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22nd Apr '17 1:38:24 PM nombretomado
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* Show up repeatedly in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series. A trio are recruitable in the first game, and befitting the nautical setting, a small pirate band are fan favorites in ''SuikodenIV'' and ''SuikodenTactics''.

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* Show up repeatedly in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series. A trio are recruitable in the first game, and befitting the nautical setting, a small pirate band are fan favorites in ''SuikodenIV'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'' and ''SuikodenTactics''.''VideoGame/SuikodenTactics''.
19th Mar '17 6:20:19 PM Theriocephalus
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* In Nick Kyme's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Salamanders novel ''Salamander'', the DividedWeFall between the Salamander and the Marines Malevolent culminates in the discovery that the Marines are out to resupply themselves from a Mechanicus delerict. Or loot it, as the Salamanders put it, accusing them of being pirates.

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* In Nick Kyme's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' Salamanders novel ''Salamander'', the DividedWeFall between the Salamander and the Marines Malevolent culminates in the discovery that the Marines are out to resupply themselves from a Mechanicus delerict. Or loot it, as the Salamanders put it, accusing them of being pirates.



** Salladhor Saan is a wealthy Lysene buccaneer who commands a large fleet of pirate ships, operating mostly in the Narrow Sea between Westeros and Essos. It's mentioned he's more of an opportunist than a dedicated pirate -- besides outright pirating (which he absolutely does), he's also a sellsail (a ship-based mercenary) for those with coin, and even does honest trading and banking if there's profit in it. He's a much more Rougish type -- he's be well-mannered and polite, incredibly flamboyant (the only things more gaudy than his colorful ships are his expensive clothes) and not dishonorable, in his own way. He also comes for a long line of professional pirates.

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** Salladhor Saan is a wealthy Lysene buccaneer who commands a large fleet of pirate ships, operating mostly in the Narrow Sea between Westeros and Essos. It's mentioned he's more of an opportunist than a dedicated pirate -- besides outright pirating (which he absolutely does), he's also a sellsail (a ship-based mercenary) for those with coin, and even does honest trading and banking if there's profit in it. He's a much more Rougish type -- he's be well-mannered and polite, incredibly flamboyant (the only things more gaudy than his colorful ships are his expensive clothes) and not dishonorable, in his own way. He also comes for a long line of professional pirates.



* Dark Elves from ''Warhammer Fantasy Battle'' on whom Dark Eldar are based, are also largely pirates. They engage in piracy partly for the sake of survival (their homeland of Naggaroth has very little arable land, so they steal resources from other races and take them as slaves) and partly out of sheer malice for everyone else in the world.

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* ** Dark Elves from ''Warhammer Fantasy Battle'' on whom Dark Eldar are based, are also largely frequent pirates. They engage in piracy partly for the sake of survival (their homeland of Naggaroth has very little arable land, so they steal resources from other races and take them as slaves) slaves), partly to keep themselves freshly supplied with slaves and partly out of sheer malice for everyone else in the world.



** Ork Freebooterz. As the name implies, they are Orks who have taken a life of plunder and pillaging. Their banner is the "Jolly-Ork", and many of them dress like stereotypical pirates.

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** Ork Freebooterz. As the name implies, they are Orks who have taken a life of plunder and pillaging. Their banner is the "Jolly-Ork", and many of them dress like stereotypical pirates. They straddle the line between the two types -- on the one hand, their flamboyance and piratical stereotypes, together with the way the Orks serve as the setting's CrazyAwesome comic relief, peg them as Rogues. On the other, being Orks, they're also violent, murderous thugs who'll raid, burn and pillage as they please and carelessly slaughter anyone in their way, putting them more in the Brute category.
19th Mar '17 6:13:19 PM Theriocephalus
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** While the Greyjoys are somewhere between this and Norse Raiders, Euron "Croweye" Greyjoy is explicitly stated to be a pirate, among other things, before his first appearance. He's very much a Brutish one, raiding, killing and raping as he pleases, and amply earning his reputation as TheDreaded.
** In a smilar vein, the islands of the Stepstones are full nests of pirates and corsairs that are and endless source of danger for ships passing through or near them.

