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 from the rest of the crew. Their training usually involves partaking in habitual pirate activities such as raiding other ships.
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List of Former Apprentices
- Both Shanks and Buggy were apprentices of the Roger Pirates until their captain chose to disband the crew. Afterwards, they both eventually became infamous captains of their own pirate crews.
- Kaidou was an apprentice of the Rocks Pirates before the crew's disbandment upon their captain's demise. He then went on to becoming Governor-General of the Beasts Pirates and one of the Four Emperors.
- Marco was an apprentice of the Whitebeard Pirates before eventually becoming the crew's First Division Commander and subsequently led the remnants after the original captain's death.
- Inuarashi and Nekomamushi both became apprentices of the Whitebeard Pirates after sneaking aboard their ship, then later sailed with the Roger Pirates until returning to the Wano Country.
- All of the crews that once had apprentices were ones that existed during Gol D. Roger's time and are all now disbanded.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 (p. 7-18) and Episode 8, Buggy speaks about his days with Shanks as apprentices.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 963 (p. 14-15) and Episode 962, Marco is referred to as an apprentice by Whitey Bay.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Shanks is introduced.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 9 and Episode 4, Buggy is introduced.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 15-16) and Episode 958, Kaidou is said to have been a pirate apprentice in the Rocks Pirates.