|Manga - Anime|
|Romanized Name:||Ben Bekkuman|
|Official 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 Monkey D. 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 cloak.
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.
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 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.
Abilities and PowersEdit
According to 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, continue his attack on Luffy when Beckman came down to join the rest of the crew.
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. 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 accompanied Shanks when he visited Whitebeard, and later watched unfazed while Shanks and Whitebeard clashed.
Summit War SagaEdit
Prelude to the Whitebeard WarEdit
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. Later, 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.
- Grand Battle! 2
- One Piece Grand Battle 3
- One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!
- One Piece Grand Adventure
- One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
- One Piece: Dance Battle
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.