An 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 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.
Once an apprentice is fully educated, either they become full-fledged members of their crew or leave it to become captains of their own crews.
List of 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.
- Marco was an apprentice of the Whitebeard Pirates before becoming the crew's 1st division commander and eventual captain after the original captain's death.
- 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 Yonko.