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24th Aug '16 12:38:50 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [=iOS=] game ''VideoGame/CrimsonSteamPirates'' developed by Creator/{{Bungie}} (yes, [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} that]] [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Bungie]]) takes place in an AlternateHistory where piracy lasted well into the steam age. The events take place in the late 19th century. The player takes on the role of Captain Thomas Blood, an up-and-coming pirate who quickly rises from commanding a slow, weak ship into having a small flotilla behind him, even adding a well-armed [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelin]] to his air fleet. It's not clear if the events take place during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, as both the USA and the CSA are present, or if the war ended with the Confederacy remaining separate. Britain, France, and Spain are also powers in the area. Besides steamers, the game also includes combat aircraft, including zeppelins and [[GatlingGood machinegun-armed]] aeroplanes, and submarines. Presumably, everything is steam-powered, including submarines. You also meet several {{Historical Domain Character}}s including Creator/MarkTwain (an expert navigator), Creator/JulesVerne (who lends you his hot air balloon for some [[SkyPirates Sky Piracy]]), and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla (who gives you a power electric superweapon). The game tries to create an atmosphere of life on the high seas with the appropriate music (reminiscent of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'') although with a definite {{Steam Punk}}ish feel.

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* The [=iOS=] game ''VideoGame/CrimsonSteamPirates'' developed by Creator/{{Bungie}} (yes, [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} [[Franchise/{{Halo}} that]] [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Bungie]]) takes place in an AlternateHistory where piracy lasted well into the steam age. The events take place in the late 19th century. The player takes on the role of Captain Thomas Blood, an up-and-coming pirate who quickly rises from commanding a slow, weak ship into having a small flotilla behind him, even adding a well-armed [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelin]] to his air fleet. It's not clear if the events take place during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, as both the USA and the CSA are present, or if the war ended with the Confederacy remaining separate. Britain, France, and Spain are also powers in the area. Besides steamers, the game also includes combat aircraft, including zeppelins and [[GatlingGood machinegun-armed]] aeroplanes, and submarines. Presumably, everything is steam-powered, including submarines. You also meet several {{Historical Domain Character}}s including Creator/MarkTwain (an expert navigator), Creator/JulesVerne (who lends you his hot air balloon for some [[SkyPirates Sky Piracy]]), and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla (who gives you a power electric superweapon). The game tries to create an atmosphere of life on the high seas with the appropriate music (reminiscent of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'') although with a definite {{Steam Punk}}ish feel.
20th Aug '16 5:47:40 PM nombretomado
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* Maquesta Kar-Thon, captain of the Perechon, and her crew in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' novels are Roguish pirates, rebelling against the oppressive Dragon Highlords conquering the continent. After the War of the Lance ended, she and her crew gave up piracy, and instead became seafaring mercenaries.

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* Maquesta Kar-Thon, captain of the Perechon, and her crew in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels are Roguish pirates, rebelling against the oppressive Dragon Highlords conquering the continent. After the War of the Lance ended, she and her crew gave up piracy, and instead became seafaring mercenaries.
14th Aug '16 4:23:33 PM thatmadork
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* The League of Privateers from ''[[VideoGame/{{Thera}} Thera: Legacy of the Great Torment]]'' are a loose alliance of brigands, thieves, cut-throats and outcasts all united under the banner of the legendary pirate lord William Greystoke and brought to the far-reaches of Mesocala for one purpose: to conquer, loot, pillage and get revenge on the Inquisition. League armies in the initial stages will effectively be whole armies of rag-tag pirates, though later as professional armies are fielded the League's forces adopt a more colonial/revolutionary America aesthetic but still keep some of their pirate influences.
9th Aug '16 5:03:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/CaptainSabertooth'' is {{Norway}}'s biggest and most successful franchise; it centers around the black-clad pirate king (and self-declared "King of the Seven Seas") Captain Sabertooth, and his crew. Starting out as a series of theatrical musicals, the pirates now appear in books, comics, TV series and movies.

