"Red-Haired" Shanks also frequently understood 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 famous 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 inadvertently consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively high male (just under 2 meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the Four Emperors past and present he sticks out as the tiniest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has distinctly red hair: usually illustrated throughout media as deep-crimsonish. Deserving of note is that, distinctively 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 (rather of inked 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 appearances (at ten years older), he is shown with slightly longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to other than for some couple of hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed 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 unknown time prior to the start of the series. Furthermore, 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 changes as the manga's art style advances: initially, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its functions were similarly milder than later on depictions and, save for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin brows.  Later looks show him more noticeably countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the chiseled, more plainly bridged nose providing him a manlier appearance. More consistent stays the man's facial hair, however, that he has actually constantly kept in a neatly thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the starts of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks utilized to wear a particular straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image up until he passed it on to Luffy. Additional hints Otherwise, his outfit constantly consists of 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 using pants cut listed below the knee, collected halfway 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 inside. Later on, he is seen using a different, slightly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is overlooked of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his right side. Lastly, 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.