Well im not sure if one piece will be over by the time oda retires. Let alone luffy die at the end.
I thought about Luffy dying at the end aswell. But right now it doesn't really make sense. Luffy is supposed to achieve what Roger couldn't. Whatever destiny it is that he has to fulfill - he will fulfill it. And killng him after he achieved whatever it is he has to achieve wouldn't really be necessary anymore. I mean there might be a timeskip when Luffy is older and maybe then he dies and we see the birth of a new era. But killing Luffy right after he becomes the pirate king doesn't really make sense to me.
Just remembered thanks to australopithecus' post that luffy used 10 years of his life for healing himself by ivo(was that the name of that okama?) before fighting megallan. Omg! I dont want luffy to get old until the manga gets over.
But after he achieves it killing him doesn't make sense anymore. So Luffy changes the world (by overthrowing WG or whatever) and then dies afterwards? What's the point?
Currently luffy is only 19 yet he's already done a lot that he could be considered a legend.
He's gone up against numerous shicibukia, defeating some and befriending others, gone up against admirals and come out alive.
Punched a tenryubito, broken in and out of impel down, defeated CP9, led to destruction of Enies Lobby, survived the battle at Marine HQ. The list goes on. He's certainly done more than a lot of people can muster in numerous lifetimes.
However, he's sustained considerable damage from numerous opponents, he lost 10 years of his life when Ivankov healed him and Rob lucci said his gear second move is like doping and so is hacking at his lifespan (which he does so much now its second nature to him) . In addition to always pushing himself so much that he's knocked out and faints after most battles. Its certainly a lot for someone so young.
Just like Roger conquered the sea, becoming the Pirate king, he fell to a disease before turning himself in and getting executed.
I think luffy will follow a similar fate, he's just 19 yet he's steadily inching close to admiral/yonkou power level (not there yet). In exchange for all this, I doubt he'll live long.
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That's assuming his original life span was 140. The reply he gave suggests people can't go over 140 in general. Not everyone has the same lifespan. Its difficult imagining him get that far. There's also the possibility of his body weakening earlier due to over exertion making him lose battles he might won (like whitebeard, even though he was quite older than 50). Still most of the admirals are centered around 50. In OP world I guess that's not so old.
Even if Luffy gets the same disease as Roger or gets sick in a different way, Chopper´s entire dream is based on the idea of having the ability to cure every disease in teh world, meaning letting Luffy die would pretty much crush Chopper´s dream and that´s not something Oda will do since he would also crush the entire point of the manga basically.
He can use it longer and even without signs if. exhaustion like he showed pre timeskip but each time he uses it still affects him even if he doesn't notice. Its not that the damage done is so much that he'd get done in anytime soon. But everytime he does it, the damage accumulates and his life is slowly ebbing away. He can keep this up for a very long time but it'll eventually catch up to him.
I agree about having small doses but that's the exact opposite of how luffy uses gear second. He practically does it everytime he's in a confrontation even when his base form should be more than enough. In other words, he's takes small doses frequently (borderline everytime). It still amounts to the same thing.