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* Jesse Rice is a relatively unknown country singer, whose most major album is called "The Pirate Sessions." This trope comes into play the strongest on the song, "300 Years Ago," a ballad in which the artist compares the life he lives with that of pirates three hundred years ago.


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->''"Whenever pirates turn up in a romance set more recently than 1843, you figure the filmmakers ran out of ideas."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''' 's review of ''Film/SixDaysSevenNights''

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->''"Whenever pirates turn up in a romance set more recently than 1843,
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you figure the filmmakers ran out of ideas."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''' 's review of ''Film/SixDaysSevenNights''
a pirate?"\\
'''Matthew Patel''': "Pirates are ''in'' this year!"
-->--''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''


%%* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'': ''ComicBook/SubMariner'': Commander Kraken, a foe of Namor's.

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%%* * ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'': ''ComicBook/SubMariner'': Commander Kraken, a foe of Namor's.Namor's. His arsenal includes an electrified HookHand, a rocket-powered SeaDogPegLeg and an electrified cutlass. His vehicle of choice was a Brigantine called "The Albatross". This old style pirate ship could transform into a sleek golden high powered submarine.



* ''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' is about a modern day man having to deal with the titular ghost as he unwittingly read an incantation to see him.

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* ''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' is about a modern day man having to deal with the titular eponymous ghost as he unwittingly read an incantation to see him.



%%* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'': The Crimson Permanent Assurance.

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%%* * ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'': The Crimson Permanent Assurance.Assurance. The elderly British employees of the Permanent Assurance Company, a staid London firm which has recently been taken over by the Very Big Corporation of America, rebel against their much younger corporate masters when one of them is sacked. Having locked the surviving supervisors in the safe, and forced their boss to [[WalkThePlank walk a makeshift plank out a window]], they commandeer their Edwardian office building, which suddenly weighs anchor, uses its scaffolding and tarpaulins as sails, and is turned into a pirate ship. The stone office building starts to move as if it were a ship. Sailing through the City of London, they then proceed to attack The Very Big Corporation of America's (VBCA) skyscraper, using, among other things, wooden filing cabinets which have been transformed into cannonades and swords fashioned from the blades of a ceiling fan. On ropes, they swing into the board room and engage the executives of VBCA in hand-to-hand combat, vanquishing them.


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%%* * ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'': The Subway Pirates.Pirates fought by the Manhattan Guardian. In the subways of Manhattan, homeless citizens have banded together creating "pirate gangs", most notably the rival factions belonging to [[CaptainColorbeard No-Beard and All-Beard]]. Theses adopt the trappings of classic pirates and ride pirate trains through the subway system: sometimes attacking subway stations to capture slaves.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}'' foe Singapore Sal mixes this trope with RuthlessModernPirates in a deadly combination. She [[DressedToPlunder dresses]] and [[TalkLikeApirate talks]] like a refugee from the Golden Age of Piracy, but has no qualms about using modern ships and weaponry to conduct her piracy.


** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': Wonder Woman once faced a husband and wife team that lead a group of (mostly women) [[SkyPirates air pirates]] who operated out of a small fleet of aircraft. While most of the group was well adapted to "modern" (1940s) times the husband styled himself after an old timey pirate and went by [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Redbeard]]. Amusingly their fight attracted the attention of a {{Clock Roach|es}} that then put the pirates, Diana, ComicBook/SteveTrevor, Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls back in the more appropriate time period for a swashbuckling confrontation on the high seas.

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** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]]: Wonder Woman once faced a husband and wife team that lead a group of (mostly women) [[SkyPirates air pirates]] who operated out of a small fleet of aircraft. While most of the group was well adapted to "modern" (1940s) times the husband styled himself after an old timey pirate and went by [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Redbeard]]. Amusingly their fight attracted the attention of a {{Clock Roach|es}} that then put the pirates, Diana, ComicBook/SteveTrevor, Etta Candy ComicBook/EttaCandy and the Holliday Girls back in the more appropriate time period for a swashbuckling confrontation on the high seas.

