Marvel Universe

Originally a group of escaped slaves from the Shi'ar pens, the Starjammers went on to establish themselves as pirates and smugglers throughout the Shi'ar Empire. Depending on their relationship with whomever is currently on the throne, the Starjammers are either officially-recognized privateers or wanted fugitives and rebel terrorists. They share their name with the near-sentient spacecraft called the Starjammer which they liberated from the shipyards during their first escape.