Pirates were criminals who robbed ships at sea (or, in the case of space pirates, ships in space).
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A pirate is any person who commits robbery at sea. While piracy is a serious and problematic crime in any time period, modern depictions have glorified the practice, particularly that of the 18th century. They are often depicted as fun and playful, gaining great wealth and fame.
Pirates of the Hispaniola
Pirates at the Admiral Benbow Inn
Mikhail Bakunin (Russian: Михаил Бакунин; Ukrainian: Михайло Бакунін) was a member of the Others and a former Soviet soldier who lived in the Flame, where he was stationed to manage communications with the outside world. Skilled in the use of weapons and hand-to-hand combat, Mikhail was a trusted lieutenant of Benjamin Linus. After his capture by a small group of Oceanic Flight 815 survivors, John Locke pushed him through the sonar fence, and he was thought to have been killed, but he survived, attributing his survival to the fence's non-lethal setting. He was later shot in the chest with a spear gun, but survived long enough to detonate a grenade outside the window of the Looking Glass station, drowning Charlie Pace. He perished when the grenade detonated in his hand, believing that his orders to kill Charlie were essential to the survival of the Island.
Bakunin told Sayid that he grew up in Kiev and joined the Soviet Army, performing years of unpleasant actions in the service including a stint in Afghanistan during the war between the Soviets and Mujahaddin. During this time he became familiar with field medical treatments. Mikhail was eventually stationed at a military listening post in Vladivostok, located in the Far East of Siberia on the Pacific Ocean. In the early 1990s his military unit was decommissioned, and he was released from the Soviet Army. He claimed that at the age of 24, he replied to a newspaper advertisement titled "Would you like to save the world?" and was recruited by a "magnificent man." He eventually ended up arriving on the Island around 1993. Before he was revealed as being one of the Others, he had claimed to be a member of the DHARMA Initiative, but later confessed that this was not true. ("Enter 77")
Mikhail was put in the charge of the Flame communications station by the Others. He described himself as wanting to work alone like a lighthouse keeper, and the job at the station afforded him that opportunity. At the station, he wore a DHARMA Initiative uniform, and was armed. When Ben approached the Flame on the day of the air crash, he was very careful. He seemed somewhat concerned that Mikhail might take a shot at anyone approaching unannounced. ("One of Us")
The day Oceanic Flight 815 crashed, Ben brought Juliet to the Flame, where Mikhail was already active in screening news reports related to the flight's disappearance, and starting to gather information about everyone aboard. At Ben's request, Mikhail opened a live off-island video feed from Richard Alpert in Miami, showing Juliet that her sister Rachel and Rachel's baby were both alive and quite well, and then cut the feed when Ben told him to. ("One of Us")
When Locke, Sayid, Desmond, Nikki and Paulo visited the Pearl station, Sayid was able to rewire the live video surveillance feed to the upper-left monitor (monitor 1). Mikhail, wearing a DHARMA Initiative uniform and an eye patch, appeared. He looked directly at the camera, put his hand over the camera lens, and the signal from the camera was lost. In response, Locke said whimsically, "I guess he'll be expecting us." ("The Cost of Living")
En route to rescue Jack from the Barracks, Kate, Locke, Sayid and Danielle came across the Flame station. Danielle claimed that she had never been there before, and then excused herself from the group, saying that she had managed to survive for so long precisely by avoiding contact with other people on the Island. Mikhail was observed by the group as he performed some chores outside the Flame, and, except for the horse tied up outside that was saddled with short stirrups (and that only Sayid made note of), it appeared that he was the sole inhabitant of the station. Sayid chose to walk unarmed with his hands in the air toward the Flame, but Mikhail shot him in the arm with a rifle. Locke and Kate then charged the station and captured Mikhail. They all then went inside where they interrogated him. Mikhail presented himself as the "last surviving member of the DHARMA Initiative", referred to the Others as the "Hostiles", and implied that they had survived a war known as "The Purge", which had ended with the death of all members of the DHARMA Initiative. Mikhail claimed that the "Hostiles" had been on the Island for a very long time. (Note: Later, Mikhail revealed that he had never been a member of the DHARMA Initiative, but was one of the Others.) A Cyrillic typewriter with a Russian language document by Mikhail was also visible in the room. The text contains the Russian name 'Andrei' and a handwritten note in red on the margins: "My name is also Andrei" [In Russian: "Меня тоже зовут Андрей"]. ("Enter 77")
