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Even as she stormed through the world like an atomic bomb, Luffy knew she couldn't protect everybody with these two small hands. Of course she knew that. But... she would try. With these memories of that other world, by God would she try.
— Summary

Sol Invictus is a One Piece fanfiction written by Toraffles.

The story revolves around the journey of a female Monkey D. Luffy, who in a previous life was a normal girl from our world. She tries to claim the prestigious title of Pirate King with all her strength. Surely it won't make that much differences, just because she's a girl, right?


Despite being another somewhat overused concept of Gender Flip protagonist, it has a little surprise of minor - emphasis on minor - characters having different genders. It has gained quite some fame and a reputation for its surprisingly well-written characterizations and different takes of canon scenes.

This fanfiction contains examples of:

  • Accidental Pervert: In his delirious state of mind, Yosaku faceplanted into Nami's breasts. If that is not bad enough, he immediately grabs a handful of her breast afterward. Nami beats the hell out of him for this until he is in an arguably worse condition than before.
  • Action Girl: Luffy. She faces the same enemies as canon!Luffy, puts them through the wringer, and wins.
    • Female Zeff used to be one when she was young. Now, she mostly dedicates herself to another trope.
  • A-Cup Angst: Downplayed. At one time, Nami quickly feels insecure when she finds out Luffy's boobs are bigger than hers. That being said, Nami's boobs are by no means small. Just... smaller.
  • Adaptational Badass: To balance the fact that Luffy is physically slightly weaker in this universe, all of the Straw Hats have become this.
    • Zoro can already cut iron in chapter 4.
    • Nami holds out against the Black Cat Pirates really well.
    • Usopp has the conviction to not be a coward pretty early in the story.
    • Because of Female Zeff's influence, Sanji WILL hit women when the situation calls for it.
    • Luffy herself counts. While she's physically weaker than her male counterpart, she's quite skilled. Not to mention, she uses Gear Second in chapter 15.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Luffy plays with this trope. She certainly has more than enough brain cells to do some fast calculations or to scheme behind everyone's back, but she is still ditzy and completely naive to recognize people's attraction towards her.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Both Sabo and Dragon appear briefly pretty soon in the story. Special mention to the former, considering how long he was finally introduced in canon.
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  • Adaptation Name Change: Except for Luffy, nobody calls Zoro "Pirate Hunter" here. They know of him as "Demon Beast". Although he doesn't really mind her introducing him as the former to others. It seems it has something to do with the Full Moon Massacre incident...
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: The childhood omake is full of them. While Luffy and Sabo certainly don't mind, Ace begrudgingly accepts it.
  • A Hero Is Born: The story begins with Luffy's birth.
  • Animal Motif: In addition of being a shark in canon, a dog image also applies to Zoro in this story. To be specific, a guard dog.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Nami delivers one to Luffy in chapter 6. Luffy notes it has a "strange stinging" about it.
  • Ascended Extra: Kaya. It was implied she will be this , considering that she's going to keep in touch with the Straw Hats in the future.
  • Bait-and-Switch: That poor waiter in chapter 10 is the victim of this.
    Luffy: So just gimme three of everything on the menu. And some milk.
    Waiter: Alright. That's a cup of milk, and three of -
    Waiter: P-pardon me?
    Zoro: You heard her.
    Waiter: Three of everything j-just for the four of you?
    Usopp: Of course not!
    (the waiter immediately relaxed)
    Usopp: That's only for her. As for me, I'd like to order the grilled pike with wild rice, and orange juice.
  • Becoming the Mask: How this Luffy can, for lack of a better word, imitates canon Luffy's behavior and thought pattern almost flawlessly.
  • Berserk Button: You just don't manhandle Luffy in front of Zoro. You just... don't. It's a good thing that Nami and Usopp manage to persuade him not to do anything reckless, knowing that Luffy can look after herself.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In one omake, Shanks arrives just in time to save Luffy from a bear's attack.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Repeatedly said by Nami to Luffy in chapter 4. When she still isn't going to listen, Nami finally had enough.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Understandably, Nami and Usopp react in surprise and disbelief when Luffy suddenly asks Sanji to be her chef. It is quickly followed by Zoro's deadpan delivery and Sanji's noticeably more calm, exact response in his mind.