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* In ''Fanfic/ANewWorldOnHerShoulders'', there's White Fang member Captain Tick, whose personality and appearance is that of the swashbuckling scurvy-dogs of the past, complete with a fake hook hand. This is much to the annoyance of his crew, who better fit as RuthlessModernPirates in appearance and armaments.
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Compare and contrast SkyPirates. SpacePirates is when they are a ''few'' more centuries late; many cases of this trope are just an inexplicably tied to the visual icons of Caribbean pirates as these ones are. For modern, RealLife pirates of the type who are ''very good'' at shivering people's timbers (with an AK-47, not a cutlass), see RuthlessModernPirates. If the pirates are more concerned with ''looking'' the part than acting it, they're probably ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything.

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Compare and contrast SkyPirates. SpacePirates is when they are a ''few'' more centuries late; many cases of this trope are just an as inexplicably tied to the visual icons of Caribbean pirates as these ones are. For modern, RealLife pirates of the type who are ''very good'' at shivering people's timbers (with an AK-47, not a cutlass), see RuthlessModernPirates. If the pirates are more concerned with ''looking'' the part than acting it, they're probably ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything.


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Swashbuckling, rum-swilling, DressedToPlunder [[{{Pirate}} pirates]] in modern times.

Compare and contrast SkyPirates. SpacePirates is when they are a few more centuries late. For modern, RealLife pirates of the type who are ''very good'' at shivering people's timbers (with an AK-47, not a cutlass), see RuthlessModernPirates. If the pirates are more concerned with ''looking'' the part than acting it, they're probably ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything.

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Swashbuckling, rum-swilling, DressedToPlunder [[{{Pirate}} pirates]] {{pirate}}s in modern times.

times. This trope covers works the presence of pirates clearly based on UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy, whether the real deal or the Hollywood versions, in works clearly set in the modern era or, at least, any point after the heyday of Caribbean piracy ended.

Exactly why these characters are dressed and acting like they are varies from case to case. Some will be consciously trying to reenact "classical" piracy for one reason or another, and deliberately take up the dress, gimmicks and mannerisms of pop culture piracy. Other cases will simply have peg-legged, eyepatch-wearing, doubloon-seeking Blackbeard stand-ins roam the seas of the 20th century without comment or explanation.

Compare and contrast SkyPirates. SpacePirates is when they are a few ''few'' more centuries late.late; many cases of this trope are just an inexplicably tied to the visual icons of Caribbean pirates as these ones are. For modern, RealLife pirates of the type who are ''very good'' at shivering people's timbers (with an AK-47, not a cutlass), see RuthlessModernPirates. If the pirates are more concerned with ''looking'' the part than acting it, they're probably ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything.






* Episode 42 of ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf: Joys of Seasons'' has Weslie, Paddi, and Sparky meet a trio of pirates and join them on their ship. The show is supposed to take place in the year 3513, so it's more like ''2,000 years'' too late.

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* Episode 42 of ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf: Joys of Seasons'' Seasons'': Episode 42 has Weslie, Paddi, and Sparky meet a trio of pirates and join them on their ship. The show is supposed to take place in the year 3513, so it's more like ''2,000 years'' too late.



* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Villains Captain Stingaree and Cap'n Fear. Somewhat subverted in the case of Cap'n Fear and his crew, as Detective Harvey Bullock doesn't find them funny or charming at all ("I hate them [[{{Malaproper}} swishbucklers]].") and ''one of Fear's own men'' mutters about how he's getting "sick of this Popeye rap" (though he promptly changes his mind once the DarkChick threatens to slit his throat).
** In one [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] story, Franchise/{{Batman}} fights a one-shot villain called Blackbeard, who styles himself after the historical Blackbeard.
* Captain Storm of ''ComicBook/TheLosers'' (the original UsefulNotes/WorldWarII version) became one of these after losing his memory (and an eye) to an explosion. He already had a wooden leg, it was a reasonable assumption.
* The Subway Pirates from Creator/GrantMorrison's ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers''.
* Scar and his crew from ''ComicBook/TheStrangers'' comic book in ComicBook/TheUltraverse. After gaining superpowers, they moved to the Caribbean and become pirates, basing their costumed identities on classic pirates.
* Commander Kraken, foe of the ComicBook/SubMariner in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.
* The "Trial of Franchise/{{Superman}}" arc had a character named Freelance, a bounty hunter who traveled space in an 18th century-style pirate ship, complete with holographic figurehead changeable to whatever female he happens to be attracted to. He enjoys letting enemies onto his ship simply to throw them off, fighting with a sword, and sports an eyepatch.
* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': Wonder Woman once faced a husband and wife team that lead a group of (mostly women) [[SkyPirates air pirates]] who operated out of a small fleet of aircraft. While most of the group was well adapted to "modern" (1940s) times the husband styled himself after an old timey pirate and went by [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Redbeard]]. Amusingly their fight attracted the attention of a {{Clock Roach|es}} that then put the pirates, Diana, ComicBook/SteveTrevor, Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls back in the more appropriate time period for a swashbuckling confrontation on the high seas.

