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Darwin the Pirate[1] is a Pirates minifigure introduced in 1989.


Darwin wears a red-and-white striped sleeveless shirt, grey pants, and a blue bandanna. His face is printed with black hair, a large mustache, and stubble. This gives him a similar appearance to many other pirates from the theme, including the pirate/sailor and Lolbroek.


Darwin the Pirate is an accident-prone member of Captain Redbeard's crew aboard the Black Seas Barracuda. Despite his clumsiness, he always emerges unscathed. Due to heat stroke and too much "pirate juice", his competency as a sailor is always lacking.[1]

Despite his loyalties to Redbeard, Darwin also worked alongside Captain Ironhook, with the two pirates sailing a rowboat together in an effort to plunder the treasures of Enchanted Island.

In LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, Darwin is an Explorer attacker with the abilities "Clumsy Cutlass", "Hit the Deck", and "Grog Walk". In the Piptown United campaign, Darwin holds a grudge against Pirate Princess Argenta, since she cheated him out of gold and left a hole in his boat, and therefore he initially refuses to take Paramedic Poppy and Hedley the Headsman to Captain Redbeard.


  • Darwin the Pirate's minifigure is frequently assumed by fans to represent Flashfork, who is similarly portrayed in 6255 Pirate Comic and other Pirates media as having a mustache and wearing a blue bandana, striped shirt, and grey pants. However, Flashfork's shirt is meant to be red-and-blue striped instead of red-and-white, and there has yet to be any known official media canonically identifying this minifigure as Flashfork.


LEGO Description This is a description taken from LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. Do not modify it.

A clumsy attacker who's hard to pin down. He's actually a fairly competent sailor when he's not swaying on his feet from a combination of heat stroke and too much "pirate juice"... which is to say "never."

A loyal sailor on Redbeard's Black Seas Barracuda, wherever Darwin goes, accidents seem to follow. Whether it's slippery decks, snapped anchor lines, or sudden kitchen fires, Darwin always seems to come out unscathed. Some might call it skill, some might call it reflexes, and anyone who knows him would call it literal dumb luck.

Debuted in 1989.

Lost arrt Sea
First appeared in the "Castaway's Raft" Pirate set.

No Quarrtarr!
Appeared in 4 sets.