Will Shanks Die In One Piece? The Fate Of Red-Haired Emperor Discussed


One Piece is hot right now and the show is progressing at an extreme pace than ever before. Luffy and his crew engaged in serious combat in Kaido’s Wano Territory and sought to break free from the many past episodes. Kaidou is one of the Sea Emperors along with Blackbeard, Shanks, and Big Mom. The character power level in One Piece is quite balanced and perfect. We already know other Sea Emperors and even know their power levels and abilities except for the Akagami Shanks. Shanks was the guy who sparked the flame in Luffy to sail across the ocean in search of One Piece but he’s still the least explored character in the series. In this article, we will talk about Shanks in detail and discuss whether he will end up dying or not. Everything is packed in this article, so make sure to read this article till the end.

One Piece is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda and serialized in Weekly shonen magazine. The anime adaptation project of the manga was given to Toei Animation Studio which produced some of the best anime in its class i.e. Dragon Ball, Digimon etc. The series is still ongoing with over 1000 anime episodes and manga chapters. One Piece is also the best-selling manga in Japan and the rest of the world. The series is based on main protagonist Luffy who accidentally ate a devil fruit and decided to one day become the Pirate King. He sails across the ocean in search of that One Piece treasure and recruits some amazing teammates along the way. We now come to our main subject.

Who is Shank?

Can you imagine, the character who started the series is still the most unexplored character in the series? Shanks, also known as Akagami or Red-Haired Shanks, is one of the Emperors of the Sea and a well-known pirate in the New World. The Shanks are also the captain of the Red-Haired Pirates. Shanks is extremely skilled and the master of Haki. He even stopped Whitebeard’s saber with his sword. He stopped the greatest war with a single speech. Shanks was Pirate King Gol D. Roger’s former shipmate. Roger passed him his hat which he then gave to Luffy and asked him to return it whenever they met again in the New World. This is how he ignited the flame in Luffy to become Pirate King. We’ve seen many instances in the series where Shanks shows his mysterious side. Shanks also has ties to the World Government, as we saw just before the Reverie. It should be noted that Shanks’ full powers and abilities are still unknown.

Will Shanks die in one piece?
Shanks standing in front of Whitebeard

Will Shanks die in one piece?

Since there’s a lot to find out about Shanks on the show, it’s unlikely he’ll die anytime soon. Shanks is extremely powerful and intelligent and has the most versatile crew, so killing him won’t be a cup of tea even for a world-famous pirate. There are many theories that predict this. Blackbeard aka Marshal D. Teach will kill Shanks at the end and be the last obstacle for Luffy for the One Piece but personally we don’t think things will go that way. We could see a fierce fight between Shanks and Teach. It’s also possible that Shanks is the agent of the world government or the protector of One Piece, but all of these theories are just opinions with no major context.

Shanks is one of the strongest characters in the series. The glimpse of his power and influence was seen when the Marines and Blackbeard’s crew chose not to engage the Red Haired Pirates as a fierce battle ensued. Shanks, without an arm, entered the strongest marines and pirates, presented an open challenge, and no one dared. Shanks maintained a reputation of honor among his enemies and was seen to gain a direct audience with the Ancients. Great strength and the power to count. It will be amazing to watch him fight.

The One Piece Red movie is in the works and we might see some good hints of Shanks in that movie later this year. We just have to wait patiently.

Will Shanks die in one piece?
Shanks from One Piece

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