Blackbeard in popular culture
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In Rick Riordan's novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, Blackbeard is shown to be stranded on the evil sorceress Circe's island. He, along with his crew, has been turned into a guinea pig. Annabeth and Percy turn them back to human and also escape with his ship, The "Queen Anne's Revenge". Here Blackbeard is shown to be a son of Ares. Blackbeard makes an appearance in Neal Stephenson's System of the World.
In the 1968 Doctor Who serial, The Mind Robber, the Master of the Land of Fiction summons Blackbeard in his mental battle with the Second Doctor. In the 1993 Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror IV", Blackbeard is one of the jurors in "Jury of the Damned".
The 2011 film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, adapted from Powers' novel, features Ian McShane as Blackbeard, the film's antagonist, who somehow survived the battle at Ocracoke Island with the help of his Quarter Master who has foreseen his fate. This Blackbeard is a master of black arts and wields a sword with supernatural powers which allows him to make his ship come alive to attack his foes. He is also described by Jack Sparrow as "the pirate that all pirates fear". He seeks the Fountain of Youth so that he can redeem his soul and escape his prophesised death.
Comics and manga 
In the popular Japanese manga and anime One Piece two characters are named after the famous pirate — major antagonist Marshall D. Teach, who goes by the nickname Blackbeard, and his former captain Edward Newgate, who goes by the nickname Whitebeard. Teach fled the crew after killing Thatch (an alias for the real-life Blackbeard), and then would go on to kill Captain Whitebeard after insinuating a war between the Whitebeard pirates and the Marines by arresting on behalf of the Marines one of Whitebeard's division captains, Portgas D. Ace.
In a Shazam comic Blackbeard was one of six American villains brought back to life by evil scientist Doctor Sivana to cause chaos in Pittsburgh. He is defeated and like the other villains sent back.
Video games 
- Blackbeard appears in the 2004 video game Sid Meier's Pirates!. This Blackbeard correctly depicts him with lit cigars in his beard. However, the Queen Anne's Revenge is under the control of Henry Morgan, with a ship called the Adventurers Prize.
- Blackbeard will appear in the 2013 up-coming game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
- Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura features a character called Edward Teach, wich is in fact a ship captain.