Shanks is one of the playable allies from the One Piece game series. He is the captain of the Red-Haired Pirates and one of the Four Emperors. After serving aboard Roger's ship as an apprentice, alongside Buggy, he founds his own pirate crew.
After losing an arm while saving seven-year-old Luffy's life, and lending him his precious straw hat, which was originally owned by his late captain, Gol D. Roger, Shanks goes on to earn himself a place among the Emperor-status.
Shanks is a pirate with swordsman mastery, capable of using the Conqueror's Haki.
Years ago before the storyline started, Shanks used to work for Gol D. Roger's crew as a cabin boy along with Buggy. When he came of age, he saved the young Luffy from a large sea monster and lost his dominant arm in the process. He entrusted his beloved signature straw hat to the young boy and asked him to hold on to it for him, and to not return it until the young boy becomes a great pirate.