I wouldn't be suprised if Luffy dies by the story's conclusion. The Gears eat away at his life. Ivankov's "treatments" eat away at his life. Several Mugiwaras have commented on the severity of the Gears on Luffy's body. Ivankov further illustrates this trend with numerous comments too, such as his "You'll be throwing your life away!" statement. Furthermore, consider the Luffy-Roger parallel. Roger died shortly after becoming Pirate King. Obviously Luffy will become the next Pirate King, and like Roger, won't have long to live. Luffy going out in a bang will ensure that the concept of pirates Roger, Shanks, and Luffy represent - pursuing dreams/romance - willl continue on.
I can definitely see Luffy dying at the end of the series.
Brooke will meet Laboon again and be happy.
Usopp will reunite with Kaya and marry her, starting a family.
Zoro will become a new shichibukai, replacing Shanks I'm guessing, traveling the world doing whatever he wants lol, if not this he may marry Tashigi and become a part of the marines? maybe? lol, or maybe him and jewelry bonney will have a thing
Chopper will return to his home town and cure all the diseases there
Franky will work on ships with Iceberg again
Nami and Sanji will live together, Sanji owning a restaurant and Nami overcharging everything
Robin will be a part of the new world order that sets in or become a part of the world government assuming it's fixed of its flaws
I'm thinking Luffy will have a child with someone (maybe Hancock?) and that Usopp will have a child with Kaya, and that they'll meet up in the last chapter of the manga ever.
I think that'd be a good ending, just my prediction though.
Luffy will go out with a bang and i think the crew will most likely stay together. They will visit their homes after the battles to bring any family members with them to find a new home and go into hiding.
Zoro wont become a new shichibukai. He does seem to have love interest with Tashigi though..
Nami and Sanji wont live together. I think Sanji will stay single rest of his life and Nami is too wild to tame.
Franky wont work on ships with Iceberg again because he swear not to make anymore ships after sunny. If he wanted to do this he would have stayed in water 7. Plus he's even more infamous now then before, he can not possibly stay in water 7 anymore.
I still think Luffy will die either in battle or from over abuse of his own body. But not after he accomplished all his goals first.
surely this is going to be true !! but but but .................. u can wait for another 5yrs or so !! and i am ready to wait
Well I All ways thought that at the end sanji and robin , zoro and tashigi, usopp and kaya , luffy and nami will become couples or hope. I think luffy will die but not before the world goverment falls and thoughs dame dragons pay for there sins.
please no! zoro belongs to nami! brookes devil fruit power hasn't shown yet. he might be able to cure luffy later..
I really don't want Luffy to follow Roger. I think after Luffy finds One Piece he will join his dad in the war against World Government to overthrow them.
And if Luffy will have grave problems with his health there is Chopper to cure him.
I doubt Luffy will die..
The only way I'd see that as likely is if it's to save his nakama or the people of the world..
But no.. let's not go there.
It doesn't mean if Roger died when he became PK, Luffy will die when he became PK.
Since Luffy/ SH Crew will fight the WG after this because of the blank century of whatever it is since this has been build up from the start and cannot be ignored.
Sure Luffy won't be able to reach what his age might be but he will live long enough.
yeah... agree with the thread's starter that the genius always dies young and manga with happy ending is very often nowaday
but you know that the man who will decides this is Oda )
and you also know that he knows the way to make us surprise, too )
I don`t think this will happen.
Maybe beacuse i don`t want to?:X
After that great story,this would be such a tearful ending,but i prefer the happy ending...
I think that he will also die, but peacefully like Roger did.
If Luffy does die, it is the biggest death in the history of Manga/Video Games/Novelization.
I believe that Raftel is the first Island Luffy set out on, and that after circling the New World and conquering everything they will come to the realization that "One Piece" was the adventure they had all set out on, there is no final island cause the world is round.
This is insanely unlikely because there must be some real thing behind the Celestial Dragons and Will of D and everything, but I thought it'd be a good poetic end for OP.
Luffy would sacrifice himself like Roger to inspire future generations to go out and adventure.
Luffy != Roger, even if they both share the same spirit. Luffy neither has an mortal illness, nor does he have a reason to die for anybody yet, conversely he wants to have fun with them and this 2Y time skip will help them to rescue him in dangerous situations. Rayleighs training, the uprising of the revolutionaries, what points to such an end? Odacchi may love Toriyama, but the hero dying wouldn't be a good end for such a humorous stoy.