Alright, lemme school you on some of the history of Monkey D. Luffy.
So for a while he was raised pretty much by his village, and idolized Captain Shanks and the Red-Haired pirates that often docked in the town. He swiped the Gomu Gomu no Mi devil fruit from them out of spite after they said he couldn’t be a pirate.
To Shank’s horror, he was too late to stop him. He promptly informed Luffy how much he had fucked himself over in the swimming department.
Well granted he couldn’t swim before he ate the fruit, but now there was zero possibility of him ever doing it ever.
Didn’t help that a bandit threw him in the water like a day later.
Don’t worry he got eaten.
Alright moving on.
So his Gramps, Monkey D. Garp, comes back and is all “What the fuck you’re made of rubber now? You’ve lost your village privileges. Also, fuck being a pirate you’re gonna be a marine.”
He takes him up into the mountains to live with Dadan and her band of bandits. Now she’d gotten herself into some deep shit a while back, and Garp was only cutting her slack because she had promised to look after…
This guy. Portgas D. Ace.
Cue heartfelt story about him and Luffy become closer as brothers but still beat the shit out of each other on a constant basis but out of brotherly love and stuff.
Also he threw him into a pit once.
So they never really went into town much, but them and their soon other adopted brother, Ace’s childhood friend Sabo…
Sabo look at that beautiful angel.
Where was I? Oh, yeah. Anyway, they only went into the big city to dine and dash and steal stuff.
They’d also go to Luffy’s old village to get hand-me-down clothes. Aren’t they adorable?
The rest of the time was spent beating the shit out of the forest fauna and feasting on their flesh.
Oh, also making a kickass tree house.
***Spoilers under here so watch out.***
Long story short, bad things happen, giant fire, motherfucking tenryubitto blow up Sabo’s ship and he ALLEGEDLY dies.
So, the brothers promise that they are going to get stronger, and that when each of them reaches the age of 17 they will set out to become pirates. Luffy was the youngest, so he was the last to leave.
In summation: Luffy knew about his disability within like ten seconds of getting it, having it proven to him less than 24 hours later.
Luffy only really interacted with two other kids: his adopted brothers Sabo and Ace. Sure they made fun of his ability saying it was stupid, but they all made fun of each other because brotherly love and whatnot. They didn’t care about being shunned or hated because they already were. They were infamous rambunctious ruffians.
Fucking adorable ruffians.
Check yoself before you wreck yoself with those sad head canons.
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