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* ''Franchise/TheDCU'':
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''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Villains *** The villains Captain Stingaree and Cap'n Fear. Somewhat subverted in the case of Cap'n Fear and his crew, as Detective Harvey Bullock doesn't find them funny or charming at all ("I hate them [[{{Malaproper}} swishbucklers]].") and ''one of Fear's own men'' mutters about how he's getting "sick of this Popeye rap" (though he promptly changes his mind once the DarkChick threatens to slit his throat).
** *** In one [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] story, Franchise/{{Batman}} fights a one-shot villain called Blackbeard, who styles himself after the historical Blackbeard.
* Captain Storm of ''ComicBook/TheLosers'' (the original UsefulNotes/WorldWarII version) became one of these after losing his memory (and an eye) to an explosion. He already had a wooden leg, it was a reasonable assumption.
* The Subway Pirates from Creator/GrantMorrison's ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers''.
* Scar and his crew from ''ComicBook/TheStrangers'' comic book in ComicBook/TheUltraverse. After gaining superpowers, they moved to the Caribbean and become pirates, basing their costumed identities on classic pirates.
* Commander Kraken, foe of the ComicBook/SubMariner in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.
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** ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': The "Trial of Franchise/{{Superman}}" Superman" arc had has a character named Freelance, a bounty hunter who traveled travels space in an 18th century-style pirate ship, complete with holographic figurehead changeable to whatever female he happens to be attracted to. He enjoys letting enemies onto his ship simply to throw them off, fighting with a sword, and sports an eyepatch.
* ** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': Wonder Woman once faced a husband and wife team that lead a group of (mostly women) [[SkyPirates air pirates]] who operated out of a small fleet of aircraft. While most of the group was well adapted to "modern" (1940s) times the husband styled himself after an old timey pirate and went by [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Redbeard]]. Amusingly their fight attracted the attention of a {{Clock Roach|es}} that then put the pirates, Diana, ComicBook/SteveTrevor, Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls back in the more appropriate time period for a swashbuckling confrontation on the high seas.seas.
* ''ComicBook/TheLosers'': Captain Storm in the original UsefulNotes/WorldWarII version becomes one of these after losing his memory (and an eye) to an explosion. He already had a wooden leg, it was a reasonable assumption.
%%* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'': ''ComicBook/SubMariner'': Commander Kraken, a foe of Namor's.
%%* ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'': The Subway Pirates.
* ''ComicBook/TheUltraverse'': ''ComicBook/TheStrangers'' has Scar and his crew. After gaining superpowers, they moved to the Caribbean and become pirates, basing their costumed identities on classic pirates.



* A very important plot point in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'', where the root of Queen Victoria's hatred of pirates is because they are an anachronism.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'': A very important plot point in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'', point, where the root of Queen Victoria's hatred of pirates is because they are an anachronism.anachronism.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnythingAVeggieTalesMovie'': ''We are ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything...''



* [[CaptainColorbeard Burger-Beard]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' clearly doesn't belong in the movie's modern United States coast town setting. In fact, his pirate ship has wheels on it and doubles as a food truck.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'': [[CaptainColorbeard Burger-Beard]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' clearly doesn't belong in the movie's modern United States coast coastal town setting. In fact, his pirate ship has wheels on it and doubles as a food truck.



