Here are the trope profiles for Disney's most successful live-action series (four so far) of films, the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise.


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!!''[[InsistentTerminology Captain]]'' Jack Sparrow
[[caption-width-right:226:[[MemeticMutation "I've got a jar of dirrrrrt!"]]]]
->Played by: JohnnyDepp (2003-present)

-->"Me, I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly! It's the ''honest'' ones you want to watch out for, 'cause you can never predict when they're gonna do something incredibly... stupid."

An on-off pirate captain, who is or isn't mad due his ObfuscatingStupidity. His [[LoveableRogue fondness of freedom]], love of rum and good portion of randomness makes him a total WildCard, so you can never predict [[TricksterArchetype what he will say or do next]]. Everything he does varies from ''very'' dangerous to just plain weird. How does he stay alive, then? IndyPloy, [[XanatosSpeedChess Speed Chess]] or [[BlessedWithLuck just dumb luck?]] No-one knows. What we ''do'' know, is that you'll need to keep a close eye on your wallet (and ship), because he certainly isn't stupid; in fact, he is a MagnificentBastard who's simply waiting for a proper opportunity to strike. Oh yeah, he can parley himself [[TalkingYourWayOut out of]] [[DealWithTheDevil any deal]] or [[ManipulativeBastard use people to his advantage]] ... [[spoiler:Almost.]]

