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| jname = シャンクス
 
| jname = シャンクス
 
| rname = ''Shankusu''
 
| rname = ''Shankusu''
| first = [[Chapter 1]]; [[Episode 4]]{{qref|name=debut|chap=1|ep=4|page=5|Shanks debuts.}}
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| first = [[Chapter 1]]; [[Episode 4]]{{Qref|chap=1|page=5|ep=4|Shanks debuts.}}
| affiliation = [[Red Hair Pirates]];{{qref|name=present|chap=96|ep=45|page=18|text=Shanks's present face is seen as he invites Mihawk to party with him.}} [[Yonko]];{{qref|name=Yonko mentioned|chap=432|ep=316|page=7|text=Shanks is seen as one of the Yonko mentioned by Garp.}} [[Roger Pirates]] (former){{qref|name=Roger Pirates apprentice|chap=434|ep=316|page=9|Whitebeard reveals Shanks to have been Roger's apprentice.}}
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| affiliation = [[Red Hair Pirates]];{{Qref|name=present|chap=96|page=17-18|ep=45|Shanks' present face is seen as he invites Mihawk to party with him.}} [[Yonko]];{{Qref|name=Yonko mentioned|chap=432|page=7|ep=316|Shanks is seen as one of the Yonko mentioned by Garp.}} [[Roger Pirates]] (former){{Qref|name=Roger Pirates apprentice|chap=434|page=9|ep=316|Whitebeard reveals Shanks to have been Roger's apprentice.}}
| occupation = [[Pirate]]; [[Captain]];{{qref|name=first intro|chap=1|ep=4|page=7|text=Shanks is introduced.}} Apprentice (former){{qref|name=Roger Pirates apprentice}}
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| occupation = [[Pirate]] [[Captain]];{{Qref|name=first intro|chap=1|page=7|ep=4|Shanks is introduced.}} [[Pirate Apprentice|Apprentice]] (former){{Qref|name=Roger Pirates apprentice}}
| epithet = {{Nihongo|"Red-Haired Shanks"|赤髪のシャンクス|Akagami no Shankusu}}{{qref|name=first intro}}
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| epithet = {{Nihongo|"Red-Haired Shanks"|赤髪のシャンクス|Akagami no Shankusu}}{{Qref|name=first intro}}
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| height = 199 cm (6'6½"){{Qref|name=information|databook=Vivre Card|Shanks' information is revealed.}}
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| bounty = {{B}}4,048,900,000{{Qref|chap=957|Shanks' bounty is revealed.}}
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| blood type = XF{{Qref|name=information}}
 
| jva = [[Wikipedia:Shūichi Ikeda|Shūichi Ikeda]]
 
| jva = [[Wikipedia:Shūichi Ikeda|Shūichi Ikeda]]
 
| Odex eva = Christian J. Lee
 
| Odex eva = Christian J. Lee
| 4kids eva = Tom Souhrada
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| 4kids eva = [[Wikipedia:Tom Souhrada|Tom Souhrada]]
 
| Funi eva = [[Wikipedia:Brandon Potter|Brandon Potter]]
 
| Funi eva = [[Wikipedia:Brandon Potter|Brandon Potter]]
| age = 27 (Chapter 1);<br/> 37 (Chapter 1 to 597){{qref|name=Age|sbs=4|text=Fan question: What are the ages of Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Shanks?}};<br/> 39 (Chapter 598 and onwards){{qref|special=timeskip}}
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| age = 27 (Chapter 1);<br/> 37 (Chapter 1 to 597);{{Qref|name=Age|sbs=4|Shanks' age is revealed.}}<br/> 39 (Chapter 598 and onwards){{Qref|special=timeskip}}
| birth = March 9{{qref|name=Birth|sbs=54|text=Fan question: when is Shanks' birthday?}}
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| birth = March 9th{{Qref|name=Birth|sbs=54|Shanks' birthday is revealed.}}
 
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'''"Red-Haired" Shanks''', commonly known as '''"Red Hair"''',{{qref|chap=580|ep=489|Several characters refer to Shanks simply as "Red Hair".}} is the [[captain]]{{qref|name=first intro}} of the [[Red Hair Pirates]]{{qref|name=present}} and a member of the [[Yonko]] that rule over the New World.{{qref|name=Yonko mentioned}} He is also a former member of the legendary [[Roger Pirates]], the only group to successfully conquer the [[Grand Line]].
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'''"Red-Haired" Shanks''',{{Qref|name=information}} also commonly known as '''"Red Hair"''',{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|Several characters refer to Shanks simply as "Red Hair".}} is the [[captain]]{{Qref|name=first intro}} of the [[Red Hair Pirates]]{{Qref|name=present}} and a member of the [[Yonko]] that rule over the New World.{{Qref|name=Yonko mentioned}} He is also a former member of the legendary [[Roger Pirates]], the only group to successfully conquer the [[Grand Line]], where he started as a pirate as an [[Pirate Apprentice|apprentice]].
   
Notably, he is the [[pirate]] who inspired [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]] to go on his journey as a pirate,{{qref|name=pirate inspiration + Yonko skirmish|chap=580|ep=489|page=2|Shanks is recognized by Garp as the pirate who influenced Luffy to become a pirate and is said by marines to have ended a skirmish with Kaido which occurred just yesterday.}} and he found the [[Gomu Gomu no Mi]] that was accidentally eaten by Luffy.{{qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=19|Lucky Roo reveals that the Gomu Gomu no Mi is the fruit that the crew had found and taken from an unspecified enemy before it was unknowingly eaten by a young Luffy.}}
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Notably, he is the [[pirate]] who inspired [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]] to go on his journey as a pirate,{{Qref|name=pirate inspiration + Yonko skirmish|chap=580|page=2|ep=489|Shanks is recognized by Garp as the pirate who influenced Luffy to become a pirate and is said by marines to have ended a skirmish with Kaido which occurred just yesterday.}} and his crewmate [[Lucky Roux]] found the [[Gomu Gomu no Mi]] that was accidentally eaten by Luffy.{{Qref|chap=1|page=19|ep=4|Lucky Roux reveals that the Gomu Gomu no Mi is the fruit that the crew had found and taken from an unspecified enemy before it was unknowingly eaten by a young Luffy.}}
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Shanks always wears a long black cape over his shoulders and, prior to giving it to Luffy, wore a [[Straw Hat|straw hat]] obtained from [[Gol D. Roger]] (his former captain) that he had worn for many years beforehand and which was synonymous with his image. He initially wore slightly loose brown trousers cut below the knee and collected halfway up the shin, with golden buttons down the outer leg.{{Qref|name=first intro}} Recently he has been seen wearing a similar pair, but looser and with floral patterns on them. He wears a pair of sandals and is unshaven with a short, scruffy beard.{{Qref|name=Shanks's outfit|chap=234|ep=151|page=15|Shanks's present-day outfit is revealed.}}{{Qref|name=Shanks-Whitebeard|chap=434|ep=316|page=6|Shanks meets with Whitebeard, having brought "healing water".}}{{Qref|name=Shanks arrives|chap=580|ep=489|page=10-11|Shanks arrives at Marineford.}}
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Shanks is a relatively tall man (just under two meters),{{Qref|name=information}} well-built, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood.{{Qref|name=Age}} Among the Yonko past and present, he notably stands out as the smallest, most normal-sized by far, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned.
   
In all his appearances so far as captain of his own crew, Shanks has worn a white shirt which is only half buttoned, leaving part of his chest exposed. A large red sash is tied around his waist and holds his [[sabre]] on the right side. Initially, in [[Chapter 1]], his shirt is tucked under the sash.{{Qref|name=first intro}} However, in his appearances that feature him since he left Luffy's hometown, the shirt is untucked, giving him a much scruffier appearance than when he is seen in the past.{{Qref|name=Shanks's outfit}}{{Qref|name=Shanks-Whitebeard}}{{Qref|name=Shanks arrives}}
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Living up to his epithet, Shanks' hair is toned distinctly red: usually depicted across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, uniquely among all characters yet seen, even ones with comparable hair color, Shanks' hair is the sole one filled with grayscale in the black-and-white manga (instead of inked black or left white). His first-seen hairstyle was a straight, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.{{Qref|name=first intro}} When he was nine years old, he had long hair and possessed his straw hat. In later appearances (at ten years older), he is shown with slightly longer hair, being wavier and more slicked back than before, except for some few strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed farther sideward than said prior bangs.{{Qref|name=Shanks' outfit|chap=234|page=15|ep=151|Shanks' present-day outfit is revealed.}}{{Qref|name=Shanks-Whitebeard|chap=434|page=6|ep=316|Shanks meets with Whitebeard, having brought "healing water".}}{{Qref|chap=579|page=17|ep=488|Shanks' new hairstyle is clearly seen.}}{{Qref|name=Shanks arrives|chap=580|page=10-11|ep=489|Shanks arrives at Marineford.}}
   
The most striking thing about Shanks is the color of his red hair, from which his epithet 'Red-Haired Shanks' is derived. He also has three scars across his left eye, which were revealed to have been given to him by [[Marshall D. Teach|Blackbeard]],{{qref|name=Shanks's scars|chap=434|ep=316|page=11-12|text=Shanks talks to Whitebeard about Blackbeard.}} He is also missing his left arm, a direct result of him saving Luffy from a [[Sea King]] when Luffy was a child.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=43|Shanks loses his left arm to the [[Lord of the Coast]].}} The scars across his left eye seem to tingle whenever he confronts Blackbeard.{{qref|name=Scar|chap=580|ep=489|page=11|text=Shanks's scars tingled when confronting Blackbeard.}}
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In his face resides a secondary trademark, a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, revealed to have been given to him by [[Blackbeard]] some unknown time before the start of the series (and which he claims still aches).{{Qref|name=Shanks' scars|chap=434|page=11-12|ep=316|Shanks talks to Whitebeard about Blackbeard.}} Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing from below the deltoid, a result of him saving Luffy from a [[Lord of the Coast|Sea King]] when Luffy was a child.{{Qref|name=arm|chap=1|page=43|ep=4|Shanks loses his left arm to the Lord of the Coast.}} As did his hair, Shanks' face changes as the manga's art style progresses: initially, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its features were similarly milder than later depictions and, save for his petite nose, also larger, especially so his plain black eyes, topped by thin brows.{{Qref|name=first intro}} Later appearances show Shanks more markedly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the chiseled, more prominently bridged nose lending him a manlier appearance.{{Qref|name=Shanks' outfit}}{{Qref|name=Shanks-Whitebeard}}{{Qref|name=Shanks arrives}} More consistent stays the man's facial hair, however, that he has always kept in a neatly thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.
   
At the start of One Piece, Shanks bore a physical similarity to Luffy. As [[Eiichiro Oda|Oda]]'s style changed, Shanks became more distinct. The shape of his eyes are much sharper and narrower than they used to be. His nose has become more defined, similar to how [[Nico Robin]]'s nose is heavily defined compared to those of most other characters in the series. His trademark red hair is also slightly longer, with the fringe pushed more toward the sides. It is also wavier and more slicked back,{{Qref|chap=579|ep=488|page=17|Shanks's new hairstyle is clearly seen.}} as opposed to how it was parted in the middle at the beginning of the series.{{Qref|name=first intro}}
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to wear [[Straw Hat#Straw Hats#Monkey D. Luffy|a certain straw]] hat obtained from [[Gol D. Roger]] (his former captain) that was synonymous with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit always includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), and under it a simple, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and some of his abs. Additionally, Shanks is always seen wearing pants cut below the knee, collected halfway up the shin. Initially ([[Chapter 1]]) the pair was a slightly loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the outer leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his shirt tucked inside.{{Qref|name=first intro}} Later on, he is seen wearing a different, mildly baggier pair of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is left out of his sash, which is now shown holding [[Gryphon|his saber]] at his right side. Finally, his footwear consists of simple brown sandals, their soles gray-studded.{{Qref|name=Shanks' outfit}}{{Qref|name=Shanks-Whitebeard}}{{Qref|name=Shanks arrives}} After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing different pants yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.{{Qref|name=post-ts|cover=838}}
   
 
===Gallery===
 
===Gallery===
{{Gallery|position=center|captionalign=center|height=100|width=100
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====Main Series====
|Shanks at Edd War.png|Shanks at age 12 during the battle of [[Edd War]] which happened 27 years ago.
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{{Gallery|position=center|captionalign=center|height=105|width=105
|Shanks at Foosha Village.png|Shanks at age 27 in Luffy's [[Foosha Village|hometown]].
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|Shanks Wanted Poster.png|Shanks' [[Bounties#Identification|wanted poster]].
|Shanks' Scars.png|Shanks' scars.{{qref|name=Scar}}
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|Shanks Romance Dawn Manga Color Scheme.png|Shanks' color scheme in the manga, at age 27.
|Shanks High School Omake.png|Shanks as he appears in the High School Omake.
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|Shanks' Color Scheme With Hat and Cape.png|Shanks' color scheme in the manga, at age 27, with the [[straw hat]] and cape on.
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|Shanks Manga Color Scheme.png|Shanks' color scheme in the manga, at age 37.
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|Shanks in the Digitally Colored Manga.png|Shanks in the [[Digitally Colored Manga]].
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|Shanks at Age 9.png|Shanks at age 9.
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|Young Shanks.png|Shanks before the [[Edd War]].
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|Shanks at Edd War.png|Shanks at age 12.
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|Shanks at Age 13.png|Shanks at age 13.
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|Shanks at Age 14.png|Shanks at age 14.
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|Shanks at Foosha Village.png|Shanks at age 27 in [[Foosha Village]].
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|Shanks at Age 37.png|Shanks' outfit before the timeskip.
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|Shanks in The 500,000,000 Man Arc.png|Shanks' outfit during [[From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc|The 500,000,000 Man Arc]].
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|Shanks' Scars.png|Shanks' scars.
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|Shanks Portrait.png|A close up of Shanks' face.
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|Shanks Young Portrait.png|A close up of Shanks' face at age 27.
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|Shanks Roger Pirate Portrait.png|A close up of Shanks' face as a pirate apprentice.
 
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====Video Games====
{{Gallery|position=center|captionalign=center|height=100|width=100
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{{Gallery|position=center|captionalign=center|height=105|width=105
 
|Shanks Unlimited Adventure.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece Unlimited Adventure]]''.
 
|Shanks Unlimited Adventure.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece Unlimited Adventure]]''.
 
|Shanks One Py Berry Match.png|Shanks in ''[[One Py Berry Match]]''.
 
|Shanks One Py Berry Match.png|Shanks in ''[[One Py Berry Match]]''.
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|Shanks Super Grand Battle X.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X]]''.
 
|Shanks Super Grand Battle X.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X]]''.
 
|Shanks Pirate Warriors 3.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]''.
 
|Shanks Pirate Warriors 3.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]''.
|One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Yonko Shanks (Strong World).png|Shanks (Strong World) DLC outfit in ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]''.
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|Shanks (Strong World) Pirate Warriors 3.png|Shanks (Strong World) DLC outfit in ''One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3''.
|One Piece Burning Blood Strong World Shanks (Artwork).png|Artwork of Shanks in his ''Strong World'' outfit from ''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]''.
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|One Piece Burning Blood Red-Haired Shanks (Artwork).png|Artwork of Shanks from ''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]''.
|One Piece Burning Blood Red-Haired Shanks (Artwork).png|Artwork of Shanks from ''One Piece: Burning Blood''.
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|One Piece Burning Blood Strong World Shanks (Artwork).png|Artwork of Shanks in his ''Strong World'' outfit from ''One Piece: Burning Blood''.
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|Shanks Thousand Storm.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece Thousand Storm]]''.
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|Shanks Pirate Coat Thousand Storm.png|Shanks with Pirate Coat in ''One Piece Thousand Storm''.
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|Shanks Strong World Thousand Storm.png|Shanks with Strong World outfit in ''One Piece Thousand Storm''.
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|Shanks Animal Coat Thousand Storm.png|Shanks with Animal Coat in ''One Piece Thousand Storm''.
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|Shanks With Straw Hat Thousand Storm.png|Shanks with the Straw Hat in ''One Piece Thousand Storm''.
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|Shanks Formal Thousand Storm.png|Shanks' formal outfit in ''One Piece Thousand Storm''.
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|Shanks Jumputi.png|Shanks in ''[[Jumputi Heroes]]''.
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|Shanks in Bounty Rush.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece Bounty Rush]]''.
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|Shanks Pirate Warriors 4.png|Shanks in ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4]]''.
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====Other====
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{{Gallery|position=center|captionalign=center|height=105|width=105
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|Shanks Anime Concept Art.png|Shanks' concept art from the anime.
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|Shanks Wax.png|Shanks' wax figurine built by [[Diego]].
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|Shanks High School Omake.png|Shanks as he appears in the ''[[Mugiwara Theatre - Red-Hair of Class 3 - Sea Time|Red-Hair of Class 3]]'' omake.
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|Log Promise Alt.png|Shanks' attire from [[Home Video Releases|One Piece Log Collection]].
 
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==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Shanks is an extremely laid-back man, preferring to take his time as he and his crew travels around the world as opposed to rushing from one place to another.{{Qref||name=Year|chap=1|ep=4|page=12|Shanks mentions having stayed in [[Foosha Village]] for almost a year during his journey.}} Shanks is a compassionate man who leads his crew members with benevolence and is largely seen with respect from other captains. His selflessness is thus that he didn't even think twice when losing his arm defending a young Monkey D. Luffy from the Sea King. 
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Shanks is an extremely laid-back man, preferring to take his time as he and his crew traveled around the world as opposed to rushing from one place to another.{{Qref|name=Year|chap=1|page=12|ep=4|Shanks mentions having stayed in Foosha Village for almost a year during his journey.}} Shanks is a compassionate man who leads his crew members with benevolence and is largely seen with respect from other captains. His selflessness is thus that he didn't even think twice when losing his arm defending a young Monkey D. Luffy from the Sea King.
   
He typically avoids taking action that will result in violence, and is even able to waver the resolve of prominent figures, such as [[Dracule Mihawk]] to join in with his fun.{{Qref|name=present}} However, despite his outward simplicity, Shanks bears a rather complex moral code. His aversion to conflict has lead him to believe that if personal opinions conflict, no matter how close the individuals may be, it is better to part.{{qref|name=Personality|chapter=19|episode=8|page=13|Buggy and Shanks discuss being a pirate, with Buggy admitting that Shanks is a complex man after hearing what he has to say about being a pirate.}}
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He typically avoids taking action that will result in violence, and is even able to waver the resolve of prominent figures, such as [[Dracule Mihawk]] to join in with his fun.{{Qref|name=present}} However, despite his outward simplicity, Shanks bears a rather complex moral code. His aversion to conflict has lead him to believe that if personal opinions conflict, no matter how close the individuals may be, it is better to part.{{Qref|name=Personality|chap=19|page=13|ep=8|Buggy and Shanks discuss being a pirate, with Buggy admitting that Shanks is a complex man after hearing what he has to say about being a pirate.}}
   
It is indicative that Shanks prefers others to see him as someone who cares little about his own wellbeing, preferring to laugh off even dire situations as opposed to taking direct conflict.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=15-19|Shanks and his crew laugh off Higuma spilling sake all over him.}} His carefree nature ends however when those under his leadership or protection are threatened.{{Qref|name=Friends|chap=1|ep=4|page=33|Shanks tells Higuma that he cannot accept anyone attacking a friend of his.}}
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It is indicative that Shanks prefers others to see him as someone who cares little about his wellbeing, preferring to laugh off even dire situations as opposed to taking direct conflict.{{Qref|chap=1|page=15-19|ep=4|Shanks and his crew laugh off Higuma spilling sake all over him.}} His carefree nature ends however when those under his leadership or protection are threatened.{{Qref|name=Friends|chap=1|page=33|ep=4|Shanks tells Higuma that he cannot accept anyone attacking a friend of his.}}
   
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{{cquote|1=Listen up… You can pour drinks on me, you can throw food at me… You can even spit on me. I’ll just laugh that stuff off. But… Good reason or not… Nobody hurts a friend of mine.
|1=Listen up… You can pour drinks on me, you can throw food at me… You can even spit on me. I’ll just laugh that stuff off. But… Good reason or not… Nobody hurts a friend of mine.
 
 
|2=Shanks to Higuma when witnessing him hurting Luffy}}
 
|2=Shanks to Higuma when witnessing him hurting Luffy}}
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Shanks and his crew are almost always seen partying and drinking alcoholic beverages whenever they make an appearance, as the captain's favorite pastimes are attending and hosting parties and banquets.{{Qref|chap=1|page=6|ep=4|Shanks and his crew drink and party in Makino's bar.}}{{Qref|name=present}}
Shanks and his crew are almost always seen partying and drinking alcoholic beverages whenever they make an appearance, as the captain's favorite pastimes are attending and hosting parties and banquets.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=6|Shanks and his crew drink and party in Makino's bar.}}{{Qref|name=present}} The author of the manga [[One Piece (Manga)|One Piece]], [[Eiichiro Oda]] has said: "''Shanks is the one character that resembles himself the most out of all the One Piece characters, because of his fun-loving partying nature and cheerful personality''".{{qref|name=Story6|sbs=24|text=Fan question: Who is most like you, Oda?}}
 
   
 
[[File:Shanks laughs at the Partys Bar.png|thumb|210px|Shanks laughing even after being soaked with a drink.]]
 
[[File:Shanks laughs at the Partys Bar.png|thumb|210px|Shanks laughing even after being soaked with a drink.]]
As noted by the Gorosei, Shanks is a pacifist by nature who does not actively seek to cause chaos and disorder. He is also against the idea of needless bloodshed, even if honor is involved, and so far seems to only step up for a fight when a friend is in danger.{{Qref|name=Shanks's refusal|chap=234|ep=151|page=14|Shanks refuses to fight the Whitebeard Pirates over Rockstar's honor having been insulted.}}{{Qref|name=Friends}} He also seems to admire those who have courage, having protected and commended [[Koby]] for gathering his courage to stop the war as the young Marine believed that it was pointless to continue.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Koby|chap=579|ep=488|page=14-15|Shanks arrives at Marineford and protects Koby from Akainu's magma fist while commending him for being courageous.}}
 
   
Shanks also has skills in diplomacy, as shown when he brokered a ceasefire between the Whitebeard Pirates and the World Government. His skills in diplomacy are so great that he managed to convince [[Sengoku]] to agree with his proposition, even though Sengoku has a strong hatred for pirates.{{Qref|name=War's End|chap=580|ep=489|page=14-15|Shanks convinces Sengoku to announce the end of the Paramount War.}}
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As noted by the Five Elders, Shanks is a pacifist by nature who does not actively seek to cause chaos and disorder. He is also against the idea of needless bloodshed, even if honor is involved, and so far seems to only step up for a fight when a friend is in danger.{{Qref|name=Shanks' refusal|chap=234|page=14|ep=151|Shanks refuses to fight the Whitebeard Pirates over Rockstar's honor having been insulted.}}{{Qref|name=Friends}} He also seems to admire those who have courage, having protected and commended [[Koby]] for gathering his courage to stop the war as the young Marine believed that it was pointless to continue.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Koby|chap=579|page=14-15|ep=488|Shanks arrives at Marineford and protects Koby from Akainu's magma fist while commending him for being courageous.}}
   
He also likes teasing people, as demonstrated by his apparent reactions to Luffy as a child.{{qref|name=Teasing|chapter=1|ep=4|page=11|Shanks states he likes to tease Luffy.}} Oda also stated: "''If a child asked Shanks for a [[Devil Fruit]], he'd tease them about being ten years too young to eat one''".{{qref|name=child and Devil Fruit|sbs=7|text= Fan question: When I was working at a fruit stand a little while ago, there was some little brat who said, "How dumb, this place does not have any Gomu Gomu fruits". If another kid like that comes into the shop, what should I say? Please tell me.}} Shanks himself was like Luffy (as a child) in his younger years.{{qref|name=Kid Shanks|chapter=1|episode=4|page=47|text=Shanks notes Luffy's resemblance to himself in his youth.}}
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Shanks also has skills in diplomacy, as shown when he brokered a ceasefire between the Whitebeard Pirates and the World Government. His skills in diplomacy are so great that he managed to convince [[Sengoku]] to agree with his proposition, even though Sengoku has a strong hatred for pirates.{{Qref|name=War's End|chap=580|page=14-15|ep=489|Shanks convinces Sengoku to announce the end of the Paramount War.}}
   
Despite being calm and brave most of the time, Shanks sometimes reacts in ways that are not always fitting in what others expect from him, a trait noted by Buggy as having "always annoyed him". These include panicking when things go wrong{{qref|name=Panic|chapter=1|episode=4|page=37|Shanks panics when [[Higuma]] takes Luffy.}} or shrugging off Buggy's angry disposition towards him to greet him in a friendly manner.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Buggy|chap=580|ep=489|page=8|Shanks reacts nonchalantly to Buggy's ranting toward him.}} He also seems to carry something personal regarding [[Marshall D. Teach]] deep within him, as when he spoke about his 3 scars to Whitebeard, he became serious about the situation surrounding Teach.{{Qref|name=Shanks about Blackbeard|chap=434|ep=316|page=11-17|Shanks discusses the situation surrounding Blackbeard with Whitebeard.}}
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He also likes teasing people, as demonstrated by his apparent reactions to Luffy as a child.{{Qref|name=Teasing|chap=1|page=11|ep=4|Shanks states he likes to tease Luffy.}} Shanks himself was like Luffy (as a child) in his younger years.{{Qref|name=Kid Shanks|chap=1|page=47|ep=4|Shanks notes Luffy's resemblance to himself in his youth.}}
   
Even though he has traveled the world, Shanks believes the best sake can be found in his hometown in the West Blue.{{Qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=8|Shanks claims that the best sake comes from the West Blue.}} When with Whitebeard, he also refers to alcohol as "healing water".{{Qref|name=Shanks-Whitebeard}}
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Despite being calm and brave most of the time, Shanks sometimes reacts in ways that are not always fitting in what others expect from him, a trait noted by Buggy as having "always annoyed him". These include panicking when things go wrong{{Qref|name=Panic|chap=1|page=37|ep=4|Shanks panics when Higuma takes Luffy.}} or shrugging off Buggy's angry disposition towards him to greet him in a friendly manner.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Buggy|chap=580|page=8|ep=489|Shanks reacts nonchalantly to Buggy's ranting toward him.}} He also seems to carry something personal regarding [[Marshall D. Teach]] deep within him, as when he spoke about his 3 scars to Whitebeard, he became serious about the situation surrounding Teach.{{Qref|name=Shanks about Blackbeard|chap=434|page=11-17|ep=316|Shanks discusses the situation surrounding Blackbeard with Whitebeard.}}
   
Like other characters in One Piece, Shanks has his own [[Laughter Style|unique laugh]], starting it with a "Da" (i.e. Dahahahahaha!).{{Qref|name=Too young|chap=1|ep=4|page=9|Shanks refuses to let Luffy join his crew because he is too young and gets Luffy to drink juice to prove this.}}
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Even though he has traveled the world, Shanks believes the best sake can be found in his hometown in the West Blue.{{Qref|chap=434|page=8|ep=316|Shanks claims that the best sake comes from the West Blue.}} When with Whitebeard, he also refers to alcohol as "healing water".{{Qref|name=Shanks-Whitebeard}}
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Like other characters in One Piece, Shanks has his own [[Laughter Style|unique laugh]], starting it with a "Da" (i.e. Dahahahahaha!).{{Qref|name=Too young|chap=1|page=9|ep=4|Shanks refuses to let Luffy join his crew because he is too young and gets Luffy to drink juice to prove this.}}
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
===Crew===
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===Red Hair Pirates===
While only a few of Shanks's crew, the Red Hair Pirates, have been named ([[Yasopp]], [[Lucky Roo]], [[Benn Beckman]], and [[Rockstar]]), he seems to generally get along with them all, and they look up to him with respect as their captain. Shanks looks out for the well-being of the entire crew, from refusing to take a child (Luffy) on board his ship{{Qref|name=Too young}} to denying permission to take on Whitebeard's men who had insulted Rockstar's honor.{{Qref|name=Shanks's refusal}}
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[[File:Red Hair Pirates' Main Members' Current Appearances.png|thumb|left|210px|Shanks and his closest crewmembers.]]
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Shanks seems to generally get along with them all, and they look up to him with respect as their captain, whom they refer to as “Boss”. Shanks looks out for the well-being of the entire crew, from refusing to take a child (Luffy) onboard his ship{{Qref|name=Too young}} to denying permission to take on Whitebeard's men who had insulted Rockstar's honor.{{Qref|name=Shanks' refusal}}{{-}}
   
 
====Benn Beckman====
 
====Benn Beckman====
[[Benn Beckman|Beckman]] is the right-hand man of Shanks. He seems amazed at the actions of his captain, such as panicking when Luffy was taken{{Qref|name=Panic}} or getting even more drunk while already hungover when Mihawk brought news of Luffy's new bounty.{{Qref|name=present}} He is one of the three members of the crew who always appear with Shanks.
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[[Benn Beckman|Beckman]] is the right-hand man of Shanks. He seems amazed at the actions of his captain, such as panicking when Luffy was taken{{Qref|name=Panic}} or getting even drunker while already hungover when Mihawk brought news of Luffy's new bounty.{{Qref|name=present}} He is one of the three members of the crew who always appears with Shanks.
   
