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Who is Monkey D Dragon's wife / Luffy's mother?

Buggy The Clown mentioned that Silvere Rayleigh is Luffy's uncle. This implies that Rayleigh's sister should be Dragon's wife!

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Bhuvan, even if the question is quite interesting, it will only solicit speculative answer since... nobody knows it yet. :P –  Alenanno Dec 12 '12 at 10:24
    
@Alenanno Actually,i'm not up-to-date with the manga. The last time i read it was in August. So,i'm just curious to know if anything new happened lately ;) –  Bhuvan Rikka 웃 Dec 12 '12 at 15:34
    
@BhuvanRikka웃 I don't seem to recall when Buggy mentioned that Silvers Rayleigh is Luffy's uncle, could you please give me a reference? Also, it isn't necessary that his sister is Dragon's wife, because he himself could be Dragon's brother. –  Happy Feb 18 '13 at 16:46
    
@Deidara-senpai When Luffy raids the marine hq alongside Jinbei and Rayleigh to pay tributes to Ace, Buggy watch them in the telecast and tells Alvida that Rayleigh is Luffy's uncle.. Source –  Bhuvan Rikka 웃 Feb 19 '13 at 4:39
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I've cast a reopen vote on this question since 1.) it's one of our top-viewed questions; 2.) it doesn't seem inherently unanswerable or "not constructive". Even if there is no answer to this question in the One Piece anime/manga so far, there could be one in the future. –  senshin 2 days ago

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No mention has yet been made of Luffy's mother at all, the idea of her hasn't even been brought up. Very few characters have been mentioned to have mothers at all for some reason.

In Japanese as in many Asian countries, they use the idea of "Uncle" or "Big brother" differently to in English speaking countries. It just means an older person you respect, and doesn't imply a blood relation at all. By far most likely what happened is Buggy called Rayleigh "Uncle Rayleigh" as Rayleigh used to be his first mate when he was a cabin boy.

So in summary, there is nothing said about Luffy's mother, nor any hints given, and it's incredibly unlikely that Buggy was saying that Rayleigh is Luffy's uncle, which doesn't happen in the manga anyway.

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