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The subject of this article is also called Lucky Roo.

Lucky Roux[6] is one of the Senior Officers, and the cook of the Red Hair Pirates.[7][8][4]


Lucky Roux has a round body shape, and he is always seen eating a rack of meat. He is shown wearing goggles over his eyes at all times. Out of the entire crew, he appears to have changed the least over the years and shows little in the way of aging. In every appearance, Roux is smiling happily no matter how serious the situation is, such as Shanks clashing with Whitebeard.

He wears a green t-shirt with white vertical stripes on it, paired by a matching bandanna on his head, short white pants (beige in the anime) with a dark green sash around his waist, and green shoes with fur around the ankles. He has a yellow coat draped over his shoulders like a cape, with a fur-lined collar and red epaulets with black stripes on them.


Lucky Roux's Manga Color Scheme
Lucky Roux's color scheme in the manga.
Lucky Roux Full Appearance
Roux's full appearance in the manga.
Lucky Roux's Chapter 1 Color Scheme
Lucky Roux's color scheme in Chapter 1.
Lucky Roux Anime Concept Art
Lucky Roux's concept art (Jaya Arc appearance) from the anime.
Lucky Roux at Age 23
Lucky Roux at age 23.
Roux Blue Bandana
Roux with a blue bandana in Believe.
Lucky Roux 10th Opening
Shot of Lucky Roux in We Are! (TVXQ remix).
Lucky Roux Wax
Lucky Roux's wax figurine built by Diego.
Lucky Roux's Wanted Poster
Lucky Roux's non-canon wanted poster as seen in One Piece: Stampede.
Film Red Lucky Roux Poster
A poster of Lucky Roux as he appears in One Piece Film: Red.
Lucky Roux Live Action
Lucky Roux in the live-action series.


Roux appears to be a very fun-loving pirate who is often seen hanging around another one of Shanks' crew members, Yasopp. He seems to be one of Shanks's most trusted crew members, as he is always seen when the Red Hair Pirates are featured, usually when something crucial happens. He shares this trait with Benn Beckman and Yasopp. He is the first person to actually kill someone in One Piece and sets the stage for the series: A pirate's life is a dangerous one.

He has a very large appetite, and, in the manga, he is seen drinking a whole barrel of sake by himself in the background while the crew was at the bar Makino worked in.[1] He is almost always shown with a large grin even during the war, holding a large rack of meat in at least one hand, except for one scene in Episode 316, where he is holding onto a rail without any sign of meat.

He is not very good with women.[4]

Abilities and Powers[]

As a Senior Officer of the Red Hair Pirates, Lucky Roux has authority over lower-ranking members of the crew and is a powerful combatant. He was marked as a very notorious pirate by the World Government and Marines.[8]

Roux fights by utilizing his girth to his advantage, using a style called Self-Bowling (自分ボーリング, Jibun Bōringu?). He is capable of curling himself into a ball and then rolling or being tossed around by an ally.[4] Despite his round body, Lucky Roux was able to sneak up on a mountain bandit without being noticed.[9] The muscles in his legs are very strong and surprisingly flexible.[4]

Culinary Expertise[]

Roux is the chef of Red Hair Pirates.[4]


Main article: Haki

Busoshoku Haki[]

Roux possesses the ability to use Busoshoku Haki.[4]


He used a flintlock pistol to shoot a mountain bandit that was threatening Shanks at point blank range.[9]



He is originally of the South Blue. 13 years ago, the Red Hair Pirates successfully took the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which at that time was guarded by Who's-Who on a World Government ship.[10][11]

Romance Dawn[]

Roux Shoots Mountain Bandit

Roux defending Shanks.

Lucky Roux was first seen in Luffy's past amongst Shanks' crew. He joined in with his crew's fun while they were bragging about a pirate's life in front of Luffy. He was next seen supporting his captain when a bandit pulled a pistol on him and threatened to kill him by killing the bandit first.[9]

East Blue Saga[]

Loguetown Arc[]

Lucky Roux was present when Dracule Mihawk informed his former rival about Luffy's up-and-coming, something that surprised him. The crew threw another party, despite being already worn out by the last one.[12]

Sky Island Saga[]

Jaya Arc[]

When Rockstar came back from Whitebeard, Lucky Roux was with Shanks and the others. He asked Shanks what he planned on doing, since Whitebeard had ripped up his letter.[13]

Water 7 Saga[]

Post-Enies Lobby Arc[]

Red Hair Pirates Watch Shanks Clash with Whitebeard

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

Lucky Roux watched on as Shanks encountered Whitebeard.[14]

Summit War Saga[]

Marineford Arc[]

His crew intercepted Kaidou, and it can be assumed that he helped in this interception.[15] Upon the Red Hair Pirates arriving at Marineford, he stood alongside Shanks and the rest of the crew. He asked Shanks if he wanted to see Luffy again for the first time in ten years, with food in his mouth.[16][17]

Post-War Arc[]

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

During the Timeskip[]

During the timeskip, the Red Hair Pirates fought against the Kid Pirates and the battle cost Kid his left forearm.[19]

Wano Country Saga[]

Wano Country Arc[]

Lucky Roux was on Red Force with the rest of the crew, in the waters surrounding Wano Country. He was excited to finally get to see Luffy after so long and was surprised and dismayed when his captain expressed disinterest. When Shanks reminded him of a recent problem in their territory, Roux remembered that some follower of Luffy's had been burning the Red Hair Pirates flags and replacing them with Straw Hat Pirates flags. Shanks asked how meeting Luffy would make him look after that and Roux reluctantly accepted his captain's decision.[20] When Shanks stopped Admiral Ryokugyu by using Haoshoku Haki, Lucky Roux remarked that Shanks shouldn't use it without a warning as it knocked out the newcomers of the crew, but Shanks ignored his advise.[21]

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

One Piece Film: Red[]

Uta organized a concert on Elegia in order to realize her dream of performing for the whole world. Roux was present during the concert.[22]

Concludes non-canon section.

