"Red-Haired" Shanks also frequently called "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 effectively conquer the Grand Line, where he started as a pirate as an apprentice. Especially, 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 mistakenly consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively high guy (just under 2 meters), sturdy, 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 comparable hair tone, Shanks' hair is the sole one filled with grayscale in the black-and-white manga (rather of inked 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 given to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time before the start of the series. In addition, Shanks' left arm is missing out on 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 on depictions and, conserve for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later appearances reveal him read more 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 appearance. More constant 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 specific straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was synonymous with his image till he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his attire constantly 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. Furthermore, Shanks is always seen using pants cut listed below the knee, collected midway up the shin. Initially (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.