Luffy seems to be worthy of being called a great pirate in One Piece, so was he able to return the hat to Red-Haired Shanks?
In chapter 1, Shanks asks Luffy to fulfill his promise to him, that one day he will return the straw hat to Shanks, after Luffy becomes a great pirate. So now you are eligible to return the hat to Shanks Red Hair or not?
1. Shanks’ words in chapter 1
In One Piece chapter 1, Shanks mocked Luffy by saying that he would never become a pirate. Luffy still thinks he can do it. One day he will have a boat and comrades even better than Shanks’ comrades, will find the greatest treasure in the world.
Luffy also confirmed that he will become the Pirate King. Shanks then hands over his straw hat to him. He asked Luffy to return it one day, when he was already a great pirate.
Shanks’ words indicate that he won’t simply get his hat back, but Luffy has to become a great pirate for Shanks to accept.
2. What about now?
Luffy was declared the victor in the battle between him and the Yonko Kaido. Currently, Luffy’s Gear 5 makes me feel as if he can go up against other powerful One Piece characters. Although there are still some who seem to cause trouble for Luffy, such as Akainu with the lava, or Blackbeard with the terrifying ability from the Yami Yami no Mi Devil Fruit.
But it is true that now Luffy has truly become the great pirate that Shanks expected. He is also among the most powerful characters in One Piece.
Notably in chapter 903, Shanks said that he and Luffy will meet again soon. So Luffy, who at the time had a bounty of only 1.5 billion Berries, caught Shanks’ attention.
3. But what is the criteria to become a great pirate that Red-Haired Shanks expects from Luffy?
A great pirate sounds very ordinary. Because the great pirate in the East Blue might be nothing in the eyes of a Yonko like Shanks.
Due to his being a Yonko, and Luffy’s victory over Kaido probably made him worthy of being called a great pirate, even in Shanks’ eyes. But what if that’s still not enough? Everyone let’s review what Luffy told him in One Piece chapter 1. That one day he will have a ship and comrades even better than Shanks’ comrades, will find the greatest treasure in the world. world, and will become the Pirate King.
I think Shanks will want to check out these words of Luffy. The question was whether he really had a better crew and boat.
Seeing the Straw Hats as strong as this now, I feel like they can really compete with the Red Hairs. And the Thousand Sunny can also confront the Red Force (Shanks’ ship).
Perhaps Shanks will only get his straw hat back if Luffy fulfills his promise to him, that he will become the Pirate King. If that’s what Shanks is hoping for, then Luffy might have to return his hat after he reaches Laugh Tale.
4. Will Shanks want his straw hat back?
Now, Luffy feels like he has become a pirate strong enough to be able to meet Red-Haired Shanks again. Which makes me wonder if Shanks wants his hat back?
After we see the straw hat has become a familiar thing for Luffy, and it seems to have a deeper meaning than people think (also the big straw hat at Mary Geoise). I seriously doubt that even though Luffy was eligible to return his hat to Shanks, he still didn’t want it back in the end.
Currently, the straw hat has been entrusted. I guess Shanks will officially give it to Luffy too.
So that’s the analysis on whether Luffy is now eligible to return his straw hat to the Red-Haired Shanks in One Piece. What do you think? Please write comments!
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