Final Saga[]

Egghead Arc[]

Lucky Roux accompanied the rest of the Red Hair Pirates as they took Marco back to Sphinx.[23] The crew then made it to Elbaf and met the Giant Warrior Pirates.[24] He was later seen helping the rest of the crew prepare for battle against the Kid Pirates.[25]

Major Battles[]

Early Concepts[]

Lucky Roux seems to have been the end product of redrawing of a previous fat member of Shanks' crew who appeared in the Romance Dawn in several panels. Notably, Lucky Roux appears in a panel that itself is a repeat from the original Romance Dawn, also in the same part the human chain when the crew is dancing about a pirate's life, he also has mirrored pose that is identical to the original fat crew member from the original Romance Dawn.

Red Hair Pirates Romance Dawn V.1
The fat member of Shanks' crew from Romance Dawn V.1...
Red Hair Pirates Finalized
...and Lucky Roux from the final version.

Translation and Dub Issues[]

Sources have remained inconsistent on whether his name should be romanized as Roux or Roo:

For the purposes of this wiki, Roux is currently treated as the canonical spelling.

Roux, it should be noted, is the French for a russet-red color; it is also the name of a flour-based thickener commonly used in meat dishes.

In the 4Kids-dubbed anime, Lucky Roux's pistol was recolored and accompanied with rewritten dialogue ("When he wakes up, tell him it was a cap gun") as well as a softer sound effect to imply he had not actually killed Higuma's underling, but merely caused the bandit to pass out from fright. However, the pistol's firing animation and smoke-trail were left unedited.


Video Games[]

Playable Appearances[]

Support Appearances[]

Non-Playable Appearances[]


  • It is likely that his name is a reference to Lucky Luke, a fictional cowboy (gunfighter) from the "Lucky Luke" Franco-Belgian comic book, created by Morris de Bevere. Lucky Luke is known as "The man who shoots faster than his shadow".
    • Furthermore, "Roux" means "Redhead" in French, fitting with his captain's epithet.
  • Lucky Roux also happens to resemble another pirate from the manga Space Pirate Captain Harlock, the character Yattaran.
  • Lucky Roux appeared shorter than Shanks in their first appearance in Romance Dawn Arc, but he appeared taller than Shanks when they went to Marineford, currently measuring 42cm taller than his captain.[2]
  • Lucky Roux is the first person to kill someone both in the anime and the manga, by shooting a mountain bandit in the head at point blank range.
  • Lucky Roux is the first person to name a Devil Fruit.
  • Lucky Roux's favorite food is chicken meat on the bone. He intends to go on a diet.[2]
  • Roux's position on his crew was initially listed as "combatant" in Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary,[2] but later revised to "cook" after the release of Volume 4000000000.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 6) and Episode 4, Lucky Roux makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0018), Lucky Roux's information is revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 List of corrections - Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary, Roux's position on the crew is changed from "combatant" to "cook".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Volume 4000000000 "RED" (p. 44), Miscellaneous information about Lucky Roux is revealed.
  5. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 199), Lucky Roux's birthday is revealed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 List of corrections - Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary, "Lucky Roux" is the revised spelling.
  7. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 5 (p. 148), Lucky Roux's name is revealed.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 13) and Episode 958, Beckman, Roux, and Yasopp are mentioned as officers.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 31) and Episode 4.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1017 (p. 16-17) and Episode 1039.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018 (p. 7) and Episode 1040.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 17-18) and Episode 45, Mihawk visits the Red Hair Pirates.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 14) and Episode 151, Lucky Roux is shown on the winter island.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 17) and Episode 316, Lucky Roux is present as Shanks encounters Whitebeard.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 (p. 3) and Episode 434, Shanks intercepts Kaidou.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 3) and Episode 489, Lucky Roux asks Shanks if he wants to see Luffy.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 9-10) and Episode 489, The Red Hair Pirates end the war in Marineford.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 9) and Episode 505, Lucky Roux is shown at Whitebeard and Ace's Funeral.
  19. 19.0 19.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 928 (p. 5) and Episode 923.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1054 (p. 10, 13) and Episode 1081.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1055 (p. 16) and Episode 1082.
  22. One Piece Movie — One Piece Film: Red.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1059 (p. 2) and Episode 1087.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 106 Chapter 1076 (p. 12-15, 17) and Episode 1109.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 107 Chapter 1079 (p. 7) and Episode 1112.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 (p. 3) and Episode 434, A Marine report states that the Red Hair Pirates and Kaidou have gotten into a dispute.
  27. One Piece Red: Grand Characters (p. 153), Lucky Roux's name is romanized as "Lucky Roo".

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