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* ''Franchise/CaptainSabertooth'' is {{Norway}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}'s biggest and most successful franchise; it centers around the black-clad pirate king (and self-declared "King of the Seven Seas") Captain Sabertooth, and his crew. Starting out as a series of theatrical musicals, the pirates now appear in books, comics, TV series and movies.
26th Jul '16 4:21:24 PM TitoMosquito
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** Or any kind of animal that [[AvertedTrope normally don't associate]] with pirates.
20th Jul '16 2:51:39 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': ChaoticEvil Brutes for some of the villains--a lot aren't actually pirates--but easily ChaoticGood Rogues for the Straw Hats and a few others. Oda states that there are two types of Pirates in the world of One Piece, "Morgania" and "Peace Maine."
** In earlier depictions of One Piece (Romance Dawn and Wanted one-shots), pirates are described as being of two types: The "Morganeers", who are all about pillaging and looting, and the "Peace Mains", who are more about fun and games and beating the Morganeers for their loot.
*** Oda intentionally avoided using those terms in the regular series, feeling they were a bit too on the nose. Although most One Piece pirates fall into one category or another early on, as the series progresses things get a bit more gray and some pirates straddled the moral line (although the Straw Hats remain staunchly in the second category.)
** The Straw Hats are SO ChaoticGood that they're never even shown (successfully) stealing loot. Lampshaded in the Skypeia arc, when they tried to steal a bag of gold… except that the owners of said gold had just decided to give it to them as a reward. Luffy was a better thief when he was a vagrant.
*** The exception to this rule is Nami, a rather shameless and highly skilled thief and con artist.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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ChaoticEvil Brutes for some of the villains--a villains -- a lot aren't actually pirates--but pirates -- but easily ChaoticGood Rogues for the Straw Hats and a few others. Oda states that there are two types of Pirates in the world of One Piece, ''One Piece'', "Morgania" and "Peace Maine."
Maine".
** In earlier depictions of One Piece (Romance Dawn ''One Piece'' ("Romance Dawn" and Wanted "Wanted" one-shots), pirates are described as being of two types: The "Morganeers", who are all about pillaging and looting, and the "Peace Mains", who are more about fun and games and beating the Morganeers for their loot.
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loot. Oda intentionally avoided using those terms in the regular series, feeling they were a bit too on the nose. Although most One Piece ''One Piece'' pirates fall into one category or another early on, as the series progresses things get a bit more gray and some pirates straddled the moral line (although the Straw Hats remain staunchly in the second category.)
category).
** The Straw Hats are SO ChaoticGood that they're never even shown (successfully) stealing loot. Lampshaded in the Skypeia arc, when they tried tries to steal a bag of gold… gold... except that the owners of said gold had just decided to give it to them as a reward. Luffy was a better thief when he was a vagrant. \n*** The exception to this rule is Nami, a rather shameless and highly skilled thief and con artist.



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* The ''TabletopGame/DrunkQuest'' expansion The 90 Proof Seas is mostly pirate themed including ship cards the players can obtain and a Pirate class card.
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* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' features The Phantom's arch-rivals, The Singh Brotherhood, a criminal organisation that used to be pirates. Nowadays they are landlubbers who work with more "modern" crimes like drug-dealing, blackmailing and kidnaping.



* ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo in Slumberland'' had a series of strips in which Nemo, Flip and the Princess are taken aboard a pirate ship, which in the end is sunk by the Slumberland navy.



* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' had the pirate-themed villainous group "Advanced Restraining Research". [[FunWithAcronyms A.R.R.!!]]

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* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' had the pirate-themed villainous group "Advanced Restraining Research". [[FunWithAcronyms A.R.R.!!]]



* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' has a recurring crew of pirates that very much fall under Rogues. They ''try'' to be Brutes, but [[ButtMonkey encounter the Gauls and get the crap beaten out of them every time they appear]], if they're lucky (in one occasion [[ItMakesSenseInContext their ship was blown up by Corsican cheese]]).

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' has a recurring crew of pirates that very much fall under Rogues. They ''try'' to be Brutes, but [[ButtMonkey encounter the Gauls and get the crap beaten out of them every time they appear]], if they're lucky (in one occasion [[ItMakesSenseInContext their ship was is blown up by Corsican cheese]]).



* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': A regular cast member is Abraham Tuizentfloot, a dwarf who is a complete CloudCuckoolander and thinks, dresses, talks and acts like he's a pirate. He attacks everybody with his sword, though [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything he doesn't own a ship and can't even swim]].
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': The albums ''De Geverniste Zeerovers'', ''De Kleppende Klipper'' and ''De Regenboogprinses'' are pirate themed stories.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': A regular cast member is Abraham Tuizentfloot, a dwarf who is a complete CloudCuckoolander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and thinks, dresses, talks and acts like he's a pirate. He attacks everybody with his sword, though [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything he doesn't own a ship and can't even swim]].
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': The albums ''De Geverniste Zeerovers'', ''De Kleppende Klipper'' and ''De Regenboogprinses'' are pirate themed stories.



