Roger was famed as the man who did what no one thought possible – conquering the Grand Line and amassed a vast fortune, but he knew that he would soon die from an incurable disease. He disbanded his crew before turning himself in to be executed. The World Government intended to have Roger be publicly executed to discourage piracy, but his last words had the opposite impact. He stated that anyone who can find his treasure can claim it.
Twenty-six years before the start of the story, Roger came down with an incurable disease. He decided to pitch one last journey with his crew into the Grand Line. Upon reaching the lighthouse at Reverse Mountain, at the entrance of the Grand Line, he recruited Crocus as his doctor to keep him alive until the completion of his journey.
“In the last moment of his life, he turned his fading “flame of life” into a huge fire that enveloped the world. I’ve never laughed more than on that day. I’ve never cried more than on that day. I’ve never drank more either. He was our captain. and he was a magnificent man. ”
“There once was a man named Gold Roger, who was King of the Pirates. He had fame, power, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams.”
Before reaching Raftel on his final journey, Roger was approached by the “Flying Pirate” Shiki, who had learned that Roger had located an Ancient Weapon. Seeing the opportunity, he asked Roger if they could join forces, as with his large pirate fleet and Roger’s weapon, Shiki believed that together they could take over the whole world, even telling Roger that what happened between them in the past was now forgotten. Despite the urges of one of his apprentices, Roger refused Shiki’s offer and said that he wanted to be free to do what he wanted. Shiki announced that his answer meant the death of him, while Roger said it meant that he would beat him, and a great sea battle soon ensued between their crews.
While fighting Shiki and his massive fleet, it has been shown that Gol D. Roger wielded a sword in one hand and a gun in the other.
Roger was also able to understand the meaning of the characters written on the Ponecliffs, as well as write in the same language. However, he was not like the Ohara scholars who used their intellect to study the Ponecliffs, so he could not exactly “read” them. According to Rayleigh, Roger could interpret the Ponecliffs because he had the ability to “hear the voice of all things”.
Only two people are known to have ever matched Roger in battle: Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp, who possesses immense strength even in old age and cornered him multiple times before his surrender, and his rival Edward “Whitebeard” Newgate, who held the power of the Tremor-Tremor Fruit and was called the “Strongest Man in the World” after Roger’s death. Examples of his strength include fighting on equal ground with Shiki, who commanded the largest pirate fleet of the time, and single-handedly defeating the armies of several countries.
Roger’s will has been inherited and retransmitted by Whitebeard’s last words, which started the “New Age of Pirates”.
Gol D. Roger (ゴール・D・ロジャー, Gōru D. Rojā), known to most as "Gold Roger" (ゴールド・ロジャー, Gōrudo Rojā), is a fictional character and tritagonist from the One Piece series. He was a legendary pirate who was known as the King of the Pirates (海賊王, Kaizoku-Ō; literally meaning "Pirate King"), captain of…