====Lucky Roo====
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====Lucky Roux====
[[Lucky Roo]] is unquestionably loyal to his captain as he quickly shot one of Higuma's men who pointed a gun at Shanks's head. He is also one of the three members of the crew who is always seen with Shanks.
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[[Lucky Roux]] is unquestionably loyal to his captain as he quickly shot one of [[Higuma]]'s men who pointed a gun at Shanks' head. He is also one of the three members of the crew who is always seen with Shanks.
   
 
====Yasopp====
 
====Yasopp====
[[Yasopp]] joined Shanks's crew after Shanks heard stories about the most accurate shooter and came to his home island to find him. Yasopp is happy to fulfil his dream of becoming a pirate and is grateful to Shanks. He is one of the three members of the crew who always appear with his captain.
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[[Yasopp]] joined Shanks' crew after Shanks heard stories about the most accurate shooter and came to his home island to find him. Yasopp is happy to fulfill his dream of becoming a pirate and is grateful to Shanks. He is one of the three members of the crew who always appear with his captain.
   
 
====Rockstar====
 
====Rockstar====
[[Rockstar]] also respects and admires his captain. Although he was a beginner, Rockstar was ready to defend Shanks' honor and dignity while he was on Whitebeard's ship, delivering a letter. He also tried to use the strength of his captain to back up the importance of the letter he delivered to Whitebeard.
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[[Rockstar]] also respects and admires his captain. Although he was a beginner, Rockstar was ready to defend Shanks' honor and dignity while he was on Whitebeard's ship, delivering a letter. He also tried to use the strength of his captain to back up the importance of the letter he delivered to Whitebeard. Shanks also had Rockstar cease any attempt at fighting Whitebeard since he didn’t want him to lose his life over foolishness.
   
 
===Roger Pirates===
 
===Roger Pirates===
Of the [[Roger Pirates]], most relationships between Shanks and the other crewmates remain unknown. However, it has been shown through flashbacks that he would fight with [[Buggy]] over just about anything.{{Qref|name=Arguing|chap=19|ep=8|page=8|[[Silvers Rayleigh]] notes that Shanks and Buggy argue a lot.}} The Marines themselves described their relationship as a "brotherly bond"{{qref|name=Brotherly bond|chap=549|ep=452|page=11|Shanks and Buggy's relationship is commented on by the Marines.}} and Whitebeard himself has noted that the two were always together.{{Qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=10|Whitebeard recalls constantly seeing Shanks and Buggy fighting together.}} Shanks appears to still consider Buggy a friend.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Buggy}}
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Of the [[Roger Pirates]], most relationships between Shanks and the other crewmates remain unknown. However, it has been shown through flashbacks that he would fight with [[Buggy]] over just about anything, which led to them being punished by [[Silvers Rayleigh]].{{Qref|name=Arguing|chap=19|page=8|ep=8|Silvers Rayleigh notes that Shanks and Buggy argue a lot.}}
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[[File:Roger Pirates While Partying.png|thumb|210px|The Roger Pirates partying, with a young Shanks eating from the pot.]]
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Just like Buggy, he had a close bond with [[Gol D. Roger]], as he was seen crying at Roger's execution{{Qref|chap=0|ep=0|page=12|Shanks cries at Roger's execution.}} and had acquired Roger's Straw Hat from him.{{Qref|chap=603|page=6|ep=523|Roger is seen wearing the straw hat that Shanks passed down to Luffy.}} Shanks appears to still think about him from time to time, as he compared Luffy to Roger when meeting him. After Ace's death, Shanks remarked on how he and Roger were similar in some ways.
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Shanks appears to be still acquainted with [[Silvers Rayleigh]], as in their reunion on Sabaody, Shanks told him about Luffy and the latter became eager to meet him.{{Qref|chap=506|page=17|ep=400|Rayleigh talk to Luffy about his encounter with Shanks}}.
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Shanks was well acquainted with [[Inuarashi]] and [[Nekomamushi]], having met the two rulers of the Mink Tribe while sailing on [[Gol D. Roger|Roger]]'s ship when they were retainers for [[Kozuki Oden]].{{Qref|name=Inu Meeting|chap=809|page=4|ep=758|Inuarashi reveals that he met Shanks at some point in the past.}}
   
Just like Buggy, he had a close bond with Roger, as he was seen crying at Roger's execution{{Qref|chap=0|ep=0|page=12|Shanks cries at Roger's execution.}} and had acquired Roger's Straw Hat from him.{{Qref|chap=603|ep=523|page=6|Roger is seen wearing the straw hat that Shanks passed down to Luffy.}}
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Initially, Shanks and other crew members were not convinced to have [[Kozuki Oden]] on board, but over time they had great affection for him.{{Qref|chap=966|page=15|Shanks and other Roger Pirates refuse to have Oden on board, but during the trips he earns they affecion.}} Shanks held Oden in high regard as he wanted to help him make [[Wano Country]] open to the world, however, Oden declined the offer. Oden, in turn, referred to Shanks as the first son.{{Qref|chap=958|page=3}}
   
 
===Friends===
 
===Friends===
 
====Monkey D. Luffy====
 
====Monkey D. Luffy====
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[[File:Luffy receive the straw hat.png|thumb|left|210px|Shanks gives his straw hat to [[Luffy]].]]
   
[[File:Luffy receive the straw hat.png|thumb|210px|Shanks gives his straw hat to [[Luffy]].]]
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Luffy looks up to Shanks, who is his role model, a childhood hero, and the man he wants to eventually surpass. At first, Shanks never took Luffy seriously because he was just a boy, so he mocked Luffy's dreams to become a pirate, dubbing him "Anchor".{{Qref|name=Teasing}}
   
Luffy looks up to Shanks; his role model, childhood hero and the man he wants to eventually surpass. At first, Shanks never took Luffy seriously because he was just a boy, so he mocked Luffy's dreams to become a pirate, dubbing him "Anchor".{{qref|name=Teasing}}
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Later, as Shanks and his crew were leaving after Luffy stood up for him in front of [[Higuma]] and his men, Luffy declared he would become better than him, causing Shanks to begin to treat him seriously. As the ultimate expression of this, he entrusts Luffy with his signature [[Straw Hat]], which is of extreme sentimental value to Shanks (as it belonged to his [[Gol D. Roger|former captain]]). There is an understanding between the two that Luffy will return the hat upon him becoming a great pirate, a promise that they have both taken very seriously - Luffy defends the Straw Hat with his life, upon arriving at [[Marineford]], Shanks was not ready to accept the hat back. [[Benn Beckman]] told Shanks that Luffy is going to make something of himself, which Shanks confirmed by saying that Luffy reminds him of himself when he was Luffy's age.{{Qref|name=Kid Shanks}} Just as Luffy is currently looking for Shanks, Shanks eagerly awaits the day that he meets up with Luffy.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=3|Shanks admits that he wants to see Luffy once more.}} Shanks also sees Luffy as the future of piracy, a belief he was not shy with [[Whitebeard]] about when discussing his lost arm,{{Qref|name=Shanks' bet|chap=434|page=11|ep=316|Remembering his farewell to Luffy when they last met, Shanks says '''"I bet it (''referring to his left arm'') on the next generation!"'''}} and was so delighted at seeing Luffy's first bounty that he threw a party to celebrate, even though he was already suffering from a hangover from getting drunk previously.{{Qref|name=present}} He expressed his empathetic thoughts for Luffy after helping bury his brother [[Ace]] after the [[Battle of Marineford|war]], knowing that it must be hard on him.
   
Later, as Shanks and his crew were leaving after Luffy stood up for him in front of [[Higuma]] and his men, Luffy declared he would become better than him, causing Shanks to begin to treat him seriously. As the ultimate expression of this, he entrusts Luffy with his signature [[Straw Hat]], which is of extreme sentimental value to Shanks (as it belonged to his [[Gol D. Roger|former captain]]). There is an understanding between the two that Luffy will return the hat upon him becoming a great pirate, a promise that they have both taken very seriously - Luffy defends the Straw Hat with his life, while upon finally meeting an unconscious Luffy again at [[Marineford]], Shanks was not ready to accept the hat back. [[Benn Beckman]] told Shanks that Luffy is going to make something of himself, which Shanks confirmed by saying that Luffy reminds him of himself when he was Luffy's age.{{qref|name=Kid Shanks}} Just as Luffy is currently looking for Shanks, Shanks eagerly awaits the day that he meets up with Luffy.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=3|Shanks admits that he wants to see Luffy once more.}} Shanks also sees Luffy as the future of piracy, a belief he was not shy with [[Whitebeard ]] about when discussing his lost arm,{{qref|name=Shanks' bet|chap=434|ep=316|page=11|Remembering his farewell to Luffy when they last met, Shanks says '''"I bet it (''referring to his left arm'') on the next generation!"'''}} and was so delighted at seeing Luffy's first bounty that he threw a party to celebrate, even though he was already suffering from a hangover from getting drunk previously.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Mihawk|chap=96|ep=45|page=17-18|Mihawk shows Shanks that Luffy has gained his first bounty, prompting Shanks to throw a party in celebration.}} He expressed his empathetic thoughts for Luffy after helping bury his brother [[Ace ]] after the [[Battle of Marineford|war]], knowing that it must be hard on him.
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They still have yet to meet each other face to face since Luffy was a kid, but Luffy restated his interest in seeing Shanks again in the [[New World]] after departing from [[Fish-Man Island]]. Meanwhile, Shanks and the [[Red Hair Pirates]] seem delighted at Luffy's [[From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc|fifth bounty]].{{Qref|name=post-ts}}
   
They still have yet to meet each other face to face since Luffy was a kid, but Luffy restated his interest in seeing Shanks again in the [[New World]] after departing from [[Fishman Island]]. Meanwhile, Shanks and the [[Red Hair Pirates]] seem delighted at Luffy's [[From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc|most recent bounty poster]].{{Qref|chap=838}}
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After Luffy's actions in [[Charlotte Linlin]]'s territory was revealed to the world and has marked him as the "Fifth Emperor", Shanks was pleased with Luffy's progress and stated that Luffy is almost ready to meet him.{{Qref|name=c903|chap=903|page=15-17|ep=879|Shanks is pleased that Luffy has gained his sixth bounty.}}
 
After Luffy's actions in [[Charlotte Linlin]]'s territory was revealed to the world and has marked him as a Yonko, Shanks was pleased with Luffy's progress and looked forward to meeting him again.{{Qref|chap=903|Shanks is pleased that Luffy has gained his sixth bounty.}}
 
   
 
====Buggy====
 
====Buggy====
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[[File:Young Shanks and Buggy Arguing.png|thumb|right|210px|Shanks and Buggy arguing when they were [[Pirate Apprentice|pirate apprentices]] on the [[Roger Pirates]].]]
   
[[File:Buggy and Shanks in Marineford.png|thumb|left|210px|Buggy and Shanks meeting in [[Marineford]].]]
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Shanks and [[Buggy]] served on the [[Roger Pirates]] since their childhood and they constantly fought with each other. Ironically, in their youth Buggy accused Shanks of being too naïve and innocent to ever make it as a pirate, but Shanks is currently a great pirate while Buggy and his crew are very weak in comparison. Because of Shanks' fault, Buggy lost a treasure map and ate Bara Bara no Mi by mistake, being unable to swim, he has a grudge since then.{{Qref|name=Beliefs|chap=19|ep=8|page=12|Buggy insults Shanks on his outlook on piracy.}}
   
So far, outside of the World Government, the only one who appears to oppose Shanks is [[Buggy]]. Ironically, in their youth Buggy accused Shanks of being too naive and innocent to ever make it as a pirate, but Shanks is currently a great pirate while Buggy and his crew are very weak in comparison.{{qref|name=Beliefs|chapter=19|episode=8|page=12|Buggy insults Shanks on his outlook on piracy.}} However, despite what they claimed to each other, Buggy did not pass up the opportunity to exploit Shanks' name, and when the two met for the first time in years, Shanks was able to trick Buggy into giving Luffy the Straw Hat back.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=3|Shanks tricks Buggy into giving Luffy's straw hat back to him.}} After learning of his deception, Buggy furiously berated Shanks for it afterwards while Shanks himself was calm despite Buggy's reaction, indicating that despite their differences, the pair's relationship is still on a similar ground to what it was in the past, although Shanks has matured. However, he still seems to view Buggy as a friend.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Buggy}} Ironically, it was partially due to Buggy's association with Shanks (along with several other factors) that led to Buggy being offered the position in the Shichibukai by the World Government.
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After Roger’s execution, Shanks offered Buggy a position in his crew, but the latter refused to work for him and they had not met each other for years. Despite their last meeting, it appears Shanks kept tabs on him as he was aware of Buggy’s activities as a pirate. The Marines themselves described their relationship as a "brotherly bond"{{Qref|name=Brotherly bond|chap=549|ep=452|page=11|Shanks and Buggy's relationship is commented on by the Marines.}} and Whitebeard himself has noted that the two were always together.{{Qref|chap=434|page=10|ep=316|Whitebeard recalls constantly seeing Shanks and Buggy fighting together.}}
   
====Inuarashi and Nekomamushi====
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However, despite what they claimed to each other, Shanks didn’t hesitate to save Buggy after the latter almost drowned.{{Qref|chap=19}} Shanks also tended to him after he fell ill while the rest of the crew went to [[Laugh Tale]] and wanted him to be on his crew.{{Qref|chap=967}}
At some point in the past, Shanks met the two rulers of the Mink Tribe and they became well acquainted.{{Qref|name=Inu Meeting|chap=809|page=4|Inuarashi reveals that he met Shanks at some point in the past.}} Later on, Nekomamushi states he along with Inuarashi met Shanks while sailing on [[Gol D. Roger|Roger's]] ship when they were retainers for [[Kozuki Oden]].
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[[File:Buggy and Shanks in Marineford.png|thumb|left|210px|Buggy and Shanks meeting in [[Marineford]].]]
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When the two met for the first time in years, Shanks was able to trick Buggy into giving Luffy the Straw Hat back.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=3|Shanks tricks Buggy into giving Luffy's straw hat back to him.}} After learning of his deception, Buggy furiously berated Shanks for it afterward while Shanks himself was calm and greeted him jovially despite Buggy's reaction, indicating that despite their differences, the pair's relationship is still on similar ground to what it was in the past, although Shanks has matured. However, he still seems to view Buggy as a friend, since he was able to shrug off the latter's anger.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Buggy}} Ironically, it was partially due to Buggy's association with Shanks (along with several other factors) that led to Buggy being offered the position in the Shichibukai by the World Government.
   
 
====Makino====
 
====Makino====
In Foosha Village, Shanks was close friends with [[Makino]], the bartender of the village. Makino was very caring towards Shanks when Higuma assaulted him. Shanks even offered to help clean up the mess Higuma made,{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=17|Shanks tries to clean up the mess Higumo made for Makino.}} and Makino helped clean off Shanks after Higuma left.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=18|Makino helps clean Shanks off once Higuma leaves.}} She was very grateful toward Shanks for saving Luffy at the cost of his left arm and holds him in high regard, knowing that, despite being a pirate, he is a good person. She even helped Ace learn to thank Shanks for saving Luffy's life.{{Qref|chap=590|ep=505|page=6|Makino teaches Ace how to greet and thank someone.}}
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In Foosha Village, Shanks was close friends with [[Makino]], the bartender of the village. Makino was very caring towards Shanks when Higuma assaulted him. Shanks even offered to help clean up the mess Higuma made,{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=17|Shanks tries to clean up the mess Higumo made for Makino.}} and Makino helped clean off Shanks after Higuma left.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=18|Makino helps clean Shanks off once Higuma leaves.}} She was very grateful toward Shanks for saving Luffy at the cost of his left arm and holds him in high regard, knowing that, despite being a pirate, he is a good person. She even helped Ace learn to thank Shanks for saving Luffy's life.{{Qref|chap=590|page=6|ep=505|Makino teaches Ace how to greet and thank someone.}}
   
 
====Dracule Mihawk====
 
====Dracule Mihawk====
[[File:Shanks Convinces Mihawk to Celebrate.png|thumb|210px|Shanks and Mihawk]]
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[[File:Mihawk Visits Shanks.png|thumb|210px|Mihawk visits Shanks on one of his base islands.]]
In the past, they sought out each other on many occasions to duel. Their battles were said to echo through the whole Grand Line.{{qref|name=Dueling Mihawk|chap=434|ep=316|page=10|text=Whitebeard tells Shanks that his duels with Mihawk still ring in his ears.}} However, Mihawk has given up on trying to fight Shanks after he lost an arm. He retains a neutral, though somewhat friendly relationship with Shanks, and is able to track him down if the need arises. He and Shanks do manage to get along, regardless of their opposite personalities. Shanks was able to get Mihawk to join in when he threw a party to celebrate Luffy's first bounty, even when moments beforehand, Mihawk had scorned how laid-back Shanks was.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Mihawk}} Mihawk even mused out an apology to Shanks during the battle at Marineford, where he declares that he will not be holding anything back against Luffy right before launching a full-force assault upon him.{{Qref|chap=560|ep=469|page=17|Mihawk apologizes to Shanks for his following attack on Luffy.}} When Shanks made his entrance during the Whitebeard War, Mihawk left the battlefield while stating that he agreed to participate in the war against Whitebeard, but fighting "''Red-Hair''" is beyond the scope of the World Government's orders.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=9|Mihawk withdraws from the Paramount War after Shanks arrives.}}
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In the past, they sought out each other on many occasions to duel. Their battles were said to echo through the whole Grand Line.{{Qref|name=Dueling Mihawk|chap=434|page=10|ep=316|Whitebeard tells Shanks that his duels with Mihawk still ring in his ears.}} However, Mihawk has given up on trying to fight Shanks after he lost an arm. He retains a neutral, though a somewhat friendly relationship with Shanks, and can track him down if the need arises. He and Shanks do manage to get along, regardless of their opposite personalities. Shanks was able to get Mihawk to join in when he threw a party to celebrate Luffy's first bounty, even when moments beforehand, Mihawk had scorned how laid-back Shanks was.{{Qref|name=present}} Mihawk even mused out an apology to Shanks during the battle at Marineford, where he declares that he will not be holding anything back against Luffy right before launching a full-force assault upon him.{{Qref|chap=560|page=17|ep=469|Mihawk apologizes to Shanks for his following attack on Luffy.}} When Shanks made his entrance during the Whitebeard War, Mihawk left the battlefield while stating that he agreed to participate in the war against Whitebeard, but fighting "''Red-Hair''" is beyond the scope of the World Government's orders.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=9|Mihawk withdraws from the Paramount War after Shanks arrives.}}
   
 
====Marco====
 
====Marco====
[[Marco]] once regarded Shanks as an enemy due to being a rival of his own captain. After Shanks knocked out some Whitebeard Pirates with his Haki, Marco insulted and scolded him for the damage he had done, and even told him to shut up after the Yonko offered him a chance to join his crew.{{qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=8|Marco gets mad at Shanks for knocking out some of the crew with his Haki.}} When Shanks arrived at Marineford to stop the war, he asked Marco to withdraw.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=9|Shanks asks Marco to withdraw from the war.}} After the battle of Marineford, Marco apologized to Shanks for his previous behavior and genuinely thanked him for ensuring the funerals of both Whitebeard and Ace, finally acknowledging him as something of an ally.{{qref|name=funeral of Edward and Ace|chap=590|ep=505|page=8|Shanks holds a funeral for Whitebeard and Ace.}}
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[[File:Shanks and Marco at Whitebeard and Ace's Funeral.png|thumb|200px|left|Shanks talking with Marco at the funeral of Whitebeard and Ace.]]
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Marco once regarded Shanks as an enemy due to being a rival of his captain. After Shanks knocked out some Whitebeard Pirates with his Haki, Marco insulted and scolded him for the damage he had done, and even told him to shut up after the Yonko offered him a chance to join his crew.{{Qref|chap=434|page=8|ep=316|Marco gets mad at Shanks for knocking out some of the crew with his Haki.}} When Shanks arrived at Marineford to stop the war, he asked Marco to withdraw.{{Qref|chap=580|page=9|ep=489|Shanks asks Marco to withdraw from the war.}} After the battle of Marineford, Marco apologized to Shanks for his previous behavior and genuinely thanked him for ensuring the funerals of both Whitebeard and Ace, finally acknowledging him as something of an ally.{{Qref|name=funeral of Edward and Ace|chap=590|ep=505|page=8|Shanks holds a funeral for Whitebeard and Ace.}}
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====Portgas D. Ace====
 
====Portgas D. Ace====
Shanks was on relatively good terms with [[Portgas D. Ace|Ace]], who seemed to greatly respect him primarily for his role in saving his adoptive younger brother, Luffy, from the Sea King during the incident with Higuma.{{Qref|chap=589|ep=504|page=11|Ace tells Makino that he wants to thank Shanks someday for everything he's done for Luffy.}} After setting out to begin his life of piracy, Ace immediately sought out Shanks to meet the man in person and thank him on Luffy's behalf. Shanks initially thought that Ace came to confront him (he was ready to unsheathe his sword at the Logia user on that very encounter), but immediately warmed up to Ace upon learning of his relation with Luffy.{{qref|name=Ace and Shanks|chap=552|ep=461|page=7|Ace meets Shanks.}} Shanks showed some concern for Ace upon learning that he was in pursuit of [[Marshall D. Teach|Blackbeard]], and personally sought out Whitebeard to vocally disapprove of this and attempt to persuade him to recall Ace.{{qref|name=Shanks contacts Whitebeard|chap=434|ep=316|page=12-14|Shanks expresses his concern for Ace to Whitebeard.}} After the announcement of Ace's execution, it was revealed that Shanks personally intercepted [[Kaido]], another member of the [[Yonko]], when the latter attempted to take advantage of the situation by attacking Whitebeard.{{qref|name=Shanks and Kaido|chapter=533|episode=434|page=3|Momonga's men report the clash between Shanks and Kaido.}}
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[[File:Ace Meets Shanks.png|thumb|200px|Shanks meets Ace.]]
   
