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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!"''
-->-- "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3p_Kewu7jc Hey, It's Can(n)on]] ([[Franchise/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]] the Pirate Queen)" by Music/TomSmith

{{Pirate}}s! Villains of the seven seas! Strong or handsome men, with ladies hankering for 'em!

...and then there's the Pirate Girl, a young girl or woman who is part of a pirate crew. Except she is either [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory accepted by the roguish male crew]] without any apparent problem or explanation, or is part of a ship with [[AmazonBrigade an all female crew]]. Depending on age, she 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"]].

TruthInTelevision - in rare instances. Pirates, going out of their way to scorn law and flout custom, were just as likely to ignore 'a woman's place' as any other rule. Historically, a number of female pirates did plough the seas along with the men, sometimes rising to positions of authority. Some did so by disguising themselves as men; others found themselves among pirate groups who [[HonorAmongThieves didn't care about your gender]], as long as you [[EqualOpportunityEvil did your job in the crew]]. In the modern world, women might have a place on [[RuthlessModernPirates Ruthless Modern Pirate 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 Pirate Girl 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 Pirate Girl often has a DarkAndTroubledPast detailing how she ended up in this position; abusive fathers whom they are in a WellDoneSonGuy relationship with seems to be a common theme.

A SubTrope of {{Pirate}}.

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



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Captain Liliana from ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade Rebellion]]'' is a female [[GhostPirate Undead Pirate Captain]].
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Seychelles 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 ''Manga/{{Basara}}''
* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is a [[RuthlessModernPirates 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 [[ImprobablyFemaleCast full of girls]]. Safe to say, the entire crew fits.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Almost ''every'' female character. 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.
** Whitey Bay one of the 48 Pirate Captains allied to Whitebeard is also an example.
* Creator/LeijiMatsumoto's Anime/QueenEmeraldas, as well as Kei Yuki and Miime on Anime/CaptainHarlock's crew.
* Played with in a ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' filler arc, where a pirate girl 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 ''Anime/SolBianca'' features a pirate ship with an ''[[AmazonBrigade all female]]'' crew.
* The title character from ''Anime/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 ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' continuities, [[HaremGenre there are more named female space pirate characters than male ones]], including main cast member Ryoko.
** The spinoff series ''Anime/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 ''Anime/{{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.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The pirates in ''ComicBook/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 ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery''.
* The ''ComicBook/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' comic ''1910'' features Captain Nemo's daughter Janni who becomes the "Music/PirateJenny" of the song.
* ''ComicBook/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''.
* Patience Drew, a GhostPirate captain once encountered by the ComicBook/SubMariner (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 [[UsefulNotes/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/XMen'' 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 ''ComicBook/{{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 ''Franchise/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 ''ComicBook/LadyRawhide'' miniseries; a spin-off from Topps' ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' series.
* Captain Bloodhawke from ''Comicbook/TheWarlord''; captain of a band of SkyPirates in the LostWorld of Skataris.
* 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 ''ComicBook/{{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 ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars''.
* 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.
* The ''Cursed Pirate Girl'', heroine of a comic book of the same name, is an orphan searching for her father who is one of five pirate captains in a remote fantasy land. She learned sword fighting and other skills from her father in her dreams.
* Serra in ''ComicBook/{{Tellos}}''.
* Almost the entire main cast of ''[[ComicBook/PrincelessRavenThePiratePrincess Princeless - Raven: The Pirate Princess]]'' is one to some extent.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Sala, leader of the Sky Band, an [[AmazonBrigade all-female]] gang of SkyPirates, in ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom''.
* The Sea Hag from ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' occasionally does some piratical activities despite looking (and generally acting) more like a witch than a pirate.
* Lai Choi San, the TropeNamer for DragonLady, from ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''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).
* Elsa in ''Fanfic/StormSiren'' double subverts this trope, disguising herself as a man and even then displaying parts of this trope to the letter.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/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!"]]]]
* Zarina, the title character of ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Pirate Fairy]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'':
** One of the crew is known as Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate -- but [[SarcasmMode obviously isn't a girl]] because girls don't have big bushy beards that don't match their hair color.
** There's also the Spanish Cutlass Liz, one if the Pirate Captain's rivals.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' (a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/TreasureIsland'') gives Captain Smollett a GenderFlip to become Captain Amelia, played by Creator/EmmaThompson. She's the only female member of the crew.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' features a crew of air pirates. Their leader is the female Captain Celaeno.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** Elizabeth has become a Pirate Girl over the movies. To the point that she becomes [[SheIsTheKing the Pirate King]].
** The character list also includes [[http://pirates.wikia.com/wiki/Anamaria Anamaria]], who is apparently a no-nonsense LadyOfWar type.
** The original [[Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean 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 Pirate Girl garb in the final scene.
* Captain Morgan Adams, played by Geena Davis in ''Film/CutthroatIsland'' Although, technically, she's a Pirate ''Hunter''.
* In ''Film/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 ''Film/AnneOfTheIndies'' (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 includes a female pirate which doesn't originate from the comic books, 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. The sequel ''Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge'' adds Katsuni as Xifeng, a DragonLady pirate empress.
* Pirate Fritton from ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'' is eventually revealed to having been a woman masquerading as a man.
* In the 2003 ''Film/PeterPan'', Wendy considers an offer to be a pirate on Hook's ship, though she eventually turns it down. In her version of ''Cinderella'', the titular heroine becomes one; swashbuckling with pirates who tried to steal her glass slippers.

