"Red-Haired" Shanks also typically understood 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 former 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 (simply under two meters), sturdy, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the Four Emperors previous and present he stands apart as the smallest, most normal-sized by far, the others being different degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has clearly red hair: normally depicted throughout 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 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 10 years older), he is revealed with somewhat longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than before other than for some few strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed farther sideward than stated 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 actually been given 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 changes as the manga's art design progresses: at first, it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its functions were similarly milder than later on depictions and, conserve for his little nose, also bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin brows.  Later on appearances show him more significantly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the sculpted, more prominently bridged nose lending him a manlier appearance. More constant stays the guy's facial hair, however, that he has constantly kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to wear a certain straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was associated 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 a basic, 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, 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 read more 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 right side. Lastly, his footwear includes easy brown shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing various pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.