Alexander Bodden What makes a pirate successful? Amount of fear provoked in others Amount of money, gold, silver, other boats stolen/captured Bossy and commanding personality to get things done Smart, stealthy to make hideouts that wouldn’t be found 1. Who was more successful (why and why was the other pirate not as successful)? Stealing ships Image/Fear Time as a pirate Captain Captured more gold Blackbeard Captured numerous ships including a large French slaving vessel called La Concorde. It was a 200-ton ship armed with almost 60 cannons making it one of the most formidable pirate ships ever. His beard was wild and unruly (came up to his eyes), he dressed all in black, strapped several pistols to his chest, and put slow burning fuses in his hair and beard which sputtered and gave off smoke. Two years Yes with a crew of 75. Blackbeard was on the top ten most richest pirates earning 12.5 mil dollars Anne Bonny Captured many vessels but they were smaller in size. She often dressed as a man when she was pillaging or fighting so the men would be afraid of her and because women were considered bad luck. Two years No. However, Anne Bonny does not rate on the top ten richest pirates. 2. Conclusion: Blackbeard was a better pirate than Anne Bonny.