"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise frequently known 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 successfully conquer the Grand Line, where he began as a pirate as an apprentice. Especially, 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 inadvertently consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively tall guy (simply under 2 meters), sturdy, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the Four Emperors past and present he stands apart 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: typically illustrated throughout media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, uniquely among 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 straight, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later appearances (at ten years older), he is shown 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 farther sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face resides a secondary hallmark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct scars that pass at an angle over his left (unblemished) eye, exposed to have been given to him by Blackbeard some unknown time before the start of the series. Furthermore, Shanks' left arm is missing out on 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 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 likewise milder than later on representations and, conserve for his little nose, likewise bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later on looks reveal Click for source 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 male's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has actually constantly kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the starts of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to wear a specific straw hat acquired from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was synonymous with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit 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. Furthermore, Shanks is always seen using trousers cut below the knee, collected midway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the pair 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 t-shirt tucked inside. Later on, he is seen using a various, mildly baggier pair of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is left out of his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his best side. Finally, his footwear includes easy brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing various pants yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.