"Red-Haired" Shanks also commonly referred to as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the 4 Emperors that rule over the New World He is also a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully dominate the Grand Line, where he began as a pirate as an apprentice. Notably, he is the pirate who motivated Monkey D. Luffy to go on his journey as a pirate, and his crewmate Lucky Roux discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was unintentionally eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a reasonably high man (simply under 2 meters), well-built, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the 4 Emperors past and present he sticks out as the tiniest, most normal-sized by far, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has distinctly red hair: generally portrayed across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthwhile of note is that, uniquely among all characters yet seen, even ones with equivalent hair tone, Shanks' hair is the sole one filled with grayscale in the black-and-white manga (instead of tattooed black or left white). His first-seen hairdo was a straight, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with much shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later on looks (at ten years older), he is shown with a little longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than before other than for some couple of strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed farther sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face lives a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, exposed to have actually been provided to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time before the start of the series. Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing out on from below the deltoid, an outcome of him saving Luffy from a Sea King when Luffy was a child.
As did his hair, Shanks' face modifications as the manga's art design progresses: at first, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later on depictions and, conserve for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped Click for info by thin eyebrows.  Later appearances reveal him more markedly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the chiseled, more plainly bridged nose lending him a manlier look. More constant stays the man's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has constantly kept in a neatly thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks utilized to wear a specific straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was synonymous with his image till he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit constantly includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray within), and under it an easy, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Furthermore, Shanks is always seen using pants cut listed below the knee, collected midway up the shin. Initially (Chapter 1) the set was a slightly loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the external leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his shirt tucked within. Later on, he is seen using a different, slightly baggier pair of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is overlooked of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his best side. Finally, his shoes consists of easy brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using different pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.