"Red-Haired" Shanks also commonly called "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 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. Among the Four Emperors previous and present he stands apart as the smallest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being different degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has clearly red hair: typically 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 (rather of tattooed 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 looks (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 resides a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, exposed to have been given to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time before the start of the series. In addition, Shanks' left arm is missing 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 modifications as the manga's art style advances: at first, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later depictions and, conserve for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later looks reveal him more markedly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the chiseled, more plainly bridged nose lending him a manlier look. More consistent stays the man's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has constantly kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks utilized to wear a particular 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 attire constantly includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), and under it an easy, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Furthermore, Shanks is always seen using pants cut listed 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 to keep his shirt tucked within. Later on, he is seen using a different, slightly baggier website 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 shoes consists of basic 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.