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->''"Her white shirt and black leather, they complement her eyes,\\
A red sash brings it t'gether (and the boots half up her thighs)\\
[[Literature/PeterPan Cap'n Hook]]'s a fan and [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] thinks it's great,\\
It's in the books, it's canon, so let's all celebrate!"''
->-- '''Tom Smith''', "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3p_Kewu7jc Hey, It's Can(n)on]] ([[Franchise/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]] the Pirate Queen)"

{{Pirate}}s. Villains of the seven seas, lovable rogues who rob other pirates, or what have you. Strong or handsome men, with ladies either afraid of or swooning over them...

...And then there's the PirateGirl, a young girl or woman who [[SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality clearly has no place]] in this [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen tough world of men]]. Except she is either [[DoubleStandard determined to show]] that she ''does'', is [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory accepted by the roguish male crew]] without any apparent difficulty or explanation, or is part of an ship with [[AmazonBrigade an all female crew]]. Depending on age, may or may not be a LittleMissBadass; either way, usually an ActionGirl. There are two types: one type would be either cute or an AmazonianBeauty. The much, much more common type is the "[[TheLadette bad girl]]".

Can be TruthInTelevision -- historically, a number of female pirates did plough the seas along with the men, sometimes rising to positions of authority. However, most of them did so by disguising themselves as men; Carribean pirates codes often called for the death penalty or marooning for any pirate who brought a woman onboard. In the modern world, women might have a place on {{Ruthless Modern Pirate|s}} ships (often referred to these days as maritime terrorists) depending on the local culture.

Not to be confused with ''Pirate Wench'', a term that usually refers to a woman who sails ''with'' pirates, doing "women's work" for them, perhaps while providing [[MaleGaze eye candy]]. The PirateGirl is a pirate in her own right.

Any little ''boy'' found on a pirate ship will half the time [[SweetPollyOliver be this girl in disguise]].

The PirateGirl often has a DarkAndTroubledPast detailing how she ended up in this position; abusive fathers who they are in a WellDoneSonGuy relationship with seems to be a common theme.

A SubTrope of {{Pirate}}.

Anyone caught making cheap jokes about "[[PirateBooty booty]]" or "treasure chests", will be made to WalkThePlank.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Captain Liliana from ''[[QueensBlade Queen's Blade Rebellion]]'' is a female [[GhostPirate Undead Pirate Captain]].
* Seychelles from ''AxisPowersHetalia'' is sometimes drawn/written this way in fan work. In a show with several of the male characters given the pirate treatment, she is notable for being the only female to be cast in this light.
** In the [[http://hetarchive.net/scanlations/hall2011/hall2011.php 2011 Halloween event]], she dresses as Captain Cook and informs the others that her place also has a lot of pirate legends, meaning that she interacted with them and may have joined them at some point or another.
** Portugal's female concept art, at the top [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/26500000/Portugal-hetalia-26585080-500-1796.jpg here]], shows this very heavily as well, complete with scars and a sword.
* Chacha from ''{{Basara}}''
* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is a modern-day female pirate.
* Marika Kato from ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''. Also Chiaki Kurihara, [[spoiler:daughter of the captain of Barbarossa]], though it doesn't show. At one point, Marika's entire high school yacht club gets in on the act (briefly).
* ''LoveFlagGirls'' is a {{Yuri}} work focusing on a main character who enrolls on a pirate ship [[PinkBishoujoGhetto full of girls]]. Safe to say, the entire crew fits.
* Almost ''every'' female character from ''OnePiece''. From the Straw Hats alone, we have Nami and Nico Robin. Also, Boa Hancock, Vivi (temporarily, anyways), Alvida...
** It's easier to list the ones who are NOT pirates. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Though that's still a lot of people.]]
** The one who acts most like a traditional pirate girl is surprisingly Nami. Besides drinking any of the guys under the table, she isn't nice (unless she's trying to scam you), and as the navigator she is completely in control of the ship, bar instructions from Luffy.
*** Rival captain Jewelry Bonney is pretty close to traditional, too.
* LeijiMatsumoto's Queen Emeraldas, as well as Kei Yuki and Miime on Anime/CaptainHarlock's crew.
* Played with in a ''RurouniKenshin'' fillerarc, where a PirateGirl named Shura finds self forced to pull a SweetPollyOliver so she will have her men's respect. Kenshin, as the good WarriorTherapist he is, helps her out with it.
* The anime ''SolBianca'' features a pirate ship with an ''[[AmazonBrigade all female]]'' crew.
* The titular character from ''SpacePirateMito'' is an alien who is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over ten thousand years old]], but looks like a nine-year-old kid. She also has a [[PoweredArmor Mail Suit]] that makes her look more like a human adult.
