How Did Shanks Lose His Arm?

Fiction Horizon has determined that Shanks is one of Oda’s One Piece’s greatest characters.

The red-haired pirate is a badass and popular due to his friendship with Luffy.

This article explains how Shanks lost his arm.

After Higuma threw Luffy into the ocean, Shanks used his Haoshoku Haki to protect him from the gigantic Lord of the Coast.

The Lord of the Coast tried to eat Luffy but bit off Shanks’ left arm. 

This article will detail how Shanks lost his left arm in One Piece.

The story is tragic and heartwarming, therefore if you don’t know One Piece, there will be spoilers.

How Shanks lost his arm so easily?

SHanks Arm How Did Shanks Lose His Arm?

Shanks and his gang partied at a bar, still refusing to recruit Luffy.

Shanks informed the youngster they would leave the village after two or three journeys.

Higuma and his men requested sake, which Shanks and his crew had already drunk.

Higuma broke the final bottle and hurled food at Shanks, calling him a coward.

Shanks and his gang laughed when the bandit departed the pub.

Luffy enraged that Shanks hadn’t fought back, told them they weren’t pirates. He consoled himself with Shanks fruit.

Shanks discovered he had eaten Gomu Gomu no Mi.

Shanks said Luffy would never swim again.

Shanks left Luffy again a few days later.

Higuma also abducted Luffy. Shanks and his gang returned as the bandit planned to assassinate Luffy.

Shanks mocked Luffy for claiming pistol-like punches. Shanks advanced despite Higuma’s orders.

Higuma’s brigand fired at the boy’s head. Lucky Roo shot the bandit in the head after Shanks urged him to just shoot.

Shanks told Higuma that he could be tossed food or ridiculed, but he would never let anyone damage his buddies.

Benn Beckman will then defeat the bandits. Higuma vanished after hurling a smoke bomb. Shanks yelled that he was lost.

After Higuma threw Luffy into the water, Shanks protected him from the Lord of the Coast, who he scared off with a look.

Luffy cried and screamed as Shanks comforted him after he lost his left arm defending him.

Shanks says it was simply an arm and that he was saved.

Shanks and his crew left the village permanently thereafter. Luffy left the Red Hair gang to start his own crew.

Shanks says he’s unfit to be a pirate. Frustrated, Luffy informed him he would build a powerful crew and compete with Shanks to get One Piece and become the Pirate King.

Shanks smiled and gave Luffy the Straw Hat, urging him to return it when he became a famous pirate.


Q-Shanks loses his arm in which episode?

Ans: Episode 4 of One Piece, dubbed “Luffy’s Past,” featured the above events. “Red-Haired Shanks!”

The remastered episode premiered on April 28, 2012. It used One Piece’s first chapter.

Q-Did Shanks deliberately lose his arm?

Ans: No, Shanks lost his arm to the Lord of the Coast to save Luffy.

Shanks was a nobleman who sacrificed his arm to save Luffy.

Q-Why didn’t Shanks save his arm with Haki?

Ans: We don’t know why he didn’t do it, as he always used his haki to terrify the beast, but Shanks probably didn’t have time.

He arrived just in time, so he probably couldn’t utilize the method before saving Luffy. Probably.

Q-Did losing his arm weaken Shanks?

Ans: Since he hasn’t fought, Shanks’ talents are unclear.

However, as one of the Four Emperors of the New Planet, his raw physical power is thought to be great, making him one of the four most formidable pirates in the world.

Shanks may fight the world’s strongest man, Whitebeard.

He didn’t eat devil fruit when competing with Mihawk because he could swim ten years before Luffy.

The Five Elders say he is one of the few who can stop Marshall D. Teach.

Admiral Akainu had killed numerous warriors and Warlords in Marineford until he reached Luffy, yet he did not challenge Shanks when the Emperor emerged, indicating his might.

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