* AffablyEvil: At his worst moments. Arguably closer to ChaoticGood, since there's some lines he simply won't cross.
* AntiHero
* AnythingThatMoves: In his subconscious at least.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: [[RunningGag Very often]] at the receiving end of one, sometimes in succession. And he often brings it upon himself.
* TheArtfulDodger
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Jack is eaten by the Kraken at the end of the second film, and his resurrection is a major plot point in the third film.]]
* BadassNormal: He holds his own against supernatural beings through a combination of luck and guile.
** [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal: He's temporarily immortal in the first movie.]]
* BadHabits: "Impersonating a cleric of the Church of England." It's one of his favorite schemes because he apparently has fond memories of it.
* BeingGoodSucks: One of the patron saints of this trope, as NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when you're Captain Jack.
** Rescue Elizabeth from drowning? Sentence to hang for being a pirate
** Save his crew from [[spoiler:the Kraken]]? [[spoiler:Get left behind and devoured by it.]]
** Save [[spoiler: Will]] from a fatal wound? [[spoiler: Lose a chance for immortality because it was used to save the friend.]]
** Stage a rescue for [[spoiler: Gibbs]] who's about to hang? [[spoiler: Be captured and sentenced to hang yourself.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Many of his past lovers slap or attempt to kill him.
* BerserkButton: Don't mess with his favorite ship. When Barbossa tells him that the Pearl was sunk, he drops his usual quips and lunges at him from across the table.
--> '''Jack:''' (being restrained) If that ship be sunk properly, you should be sunk with it.
* BewareTheSillyOnes / BewareTheNiceOnes: He is only questionably sane and often humorously bumbling; other pirates have dismissed him as being ''too nice''. Nevertheless, he is one of the more formidable minds on the sea as well as a Pirate Lord. While he generally avoids killing, he has made exceptions for those he believes ''deserve'' to die (a fate that is usually earned). [[spoiler:Barbossa (but came back and had a HeelFaceTurn), Davy Jones, Cutler Beckett, and Blackbeard all met their ends when they crossed him]]. Messing with Jack is generally a very bad idea.
* BiTheWay: JohnnyDepp has said as much in interviews, remarking on the situation any sailor finds himself in -- at sea for months, no women on board, perhaps an "extra ration of rum" -- and the practicality of being... ''flexible'' about one's preferences. [[ShownTheirWork In his research]], he's found that sort of thing to be historically accurate.
* BlessedWithLuck
* BlueAndOrangeMorality
* BreakoutCharacter: Would you believe that Jack ''wasn't'' intended to be the lead character of the films as of ''Curse of the Black Pearl''?
* BreathWeapon: Jack seems to have caught onto his own brand of knock-out gas -- breath described by Gore Verbinsky as smelling like "a donkey's ass" that is so bad, it can victimize people.
* ByronicHero: Intelligent, adaptable, seductive, introspective, struggles with integrity, and an outlaw.
* [[CampGay Camp Bisexual]]: Considering what was said in BiTheWay above, it is safer to qualify him like this. Campy he certainly is, after all.
* CardCarryingVillain:
-->'''Will Turner''': You cheated!\\
'''Jack Sparrow''': Pirate.
** In that case, it was more because Jack was being pragmatic than evil. As he points out later, the only things that matter in the world "are what a man can do and what a man ''can't'' do", and points out that if he'll die in fair combat, "well then, that's not much incentive for me to fight fair, now is it?"
* CatchPhrase:
** "Savvy?"
** "Bugger!"
** "You will remember this as the day you ''almost'' caught ''Captain Jack Sparrow!''"c At least that's what he ''tries'' to say; [[RunningGag he doesn't always finish the sentence.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mildly in the first two, very much so in the third movie. Being dead and in Limbo/Hell all alone will do that to you.
** This gets a lampshade at the beginning of Dead Man's Chest, when he can't figure out his own heading.
-->'''Marty''': Have you noticed lately that the captain seems to be acting a bit strange?
-->'''Gibbs''': [silently stares at him]
-->'''Marty''': ...-er.
* TheChessmaster[=/=]IndyPloy: As lampshaded in the third film, it's hard to tell if Jack plans everything out in advance or makes it up as he goes along. In the same film, he sets into motion a plan to get aboard the ''Flying Dutchman'' during the final battle by manipulating the other characters, but it's also clear that he didn't have control of everything and was [[XanatosSpeedChess quickly improvising at the Brethren Court.]]
* ChronicBackStabbingDisorder: Lampshaded in ''Curse of the Black Pearl''.
--> '''Elizabeth''': Whose side is Jack on?
--> '''Will''': At the moment?
* CombatPragmatist: The only thing that saves him from defeat at the hands of Will Turner, a technically superior swordsman, is his willingness to "cheat."
--> '''Will''': You ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, I'd kill you.
--> '''Jack''': Not much incentive for me to fight fair, is it?
** In a more subtle example, Jack's sword of choice is a sabre, which is slightly longer than the typical sword, giving him the advantage of having more range.
* ConfusionFu: No one has any idea what he's doing at any given time. Those that ''think'' they do are the ones that lose the most.
* CrazyAwesome: [[invoked]] Invoked and promptly lampshaded in the third film as shown in the quote below. Jack's plans run on the idea that they're CrazyEnoughToWork, and he's confident in them to do so while everyone just thinks he's nuts.
-->'''Beckett:''' You're mad! \\
'''Jack:''' Thank goodness for that, because if I wasn't, this would probably never work.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jack enjoys making a wide variety of witty quips whenever the opportunity presents itself.
