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2nd Feb '18 7:03:08 PM nombretomado
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* They've become quite the problem in NexusGate since space travel became a reality.

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* They've become quite the problem in NexusGate ''Roleplay/NexusGate'' since space travel became a reality.
19th Jan '18 6:35:57 AM TheKaizerreich
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** Or, in other words: [[{{Pun}} Space Pirate]] [[BuccaneerBroadcaster Radio]]. One that [[MultipleReferencePun that actually hijacks vessels]].

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** Or, in other words: [[{{Pun}} Space Pirate]] [[BuccaneerBroadcaster Radio]]. One that [[MultipleReferencePun that actually hijacks vessels]].
19th Jan '18 6:33:12 AM TheKaizerreich
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' pirates will often spawn early in the game from an empire and make an asteroid base in an unexplored system. Their fleets aren't much of a threat to anything more than an undefended mining station and are easily taken out by decently sized fleets of warships, making them more of a brief annoyance than anything else. But the Leviathan DLC adds Privateers, who are actually TheRemnant of a fallen {{Precursor}} civilization and a much more serious threat.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' pirates will often spawn early in the game from an empire and make an asteroid base in an unexplored system. Their fleets aren't much of a threat to anything more than an undefended mining station and are easily taken out by decently sized fleets of warships, making them more of a brief annoyance than anything else. But the
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Leviathan DLC adds Privateers, who are actually TheRemnant of a fallen {{Precursor}} civilization and a much more serious threat.threat.
** In Apocalypse, it gets worse: now there are [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Space Mongols]] called Marauders around, who can easily rival other empires in their own right and like to rampage and pillage, but they are constantly in-fighting and can also be hired as mercenaries to keep them at bay... though, being Space ''Mongols'', a Great Khan can arise and unify the tribes, which turns them into an even more serious threat that is hard to deal with unless the player empires have been seriously stocking up on weapons. The original pirates have also been expanded to be more common, while the Privateers are unaligned to anyone else entirely.
18th Jan '18 11:55:44 PM onyhow
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* James Cambias' ''Corsair'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point [[note]]Imagine today's Strait of Malacca[[/note]] means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location. The craft can only be used once, but the payoff is more than worth the craft + launch cost.

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* James Cambias' ''Corsair'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point [[note]]Imagine today's Strait of Malacca[[/note]] means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location. The craft can only be used once, but the payoff is more than worth the craft + launch cost. It's also possible for hackers to hack into target spacecraft itself.
10th Jan '18 7:52:11 PM onyhow
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* James Cambias' ''Corsair'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location. The craft can only be used once, but the payoff is more than worth the craft + launch cost.

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* James Cambias' ''Corsair'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point [[note]]Imagine today's Strait of Malacca[[/note]] means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location. The craft can only be used once, but the payoff is more than worth the craft + launch cost.
10th Jan '18 7:48:38 PM onyhow
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* James Cambias' ''Corsair'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location.

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* James Cambias' ''Corsair'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location. The craft can only be used once, but the payoff is more than worth the craft + launch cost.
9th Jan '18 3:50:16 AM onyhow
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* James Cambias' ''Corsairs'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location.

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* James Cambias' ''Corsairs'' ''Corsair'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location.
9th Jan '18 2:16:58 AM onyhow
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* James Cambias' ''Corsairs'' has a hard sci-fi take on this trope: the prevalence of autonomous transports between the Moon and Earth that relies on the L1 point as transit point means that a hacker with a small private craft can remote control their craft at L1 point to jack and send those cargo off-route to different drop zones on Earth so their employers can claim it for themselves while the hacker then uses their skills to mask their location from the authorities if a police craft tries to get close and trace their Earthborne location.
12th Dec '17 12:17:39 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The Starjammers of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comics. Their leader ''is'' nicknamed Corsair, wears a headband, thigh boots, and a handlebar mustache, and fights [[SwordAndGun with a blaster pistol in one hand and a cutlass in the other.]] They're a huge mashup of pulp space opera and swashbuckling tropes. Corsair is from Earth, and probably decided to look like a traditional high seas pirate [[ItAmusedMe just for the hell of it]]. His alien crew also look the part, but mostly to a less extreme degree.

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* The Starjammers of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' comics. Their leader ''is'' nicknamed Corsair, wears a headband, thigh boots, and a handlebar mustache, and fights [[SwordAndGun with a blaster pistol in one hand and a cutlass in the other.]] They're a huge mashup of pulp space opera and swashbuckling tropes. Corsair is from Earth, and probably decided to look like a traditional high seas pirate [[ItAmusedMe just for the hell of it]]. His alien crew also look the part, but mostly to a less extreme degree.
6th Dec '17 9:09:40 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow''. Creator/JohnCleese parodies the concept in "Pigs in Space".

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow''. Parodied in "Pigs in Space" when Creator/JohnCleese parodies boards the concept in "Pigs in Space".Swinetrek as a Type 2 pirate. TheCaptain is not impressed.
-->'''Captain Hogthrob:''' This is ridiculous, this is a ''space'' ship. This is the Swinetrek, bound for the other side of the universe. You're supposed to be on an ocean someplace!
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