"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 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. Notably, he is the pirate who influenced Monkey D. Luffy to go on his journey as a pirate, and his crewmate Lucky Roux discovered the Gomu Gomu no Mi that was mistakenly eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a relatively tall guy (simply under 2 meters), sturdy, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among the Four Emperors previous and present he stands apart as the tiniest, most normal-sized without a doubt, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has definitely red hair: typically portrayed throughout media as deep-crimsonish. Worthy of note is that, uniquely 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 (instead 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 appearances (at ten years older), he is shown with slightly longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than before except for some few hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed 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 (untouched) eye, revealed to have been provided to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time prior to the start of the series. In addition, Shanks' left arm is missing out on from listed 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 likewise milder than later on representations and, conserve for his little nose, likewise bigger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later on looks reveal him more noticeably 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 male's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has actually always kept in a neatly 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 One piece shanks amv certain straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former captain) that was synonymous with his image until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his outfit constantly consists of 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 wearing pants cut below the knee, collected halfway up the shin. At First (Chapter 1) the set 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 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 best side. Finally, his footwear consists of simple brown shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen using different pants yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.