It is unknown if Shanks ever found out that Ace was the son of his captain, Roger, before [[Sengoku]] made this fact public to the world. However, he has made connections between their personalities and behaviors in retrospect (at the burial site of Whitebeard and Ace), as neither of them would back down when someone they cared for was insulted.{{qref|name=funeral of Edward and Ace}}
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Shanks was on relatively good terms with [[Portgas D. Ace|Ace]], who seemed to greatly respect him primarily for his role in saving his adoptive younger brother, Luffy, from the Sea King during the incident with Higuma.{{Qref|chap=589|ep=504|page=11|Ace tells Makino that he wants to thank Shanks someday for everything he's done for Luffy.}} After setting out to begin his life of piracy, Ace immediately sought out Shanks to meet the man in person and thank him on Luffy's behalf. Shanks initially thought that Ace came to confront him (he was ready to unsheathe his sword at the Logia user on that very encounter), but immediately warmed up to Ace upon learning of his relation with Luffy.{{Qref|name=Ace and Shanks|chap=552|ep=461|page=7|Ace meets Shanks.}} Shanks showed some concern for Ace upon learning that he was in pursuit of [[Marshall D. Teach|Blackbeard]], and personally sought out Whitebeard to vocally disapprove of this and attempt to persuade him to recall Ace.{{Qref|name=Shanks contacts Whitebeard|chap=434|page=12-14|ep=316|Shanks expresses his concern for Ace to Whitebeard.}} After the announcement of Ace's execution, it was revealed that Shanks personally intercepted [[Kaido]], another member of the [[Yonko]], when the latter attempted to take advantage of the situation by attacking Whitebeard.{{Qref|name=Shanks and Kaido|chap=533|page=3|ep=434|Momonga's men report the interaction between Shanks and Kaido.}}
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It is unknown if Shanks ever found out that Ace was the son of his captain, Roger, before [[Sengoku]] made this fact public to the world. However, he has made connections between their personalities and behaviors in retrospect (at the burial site of Whitebeard and Ace), as neither of them would back down when someone they cared for was insulted.{{Qref|name=funeral of Edward and Ace}}
   
 
===Enemies===
 
===Enemies===
 
====World Government====
 
====World Government====
The [[World Government]] views Shanks as a problem and a trouble maker, but realizes he is a man who will not try to change the world by himself. However, due to the position he holds, they fear he could get out of hand and are prepared to eliminate him if he ever does. The World Government tolerates his actions until that time comes.{{Qref|chap=233|ep=|page=16-17|The Gorosei comment on Shanks's situation as a Yonko.}}
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The [[World Government]] views Shanks as a problem and a trouble maker, but realizes he is a man who will not try to change the world by himself. However, due to the position he holds, they fear he could get out of hand and are prepared to eliminate him if he ever does. The World Government tolerates his actions until that time comes.{{Qref|chap=233|page=16-17|ep=151|The Five Elders comment on Shanks' situation as a Yonko.}} Despite his status as a notorious pirate, Shanks was permitted to meet with the [[Five Elders]] at [[Mary Geoise]] during the [[Levely]]. The Five Elders even allowed him to speak with them in private so he could talk to them about a certain pirate.{{Qref|name=c907|chap=907}}
   
 
====Marines====
 
====Marines====
Shanks and [[Sengoku]] hold some level of respect for each other; even as enemies, both the World Government and Red Hair Pirates see a clash between sides as the final option. When Shanks arrived at Marineford and proclaimed that the pirates would give Whitebeard and Ace proper burials, Sengoku agreed to hand over the bodies and declare the war to be over, as well as take all responsibility himself, which Shanks thanked him for.{{Qref|name=War's End}} Vice Admiral [[Monkey D. Garp|Garp]] blames Shanks for poisoning Luffy's mind with ideas about being a pirate when he wanted Luffy to become a [[Marine]].{{qref|chap=432|ep=314|page=4|Garp claims Shanks is responsible for turning Luffy away from becoming a Marine, despite Luffy's assertion that he wanted to be a pirate long before he met Shanks.}}
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[[File:Shanks in Front of Sengoku.png|thumb|left|200px|Shanks convinces Sengoku to announce the end of the Paramount War.]]
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Shanks and [[Sengoku]] hold some level of respect for each other; even as enemies, both the World Government and Red Hair Pirates see a clash between sides as the final option. When Shanks arrived at Marineford and proclaimed that the pirates would give Whitebeard and Ace proper burials, Sengoku agreed to hand over the bodies and declare the war to be over, as well as take all responsibility himself, which Shanks thanked him for.{{Qref|name=War's End}} Vice Admiral [[Monkey D. Garp|Garp]] blames Shanks for poisoning Luffy's mind with ideas about being a pirate when he wanted his grandson to become a [[Marine]].{{Qref|chap=432|page=4|ep=314|Garp claims Shanks is responsible for turning Luffy away from becoming a Marine, despite Luffy's assertion that he wanted to be a pirate long before he met Shanks.}}
   
 
When [[Koby]] was about to be killed by [[Admiral]] [[Sakazuki|Akainu]] for wasting precious seconds of the war by begging for a ceasefire, Shanks defended him and commended Koby for his brief moment of courage, which he stated would change the future of the world for better or worse.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Koby}} Shanks earned Akainu's fury not only for protecting Koby but because his arrival had allowed Luffy to escape his grasp.
 
When [[Koby]] was about to be killed by [[Admiral]] [[Sakazuki|Akainu]] for wasting precious seconds of the war by begging for a ceasefire, Shanks defended him and commended Koby for his brief moment of courage, which he stated would change the future of the world for better or worse.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Koby}} Shanks earned Akainu's fury not only for protecting Koby but because his arrival had allowed Luffy to escape his grasp.
   
====Kid, Apoo, and Hawkins Alliance====
 
Despite not having met them, these three pirate captains have formed an alliance to take down Shanks.{{Qref|chap=793|page=10|Shanks is revealed to be the target of the Kid-Apoo-Hawkins Alliance.}} However their alliance to take down Shanks seems to have ran into trouble due to an encounter they had with Kaido, which resulted in Kid being beaten and imprisoned, Scratchmen Apoo apparently becoming subordinate to Kaido, and Basil Hawkins's fate is unknown. Thus, the status of their alliance is unknown.
 
 
===Other===
 
 
====Marshall D. Teach====
 
====Marshall D. Teach====
The one Shanks seems to watch out for the most is [[Marshall D. Teach|Blackbeard]], who gave him his three scars in a previous encounter.{{qref|name=Shanks's scars}}Shanks himself seems to know the potential danger Blackbeard represents is greater than that of anyone else.{{qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=12-13|Shanks reveals Blackbeard's schemes.}}
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The one Shanks seems to watch out for the most is [[Marshall D. Teach|Blackbeard]], who gave him his three scars in a previous encounter.{{Qref||name=Shanks' scars}} Shanks himself seems to know the potential danger Blackbeard represents is greater than that of anyone else.{{Qref|chap=434|page=12-13|ep=316|Shanks reveals Blackbeard's schemes.}}
   
At Marineford, the two confronted each other and Shanks addressed Teach in a tense manner, and he only seems to regard Teach as a significant threat compared to the Marines or the Whitebeard Pirates and their New World subordinate crews. Teach was initially surprised at seeing him again but was amused at being called out by Shanks before he mocked him for the scars he gave him which angered Shanks.{{qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=11|Shanks talks to Blackbeard.}}
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The two first met after a skirmish between the Roger Pirates and the Whitebeard Pirates. Shanks was envious of Blackbeard's rumored inability to sleep.{{Qref|chap=966}}
   
Having already proclaimed "his" era is beginning, unveiling the new members of his crew and demonstrating control over two Devil Fruits, Teach said he had achieved his goal for the time being, while also knowing he was not ready to face the Yonko.{{Qref|name=Shanks}}
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At Marineford, the two confronted each other and Shanks addressed Teach in a tense manner, and he only seemed to regard Teach as a significant threat compared to the Marines or the Whitebeard Pirates and their New World subordinate crews. Teach was initially surprised at seeing him again but was amused at being called out by Shanks before he mocked him for the scars he gave him which angered Shanks.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=11|Shanks talks to Blackbeard.}}
   
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Having already proclaimed "his" era is beginning, unveiling the new members of his crew, and demonstrating control over two Devil Fruits, Teach said he had achieved his goal for the time being, while also knowing he was not ready to face the Yonko.{{Qref|chap=580|page=10-11|ep=489|Blackbeard does not want to fight Shanks.}}
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====Higuma====
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[[Higuma]] was a [[Bandits|bandit]] who wanted to ridicule Shanks by breaking a bottle of drink at the [[Foosha Village#Partys Bar|Partys Bar]], soaking him. Despite such a situation, he laughed carelessly with his [[Red Hair Pirates|crew]]. However, after seeing that Higuma threatened [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]], Shanks warned him to to leave the boy, saying that he did not care if he ridiculed him, but that he would not allow him to hurt his friend. After that, Higuma kidnapped Luffy, causing Shanks to go after him into the sea, and resulting in Higuma being devoured by the same [[Lord of the Coast|Sea King]] that left Shanks without his arm.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4}}
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===Other===
 
====Edward Newgate====
 
====Edward Newgate====
Despite that being a Yonko made [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]] an adversary, Shanks met with him personally to warn him to keep his distance from Blackbeard,{{Qref|name=Shanks about Blackbeard}} and prevented another Yonko, Kaido, from reaching Whitebeard, which enabled him to arrive at Marineford without any hindrance.{{qref|name=pirate inspiration + Yonko skirmish}} After Whitebeard's death, Shanks saved Whitebeard's crew and the other allies and gave Whitebeard and Ace a proper burial.{{qref|name=funeral of Edward and Ace}}
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[[File:Shanks Reunited With Whitebeard.png|thumb|210px|right|Shanks meets with Whitebeard, offering him sake to talk.]]
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Despite that being a Yonko made [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]] an adversary, Shanks met with him personally to warn him to keep his distance from Blackbeard,{{Qref|name=Shanks about Blackbeard}} and prevented another Yonko, Kaido, from reaching Whitebeard, which enabled him to arrive at Marineford without any hindrance.{{Qref|name=pirate inspiration + Yonko skirmish}} After Whitebeard's death, Shanks saved Whitebeard's crew and the other allies and gave Whitebeard and Ace a proper burial.{{Qref|name=funeral of Edward and Ace}}
   
 
====Kaido====
 
====Kaido====
When Kaido tried to stop Whitebeard from going to [[Marineford]], Shanks interfered and clashed with him in order to allow the other Yonko to rescue Ace.{{Qref|name=Shanks and Kaido}} It is not known what happened during their encounter, but Shanks arrived at Marineford unharmed.{{qref|name=Shanks's Arrival|chap=580|page=2|ep=489|High-ranking marines note Shanks's skirmish with Kaido which occurred the previous day and the former's presence.}}
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Not much is known about the relationship between Shanks and [[Kaido]]. When Kaido tried to stop Whitebeard from going to [[Marineford]], Shanks intercepted him to allow the other Yonko to rescue Ace.{{Qref|name=Shanks and Kaido}} It is not known what happened during their encounter, but Shanks arrived at Marineford unharmed.{{Qref|name=Shanks' Arrival|chap=580|page=2|ep=489|High-ranking marines note Shanks' skirmish with Kaido which occurred the previous day and the former's presence.}}
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====Eustass Kid====
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No direct interaction has been shown between the two, but [[Eustass Kid|Kid]] has formed an alliance with fellow captains [[Basil Hawkins]] and [[Scratchmen Apoo]] to overthrow him. Kid also confirms that he lost his arm in an encounter with the Red Hair Pirates.{{Qref|chap=928}}
   
 
==Abilities and Powers==
 
==Abilities and Powers==
As a former member of the Roger Pirates, captain of the Red Hair Pirates, and one of the Yonko in the New World, Shanks is known to be one of the four strongest pirates in the world. However, not much is known about Shanks' powers and abilities in detail. 
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===Overview===
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As a former member of the Roger Pirates, captain of the Red Hair Pirates, and one of the Yonko in the New World, Shanks is known to be one of the four strongest pirates in the world. However, not much is known about Shanks' powers and abilities in detail.
   
Despite being among the youngest of the Yonko, it is implied that he is on equal level with the experienced Kaido, Charlotte Linlin, and even [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]], who was feared as the strongest pirate in the World. [[Rockstar]] also used his captain's name to convey to Whitebeard the importance of the letter he delivered to him.{{Qref|chap=234|ep=151|page=11|Rockstar uses Shanks's name to emphasize how important the letter he is delivering is.}} It was also stated by the [[Gorosei]] that he is one of the few people capable of stopping [[Marshall D. Teach|Blackbeard]].{{Qref|chap=594|ep=511|page=3|The Gorosei state that Shanks and the other Yonko could stop Blackbeard.}} [[Admiral]] [[Sakazuki|Akainu]] fought through many men and a few [[Shichibukai]] to get to [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]], but did not challenge Shanks when the Yonko appeared.{{Qref|name=No challenges|chap=580|ep=489|page=10-13|Shanks offers to fight anyone who wishes to continue the war, and no one challenges him.}} Members of the Worst Generation such as Eustass Kid, Scratchmen Apoo, and Basil Hawkins had to ally with each other to have a possibility of overthrowing Shanks. Even Linlin acknowledged Shanks's power, as she claimed that only with the combined military force of the Big Mom Pirates and Elbaf's army of giants, which is famed as the strongest in the world, would she have a chance to kill Shanks.
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Despite being the youngest of the Yonko, Shanks is on an equal level with the more experienced Kaido, Charlotte Linlin, and even [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]], who was feared as the strongest pirate in the World. [[Rockstar]] also used his captain's name to convey to Whitebeard the importance of the letter he delivered to him.{{Qref|chap=234|page=11|ep=151|Rockstar uses Shanks' name to emphasize how important the letter he is delivering is.}} It was also stated by the [[Five Elders]] that he is one of the few people capable of stopping [[Marshall D. Teach|Teach]].{{Qref|chap=594|ep=511|page=3|The Five Elders state that Shanks and the other Yonko could stop Blackbeard.}} [[Admiral]] [[Sakazuki|Akainu]] fought through many men, a couple of Whitebeard's division commanders, and a few [[Shichibukai]] to get to [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]], but did not challenge Shanks when the Yonko appeared.{{Qref|name=No challenges|chap=580|ep=489|page=10-13|Shanks offers to fight anyone who wishes to continue the war, and no one challenges him.}} Members of the Worst Generation such as Eustass Kid, Scratchmen Apoo, and Basil Hawkins had to ally with each other to have a possibility of overthrowing Shanks.
   
As a member of the Yonko, Shanks' name alone commands great power, as Buggy himself proved. His assertion that he previously had a "brotherly bond" with Shanks was one of the many things that earned him respect from the Impel Down inmates.{{qref|name=Brotherly bond}} In addition, Buggy did not shy from using the names of Shanks and his previous captain, [[Gol D. Roger]], to maintain his respect among them.{{Qref|chap=549|ep=|page=11-17|Buggy uses his crew's new knowledge about his past to convince them to follow him.}} Even the fact that Buggy was seen back talking to Shanks was seen as a testament of Buggy's own power to the former prisoners, who were not aware that the two had always acted like this and mistakenly thinking that it was because Buggy was not afraid of a Yonko.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Buggy}} Shanks commands enough power to end the war at Marineford with just words. When he stated that there was to be no more fighting, no one stepped up to challenge him, even though the Marines were fired up after the death of [[Portgas D. Ace|Ace]] and [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]].{{Qref|name=No challenges}} When Shanks offered to fight the very overconfident and pompous Blackbeard (who moments before had boasted about destroying the island and taking down Fleet Admiral Sengoku and Vice Admiral Garp after having already killed Whitebeard), Blackbeard declined and decided to leave, as it was too soon for him and his crew to take on Shanks.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=11|Blackbeard decides to leave Marineford rather than fight Shanks.}} Furthermore, when Shanks requested that Whitebeard and [[Portgas D. Ace]]'s dignity at death not be violated, Sengoku himself decided to call off the war and offered to take responsibility, showing that despite being a pirate, Shanks has earned Sengoku’s respect, something that no pirate other than the late Whitebeard is known to have achieved.{{Qref|name=War's End}} He also possesses enough influence to gain an audience with the [[Five Elders]], who as the leaders of the World Government would normally consider him an enemy.{{qref|name=c907|chap=907}}
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As a member of the Yonko, Shanks' name alone commands great power, as Buggy himself proved. His assertion that he previously had a "brotherly bond" with Shanks was one of the many things that earned him respect from the Impel Down inmates.{{Qref|name=Brotherly bond}} In addition, Buggy did not shy from using the names of Shanks and his previous captain, [[Gol D. Roger]], to maintain his respect among them.{{Qref|chap=549|page=11-17|ep=452|Buggy uses his crew's new knowledge about his past to convince them to follow him.}} Even the fact that Buggy was seen back talking to Shanks was seen as a testament of Buggy's power to the former prisoners, who were not aware that the two had always acted like this and mistakenly thinking that it was because Buggy was not afraid of a Yonko.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Buggy}} Shanks commands enough power to end the war at Marineford with just words. When he stated that there was to be no more fighting, no one stepped up to challenge him, even though the Marines were fired up after the death of [[Portgas D. Ace|Ace]] and Whitebeard.{{Qref|name=No challenges}} When Shanks offered to fight the very overconfident and pompous Blackbeard (who moments before had boasted about destroying the island and taking down Fleet Admiral Sengoku and Vice Admiral Garp after having already killed Whitebeard), Blackbeard declined and decided to leave, as it was too soon for him and his crew to take on Shanks.{{Qref|chap=580|page=11|ep=489|Blackbeard decides to leave Marineford rather than fight Shanks.}} Furthermore, when Shanks requested that Whitebeard and Portgas D. Ace's dignity at death not be violated, Sengoku himself decided to call off the war and offered to take responsibility, showing that despite being a pirate, Shanks has earned Sengoku’s respect, something that no pirate other than the late Whitebeard is known to have achieved.{{Qref|name=War's End}} He also possesses enough influence to gain an audience with the [[Five Elders]], who like the leaders of the World Government would normally consider him an enemy. Although he did have to wear a hood to hide his identity to not cause trouble.{{qref|name=c907|chap=907}}
   
Since Shanks was capable of swimming ten years prior to Luffy setting out on his adventure, meaning that he did not consume any Devil Fruit at the time when he was a rival to Mihawk.{{Qref|chap=1|page=41|ep=4|Shanks reaches Luffy and protects him from the Lord of the Coast.}}
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===Leadership===
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According to [[Brannew]], one of Shanks' greatest attributes is his leadership and charisma, having managed to earn the absolute trust and loyalty of the most talented and capable individuals from the four seas and Grand Line all noted for having particularly high bounties and recruited them into his crew. The most prominent are his officers: Benn Beckman of North Blue, Yasopp of East Blue, and Lucky Roux of South Blue. This made Shanks' crew extremely well balanced and impregnable, able to contend equally with the enormous military power of Charlotte Linlin's Big Mom Pirates, Kaido's Beasts Pirates, and Edward Newgate's Whitebeard Pirates.{{Qref|chap=957|page=13-14|ep=}}
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===Stealth Master===
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Shanks proved to be extremely skilled at infiltration and stealth, as shown when he successfully managed to infiltrate [[Mary Geoise]] by wearing only a cloak, a noteworthy feat considering that for most pirates, entering through Mary Geoise without being invited or enslaved is practically considered an impossible and unthinkable feat. He also avoided detection from the many guards and marines present.{{Qref|chap=907}}
   
 
===Physical Abilities===
 
===Physical Abilities===
Shanks has tremendous physical strength and fortitude as he was once a rival to Mihawk, a master swordsman with tremendous power that could overwhelm Zoro in terms of brute force with immense ease.
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Shanks has tremendous physical strength as he was once a rival to Mihawk, a master swordsman with tremendous power that could overwhelm Zoro in terms of brute force with immense ease. Even with only one arm, Shanks can apply tremendous power to his swordsmanship, able to easily match Whitebeard, a gigantic man, who could completely overpower giants and an entire army of powerful and skilled Marine officers.{{Qref|chap=434}} With his physical strength combined with Busoushoku Haki, Shanks could defend against Akainu's magma fist which has extremely destructive offensive power that could burn powerful enemies such as Jinbe, Ace, and even Whitebeard.{{Qref|chap=579}}
   
Even with only one arm, Shanks could apply tremendous power in his swordsmanship, able to easily match Whitebeard, a gigantic man, who could completely overpower giants and an entire army of powerful and skilled Marine officers. With his physical strength combined with Busoushoku Haki, Shanks could defend against Akainu's magma fist which has extremely destructive offensive power that could burn powerful enemies such as Jinbe, Ace, and even Whitebeard.
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Shanks possesses an immense amount of endurance and tolerance to pain. Even after having his arm bitten off by a Sea King that attempted to devour Luffy, Shanks was completely unfazed despite the heavy bleeding and simply used Haoshoku Haki to scare off the Sea King.{{Qref|chap=1}}
   
Shanks has immense tolerance to pain. Even after having his arm bitten off by a Sea King that attempted to devour Luffy, Shanks was completely unfazed despite the heavy bleeding and simply used Haoshoku Haki to scare off the Sea King.
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Shanks is also an excellent swimmer, having once swam deep into the ocean depths to save Buggy from drowning and also swam a long distance fast enough to save Luffy from being devoured alive by a Sea King.{{Qref|chap=1|page=41|ep=4|Shanks reaches Luffy and protects him from the Lord of the Coast.}}
   
 
===Swordsmanship===
 
===Swordsmanship===
As the former rival of Mihawk who is known as the world's greatest swordsman, Shanks himself is an immensely powerful swordsman.{{Qref|name=Dueling Mihawk}} Shanks could match a blow from Whitebeard with only one arm, which is a testament of his prowess in swordsmanship.{{Qref|name=Shanks vs. Whitebeard|chap=434|page=15|ep=316|Shanks clashes with Whitebeard.}} Shanks is also powerful enough to easily defend against [[Sakazuki|Akainu]]'s magma fist using his sword and Busoshoku Haki.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Koby}}
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As the former rival of Mihawk who is known as the world's greatest swordsman, Shanks himself is an immensely powerful swordsman.{{Qref|name=Dueling Mihawk}} Shanks could match a blow from Whitebeard with only one arm, which is a testament of his prowess in swordsmanship.{{Qref|name=Shanks vs. Whitebeard|chap=434|page=15|ep=316|Shanks clashes with Whitebeard.}} Shanks is also powerful enough to easily defend against [[Sakazuki|Akainu]]'s magma fist using only his sword and Busoshoku Haki.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Koby}}
   
Shanks appears to have favored his left arm before he lost it, as he is always seen holding his sword in his left hand during flashbacks. He is presumed to have been left-handed.{{Qref|name=Left arm|chap=434|ep=316|page=10|Shanks is seen wielding his sword with his left arm while on Roger's ship.}}
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Shanks appears to have favored his left arm before he lost it, as he is always seen holding his sword in his left hand during flashbacks. He is presumed to have been left-handed.{{Qref|name=Left arm|chap=434|page=10|ep=316|Shanks is seen wielding his sword with his left arm while on Roger's ship.}}
   
 
===Haki===
 
===Haki===
 
{{See|Haki}}
 
{{See|Haki}}
Shanks can utilize and has shown mastery over two of the three types of Haki. Even Whitebeard complimented Shanks for his Haki when he used it on his "visit".{{Qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=7|Whitebeard comments on the strength of Shanks's Haki.}}
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Shanks is one of the very small number of people in the world who can use all three types of Haki. Even Whitebeard complimented Shanks for his Haki when he used it on his visit.{{Qref|chap=434|page=7|ep=316|Whitebeard comments on the strength of Shanks' Haki.}}
   
 
====Haoshoku Haki====
 
====Haoshoku Haki====
[[File:Shanks' Haoshoku Haki.png|thumb|210px|Shanks' Haoshoku Haki knocks out the weaker members of Whitebeard's crew.]]
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[[File:Shanks' Haoshoku Haki.png|thumb|210px|left|Shanks' Haoshoku Haki knocks out the weaker members of Whitebeard's crew.]]
   
Shanks can use [[Haoshoku Haki]],{{Qref|name=Shanks Haki|chap=570|ep=479|page=2|text=Shanks and Whitebeard are confirmed as Haōshoku Haki Users.}} an ability that only one in a million people can use.{{qref|chap=519|ep=413|page=18|Daisy comments on the rarity of Haoshoku Haki users.}}
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Shanks can use [[Haoshoku Haki]],{{Qref|name=Shanks Haki|chap=570|ep=479|page=2|Shanks and Whitebeard are confirmed as Haōshoku Haki Users.}} an ability that only one in several million people can use.{{Qref|chap=519|ep=413|page=18|Daisy comments on the rarity of Haoshoku Haki users.}}
   
After saving Luffy from a Sea King, Shanks frightened it off with a single angry glare using this ability.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=42|Shanks scares off the Lord of the Coast with Haoshoku Haki.}} Later, while Shanks was boarding Whitebeard's ship for their meeting, a large number of Whitebeard's crew (experienced men who have survived in the New World) lapsed into unconsciousness and the ship itself began to take physical damage from Shanks's mere presence. Whitebeard's men attributed this to his superior [[Haki]].{{qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=4-7|Whitebeard comments on Shanks using his Haoshoku Haki against his crew.}}
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After saving Luffy from a Sea King, Shanks frightened it off with a single angry glare using this ability.{{Qref|chap=1|page=42|ep=4|Shanks scares off the Lord of the Coast with Haoshoku Haki.}} Later, while Shanks was boarding Whitebeard's ship for their meeting, a large number of Whitebeard's crew (experienced men who have survived in the New World) lapsed into unconsciousness and the ship itself began to take physical damage from Shanks' mere presence. Whitebeard's men attributed this to his superior [[Haki]].{{Qref|chap=434|page=4-7|ep=316|Whitebeard comments on Shanks using his Haoshoku Haki against his crew.}}
   
Oda mentioned in a SBS that Shanks could have knocked out all 100,000 pirates and fishmen opposing the Straw Hats during the [[Fishman Island Arc]] with his Haoshoku Haki (Luffy managed to overwhelm 50,000).{{Qref|sbs=65|Oda reveals that Shanks and Rayleigh could have knocked out all 100,000 of the pirates and fishmen opposing the Straw Hats with their Haoshoku Haki.}}{{-}}
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Oda mentioned in an SBS that Shanks could have knocked out all 100,000 pirates and fish-men opposing the Straw Hats during the [[Fish-Man Island Arc]] with his Haoshoku Haki (Luffy managed to overwhelm 50,000).{{Qref|sbs=65|Oda reveals that Shanks and Rayleigh could have knocked out all 100,000 of the pirates and fish-men opposing the Straw Hats with their Haoshoku Haki.}}{{-}}
   
 
====Busoshoku Haki====
 
====Busoshoku Haki====
Shanks has supreme mastery over [[Busoshoku Haki]], as during the [[Battle of Marineford]], with his Haki infused sword he easily block Akainu's magma enhanced punch that is powerful to burn the strongest enemies such as Ace, Jinbe and even the Yonko Whitebeard.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Koby}}
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Shanks has great mastery over [[Busoshoku Haki]], as shown during the [[Battle of Marineford]], with his Haki infused sword he easily blocked Akainu's magma enhanced punch that is powerful enough to burn the strongest enemies such as Ace, Jinbe, and even the Yonko Whitebeard.{{Qref|name=Shanks-Koby}}
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====Kenbunshoku Haki====
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Shanks possesses the ability to use [[Kenbunshoku Haki]].{{Qref|name=information}} He has been seen using it while on Whitebeard's ship when dodging the jug thrown at him by Whitebeard after their discussion and in the video game ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]''.
   
 
===Weapons===
 
===Weapons===
{{Main|Gryphon}}[[File:Shanks Bringing Out His Sword.png|thumb|Right|210px|Shanks unsheathing his saber.]]
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[[File:Shanks Bringing Out His Sword.png|thumb|right|210px|Shanks unsheathing his saber.]]
   