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* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' features The Phantom's arch-rivals, The Singh Brotherhood, a criminal organisation that used to be pirates. Nowadays they are landlubbers who work with more "modern" crimes like drug-dealing, blackmailing and kidnaping.
* ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo in Slumberland'' had a series of strips in which Nemo, Flip and the Princess are taken aboard a pirate ship, which in the end is sunk by the Slumberland navy.
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* The Crimson Binome and the crew of the ''Saucy Mare'' are pirate binomes from ''{{Reboot}}.'' In their first appearance they rob Mainframe blind by taking everything that isn't nailed down, with plans to sell it. They are later convinced that honest trade between systems would be more profitable, so they become legitimate businessmen. Later in Season 3 they return to help the protagonists on a dangerous journey into the Web.
* LaResistance in ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' are proud to call themselves pirates.
* Creator/AardmanAnimations' film ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists,'' loosely based on the first book in Gideon [=DeFoe=]'s ''The Pirates! In An Adventure With…'' series (see Literature). These guys are Roguish, but aspire to be Brutish.

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* The Crimson Binome and the crew of the ''Saucy Mare'' are pirate binomes from ''{{Reboot}}.'' In their first appearance they rob Mainframe blind by taking everything that isn't nailed down, with plans to sell it. They are later convinced that honest trade between systems would be more profitable, so they become legitimate businessmen. Later in Season 3 they return to help the protagonists on a dangerous journey into the Web.
* LaResistance in ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' are proud to call themselves pirates.
* Creator/AardmanAnimations' film ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists,'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'', loosely based on the first book in Gideon [=DeFoe=]'s ''The Pirates! In An Adventure With…'' series (see Literature). These guys are Roguish, but aspire to be Brutish.



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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', episodes "The Smugglers", "Enlightenment," and, of course, "The Pirate Planet," as well as the novels "The Resurrection Casket" and "The Pirate Loop".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', episodes ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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"The Smugglers", "Enlightenment," "Enlightenment", and, of course, "The Pirate Planet," Planet", as well as the novels "The Resurrection Casket" and "The Pirate Loop".



** The new series had pirates in "The Curse of the Black Spot". According to the crew, they are definitely of the Brutish variety.

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** The new series had has pirates in "The Curse of the Black Spot". According to the crew, they are definitely of the Brutish variety.



* The 2011 ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' season is the pirate themed ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''. (Kaizoku means pirate.) It's an anniversary series too, but pirates the predominant theme. The Gokaigers themselves are Roguish.
** Also, there are plenty of series where pirates show up where you wouldn't expect them. In ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger,'' one sea animal-based MechaExpansionPack gives the main robot a pirate theme.

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
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The 2011 ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' season is the pirate themed pirate-themed ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''. (Kaizoku means pirate.) It's an anniversary series too, but pirates is the predominant theme. The Gokaigers themselves are Roguish.
** Also, there are plenty of series where pirates show up where you wouldn't expect them. In ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger,'' ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'', one sea animal-based MechaExpansionPack gives the main robot a pirate theme.



* Emilie Autumn has always had one pirate captain since the first Asylum tour in 2007. The first was Captain Vecona who was also the Asylum seamstress and left the Bloody Crumpets after the first 2008 tour. The second was Captain Maggot who took over in fall 2008, she appears to be far more popular of a captain owing to her more pirate-y feel including being a drunkard who speaks like a pirate and having a costume that looks more like a pirate. She also is a circus performer in the real world, during the tours she stilt walks and hula-hoops… EA's shows take place in a victorian asylum…

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* Emilie Autumn has always had one pirate captain since the first Asylum tour in 2007. The first was Captain Vecona who was also the Asylum seamstress and left the Bloody Crumpets after the first 2008 tour. The second was Captain Maggot who took over in fall 2008, she appears to be far more popular of a captain owing to her more pirate-y feel including being a drunkard who speaks like a pirate and having a costume that looks more like a pirate. She also is a circus performer in the real world, during the tours she stilt walks and hula-hoops… EA's shows take place in a victorian asylum…asylum...



* Australian children's music group TheWiggles have Captain Feathersword, sometimes known as the '[[SixthRanger fifth Wiggle]]'. He's ''definitely'' ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything type, though he can [[ImprobableWeaponUser tickle you to death]].

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* Australian children's music group TheWiggles Music/TheWiggles have Captain Feathersword, sometimes known as the '[[SixthRanger "[[SixthRanger fifth Wiggle]]'.Wiggle]]". He's ''definitely'' ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything type, though he can [[ImprobableWeaponUser tickle you to death]].



* TheArrogantWorms have "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate", who, according to the song, plunders ships on the Saskatchewan river, "stealing wheats and barley and all the other grains". Including, somehow, from the [[ArtisticLicenseGeography "mighty shores"]] of Regina (which is nowhere near the river but does include Wascana Lake).
* {{Alestorm}} are a Pirate Metal band. Yes, they are as awesome as they sound.
* CaptainDanAndTheScurvyCrew are a Pirate rap crew of good lyrical skill and catchy beats.

