"Red-Haired" Shanks also commonly called "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 famous Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully dominate the Grand Line, where he began as a pirate as an apprentice. Notably, he is the pirate who inspired Monkey D. Luffy to go on his journey as a pirate, and his crewmate Lucky Roux discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was unintentionally eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a reasonably tall man (simply under two meters), well-built, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the Four Emperors past and present he sticks out as the smallest, most normal-sized by far, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has distinctly red hair: generally portrayed across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthwhile 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 straight, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with much shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later looks (at 10 years older), he is shown with a little longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than before except for some couple of strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed further sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face lives a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct scars that pass at an angle over his left (unblemished) eye, revealed to have actually been provided to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time prior to the start of the series. Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing from listed below the deltoid, a result 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 advances: initially, it appeared more vibrant, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later representations and, save for his small nose, likewise larger, 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 set of website eyes, and the chiseled, more plainly bridged nose lending him a manlier look. More consistent stays the male's facial hair, however, that he has actually constantly kept in a neatly thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to use a specific straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was synonymous with his image up until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit constantly includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray within), and under it a simple, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Furthermore, Shanks is constantly seen wearing trousers cut below the knee, gathered halfway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the set was a slightly loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the external leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his shirt tucked within. Later on, he is seen using a different, slightly baggier pair of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is neglected of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his ideal side. Finally, his shoes consists of basic brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using different trousers yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.