"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 also a previous member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only group to successfully dominate the Grand Line, where he began 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 eaten by Luffy.
ContentsAppearanceEdit Shanks is a reasonably 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 sticks out as the smallest, most normal-sized by far, the others being numerous degrees of inhumanly proportioned. True to his epithet, Shanks has distinctly red hair: generally portrayed across media as deep-crimsonish. Worthwhile of note is that, uniquely among all characters yet seen, even ones with equivalent 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 straight, middle-parted one kept loosely down to nape length, with much shorter (at eye level), curtained bangs in the front.  In later appearances (at 10 years older), he is shown with a little longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than prior to except for some couple of strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed further sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face lives a secondary trademark: a triple set of vertically parallel, direct scars that pass at an angle over his left (unblemished) eye, revealed to have actually been offered to him by Blackbeard some unknown time prior to the start of the series. Furthermore, 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 Browse this site to a small, pointy chin. Its functions were similarly milder than later on representations and, save for his little nose, also 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 lending him a manlier appearance. More consistent stays the man's facial hair, nevertheless, that he has constantly kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the beginnings of a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks utilized to use a certain straw hat obtained from Gol D. Roger (his former 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 an easy, white shirt half-buttoned up, exposing the middle of his chest and upper abs. Additionally, Shanks is constantly seen using trousers cut listed 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 within. In the future, he is seen wearing a different, slightly baggier set of pants with a green-yellow, indiscernible flower pattern (now exposing plenty leg hair), and his shirt is left out of his sash, which is now revealed holding his saber at his best side. Finally, his shoes includes 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.