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Yarr me harties! Today will be a day I spend in the oceans
of Assassins Creed IV, engrossing myself in the pirate experience. Pirates are
the swashbuckling icons who sail the seven seas and plunder towns for loot.
They’re not in games as much as Ninjas are, but in my opinion, the leave a
bigger impact. So without further ado, hoist the black flag and set sail, these
are the Top 10 Pirates in Gaming.
10-Captain Syrup (Wario Land)
Captain Syrup premiered in Wario Land, and remained his
arch-nemesis up until Wario Land 4. This greedy pirate inhabits just as much of
a love for gold as Wario, and they constantly find themselves at odds over
treasures. While her legacy has faded, she still remains as a large part of
9-Scervo (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
Yes, Tetra and her crew certainty are charming and well
developed characters. It’s too bad that they suck at their jobs. To find good
pirates in the Zelda universe, look no further than Scervo, the robotic pirate
captain in Skyward Sword. This robot skeleton provides one of the best one on
one swordfights in the game, an experience the game seemed to be made for.
8-Gangplank (League of Legends)
Gangplank was the son of Vincent the Shadow, the most
ruthless pirate in Bildgewater. Gangplank was trained by his father to be a
backstabbing and ruthless swashbuckler who wants nothing more than gold.
Gangplank’s training eventually came back to bite his father right in the
chest. With his son’s own sword. Gangplank claimed the Dead Pool (unrelated to
that mercenary), and was selected as the champion of Bildgewater, forever
tormenting those who are unfortunate enough to step into his lane.
7-Vyse (Skies of Arcadia)
Vyse is the sky pirate hero of Skies of Arcadia and the
captain of the airship Delphinus. He fights with twin swords and other bladed weapons.
On top of that, he’s a good spirited teenager who defies the normal RPG
brooding teen cliché. He’s fun to watch, fun to play as, and to top it all off,
is the star of a very fun game
6-Cervantes (Soul Calibur)
Cervantes is the master of the Soul Edge and scrounge of the
seas. Normally I talk about the story of the character, but the Soul Calibur
fiction is so convoluted and broken that it’s not even worth trying. What I do
know however is that Cervantes is one of the most fun characters to play as in
the series. Too bad his past is a convoluted mess.
5-Guybrush Theepwood (Monkey Island)
Guybrush Theepwood is the mightiest pirate who ever sailed
the seven seas. Well, actually, he’s kind of a wimp. He’s a quick-witted young
man who really wants to be a pirate, but just isn’t ruthless enough. Imagine
Jack Sparrow if Jack Sparrow wasn’t good at plundering or backstabbing. However,
he’s charming enough to still make the cut.
4-Captain K.Rool (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest)
King K. Rool has had some interesting costume changes
throughout the years. From a king in the first game to a mad scientist in the
third, the Kremlin King’s wardrobe knows no bounds. In this crocodile’s array
of costumes is a nice pirate outfit and a blunderbuss. He may not look
threatening, but this fiendish pirate even managed to take THE Donkey Kong
Sure, Ridley may not patrol the seven seas, but this space
pirate could send the others on this list running for cover at just the sight
of his maw. Ridley is the captain of the fearsome Space Pirates, an
organization that has always been a thorn in Samus’ side. With a fearsome crew
at his disposal, years of bloodshed under his belt, and an arsenal of awesome
powers, Ridley is one of the most fearsome video game villains of all time.
2-Cortez (Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door)
Cortez once ruled the seven seas with his cutlass in one
hand and his hook as the other, but when he died his remains lingered to guard
his treasure. When Mario challenged him, Cortez revealed his true form. He
became a serpent-like being made of bone with four arms, each holding a weapon
that could dice you to bits. Once you get the Sapphire Star and leave his tomb,
he comes back to help you fight a common enemy.
1-Vaas (Far Cry 3)
Yeah, I know that this one could be seen coming from a mile
away, but who else could I give this to? Vaas is everything a villain should
be, not just in games. He’s clearly psychopathic and murderous, but he talks
with a calm tone. His personalities shift so quickly it’s startling, and if you
pointed that out to him he’d probably just kill you. I’ve never seen a villain this
masterfully done since Heath Ledger played the Joker. Vaas alone was worth the 60
dollars I spent on this game, and easily is the best pirate in gaming history.