History Series / BlackSails

9th Mar '17 10:24:42 AM Smeagol17
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* NonActionGuy: For a pirate, Jack Rackham is a real wimp. His strength is cunning, while Anne Bonney does his fighting for him. He starts to toughen up a bit after he gets his own ship, though he's visibly pained during his first command on realising that the only way out of a difficult situation is for him to fight a rival, veteran captain in single combat. [spoiler:He cheats, wins, then lies and schemes his way out of retribution by the other captain's crew.]]

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* NonActionGuy: For a pirate, Jack Rackham is a real wimp. His strength is cunning, while Anne Bonney does his fighting for him. He starts to toughen up a bit after he gets his own ship, though he's visibly pained during his first command on realising that the only way out of a difficult situation is for him to fight a rival, veteran captain in single combat. [spoiler:He [[spoiler:He cheats, wins, then lies and schemes his way out of retribution by the other captain's crew.]]
26th Feb '17 5:18:29 AM Fyrmer
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* FatalFamilyPhoto: "XXXI" opens with Capt. Berringer viewing at a locket containing pictures of his wife and child. The episode ends with his throat being cut.
21st Feb '17 10:09:37 AM Greystone101
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* EvilWearsBlack: Flint predominantly wears black and is utterly ruthless, no matter the relative morals of his end goals. [[spoiler: And, after siding with the British, Benjamin Hornigold swaps his royal blue frock coat and white shirt for a black coat and dark blue-grey waistcoat.]]
13th Feb '17 10:35:50 AM Killztwice
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** [[spoiler: Blackbeard was not killed by Woods Rodgers, nor was he killed as a prisoner. He died in battle against Robert Maynard, by a stab to the back after suffering numerous other wounds from both sword & gunshot.]]
6th Feb '17 1:48:32 PM nielas
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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: This is a recurring problem for the protagonists. They will form an alliance to accomplish a goal but the participants have different ideas on what should be done and who should be in charge. The alliance then disintegrates in in-fighting.
3rd Feb '17 8:45:05 AM Deuce03
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* NonActionGuy: For a pirate, Jack Rackham is a real wimp. His strength is cunning, while Anne Bonney does his fighting for him.

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* NonActionGuy: For a pirate, Jack Rackham is a real wimp. His strength is cunning, while Anne Bonney does his fighting for him. He starts to toughen up a bit after he gets his own ship, though he's visibly pained during his first command on realising that the only way out of a difficult situation is for him to fight a rival, veteran captain in single combat. [spoiler:He cheats, wins, then lies and schemes his way out of retribution by the other captain's crew.]]
**Dufresne starts out like this, but once forced into action, takes to it with a degree of relish.
**John Silver spends pretty much the entire series doing his bet to avoid fights, preferring to talk or backstab his way out of combat situations. Ironically, after his injury he becomes much more willing to face up to danger, marking something of a turning-point for the character.


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* RedHerring: Ned Low is introduced early in Season 2 with much ominous promise, and on arrival in Nassau establishes himself as the first really overt challenge to Eleanor's authority even within her own tavern. All signs point to his being the season's major antagonist, or at least one of the major ones. [[spoiler:He's then fairly abruptly killed by Charles Vane to prove a point.]]
30th Jan '17 6:45:18 AM nielas
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* CurbStompBattle: In the first season finale. Flint manipulates the Spanish Man o' War into a perfect position to take several volleys of raking cannon-fire from both the fore and aft by the ''Walrus'' and the ''Ranger''. The Man o' War takes everything they have, and then simply turns around and blasts both of them to pieces in seconds. Flint knew this would happen, and was trying to disable its rudder to prevent it.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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In the first season finale. Flint manipulates the Spanish Man o' War into a perfect position to take several volleys of raking cannon-fire from both the fore and aft by the ''Walrus'' and the ''Ranger''. The Man o' War takes everything they have, and then simply turns around and blasts both of them to pieces in seconds. Flint knew this would happen, and was trying to disable its rudder to prevent it.it.
** The battle in the season 4 premiere ends up being a massive defeat for [[spoiler: Flint]]. He loses two ships and most of his men are killed or captured.
22nd Dec '16 6:39:52 AM Greystone101
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Subverted by the ''Goliath''. Jack points out that it's named after the [[DavidVersusGoliath greatest disappointment]] in the history of warfare.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Subverted by the ''Goliath''. Jack points out that it's named after the [[DavidVersusGoliath greatest disappointment]] in the history of warfare. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The captain agrees with him, but explains that his crew like it, so he can't change it.]]
23rd Nov '16 12:35:00 PM CaptainCrawdad
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The series became extremely buzzy after the airing of the pilot at Comic Con, and thus was given a second season order well before the first began. A third season started airing in January 2016, and has already been confirmed for a fourth season.

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The series became extremely buzzy after the airing of the pilot at Comic Con, and thus was given a second season order well before the first began. A third The fourth and final season started airing will air in January 2016, and has already been confirmed for a fourth season.
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23rd Nov '16 8:25:15 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Joji the Japanese pirate runs on RuleOfCool. While it's possible that a single Japanese sailor might somehow get himself onto a Caribbean pirate ship, the show takes place during a period of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakoku extreme seclusion]] in Japan, where the Japanese government actively prohibited its people from leaving.


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* BlackVikings: Joji the Japanese pirate runs on RuleOfCool. While it's possible that a single Japanese sailor might somehow get himself onto a Caribbean pirate ship, the show takes place during a period of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakoku extreme seclusion]] in Japan, where the Japanese government actively prohibited its people from leaving.
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