List of fictional pirates

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This is a list of fictional pirates, alphabetized by the character's last name or full nickname.

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  • Edward Kenway - the main protagonist of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag; during the course of the game, he joins the assassins
  • Elisabet Ramsey, aka "Lizzie the Pirate" - a buccaneer from the Caribbean colonies in Age of Empires III; voiced by Jennifer Hale
  • Emperor Grog - first appeared in the Futurama episode "Godfellas" and attacked the Planet Express ship and its crew with his fellow space pirates; killed in the explosion of his own ship due to Bender crashing right through it; later appeared on a barrel of Space Grog in "Möbius Dick", where his name was finally learnt





  • Captain Ironhook - one of the leaders of the LEGO Pirates
  • Captain Isabela - female pirate from Dragon Age role-playing video games





  • The Master of Ballantrae (James Durie) - in Robert Louis Stevenson's well-known novel of that name, becomes a ruthless and bloodthirsty pirate after being forced into exile following his involvement in the failed Jacobite Rising of 1745
  • Mad Jack the Pirate - a pirate who goes treasure hunting with his first mate rat Snuk
  • Malgo - in L. Sprague de Camp's novels The Unbeheaded King (1983) and The Honourable Barbarian (1989) is a former mercenary soldier and prison guard driven to the far islands of the East, where he gathers a pirate crew on board his notorious ship, The Maneater, commits many nefarious deeds, tangles with the adventurous ex-king Jorian and Jorian's young brother Kerin, and eventually comes to a deserved bad end along with his crew
  • Jean Malot, better known as Captain Snake - a 16th-century French pirate in the Italian comic book Zagor; all his male descendants share his name and nickname
  • Maxi - an Okinawan pirate from the Soul series of video games who wields nunchaku; unlike Cervantes de Leon from the same series, Maxi does not resemble stereotypical depictions of pirates. His ship is a playable stage in Soulcalibur IV
  • Morgan "Moonscar" McWright - captain of the Maelstrom who led his crew onto an island in the Louisiana bayou and killed the inhabitants of a peaceful pagan village; he and his crew were subsequently slain by a pair of vicious were-cats, in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
  • McGrath - a 17th-century pirate on The Fancy in the Doctor Who episode "The Curse of the Black Spot". He was injured while fixing the rigging, giving him a black spot; he is taken by the Siren to her ship, and later joins the rest of the crew when they take the ship for themselves
  • John Merrick - a former Royal Navy lieutenant turned pirate captain in the 1850s Pacific; the villain of O. V. Falck-Ytter's 1873 young adult action-adventure story "Haakon Haakonsen. En Norsk Robinson" ("Haakon Haakonsen. A Norwegian Robinson"), partly inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe; it was adapted to the 1990 film Shipwrecked, in which Merrick is played by Gabriel Byrne
  • MooBeard - the Cow Pirate from the first episode of Random Cartoons
  • Mulligan - a pirate on The Fancy in the 17th century in the Doctor Who episode "The Curse of the Black Spot"; started a mutiny with Boatswain against Captain Avery; he cut his hand, giving him a black spot; he is taken by the Siren to her ship, and later joins the rest of the crew when they take the ship for themselves
  • Murdoch Juan - a bold space adventurer in Poul Anderson's story "The Pirate", part of the Psychotechnic League series; whether he is actually defined as a pirate, or rather a daring but legitimate entrepreneur, is a major issue on which the whole story turns
  • Marquise Spinneret Mindfang - female corsair and distant ancestor of Vriska Serket in the Homestuck universe, a webcomic on the website MS Paint Adventures
  • Captain Mission - a pirate alleged by Daniel Defoe to have established a floating socialist pirate republic
  • Manjanungo - a bloodthirsty space pirate in Race Across the Stars, part of the Spaceways series by John Cleve
  • Elaine Marley - the governor of several pirate islands in the Monkey Island series of video games
  • Captain Horatio McCallister, or the Sea Captain - from the animated TV series The Simpsons; admits in one episode that he is not actually a sea captain, but is still known for his frequent, pirate-like "Yarrr!"
  • Bosun Moon - a petty officer on a pirate ship in the film Yellowbeard
  • The Morgan Pirate Family - of Stonefort, Maine in James A. Hetley's novels Dragon's Eye and Dragon's Teeth; an old family of pirates who left Wales and crossed the Atlantic 200 years before Columbus, settled in North America, blended with later European settlers and remain highly active into the 21st century; they keep secret their highly illegal family history, as well as the Morgan men's shapeshifting magical ability to turn into seals
  • Captain Morgan - the pirate character for the rum of the same name
  • Andrew Murray, aka "Captain Rip-Rap" - the idealistic Jacobite turned pirate, working in partnership with the decidedly not idealistic Captain Flint, who in A. D. Howden Smith's Porto Bello Gold (1924) captures from a Spanish galleon - and secretly buries - the same treasure which would a generation later be recovered with considerable trouble by the protagonists of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island
  • Captain Mutiny - one of the main villains on Power Rangers Lost Galaxy; in Japan, he was known as Captain Zahab (a play on Captain Ahab) and was the primary villain of Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, the series that became Lost Galaxy in America
  • Harry Markel - a former captain turned into a pirate, who is captured and transferred to England, but escapes along with his right-hand man John Carpenter and the rest of his accomplices — known collectively as the "Pirates of the Halifax" — and seizes the Alert, a three-masted leaving, after having massacred the captain and crew; in the 1903 novel Traveling Scholarships by Jules Verne
  • Captain Marika Kato - takes over her deceased father's position of the space pirate ship Bentenmaru in the anime Bodacious Space Pirates (2012)