* In the various ''TenchiMuyo'' continuities, [[HaremGenre there are more named female space pirate characters than male ones]], including main cast member Ryoko.
** The spinoff series ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' also has a space pirate girl in the main cast. Who's also named Ryoko. But not the same Ryoko; she was named after the original, who's roughly [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 5000 years older]] and a legend in the space pirate community.
* Technically, the entire female cast of ''{{Vandread}}''.
* From the Chinese manhua, Melody Drifting in the Rain, we have pirate princess Jin Bi Hui, feisty and an excellent fighter. In fact, only men she's ever feared are her father and eldest brother and she does not take the discovery of her fiance being in love with another woman lying down.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The pirates in ''YTheLastMan'', as should be obvious from the comic's name.
* ''ComicBook/ElCazador'''s main character becomes a pirate after the pirate captain Blackjack Tom attacks the ship she's on, killing most of the passengers.
* Franchise/{{Batman}} foe Cap'n Fear had a buxom first mate named Annie.
* Cixi joins an all-female pirate crew in her spinoff of ''ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}}'', ''Cixi de Troy''.
* Ann Preston from the ''HouseOfMystery''.
* The LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen comic ''1910'' features Captain Nemo's daughter Janni who becomes the "Music/PirateJenny" of the song.
* ''PollyAndThePirates'' is an indie miniseries entirely focused on this concept.
* Denise Lafitte, daughter of French pirate Jean Lafitte in Italian comic book ''{{Zagor}}''.
* Red Lucy Keough, an ancestor Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch in the MarvelUniverse.
* Capitana Felina, a piratic version of Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} in the {{Elseworlds}} story ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: Leatherwing''.
* Paitence Drew, a GhostPirate captain once encountered by the {{Sub-Mariner}} (in ''Marvel Fanfare'' #43).
* ''SheBuccaneer''.
* Maura Hawke, captain of the Serpent's Crown in the MarvelUniverse. When she was betrayed by her first mate Jebediah Fate, she laid a curse on him and all her mutinous crew resulting in Fate becoming a FlyingDutchman.
* [[http://www.comicvine.com/singapore-sal/29-27871/ Singapore Sal]], a [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] villain later brought back in ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}''.
* Tess Bannister from the "Pirate Hearts" strip in ''Penthouse Men's Adventure Comix''.
* Sarawak Sally was the leader of a band of Southeast Asian river pirates in ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe Special Missions]]'' #4.
* Hepzibah from the Starjammers, a band of SpacePirates in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' and other books in the MarvelUniverse.
* ''DreadMacFarlane'', a French comic about a girl who goes to Neverland and grows up among the Lost Boys (let's not explore exactly how she, y'know, GROWS UP in Neverland), then leaves them to join Captain Hook and his crew in the exciting life of a pirate.
* ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' gave us the Sklarian Raiders; an AmazonBrigade of Space Pirates.
* Sjörövar-Jenny from ''{{Bamse}}'' ''seems'' to be this, being a young woman in piratical garb who is a skilled cutlass fencer and sailor, but she is merely the daughter of a rather eccentric scholar obsessed with pirates and pirate treasure, and takes after him. (Her name, of course, [[ShoutOut references]] the "Music/PirateJenny" song from the ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'', as per below).
* In ''WonderWoman'', the "Silver Serpent" saga featured an all female cadre of SpacePirates who travel from planet to planet to steal that world's technology, recruit a small group of the females for membership and the remainder of the planet's people for food stock.
* Scarlet Fever, from the second ''LadyRawhide'' miniseries; a spin-off from Topps ''{{Zorro}}'' series.
* Captain Bloodhawke from ''TheWarlord''.
* Sangre, a member of Scar's Raiders in ''ComicBook/TheUltraverse''.
* The ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]] [[{{Elseworlds}} Alternity]] Winter Special'' recast Harmony Krieg from ''Harmony'' as Anne Bonney.
* Featured in ''{{Rawbone}}''.
* ''Comicbook/RedSonja'' has served as a pirate in her time.
* Tomorrow "Tommy" Hardtack of DC's ''ComicBook/StarRaiders'' graphic novel is implied to be a space pirate girl. She even sports an eyepatch.
* Long Jane Silver and her all-female crew in ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.
* Phondari, the Pirate Queen of Mars, from Dynamite Comics ''[[JohnCarterOfMars Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris]]''.
* The mercenaries stow away on a pirate ship with an all-female crew in ''Webcomic/{{Skullkickers}}'' #13.
* "The Crew of the Alexandria" in ''Victorian Secret: Girls of {{Steampunk}}'' features a crew of {{Privateer}}s in a [[SubmarinePirates submersible]]. These tales were later collected in ''Steampunk Corsairs''.
