"Red-Haired" Shanks also commonly understood 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 likewise a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully 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 accidentally consumed by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a fairly high man (simply under 2 meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Amongst the 4 Emperors past and present he stands out as the tiniest, most normal-sized by far, the others being various degrees of inhumanly proportioned. Real to his epithet, Shanks has definitely red hair: usually illustrated across 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 hairdo was a directly, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later on appearances (at 10 years older), he is revealed with somewhat longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to other than for some few hairs he lets fall down the sides of his face, pushed 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 given 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 on depictions and, conserve for his small nose, likewise larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later on appearances reveal him more considerably countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower set of eyes, and the chiseled, more prominently bridged nose providing him a manlier appearance. More constant stays the guy's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has always kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache stubble, forming the starts 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 t-shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Additionally, 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, 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 excluded of Additional hints his sash, which is now revealed 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.