Roger was a tall man able to walk tall even while going to the gallows. The highlights of his physical appearance were his curved mustache blacks, this almost always a grin on his face and a penetrating gaze.
He used to wear a long jacket in red, with under a blue shirt and a green sash tied around the waist. Completed the whole of blue trousers and black shoes, while his neck he wore a sort of white scarf. Before being taken to justice even wore a hat with his Jolly Roger that covered a yellow band with polka dots. During the battle with Shiki, however, wore a blue jacket. It is one of the few characters to trace the stereotypical pirate.
Later, during a flashback about the first meeting of Roger and Silvers Rayleigh, Roger is shown as a very young resembling Luffy and Ace, to the point of wearing the straw hat that Luffy has now.Apparently Roger had a strong bond with his comrades. Rayleigh, his right arm, called it “an extraordinary person.” Shanks and Buggy are reluctant precendenti days of his public execution. It is not known if any of them knew that Roger had a son before the Sengoku revealed to the whole world.
It has long been rival Whitebeard and has clashed repeatedly with the hero of the Navy Monkey D. Garp. As a last favor Roger asked Garp to take care of his son, Portgas D. Ace, avoiding that were persecuted just for the simple fact of being the son of the King of the Pirates.
In any case received great respect from his enemies, so that Whitebeard decided to adopt Ace to protect it, and when Ace told him to be the son of Roger did not speak ill of the parent, but simply told him that in reality all the pirates are the children of the sea . Before dying Roger found time to talk at length with Whitebeard first and then with Garp.
Rouge was the mistress of Roger. It is not known if the two were married, nor how the two had met. He died with the birth of Ace because of a pregnancy lasted twenty months sustained in order to prevent detection by the World Government. He gave his son the name “Gol D. Ace”, and that they will respect the will of the pirate and want to pass on his name.
Ace was the son of Roger. As Roger did not want it to be persecuted because of the sins of his father, he asked Garp to raise him secretly. Ace, however, hated his father.
Despite this hatred from the family point of view, Ace respected him as a man and as a pirate and attacking (and defeat) anyone who dared speak ill of him. This probably happened because often these people were talking as the devil about a hypothetical son of Roger, without knowing that it was the same Ace. Dadan has realized that Ace had the same character of the parent after asking him why he did not flee from Bluejam. The main feature that united the two was to have no pity for those who had abused their loved ones.
Before he died, Roger was called “Pirate King” not only for the fact that he was the only one to fully explore the new world reaching Raftel, but also because of its enormous power. Only two people were able to keep up with him in battle; Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp, who despite his advanced age still possesses superhuman strength, and his friend and rival Edward Newgate, Whitebeard said, that he could count on the powers of the Gura Gura fruit. Another example of its power is the fact that he fought and defeated Shiki, although it possessed the largest fleet of the time.
Roger was also able to “read” the Poneglyphs and write in that ancient language. In fact the ability to understand the message conveyed by Poneglyphs stemmed from its ability to “hear” the voice of things. In fact, behind the admission of his right arm, Silver Rayleigh, they were not in possession of such archaeological knowledge to decipher the ancient records of the past.
Born in Rogue Town in the East Sea, Roger did what seemed to be an impossible task for anyone – win the Grand Line. It seems that it has taken time to win his fame, since Brook remembers him as a rookie. Before forming a crew met Silvers Rayleigh, a young man who lived in a boat that had stolen after his house was burned down. Roger said that it was a sign of destiny and asked Rayleigh to become friends.
Twenty-six years before the beginning of the adventure of Luffy (that is, four years before the death of the King of the Pirates), Roger discovered to suffer from an incurable disease. Nevertheless, he decided to take a trip with his buddies along the Grand Line. Reached the beacon of Reverse Mountain recruited Crocus as ship’s doctor in order to control his disease until completion of the crossing.
Their journey took them to Skypiea and Water Seven where the builder Tom built for him and his crew the Oro Jackson.
Two of the strongest enemies that Roger found himself facing in his adventures were Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp and the pirate Edward “Whitebeard” Newgate. The first put him in trouble many times and was always about to catch it but never succeed, while the second was his most bitter rival to win the title of King of the Pirates. It is said that Whitebeard was the only man who could stand up to him in combat.
On route to Raftel, Roger met Shiki, the pirate steering wheel, which had found that Roger knew the location of the ancestral weapon and wanted propose to join forces. With the weapon of Roger and the fleet of Shiki, the Golden Lion was believed that the two could rule the world. Roger refused the offer, saying that his only wish was to be free to do what he wanted. Shiki then decided to declare war and the two captains prepared for a big fight.
Due to a sudden storm unleashed on the site of the battle, half of Shiki ship sank. Despite this, and despite Shiki got stuck a piece of the rudder head, enough to risk killing him, Roger earned his respect.
Before dying Roger met with Whitebeard and the two spoke of the will of D. and its meaning.
Having failed in his business, Roger gained more fame, wealth and power than was humanly possible. Even while people called him “Pirate King”, however, was aware of his poor health. Seeing approaching its end secretly disbanded his crew. He said that he would not die in Rayleigh and surrendered to the Navy. A few days before his death he asked Garp to take care of her son, for the reason that the sins of the father should not fall on the children, and although Garp said he had no obligation to him, Roger realized that l ‘would.
Thinking That he could make him an example to deter others and follow the path of piracy, the Navy organized His public execution in Rogue Town. Before he died he said the famous phrase That lit the spark in the whole world giving way to the “great age of piracy”, Also called by some the ” age of dreams “.