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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread:²%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:295:[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest]]]]²²->''"If it's wet, I can sail on it."''²-->-- '''Angus "Grim" Grimaldi''', ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013''²²This is a sailor who has endured [[AStormIsComing storms]], {{pirate}}s, [[OminousFog fog]], and all the [[SeaMonster perils of the sea]]. He has been in a BarBrawl in every port and he has never lost. Sometimes he is a DrillSergeantNasty to all the scurvy foc'sle swabs. He is a [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen maritime]] OldMaster. Sometimes he develops a BigBrotherInstinct toward the PluckyMiddie. But he is a lord of the sea and all sailors must heed him or endure his wrath. Often wears a SeaDogBeard. ²²Can end up TheStoryteller with all the tales he has to tell about his adventures and the wonders and dangers of the sea. If he actually serves in a Navy then he's likely to cross over with OldSoldier.²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Advertising]]²* The Gorton's fisherman.²* Captain Birdseye, when they're not casting someone for MrFanservice.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* Too many examples to name in ''Manga/OnePiece''.²** "Whitebeard" Edward Newgate and "Red-Haired" Shanks come to mind, though the Seven Warlords of the Sea, the rest of the Four Emperors, and several Marine Admirals could very well qualify.²** Luffy's grandpa Garp, who is depicted as one of the oldest (Or at least, oldest-''looking'') Marine man in the series. Has a beard, too.²** Then there is the mermaid king ''named'' Neptune who is a father as well.²* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'':²** Drake of the Hoenn Elite Four is shown in the anime to be a ship captain, befitting his naval uniform. However, his Pokémon are Dragon types instead of Water types in both media.²** Mr. Briney is also this type of character.²* Although it's set in space, ''Star Blazers''/''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'''s military is portrayed very much as the [[RecycledInSpace Navy In Space,]] right down to bellbottomed uniforms. Captain Avatar/Okita is every inch this trope, as is Captain Gideon in the second season.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* Captain Haddock from the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' comics.²* ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}: Captain Jan Haring.²* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Captain Oliepul.²* ComicBook/TomPoes: Captain Wal Rus. ²* ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}: Quint, the grumpy chief cook of starship Entreprise-2061, obviously based on Sam Quint from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. The [[EyepatchOfPower one-eyed]] and [[HandicappedBadass one-armed]] sea-dog has been [[CoveredWithScars through a lot]], although we learn at the end that [[EveryScarHasAStory every scar has a story]]...²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Strips]]²* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'s father Poopdeck Pappy.²* Captain Eddie from the ''ComicStrip/NonSequitur'' comic strip likes to portray himself as this. How much of if is purely in his own mind is open to debate.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* Gibbs, Barbossa, and Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.²* Captain Gregg, the ghost of ''Film/TheGhostAndMrsMuir'', was presumably this in life, considering [[spoiler:he titles his biography ''Blood and Swash'']].²* Sam Quint from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' certainly counts.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* Diokles the oarmaster in ''Literature/OverTheWineDarkSea'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove.²* Long John Silver in ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.²* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Poseidon]] in the ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' series DEFINITELY qualifies due to him almost essentially being the trope namer, what with being, you know, Poseidon. It mainly applies in the fifth book when he is defending his kingdom of Atlantis from the original god of the sea, Oceanus.²* Disko Troop, the captain of the fishing vessel in ''Literature/CaptainsCourageous''.²* Captain/Commodore/Admiral Sir Edward Pellew as he is portrayed in the ''[[Literature/HoratioHornblower Hornblower]]'' series. (Arguably TruthInTelevision as Pellew was a RealLife naval commander.)²* Captain John Charity Spring from the ''{{Literature/Flashman}}'' novels.²* [[Literature/KeysToTheKingdom The Mariner]]²* The title character of Coleridge's ''Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner.''²* Davos Seaworth from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. He actually has seven children, as well as being an ex-smuggler.²* Amos Trask/Captain Trenchard from ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' boasts that "I'm Captain Trenchard! The Dagger of the Sea! I've sailed the Straits of Darkness on Midwinter's Day! My ship's the Raptor and I've taken her into the Seven Lower Hells, drunk ale with Kahooli and sailed home again! My mother was a sea dragon, my father was lightning and I dance a sailor's jig on my victim's skulls! I fought with the war god and kissed death herself. Men tremble at my shadow and women swoon at my name and no one lives who can call me liar!"²* [[Literature/MobyDick Captain Ahab]] is a classic example. Throughout the book he's referred to consistently as an "old man", but despite having a [[PiratePegleg whalebone pegleg]] above the knee, he's portrayed as a skilled whale hunter to this day (and even called the best harpooner in Nantucket), the Pequod's owners have utter faith in his competence, and his crew genuinely admires him. He also charts whale migrations and manages to successfully locate a single whale that could be anywhere in the world's oceans, suggesting that his reputation as a captain is well earned.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* Parodied in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' with [[Creator/TomBaker Captain Redbeard Rum]] who, despite having suffered innumerable injuries at sea, [[TalkLikeAPirate talking like a pirate]] and having [[SeadogBeard a beard you could lose a badger in]], is an absolutely ''terrible'' sailor, who has no idea how to navigate, regards an actual crew for his ship as an unnecessary luxury, and whose typical sailing trip is to take the ship around in circles until everyone gets dizzy and then head home.²* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ser Davos Seaworth, a smuggler-turned-knight, complete with SeaDogBeard.