Gol D. Roger is the only known pirate to have completely explored the New World in One Piece and reach Raftel, the island where the One Piece presumably is. Wealth, fame, power, known to have conquered it all, Gol D. Roger is undoubtedly one of the greatest pirates to ever exist, if not the greatest.
Much of Roger’s journey remains to be shared with the fans by Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, however, there have been lots of interesting bits of information about him revealed by the author already. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Pirate King, Gol D. Roger.
Roger was famed as the man who did what no one thought possible — he conquered the Grand Line and amassed a vast fortune. Afterwards, knowing that he would soon die from an incurable disease, Roger 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. As such, this made Roger single-handedly responsible for starting the Golden Age Of Pirates.