Schoolgirl by day, pirate queen by night.Polly and the Pirates
is an independent comic by Ted Naifeh published by Oni Press. The comic follows Polly Pringle, a sheltered young girl who lives at a boarding school and has no desire to go on any adventures—unlike her friend Anastasia. One night Polly gets swept up in an adventure when she is captured by the former crew of the famous Pirate Queen Meg Malloy.Needs Wiki Magic Love
Tropes associated with this work:
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Claudio tries out this trope on Polly. He fails spectacularly.
- Alliterative Name: Poppy Pringle. Meg Malloy.
- Alternate History: The United States has an emperor.
- Awesome McCoolname: Anastasia "Stasia" Van Vervendander.
- Blackmail: Attempted by Claudio, to Polly.
- Boarding School: Polly is living in one while her father is away doing diplomatic work.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Because of course a girl with no knowledge of nautical travel, crime, or even that her mother was a pirate is the perfect candidate for a captain. Only it turns out Polly is extremely gifted at this.
- Cool Hat: It's also a very important hat.
- Generation Xerox: Implied by Claudio's father, who states that Meg Malloy used to trick him often (as Polly bested Claudio).
- Gentleman Adventurer: Polly's father.
- In the Blood: Piracy, apparently, is a genetic trait.
- Little Miss Snarker: While Polly isn't as mean as Courtney Crumrin, her dialogue is full of dry wit.
- Missing Mom: Polly has no memories of her mother, and thus far what happened to her hasn't been revealed.
- Modest Royalty: The emperor looks like a pauper.
- Pirate Girl: Polly!
- Pirate Parrot
- Proper Lady: Polly is determined to be one at all costs. She believes her mother was this as well.
- Spirited Young Lady: Polly's friend Stasia would seem to be this at the outset as she is the one who wants to sneak out at night... but played with when proper Polly turns out to be the pirate.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Polly looks uncannily like Meg Malloy, to the point that everybody believes Meg is her mother before Polly is willing to accept it.
- Tell Me About My Father: Polly of course wants to know all about her mother, and her father has been spinning stories for her for years... just not true ones.