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8th Feb '17 1:04:34 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"Those guys were ''pirates?'' Admit it, you chased [[APirate400YearsTooLate much cooler pirates]] when you were on our team."''

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->''"Those guys were ''pirates?'' Admit it, you chased [[APirate400YearsTooLate much cooler pirates]] pirates when you were on our team."''
13th Jan '17 12:06:06 PM StFan
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* "Uh-oh, Chongo! It's ''Danger Island'', next!" on ''Series/TheBananaSplits''. Featured Captain Mu-Tan and his rag-tag band of modern day pirates.



--> The people call us pirates, but we're muggers in a boat
--> Armed robbery is jolly if it's done while you're afloat

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--> The -->''The people call us pirates, but we're muggers in a boat
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* "Uh-oh, Chongo! It's ''Danger Island'', next!" on ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits''. Featured Captain Mu-Tan and his rag-tag band of modern day pirates.
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* The second area of operation in ''{{SOCOM}} III'' is in the Indian ocean, fighting against a group of pirates called the Fist and Fire.
* In ''VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune'' All the enemies are modern pirates. Nathan even comments on how far they are from the idealized notion of old-timey pirates. "They don't take prisoners... [[SexSlave well, not]] ''[[SexSlave male]]'' [[SexSlave prisoners."]]

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* The second area of operation in ''{{SOCOM}} ''VideoGame/{{SOCOM}} III'' is in the Indian ocean, fighting against a group of pirates called the Fist and Fire.
* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune'' All the enemies are modern pirates. Nathan even comments on how far they are from the idealized notion of old-timey pirates. "They don't take prisoners... [[SexSlave well, not]] ''[[SexSlave male]]'' [[SexSlave prisoners."]]



* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'': "[[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=451 Somali Pirates of the Caribbean]]
* Also in [[http://www.thefreckledfinger.com/newest-cartoon/2011/3/1/030111-a-childs-disappointment.html this]] strip of ''TheFreckledFinger''.
* ''MediumLarge'' ran [[http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/friday-september-19-2008/ this strip]] for Talk Like a Pirate Day.
* [[Website/TheOnion Kelly]] thinks that the great pirates of old would [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/pillaging-our-hearts,34364/ approve]].

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* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'': "[[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=451 Somali Pirates of the Caribbean]]
Caribbean]]"
* Also in [[http://www.thefreckledfinger.com/newest-cartoon/2011/3/1/030111-a-childs-disappointment.html this]] strip of ''TheFreckledFinger''.
''Webcomic/TheFreckledFinger''.
* ''MediumLarge'' ''Webcomic/MediumLarge'' ran [[http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/friday-september-19-2008/ this strip]] for Talk Like a Pirate Day.
* [[Website/TheOnion Kelly]] thinks that the great pirates of old would [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/pillaging-our-hearts,34364/ approve]].
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* ''Website/TheOnion'''s fake political cartoonist Kelly did a panel about these at the end of October 2013, not long after the release of ''Film/CaptainPhillips''...but it presents them in a ''positive'' light, labeling them "Today's Swashbucklers" for carrying on the tradition set by Blackbeard, [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], and Captain Morgan, suggesting that all he knows about piracy then and now comes from romanticized fiction and/or PopCulturalOsmosis (Sir Henry Morgan is mostly known in the 2000s as the namesake of a brand of rum).

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* ''Website/TheOnion'''s fake political cartoonist Kelly [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/pillaging-our-hearts,34364/ did a panel about these these]] at the end of October 2013, not long after the release of ''Film/CaptainPhillips''...''Film/CaptainPhillips''... but it presents them in a ''positive'' light, labeling them "Today's Swashbucklers" for carrying on the tradition set by Blackbeard, [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], and Captain Morgan, suggesting that all he knows about piracy then and now comes from romanticized fiction and/or PopCulturalOsmosis (Sir Henry Morgan is mostly known in the 2000s as the namesake of a brand of rum).



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a lost-at-sea character being rescued by pirates, and thinking how awesome it was. We see their conversation subtitled as they cheerfully plan to sell him into slavery. Except that they were fisherman, and they saved him in a net moments from drowning.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had has a lost-at-sea character being rescued by pirates, and thinking how awesome it was.is. We see their conversation subtitled as they cheerfully plan to sell him into slavery. Except that they were fisherman, and they saved him in a net moments from drowning.



-->'''Asian Pirate:''' Set a course for ''Hidden Pirate Island'', A.K.A '''Hong Kong!'''
* The PG-rated modern pirates Captain Barnibus Crab, Kim and Simon are the main bad guys in the third series of the ''FlipperAndLopaka'' animated series.

