"Red-Haired" Shanks likewise typically called "Red Hair", is the captai of the Red Hair Pirates a member of the 4 Emperors that guideline over the New World He is also a former member of the famous Roger Pirates, the only group to effectively conquer the Grand Line, where he began as a pirate as an apprentice. Significantly, he is the pirate who inspired 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 high guy (just under 2 meters), durable, tan-complexioned, and in the prime of his mid-adulthood. Among 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 equivalent 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 shown with slightly longer hair, wavier and more slicked back than before except for some few strands he lets fall down the sides of his face, pressed further sideward than said prior bangs.
On his face lives a secondary hallmark: a triple set of vertically parallel, linear scars that pass at an angle over his left (unblemished) eye, exposed to have been offered to him by Blackbeard some unknown time prior to the start of the series. Furthermore, Shanks' left arm is missing 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 modifications as the manga's art style advances: initially, it appeared more vibrant, a soft jawline tapering down to a small, pointy chin. Its functions were likewise milder than later on representations and, save for his small nose, also larger, most so his plain-black eyes, topped by thin eyebrows.  Later on looks show him more markedly 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 consistent stays the man's facial hair, however, that he has always kept in a nicely thin connection of beard and mustache bristle, forming the starts of Article source a circle beard.
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Clothes-wise, Shanks used to wear a certain straw hat gotten from Gol D. Roger (his previous captain) that was associated with his image up until he passed it on to Luffy. Otherwise, his attire always includes a sweeping long, sleeveless black cape with a high collar (in the anime bearing a lighter, gray within), and under it a basic, white 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 midway up the shin. Initially (Chapter 1) the pair was a somewhat loose, plain-brown one with golden buttons down the external leg sides, and with a red sash around his waist to keep his shirt tucked within. Later, he is seen using a different, mildly baggier set of trousers with a green-yellow, indiscernible floral pattern (now revealing plenty leg hair), and his t-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 wearing various trousers yet again, light-colored with a rose pattern.