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8th May '16 11:23:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Uh-oh, Chongo! It's ''Danger Island'', next!" on ''TheBananaSplits''. Featured Captain Mu-Tan and his rag-tag band of modern day pirates.

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* "Uh-oh, Chongo! It's ''Danger Island'', next!" on ''TheBananaSplits''.''Series/TheBananaSplits''. Featured Captain Mu-Tan and his rag-tag band of modern day pirates.



* Gavin gets rescued and then promptly BoundAndGagged by these in ''TheBrittasEmpire'', after being lost at sea on a potato-powered lilo. I'd ''like'' to say it makes sense in context.
* ''DeadliestWarrior'' had the Somali pirates do battle against the Medellin Drug Cartel.

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* Gavin gets rescued and then promptly BoundAndGagged by these in ''TheBrittasEmpire'', ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'', after being lost at sea on a potato-powered lilo. I'd ''like'' to say it makes sense in context.
* ''DeadliestWarrior'' ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' had the Somali pirates do battle against the Medellin Drug Cartel.



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w347Mv4vN3w "Somali Pirates Song"]] by MitchBenn is about this kind of pirate, and makes it very clear that they're not like [[APirate400YearsTooLate the other kind]] (while throwing a few 'Aharr's in for good measure). He even manages to give this trope a nod:

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w347Mv4vN3w "Somali Pirates Song"]] by MitchBenn Music/MitchBenn is about this kind of pirate, and makes it very clear that they're not like [[APirate400YearsTooLate the other kind]] (while throwing a few 'Aharr's in for good measure). He even manages to give this trope a nod:



* The first mission of the computer game ''{{Comanche}} 4'' deals with the US army fighting the pirates of Indonesia.
* And ''DangerousWaters'' often has rogue, "pirate" elements in speedboats. Fortunately, they go down to gunfire quickly. Unfortunately, they tend to be mixed in with civilian fishermen and other vessels, making it difficult to identify them.
* ''{{Anno 2070}}'' features modern pirates.

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* The first mission of the computer game ''{{Comanche}} ''VideoGame/{{Comanche}} 4'' deals with the US army fighting the pirates of Indonesia.
* And ''DangerousWaters'' ''VideoGame/DangerousWaters'' often has rogue, "pirate" elements in speedboats. Fortunately, they go down to gunfire quickly. Unfortunately, they tend to be mixed in with civilian fishermen and other vessels, making it difficult to identify them.
* ''{{Anno ''VideoGame/{{Anno 2070}}'' features modern pirates.
4th May '16 12:40:58 PM MikeRosoft
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* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'': "[[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ffn/index.php?date=2010-12-16 Somali Pirates of the Caribbean]]

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* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'': "[[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ffn/index.php?date=2010-12-16 "[[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=451 Somali Pirates of the Caribbean]]
11th Mar '16 1:45:38 PM StFan
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* Since ComicStrip/ThePhantom's origin involves pirates, he often fights the modern versions. In one DCComics story, the brutal thugs attacking a yacht are contrasted with a swashbuckling movie playing on the yacht's TV.

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* Since ComicStrip/ThePhantom's origin involves pirates, he often fights the modern versions. In one DCComics Creator/DCComics story, the brutal thugs attacking a yacht are contrasted with a swashbuckling movie playing on the yacht's TV.



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* The ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' comic strip dealt with the pirates of the China Seas in the 1930s (modern day for the strip), the beginnings of modern day piracy.
* Pirates were a common foe in the early days of the ''ComicStrip/JungleJim'' strip.
* Francesco Marciuliano's comic strip ''ComicStrip/MediumLarge'' featured "Talk Like a Real Pirate Day" - much more brutal than the 'Arrr' pirate talk.
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* ''Film/CaptainRon'' features some real life ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Martin Short's incredulous, "Pirates? Of the Caribbean? Really?"

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* ''Film/CaptainRon'' features some real life ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Martin Short's incredulous, "Pirates? Of the Caribbean? Really?"



* In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', the crew that are hired to transport Indy, his [[LoveInterest Doggone Partner]] and the Ark pretend to be these to try and prevent the two of them being captured by Nazis (claiming they killed Indy and planned to sell her into slavery). Interestingly it fails, [[EvenEvilHasStandards but not for the reasons you'd think]].
** Most likely not, cause the Nazis were such good guys, but cause the pirates have the wrong skin color.

