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The mighty crew led by Luffy's childhood hero Shanks, and the first pirates to be seen in the series. Among their ranks are Benn Beckman, Lucky Roo, Usopp's father Yasopp and several (as-yet-unidentified) elite members seen at Dawn Island and again at the finale of Marineford as well as Rockstar, a rookie who just recently joined.
Although they must be exceptionally powerful as an Emperor Crew and do have islands claimed as their territories, the Red Hair Pirates have been mostly seen partying and are exceptionally friendly even letting unrelated civilians at peace and being willing to be humiliated by a bunch of no-name mountain bandits to keep the peace going, although the current status quo may have changed that. Their antics and talk of freedom on the seas are what inspired Luffy to be a pirate. Other than that, very little is known about them, except they are a powerful crew that is to be respected.
- Animal Motif: The crew uses a red dragon as tattoos and the figurehead of their ship.
- Badass Cape: They all seem to wear one.
- Badass Crew: The first seen.
- Badass Normal: While not out-right confirmed, it's hinted that the only power most of them rely on is their own strength and Haki to become renowned and we have seen no one use any Devil Fruit powers. Shanks seem to have gotten this from his time under the Roger Pirates.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Underestimating these guys because of their partying nature can be a huge mistake, as a bunch of no-account mountain bandits found out.
- Big Damn Heroes: Whenever they're not partying, it's this, apparently, having saved Luffy at childhood and at Marineford, ending the war with their presence alone.
- The Bus Came Back: Their first Post Time Skip appearance is at the end of the second "From the Decks of the World" mini-arc, where they are seen attending a wedding.
- Team Pet: The crew appears to have a pet monkey. It's unknown if it can fight, but it did seem pretty aggressive.
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (JP, Episode 4), Aruno Tahara (JP, Episodes 151+), Sean Hennigan (EN, Funi), Rafael Pacheco (Latin American Spanish)
Age: 48 (Pre-Timeskip), 50 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: November 9th
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)
Shanks' second-in-command and the First Mate of the Red Hair Pirates. His fighting skills were displayed in the very first chapter of the story, wherein he defeats a gang of mountain bandits using only a cigarette and a rifle (used as a club). In his following appearance he looks older and has more scars, but he hasn't lost the edge.
- Alliterative Name: Benn Beckman.
- Brainy Brunette: Beckman had black hair (it's now grey) and according to Oda, Beckman has the highest IQ of all the characters introduced in the East Blue saga.
- Cool Old Guy: He is the Number Two to an Emperor.
- Genius Bruiser: According to Word of God, he's the smartest guy in the East Blue Saga (smarter than Nami and Kuro).
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: In his later appearance, he's obtained a scar.
- The Lancer: The no-nonsense First Mate for his relaxed, fun-loving captain Shanks.
- Number Two: To his captain, Shanks.
- One-Man Army: In the very fist chapter, Beckman alone managed to annihilate the mountain bandits by using a cigarette and a rifle. No, he didn't shoot them, he used said rifle as a club.
- Only Sane Man: Beckman is much more reserved when compared to his outlandish crewmates.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's very calm and collected, where Shanks is more like Luffy most of the time.
Voiced by: Jin Domon (JP), John Burgmeier (EN, Funi)
Age: 33 (Pre-Timeskip), 35 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: July 6th
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)
One of the most prominent members of the Red Hair Pirates. An obese man who is always seen with a carefree grin and eating a piece of meat.
- Acrofatic: The man is able to sneak on a mountain bandit seemingly unnoticed, suggesting that he has some sort of Super Speed and/or is a Noiseless Walker.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He is a fat, jovial guy who's constantly smiling and eating. He's also the first person to score a kill in the entire series.
- Big Eater: Always seen eating a piece of meat in all of his appearances.
- Big Fun: Very fun-loving, with a rotund body to prove it.
- Combat Pragmatist: When a bandit pulled a gun on Shanks, Lucky Roo shot the bandit in the head while he was distracted.
- Establishing Series Moment: Sneaking on and killing a mountain bandit set the overall message that a pirate's life is a dangerous one.
- Lightning Bruiser: He is quite fast in spite of his bulk.
- Perpetual Smiler: Always seen smiling.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Lucky Roo is spelled as Roux in the Viz translations.
Voiced by: Michitaka Kobayashi (JP), Scott Freeman (EN, Funi, 2007-2014)
Age: 45 (Pre-Timeskip), 47 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: August 2nd
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)
Usopp's father and another prominent member of the Red Hair Pirates, being a renowned marksman just like his son would be. He left behind his young son and wife to become a pirate and sail the seas, having been recruited by Shanks. Both of them supported his endeavors.
- Action Dad: A skilled marksman like his son.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He left his family to go explore the seas as a pirate and never returned in fear they may be endangered. Considering the reveal that he's a direct subordinate of one of the Four Emperors, it was probably the only justifiable decision he could have taken.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: He's pretty tan like Usopp used to be and he wears his hair in blond dreadlocks, though it's likely just dyed that way since he was depicted with black hair in a flashback to 20 years ago.
- Disappeared Dad: Left his son, Usopp, to continue his adventures as a pirate.
- Dreadlock Warrior: Nowadays. In the past, his hair was curly and loose, not unlike his son's.
- Hero Worship: Is idolized by his son for being a great pirate.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Yasopp claims he can shoot the whiskers off an ant. This was after he shot an apple sitting on a table in the distance. He's also the only man who beat Daddy "the Father" Masterson (anime-only) in a draw.
- Lamarck Was Right: Has excellent sharpshooting skills. Naturally, his son inherited them.
- Like Father, Like Son: Usopp became a pirate and unrivaled sharpshooter, just like his father.
- Parental Abandonment: Yasopp may have left his family for a really good reason, but despite that, he absoutely does not sugarcoat the fact that he left his wife and son behind to be a pirate and considers himself a deadbeat parent despite Usopp idolizing him and the fact that his wife never stopped loving him, even on her deathbed.
- Parents as People: It is obvious that he does love Usopp with every fiber of his being, but he still chose to follow his dream of being a pirate over raising his son and he feels terrible about it. Although, neither his wife nor his son hold it against him and it is heavily implied that his wife told him to go, part of it probably dealing with the fact that his position could easily put giant crosshairs on their backs.
- Strong Family Resemblance: A lot of Usopp's traits can be traced back to him. However, the famous Gag Nose came from his mother.
- Tattooed Crook: Has his name tattooed on his upper right arm.
Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP, Episode 151), Andrew Chandler (EN, Funi)
Birthday: June 9th
Debut: Chapter 234 (Manga), Episode 151 (Anime)
A newcomer to the Red Hair Pirates.
- Elite Mook: A former solitary pirate with a bounty of 94 Million. And still considered a Rookie among the crew.
- Honor Before Reason: Subverted. When Rockstar feels insulted by the Whitebeard Pirates, he's told by Shanks to ignore honor and come back alive instead.
- Small Name, Big Ego: When Rockstar arrives on Whitebeard ship as a messenger, he boasts about his days as a lone wolf. Marco quickly tells him that they never ever heard of him.