²* Scotty in ''Series/{{Star Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}'' is a FatherNeptune [[RecycledInSpace in space]]²* The [[CharacterTitle eponymous character]] of the ''Series/CaptainBluebear'' (German for "Captain [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bluebear]]") series. Whenever he tells one of his past adventures, his three grandkids usually don't believe a word of it.²* Flint's Quartermaster Mr. Gates in ''Series/BlackSails'' is a highly respected and experienced sailor who is starting to feel his age, a fact Jack Rackham is able to use against him in their dealings.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]²* Canada based All Star Wrestling has Salty The Seaman, who is a maritime {{expy}} of Blue Demon.[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Theater]]²* ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow''²** Cap'n Carl (Phil Hartman) in the original version.²** He was replaced by Cowboy Curtis (a character from the TV show) in the new verison of show, out of respect for the late Hartman.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':²** Robert Faulkner in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII''.²** Barnabas in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOdyssey''. As the name implies, he's a rather jolly figure who helps Kassandra/Alexios captain his vessel, the Adrestia, due to their inexperience. He very much leans towards the fatherly side of this trope, and despite his lax attitude, Kassandra/Alexios come to call him the most honest man they know.²* Man O'War of ''VideoGame/FreedomForce''²* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':²** Admiral Steven Hackett is this [[RecycledInSpace in space]]. His influence is so great, he still manages to fulfill this role despite only setting foot on the player's ship once in-game.²** Same with [[TheProtagonist Shepard's]] predecessor and former commanding officer, David Anderson, if this trope also applies to SpaceMarines.²* Admiral Bobbery in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. [[TalkLikeAPirate Pa-Patch]] counts too.²* ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'''s Drake, as mentioned above.²* Any [[InsistentTerminology Zee]]-[[PlayerCharacter Captain]] in VideoGame/SunlessSea who lives long enough to retire comfortably.²* Angus "Grim" Grimaldi in ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'', who provides the page quote.²* Rocco "The Old Sailor" Alemkel from ''VideoGame/UnchartedWaters'' and ''VideoGame/UnchartedWatersNewHorizons''²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Animation]]²* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': When a sea dragon Grimm attacks the ship Blake and Sun are travelling on, the crew are stunned, having never fought a Grimm that huge. The captain observes that no-one has ever fought such a large Grimm before, and then calmly, efficiently, takes full command of the situation. He instructs the crew on how to fight, he strategises the use of the ship-board side-guns and main cannon, as well as turning the entire ship into a battering ram. He also takes command of the Huntsmen on board, instructing Blake and Sun on what he needs them to do for his ship to become effective against the fast-moving, flight-capable monster. No-one questions his orders once he takes over, not even the anti-social Blake or mischief-making Sun, and it's his tactics that result in the defeat of the Grimm, rather than any plan the younger heroes come up with.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* Captain [=McCallister=] ("[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the Sea Captain]]") from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' certainly has the look and accent, though he's often shown to be fairly nautically incompetent and some episodes suggest it's all a gimmick to promote his seafood restaurant.²--> '''Sea Captain:''' Arrrr, I hate the sea and everything in it.²%%* Subverted with Capt'n K'nuckles from ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''.²* Parodied with "Two-Patch" Crappie Jack from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''²-->"All the way to Davy Jones Locker! And Micky Dolenz's locker, too, and Peter Tork's locker! All Music/TheMonkees had lockers."²* Mr. Krabs on ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has some characteristics of this, especially in the very early episodes. He's an old Navy deckhand and certainly carries the accent and slang around.²* Admiral Ledger from the FiveEpisodePilot Pyramid of Darkness story arc of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' is so "old navy" [[note]]Not the clothing store[[/note]] whales ask him for directions. He even gives his old superstitions of women being bad luck as a reason why he's not too fond of letting Lady Jaye on board the U.S.S. Flagg.²** Hector "Shipwreck" Delgado could be considered the U.S. Navy's equivalent of Han Solo, ready to join the fight, and usually fighting the enemy on his own terms when he's not being so salty, which gets him into occasional trouble now and then.²%%* Captain Kidd from the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Belly of the Beast".²* Seamus from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' will sometimes play this role when some salty exposition is needed, though at other times he's as oblivious as the rest of the cast.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* Gideon Welles, the Secretary of the Navy during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, whose nickname was, in fact, "Father Neptune." Although a political apointee, he became an invaluable asset to the Lincoln administration during the war.²* Admiral William Halsey (though the USN is a little embarrassed about some of his decisions). Granted, they were the same decisions that Spruance had been criticized for ''not'' making just a few months prior.²* Admiral Marc Mitscher.²* [[ Horace Beck]]²* Tristan Jones, the first man to sail a boat from the Dead Sea to Lake Titicaca, the highest and lowest bodies of water on Earth. He also spent months trapped in an iceberg in the Arctic Circle, and continued sailing even after losing his leg. That is, [[UnreliableNarrator if you believe him.]] The iceberg thing is bollocks. He did sail on both the Dead Sea and Lake Titicaca (albeit not in the same boat), though, and the leg bit is also true -- it was losing his ''other'' leg that finally knocked him out.²* Samuel Eliot Morison: Historian, IntrepidReporter and writer of ''Literature/HistoryOfUSNavalOperationsInWorldWarII''.²* Anyone who lives to collect his pension after spending their adult life deep-sea fishing in the northern latitudes probably qualifies by default. ²[[/folder]]²----


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