* ''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, ''Literature/BloodyJack'', and its sequels.
* Missee Lee, a Chinese woman pirate captain in ''Missee Lee'', part of the Literature/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, a ferret corsair from the book ''Pearls of Lutra'' in Brian Jacques's ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series.
* Lazue in the Creator/MichaelCrichton novel ''Literature/PirateLatitudes'', due in part to her having been raised as a boy.
* Appears in all its various forms in Creator/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 pirate ActionGirl as its protagonist.
* [[TheLadette Aires]] from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld''.
* ''[[Literature/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 Literature/GentlemanBastard series.
* Elena Dugan (Lady Galbraith) from ''Literature/TheSeasOfFionnghuala''.
* Asha Greyjoy of ''Literature/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.
* The eponymous character of ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'', and her rival Bloody Margo.
* ''Hook's Revenge'' by Heidi Schulz features Jocelyn Hook, daughter of the famous Captain Hook, who takes on her own ship and crew [[spoiler: after the death of her father.]]
* Jenna Storm from ''Literature/SebastianDarke: Prince of Pirates'', a young woman who inherited her pirate father's crew.
* Ruda of ''Literature/TheGodsAreBastards'' is the princess of a pirate nation and still comfortably able to fight alongside demigods and [[TheChosenOne paladins]].
* The Literature/{{Boojumverse}} story ''Boojum'' features Captain Song, female leader of a crew of SpacePirates. The story protagonist, Black Alice Bradley, is a member of her crew.
* The ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' novel ''City of Secrets'' has a scene-stealing Aelf Corsair captain named Arika Zenthe as an old acquaintance and occasional ally of one of the two protagonists, the Witch Hunter Hanniver Toll. While still a somewhat cruel character whose assistance Toll dreads having to call upon (the Corsairs are, after all, descended from the '''Dark''' Elves of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''), and who relishes a chance to bloody her blades, she is still loyal to the forces of Order and is more a privateer than a pirate.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Mary Rose from ''Series/QueenOfSwords'' is an ex-pirate.
* Nebula from ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Captain Wrack from the serial "Enlightenment" ''wants'' to be one, but is 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 Pirate Girl but more of TheOjou. (She is quite happy to call herself a pirate, however.)
* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' have a sketch featuring a (male) pirate crew singing a song that sounds like they're bragging of conquests, but the last line of each verse reveals them to be unusually enlightened in their attitudes towards women (for example, a verse about a woman who gets so drunk she passes out ends "so we took her to bed, and rested her head, and we left 'cause that's what gentlemen do"). The last pirate to sing starts in on something that's clearly ''not'' going that direction, and he gets out about two lines before being shot dead by the (unseen before this point) female captain, of whom the other pirates are all visibly terrified.
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' there is Vala Maldoran who is a pirate/thief and acts like a child.
* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' there is Larrin of the Travelers who, while maybe not technically a pirate all the time, sure acts like one in her first appearance.
* The title character in ''Series/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.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Cutlass Liz who co-hosts the Pirate Shopping Network (until her partner pulls out a bag of sugar. Then she draws a pistol and robs him. She is a pirate, after all).
* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', Nate passes Amaya off as Dread Pirate Jiwe, who impresses even Blackbeard. In the future, a Captain Morgan-like spiced rum suddenly changes to Captain Jiwe spiced rum.

* The [[Music/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.
* Music/TomSmith's FilkSong "Hey, It's Can(n)on!" pointed out that [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]]'s birthday is also UsefulNotes/TalkLikeAPirateDay, which inspires Harry to buy her a ship "and now [[OneTrueThreesome 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. The band also has the song "Rebel Ladies", which is about the real life pirate women Ann Bonney and Mary Reed.
* 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.
* There are several songs out there celebrating Grace O'Malley, a real life Irish pirate. Music/TheDreadnoughts have a song about her, and there's a version of the Irish folk song "Óró sé do bheatha abhaile" about her as well.

* The titular character from ''Pinball/BlackRose'', self-professed "queen of the high seas".

