Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton

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Pairing: Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton
Alternative name(s): FlintHamilton, James McGraw/Thomas Hamilton
Gender category: Slash, M/M
Fandom: Black Sails
Canonical?: yes
Prevalence: Popular
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Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton (or FlintHamilton) is the popular and canonical slash pairing of James Flint and Thomas Hamilton in the Black Sails fandom.


Thomas Hamilton and James McGraw were in a relationship prior to the beginning of the series. They were also both romantically involved with Miranda Hamilton, Thomas's wife. The discovery of their unconventional relationship lead to James and Miranda fleeing England, and McGraw taking on the name James Flint upon their arrival on New Providence Island. They are lead to believe that Thomas has died in prison.

Throughout the four seasons, Flint's grief at losing Thomas is a powerful motivator, encouraging him to wage war against the British Empire and prove that the pirates of Nassau can be self sufficient and respectable. It was Thomas's dream to give pardons to the pirates, and Flint wants to honor his memory.

The only people who know about Flint's relationship with Thomas are Miranda Barlow, formerly Hamilton, who was there for the events, and John Silver, who Flint confides in.


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Despite the lack of screen time their relationship is given, Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton is the second most popular pairing within this fandom. [1]

Possibly due to the prevalence of polyamory in canon, threesome pairings involving both of these characters are common. Most common pairings include Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton/John Silver and the canonical Miranda Barlow/Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton.

Flint Hamilton Appreciation Week

Flint Hamilton Appreciation Week was held between May 1st and 7th of 2017. Contributions were identified by the Tumblr tag Fhaw17, and a very small number of works also appeared on Ao3.

Announcement Page

  • Day One: Why You Love Them
  • Day Two: Favorite Moment/Scene
  • Day Three: Favorite Kiss
  • Day Four: Favorite Alternate Universe
  • Day Five: Favorite Headcanon
  • Day Six: Favorite “Little Thing”
  • Day Seven: Free Choice


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • The Putative Earl by Herself, It was only a Tuesday, a June Tuesday in the eleventh year of Thomas's imprisonment, with nothing at all to look forward to .... My take on the post-series James/Thomas reunion. Includes copious flashbacks to 1705, and a happy ending.
  • Nature's Delight by fyre, When they took The Lady Jane, the last thing anyone expected was the human cargo. Thomas Lives AU
  • Cresent Moon by sebastianL (felix_atticus), One shot of the months following the finale, with a focus on a certain tattoo. Post-canon fic
  • The Sundering Sea by x_art, Stepping into the foamy surf, gasping at the force of it, the surprise of it—it had been breathtaking. Thomas had been that for him, his boundless sea, and he wasn’t ashamed. Canon Divergence AU
  • Walrus Cottage Blooms by RosieTwiggs, Lately, life’s been pretty good to Thomas Hamilton. He runs a successful tattoo shop in Soho, NYC, loves his work, and has just come back from a fully booked tour of the US. Then the new flower shop opens across the street. An allergic reaction to Wisteria brings a furious Thomas to Walrus Cottage Blooms, where he meets his new neighbor, James Flint. Gorgeous, ginger and business savvy, Thomas ends up falling for him - hard. And the feeling is definitely mutual. Modern AU


Archives & Fannish Links

Tumblr tags - Flinthamilton, Fhaw17


  1. ^ Based on number of works on Ao3 as of 29/12/2017; Captain Flint/John Silver (1096), Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton (670), Miranda Barlow/Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton (162)