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[[caption-width-right:320:We GO! [[labelnote:note]]Center front: [[IdiotHero Monkey D. Luffy]]. In back, from left to right: [[FieryRedhead Nami]], [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth Roronoa Zoro]], [[{{Cyborg}} Franky]], [[DemBones Brook]], [[CombatMedic Tony Tony Chopper]], [[ChefOfIron Sanji]], [[BadassBookworm Nico Robin]], [[CowardlyLion Usopp]].[[/labelnote]]]]

->''[[OpeningNarration Wealth. Fame. Power.]] [[PosthumousCharacter Gold Roger,]] [[ToBeAMaster the King of the Pirates,]] [[OpeningNarration attained this and everything else the world had to offer,]] [[MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning and his dying words drove countless souls to the seas.]]''

->''"[[PirateBooty You want my treasure?]] [[OpeningNarration You can have it! I left everything I gathered together in one place.]] [[DareToBeBadass Now you just have to find it!]]"''

->''[[CallToAdventure These words drove men to the Grand Line,]] [[YouCannotKillAnIdea in pursuit of dreams greater than they could ever dare to imagine!]] [[DawnOfAnEra This is the time known as the Great Pirate Era!]]''

This is the story of '''[[TheHero Monkey]] [[SecretLegacy D.]] [[IdiotHero Luffy]]''', an ambitious yet kind and rather dense young man who has eaten the Gum-Gum Fruit (''Gomu Gomu no Mi''), turning him into a RubberMan. He dreams of following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Captain "Red-Haired" Shanks, by becoming a great pirate. In fact, he plans to find One Piece and become the new "Pirate King".

To that end, he has assembled one of the strongest (not to mention weirdest) crews in the world, consisting of:

* '''Roronoa Zoro''': The swordsman. A cool, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], lazy former BountyHunter with an impossibly bad [[NoSenseOfDirection sense of direction]] and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower super strength]], who is the creator of the Santoryu (three sword style), carrying one in each hand and [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth one in his mouth]]. Proves wise at times, and questionably sane at others. His goal is to become the world's greatest swordsman by defeating Dracule "[[AnimalEyes Hawk Eye]]" Mihawk.
* '''Nami''': A sly, spunky female thief, master manipulator, and outstanding navigator who dreams of making a map of the entire world. She's quite greedy and obsessed with cash, often conning other characters, even her own crew mates. Possesses an instinctive ability to predict the weather that borders on the supernatural, which later becomes [[WeatherControlMachine the basis of her combat techniques]].
* '''Usopp''': A long-nosed, [[CowardlyLion cowardly]] [[ImprobableAimingSkills sharpshooter]] with a penchant for [[TheMunchausen bragging and telling tall tales]]. He dreams of becoming a great warrior of the sea, much like his father, with the side goal of visiting Elbaf, an island of giants and a "warrior's paradise".
* '''Sanji''': The [[SharpDressedMan sharp-dressed]], [[ChivalrousPervert girl-crazy]], [[InstantDogEnd chain-smoking]] [[ChefOfIron chef]] [[SupremeChef of the crew]]. Master of the Black Leg technique, with kicks strong enough to shatter boulders into dust, and possesses [[TheStrategist hidden intelligence]]. He dreams of finding the All Blue, a sea where the four "regular" seas (not counting the Grand Line) converge, which therefore holds every species of fish in the world.
* '''Tony Tony Chopper''': A young, naive, and [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorable reindeer]] who consumed the Human-Human Fruit, giving him [[FunnyAnimal sapience and a humanoid form]]. After a series of mishaps, was adopted by quack doctor Hililuk (and later mentored by grand doctor Kureha), becoming an expert doctor. He joined the Straw Hats to fulfill his dreams of becoming a doctor that can cure any disease, and to become his own man.
* '''Nico Robin''': [[TheStoic Unflappable]] mystery lady, [[AdventurerArchaeologist archaeologist]], [[HeelFaceTurn former agent/assassin]] of Baroque Works who ate the [[MesACrowd Flower-Flower Fruit]], and is the only survivor of Ohara, who has been ruthlessly hunted by the World Government since childhood. She dreams of finding the Rio Poneglyph, an enormous stone block that holds the secrets to the [[ConstructedWorld world's]] "[[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Void_Century Void Century]]", an unexplained 100-year gap in history.
* '''Franky''': The crew's [[RidiculouslyFastConstruction resident]] [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum shipwright]]/[[HollywoodCyborg cyborg]]/speedo enthusiast. Powers up on cola and dreams of making an invincible ship that can sail to the edge of the world. Shows his approval through [[LargeHam much gesticulating]] and cries of [[CatchPhrase "SUPER!"]]
* '''Brook''': A fencing [[SkeletalMusician musician]] [[DemBones skeleton]] with an [[FunnyAfro afro]], a weird sense of humor, an odd obsession with seeing [[DirtyOldMan women's panties]], and the power to come back from the dead. Once. [[BlessedWithSuck After he's already decayed to a skeleton.]] He dreams of reuniting with Laboon, a whale his crew befriended before leaving for the Grand Line, and betrayed by dying before returning to him as promised.

