The Bond between Zoro and Luffy in One Piece

Spoilers for the One Piece ahead! What kind of bond do Luffy and Zoro share?

Zoro and Luffy
One Piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.

It follows the story of a young boy Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of pirates who were in search of treasure that will also enable Luffy to become the next pirate king.

One Piece is a manga series that highlights and cherishes the bonds between its various characters. Let's discuss what kind of bond Zoro and Luffy share.

Zoro and Luffy
Roronoa Zoro

Who is Zoro in One Piece?

Roronoa Zoro also known as Pirate Hunter, is the combatant of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of their two swordsmen.

He is a master of Santoryu, a swordsmanship style that he created during his childhood training in Shimotsuki village.

Zoro is among the four most powerful combatants along with Luffy Sanji and Jinbe.

Zoro and Luffy
Zoro 

Zoro’s dream is to become the greatest swordsman in the world, in order to honor a promise he made to his deceased childhood friend Kuina.

He can do anything to achieve his dreams.

What Kind of Bond do Luffy and Zoro Share?

Zoro and Luffy
Luffy and Zoro

The very first member to join the Straw Hats and the second close friend of Luffy, Roronoa Zoro is a former bounty hunter that hunted down pirates.

The reason why Zoro was very close to Luffy was his loyalty.

Even though the two can sometimes clash they highly respect each other.

They are good friends and are very easily the deadliest duo among the Straw Hats.

Zoro and Luffy share the most ‘brothers in arms’ kind of relationship.

It’s seen in the manga that when Zoro was offered to join the crew by Luffy, he was very against this idea, because of the nature of Luffy’s work.

Zoro and Luffy
Luffy and Zoro

However, when he discovered that he would be receiving a dishonorable death at the hands of a Marine, he finally agreed to the offer Luffy made to him.

Also, the two have clashed from time to time such as on Whiskey Peak when Luffy mistakenly believed that Zoro has slaughtered innocent villagers because they gave him food which he did not like.

However, the truth is Zoro has never given any reason to doubt Luffy about his loyalty. Zoro in the entire manga is seen to be very dedicated towards Luffy.

When Zoro first joined the crew he told Luffy that he would kill him if he stepped between him and his dreams.

They gradually went on to support each other's dreams.

So we see here that they really do share a very special bond. Sometimes the bond is bitter, sometimes it's sweet, however, it is unbreakable and undying.

Thanks for reading!

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