"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise frequently understood as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the Four Emperors that rule over the New World He is likewise a former member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to effectively conquer the Grand Line, where he started as a pirate as an apprentice. Especially, he is the pirate who influenced 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 (just under two 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 10 years older), he is shown with slightly longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to except for some couple of hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed further sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face lives a secondary hallmark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, exposed to have been offered 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 similarly milder than later on 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 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 man'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. At First (Chapter 1) the pair was a somewhat loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the outer leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his t-shirt tucked inside. In Additional hints the future, he is seen wearing a different, mildly baggier pair of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower 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.