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.
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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.
- Kaido was an apprentice of the Rocks Pirates before the crew's disbandment upon their captain's demise. He then went on to becoming 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 leading 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.
- 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 — Vol. 95 Chapter 963 (p. 14-15), 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, Kaido is said to have been a pirate apprentice in the Rocks Pirates.