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Only the devil and I know the whereabouts of my treasure, and the one of us who lives longest should take it all.
— Blackbeard

Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American Colonies during the early 18th century. He quickly acquired his own ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, and from 1717 to 1718 became a feared pirate. His nickname was based off of his thick black beard; he was notorious for lighting his hair on fire during battle to frighten his foes.

During a ferocious battle, Teach was killed by a small force of sailors led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

A shrewd and calculating leader, Teach used his fearsome image instead of force to elicit the response he desired from those he robbed. Contrary to the modern-day image of the traditional tyrannical pirate, he commanded his vessels with the permission of their crews, and there are no known accounts of his ever having harmed or murdered those he held captive. He was romanticised after his death, and became the inspiration for a number of pirate-themed works of fiction across a range of genres.

Battle vs. Michael the Brave (by Impaler5150) []

Blackbeard docks at the border of Moldavia to bury his treasure, with the assistance of 4 pirates. Michael the Brave scour the beach to see this occurring. Blackbeard's heavy cannoner, still on the boat fires off a ball, killing Michael's cannoner (5-4). Blackbeard and the pirates notice the threat, but Blackbeard's heavy cannoner is killed by Michael's cannoner (4-4). All remaining forces go at each other. Blackbeard's trade musketeer fires at the Michael's halberder, killing him immediately (4-3). Michael grabs the halberd to parry with Blackbeard, but ends up killing Blackbeard's musketeer (3-3). Blackbeard's pikeman runs at Michael the Brave, but is killed (3-2). Michael grabs the hand cannon, already loaded, and kills a pirate (3-2). Blackbeard grabs the boarding pike and kills Michael's right hand man (2-2). Bith Michael and Blackbeard kill each other's remaining men with their swords (1-1). Blackbeard and Michael face off. After parrying for a while, blackbeard sets his hair on fire, the strikes Michael, wounding him. Black beard sets out the fire in the ocean water. Then he turns around and is impaled through the abdomen (1-0). Michael then lays claim to the ship and the treasure.

Expert's Opinion[]

Michael the Brave won due to lighter weaponry and the fact that he's armoured.

To see the original battle, weapons, and votes, click here.

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