"Red-Haired" Shanks also typically called "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 previous member of the famous Roger Pirates, the only group to effectively dominate 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 discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was mistakenly eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively high male (simply under 2 meters), sturdy, 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. True to his epithet, Shanks has definitely red hair: typically portrayed across 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 hairdo 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 a little longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to except for some couple of strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed further sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face lives a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (unblemished) eye, exposed to have been provided to him by Blackbeard some unknown time before the start of the series. Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing out on from listed 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: initially, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its functions were likewise milder than later on depictions and, save for his little nose, also bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin brows.  Later on appearances show him more noticeably countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the sculpted, more plainly bridged nose providing him a manlier look. More consistent stays the male's facial hair, however, that he has always 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 obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image till he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his clothing constantly consists of a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), and under it a simple, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Furthermore, Shanks is always seen wearing pants cut listed below the knee, gathered midway up the shin. Initially (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 t-shirt tucked within. In the future, he is seen wearing a different, slightly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is overlooked of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his right side. Lastly, Click for more 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.