* DealWithTheDevil: According to [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]], Cutler Beckett had Jack's ship, the ''Wicked Wench'', razed and sunk when Jack refused to transport slaves. Jack struck a deal with Davy Jones to raise his beloved ship and renamed it the ''Black Pearl''. Then Barbossa mutinied him for ten of the thirteen years Jack had bargained for.
* DeathGlare: He directs an icy glower at his target when he [[spoiler:shoots Barbossa.]]
* EatenAlive‎: He dives headlong into the Kraken's mouth at the end of ''Dead Man's Chest''.
* EnemyMine: With practically ''everyone''.
** To the point where in the third film, he amusingly notes that everyone who has come to rescue him from Davy Jones' Locker has ''attempted'' to kill him at some point, with Elizabeth as the only one among them to have actually ''succeeded''.
* EscapeArtist: On multiple occasions.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his big introduction scene, Jack's in a small boat that's slowly beginning to sink. His attempts to dump out the water are proving to be futile, so he stops to pay respects to some skeletons outside Port Royale. Noticing the sign that states "Pirates, Ye Be Warned", he gives a quick look of exasperation. He arrives at Port Royale, just as his ship's mast sinks to the bottom of the sea. He causally steps onto the docks like this his nothing. [[TheArtfulDodger He promptly bribes the dock owner and steals his money at the same time.]] All this establishes a ridiculous, drunk-appearing {{Pirate}} [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor who'll betray anyone ]] and [[CrazyAwesome that reality bends over backward to make him look awesome.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While he'll pull every dirty trick he knows to cheat his impending death, when he's trapped with no way out and he knows it, he doesn't face his end like a coward.
-->''"Hello, Beastie."''
* FamedInStory: Jack has carefully cultivated his own legend.
** Comes back to bite him in the arse in the fourth film, where he keeps being mistaken for an imposter, after [[spoiler: Angelica]] raised a crew under the name of "Jack Sparrow".
* AFriendInNeed: When it matters most, Jack will do the right thing but don't count on it before that point.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Even those who do call him a friend are perfectly aware that Jack is the sort of person who'd steal all their cash, drink all their rum and abscond to Tortuga with their ''mum'' if given half the chance. This is why none of the mains reply when he asks, "Did no one come to save me ''just'' because they missed me?" Marty, Cotton, Pintell and Ragetti and Monkey! Jack raise their hands.
* GuileHero: Objectively speaking, he is a very good fighter. He's also overshadowed by many other characters and tends towards fighting with words when his sword fails him.
* TheGunslinger: While Jack is able to compete with and even occasionally dominate the best swordsmen in the series, WordOfGod is that he's actually much better with a pistol than a sword. In ''Dead Man's Chest'' he manages to [[spoiler:shoot and ignite a falling barrel of gunpowder]] with a musket at a range that would make the shot hard even with rifling, and in the same movie he chucks a coconut at one of the ''Dutchman's'' crewmen and easily nails him in the head, despite the guy running full-tilt ''and'' being a good distance away.
** More impressive still: in the third movie he [[spoiler:shoots the chest from Davy Jones' hand, on the first try, whilst swinging amongst the ship's rigging, ''during a maelstrom'','' '''while the ship is caught in a whirlpool.''' '']]The LoneRanger couldn't have done better.
** In fact, each of the first three movies includes a crucial moment where Jack has to make [[OneBulletLeft one shot count]]... which he always does.
** Not to mention all the times he effortlessly shoots Jack the undead monkey.
* HandsomeLech: He's had several lovers (all of which inevitably slap him) and flirts with Elizabeth.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gibbs. Through all four movies, Gibbs is the only person he's never betrayed. He even put himself in danger to bust him out in the fourth movie.
* HiddenDepths: Deleted scenes and ExpandedUniverse materials show that Sparrow tried to become [[spoiler:an honest sailor with the East India Company]]. However, Beckett branded him a pirate and destroyed his ship when he [[spoiler:was ordered to transport slaves but freed them instead]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Because even if it may not seem so, when he says...
* IGaveMyWord: And he ''will'' keep it, in word ''and'' spirit.
* ImmortalitySeeker: His primary goal in the films, other than maintaining captaincy over his beloved ''Black Pearl'' is finding a means of indefinitely extending his life, be it cursed Aztec gold, becoming captain of the ''Flying Dutchman'', or drinking from the Fountain of Youth. None of them have worked out thus far.
** Note that in all of these cases, he ''had'' the opportunity to achieve his goal. He just didn't find the tradeoffs to be worth it.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: See TheGunslinger. Practicing on [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack Jack]] probably helped.
* InsistentTerminology: That's ''Captain'' Jack Sparrow, thank you very much.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all his scheming and plundering, there ''is'' a good heart somewhere in there.
* LadykillerInLove: Despite the numerous companions he has undoubtedly had over the years, he has only ever loved one: Angelica. Unsurprisingly, it didn't stop him from leaving her behind.
* LargeHam: Loud and gesturing and fond of theatrics.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The most prominent in the series - and in fact accompanies many funny or actiony scenes featuring many other characters as well simply because they only vaguely involve him.
* ListOfTransgressions: His list is so long that only the 'most egregious' need to be recited to justify his hanging.
* LoveableRogue: Classic example.