* The Creator/{{Disney}} movie ''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' is about a modern day man having to deal with the titular ghost as he unwittingly read an incantation to see him.
* Steve the Pirate in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''.
* The plot of the 1980 film ''Film/{{The Island|1980}}'', which stars Creator/MichaelCaine, centers on a long-isolated band of Caribbean pirates who prey on 20th Century boaters.
* The Crimson Permanent Assurance from ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''.
* The Sengh Brotherhood in ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}''.
* There's also ''Film/PiratesOfTheGreatSaltLake'' about two wanna-be pirates in modern Utah.
* ''Pirates of the Plain'': Pirate Jezebel Jack and his mutinous crew end up in modern day Nebraska via a time vortex.

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* The Creator/{{Disney}} movie ''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' is about a modern day man having to deal with the titular ghost as he unwittingly read an incantation to see him.
* %%* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'': Steve the Pirate in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''.
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* The plot of the 1980 film ''Film/{{The Island|1980}}'', which stars Creator/MichaelCaine, ''Film/TheIsland1980'' centers on a long-isolated band of Caribbean pirates who prey on 20th Century boaters.
* %%* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'': The Crimson Permanent Assurance from ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''.
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''Film/PiratesOfTheGreatSaltLake'' is about two wanna-be pirates in modern Utah.
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* ''Pirates of the Plain'': ''Film/PiratesOfThePlain'': Pirate Jezebel Jack and his mutinous crew end up in modern day Nebraska via a time vortex.



* In a ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' novel, ''Shaitan Baidi,'' one of the people the ''Lagoon'' is transporting is a woman who is, or believes herself to be, a direct descendant of the infamous Captain Morgan...and dresses the part.
* Alec Checkerfield from Creator/KageBaker's ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels''.
* {{Invoked|Trope}} by some (not all) space pirates in ''Literature/TheFlightEngineer''. Putting on the affectations of movie pirates makes them feel like holo heroes instead of the thieves and murderers they actually are.
* The plot of Creator/PeterBenchley's 1979 book ''Literature/The Island'' centers on a long-isolated band of Caribbean pirates who prey on 20th Century boaters.

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': In a ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' novel, ''Shaitan Baidi,'' one of the people the ''Lagoon'' is transporting is a woman who is, or believes herself to be, a direct descendant of the infamous Captain Morgan...and dresses the part.
* %%* ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels'': Alec Checkerfield from Creator/KageBaker's ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels''.
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* ''Literature/TheFlightEngineer'': {{Invoked|Trope}} by some (not all) space pirates in ''Literature/TheFlightEngineer''.pirates. Putting on the affectations of movie pirates makes them feel like holo heroes instead of the thieves and murderers they actually are.
* The plot of Creator/PeterBenchley's 1979 book ''Literature/The Island'' ''Literature/TheIsland'' centers on a long-isolated band of Caribbean pirates who prey on 20th Century boaters.



* ''The Pirates' Mixed-Up Voyage'' by Creator/MargaretMahy.
* In Franchise/StarWarsLegends, this is the hat of the Tof race, who embrace the wooden-ships-and-iron-men aesthetic despite living in a SpaceOpera universe.

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* %%* ''The Pirates' Mixed-Up Voyage'' by Creator/MargaretMahy.
* In Franchise/StarWarsLegends, this ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': This is the hat of the Tof race, who embrace the wooden-ships-and-iron-men aesthetic despite living in a SpaceOpera universe.



* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'' actually had an inversion - one member of John Bly's gang and his lackeys were a group of actual pirates who were bikers around 80-100 years early. Somehow or another they'd gotten driven off the high seas, so they took to pirating on the American plains, and they just so happen to have stolen some experimental new bicycles Professor Wickwire just knocked up...It's also a literal example of this trope, as they're very much classical pirates (maybe 17th century-ish), but the show is supposed to take place right around the turn of the 20th century.

