NAME: RED-HAIRED SHANKS
STATUS: YONKO(Emperor) AND CAPTAIN OF THE RED HAIR PIRATES
BIRTHDAY: MARCH 9
If you are a one-piece lover than you just can’t resist your infatuation towards RED HAIRED SHANKS, one of the Yonko of the sea and possibly the greatest and strongest Yonko after the legendary WHITEBEARD. Notably, he is the one who inspired the future pirate king MONKEY D LUFFY to set on a journey as a pirate.
Shank’s passionate nature and style has always fascinated the fans and are very eager to know his story and powers which are still to be revealed.
A former member of ROGER PIRATES, Shanks always wears a long black cape over his shoulder with a white shirt half button and carries a sword. 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 eyes, which were revealed to have been given to him by Blackbeard. He lost his left arm saving Luffy from a sea king when he was a child.
But apart from the above information very less is known about Shanks and in this post, we are going to talk about possible Powers and Devil Fruits of RED HAIR SHANKS.
NOTE: These are only Possibilities. I cannot guarantee Shanks would have the following powers.
RED HAIR PIRATES are said to be Haki Beast with all of the crew members having exceptional Haki Powers. Shanks can use all three forms of Haki being the current most powerful Haki user in one piece. I personally feel that he has mastered all colors of Haki and is a non-devil fruit user. His powers were seen during his meeting with Whitebeard where Marco(The Phoenix) reveals that only the prepared ones can stand in front of Him. His conqueror’s Haki was revealed early in the story when he saved Luffy from the sea king which cost him his left arm.
He is a great swords-men and a master of Armament Haki. He is said to be able to fight neck to neck with Warlord and current World no.1 swordsman Hawk-Eye Mihawk and defeating him every instance they fought. The clashing of their swords is said to echo in whole grand line during their fight but after the loss of an arm of shanks, Mihawk never challenged shanks again as even if he wins his victory would not be honorable. Shanks possibly became a Yonko(emperor) after the loss of an arm and this just illuminates the power level of the RED HAIR PIRATES.
Possible Devil Fruits
We all know the great war of Marineford. The most thrilling arc of one piece till date full with actions and emotions leading to some tragic Deaths which no one could have ever predicted. But one the fascinating part of the appearance of Red Hair Pirates to stop the war. It was shocking for everyone as Red Hair was engaged in a fight with Kaido(Another Yonko) in New world and was practically impossible for them to sail back to Marineford in such a less period of time.
This incident has led to many theories about possible devil fruits of red hair which allowed him to sail to Marineford and we are going to discuss some of them below
MIZU MIZU NO MI(water-water) LOGIA OR PAREMICIA TYPE
This type of fruit allows user to control users to become or control liquid. The user can change his/her body shape in various forms of liquid. The main power of this devil fruit may be to counter all other devil fruits as we all know Devil fruit user are weak when in contact with water.
Shanks has a possibility of having this devil fruit which helped him in reaching Marineford in fastest possible time by manipulating the sea water and also may be the reason of him being able to swim in water while saving Luffy from the sea king. Of course, if he was a logia user then his left arm would not have been lost so he may be a paramecia user.
The weakness of this could be crocodile’s and enel’s devil fruit which are natural counters for water or liquid.
Devil fruits related to air or wind
A type of devil fruit which allows users to manipulate and transform into air helping them to show up at different places without anyone noticing. It is similar to that of Cesar clown but if fruits such as snow of Monet and Ice of Aokiji could co-exist then there could be a reprised version of the air-air fruit too.
The weakness of such fruit being the range of its usage.
With the Wano arc going to start fans would be eager to see if something is revealed about their favorite yonko Shanks. It is going to be the greatest arc in one piece history so you all should not possibly miss it as many questions would be answered in this arc which is surely going to be full of actions.
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