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A Pirate Apprentice is an individual who resides on a pirate ship in order to learn the ways of piracy from more experienced pirates.

Role and Duties

Pirate apprentices are younger members of a pirate crew that possess the least authority on a ship, since their main purpose is to learn how to become a proper pirate. Their training involves partaking in habitual pirate activities such as raiding other ships.[1]

Once an apprentice is fully educated, either they become full-fledged members of their crew[2] or leave it to become captains of their own crews.[1]


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Former Pirate Apprentices
Shanks Buggy Kaido Marco Inuarashi

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List of Former Apprentices


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 (p. 7-18) and Episode 8, Buggy speaks about his days with Shanks as apprentices.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 963 (p. 14-15), Marco is referred to as an apprentice by Whitey Bay.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Shanks is introduced.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 9 and Episode 4, Buggy is introduced.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 15-16) and Episode 958, Kaido is said to have been a pirate apprentice in the Rocks Pirates.

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