"Red-Haired" Shanks also 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 likewise a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully 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 discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was unintentionally consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a fairly tall male (simply under two meters), well-built, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the Four Emperors previous and present he sticks out 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: normally 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 (instead of tattooed black or left white). His first-seen hairstyle 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 looks (at 10 years older), he is shown with a little longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than before except for some couple of hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed farther sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face lives a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct 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. Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing out on 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 changes as the manga's art design progresses: at first, Article source it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its functions were similarly milder than later on depictions and, conserve for his small nose, also bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin brows.  Later on appearances reveal him more considerably countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the sculpted, more prominently bridged nose providing him a manlier appearance. More constant stays the guy's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has always kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the starts of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks utilized to wear a particular straw hat acquired from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his attire always consists of a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), and under it a basic, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. In addition, 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. In the future, he is seen wearing a various, mildly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is left out of his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his right side. Lastly, his footwear includes simple brown shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing various trousers yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.