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Pirate Tinman
PirateTinman skin
Occupation Pirate
Relatives None
Residence The Black Pimple, Icaria
First Appearance Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 14: The Tale of the Sands
Last Appearance Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 25: Visions
Status Alive

Pirate Tinman is a robot pirate with one green eye and one eye patched. He wears a red and white striped shirt and blue jeans.


He first met Isabel Peculier, his future captain, when Israphel attempted to kidnap or kill her one night. Tinman fended off Israphel, but was damaged in doing so, losing one of his eyes. Isabel patched him up as best she could, and took him in as her first mate. It is unknown how he knew about Israphel's attack, and why he protected Isabel. He is known for using very strange technology.


He was first sighted in Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 14: The Tale of the Sands during The Tale of the Sands. There is no mention of him during the cutscene, where he comes from or what he does. It was speculated that Pirate Tinman would be a resident of BBQ Bay, but when Xephos and Honeydew visited BBQ Bay in Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 19: The Pirates of BBQ Bay, Tinman was nowhere to be found.

In Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 20: The Dread Pirate Norris, Isabel Peculier sends the heroes to recover her missing first mate. The heroes encounter Pirate Tinman in a vault inside Grimjaw's Treasure Hold. The robot awakes from standby because of detecting abnormal noises (Simon and Lewis's voices). He scans the heroes, and discerns that neither present a threat. He is unable to output sounds properly, possibly due to the damage he took at Israphel's hands, speaking some binary which translates to "Idiots" (01001001 01100100 01101001 01101111 01110100 01110011).

In the Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 21: Grimjaw's Trial, Honeydew and Xephos find a small undeground room which has a button in it. They also find a button near Pirate Tinman. When Honeydew and Xephos press each button simultaneously, a large hallway opens. Three venture down the hall, and find a puzzle. They must press certain levers to open the door leading to the next area. They finally manage to open it, and proceeding through a puzzle involving pressure plates and dispensers, they go to the next room, which is a pit filled with lava. After completing an excruciatingly difficult puzzle (difficult for these two, that is), they are forced to leave Tinman behind. The two venture through some hallways, and stare in awe as they gaze out of a window that shows a humongous pit, full of monsters, complete with an extremely oversized skull. When Simon asks Lewis if he thinks Grimjaw Slugface is behind it, Lewis closes the episode by saying "I guess we'll just have to find out..."

After adventuring through several mazes, they find Tinman in a treasure room. They wonder how he got here, but are glad he is back. He shows them a security tape of Jock Fireblast stealing treasure, and they set out to The Desert in search of him.

At the beginning of Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 23: Evidence Honeydew and Xephos are trying to figure out how Tinman got across the lava in Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 21: Grimjaw's Trial. During Part 21, Honeydew and Xephos return to BBQ Bay, to find Pirate Tinman waiting there. They all go up to meet with Isabel Peculier, where it is revealed that Pirate Tinman stole all the gold from Grimjaw's Treasure Hold, shocking our two heroes. When Isabel asks Tinman to give them the map piece, he responds with "01001110 01101111 01110100" meaning "Not", and that the map piece was missing.

In Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 24: The Fiend it is revealed Tinman has an eyepatch because of an eye injury he got while fighting Israphel, who was attempting to kidnap Isabel Peculier. His now covered eye used to be green as well.

In Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 25: Visions it is revealed that if Honeydew and Xephos fail in their quest to stop The Sands the world will be transformed into a nightmare. With Israphel ruling, back by an army of evil robots, similar in appearence to Tinman. If Tinman goes evil or if he was just copied is unknown. There are some theories that Israphel engineers them or hires someone to do so.

Character PopularityEdit

In a poll that was held from January to February 2013 on this wiki with all Season 3 characters to choose from, Pirate Tinman was placed 17th overall with 20 votes out of 4412 votes.


  • Tinman has a Facebook page, located here.
  • On his Facebook page there is a message that says 01100010 01101100 01100101 01100101 01110000 00100000 01100010 01101100 01101111 01101111 01110000 this message is actually eight bit blinary the translated version of the message is BLEEP BLOOP.
  • At the beginning of Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 23: Evidence, before getting to the actual episode, Lewis and Simon briefly wonder out loud how Tinman got past the lava room in Grimjaw's Treasure Hold, with animated cutscenes depicting their theories of Tinman being heat-resistant and merely swimming across the lake of molten rock, flying over it using built-in Iron Man-style rockets in his hands and feet, or using grappling hooks in his hands to swing across the room in the manner of Spider-Man. Simon also suggests a theory that involves Olivia Wilde and Katy Perry taking their tops off and kissing, but no cutscene of this "theory" was available.
  • The actor who played Pirate Tinman (known simply as "Tinman" on the Yogscast forums) is no longer part of the Yogscast staff, following the revelation that he stole at least $18,000 advertising revenue from the Yogcast website. Whether or not the Pirate Tinman character will appear in any more episodes is unknown.
  • At one point, Tinman claimed copyright on Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 14: The Tale of the Sands, and got YouTube to take it down. This has since been reversed.
Characters of Shadow of Israphel
Heroes: Honeydew, Xephos
Skylords: Skylord Amber, Skylord Baako, Skylord Finnigan, Skylord Horus, Skylord James, Skylord Jasper, Skylord Lysander, Skylord Valetius, Skylord Vimes, Skylord Vitali
Dwarves: King Finbar, Kormag Darkforge, Moira Magmabloom, Rory Rockhammer, Spacker LeChuck, The Evil Honeydews
Cult of Israphel: Creeper Boss, Evil Cultist Sheep, Granny Bacon, Israphel, Jock Fireblast, King Finbar, Kormag Darkforge, Reverend John, Rory Rockhammer, Skylord Vitali, Templar Enoch, Zombie Boss
Carnivale Del Banjo: Madame Nubescu, Mr Banjo, Strongman Bruno
Terrorvale: Baron Smedlington, Bishop Mendip, Bob, Daisy Duke, Israphel, Lady Ashbury, Lord Ashbury, Peter Olbus, Reverend John, Verigan Antioch II, Willamena Olbus
Mistral City: Father Braeburn, Fumblemore, Granny Bacon, Karpath Antioch, Mr Astley, Mr Duke, Mrs Miggins, Mrs Perrywinkle, Skylord Jasper, Skylord Lysander, Swampy Bogbeard
Pirates: Angus Eyeless, Grimjaw Slugface, Isabel Antioch, Jock Fireblast, Pirate Tinman, Spacker LeChuck
Shiplords: Shiplord Hubert

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