"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise frequently referred to 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 also a former member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully conquer the Grand Line, where he started as a pirate as an apprentice. Significantly, he is the pirate who influenced 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 relatively high guy (just under 2 meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the 4 Emperors past 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. 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 (rather of inked black or left white). His first-seen hairdo was a straight, 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 except for some few hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed further sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face resides a secondary hallmark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left Check over here (unblemished) eye, revealed to have been provided to him by Blackbeard some unknown time prior to the start of the series. Furthermore, Shanks' left arm is missing from listed below the deltoid, a result of him conserving Luffy from a Sea King when Luffy was a child.
As did his hair, Shanks' face changes as the manga's art design advances: initially, it appeared more vibrant, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, 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 chiseled, more prominently bridged nose providing him a manlier appearance. 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 utilized to wear a particular straw hat gotten from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was synonymous with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit constantly consists of a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray within), and under it a simple, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Additionally, Shanks is always seen using trousers cut below the knee, collected halfway 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 using a various, slightly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now exposing 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 pants yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.