 
So far, Shanks has only wielded a [[sword]] named Gryphon in combat. Gryphon is a large saber with a single edge blade and a large hand guard.{{Qref|name=Shanks vs. Whitebeard}}
 
So far, Shanks has only wielded a [[sword]] named Gryphon in combat. Gryphon is a large saber with a single edge blade and a large hand guard.{{Qref|name=Shanks vs. Whitebeard}}
   
Shanks has wielded three different swords at various points in the past; two different swords during his time as an apprentice pirate aboard [[Gol D. Roger]]'s ship{{Qref|name=Left arm}}(one around the time Buggy ate the Bara Bara no Mi and another during a clash with the Whitebeard Pirates){{Qref|name=Shanks vs. Whitebeard}} and another one during his stay in Luffy's hometown.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=30|The sword that Shanks wielded while staying in Luffy's hometown is seen.}}
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Shanks has wielded four different swords at various points in the past aside from Gryphon. He used two different swords during his time as an apprentice pirate aboard [[Gol D. Roger]]'s ship{{Qref|name=Left arm}} (one around the time Buggy ate the Bara Bara no Mi and another during a clash with the Whitebeard Pirates){{Qref|name=Shanks vs. Whitebeard}} and another one during his stay in Luffy's hometown.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=30|The sword that Shanks wielded while staying in Luffy's hometown is seen.}} He was seen wielding a different sword during his meeting with Ace, which means he obtained Gryphon after the encounter with Ace.{{Qref|chap=552|page=15|ep=461|The sword that Shanks wielded during his meeting with Ace is seen.}}
   
 
In ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]'', Shanks wields a large firearm (either a shotgun or rifle) which he uses during certain combos. He also wields a similar weapon in ''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]'', though only as part of the moveset for his '''Strong World''' costume.
 
In ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]'', Shanks wields a large firearm (either a shotgun or rifle) which he uses during certain combos. He also wields a similar weapon in ''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]'', though only as part of the moveset for his '''Strong World''' costume.
   
====Techniques (Video Game Only)====
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====Video Game Only Techniques====
*'''[[Haki/Kenbunshoku Haki|Kenbunshoku Haki]]''': By initiating his Kenbunshoku Haki, Shanks can briefly slow his perceived flow of time via quick-thinking-ahead, and often allowing him to act sooner in accordance to his oppositions' actions. Appears as Shanks's Unique Action in ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]''. ('''''Note:''''' ''Shanks' use of Kenbunshoku Haki in the game is non-canon.'')
 
 
 
*'''This Isn't For Show''': Shanks pulls out a large shotgun and fires it. Used by '''Shanks (Strong World)''' as one of his special attacks in ''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]''. He also uses the said gun as a part of his C2's full-input-finisher and his inverted C3's full-input-finisher in ''Pirate Warriors 3''.
 
*'''This Isn't For Show''': Shanks pulls out a large shotgun and fires it. Used by '''Shanks (Strong World)''' as one of his special attacks in ''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]''. He also uses the said gun as a part of his C2's full-input-finisher and his inverted C3's full-input-finisher in ''Pirate Warriors 3''.
   
*'''Betting on a New Era''': Shanks changes towards the opponent and knocks them into the air with Gryphon, then pulls out his shotgun and shoots the helpless opponent. '''This Isn't For Show''' can be used afterwards for a follow-up attack. Used by '''Shanks (Strong World)''' as one of his special attacks in ''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]''.
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*'''Betting on a New Era''': Shanks charges towards the opponent and knocks them into the air with Gryphon, then pulls out his shotgun and shoots the helpless opponent. '''This Isn't For Show''' can be used afterward for a follow-up attack. Used by '''Shanks (Strong World)''' as one of his special attacks in ''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]''.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Past===
 
===Past===
 
====The Apprentice Years====
 
====The Apprentice Years====
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[[File:Pirate Apprentice.png|thumb|left|210px|Shanks and Buggy as apprentice pirates on Gol D. Roger's crew.]]
   
[[File:Buggy and Shanks.png|thumb|210px|Shanks and [[Buggy]] as apprentice pirates on Gol D. Roger's crew.]]
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Shanks is originally from the [[West Blue]]. 30 years ago, at least when he was nine years old, Shanks was seen among the [[Roger Pirates]] with fellow apprentice [[Buggy]]. The two were seen reading a newspaper and Shanks looked with an unhappy smile on the news since it kept focusing on the [[Whitebeard Pirates]]. At this point, he is already wearing his straw hat, which was previously Roger's.{{Qref|chap=964|page=17|Shanks is seen wearing his straw hat and reading the newspaper regarding Whitebeard.}}
   
Shanks comes from the West Blue and, in his past, was a member of [[Gol D. Roger]]'s crew as a pirate apprentice, where he took part in many things such as fighting with [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]]'s crew.{{qref|name=Shanks's Past}} At some point, Shanks acquired Roger's [[Straw Hat|straw hat]], although the circumstances behind Shanks acquiring the hat from Roger are unknown at this point in time. His date of joining is unknown, but he spent most of his time together with fellow trainee, Buggy, arguing over meaningless things, such as which pole was colder, the North or the South. Their constant bickering was met with annoyance by the crew's first mate, [[Silvers Rayleigh]].{{Qref|name=Arguing}}
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28 years ago, [[Gol D. Roger|his captain]] was found to have an incurable disease. Later, they entered the Grand Line and recruited [[Crocus]] as ship doctor.{{qref|name=c506|chap=506|ep=400}}{{qref|name=information|databook=Vivre Card}}{{Qref|chap=506|page=10-13|ep=400|Rayleigh recounts the final few years of the Roger Pirates.}}
   
At one point, Roger's crew was preparing to attack a nearby ship. As they prepared for combat, Shanks and Buggy discussed the importance of treasure, with Shanks claiming that treasure is not the only important thing in a pirate's life. After the battle, the crew threw a party in celebration of their victory, and Shanks tried to invite Buggy to join them, as they had found a "weird treasure". Shanks and Buggy talked about what they were planning to do after leaving the crew, and when Buggy claimed that he would gladly take Shanks as his crew member if it were not for his ideals, Shanks stated that he did not want to be Buggy's follower and that people with different beliefs like them should travel different paths. The two of them agreed that they would meet as enemies once they left the crew before Shanks told Buggy about how they had found a [[Bara Bara no Mi|Devil Fruit]], which he noted would sell for around {{B}}100,000,000. The next day, after Buggy ate a fake version of the Devil Fruit to trick the rest of the crew, Shanks came across him with the real fruit, forcing Buggy to hide it in his mouth. Shanks told Buggy to not steal too much food and walked away, but came back to tell him something that Roger just did, surprising Buggy, who accidentally swallowed the Devil Fruit. As Buggy was yelling at him, Shanks noticed the map Buggy had found earlier floating away, which prompted Buggy to leap into the ocean in pursuit of it. However, since Buggy could no longer swim, Shanks dove in after him and saved him.{{Qref|chap=19|ep=8|page=9-18|Buggy recalls his past with Shanks and how he gained his Devil Fruit powers.}}
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At least more than 27 years ago, he spent most of his time together with fellow apprentice Buggy, arguing over meaningless things, such as which pole was colder, the North or the South. Their constant bickering was met with annoyance by the crew's first mate, [[Silvers Rayleigh]].{{Qref|name=Arguing}} Despite the difference between them, both pirates were often seen together while they were on board the ship. This led [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]] to notice and even remember seeing a "big nose" with Shanks during their battles with Gol D. Roger.{{Qref|chap=434|page=10|ep=316|Shanks speaks about the last time he saw Buggy.}}
   
Twenty-six years before [[Monkey D. Luffy]] set out to become a pirate, Roger had contracted a fatal illness and made one last voyage with his crew into the [[Grand Line]] to conquer it. A year before he died, he disbanded the [[Roger Pirates]].{{Qref|chap=506|ep=400|page=10-13|Rayleigh recounts the final few years of the Roger Pirates.}} Shanks and Buggy were last seen together at [[Loguetown]] on the day of Roger's death. Shanks immediately began his quest to form his own crew by offering a place to Buggy, but Buggy refused, and the two separated. Shanks would continue to hear rumors that Buggy was still a pirate somewhere over the course of the following years.{{qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=10|Shanks speaks about the last time he saw Buggy.}}
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As a pirate, he took part in many things such as fighting with other crews and at some point they clashed with [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]]'s crew.{{Qref|chap=233|page=12|ep=145|Buggy mentions Whitebeard being the only one able to fight on par with Roger.}}
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[[File:Buggy Swallows Bara Bara no Mi.png|thumb|right|210px|Shanks unwittingly causes to Buggy accidentally swallow his Devil Fruit.]]
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Later, the crew spotted a nearby ship and was preparing to attack it. As they prepared for combat, Shanks and Buggy discussed the importance of treasure, with Shanks claiming that treasure is not the only important thing in a pirate's life. During a raid on an enemy ship, while the crew retrieved a [[Devil Fruit]]: ''[[Bara Bara no Mi]]'', Buggy found a [[treasure]] map marking the location of a valuable underwater treasure which he did not plan to share with anyone. After the battle, the crew threw a party in celebration of their victory, and Shanks tried to invite Buggy to join them, as they had found a "weird treasure". That night, Shanks and Buggy talked about what they were planning to do after leaving the crew, and when Buggy claimed that he would gladly take Shanks as his crew member if it were not for his ideals, Shanks stated that he did not want to be Buggy's follower and that people with different beliefs like them should travel different paths. The two of them agreed that they would meet as enemies once they left the crew before Shanks told Buggy about how they had found a Devil Fruit, which he noted would sell for around {{B}}100,000,000 causing Buggy to improve his scheme.
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The next day, after Buggy ate a fake version of the Devil Fruit to trick the rest of the crew, Shanks came across him with the real fruit, forcing Buggy to hide it in his mouth. Shanks told Buggy to not steal too much food and walked away, but came back to tell him something that Roger just did, surprising Buggy, who accidentally swallowed the Devil Fruit. As Buggy was yelling at him, Shanks noticed the map Buggy had found earlier floating away, which prompted Buggy to leap into the ocean in pursuit of it. However, since Buggy could no longer swim, Shanks also leaped into the ocean and saved him.{{qref|Shanks and Buggy's history.|chap = 19|ep = 8}}{{Qref|chap=19|page=9-18|ep=8|Buggy recalls his past with Shanks and how he gained his Devil Fruit powers.}}
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[[File:Roger vs Shiki.png|thumb|left|210px|Shanks joins his crew in battling Shiki.]]
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27 years ago, while the crew was being confronted by [[Golden Lion Pirates]], Shanks reminded Buggy not to worry since his body is immune to slashing attacks. Soon after, this battle was known as [[Edd War]].{{qref|chap=0|ep=0|page=|Edd War and the battle that occurred there are revealed.}}
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At some point 26 years ago, the Roger Pirates were causing a ruckus on an island. After defeating a group of Marines, they learned that the Whitebeard Pirates docked on the other side of the island.{{Qref|chap=965|page=16}} The Roger Pirates then clashed with the Whitebeard Pirates for three days and three nights before the skirmish ultimately became a gift exchange. Shanks and Buggy gossiped about [[Marshall D. Teach]]'s inability to sleep. The Roger Pirates were then joined by [[Kozuki Oden]] and his family as well as Inuarashi and Nekomamushi.{{Qref|name=Inu Meeting}} At some point, the crew visited [[Skypiea]].{{Qref|chap=966}}
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After leaving Skypiea, the crew's voyage took them to Water 7, [[Tequila Wolf]], [[Sabaody Archipelago]], and Fish-Man Island. Sometime later, they left Toki, Momonosuke, Hiyori, Inuarashi, and Nekomamushi at [[Wano Country]]. Sometime after the visit to Zou, Buggy became ill and Shanks stayed with him so they never went to [[Laugh Tale]] with the rest of the crew.{{Qref|chap=967}}
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After Roger returned from Laugh Tale, Shanks asked Roger something only to shed tears afterwards. 25 years ago, Shanks offered Oden his help to open Wano's border only to be politely declined by him.{{Qref|chap=958|page=2}}
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After Roger became Pirate King, the crew was disbanded in secret a year before his death. Roger was the first to leave and after parting ways with their captain, the rest of the crew returned Oden to Wano Country.{{Qref|chap=968}} The other members, including Shanks, left the crew one by one.{{qref|Rayleigh's story on the Roger Pirates.|chap = 506|ep = 400}}
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24 years ago, Shanks was among the attendant during Roger's execution at [[Loguetown]]. He was seen crying after his former captain passed away. Later, at the same place, he started making plans for his own pirate career. He offered Buggy to join [[Red Hair Pirates|his crew]] but the latter refused to work for him and the two went their own way. Shanks would often hear tales of Buggy's activities as a pirate.
   
 
====The Rise of Captain Red-Haired Shanks====
 
====The Rise of Captain Red-Haired Shanks====
 
[[File:Shanks knows Yasopp.png|thumb|200px|Shanks meeting Yasopp.]]
 
[[File:Shanks knows Yasopp.png|thumb|200px|Shanks meeting Yasopp.]]
24 years before the current timeline, Shanks heard about a skilled sniper on the name of [[Yasopp]] and went to [[Syrup Village]] to recruit him.{{Qref|chap=0|ep=0|page=19-20|Shanks finds and recruits Yasopp.}} At some point in his life, Shanks met Marshall D. Teach, then a member of [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]]'s crew. What exactly happened is unknown, but Blackbeard left Shanks with the 3 scars across his left eye.{{qref|name=Shanks's scars}} The exact date of that event is unspecified. However, there are signs indicating that those scars were made near the time of Roger's execution: while images of a younger Shanks depict him with his face unscathed, in two flashbacks (in Chapter 434 and Chapter 0), he has his face hidden by his hair and his hat.{{Qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=10|Shanks's eye is obscured by his hair.}}{{Qref|chap=0|ep=0|page=12|Shanks's face and eye are covered by his hat at Roger's execution.}}
 
   
Shanks also fought often with Mihawk, and their battles were said to echo through the whole of the Grand Line.{{qref|name=Dueling Mihawk}} As his strength as a pirate captain rose, he and three other pirates were named the [[Yonko]], including [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]], [[Kaido]], and [[Charlotte Linlin|Big Mom]].{{qref|name=Yonko mentioned}} At some point, during his travels in the New World, Shanks came across the two rulers of the Mink Tribe, [[Inuarashi]] and Nekomamushi, and they became acquainted.{{Qref|name=Inu Meeting}}
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22 years before the current timeline, Shanks heard about a skilled sniper by the name of [[Yasopp]] and went to [[Syrup Village]] to recruit him.{{Qref|chap=0|page=19-20|ep=0|Shanks finds and recruits Yasopp.}} At some point in his life, Shanks encountered Marshall D. Teach again, then a member of [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]]'s crew. What exactly happened is unknown, but Blackbeard left Shanks with the 3 scars across his left eye.{{Qref|name=Shanks' scars}} The exact date of that event is unspecified. However, there are signs indicating that those scars were made near the time of Roger's execution: while images of a younger Shanks depict him with his face unscathed, in two flashbacks (in Chapter 434 and Chapter 0), he has his face hidden by his hair and his hat.{{Qref|chap=434|page=10|ep=316|Shanks' eye is obscured by his hair.}}{{Qref|chap=0|page=12|ep=0|Shanks' face an eye are covered by his hat at Roger's execution.}}
   
Years later, after becoming the captain of his own pirate [[ship]], Shanks arrived on an island, where he met a strange young boy named Monkey D. Luffy. Intrigued by the boy and enjoying the atmosphere of [[Foosha Village|Luffy's village]], he decided to make the island his crew's base for a short period of time, which turned into a year.{{Qref|name=Year}} Luffy quickly grew attached to the crew, so much so that he wished to join their ranks and become a pirate as well, but Shanks refused to allow the boy into his crew on the basis that he was too young.{{Qref|name=Too young}}
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Shanks also fought often with Mihawk, and their battles were said to echo through the whole of the Grand Line.{{Qref|name=Dueling Mihawk}}
   
====Romance Dawn====
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12 years after the Roger Pirates' disbandment, Shanks arrived on [[Dawn Island]], where he met a strange young boy named Monkey D. Luffy. Intrigued by the boy and enjoying the atmosphere of [[Foosha Village|Luffy's village]], he decided to make the island his crew's base for a short period of time, which turned into a year.{{Qref|name=Year}} Luffy quickly grew attached to the crew, so much so that he wished to join their ranks and become a pirate as well, but Shanks refused to allow the boy into his crew on the basis that he was too young.{{Qref|name=Too young}}
   
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====Romance Dawn====
 
[[File:Higuma Mocks Shanks.png|thumb|left|210px|Higuma insults Shanks.]]
 
[[File:Higuma Mocks Shanks.png|thumb|left|210px|Higuma insults Shanks.]]
   
One day, Shanks and his crew were parting in the Partys Bar, with Shanks denying Luffy the opportunity to join his crew because he felt the boy was too young and inexperienced. After tricking Luffy into drinking juice, Shanks told him that he and his crew would be leaving the village after two or three more trips, which Luffy said would give him time to learn how to swim. However, they were interrupted when [[Higuma]] and his bandits arrived and demanded sake, which Shanks and his crew had drank all but one bottle of. Shanks offered Higuma the last bottle, but Higuma smashed it over his head because he felt it was not enough. When Shanks tried to clean up the mess rather than retaliate, Higuma threw Shanks's food onto him and left, convinced that Shanks was a coward. Afterward, Shanks and his crew laughed over his humiliation, but Luffy, disillusioned by how Shanks refused to fight back, tried to leave, leading to Shanks discovering that he had eaten the [[Gomu Gomu no Mi]] when he grabbed Luffy's arm. Shanks told Luffy that this meant he could never swim again.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=6-21|Shanks and his crew party in the Partys Bar, where Shanks learns that Luffy has eaten the [[Gomu Gomu no Mi|Devil Fruit]] he and his crew found.}}
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One day, Shanks and his crew were parting in the [[Foosha Village#Partys Bar|Partys Bar]], with Shanks denying Luffy the opportunity to join his crew because he felt the boy was too young and inexperienced. After tricking Luffy into drinking juice, Shanks told him that he and his crew would be leaving the village after two or three more trips, which Luffy said would give him time to learn how to swim. However, they were interrupted when [[Higuma]] and his bandits arrived and demanded sake, which Shanks and his crew had drank all but one bottle of. Shanks offered Higuma the last bottle, but Higuma smashed it over his head because he felt it was not enough. When Shanks tried to clean up the mess rather than retaliate, Higuma threw Shanks' food onto him and left, convinced that Shanks was a coward. Afterward, Shanks and his crew laughed over his humiliation, but Luffy, disillusioned by how Shanks refused to fight back, tried to leave, leading to Shanks discovering that he had eaten the [[Gomu Gomu no Mi]] when he grabbed Luffy's arm. Shanks told Luffy that this meant he could never swim again.{{Qref|chap=1|page=6-21|ep=4|Shanks and his crew party in the Partys Bar, where Shanks learns that Luffy has eaten the Gomu Gomu no Mi he and his crew found.}}
   
A few days later, Shanks and his crew went out to sea, with Luffy being left behind once again. Eventually, Higuma returned and took Luffy as a hostage when the latter insulted him. As Higuma was preparing to kill Luffy, Shanks, having returned, appeared nearby and teased Luffy about his claim of having a punch as powerful as a pistol. Higuma warned Shanks to stay back, and when Shanks began to approach him, one of the bandits put a gun to his head. However, Shanks merely told the bandit to not point a gun at someone to scare them as [[Lucky Roo]] shot the bandit in the head, shocking the onlookers. When the other bandits claimed this was dirty, Shanks pointed out how he and his crew are pirates before telling Higuma that he will never forgive someone for harming his friend, no matter what their reasons may be. After [[Benn Beckman]] defeated the rest of the bandits, Higuma tried to claim that Luffy is the one who started this, but Shanks stated that it did not matter because Higuma had a bounty on his head, forcing Higuma to throw a smoke bomb and escape. Shanks expressed shock at Luffy having been kidnapped and frantically wondered what they should do.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=23-37|Shanks returns to Foosha Village and ends a hostage situation surrounding Luffy.}}
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A few days later, Shanks and his crew went out to sea, with Luffy being left behind once again. Eventually, Higuma returned and took Luffy as a hostage when the latter insulted him. As Higuma was preparing to kill Luffy, Shanks, having returned, appeared nearby and teased Luffy about his claim of having a punch as powerful as a pistol. Higuma warned Shanks to stay back, and when Shanks began to approach him, one of the bandits put a gun to his head. However, Shanks merely told the bandit to not point a gun at someone to scare them as [[Lucky Roux]] shot the bandit in the head, shocking the onlookers. When the other bandits claimed this was dirty, Shanks pointed out how he and his crew are pirates before telling Higuma that he will never forgive someone for harming his friend, no matter what their reasons may be. After [[Benn Beckman]] defeated the rest of the bandits, Higuma tried to claim that Luffy is the one who started this, but Shanks stated that it did not matter because Higuma had a bounty on his head, forcing Higuma to throw a smoke bomb and escape. Shanks expressed shock at Luffy having been kidnapped and frantically wondered what they should do.{{Qref|chap=1|page=23-37|ep=4|Shanks returns to Foosha Village and ends a hostage situation surrounding Luffy.}}
   
Soon afterward, Shanks caught up to Luffy, who had been thrown into the ocean by Higuma, and defended him from the [[Lord of the Coast]], whom he scared away with [[Haoshoku Haki|a glare]]. However, as Shanks was comforting him, Luffy began crying over how Shanks had lost his left arm in defending him, only for Shanks to claim it was just an arm. Later, Shanks and his crew began preparing to leave the village. When Luffy told him that he would become a pirate on his own, Shanks claimed that Luffy did not have what it took to become a pirate, which prompted Luffy to angrily proclaim that he would gather his own crew to rival Shanks's and claim [[One Piece]] himself. Smiling at this, Shanks gave Luffy his straw hat and told him to return it once he had become a great pirate, causing Luffy to begin crying. As Shanks boarded his ship, Beckman told him that he believed Luffy would become a well-known pirate, which Shanks agreed with because Luffy reminded him of himself when he was younger.{{Qref|chap=1|ep=4|page=41-47|Shanks saves Luffy and leaves Foosha Village.}}
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[[File:Romance Dawn Arc.png|thumb|right|200px|Shanks gave Luffy his [[Straw Hat|straw hat]] with the promise to return it once he had become a great pirate.]]
   
