In the latest chapter of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda confirms that the speculations claiming that Shanks is a member of Holy Knight are false. The universe of One Piece was shocked when a mysterious group called Holy Knight appeared, and it was claimed that Shanks was one of its members.
Shanks’ movements and intentions have always been mysterious, and even after thousands of chapters, he remains a character with minimal information and rare appearances. He has been linked repeatedly with Im Sama and the Gorosei elders, being the only Yonkou who was specially invited to Mariejoa. This closeness with the leaders of the World Government has led to accusations that the red-haired pirate is a pawn of the Gorosei and more recently a member of Holy Knight.
However, Eiichiro Oda confirms that Shanks is not a member of Holy Knight. During a question and answer session with fans and journalists, Oda displayed a picture of the Holy Knight members, who were all wearing black uniforms and masks. It can be confirmed that Shanks was not among them based on their distinct characteristics and posture.
From the theories circulating, the accusations against Shanks have never had strong evidence. Shanks opposes the World Government, and his goals are opposite to theirs. He is not a character that is easy to control, and he has been considered an enemy of the World Government since Gol D Roger’s execution, his former captain, who began his life as a pirate in the One Piece universe.
In One Piece 1083, Holy Knight is revealed to be a group that has the same level of authority and power as the Gorosei. Both sides follow Im Sama’s orders but do not interfere in each other’s affairs. The Gorosei is focused on maintaining a balance of power among the pirates and has a role in the One Piece universe’s organization. On the other hand, Holy Knight works covertly and as assassins, carrying out Im Sama’s orders as executors.
According to speculations, members of Holy Knight are likely to be Devil Fruit users since they can destroy a whole country in one operation. This speculation, however, remains unverified, and only Oda can confirm the truth.
In conclusion, Eiichiro Oda puts an end to the rumors surrounding Shanks’ membership in Holy Knight. Fans must wait for further developments in the story to know more about this mysterious group.