"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise commonly understood 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 successfully dominate the Grand Line, where he began as a pirate as an apprentice. Especially, he is the pirate who motivated Monkey D. Luffy to go on his journey as a pirate, and his crewmate Lucky Roux discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was accidentally consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively tall man (simply under 2 meters), sturdy, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the Four Emperors past and present he stands out as the smallest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has clearly red hair: generally illustrated across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, uniquely 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 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 on looks (at 10 years older), he is revealed with somewhat longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to other than for some few strands 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 (unblemished) eye, exposed to have actually been offered to him by Blackbeard some unidentified 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 progresses: initially, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its features were similarly milder than later depictions and, save for his small nose, likewise bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later on looks reveal him more significantly countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the sculpted, more plainly bridged nose providing him a manlier look. More constant stays the guy's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has actually constantly kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to wear a certain straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was synonymous with his image up Additional info until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit always includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray inside), and under it a basic, white t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. In addition, Shanks is constantly seen using trousers cut below the knee, collected midway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the pair was a slightly 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, he is seen using a various, mildly baggier pair 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 revealed holding his saber at his ideal side. Lastly, his shoes consists of simple brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using various trousers yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.