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One Piece Discussion/Theory! Shanks' Arm!

Dinosel July 16, 2016 User blog:Dinosel

Hello peeps! Last week we discussed about Luffy's mom and today i would like to open a new discussion on a topic, a lot of people are sceptical about. Why Shanks lost his arm?

One theory says that Oda had not developed the idea of Armament Haki when Shanks lost his arm. Oda definitely had the idea of Haki from the beginning, since we saw Shanks using Conqueror's Haki on that See King, but maybe he didnt have in mind Armament Haki back then. Considering Shanks' strength, he could easily save his arm. I, personally dont think that this is true. What I believe is that Shanks might have intentionally lost his arm. When Whitebeard asked Shanks the name of the person that took his hand, Shanks replied by stating that he bet it on the new age. Could it be that Shanks sensed Roger's will inside of Luffy? Could it be that he actually lost his arm as a symbolism of his fate on Luffy?

What do you think about Shanks' arm? Let me know in the comments below. Have a nice day!

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