Shortly after, Shanks returned to the Grand Line, eventually arriving on the [[Sabaody Archipelago]] and meeting [[Silvers Rayleigh|Rayleigh]] again. To Rayleigh's surprise, he had lost his trademark Straw Hat along with his left arm. When Rayleigh asked him why, he excitedly started telling him about the young boy he met in East Blue whom had spoken the exact same words as [[Gol D. Roger]].{{Qref|chap=506|ep=400|page=17|Rayleigh recalls encountering Shanks, who told him about Luffy.}}
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Soon afterward, Shanks caught up to Luffy, who had been thrown into the ocean by Higuma, and defended him from the [[Lord of the Coast]], whom he scared away with [[Haoshoku Haki|a glare]]. However, as Shanks was comforting him, Luffy began crying over how Shanks had lost his left arm in defending him, only for Shanks to claim it was just an arm. Later, Shanks and his crew began preparing to leave the village. When Luffy told him that he would become a pirate on his own, Shanks claimed that Luffy did not have what it took to become a pirate, which prompted Luffy to angrily proclaim that he would gather his own crew to rival Shanks' and claim [[One Piece]] himself. Smiling at this, Shanks gave Luffy his [[Straw Hat|straw hat]] and told him to return it once he had become a great pirate, causing Luffy to begin crying. As Shanks boarded his ship, Beckman told him that he believed Luffy would become a well-known pirate, which Shanks agreed with because Luffy reminded him of himself when he was younger.{{Qref|chap=1|page=41-47|ep=4|Shanks saves Luffy and leaves Foosha Village.}}
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====Return to the Grand Line====
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Shortly after, Shanks returned to the Grand Line, eventually arriving on the [[Sabaody Archipelago]] and meeting [[Silvers Rayleigh|Rayleigh]] again. To Rayleigh's surprise, he had lost his trademark Straw Hat along with his left arm. When Rayleigh asked him why he excitedly started telling him about the young boy he met in East Blue who had spoken the exact same words as [[Gol D. Roger]].{{Qref|chap=506|page=17|ep=400|Rayleigh recalls encountering Shanks, who told him about Luffy.}} Sometime later, [[Dracule Mihawk]] ceased dueling with Shanks because of his lost arm but he retained a casual standing with the latter and Shanks told him about Luffy.
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Six years after leaving Foosha Village and four years before Monkey D. Luffy began his pirate career, Shanks would become recognized as one of the [[Yonko]].{{qref|chap=957}}
   
 
====Meeting with Ace====
 
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===East Blue Saga===
 
===East Blue Saga===
 
====Loguetown Arc====
 
====Loguetown Arc====
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[[File:Shanks smiles at Luffy's bounty.png|thumb|left|190px|Shanks smiling after finding out about Luffy's first bounty.]]
A few years later, while Shanks and his crew were relaxing on an island after drinking too much, Mihawk arrived. After stating he had no interest in fighting him again, he showed Shanks that Luffy had gained a bounty of {{B}}30,000,000. Seeing Luffy had finally made his emergence, a gleeful Shanks had Mihawk stay as he threw another party despite his hangover from his previous drinking session.{{qref|name=Shanks-Mihawk}}
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Sometime later, while Shanks and his crew were relaxing on an island after drinking too much, Mihawk arrived. After stating he had no interest in fighting him again, he showed Shanks that Luffy had gained a bounty of {{B}}30,000,000. Seeing Luffy had finally made his emergence, a gleeful Shanks had Mihawk stay as he threw another party despite his hangover from his previous drinking session.{{Qref|name=present}}
 
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===Sky Island Saga===
 
===Sky Island Saga===
 
====Jaya Arc====
 
====Jaya Arc====
Shanks later expressed an interest in Ace's pursuit of Blackbeard, and sent [[Rockstar]] to deliver a note to Whitebeard concerning this matter. Angry that Shanks sent him a letter, Whitebeard told Rockstar his captain must come in person and bring plenty of good rum. Elsewhere, Shanks talked on a Den Den Mushi to Rockstar, where he laughed how the old man has not changed a bit and denied Rockstar the chance to redeem his honor against the Whitebeard crew before ordering him to come back. When Beckman questioned whether or not he should go to Whitebeard, Shanks told him that the crew should prepare for battle.{{qref|chap=234|ep=151|page=10-15|Shanks sends a letter to Whitebeard and prepares to meet him in person over Ace pursuing Blackbeard.}}
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[[File:Red Hair Pirates in a Winter Island.png|thumb|210px|right|Shanks tells his crewmates to prepare to visit Whitebeard.]]
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Shanks later expressed an interest in Ace's pursuit of Blackbeard and sent [[Rockstar]] to deliver a note to Whitebeard concerning this matter. Angry that Shanks sent him a letter, Whitebeard told Rockstar his captain must come in person and bring plenty of good rum. Elsewhere, Shanks talked on a Den Den Mushi to Rockstar, where he laughed how the old man has not changed a bit and denied Rockstar the chance to redeem his honor against the Whitebeard crew before ordering him to come back. When Beckman questioned whether or not he should go to Whitebeard, Shanks told him that the crew should prepare for battle.{{Qref|chap=234|page=10-15|ep=151|Shanks sends a letter to Whitebeard and prepares to meet him in person over Ace pursuing Blackbeard.}}
   
 
===Water 7 Saga===
 
===Water 7 Saga===
 
====Post-Enies Lobby Arc====
 
====Post-Enies Lobby Arc====
{{cquote|But he is not a man who would try to upset the world himself. We will observe him without taking rash actions!
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{{cquote|But he is not a man who would try to upset the world himself. We will observe him without taking rash actions!|2=A member of the [[Five Elders]] on how they should deal with Shanks}}
|2=A member of the [[Gorosei]] on how they should deal with Shanks}}After [[Whitebeard]] told [[Rockstar]] that Shanks would need to come to him in person if he wanted to deliver a message, the two [[Yonko]] finally met during the Jaya arc. At the [[Marine Headquarters]], all Marines present were alerted about the news of the meeting of the two pirates .{{Qref|chap=433|ep=315|page=18-19|The Gorosei are alerted to Shanks and Whitebeard's meeting.}} As both pirate ships approached each other, Whitebeard's men announced that Shanks was coming. When [[Marco]] warned the younger crew members to step back because they "will not last", they questioned why, only to begin to fall unconscious and collapse one by one. Unfazed, Marco told the crew not to make a fuss about it as [[Jozu]] noted that Shanks's Haki is as strong as ever. Having arrived on the deck, Shanks apologized for his actions and claimed he was simply being cautious because Whitebeard's is still an enemy ship before telling Whitebeard he came to talk and had brought some "healing water". When Marco pointed out what Shanks had done, Shanks asked him to join his crew, which Marco angrily rejected.{{Qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=2-8|Shanks boards Whitebeard's ship and knocks out the weaker crew members with Haoshoku Haki.}}
 
   
After sitting down to drink with Shanks, Whitebeard began reminiscing about the past, where he noted that Shanks used to be a simple apprentice on Roger's ship. When Whitebeard asked him if the "Red Nose" that was with him was still alive, Shanks revealed that he had not seen Buggy since they split up at Loguetown before revealing that he had heard rumors of Buggy still being a pirate. Whitebeard claimed that he could still hear the duels between Shanks and Mihawk that used to echo throughout the Grand Line before asking him what enemy he lost his left arm to, only for Shanks to state that he bet it on the "New Era".{{Qref|chap=434|ep=316|page=8-11|Shanks and Whitebeard sit down to drink and reminisce about the past.}}
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[[File:Shanks Arrives Aboard the Moby Dick.png|thumb|210px|left|Shanks arrives aboard the Moby Dick to speak with Whitebeard.]]
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After [[Whitebeard]] told [[Rockstar]] that Shanks would need to come to him in person if he wanted to deliver a message, the two [[Yonko]] finally met during the Jaya arc. At the [[Marine Headquarters]], all Marines present were alerted about the news of the meeting of the two pirates.{{Qref|chap=433|ep=315|page=18-19|The Five Elders are alerted to Shanks and Whitebeard's meeting.}} As both pirate ships approached each other, Whitebeard's men announced that Shanks was coming. When [[Marco]] warned the younger crew members to step back because they "will not last", they questioned why only to begin to fall unconscious and collapse one by one. Unfazed, Marco told the crew not to make a fuss about it as [[Jozu]] noted that Shanks' Haki is as strong as ever. Having arrived on the deck, Shanks apologized for his actions and claimed he was simply being cautious because Whitebeard's is still an enemy ship before telling Whitebeard he came to talk and had brought some "healing water". When Marco pointed out what Shanks had done, Shanks asked him to join his crew, which Marco angrily rejected.{{Qref|chap=434|page=2-8|ep=316|Shanks boards Whitebeard's ship and knocks out the weaker crew members with Haoshoku Haki.}}
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After sitting down to drink with Shanks, Whitebeard began reminiscing about the past, where he noted that Shanks used to be a simple apprentice on Roger's ship. When Whitebeard asked him if the "Red Nose" that was with him was still alive, Shanks revealed that he had not seen Buggy since they split up at Loguetown before revealing that he had heard rumors of Buggy still being a pirate. Whitebeard claimed that he could still hear the duels between Shanks and Mihawk that used to echo throughout the Grand Line before asking him what enemy he lost his left arm too, only for Shanks to state that he bet it on the "New Era".{{Qref|chap=434|page=8-11|ep=316|Shanks and Whitebeard sit down to drink and reminisce about the past.}}
   
 
{{cquote|No one could have stopped this, it's the rampaging point of this age!
 
{{cquote|No one could have stopped this, it's the rampaging point of this age!
|2=Shanks's statement before clashing with Whitebeard}}
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|2=Shanks' statement before clashing with Whitebeard}}
   
 
[[File:Shanks vs. Whitebeard.png|thumb|210px|Shanks and Whitebeard clash.]]
 
[[File:Shanks vs. Whitebeard.png|thumb|210px|Shanks and Whitebeard clash.]]
   
Shanks noted that the scars over his left eye were currently aching and revealed that Blackbeard inflicted them before describing how Blackbeard deliberately avoided becoming notorious during his time on Whitebeard's crew. Shanks warned Whitebeard that Blackbeard would come for his position now that he had gained strength and started moving, and when Whitebeard asked him what he wanted him to do, Shanks asked him to stop Ace because he felt it was not the time for he and Blackbeard to fight. However, Whitebeard claimed that he needed to teach Blackbeard about morality and that Shanks was 100 years too early to tell him what to do. After finishing their sake, Shanks and Whitebeard drew their weapons and clashed, resulting in the skies above them splitting in two.{{Qref|name=Shanks about Blackbeard}}{{-}}
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Shanks noted that the scars over his left eye were currently aching and revealed that Blackbeard inflicted them before describing how Blackbeard deliberately avoided becoming notorious during his time on Whitebeard's crew. Shanks warned Whitebeard that Blackbeard would come for his position now that he had gained strength and started moving, and when Whitebeard asked him what he wanted him to do, Shanks asked him to stop Ace because he felt it was not the time for he and Blackbeard to fight. However, Whitebeard claimed that he needed to teach Blackbeard about morality and that Shanks was 100 years too early to tell him what to do. After finishing their sake, Shanks and Whitebeard drew their weapons and clashed, resulting in the skies above them splitting in two.{{Qref|name=Shanks about Blackbeard}}
   
 
===Summit War Saga===
 
===Summit War Saga===
 
====Impel Down Arc====
 
====Impel Down Arc====
As mentioned by [[Momonga]], when Whitebeard began making his move towards [[Marineford]] to save Ace, [[Kaido]] attempted to take advantage of the situation to attack the Whitebeard Pirates. To the horror of the Marines, reports came in that Shanks had intercepted Kaido, creating a dispute between two of the four [[Yonko]]. While the two captains ended their confrontation with a stalemate, the Marines became greatly anxious of the possible problems that could arise from conflict between the two pirates.{{Qref|name=Shanks and Kaido}}
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As mentioned by [[Momonga]], when Whitebeard began making his move towards [[Marineford]] to save Ace, [[Kaido]] attempted to take advantage of the situation to attack the Whitebeard Pirates. To the horror of the Marines, reports came in that Shanks had intercepted Kaido, creating a dispute between two of the four [[Yonko]]. While the two captains ended their confrontation with a stalemate, the Marines became greatly anxious about the possible problems that could arise from conflict between the two pirates.{{Qref|name=Shanks and Kaido}}
   
 
====Marineford Arc====
 
====Marineford Arc====
{{cquote|I'm here to put an end to this war!
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{{cquote|I'm here to put an end to this war!|2=Shanks arrives at Marineford}}
|2=Shanks arrives at Marineford}}[[File:Shanks Saves Koby From Akainu.png|thumb|left|210px|Shanks saves Koby from Akainu.]]
 
   
After the deaths of Ace and Whitebeard, Shanks suddenly arrived at Marineford, just in time to save [[Koby]] from being killed by [[Admiral]] [[Sakazuki|Akainu]]. Commending the young Marine for his determination, Shanks told him that he had secured the "seconds of courage" to change the fate of the world with his brave words before proclaiming that he has come here to end the war.{{Qref|chap=579|ep=488|page=14-17|Shanks arrives at Marineford to end the war.}} The Marines noticed the presence of the other Red Hair Pirates as they wondered how Shanks was able to arrive at Marineford so quickly, having fought with Kaido the day before.{{qref|name=pirate inspiration + Yonko skirmish}}
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[[File:Shanks Saves Koby From Akainu.png|thumb|left|210px|Shanks saves Koby from Akainu.]]
   
Calling out to Buggy, Shanks told him to give Luffy his straw hat and lied about rewarding him with a treasure map.When Lucky Roo asked him if he was sure that he did not want to see Luffy again after having not seen him for 10 years, Shanks admits he would like to do so before stating that it would be breaking their promise. After [[Trafalgar D. Water Law]] escaped with Luffy, an enraged Buggy called Shanks out on lying to him, but Shanks merely commented on how it has been a while since they last saw one another.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=3-8|Shanks has Buggy return Luffy's straw hat to him.}}
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After the deaths of Ace and Whitebeard, Shanks suddenly arrived at Marineford, just in time to save [[Koby]] from being killed by [[Admiral]] [[Sakazuki|Akainu]]. Commending the young Marine for his determination, Shanks told him that he had secured the "seconds of courage" to change the fate of the world with his brave words before proclaiming that he has come here to end the war.{{Qref|chap=579|ep=488|page=14-17|Shanks arrives at Marineford to end the war.}} The Marines noticed the presence of the other Red Hair Pirates as they wondered how Shanks was able to arrive at Marineford so quickly, having fought with Kaido the day before.{{Qref|name=pirate inspiration + Yonko skirmish}}
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Calling out to Buggy, Shanks told him to give Luffy his straw hat and lied about rewarding him with a treasure map. When Lucky Roux asked him if he was sure that he did not want to see Luffy again after having not seen him for 10 years, Shanks admits he would like to do so before stating that it would be breaking their promise. After [[Trafalgar D. Water Law|Trafalgar Law]] escaped with Luffy, an enraged Buggy called Shanks out on lying to him, but Shanks merely commented on how it has been a while since they last saw one another.{{Qref|chap=580|ep=489|page=3-8|Shanks has Buggy return Luffy's straw hat to him.}}
   
 
[[File:Red Hair Pirates at Marineford.png|thumb|210px|Shanks and his crew bring the war to a close.]]
 
[[File:Red Hair Pirates at Marineford.png|thumb|210px|Shanks and his crew bring the war to a close.]]
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====Post-War Arc====
 
====Post-War Arc====
 
 
[[File:Tomb of Ace and Whitebeard.png|thumb|left|210px|Shanks and Marco pay their last respects to Ace and Whitebeard.]]
 
[[File:Tomb of Ace and Whitebeard.png|thumb|left|210px|Shanks and Marco pay their last respects to Ace and Whitebeard.]]
   
Shanks took Ace and Whitebeard and buried them on an unknown island somewhere in the New World. His crew, along with the Whitebeard Pirates, attended the funeral to pay their respects. Marco thanked Shanks for ensuring that Whitebeard and Ace received proper burials. Shanks quietly thinks about how Luffy is handling Ace's death and noted that one must know both victory and defeat to become a real man.{{Qref|name=funeral of Edward and Ace}}{{-}}
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Later in the New World, the Red Hair Pirates attended Whitebeard and Ace's funeral with the Whitebeard Pirates to pay their respects. Marco thanked Shanks for ensuring that Whitebeard and Ace received proper burials. As he was leaving, Shanks quietly thought about how Luffy was handling Ace's death and noted that one must know both victories and defeat to become a real man.{{Qref|name=funeral of Edward and Ace}}{{-}}
   
 
===Yonko Saga===
 
===Yonko Saga===
 
====From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc====
 
====From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc====
While attending a wedding at the ruins of a certain island, Shanks read the news of the Straw Hats' new bounties after the Dressrosa incident.{{Qref|cover=838}}
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While attending a wedding at the ruins of a certain island, Shanks read the news of the Straw Hats' new bounties after the Dressrosa incident.{{Qref|name=post-ts}}
   
====Reverie Arc====
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====Levely Arc====
As the news of Luffy's exploits at [[Totto Land]] spread across the world, Shanks read the newspaper and looked forward to seeing Luffy again.{{Qref|chap=903}}
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[[File:Shanks in Mary Geoise.png|thumb|200px|Shanks in Mary Geoise to speak with the Five Elders.]]
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As the news of Luffy's exploits at [[Totto Land]] spread across the world, Shanks read the newspaper and looked forward to seeing Luffy again.{{Qref|name=c903}}
   
 
Shanks later went to [[Mary Geoise]] to speak with the [[Five Elders]] in person about a certain pirate.{{Qref|name=c907}}
 
Shanks later went to [[Mary Geoise]] to speak with the [[Five Elders]] in person about a certain pirate.{{Qref|name=c907}}
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==Major Battles==
 
==Major Battles==
* [[Roger Pirates]] vs. [[Whitebeard Pirates]] (as an apprentice pirate)
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*[[Roger Pirates]] vs. [[Whitebeard Pirates]]
* [[Roger Pirates]] vs. [[Golden Lion Pirates]] (as an apprentice pirate)
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*[[Roger Pirates]] vs. [[Golden Lion Pirates]]
* Shanks vs. [[Marshall D. Teach]] (not seen)
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*Shanks vs. [[Marshall D. Teach]] (not seen)
* Shanks vs. [[Dracule Mihawk]] (multiple times, none seen)
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*Shanks vs. [[Dracule Mihawk]] (multiple times, none seen)
* Shanks vs. [[Edward Newgate]] (simple clashing of weapons)
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*Shanks vs. [[Edward Newgate]]
* [[Red Hair Pirates]] vs. [[Kaido]] and his crew (not seen)
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*[[Red Hair Pirates]] vs [[Kid Pirates]] (not seen)
* Shanks vs. [[Admiral]] [[Sakazuki|Akainu]] (short clash){{-}}
 
   
 
==Early One Piece==
 
==Early One Piece==
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[[File:Shanks in Romance Dawn.png|thumb|210px|Shanks in Romance Dawn version 1.]]
 
[[File:Shanks in Romance Dawn.png|thumb|210px|Shanks in Romance Dawn version 1.]]
   
Shanks was first featured in the first pilot of One Piece [[Romance Dawn V.1]] in the '''Shonen Jump specials''' showcasing upcoming artists, about a year and a half before One Piece began. Much of his storyline remained the same, with the major difference being that Higuma the Bear was absent from the story in this version. Another minor difference was that his arm was bitten off by a shark instead of a Sea King. Shanks himself is described as a [[Pirate#Peace Main|Peace Main]] type of pirate.
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Shanks was first featured in the first pilot of One Piece [[Romance Dawn, Version 1]] in the '''Shonen Jump specials''' showcasing upcoming artists, about a year and a half before One Piece began. Much of his storyline remained the same, with the major difference being that Higuma the Bear was absent from the story in this version. Another minor difference was that his arm was bitten off by a shark instead of a Sea King. Shanks himself is described as a [[Pirate#Peace Main|Peace Main]] type of pirate.
   
In the second pilot [[Romance Dawn V.2]] of One Piece (featured in '''[[Weekly Shonen Jump]] magazine''' itself), Luffy got both his hat and the Devil Fruit he ate from his grandfather, not Shanks. According to Oda, the reason for not featuring Shanks was that he wanted Shanks to be kept a secret until One Piece was serialized so he would have a greater impact.{{qref|name=Romance Dawn info|volume=1|text=Oda's notes on Romance Dawn V.1 and V.2.}}
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In the second pilot [[Romance Dawn, Version 2]] of One Piece (featured in '''[[Shonen Jump|Weekly Shonen Jump]] magazine''' itself), Luffy got both his hat and the Devil Fruit he ate from his grandfather, not Shanks. According to Oda, the reason for not featuring Shanks was that he wanted Shanks to be kept a secret until One Piece was serialized so he would have a greater impact.{{Qref|name=Romance Dawn info|volume=1|Oda's notes on Romance Dawn V.1 and V.2.}}
   
Unlike Luffy, there was no real significant change in appearance from Romance Dawn V.1 to the final version. Even with change of art style, aside from being drawn less realistically, he is the same, the only real exception being the absence of his black cloak, although he did wear a decorative short cape over his left shoulder at the end of the chapter.{{-}}
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Unlike Luffy, there was no real significant change in appearance from Romance Dawn V.1 to the final version. Even with the change of art style, aside from being drawn less realistically, he is the same, the only real exception being the absence of his black cloak, although he did wear a decorative short cape over his left shoulder at the end of the chapter.{{-}}
   
 
==Anime and Manga Differences==
 
==Anime and Manga Differences==
In the manga, when Shanks is floating in the sea holding Luffy after losing his arm, blood can be seen dripping from his missing arm. In the anime, this blood is missing.{{qref|volume=1|chapter=1|episode|text=In the manga scene, when Shanks loses his arm you can see blood dripping into the sea. In the anime, there is none.}}
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In the manga, when Shanks is floating in the sea holding Luffy after losing his arm, blood can be seen dripping from his missing arm. In the anime, this blood is missing.{{Qref|name=arm}}
   
 
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The initial scene where Shanks meets Mihawk was very small in the manga. The anime extended this scene greatly. In the manga, Shanks asks Mihawk if he would join them in celebrating while in the anime, Mihawk is seen joining in Shanks's fun.
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In the manga, Shanks gives Luffy his straw hat on a flat surface. In the anime, he gives it to him on the stairs of the port. This is changed later in special episodes.
   
Shanks's flashbacks of Luffy were extended and some of Buggy's were shown. Also, as the narrator talked about the war, scenes of Shanks inspecting Ace and Whitebeard's corpses were shown.
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The initial scene where Shanks meets Mihawk was very small in the manga. The anime extended this scene greatly. In the manga, Shanks asks Mihawk if he would join them in celebrating while in the anime, Mihawk is seen joining in Shanks' fun.
   
==Translation and Dub Issues==
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Shanks' flashbacks of Luffy were extended and some of Buggy's were shown. Also, as the narrator talked about the war, scenes of Shanks inspecting Ace and Whitebeard's corpses were shown.
   
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==Translation and Dub Issues==
 
[[File:Shanks Convinces Mihawk to Celebrate.png|thumb|left|210px|A scene cut from the 4Kids anime showing Shanks encouraging Mihawk to drink alcohol.]]
 
[[File:Shanks Convinces Mihawk to Celebrate.png|thumb|left|210px|A scene cut from the 4Kids anime showing Shanks encouraging Mihawk to drink alcohol.]]
   
Shanks is mostly the center of the removal of alcohol-related alterations in the English dub by 4Kids. For example, the scene where Mihawk brought news of Luffy's coming suffered heavy cuts. Shanks still asks Mihawk to stay, but much of this scene was removed because of the alcoholic references, including references to him throwing a party to celebrate Luffy's coming. Thus, Shanks's fun-loving nature was lost, and instead it depicted him with an evil tone; as Mihawk shows him Luffy's wanted poster, Shanks says that he can not let him leave, and the ensuing party was cut out due to the use of alcohol, leaving viewers to assume Mihawk's fate. Also, the scene was cut from its original episode and added at the end of a much earlier episode.
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Shanks is mostly the center of the removal of alcohol-related alterations in the English dub by 4Kids. For example, the scene where Mihawk brought news of Luffy's coming suffered heavy cuts. Shanks still asks Mihawk to stay, but much of this scene was removed because of the alcoholic references, including references to him throwing a party to celebrate Luffy's coming. Thus, Shanks' fun-loving nature was lost, and instead, it depicted him with an evil tone; as Mihawk shows him Luffy's wanted poster, Shanks says that he can not let him leave, and the ensuing party was cut out due to the use of alcohol, leaving viewers to assume Mihawk's fate. Also, the scene was cut from its original episode and added at the end of a much earlier episode.
   
 
In the process, many other scenes from the original episode were also cut from the 4Kids version and never shown, such as the scene showing Kaya and Luffy's hometown.
 
In the process, many other scenes from the original episode were also cut from the 4Kids version and never shown, such as the scene showing Kaya and Luffy's hometown.
   
He also speaks with a cockney accent in the English [[4Kids]] dub.
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He also speaks with an Australian accent in the English [[4Kids]] dub.
   
 
In the book '''The Anime Encyclopedia - A guide to Japanese animation since 1917''' (''2001''), there was a short article about One Piece. In it there were two mistakes concerning Shanks; his name is written as "Junx" and he was written to have been saved by Luffy instead of the other way round.<ref name="AReallyWonderfulBook">'''The Anime Encyclopedia - A guide to Japanese animation since 1917'''(''2001'') - One Piece entry (''Page 285'').</ref> Of all these errors, the name "Junx" would remain in several revisited editions of the book.{{-}}
 
In the book '''The Anime Encyclopedia - A guide to Japanese animation since 1917''' (''2001''), there was a short article about One Piece. In it there were two mistakes concerning Shanks; his name is written as "Junx" and he was written to have been saved by Luffy instead of the other way round.<ref name="AReallyWonderfulBook">'''The Anime Encyclopedia - A guide to Japanese animation since 1917'''(''2001'') - One Piece entry (''Page 285'').</ref> Of all these errors, the name "Junx" would remain in several revisited editions of the book.{{-}}
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===Cameos and Crossovers===
 
===Cameos and Crossovers===
 
*Shanks has appeared in the game ''[[Jump Ultimate Stars]]'' for the Nintendo DS.
 
*Shanks has appeared in the game ''[[Jump Ultimate Stars]]'' for the Nintendo DS.
*Shanks starred in the [[Mugiwara Theatre - Red-Hair of Class 3 - Sea Time]] written and drawn by Oda. The strip was done after he claimed first place in a poll for characters fans wanted to see appear in the Mugiwara Theatre series.{{qref|name=Treasures|text=One Piece 10th Treasures collection}}
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*Shanks starred in the [[Mugiwara Theatre - Red-Hair of Class 3 - Sea Time]] written and drawn by Oda. The strip was done after he claimed first place in a poll for characters fans wanted to see appear in the Mugiwara Theatre series.{{Qref|name=Treasures|One Piece 10th Treasures collection.}}
   
 
===Cultural References===
 
===Cultural References===
*A Japanese coast guard vessel, pretending to be a pirate ship during an exercise was caught on video using Shanks's [[Jolly Roger]].
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*A Japanese coast guard vessel, pretending to be a pirate ship during an exercise was caught on video using Shanks' [[Jolly Roger]].
   
 
{{Gallery|width=150|height=125|captionalign=center|position=center
 
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==Merchandise==
 
==Merchandise==
 
 
[[File:Shanks Plushie.png|thumb|210px|Shanks DX Plushie.]]
 
[[File:Shanks Plushie.png|thumb|210px|Shanks DX Plushie.]]
   
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{{Scroll Box
 
{{Scroll Box
 
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*''[[Grand Line Dream Adventure Log]]''
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*''[[One Piece: Become the Pirate King!]]''
*''[[One Piece: Going Baseball]]''
 
 
*''[[Grand Battle!]]''
 
*''[[Grand Battle!]]''
 
*''[[Grand Battle! 2]]''
 
*''[[Grand Battle! 2]]''
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*''[[Grand Line Dream Adventure Log]]''
 
*''[[Treasure Battle!]]''
 
*''[[Treasure Battle!]]''
 
*''[[One Piece Grand Battle 3]]''
 
*''[[One Piece Grand Battle 3]]''
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*''[[One Piece: Going Baseball]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!]]''
*''[[One Piece Grand Adventure]]''
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*''[[One Piece: Grand Adventure]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Unlimited Adventure]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Unlimited Adventure]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Unlimited Cruise]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Unlimited Cruise]]''
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*''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Burning Blood]]''
 
*''[[One Piece Thousand Storm]]''
 
*''[[One Piece Thousand Storm]]''
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*''[[One Piece Bounty Rush]]''
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*''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4]]''
 
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====Enemy Appearances====
 
====Enemy Appearances====
*''[[Dragon Dream!]]''
 
 
*''[[One Piece: Round the Land]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Round the Land]]''
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*''[[Dragon Dream!]]''
   
 
====Support Appearances====
 
====Support Appearances====
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*''[[One Piece: Pirates Carnival]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Gigant Battle]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Gigant Battle]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Dance Battle]]''
 
*''[[One Piece: Dance Battle]]''
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====Non-Playable Appearances====
 
====Non-Playable Appearances====
*''[[One Piece: Treasure Wars]]''
 
 
*''[[Birth of Luffy's Dream Pirate Crew!]]''
 
