One Piece: Does Trafalgar Law Die? Here’s What Happens to Him!

Does Trafalgar Law Die in One Piece? How & When?

Oda’s One Piece series has introduced us to a variety of amazing and powerful characters. Some of them had a short run in the series; some had a longer one. Some were more interesting; some were less. This article is going to be dedicated to a major supporting character whose role in the story is actually pivotal. The character in question is Trafalgar D. Water Law, the captain and doctor of the Heart Pirates. In this article, you’re going to find out how Trafalgar Law “died” on the pages of the One Piece manga and what actually happened to him.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • As of the time of writing, Trafalgar D. Water Law is alive and well in the world of One Piece, although he has been severely injured by Blackbeard during the Egghead Arc.
  • The situation that most fans talk about is his apparent death during his battle against Doflamingo in the Dressrosa Arc, but that was just a trick by Law himself.
  • During the Egghead Arc, Law fought Blackbeard off the coast of Wano and lost, with Blackbeard thinking of what to do with him and his Fruit. Before he could do anything, Law was saved by Bepo.

Trafalgar Law had two close calls in the series, but he is still alive

As we’ve said above and we’ll reiterate that here – Trafalgar D. Water Law is still alive in One Piece, both in the anime and the manga series. He’s had a couple of really close calls over the years and with the knowledge that he is alive and well, we are going to tell you what happened during these incidents and why some fans thought that Law might be dead.

Dressrosa Arc

Allow us to take you back to the Dressrosa Arc in order to tell you what happened there. Why? Well, this is when Trafalgar Law apparently died, so we are going to tell you what happened so that you know definitively whether he is dead or not. In Chapter 768, Law confronts still determined to stop Doflamingo for Corazon and the two begin fighting.


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Doflamingo is hit, and Law continues to attack him, but Doflamingo dodges. He tries to finish him off by taking his heart, but he is countered and is immobilized in the air by Doflamingo, who, by creating a wire at the level of his heel, cuts off his right arm. Law falls to the ground, which is followed by a speech from Doflamingo.

Doflamingo tells him that he will die for nothing but that he could use his immortality surgery technique by making himself useful and that, in return, he would grant Law’s wish. Law accepts, and his wish is to revive Corazon. Law then gives Doflamingo the finger of honor while telling him that the Mugiwaras are capable of performing miracles, that he will not be able to defeat them, and that, in addition, he will not be able to recover Caesar. An annoyed Doflamingo shoots Law repeatedly.

Law Loses an Arm

That’s when Luffy, having finished with Bellamy, arrives and notices Law’s lifeless body. He asks him what happened to his arm, and Doflamingo replies that he’s dead. Suddenly, Law uses “Gamma Knife” to destroy Doflamingo from within. Trebol exclaims that Law is still alive and that he manages to use his power without creating a “Room.” Law replies that they are already inside a Room but that he kept the Room out of their sight for a long time.

Law succeeds with his technique on Doflamingo but is unable to finish him. Doflamingo then grabs Law’s face to finish him off, but Luffy arrives and knocks Doflamingo down. Luffy runs to finish him off, but Law stops him, telling him to leave it to him. He approaches Doflamingo and creates a “Room.”

Law Defeated By Doflamingo and Trebol

Trebol jumps up to save his master, but Luffy kicks him, crashing him to the ground. Law uses “Counter Shock” to finish Doflamingo off, but during his technique, Law falls to the ground, totally exhausted. Doflamingo gets up and tells him that he can restore all his destroyed organs and, with a kick, is about to break his skull. Luffy intervenes by pinning Doflamingo’s foot with his own.


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Doflamingo and Luffy clash, with Trebol coming back to help his master. Law interrupts him by saying that since working for Doflamingo, the only thing he has become is his puppet. Trebol gets angry and decides to self-destruct by creating an explosion with his slime. Law is later seen in the series, thus confirming his ultimate survival.

Egghead Arc

As for the incident during the Egghead Arc, Law’s Heart Pirates were ambushed by Blackbeard’s crew as they were leaving Wano. Blackbeard was intent on taking the Road Poneglyph from him and while Law’s pirates put up a good fight, Blackbeard’s overpowered crew was able to defeat them and destroy their boats. With the power of two Devil Fruit, Blackbeard was also able to defeat Law, but this battle did not have the same impact as the one in Dressrosa.

In the end, Law was down and defeated in front of Blackbeard, who goes on to tease him with the revenge of the Beasts Pirates but also comments on what he wants to do with him and his Ope Ope no Mi. He pondered whether to kill Law and sell the fruit or to take it for himself and achieve immortality. He, however, had no time to do anything, as Bepo arrived and took Law to safety. He was injured and exhausted, but he ultimately survived.

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