"Red-Haired" Shanks also typically 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 discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was accidentally eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a fairly high male (just under two meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the 4 Emperors previous and present he sticks out as the tiniest, most normal-sized by far, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has noticeably red hair: generally illustrated across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, uniquely among 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 (rather 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 appearances (at 10 years older), he is shown with somewhat 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 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 actually been provided to him by Blackbeard some unknown time before 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 youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its features were similarly milder than later depictions and, save for his small nose, also larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin brows.  Later looks reveal 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 constant stays the male'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 certain straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image till Additional reading 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 within), and under it a basic, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Furthermore, Shanks is constantly seen wearing pants cut below the knee, collected midway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the set 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 shirt tucked inside. Later on, he is seen using a various, slightly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is left out of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his ideal side. Lastly, his shoes includes easy brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing various trousers yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.