  • The Casanova: Trafalgar frickin' Law, who loves to sleep with virgins because according to him, virgins are there to be tainted. He also fonds of using a less than savory method to do it. By the way, in case you still don't get it, Luffy is a virgin.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Remember that one time Luffy won 2000 beli bet against Nami? She's using the money to bribe Jango so he would pretend to cure Kaya with hypnotism.
  • The Chessmaster: Luffy shows some shades of this in chapter 17. Hell, she has to be one if she really wants to save Ace. Zeff notes she still has a long way to go, though.
  • Cliffhanger: Chapter 16 ends with Zeff's fate hanging in the balance after an attack from Don Krieg. It doesn't help that the chapter began with Zeff asking Sanji to follow his dream, no matter what would happen to her.
  • Clueless Dude Magnet: Luffy, which is hilariously lampshaded by Coby.
    Dense. Dense, dense, dense, dense. She was so very dense.
    Coby despaired for all of the men this girl would meet in the future.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Zeff is a practitioner of this. For example, she wasn't above taking advantage of child Sanji's chivalry by beating the shit out of him and hitting opponents below the belt. It implied she did the same thing to anyone who was foolish enough to be led by a misguided honor, or even downright underestimated her as a woman. The lady does anything to survive.
  • Comforting Comforter: Seeing Luffy sleeps so peacefully with awkwardly laid Zoro beneath her, Nami decides to spread a blanket on top of their body and put a pillow under Zoro's shoulder. He appreciates her thoughtfulness, which she half-heartedly accepts.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Zoro notes to Luffy how suspicious it is that Nami changes her personality. Of course, Luffy being Luffy immediately assumes Zoro is just sad because he doesn't get his own share of hug that morning.
  • Contrived Coincidence: When Luffy doesn't know how to sail to Goat Island, a gust of wind blows from the east direction, conveniently moving her towards said island.
    Luffy: Wow! It really pays off to be me.
  • Cooking Duel: Patty challenges Sanji to one of these in chapter 10. Sanji wins in the next chapter.
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: When Helmeppo's soldiers shoot Luffy on the spot for insulting Helmeppo, Coby covers unsuspecting Rika's eyes with his hands.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Some of them, which is understandable considering the Strawhats are stronger here.
    • Luffy against Buggy, in spades.
    • Zoro against Cabaji as well.
  • Cute Bookworm: Luffy loves books. It may explain why Benn Beckman is implied to be fond of her. She's more of a cheerful variant than most examples, though.
  • Dare to Be Badass: By using this kind of speech, Luffy gives Helmeppo the motivation to be a better person after she's done dealing with him and his father.
  • Deadly Euphemism: "Kick me overboard". Luffy says Nami can do it to her if she'd ever get in the way of the navigator's dream. Nami herself doesn't know how dangerous it is for devil fruit users to get drown.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Watching Zoro's unequal struggle against Mihawk, Luffy starts saying "stupid dumb idiot" in her moment of frustration.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: More than anything, Garp yearns for open affection, which is something that Sol!Luffy gladly gives to him, unlike her canon counterpart.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Kuro doesn't expect anyone, let alone Luffy who he just met that day, to reduce his carefully hidden plan to dust in a matter of few hours. Even though his former crew actually managed to raid the village, they were stopped by Luffy and Nami before they could went too far.
  • Dirty Old Man: That one guy who propositioned Luffy with so much disrespect in chapter 13.
  • Dismissing a Compliment: More like completely disregarding it when there is something more important happening.
    Rika: Onee-chan, you're actually so... pretty!
    Luffy: That's great but I'm hungry.
  • Double Standard: Acknowledged by the authoress herself to be an issue in One Piece. As an example - Ace didn't hit Sol!Luffy as harshly, and Garp didn't train her as brutally as it happened in canon, because she's a girl. Thus she's physically slightly weaker than canon!Luffy.
  • Double Take: It takes a couple of seconds for Coby to realize that Luffy wants to make Zoro her first mate. You can practically hear his train of thought screeches to stop in the middle of his musing.
  • Dramatic Slip: Happened to Luffy in an omake chapter just before a bear tried to kill her. Shanks arrives in the nick of time to save her.
