"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise commonly called "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the 4 Emperors that guideline over the New World He is also a former member of the famous Roger Pirates, the only group to effectively conquer the Grand Line, where he started 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 found the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was unintentionally consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a reasonably tall guy (simply under 2 meters), well-built, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the Four Emperors previous and present he sticks out as the smallest, most normal-sized by far, the others being different degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has noticeably red hair: generally depicted across media as deep-crimsonish. Deserving of note is that, distinctively amongst 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 (instead of inked black or left white). His first-seen hairstyle was a directly, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with much shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later on looks (at 10 years older), he is shown with slightly 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 further sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face resides a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, exposed to have actually been offered to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time prior to the start of the series. Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing from below the deltoid, a result 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 style progresses: initially, it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its functions were likewise milder than later on representations and, conserve for his little nose, likewise bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin brows.  Later appearances show him more considerably countenanced, the square of shanks amv his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the chiseled, more prominently bridged nose lending him a manlier appearance. More consistent stays the guy's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has actually constantly kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the starts of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to wear a specific straw hat acquired from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was synonymous with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit always includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), 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 listed below the knee, gathered midway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the pair was a slightly loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the outer leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his shirt tucked inside. Later on, he is seen wearing a different, mildly baggier set of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is excluded of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his right side. Finally, his footwear consists of basic brown shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using various pants yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.