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Benn Beckman[6] is the first mate and an officer of the Red Hair Pirates.[2][7]


Beckman is a tall man, standing at a height of 206 cm.[4] Twelve years ago in Monkey D. Luffy's hometown, his hair was long, light brown (black in the anime) and pulled back in a pony tail.[1] In the current storyline, his hair is now gray, medium-length, and slicked-back. He also now has a large, X-shaped scar on his left temple.[8] He is never seen without his rifle nearby or a cigarette in his mouth.[1]

His outfit has changed very little over the years since his first appearance; he now wears a black, v-neck shirt with three quarter sleeves (whereas he is previously seen wearing a short-sleeved shirt of a similar color and design) along with loose pants (originally of a dark green color, but presently gray) with numerous pockets on them, tucked inside his buckled boots. Like most of the other Red Hair Pirates, he wears a sash around his waist, to which he attaches his rifle in a pistol-like fashion. The only thing added to his attire is his spiral-patterned cloak.[8]


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Beckman's color scheme in the manga in Romance Dawn Arc.
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Beckman's color scheme from Color Walk 1.
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Beckman's color scheme in the manga in current timeline.
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Beckman in the Digitally Colored Manga.
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Beckman's concept art (Jaya Arc appearance) from the anime.
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Beckman at age 38.
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Beckman's outfit during the Loguetown Arc.
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Beckman's outfit during the Loguetown Arc in the Digitally Colored Manga.
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Beckman's wax figurine built by Diego.
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Beckman appears to be a lot less fun-loving and a lot more relaxed than the other members of the crew are, acting as the level-headed member. He, Lucky Roux, and Yasopp are some of Shanks's most trusted crew members, as they are always seen when the Red Hair Pirates are featured, usually when something crucial happens.[1]

At times, Beckman seems amused at the actions of his captain, such as panicking when Luffy is taken[9] or getting even more drunk when he has already drunk a lot before and when Dracule Mihawk brings the news of Luffy's first bounty.[10] He is the first to speak out among the crew whenever they appear. He also seems to be the first to ask questions about the crew's situation, such as whether the World Government would try to stop them from seeing Whitebeard.[8]

Abilities and Powers

As first mate of the Red Hair Pirates,[2][7] Beckman is the crew's second highest authority behind Shanks himself. He has a great deal of experience as the oldest of the crew's core members, and is especially known for his great intellect, having the highest IQ of any character introduced in the East Blue Saga (above the master strategist Kuro's).[4][11]

Given his standing as an Emperor's second-in-command, Beckman can be assumed to have significant combat prowess, though details on his abilities are not yet given. Twelve years ago he single-handedly defeated Higuma's crew of mountain bandits using only a cigarette and his rifle as a club.[12]

At the end of the Summit War of Marineford, Marine admiral Kizaru chose not to engage with Beckman when the latter had him held at gunpoint, even though Kizaru had fought Marco earlier and even Whitebeard himself.[13] Though given pause and putting his hands up in seeming surrender, Kizaru did shortly thereafter continue what Beckman sought to prevent him from doing (trying to assail Luffy), suggesting Kizaru had not truly been cowed by Beckman's presence.[14]

Demonstrating some stealth ability, when the Red Hair Pirates arrived at Marineford to stop the war, Beckman was able to climb up and sit on a Marine ship's mast to point his flintlock at a nearby Kizaru, a Kenbunshoku Haki user, without the latter noticing until Beckman made his presence known.[13]


Beckman carries a flintlock rifle with him, but he has yet to be seen firing it, instead having used it as a club on Higuma's men twelve years ago[12] and as a threat against Kizaru.[13]



He is originally from the North Blue.[4] How Beckman came to be a member of the Red Hair Pirates is unknown.

Romance Dawn

The Red Hair Pirates in Foosha Village.

In Foosha Village, Beckman tried to explain Shanks's decision on refusing to take Monkey D. Luffy with him to sea. Unfortunately, he found that his captain left him in somewhat of an awkward situation, since he seemed to enjoy mocking the fact that Luffy could not swim, leaving Beckman to explain that Shanks really was not that happy all the time.[15] Later on, after the Higuma incident, Beckman and Lucky Roux took on Higuma's men. He shocked Higuma by taking out every last bandit, leaving only Higuma standing.[12]

East Blue Saga

Loguetown Arc

When Dracule Mihawk informed the crew about the up-and-coming Luffy, Beckman was surprised at this fact. With his crew, they celebrated and invited the Warlord to the party despite Shanks and his crew already being worn out from another party the night before.[10]

Sky Island Saga

Jaya Arc

After Shanks's call with Rockstar, Beckman asked Shanks how he thought the government would react to him wanting to meet Whitebeard.[8]

Water 7 Saga

Post-Enies Lobby Arc

Beckman, Roux, and Yasopp watch as their captain clashes with Whitebeard.

Beckman accompanied Shanks when he visited Whitebeard, and later watched unfazed while Shanks and Whitebeard clashed.[16]

Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

Beckman stopping Kizaru.

During the Summit War of Marineford, Beckman prevented admiral Kizaru from attacking Luffy and Trafalgar Law, telling Kizaru not to move a muscle while aiming his gun at him.[13] Later, the Red Hair Pirates left the battlefield peacefully, taking Ace's and Whitebeard's bodies with them.[17]

Post-War Arc

Beckman later attended Ace and Whitebeard's funeral somewhere in the New World.[18]

Four Emperors Saga

From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc

After the timeskip, Benn Beckman attended a wedding at the ruins of a certain island.[19]

Major Battles


Beckman DX figure.

Beckman has been featured in One Piece Gashapon sets and Portrait of Pirates.

Video Games

Playable Appearances

Support Appearances

Non-Playable Appearances

Translation and Dub Issues

In the 4Kids English dub, Beckman's cigarette is edited out.


  • When Oda first revealed Beckman's name, he jokingly called him "Shofukutei Nezumi" (ショーフクテイ・ネズミ Shōfukutei Nezumi?, VIZ: Shoofukutii Mouse) because he looks like a mouse.[2]
  • Beckman's favorite food is kamaboko.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 10) and Episode 4, Benn Beckman makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 5, Beckman's name and first-mate status revealed.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 159), Benn Beckman's birthday is given.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0020), Beckman's information is revealed.
  5. Eternal Log, Beckman has a bounty, but part of it is obscured.
  6. One Piece Red: Grand Characters (p. 153), Beckman's name written in English as "Benn Beckman".
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 13) and Episode 958, Beckman, Roux, and Yasopp are mentioned as officers.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 14) and Episode 151, Beckman is shown in the current timeline.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 37) and Episode 4, Beckman comments on Shanks's hysterical reaction to Luffy's kidnapping.
  10. 10.0 10.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 17-18) and Episode 45, Mihawk visits the Red Hair Pirates.
  11. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 8, Fan Question: Who has the highest IQ?
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 35-36) and Episode 4, Beckman defeats Higuma's mountain bandits by himself.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 (p. 16) and Episode 488, Borsalino encounters Beckman.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 6) and Episode 489, Beckman joins up with the rest of his crew.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 10-11) and Episode 4, Beckman tries to explain Shanks's reasoning to Luffy.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 17) and Episode 316, Beckman watches Shanks clash with Whitebeard.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 14-15) and Episode 489, Sengoku agrees to hand Ace's and Whitebeard's bodies over to the Red Hair Pirates.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 9) and Episode 505, Beckman is seen at Whitebeard and Ace's funeral.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 838, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 25.

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