* MadeOfIron: In ''Dead Man's Chest'', Jack freefalls what looks like several hundred feet down a canyon and lands little more than dazed at the bottom.
** Likewise in ''Curse of the Black Pearl'' where he falls off of a hundred foot high cliff, without the handwave applied to Elizabeth that her ''enormous'' gown acted as a parachute to slow her descent.
** Given that he has to be alive to pay his [[DealWithTheDevil debt to Davy Jones]], one interpretation is that his deal might be what allowed him to survive these falls.
* ManipulativeBastard: Manipulates everyone by using what they want.
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Manly Man]]: To Will's sensitive guy.
* MemeticBadass: [[invoked]] Jack treats himself like one, explaining away anything he does or plans to do, no matter how improbable or amazing, as "I'm Captain Jack Sparrow".
* MysteriousPast: The movies only give small, plot-relevant pieces of Jack's backstory. WordOfGod goes a bit farther, describing the precise circumstances of how he became an outlaw and made a deal with Davy Jones [[spoiler:(Jack freed a cargo of EITC slaves, for which Beckett branded him a pirate and sank his ship)]], but it's still far from the complete story.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe example. If anyone ever tells Jack that he's the 'worst pirate I've ever heard of' he is quick to respond with 'but you '''have''' heard of me.'
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Why do people with bad breath always wanna tell you secrets?
* NotMeThisTime: A rare heroic example in the fourth movie: In the beginning of the movie, Jack was told many times by both friends and enemies that he was trying to get a ship as well as recruit various people into attempting to find the legendary Fountain of Youth. Turns out that Jack, for once, wasn't responsible for this, and gets into a fight with the one who did the deed: Angelica disguised as Jack.
* NotSoDifferent: In ''On Stranger Tides'', Jack organizes a mutiny, later betrays a another pirate and maroons her an island with a pistol and one shot. Of course, his motivation is far more understandable and less selfish than Barbossa's, but one would assume his grim outlook on mutineers has acquired an asterisk. It is this: (as one character points out) those pirates had signed up to sail under "Captain Jack Sparrow", so [[RulesLawyer technically it's not a mutiny]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He comes off as TheFool... or is he?
* OneBulletLeft: During the mutiny, he was given a pistol with a single-shot. He carried it for over 10 years, intending to use it kill Barbossa.
* OpportunisticBastard: While in the first film Jack Sparrow was shown to rely on the BatmanGambit quite a bit, the other films have also shown him to be quite the opportunist as well, and sometimes, it's not clear which one he is, this or TheChessmaster.
-->"Do you think he plans it all out or just makes it up as he goes?"
* PetTheDog: In ''On Stranger Tides'', he claims credit for standing watch during the mutiny in order to spare the man who chose not to raise a cry. Blackbeard, however, has him pegged, and discovers it to be the cook. Five minutes later, the crew is missing one cook.
* PragmaticHero: After returning from [[spoiler: Davy Jones' locker]], he's ''merely'' willing to lie, cheat, and steal to deal with Beckett, Davy Jones, and Blackbeard, as opposed to his former UnscrupulousHero ways.
* PrettyBoy: Angelica notes that he was the easiest pirate captain for her to impersonate.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Will's red in the first trilogy in terms of motivation. Jack keeps focused on what he wants and what he has to do to get it while Will tends to get carried away in brief fits of brashness. Will's stakes in the adventures are also purely emotional (Elizabeth and his father) compared to Jack seeking more practical rewards. By personality Jack's unpredictable nature makes him more Red and Wills upbringing makes him more Blue. Jack also wears a Red Bandana, and Will gets a blue one [[spoiler: when he becomes captain of the Flying Dutchman]].
* SanitySlippage: [[BunnyEarsLawyer Not that anyone else notices,]] but his time in Davy Jones' Locker takes its toll on his mind, and he suffers from ([[PlayedForLaughs admittedly amusing]]) hallucinations throughout the third film, though he seems to get better by the end.
* ScrewYourself: ''On Stranger Tides'' has Jack Sparrow locked in an intense duel with [[spoiler:Angelica disguised as]] Jack Sparrow. It ends when one kisses the other and says "I've always wanted to do that."
* SophisticatedAsHell
* TalkingYourWayOut: He did no less than ''three'' times in the first film: Will to get him out of jail, Barbossa to give him the Pearl in exchange for Norrington and Norrington to back stab Barbossa.
* TricksterArchetype: Always screwing authority in pursuit of freedom and as wily as they come.
* UnscrupulousHero: In the first trilogy, he's willing to go so far as conning people into selling their souls to Davy Jones in order to get free of his debt. His brush with [[spoiler: death and Davy Jones' locker]] changes that a bit.
* WildCard: You can generally trust Jack to do the right thing in the end. What he does ''leading up to that'', on the other hand, ranges from the heroic to the bastardly to the just plain ''weird''.
* TheWonka: He's the strangest ship captain you'll ever meet and its ''because'' he's so strange that he is good at what he does.
* WrongGenreSavvy: In ''On Stranger Tides'', he is shanghaied into service on Blackbeard's ship, and goes about setting up a mutiny. During the critical meeting, he learns the most salient fact that ''no one has so much as seen Blackbeard once'', and, given that the supposed first mate is Angelica, whom is an established liar (the rest of the crew he was shanghaied with were originally brought in under the premise that they were to sail with "Captain Jack Sparrow"), he is lead to conclude that Blackbeard does not actually exist and that the whole affair (zombie pirates included) is a sham. He soon discovers that Blackbeard does ''indeed'' exist.
* XMarksTheHero: As of ''On Stranger Tides''.