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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'' actually had an inversion - -- one member of John Bly's gang and his lackeys were a group of actual pirates who were bikers around 80-100 years early. Somehow or another they'd gotten driven off the high seas, so they took to pirating on the American plains, and they just so happen to have stolen some experimental new bicycles Professor Wickwire just knocked up...It's it's also a literal example of this trope, as they're very much classical pirates (maybe 17th century-ish), but the show is supposed to take place right around the turn of the 20th century.



* A character in a recurring skit on ''Series/TheFlipWilsonShow'' was The Pink Pirate played by Tim Conway.

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* Captain Maggots, one of Music/EmilieAutumn's backing band, the Bloody Crumpets.
* The trope name is paraphrased from the Music/JimmyBuffett song "A Pirate Looks at 40"; though the line in the song is "two hundred years too late." The song contains the bittersweet confession of a modern-day, washed-up drug smuggler as he looks back on the first forty years of his life, expresses lament that his preferred vocation of piracy on the high seas was long gone by the time he was born, and [[NowWhat wonders what he should do with himself now]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G_L9tXEwmc The Last Saskatchewan Pirate]] Tractor Jack became one of these (on the Saskatchewan River) due to a lack of jobs and an unwillingnes to accept government buyouts, unemployment insurance, or welfare. And all while covering Music/TheArrogantWorms, too!
** Just for clarity, the music video shows that Tractor Jack isn't even sailing the Saskatchewan... It's froze over so he drives his pick-up truck and raids the other farmer's trucks as if they were Spanish Treasure ships.

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* %%* Music/EmilieAutumn: Captain Maggots, one of Music/EmilieAutumn's the backing band, band the Bloody Crumpets.
* Music/JimmyBuffett: The trope name is paraphrased from the Music/JimmyBuffett song "A Pirate Looks at 40"; though the line in the song is "two hundred years too late." late". The song contains the bittersweet confession of a modern-day, washed-up drug smuggler as he looks back on the first forty years of his life, expresses lament that his preferred vocation of piracy on the high seas was long gone by the time he was born, and [[NowWhat wonders what he should do with himself now]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G_L9tXEwmc The Last Saskatchewan Pirate]] Tractor Jack became one of these (on the Saskatchewan River) due to a lack of jobs and an unwillingnes to accept government buyouts, unemployment insurance, or welfare. And all while covering Music/TheArrogantWorms, too!
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too. Just for clarity, the music video shows that Tractor Jack isn't even sailing the Saskatchewan... It's froze over so he drives his pick-up truck and raids the other farmer's trucks as if they were Spanish Treasure ships.



* One "Pigs [[RecycledINSPACE in Space]]" sketch in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had John Cleese attacking the Swinetrek as a pirate- of the swashbuckler variety. Link Hogthrob informs him that he's a few centuries out of place, which leads to an argument between John and his parrot.
* In the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' Movie "Chef Pee Pee's Father", Chef Pee Pee's father is a present-day pirate.

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'': One "Pigs [[RecycledINSPACE in Space]]" sketch in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had has John Cleese attacking the Swinetrek as a pirate- pirate of the swashbuckler variety. Link Hogthrob informs him that he's a few centuries out of place, which leads to an argument between John and his parrot.
* In the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' Movie "Chef Pee Pee's Father", Chef Pee Pee's father is a present-day pirate.
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* Bonne Jenet and her crew from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' (and before that ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Mark of the Wolves]]'') are somewhere between this and RuthlessModernPirates. The crew dresses like stereotypical pirates, but their ship is a nuclear sub.
* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' games occasionally cross into this due to the PurelyAestheticEra.

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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Bonne Jenet and her crew from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' (and before that ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Mark of the Wolves]]'') are somewhere between this and RuthlessModernPirates. The crew dresses like stereotypical pirates, but their ship is a nuclear sub.
* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' games occasionally cross crosses into this due to the PurelyAestheticEra.



* The ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul]]'' series resident pirate Cervantes de Leon is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], as the games are set during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, but his design cues harken to UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy, which only begins in the mid-[=1600s=], thus his pirate style is about a century early.
* The Piranha clan from ''VideoGame/UrbanRivals''.