Sayid and Kate tied him up, and went into the basement of the Flame to investigate. Mikhail managed to untie himself, and he then took Locke hostage by stealing Locke's own knife. ("Enter 77")
When Kate and Sayid returned, they held Bea Klugh, who had been hiding in the basement, hostage. Klugh desperately shouted at Mikhail in Russian to kill her and himself in order to "not let them...get into the territory" (Russian: "Мы не дадим им пройти на территорию"). Mikhail was extremely reluctant, but finally conceded. He asked Klugh for forgiveness, and then shot her in the chest. ("Enter 77")
Immediately after, Mikhail turned the gun on himself, but was quickly subdued by Locke and Sayid before he could follow through. With a rifle pointed at his heart, Mikhail begged for his captors to "finish it," but Sayid decided he was more valuable to them as a prisoner rather than dead. ("Enter 77")
Bound at the wrists, Mikhail traveled with Kate, Sayid, Locke and Rousseau (who rejoined the group) to find the Others' home, the "Barracks". During a discussion, Kate asked Mikhail why he would ever want to return to the Island if he left. He said that it was impossible for her to understand because she was not on "the list". He then went on to detail specific reasons why they were not on the list, indicating that Kate was "flawed", Sayid was "frightened", Rousseau was "weak", and Locke was "angry". Sayid challenged Mikhail, suggesting that he knew nothing about them. Mikhail responded by addressing each of them by their full name, even though none of them had told him this information. Mikhail then said sarcastically that he had no memory of Kate or Sayid, and that he had a memory of "a John Locke", but that the John Locke he knew had been "para-" -- at which point he was cut off by Rousseau.
Once at the Barracks' security perimeter, Mikhail told the other members of the party that it was no longer functional,and that trying to circumvent the perimeter would be a waste of time, as it made a complete loop around the compound. Without consulting Sayid or Kate, Locke suddenly pushed Mikhail between two of the perimeter's sensor pylons, which then began to emit a loud, high-pitched noise. Mikhail thanked Locke for his action, and began to foam at the mouth while blood spouted from his ears. In short order, Mikhail fell backwards and collapsed. Sayid and Kate looked at Locke afterward in shock at his action. After managing to cross the barrier, they left his body there, believing him to be dead. ("Par Avion")
Later it was revealed that Mikhail survived because "the pylons were not set to a lethal level"("The Man Behind the Curtain"). Several days later, shortly after Hurley fired a flare, he came across Desmond, Charlie, Jin and Hurley with the injured Naomi. He attempted to flee, but he was chased down by Jin. Jin overpowered him, and Mikhail offered to help save Naomi if they promised to let him go afterward. Desmond agreed, and Mikhail set to work performing first aid on Naomi. He quickly diagnosed that she had a punctured lung. He ventilated her, and removed the branch that had caused the damage. After bandaging her, he said that she would be ready to move in a day or a day and a half, noting that wounds heal much more quickly on the Island. He then left. Before he could get very far, it was discovered that Naomi's satellite phone was missing. Jin chased him down again, and it was revealed that he had taken it. Desmond still stuck to his word and let Mikhail go, despite Charlie and Jin's protests. Mikhail commented that they should understand that he had to at least have tried to take the phone. ("D.O.C.")
Mikhail then found the Others in the jungle, together with Locke. He reported to Ben that the fence was set at a non-lethal setting, and then told about Naomi's arrival. Ben tried to forestall Locke's request to see Jacob by using this new crisis as an excuse. In response, Locke attacked and beat Mikhail senseless while the Others watched from a distance, despite Ben's orders to some of them to intervene. Later, Mikhail watched Ben and Locke leave to go to Jacob, glaring at Locke. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")
Mikhail was later given the task of securing the Looking Glass when Ben discovered that Charlie had managed to get in. Mikhail arrived at the cable the next day, spotted Desmond in the outrigger just offshore, and fired some rounds at him with his rifle. Desmond dove down to the Looking Glass for safety.