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* TheArrogantWorms Music/TheArrogantWorms have "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate", who, according to the song, plunders ships on the Saskatchewan river, "stealing wheats and barley and all the other grains". Including, somehow, from the [[ArtisticLicenseGeography "mighty shores"]] of Regina (which is nowhere near the river but does include Wascana Lake).
* {{Alestorm}} Music/{{Alestorm}} are a Pirate Metal band. Yes, they are as awesome as they sound.
* CaptainDanAndTheScurvyCrew Music/CaptainDanAndTheScurvyCrew are a Pirate rap crew of good lyrical skill and catchy beats.



* Growltiger, "the terror of the Thames", in ''{{Cats}}'' (which is based on Creator/TSEliot's book of cat poems, ''Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'').
* ''"[[Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera You gentlemen can watch while I'm scrubbing these floors/And I'm scrubbing these floors while you're gawking…]]"''



* The Shlosharim, an Israeli pop trio from the late [[TheSixties 1960s]] recorded a song titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qQRDSDzKYE "Were I a Pirate,"]] about a man fantasising of being a Roguish pirate for his beloved.

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* The Shlosharim, an Israeli pop trio from the late [[TheSixties 1960s]] recorded a song titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qQRDSDzKYE "Were I a Pirate,"]] about a man fantasising fantasizing of being a Roguish pirate for his beloved.



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* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''. While they spend most of the play as comical Roguish pirates their songs indicate some very nasty behavior beforehand.
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* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''. While they spend most of the play as comical Roguish pirates their songs indicate some very nasty behavior beforehand.
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** AD&D2 got slightly different kits Pirate/Outlaw in ''The Complete Fighter's Handbook'', Buccaneer in ''The Complete Thief's Handbook'', Pirate in ''Player's Options''.
** 3.5 has a prestige class called Dread Pirate. The player must choose which of the two kinds of pirates he wishes to be; honorable pirates gain bonuses to two weapon fighting and inspiring allies, and dishonorable pirates gain sneak attack and intimidation bonuses.
* D&D Fifth Edition offers a standard Sailor option as a background, with Pirate as a variant--clearly leaning towards the Brute side, as the primary benefit is a lethal reputation.
* Dark Elves from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battle'' on whom ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' 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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** AD&D2 ''AD&D2'' got slightly different kits Pirate/Outlaw in ''The Complete Fighter's Handbook'', Buccaneer in ''The Complete Thief's Handbook'', Pirate in ''Player's Options''.
** 3.5 has a prestige class called Dread Pirate. The player must choose which of the two kinds of pirates he wishes to be; honorable pirates gain bonuses to two weapon two-weapon fighting and inspiring allies, and dishonorable pirates gain sneak attack and intimidation bonuses.
* ** D&D Fifth Edition offers a standard Sailor option as a background, with Pirate as a variant--clearly leaning towards the Brute side, as the primary benefit is a lethal reputation.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'':
*** This is the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of the Lhazaar Principalities. Numerous sources have noted that legitimate Lhazaarite merchantmen will not hesitate to engage in piracy if the opportunity arises or if they are down on their luck.
*** The airships of the setting also open the door to SkyPirates, though getting the funds to purchase and man an airship, and controlling one is quite difficult without the Mark of Storm, makes this an expensive proposition.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''/''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
* Dark Elves from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} ''Warhammer Fantasy Battle'' on whom ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' 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.



** 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.
* ''{{Exalted}}''; The Lintha. A family of terrifying, demon-descended, bloodline-obsessed, super-powerful buccaneers. Who make you eat your shipmates. They will normally leave a survivor--just one--to spread the tales of their viciousness and bloodlust.
** And the actual reason that they're pirates is because they view the idea of actually producing things for themselves as beneath them; you either steal it, have slaves (captured in raids) make it, or trade for it in stuff you stole or had slaves make.
* This is the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of the Lhazaar Principalities in ''{{Eberron}}''. Numerous sources have noted that legitimate Lhazaarite merchantmen will not hesitate to engage in piracy if the opportunity arises or if they are down on their luck.
** The airships of the setting also open the door to SkyPirates, though getting the funds to purchase and man an airship, and controlling one is quite difficult without the Mark of Storm, makes this an expensive proposition.
* Pirates in roleplaying games… and thar's yet to be a tip o'the hat to ''[[SeventhSea The 7th Sea]]'', an RPG mechanically oriented for piratical adventures.
* The [[{{TabletopGame/DrunkQuest}} DrunkQuest]] expansion The 90 Proof Seas is mostly pirate themed including ship cards the players can obtain and a Pirate class card.

