"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise typically known as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the Four Emperors that guideline over the New World He is also a former 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 mistakenly eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively high guy (just under 2 meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the 4 Emperors previous and present he stands out as the tiniest, most normal-sized by far, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has definitely red hair: usually illustrated across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, distinctively among all characters yet seen, even ones with comparable hair tone, Shanks' hair is the sole one filled with grayscale in the black-and-white manga (rather of inked black or left white). His first-seen hairdo was a directly, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later on appearances (at 10 years older), he is revealed with slightly longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to other than for some few hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed further sideward than stated prior bangs.
On his face resides a website secondary hallmark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, exposed to have been offered to him by Blackbeard some unknown time before the start of the series. Furthermore, Shanks' left arm is missing from listed below the deltoid, a result 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: initially, it appeared more vibrant, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later representations and, save for his little nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later looks show him more noticeably 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 male's facial hair, however, that he has actually constantly kept in a neatly thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to use a specific straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was synonymous with his image up until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit constantly includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray within), and under it a simple, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Furthermore, Shanks is constantly seen wearing trousers cut below the knee, gathered 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 pair of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is excluded of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his ideal side. Finally, his footwear includes easy brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing various trousers yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.