One Piece’s manga has certainly kept fans on the edge of their seats with its spectacular and surprising story in every chapter. In chapter 1083, Eiichiro Oda introduced the silhouette of a mysterious figure known as the Holy Knight, a secretive force within the World Government. While the identity of this Holy Knight remains unknown, some fans speculate that one of the Knights is none other than Shanks.
Evidence of the speculation comes from the silhouette shown by Eiichiro Oda, which bears a striking resemblance to Shanks. Although there are also theories suggesting that it may not be him but rather someone related to him, many fans believe that it is indeed Shanks. Moreover, previous facts presented by Oda himself supports the theory.
One notable detail is Shanks’ ability to enter Mariejoa, the World Government’s stronghold, and meet with the Gorosei, the governing body of the World Government. Shanks managed to enter with ease, despite tight security measures making it challenging for anyone to enter without permission. The fact that the Gorosei welcomed Shanks with open arms suggests that he could be a member of the Holy Knight.
Another piece of evidence presented by Oda was the revelation of Shanks’s past. Shanks was given the chance to continue One Piece’s protagonist, Roger’s legacy, but he declined, which suggests that Shanks may have joined the Holy Knight instead. This event occurred during Roger’s execution, indicating that Shanks might have received an offer to be a part of the World Government beforehand.
Despite these theories, as of now, there is no clear answer on whether Shanks is a part of Holy Knight. But with every new chapter, fans continue to be captivated and eagerly await Oda’s next move in One Piece.