"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 famous Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully dominate the Grand Line, where he began as a pirate as an apprentice. Significantly, he is the pirate who inspired Monkey D. Luffy to go on his journey as a pirate, and his crewmate Lucky Roux found the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was unintentionally eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a reasonably high man (simply under 2 meters), sturdy, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the Four Emperors past and present he stands out as the tiniest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has noticeably red hair: usually illustrated throughout media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, distinctively 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 inked 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 on looks (at 10 years older), he is revealed with a little 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 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 (untouched) eye, revealed to have actually been offered 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, an outcome 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 youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later representations and, conserve for his little nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later on appearances reveal him more considerably countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the sculpted, more plainly bridged nose providing him a manlier look. More consistent stays the guy's facial hair, however, that he has always 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 synonymous with his image till 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 an easy, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Furthermore, Shanks is constantly seen wearing trousers cut 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 Click for more to keep his shirt tucked within. Later on, he is seen using a various, mildly baggier pair of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is neglected of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his ideal side. Finally, his footwear consists of basic brown shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using different pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.