I do know where some figures are named though.
The pirate comic 6255 is the most obvious source for names:
Rummy and Will are obviously the two figure included with the comic, even though Rummy has white hair in the comic.
Among other pirates in the comic are Roger (who has a figure, even if it has a much fuller beard than his comic counterpart), Flashfork (no direct figure), Foul (no figure), Culverin (no figure), Bessie (no direct figure), and the Blackdeed cousins (no figures). Some of these could be built, Flasfork is basically grey legs, red and black striped shirt (in the comic it’s red and blue) and maybe the head from the Adventures Gabarros figure with a blue bandana, Bessie could be the basic wench with the head from the queen in the 6098 castle.
Among the soldiers we have Broadside (he has a figure), Camilla (no figure), Aunti (no figure) and De Martinet (no direct figure). De Martinet would be easy to build, take the figure from the 6245 Harbour Centry and give him a 90’s town fire chief head (like the one from 6407).
There is also Spinoza the monkey, you average LEGO monkey would be a fine representation, maybe a rubber band for the collar.
Some characters are mentioned in the set names:
6236 King Kahuka
6243 Brickbeard’s Bounty
6259 Broadside’s Brig (although he is not included in the set)
6262 King Kahuka’s Throne
6289/6290 Red Beard Runner
There have also been some video games where pirates have been named:
There are quite a few in LEGO Racers (I’m going with the Danish version here):
King Kahuka (or Kanuka, his name changes if you create a figure with his name)
Governor Broadside (the RED?! commander like the one in 6263)
Uhu (islander like the one in 6246)
Black Jack Hawkins (like the figure from 1802 or 6248, I can’t remember if he has a peg leg)
There is also a Spaniard in Rocket Racers level simply called The Admiral (If I remember correctly he has the body of a normal Spaniard, but the head of the one with the silver armour).
There are also a few other odds and ends.
The red guard commander is often called Admiral Woodhouse or something like that on the board, but I do not know where the name comes from. Then there is Steve, the rare pirate with the brown west and white shirt, but I guess that is more of an in joke. There is also Iron Hook, again I don’t know where the name comes from and the figure is not all that consistent. I guess the original pirate captain must be named Roger Red Beard since they could never be consistent about the name.
There are also several figures that look like they may be someone rather than another generic. There is the female islander (example 6256), the unique islander from 6264, the lady from 6243, the new blue coated commander (10210 and 6242), the lady from 10210 (is it supposed to be the captains daughter or wife? The hair suggests that she is relatively young, but she has wrinkles around her eyes like the recent castle queens), the green shirted and the silver armoured Spaniards (6280) and the old and new wenches (examples 6251 and 6253).
I’m sorry if this has been done before or if the is some sort of very easy way to find a list, but I’m quite curious about this.
Edited by Runamuck, 13 April 2011 - 01:48 PM.