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July 30, 2013 / KingsIsle Entertainment

Girl Power in Pirate101!

A lot has been said on the Message Boards about Female Pirates . . . or more specifically the lack of female pirate companions in Pirate101.  It’s not a topic that we’ve shied away from at KingsIsle, and we agree!  We’d like there to be more female pirates in Pirate101 (It is important to note that Developer Blind Mew has some interesting ideas in the works about this very topic). Within that Message Board post a lot of great information was shared, like the names of several famous pirates that are currently hinted to within the game.

Sure, when someone thinks of Pirates they usually jump to Blackbeard… but there were several famous female Pirates in history that were just as eager for treasure as the boys!  Let’s take a look at a few of Pirate101’s female Pirate characters, and the historical references they come from.


Bonnie Anne (Pirate101) / Anne Bonny (Real Pirate)

The real Anne Bonny was born in Ireland in 1698 and pirated in the Caribbean. She also went by the aliases Ann Bonn and Ann Fulton, even though the name she was born with was Ann Cormac!  Anne Bonny was married to Pirate James Bonny, but eventually snuck away with John “Calico Jack” Rackham and joined his Pirate crew instead.  Sneaky!  In Calico Jack’s crew, Anne met a fellow Pirate named Mark Read.  Turns out, Mark was actually a female Pirate in disguise and her name was Mary!  Mary and Anne became very close friends out on the high seas.

Merry Read and Reedy Mary (Pirate101) / Mary Read (Real Pirate)

An English Caribbean Pirate born in 1690, Mary Read went by the alias of Mark Read because she disguised herself as a man to get hired on Pirate crews.  Not only did she pirate, but she also joined the British army and fought in the War of the Spanish Succession!  After some years as a normal housewife, Mary returned to Piracy after the death of her husband and met Anne Bonny in Calico Jack’s crew.  In 1721 poor Mary died in prison… which goes to show that real life pirating is probably not the best idea.

Grace O’Malley (Pirate101) / Grace O’Malley (Real Pirate)

Grace O’Malley, born around 1530, was not only a Pirate but also a queen!  Queen of Umaill, a territory in Northern Ireland, Grace was known as “The Sea Queen of Connaught.”  Many Irish folk stories, songs and poems were written about her Pirating and trading days.


Rachel Wall (Pirate101) / Rachel Wall (Real Pirate)

Born Rachel Schmidt in the British Pennsylvania Colony in North America, Rachel grew up on a farm but didn’t like being a farm girl!  Always drawn to the sea, Rachel fell in love with a fisherman and got married.  While living in Boston, Rachel’s husband met some sailors and convinced Rachel to join their crew at sea.  Once out voyaging, her husband suggested that they become Pirates!  Rachel’s part in the crew was to scream for help when a boat passed by.  When the friendly boat came over to help poor Rachel, the Pirate crew jumped out and stole their riches!  Tricky, trick Rachel Wall.

These famous female Pirates are just as tough as the boys, so it’s no wonder they got a little character nod in Pirate101!  Who’s your favorite famous Pirate?

One Eyed-Jack
Community Manager


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  1. Silver Kenneth Kidd / Jul 31 2013 9:41 pm

    Bonnie Anne is super cool and awesome I like her accent and how she acts in the game. For boy companions I would choose Froggo Villa 😀 That’s my opinion since I’m level 30 😛

    • Anonymous / Aug 1 2013 1:26 pm

      strange how people get bonnie as their second companion and then still use her when there lvl 65 i know i still do in aquila

      • elijah / Aug 2 2013 2:47 pm


    • Sly AlexCarter / Aug 1 2013 4:08 pm

      well im lv.65 [max level] and u would have chosen hawkules as your firstmate

      • Anonymous / Aug 4 2013 9:52 am

        Actually El toro is better then Hawkules and you get him in cool ranch. Hawkules dies too much.

    • sarimnaqvi / Aug 1 2013 5:36 pm

      thats true
      in companion management (u) when you move her around she says “aye” and “alright” in a scottish accent

    • Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 1:55 pm

      same here bonnie

    • Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 5:15 pm

      i like bonnie ann becuase she is like the only musketeer in the game there needs to be more musckteers in the game sorry if i misspelled

      • Anonymous / Aug 3 2013 8:15 am

        if your a privateer you get alot of musketeer companions

    • Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 5:49 pm

      I have him to Im level 25

    • Anonymous / Aug 5 2013 9:05 am

      I love bonnie anne soooo much!!!
      she is like a superstar! o. o

  2. hamza / Jul 31 2013 11:47 pm

    my favorite companion is kan po goat master cuz his epics are, like, EPIC! I also like bonnie anne and sarah steel. PIRATE 101 ROCKS!!!!!!!

