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19th Mar '18 2:18:00 PM Raidrik
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', after the attempted attack on Canterlot gets [[ForWantOfANail derailed]] thanks to a CurbStompBattle by Xenilla's doing, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 Commander Tempest]], Grubber, and the yeti crew decide to pull a HeelFaceTurn once the restorations are done and got legit as privateers instead of raiders or pirates.
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4th Mar '18 2:00:46 PM nombretomado
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* "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Barrett's Privateers]]" by StanRogers, about an ill-fated British privateer crew during the American Revolution. "A letter of marque came from the king to the scummiest vessel I'd ever seen", and it all goes downhill from there.

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* "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Barrett's Privateers]]" by StanRogers, Music/StanRogers, about an ill-fated British privateer crew during the American Revolution. "A letter of marque came from the king to the scummiest vessel I'd ever seen", and it all goes downhill from there.
28th Nov '17 5:51:09 PM nombretomado
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* By the eighteenth century privateers had evolved from swashbucklers to what were effectively naval officers working for a private concern. They observed TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar as well as naval officers did and had an elaborate system of law regarding captures (which even allowed a privateer to file suit in a rival belligerent's court after the war if a ship wasn't properly ransomed).

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* By the eighteenth century privateers had evolved from swashbucklers to what were effectively naval officers working for a private concern. They observed TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar as well as naval officers did and had an elaborate system of law regarding captures (which even allowed a privateer to file suit in a rival belligerent's court after the war if a ship wasn't properly ransomed).
3rd Nov '17 10:14:20 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/AnneOfTheIndies'', Pierre was a privateer before joining Anne's crew and becoming 'an honest buccaneer'. [[spoiler:He is still a privateer and is undertaking a secret mission for the British in order to regain his captured ship]].
31st Jul '17 8:32:03 PM sgamer82
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* The Shichibukai of ''Manga/OnePiece'' are seven highly powerful pirates who've had their [[PowerLevels bounties]] canceled in exchange for working autonomously on TheGovernment's behalf. They're notoriously hard to control, and some, like [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]], are/were actively working against the World Government.
** WordOfGod notes that the Shichibukai are indeed based off the privateers, and a few, notably Bartholomew Kuma, are inspired directly from themů if in name only.
** Following the TimeSkip, Buggy the Clown has started an organization called the Pirate Temp Agency, whose member crews and warriors are allowed to pillage and plunder for the highest bidder. [[spoiler: it's legal because Buggy became a Shichibukai, providing him with UltimateJobSecurity.]]

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The Shichibukai Seven Warlords of ''Manga/OnePiece'' the Sea are seven highly powerful pirates who've had their [[PowerLevels bounties]] canceled in exchange for working autonomously on TheGovernment's behalf. They're notoriously hard to control, and some, like [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]], are/were actively working against the World Government.
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Government. WordOfGod notes that the Shichibukai Warlords are indeed based off the privateers, and a few, notably Bartholomew Kuma, are inspired directly from themů them... if in name only.
** Following the TimeSkip, Buggy the Clown has started an organization called the Pirate Temp Agency, whose member crews and warriors are allowed to pillage and plunder for the highest bidder. [[spoiler: it's legal because Buggy became a Shichibukai, Warlord, providing him with UltimateJobSecurity.]]
28th Jul '17 11:59:11 AM moonsaves
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** The Third Imperium officially reserves to itself the right to issue letters of Marque and only occasionally issues them. Member substates and power blocks sometimes hire space mercenaries but these are not supposed to depend on plunder for their upkeep. When exactly that rule is violated is rather blurey. It probably depends on what the local Imperial Noble considers appropriate to the interests of the Imperium and/or himself.

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** The Third Imperium officially reserves to itself the right to issue letters of Marque and only occasionally issues them. Member substates and power blocks sometimes hire space mercenaries but these are not supposed to depend on plunder for their upkeep. When exactly that rule is violated is rather blurey.blurry. It probably depends on what the local Imperial Noble considers appropriate to the interests of the Imperium and/or himself.



* Rogue Traders from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe are half privateers, half {{Intrepid Merchant}}s. They have actual letters of marque, some of which are hereditary.

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* Rogue Traders from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe are half privateers, half {{Intrepid Merchant}}s. They have actual letters of marque, some of which are hereditary. These letters of marque are incredibly valuable and can date their origins back thousands of years, with some having clauses restricting the owner to certain sectors or putting them in the service of certain organisations or noble houses. Rogue Traders often have entire fleets and armies at their disposal, and unlike many in the Imperium they are not persecuted for interactions with Xenos in order to achieve the wider Imperium's goals.
22nd May '17 12:39:31 AM foxley
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%%* ''Film/TheSeaHawk''

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%%* ''Film/TheSeaHawk''* ''Film/TheSeaHawk'' stars Errol Flynn as an English privateer who defends his nation's interests on the eve of the Spanish Armada.
21st May '17 9:34:23 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''Film/TheSeaHawk''

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* %%* ''Film/TheSeaHawk''
1st Apr '17 11:14:25 PM billybobfred
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** After the 9/11 terrorist attacks Congressman Ron Paul proposed that the best response would be to issue Letters of Marque to PrivateMilitaryContractors, permitting them to go after Bin Laden and his henchmen in exchange for a sizable bounty. We'll never know if this would have worked, since Congress decided against issuing the Letters of Marque [[DeadpanSnarker for some reason.]]

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** After the 9/11 terrorist attacks Congressman Ron Paul proposed that the best response would be to issue Letters of Marque to PrivateMilitaryContractors, permitting them to go after Bin Laden and his henchmen in exchange for a sizable bounty. We'll never know if this would have worked, since Congress decided against issuing the Letters of Marque [[DeadpanSnarker for some ''some'' reason.]]
1st Apr '17 9:32:36 AM Korval
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Compare and contrast with PrivateMilitaryContractors. Do not confuse with ''VideoGame/{{Privateer}}'', a SpinOff of the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' games.

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Compare and contrast with PrivateMilitaryContractors. Do not confuse with ''VideoGame/{{Privateer}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Wing Commander Privateer}}'', a SpinOff of the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' games.
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