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What Shanks' Plotting?


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I know this sounds stupid, but he is looking for One Piece right now right? Or is he waiting randomly for Luffy?
 

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Re: Shanks

It was never mentioned that he is aiming for One Piece (PK). As he was still in Rogers' crew, he wanted to be a pirate captain on his own to see the world. I don't think his little dream has changed.

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So to answer ur question: atm a clear no.
 

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Re: Shanks

Besides, being one of the Yonkou and having been on Gol D. Roger's ship as an apprentice, he would have been able to find Raftel. That's also to say if he hasn't been to Raftel with Roger already. There would be no reason for him not to have One Piece by now if he were looking for it. He shares Luffy's sentimentality of just wanting to travel and see the sights.

Hell, if I were a pirate that is exactly what I would want to do.
 

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i think shanks was waiting on a D. we all know there is some connection to the Will of D, the one piece, and the ancient kingdom. shanks knows what it is. thats why he believes in luffy so much. he saw rogers in luffy, and thats why he risked his life. he knows luffy can become the king.
 

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What if he is just like Luffy ?
He wants to have a good time while on an epic adventure. Maybe Shanks doesn't have a need to feel powerful. The title Yonkou probably was given to him only because the World Government said so, and he couldn't care less about it.
In my opinion, his crew is as fearless and wacky like the Strawhats, but when the time comes to be serious, they can do that as well.
 

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Organizized After your post I realised that Shanks was a real beast in Luffy's age. He was way more stronger if he expierenced such great adventures on Roger's ship and fought against powerful enemies in the New World when he was only 12-15.

ScratchmenApoo Yes. I don't think that Shanks really cares for this title of Yonkou, but he cares about the islands and their people, who should be his friends that's why he protects them. It's like with Luffy. I think he will protect every island where he has friends and it doesn't matter from whom he will need to protect them.:)
So it can be possible that he will become at first Yonkou and only then he will reach Raftel and find One Piece.
 

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And this only brings up new questions in my head. Most of all I'm really looking forward to seeing how he got a position on Roger's ship at that age, though. I just hope we'll get to know a bit more about Shanks' past in the future..
Definitely agree with you, Orgz-kun. Probably some kind of flashback tale of his early life? and how he eventually met Roger & co? I'm interested to know how far back his relationship with Buggy goes. :)

Shanks seems like one of those characters that think a lot, strategists type, wise, calm etc...
Yep. Awesome character and I really can't wait to see more of him in the New World.

i think shanks was waiting on a D. we all know there is some connection to the Will of D, the one piece, and the ancient kingdom. shanks knows what it is. thats why he believes in luffy so much. he saw rogers in luffy, and thats why he risked his life. he knows luffy can become the king.
Like many, I also have a feeling that there's some kind of connection between the will of D, OP and the Ancient Kingdom (+ void century) but what I'm more keen to know is what's Shanks's' intentions now...

Sure he likes to travel around the world, see new things and have epic adventures with his crew but the kind of carefree he has been shown to be...gives me the feeling that deep down he has a goal/objective and it's taking him a long time to get to it or resolve it. I'm not necessarily implying that he is after OP but there is definitely something more then meets the eye with Shanks imo. ;)
 
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i've watched through a lot of pages and couldnt find an "official" shanks topic, so i start a new one.

Here are my hint for discussion:

According to timeline ( http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/World_Timeline ) Shanks was 15 years old when Gol D Roger died. He was an apprentice among Roger's pirates so he developed his power between 15y and 27y, when he goes back in east blue and meet Luffy. WB says that he was shocked when he lost an arm so Shanks already was a Younkou before his meeting with Luffy, this implies that in less than 12years Shanks passes from the status of apprentice pirate to an Emperor of the Sea, this is quite impressive isnt it?

Now, he is a Younkou so with a huge power, and he was in Gol D Roger's crew, why the fuck he didnt go straight for One Piece and become Pirate King before returning in East blue? Maybe is he not interested in that title after all? Or maybe he was planning to do that after his trip on the East Blue but he abandon the project after losing an arm / leaving the task to Luffy?
I think even he goes for One piece. He cannot take the responsibility or the right power to change the world.

