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 '15 at 6:48
  • The D stands for devil. All people who have D in their names are the descendants of devils. – user14793 Jun 1 '15 at 18:49
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    also Trafalgar D. Law – shrey Jun 15 '15 at 5:21
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    I believe that those with D are the descendants of a family line that was the enemy of the Celestial Dragons, or something along the line – user15754 Jul 19 '15 at 3:18
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    Dragon ?! what would be more – Matian2040 Sep 27 '18 at 7:03


We start to see the meaning behind the D. In the episode 703 of the Anime...

...Corazon talks to Trafalgar D. Law, telling him how young kids in Marie Jois are instructed to see D. as a sort of boogeyman:

"Badly behaving children will be eaten by the D."
He continues saying that in some parts of the world, the Family of D. is known as 神の天敵 (kami no ten teki), translated "God's natural enemy".

He also states that "God" in this instance is used to refer to the Celestial Dragons.

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
  • Note: Some information is about to be revealed. I'll update the answer when the new info comes out. – Alenanno Jul 19 '15 at 16:12
  • Correct me if I am wrong but he also says that God, in this case, refers to the Celestial Dragons as they view themselves as gods. – kaine Aug 3 '15 at 12:38
  • @kaine Ah yes, you're right. I forgot about that! :D Adding it. – Alenanno Aug 3 '15 at 13:01

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