The Pirate was mentioned several times by the Second and the Third Inspector. The Inspector eventually met him again on the Sphere of Strands when he was banned from the Kayaclaschian Police. The Infinity Knights wanted to put the Inspector in the prison of Ashata, but the Pirate used his authority to soften the punishment and to exile him on Earth.
He was thought to be gone in the Time Wave with his other people, but the Eleventh Inspector once found a message seemingly written by the Pirate. It is later shown it was a trap and the real Pirate was murdered.