"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise commonly 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 also a previous member of the famous Roger Pirates, the only group to effectively dominate the Grand Line, where he began as a pirate as an apprentice. Notably, 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 consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively tall man (just under two meters), well-built, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the Four Emperors previous and present he sticks out as the tiniest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has distinctly red hair: usually 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 (rather of tattooed black or left white). His first-seen hairdo 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 appearances (at 10 years older), he is revealed with somewhat 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 resides a secondary hallmark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (unblemished) eye, exposed to have actually been provided to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time before the start of the series. Furthermore, Shanks' left arm is missing from below the deltoid, a result 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: initially, it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its features were similarly milder than later representations and, conserve for his little nose, likewise bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later appearances show him more markedly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the chiseled, more plainly bridged nose providing him a manlier look. More constant stays the guy's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has always 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 used to wear a certain straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image till he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his attire always includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), 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 wearing pants cut listed below the knee, gathered midway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the pair was a slightly loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the outer leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his shirt tucked within. Later, he is seen using a various, mildly baggier click here pair of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is excluded of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his right side. Finally, his shoes includes easy brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing various trousers yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.