* One of Dracula's many adversaries in ''Comicbook/DraculaLives'' is the "She-Pirate" Hellyn [=DeVill=], who leads her crew to plunder his castle.
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[[folder: FanFic]]
* ''FanFic/UnderTheNorthernLights'' has Crimson Coat (actual name Sudden Gale), captain of the Crimson Kraken. A renegade Equestrian pegasus, she is not a nice mare: besides being a violent criminal she can add casual racism and sexual molestation to her resumé.
* ''FanFic/UponAFallingFeather'' has a cast populated entirely by MLP's main and secondary characters, most of whom are female, so several pirates are female - primarily Rarity (a noblemare forced into the position), Pinkie Pie (who embraces the role completely) and Trixie (who has a minor role and mostly acts like herself).
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[[folder:Film]]
* Elizabeth from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' seems to have become a PirateGirl. To the point that she becomes [[SheIsTheKing the Pirate King]].
** ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'''s character list also includes [[http://pirates.wikia.com/wiki/Anamaria Anamaria]], who is apparently a no - nonsense LadyOfWar type.
** The original {{Disneyland}} ride itself has a painting in the skeleton caves implying this is what happened to the Redhead.
** There's also Mistress Cheng, though she's past Pirate Girlhood and is more of a Pirate Lady.
** In the fourth movie we have Angelica, a DashingHispanic who is Jack Sparrow's NewOldFlame.
* Creator/MaureenOHara played this character -- notably as "Spitfire" Stephens opposite Creator/ErrolFlynn in ''Against All Flags''. She also appeared in ''The Black Swan'' (with Tyrone Power) and ''The Spanish Main'' (with Paul Henreid); she appears as a high-born lady of quality in both, but in the former changes into PirateGirl garb in the final scene.
* Captain Morgan Adams, played by Geena Davis in ''Film/CutthroatIsland'' Although, technically, she's a Pirate ''Hunter''.
* In ''MuppetTreasureIsland'', Ellis Ashley Flyte, the wife of Brian Henson (the film's producer and director) gives an uncredited appearance as Big Fat Ugly Bug-Faced Baby-Eating O'Brian (a female ship's crew mate seen only during the Roll Call scene).
* Jean Peters played a pirate woman called "Anne Providence" in ''Anne of the Indies'' (1951); Binnie Barnes played Anne Bonney in ''The Spanish Main'' (1945); Hope Emerson played her in ''Double Crossbones'' (1951); Sonia Sorell played her in ''Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl'' (1954); and Lorna Bennett played her in ''Film/{{Pirates}}'' (1998).
* The second ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' movie included a female pirate for absolutely no reason whatsoever, even making her the Captain's daughter.
* The 2005 big budget pornographic film ''Pirates'' (also known as ''Pirates XXX'') starred Janine Lindemulder as Serena, the vicious first mate of the BigBad Captain Eric Victor Stagnetti, and Jesse Jane as Jules, her good guy counterpart among the pirate hunters.
* Pirate Fritton from ''StTrinians 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold''.
* ''RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure'' has [[spoiler:prissy French doll Babette turn on her pirate captor, lock him in the brig, and take over his ship. [[EarWorm "Hooray for me! Babette of Gay Paree! Hooray for me! I'm Captain now you see!"]]]]
* In the 2003 ''Film/PeterPan'', Wendy considers an offer to be a pirate on Hook's ship, though she eventually turns it down.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''ThePyrates'', a novel that's an AffectionateParody of most pirate-movie tropes has a pirate queen (itself a common term for this type of character).
* Belit, the female pirate captain from the ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/QueenOfTheBlackCoast."
** Also Valeria from ''Literature/RedNails''.
* Mary "Jacky" Faber, from the young adult novel, ''BloodyJack'', and its sequels.
* Missee Lee, a Chinese woman pirate captain in ''Missee Lee'', part of the SwallowsAndAmazons series, by Arthur Ransome, although she is a slight subversion in that she never wanted to be a pirate. She is a frustrated Cambridge academic who was forced to become a pirate after her father's death.
** The "Amazons", Nancy and Peggy Blackett, play the trope more straight, albeit they're technically just kids enacting a pirate fantasy.
* Charlotte de Berry is a (probably fictional) female pirate captain who stars in Edward Lloyd's ''History of the Pirates'', a "penny dreadful" or "penny blood" - cheap stories with a fairly gory or shocking theme written to entertain the masses.
* Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington are the protagonists of ''Pirates!'' by novelist Celia Rees.
* Art Blastside is a former gentlewoman named Artemesia Fitz-Willoghby Weatherhouse who lost her all memories of her life with her mother, Piratica, in a cannon accident that cost her mother her life. She regained it after 6 years of attending a finishing school and gathered her mother's former crew to set sail again in ''The Piratica Series'', by Creator/TanithLee.