*''[[Birth of Luffy's Dream Pirate Crew!]]''
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*''[[One Piece: Treasure Wars]]''
 
*''[[Jump Ultimate Stars]]''
 
*''[[Jump Ultimate Stars]]''
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In one of the SBS sections, in reference to Shanks and Buggy's "which is colder" question, a fan asked Oda who got it right. Oda went on to explain that the Arctic was just a mass of ice and the Antarctic was a continent, which was made of land. Since land is colder than the sea (and the Arctic is frozen sea whereas the Antarctic is frozen land), Shanks was correct and the South Pole is colder.{{qref|name = Which Pole is colder?|sbs = 18|text = Fan question: who got the arguments between the poles correct?}}
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*Shanks has several traits that seperate him from the other [[Yonko]]:
*Shanks is the first character in the series to show any form of Haki.
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**Shanks is currently the youngest member of the Yonko.
*In the 6th Japanese [[Popularity Polls|Fan Poll]], Shanks is ranked the 11th most popular character in One Piece, making him the most popular of the Yonko.
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**Shanks is the only member confirmed to have not eaten a [[Devil Fruit]].
*Shanks' hair is depicted in a unique manner in the black-and-white manga, with it having a grey shade instead of being colored black or not colored at all like every other character.
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**Shanks is the only member who is not an [[Admiral (Fleet Captain)|Admiral]] of a [[Fleet]].
*In ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]'', Shanks' taunt action allows him to put on sunglasses, which is a reference to his Strong World costume.
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**Shanks is the only member of the original Yonko to not be a member of the [[Rocks Pirates]].
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**Shanks is the only one of the current members who is not an enemy of Luffy.
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*Shanks is the first character in the series to use [[Haki/Haoshoku Haki|Haoshoku Haki]].
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**In fact, he was the first character to show any form of [[Haki]].
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[[File:Shanks with Left Arm.png|thumb|Shanks with his left arm in the anime.]]
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*In the 6th Japanese [[Popularity Polls|Fan Poll]], Shanks is ranked the 11th most popular character in ''One Piece'', making him the most popular of the Yonko.
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*In ''[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]]'', Shanks' taunt action allows him to put on sunglasses, which is a reference to his ''[[One Piece Film: Strong World|Strong World]]'' costume.
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*Shanks' favorite foods are kimchi fried rice and lobster.{{Qref|name=information}}
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*In the anime, when [[Portgas D. Ace|Ace]] meets Shanks, it can be seen that Shanks still has both arms, even though he lost his left arm to the [[Lord of the Coast]]. This however, appears to be an error. This is corrected in the home release of the episode.{{Qref|ep=461|Shanks appear with both arms when meets Ace in the anime.}}
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===SBS-Based Trivia===
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*According to [[Eiichiro Oda|Oda]], Shanks is the one character that resembles himself the most out of all the ''One Piece'' characters, because of his cool and calm personality and stand-out attire.{{Qref|sbs=24|page=106|Oda reveals which ''One Piece'' character is most like him.}}
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"Red-Haired" Shanks,[6] also commonly known as "Red Hair",[11] is the captain[5] of the Red Hair Pirates[2] and a member of the Yonko that rule over the New World.[3] He is also a former member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully conquer the Grand Line, where he started as a pirate as an apprentice.

Notably, he is the pirate who inspired Luffy to go on his journey as a pirate,[12] and his crewmate Lucky Roux found the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was accidentally eaten by Luffy.[13]

AppearanceEdit

Shanks is a relatively tall man (just under two meters),[6] well-built, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood.[8] Among the Yonko past and present, he notably stands out as the smallest, most normal-sized by far, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned.

Living up to his epithet, Shanks' hair is toned distinctly red: usually depicted across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, uniquely among all characters yet seen, even ones with comparable hair color, Shanks' hair is the sole one filled with grayscale in the black-and-white manga (instead of inked black or left white). His first-seen hairstyle was a straight, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.[5] When he was nine years old, he had long hair and possessed his straw hat. In later appearances (at ten years older), he is shown with slightly longer hair, being wavier and more slicked back than before, except for some few strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed farther sideward than said prior bangs.[14][15][16][17]

In his face resides a secondary trademark, a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, revealed to have been given to him by Blackbeard some unknown time before the start of the series (and which he claims still aches).[18] Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing from below the deltoid, a result of him saving Luffy from a Sea King when Luffy was a child.[19] As did his hair, Shanks' face changes as the manga's art style progresses: initially, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its features were similarly milder than later depictions and, save for his petite nose, also larger, especially so his plain black eyes, topped by thin brows.[5] Later appearances show Shanks more markedly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the chiseled, more prominently bridged nose lending him a manlier appearance.[14][15][17] More consistent stays the man's facial hair, however, that he has always kept in a neatly thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.

Clothes-wise, Shanks used to wear a certain straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was synonymous with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit always includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), and under it a simple, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and some of his abs. Additionally, Shanks is always seen wearing pants cut below the knee, collected halfway up the shin. Initially (Chapter 1) the pair was a slightly loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the outer leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his shirt tucked inside.[5] Later on, he is seen wearing a different, mildly baggier pair of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is left out of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his right side. Finally, his footwear consists of simple brown sandals, their soles gray-studded.[14][15][17] After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing different pants yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.[20]

GalleryEdit

Main SeriesEdit

Shanks Wanted Poster
Shanks' wanted poster.
Shanks Romance Dawn Manga Color Scheme
Shanks' color scheme in the manga, at age 27.
Shanks&#039; Color Scheme With Hat and Cape
Shanks' color scheme in the manga, at age 27, with the straw hat and cape on.
Shanks Manga Color Scheme
Shanks' color scheme in the manga, at age 37.
Shanks in the Digitally Colored Manga
Shanks in the Digitally Colored Manga.
Shanks at Age 9
Shanks at age 9.
Young Shanks
Shanks before the Edd War.
Shanks at Edd War
Shanks at age 12.
Shanks at Age 13
Shanks at age 13.
Shanks at Age 14
Shanks at age 14.
Shanks at Foosha Village
Shanks at age 27 in Foosha Village.
Shanks at Age 37
Shanks' outfit before the timeskip.
Shanks in The 500,000,000 Man Arc
Shanks' outfit during The 500,000,000 Man Arc.
Shanks&#039; Scars
Shanks' scars.
Shanks Portrait
A close up of Shanks' face.
Shanks Young Portrait
A close up of Shanks' face at age 27.
Shanks Roger Pirate Portrait
A close up of Shanks' face as a pirate apprentice.

Video GamesEdit

Shanks Unlimited Adventure
Shanks One Py Berry Match
Shanks in One Py Berry Match.
Shanks Unlimited World Red
Shanks Super Grand Battle X
Shanks Pirate Warriors 3
Shanks (Strong World) Pirate Warriors 3
Shanks (Strong World) DLC outfit in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3.
One Piece Burning Blood Red-Haired Shanks (Artwork)
Artwork of Shanks from One Piece: Burning Blood.
One Piece Burning Blood Strong World Shanks (Artwork)
Artwork of Shanks in his Strong World outfit from One Piece: Burning Blood.
Shanks Thousand Storm
Shanks Pirate Coat Thousand Storm
Shanks with Pirate Coat in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Shanks Strong World Thousand Storm
Shanks with Strong World outfit in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Shanks Animal Coat Thousand Storm
Shanks with Animal Coat in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Shanks With Straw Hat Thousand Storm
Shanks with the Straw Hat in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Shanks Formal Thousand Storm
Shanks' formal outfit in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Shanks Jumputi
Shanks in Jumputi Heroes.
Shanks in Bounty Rush
Shanks Pirate Warriors 4

OtherEdit

Shanks Anime Concept Art
Shanks' concept art from the anime.
Shanks Wax
Shanks' wax figurine built by Diego.
Shanks High School Omake
Shanks as he appears in the Red-Hair of Class 3 omake.
Log Promise Alt
Shanks' attire from One Piece Log Collection.

PersonalityEdit

Shanks is an extremely laid-back man, preferring to take his time as he and his crew traveled around the world as opposed to rushing from one place to another.[21] Shanks is a compassionate man who leads his crew members with benevolence and is largely seen with respect from other captains. His selflessness is thus that he didn't even think twice when losing his arm defending a young Monkey D. Luffy from the Sea King.

He typically avoids taking action that will result in violence, and is even able to waver the resolve of prominent figures, such as Dracule Mihawk to join in with his fun.[2] However, despite his outward simplicity, Shanks bears a rather complex moral code. His aversion to conflict has lead him to believe that if personal opinions conflict, no matter how close the individuals may be, it is better to part.[22]

It is indicative that Shanks prefers others to see him as someone who cares little about his wellbeing, preferring to laugh off even dire situations as opposed to taking direct conflict.[23] His carefree nature ends however when those under his leadership or protection are threatened.[24]

Listen up… You can pour drinks on me, you can throw food at me… You can even spit on me. I’ll just laugh that stuff off. But… Good reason or not… Nobody hurts a friend of mine.
— Shanks to Higuma when witnessing him hurting Luffy

Shanks and his crew are almost always seen partying and drinking alcoholic beverages whenever they make an appearance, as the captain's favorite pastimes are attending and hosting parties and banquets.[25][2]

Shanks laughs at the Partys Bar

Shanks laughing even after being soaked with a drink.

As noted by the Five Elders, Shanks is a pacifist by nature who does not actively seek to cause chaos and disorder. He is also against the idea of needless bloodshed, even if honor is involved, and so far seems to only step up for a fight when a friend is in danger.[26][24] He also seems to admire those who have courage, having protected and commended Koby for gathering his courage to stop the war as the young Marine believed that it was pointless to continue.[27]

Shanks also has skills in diplomacy, as shown when he brokered a ceasefire between the Whitebeard Pirates and the World Government. His skills in diplomacy are so great that he managed to convince Sengoku to agree with his proposition, even though Sengoku has a strong hatred for pirates.[28]

He also likes teasing people, as demonstrated by his apparent reactions to Luffy as a child.[29] Shanks himself was like Luffy (as a child) in his younger years.[30]

Despite being calm and brave most of the time, Shanks sometimes reacts in ways that are not always fitting in what others expect from him, a trait noted by Buggy as having "always annoyed him". These include panicking when things go wrong[31] or shrugging off Buggy's angry disposition towards him to greet him in a friendly manner.[32] He also seems to carry something personal regarding Marshall D. Teach deep within him, as when he spoke about his 3 scars to Whitebeard, he became serious about the situation surrounding Teach.[33]

Even though he has traveled the world, Shanks believes the best sake can be found in his hometown in the West Blue.[34] When with Whitebeard, he also refers to alcohol as "healing water".[15]

Like other characters in One Piece, Shanks has his own unique laugh, starting it with a "Da" (i.e. Dahahahahaha!).[35]

RelationshipsEdit

Red Hair PiratesEdit

Red Hair Pirates&#039; Main Members&#039; Current Appearances

Shanks and his closest crewmembers.

Shanks seems to generally get along with them all, and they look up to him with respect as their captain, whom they refer to as “Boss”. Shanks looks out for the well-being of the entire crew, from refusing to take a child (Luffy) onboard his ship[35] to denying permission to take on Whitebeard's men who had insulted Rockstar's honor.[26]

Benn BeckmanEdit

Beckman is the right-hand man of Shanks. He seems amazed at the actions of his captain, such as panicking when Luffy was taken[31] or getting even drunker while already hungover when Mihawk brought news of Luffy's new bounty.[2] He is one of the three members of the crew who always appears with Shanks.

Lucky RouxEdit

Lucky Roux is unquestionably loyal to his captain as he quickly shot one of Higuma's men who pointed a gun at Shanks' head. He is also one of the three members of the crew who is always seen with Shanks.

YasoppEdit

Yasopp joined Shanks' crew after Shanks heard stories about the most accurate shooter and came to his home island to find him. Yasopp is happy to fulfill his dream of becoming a pirate and is grateful to Shanks. He is one of the three members of the crew who always appear with his captain.

RockstarEdit

Rockstar also respects and admires his captain. Although he was a beginner, Rockstar was ready to defend Shanks' honor and dignity while he was on Whitebeard's ship, delivering a letter. He also tried to use the strength of his captain to back up the importance of the letter he delivered to Whitebeard. Shanks also had Rockstar cease any attempt at fighting Whitebeard since he didn’t want him to lose his life over foolishness.

Roger PiratesEdit

Of the Roger Pirates, most relationships between Shanks and the other crewmates remain unknown. However, it has been shown through flashbacks that he would fight with Buggy over just about anything, which led to them being punished by Silvers Rayleigh.[36]

Roger Pirates While Partying

The Roger Pirates partying, with a young Shanks eating from the pot.

Just like Buggy, he had a close bond with Gol D. Roger, as he was seen crying at Roger's execution[37] and had acquired Roger's Straw Hat from him.[38] Shanks appears to still think about him from time to time, as he compared Luffy to Roger when meeting him. After Ace's death, Shanks remarked on how he and Roger were similar in some ways.

Shanks appears to be still acquainted with Silvers Rayleigh, as in their reunion on Sabaody, Shanks told him about Luffy and the latter became eager to meet him.[39].

Shanks was well acquainted with Inuarashi and Nekomamushi, having met the two rulers of the Mink Tribe while sailing on Roger's ship when they were retainers for Kozuki Oden.[40]

Initially, Shanks and other crew members were not convinced to have Kozuki Oden on board, but over time they had great affection for him.[41] Shanks held Oden in high regard as he wanted to help him make Wano Country open to the world, however, Oden declined the offer. Oden, in turn, referred to Shanks as the first son.[42]

FriendsEdit

Monkey D. LuffyEdit

Luffy receive the straw hat

Shanks gives his straw hat to Luffy.

Luffy looks up to Shanks, who is his role model, a childhood hero, and the man he wants to eventually surpass. At first, Shanks never took Luffy seriously because he was just a boy, so he mocked Luffy's dreams to become a pirate, dubbing him "Anchor".[29]

Later, as Shanks and his crew were leaving after Luffy stood up for him in front of Higuma and his men, Luffy declared he would become better than him, causing Shanks to begin to treat him seriously. As the ultimate expression of this, he entrusts Luffy with his signature Straw Hat, which is of extreme sentimental value to Shanks (as it belonged to his former captain). There is an understanding between the two that Luffy will return the hat upon him becoming a great pirate, a promise that they have both taken very seriously - Luffy defends the Straw Hat with his life, upon arriving at Marineford, Shanks was not ready to accept the hat back. Benn Beckman told Shanks that Luffy is going to make something of himself, which Shanks confirmed by saying that Luffy reminds him of himself when he was Luffy's age.[30] Just as Luffy is currently looking for Shanks, Shanks eagerly awaits the day that he meets up with Luffy.[43] Shanks also sees Luffy as the future of piracy, a belief he was not shy with Whitebeard about when discussing his lost arm,[44] and was so delighted at seeing Luffy's first bounty that he threw a party to celebrate, even though he was already suffering from a hangover from getting drunk previously.[2] He expressed his empathetic thoughts for Luffy after helping bury his brother Ace after the war, knowing that it must be hard on him.

They still have yet to meet each other face to face since Luffy was a kid, but Luffy restated his interest in seeing Shanks again in the New World after departing from Fish-Man Island. Meanwhile, Shanks and the Red Hair Pirates seem delighted at Luffy's fifth bounty.[20]

After Luffy's actions in Charlotte Linlin's territory was revealed to the world and has marked him as the "Fifth Emperor", Shanks was pleased with Luffy's progress and stated that Luffy is almost ready to meet him.[45]

BuggyEdit

Young Shanks and Buggy Arguing

Shanks and Buggy arguing when they were pirate apprentices on the Roger Pirates.

Shanks and Buggy served on the Roger Pirates since their childhood and they constantly fought with each other. Ironically, in their youth Buggy accused Shanks of being too naïve and innocent to ever make it as a pirate, but Shanks is currently a great pirate while Buggy and his crew are very weak in comparison. Because of Shanks' fault, Buggy lost a treasure map and ate Bara Bara no Mi by mistake, being unable to swim, he has a grudge since then.[46]

After Roger’s execution, Shanks offered Buggy a position in his crew, but the latter refused to work for him and they had not met each other for years. Despite their last meeting, it appears Shanks kept tabs on him as he was aware of Buggy’s activities as a pirate. The Marines themselves described their relationship as a "brotherly bond"[47] and Whitebeard himself has noted that the two were always together.[48]

However, despite what they claimed to each other, Shanks didn’t hesitate to save Buggy after the latter almost drowned.[49] Shanks also tended to him after he fell ill while the rest of the crew went to Laugh Tale and wanted him to be on his crew.[50]

Buggy and Shanks in Marineford

Buggy and Shanks meeting in Marineford.

When the two met for the first time in years, Shanks was able to trick Buggy into giving Luffy the Straw Hat back.[51] After learning of his deception, Buggy furiously berated Shanks for it afterward while Shanks himself was calm and greeted him jovially despite Buggy's reaction, indicating that despite their differences, the pair's relationship is still on similar ground to what it was in the past, although Shanks has matured. However, he still seems to view Buggy as a friend, since he was able to shrug off the latter's anger.[32] Ironically, it was partially due to Buggy's association with Shanks (along with several other factors) that led to Buggy being offered the position in the Shichibukai by the World Government.

MakinoEdit

In Foosha Village, Shanks was close friends with Makino, the bartender of the village. Makino was very caring towards Shanks when Higuma assaulted him. Shanks even offered to help clean up the mess Higuma made,[52] and Makino helped clean off Shanks after Higuma left.[53] She was very grateful toward Shanks for saving Luffy at the cost of his left arm and holds him in high regard, knowing that, despite being a pirate, he is a good person. She even helped Ace learn to thank Shanks for saving Luffy's life.[54]

Dracule MihawkEdit

Mihawk Visits Shanks

Mihawk visits Shanks on one of his base islands.

In the past, they sought out each other on many occasions to duel. Their battles were said to echo through the whole Grand Line.[55] However, Mihawk has given up on trying to fight Shanks after he lost an arm. He retains a neutral, though a somewhat friendly relationship with Shanks, and can track him down if the need arises. He and Shanks do manage to get along, regardless of their opposite personalities. Shanks was able to get Mihawk to join in when he threw a party to celebrate Luffy's first bounty, even when moments beforehand, Mihawk had scorned how laid-back Shanks was.[2] Mihawk even mused out an apology to Shanks during the battle at Marineford, where he declares that he will not be holding anything back against Luffy right before launching a full-force assault upon him.[56] When Shanks made his entrance during the Whitebeard War, Mihawk left the battlefield while stating that he agreed to participate in the war against Whitebeard, but fighting "Red-Hair" is beyond the scope of the World Government's orders.[57]

MarcoEdit

Shanks and Marco at Whitebeard and Ace&#039;s Funeral

Shanks talking with Marco at the funeral of Whitebeard and Ace.

Shanks and Marco met over twenty-five years ago but did not show any animosity towards each other back then.

Marco once regarded Shanks as an enemy due to being a rival of his captain. After Shanks knocked out some Whitebeard Pirates with his Haki, Marco insulted and scolded him for the damage he had done, and even told him to shut up after the Yonko offered him a chance to join his crew.[58] When Shanks arrived at Marineford to stop the war, he asked Marco to withdraw.[59] After the battle of Marineford, Marco apologized to Shanks for his previous behavior and genuinely thanked him for ensuring the funerals of both Whitebeard and Ace, finally acknowledging him as something of an ally.[60]

Portgas D. AceEdit

Ace Meets Shanks

Shanks meets Ace.

Shanks was on relatively good terms with Ace, who seemed to greatly respect him primarily for his role in saving his adoptive younger brother, Luffy, from the Sea King during the incident with Higuma.[61] After setting out to begin his life of piracy, Ace immediately sought out Shanks to meet the man in person and thank him on Luffy's behalf. Shanks initially thought that Ace came to confront him (he was ready to unsheathe his sword at the Logia user on that very encounter), but immediately warmed up to Ace upon learning of his relation with Luffy.[62] Shanks showed some concern for Ace upon learning that he was in pursuit of Blackbeard, and personally sought out Whitebeard to vocally disapprove of this and attempt to persuade him to recall Ace.[63] After the announcement of Ace's execution, it was revealed that Shanks personally intercepted Kaido, another member of the Yonko, when the latter attempted to take advantage of the situation by attacking Whitebeard.[64]

It is unknown if Shanks ever found out that Ace was the son of his captain, Roger, before Sengoku made this fact public to the world. However, he has made connections between their personalities and behaviors in retrospect (at the burial site of Whitebeard and Ace), as neither of them would back down when someone they cared for was insulted.[60]

EnemiesEdit

World GovernmentEdit

The World Government views Shanks as a problem and a trouble maker, but realizes he is a man who will not try to change the world by himself. However, due to the position he holds, they fear he could get out of hand and are prepared to eliminate him if he ever does. The World Government tolerates his actions until that time comes.[65] Despite his status as a notorious pirate, Shanks was permitted to meet with the Five Elders at Mary Geoise during the Levely. The Five Elders even allowed him to speak with them in private so he could talk to them about a certain pirate.[66]

MarinesEdit

Shanks in Front of Sengoku

Shanks convinces Sengoku to announce the end of the Paramount War.

Shanks and Sengoku hold some level of respect for each other; even as enemies, both the World Government and Red Hair Pirates see a clash between sides as the final option. When Shanks arrived at Marineford and proclaimed that the pirates would give Whitebeard and Ace proper burials, Sengoku agreed to hand over the bodies and declare the war to be over, as well as take all responsibility himself, which Shanks thanked him for.[28] Vice Admiral Garp blames Shanks for poisoning Luffy's mind with ideas about being a pirate when he wanted his grandson to become a Marine.[67]

When Koby was about to be killed by Admiral Akainu for wasting precious seconds of the war by begging for a ceasefire, Shanks defended him and commended Koby for his brief moment of courage, which he stated would change the future of the world for better or worse.[27] Shanks earned Akainu's fury not only for protecting Koby but because his arrival had allowed Luffy to escape his grasp.

Marshall D. TeachEdit

The one Shanks seems to watch out for the most is Blackbeard, who gave him his three scars in a previous encounter.[18] Shanks himself seems to know the potential danger Blackbeard represents is greater than that of anyone else.[68]

The two first met after a skirmish between the Roger Pirates and the Whitebeard Pirates. Shanks was envious of Blackbeard's rumored inability to sleep.[69]

At Marineford, the two confronted each other and Shanks addressed Teach in a tense manner, and he only seemed to regard Teach as a significant threat compared to the Marines or the Whitebeard Pirates and their New World subordinate crews. Teach was initially surprised at seeing him again but was amused at being called out by Shanks before he mocked him for the scars he gave him which angered Shanks.[70]

Having already proclaimed "his" era is beginning, unveiling the new members of his crew, and demonstrating control over two Devil Fruits, Teach said he had achieved his goal for the time being, while also knowing he was not ready to face the Yonko.[71]

HigumaEdit

Higuma was a bandit who wanted to ridicule Shanks by breaking a bottle of drink at the Partys Bar, soaking him. Despite such a situation, he laughed carelessly with his crew. However, after seeing that Higuma threatened Luffy, Shanks warned him to to leave the boy, saying that he did not care if he ridiculed him, but that he would not allow him to hurt his friend. After that, Higuma kidnapped Luffy, causing Shanks to go after him into the sea, and resulting in Higuma being devoured by the same Sea King that left Shanks without his arm.[72]

OtherEdit

Edward NewgateEdit

Shanks Reunited With Whitebeard

Shanks meets with Whitebeard, offering him sake to talk.

Since his time on the Roger Pirates, Shanks would constantly fight with the latter.

Despite that being a Yonko made Whitebeard an adversary, Shanks met with him personally to warn him to keep his distance from Blackbeard,[33] and prevented another Yonko, Kaido, from reaching Whitebeard, which enabled him to arrive at Marineford without any hindrance.[12] After Whitebeard's death, Shanks saved Whitebeard's crew and the other allies and gave Whitebeard and Ace a proper burial.[60]

KaidoEdit

Not much is known about the relationship between Shanks and Kaido. When Kaido tried to stop Whitebeard from going to Marineford, Shanks intercepted him to allow the other Yonko to rescue Ace.[64] It is not known what happened during their encounter, but Shanks arrived at Marineford unharmed.[73]

Eustass KidEdit

No direct interaction has been shown between the two, but Kid has formed an alliance with fellow captains Basil Hawkins and Scratchmen Apoo to overthrow him. Kid also confirms that he lost his arm in an encounter with the Red Hair Pirates.[74]

Abilities and PowersEdit

OverviewEdit

As a former member of the Roger Pirates, captain of the Red Hair Pirates, and one of the Yonko in the New World, Shanks is known to be one of the four strongest pirates in the world. However, not much is known about Shanks' powers and abilities in detail.

Despite being the youngest of the Yonko, Shanks is on an equal level with the more experienced Kaido, Charlotte Linlin, and even Whitebeard, who was feared as the strongest pirate in the World. Rockstar also used his captain's name to convey to Whitebeard the importance of the letter he delivered to him.[75] It was also stated by the Five Elders that he is one of the few people capable of stopping Teach.[76] Admiral Akainu fought through many men, a couple of Whitebeard's division commanders, and a few Shichibukai to get to Luffy, but did not challenge Shanks when the Yonko appeared.[77] Members of the Worst Generation such as Eustass Kid, Scratchmen Apoo, and Basil Hawkins had to ally with each other to have a possibility of overthrowing Shanks.

