Garp was the one who chased after Roger and tried to stop him. After Roger surrendered himself, because he was ill, Garp visited him in the prison.
Who would have taught that Roger would ask Garp to take care of his child. They were enemies, but they were human before everything.
Just like Rayleigh was the right hand man Roger’s, the same way Luffy chose Zoro to be his adviser and first crew mate. They show some similarities with the previous pirate king and his first nakama.
Roger and Rayleigh were royal to each other and respected each other, just how Zoro respects Luffy and is ready to do anything for him, as well as tell him if something is not good.
Roger knew that he is sick. He wanted to make something out of it. While parting with his first mate Rayleigh, he said that he will be remembered.
He opened up a new era, the pirate era. Luffy will fulfill his dream. Will Luffy close this era or open a new one?
Born in Loguetown, Roger was famed as the man who did what no one thought possible – conquering the Grand Line. It would seem that he had been around for some time, considering that Brook refers to him as a rookie, more than 50 years before the current storyline.
Before he formed his crew, he met Silvers Rayleigh, a young man who was living on a ship he had stolen after his house had burnt down. Roger said that it was a fated meeting and asked Rayleigh to join him. And that is how it all started.
Thinking they would make an example of him to prevent others from becoming pirates, the Marines immediately set up his execution in Loguetown. But as he was about to die, Roger yelled out his famous last words. The swords of the executioners fell, and the greatest pirate of them all died.
What was thought would be a warning to all and extinguish the hopes of all pirates had failed. The last words of Roger ignited the excitement of the world, and thus began “The Great Age of Pirates”, dubbed by a few as the “Age of Dreams”. The echoes of his influence resonate further into the current era, and have shaped most of the world after his death.