"Red-Haired" Shanks also typically 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 former member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to effectively dominate 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 discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was inadvertently 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 tiniest, most normal-sized by far, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has definitely red hair: usually illustrated across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthwhile of note is that, distinctively amongst 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 (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 on looks (at ten years older), he is revealed with somewhat longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than before other than for some few hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed 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, revealed to have actually been given to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time prior to the start of the series. Furthermore, Shanks' left arm is missing out on from 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 progresses: initially, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its features were similarly milder than later representations and, conserve for his small nose, also larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later on appearances show him more markedly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the sculpted, more plainly bridged nose providing him a manlier look. More consistent stays the man's facial hair, however, 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 use a specific straw hat gotten from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was synonymous with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his clothing constantly consists of a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), and under it a basic, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. In addition, Shanks Onepiece amv is always seen using pants cut below the knee, collected midway 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 shirt tucked inside. Later on, he is seen using a various, slightly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his t-shirt is overlooked of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his right side. Finally, his footwear consists of basic brown shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing different pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.