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* In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', the crew that are hired to transport Indy, his [[LoveInterest Doggone Partner]] and the Ark pretend to be these to try and prevent the two of them being captured by Nazis (claiming they killed Indy and planned to sell her into slavery). Interestingly it fails, [[EvenEvilHasStandards but not for the reasons you'd think]].
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fails -- most likely not, cause not because the Nazis were such good guys, but cause because the pirates have the wrong skin color.



* In "Masks of Madness" in ''Literature/DominoLady: Sex as a Weapon'', the Domino Lady teams up with ThePhantom to take down a gang of modern pirates.

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* In "Masks of Madness" in ''Literature/DominoLady: Sex as a Weapon'', the Domino Lady teams up with ThePhantom ComicStrip/ThePhantom to take down a gang of modern pirates.



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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* The ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' comic strip dealt with the pirates of the China Seas in the 1930s (modern day for the strip), the beginnings of modern day piracy.
* Pirates were a common foe in the early days of the ''ComicStrip/JungleJim'' strip.
* Francesco Marciuliano's comic strip ''ComicStrip/MediumLarge'' featured "Talk Like a Real Pirate Day" - much more brutal than the 'Arrr' pirate talk.
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4th Jan '16 12:28:24 AM jormis29
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* The [[ParodyReligion Church]] of the [[TheWarOnStraw Flying Spaghetti Monster]], which holds that the decrease in pirates leads to an increase in global warming, specifically says these pirates don't count.

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* The [[ParodyReligion Church]] of the [[TheWarOnStraw Flying Spaghetti Monster]], ''UsefulNotes/FlyingSpaghettiMonster'', which holds that the decrease in pirates leads to an increase in global warming, specifically says these pirates don't count.
4th Jan '16 12:19:32 AM GrammarNavi
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** ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'' has a group of these, led by [[AffablyEvil Ramses]]. They reside in a ship graveyard in the Indian Ocean, and, being the WackyWaysideTribe they are, the whole scene there could of easily been cut with no effect on story. It doesn't stop the graveyard from being a great setpiece, though.

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** ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'' has a group of these, led by [[AffablyEvil Ramses]]. They reside in a ship graveyard in the Indian Ocean, and, being the WackyWaysideTribe they are, the whole scene there could of have easily been cut with no effect on story. It doesn't stop the graveyard from being a great setpiece, though.
18th Dec '15 6:53:05 PM Jeduthun
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Related to RuthlessForeignGangsters.

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Related to RuthlessForeignGangsters. \n Not related to DigitalPiracyIsEvil.
23rd Nov '15 10:53:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CaptainRon'' features some real life ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Martin Short's incredulous, "Pirates? Of the Caribbean? Really?"

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* ''CaptainRon'' ''Film/CaptainRon'' features some real life ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Martin Short's incredulous, "Pirates? Of the Caribbean? Really?"
23rd Nov '15 9:46:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* A major plot point in ''SixDaysSevenNights''.

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* A major plot point in ''SixDaysSevenNights''.''Film/SixDaysSevenNights''.



* In ''TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', Zissou's boat is attacked by pirates.

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* In ''TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', Zissou's boat is attacked by pirates.
5th Nov '15 3:07:23 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} and TheWarlord in ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}: Deathstroke and the Legend of the Ravager''. While Deathstroke is given a bit of a pass because of his noble intentions (he's only turned to piracy as a means to rescue his kidnapped daughter) the rest of his crew are portrayed as remorseless bloodthirsty criminals who just happen to be on a boat.

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* ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} and TheWarlord ComicBook/TheWarlord in ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}: Deathstroke and the Legend of the Ravager''. While Deathstroke is given a bit of a pass because of his noble intentions (he's only turned to piracy as a means to rescue his kidnapped daughter) the rest of his crew are portrayed as remorseless bloodthirsty criminals who just happen to be on a boat.
11th Oct '15 4:48:31 PM nombretomado
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* Lin Chung is abducted by South China Sea pirates and held for ransom in the PhryneFisher novel ''Away With the Fairies''.

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* Lin Chung is abducted by South China Sea pirates and held for ransom in the PhryneFisher Literature/PhryneFisher novel ''Away With the Fairies''.
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