There's a debate going on how Luffy got the scar on his chest but I recently seen episode 223 where Zoro and Luffy we're fighting and Zoro gave him that scar. Then for what reason is there a debate on how he got his scar?

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    It's debatable because after that seahorse arc when Zoro sliced luffy the 'X' mark on Luffy's chest was not shown. So it's assumed that nothing has happened to Luffy at that time. While during Marineford War when Akainu punch past through Jimbei's bodys and also hits luffy 2 years after the timeskip the 'X' mark was shown for the first time. If I were I Odda I would prefer Luffy get's a scar from his enemy than his own nakama. It's more badass from a character getting a scar from a formidable enemy because that scar will remind him of an important event that happened at that time. ;)
    – bot
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 1:13
  • Yea that would be better and thanks for the explanation
    – Pookie323
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 1:24
  • Also note the scar is not a clean cut like a Sword would make (specifically like the one Zoro got from Mihawk), but very wide, and of varying depths, like a bad burn would be.
    – Ryan
    Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 17:03
  • I remember a cover of a manga chapter where someone asked where the scar came from and Oda (or whoever wrote the answer) confirmed it was caused by Akainu
    – Gravinco
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 10:00

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I think Luffy got the scar during Marineford War. It's on Vol. 59 Chapter 578 and Episode 487.

After his brother Ace died, Jinbe carried him and tried to escape to Akainu. Jinbe jumps into the sea but finds the water below to be frozen. Akainu manages to strike Jinbe and harm Luffy at the same time. Jinbe apologizes to Luffy for letting him get injured.

Akainu strikes Jinbe and harms Luffy at the same time

It can be seen in this image that Luffy's chest is burning after Akainu's punch past through Jinbe's body.

One Piece Wiki also did mention how Luffy got the X-Mark after the time skip

After the Timeskip

After those two years, a few things have changed. Luffy wears an open, long-sleeved red cardigan with four buttons (which shows the X-shaped scar covering most of his chest he received by then-Admiral Akainu), with a yellow sash tied around his waist, somewhat reminiscent of Gol D. Roger's outfit. He has grown slightly taller and is shown to be significantly more muscular due to his training. This can be seen in his slightly thicker neck, more pronounced deltoids, and better-defined chest.

(Emphasis mine)


It's in episode 223 when all except Luffy and Robin has no memory of becoming pirates. Zoro gets hypnotised by a memory thief and attacks Luffy. In the fight, Zoro uses his Katana and make a X mark on Luffy's chest. That is how Luffy got his scar.

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    No, he got it later on. As you can see after that episode Luffy still has no scar on his chest, and that episode is filler as well. The right answer is already accepted,
    – Proxy
    Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 6:30

It was well-known that the Red Dog's (Sakazuki/Akainu) Magma Fist hit the Luffy's chest several times. The most crucial piece of evidence is that in the Fisherman's Island, Zoro and Luffy said that when the Red Dog was promoted to Fleet Admiral, Luffy subconsciously grabbed his chest, and it is obvious that the pain caused by the Red Dog is still very clear. So in summary, the scar on the chest of Luffy should be left by the Red Dog. Luffy will definitely let him pay back 100 times in the future, together with Ace's share.


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