"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise frequently known as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the Four Emperors that rule over the New World He is likewise a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully 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 discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was unintentionally consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a fairly high male (simply under 2 meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the 4 Emperors past and present he stands out as the tiniest, most normal-sized by far, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has definitely red hair: typically depicted across media as deep-crimsonish. Deserving of note is that, uniquely amongst all characters yet seen, even ones with similar 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 hairstyle was a directly, 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 10 years older), he is revealed 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, revealed to have been given to him by Blackbeard some unknown time before the start of the series. Furthermore, Shanks' left arm is missing from listed below the deltoid, an outcome of him saving Luffy from a Sea King when Luffy was a child.
As did his hair, Shanks' face changes as the manga's art style progresses: at first, it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its functions were likewise milder than later depictions and, save for his small nose, likewise bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later on looks reveal him more considerably countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the chiseled, more prominently bridged nose lending him a manlier appearance. More consistent stays the guy's facial hair, however, that he has always kept in a neatly thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the starts of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to wear a certain straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was synonymous with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit always consists of a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray within), and under it a basic, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. In addition, Shanks is constantly seen using trousers cut listed below the knee, collected halfway up the shin. Initially (Chapter 1) the pair was a slightly loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the outer leg sides, and Click here with a red sash around his waist to keep his shirt tucked within. Later, he is seen using a different, mildly baggier pair of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is neglected of his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his best side. Finally, his footwear includes easy brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using different trousers yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.