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** Warhammer ''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.
* ''{{Exalted}}''; ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The Lintha. A family of terrifying, demon-descended, bloodline-obsessed, super-powerful buccaneers. Who make you eat your shipmates. They will normally leave a survivor--just one--to survivor -- just one -- to spread the tales of their viciousness and bloodlust.
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bloodlust. And the actual reason that they're pirates is because they view the idea of actually producing things for themselves as beneath them; you either steal it, have slaves (captured in raids) make it, or trade for it in stuff you stole or had slaves make.
* This is the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of the Lhazaar Principalities in ''{{Eberron}}''. Numerous sources have noted that legitimate Lhazaarite merchantmen will not hesitate to engage in piracy if the opportunity arises or if they are down on their luck.
** The airships of the setting also open the door to SkyPirates, though getting the funds to purchase and man an airship, and controlling one is quite difficult without the Mark of Storm, makes this an expensive proposition.
*
Pirates in roleplaying games… games... and thar's yet to be a tip o'the hat to ''[[SeventhSea The 7th Sea]]'', ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', an RPG mechanically oriented for piratical adventures.
* The [[{{TabletopGame/DrunkQuest}} DrunkQuest]] expansion The 90 Proof Seas is mostly pirate themed including ship cards the players can obtain and a Pirate class card.
adventures.



* ''TabletopGame/GURPSDiscworld Also'' has a campaign setting in the Brown Islands, which is full of pirates. And also of tourists. And, therefore, also of pirate-themed taverns, where some of the pirates occasionally get jobs as "local colour" when the piracy isn't doing so well. As this suggests, most of them are a skewed Discworld version of Roguish[[note]]The Pirates' Code is complicated enough that they've been known to press-gang contract lawyers[[/note]], although there are also Brutes available if the [=PCs=] need to be seriously menaced.
** Naturally, ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Swashbucklers'' deals extensively with pirates of both Roguish and Brutish style.
* in ''TabletopGame/{{Wasteland 2010}}'', Captain Cutthroat "is every inch a stereotypical pirate", complete with EyepatchOfPower, TalkLikeAPirate speech pattern and robotic PirateParrot. Beware that pointing this out to him is his BerserkButton.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'':
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''TabletopGame/GURPSDiscworld Also'' has a campaign setting in the Brown Islands, which is full of pirates. And also of tourists. And, therefore, also of pirate-themed taverns, where some of the pirates occasionally get jobs as "local colour" when the piracy isn't doing so well. As this suggests, most of them are a skewed Discworld version of Roguish[[note]]The Roguish (the Pirates' Code is complicated enough that they've been known to press-gang contract lawyers[[/note]], lawyers), although there are also Brutes available if the [=PCs=] need to be seriously menaced.
** Naturally, ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} ''GURPS Swashbucklers'' deals extensively with pirates of both Roguish and Brutish style.
* in ''TabletopGame/{{Wasteland 2010}}'', ''TabletopGame/Wasteland2010'', Captain Cutthroat "is every inch a stereotypical pirate", complete with EyepatchOfPower, TalkLikeAPirate speech pattern and robotic PirateParrot. Beware that pointing this out to him is his BerserkButton.



* The now out-of-print roleplaying game ''Furry Pirates'' was about… well, [[FurryFandom furry]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pirates]].

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* The now out-of-print roleplaying game ''Furry Pirates'' was about… about... well, [[FurryFandom furry]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pirates]].



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* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''. While they spend most of the play as comical Roguish pirates their songs indicate some very nasty behavior beforehand.
* Growltiger, "the terror of the Thames", in ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' (which is based on Creator/TSEliot's book of cat poems, ''Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'').
* ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'': ''"You gentlemen can watch while I'm scrubbing these floors/And I'm scrubbing these floors while you're gawking..."''



* The Kremlings in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games are always pirates, but they've never really looked the part. Except for the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest pirate-themed sequel]], where the enemies undergo a superficial change that gives them a more [[DarkerandEdgier gritty, aggressive look]]. No explanation is ever provided for why they undergo this change (or why it never carries over), but it looks cool.
** To see the difference, compare the original's [[TheGoomba standard mooks]] [[http://donkeykong.neoseeker.com/wiki/Kritter Kritter]] with the sequel's [[http://donkeykong.wikia.com/wiki/Klomp Klomp,]] or the former's [[http://images.wikia.com/donkeykong/images/8/82/KingKRoolDKJC.jpg King K. Rool]] with the latter's [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100905032852/donkeykong/images/a/a6/Kaptain_k_rool_1.jpg Kaptain K. Rool.]]