* Romsca is a fictional anthropomorphic ferret corsair the book ''Pearls of Lutra'' in Brian Jacques's {{Redwall}} series.
* Lazue in the MichaelCrichton novel ''PirateLatitudes'', due in part to her having been raised as a boy.
* Appears in all its various forms in PiersAnthony's ''Bio of a Space Tyrant'' series: Spirit does the SweetPollyOliver cabin boy version for a while, Rue is the straight LittleMissBadass version, and there is also a cross-dressing adult female pirate captain. As per the series title, they are all SpacePirates.
* A semi-fictionalized account of the real-life pirate Ching Shih is given in ''Creator/JorgeLuisBorges'''s short story ''The Widow Ching, Lady Pirate''.
* The eponymous Miya Black, of ''Literature/MiyaBlackPiratePrincess''.
* ''Splashdance Silver'' by Tansy Rayner Roberts has a [[PirateGirl pirate]] ActionGirl as its protagonist.
* [[TheLadette Aires]] from ''ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld''.
* ''[[JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'' gives us Captain Tyresi Gurtt, Caet Shrovl, Timmser, and BigBad Leonia Tavira.
* Ezri Delmastro and Zamira Drakasha, both from ''Red Seas under Red Skies'', the second book in Scott Lynch's GentlemanBastard series.
* Elena Dugan (Lady Galbraith) from ''TheSeasOfFionnghuala''.
* Asha Greyjoy of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' was bred and groomed for this by her father, the lord of the Iron Islands. She's well loved by her crew, and is basically one of the guys, except that she's damned hot.

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[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* Mary Rose from ''Series/QueenOfSwords'' is an ex-pirate.
* Nebula from ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.
* Captain Wrack from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Enlightenment" ''wanted'' to be one, but was more of a badass cosplayer.
** And the Captain from the CBBC ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2007TDWASTheInfiniteQuest The Infinite Quest]]'' cartoon.
** Amy Pond becomes one briefly (certainly in appearance, and with a reasonable amount of swashbuckling flair) in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Curse of the Black Spot]]".
** In the Creator/BigFinish audio adventure ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho043DoctorWhoAndThePirates Doctor Who and the Pirates]]'', the Sixth Doctor attempts to pass off his companion Evelyn Smythe as 'Evil Evelyn, the Pirate Queen'. Evelyn does her best, but the masquerade does not last long.
* Connie Blackheart from ''TalesFromThePoopDeck''.
* Being a pirate-based Sentai, ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' has... just one, Luka Millfy/Gokai Yellow. The other lady, Ahim de Famille/Gokai Pink isn't as much a PirateGirl but more of TheOjou. (She is quite happy to call herself a pirate, however.)
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' there is Vala Maldoran who is a pirate/thief and acts like a child. Then in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' there is Larrin of the travellers who, while maybe not technically a pirate all the time, sure acts like one in her first appearance.
* The title character in ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' spent some time as a pirate Captain, during which time she kidnapped a young Julius Ceasar and held him for ransom while also having a romantic affair with him. That was until he came back with an entire Roman legion and had Xena and her crew crucified.
* In ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' episode "B.C.", Josef mentions that he first met his on-and-off girlfriend Lola in the 17th century when she was trying to put together a pirate army. Apparently, one could do that in those days. Being a vampire helps too.
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* Gunpowder Gertie (Gertrude Stubbs) is a Canadian pirate created by storyteller Carolyn [=McTaggart=]. The story of Gunpowder Gertie was told as an April fools joke in the local Kootenay area newspaper, the ''Kootenay Review''. So many people believed that it was true that it was later retold as historical fact on the CBC program, ''This Day in History''.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The [[AbneyPark HMS Ophelia's]] crew of drunken pirates includes Kristina Erickson and Jody Ellen. On a pirate ship retrofitted into a steampunk time-travelling dirigible. Yes.
* Music/EmilieAutumn has always had one pirate captain since the first Asylum tour in 2007. The first was Captain Vecona who was also the Asylum seamstress and left the Bloody Crumpets after the first 2008 tour. The second was Captain Maggot who took over in fall 2008, she appears to be far more popular of a captain owing to her more pirate-y feel including being a drunkard who speaks like a pirate and having a costume that looks more like a pirate. She also is a circus performer in the real world, during the tours she stilt walks and hula-hoops.
* The S.J. Tucker album ''Sirens'' includes three songs called "The Wendy Trilogy". The Wendy Trilogy is a retelling of the ''[[PeterPan Peter and Wendy]]'' story, diverting from the original at the point where Captain Hook offers Wendy Darling the chance to become a pirate. In this version, Wendy accepts the offer and starts an adventure of her own.