Mikhail then arrived inside the Looking Glass, and found fellow Others Bonnie and Greta, whom he greeted: "I thought you were on assignment in Canada!" He explained that he was there to check up on things. Alone in the Looking Glass' communications room, Mikhail contacted Ben over his portable radio, questioning him why Ben had previously claimed the Looking Glass had been flooded. Ben admitted to having lied to his people about that, explaining that he did it for the good of the Island, and that the lie now needed to be covered up, meaning everyone inside the Looking Glass was to be killed. After deliberation, Mikhail accepted the task. He then emerged from the communications room, shot Greta dead, and fatally wounded Bonnie, before he was himself shot by Desmond (who had been hiding in the weapons locker) with a spear gun. Mikhail fell down, seemingly dead, leaving Desmond and Charlie to continue their mission to stop the Looking Glass from blocking all radio signals on the Island.
However, Mikhail was not dead, and managed to escape from the Looking Glass. As Charlie was in the communications room, Mikhail appeared outside the porthole without any breathing apparatus and with a grenade in hand. He then made sure to catch Charlie's attention by tapping on the window before setting off the grenade, still in hand, grinning. The porthole shattered and water flooded in, drowning Charlie, with Mikhail perishing when the hand grenade detonated.
"Pickett obviously died earlier, Klugh is gone, Mikhail is dead, so you know there are more of us than the Others, we did pretty well in sort of the final tally."
—Damon Lindelof, producer, Comic Con 2007
As heard on the August 2 podcast, Damon Lindelof confirmed at Comic-Con 2007 that Mikhail is deceased.  This can further be heard on the September 21st podcast and on the Blu-ray Disc of Lost: The Complete Third Season.
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|Immune to poison?||No|
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|Weakness||Melee - Slash|
|Examine text||"This one's had too much to drink!" (level 23) "Avast ye scurvy land lubbers!" (level 26) "An enemy pirate." (level 57)|
Level 57 pirates can be found during Cabin Fever.
Some pirates have a talk option and respond with unintelligible pirate slang when the player speaks to them. A large amount of NPC pirate models have been updated on 9 November 2009.
The GHS Marianela began her career as a Prime Industries sectorial flagship before being captured by the Gorn Hegemony. Along with the RIS Bouteina it launched an attack on a planet held by a Mirak-dominated pirate cartel to both recover some of the Marianela's crew and to privateer from the cartel by outright capturing the planet. (RIS Bouteina)
The crew of the USS Justice (NCC-1721) from 23rd century were lost in time; going from 2263 to 2363. Lost and alone in the Oralian sector, almost ten years before the Federation made official contact with the local inhabitants of the region, Captain Bruce Aranog and his crew turned to piracy as a way to cope with being surrounded by strange aliens, who were technologically superior to them by a hundred years. In 2380, they were discovered by the USS Pioneer near the Great Barrier Rift. This caused some rejoicing on the Pioneer, before they realized that the crew of the Justice had changed and become pirates. Aranog and his crew attempted to takeover the Pioneer. Kelsoe and his crew fought back and eventually turned Aranog and his crew over the authorities. (Star Trek: Pioneer (STP): "Space Pirates")
While their actions were inherently illegal, the morals of various pirates varied considerably. Some were cutthroat brigands who were petty murderers or thieves, but others, such as Nym, had a set of morals that prohibited killing the innocent, and generally restricted their actions to the rich. Other pirates, referred to as "privateers", operated under the sanction of governments or organizations like the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Privateers tended to hold themselves to a more "civilized" standard than other pirates, and restricted their activities to specific targets. Most pirates were orphans or citizens that were unemployed because of either being uneducated or having a lust for adventure, riches or anarchy.
Indeed, on a few occasions, pirates have pulled through to help the galaxy as a whole. Nym himself aided the Naboo around the time of the Battle of Naboo by destroying a Trade Federation droid foundry on Eos, and helping the Naboo resistance hold off an army attempting to flank the Gungans on the Naboo plains.
A popular weapon of space pirates was the ion cannon. The ion cannon could disable an entire ship and therefore would be easier to board and loot. Pirate gangs operated as two groups: the boarding group and the attack group. The attack group would disable the ship and its weapons and the boarding group would board the ship to steal or plunder whatever they could find (credits, chronos, comlinks and blasters).
