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Fictional Pirates

Updated November 22, 2019 13.3k views198 items
List of fictional pirates, who sailed the seven seas exclusively in our imagination. In popular culture, the romantic image of the pirate - a lone marauder of the seas, living by his own code, narrowly overcoming dangerous and even supernatural obstacles to save the day - has overtaken reality. In truth, piracy was, and remains, a brutal and unforgiving practice, and not at all an appropriate setting for fanciful tales of adventure.

Nonetheless, it's the "Jack Sparrow" fantasy image of the pirate that remains a cultural touchstone. This list contains the most popular and beloved fictional pirates from books, games, films and television, along with the work that introduced them. Though Johnny Depp's Captain Jack from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films (and ride) remains the modern day's most famous and popular pirate, variations on the character have been consistently popular for the past few centuries, giving rise to dozens if not hundreds of entertaining pirate legends and lore.
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    Captain Jesamiah Acorne

    Sea Witch Series of historical fantasy adventure
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    Morgan Adams

    Cutthroat Island.
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    Pirates of Algarth

    The Clocks of Iraz
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    Captain Anton

    Asimov's "Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids"
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    anime FLCL.
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    Jean-Benoit Aubéry

    Daphne du Maurier's "Frenchman's Creek"
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    Tom Ayrton's

    The Mysterious Island
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    Bras Priqué

    Victor Herbert's 1910's operetta "Naughty Marietta"
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    The Bango Pirates

    Sherlock Hound
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    Seth Balmore

    Lost Odyssey.
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    Final Fantasy XII
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    Captain Barrett

    The Princess and the Pirate
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    The Berserkers

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    Queen of the Black Coast
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    Ben Ali

    doctor's animal allies
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    Biere Du Boucanier

    beer bottles
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    The Black Corsair

    Portrayed in "El Corsario Negro
  • 18

    The Black Pirate

    Douglas Fairbanks film
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    Terrence Vulmea

    Black Vulmea's Vengeance
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    Davey Blast-Bastard

    Skull Branded Pirates, rhythmic pounding of the drums.
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    Art Blastside

    The Piratica Series
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    Captain Blood

    Errol Flynn, Martin Mystery
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    Bloody Bill

    The Coral Island
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    Captain Bloth

    Pirates of Dark Water
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    Captain Blubber

    Banjo-Kazooie series