Shanks’ Full Name and 25 Other Things You Need to Know About Him

Shanks' Full Name and X Other Things You Need to Know About Him

Shanks is the first Emperor to appear in the history of the manga One Piece. He is a man of medium height with a scar on his left eye, missing left arm, and red hair, which is why he is nicknamed “Red Hair”. He is carefree, friendly, respectful, and devoted to his friends; the only thing he does not tolerate is that one is disrespectful or threatened with the latter. But what about his name? What is Shanks’ full name?

Despite numerous fan theories, Shanks’ full name at the moment remains simply – Shanks. There are some theories that he is related to Ace and Roger, but these have been neither confirmed nor denied, which is why we have to stick to the official information, which confirms Shanks’ name as being simply – Shanks.

The rest of the article is going to give you answers to a lot of relevant questions surrounding the character of Shanks. You are going to find out everything you want to and need to know about the character, as we intend to answer some burning and interesting questions. This article is going to be your main source of information for those lesser-mentioned questions about Shanks.

What Is Shank’s Full Name?

Shanks’ full name is – Shanks! There are some fan theories about his family suggesting that he is related to Portgas D. Ace and Gol D. Roger, but these are – as of yet – just theories and have not been confirmed (or denied, for that matter) by Oda in the One Piece manga (or anime). So, as far as we know, Shanks’ full and real name is just Shanks, everything else is just speculation.

Is Shanks Related to Portgas D. Ace?

As far as we know, Shanks is not related to Ace. This is an ongoing fan theory but we don’t really have any official information about this. There are some suggestions and facts that might point to this but they’re just speculations and as of this moment, we have nothing official about this aspect.

Is Shanks Related to Gol D. Roger?

As far as we know, Shanks is not related to Gol D. Roger. This is an ongoing fan theory but we don’t really have any official information about this, just like we don’t have any information about his relation to Portgas D. Ace. There are some suggestions and facts that might point to this but they’re just speculations and as of this moment, we have no official information about this.

How Did Shanks Lose His Arm?

When Luffy was still a child, he was attacked by Lord of the Coast, a Sea King, who went after Luffy to eat him, but Shanks stopped the sea monster as it took a bite, and with one look (the Haoshoku Haki technique, a very rare form) drove the beast away. Luffy then held Shanks and started crying since Shanks’ arm had been bitten off by the creature. Shanks replied that it was fine, as long as Luffy was safe.

Did Shanks Lose His Arm on Purpose?

Absolutely not. Shanks lost his arm while saving Luffy, he had no intention of losing his arm to the Lord of the Coast, but it was a necessary aspect to save Luffy. Shanks was a great man, a man of principle and he actually made an effort to save the young Luffy, even if it meant losing an arm.

Why Did Shanks Save Luffy?

Twelve years after the disbandment of the Roger Pirates, Shanks arrives on the island of Dawn, where he meets a strange boy named Monkey D. Luffy. Being intrigued by the boy and like the atmosphere of Luffy’s village, he decided to make the island his crew’s base for a short period that turned into a year.

Luffy quickly grew fond of the crew, so much so that he wanted to join them and become a pirate as well, but Shanks refused to let the boy join his crew because he was too young. Still, he cared a lot about Luffy and that is why he saved him.

Who Scarred Shanks?

During a late(r) talk with Whitebeard, Shanks revealed how he got the scars on his eyes. Shanks stated that they came from a member of Whitebeard’s crew; Marshall D. Teach. This event was never shown in the manga or the anime and, as we came to find out, happened sometime before the series’ started.

How Did Shanks Get the Straw Hat?

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The history of the straw hat seems to be quite rich, but we don’t know most of the facts. We know that the hat is now in Luffy’s possession after it was given to him by Shanks. Shanks, on the other hand, received the hat from his former captain, Gol D. Roger, as was later revealed, but the circumstances of this event are completely unknown.

Who Gave Shanks His Straw Hat?

As we have explained above, Shanks was given the straw hat by hir former captain, the (in)famous pirate Gol D. Roger, whom Shanks admired and respected very much. This is why the straw hat meant so much to him, which also explains why this item is so important for the franchise.

Does Shanks Have a Bounty?

Being a Yonko and one of the most feared pirates in the world, Shanks, of course, has an active bounty on his head. The current active sum of the bounty is 4,048,900,000 Berries, and is one of the highest (active) individual bounties ever, slightly lower than Kaidou’s.

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How Long Has Shanks Been a Yonko?

The exact moment when Shanks became an Emperor (one of the Yonko) is not known, but we do have a rough estimate based on the manga and anime information we have. In chapter 957 (“Ultimate”) and episode 958 (“A Legendary Battle! Garp and Roger”), it was revealed that Shanks had been referred to as an Emperor since roughly six years before the current timeline.

Is Shanks the Strongest Yonko?

It is known that Shanks is, despite his young age, on par with the other Emperors in terms of power and strength. Shanks is so powerful that his presence alone was enough to convince countless elite Marine officers to stand down, rather than risk enraging him. However, the full range of his strength remains largely unknown so we cannot give a definitive answer to this question.

Is Shanks a Celestial Dragon?

The World Nobles, also known as the Celestial Dragons, are the aristocratic descendants of nineteen of the Twenty Kings who established what is now known as the World Government. Although Shanks has visited the Five Elders (the Gorosei), he is not a World Noble (Celestial Dragon), but rather just a regular person and a pirate.

