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TP here. So for a little while now something has really been bothering me. The significance of the Straw Hat. We clearly know that Gol D Roger had it and eventually gave it too Shanks, and then years later Shanks gave it to Luffy but I am always wondering whether it actually has significance other than just that. Everyone that knew Roger said that Luffy reminded them of him and I think it is good to note that Silvers Rayleigh (the man closest to Roger) said it also while reminiscing about the first time they (he and Roger) met. My question is this: Shanks gave the hat to Luffy for a couple reasons, but the main being (IMO) that he would return it to him one day after becoming a great pirate. BUT why would Roger give it too Shanks? Did he think that Shanks would take over his title? Or maybe was it just a parting gift? It is really bugging me so any answers or clues as to what the reasoning is would be great!!!

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