"Red-Haired" Shanks also frequently referred to as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the Four Emperors that rule over the New World He is likewise a former member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully conquer 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 found the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was mistakenly consumed 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 previous and present he stands out as the tiniest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has noticeably red hair: typically illustrated throughout media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, distinctively 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 (instead of tattooed black or left white). His first-seen hairstyle 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 looks (at ten years older), he is revealed with somewhat longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than before other than for some few strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed farther sideward than stated prior bangs.
On his face resides a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct scars that pass at an angle over his left (untouched) eye, exposed to have been provided to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time before the start of the series. In addition, Shanks' left arm is missing from below the deltoid, an outcome 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 progresses: at first, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later depictions and, conserve for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later looks reveal him more markedly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the chiseled, more plainly bridged nose lending him a manlier look. More consistent stays the man's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has 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 utilized to wear a certain straw hat acquired from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was associated with his image 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 inside), and under it a basic, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. In addition, Shanks is always seen using 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 left out of his sash, which is now revealed 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.