History Series / BlackSails

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.
23rd Nov '16 8:20:53 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.
23rd Nov '16 7:58:37 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Zig-Zagged with Anne Bonny. She reportedly held her own in ship combat, but was not accounted as being otherwise special. In the show, however, she's upgraded to a badass, DualWielding killing machine.

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** Zig-Zagged with Anne Bonny. She Bonny reportedly held her own in ship combat, but was not accounted as being otherwise special. In the show, however, she's upgraded to a badass, DualWielding killing machine.
23rd Nov '16 7:57:56 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Zig-Zagged with Anne Bonny. She reportedly held her own in ship combat, but was not accounted as being otherwise special. In the show, however, she's upgraded to a badass, DualWielding killing machine. On the other hand, she is rumored to have made her first kill at the age of 13, and definitely became a pirate because she wanted to, not because she was a battered child-bride rescued by Jack.

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** Zig-Zagged with Anne Bonny. She reportedly held her own in ship combat, but was not accounted as being otherwise special. In the show, however, she's upgraded to a badass, DualWielding killing machine. On the other hand, she is rumored to have made her first kill at the age of 13, and definitely became a pirate because she wanted to, not because she was a battered child-bride rescued by Jack.
23rd Nov '16 7:56:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* RealityEnsues:
** Unusually for a period series, the guns are fully acknowledged to be as hopeless as they were at the time, being difficult to aim, slow to reload, and half the time failing to fire at all. It does also acknowledge that when they did actually fire, they were deadly.
** Although this was subverted by the Walrus marksman successfully sniping a moving target at long range, whilst perched on the Walrus's mast.
** In season 3 the pirates have finally secured the treasure but their dreams of a new Nassau are hitting massive roadblocks that no amount of gold can solve. Further, their actions have caused people with real power in Britain to take notice of the pirate problem which means that a big anti-piracy crackdown is coming their way.

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* RealityEnsues:
** Unusually for a period series, the guns are fully acknowledged to be as hopeless as they were at the time, being difficult to aim, slow to reload, and half the time failing to fire at all. It does also acknowledge that when they did actually fire, they were deadly.
** Although this was subverted by the Walrus marksman successfully sniping a moving target at long range, whilst perched on the Walrus's mast.
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RealityEnsues: In season 3 the pirates have finally secured the treasure but their dreams of a new Nassau are hitting massive roadblocks that no amount of gold can solve. Further, their actions have caused people with real power in Britain to take notice of the pirate problem which means that a big anti-piracy crackdown is coming their way.
23rd Nov '16 7:55:10 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* KatanasAreJustBetter: The Japanese member of the ''Walrus'' crew is introduced observing his katana being sharpened. It's implied that his standards of sword sharpness are far beyond standard.

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* KatanasAreJustBetter: The Japanese member of the ''Walrus'' crew is introduced observing his katana being sharpened. It's implied that his standards of sword sharpness are far beyond standard.normal.
23rd Nov '16 7:53:54 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Which is at least half of what makes him so feared. While the more rough-and-tumble pirates may not understand or even express scorn (though not to Flint's face) at his penchant for reading, there's no doubt that Flint's intellect, intelligence, knowledge, reasoning, cunning, and ingenuity are what makes him such an effective Captain. Even the members of his crew who outright hate his guts are generally convinced that the world would be a more dangerous place for them without Flint in it.
23rd Nov '16 7:51:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Also, [[spoiler:John Silver's leg.]]
19th Nov '16 10:09:09 PM NOYB
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Claimed by Vane to explain why he doesn't kill Anne or Jack for killing the last remaining members of Vane's crew. After all, since everyone knows Jack betrayed his sworn brothers because of a woman; the quartermaster will never sail beneath the black again, which Vane reckons will "sting worse than death." Possibly just an excuse, as Jack's the closest thing Vane has to a friend.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Claimed by Vane to explain why he doesn't kill Anne or Jack for killing the last remaining members of Vane's crew. After all, since everyone knows Jack betrayed his sworn brothers because of a woman; woman, the quartermaster will never sail beneath the black again, which Vane reckons will "sting worse than death." Possibly just an excuse, as Jack's the closest thing Vane has to a friend.
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