"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise typically known as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the 4 Emperors that guideline over the New World He is also a previous member of the famous Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully conquer 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 discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was inadvertently eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a reasonably high man (simply under 2 meters), well-built, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the 4 Emperors past and present he sticks out as the tiniest, most normal-sized by far, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has distinctly red hair: generally portrayed across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthwhile 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 (instead 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 on appearances (at ten years older), he is revealed with a little longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to other than for some few strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed farther sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face resides a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, revealed more info to have actually been offered to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time prior to the start of the series. In addition, Shanks' left arm is missing out on from listed below the deltoid, an outcome of him conserving Luffy from a Sea King when Luffy was a child.
As did his hair, Shanks' face modifications as the manga's art design advances: at first, it appeared more vibrant, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, 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 brows.  Later on appearances reveal him more significantly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the sculpted, more plainly bridged nose lending him a manlier look. More constant stays the man's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has 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 used to use a specific straw hat gotten from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image up until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his clothing always consists of a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray within), and under it an easy, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Furthermore, Shanks is always seen wearing pants cut 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 on, he is seen using a different, mildly baggier set of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now revealing 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 shoes consists of simple brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using various pants yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.