In Anno 1404: Venice you sometime get quests that require you to destroy Corsair Ships. By that point however you are more often than not allied with the Corsairs which makes it impossible to attack their ships. Solution? Buy the Letters of Mark, which you can get ONLY from the Corsair leader, Hassan ben Sahid.
Your best friend and imperial advisor Lord Northburg fretfully complaining about how he has to look out his little window every few seconds, just to explain to the player that the hemp for the corderies is notthere for smoking.
Hassan ben Sahid, the scourge of your waters, giddily asking the makeup guys to re-paint all his tattoos and adjust the fake piercings once more.
Wanna-be poet Leif Jorgensen explaining that he wasn't offended at all while playing the part of an utterly talentless individual, and explains that he thankfully isn't one in 'real life'.
In 2070, if you actually manage to beat the long and Nintendo Hard mission "Power Games", E.V.E. will comment of your success in a fashion that usually separates from her usual monotone voice (which also doubles as a CMoA):
Opportunity protocol 74.1 successfully completed. Total control over the sector achieved. Activating self-congratulatory tone: "Haha! Nobody will challenge me again in a hurry!"