And so he entrusted his will to the newer generation = Luffy;)
 

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The thought that Shanks isn't interested in Raftel strikes me... It may be true that he even knows what Rogers 'One Piece' truly is...

But it may also mean Buggy already knows what 'One Piece' is too, and because it isn't valuable treasure Buggy doesn't care to aim for it but instead chooses captain Johns treasure? This probably just sound like a 'what if' theory to narrow down what One Piece might be XD
(funny idea, Captain Johns treasure might just happen to be on Raftel too, and we end up seeing Buggy and Luffy having a "GET OUT OF MY WAY" sort of race to get to the island!)

Ahhh... back to Shanks... it sounds a bit surprising to hear he was on Roger's ship at such an age, but you can think "Even Sanji was on a ship around that age too!"... And Coby maybe? I don't know their ages! Haha
 

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What if he is just like Luffy ?
He wants to have a good time while on an epic adventure. Maybe Shanks doesn't have a need to feel powerful. The title Yonkou probably was given to him only because the World Government said so, and he couldn't care less about it.
In my opinion, his crew is as fearless and wacky like the Strawhats, but when the time comes to be serious, they can do that as well.
I think Shanks is different from Luffy in one respect. He doesn't seem to be searching for OP. And if he was on Roger's ship when Roger was at Raftel Island, then he could have easily claimed the title of PK later on. And even if he wasn't on Roger's ship at that time, he still has had plenty of time to find Raftel. I think all of the Yonkou are going to be similar is one way, and that is that none of them are searching for OP.
 

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I think Shanks is different from Luffy in one respect. He doesn't seem to be searching for OP. And if he was on Roger's ship when Roger was at Raftel Island, then he could have easily claimed the title of PK later on. And even if he wasn't on Roger's ship at that time, he still has had plenty of time to find Raftel. I think all of the Yonkou are going to be similar is one way, and that is that none of them are searching for OP.
I agree that Shanks isn't searching for One Piece specifically but having an epic adventure with his crew as a joyful pirate instead.

However, I have to disagree with ther other part.
I feel like Kaidou and Big Mom are very evil and greedy pirates.
Whitebeard wanted a family and Shanks went to the sea for some other reason, but I think that the other two Yonkou just want to become Pirate King to feed their hunger for power and wealth.
 

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I agree that Shanks isn't searching for One Piece specifically but having an epic adventure with his crew as a joyful pirate instead.

However, I have to disagree with ther other part.
I feel like Kaidou and Big Mom are very evil and greedy pirates.
Whitebeard wanted a family and Shanks went to the sea for some other reason, but I think that the other two Yonkou just want to become Pirate King to feed their hunger for power and wealth.
If that was the case then what stopped them from finding Raftel? Shanks doesn't seem to care too much about it, and honestly neither did Whitebeard. At least not until Ace probably got stronger and a bit older and whatnot. But either way i doubt that two Yonkou could not locate Raftel if they were searching for it. Especially since both of them seem to have been Yonkou for some time. They may be hungry for power and wealth, but whose to say that being PK delivers all of that? Other then putting a giant bullseye on your back, we really don't know what else the title of PK brings. Sure individuals may view it in different ways, like Luffy thinks it will give him freedom. But we all know that in reality the title of PK makes you pretty much the 1A or 1B most wanted individual in the world. And i find it extremely hard to believe that two of the emperors of the NW couldn't locate Raftel if they really wanted to become the PK.
 

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I hope WB pirates join Red hair since Marco doesn't seem to fit as a leader(not as strong).
 

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naw the WB pirates would never because they repect WB to much. marco will become new leader and jozu 2nd in command. they may pick up a new commander or 2 but thats it. the red hairs and the whitebeards will most definitely be allies though.
 

