Monkey D. Luffy: To become the pirate king. Cause: Admired his childhood hero Shanks since little, always wished to be a pirate like the Red Haired. When Shanks sacrificed his arm in order to save Luffy, Luffy inspired to live and meet up his hero's expectation and become the world's greatest-The Pirate King! With a smile, Shanks handed his ultimate treasure, the straw hat, to the next generation. The one who will be known as Straw Hat Monkey D. Luffy will now walk down the path that Gol D. Roger once walked. Thus the true epic story of One Piece has begun!
Roronoa Zoro: To become the world's greatest swordsman. Cause: He strived to become great as a youngster. Arrogant, ignorant, yet honorable, he walks a path where there is no clear future. Finally, he found an opponent - Kuina. 2000 matches he waged against Kuina, 2000 defeats he suffered. To defeat her, a young Zoro self-disciplined himself with the harshness of methods, in order to defeat the one person he truly admired in his heart. After Zoro's 2000th defeat, Kuina confessed that a swordswoman can not possibly become the greatest in the world, and she is afraid. Undaunted, Zoro vowed that he will train even harder in the future, because he shall compete with Kuina for a day when one of them will become the greatest swordsman in the World! Kuina cried, under the moon light. They were tears of joy. Yet the world is not kind. Kuina later died, while attempting to retrieving her family sword,the legendary Wado Ichimonji. Shocked, Zoro found his one true hero dead. Bathed in tears, Zoro swore to take up Kuina's share and defeat the world's current greatest: Dracule "Hawkeye" Mihawk! For the sake of both of them, he shall walk upon a path of carnage!
Nami: To rescue her village from the verge of death, to draw a map of the world and to become super rich! Cause: In her youngest of days, she saw death. Rescued and adopted by a kind marine, she and Nojiko lived under the guidance of Belle-Mère. It wasn’t long before Nami found herself taking joy in drawing maps. Although Belle-Mère does not have the ability to support that dream, the life itself is happy. That is…until Arlong decided to take a tour of East Blue. Blood were spilled, villages enslaved. Those who can pay tributes lived. Those who can’t or refuse to pay died. Forced to choose between her own life and the lives of those non-blooded related orphans, Belle-Mère chose the orphans. Nami realized something… “Mother”! Smiling, Arlong shot Belle-Mère blank range execution style. The shock lived within Nami since that day. She made a decision. She will obey Arlong, become a traitor to her friends, and gather 100 million bellies to buy the village from Arlong. Thus her adventure begins. Thanks to the Straw Hat Pirates, the village was freed. A tearful Nami decided to persuade a new goal, a goal that she promised to her dead mother Belle-Mère, to draw the map of the entire world. However old habits die hard…she has being a money collector for all her life and that habit is…persistent… Just like that, she became perhaps one of the evilest of all One Piece characters…but I will stop here.
Usopp: To become a brave warrior of the sea. Cause: A simple story that started in his village. His father is one of the officers in Red Haired Shanks’ army of pirates. Admired his father since a young age, he desired to become a brave warrior of sea, like his dad. But born with Cowardice-ism of the most extreme degree, that goal is half of a dream, half of a lie. Later, her mother dies, inspires Usopp to work harder and find his dad. He desires to be a great warrior, yet he never puts that goal in practice. Consequently, he became a very skilled liar. Perhaps he was lying about himself, his life, his dream, his existence. Perhaps he was nothing but a mere liar. Soon, his life started to turn 360 degree, as the Straw Hat Pirate has landed ashore. Luffy encouraged this born coward to become a true brave warrior. Which is stronger, a person’s will power or a person’s natural born inhabitation? Can a mere mortal overcome his own destiny? Thus, Usopp’s adventure has begun in order to become a true brave warrior of the sea.
Sanji: To find All Blue and…to peek… Cause: A mysterious man (that’s right) with a mysterious past (and a mysterious hair style-like the eyebrow, plus what’s up with his left eye?). He was rescued by Zeff when his ship sunk. Before the rescue, he experienced true hunger and developed a relation with the famed pirate Zeff. In order to repay his debt, he followed Zeff’s dream and became a chef. Fascinated by the rumor that a place known as All Blue exists, Sanji dreamed to find this heaven for Chef. He was laughed at, but Zeff supported him. He desired to go and find the place, yet he is tore between his dream and his loyalty to Zeff. When the Straw Hats arrived, Sanji realized that he could finally put his dream into practice and bid Zeff farewell. He shall fulfill the dream of them both. His secondary dream is much more interesting. He desires to obtain Suke Suke no Mi. It is a devil fruit of very awesome power, for those who can use it well. It can turn people invisible and allow a man to go to places where a man was not meant to go in. As for whether Sanji’s lewdness was a genetic matter or something else, not even the god knows.
