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Luffato is the het ship between Monkey D. Luffy and Yamato from the One Piece fandom.

Canon

Luffy and Yamato are allies united by their desire to remove Kaido from Wano and open up the country’s borders to the world, a dream desired by the late Kozuki Oden. Yamato had known of Luffy for some years prior to meeting him, as she had met his brother, Portgas D. Ace. Although Luffy was initially hostile, he quickly came to trust Yamato and accepted her as an ally. The two are now currently engaging in a battle against Kaido to reclaim Wano.

Whilst Luffy had no idea who Yamato was, Yamato had come to be fully aware of Luffy and has developed a huge interest in him because of how much Ace talked about him. She sees Luffy as her chance to sail the world like her hero, Kozuki Oden, had also done and believes that Luffy is destined to, not only liberate Wano, but to change the world as foretold by Oden in his journal. As a result, especially upon hearing the death of Ace, Yamato desperately waited for Luffy’s arrival on Wano and immediately joined his side against her own father, Kaido, once he finally appeared.

Luffy was initially restless with Yamato. Whilst she saved him from his initial battle with Ulti, and could not detect any hostility from her, he nonetheless became agitated due to the urgency of why he was on Onigashima. This resulted in the two clashing with Yamato trying to tame Luffy. Eventually, Luffy gave in and chose to listen to what Yamato had to say. Upon discovering her intense admiration for Kozuki Oden, someone Luffy had come to respect, and the fact she was willing to form an alliance, Luffy happily accepted her as an ally to defeat Kaido, and the two stormed the castle together. Luffy was also initially confused by the fact that Yamato identified herself as Kozuki Oden and took on the male aspects of her hero, due to her intense adoration, but quickly accepted it and has started to refer to Yamato as male.

The two also share a sense of respect for each other. Yamato quickly accepted Luffy to lead the charge and would listen to his order to save Momonosuke. Luffy even vouched for Yamato to his allies as well. When Yamato explained to Luffy how her explosive handcuffs stops her from leaving Wano, Luffy chose to remove them for her so she could be free at last. Although Yamato has professed her desire to join Luffy’s crew, it has yet to be seen what Luffy’s decision regarding this matter is. When Yamato faced her own father, Kaido, on the roof of Onigashima, she proudly declared to him that Luffy will defeat him. Yamato is currently engaged in battle with her father until Luffy makes it back to the roof once again.

Fanon

The ship quickly gained significant popularity, however this was mostly due to the attractiveness of Yamato’s character design and her great intrigue in Luffy. Whilst the ship is still popular, the ship has created intense debate about whether Yamato is trans or cisgender. Although this debate still persists, it has been clearly established in Vivre Cards that Yamato is a woman, even though this clashes what the manga has stated.

Luffato is strongly rivalled by YamatAce, the pairing between Yamato and Portgas D. Ace, as the two spent a lot of time together before the former left and joined the Whitebeard Pirates. Conversely, Luffy’s ship with numerous women, particularly Nami and Hancock, still supersede Luffato by quite some margin. Nonetheless, Luffato has developed a sizeable popularity despite it being a relatively new and developing pairing.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Luffy/Yamato tag on AO3
Luffy & Yamato tag on AO3

TUMBLR

Luffato posts on Tumblr
Luffy x Yamato posts on Tumblr

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