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naw the WB pirates would never because they repect WB to much. marco will become new leader and jozu 2nd in command. they may pick up a new commander or 2 but thats it. the red hairs and the whitebeards will most definitely be allies though.
Well Shanks can help one or two indirectly but WB pirates still have to prove their strength in the new world since they lost their emperor
 

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I hope WB pirates join Red hair since Marco doesn't seem to fit as a leader(not as strong).
Well I respect your opinion but firmly disagree. I do think throughout the war Marco was able to act bravely and with leadership. When Luffy was in danger from Mihawk, Marco called to Vista to cover him (Luffy).
Also After Ace's death Marco was the one who called out that Luffy was to be kept safe at all costs.. It was almost like his "first order" as surrogate Captn. of the WB remnant. But I do agree that Marco could never replace WB.. But no one could... IMO Marco would be a great Captn.

Also Shanks has his own crew and ambitions..
I suspect Shanks' crew wouldn't accept outsiders easily...
 

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Are there any assumptions on how Shanks could be at Marineford so fast? Even the Marines were wondering about it (something like "Yesterday he fought Kaidou and today he is already here at Marineford").

How could he and his crew be so fast? Are there any hints? Is it a power of him or of his crew? Any assumptions? Because that shit made me curious like hell, I wanna know! :)

Is he teleporting? Is he flying? Diving? :)
 

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Are there any assumptions on how Shanks could be at Marineford so fast? Even the Marines were wondering about it (something like "Yesterday he fought Kaidou and today he is already here at Marineford").

How could he and his crew be so fast? Are there any hints? Is it a power of him or of his crew? Any assumptions? Because that shit made me curious like hell, I wanna know! :)

Is he teleporting? Is he flying? Diving? :)
We don't know much about the Kaidou skirmish and neither have we been informed of the reasons (and possible abilities) that have helped the Red Hair Pirates to arrive on Marineford so quickly. I personally don't think Shanks had a fight/war with Kaidou, I think they discussed the matter of WB going to Marineford and Shanks "negotiated" (if you like) a way in which made Kadiou retreat back to his territorial region in the NW instead of confronting WB.

It's possible that their ship may have a unique ability to make them travel fast or something!?
 

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Probably,they've got a weather specialist among their crew,like Nami in the SHs, she's currently learning stuff about the weather, one can assume that with a certain level of mastery, one could manipulate the weather conditions to some extent,in order to maximize the speed one travels,I actually believe that Nami,after this current training arc, will come back with some techniques of wind manipulation, and will help them sail faster, a similar case might explain the speed of shanks crew,they are one of the 4 strongest crews..(if you still count the WB pirates)

That was only an assumption, a more diplomatic aproach may have been used to avoid a meating with Kaidou that could slow them down..


As for Shanks as a character and his influence to the story, only Oda'll know what to do with him,but now that Ace's died,luffy's had the taste of reality he hadn't had to this point,so killing Shanks just to teach luffy a lesson about life seems too dramatic and excessively depressive, if you consider Oda's work so far, still, eventually dying in a battle against Blackbeard,for instance, seems to cliché, the antagonist kills off the main characters idol to make him want to fight him without holding back..I don't know,Blackbeard's been responsible for Ace's death already,as well as WB,wich I think luffy came to like, so that stuff's been made already, although in a different way than usual,wich I liked,now luffy hates BB,but it wasen't that same old battle where he kills off the main character's friend and so he swears revenge..

There's just so many ways Oda can use Shanks that we can't predict accuratly what he'll do in the future,but I have to say I'd love to see a match beetwen Shanks and Mihawk before he dies or retires..
 

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You know that Shanks has to die as a sacrificing character for Luffy? I just got a crazy feeling that Buggy? will take red hair captain position after witnessing his death... and change his personality a bit(maybe turns back to old and charismatic buggy with serious power and force?) and help out Luffy several times just like what Shanks's been doing until now. I know it's quiet extreme to be prediction or theory but it ain't totally impossible for Oda right??? Of course when he first joins Red Hair the crews won't respect him but i think he will gain some after he proves himself... How cool would that be? what do you think??? Just imagine... Buggy the clown standing in the middle of those epic red hair crews... common! wouldn't that be cool?
Plz don't tackle me for this... seriously it ain't impossible for OP I know.
 
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