[[folder:Print Media]]
* 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''.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Pirate Princess Kairi Hojo of World Wonder Ring STARDOM. The gimmick comes from her background in world championship yachting. She's now Kairi Sane in WWE.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/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 with a shoulder dragon.]]
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Clyde_Caldwell_-_Female_Pirate_03.jpg Female pirate and crew near volcanic eruption.]]
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Clyde_Caldwell_-_Female_Pirate_04.jpg One used for the cover of a Mystara sourcebook.]]
* Ed Greenwood has mentioned a number of female pirates in his ''TabletopGame/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.
* ''TabletopGame/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 [[spoiler: who was actually running a FalseFlagOperation for the Crusader Clans]] 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 ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' sourcebook ''Alien Enemies''.
* ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'' contains several. The most famous is probably "Bloody" Bonnie [=McGee=], first mate of the Sea Dogs.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has Besmara, the ''goddess'' of pirates, strife, and sea monsters.
** Come ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'' Besmara has become a major deity!
* ''TabletopGame/{{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.

* 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 ''Theatre/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 Franchise/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.

* [[ComicBook/NewGods Big Barda]] is re-imagined as a [[SpacePirates Space Pirate]] in the ''Ame-Comi'' Girls line of PVC statues from DC Direct.
* Although Playmobil usually manufactures male pirates, there have been at least two pirate girls - one as part of a pirate ship set and one in their "Fi?ures" line of mystery-bag characters.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Aika and the other female Blue Rogues in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''. Fina eventually becomes this, shown by the switch of costumes at the end of the game.
* 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...]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Tetra/[[spoiler:Zelda]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' actually captains a pirate ship, and she inherited her crew and command from her mother.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' takes the all-female DesertBandits from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and makes them pirates.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' has Jolene, a pirate with a grudge against Linebeck. Every time you encounter her on the high seas, Link has to fight her off, while [[LovableCoward Linebeck]] hides.
* 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.
** Velvet from ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' is looking like she'll be one.
* The pirate ship Dolce from ''VideoGame/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]]''
* ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'': Seth.
* ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has a female Job Instructor for Pirates, Kyrin, captain of [[CoolShip the Nautilus]]. Also, Angelic Buster is an AlwaysFemale class who is considered the Pirate Class.
* 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 ''VideoGame/FatalFury''
* Terra from ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}''.
* Kisala from ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy''. Lilika too, once she joins the crew.
* [[http://s111111919.onlinehome.us/shantae/ShantaePromo_RiskyGunPose.JPG Risky Boots]], the BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''.
* Tawni Balfour, one of the heroes in ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/ZackAndWikiQuestForBarbarosTreasure'' 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 ''VideoGame/UrbanRivals'' is full of half-dressed pirate babes.
* Ann Sireina from ''[[VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterTheLostFrontier'' 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''.
* VideoGame/NellyCootalot is a somewhat... [[PlayingWithATrope unconventional]] example.
* Margrid the Sly from ''VideoGame/GuildWars''.
* Captain Kika from ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''.
* Anne from ''VideoGame/{{Dubloon}}''.
* Captain Silver from ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa''. [[spoiler:She's also a dragon.]]
* Sophia "Riptide" de Medici from ''VideoGame/EternalChampions: Challenge from the Dark Side''.
* Miss Fortune from ''VideoGame/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. Her status as ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything is justified in her ship having sunk before the start of the second game.
* ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' features a GenderFlipped Sir Francis Drake as a Rider-class Servant (which is admittedly par for the course for this series), with the explanation being that she acted so manly that her crew refused to acknowledge she was a woman because it made them insecure in their own masculinity. The game, oddly for the universe, acknowledges Drake was male in life. There are hints that this rider was actually Queen Elizabeth in disguise. She returns in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' alongside fellow real-life {{Pirate Girl}}s Anne Bonny and Mary Read (who are summonable as Rider and Archer-class Servants [[TheDividual together]]).
* Kooh from ''VideoGame/{{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 HGame ''VideoGame/KuuteiSenki'': a bisexual veteran [[SkyPirate pirate airship captain]]. Also, mother with four kids.
* Elisha in ''VideoGame/GloriaUnion''. Occupation-wise, however, all playable females are this due to the nature of the party.
* Biggid from ''[[VideoGame/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 once its found out she was adopted by the late Captain and wasn't his blood daughter. She is also not of the Pirate class which is AlwaysMale in the series.
* 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.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'', Justin's mother reveals she used to be one of these before meeting his father during an attack on the ship he was traveling on.
* The titular character of ''VideoGame/CaptainMorganeAndTheGoldenTurtle''. As a kid, she's of the "cute" kind. Grown up, she's tougher, but still generally nicer than you'd expect from pirates.
* [[GenkiGirl Marine the Raccoon]] from ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Sonic Rush Adventure]]'' is a captain of her own pirate ship. Even proclaiming ''herself'' to be the hero of the story.
* Valbarossa Hawkeye from ''VideoGame/RaidenV'', whose name is an {{Engrish}} version of Barbarossa ("red beard").