Together, the group of TrueCompanions known as the Straw Hat Pirates travel the world, making their way to and through the Grand Line, facing villainous rival pirates, Marine Forces, and corrupted elements of the World Government. Much of the mysteries surrounding the events of the storyline concern not only where Gold Roger hid his treasure, but why he did, what happened in the True History of the world, why the World Government wants to hide it, and what the "One Piece" actually ''is.''

The big gimmick to the show is that many characters, including Luffy, have consumed a "Devil Fruit". Devil Fruits grant the sole consumer incredible powers, at the cost of the consumer losing the ability to swim. Luffy, for example, has eaten the Gum Gum Fruit (Or the Gomu Gomu no Mi if you're feeling Japanophilic) , turning him into a RubberMan that is capable of stretching his body like elastic. The powers granted by the other Devil Fruits are a varied bunch, from producing natural soap to transforming into a giraffe-human hybrid, to becoming a being made of living ice.

It has [[Franchise/OnePiece numerous specific pages]]:
* Due to its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters humongous cast]], the series has ''twelve'' character sheets. [[Characters/OnePiece Here's the index.]]
* Not to mention that it has its own [[Awesome/OnePiece Awesome]], [[AwesomeMusic/OnePiece Music]], [[Heartwarming/OnePiece Heartwarming]], [[TearJerker/OnePiece Tear Jerker]], and [[Funny/OnePiece Funny]] pages.
* Its very own [[http://www.onepiecepodcast.com podcast]].
* A comedy [[http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=60414 spinoff]]!
* [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page And its own wiki]].
* And now [[Recap/OnePiece its own recap page for the manga]].
* [[OverlyLongGag And its own country. And its own congress. And its own ice cream flavor.]] [[LifeImitatesArt And its own restaurant.]] [[{{Defictionalization}} No]] [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/06/17/one-piece-themed-restaurant-named-baratie-to-open-in-tokyo really ]].

Joking aside, it isn't an exaggeration at all to say that it's the ''DragonBall'' of the early 21st century[[note]]In terms of sales it's eclipsed even ''DragonBall'' by a margin of over 110 million volumes sold, though that's in part due to its [[LongRunner sheer length]]. Despite being only roughly half-finished as of summer 2014 it has 74 volumes to ''Dragon Ball's'' 42.[[/note]] and the single biggest, and most influential, manga franchise in a generation. While it's had a troubled distribution history in America, it has returned to U.S. airwaves as of May 18th 2013 via Creator/AdultSwim and Creator/{{Toonami}}, and is also streaming on Creator/VIZMedia's Creator/NeonAlley service. Funimation has the episodes they acquired on their website available for members to stream, with only episodes 1 through 205 dubbed, probably because they want people to watch the dubbed episodes 206 onward on Toonami instead.

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[[folder: If you are watching the English dub or haven't read the manga, there are '''spoilers''' below. ]]

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