"Red-Haired" Shanks also commonly 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 began as a pirate as an apprentice. Significantly, 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 mistakenly eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively tall male (just under two meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among 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 noticeably red hair: typically 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 strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed further sideward than stated 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 (unblemished) eye, exposed to have been provided to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time before the start of the series. In addition, Shanks' left arm is missing out on from below the deltoid, an outcome 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 style advances: initially, it appeared more vibrant, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its functions were likewise milder than later representations and, save for his little nose, also bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later looks show him more markedly 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 man's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has 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 utilized to wear a specific straw hat acquired from Gol D. Roger (his previous 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 Click for source 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 pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.