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* ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'': The ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul]]'' series resident pirate Cervantes de Leon is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], {{inver|tedTrope}}sion, as the games are set during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, but his design cues harken to UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy, which only begins in the mid-[=1600s=], thus his pirate style is about a century early.
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* Russell from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', whose catchphrase is "[[TalkLikeAPirate Yar]]".
* The main cast of ''WebAnimation/LegoPirateMisadventures'', made more prevalent in #3, when they attend an office party in a cube farm and go into a crappy dive bar.

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* Russell from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'': Russell, whose catchphrase is "[[TalkLikeAPirate Yar]]".
* ''WebAnimation/LegoPirateMisadventures'': The main cast of ''WebAnimation/LegoPirateMisadventures'', cast, made more prevalent in #3, when they attend an office party in a cube farm and go into a crappy dive bar.



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* The pirates in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', although this occasionally overlaps with SteamPunk SkyPirates.
* T-Square from ''Webcomic/{{Altermeta}}''.
* The pirates in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' become this when they are [[AWizardDidIt arbitrarily]] transported to [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2662&theme=10&dir=next5 1940.]]
* [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Greenbeard]] (a sea-going counterpart of ComicBook/TheJoker) and his crew from ''Webcomic/LilGotham''.
* The [[http://nonadventures.com/2007/05/26/the-curse-of-plunderella/ Chesapeake Bay Pirates]] from ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''.
* Captain [[PunnyName Rigur DeMortis]] in ''[[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=420 Q-Force]]''. His status as TheUndead partially justifies it as he's been around for 400 years, though in the words of his 'loyal' undead crew, he hasn't aged well:

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''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'': The pirates in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' pirates, who for the most part are the classic Hollywood swashbuckler sort, become this when they are [[AWizardDidIt arbitrarily]] transported to [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2662&theme=10&dir=next5 1940.]]
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* ''Webcomic/LilGotham'': [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Greenbeard]] (a sea-going counterpart of ComicBook/TheJoker) and his crew from ''Webcomic/LilGotham''.
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* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': The [[http://nonadventures.com/2007/05/26/the-curse-of-plunderella/ Chesapeake Bay Pirates]] from ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''.
Pirates]], who faithfully embrace every pirate trope in the book despite the increasing difficulty of maintain the traditional lifestyle in the modern day -- it's hard to be a successful marine robber when the Coast Guard has machine guns and lasers and you're still sailing a wooden sailing ship.
* ''Webcomic/QForce'': Captain [[PunnyName Rigur DeMortis]] in ''[[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=420 Q-Force]]''. DeMortis]]. His status as TheUndead partially justifies it as he's been around for 400 years, though in the words of his 'loyal' "loyal" undead crew, he hasn't aged well:



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* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'': In "Chef Pee Pee's Father", Chef Pee Pee's father is a present-day pirate.
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* The Pi-Rats from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* Even though most of the [[Creator/VanBeurenStudios Cubby Bear cartoons]] are clearly set in the 1930s, there are old-fashioned swashbuckling pirates in "Bubbles and Troubles".

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': The Pi-Rats from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* Even though most of the [[Creator/VanBeurenStudios Cubby Bear cartoons]] are clearly set in the 1930s, there are old-fashioned swashbuckling pirates in "Bubbles and Troubles".
Pi-Rats.



* Youngblood and his pirate crew in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' hits the mark of the traditional, swashbuckling pirates we know and love, though this may be a justified case as Youngblood constantly dresses up in costumes for his own childish amusement.
* One episode of the ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' (from ''ComicBook/TheBeano'') cartoon has a group of actors turn out to be real pirates.
* PlayedForLaughs in a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode when Peter goes from stealing a parrot as a pet from a veterinarian's office, to dressing as a stereotypical pirate, then hiring a pirate crew and finally going on the road and engaging a motorist in an epic swashbuckling fight, in the course of which Peter's car acquires a mast and sails.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Youngblood and his pirate crew in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' hits the mark of the traditional, swashbuckling pirates we know and love, though this may be a justified case as Youngblood constantly dresses up in costumes for his own childish amusement.
* ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'': One episode of the ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' (from ''ComicBook/TheBeano'') cartoon has a group of actors turn out to be real pirates.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': PlayedForLaughs in a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' one episode when Peter goes from stealing a parrot as a pet from a veterinarian's office, office to dressing as a stereotypical pirate, then pirate and hiring a pirate crew and to finally going on the road and engaging a motorist in an epic swashbuckling fight, in the course of which Peter's car acquires a mast and sails.



