"Red-Haired" Shanks also 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 likewise a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully conquer the Grand Line, where he started as a pirate as an apprentice. Notably, 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 accidentally consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a fairly tall male (simply under two meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the Four Emperors previous and present he sticks out as the tiniest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being different degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has noticeably red hair: generally 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 ten 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 farther sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face resides a secondary hallmark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct scars that pass at an angle over his left (unblemished) eye, revealed 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 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 modifications as the manga's art design progresses: at first, it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its features were similarly milder than later representations and, conserve for his little nose, also bigger, 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 pair of eyes, and the sculpted, more plainly bridged nose lending him a manlier look. More consistent stays the male's facial hair, however, that he has actually always kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the beginnings 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 associated with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his clothing 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 trousers cut 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 outer leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his t-shirt tucked inside. Later on, he is seen using a different, mildly baggier set of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is neglected of his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his best side. Finally, his footwear includes basic brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using different trousers yet again, Article source light-colored with a rose pattern.