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Who is your favorite real life pirate?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Bria, Sep 18, 2003.

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Who is your favorite real life pirate?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Francis Drake

    15.6%
  2. Edward Teach (Blackbeard)

    39.6%
  3. Henry Morgan

    6.3%
  4. William Kidd

    5.2%
  5. Jean Lafitte

    4.2%
  6. Bartholomew Roberts (Great Pirate Roberts)

    5.2%
  7. John Rackham (Calico Jack)

    3.1%
  8. Mary Read

    15.6%
  9. Thomas Jones

    2.1%
  10. William Dampier

    3.1%
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  1. POLARIUS

    POLARIUS Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Blackbeard because he was the only one i knew
     
  2. kenji1126

    kenji1126 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Black Beard I saw his prison cell in Willmasburg virgana he has created quite a story. Umm Jack Sparrow o.0
     
  3. fosh-bantus88

    fosh-bantus88 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oct 27, 2003
    drakie all the way.
     
  4. Freyja

    Freyja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I suppose Francis Drake as he is far back on my family tree, his brother is a very distant grandfather of mine and my great grandma's name was Sarah Drake.
     
  5. RattsTyerell38

    RattsTyerell38 Jedi Master star 2

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  6. AdmiralZaarin

    AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm disgusted that François L'Ollonais was left out. The man was pwnage/psychosis personified.

    One time, he was in Central America, and he had two Spanish prisoners with him. He asked one of them to tell him to provide a safe route past the Spanish garrison in the area. The prisoner tried to be tricky and led L'Ollonais and his pirates straight into a trap. Barely escaping with his life, L'Ollonais took both the Spaniards aside afterwards. He drew his rapier, slashed open the chest of tricky Spaniard, ripped the heart out and tore it in half with his teeth.

    He then politely requested that the remaining Spaniard provide a safer route. :D

    And do you know what the ironic part is? He was eaten by cannibals in the end :eek:

    But of the choices provided, I picked Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts. He was a suave character, wore the latest fashions, and preferred rum to tea. Oh, and he was almost certainly the most successful pirate in history.
     
  7. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    Drake, though technically for most of his 'pirate' career he was actually working on behalf of the Royal Navy against England's enemies (notably the Spanish).

    Anyone cool enough to get a tribe named for him on Survivor must be cool!

    Then who was the Morgan tribe name after? :p
     
  8. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 5, 2000
    Blackbeard. :D
     
  9. Thrawn1786

    Thrawn1786 Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 8, 2004
    Jean Lafitte. I know the most about him, and have visited the New Orleans battlefield(where he assisted Andrew Jackson against the British in the War of 1812), the swamps of Barataria(where he hid and it's rumored where some of his treasure still lies), and his blacksmith shop in the French Quarter(okay I've never been in there since it's a bar and I'm one of the few who go to N.O. not to drink :eek: ) . Plus I had a book about him I read all the time when I was a kid. Yo ho!
     
  10. StarWars_Revelation

    StarWars_Revelation Jedi Master star 5

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    It was tough to pick between Jean, Blackbeard, and Drake, but in the end I chose Drake.
     
  11. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 9, 2003
    Capt' Kidd!

    But Calico Jack was pretty cool too.
     
  12. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 21, 2001
    Upping for the approach of pirate day. :D I think I'll have to go with Blackbeard just because he was so renowned. However there are many of them that receive honorable mention in my book. ;)
     
  13. AmosMoses

    AmosMoses Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jul 30, 2005
    Ahoy! Yellowbeard be not on the list. Yar! Tis an outrage. I'll vote for that lily-livered landlubber Blackbeard. Yar!
     
  14. EmperorSorridom

    EmperorSorridom Jedi Knight star 5

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    Apr 2, 2005
    Blackbeard.
     
  15. Mikaboshi

    Mikaboshi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jul 12, 2005
    Henry Morgan. He inspired the pirate logo for Captain Morgans Spiced Rum, he inspired Long John Silver from Treasure Island, and he also inspired Captain Hook from Peter Pan.

    He was one of the first sucessful and feared pirates, sure he made a lot of dumb moves (such as losing no less than 3 of his own flagships, 1 by running it into a reef, and another by allowing his crew to get drunk and blow up the ship by accident) but he still kicked butt.
     
  16. sccrman95

    sccrman95 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 16, 2004
    Um, Im gonna go with Blackbeard.


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  17. DARK__SITH__LORD

    DARK__SITH__LORD Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jan 19, 2006
    Blackbeard I think.
     
  18. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Oct 11, 1998
    Wm. Dampier
     
  19. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 5, 2005
    Calico Jack, of course!

    I'm a bit surprised that Anne Bonny didn't make the poll, but oh well.

     
  20. Jango10

    Jango10 Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 22, 2002
    Are you telling me Jack Sparrow isn't real?
     
  21. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  22. renegade142

    renegade142 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Cpt. Kidd ftw
     
  23. LilyHobbitJedi

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Aug 29, 2005
    I would have to say Bluebeard. When I went to St. Thomas I learned a great deal of his history at Bluebeard's Castle, and he was a pretty crafty early version of a mobster.
     
  24. MirandaFair

    MirandaFair Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 13, 2005
    Blackbeard...although Capt. Morgan is closely behind. ARRGGH!
     
  25. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Oct 11, 1998
    I had no idea Roberts was a real person. A teetotaler, too!
     
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