!![[spoiler:Captain]] William "Will" Turner Junior
->Played by: Creator/OrlandoBloom (2003-2007)

-->'''Jack Sparrow:''' One question about your business, boy, or there's no use going. This girl... how far are you willing to go to save her?\\
'''Will Turner:''' I'd die for her.\\
'''Jack Sparrow:''' Oh good. No worries then.

Blacksmith of Port Royal, who loves Elizabeth Swann, the governor's daughter. He was found shipwrecked and (presumably) orphaned roughly ten years before the first movie takes place. Excellent swordsman, but a little too naive when it comes to dealing with pirates, before [[TookALevelInBadass he takes some levels]] and understands how the world really rolls in those circles. Proceeds to continue his {{Badass}} training and power-leveling in the course of second and third movies and eventually [[spoiler:becomes the captain of the legendary Flying Dutchman.]]

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl:
--> '''Jack:''' (''believing Will to be a hallucination'') William, tell me something: Have you come because you need my help to save a certain distressing damsel, or, rather, DamselInDistress? Either one.
--> '''Will:''' No.
--> '''Jack:''' Well, then you wouldn't be here.
* AntiHero: Type II, with a brief run as a Type III in the third film.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
* BadassBystander: To Jack's surprise in the first film, that blacksmith's apprentice is not only blocking his path to freedom but puts up a good fight.
** [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal: By the end of the third movie, he's now an Immortal Captain of the Flying Dutchman.]]
* [[spoiler: BenevolentBoss: His first act as captain of the Flying Dutchman is to forgive the debts of all his crew members and then properly serve as a ferryman instead of slave owner.]]
* BigDamnHero: [[spoiler:Returns as the Captain of the Flying Dutchman during the climax of the third film.]]
* TheBlacksmith: Will is the swordsmith variant.
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler:It all depends on how you view the Curse of Davey Jones' locker.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Elizabeth.
* DenyingTheDeadParentsSins: He almost ''kills'' Jack for calling his father a pirate.
* DistressedDude: The second half of the first movie involves rescuing him from nearly the exact same situation as the Elizabeth.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His entire swordfight with Jack in the first film reveals he is ''not'' just a humble blacksmith.
-->'''Jack:''' "Who makes all these [swords]?" \\
'''Will:''' "''I'' do! And I practice with them three hours a day!"
* GuileHero: Starting in the second film.
--> '''Will:''' I said to myself, "Think like Jack."
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A heroic (for this series) example; but you need to pay attention to notice it. If you follow the journey of Will's Sword through the movies: It gets forged for Norrington, lost or taken away after his fall from grace, regifted to him by Beckett, stabbed into Davy Jones as one last act of defiance and subsequently taken by Jones, dropped by Jones during his fight with Jack on the mast, retrieved from a random crewman (not before he's killed with it) by Jones and lastly [[spoiler:Used to deliver the killing blow to Will by Jones.]] Presumably, he then takes it as his own again. Also qualifies as an extremely roundabout ChekhovsGun.
* HonorBeforeReason: Especially if...
* IGaveMyWord: He'll go to suicidal lengths to keep a promise, especially the one he makes his father in the sequels.
* InTheBlood: "But pirate is in your blood, boy, so you'll have to square with that some day..."
* LoveAtFirstSight: He says he fell in love with Elizabeth the moment he met her.
* MartyrWithoutACause: In the first movie.
* MasterSwordsman: WordOfGod states him to be the finest one in the franchise on a purely ''technical'' level. Unfortunately, all of the foes he faces in the saga make up for their lack of skill with ''their'' willingness to use dirty tricks.
* TheMcCoy
* MrViceGuy
* ThePresidentsDaughter: Will is "the child in whose veins flows the blood of William Turner" and as such, a MacGuffin in the first film, as noted above.
* PrettyBoy
* [[spoiler:{{Psychopomp}}]]: What he becomes in the third movie [[spoiler: since he took over Davey Jones' job as ferryman of those who died at sea.]]
* RedIsHeroic: Wears a crimson shirt in the third film.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Jack's blue in some regards, blue to Jack's red in others.
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Sensitive Guy]]: To Jack's Manly Man
* TheStraightMan: Definitely.
* SupportingProtagonist
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Part of Will's CharacterDevelopment is growing to accept the fact that a person who is technically an outlaw or a criminal can still be a good person at heart. Like Jack. Or his Dad. Or ''himself,'' by the end of the series.
* TookALevelInBadass
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Jack, and supplying most (but not all) of the vitriol.
* TheWatson: Asks questions to prompt exposition from Jack or Gibbs.

!![[spoiler:Pirate King]] Elizabeth Swann [[spoiler:Turner]]
->Played by: KeiraKnightley (2003-2007)

-->I've had it! I've had it with wobbly-legged, rum-soaked PIRATES!

Governor Swann's daughter, essentially [[BornInTheWrongCentury a modern girl trapped in an eighteenth-century world]], and keeper of the MacGuffin in the first film. Somewhere between TheHeroine, the ActionGirl and TheHeart, she's the access character who -- [[AudienceSurrogate like the audience]] -- grew up with heavily romanticized pirate stories. She's kind of a fan girl when if comes to pirates, but is a brilliant strategist when given the chance, and [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] between the first and second movies. Elizabeth is the center of a LoveTriangle (or rather a Love Trapezoid) that contains Will, Jack and Norrington all trying to get with her.