As a member of the Yonko, Shanks' name alone commands great power, as Buggy himself proved. His assertion that he previously had a "brotherly bond" with Shanks was one of the many things that earned him respect from the Impel Down inmates.[47] In addition, Buggy did not shy from using the names of Shanks and his previous captain, Gol D. Roger, to maintain his respect among them.[78] Even the fact that Buggy was seen back talking to Shanks was seen as a testament of Buggy's power to the former prisoners, who were not aware that the two had always acted like this and mistakenly thinking that it was because Buggy was not afraid of a Yonko.[32] Shanks commands enough power to end the war at Marineford with just words. When he stated that there was to be no more fighting, no one stepped up to challenge him, even though the Marines were fired up after the death of Ace and Whitebeard.[77] When Shanks offered to fight the very overconfident and pompous Blackbeard (who moments before had boasted about destroying the island and taking down Fleet Admiral Sengoku and Vice Admiral Garp after having already killed Whitebeard), Blackbeard declined and decided to leave, as it was too soon for him and his crew to take on Shanks.[79] Furthermore, when Shanks requested that Whitebeard and Portgas D. Ace's dignity at death not be violated, Sengoku himself decided to call off the war and offered to take responsibility, showing that despite being a pirate, Shanks has earned Sengoku’s respect, something that no pirate other than the late Whitebeard is known to have achieved.[28] He also possesses enough influence to gain an audience with the Five Elders, who like the leaders of the World Government would normally consider him an enemy. Although he did have to wear a hood to hide his identity to not cause trouble.[66]

LeadershipEdit

According to Brannew, one of Shanks' greatest attributes is his leadership and charisma, having managed to earn the absolute trust and loyalty of the most talented and capable individuals from the four seas and Grand Line all noted for having particularly high bounties and recruited them into his crew. The most prominent are his officers: Benn Beckman of North Blue, Yasopp of East Blue, and Lucky Roux of South Blue. This made Shanks' crew extremely well balanced and impregnable, able to contend equally with the enormous military power of Charlotte Linlin's Big Mom Pirates, Kaido's Beasts Pirates, and Edward Newgate's Whitebeard Pirates.[80]

Stealth MasterEdit

Shanks proved to be extremely skilled at infiltration and stealth, as shown when he successfully managed to infiltrate Mary Geoise by wearing only a cloak, a noteworthy feat considering that for most pirates, entering through Mary Geoise without being invited or enslaved is practically considered an impossible and unthinkable feat. He also avoided detection from the many guards and marines present.[81]

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Shanks has tremendous physical strength as he was once a rival to Mihawk, a master swordsman with tremendous power that could overwhelm Zoro in terms of brute force with immense ease. Even with only one arm, Shanks can apply tremendous power to his swordsmanship, able to easily match Whitebeard, a gigantic man, who could completely overpower giants and an entire army of powerful and skilled Marine officers.[82] With his physical strength combined with Busoushoku Haki, Shanks could defend against Akainu's magma fist which has extremely destructive offensive power that could burn powerful enemies such as Jinbe, Ace, and even Whitebeard.[83]

Shanks possesses an immense amount of endurance and tolerance to pain. Even after having his arm bitten off by a Sea King that attempted to devour Luffy, Shanks was completely unfazed despite the heavy bleeding and simply used Haoshoku Haki to scare off the Sea King.[84]

Shanks is also an excellent swimmer, having once swam deep into the ocean depths to save Buggy from drowning and also swam a long distance fast enough to save Luffy from being devoured alive by a Sea King.[85]

SwordsmanshipEdit

As the former rival of Mihawk who is known as the world's greatest swordsman, Shanks himself is an immensely powerful swordsman.[55] Shanks could match a blow from Whitebeard with only one arm, which is a testament of his prowess in swordsmanship.[86] Shanks is also powerful enough to easily defend against Akainu's magma fist using only his sword and Busoshoku Haki.[27]

Shanks appears to have favored his left arm before he lost it, as he is always seen holding his sword in his left hand during flashbacks. He is presumed to have been left-handed.[87]

HakiEdit

Further information: Haki

Shanks is one of the very small number of people in the world who can use all three types of Haki. Even Whitebeard complimented Shanks for his Haki when he used it on his visit.[88]

Haoshoku HakiEdit

Shanks&#039; Haoshoku Haki

Shanks' Haoshoku Haki knocks out the weaker members of Whitebeard's crew.

Shanks can use Haoshoku Haki,[89] an ability that only one in several million people can use.[90]

After saving Luffy from a Sea King, Shanks frightened it off with a single angry glare using this ability.[91] Later, while Shanks was boarding Whitebeard's ship for their meeting, a large number of Whitebeard's crew (experienced men who have survived in the New World) lapsed into unconsciousness and the ship itself began to take physical damage from Shanks' mere presence. Whitebeard's men attributed this to his superior Haki.[92]

Oda mentioned in an SBS that Shanks could have knocked out all 100,000 pirates and fish-men opposing the Straw Hats during the Fish-Man Island Arc with his Haoshoku Haki (Luffy managed to overwhelm 50,000).[93]

Busoshoku HakiEdit

Shanks has great mastery over Busoshoku Haki, as shown during the Battle of Marineford, with his Haki infused sword he easily blocked Akainu's magma enhanced punch that is powerful enough to burn the strongest enemies such as Ace, Jinbe, and even the Yonko Whitebeard.[27]

Kenbunshoku HakiEdit

Shanks possesses the ability to use Kenbunshoku Haki.[6] He has been seen using it while on Whitebeard's ship when dodging the jug thrown at him by Whitebeard after their discussion and in the video game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3.

WeaponsEdit

Further information: Gryphon
Shanks Bringing Out His Sword

Shanks unsheathing his saber.

So far, Shanks has only wielded a sword named Gryphon in combat. Gryphon is a large saber with a single edge blade and a large hand guard.[86]

Shanks has wielded four different swords at various points in the past aside from Gryphon. He used two different swords during his time as an apprentice pirate aboard Gol D. Roger's ship[87] (one around the time Buggy ate the Bara Bara no Mi and another during a clash with the Whitebeard Pirates)[86] and another one during his stay in Luffy's hometown.[94] He was seen wielding a different sword during his meeting with Ace, which means he obtained Gryphon after the encounter with Ace.[95]

In One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, Shanks wields a large firearm (either a shotgun or rifle) which he uses during certain combos. He also wields a similar weapon in One Piece: Burning Blood, though only as part of the moveset for his Strong World costume.

Video Game Only TechniquesEdit

  • This Isn't For Show: Shanks pulls out a large shotgun and fires it. Used by Shanks (Strong World) as one of his special attacks in One Piece: Burning Blood. He also uses the said gun as a part of his C2's full-input-finisher and his inverted C3's full-input-finisher in Pirate Warriors 3.
  • Betting on a New Era: Shanks charges towards the opponent and knocks them into the air with Gryphon, then pulls out his shotgun and shoots the helpless opponent. This Isn't For Show can be used afterward for a follow-up attack. Used by Shanks (Strong World) as one of his special attacks in One Piece: Burning Blood.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

The Apprentice YearsEdit

Pirate Apprentice

Shanks and Buggy as apprentice pirates on Gol D. Roger's crew.

Shanks is originally from the West Blue. 30 years ago, at least when he was nine years old, Shanks was seen among the Roger Pirates with fellow apprentice Buggy. The two were seen reading a newspaper and Shanks looked with an unhappy smile on the news since it kept focusing on the Whitebeard Pirates. At this point, he is already wearing his straw hat, which was previously Roger's.[96]

28 years ago, his captain was found to have an incurable disease. Later, they entered the Grand Line and recruited Crocus as ship doctor.[97][6][98]

At least more than 27 years ago, he spent most of his time together with fellow apprentice Buggy, arguing over meaningless things, such as which pole was colder, the North or the South. Their constant bickering was met with annoyance by the crew's first mate, Silvers Rayleigh.[36] Despite the difference between them, both pirates were often seen together while they were on board the ship. This led Whitebeard to notice and even remember seeing a "big nose" with Shanks during their battles with Gol D. Roger.[99]

As a pirate, he took part in many things such as fighting with other crews and at some point they clashed with Whitebeard's crew.[100]

Buggy Swallows Bara Bara no Mi

Shanks unwittingly causes to Buggy accidentally swallow his Devil Fruit.

Later, the crew spotted a nearby ship and was preparing to attack it. As they prepared for combat, Shanks and Buggy discussed the importance of treasure, with Shanks claiming that treasure is not the only important thing in a pirate's life. During a raid on an enemy ship, while the crew retrieved a Devil Fruit: Bara Bara no Mi, Buggy found a treasure map marking the location of a valuable underwater treasure which he did not plan to share with anyone. After the battle, the crew threw a party in celebration of their victory, and Shanks tried to invite Buggy to join them, as they had found a "weird treasure". That night, Shanks and Buggy talked about what they were planning to do after leaving the crew, and when Buggy claimed that he would gladly take Shanks as his crew member if it were not for his ideals, Shanks stated that he did not want to be Buggy's follower and that people with different beliefs like them should travel different paths. The two of them agreed that they would meet as enemies once they left the crew before Shanks told Buggy about how they had found a Devil Fruit, which he noted would sell for around Beli100,000,000 causing Buggy to improve his scheme.

The next day, after Buggy ate a fake version of the Devil Fruit to trick the rest of the crew, Shanks came across him with the real fruit, forcing Buggy to hide it in his mouth. Shanks told Buggy to not steal too much food and walked away, but came back to tell him something that Roger just did, surprising Buggy, who accidentally swallowed the Devil Fruit. As Buggy was yelling at him, Shanks noticed the map Buggy had found earlier floating away, which prompted Buggy to leap into the ocean in pursuit of it. However, since Buggy could no longer swim, Shanks also leaped into the ocean and saved him.[101][102]

Roger vs Shiki

Shanks joins his crew in battling Shiki.

27 years ago, while the crew was being confronted by Golden Lion Pirates, Shanks reminded Buggy not to worry since his body is immune to slashing attacks. Soon after, this battle was known as Edd War.[103]

At some point 26 years ago, the Roger Pirates were causing a ruckus on an island. After defeating a group of Marines, they learned that the Whitebeard Pirates docked on the other side of the island.[104] The Roger Pirates then clashed with the Whitebeard Pirates for three days and three nights before the skirmish ultimately became a gift exchange. Shanks and Buggy gossiped about Marshall D. Teach's inability to sleep. The Roger Pirates were then joined by Kozuki Oden and his family as well as Inuarashi and Nekomamushi.[40] At some point, the crew visited Skypiea.[105]

After leaving Skypiea, the crew's voyage took them to Water 7, Tequila Wolf, Sabaody Archipelago, and Fish-Man Island. Sometime later, they left Toki, Momonosuke, Hiyori, Inuarashi, and Nekomamushi at Wano Country. Sometime after the visit to Zou, Buggy became ill and Shanks stayed with him so they never went to Laugh Tale with the rest of the crew.[106]

After Roger returned from Laugh Tale, Shanks asked Roger something only to shed tears afterwards. 25 years ago, Shanks offered Oden his help to open Wano's border only to be politely declined by him.[107]

After Roger became Pirate King, the crew was disbanded in secret a year before his death. Roger was the first to leave and after parting ways with their captain, the rest of the crew returned Oden to Wano Country.[108] The other members, including Shanks, left the crew one by one.[109]

24 years ago, Shanks was among the attendant during Roger's execution at Loguetown. He was seen crying after his former captain passed away. Later, at the same place, he started making plans for his own pirate career. He offered Buggy to join his crew but the latter refused to work for him and the two went their own way. Shanks would often hear tales of Buggy's activities as a pirate.

The Rise of Captain Red-Haired ShanksEdit

Shanks knows Yasopp

Shanks meeting Yasopp.

22 years before the current timeline, Shanks heard about a skilled sniper by the name of Yasopp and went to Syrup Village to recruit him.[110] At some point in his life, Shanks encountered Marshall D. Teach again, then a member of Whitebeard's crew. What exactly happened is unknown, but Blackbeard left Shanks with the 3 scars across his left eye.[18] The exact date of that event is unspecified. However, there are signs indicating that those scars were made near the time of Roger's execution: while images of a younger Shanks depict him with his face unscathed, in two flashbacks (in Chapter 434 and Chapter 0), he has his face hidden by his hair and his hat.[111][112]

Shanks also fought often with Mihawk, and their battles were said to echo through the whole of the Grand Line.[55]

12 years after the Roger Pirates' disbandment, Shanks arrived on Dawn Island, where he met a strange young boy named Monkey D. Luffy. Intrigued by the boy and enjoying the atmosphere of Luffy's village, he decided to make the island his crew's base for a short period of time, which turned into a year.[21] Luffy quickly grew attached to the crew, so much so that he wished to join their ranks and become a pirate as well, but Shanks refused to allow the boy into his crew on the basis that he was too young.[35]

Romance DawnEdit

Higuma Mocks Shanks

Higuma insults Shanks.

One day, Shanks and his crew were parting in the Partys Bar, with Shanks denying Luffy the opportunity to join his crew because he felt the boy was too young and inexperienced. After tricking Luffy into drinking juice, Shanks told him that he and his crew would be leaving the village after two or three more trips, which Luffy said would give him time to learn how to swim. However, they were interrupted when Higuma and his bandits arrived and demanded sake, which Shanks and his crew had drank all but one bottle of. Shanks offered Higuma the last bottle, but Higuma smashed it over his head because he felt it was not enough. When Shanks tried to clean up the mess rather than retaliate, Higuma threw Shanks' food onto him and left, convinced that Shanks was a coward. Afterward, Shanks and his crew laughed over his humiliation, but Luffy, disillusioned by how Shanks refused to fight back, tried to leave, leading to Shanks discovering that he had eaten the Gomu Gomu no Mi when he grabbed Luffy's arm. Shanks told Luffy that this meant he could never swim again.[113]

A few days later, Shanks and his crew went out to sea, with Luffy being left behind once again. Eventually, Higuma returned and took Luffy as a hostage when the latter insulted him. As Higuma was preparing to kill Luffy, Shanks, having returned, appeared nearby and teased Luffy about his claim of having a punch as powerful as a pistol. Higuma warned Shanks to stay back, and when Shanks began to approach him, one of the bandits put a gun to his head. However, Shanks merely told the bandit to not point a gun at someone to scare them as Lucky Roux shot the bandit in the head, shocking the onlookers. When the other bandits claimed this was dirty, Shanks pointed out how he and his crew are pirates before telling Higuma that he will never forgive someone for harming his friend, no matter what their reasons may be. After Benn Beckman defeated the rest of the bandits, Higuma tried to claim that Luffy is the one who started this, but Shanks stated that it did not matter because Higuma had a bounty on his head, forcing Higuma to throw a smoke bomb and escape. Shanks expressed shock at Luffy having been kidnapped and frantically wondered what they should do.[114]

Romance Dawn Arc

Shanks gave Luffy his straw hat with the promise to return it once he had become a great pirate.

Soon afterward, Shanks caught up to Luffy, who had been thrown into the ocean by Higuma, and defended him from the Lord of the Coast, whom he scared away with a glare. However, as Shanks was comforting him, Luffy began crying over how Shanks had lost his left arm in defending him, only for Shanks to claim it was just an arm. Later, Shanks and his crew began preparing to leave the village. When Luffy told him that he would become a pirate on his own, Shanks claimed that Luffy did not have what it took to become a pirate, which prompted Luffy to angrily proclaim that he would gather his own crew to rival Shanks' and claim One Piece himself. Smiling at this, Shanks gave Luffy his straw hat and told him to return it once he had become a great pirate, causing Luffy to begin crying. As Shanks boarded his ship, Beckman told him that he believed Luffy would become a well-known pirate, which Shanks agreed with because Luffy reminded him of himself when he was younger.[115]

Return to the Grand LineEdit

Shortly after, Shanks returned to the Grand Line, eventually arriving on the Sabaody Archipelago and meeting Rayleigh again. To Rayleigh's surprise, he had lost his trademark Straw Hat along with his left arm. When Rayleigh asked him why he excitedly started telling him about the young boy he met in East Blue who had spoken the exact same words as Gol D. Roger.[116] Sometime later, Dracule Mihawk ceased dueling with Shanks because of his lost arm but he retained a casual standing with the latter and Shanks told him about Luffy.

Six years after leaving Foosha Village and four years before Monkey D. Luffy began his pirate career, Shanks would become recognized as one of the Yonko.[117]

Meeting with AceEdit

A short while before the storyline he met Portgas D. Ace, who thanked him for saving his little brother. Shanks responded by throwing a party to celebrate, as he did not know Luffy had a brother.[62]

East Blue SagaEdit

Loguetown ArcEdit

Shanks smiles at Luffy&#039;s bounty

Shanks smiling after finding out about Luffy's first bounty.

Sometime later, while Shanks and his crew were relaxing on an island after drinking too much, Mihawk arrived. After stating he had no interest in fighting him again, he showed Shanks that Luffy had gained a bounty of Beli30,000,000. Seeing Luffy had finally made his emergence, a gleeful Shanks had Mihawk stay as he threw another party despite his hangover from his previous drinking session.[2]

Sky Island SagaEdit

Jaya ArcEdit

Red Hair Pirates in a Winter Island

Shanks tells his crewmates to prepare to visit Whitebeard.

Shanks later expressed an interest in Ace's pursuit of Blackbeard and sent Rockstar to deliver a note to Whitebeard concerning this matter. Angry that Shanks sent him a letter, Whitebeard told Rockstar his captain must come in person and bring plenty of good rum. Elsewhere, Shanks talked on a Den Den Mushi to Rockstar, where he laughed how the old man has not changed a bit and denied Rockstar the chance to redeem his honor against the Whitebeard crew before ordering him to come back. When Beckman questioned whether or not he should go to Whitebeard, Shanks told him that the crew should prepare for battle.[118]

Water 7 SagaEdit

Post-Enies Lobby ArcEdit

But he is not a man who would try to upset the world himself. We will observe him without taking rash actions!
— A member of the Five Elders on how they should deal with Shanks


Shanks Arrives Aboard the Moby Dick

Shanks arrives aboard the Moby Dick to speak with Whitebeard.

After Whitebeard told Rockstar that Shanks would need to come to him in person if he wanted to deliver a message, the two Yonko finally met during the Jaya arc. At the Marine Headquarters, all Marines present were alerted about the news of the meeting of the two pirates.[119] As both pirate ships approached each other, Whitebeard's men announced that Shanks was coming. When Marco warned the younger crew members to step back because they "will not last", they questioned why only to begin to fall unconscious and collapse one by one. Unfazed, Marco told the crew not to make a fuss about it as Jozu noted that Shanks' Haki is as strong as ever. Having arrived on the deck, Shanks apologized for his actions and claimed he was simply being cautious because Whitebeard's is still an enemy ship before telling Whitebeard he came to talk and had brought some "healing water". When Marco pointed out what Shanks had done, Shanks asked him to join his crew, which Marco angrily rejected.[120]

After sitting down to drink with Shanks, Whitebeard began reminiscing about the past, where he noted that Shanks used to be a simple apprentice on Roger's ship. When Whitebeard asked him if the "Red Nose" that was with him was still alive, Shanks revealed that he had not seen Buggy since they split up at Loguetown before revealing that he had heard rumors of Buggy still being a pirate. Whitebeard claimed that he could still hear the duels between Shanks and Mihawk that used to echo throughout the Grand Line before asking him what enemy he lost his left arm too, only for Shanks to state that he bet it on the "New Era".[121]

No one could have stopped this, it's the rampaging point of this age!
— Shanks' statement before clashing with Whitebeard


Shanks vs. Whitebeard

Shanks and Whitebeard clash.

Shanks noted that the scars over his left eye were currently aching and revealed that Blackbeard inflicted them before describing how Blackbeard deliberately avoided becoming notorious during his time on Whitebeard's crew. Shanks warned Whitebeard that Blackbeard would come for his position now that he had gained strength and started moving, and when Whitebeard asked him what he wanted him to do, Shanks asked him to stop Ace because he felt it was not the time for he and Blackbeard to fight. However, Whitebeard claimed that he needed to teach Blackbeard about morality and that Shanks was 100 years too early to tell him what to do. After finishing their sake, Shanks and Whitebeard drew their weapons and clashed, resulting in the skies above them splitting in two.[33]

Summit War SagaEdit

Impel Down ArcEdit

As mentioned by Momonga, when Whitebeard began making his move towards Marineford to save Ace, Kaido attempted to take advantage of the situation to attack the Whitebeard Pirates. To the horror of the Marines, reports came in that Shanks had intercepted Kaido, creating a dispute between two of the four Yonko. While the two captains ended their confrontation with a stalemate, the Marines became greatly anxious about the possible problems that could arise from conflict between the two pirates.[64]

Marineford ArcEdit

I'm here to put an end to this war!
— Shanks arrives at Marineford


Shanks Saves Koby From Akainu

Shanks saves Koby from Akainu.

After the deaths of Ace and Whitebeard, Shanks suddenly arrived at Marineford, just in time to save Koby from being killed by Admiral Akainu. Commending the young Marine for his determination, Shanks told him that he had secured the "seconds of courage" to change the fate of the world with his brave words before proclaiming that he has come here to end the war.[122] The Marines noticed the presence of the other Red Hair Pirates as they wondered how Shanks was able to arrive at Marineford so quickly, having fought with Kaido the day before.[12]

Calling out to Buggy, Shanks told him to give Luffy his straw hat and lied about rewarding him with a treasure map. When Lucky Roux asked him if he was sure that he did not want to see Luffy again after having not seen him for 10 years, Shanks admits he would like to do so before stating that it would be breaking their promise. After Trafalgar Law escaped with Luffy, an enraged Buggy called Shanks out on lying to him, but Shanks merely commented on how it has been a while since they last saw one another.[123]

Red Hair Pirates at Marineford

Shanks and his crew bring the war to a close.

After ordering Marco to withdraw in order to stop encouraging the battle, Shanks told the remaining Marine and Whitebeard Pirates that he and his crew would fight anyone who wished to continue the war. Shanks asked Blackbeard if he wished to do so, but Blackbeard decided to leave instead, having determined that it is not yet time to face Shanks. Shanks told the remaining Whitebeard Pirates and Marines to save face for him before telling the Marines that he wanted to give Whitebeard and Ace the burials they deserved. When Fleet Admiral Sengoku stated he would hand their corpses over to the pirates and that he would take responsibility for the Marines' actions, Shanks thanked him for doing so.[124]

Post-War ArcEdit

Tomb of Ace and Whitebeard

Shanks and Marco pay their last respects to Ace and Whitebeard.

Later in the New World, the Red Hair Pirates attended Whitebeard and Ace's funeral with the Whitebeard Pirates to pay their respects. Marco thanked Shanks for ensuring that Whitebeard and Ace received proper burials. As he was leaving, Shanks quietly thought about how Luffy was handling Ace's death and noted that one must know both victories and defeat to become a real man.[60]

Yonko SagaEdit

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

While attending a wedding at the ruins of a certain island, Shanks read the news of the Straw Hats' new bounties after the Dressrosa incident.[20]

Levely ArcEdit

Shanks in Mary Geoise

Shanks in Mary Geoise to speak with the Five Elders.

As the news of Luffy's exploits at Totto Land spread across the world, Shanks read the newspaper and looked forward to seeing Luffy again.[45]

Shanks later went to Mary Geoise to speak with the Five Elders in person about a certain pirate.[66]

Major BattlesEdit

Early One PieceEdit

Shanks in Romance Dawn

Shanks in Romance Dawn version 1.

Shanks was first featured in the first pilot of One Piece Romance Dawn, Version 1 in the Shonen Jump specials showcasing upcoming artists, about a year and a half before One Piece began. Much of his storyline remained the same, with the major difference being that Higuma the Bear was absent from the story in this version. Another minor difference was that his arm was bitten off by a shark instead of a Sea King. Shanks himself is described as a Peace Main type of pirate.

In the second pilot Romance Dawn, Version 2 of One Piece (featured in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine itself), Luffy got both his hat and the Devil Fruit he ate from his grandfather, not Shanks. According to Oda, the reason for not featuring Shanks was that he wanted Shanks to be kept a secret until One Piece was serialized so he would have a greater impact.[125]

Unlike Luffy, there was no real significant change in appearance from Romance Dawn V.1 to the final version. Even with the change of art style, aside from being drawn less realistically, he is the same, the only real exception being the absence of his black cloak, although he did wear a decorative short cape over his left shoulder at the end of the chapter.

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

In the manga, when Shanks is floating in the sea holding Luffy after losing his arm, blood can be seen dripping from his missing arm. In the anime, this blood is missing.[19]

ShanksArm
Shanks losing his arm in the manga.
Shank&#039;s Arm Original Anime
Shanks losing his arm in the original anime.
Shanks Saves Luffy EOL
Shanks losing his arm in Episode of Luffy.

In the manga, Shanks gives Luffy his straw hat on a flat surface. In the anime, he gives it to him on the stairs of the port. This is changed later in special episodes.

The initial scene where Shanks meets Mihawk was very small in the manga. The anime extended this scene greatly. In the manga, Shanks asks Mihawk if he would join them in celebrating while in the anime, Mihawk is seen joining in Shanks' fun.

Shanks' flashbacks of Luffy were extended and some of Buggy's were shown. Also, as the narrator talked about the war, scenes of Shanks inspecting Ace and Whitebeard's corpses were shown.

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

Shanks Convinces Mihawk to Celebrate

A scene cut from the 4Kids anime showing Shanks encouraging Mihawk to drink alcohol.

Shanks is mostly the center of the removal of alcohol-related alterations in the English dub by 4Kids. For example, the scene where Mihawk brought news of Luffy's coming suffered heavy cuts. Shanks still asks Mihawk to stay, but much of this scene was removed because of the alcoholic references, including references to him throwing a party to celebrate Luffy's coming. Thus, Shanks' fun-loving nature was lost, and instead, it depicted him with an evil tone; as Mihawk shows him Luffy's wanted poster, Shanks says that he can not let him leave, and the ensuing party was cut out due to the use of alcohol, leaving viewers to assume Mihawk's fate. Also, the scene was cut from its original episode and added at the end of a much earlier episode.

In the process, many other scenes from the original episode were also cut from the 4Kids version and never shown, such as the scene showing Kaya and Luffy's hometown.

He also speaks with an Australian accent in the English 4Kids dub.

In the book The Anime Encyclopedia - A guide to Japanese animation since 1917 (2001), there was a short article about One Piece. In it there were two mistakes concerning Shanks; his name is written as "Junx" and he was written to have been saved by Luffy instead of the other way round.[126] Of all these errors, the name "Junx" would remain in several revisited editions of the book.

Other AppearancesEdit

Cameos and CrossoversEdit

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • A Japanese coast guard vessel, pretending to be a pirate ship during an exercise was caught on video using Shanks' Jolly Roger.
Real pirates with similar flags.
The flag used by the Japanese coast guard during an exercise.
Red Hair Pirates&#039; Jolly Roger
Shanks' flag as it appears in the anime.

MerchandiseEdit

Shanks Plushie

Shanks DX Plushie.

He was issued alongside Luffy and the Lord of the Coast in a One Piece Block Figures set featuring the Straw Hats and their past mentors/loved ones. He has featured in One Piece Gashapon sets. Another Gashapon set he featured in was the One Piece Full Color R Gashapon series. There was also a Plushie released for him. He was also featured in the Portrait of Pirates series.

A note with many of the products produced featuring Shanks is that quite of few of them have a second arm hidden beneath his cloak (sometimes blackened out).

SongsEdit

Video GamesEdit

Playable AppearancesEdit

Enemy AppearancesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit

Non-Playable AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Shanks has several traits that seperate him from the other Yonko:
    • Shanks is currently the youngest member of the Yonko.
    • Shanks is the only member confirmed to have not eaten a Devil Fruit.
    • Shanks is the only member who is not an Admiral of a Fleet.
    • Shanks is the only member of the original Yonko to not be a member of the Rocks Pirates.
    • Shanks is the only one of the current members who is not an enemy of Luffy.
  • Shanks is the first character in the series to use Haoshoku Haki.
    • In fact, he was the first character to show any form of Haki.
Shanks with Left Arm

Shanks with his left arm in the anime.