Tony Tony Chopper: To find a cure for all diseases. Cause: Born with a blue nose, he was not accepted by his own community of reindeers. When he accidentally ate the human human fruit, everything turned for the worse. The reindeers attack him, for he is partially human. The humans try to kill him, for that he is also part reindeer. A reindeer with nowhere to turn to, Chopper lived in a land of enemies. He knows no happiness. His only goal is to survive. But the goddess of fortune smiled once more, Chopper found a man who is capable of understanding him. That man is the fake doctor, Doctor Hiruluk. Doctor Hiruluk’s true profession is not a doctor, however he experienced a miracle. He was an outlaw, on the verge of death from an incurable disease. But a miracle occurred, he found himself in a forest of sakura, and his disease disappeared. Thus, he believed in the power of miracle and the possibility of a cure for all diseases. Because of his own history, Doctor Hiruluk understands the pain that Chopper is suffering and taught Chopper that the Jolly Roger Flag is the symbol of miracle. Together, Chopper studied under Doctor Hiruluk to find a cure for all diseases in the land where legendary doctors lived. But Drum Island’s glory is fading, Wapol the corrupted took control of the land. Wapol sought the total domination of his people by removing all doctors except his private doctors. So if people are sick, they must obey Wapol or die. Only two free doctors remain in the land, Dr. Kureha and Doctor Hiruluk. Dr. Hiruluk realized that his end is coming soon and his previous cured disease is in reality, still present in his body. In truth, no miracle had occurred, Dr. Hiruluk is soon to die. A desperate Chopper, who could not read, tried to find a cure. In the book, he found a Jolly Roger symbol close to the picture of a mushroom. Believing that this mushroom is the substance of miracle, Chopper risked his own life and succeeds in bringing back one of them. A tearful Hiruluk embraced the near death Chopper and ate the poisoned mushroom with a smiling face. Hiding the truth, Hiruluk knows that his end is close. Instead of dying peacefully, Hiruluk chose to use his own death and inspire the people of Drum to rebel. Shocked, Chopper realized his mistake. He first chose the path of vengeance, but he later realized his true meaning to life. He shall carry on the doctor’s dream and discovery a cure of all diseases.
Nico Robin: To discover the True History. Cause: She lived in the land of Ohara, the land of history. While very little, her parents left her in order to discovery the truth behind the world’s missing century. She lived a hard life. Some people pity her, but more are afraid of her. A demon child she was labeled due to her devil fruit ability. It was a harsh life, no friends, no family, working like a slave. Her only comfort lies in books that the professors of Ohara kindly allowed her to borrow. She learned much. At the age of 8, a giant named Jaguar D. Saulo appeared in her life. For the first time, she found a friend. For her incredible academic achievement, the professors of Ohara honored her by certifying Robin as a true Archaeologist. Perhaps for the first time of Robin’s life, she received friendship and happiness. However Ohara has long been hunted by a ghost. This ghost has one name: The World Government. Robin’s mother returned to the land of Ohara, but one step too late. The incineration has begun. The Buster Call was triggered to burn everything into charcoal. Briefly reunited with her mother, only to be torn away once more, Robin watched her entire life vanishing into ash. Saulo, her mother, the professors of Ohara, the citizens of Ohara, the Treasure Tree and priceless knowledge that took centuries to gather are no match against the Buster Call. Death…came too swift. Robin found herself as the sole survivor of Ohara, the last person who is capable of deciphering and reveal the truth that the World Government has tried hard to destroy. She does not walk a path toward the future, but she lives in order to seek the past. As an 8 year old girl with 79 million on her head, she WILL survive! And she will carry on the legacy of her home.
Franky: To build the dream ship and sail with it. Notable: The only person in the Straw Hats who has already fulfilled his dream. Cause: Tossed away by his parents, left for dead. He found refuge in the home of the legendary shipwright: Tom. Along with Iceburg, he was one of Tom’s apprentices. Tom has a very public secret. He was the builder of Gol D. Roger’s legendary ship. For that reason, Tom was condemned. But Tom offered to save Water 7 and its people and the sentencing was delayed. Tom’s company work hard to fulfill Tom’s goal and construct the world’s only sea train. However Franky had other concerns, he is fascinated by weaponry and build his own warships. Franky dreamed of building a warship that is capable of killing a Sea King. Iceburg called Franky a fool, but Tom simply laughed. Years passed and the sea train is finally finished. Franky had quite an impressing fleet of warships by then. It seems that everything will go well and Tom will be pardoned for his crime. Yet Tom had a darker secret that is related to one of the greatest secrets of the world. For that reason, CP5 used Franky’s warships to destroy the town and passed to blame to Tom. A madden Franky disowned his own warships, which angered Tom. Sacrificing his own freedom in exchange for the freedom of Franky and Iceburg, Tom taught Franky one last lesson prior to death: “Take pride in your creation with a Don!” Failing of stopping the Sea Train and CP5 from taking away Tom, Franky desired to repay his debt. He shall build a dream ship that Tom can be proud of and prove himself as a true Tom’s apprentice.
Brook: To see his old nakama. Cause: Not much is known. He was a part of the pirate crew who brought Laboon the whale to the Grand Line. They promised to sail back one day and play with Laboon again. However the entire crew was wiped out as they underestimated the Grand Line. Brook was the sole survivor, despite being dead regardless. In order to fulfill his promise, he will return to the Gate and greet his old nakama once more, with his afro intact!
Excuse any minor grammar related issues. I did not revise this post.