* ActionGirl: Elizabeth increasingly occupies this role. By the start of the third film, she undoubtedly qualifies.
* AdrenalineMakeover: See ActionGirl.
* AntiHero
* AudienceSurrogate: Like the audience, she's grown up reading many romanticized pirate stories, and has an idea beforehand of what she thinks pirates are like.
* DamselOutOfDistress: In the first movie where she arranges for her own rescue and otherwise gets herself out of trouble.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Stated so by Keira Knightley, and it's far from wrong.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Will.
* GoodBadGirl: Elizabeth is "so ready to be married" to Will Turner.
* GuileHeroine: Outsmarts ''Jack''. [[spoiler:Four of Barbossa's crew have tried to kill him in the past; she's the one that succeeded.]]
* KissOfDeath: [[spoiler: Quite possibly. In the second and third films, she kisses four different men (Jack, Sao Feng, Norrington, Will) - and all of them get killed immediately afterwards.]]
* OfCorsetHurts: [[GenreSavvy she uses it to her advantage.]]
* OfCorsetsSexy
* OfficialCouple: With Will.
* PirateGirl: As of the third movie.
* ThePresidentsDaughter: "They've come to kidnap you!"
* RousingSpeech
* ScoobyDooHoax: Pulls off a "ghost on a ship" charade, to convince the crew of the ''Edinburgh Trader'' to change course for Tortuga.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Norrington noticed this in the first film.
* [[spoiler: SheIsTheKing]]: [[spoiler: Once she becomes the Pirate King.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: Even more so than Will, as the first 3 films are actually told from her point-of-view (Notice how she is the first character we see in the first 3 films, and her actions ((especially in the first film)) are usually what kick-starts the plot).
* SpiritedYoungLady: Elizabeth starts off as this.
* SweetPollyOliver: After escaping Beckett in DMC, she disguised herself as a young male sailor to get aboard the ''Edinburgh Trader''.
* TookALevelInBadass: Will taught her how to [[FreudWasRight use a sword]]. Unfortunately for her, this was ''all'' she and Will did during their engagement.
** And then she goes and becomes [[spoiler:''the Pirate King'' in the third movie. And not just King-in-Name-Only, she leads the pirates against the East India Company and does a damned good job of it.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: At least in the first movie. Elizabeth grew up reading pirate stories, so she has a pretty good idea of how pirates are "supposed" to behave. She's constantly being surprised at how rarely they live up to her expectations in real life.

!!Captain Hector Barbossa
->Played by: Geoffrey Rush (2003-present)

-->'''Barbossa:''' Still thinkin' of running, Jack? Think you can outrun the world? You know the problem with being the last of anything, by and by there be none left at all.\\
'''Jack:''' Sometimes things come back mate. We're livin' proof, you and me.\\
'''Barbossa:''' Aye, but that's a gamble of long odds, ain't it? There's never a guarantee of comin' back. But passin' on, that's dead certain.

The villain of the first film, he controls the undead crew of The Black Pearl who RapePillageAndBurn every city they ran on while trying to collect [[GottaCatchThemAll every single piece]] of the magical Aztec Gold that cursed them when they stole it and spent it on booze, games and hooke...oh sorry, ''[[UnusualEuphemism pleasurable company]]''. He's the very picture of a MagnificentBastard and, as it pits him against the protagonists, he bites the big one. But fate has more in store for Barbossa, and he [[ItWasHisSled is later resurrected]] for the third film by Tia Dalma when the heroes (and other forces) [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands need him]] and Jack to return. He's a SmugSnake who's big on the double-cross and willing to take out anyone who stands in his way, but really, he's just trying to [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy take control of his life back]]. A lot of viewers are confused by his actions in the third film, assuming they contradict his depiction in the first movie, but (like [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} David Xanatos]]) his character doesn't change, [[KickTheSonOfABitch just his enemies]]. Barbossa remains [[{{Pride}} arrogant]], though, and is always convinced -- and manages to convince others -- that his straightforward plans are foolproof. He then proceeds to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot himself in the foot]], along with the feet of [[SurroundedByIdiots anyone foolish enough to follow him]]. [[spoiler:Takes over Blackbeard's ship and crew at the end of the fourth movie, and gains his powers.]]

* AffablyEvil
** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: To the point of WildCard status, but ''without'' Captain Jack's guarantee of doing the right thing in the end.
* AntiHero: NominalHero in the third and fourth films, he's still not very trustworthy and you can't rely on him to do the noble thing, but you ''can'' count on him to help you fight the far more dangerous foes.
* AntiVillain: Type I in the first film. According to his backstory, Barbossa wanted a life on the sea and found piracy to be more fulfilling than other means. He also demonstrates a much more noble side in the subsequent films.
** The [[WordOfGod writers]] have stated that their intention with Barbossa in the first film was to give him subtle moments where the audience would question, if it were not for the curse, would he more than likely be one of the good guys?
* {{Badass}}: Oh, hell yes. He is one of the most skilled fighters in the series, and single-handedly cut down a good number of Davy Jones' men.
* BadBoss: Averted with the crew of the Black Pearl and played straight while a privateer. This is probably because he has no respect for 'King's men.'
* BigBad: Of the first film. However due to [[FateWorseThanDeath the Curse]], its arguably [[SympathyForTheDevil not by his own choice.]]
* CoolSword: In the fourth movie, two of them. Firstly, [[spoiler:he [[ExoticWeaponSupremacy poisons his usual weapon]] to give him the edge against Blackbeard due to losing his leg in their first encounter]]. After this gambit pays off, he [[spoiler:takes the Sword of Triton as well as the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' as the prize, gaining with it many of Blackbeard's magical powers.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Very much so.
-->'''Elizabeth:''' Captain Barbossa , I am here to negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal. \\
'''Barbossa:''' There are a lot of long words in there, Miss, we're naught but humble pirates. What is it that you want? \\
'''Elizabeth:''' I want you to leave and never come back. \\
'''Barbossa:''' I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. ''(beat)'' Means "no".

