"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 likewise a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to effectively dominate the Grand Line, where he started 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 found the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was accidentally consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a fairly tall male (just under two meters), sturdy, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the Four Emperors previous and present he stands apart as the smallest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being different degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has noticeably red hair: typically depicted throughout media as deep-crimsonish. Deserving of note is that, distinctively amongst all characters yet seen, even ones with comparable hair tone, Shanks' hair is the sole one filled with grayscale in the black-and-white manga (rather of tattooed black or left white). His first-seen hairstyle was a directly, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later looks (at 10 years older), he is revealed with slightly longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to other than for some few hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed farther sideward than stated prior bangs.
On his face resides a secondary hallmark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, exposed to have been provided to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time before the start of the series. In addition, Shanks' left arm is missing from listed below the deltoid, a result 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 style advances: initially, it appeared more vibrant, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later representations and, save for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later looks show him more noticeably 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 consistent stays the male's facial hair, however, that he has actually 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 used to use a specific straw hat gotten from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was synonymous with his image up until 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 a simple, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Additionally, Shanks is constantly seen wearing trousers cut below the knee, gathered halfway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the pair was a somewhat loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the outer leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his t-shirt tucked inside. Later, he is seen wearing a various, mildly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is excluded of his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his best side. Lastly, his footwear includes easy brown shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing various Click here for more info pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.