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Lucky Roux[4] is an officer and combatant of the Red Hair Pirates.[5][6] He is also the one who found the Gomu Gomu no Mi which was eaten by Monkey D. Luffy.


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.


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Lucky Roux's color scheme in the manga.
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Roux's full appearance in the manga.
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Lucky Roux's color scheme in Chapter 1.
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Lucky Roux's concept art (Jaya Arc appearance) from the anime.
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Lucky Roux at age 23.
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Roux with a blue bandana in Believe.
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Shot of Lucky Roux in We Are! (TVXQ remix).
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Lucky Roux's wax figurine built by Diego.
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Lucky Roux's wanted poster as seen in One Piece: Stampede.


Roux appears to be a very fun loving pirate who is often seen hanging around another one of Shanks's 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.

Abilities and Powers

Not much is known about Roux's abilities, but being an officer of a Four Emperors crew, he is assumed to be very powerful. He was marked as very notorious by the World Government and Marines.[6]

Despite his round body, he was able to sneak up on a mountain bandit without being noticed.[1]


He used a flintlock to shoot a mountain bandit that was threatening Shanks at point blank range.[1]



He is originally of the South Blue. He succesfully took the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which at that time was guarded by Who's Who and who made a "small mistake" back then, from a World Government ship.[7][8]

East Blue Saga

Romance Dawn Arc

The Red Hair Pirates at Luffy's Hometown.

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.[1]

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.[9]

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.[10]

Water 7 Saga

Post-Enies Lobby Arc

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

Lucky Roux watched on as Shanks encountered Whitebeard.[11]

Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

His crew intercepted Kaidou, and it can be assumed that he helped in this interception.[12] Upon the Red Hair Pirates arriving at Marineford, he stood alongside Shanks and the rest of the crew.[13] He asked Shanks if he wanted to see Luffy again for the first time in ten years, with food in his mouth.[14]

Post-War Arc

Lucky Roux attended Ace and Whitebeard's funeral somewhere in the New World.[15]

Major Battles

Early One Piece

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.

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The fat member of Shanks' crew from Romance Dawn V.1...
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...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.


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  • 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 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 42 cm 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 happens to resemble another pirate from another famous Manga artist Leiji Matsumoto, the creator of several anime and manga series. Many of which consist of Space Operas that involve pirates that sail the universe in search of righting wrongs and solving political and revolutionary idealisms. The character he resembles is named Yattaran, who himself is based off another manga artist Kaoru Shintani (best known for Area 88) who, in his early career worked for Matsumoto building models for reference. This could be a coincidence however it most likely is a small shout out to the earlier works of Leji and Kaoru both whom have been writing manga for much longer than Oda has.
  • Lucky Roux's favorite food is bird meat on the bone.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 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 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0018), Lucky Roux's information is revealed.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 199), Lucky Roux's birthday is given.
  4. 4.0 4.1 List of corrections - Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary, "Lucky Roux" is the revised spelling.
  5. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 5 (p. 148), Lucky Roux's name revealed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 13) and Episode 958, Beckman, Roux, and Yasopp are mentioned as officers.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 101 Chapter 1017.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 17-18) and Episode 45, Mihawk visits the Red Hair Pirates.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 and Episode 151, Lucky Roux is shown on the winter island.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 and Episode 316, Lucky Roux is present as Shanks encounters Whitebeard.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 and Episode 434, Shanks intercepts Kaidou
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 and Episode 488, Lucky Roux arrives at Marineford.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489, Lucky Roux asks Shanks if he wants to see Luffy.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 and Episode 505, Lucky Roux is shown at Whitebeard and Ace's Funeral.
  16. 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.
  17. One Piece Manga — Vol. 92 Chapter 928.
  18. One Piece Red: Grand Characters (p. 153), Lucky Roux's name is romanized as "Lucky Roo".

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