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Stede Bonnet from Our Flag Means Death

Stede Bonnet is a main character in HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death. Portrayed by comedian Rhys Darby, he is the captain of the ship Revenge. Unhappy with wealthy, domestic life, he leaves his family to pursue a career in pirating. He dubs himself  “The Gentleman Pirate,” since he’d rather “talk it out” than resort to violence. As a result, his crew views him as a coward (which he is). He doesn’t earn their respect until he accidentally murders a British naval officer, which attracts the attention of Blackbeard. The two captains meet and form an unlikely friendship that blossoms into romance. Stede teaches Blackbeard about high society, while Blackbeard teaches Stede how to be a confident leader — and they both teach each other what true love means.

Blackbeard from Our Flag Means Death

Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is a main character in HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death. Show producer Taika Waititi, who also directed Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In The Shadows, stars in this role. Inspired by the legendary pirate, he expresses boredom with his bloodthirsty life, and wishes to abandon the title. After rescuing Stede Bonnet from death, he takes a keen interest in his life aboard the Revenge. He originally plots to steal his identity and kill Stede, but the two develop a close friendship that blossoms into romance. As his name suggests, he wears all black. Use the Sharpie to darken the mustache and roots of the beard. Use a pair of scissors to cut at the shoulder on one side of the long sleeve shirt.