  • The Dreaded: Zoro. Most people make it clear that they don't want anything to do with him. Considering he has a massive expansion in his backstory here, well...
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: In Luffy's eyes, Usopp's little friends are "strangely girlish in real life". Unbeknownst to her, they are also the same as her, being born with a different gender, the polar opposite of the canon universe.
  • Dynamic Entry
  • Eating the Eye Candy: For better or worse, guys often do this to Luffy.
  • Effortless Amazonian Lift: Luffy is, unsurprisingly, strong enough to lift and hoist Nami onto her shoulder by herself.
  • Entendre Failure: Let's just say Luffy doesn't understand double entendres.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Zoro concludes the reason why Luffy sent Nami and Usopp away with Merry is because he knows perfectly, as a fellow predator, he won't let go of his prey so easily and anyone who gets in his way will also pay. Ergo, it's to protect their crew mates from Mihawk. The real reasons are much simpler, but mainly because she wants Zoro and Mihawk meet accordingly. Luffy is so impressed with him, she doesn't even bother to correct him. It sure says something about Zoro and Mihawk, though.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Word of God says that any kind of one-sided attractions towards Luffy will be less than pure if the potential suitor is her enemy or a pirate of murdering variety, barring some exceptions.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: The moment Kuro and Jango are discussing of what they should do to Luffy for being such a nuisance, Zoro who definitely isn't lost, just happens to pass by. He immediately takes it upon himself to kill Kuro, the more dangerous one between the two, for insulting Luffy's pride.
  • Exact Words: No one said anything about not taking Kaya with Luffy, when Kuro demands her to leave the mansion immediately.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Luffy defies this like nobody's business. She's well aware that's not very realistic in the first place.
  • Eyelid Pull Taunt: Luffy and Usopp have this moment when they are bickering in chapter 10.
  • Flat "What": Luffy and her hijinks, what do you expect of anyone's reaction to it?
    • Zoro's reaction of what he deems as an abuse of power by Luffy in chapter 4. If anyone's wondering, it's paddling the boat.
    • The only proper response uttered by Zoro after Luffy oh-so-bluntly asked Sanji to join her crew.
  • Food Porn: Sanji's dishes are descriptively delicious and full of embellishments in chapter 11. Makes you hungry just by reading it.
  • Foreshadowing: Well, the missing Lord of the Coast scene either indicated that Shanks has two arms, or Luffy knows how to use Conqueror's Haki. Or preferably, both.
  • From Dress to Dressing: Luffy to Zoro, after his loss against Mihawk.
  • Gag Boobs: More often than not, Luffy's breasts are being used as a part of jokes. Nami's as well.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Whether it suits or not, the authoress prefers to use the Gender Flip characters' original name. So it's pretty much for most of them.
    • Tomboyish Name: The ones with the considerably masculine names. A woman named Zeff, anyone.
  • Gendered Outfit: Averted. Sol!Luffy still has the trademark red vest and blue trousers of canon!Luffy.
  • Gender Flip: Luffy. As mentioned above, several minor characters also get this treatment, like Kuina, Zeff, and Nojiko.
  • Gender Reveal: Every Gender Flip character always stupifies Luffy. Luffy, being her usual self, sometimes doesn't even realize that some characters have a different gender.
  • Genius Bruiser: Luffy, the main powerhouse of the crew, is also unexpectedly a math genius who has a penchant for books.
  • Get Out!: Sanji precisely says this to a rude customer at Baratie who keeps acting indecent towards Luffy.
  • Gilligan Cut: Despite Luffy's insistence of its unfairness, Nami makes a two thousand beli bet with Luffy that there is no way such thing like a forest guardian could exist. The very next scene shows Nami very, very reluctantly handing Luffy the money, with Zoro mocking her for it.
  • Good with Numbers: While Patty is not completely wrong for judging Luffy as an idiot, he sure as hell doesn't expect her to be much faster to calculate numbers than a calculator.
  • Going Commando: Chapter 4 begins with Luffy doing this. For the rest of the story.
    Luffy: Shishishishi... I'M FREE! NO MORE CONSTRICTION!
