In the Monkey Island game series, Guybrush Ulysses Threepwood considers himself a mighty pirate, though others often bungle his name and mistake him for a floors inspector. Among his quirks are a dislike of heavy syrup and an irrational fear of porcelain.
In The Princess Bride, Dread Pirate Roberts (Cary Elwes) is a pirate with a mythical reputation who is feared across the seven seas for his swordfighting skills. It’s revealed that Dread Pirate Roberts is actually a succession of individuals who pass on the name, with farm boy Westley as the latest.
Jack Sparrow is an eccentric scoundrel, who’s always looking for ways to regain his status as Captain on The Black Pearl. His tongue is as quick as his sword and he can often negotiate his way out of any situation as well as he can fight his way out it.
In One Piece, Monkey D. Luffy is captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of its top fighters. Despite his troublemaking ways, he comes from an esteemed lineage, as his father is Revolutionary Army commander Monkey D. Dragon and his father’s father is famed Marine Monkey D. Garp.