* "The Worst Pirate Song," by Irish-American band Ceann, mocks this trope.
* [[http://tomsmithonline.com Tom Smith]]'s {{Filk}} "Hey, It's Can(n)on!" pointed out that [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]]'s birthday is also "International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day," which inspires Harry to buy her a ship "and now [[OT3 they're her young stallions]], and she's a pirate queen!"
* Members of metal band Zed Yago had a pirate image, so naturally the singer Jutta Weinhold was the pirate girl of the band.
* Being the theme song singer for ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'', the members of Music/MomoiroCloverZ dressed as space pirate girls in their single "Mouretsu".
* "Ladies in Scarlet" by Music/CaptainDanAndTheScurvyCrew has Anne Bonny and Mary Read rapping alongside Captain Dan.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Sala, leader of the Sky Band, an [[AmazonBrigade all-female]] gang of SkyPirates, in ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom''.
* The Sea Hag from ''{{Popeye}}''.
* Lai Choi San, the TropeNamer for DragonLady, from ''TerryAndThePirates''.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The titular character from ''Pinball/BlackRose'', self-professed "queen of the high seas".
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[[folder: Roleplay]]
* Elizabeth in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' was a former pirate. It was played a bit more straight in the Pirate RPG where she originated.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''[[http://www.sjgames.com/spanc/ Space Pirate Amazon Ninja Catgirls!]]'' which is actually titled starting with its naughty-sounding acronym: SPANCSpacePirateAmazonNinjaCatgirls, a very FanService game which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* The Satyxis of the ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' setting are a whole island-nation of [[CuteMonsterGirl Sexy Monster Pirate Girls]], of whom the best known is the Pirate Queen and Cryx warcaster Skarre Ravenmane. The mercenary privateer faction of ''Warmachine'' has several playable female character models, including the Thamarite pirate captain Fiona the Black.
* Several of fantasy RPG artist Clyde Caldwell's paintings have been of female pirates.
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Clyde_Caldwell_-_Female_Pirate_01.jpg Female Pirate 01]] (original version of the page image)
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Clyde_Caldwell_-_Female_Pirate_02.jpg Female Pirate 02]] ({{NSFW}})
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Clyde_Caldwell_-_Female_Pirate_03.jpg Female Pirate 03]]
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Clyde_Caldwell_-_Female_Pirate_04.jpg Female Pirate 04]] (cover of a ''{{Mystara}}'' {{sourcebook}})
* Ed Greenwood has mentioned a number of female pirates in his ''ForgottenRealms'' setting material, including Thilana, Azla and Laershala of the Emerald Eyes.
** Azla fits the "DarkAndTroubledPast" part. She was a noble and a Cormyrean army officer, but came across a Zhent party bigger than her patrol could handle and ran. In self-exile, she became a pirate, then her high-end training kicked in and soon she was one of the most influential captains on the Pirate Isles, raiding Sembian targets (Cormyr's in a cold war with Sembia). She appeared in ''The Threat from the Sea''.
** Liriel Baenre was a ship mage on a pirate ship once, but almost accidentally. At first the crew didn't think that a female(!!!) drow(!!) elf(!) on board was a good idea, but they didn't have much choice anyway.
* ''BattleTech'' has had several female SpacePirates such as Morgan Fletcher, Suzy "One-Eye" Morgaine-Ryan and Paula "Lady Death" Trevaine, the latter are rare female MagnificentBastard.
** Also two separate female "Red Corsairs" -- one a young Katrina Steiner on the run from her uncle's assassins (in backstory that's been alluded to but never actually detailed), one decades later a renegade Jade Falcon warrior trying to use her own band of outcasts to break the Truce of Tukayyid and reignite the war between the Clans and the Inner Sphere.
* Synthre, a runaway alien princess and member of the Galatic Marauders, a band of SpacePirates in the ''{{Champions}}'' sourcebook ''Alien Enemies''.
* ''[[SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'' contains several. The most famous is probably "Bloody" Bonnie [=McGee=], first mate of the Sea Dogs.
* ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' has Besmara, the ''goddess'' of pirates, strife, and sea monsters.
* ''TableTopGames/{{Exalted}}'' has the Solar pirate queen Ocean Pearl, plus pretty much any female Exalt to get started in the West. Of course, they need to dye their hair red, join the Tya, or be a bit careful because the West throngs with storm mothers who hate all women more beautiful than themselves (i.e. anyone other than a withered old crone who's just had an acid bath) and make their displeasure clear with terrible weather, but since Exalts > Gods/Elementals, this issue can probably be solved by kicking the storm mothers' collective butts until they knock it off, or using Sail Charms to make overcoming the storms far less difficult.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* There's a play called ''Scavenger Hunt (Aargh! Avast Ye!)'' which concerned a retired Pirate Lady and her daughter, who {{Sweet Polly Oliver}}ed her way on to a ship to search for a MacGuffin her mother and some friends had encountered in the past.