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Not much, but it's still there. Thankfully, every single term has correct usage.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: If there is something that riles Zoro up more than anything, it is anyone's taking Luffy's attention away from him. Nami has a field day over this.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Without breaking a sweat, Nami handles some of Buggy's crew in the middle of her pondering. One of them goes down by a kick in the crotch.
    • Zeff demonstrates that being crippled sure doesn't make her helpless against Krieg Pirates by doing this, among other things, in chapter 16.
  • Guilty Pleasure: Because Ace and Sabo kept laughing at her for liking vegetables, Luffy learned to eat them in secret. It became a habit to do so, even long after Ace had already left the island.
  • Hates Being Touched: Zoro. Doesn't really help that Luffy loves to touch people she likes. He has mixed feelings about it.
  • He Knows Too Much: Kuro tries to do this to Zoro when the latter accidentally hears him ordering Jango to hunt Luffy for ruining his plan. "Tries" is the key word here.
  • Holding Hands:
  • Honor Before Reason: Rather than dodge the attack, Luffy chooses to let Zoro stab her in the stomach, proving her determination to prompt Zoro to join the crew.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • When they were younger, a half naked Ace often yelled at Luffy for trying to do the same thing like her big brother. Needless to say, Luffy still thinks he's a hypocrite for that. The fact that most of society doesn't accept women with exposed breasts running around doesn't seem to register in her mind.
    • Usopp's reply when Female Tamanegi tells him that the supposedly ill Kaya is running to see him.
    Usopp: Kaya is? Liar!
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: The pirates who bullies Coby in chapter 2 want to do something nasty to Luffy. Too bad for them, they accidentally touch her hat.
  • Immunity Disability: Luffy can't feel any pain during battle, thanks to her compartmentalizing ability. On the downside, she wouldn't know exactly how much damage her body sustains at the time. And to make matters worse, she would feel the pain all at once after she's done doing it. She notes how it could even kill her if she's acting careless.
  • Inflationary Dialogue: A justified example in chapter 10, considering that Luffy tries to reassure herself that Sabo is alive and well.
    Luffy: My... older brother - brothers and I... the two - three of us, we stored a lot of treasure to prepare for when we set off, and we - I... ended up getting a lot more than I - we expected...
  • I Never Told You My Name: Sanji is suitably baffled when Luffy calls him by his name even though they never really introduced themself to each other.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Oh, yes. It's quickly established that Luffy has... a pair of huge assets. Combined with her obliviousness, she becomes this.
  • In Spite of a Nail: The universe won't let every single thing changed. For example, Zoro has to eat the dirty remains of Rika's homemade rice balls despite Luffy's effort to prevent it.
  • Intimate Healing: To give Zoro his food made by Rika, Luffy is using a mouth-to-mouth technique to "heal" him. To be fair, she's trying to separate the dirt from the rice ball with her tongue because Helmeppo stepped on it.
  • Ironic Echo Cut:
    Nami: Like that'll happen. Come on, don't be such a chicken. It's just two thousand.
    *line break*
    Zoro: (mockingly) It's just two thousand.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: The only way that Luffy managed to remember her counterpart's journey so vividly is by obsessively reliving them in her mind. In her spare time, she secretly writes them down in a journal. She plans to do the same for her crew's journey later.
  • It's a Long Story: Luffy didn't explain to Garp what happened in Shells Town when being asked. Knowing her, Garp would have to find out on his own. And Luffy would have completely forgotten about the whole incident by the time they met again.
  • It Was a Gift: Zoro receives one. A single feather, a part of the plume from Mihawk's hat. It's pretty jarring, considering that he isn't a sentimental fellow like Shanks.
  • I Was Having Such a Nice Dream: Luffy says this word for word when Johnny and Yosaku's arrival disrupt her sleep.
  • Kid with the Leash: Some characters notes how unusual it is that someone like Zoro would take orders from Luffy. She seems to be the only one who can do it so far.
  • Language Barrier: Exploited by Luffy. To make sure no one knows what she's writing in her journal, she's using her first language to cover it up. Only time would tell if there's anyone out there who understands English.
  • Lap Pillow: After Nami managed to collect the necessary amount of money to free her village, a platonic version happens between her and Luffy, with the latter as the recipient.
