One Piece Character Analysis Based on Leadership Theory

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The One Piece manga and anime series features an extensive cast of characters created by Eiichiro Oda, which have been ranked the second most influential anime in the Japanese history, followed by Dragon Ball. The series takes place in a fictional universe where vast numbers of pirates, soldiers, revolutionaries, and other adventurers fight each other, using various superhuman and supernatural abilities. Many of the characters possess supernatural abilities gained by eating so called "Devil Fruits". The series' storyline follows the adventures of a group of pirates as they search for the series eponymous treasure. The main character of the series is Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate who wishes to succeed Gol D. Roger, the deceased King of the Pirates, by finding his treasure, the "One Piece". In the beginning of the series, Luffy accidentally eats the Paramecia-type Gum-Gum Fruit, causing his body to gain the properties of highly stretchable rubber. During the course of series, Luffy gathers himself a diverse crew, named the Straw Hat Pirates Together they sail the seas in pursuit of their dreams, encountering other pirates, bounty hunters, criminal organizations, revolutionaries, secret agents and soldiers of the corrupt World Government, and various other friends and foes. One Piece is an extremely fun and passion series to watch, the show includes diverse characters, from human to giants, mermen and mermaids, and "fishmen." However, despite the funny part of the story, we discovered that Monkey D. Luffy, the main character, also possesses some leadership theories we learned in the class. These theories are “Trait Approach Theory,” “Authentic Leadership Theory” and “Charismatic Leader Theory.” Trait theories of leadership focus on personal qualities and characteristics, in another word, Leaders who like being around people and are able to assert themselves

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