Why They’re ‘The One’: Swash-buckling on the high seas? Sword-fights and corset-ripping? What’s not to love?
Examples: Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, Wesley (when he’s the Dread Pirate Roberts) in The Princess Bride
Why They’re Actually the Worst: Scurvy, anyone? And real-life pirates don’t wear guyliner or look like Johnny Depp; they work for Somalian drug lords and actually kill people. Not cool.