  • Last Kiss: One of the last things Emiko does before Dragon leaves to protect her and Luffy is to kiss him before she delivers her final proclamation of love to him. And she died, trying to do the very same act her husband does for their daughter.
  • Love at First Sight: Love might be quite an exaggeration for Sanji, but it's true that he was completely captivated by Luffy's charm and open nature at first sight.
  • Mama Bear: Luffy’s mother, Emiko. It didn’t end well for her.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Luffy hugs Nami tightly, to the point of smothering with her boobs to stop Nami from lashing out more than necessary in chapter 4. It's not as suggestive as it sounds, considering the dire situation.
  • Mischief for Punishment: Since the Orange Town's people aren't displeased by the Straw Hat crew, they don't chase them out of town. The Straw Hats even receive food supplies for helping them. Luffy makes it her goal that the angry mob chases her next time.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Right after the bra incident, a certain group of people feels something akin to dread very instantly. In no particular order, they are Ace, Sabo, Dragon, Garp, Shanks, Benn, Makino, Woop Slap, and Dadan. Have fun guessing while you're at it.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Ace is NOT happy that Shanks made a huge impression on Luffy, even yelling at the man that she won't be marrying a "perverted old man" like him... Mostly because Ace wants to marry her himself.
  • Mysterious Past: Zoro has one, which people dubbed as the Mangetsu Massacre. Luffy doesn't coerce him to tell her more about it, thinking that it's his own decision if he wants to come clean or not, much to his relief.
  • Never My Fault: Despite being the one who starts the fight in chapter 12, Patty decidedly puts the blame onto Luffy.
  • Noodle Implement: To smooth out her plan to steal from Buggy's crew, Nami needed a plank of wood, three trumpets, and a goat. It's a shame we never found out how matters would have turned out if she had use those things.
  • No One Could Survive That!: And by "that", Helmeppo means being shot repeatedly in the back. Luffy survives, of course.
  • Not So Different:
    • Zoro, who is even more edgy in this story, has a pretty similar mentality with Mihawk.
    • Don Krieg and Gin. They resembles each other in many ways, but they are also different. Both had difficult pasts, but Krieg is rising above them and using his anger as fuel for all his actions, unlike Gin who reacts in despair.
  • Oblivious Guilt Slinging: Luffy can only shift in discomfort when Nami and the others agree that Luffy is honest to a fault. After all, there are things she doesn't reveal to them like, you know, the whole past memory thing.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Without Zoro's help, Usopp manages to defeat Jamgo all by himself while protecting Kaya at the same time.
  • Older Than They Look: Even though Luffy is physically 17, she carries her past memories with her. While it is not known when she died before, if we take her general knowledge into account, she's a pre-teen at the very least. So yeah... Luffy is not exactly a teenager here.
  • One-Note Cook: There is only one dish Luffy can make, roast meat.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Usopp realizes how incredibly surprising, yet nice it is for Kaya to suddenly hug him in chapter 7. After that, she admits that she was finally cured of her ilness.
  • Ore Onna: True to her tomboyish nature, Luffy uses the super masculine "ore" to address herself.
  • Over-the-Shoulder Carry: Luffy forces Nami to come with her by using this trope in their first meeting after Luffy saves her. Nami is not amused.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Nami gives a rather... unjust comeuppance to Yosaku after a series of unfortunate incidents.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Luffy. She's quite knowledgeable, yet very ignorant at times.
  • Placebo Effect: What ultimately cures Kaya's disease. Knowing fully that the girl's illness is psychosomatic, Luffy persuades Jango to pretend that he can get rid of it by hypnotizing her.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: Poor Coby has to beg Luffy to do this after her clothes partially get destroyed. Annoyed, Luffy finally agrees, not understanding what seems to be the problem.
    • Apparently, Ace also repeatedly yelled at Luffy for always stripping during training sessions in the past. It becomes hilarious when you find out that in one of the future scenes the authoress posted on Tumblr, Ace is actually in love with Luffy.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Following her recovery, Kaya says that Usopp doesn't need to sneak past the guards to tell her stories anymore. Of course, Usopp immediately assumes she doesn't want to see him anymore. Both Nami and Luffy take care of the whole misunderstanding by explaining it to them on two separate occasions.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Don Krieg gets one from Luffy.
