has subtly established the idea that he and Nami are just meant to be. Early in the series, Luffy and Nami happened to lock eyes after getting caught up in a pirate raid.
Since then, the series has provided plenty of screen time of the two being together, at least, in comparison to the other Straw Hats. Whether it”s Arlong Park, Skypeia, or Punk Hazard, Luffy and Nami often find themselves together during an adventure.
Much like other Shonen Jump anime of its age, One Piece took a lot after the seminal battle series, Dragon Ball. This includes everything from Akira Toriyama”s hunt for a MacGuffin to the spirited and gluttonous main character.
Another similarity that the two series could share could be having its main characters marry a warrior princess of a strange land. Goku began a lifelong relationship with Chi-Chi during Dragon Ball“s early years, and Luffy could reflect this with Boa Hancock.
3 Nami: Closer To His Age
Small age gaps are neglible when it comes to shipping, but it”s a little steeper when it comes to shipping Luffy and Boa. Boa Hancock is actually 31 in the story, twelve years older than Luffy”s 19. On the other hand, Nami is just 20. It”s difficult to gauge romances in anime by just using age difference, but Nami does get the age here by being closer to Luffy”s age group.
While Nami may be a comrade on Luffy”s ship, Boa Hancock is a colleage to his as a pirate captain. To an extent, that means that these two do share some ambition and history as leaders.
From an aesthetic point-of-view, this shows some kinship that Nami can only be a stranger (unless she starts her own crew after the series). If there was going to be a grand pirate empire in the future, it could be lead by these two experienced captains.
1 Nami: History
Last but not least, this list reaches the very thing that Boa Hancock can not compete with: Nami has just known Luffy longer. To be fair, Boa Hancock was close to Luffy over the time-skip which is longer than Luffy”s adventure with the Straw Hats but much of that time had him training in isolation.
On the other hand, Luffy has known Nami longer than most people in the crew (Zoro will always be #1 in that regard), and Nami was one of the first people that he ever got to saw after he first left his hometown. This means that these two have shared plenty of adventures and tears together, developing a deep relationship that would be hard for Boa Hancock to keep up with.