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* The Kremlings in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games are always pirates, but they've never really looked the part. Except for the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest pirate-themed sequel]], where the enemies undergo a superficial change that gives them a more [[DarkerandEdgier gritty, aggressive look]]. No explanation is ever provided for why they undergo this change (or why it never carries over), but it looks cool.
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cool. To see the difference, compare the original's [[TheGoomba standard mooks]] [[http://donkeykong.neoseeker.com/wiki/Kritter Kritter]] with the sequel's [[http://donkeykong.wikia.com/wiki/Klomp Klomp,]] or the former's [[http://images.wikia.com/donkeykong/images/8/82/KingKRoolDKJC.jpg King K. Rool]] with the latter's [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100905032852/donkeykong/images/a/a6/Kaptain_k_rool_1.jpg Kaptain K. Rool.]]



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' on the other hand, has pirate captain Faris, [[spoiler:a long lost sister of Princess Lenna, who was raised by pirates who found her, and disguised herself as a man]]. The Playstation version is known for giving her the stereotypical pirate accent.
*** This is in fact made even better since the game's job system lets you make her a ninja, thus [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot combining two]] of the most badass forces in the universe.
* A couple of ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' platformers pits the greedy anti-hero against Captain Syrup and her pirate minions.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' on the other hand, has pirate captain Faris, [[spoiler:a long lost sister of Princess Lenna, who was raised by pirates who found her, and disguised herself as a man]]. The Playstation version is known for giving her the stereotypical pirate accent.
***
accent. This is in fact made even better since the game's job system lets you make her a ninja, thus [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot combining two]] of the most badass forces in the universe.
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand'':
**
A couple of ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' platformers pits the greedy anti-hero against Captain Syrup and her pirate minions.



* ''SidMeiersPirates'', naturally. {{NPC}} pirates are mostly of the first type, but the PlayerCharacter can be either.

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* ''SidMeiersPirates'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersPirates'', naturally. {{NPC}} pirates are mostly of the first type, but the PlayerCharacter can be either.



* The arcade/Dreamcast [[ShootEmUp shooter]] ''{{Gunbird}} 2'' has a [[TerribleTrio Team Rocket-esque]] group of pirates, called the Queen Pirates, as the [[BigBad Big Bads]]. With a [[GagBoobs buxom]] female pirate as the leader. Plus, they also have an army of HumongousMecha. What a [[RuleOfCool winning]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot combination]]!

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* The arcade/Dreamcast [[ShootEmUp shooter]] ''{{Gunbird}} ''VideoGame/{{Gunbird}} 2'' has a [[TerribleTrio Team Rocket-esque]] group of pirates, called the Queen Pirates, as the [[BigBad Big Bads]]. With a [[GagBoobs buxom]] female pirate as the leader. Plus, they also have an army of HumongousMecha. What a [[RuleOfCool winning]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot combination]]!



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''
** And this is pretty ironic, considering that Zelda's previous disguise was a [[CoolVersusAwesome Ninja]].
** There were also [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames the subrosian Skelleton-Pirates]] and the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask all-female Gerudo Pirates.]] Possibly including [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Jolene]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''
''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Zelda in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. And this is pretty ironic, considering that Zelda's previous disguise was a [[CoolVersusAwesome Ninja]].
** There were are also [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames the subrosian Skelleton-Pirates]] Skelleton-Pirates in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames'' and the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask all-female Gerudo Pirates.]] Pirates in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Possibly including [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Jolene]].Jolene from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''.



* The [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead pirate captain,]] [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Cervantes]].

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* ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'': The [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead pirate captain,]] [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Cervantes]].Cervantes.



* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', you take on the animated skull of the infamous pirate Cortez. He's simultaneously parts 1 and 2: during the battle he devours half the audience; afterwards, he joins you, and Mario doesn't even blink at the recent mass murder.

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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', you ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'':
** You
take on the animated skull of the infamous pirate Cortez. He's simultaneously parts 1 and 2: during the battle he devours half the audience; afterwards, he joins you, and Mario doesn't even blink at the recent mass murder.



* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIV'' has the past protagonist be Edward Kenway, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot pirate/Assassin]] (before he settled down and had a son who would become a Templar). Unlike ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', where naval missions were scripted, the high seas in ''IV'' will be open for exploration and pillaging. One of the trailers even has Blackbeard refer to Edward Kenway with reverence and fear, even though he definitely fits the Rogue.
** According to the backstory, Kenway was originally a British {{privateer}} until the practice was abolished, at which point he chose to make his own way.
** Note also, that Blackbeard himself is actually a surprising Rogue. He just realized that the Dread Pirate Roberts trick works GREAT. You actually see him shift from a reasonable guy, to his GameFace, and then back when off duty.

