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Benn Beckman
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Benn Beckman Anime Infobox

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Japanese Name: ベン・ベックマン
Romanized Name: Ben Bekkuman
Official English Name: Benn Beckman (Viz);
Ben Beckman (FUNimation)
Debut: Chapter 1; Episode 4[1]
Affiliations: Red Hair Pirates
Occupations: Pirate; First Mate
Status: Alive
Birthday: November 19th[2]
Japanese VA: Kazuyuki Sogabe (Episode 4);
Aruno Tahara (Episode 151+)
Odex English VA: Joseph Murray
4Kids English VA: Andrew Paull
Funi English VA: Sean Hennigan

Benn Beckman is the first mate of the Red Hair Pirates.[3][4]

AppearanceEdit

Beckman Full-Body

Full-body view of Beckman.

Beckman is a tall man, standing at least a foot taller than Shanks. His hair was jet black and pulled back in a pony tail 12 years ago in Monkey D. Luffy's hometown;[1] in the current storyline, his hair has turned gray and is cut short. He is never seen without his rifle nearby or a cigarette in his mouth.[1] He also now has a large, X-shaped scar on his left temple.[5]

His outfit has changed very little over the years since his first appearance; he now wears a black, v-neck shirt with three quarter sleeves (whereas he is previously seen wearing a short-sleeved shirt of a similar color and design) along with loose pants (originally of a dark green color, but presently gray) with numerous pockets on them, tucked inside his buckled boots. Like most of the other Red Hair Pirates, he wears a sash around his waist, to which he attaches his rifle in a pistol-like fashion. The only thing added to his attire is his spiral-patterned cloak.[5]

PersonalityEdit

Beckman appears to be a lot less fun-loving and a lot more relaxed than the other members of the crew are, acting as the level-headed member. He, Lucky Roo, and Yasopp are some of Shanks's most trusted crew members, as they are always seen when the Red Hair Pirates are featured, usually when something crucial happens.[1]

At times, Beckman seems amazed at the actions of his captain, such as panicking when Luffy is taken[6] or getting even more drunk when he has already drunk a lot before and when Mihawk brings the news of Luffy's first bounty.[7] He is the first to speak out among the crew whenever they appear. He also seems to be the first to ask questions about the crew's situation, such as whether the World Government would try to stop them from seeing Whitebeard.[5]

Abilities and PowersEdit

According to Oda, Beckman has the highest IQ of all the characters introduced in the East Blue saga.[8] Since he is a first mate to a Yonko, he presumably possesses a great deal of strength. During the Battle of Marineford, Admiral Kizaru chose not to fight him, even though he had just fought the First Commander of Whitebeard's crew and Whitebeard himself.[9] It should be noted that Kizaru did, however, continue his attack on Luffy when Beckman came down to join the rest of the crew.[10]

Beckman also single-handedly defeated Higuma's crew of mountain bandits, afterwards telling Higuma to bring a warship as backup if he wanted to fight them.[11]

WeaponsEdit

Beckman carries a flintlock rifle with him, but he has yet to fire it, instead using it as a club on Higuma's men[11] and as a threat against Kizaru.[9]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Romance DawnEdit

Red Hair Pirates at Foosha Village

The Red Hair Pirates at Luffy's Hometown.

How Beckman came to be a member of Shanks's crew is unknown.

At Luffy's hometown, Beckman tried to explain his captain's decision on refusing to take Luffy with him to sea. Unfortunately, he found that his captain left him in somewhat of an awkward situation, since he seemed to enjoy mocking the fact that Luffy could not swim, leaving Beckman to explain that Shanks really was not that happy all the time.[12] Later on, after the Higuma incident, Beckman and Lucky Roo took on Higuma's men. He shocked Higuma by taking out every last bandit, leaving only Higuma standing.[11]

Loguetown ArcEdit

When Mihawk informed the crew about the up-and-coming Luffy, Shanks's crew and the Shichibukai threw a party despite Shanks and his crew already being worn out from another party the night before.[7]

Jaya ArcEdit

Beckman was seen with Shanks during his call with Rockstar, where he asked Shanks how he thought the government would react to him wanting to meet Whitebeard.[5]

Post-Enies Lobby ArcEdit

Red Hair Pirates Watch Shanks Clash with Whitebeard

Beckman, Roo and Yasopp watch as their captain clashes with Whitebeard.

Beckman accompanied Shanks when he visited Whitebeard, and later watched unfazed while Shanks and Whitebeard clashed.[13]

Summit War SagaEdit

Prelude to the Whitebeard WarEdit

Since Vice Admiral Momonga mentioned that the Red Hair Pirates had intercepted Kaido, it can be assumed that Beckman helped in this interception.[14]

Marineford ArcEdit

Benn Beckman Stops Kizaru

Beckman stopping Kizaru.

During the Battle of Marineford, Beckman prevented Admiral Kizaru from attacking Luffy and Trafalgar Law, telling Kizaru not to move a muscle while aiming his gun at him.[9] Later, the Red-Hair Pirates left the battlefield peacefully, taking Ace and Whitebeard's bodies with them.[15]

Post-War ArcEdit

Beckman was later seen at Ace and Whitebeard's funeral somewhere in the New World.[16]

Major BattlesEdit

MerchandiseEdit

POPNeoDX-Benn

Beckman DX figure.

Beckman has been featured in One Piece Gashapon sets and Portrait of Pirates.

Video GamesEdit

Playable AppearancesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit

Non-Playable AppearancesEdit

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

  • In the 4Kids English dub, Beckman's cigarette is edited out.

TriviaEdit

  • When Oda gave his name, Oda joked on how he is called "Shofukutei Nezumi" because he looks a little like a mouse. However according to Oda, that was Usopp lying.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 10) and Episode 4, Benn Beckman makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 159), Benn Beckman's birthday is given.
  3. 3.0 3.1 SBS One Piece MangaVol. 5, Beckman's name revealed.
  4. One Piece Red: Grand Characters (p. 153), Beckman's name written in English as "Benn Beckman".
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 14) and Episode 151, Beckman is shown in the current timeline.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 37) and Episode 4, Beckman comments on Shanks's hysterical reaction to Luffy's kidnapping.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 17-18) and Episode 45, Mihawk visits the Red Hair Pirates.
  8. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 8, Fan question: Who has the highest IQ?
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 (p. 16) and Episode 488, Borsalino encounters Beckman.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 6) and Episode 489, Beckman joins up with the rest of his crew.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 35-36) and Episode 4, Beckman defeats Higuma's mountain bandits by himself.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 10-11) and Episode 4, Beckamn tries to explain Shanks's reasoning to Luffy.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 17) and Episode 316, Beckman watches Shanks clash with Whitebeard.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 (p. 3) and Episode 434, Shanks intercepts Kaido.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 14-15) and Episode 489, Sengoku agrees to hand Ace and Whitebeard's bodies over to the Red Hair Pirates.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 9) and Episode 505, Beckman is seen at Whitebeard and Ace's funeral.

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