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Shanks' lost arm could possibly be?

Discussion in 'One Piece Manga' started by BooSheyt, May 16, 2018 at 8:25 PM.

  1. BooSheyt

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    Hi Guys!,

    I was always stuck and wondering why did Shanks lose his arm by a mere monster? And how he got there for in that instant to save Luffy?

    My thought is that maybe, someone from afar was observing Shanks that time, and found that very wide opened moment (when saving Luffy) to strike with a very super Long Range attack that Shanks had no time to dodge and sacrificed his arm.

    Let me hear your thought guys!
     
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    I was thinking about that too, sometimes.But I think it can have only 2 reasons:
    1. Shanks sacrificing his left arm shows that he cares much more about Luffy than himself.It shows he gives much more attention to Luffy rather fighting with a mere monster.So he just prefer to save Luffy's life rather than fighting with a mere monster.
    2. It was early for Oda to decide about that and he just wanted Shanks to be a savior to Luffy and a respectful person.So according to that Oda just planned Shanks to be a good guy who is gonna be a symbol for Luffy.You must not expect Oda to plan everything reasonable at that early chapters.Shanks left his arm because Oda wanted him to be a hero.That's all.No specific reason.
     
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    He lost his hand on purpose so Mihawk wouldn't want to fight with him anymore lol
     
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    Shanks didn't need to fight the monster himself knowing that time he's very strong and an Emperor. By the time he caught up to Luffy in the sea, he could just smash the monster instantly and saved Luffy without him unscatched.
     
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    Didn't he really? :blush:
     
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    It was actually a bad arm, he fights better without it.
     
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    You didn't understand what I was saying.It's just a symbol in the story.It meant that Shanks cares much more about Luffy than fighting with monster.
    Not like he is not able to kill that monster or something like that.It's just he prefer to save Luffy's life first rather than fighting with the monster.Also it won't make sense if he was a Yonko at that time.Bandits didn't know him and if he was a Yonko at that time, the story has a problem in those parts.But as I said, since those chapters were just too early in One Piece, we must not expect Oda to had plan for that parts.
    It's just that Oda wanted to make an emotional scene and that's all.
     
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    Who knows? He might be better with both hands :)
     
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    Ok Ok I get it now. I was just sharing my thought. HEHE and I know every story has a catch.
     
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    I know you guys will be disappointed, but there is NO particular reason why Shanks lost his arm. In Oda's original scenario, Shanks did not lose his arm. When Oda gave the chapter to Shueisha, the editor criticized the way Oda dealt with Shanks and told him to make something better. Then Oda drew a new chapter and made Shanks lose his arm, to make things more touching. That's all.
     
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    Source?

    Nothing is perfect by the way.Even One Piece and Oda.
     
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    shanks was 1handed since he was born :kizaru:
     
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    He's left handed and he lost his left hand
     
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    If I'm not wrong, when Shirohigei and Shanks met up, Shanks mentioned that he lost his hand because of Blackbeard.
    Wonder what he meant by that?
     
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    Wasn't it the Scar on his left eye?
     
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    I always thought it was a symbolic gesture
     
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    If he did lose his arm by another attack, that scene would’ve lost its charm. It’s meant to emphasize Shanks’ immense care for Luffy.
     
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    This is the main aspect. Shanks himself talks about how it is his "sacrifice" for the next generation (a common theme in most manga). Even though Shanks is more than strong enough to prevent it from happening (which is why Oda did not have the lost arm his original 5 year plan), the emotional aspect is what makes it logical. Almost any emotion distracts from concentration. I would also argue that Shanks undergoes most of his power-ups after meeting Luffy. Every character slowly develops and grows over their adventure.
     
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    So do you agree
     

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