  • Wolf O'Donnell - a one-eyed space pirate and bounty hunter in the Star Fox video game series
  • One-Eyed Jane - a fictional pirate from The Wicked Travels of One-Eyed Jane, a saga of epic proportions that begins in London's merchant district with the pretty, naive lass Jane Spiess, and ends twenty years later in Mandalay with a black-hearted, murderous, and extremely rich One-Eyed Jane
  • One-Eared Pirate - a pirate in Robert Arthur's book The Three Investigators: The Mystery of the Talking Skull; legend says that he stole money and, before he was caught, he put all of the money into the geyser
  • One-Eyed Willy - the pirate whose "rich stuff" the kids set out to find in The Goonies
  • Orm the Red - a 10th-century Viking whose piratical exploits in Christian and Muslim Spain, England and southern Rus (present-day Ukraine) are narrated with considerable empathy and humor in The Long Ships, a novel by Frans G. Bengtsson


  • Painty the Pirate and Patchy the Pirate are pirates that appear on the animated comedy SpongeBob SquarePants. Painty is a pirate captain in a painting that sings the theme song along with an unseen group of children, while Patchy is a live-action character who hosts many of the show's "special episodes".
  • Harvey 'Blind' Pew - a pirate in the movie Yellowbeard
  • Sneaky Pete - the nemesis of Zan the Man
  • Pirate Pimm - the central figure of the Pirate Pimm films and the self-proclaimed "Greatest Pirate of Them All"
  • Pirate Beard - a Raposa pirate from Drawn to Life, originally set on plundering the village with his crew, but is convinced to stay after being given a pirate ship by the Mayor; seems to be a spoof on the character Jack Sparrow from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Pirate Captain - the main character in The Pirates!; self-deluded and mostly incompetent as a pirate and as a sea captain, but he's ultimately kind-hearted and very much respected by his crew. He doesn't appear to possess any of the stereotypical pirate accoutrements, though he dresses in the traditional manner, and much is made of his luxuriant beard. In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists he was voiced by Hugh Grant. His crew includes:
    • Cutlass Liz, voiced in the film by Salma Hayek
    • Peg-Leg Hastings, voiced in the film by Lenny Henry
    • The Pirate with a Scarf, voiced in the film by Martin Freeman
    • The Pirate with Gout, voiced in the film by Brendan Gleeson
    • The Albino Pirate, voiced in the film by Anton Yelchin (US version) and Russell Tovey (UK version)
    • The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate, a female pirate in disguise, voiced in the film by Ashley Jensen
    • The Pirate in Green
    • The Pirate with a Hook Where his Hand Should Be
    • The Pirate in Red
    • The Pirate who Likes Kittens and Sunsets, voiced in the film by Al Roker
    • The Burly Pirate
    • The Pirate with an Accordion
    • The Sassy Pirate
    • Jennifer, a sensible Victorian lady who becomes an invaluable member of the crew
  • Captain Walker D. Plank - a villain in the animated TV series James Bond Jr.; fits the traditional stereotype to the extent that even his parrot has an eyepatch and a wooden leg
  • The Pepper Pirates - robbed the Smurfs in The Smurfs
  • The Pie Rats - a crew of six anthropomorphic rats who sail the Apple Pie
  • The Pie-Rats - a band of rodent thieves who specialise in stealing pastries and dress as pirates, from Pocket Dragon Adventures
  • The Pirate King - with his crew of pirates, the titular characters in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance
  • Piet Piraat, aka "Pete the Pirate" - a good-natured adventurous pirate in a Flemish children's program [5]
  • The Pirates - a band of nameless and hapless pirates that appear as a running joke in almost all of the Asterix adventures
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - three veggie pirates who tell a story of Jonah in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
  • The Pirats - pirate rats in Reader Rabbit Math Adventures Ages 6–9;"enemies" of Reader Rabbit and friends; they are Captain Ratbeard, Pearl, Vermina, Cheester and Riley
  • Captain Pugwash - from a series of children's comic strips, books, and animated films created by John Ryan



Redbeard, The Phantom's foe turned ally





  • Captain Vasquez - a pirate mentioned in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? episode "Hassle in the Castle"
  • Very Long - a giant pirate in the Puff the Magic Dragon cartoon film
  • Heinrich Von Marzipan - a recurring character in Codename: Kids Next Door; was once cabin boy to Captain Stickybeard
  • Vyse - main character of the video game Skies of Arcadia






  • several pirates in the book series Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • the majority of the characters in the computer game Pirate101
  • unnamed one-eyed pirate appearing on the cover of Pirate's Booty snack food packaging, with speech balloons voicing praise for the product accompanied by "Yo ho ho" and "Shiver me timbers" (expressions derived from Stevenson's Treasure Island, though the pirate depicted does not precisely correspond to any of its characters)


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