A piece finally explained why Red-Haired Shanks considered one of the strongest pirates in the world. This character, who inspired main character Luffy to become a pirate, remains a mystery, despite first appearing in the first chapter of the series. However, a promotional booklet written by One Piece author Eiichiro Oda explains Shanks’ fearsome reputation as one of the strongest pirates. Not long after, Shanks demonstrated his greatest power in the manga, further explaining his fearsome reputation.
After the first chapter, Shanks did not appear in the series for a very long time. When they arrived at the Grand Line, Luffy and the Straw Hats learned that Shanks had become one of the four strongest pirates in the world. It is also revealed that he was an apprentice on the ship of the legendary Pirate King Gol D. Roger. Although he has never appeared in battle, Shanks’ strength is said to be on par with powers like Whitebeard or Kaido. In chapter #1056, Shanks finally revealed his power when he used Conqueror’s Haki to paralyze Marine Admiral Ryokugyu from a great distance and scare him away from Wano, a feat impressive work. It’s the first sign that Shanks will soon have an important role to play in the story, and so his powers must be explained more clearly soon.
Shanks’ greatest strength is his mastery of Observation Haki
To celebrate the release of the film One Piece: Red, which focuses on Shanks, a booklet titled One Piece volume 4 billion was distributed, containing valuable information about Shanks and his powers. Yonko’s nickname in battle is “observation Haki assassin” because he can prevent his opponents from seeing the future with that ability (demonstrated by several powerful characters in the manga). Coupled with Shanks’ impressive use of Conqueror’s Haki against Ryokugyu (until now, it was unknown that this ability could work at such great distances and paralyze strong opponents), this confirms that Shanks’ power lies in his mastery of Haki, the mysterious life energy that is the privilege of the fiercest warriors in the series. The book also adds that Shanks fights with his “fire sword”, but it is unclear whether the fire is another effect of Haki or a completely different power.
The mention of Observation Haki in the booklet is a hint at what will happen not long after in the manga. During the brief battle against Eustass Kid and his comrades, Shanks used his Observation Haki to “see” the future ten seconds ahead. Not only is this impressive and perhaps the most powerful use of this particular type of Haki ever seen, but it also puts into a different context what is written in One Piece episode 4 billion. Presumably, “observation Haki assassin” means that Shanks is extremely skilled at using this type of power in battle, as he demonstrated against the poor Kid Pirates.
Shanks’ full power remains a mystery, but it’s all about Haki
Although Haki is primarily used in the series, it remains largely a mystery. From what has been shown, Shanks may be the most proficient user of this power in the world. Additionally, aside from the original Yonko, Shanks is the only one whose past and goals remain a mystery. Currently, Shanks is the most wanted pirate in the world in One Piece, but he also has unexplained connections to the highest-ranking members of the World Government, which This may stem from the fact that Shanks actually comes from a Heavenly Dragon family. Recently, he declared his intention to hunt down the One Piece treasure, which makes him the strongest opponent Luffy has ever faced.
One Piece fans have been waiting for 25 years to see Shanks finally show off his power in battle, and the series is finally giving them a taste of what Yonko can do. One Piece episode 4 billion added more details about his powers, but what fans really wanted was to see Shanks fight for real in the manga, which he did with Kid, displaying the full power of his Observation Haki. Consider that A pieceThe last story is going on in full swing, Red-Haired Shanks will surely soon have the opportunity to show off his full power.