The Pirate King is the autocratic ruler of the pirate island in Tropico 2, and as such is in charge of having roads and buildings built, edicts issued, and pirate cruise orders issued. A successful pirate or captive rebellion will oust/kill the Pirate King and end the game in failure.
According to several missions in later games, El Presidente is a descendant of the Pirate King.
Except in scenarios which pre-select a Pirate King, players are able to choose a Pirate King persona from a list of pirate captains at the start of the game. The captains are the same as those which can be recruited in play, except that each has a background (the thing they were notable for becoming the Pirate King), two qualities, and a flaw. Players still have the ability to customize these options during creation while retaining the captain's name and picture. All of these options change different aspects of the game, from relations with the three Nations to the efficiency of different buildings.
List of Pirate Kings
|Anne Bonny||Female||English||Always a Pirate||Charismatic, Fun-Loving||Illiterate|
|Black Bart1||Male||English||Once a Captain||Charismatic, Iron-Handed||Greedy|
|Blackbeard2||Male||English||Shipwright||Courageous Leader, Dreadful Notoriety||Suicidal Bravery|
|Bloody Mary||Female||English||Experienced Gambler||Diplomacy, Religious||Alcoholic|
|Calico Jack||Male||English||Sugar Planter||Battle Craftiness, Fun-Loving||Cowardly|
|Cap'n Hook||Male||Spanish||Decayed Gentleman||Inquisitor, Religious||Fanatic Catholic|
|Charlotte de Berry||Female||Spanish||Once a Mutineer||Expert Navigator, Industrious||Fanatic Protestant|
|Francis L'Onnonais||Male||French||Master Gunner||Inquisitor, Trilingual||Tortured by England|
|Henry Morgan||Male||English||Decayed Gentleman||Dreadful Notoriety, Iron-Handed||Greedy|
|Laurens de Graff||Male||French||Always a Pirate||Battle Craftiness, Expert Duelist||Tortured by Spain|
|Long John Silver||Male||Spanish||Always a Pirate||Expert Duelist, Fun-Loving||Lazy|
|Mary Read||Female||English||Once a Mutineer||Courageous Leader, Expert Duelist||Suicidal Bravery|
|Nickolaas Van Hoorn||Male||Spanish||Master Gunner||Dreadful Notoriety, Lucky with Cards||Suicidal Bravery|
|Rock Brazilliano||Male||Spanish||Tobacco Planter||Fun-loving, Inquisitor||Alcoholic|
|Roseanne Winnefree||Female||Spanish||Procurer||Charismatic, Voodoo Adept||Tortured by France|
|William Kidd||Male||English||Once a Captain||Dreadful Notoriety, Expert Seafarer||Lazy|
1 - Listed as 'Bartholomew Roberts' on the Captain Cyclopedia entry.
2 - Listed as 'Edward Teach' on the Captain Cyclopedia entry.
|Missions • Buildings • Edicts • Pirate King • Background • Quality • Flaw • Ships • Captains|
|Pirate Jobs||Landsmen||Guard • Overseer||Seamen||Crew • Officer|
|General||Blacksmith • Builder • Cook • Farmer • Hauler(Skeleton)|
Lumberjack • Miner • Priest • Server • Surgeon • Trader • Wench
|Specialty||Bird Handler • Carpenter • Courtesan • Distiller • Engineer|
Gunsmith • Hatter • Shipwright • Tobacconist