"Red-Haired" Shanks also commonly referred to as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the 4 Emperors that rule over the New World He is also a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully dominate the Grand Line, where he started as a pirate as an apprentice. Notably, 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 unintentionally consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a fairly tall male (simply under two meters), sturdy, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the Four Emperors previous and present he stands apart as the smallest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being different degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has clearly red hair: normally depicted throughout media as deep-crimsonish. Deserving of note is that, uniquely amongst 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 (rather of tattooed black or left white). His first-seen hairstyle was a directly, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with 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 hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed farther sideward than stated prior bangs.
On his face resides a secondary hallmark: 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 out on 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 modifications as the manga's art style advances: initially, it appeared more youthful, a soft jawline tapering down to a little, pointy chin. Its features were likewise milder than later representations and, conserve for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later looks show 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 male'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 used to use a specific straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was synonymous with his image up until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit constantly includes 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. Furthermore, 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. 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 overlooked of his sash, which is now shown holding his saber at his best side. Finally, his shoes consists of easy brown sandals, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using different pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.