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-->'''Asian --->'''Asian Pirate:''' Set a course for ''Hidden Pirate Island'', A.K.A '''Hong Kong!'''
* The PG-rated modern pirates Captain Barnibus Crab, Kim and Simon are the main bad guys in the third series of the ''FlipperAndLopaka'' ''WesternAnimation/FlipperAndLopaka'' animated series.
7th Oct '16 11:34:51 AM erforce
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* ''Film/CaptainRon'' features some real life ''Franchise/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 ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Martin Short's incredulous, "Pirates? Of the Caribbean? Really?"



* ''Website/TheOnion'''s fake political cartoonist Kelly did a panel about these at the end of October 2013, not long after the release of ''Film/CaptainPhillips''...but it presents them in a ''positive'' light, labeling them "Today's Swashbucklers" for carrying on the tradition set by Blackbeard, [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], and Captain Morgan, suggesting that all he knows about piracy then and now comes from romanticized fiction and/or PopCulturalOsmosis (Sir Henry Morgan is mostly known in the 2000s as the namesake of a brand of rum).

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* ''Website/TheOnion'''s fake political cartoonist Kelly did a panel about these at the end of October 2013, not long after the release of ''Film/CaptainPhillips''...but it presents them in a ''positive'' light, labeling them "Today's Swashbucklers" for carrying on the tradition set by Blackbeard, [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], and Captain Morgan, suggesting that all he knows about piracy then and now comes from romanticized fiction and/or PopCulturalOsmosis (Sir Henry Morgan is mostly known in the 2000s as the namesake of a brand of rum).
14th Sep '16 6:38:20 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' one of the main baddies is Captain Mako, a mutant who looks like an anthropomorphic shark and was a former modern pirate, a first-mate. Was so ruthless in-fact that he killed his captain, [[KlingonPromotion hence the title]], was recruited as a mercenary to put down a rebellion for the king-of-all-super-villains and upon doing so, in the most bloody way possible, was given position as one of said super-villain's right hands... and he is currently looking at his new boss with the same hungry eyes he was looking at his old on.

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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' one of the main baddies is Captain Mako, a mutant who looks like an anthropomorphic shark and was a former modern pirate, a first-mate. Was so ruthless in-fact that he killed his captain, [[KlingonPromotion hence the title]], was recruited as a mercenary to put down a rebellion for the king-of-all-super-villains and upon doing so, in the most bloody way possible, was given position as one of said super-villain's right hands... and he is currently looking at his new boss with the same hungry eyes he was looking at his old on.one.
14th Sep '16 6:36:02 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' probably has the most realistic, dark and brutal depiction of modern piracy in video games. The operation the player must fight against controls a small archipelago, where it deals in kidnapping, human trafficking, and of course the drug trade.

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* ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' probably has the most realistic, dark and brutal depiction of modern piracy in video games. The operation the player must fight against controls a small archipelago, where it deals in kidnapping, human trafficking, and of course the drug trade.trade
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' one of the main baddies is Captain Mako, a mutant who looks like an anthropomorphic shark and was a former modern pirate, a first-mate. Was so ruthless in-fact that he killed his captain, [[KlingonPromotion hence the title]], was recruited as a mercenary to put down a rebellion for the king-of-all-super-villains and upon doing so, in the most bloody way possible, was given position as one of said super-villain's right hands... and he is currently looking at his new boss with the same hungry eyes he was looking at his old on.
29th Aug '16 4:39:53 PM nombretomado
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* The modern pirates serve as the central conflict in the 2001 DisneyChannel original movie ''Jumping Ship''.

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* The modern pirates serve as the central conflict in the 2001 DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel original movie ''Jumping Ship''.
14th Aug '16 8:47:49 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Pirates of the [=XXth=] Century'', a 1979 Soviet adventure film about modern piracy, and posiibly, the most financially succesful movie in the Soviet Union.

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* ''Pirates of the [=XXth=] Century'', Century'' is a 1979 Soviet adventure action film about modern piracy, and posiibly, piracy. It's possibly the most financially succesful successful movie made in the Soviet Union.
5th Jun '16 4:23:13 AM foxley
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* ''Franchise/DocSavage'': The mysterious Lord London and his ruthless pirates (mostly made up of Chinese recruited from the pirates of the South China Sea who had been displaced by the Japanese navy) inflict a reign of terror through the South Seas in ''Pirate Isle''.
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]]
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