    • Jewel / Aug 5 2013 10:36 am

      i agree with every thing you said

  3. Anonymous / Aug 1 2013 1:10 am

    oh! hey guys.

  4. jessica / Aug 1 2013 1:24 am

    I think sarah stele is the best companion ever because she is a swash buckler like me swash bucklers are very strong and talented with power

    • Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 9:15 am

      i agree with you sarah stele is realy good and does so much power attacks.

  5. Tynghedfen Anreese / Aug 1 2013 2:01 am

    Dear Sir and Madams, Could we get a behind the scenes look at the actresses that voice these characters one day please? My little sister and I play all the time and we are from Wales. We have always wondered if the actress that voices Sarah Steele is from Wales too? We love her accent as it is close to ours. Ours is like a cross between hers and Bonnie Annes but more Sarahs. It would be really great to see the faces of our favourite companions and the male ones too and learn more about them. How they came to be the voices, how they choose that career and what it took to be a voice actor. Do you think you could do that one day please? Thank you very much for reading this.

    • PAUL H MATHES / Nov 28 2020 2:40 pm

      Hi Destiny !

  6. leeanna / Aug 1 2013 2:07 am

    i love Bonnie Anne she is so cool and i love your powers to GIRLS RULE and what you did the game it self is so cool 🙂 :):D

  7. anirudh / Aug 1 2013 6:48 am

    i say that egg shen is best but still bonnie anne and others are good

  8. johnathan / Aug 1 2013 7:48 am

    bonnie annie sniper is so cool

  9. Crule Edward Sharp / Aug 1 2013 7:49 am

    Bonnie Anne is one of the pirates i sometimes use, only cus shees got 2 good powers
    and has a cool gun!!!

  10. Anonymous / Aug 1 2013 8:28 am

    Bonnie has been in every single one of my battles. All of her Epics had helped against musketeers and melee-based classes alike. Sarah was my favorite Swashbuckler – but she became too squishy and de”fence”less when we sailed to Marleybone, so I used her less in my battles. Lucky Jack Russell is my main Privateer, and Subodai is my Buccaneer. So that’s basically my four favorite crew members.

  11. eliseo / Aug 1 2013 9:31 am

    bonny is a great healer

  12. logan / Aug 1 2013 10:15 am

    sarah steele is cool

    • Meredith / Aug 1 2013 12:11 pm

      Sarah Steele is AWESOME

      • kimberley / Aug 1 2013 2:02 pm

        sarah steel is my favorite companions! 😀

    • thomas / Aug 1 2013 6:11 pm

      most agreed

  13. Jack Bond / Aug 1 2013 11:43 am

    I love Bonnie Anne when I’m playing my lvl 46 Swashbuckler. She is so cool as a sniper. Sarah Steele is my favorite no replacing her when she get’s to her 2nd tier she looks soooooooooooo cool. She’s called a Mouse Corsair. But Subodai is cool to. El Toro is an awesome Masked Champion dundududududududududududun. I like Mustang Sally as well her Super, Mega, and Epic hits are really something.

  14. Anonymous / Aug 1 2013 1:53 pm

    girls rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. BONNIE!!!!!!! AHHHH OMG I ❤ YOU GURL!!!!!

  16. serina / Aug 1 2013 3:47 pm

    my favorite female pirate is sarah steel. she’s so fast on her feet and tough too.

  17. Eoin / Aug 1 2013 4:50 pm

    I don’t care much if any of the companions are bad or not I just love them all thank you kingsisle for making two great games wizard 101 and pirate 101

  18. fluffy5249 / Aug 1 2013 9:17 pm

    ya i love bonnie anne she is one of my best companions

  19. leeanna / Aug 2 2013 2:35 am

    go girls!…….. love the Bonnie Anne and i also love her powers to they are so cool and her gun and also i like Sarah steele is so AWESOMe……………………………. 🙂 🙂 and i am also on wizard 101 too so lol my name is alex night torn and i am level 15 lol SEE YA I OUT

  20. Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 7:37 am

    Bonnie Anne she has a great ascent she is awesome and …

  21. alex / Aug 2 2013 7:52 am

    you know hat im from ireland and hard before of anne bonny

  22. Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 9:23 am

    Bonnie Ann get stronger when she promotes i really like the design for her new promotion!


