Character Discussion Sanji's role on the crew

His role on the ship is to be the cook but within the context of the crew, obviously he plays a bigger part than “just” being a cook. Sometimes he’s needed as a leader when Luffy and Zoro aren’t around, sometimes he’s a facilitator playing the role of protecting the weaker member of the crew again when Luffy and Zoro aren’t present and other times, he’s needed as the 3rd strongest combatant within the crew to take on the enemy’s 3rd strongest, a role he’ll always fulfill and succeed at. He’s even independent sometimes when the need arises. Truly a very versatile character.