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIV'' has the past protagonist be Edward Kenway, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot pirate/Assassin]] (before he settled down and had a son who would become a Templar). Unlike ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', where naval missions were scripted, the high seas in ''IV'' will be open for exploration and pillaging. One of the trailers even has Blackbeard refer to Edward Kenway with reverence and fear, even though he definitely fits the Rogue.
**
Rogue. According to the backstory, Kenway was originally a British {{privateer}} until the practice was abolished, at which point he chose to make his own way.
**
way. Note also, that Blackbeard himself is actually a surprising Rogue. He just realized that the Dread Pirate Roberts trick works GREAT. You actually see him shift from a reasonable guy, to his GameFace, and then back when off duty.



* ''VodeoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': A pirate ship and her crew are docked in the Imperial City's waterfront and an early [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]] mission involves assassinating their captain. Surprisingly (for Bethesda, "The company with only six VA's") two of the nameless mook pirates have unique voices with the appropriate accent.

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* ''VodeoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': ''VodeoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'':
**
A pirate ship and her crew are docked in the Imperial City's waterfront and an early [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]] mission involves assassinating their captain. Surprisingly (for Bethesda, "The company with only six VA's") two of the nameless mook pirates have unique voices with the appropriate accent.



* The island nation of Hise in ''[[VisualNovel/SevenKingdomsThePrincessProblem Seven Kingdoms: The Princess Problem]]'' is effectively a country of pirates. "Prince" Hamin of Hise is a pirate captain of the "dashing rogue" type, and so is the PlayerCharacter if you so choose.

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* The island nation of Hise in ''[[VisualNovel/SevenKingdomsThePrincessProblem Seven Kingdoms: The Princess Problem]]'' ''VisualNovel/SevenKingdomsThePrincessProblem'' is effectively a country of pirates. "Prince" Hamin of Hise is a pirate captain of the "dashing rogue" type, and so is the PlayerCharacter if you so choose.



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Russell from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' looks and talks like one, though he doesn't really do any pirating (other than some digital piracy in Youtube Copyright School).
[[/folder]]



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', when Elan needs to reach Azure City, he [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0389.html meets]] a SkyPirate.
* In ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'', [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/daily.php?date=021029 Garland recruits pirates to help him against the Light Warriors.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', when Elan needs to reach Azure City, he [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0389.html meets]] a SkyPirate.
SkyPirate and his ship. The whole party gets to ride on the same airship in later arc, at first graciously, but as the mission is stretching in length, the pirate crew remind them that time spent saving the world is less time spent looting, and the Order agree to pay them to make it worthwhile.
* In ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/daily.php?date=021029 Garland recruits pirates to help him against the Light Warriors.]]



* Eridan Ampora and Vriska Serket from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' role played as pirates at one point. Brutish all the way, the latter being more into the whole Pirate thing considering her love of loot, and the former in order to [[ItMakesSenseInContext keep his friend's surrogate mother/eldritch abomination from letting out a world-ending scream.]]
** Later it's revealed that [[spoiler:they're roleplaying as their ancestors, or at least the closest troll equivalent of]].
* ''WebComic/RustyAndCo'' face [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level2/level-2-6/ Land Pirate!]]

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* Eridan Ampora and Vriska Serket from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' role played as pirates at one point. Brutish all the way, the latter being more into the whole Pirate thing considering her love of loot, and the former in order to [[ItMakesSenseInContext keep his friend's surrogate mother/eldritch abomination from letting out a world-ending scream.]]
**
]] Later it's revealed that [[spoiler:they're roleplaying as their ancestors, or at least the closest troll equivalent of]].
* ''WebComic/RustyAndCo'' face a [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level2/level-2-6/ Land Pirate!]]



* In ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'', [[http://www.rhjunior.com/QQSR/00005.html Quinn observes that sophonts always use the skull and crossbones if they are pirates -- even invertabrates.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'', [[http://www.rhjunior.com/QQSR/00005.html Quinn observes that sophonts always use the skull and crossbones if they are pirates -- even invertabrates.invertebrates.]]



