|Manga - Anime|
|Romanized Name:||Ben Bekkuman|
|English Name:||Benn Beckman (Viz);
Ben Beckman (FUNimation)
|Debut:||Chapter 1; Episode 4 |
|Affiliations:||Red Hair Pirates|
|Occupations:||Pirate; First Mate|
|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|
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 Luffy's hometown; 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. He also now has a large X-shaped scar on his left temple.
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 cape.
Beckman appears to be a lot less fun-loving than the other members of the crew and a lot more relaxed, acting as the level-headed member. He, along with Lucky Roo and Yasopp, is one of Shanks's most trusted crew members as he is always seen when the Red Hair Pirates are featured, usually when something crucial happens.
At times, Beckman seems amazed at the actions of his captain, such as panicking when Luffy is taken or getting even more drunk when he has already drunk a lot before and when Mihawk brings the news of Luffy's first bounty. He is the first to speak out amongst 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.
Abilities and PowersEdit
According to Eiichiro Oda, Beckman has the highest IQ of all the characters introduced in the East Blue saga. 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. It should be noted that Kizaru did, however, when Beckman came down to join the rest of the crew, continue his attack on Luffy.
How Benn Beckman came to be a member of Shanks' 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 finds that his captain leaves him in somewhat of an awkward situation since he seems to enjoy mocking the fact Luffy could not swim, leaving Beckman to explain that Shanks really is not that happy all the time. 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.
Post-Enies Lobby ArcEdit
Beckman was seen with Shanks on their ship visiting Whitebeard. He is shown unfazed during Shanks and Whitebeard's clash.
Summit War SagaEdit
Prelude to the Whitebeard WarEdit
During the Battle of Marineford, Beckman prevented Admiral Kizaru from attacking Luffy and Law, telling Kizaru not to move a muscle while aiming his gun at him. Apparently, he was enough of a threat to make even an admiral raise his hands as sign of surrender (albeit in a somewhat sarcastic way).  However, Kizaru made one last attempt to kill Luffy by shooting his beams at him. Luffy escaped alive in Law's submarine and the Red-Hair pirates left the battlefield peacefully taking Ace and Whitebeard's bodies with them.
Beckman was later seen at Ace and Whitebeard's funeral somewhere in the New World.
Translation and Dub IssuesEdit
- In the 4Kids English dub, Beckman's cigarette is edited out.
- 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.