Dracule Mihawk: Relationships
Mihawk meets with shanks to show him Luffys 30 mil bounty. Was there any subtle clue or reference where Mihawk realises Luffy knows Shanks? Do not repost questions answered in the FAQ or sidebar. Use the search bar. Do not repost questions answered in the FAQ or sidebar . in the meeting you mentioned Shanks greets Mihawk by asking if he has come to Their relationship is never fully explained, but from the series it can be infered. However, Mihawk lost interest in him after Shanks lost his left arm. He retains a neutral, though somewhat friendly relationship with Shanks, and.
Basically; someone strong enough to duel Hawk Eyes, and have him seek you out came back from east blue short an arm. And calling someone or somebody a monster from someone as condescending as Whitebeard, is a feat.
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This was all alluding to Shanks strength, and meant that Shanks was a very powerful pirate whom Whitebeard acknowledged his strength. Whitebeard had been a New World Pirate, from before Roger died. This means Shanks was a new World pirate, which reinforces my belief that Shanks and Mihawk had been duelling in the New World. Well, we now know that before he lost his arm, he was strong enough that Whitebeard recognised his strength, and stated that whatever had took his arm must have been a monster.
Oda never stated that. Whitebeard was already past his prime, and only growing weaker, while Shanks most likely grew stronger. Why Oda needed to make that statement, was because Shanks lost his sword arm.
He was a swordsman, who lost his sword arm. Such acknowledgement from Whitebeard is incredible, seeing as Whitebeard never even used the term Yonkou. He never even called Roger the Pirate King. Look at Don Krieg, he dreamed of conquering the Grand Line. His arrogance, screams that he had no Idea of the Yonkou.
What about Arlong, thinking of conquering the World. None of them had shown ideas of knowing about the Yonkou. What about Usopp, all he knew was that his father was a Pirate. Even if Pirate scum like Krieg and Arlong had no idea what the Yonkou were, at least Usopp should have known.
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This suggests to me, that knowledge of the Yonkou was restricted to the Grand Line. It further reinforces my belief that Shanks was a Yonkou Or at least one of the 4 strongest Pirates of the New World when he lost his arm. After Shanks Lost His Arm. I think, that after Shanks went back to the New World, Mihawk sought him out for a duel. He then found out that Shanks had lost an arm. Either he refused to battle Shanks again, knowing it was his sword arm that he lost, or they duelled, and Mihawk won.
He was surprised at the ease, with which he defeated Shanks. Either way, Shanks sat him down and told him a story, or Mihawk inquired about his signature Straw hat, which was missing from his head. Shanks then told him about Luffy, and how he lost his arm saving Luffy.10 Things You Didn't Know About Shanks (Probably) - One Piece
He also mentioned the promise that he had made with Luffy. I based the above, on the fact that it was Mihawk who went to deliver Shanks his bounty.
Probably while he was in the New World. The 30 million bounty, of an East Blue rookie, may not make New World news. This indicates that Mihawk knew about the relationship between Shanks and Luffy, he even commented on it, when he met Shanks. Mihawk had previously encountered Luffy, back in East Blue, he even asked him about his dream. Maybe to find out if he was truly the one, that Shanks had told him about. Or to test his conviction.
To this end, I believe he either defeated Silvers Rayleigh, or the Gorosei swordsman. This kind of subtle hint, is the type Oda uses. Art any rate even the Gorosei swordsman, acknowledges Mihawk as the greatest. We know Mihawk had been a swordsman, for a very long time as When Oda drew the Schichibukai as kids Mihawk was drawn in a kendo outfit, holding that wooden practice sword they use.
We also know Rayleigh taught Shanks. After achieving his goal, Mihawk stayed for a while in the New World, but grew quickly bored. Swordsmen challenged him for his title, but none were strong enough. He is also unafraid to reference his title of "Greatest Swordsman in the World" in relation to himself, indicating a high level of confidence in his own abilities.
He takes pride in his swordsmanship, believing that a nick on his sword is a blemish to his pride. While he has become jaded regarding the abilities of other swordsmen, due to facing numerous weaker opponents, he is able to recognize talent.
In fact, he has a desire to see Zoro surpass him after having witnessed Zoro's incredible will and determination after their battle. When he speaks to Zoro, he states he will wait for Zoro, no matter how long it takes and notes that he will continue to be the world's greatest swordsman, showing great confidence in his own skills and abilities. Zeff speculated that the reason Mihawk attacked Don Krieg and his men might have simply been because they disturbed his nap.
When Perona was crying over Moriah's presumed death, Mihawk coldly told her to leave, saying her crying was annoying him.
This was also shown again when he did not tell her that he found out about Moriah being alive while stating he had no reason to do so. Although Mihawk spends most of his time alone, he is fine with making company with people, such as Shanks and Perona. He also appears to have a sense of hospitality, having somewhat tolerated Perona and Zoro's presence upon his return to Kuraigana Island right after the Whitebeard War; he even went as far as relay to Zoro the events that occurred concerning his captain, Luffy.