One Piece: Did Luffy know about Shanks's presence in Wano? Explained.

Overall, the evidence is mixed. There are things that suggest that Luffy may have known about Shanks's arrival, and there are things that suggest that he may not have known. Ultimately, it is up to each individual

By
Manta Ray
On
November 6, 2023 10:56 AM

Whether or not Luffy knew about Shanks's presence in Wano is a matter of some debate among One Piece fans. There is evidence to support both sides of the argument.

On the one hand, there are a few things that suggest that Luffy may have known that Shanks was coming. First, in Chapter 1051, Luffy tells Kid that he has a feeling that something big is going to happen in Wano. This could be interpreted as Luffy sensing Shanks's arrival.

Second, in Chapter 1053, Luffy and Kid are both able to sense Shanks's Conqueror's Haki from a great distance. This suggests that they were both already aware of Shanks's presence in Wano.

Finally, in Chapter 1055, Luffy tells Momonosuke that he is not surprised that Shanks is in Wano. This suggests that Luffy had at least some idea that Shanks was coming.

On the other hand, there are also a few things that suggest that Luffy may not have known about Shanks's presence in Wano. First, in Chapter 1055, Luffy is surprised to see Shanks's ship approaching Wano. This suggests that he was not expecting Shanks to arrive at that time.

Second, Luffy does not seem to be prepared for Shanks's arrival. He does not have any special plans in place, and he does not seem to know what Shanks wants. This suggests that Luffy may have only been vaguely aware of Shanks's presence in Wano.

Finally, Shanks himself says that he did not tell Luffy that he was coming to Wano. This suggests that Shanks wanted to surprise Luffy.

Overall, the evidence is mixed. There are things that suggest that Luffy may have known about Shanks's arrival, and there are things that suggest that he may not have known. Ultimately, it is up to each individual fan to decide what they believe.

Here are some possible explanations for the evidence that suggests that Luffy knew about Shanks's arrival:

  • Luffy may have sensed Shanks's Conqueror's Haki from a great distance, even though he was not aware of Shanks's exact location.
  • Luffy may have received a message from Shanks informing him of his arrival, but he may have forgotten about it or not paid attention.
  • Luffy may have simply had a feeling that Shanks was coming, without any specific evidence to support that feeling.

Here are some possible explanations for the evidence that suggests that Luffy did not know about Shanks's arrival:

  • Luffy may have been so focused on defeating Kaido that he did not pay attention to the signs that Shanks was coming.
  • Shanks may have used his Conqueror's Haki to mask his presence from Luffy.
  • Shanks may have simply changed his mind at the last minute and decided to come to Wano unannounced.

Personally, I believe that it is most likely that Luffy had some vague idea that Shanks was coming to Wano, but he did not know the exact time or date of his arrival. This would explain why Luffy is not surprised to see Shanks when he arrives, but he is also not prepared for his arrival.

What do you think? Did Luffy know about Shanks's presence in Wano?

Manta Ray

An anime and manga enthusiast who has nothing more better than to do but just write amazing stuffs for the fandom.

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