Two of the Most Stylistically Evil Pirates in History


Two of the Most Stylistically Evil Pirates in History

Thought you knew everything about evil villains? Check out the profoundly intricate ways these two pirates committed murders throughout history.

Francois l’Olonnais

Composed of long black hair and a frighteningly cunning smile, Francois l’Olonnais came to be a wicked pirate of his time. He was born during the age when the buccaneers had a strong antagonist view of Spaniards, which contributed to his target victims as a pirate. Early on he developed a reputation for himself as being a mass murderer-he would imprison as many Spanish people as possible along the coast of South America and rape or torture them with his men. His rise of power finally started to catch up with him when a group of Spanish soldiers managed to successfully ambush him. While narrowly escaping he managed to take a Spanish hostage on the way. Then he struck his sword and devoured his heart, declaring, “I will serve you all alike, if you show me not another way.” While luckily escaping the first time, his fortune didn’t last him long as he was captured again by natives-this time with no mercy. They hacked him to death and roasted him over a fire. Looks like he not only killed others in an interesting manner but was killed with style as well. This infamous act of devouring a human’s heart along with his massive killing sprees make him one of the most gruesome pirates known in history.

Stephen Decatur

If murdering with style were to be part of a career requirement, Stephen Decatur definitely takes the gold. From early on he acquired a passion for the seas, and as he was successful in each battle with various sea raids he climbed the ladder of success to become known as a national military hero. Although celebrated as a captain who had America’s interest at heart, he is listed here because he did a lot of mass murdering to acquire his fame. His most widely acclaimed sea raid was during the burning of the USS Philadelphia. During this time he gathered a group of men disguised as Maltese sailors and burned the ship to the ground without any one man from his crew getting injured. Moreover, he is famous for not resting to take revenge when his brother was killed by another pirate. Within a week he killed the man who slayed his brother and the other 33 pirates on the man’s crew all in one day. Although known at the time to be a noble captain, the way he went about slaughtering makes him one of the most fierce yet stylistic pirates in history.

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