The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers
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Question of Ricco (07.28.2015): I wonder if Gold Roger in the comics series "One Piece" is a completely
imagined pirate or copied to a real pirate (compared to the way he smiled
before being executed, his joy at being a pirate, compared to his character). A:
Gold Roger, pirate lord (One Piece):
Eiichiro Oda was inspired by the pirate La Buse (a.k.a. Olivier Levasseur) during the creation of his manga One Piece: the story begins with the execution of Gol D. Roger, Lord of pirates whose last words were almost the same as La Buse’s and will bring the world into the era of piracy: “Find my treasure, the one who may understand it!"