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Garp Monkey D.


 

Alternative names:

モンキー・D・ガープ中将
Affiliation: Marine
Occupation: Vice Admiral
Epithet: Garp the Fist
Birthday: July 6th
Monkey D. Garp is a Marine hero, who was famous for cornering the late Pirate King, Gold Roger numerous times in his career. Garp is considered by Whitebeard as one of the few people that know the seas from the time of Gold Roger.
Early on in Luffy's life, he was trained by Garp to become a strong Marine. Luffy was thrown into valleys, left alone in dangerous forests, and tied to balloons over high altitudes, all for the sake of making him stronger. After this he left Luffy and Ace in the care of an Dadan.
Garp is first introduced in Koby's mini-series as the Marine Officer in charge of escorting Captain Morgan. However after falling asleep, Morgan makes his escape by striking Garp and taking Helmeppo as a hostage, fleeing on a small dingy. Garp then wakes up unharmed, apparently breaking a cannon in the process of waking up.
When Koby begs to chase after the two, Garp allows Koby to persue them. Upon the boys return they offer themselves to be punished, but Garp instead proposes a different course of action. He states that the pair of them are nothing but trouble and the only way to ensure they still in line is that he takes charge of the pair. He takes them back to Marine HQ where he begins to train them to become great Marine Officers.
Garp is Father of Monkey D Dragon, And Monkey D Dragon is Luffy's father. So Garp is also is Luffy's Grandfather.

Related anime:

One Piece TV, 1999
One Piece Film: Strong World Movie, 2009
One Piece: Strong World Episode 0 OVA, 2010
One Piece: Film Z Movie, 2012
One Piece "3D2Y": The 15th Anniversary Special Episode TV-Special, 2014

Related manga:

One Piece Manga, 1997
Wanted! Manga, 1998
One Piece Strong World 0 One Shot, 2009

Voice actors:

Hiroshi Naka, Japanese
Brian Mathis, English
Yeong-Sam On, Korean
Luc Boulad, French