"Red-Haired" Shanks also frequently known as "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 previous 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 influenced 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 consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively tall man (just under two meters), sturdy, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the 4 Emperors previous and present he sticks out as the smallest, most normal-sized by far, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has definitely red hair: normally depicted 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 inked 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 on appearances (at 10 years older), he is shown with slightly longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to except for some couple of hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed 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 (untouched) eye, revealed to have been offered 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 advances: at first, it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, 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 on looks show him more considerably countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the chiseled, more plainly bridged nose providing him a manlier look. More consistent stays the guy's facial hair, however, that he has always kept in a neatly thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the starts of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks utilized to wear a specific straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image up until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his attire always 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. Additionally, Shanks is constantly seen using pants cut below the knee, gathered midway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the pair 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 t-shirt tucked inside. Later on, he is seen using a various, mildly baggier pair of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is left out of his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his best side. Finally, his shoes includes easy brown sandals, Browse this site their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using different pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.