Rayleigh’s decision to train Luffy to become the next Pirate King in One Piece was not made lightly. After the SHP pirate crew was separated post-arc marine ford, Rayleigh saw the need to make Luffy stronger. While it’s true that the first One Piece discoverer, Roger, was executed by the World Government, there is more to the story than that.
As reported by Teras our site from the Bengkel Anime YouTube channel, Roger’s execution was carried out at Lock Town. Knowing that he had an incurable disease, Roger seemed accepting of his fate and even laughed before his execution. Despite having reached the final island, Laftel, with his crew and discovering the One Piece treasure, Roger had to disband his pirate crew due to his illness before he was executed by the Marines. However, he had one final dream before he passed away – to ensure that the people are no longer oppressed and living in poverty.
The first step towards achieving this dream was to find a successor who could continue the mission. Thus, Rayleigh had to train Luffy to become the next Pirate King, who would be able to take Shanks’ place in finding someone suitable to replace Roger. Fortunately, Shanks met Luffy by chance in the village of Pusya and saw that he possessed the qualities necessary to be the next Pirate King.
Shanks gave Luffy his signature Straw Hat, acknowledging him as the rightful heir to the Pirate King’s legacy. Rayleigh then personally trained Luffy to become a powerful and fearless pirate. Rayleigh believed that Luffy was the right candidate to continue Roger’s mission, especially since he had been trained by some of Roger’s former crew members and even protected by Rayleigh from pursuit by Admiral Kizaru.
The story of One Piece Chapter 1054 is about Luffy leading a great pirate crew in the final battle against the World Government to overthrow their tyranny and free the world from oppression. Rayleigh’s decision to train Luffy to take on this daunting task was not only because of Roger’s dying wishes. It was also based on Luffy’s inherent potential and his proven track record of interacting with Roger’s former crew. All these factors made him the ideal candidate to become the next Pirate King.
In conclusion, Rayleigh’s decision to train Luffy is based on his trust in Luffy’s abilities to lead a great pirate crew and take on the difficult task of continuing Roger’s mission. Luffy’s unique potential, his connection to Roger’s former crew, and his drive to free the world from oppression make him an ideal candidate to become the next Pirate King.