    Luffy: You say you're the strongest man, but you know you ran away from Grand Line like a wimp. My gramps could send you flying with a pinky.
    Krieg: You dare... You dare...
    Luffy: Sure I dare. Why should I be afraid of you? You're just a weak bully. You only think you're strong cos' you have a lot of people on your side, and because of your cheap tricks. By yourself, in a fair match, you're nothing.
  • Redundant Rescue: Without Sanji's gallant action to save her, Luffy can still easily protect herself from a mere pervert. Justified that Sanji knows what Luffy capable of would increases the collateral damages, which in turn will also doubling her debt to Baratie.
  • Sand In My Eyes: Luffy gets emotionally affected pretty easily here, more so than in canon. She also doesn't want to admit it when it happens.
  • Sarcastic Confession: Okay, either she is actually eager to confess or she's doing this. It's... rather hard to tell. Most likely the latter, though.
    *after defeating the stranded Buggy's crew*
    Zoro: Hm. Wonder why they were drifting in the middle of the ocean.
    Luffy: I bet they were tricked by a pretty girl who pretended to be half dead to steal their treasure or something. And then she sank their dinghy by directing them into a storm.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Coby and Luffy. Coby is the one who has to tell Luffy how absurd most of her ideas are. While this Luffy follows logic (sometimes), she still does pretty much anything she wants.
    • Zoro and Luffy also have this kind of dynamic. It's safe to say that any man who interacts for more than 2 minutes with Luffy will become the much more normal one between the two.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Seeing the fight between Luffy and Patty appears to be the last straw for the waiters at Baratie to quit their jobs.
  • Self-Insert Fic: It was pretty much stated that this story is one of these cases. Interestingly enough, there are barely any changes in Sol!Luffy's personality compares to canon!Luffy, excluding some new behaviors that links her to the authoress at the bare minimum. Not that the fans are complaining.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Luffy makes it her life goal to prevent Ace's death, all consequences be damned.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Luffy, which is enough to make Coby shriek in shock. The dress doesn't even last for one chapter.
  • Ship Tease: So many of them. With Luffy's uncanny ability to unknowingly attracts people's attention, it bounds to happen in almost every corner, albeit in a somewhat realistic form.
  • Shout-Out: Luffy calls Patty "Popeye-bastard". He doesn't need to know the reference to realize it as an insult.
  • Slasher Smile: Invoked by Zoro to intimidate Nami. According to Luffy, he usually does that just for shits and giggles.
  • Sleep Cute: In chapter 10, Zoro lets Luffy doze off on top of him after he realizes how tired she is from her lack of sleep.
  • So Proud of You: Subverted in Garp's conversation with Luffy.
    Garp: Why are you calling from a marine base? Have you finally come to your senses and joined the marines? LUFFY I AM SO PROUD -
    Luffy: Nope. Sorry, but I'm still not joining the marines.
    *the snail instantly pouts in disappointment*
  • Spared by the Adaptation: A minor example. The guy who refused to kill Rika lived here. How about that one guy that Luffy inadvertently rescued in canon after he accidentally scrapped Morgan's statue's hand? Not so much...
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Male Kuina had this kind of outlook towards women in general when he’s still alive. Zoro takes it upon himself to adopt this mindset to honor his memory. Thankfully, it didn’t last long after he met Luffy.
  • Stealing the Credit: Inverted. Luffy gives the credit to the Orange Town's mayor even though she's the one who fought him. The mayor is the one who took him down, so it's pretty fair.
  • Stealth Insult: Alvida once complimented Coby that the only reason he's still alive is because of his vast knowledge of the sea. Coby lampshades it in his mind quickly.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: No, Luffy is most definitely not a crybaby! Even though she's sorta crying right now...
  • Switching P.O.V.: Very frequently changes from Luffy to someone convenient for the plot at the time.
  • Taking the Heat: Several of them.
    • Done by Luffy to protect Rika from being suspected by Helmeppo when he asks who made the rice balls for Zoro.