The most identifiable symbol of the pirate was the Blazing Claw.
Dharus’ Pirate Group
Unknown pirate group
Pirates are outlaw marauders of the seas surrounding the Shattered Isles. Their only motivation is greed and their primary purpose is to gain wealth in any way possible. They are very untrusting, and do not make any alliances except to their own benefit. They can frequently be seen raiding Liberty Bay, and when they are approached by groups of players, they seem to target the weakest ones first.
|Pirate Buccaneer||250||425||--||595||0-59 gp, Compass, Bag, Torch, Worn Leather Boots, 0-6 Throwing Knives, Sabre, Sword (semi-rare), Battle Shield (semi-rare), Treasure Map (Pirate) (rare), Pirate Shirt (rare), Plate Armor (rare), Peg Leg (rare), Eye Patch (rare), Strong Health Potion (very rare), Pirate Backpack (very rare), Hook (very rare).|
|Pirate Corsair||350||675||--||775||0-100 gp, Bag, Sabre, Sword, Dark Shield, Dark Armor, 0-12 Throwing Stars, Treasure Map (Pirate), Hook (semi-rare), Peg Leg (semi-rare), Eye Patch (semi-rare), Strong Health Potion (rare), Skull Candle (rare), Pirate Backpack (rare), Pirate Hat (rare), Pirate Boots (very rare), Piggy Bank (very rare).|
|Pirate Cutthroat||175||325||--||495||0-48 gp, Compass, Bag, Sword, Scale Armor, Steel Shield, Peg Leg (semi-rare), Hook (semi-rare), Eye Patch (semi-rare), Dice (semi-rare), Pirate Knee Breeches (rare), Rum Flask (rare), Light Shovel (rare), Pirate Bag (rare), Treasure Map (Pirate) (rare).|
|Pirate Ghost||250||275||--||--||0-69 gp, Bag, Dirty Cape, Torn Book, Stealth Ring (rare), Parchment (rare), Spike Sword (very rare), Red Robe (very rare), Tattered Piece of Robe.|
|Pirate Marauder||125||210||--||490||0-60 gp, Compass, Bag, Torch, Sword, Chain Armor, Plate Shield, 0-2 Spears, Bandana (semi-rare), Peg Leg (semi-rare), Hook (semi-rare), Eye Patch (semi-rare), Treasure Map (semi-rare), Rum Flask (semi-rare), Pirate Bag (semi-rare), Empty Goldfish Bowl (rare), Dice (rare).|
|Pirate Skeleton||85||190||--||--||0-25 gp, Skull, Big Bone, Short Sword, Sword, Bone Club, Spooky Blue Eye.|
|Brutus Bloodbeard||795||1200?||--||--||0-200 gp, Meat, Great Health Potion, 1-? Small Diamond, Pirate Backpack, Knight Armor, Plate Armor, Skull, Brutus Bloodbeard's Hat (always).|
|Captain Jones||825||800?||--||--||0-150 gp, Crown Legs, Focus Cape, Stealth Ring, Spike Sword|
|Deadeye Devious||500||1450||--||--||0-140 Gold, 0-3 Meat, Great Health Potion, 0-1 Small Diamond, 0-2 Skull, Dagger, Plate Armor, Knight Armor, Pirate Backpack, Deadeye Devious' Eye Patch (always).|
|Dirtbeard||375||630||--||--||Odd Hat, The Shield Nevermourn, Pointed Rabbitslayer or Helmet of Nature.|
|Lethal Lissy||500||1450||--||--||0-102 gp, Knight Armor, Plate Armor, Double Axe, Small Diamond, Protection Amulet, 0-3 Meat, 0-2 Skull, Lethal Lissy's Shirt (always).|
|Ron the Ripper||500||1500||--||--||0-77+ gp, 0-2 Skulls, Great Health Potion, Meat, Dagger, Plate Armor, Knight Armor, Double Axe, Small Diamond, Ron the Ripper's Sabre (always).|
You have trapped 10 Ghosts. You are now an honorary Pirate.
When you obtain this badge, you will unlock the Night Haunt Gladiator badge.
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