"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise frequently referred to as "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the Four Emperors that guideline 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 male (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: generally illustrated 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 (instead of tattooed 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 actually been offered to him by Blackbeard some unidentified time before the start of the series. Additionally, Shanks' left arm is missing out on from listed below the deltoid, a result of him conserving Luffy from a Sea King when Luffy was a child.
As did his hair, Shanks' face changes as the manga's art design progresses: initially, it appeared more younger, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its functions were similarly milder than later on representations and, save for his small nose, also larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin brows.  Later looks reveal him more considerably countenanced, the square of his jaw, the sharper, narrower pair of eyes, and the sculpted, more plainly bridged nose providing 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 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 outfit 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 t-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, 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 his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his right side. Lastly, his footwear includes simple brown Click for more info shoes, their soles gray-studded. After the timeskip, he is at some point seen wearing various pants yet once again, light-colored with a rose pattern.