    • When being asked who attacks Buggy from behind, Luffy truthfully claims it isn't her before quickly changes her answer to protect the Orange Town and its citizens from Buggy's wrath later.
  • Tears of Joy: Nami cries out of sheer happiness when she'd finally succeeded of collecting the right amount of money to free Cocoyashi Village.
  • Technical Pacifist: If Zoro can handles it, Luffy wants him not to kill his enemies unless it is necessary. Considering that to strike someone without killing them is a challenge in itself, Zoro takes the lesson to heart.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Zoro and Nami. They didn't exactly see eye to eye ever since their introductions. Worse, they even tried to kill each other at one point. Thankfully, they get better.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: Luffy sings a part of the 1st opening theme in chapter 10.
  • These Hands Have Killed: Implied to be the reason why Dragon doesn’t want to touch Luffy. He relents not long after his wife asks him to.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Sandwich: Luffy defies this. The customers at Baratie often left after leaving their foods unfinished. At one point, she wasn't shy to bemoan about it in front of them. One thing led to another and Luffy has suddenly became the newest Baratie attraction.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Not only meat, but also salad for Sol!Luffy. Justified since Oda states so in a SBS for her.
  • Translation Convention: Word of God states that Luffy is actually using English to write down canon!Luffy's journey when the characters most likely speak and write in Japanese. The whole story, excluding some Japanese words, is written in English.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Averted with Sabo. Unlike in canon, Sabo somehow manage to remember his past.
  • Un-Entendre: Zoro mistakenly assumes Luffy wants him in sexual nature when she asks him to join her crew, much to her confusion. Coby is the only one who understands both points of views.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Jango turns out to be this to Luffy, urging him to make Kaya healthy again with some money and clever manipulation.
  • V-Sign: Luffy does this once to her crew after she beats Patty. Usopp reciprocates, while Zoro and Nami seems to be amused by the gesture.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Not weak per se, but Sol!Luffy is slightly weaker than canon!Luffy in pure physical department. Fortunately, She's a little bit smarter and a lot more informed than her male counterpart.
  • Wham Line:
    • In chapter 15.
    Luffy: Gear... Second.
    • At the end of Zeff's monolouging, the authoress drops this relatively small bombshell, but it's enough to change Sanji's fundamental parts of character.
    She just hoped that this approaching catalyst wouldn't be the death of him.
  • What Does She See in Him?: A gender inverted and kind of platonic variation. Johnny finds himself wondering how Zoro, who is pretty much sexist the last time he checked, would pledge his allegiance to Luffy.
  • With Due Respect: Despite the growing urge to just snap at Luffy, Sanji eventually represses his annoyance and says this when she keeps pestering him to follow her demand to join her crew because Zeff wants him to be free.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Sanji. No, seriously. Zeff made sure of it by kept pounding it into his thick skull with her leg.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: After she realizes she just can't manipulate her pursuers to think that Luffy is her boss, with Zoro standing scarily protective behind her, Nami tries to pull this off while shedding tears. No one is impressed.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: In chapter 7, Luffy convinces Usopp that there's nothing to be ashamed of being who he really is in front of Kaya.
    Luffy: What's wrong with being just Usopp, Yasopp's treasure and Kaya's precious friend?
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: In Sanji's flashback, Zeff called Sanji by his name for once. Any snide remarks he wanted to say to her at the time was completely forgotten for this rare occurence.
  • You Fool!: Because just saying it once isn't enough, Kuro says it twice to Jango in chapter 7 when he unknowingly assisted Luffy to destroy his former captain's plan.
  • You Just Told Me: A slight variation. Luffy knew all along who Coby was, she just goaded one of the pirates to make him looked stupid in front of the others.
  • You Mean "Xmas": Sabo tells Dragon how Luffy convinced everyone in Foosha village to celebrate Christmas, even though no one knows what Christmas actually is. Justified because Luffy once lived in our universe.
  • Your Worst Nightmare: From chapter 12.
    Zeff: (to Sanji) Your insistence in chivalry is honorable and all, but if you keep holding back, I really will kill you. There is nothing you can do that will hurt me in the least. In fact, I'll make it easier for you - don't think of me as a woman. Think of me... as a monster. Because I assure you I am every single one of your nightmares and worse.


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