The most infamous pirate ever known, Blackbeard was one of the most ruthless, cunning captains of the seven seas. Blackbeard’s appearance was so terrifying, people thought he looked like the devil. Before he went into battle he would dress in black, carry several pistols and light fuses in his hair!
Merchant ships often surrendered straight away and gave over their cargo when they saw his jolly roger flag approaching.
Fun fact: Blackbeard’s real name was Edward Teach. Not quite as intimidating!