I am not really asking this question, this is just the tile of this thread. People complain about how the fact that Luffy saves villages kills his purpose as a pirate. Pirates usually tear villages up. Luffy on the other hand does the complete opposite.
Now here is the thing about Luffy. Luffy does not save villages because "Oh, I'm a super hero pirate believe it!", no, that is just dumb. He saves villages because of various reasons. One of which is that he befriends someone there. He didn't foil Crocodile's plan because it was the right thing to do, no. He did that because Alabasta is important to his friend, Vivi. Same reason why he freed Cocoyashi Village from Arlong, and his crew. It usually has nothing to do with him wanting to save people. Most of the time, Luffy just wants to help a friend out. Or sometimes some pirate in that village is starting shit (You would have to do a hell a lot more than what Bellamy did, besides him stealing his friend's gold) with him like Buggy.
In conclusion, Luffy only saves villages if it is to help a friend. Other than that, he would just hang around just to eat. He usually wouldn't have a care in the world about it, other than getting food. Luffy's main flaw as a pirate is that he's way too nice and very honorable. Besides, he stole gold. Luffy's a pirate, just not a violent one like most are. He only saves villages if it is to help a friend, not because they're evil and must pay for their sins. Had Arlong not hurt Nami to the point of her crying, he wouldn't care about the fishman unless of course they got in his way.
-Luffy befriended Coby. He stuck up for him, especially since he was able to stand up for himself. That's why took out Alvida.
-Luffy really wanted Zoro and for Coby to be in the marines. Captain Morgan simply got in his way. Also, Luffy hates it a lot when someone breaks his promise.
-It mainly began with Buggy abducting Luffy and having to save him. Later it became about Luffy wanting Nami to join his crew, and to get rid of Buggy for the mayor that he just became friends with during the attack of one of his main henchmen, Mohji.
-Luffy wanted Ussop to be on his crew, and became good friends with him. Him whooping Kuro's ass is because that village meant a lot to Ussop.
-Luffy at first wanted to just apologize about an attack he didn't mean. He would never want to hurt other people not involved. It's dishonoring in him.
-The whole Don Kreig business was because Luffy wanted to be free from being a chore boy, and that the restaurant meant a lot to Sanji. Besides, even if that wasn't the case, he still would if Don Kreig got in his way.
-All Luffy really wanted was for Nami to join him again. It was when Luffy saw Nami crying because of Arlong was when he actually had a beef with him.
Logue Town arc
-No real main antagonist, besides Captain Smoker. He got in Luffy's way. Luffy was no match for him and got lucky.
Laboon/Whiskey Peak/Little Garden arc
-Nothing to see here, all it is, is Luffy and his crew getting into some shit with Baroque Works. All it becomes is Luffy trying to save Alabasta for Vivi.
Drum Island arc
-Luffy didn't want trouble there, just for Nami to get better. Plus he built a good relationship with the people there, especially Tony Tony Chopper. So he freed them of Wapol. You know what, Wapol was getting in their way.
-Luffy finally reaches his goal since the Whiskey Peak arc. He wanted to stop a meaningless war for the sake of Vivi.
-Luffy didn't even give a damn about Bellamy because he wasn't a threat. He only kicked his ass when he took his friends gold.
That's all of the arcs I will be listing. Any corrections on any of my points would be fine.