* Ruth, the piratical maid of all work, from Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''.
* In ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'', Polly (or, in some productions, Jenny) sings "Music/PirateJenny," a revenge fantasy about a chamber maid who dreams of being a pirate queen.
* Loof Merrow of the ''SeraMyu'' who was featured in the Kagyua Island musicals. She's a pirate, and a princess, who's been [[HumanPopsicle frozen in Ice]] for the last 5000 years, and is after the Silver Crystal to restore her Kingdom of Artuka which was destroyed by a tidal wave when they asked Princess Serenity to change the earth's orbit so the comet Coatl wouldn't hit it. And she's only out of the ice because the comet and its inhabitants have returned and are seeking revenge on SailorMoon.
* ''ThePirateQueen'' is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil. It is based on the life and adventures of the 17th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grace O'Malley.
* ''Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates'' by Bill Francoeur.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* [[ComicBook/NewGods Big Barda]] is re-imagined as a [[SpacePirates Space Pirate]] in the ''Ame-Comi'' Girls line of PVC statues from DC Direct.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Aika and the other female Blue Rogues in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''.
* Faris/[[spoiler:[[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Sarisa]]]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''.
** And before Faris, there was Leila in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''.
** Given that she works with known SkyPirate [[LovableRogue Balthier]], we can probably add Fran from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' to the list as well.
** The Selkie unique armour from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesEchoesOfTime'' consists of a Pirate Hat and Pirate Outfit. There is even an eyepatch, for literally no reason beyond the RuleOfCool because all Selkie characters have fully functional eyeballs, and are the bow specialists.
* Captain Syrup from the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' series, quite likely Wario's greatest rival and the only one in the Mario franchise who is greedier than he is.
* Shark, from ''{{Gunbird}} 2''.
* Piracy is on [[AxCrazy Jack]]'s list of crimes in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', but it isn't any more prominent than things like [[KillItWithFire arson]] and a [[ColonyDrop somewhat]] [[DetonationMoon excessive]] act deemed 'vandalism' by the Hanar.
** If you talk to her, she'll suggest that after the Collector business is over, you should take the ''Normandy'' and go pirate yourself - you can be the captain, and she'll be the [[StuffBlowingUp master of arms]], [[AxCrazy and do executions]].
** One of the most famous post-Rebellion krogan warlords (read: pirates) was a fertile female named Shiagur; thanks to the genophage, fertile females are exceptionally rare, and she used her status to raise a major fleet. Then she started setting up bases, attacking colonies, and in general doing things pirates ought to do. She's very seriously dead by the time the game rolls around, though, thanks to a highly-unamused turian fleet.
** Large parts of that fleet are dead as well since Shiagur's [[ReallyGetsAround legion of lovers]] and children [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge swore and exacted revenge on anyone involved in her death...]]
* Tetra/[[spoiler:Zelda]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' actually captains a pirate ship, and she inherited her crew and command from her mother. The Gerudo pirates in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' certainly count, as does Jolene from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''.
* The PS3 release of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has a TokenMiniMoe pirate named Patty. It's out in Japan, but no North American release as of this writing.
** Predated by Chat from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', another TokenMiniMoe.
* The pirate ship Dolce from ''EternalSonata'' is named after its female captain, who you encounter in chapter 4. You fight her again later, and maybe a third time. And even a fourth time is possible if you're playing on Encore Mode, the game's version of NewGamePlus.
* "Cap'n" Ginny of ''VideoGame/MySims'' is obessed with pretending to be a pirate, and her best friend (boyfriend?) goes along with it. By ''[=MySims=] Kingdom'', she's moved on to a new profession, but her old obsession is still referenced by Vic Vector when you give him a figurine of her.
* ''[[http://www.moonpod.com/English/about_pirateprincess.php Pirate Princess]]''
* ''LostOdyssey'': Seth.
* Elisabet Ramsey of ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'', suspected to be the narrator's great-grandmother.
* Though Morgan [[IncrediblyLamePun LeFlay]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' fits the description of this trope, she is '''not''' actually a pirate (this is even a plot point).
** Elaine and Carla (from the [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland previous games]]), however, are.
** Also Kate Capsize.
* Ruby Heart from ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2: New Age of Heroes''
* Bonne Jenet from ''FatalFury''
* Terra from ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}''.
* Kisala from ''RogueGalaxy''. Lilika too, once she joins the crew.
* [[http://s111111919.onlinehome.us/shantae/ShantaePromo_RiskyGunPose.JPG Risky Boots]], the BigBad of ''{{Shantae}}''.
