"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise frequently known as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the Four Emperors that guideline over the New World He is likewise a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully 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 found the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was unintentionally eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a fairly tall guy (just under two meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the 4 Emperors previous and present he sticks out as the tiniest, most normal-sized by far, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has definitely red hair: typically depicted across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthwhile of note is that, uniquely among all characters yet seen, even ones with equivalent 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 appearances (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 (untouched) eye, exposed to have actually been provided to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time prior to the start of the series. Furthermore, Shanks' left arm is missing from listed below the deltoid, a result 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 style advances: initially, it appeared more vibrant, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later representations and, save for his little nose, also bigger, 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 pair of eyes, and the sculpted, more plainly bridged nose lending him a manlier look. More consistent stays the male's facial hair, however, that he has actually always kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the starts of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to use a certain straw hat gotten from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image up until 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 simple, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Additionally, Shanks is constantly 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. In the future, 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 shown 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.