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What's the deal with Shanks?

Discussion in 'Ohara Library' started by Kinjin, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Kinjin Silver Bullet

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    Why can he casually have an audience with the Gorosei?

    Could he be a Celestial Dragon or does he know about the Void Century? Could Shanks in fact be evil?
     
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    :tomha Na it isn't that serious. It's just he can do that because he is Shanks. Dude has had the best portrayal in the manga so far:
    -Had legendary duels with the WSS that shook the grandline.
    -Clashes evenly with the WSM who was relatively healthy and split the heavens.
    -Stopped the WSC from going to MF.
    -See a theme here? Even if you are World's Strongest you are not giving Shanks an L.
    -Went to MF and strong armed everyone into backing down with only Akainu really injured.
    -That's not even going into the Roger-Shanks-Luffy connection.

    It also isn't surprising given that the Gorosei know he isn't a nutcase like the other Yonkou and won't try to change the balance of the world. Something that seems to be their primary objective.
     
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  3. Ye Xiu Erza's Knight

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    Shanks is working for them
     
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  4. J★J♥ Vento Aureo

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    This has to stop.
    Stopping 1 attack from WB is not a feat. He is yonkou he is not supposed to get oneshotted by half hearted swing by default.
    Same with 2 he is Yonkou there was no point for Kaidou to fight him when he was gunning for WB he did not have enough time to make it in time.
     
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    I'll go with him being a CD option. He could even be one of the elders son/grandson.
     
  6. Seraphoenix Withering away

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    This downplay has to stop. If it was half-hearted then all his swings at MF were 10th hearted since none of them split the heavens and had some of his crew worried about his safety :lbj

    Your Kaido comments are just headcannon. He does not seem like the reasonable type at all.
     
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  7. Djomla Student

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    Why is it so strange that the two highest ranking people of Marines and Pirates have a talk together? That happens in wartime in real life too. You know?
     
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  8. hehey a synonym for greatness

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    Can they even refuse? Hes like hella strong.
     
  9. Astro Indubitable Moderator

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    I'd like to start by saying Shanks has gone to speak with them about Blackbeard. Of all the manga character's he is the only one whose shown consistent concern about his actions. Which brings me to the next spot. Using the guise and commotion of the Reverie he slipped in and using Observation and superior speed located the Gorosei in Marejioa. Outside Admirals (occupied) and CP9, I doubt anyone has the skills to locate/deduce him. Alternatively, I'd like to believe Roger didn't chose Shanks out of whim. Rather, he too is of special blood ala Vinsmoke Sanji or Sabo.
     
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  10. DiscoZoro20 Ōka Shichibukai

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    Shanks is a renown Roger Pirate and respected by everyone. Why is this such a surprise? Of course there could be more to it but honestly it's not out of the blue if Shanks can do that just for those reasons alone.
     
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    Shichibukai is down to 5 members (but Buggy is useless and Kuma is brain dead) so Shanks is offering to be Shichibukai to balance the power. As well as a chance to be lovey-dovey with Mihawk.
     
  12. Shiba D. Inu #admiralgang

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    *while he still had 2 hands :maybe

    :lbj
     
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  13. Seraphoenix Withering away

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    Agreed. If he still had two hands he would be PK by now.
     
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    I actually agree with that yeah, 2-armed Shanks would have been an even bigger beast

    but he doesnt, and so I cant place 1-handed Shanks @ being >= to WSM or the WSS or WSC


    he has done amazing for an amputee tho :lbj
     
  15. God Movement CEO of the Corporation

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    Because he's stronger than Mihawk
     
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  16. Jizznificent Your unborn bro

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    shanks strolls where he likes. :datass
     
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    He's a snitch.

    And snitches get stitches.
     
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  19. ~Avant~ Eveningstar

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    Idk why Shanks hasn't just gone to Vegapunk and gotten a cybernetic arm ala Franky
     
  20. randomsurfer Ryu-san

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    My guess is that he was a former celestial dragon, which explains how he can get an audience with them, and the reason for this meeting is because his crew was defeated by Blackbeard and he is asking for help in revenge.
     
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  21. Oberyn Nymeros Well-Known Member

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    I just came here to say this: there was clearly no couch opposite the 5 to sit on when Shanks walked in......but in the next panel a couch appeared.
     
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    Shanks Conquerors Haki, conquered the atoms to create a chair.

    Shanks is a fucking alchemist on the same level as Father and Hohenheim, no clapping needed.
     
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  23. X18999 Space Colony

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    It's probably because Shanks is a reasonable guy and the WG does whatever it can to keep him neutral.
     
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    I'd say that that's the most likely. As a member of the Jolly Roger Pirates if anyone knows it's him, and I imagine that they give him respect because he didn't go running off at the mouth about it. Especially since unlike Ohara they can't really kill him off at will.

    I doubt the latter, they spoke almost like he was a peer not a family member or brat. They actually gave him more respect than Whitebeard did.

    An excellent point. Shanks is thinking military contingency options and shit. He's probably concerned that they aren't fully aware of the threat that he actually poses and he may have an idea what Teach is really planning.

    He was already in front of the couch when we first saw him.
    --snip--
     
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  25. Clowe King of Nothing

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    Shanks can do whatever he fuck he wants and no one can say no to him. Period.

    It's that simple.
     
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    It's pretty simple... he's a Yonkou. He could solo the place if he wants, but we also have kaidou and bm possibly teaming up which would smash the marines and destroy the world that has been built. The marines are in a very tough spot right now and starting controversy with a 3rd yonkou would be as silly as
     
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    Shanks has came to reclaim his throne.
     
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    There's a good chance he knows about the void century. If that's the case it makes sense as to why the Marines give him so much freedom. They've probably come to an agreement some time ago.
     
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    I mean, Shanks could slaughter them all and end this already...:whitebeard
     
  30. Oberyn Nymeros Well-Known Member

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    I just hope Shanks isn't here to cry about Blackbeard or wank Luffy. I'll be cool with anything else. Who knows, maybe Oda will surprise me.
    You are correct. The panel layout led me to think he was coming through a doorway.
     
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