* Tawni Balfour, one of the heroes in ''HeroesOfMightAndMagic IV''.
** Regna Island was ''crawling'' with female pirate crossbowmen, as well as female inhabitants evidently not restricted to wenchy stuff (note that Regna is a [[PlanetOfHats nation of pirates]], so if you are not in the support business you'd be in the pirate business).
* May of ''GuiltyGear'', with a [[AnchorsAway giant anchor as her weapon of choice]].
* Henriette "One Eye" Cooper - a female raccoon pirate ancestor of ''Franchise/SlyCooper''.
* Captain Rose from ''ZackAndWiki'' is the captain of Rose Rock; rivals to Zack's crew the Sea Rabbits. Despite being a pirate, she wears expensive lipstick, but as TribalFacePaint funnily enough.
* The Piranas clan from ''UrbanRivals'' is full of half-dressed pirate babes.
* Ann Sireina from ''[[EndlessFrontier Super Robot Taisen OG Saga Endless Frontier]]'' is the Captain of the submarine Silent Vox, and wields a pair of HandCannon-[[DualTonfas tonfas]]. She's a buxom [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent half-]][[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks shark]] babe.
* A lady pirate appears at the end of Captain Brickbeard's story in ''VideoGame/LEGOBattles''.
* A... slightly drunk lady pirate is included in ''[[JakAndDaxter Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier]]'' as a background character.
* Catalina Erantzo, one of the six protagonists of ''VideoGame/UnchartedWatersNewHorizons'', is a pirate captain. A [[FieryRedhead red-headed]], [[LatinLover Spanish captain]], [[ActionGirl who is goddess with her rapier]].
* Red from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''.
* Jane Starling from ''VideoGame/GhostPiratesOfVoojuIsland''.
* NellyCootalot is a somewhat... [[PlayingWithATrope unconventional]] example.
* Margrid the Sly from ''GuildWars''.
* Captain Kika from ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''.
* Anne from ''{{Dubloon}}''.
* Captain Silver from ''RomancingSaga''. [[spoiler:She's also a dragon.]]
* Sophia "Riptide" de Medici from ''EternalChampions: Challenge from the Dark Side''.
* Miss Fortune from ''LeagueOfLegends'' is strictly speaking a pirate ''hunter'' though you wouldn't be able to tell. Her abilities include "Strut" and "Make It Rain" (''[[MoreDakka bullets]]'').
* Isabela from the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series. She's an NPC that teaches the Duelist specialty for rogue classes in the first game, but gets upgraded to party member and [[BiTheWay love interest]] in the second.
* ''FateExtra'' features a GenderFlipped Sir Francis Drake as a Rider-class Servant (which is admittedly par for the course for this series).
* Kooh from ''{{Pangya}}''.
* Sally from ''VideoGame/ExitFate''. Might also be exaggerated, since she's "just" a young girl who owns her own ship. Her grandfather had been a famous {{pirate}}, but she herself isn't an actual one- just acts like one, complete with an accent.
* Gina Benvesta from the {{H-Game}} ''KuuteiSenki'': a bisexual veteran [[SkyPirate pirate airship captain]]. Also, mother with four kids.
* Elisha in ''GloriaUnion''. Occupation-wise, however, all playable females are this due to the nature of the party.
* Biggid from ''[[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' is a deconstruction. Because she's a TokenGoodTeammate of the crowd of rogues and wouldn't let her men raid villages, she is quickly betrayed.
* The eponymous Captain Scarlett of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'''s ''Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty'' DLC.
* Anne Bonny and Mary Reed in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', although [[spoiler:Mary is initially disguised as James Kidd]].
* ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'' has the Merciless Night Queen Celina Sioufas, one of the most infamous pirates in known space.
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* ''IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace''.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Bangladesh Dupree, Pirate Queen, KnifeNut and all-around AxCrazy.
** And she's a ''SkyPirate''. With ''[[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelins.]]''
** And [[spoiler:Sanaa Tryggvassen]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100322 spent most of her youth]] serving as queen of a band of sea pirates lost in time on a mechanical narwhal.
* Foglio's ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'' in its ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' days [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20090308 depicted]] semi-retired characters, including [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=159253 Benalish Hero]] turned into a Pirate Queen and converting the IslandBase into a resort.
* ''{{Curvy}}'' features a pirate ship with a female captain and multigender crew.
* One ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' had Haley wondering if she'd rather be a pirate or a ninja. Her answer? "Pirate. Definitely pirate."
* ''TheLegendOfAnneBunny''.
* ''IrregularWebcomic'': In the ''Pirates'' theme, has Wendy Wenchgood, who is a better pirate than most of the men on the ship.
* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''SluggyFreelance'' when elementary schoolgirl Jaya [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19980707 wants to join Bun-Bun's makeshift pirate crew]].
-->'''Bun-Bun:''' Little girls can't be pirates! What do you know about robbing and plundering?
-->'''Jaya:''' Well, my dad's an investment banker and my mom's a lawyer...
-->'''Bun-Bun:''' Welcome aboard, First Mate!
** Later played straight in the Ocean's Unmoving arc with Kada Jansen.
* [[http://yafgc.net/?id=209 Giovanna]] from ''YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic''.
* The Elven pirate captain Tah'vraay from ''LookingForGroup.'' May or may not be [[spoiler:Benny's mother.]]
* Martello is actually the captain of her ship in ''MushroomGo''. There's also Palma, who acts more like she's just along for the ride.
* ''{{Homestuck}}'''s Vriska Serket may or may not count, being a roughly thirteen-year-old LARPer, but she's attempting to emulate her [[FamousAncestor ancestor]] Marquise Mindfang, who was ''definitely'' a PirateGirl.
* AlexZePirate has TWO of these.
* ''BoobsAhoy!''
* ''Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether''. Lady Sabre fits this trope to a T.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': At least [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2006-07-27 one]] convention attendee cosplays as this in the EGS:NP storyline "EGS-Con 2006".
* The titular ''Webcomic/LaMouetteNoire'', along with Lady Faucon and Easy.
* ''SonicTheComicOnline'' has the SkyPirates newest member Cream The Rabbit.
* Helena Queenie, the hench wench of Captain Greenbeard, in ''Webcomic/LilGotham'' (who are piratical [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Harley Quinn and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker).
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* "[[http://andersson.elfwood.com/Patched-Up-Matey.2524390.html Patched Up Matey]]" -- the entire crew. This season eyepatches be fashionable, yarr!
* Demonstrated by Shannancy in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8HnCwl5rjA this]] catchy ''AdamTheAlien'' video. The cleavage always wins.
* Ridiath plays this role in ''[[GutsandSass Guts and Sass: An Anti-Epic]]'', where she has been mentored and trained by the pirate crew into not being useless.
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* Kim, the 18 year old niece of Captain Barnibus Crab in ''FlipperAndLopaka''. Kim is quite an ethusiastic apprentice pirate and often seems far better at the actual business of piracy than her uncle.
* On ''MuppetBabies'', the kids pretended to be treasure hunters and encountered a trio of female "pirettes".
* Tula from ''PiratesOfDarkwater''.
* Princess Bula in ''ReBoot''. The largest Bi-nome in the show, and has the other pirates too scared to tell her she's not really a princess.
* On ''{{Rugrats}}'', there was an ImagineSpot (stemming from a game of make-believe) where the babies were pirates. Naturally, [[DarkActionGirl Angelica]] plays the role of the evil pirate captain.
--> "Prepare to be [[{{Malaproper}} bored!]]"
* Female members of LaResistance (which tends to call itself 'pirates') in ''{{Skyland}}''.
* In the Ardman Animation film ''ThePiratesBandOfMisfits'' one of the crew is known as Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate -- but obviously isn't a girl because girls don't have big bushy beards that don't match their hair color.
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* The infamous AnneBonny (or Bonney), aka Anne of the Indies. She got her own movie, too, besides getting a guest shot in ''The Spanish Main''.
** And her companion in crime, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Read Mary Read]].
** Anne and Mary's secret treasure (as well as their [[HeterosexualLifePartners close friendship]]) is a plot point in a recent ''CaseClosed'' NonSerialMovie.
* There have in fact been more than a few female pirates of note. All of the following women were at least captains, and all were openly women for at least part of their captaincy:
** Grace O'Malley, Pirate Queen of Ireland
** Ching Shih (who was closer to a pirate Admiral given the number of ships she commanded)
** Alvilda, [[BadassPrincess Daughter of the king of Gotland]]
** Charlotte de Berry (although some modern historical opinion doubts whether Charlotte actually existed)
** Rachel Wall
** Jane de Belleville
** Elizabeth Trewinnard
* In a "culture" always apart from main society by definition, the notion of a woman being bad luck was probably more easily overcome so long as she was talented at bringing in literal boatloads of plunder.
** Being able/willing to kill you for suggesting she's bad luck is likely also a factor.
* Check TheOtherWiki for a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_piracy complete list of female pirates.]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_de_Clisson Jeanne de Clisson]], the Lioness of Brittany; when her husband was executed by the French government for treason, she swore revenge against the French King and sold her ancestral lands to buy three warships, which she painted black with red sails. She then spent the next thirteen years plying the English channel, capturing and looting every French ship she could find and beheading any French noblemen she could find ''personally'' with a huge axe.
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