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''[[VisualNovel/SevenKingdomsThePrincessProblem Seven Kingdoms: The Princess Problem]]'', you can play as a female pirate captain if you choose that background during character generation. She follows in the footsteps of her mother, the infamous pirate Blackthorn.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace''.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', ''every'' pirate encountered to date has been female. Some specific examples:
** Bangladesh Dupree, Pirate Queen, KnifeNut and all-around AxCrazy. And she's a ''SkyPirate''. With ''[[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelins.]]''
** [[spoiler:Sanaa Tryggvassen]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100322 spent a period]] serving as queen of a band of sea pirates, both traveling in a mechanical narwhal and getting lost in time thanks to a "Ulysses Engine".
** Then there's airship commander Captain [[MeaningfulName Hawkins]] who [[spoiler:gets hired to take Tarvek to England]]: she's not actively a pirate, but she is of proud "European Pirate descent" and so dresses and talks like one.
* 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.
* ''Webcomic/{{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."
** Bandana as well.
* ''Webcomic/TheLegendOfAnneBunny''.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'': In the ''Pirates'' theme, has Wendy Wenchgood, who is a better pirate than most of the men on the ship.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] 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/comic/0209-a-reasonable-offer/ Giovanna]] from ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic''.
* The Elven pirate captain Tah'vraay from ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup.'' May or may not be [[spoiler:Benny's mother.]]
* Martello is actually the captain of her ship in ''Webcomic/MushroomGo''. There's also Palma, who acts more like she's just along for the ride.
* ''Webcomic/{{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 Pirate Girl.
* AlexZePirate has TWO of these.
* ''Webcomic/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.
* In ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' six-year old Cream is the TokenGoodTeammate of the {{Sky Pirate}}s.
* Helena Queenie, the hench wench of Captain Greenbeard, in ''Webcomic/LilGotham'' (who are piratical [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Harley Quinn and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker).
* In chapter 7 of ''Webcomic/WhispersInTheWind'', a few members of the pirate crew are revealed. Among them is Charlie, only woman in a crew of men.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Elizabeth in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' was a former pirate. It was played a bit more straight in the Pirate RPG where she originated.
* "[[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 ''[[Literature/GutsandSass Guts and Sass: An Anti-Epic]]'', where she has been mentored and trained by the pirate crew into not being useless.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': When Ember [=McLain=] does a VillainTeamUp with Youngblood, who has a pirate gimmick, she wears pirate gear.
* Kim, the 18 year old niece of Captain Barnibus Crab in ''WesternAnimation/FlipperAndLopaka''. Kim is quite an ethusiastic apprentice pirate and often seems far better at the actual business of piracy than her uncle.
* The entire crew of Flash Dashing in ''WesternAnimation/MadJackThePirate'' consists of (attractive) women.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', the kids pretended to be treasure hunters and encountered a trio of female "pirettes".
%%* Tula from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater''.
* Princess Bula in ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
-->'''Angelica:''' Prepare to be [[{{Malaproper}} bored!]]
* Female members of LaResistance (which tends to call itself "pirates") in ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}''.
* Ruby the Red from ''WesternAnimation/Super4''. Reared on Pirate Island as a tavern wench, her dream was to join a pirate crew for a long time, but she had trouble imposing herself among the macho pirates. She's as rough and rowdy as any of them, however; don't try to have her play DamselInDistress or tell her to StayInTheKitchen if you're not ready for a swordfight.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The infamous UsefulNotes/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 ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' 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 (an Anglicization of Gráinne Ní Mháille), Pirate Queen of Ireland
** Ching Shih (who could be called a Pirate Admiral or Pirate Queen given the number of ships she commanded)
*** It should be noted that she was ''[[OutscareTheEnemy absolutely terryfying]]'' in that she managed to hold an alliance of pirates (possibly up to 1800 ships) with a [[HonorAmongThieves code of honor]] where breaches (such as disobeying orders, raiding protected villages, not sharing the plunder, raping female captives) would likely result in death, and she managed to defeat the Chinese Dynastic navy and navies sent by England and Portugal with none of her fleet retreating because they would rather die in battle than [[TheMobBossIsScarier face her wrath]]. In the end, she ''negotiated'' her demise allowing her to [[RetiredOutlaw retire in peace]] with all her loot.
** Alvilda, 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
** Queen Teuta, leader of the Illyrians
* 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 Wiki/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.
* ChildProdigy [[http://www.farksolia.org Barbara]] [[http://www.dreamshore.net/bluejay/barbara.html Newhall]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Newhall_Follett Follett]] became a TeenGenius who cherished swashbuckling pirate fantasies -- at thirteen she signed on as an [[PluckyMiddie apprentice sailor]] on a three-masted schooner so she could experience and [[http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/150785601?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1 write about it]].