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Lucky Roo Anime Infobox

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Japanese Name: ラッキー・ルウ
Romanized Name: Rakkī Rū
English Name: Lucky Roux
Debut: Chapter 1; Episode 4
Affiliations: Red Hair Pirates
Occupations: Pirate
Birthday: July 6th[1]
Japanese VA: Jin Domon
Odex English VA: Jamie Meldrum
4Kids English VA: Michael Alston Baley
Funi English VA: John Burgmeier

Lucky Roo[2] is a member of the Red Hair Pirates and one of Shanks' core crewmembers.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Lucky Roo's Manga Color Scheme

Lucky Roo's color scheme in the manga.

Lucky Roo has a round body shape and he is always seen eating a rack of meat. He is shown wearing goggles over his eyes at all times. Out of the the entire crew, he appears to have changed the least over the years and shows little in the way of aging. In every appearance, Roo is smiling happily no matter how serious the situation is, such as Shanks clashing with Whitebeard.

He wears a red t-shirt (green in the anime) with white vertical stripes on it, paired by a matching bandanna on his head, short white pants (beige in the anime) with a red sash around his waist (dark, bluish-green in the anime), and red shoes with fur around the ankles. He has a yellow coat draped over his shoulders like a cape, with a fur-lined collar and red epaulets with black stripes on them.

PersonalityEdit

Roo appears to be a very fun loving pirate who is often seen hanging around another one of Shanks's crewmembers, Yasopp. He seems to be 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. He shares this trait with Benn Beckman and Yasopp. He is the first person to actually kill someone in One Piece and sets the stage for the series: A pirate's life is a dangerous one.

He has a very large appetite and in the manga he is seen drinking a whole barrel of sake by himself in the background while the crew was at the bar Makino worked in.[4] He is almost always shown with a large grin even during the war, holding a large rack of meat in at least one hand, except for one scene in Episode 316, where he is holding onto a rail without any sign of meat.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Not much is known about Roo's abilities, but being a member of a Yonko crew, he is assumed to be very powerful. Despite his round body, he was able to sneak up on a mountain bandit without being noticed.

WeaponsEdit

He used a flintlock to shoot a mountain bandit that was threatening Shanks at point blank range.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Romance Dawn ArcEdit

Red Hair Pirates at Foosha Village

The Red Hair Pirates at Luffy's Hometown.

How and why Lucky Roo came to join the Red Hair Pirates is unknown.

Lucky Roo was first seen in Luffy's past amongst Shanks' crew. He joined in with his crew's fun while they were bragging about a pirate's life in front of Luffy. He is next seen supporting his captain when a bandit pulled a pistol on him and threatened to kill him by killing the bandit first.[5]

East Blue SagaEdit

Loguetown ArcEdit

As Mihawk informs his former rival about Luffy's up-and-coming, the crew throws another party, despite being already worn out by the last one.

Sky Island SagaEdit

Jaya ArcEdit

When Rockstar came back from Whitebeard, Lucky Roo was seen with Shanks and the others. He asked Shanks what he planned on doing, since Whitebeard had ripped up his letter.[6]

Water 7 SagaEdit

Post-Enies Lobby ArcEdit

Red Hair Pirates Watch Shanks Clash with Whitebeard

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

Lucky Roo watched on as Shanks encountered Whitebeard.[7]

Summit War SagaEdit

Marineford ArcEdit

His crew intercepted Kaido, and it can be assumed that he helped in this interception.[8] Upon the Red Hair Pirates arriving at Marineford, he was shown standing alongside Shanks and the rest of the crew.[9] He asked Shanks if he wanted to see Luffy again for the first time in ten years, with food in his mouth. [10]

Post-War ArcEdit

Lucky Roo was also seen present at Ace and Whitebeard's funeral somewhere in the New World.[11]

Major BattlesEdit

Early One PieceEdit

Lucky Roo seems to have been the end product of redrawing of a previous fat member of Shanks' crew who appeared in the Romance Dawn in several panels. Notably, Lucky Roo appears in a panel that itself is a repeat from the original Romance Dawn, also in the same part the human chain when the crew is dancing about a pirate's life, he also has mirrored pose that is identical to the original fat crew member from the original Romance Dawn.

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The fat member of Shanks' crew from Romance Dawn V.1...
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...and Lucky Roo from the final version.

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

"Roux" translates from French as "russet-red". Although his name can be written as either "Lucky Roux" or "Lucky Roo". He is known as "Lucky Roux" in the official English versions as well.

In the 4Kids dub, the scene where Lucky Roo shoots the bandit was edited so that he instead shoots a cap gun near the bandit's head. Shanks was then given added dialog, implying that the bandit just passed out, rather than being killed ("When he wakes up, tell him it was a cap gun").

TriviaEdit

  • It is likely that his name is a reference to Lucky Luke, a fictional cowboy (gunfighter) from the "Lucky Luke" Franco-Belgian comic book, created by Morris de Bevere. Lucky Luke's is known as "The man who shoots faster than his shadow".
  • Lucky Roo appeared shorter than Shanks in their first appearance in Episode 4 but he appeared taller than Shanks when they went to Marineford.
  • Lucky Roo is the first person to kill someone both in the anime and the manga, by shooting a mountain bandit in the head at point blank range.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 199), Lucky Roo's birthday is given.
  2. One Piece Red: Grand Characters (p. 153), His name is written in English as 'Lucky Roo'.
  3. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 5, Lucky Roo's name revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 1 Chapter 1, Lucky Roo polishes off a whole barrel of sake.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Roo shoots the bandit dead.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 and Episode 151, Lucky Roo is shown on the winter island.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 and Episode 316, Lucky Roo is present as Shanks encounters Whitebeard.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 and Episode 434, Shanks intercepts Kaido
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 and Episode 488, Lucky Roo arrives at Marineford.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489, Lucky Roo asks Shanks if he wants to see Luffy.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 and Episode 505, Lucky Roo is shown at Whitebeard and Ace's Funeral.

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