Why Did Shanks Meet with the Five Elders (Gorosei)?

The World Government sees Shanks as a problem and a troublemaker, but recognizes that he is a man who will not try to change the world on his own. However, because of the position he holds, they fear that he may spiral out of control and are prepared to eliminate him if he ever does.

The World Government tolerates his actions until that time comes. Despite his status as a notorious pirate, Shanks was allowed to meet with the Five Elders on Mary Geoise during the Levely. The Five Elders even allowed him to speak with them privately so he could talk to them about a particular pirate.

What Pirate Was Shanks Talking About?

This is also a question that has been discussed a lot among the fans. During his meeting with the Gorosei, Shanks talked about a certain pirate. Most people think it’s either Blackbeard (his enemy) or Luffy (his friend), but we don’t know, actually. Big Mom and Kaidou are also possible candidates, as well as some other high-ranking pirates, but we don’t know the identity of that “certain pirate”.

Is Shanks a Double Agent?

This is another popular and ongoing fan theory, but as with a lot of them, there is no official information we can use to confirm it, which is why the answer is, at the moment, at least, that he is not. He had a meeting with the Five Elders, which is very difficult to do if you’re a pirate, he shares a lot of their views and is in disagreement with a lot of pirates. He could be a double agent, surely, but we don’t have anything to confirm that.

What Is Shanks’ Sword Called?

Gryphon is a saber that Shanks wields as his main weapon. Gryphon is a longer-than-average saber with a long green hilt and a round beige crossguard, and a wide and thin guard around the hilt. Shanks keeps it in a blue scabbard on his right hip, even when he wields it with his right arm.

Gryphon is a sturdy and powerful sword that can match Whitebeard’s naginata, the Murakumogiri, one of the 12 highest level swords. When imbued with Haki, it was strong enough to block Sakazuki’s Magma Fist, the Devil Fruit with the greatest attack power of all Devil Fruits, without taking damage.

What Rank Is Shanks’ Sword?

Shanks’ sword, Gryphon, is a saber. It is not a special sword, so it is not ranked specifically, aside from its main category (type). A saber is a type of backsword with a curved blade associated with the light cavalry of the early modern and Napoleonic periods. Originally associated with Central European cavalry such as the hussars, the saber became widespread in Western Europe during the Thirty Years’ War.

Does Shanks Have a Black Blade?

There is a circumstance in which, after countless battles, the blade of a sword turns permanently black, so that it becomes what is called a “black blade.” Black blades are stronger than ordinary swords and are known for their impressive resilience; a dinosaur could step on such a sword and it would not even bend. It is said that if a swordsman is able to turn his blade into a Black Blade, their rank increases by one. Seeing how Gryphon is not black, Shanks does not have a Black Blade.

Is Shanks a Good Swordsman?

A former rival of Mihawk, who is known as the greatest swordsman in the world, Shanks himself is a tremendously skilled and powerful swordsman. Shanks could deflect a blow from Whitebeard with only one arm, which is a testament to his skill in swordsmanship.

Shanks is also strong enough to fend off Akainu’s Magma Fist with only his sword and Busoshoku Haki. Shanks apparently preferred his left arm for fighting before losing it, as he is always seen holding his sword in his left hand in flashbacks.

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What Did Shanks Ask Roger?

One of the most important scenes concerning Shanks and Gol D. Roger was their parting when Shanks asked Roger about his last journey. The two exchanged a few words, with Shanks asking several questions. He left Roger crying. We don’t know that Shanks asked Roger, it was not revealed by Oda, so we’ll have to wait for the question and the answer to be revealed by the author.

Did Shanks See the One Piece?

The true nature of the One Piece treasure is one of the series’ biggest mysteries. Officially, as far as we know, Gol D. Roger is the only one who knows that the One Piece is, and this was confirmed in-universe when it was confirmed that his crew never saw the One Piece themselves. This is why Shanks probably doesn’t know that the treasure really is, despite being a member of Roger’s crew.

Why Did Shanks Stop Ace?

When Shanks found out that Portgas D. Ace was going after Blackbeard, he stopped him simply because he cared enough for him to not let him die at the hands of Blackbeard. Blackbeard was not only powerful, he also had a hidden agenda, and Shanks didn’t want Ace to get hurt.

Did Shanks Know About Ace?

It is not known whether Shanks ever found out that Ace was the son of his captain Roger before Sengoku made this fact known to the world. He did, however, make connections between their personalities and behaviors after the fact (at the gravesite of Whitebeard and Ace), as neither of them would back down if someone they cared about was offended.

Why Did Shanks Have the Gomu Gomu Devil Fruit?

Twelve years ago, the fruit was on a government ship guarded by the then-CP9 agent Who’s-Who, but it was stolen by the Red-Haired Pirates. For some currently unclear reason, the Fruit seemed to be highly valued by the World Government, as evidenced by Who’s-Who being assigned to guard it; furthermore, Who’s-Who’s failure to protect the Fruit led directly to his dismissal from CP9 and eventual imprisonment.

Did Shanks Eat the Gomu Gomu Devil Fruit?

As evidenced by the lack of powers, Shanks never actually ate the Gomu Gomu Devil Fruit. Based on what we know, it seems that he never intended to; he simply stole it because it was valuable.

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