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"Red-Haired" Shanks also commonly referred to as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the 4 Emperors that rule over the New World He is also a previous 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 inspired Monkey D. Luffy to go on his journey as a pirate, and his crewmate Lucky Roux found the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was mistakenly 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 smallest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being different degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has clearly red hair: normally portrayed 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 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 (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 from below the deltoid, an outcome of him saving Luffy from a Sea King when Luffy was a child.
As did his hair, Shanks' face modifications as the manga's art style progresses: at first, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later depictions and, conserve for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later appearances reveal 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 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 beginnings of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks utilized to wear a specific straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that Click for more info was synonymous with his image till he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his attire constantly includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray within), and under it an easy, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. In addition, Shanks is always seen wearing trousers cut below the knee, gathered halfway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the pair was a somewhat 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, he is seen wearing a various, mildly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is excluded 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.