  23. Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 10:11 am

    All the girls are amazing in their own unique way thats why they are awesome! 🙂

  24. Bloody Sam Jackson / Aug 2 2013 10:16 am

    I love Bonnie Anne and Mustang Sally I really think that you should add a lot more girl companions in the game I think it will be cool. I think that there should be a equal amount of boys and girls. Lots of girl could be very cool I think lots of people would like some more girl companions. I have a lot of boys companions and I only have one girl companion and that’s the amazing Bonnie Anne! I hope you will get more girl companions because how Bonnie is they could be a one powerful team.

  25. Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 11:05 am

    i love thi game

    • impish juan jones / Aug 3 2013 10:52 pm

      me to

  26. Sly AlexCarter / Aug 2 2013 3:39 pm

    Bonnie ROCKS!!!

  27. Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 5:52 pm

    Bonnie Anne is the best!

  28. john / Aug 2 2013 6:13 pm

    i hope next chapter the put relentless and second chance for privateers and at least a hitting move spell
    like buck and swash buckler do

  29. Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 7:01 pm

    I think bonnie anne

  30. Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 7:51 pm

    you should make it EASY for pirates to get more companions Plz it would be so helpful for my lvl 11 pirate that’s not a member

  31. Anonymous / Aug 2 2013 8:30 pm

    I don’t like Bonnie that much in game. like shes ok but she always says stuff like “fine” and ‘alright” when commanded.ITS RLLY ANOYING! also when she first joined my crew she always missed her shots.

  32. Kerri / Aug 2 2013 9:34 pm

    You should make a character named after Ching Shih. She was was a prominent pirate, who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. She commanded over 300 ships manned by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates. She challenged the empires of the time, such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she was one of China and Asia’s strongest pirates, and one of world history’s most powerful pirates. She was also one of the few pirate captains to retire from piracy. Ching Shih was the best!

  33. adrian / Aug 2 2013 10:01 pm

    what aboute Sarah steele primoted?! So a AWESOME write?

  34. trippishguy567 / Aug 3 2013 9:12 am

    My favorite companions are El toro, Bonnie Anne, Wing Chun, and Sara Steel

  35. Anonymous / Aug 3 2013 1:22 pm

    Bonnie Anne is my companion due to the fact she is a musketeer like me.

  36. Anonymous / Aug 3 2013 6:12 pm

    I like Sarah Steele and Lucy Sterling, they’re my swashbuckler girls! P101 needs more females! I think a female buccaneer with a katana or another musketeer since there are few. I think a female panther companion with a machete would be amazing!! Keep up the good work!

  37. Anonymous / Aug 3 2013 6:53 pm

    i love kobe last promotion and bonnie ann’s i am able leo yate in p101 i love my friends i am lvl 13 about to promote kobe can’t wait LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. isabella / Aug 3 2013 7:11 pm

    Bonnie Anne is one of my FAVORITE companions so is sarah stele (sorry if I spelled that wrong I probably did) there both really cool and I agree there should be more girl companions

  39. dinoben / Aug 3 2013 7:46 pm

    they have Mustang Sally,Sarah steele, Bonnie Anne and gracie congrad

  40. scervy justin / Aug 3 2013 9:40 pm

    i really like saraha steel beacous she has two dagers

  41. Anonymous / Aug 3 2013 10:04 pm


  42. impish juan jones / Aug 3 2013 10:48 pm

    i like the tiger companion i am n miarleybone

  43. pranoy / Aug 4 2013 3:28 am

    i love every of my compaions and but i can’t see one of them in tavern he can only follow me

  44. Anonymous / Aug 4 2013 7:27 am

    Bonnie Anne is so boss! So is Kan Po even though I Have Egg Shen

  45. Anonymous / Aug 4 2013 7:41 am

    pirate101 rules and developers of the game could you please lower the prises to a couple o the first zones so everybody can aacces them?

  46. Anonymous / Aug 4 2013 8:11 am

    This is the reason why I love this game. Never played any video games pretty much most of my life. Until now. Very cool KI.

  47. Bloody Brianna Hawkins / Aug 4 2013 1:04 pm

    Well My favorite pirate from this list is probably rachel wall maybe u could add queen victoria to the game even though she isnt a pirate one of our quests could be to defeat her since she hates pirates?

  48. Anonymous / Aug 4 2013 4:11 pm

    bonnie anne is awesome

  49. Anonymous / Aug 4 2013 8:37 pm

    how do you get Bonnie Anne to hold a sniper

  50. Anonymous / Aug 5 2013 4:33 am

    They do need to make more girls, And more witchdoctor attacks.

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