"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise typically understood as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the 4 Emperors that guideline over the New World He is likewise a previous member of the famous Roger Pirates, the only group to effectively conquer the Grand Line, where he started as a pirate as an apprentice. Significantly, he is the pirate who influenced Monkey D. Luffy to go on his journey as a pirate, and his crewmate Lucky Roux discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was mistakenly eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a reasonably tall 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. Real to his epithet, Shanks has distinctly red hair: usually depicted across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, uniquely among 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 hairdo was a straight, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later on appearances (at ten years older), he is revealed with a little longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to other than for some couple of strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed further sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face lives a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (unblemished) eye, revealed to have actually been provided to him by Blackbeard some unknown time prior to the start of the series. Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing out on from below the deltoid, a result of him conserving Luffy from a Sea King when Luffy was a child.
As did his hair, Shanks' face changes as the manga's art design progresses: initially, it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its functions were similarly milder than later on representations and, save for his little nose, also bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin brows.  Later on looks show him more significantly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the sculpted, more prominently bridged nose lending him a manlier appearance. More constant stays the male's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has always 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 particular 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 attire always consists of a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), and under it an easy, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. In addition, 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. In the future, he is seen using a different, slightly baggier pair of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is left Click for source out of his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his best side. Finally, his footwear consists of basic brown shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using various pants yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.