-->'''Will:''' "Elizabeth goes free." \\
'''Barbossa:''' "Yes we know that one, anything else?"

-->'''Barbossa:''' "Jack, ''Jack'', did ya not notice? That be the same little island we made you governor of on our last little trip."
* DeathByIrony
* DeathIsCheap: {{Subverted}}. At first, thanks to his resurrection, it looks like anyone can come back, but in the third film, it's shown that he was only brought back because the person doing the resurrecting [[spoiler:(a god, no less)]] needed him for something, and he himself states that trying to come back to life is a very long gamble.
* DemotedToDragon: He was the main antagonist for ''Curse of the Black Pearl'', the first film. In the fourth movie, he nominally works as a mercenary for King George II.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: The only reason Barbossa agreed to look for the fountain is because he wants to find Blackbeard.
* DualWielding: During his fight with [[spoiler:Blackbeard, he dual wields his poisoned sword and crutch! It pays off for a while, then he loses the crutch and nicks him with the blade while he's otherwise distracted.]]
* EnemyMine: In the third movie he teams up with Will, Elizabeth, and Jack (all of whom he has reason to hate) to stop Beckett. He does seem to have at least parted with the former two on friendly terms, but [[spoiler:convinced Jack's crew to mutiny (again) to help him go after the Fountain of Youth]]. [[spoiler:But even then, this time he leaves Jack in Tortuga with wenches rather than on a deserted island alone. Does this once again in On Stranger Tides, where he teams up with Jack for a chance at Blackbeard, who took the Pearl.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His loving relationship with his pet monkey.
* EvilCounterpart: To Jack. The writers' and director's audio commentary for ''Curse of the Black Pearl'' at one point refers to Barbossa as "the dark side of Jack Sparrow".
* EvilLaugh
* ExactWords: Barbossa will ''always'' stick to what he has promised. Which isn't to say that he won't have fun as to ''how'' he interprets said promises. See RulesLawyer below.
* FamousLastWords: In the first movie. "I feel... cold."
* [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass: Loses a leg in On Stranger Tides, though he's still a very effective combatant.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter
* {{Hypocrite}}: "Better were the days when mastery of the seas came not from bargains struck with eldritch creatures, but from the sweat of a man's brow and the strength of his back alone. Y'all know this to be true."
** All the while negotiating a clandestine deal with Calypso. Though in fairness, that deal he and Calypso had made was not what makes him a hypocrite. That's just him holding up his end of the bargain. What makes him a hypocrite is how he tries to get Calypso to take down the entire armada in exchange for keeping his promise. In the end though, thanks to Elizabeth's Meaningful Echo, he comes out of it and decides to adhere to it.
%%* HowDoYouLikeThemApples
* IGaveMyWord: Zigzagged, he does keep his word when he tells Elizabeth he'll leave Port Royal, and agrees to Will that he'll set Elizabeth free and not harm the crew. However, he doesn't let Elizabeth leave and points out her terms never included her release, and mocks Will that he never said ''where'' he had to let Elizabeth go. In essense he keeps his word to the letter, but not the spirit.
* LargeHam: His attempt at getting Calypso back to goddess form: "CALYPSO! I '''RELEASE''' you from your human bonds!!" If that's how a lover says those words, one wonders how many ladies went deaf after meeting him.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: The reason why he has a peg leg in movie 4. [[spoiler:Blackbeard took the Pearl from him and did his thing that made the ship attack the sailors, with the result that Barbossa's leg was caught in the rigging. He sliced it off to show he was master of his own fate.]]
* MeaningfulName: Barbossa can be read as Latin for "Bony Beard".
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Implied in regards to his "loyalties" to the crown. [[spoiler:He doesn't actually care about preventing the Spaniards from using the Fountain of Youth as much as he only worked with the British navy as an excuse to exact revenge on Blackbeard for the latter stealing the Black Pearl which also cost him his leg.]]
* NotSoDifferent: In the fourth movie, Barbossa has his ship stolen by Blackbeard and becomes consumed with his desire for vengeance. He briefly becomes employed by the crown as well, defecting in the end. Karma's a bitch, but at least Jack and Barbossa have some common ground.
** Much like Jack, he's a trickster, far more intelligent than he lets on and a charismatic leader. In the commentary for the first film, the writers even compare them as though they were two demi-gods, playing chess with the lives of the other characters.
* PetTheDog: Repeatedly in ''At World's End'',
** marrying Will and Elizabeth, and showing genuine happiness for them to boot.
** He gets ''all'' of them on the Black Pearl when Jack refuses to take Will, Elizabeth, Pintel, Ragetti and Barbossa aboard to escape the locker, when he had no reason to need any of the four around.
** This little moment in ''On Stranger Tides''
--->'''Barbossa:''' *reveals a hidden stash of rum in his [[spoiler: peg leg]]*
--->'''Jack:''' [[PuppyDogEyes I want one of those.]]
--->'''Barbossa:''' *immediately shares his rum*
* {{Pride}}
* {{Privateer}}: In the fourth movie. [[spoiler:It turns out he "sold out" to the Crown only to get a chance to make even with Blackbeard, and he tears his letter of marque at the end.]]
* RulesLawyer: Zigzags between playing straight ("An act of war can only be declared by the pirate ''king''.") to inverting it ("They're more like 'guidelines than actual rules".) depending on what suits his purpose. For the former, he probably just didn't want to call the rules "guidelines" in front of [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner Captain Teague]].
* ScrewDestiny: Makes several statements along these lines in the third and fourth films.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Starts out as one of these to the real-life stories of Blackbeard. [[spoiler: Eventually becomes the new Blackbeard at the end of the fourth film]].
* TheStarscream: He was this to Jack Sparrow. Originally, Barbossa was Sparrow's first mate, until one day he and several other pirates on Sparrow's ship decided to get rid of their captain by throwing Sparrow overboard, and as a result Barbossa becomes their captain instead.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Barbossa's temptingly simple schemes tend to attract fools.
* TalkLikeAPirate: He has a very [[TreasureIsland "Long John Silver"]] turn of phrase. Also, with his West Country accent, he may be the only English character in the films even capable of a real "''Arr''!"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Apples.
* VillainProtagonist: In movie 3.
* VitriolicBestBuds: By the time the fourth film rolls around, you could largely classify his and Jack's relationship as this.
* WarriorPoet: As far as pirates go he's one of the most well-spoken and eloquent of the ones shown in the films, show genuine sadness at the signs the age of piracy is coming to an end, and when the situation calls for it he can be very poetic and moving (again, for a pirate).
-->"Better were the days when mastery of the seas came not from bargains struck with eldritch creatures, but from the sweat of a man's brow and the strength of his back alone. Y'all know this to be true."