  • In the 6th Japanese Fan Poll, Shanks is ranked the 11th most popular character in One Piece, making him the most popular of the Yonko.
  • In One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, Shanks' taunt action allows him to put on sunglasses, which is a reference to his Strong World costume.
  • Shanks' favorite foods are kimchi fried rice and lobster.[6]
  • In the anime, when Ace meets Shanks, it can be seen that Shanks still has both arms, even though he lost his left arm to the Lord of the Coast. This however, appears to be an error. This is corrected in the home release of the episode.[128]

SBS-Based TriviaEdit

  • According to Oda, Shanks is the one character that resembles himself the most out of all the One Piece characters, because of his cool and calm personality and stand-out attire.[129]
  • In reference to Shanks and Buggy's "which is colder" question, a fan asked Oda who got it right. Oda went on to explain that the Arctic was just a mass of ice and the Antarctic was a continent, which was made of land. Since land is colder than the sea (and the Arctic is frozen sea whereas the Antarctic is frozen land), Shanks was correct and the South Pole is colder.[130]
  • If a child asked Shanks for the Gomu Gomu no Mi, he'd tease them about being ten years too young to eat one.[131]

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 5) and Episode 4, Shanks debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 17-18) and Episode 45, Shanks' present face is seen as he invites Mihawk to party with him.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 432 (p. 7) and Episode 316, Shanks is seen as one of the Yonko mentioned by Garp.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 9) and Episode 316, Whitebeard reveals Shanks to have been Roger's apprentice.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 7) and Episode 4, Shanks is introduced.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary , Shanks' information is revealed.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 957, Shanks' bounty is revealed.
  8. 8.0 8.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 4, Shanks' age is revealed.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, two years pass in the storyline.
  10. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 54, Shanks' birthday is revealed.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489, Several characters refer to Shanks simply as "Red Hair".
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 2) and Episode 489, Shanks is recognized by Garp as the pirate who influenced Luffy to become a pirate and is said by marines to have ended a skirmish with Kaido which occurred just yesterday.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 19) and Episode 4, Lucky Roux reveals that the Gomu Gomu no Mi is the fruit that the crew had found and taken from an unspecified enemy before it was unknowingly eaten by a young Luffy.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 15) and Episode 151, Shanks' present-day outfit is revealed.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 6) and Episode 316, Shanks meets with Whitebeard, having brought "healing water".
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 (p. 17) and Episode 488, Shanks' new hairstyle is clearly seen.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 10-11) and Episode 489, Shanks arrives at Marineford.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 11-12) and Episode 316, Shanks talks to Whitebeard about Blackbeard.
  19. 19.0 19.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 43) and Episode 4, Shanks loses his left arm to the Lord of the Coast.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 25.
  21. 21.0 21.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 12) and Episode 4, Shanks mentions having stayed in Foosha Village for almost a year during his journey.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 (p. 13) and Episode 8, Buggy and Shanks discuss being a pirate, with Buggy admitting that Shanks is a complex man after hearing what he has to say about being a pirate.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 15-19) and Episode 4, Shanks and his crew laugh off Higuma spilling sake all over him.
  24. 24.0 24.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 33) and Episode 4, Shanks tells Higuma that he cannot accept anyone attacking a friend of his.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 6) and Episode 4, Shanks and his crew drink and party in Makino's bar.
  26. 26.0 26.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 14) and Episode 151, Shanks refuses to fight the Whitebeard Pirates over Rockstar's honor having been insulted.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 (p. 14-15) and Episode 488, Shanks arrives at Marineford and protects Koby from Akainu's magma fist while commending him for being courageous.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 14-15) and Episode 489, Shanks convinces Sengoku to announce the end of the Paramount War.
  29. 29.0 29.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 11) and Episode 4, Shanks states he likes to tease Luffy.
  30. 30.0 30.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 47) and Episode 4, Shanks notes Luffy's resemblance to himself in his youth.
  31. 31.0 31.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 37) and Episode 4, Shanks panics when Higuma takes Luffy.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 8) and Episode 489, Shanks reacts nonchalantly to Buggy's ranting toward him.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 11-17) and Episode 316, Shanks discusses the situation surrounding Blackbeard with Whitebeard.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 8) and Episode 316, Shanks claims that the best sake comes from the West Blue.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 9) and Episode 4, Shanks refuses to let Luffy join his crew because he is too young and gets Luffy to drink juice to prove this.
  36. 36.0 36.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 (p. 8) and Episode 8, Silvers Rayleigh notes that Shanks and Buggy argue a lot.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 (p. 12) and Episode 0, Shanks cries at Roger's execution.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 603 (p. 6) and Episode 523, Roger is seen wearing the straw hat that Shanks passed down to Luffy.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 (p. 17) and Episode 400, Rayleigh talk to Luffy about his encounter with Shanks
  40. 40.0 40.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 809 (p. 4) and Episode 758, Inuarashi reveals that he met Shanks at some point in the past.
  41. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 966 (p. 15), Shanks and other Roger Pirates refuse to have Oden on board, but during the trips he earns they affecion.
  42. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 958 (p. 3).
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 3) and Episode 489, Shanks admits that he wants to see Luffy once more.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 11) and Episode 316, Remembering his farewell to Luffy when they last met, Shanks says "I bet it (referring to his left arm) on the next generation!"
  45. 45.0 45.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 903 (p. 15-17) and Episode 879, Shanks is pleased that Luffy has gained his sixth bounty.
  46. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 (p. 12) and Episode 8, Buggy insults Shanks on his outlook on piracy.
  47. 47.0 47.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 549 (p. 11) and Episode 452, Shanks and Buggy's relationship is commented on by the Marines.
  48. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 10) and Episode 316, Whitebeard recalls constantly seeing Shanks and Buggy fighting together.
  49. One Piece Manga — Vol. 3 Chapter 19.
  50. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 967.
  51. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 3) and Episode 489, Shanks tricks Buggy into giving Luffy's straw hat back to him.
  52. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 17) and Episode 4, Shanks tries to clean up the mess Higumo made for Makino.
  53. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 18) and Episode 4, Makino helps clean Shanks off once Higuma leaves.
  54. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 6) and Episode 505, Makino teaches Ace how to greet and thank someone.
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 10) and Episode 316, Whitebeard tells Shanks that his duels with Mihawk still ring in his ears.
  56. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 560 (p. 17) and Episode 469, Mihawk apologizes to Shanks for his following attack on Luffy.
  57. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 9) and Episode 489, Mihawk withdraws from the Paramount War after Shanks arrives.
  58. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 8) and Episode 316, Marco gets mad at Shanks for knocking out some of the crew with his Haki.
  59. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 9) and Episode 489, Shanks asks Marco to withdraw from the war.
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 8) and Episode 505, Shanks holds a funeral for Whitebeard and Ace.
  61. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 589 (p. 11) and Episode 504, Ace tells Makino that he wants to thank Shanks someday for everything he's done for Luffy.
  62. 62.0 62.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 (p. 7) and Episode 461, Ace meets Shanks.
  63. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 12-14) and Episode 316, Shanks expresses his concern for Ace to Whitebeard.
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 (p. 3) and Episode 434, Momonga's men report the interaction between Shanks and Kaido.
  65. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 (p. 16-17) and Episode 151, The Five Elders comment on Shanks' situation as a Yonko.
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 907.
  67. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 432 (p. 4) and Episode 314, Garp claims Shanks is responsible for turning Luffy away from becoming a Marine, despite Luffy's assertion that he wanted to be a pirate long before he met Shanks.
  68. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 12-13) and Episode 316, Shanks reveals Blackbeard's schemes.
  69. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 966.
  70. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 11) and Episode 489, Shanks talks to Blackbeard.
  71. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 10-11) and Episode 489, Blackbeard does not want to fight Shanks.
  72. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4.
  73. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 2) and Episode 489, High-ranking marines note Shanks' skirmish with Kaido which occurred the previous day and the former's presence.
  74. One Piece Manga — Vol. 92 Chapter 928.
  75. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 11) and Episode 151, Rockstar uses Shanks' name to emphasize how important the letter he is delivering is.
  76. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 3) and Episode 511, The Five Elders state that Shanks and the other Yonko could stop Blackbeard.
  77. 77.0 77.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 10-13) and Episode 489, Shanks offers to fight anyone who wishes to continue the war, and no one challenges him.
  78. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 549 (p. 11-17) and Episode 452, Buggy uses his crew's new knowledge about his past to convince them to follow him.
  79. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 11) and Episode 489, Blackbeard decides to leave Marineford rather than fight Shanks.
  80. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 13-14).
  81. One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 907.
  82. One Piece Manga — Vol. 45 Chapter 434.
  83. One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 Chapter 579.
  84. One Piece Manga — Vol. 1 Chapter 1.
  85. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 41) and Episode 4, Shanks reaches Luffy and protects him from the Lord of the Coast.
  86. 86.0 86.1 86.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 15) and Episode 316, Shanks clashes with Whitebeard.
  87. 87.0 87.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 10) and Episode 316, Shanks is seen wielding his sword with his left arm while on Roger's ship.
  88. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 7) and Episode 316, Whitebeard comments on the strength of Shanks' Haki.
  89. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 570 (p. 2) and Episode 479, Shanks and Whitebeard are confirmed as Haōshoku Haki Users.
  90. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 519 (p. 18) and Episode 413, Daisy comments on the rarity of Haoshoku Haki users.
  91. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 42) and Episode 4, Shanks scares off the Lord of the Coast with Haoshoku Haki.
  92. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 4-7) and Episode 316, Whitebeard comments on Shanks using his Haoshoku Haki against his crew.
  93. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 65, Oda reveals that Shanks and Rayleigh could have knocked out all 100,000 of the pirates and fish-men opposing the Straw Hats with their Haoshoku Haki.
  94. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 30) and Episode 4, The sword that Shanks wielded while staying in Luffy's hometown is seen.
  95. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 (p. 15) and Episode 461, The sword that Shanks wielded during his meeting with Ace is seen.
  96. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 964 (p. 17), Shanks is seen wearing his straw hat and reading the newspaper regarding Whitebeard.
  97. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 and Episode 400.
  98. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 (p. 10-13) and Episode 400, Rayleigh recounts the final few years of the Roger Pirates.
  99. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 10) and Episode 316, Shanks speaks about the last time he saw Buggy.
  100. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 (p. 12) and Episode 145, Buggy mentions Whitebeard being the only one able to fight on par with Roger.
  101. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 and Episode 8, Shanks and Buggy's history.
  102. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 (p. 9-18) and Episode 8, Buggy recalls his past with Shanks and how he gained his Devil Fruit powers.
  103. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 and Episode 0, Edd War and the battle that occurred there are revealed.
  104. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 965 (p. 16).
  105. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 966.
  106. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 967.
  107. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 958 (p. 2).
  108. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 968.
  109. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 and Episode 400, Rayleigh's story on the Roger Pirates.
  110. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 (p. 19-20) and Episode 0, Shanks finds and recruits Yasopp.
  111. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 10) and Episode 316, Shanks' eye is obscured by his hair.
  112. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 (p. 12) and Episode 0, Shanks' face an eye are covered by his hat at Roger's execution.
  113. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 6-21) and Episode 4, Shanks and his crew party in the Partys Bar, where Shanks learns that Luffy has eaten the Gomu Gomu no Mi he and his crew found.
  114. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 23-37) and Episode 4, Shanks returns to Foosha Village and ends a hostage situation surrounding Luffy.
  115. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 41-47) and Episode 4, Shanks saves Luffy and leaves Foosha Village.
  116. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 (p. 17) and Episode 400, Rayleigh recalls encountering Shanks, who told him about Luffy.
  117. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 957.
  118. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 10-15) and Episode 151, Shanks sends a letter to Whitebeard and prepares to meet him in person over Ace pursuing Blackbeard.
  119. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 433 (p. 18-19) and Episode 315, The Five Elders are alerted to Shanks and Whitebeard's meeting.
  120. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 2-8) and Episode 316, Shanks boards Whitebeard's ship and knocks out the weaker crew members with Haoshoku Haki.
  121. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 8-11) and Episode 316, Shanks and Whitebeard sit down to drink and reminisce about the past.
  122. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 (p. 14-17) and Episode 488, Shanks arrives at Marineford to end the war.
  123. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 3-8) and Episode 489, Shanks has Buggy return Luffy's straw hat to him.
  124. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 9-15) and Episode 489, Shanks ends the war and convinces Sengoku to hand over Whitebeard and Ace's corpses.
  125. One Piece Manga — Vol. 1, Oda's notes on Romance Dawn V.1 and V.2.
  126. The Anime Encyclopedia - A guide to Japanese animation since 1917(2001) - One Piece entry (Page 285).
  127. One Piece 10th Treasures collection.
  128. One Piece Anime — Episode 461, Shanks appear with both arms when meets Ace in the anime.
  129. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 24 (p. 106), Oda reveals which One Piece character is most like him.
  130. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 18 (p. 66), Oda states who was right in Shanks and Buggy's 'which is colder' argument.
  131. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 7 (p. 128), Oda gives a description of what Makino, Shanks and Luffy would reply to a child asking for the Gomu Gomu no Mi.

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Canon
Pirates: Shanks  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Cabaji  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Dracule Mihawk  •  Hatchan  •  Arlong  •  Koze  •  Packy  •  Dorry  •  Yurikah  •  Gyaro  •  Sarquiss  •  Pickles  •  Mikazuki  •  Brook  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Killer  •  Heat  •  Shachi  •  Candy  •  Shiryu  •  Vista  •  Atmos  •  Fossa  •  Haruta  •  Doma  •  McGuy  •  Squard  •  Elmy  •  Ramba  •  A O  •  Delacuaji  •  Zodia  •  Palms  •  Bizarre  •  Karma  •  Little Oars Jr.  •  Shiki  •  Bluejam  •  Chadros Higelyges  •  Lip Doughty  •  Hyouzou   •  Tamago  •  Jeet  •  Suleiman  •  Cavendish  •  Pica  •  Jack  •  Charlotte Amande  •  Charlotte Cracker  •  Charlotte Raisin  •  Charlotte Kato  •  Holdem
Marines: Helmeppo  •  Bogard  •  Tashigi  •  T Bone  •  Momonga  •  Strawberry  •  John Giant  •  Yarisugi  •  Issho  •  Gion
Samurai: Kin'emon  •  Kurozumi Kanjuro  •  Kikunojo  •  Ashura Doji  •  Kukai  •  Denjiro
Others: Koushirou  •  Johnny  •  Yosaku  •  Miss Catherina  •  Pell  •  Chaka  •  Ohm  •  Kaku  •  Peepley Lulu  •  Mozu  •  Kiwi  •  Kerville  •  Humandrills  •  Kyros  •  Dagama  •  Rebecca  •  Riku Doldo III  •  Wanda  •  Shishilian  •  Concelot  •  Giovanni  •  Inuarashi  •  Vinsmoke Niji  •  Hihimaru  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu
Deceased: Gol D. Roger  •  Kuina  •  Hyota  •  Arrow  •  Mont Blanc Noland  •  Cyrano  •  D.R.  •  Jigoro  •  Lola (Zombie)  •  Shimotsuki Ryuma  •  Pedro  •  Kozuki Oden
Devil Fruit Powered: Spandam  •  Kuzan  •  Onigumo  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Borsalino  •  Caesar Clown  •  Kozuki Momonosuke  •  Diamante  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Charlotte Smoothie  •  Streusen  •  Kurozumi Orochi
Non Canon
Pirates: Golass  •  Pin Joker  •  Kimmel  •  Nuru  •  Bill  •  Psycho P  •  Long Long  •  Narcie  •  Hakuto  •  Charlotte Mondée
Marines: Saga  •  Toma  •  Bismarck  •  Yukimura  •  Dojaku  •  Shimoi Zappa
Others: Heaby  •  Geronimo  •  Billy  •  Mendo
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Dawn Island
Nobles: Sterry  •  Sarie Nantokanette  •  Outlook III  •  Didit  •  Sabo   •  Ahho Desunen IX  •  Ahho Zurako
Other Residents: Monkey D. Luffy   •  Makino  •  Woop Slap  •  Gyoru  •  Chicken  •  Higuma   •  Monstar  •  Lord of the Coast  •  Monkey D. Garp  •  Monkey D. Dragon   •  Portgas D. Ace    •  Curly Dadan  •  Dogra  •  Magra  •  Minatomo  •  Bluejam *  •  Porchemy   •  Pochi   •  Naguri  
Visitors: Red Hair Pirates  •  Jalmack  •  Revolutionary Army
Groups: Dadan Family  •  Bluejam Pirates
Locations: Goa Kingdom (Foosha Village  •  Mt. Colubo  •  Midway Forest  •  Gray Terminal)
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi
Fighting Styles Based: Haki
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Romance Dawn Arc  •  Loguetown Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Chapter 0  •  Post-War Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Cover Stories: From the Decks of the World  •  From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc
Specials: Episode of Luffy  •  Episode of Sabo  •  Episode of East Blue
Others: Levely
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Haki Users
Kenbunshoku Haki
Canon: Satori  •  Shura  •  Gedatsu  •  Aisa  •  Enel  •  Ohm  •  Boa Sandersonia  •  Edward Newgate   •  Monkey D. Luffy  •  Koby  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Sanji  •  Otohime   •  Kin'emon  •  Rebecca  •  Usopp  •  Issho  •  Charlotte Katakuri  •  Helmeppo  •  Shanks  •  Dracule Mihawk  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Sakazuki  •  Borsalino  •  Sentomaru  •  Smoker  •  Tashigi  •  Marco  •  Jozu  •  Vista  •  Boa Hancock  •  Boa Marigold  •  Jinbe  •  Crocus  •  Shirahoshi  •  Bellamy  •  Jesus Burgess  •  Marshall D. Teach  •  Pekoms  •  Tamago  •  Sabo  •  Rob Lucci  •  Monkey D. Garp  •  Tsuru  •  Sengoku  •  Kuzan  •  Stussy  •  Hotori  •  Kotori  •  Kalgara   •  Vergo   •  Kozuki Momonosuke  •  Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Diamante  •  Trebol  •  Pica  •  Kurozumi Kanjuro  •  Kaku  •  Kalifa  •  Blueno  •  Jabra  •  Fukurou  •  Kumadori  •  Momonga  •  Chinjao  •  Sai  •  Cavendish  •  Bastille  •  Edward Weevil  •  Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi  •  Pedro  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Charlotte Perospero  •  Charlotte Cracker  •  Charlotte Smoothie  •  Charlotte Daifuku  •  Charlotte Oven
Non-Canon: Patrick Redfield 
Busoshoku Haki
Canon: Monkey D. Garp  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Sentomaru  •  Marguerite  •  Boa Marigold  •  Boa Sandersonia  •  Kuzan  •  Borsalino  •  Sakazuki  •  Marco  •  Jozu  •  Boa Hancock  •  Vista  •  Edward Newgate   •  Shanks  •  Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Sanji  •  Pekoms  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Smoker  •  Tashigi  •  Vergo   •  Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Chinjao  •  Sai  •  Boo  •  X Drake  •  Jesus Burgess  •  Sabo  •  Issho  •  Bellamy  •  Pica  •  Dracule Mihawk  •  Kin'emon  •  Kurozumi Kanjuro  •  Charlotte Cracker  •  Charlotte Counter  •  Charlotte Cadenza  •  Charlotte Katakuri  •  Jinbe  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Draw  •  Portgas D. Ace   •  Charlotte Raisin  •  Marshall D. Teach  •  Tamago  •  Rob Lucci  •  Tsuru  •  Sengoku  •  Stussy  •  Hyogoro  •  Diamante  •  Trebol  •  Kaku  •  Kalifa  •  Blueno  •  Jabra  •  Fukurou  •  Kumadori  •  Momonga  •  Cavendish  •  Bastille  •  Edward Weevil  •  Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi  •  Pedro  •  Charlotte Perospero  •  Charlotte Smoothie  •  Charlotte Daifuku  •  Charlotte Oven  •  Kozuki Oden   •  Gol D. Roger 
Non-Canon: Shuzo   •  Alpacacino   •  Z   •  Komei   •  Kung-Fu Dugong   •  Byrnndi World   •  Dice   •  Prodi   •  Charlotte Cabaletta   •  Douglas Bullet   •  Batman   •  Speed 
Haoshoku Haki
Canon: Shanks  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Boa Hancock  •  Monkey D. Luffy  •  Edward Newgate   •  Portgas D. Ace   •  Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Chinjao  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Charlotte Katakuri  •  Kozuki Oden   •  Eustass Kid  •  Sengoku  •  Kaido  •  Gol D. Roger 
Non-Canon: Naguri   •  Douglas Bullet 
Related
Groups: Vice Admirals  •  Admirals  •  Fleet Admirals  •  Kuja
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West Blue Inhabitants
West Blue Civilians
Ilusia Kingdom: Thalassa Lucas
Kano Country: Chinjao  •  Sai  •  Boo
Ohara: Nico Robin  •  Clover   •  Nico Olvia   •  Rint   •  Zadie   •  Roche   •  Busshiri   •  Hack   •  Hocha   •  Gram   •  Roji   •  Oran   •  Mizuira 
Pirates: Shanks   •  Laffitte   •  Jozu   •  Brook   •  Gecko Moria   •  Hogback   •  Absalom   •  Perona   •  Capone Bege   •  Curiel   •  Atmos   •  Sanjuan Wolf   •  Vito   •  Gotti   •  Raccoon *  •  Victoria Cindry   •  Jigoro   •  Yorki   •  Mizuta Mawaritosuki   •  Mizuta Madaisuki 
Other inhabitants: Egana  •  Margarita  •  Laboon   •  Mikita   •  Daz Bonez   •  Hina   •  Wanze   •  Nero   •  Byron   •  Basilisk   •  Daigin   •  Morley   •  Hiriluk   •  Carmel 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Kilo Kilo no Mi   •  Hana Hana no Mi   •  Supa Supa no Mi   •  Ori Ori no Mi   •  Yomi Yomi no Mi   •  Horo Horo no Mi   •  Kage Kage no Mi   •  Suke Suke no Mi   •  Shiro Shiro no Mi   •  Kira Kira no Mi   •  Soru Soru no Mi   •  Oshi Oshi no Mi 
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Whisky Peak Arc  •  Little Garden Arc  •  Enies Lobby Arc  •  Thriller Bark Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Mini-Arcs: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet
Terms: Five Families of the West
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Straw Hat Pirates' Allies
Canon Allies
Individuals: Shanks  •  Koby  •  Rika  •  Boodle  •  Chouchou  •  Gaimon  •  Kaya and Merry  •  Johnny and Yosaku  •  Gin  •  Nojiko and Genzo  •  Igaram  •  Dorry and Brogy  •  Dalton and Kureha  •  Portgas D. Ace   •  Matsuge  •  Hasami  •  Pell  •  Nefertari Cobra  •  Bentham  •  Gan Fall and Pierre  •  Conis, Su and Pagaya  •  Aisa and Wyper  •  Nola  •  Kokoro, Chimney, and Gonbe  •  Yokozuna  •  Oimo and Kashi  •  Camie, Pappag, and Hatchan  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Boa Hancock  •  Haredas  •  Heracles  •  Perona  •  Buggy  and Galdino   •  Emporio Ivankov  •  Inazuma  •  Crocodile  and Daz Bonez   •  Bartholomew Kuma   •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Dracule Mihawk  •  Surume  •  Chadros Higelyges  •  Mocha  •  Kin'emon  •  Ucy  •  Sabo, Koala, and Hack  •  Elizabello II and Dagama  •  Gatz  •  Bellamy  •  Pedro  and Carrot  •  Pekoms  •  Vinsmoke Reiju  •  Pound *  •  Charlotte Chiffon  •  Charlotte Pudding  •  Gama Pyonnosuke  •  Tama and Komachiyo  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu  •  Tsuru  •  Shinobu  •  Hyogoro  •  Caribou
Organizations: Red Hair Pirates  •  Usopp Pirates  •  Baratie Staff  •  Saruyama Alliance  •  Galley-La Company  •  Franky Family  •  Thriller Bark Victim's Association (Rolling Pirates)  •  Rosy Life Riders  •  Kuja Pirates  •  Kamabakka Kingdom and Newkama Land  •  Impel Down's former prisoners   •  Whitebeard Pirates and Subordinates  •  Revolutionary Army  •  Ryugu Kingdom (Neptune Family)  •  G-5   •  Tontatta Kingdom  •  Chinjao Family  •  Dressrosa (Corrida Colosseum  •  Riku Family)  •  Straw Hat Grand Fleet (Beautiful Pirates  •  Barto Club  •  Happo Navy  •  Ideo Pirates  •  Tontatta Pirates  •  New Giant Warrior Pirates  •  Yonta Maria Grand Fleet)  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Heart Pirates  •  Kozuki Family  •  Mokomo Dukedom)  •  Fire Tank Pirates   •  Sun Pirates *  •  Germa 66 * (Vinsmoke Family)  •  WCI 31
Non Canon Allies
One Shots: Silk  •  Ann and Balloon  •  Dragon Team  •  Toriko and his allies
Specials: Medaka, Herring, and Skid  •  Meroie and Hamu  •  Maccus, Bonney, Amanda, Milia, and Holy  •  Randolph Theater members  •  Toriko and his allies  •  Dragon Team  •  Diego and Regis  •  Foxy Pirates  •  Kinoconda  •  Myskina Olga, Myskina Acier, Elizabeth, and Chavez
Movies: Ganzo and Tobio  •  Akisu and Borodo  •  Mobambi and Karasuke  •  Adelle and Shuraiya Bascùd  •  Maya  •  Brief  •  Roba and Gonzo  •  Billy  •  Schneider and Buzz  •  Kuzan  •  Mobston and Gari  •  Z  •  Carina  •  Raise Max  •  Rikka  •  Worst Generation's Super Rookies  •  Smoker  •  Buggy  •  Boa Hancock  •  Sabo  •  Crocodile
Filler Arcs: Apis and Ryu  •  Tajio  •  Kodama  •  Zenny Pirates  •  Pumpkin Pirates  •  Mekao and Kobato  •  Foxy, Porche, and Hamburg  •  Phoenix Pirates  •  Sayo, Lina, and Nukky  •  Yoko and Boss  •  Little East Blue residents  •  Panz Fry and Lily Enstomach  •  Sea Animal Pirates  •  Desire
Games: Atoli and Dias  •  Popola  •  Gaburi  •  Pato  •  Yadoya
Events: Dragon Team and Astro Boy and his team  •  Dragon Team and Kankichi Ryotsu  •  Hakuto  •  Toratsugu
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