Ok, Coud may be a bit pants to start with, but like all Pirates he has a hidden strength and a heart of gold. He rescues the girl and battles the forces of evil to help her return to her homeland, just like the noble swashbuckler he is.
4. Emeraldas (Galaxy Express 999/Queen Emeraldas)
She's got the pirate scar, she's got the outfit and she's got the strange angular features. Yep it can only be Emeraldas, captain of the pirate spaceship Queen Emeraldas. Not only is she idolised by many, she also has the very cool weapon, a combination of a rapier and a blaster, which fires a laser from its tip. Awesome.
3. Captain Dola (Laputa: Castle In The Sky)
2. Captain Harlock (Space Pirate Captain
1. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
He claims he is going to be king of pirates
and, considering how hard he is, I am inclined to believe him. Anyone who
can run a ship with only four people for the majority of this series is a good
pirate in my book, plus his ability to strech, beat up the beat guys and be an
all round likeable dude make him the top pirate in this top five. He may
be a very cheesy man as he often preaches teamwork, believing in one's self and
being nice to others, but at least he does it in a likeable way. Unlike a
certain annoying tosspot of an orange ninja.....