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Why was Shanks in East Blue?

Discussion in 'Ohara Library' started by spiritmight, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. spiritmight High Frequency, Bitches

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    Was rereading the first chapter of OP and something hit me

    Why was a Grand Line pirate like Shanks, one of Roger's crew members, just chillin in East Blue when Luffy was a kid?

    I'm not saying the man was Yonko level at the time, but I do believe he must have been way stronger than any East Blue pissant.

    So why was he there? Recruiting Yassop is one thing, but we know he had already recruited Yassop by the time he met Luffy.

    Is it just because "Oda hadn't developed East Blue as the weakest sea" and it was at the time just Shanks hanging around as a casual pirate?

    Or is there some greater concept at play here, somehow related to Roger's will and desires? :mikebatman

    IDK discuss
     
  2. Marcelle.B Ban Emperor Moderator

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    Could be for a lot of reasons :hm

    - He could've just been travelling.
    - He was fucking Makino.
    - He was searching for the devil fruit.
    - He was in hiding.
     
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  3. Samehadaman Well-Known Member

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    He was running from the big fish, but the fish still got him.
    Shanks owed him money.
     
  4. Mυgen The Dancing Samurai

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    Smashing makino, cant neglect ur sidechicks :smoke
     
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  5. White Wolf

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    Smashing Makino seems like a wise choice.

    Recruiting Yasopp was a side task also.
     
  6. John Wick I once was VAK but now I'm back.

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    he was there to get lucky roux some laxatives because the dude ate and fucked so hard he was bunged up and hadn't had a shit in a couple of months.
     
  7. JeffHamos GreenHorn

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    He want to challenge Garp in a duel.
     
  8. Admiral Kizaru One Piece Expert

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    Banging Makino and trying out the local Sake


    In all seriousness, because the strength & relevance of his character seems like a retcon, there probably wasn't much of a serious reason outside from that's where they happened to just dock.
     
  9. barreltheif Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it was a retcon. Shanks was a "legendary pirate" in Romance Dawn (the one shot). And he was stated to be Mihawk's former rival later on in the East Blue saga, implying that he's probably the second strongest swordsman.

    Shanks only looked bad because Oda's editor convinced him to add in Shanks losing his arm.
     
  10. Canute87 Nuke Imminent

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    Don't think a pirate who was introduced the first chapter, could be retconned.

    Only if they outlined him as a yonkou class pirate at that time it would make sense, but he wasn't.
     
  11. Total warrior Active Member

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    Banging Makino is not that absurd. We know she has child and when Oda was asked about the father he said it's "that man", implying it's someone we already know, not some random villager. Considering Shank's weird journey to the East Blue, it wouldn't be that far-fetched to think the two fell in love with each other and shanks came to the EB now and then to visit her. It's not the most plausible theory ever made, but still, I would like if Shanks and Makino were a couple
     
  12. Admiral Kizaru One Piece Expert

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    Interesting and certainly plausible. Do you have a link to an Oda interview where he mentions his editor being the one to convince him to make Shanks lose his arm? :catthinks


    I mean his strength & importance to the story were likely wasn't planned out by Oda at that point rather than his character.

    I just can't get over the fact that a guy who's a yonkou, a certifiable top tier & one of the supposed strongest guys around, would get confused with some smoke bombs from a fodder & have to lose his arm to a fish to save someone ........ especially seeing we've had other top tiers since then like Aokiji effortlessly deal with them without barely losing an ounce of stamina let alone a limb.
     
  13. White Wolf

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    Nigga even used CoC on that OP sea king.
    :dank
     
  14. Canute87 Nuke Imminent

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    That's the point i'm making. Why do you think he was a yonkou in the first chapter?
     
  15. Roƅ Well-Known Member

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    I mean, it's not that odd. He's from East Blue IIRC, so he probably came back for a visit or something. Not everyone's on a journey like Luffy and co.
     
  16. Furinji Saiga The One Shadow

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    Shanks is from West Blue.

    Whitebeard:
    Give us some privacy.
    This is West Blue liquor...
    Bet it's not very good.

    Shanks: I've been around the world... but there ain't nothing like booze made from water cold enough to freeze the skin.
    It's a drink from my hometown. Hope you enjoy it!!
     
  17. Furinji Saiga The One Shadow

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    Shanks already had Yasopp recruited by the time he was with Luffy.
    He recruited him very early on when he set out from Loguetown.

     
  18. TheOmega Real Nigga

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    Roger was born in EB and chose to die there in the weakest sea. Shanks was there to find the person who inherited his will. He found Luffy
     
  19. White Wolf

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    He found him early on. Nigga didn't leave until Usopp was young. His sperm ain't magic.
     
  20. Zeta42 Hentai

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    He was there to kickstart the plot. Or maybe he hid the 4th Road Poneglyph there.
     
  21. PwnGoatVSPandaman Better Than Grimm

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    The world is round and Shanks went through the new world and came back in east blue. Why beast blue? Maybe he grew up there, who knows.
     
  22. PwnGoatVSPandaman Better Than Grimm

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    His devil fruit is the spermy spermy no mi.

    Or he put his sperm in a bank.
     
  23. Miss Ella Mountain Queen

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    He was obviously there to hit on Makino :maybe
     
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  24. Marcelle.B Ban Emperor Moderator

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    yea..hit...



    let's go with that :caticon
     
  25. Monstar6 Well-Known Member

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    For the same reason that after becoming the PK Luffy will be hanging in the other blues.
     
  26. John Wick I once was VAK but now I'm back.

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    He was there to throw down with the baby in this photo


    For copping a feel of his side chick.

    sadly he lost the duel cos he got too drunk and the baby smeared shit on his face.
     
  27. X18999 Space Colony

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    Why not? It's not like he had something else to do...

    I think he's been in East Blue since Rogers execution building up his crew. Probably taught them all Haki and let them get some experience as pirates before heading to the Grand Line.
     
  28. PwnGoatVSPandaman Better Than Grimm

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    Shanks has such weak sperm that it took over 10 years for his cum to get her pregnant.
     
  29. PwnGoatVSPandaman Better Than Grimm

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    Dying in loguetown?
     
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    ^ this baby will be Luffys successor and inheritor of the will, like Luffy was to Roger

    :ufdup
     
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