* Gatlocke from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''. And he lives in the middle of a desert.
* Captain Tighty-Whitey and his crew in ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''.

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* Gatlocke from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''.%%* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': Gatlocke. And he lives in the middle of a desert.
* %%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'': Captain Tighty-Whitey and his crew in ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''.crew.



* On episode of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has Gadget on a Caribbean cruise ship that is attacked by stereotypical, pegleg-having eyepatch-wearing pirates who sail a galleon. Though, as Penny discovers, the pirates do have some modern equipment, like a VideoPhone.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'': On episode of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has Gadget on a Caribbean cruise ship that is attacked by stereotypical, pegleg-having eyepatch-wearing pirates who sail a galleon. Though, as Penny discovers, the pirates do have some modern equipment, like a VideoPhone.



* Captain Walker D. Plank is a villain in the animated TV series ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr''. He fits the traditional stereotype to the extent that even his PirateParrot has an eyepatch and a wooden leg.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'': Captain Walker D. Plank is a villain in the animated TV series ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr''. He fits the traditional stereotype to the extent that even his PirateParrot has an eyepatch and a wooden leg.%%Modern how?



* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' had pirates dressed like what you would expect from the typical traditional pirate from a few centuries ago. Justified because they were posing as ghosts to keep people away from a shipwreck while they carry off the loot.
* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode where Dr. Drakken gets possessed by a pirate ghost:

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'': The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' had has pirates dressed like what you would expect from the typical traditional pirate from a few centuries ago. Justified because they were they're posing as ghosts to keep people away from a shipwreck while they carry off the loot.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' an episode where Dr. Drakken gets possessed by a pirate ghost:



* Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' has a trio of pirates who are the shipwrecked descendants of the pirates who shipwrecked the island's other inhabitants.

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* Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' has a trio of pirates who are the shipwrecked descendants of the pirates who shipwrecked the island's other inhabitants.



* Red Dog the Pirate from ''WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet'': Red Dog the Pirate from ''WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet''.Pirate.



* The Pushy Pirate Posse in ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Fat Beard", after hearing about the recent increase in piracy in Somalia, Cartman decides to go and live there (along with Butters, Clyde, Kyle's little brother Ike, and one of the ginger kids, that latter of whom Cartman quickly kicks out for being ginger, since Cartman believes they have no souls). Kyle and Stan realize what an incredibly stupid idea this, but instead play up his fantasy, encouraging him to go, hoping that he will be killed along the way. Cartman is disgusted to learn that [[RuthlessModernPirates modern Somali pirates]] are "a disgrace to Blackbeard", and tries to get them to act more traditional.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** The series often throws in pirates for no reason other than to go with its nautical theme. Most notable are the FlyingDutchman (who is a ghost) and Patchy (more of a cosplayer than anything else). (Fish) pirates sell Squidward the pie bomb in "Dyin' for Pie", and Mr. Krabs plays pirate in "Aargh!". A later episode reveals that his grandfather was a pirate... and still is.
* A variation: ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' episode "You're Thor?" has Vikings a thousand years too late.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo'' had the kids' teacher tell them that there are no such things as pirates in the modern day. The identity of the VillainOfTheWeek proves her wrong.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'': The Pushy Pirate Posse in ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''.
Posse.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Fat Beard", "[[Recap/SouthParkS13E7Fatbeard Fatbeard]]", after hearing about the recent increase in piracy in Somalia, Somalia and thinking this to mean that the age of Caribbean-style pirates is coming back, Cartman decides to go and live there (along with Butters, Clyde, Kyle's little brother Ike, and one of the ginger kids, that latter of whom Cartman quickly kicks out for being ginger, since Cartman believes they have no souls). Kyle and Stan realize what an incredibly stupid idea this, but instead play up his fantasy, encouraging him to go, hoping that he will be killed along the way. Cartman is disgusted to learn that [[RuthlessModernPirates modern Somali pirates]] are "a disgrace to Blackbeard", and tries to get them to act more traditional.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
**
''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': The series often throws in pirates for no reason other than to go with its nautical theme. Most notable are the FlyingDutchman (who is a ghost) and Patchy (more of a cosplayer than anything else). (Fish) pirates sell Squidward the pie bomb in "Dyin' for Pie", and Mr. Krabs plays pirate in "Aargh!". A later episode reveals that his grandfather was a pirate... and still is.
* A variation: ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' episode ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'': "You're Thor?" has Vikings a thousand years too late.
* An ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo'': One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo'' had has the kids' teacher tell them that there are no such things as pirates in the modern day. The identity of the VillainOfTheWeek proves her wrong.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnythingAVeggieTalesMovie We are]] ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything...''
* The pirates in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Ghosts Of The Sargasso".

