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There are a lot of characters with the middle initial "D". Is this an indication of something, or do they really all just have middle initials of the letter D? If they are initials, do we know what they stand for?

Examples of names:

Monkey D. Luffy
Monkey D. Dragon
Portgas D. Ace
Monkey D. Garp
Gol D. Roger

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And don't just forget Marshall D. Teach –  abhishah901 May 19 at 6:48
also Trafalgar D. Law –  shrey Jun 15 at 5:21

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It hasn't been revealed yet I think.

The initial was first pointed out in Oda's SBS questions and answers corner, he was also asked what the D in Luffy's name stood for. Oda just replied to read it as a D for now and that he would reveal the truth behind it in time.

You can read more in the Will of the D. wiki.

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Another perspective here, but I think the D represents the lineage from the people who existed in void century and were overthrown by the 20 Kings. Food for thought. –  Zeus Jul 19 '14 at 3:20
@Zeus That might be another explanation. Certainly we'll discover something soon... or later. :P –  Alenanno Jul 19 '14 at 11:02

The D stands for devil. All people who have D in their names are the descendants of devils.

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Welcome to the Anime and Manga SE. Could you provide proof, where you got the idea from? –  Peter Raeves Jun 1 at 19:01
It's revealed by Law during the flashback with the doflamingo crew –  Med Jun 18 at 15:07
@Med No it is not. Rocinante only said the Ds are the gods' natural enemies. –  Peter Raeves Jun 26 at 20:41

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