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** While the Greyjoys are somewhere between this and Norse Raiders, Euron "Croweye" "Crow's Eye" Greyjoy is explicitly stated to be a pirate, among other things, before his first appearance. He's very much a Brutish one, raiding, killing and raping as he pleases, and amply earning his reputation as TheDreaded.
** In a smilar vein, the islands of the Stepstones are full nests of pirates and corsairs that are and an endless source of danger for ships passing through or near them.
19th Mar '17 6:12:02 PM Theriocephalus
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** While the Greyjoys are somewhere between this and Norse Raiders, Euron "Croweye" Greyjoy is explicitly stated to be a pirate, among other things, before his first appearance.
** Salladhor Saan as well, even moreso than the Greyjoys.
* ''Literature/MiyaBlackPiratePrincess'' has a couple.

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** While the Greyjoys are somewhere between this and Norse Raiders, Euron "Croweye" Greyjoy is explicitly stated to be a pirate, among other things, before his first appearance.
appearance. He's very much a Brutish one, raiding, killing and raping as he pleases, and amply earning his reputation as TheDreaded.
** In a smilar vein, the islands of the Stepstones are full nests of pirates and corsairs that are and endless source of danger for ships passing through or near them.
** Salladhor Saan as well, is a wealthy Lysene buccaneer who commands a large fleet of pirate ships, operating mostly in the Narrow Sea between Westeros and Essos. It's mentioned he's more of an opportunist than a dedicated pirate -- besides outright pirating (which he absolutely does), he's also a sellsail (a ship-based mercenary) for those with coin, and even moreso does honest trading and banking if there's profit in it. He's a much more Rougish type -- he's be well-mannered and polite, incredibly flamboyant (the only things more gaudy than the Greyjoys.
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his colorful ships are his expensive clothes) and not dishonorable, in his own way. He also comes for a long line of professional pirates.
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''Literature/MiyaBlackPiratePrincess'' has a couple.



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** ''Warhammer'' has an entire spin-off game packed with pirates and piratical tropes, in the form of Dreadfleet. Dreadfleet recreates the epic voyage of Pirate Prince Jago Roth and his Grand Alliance of pirate lords to stop the raids of Vampire Pirate Count Noctilus and his Dreadfleet from out of the Galleon's Graveyard -- an aquatic pocket dimension of gloom and misery something like a dark fantasy version of the Bermuda Triangle. Needless to say Roth's home port is the Pirate Principality of Sartosa -- an island off the coast of Tilea occupied by little apart from the most piratey pirates that ever pirated their way to infamy. And plenty of rum.
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** ''Warhammer'' has an entire spin-off game packed with pirates and piratical tropes, in the form of Dreadfleet. Dreadfleet recreates the epic voyage of Pirate Prince Jago Roth and his Grand Alliance of pirate lords to stop the raids of Vampire Pirate Count Noctilus and his Dreadfleet from out of the Galleon's Graveyard--an aquatic pocket dimension of gloom and misery something like a dark fantasy version of the Bermuda Triangle. Needless to say Roth's home port is the Pirate Principality of Sartosa--an island off the coast of Tilea occupied by little apart from the most piratey pirates that ever pirated their way to infamy. And plenty of rum.
19th Mar '17 5:54:18 PM Theriocephalus
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* '''Brutes:''' Some pirates are major threats whenever they appear. Seeing the Jolly Roger on the horizon is bad news for the dashing, clean-cut heroes, who will soon have to deal with a wave of unwashed brutes intent on looting as much as they can, killing the crew after prolonged torture to ensure they aren't holding back treasure and pure cruelty as well, andů ahemů [[RapeAsDrama "abducting"]] the women. Generally the easy go-to bad guys for anything in TheCavalierYears. These pirates are pure evil. They have, in fact, thoroughly earned their RealLife designation ''hostes humani generis'' or in literal Latin, "enemies of the human race".

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* '''Brutes:''' Some pirates are major threats whenever they appear. Seeing the Jolly Roger on the horizon is bad news for the dashing, clean-cut heroes, who will soon have to deal with a wave of unwashed brutes intent on looting as much as they can, killing the crew after prolonged torture to ensure they aren't holding back treasure and pure cruelty as well, andů ahemů [[RapeAsDrama "abducting"]] the women. Generally the easy go-to bad guys for anything in TheCavalierYears. These pirates are pure evil. They have, in fact, thoroughly earned their RealLife designation ''hostes humani generis'' or or, in literal Latin, "enemies of the human race".