[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'', which features both types, depending on whether they're {{NPC}}'s or not. Player characters tend to be Roguish. Usually.
%%* [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses How to Be a Pirate]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8HnCwl5rjA This]] catchy WebVideo/AdamTheAlien video.
* The title character in the Tales of Ubernorden story [[http://www.ubernorden.com/the-smiling-demon.html The Smiling Demon]] is a Brutish version.
%%* LetsPlay/{{Mianite}} features the pirates of Ianaria, who are more Roguish.
[[/folder]]



* The Crimson Binome and the crew of the ''Saucy Mare'' are pirate binomes from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. In their first appearance they rob Mainframe blind by taking everything that isn't nailed down, with plans to sell it. They are later convinced that honest trade between systems would be more profitable, so they become legitimate businessmen. Later in Season 3 they return to help the protagonists on a dangerous journey into the Web.
* LaResistance in ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' are proud to call themselves pirates.



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Russell from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' looks and talks like one, though he doesn't really do any pirating (other than some digital piracy in Youtube Copyright School).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''OpenBlue'', which features both types, depending on whether they're {{NPC}}'s or not. Player characters tend to be Roguish. Usually.
* [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses How to Be a Pirate]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8HnCwl5rjA This]] catchy AdamTheAlien video.
* The title character in the Tales of Ubernorden story [[http://www.ubernorden.com/the-smiling-demon.html The Smiling Demon]] is a Brutish version.
%%* {{Mianite}} features the pirates of Ianaria, who are more Roguish.
[[/folder]]
2nd Jul '16 12:23:37 PM Ihnatus
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* In songs, of Soviet authors, pirate motives were common ([[http://www.russiandvd.com/store/product.asp?sku=56401 some more here]]):
** Creator/BulatOkujava "Когда воротимся мы в Портленд" (When we'll be back to Portland...)
** Creator/VladimirVysotsky "Еще не вечер" (It ain't 'til it's over), "Пиратская песня" (Pirates' song)
** Creator/GarikSukachev "Моя бабушка курит трубку" (My granny smokes a pipe)
14th Jun '16 7:19:31 AM erforce
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* The Kremlings in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games are always pirates, but they've never really looked the part. Except for the pirate-themed sequel, where the enemies undergo a superficial change that gives them a more [[DarkerandEdgier gritty, aggressive look]]. No explanation is ever provided for why they undergo this change (or why it never carries over), but it looks cool.

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* The Kremlings in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games are always pirates, but they've never really looked the part. Except for the [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest pirate-themed sequel, sequel]], where the enemies undergo a superficial change that gives them a more [[DarkerandEdgier gritty, aggressive look]]. No explanation is ever provided for why they undergo this change (or why it never carries over), but it looks cool.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' had the very brief encounter with Bikke the pirate, who [[BrokenBridge fixes the Broken Bridge]] of being stuck on the initial continent by awarding you a boat after his defeat. Ironically, enough, outside of the hat and the "Argh"-speak, he could easily just be a regular boat-owner.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
**
''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' had the very brief encounter with Bikke the pirate, who [[BrokenBridge fixes the Broken Bridge]] of being stuck on the initial continent by awarding you a boat after his defeat. Ironically, enough, outside of the hat and the "Argh"-speak, he could easily just be a regular boat-owner.



* ''YohohoPuzzlePirates'' is almost (but not quite) all Roguish. It's hard to be a mean, evil, unkempt scourge of the seas when you're a cartoon pirate in pretty outfit, with no nose.

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* ''YohohoPuzzlePirates'' ''VideoGame/YohohoPuzzlePirates'' is almost (but not quite) all Roguish. It's hard to be a mean, evil, unkempt scourge of the seas when you're a cartoon pirate in pretty outfit, with no nose.



* In Chapter 4 of ''EternalSonata'', the ship you're on is attacked by the pirate ship Dolce. You confront her captain (and namesake), later fight her again, and may fight her yet again before the game is over. Additionally, there are pirates in the [[BonusDungeon Mysterious Unison]].

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* In Chapter 4 of ''EternalSonata'', ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', the ship you're on is attacked by the pirate ship Dolce. You confront her captain (and namesake), later fight her again, and may fight her yet again before the game is over. Additionally, there are pirates in the [[BonusDungeon Mysterious Unison]].
4th Jun '16 3:52:16 PM nombretomado
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* AbneyPark has a {{Steampunk}} image related to the dashing, romantic Roguish pirates. They are mostly awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH1OoTobtk Airship Pirates.]]

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* AbneyPark Music/AbneyPark has a {{Steampunk}} image related to the dashing, romantic Roguish pirates. They are mostly awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH1OoTobtk Airship Pirates.]]
22nd May '16 9:01:27 PM nombretomado
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* A bonus character in the PS3 version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' will be a [[TokenMiniMoe Loli-Pirate]] named Patty.

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* A bonus character in the PS3 [=PS3=] version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' will be a [[TokenMiniMoe Loli-Pirate]] named Patty.
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