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Lucky Roo[4] is a member of the Red Hair Pirates and one of Shanks' core crew members.[5] He is also the one who found the Gomu Gomu no Mi which was eaten by Monkey D. Luffy.


Lucky Roo 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, Roo 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 Roo at age 23.
Lucky Roo's color scheme in the manga.
Lucky Roo's concept art from the anime.
Shot of Lucky Roo in We Are! (TVXQ remix).


Roo 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 Roo's abilities, but being a member of a Yonko crew, he is assumed to be very powerful. 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.[2] How and why Lucky Roo came to join the Red Hair Pirates is unknown.

Romance Dawn Arc

The Red Hair Pirates at Luffy's Hometown.

Lucky Roo 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]

East Blue Saga

Loguetown Arc

Lucky Roo was present when 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.[6]

Sky Island Saga

Jaya Arc

When Rockstar came back from Whitebeard, Lucky Roo was with Shanks and the others. He asked Shanks what he planned on doing, since Whitebeard had ripped up his letter.[7]

Water 7 Saga

Post-Enies Lobby Arc

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

Lucky Roo watched on as Shanks encountered Whitebeard.[8]

Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

His crew intercepted Kaido, and it can be assumed that he helped in this interception.[9] Upon the Red Hair Pirates arriving at Marineford, he was shown standing alongside Shanks and the rest of the crew.[10] He asked Shanks if he wanted to see Luffy again for the first time in ten years, with food in his mouth.[11]

Post-War Arc

Lucky Roo was also seen present at Ace and Whitebeard's funeral somewhere in the New World.[12]

Major Battles

Early One Piece

Lucky Roo 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 Roo 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 Roo from the final version.

Translation and Dub Issues

"Roux" translates from French as "russet-red". Although his name can be written as either "Lucky Roux" or "Lucky Roo". He is known as "Lucky Roux" in the official English versions as well.

In the 4Kids dub, the scene where Lucky Roo shoots the bandit was edited so that he instead shoots a cap gun near the bandit's head. Shanks was then given added dialogue, implying that the bandit just passed out, rather than being killed ("When he wakes up, tell him it was a cap gun").


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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".
  • Lucky Roo appeared shorter than Shanks in their first appearance in Episode 4 but he appeared taller than Shanks when they went to Marineford.
  • Lucky Roo 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 Roo is the first person, named or not, to name a Devil Fruit.
  • Lucky Roo 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 Roo'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 Roo makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary, Lucky Roo's information is revealed.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 199), Lucky Roo's birthday is given.
  4. One Piece Red: Grand Characters (p. 153), His name is written in English as 'Lucky Roo'.
  5. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 5, Lucky Roo's name revealed.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 17-18) and Episode 45, Mihawk visits the Red Hair Pirates.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 and Episode 151, Lucky Roo is shown on the winter island.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 and Episode 316, Lucky Roo is present as Shanks encounters Whitebeard.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 and Episode 434, Shanks intercepts Kaido
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 and Episode 488, Lucky Roo arrives at Marineford.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489, Lucky Roo asks Shanks if he wants to see Luffy.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 and Episode 505, Lucky Roo is shown at Whitebeard and Ace's Funeral.

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