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  • proper n. The pirate captain from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Named for the hook that replaces one of his hands, he is the nemesis of Peter Pan. He lives in fear of the huge crocodile who ate his missing hand, and is obsessed with the notion of good form.

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  • The crocodile who first eats the right hand, then the rest of Captain Hook is a 20-foot-long Burning Man vehicle made of coathangers and similar debris, propelled about the stage by two visible actors inside.

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  • In Peter Pan, Captain Hook always goes on about how death is the greatest adventure, but at the end of the story, we find out, it's really not.

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  • We've got a refrigerator balanced on our shoulders and have to gingerly set that back down so we can retreat to the den to hear Captain Hook say "I don't WANT to be a good captain!" and then fall off his boat, while she's rolling around on the floor in hysterics and wiping tears of laughter from her cheeks.

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  • So how did the children get on helping Peter battle against Captain Hook?

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  • Aided by Tinker Bell, a corporate lawyer turns into Peter Pan to rescue his children from Captain Hook.

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  • Don't forget the other popular pirate related characters like Captain Hook and Peter Pan.

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  • In order to lure Peter Pan, Captain Hook tries to kidnap Wendy, but snatches her daughter by mistake.

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  • In Barrie’s story, Captain Hook, Peter’s foe and alter ego, died when he was eaten by a crocodile.

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