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnythingAVeggieTalesMovie We are]] ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything...''
*
''Creator/VanBeurenStudios'': Even though most of the Cubby Bear cartoons are clearly set in the 1930s, there are old-fashioned swashbuckling pirates in "Bubbles and Troubles".
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
The pirates in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Ghosts Of The Sargasso"."[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS1E6GhostsOfTheSargasso Ghosts of the Sargasso]]".


* Franchise/WonderWoman once faced a husband and wife team that lead a group of (mostly women) [[SkyPirates air pirates]] who operated out of a small fleet of aircraft. While most of the group was well adapted to "modern" (1940s) times the husband styled himself after an old timey pirate and went by [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Redbeard]]. Amusingly their fight attracted the attention of a {{Clock Roach|es}} that then put the pirates, Diana, ComicBook/SteveTrevor, Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls back in the more appropriate time period for a swashbuckling confrontation on the high seas.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': Wonder Woman once faced a husband and wife team that lead a group of (mostly women) [[SkyPirates air pirates]] who operated out of a small fleet of aircraft. While most of the group was well adapted to "modern" (1940s) times the husband styled himself after an old timey pirate and went by [[CaptainColorbeard Captain Redbeard]]. Amusingly their fight attracted the attention of a {{Clock Roach|es}} that then put the pirates, Diana, ComicBook/SteveTrevor, Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls back in the more appropriate time period for a swashbuckling confrontation on the high seas.


* The Creator/{{Disney}} movie ''''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' is about a modern day man having to deal with the titular ghost as he unwittingly read an incantation to see him.

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* The Creator/{{Disney}} movie ''''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' ''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' is about a modern day man having to deal with the titular ghost as he unwittingly read an incantation to see him.



* The plot of the 1980 film ''Film/TheIsland'', which stars Creator/MichaelCaine, centers on a long-isolated band of Caribbean pirates who prey on 20th Century boaters.

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* The plot of the 1980 film ''Film/TheIsland'', ''Film/{{The Island|1980}}'', which stars Creator/MichaelCaine, centers on a long-isolated band of Caribbean pirates who prey on 20th Century boaters.


* The Disney movie ''''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' is about a modern day man having to deal with the titular ghost as he unwittingly read an incantation to see him.

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* The Disney Creator/{{Disney}} movie ''''Film/BlackbeardsGhost'' is about a modern day man having to deal with the titular ghost as he unwittingly read an incantation to see him.



* The plot of the 1980 film ''Film/The Island'', which stars Creator/MichaelCaine, centers on a long-isolated band of Caribbean pirates who prey on 20th Century boaters.

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* The plot of the 1980 film ''Film/The Island'', ''Film/TheIsland'', which stars Creator/MichaelCaine, centers on a long-isolated band of Caribbean pirates who prey on 20th Century boaters.



* ''Film/PiratesOfThePlain''. Pirate Jezebel Jack and his mutinous crew end up in modern day Nebraska via a time vortex.

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* ''Film/PiratesOfThePlain''. ''Pirates of the Plain'': Pirate Jezebel Jack and his mutinous crew end up in modern day Nebraska via a time vortex.

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