** Swearing [[ClusterFBomb "like a sailor"]] to the degree that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar can be gotten away with]]--which mostly consists of lots of "Son of a Dutchman!" or in extreme cases, "Son of a double-Dutchman!"

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** Swearing [[ClusterFBomb "like a sailor"]] to the degree that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar can be gotten away with]]--which mostly consists of lots of "Son of a Dutchman!" or or, in extreme cases, "Son of a double-Dutchman!"



* ''Literature/PeterPan''
* ''Literature/TreasureIsland''
* Creator/LordByron's ''The Corsair''
* ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey''

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12th Mar '17 3:03:47 AM Xtifr
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* [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] was once captured by Mediterranean pirates. He managed to charm them into treating him well, and was ransomed back to Rome. He'd often got on quite well with some of them, and would often say "I'll have you all killed once I've returned," with a bit of laughter all around. Once he was returned he made a special point of raising a personal naval force, confiscating his captors' treasures (including his own ransom), and having them all crucified. So, uh, it's not clear here whether what we're looking at here are Roguish pirates or a [[MagnificentBastard Brutish Caesar]].

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* [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar was once captured by Mediterranean pirates. He managed to charm them into treating him well, and was ransomed back to Rome. He'd often got on quite well with some of them, and would often say "I'll have you all killed once I've returned," with a bit of laughter all around. Once he was returned he made a special point of raising a personal naval force, confiscating his captors' treasures (including his own ransom), and having them all crucified. So, uh, it's not clear here whether what we're looking at here are Roguish pirates or a [[MagnificentBastard Brutish Caesar]].
10th Mar '17 10:18:28 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The people of the Iron Islands, the Ironborn, are a whole society of them. The naval skills of their population are unmatched and they enjoy great mobility due to their ships. They have a unique culture centered on maritime raiding and pillaging other peoples.
9th Mar '17 9:47:46 PM Adeon
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** [[{{Pirate}} Everythings Better With Pirates]]: University of York (York University is in Canada) in England recently held an election for student president. There were two sensible candidates and Mad Cap'n Tom, who carried a duck named Brian on his shoulder, said 'Aharrr' a lot and promised cutlass training for all student officers. [[http://www.theyorker.co.uk/news/news/4710 Guess who won.]] Cap'n Tom has legitimate pirate credentials: he runs the UK branch of Talk Like A Pirate Day.

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** [[{{Pirate}} Everythings Better With Pirates]]: University of York (York University is in Canada) in England recently held an election for student president. There were two sensible candidates and Mad Cap'n Tom, who carried a duck named Brian on his shoulder, said 'Aharrr' a lot and promised cutlass training for all student officers. [[http://www.theyorker.co.uk/news/news/4710 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztYapweHD3g Guess who won.]] Cap'n Tom has legitimate pirate credentials: he runs the UK branch of Talk Like A Pirate Day.
6th Mar '17 11:58:08 AM Saveelich
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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091757/ Pirates,]]'' starring Walter Matthau, in which the trope is taken to the other end of the spectrum (i.e., the whole lot is dirty, vile, etc.) for comedic effect.

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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091757/ Pirates,]]'' ''Film/{{Pirates}}'' starring Walter Matthau, in which the trope is taken to the other end of the spectrum (i.e., the whole lot is dirty, vile, etc.) for comedic effect.



* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044517/ The Crimson Pirate]]'' Burt Lancaster has fun playing a Rogue.

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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044517/ The Crimson Pirate]]'' ''Film/TheCrimsonPirate'': Burt Lancaster has fun playing a Rogue.
21st Feb '17 7:13:54 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' has two groups of pirates, the Baedyeds and the Red Sails. The former are a nation of people from a desert called the Baedyed Sand Sea, who turned to piracy after their land was conquered, while the Red Sails are a more mixed group. It's generally agreed that it's better to be attacked by the Baedyeds than the Red Sails, but that's because the Baedyeds will keep you alive and sell you into GladiatorGames, while the Red Sails are less concerned with leaving survivors.
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