[[folder:The Black Pearl]]
!!Joshamee Gibbs
->Played by: [=Kevin McNally=] (2003-present)

Former Royal Navy sailor, old seadog and quarter master of the ''Black Pearl'', Mr. Gibbs is Jack Sparrow's right hand man. Gibbs is also perhaps the only person in the series who can stand being with Jack Sparrow for several days without turning on him.

* TheAlcoholic: He's often seen taking sips out of his hip-flask.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: He's highly superstitious but he thinks Davy Jones' Kraken is just a legend.
** Rather, he HOPES it's just a legend. The way he talks about the Kraken seems to be saying, based on his tone of voice, that he really doesn't want to find out if it's true or not.
* CoolOldGuy
* FatherNeptune
* GuileHero: In the fourth film. He escapes the hangman's nose by stealing Jack's map to the FountainOfYouth, memorising it, then burning the map in front of Barbossa, so he will ''have'' to bring him along.
* HeManWomanHater: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. He doesn't have anything against the female gender as a whole, but he's superstitious about women being on board a ship.
* TheLancer: To Jack Sparrow
* MoralityPet: He's the only main character that Jack Sparrow doesn't manipulate or betray at least once, and he realizes this. When Jack has to collect 99 souls to appease Davy Jones, Gibbs helps him without ever considering that he might end up as one of those 99.
* MrExposition
* MysteriousPast: How did he become a pirate?
** When did he met Jack for the first time?
** How is it his appearance has hardly changed since the first film??
*** The [[WordOfGod writers]] imply that, as we see him taking a good long sip from a hip-flask in the flashback in the first movie, his love of drinking was the reason why he left (or got thrown out) of the Royal Navy. There's more Rum in piracy.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to the rest of the main characters, at least.
* RunningGag: Being woken up with a bucket of water, after having passed out drunk in a pig-sty.
* TalksLikeASimile
* TranslatorBuddy: He is the only one who understands what Cotton's parrot's nonsensical phrases actually mean.
* WarriorPoet: Often [[TalksLikeASimile waxes lyrical]] when explaining various plot-points.
* TheWatson: Asks the questions necessary to get Jack to expound on his plans.

!!Pintel and Ragetti
->Pintel played by: Lee Arenberg (2003-07)\\
Ragetti played by: Mackenzie Crook (2003-07)

An inseparable pair of pirates who crew on the ''Black Pearl'' under both Barbossa and Jack. Their personal incompetence and bizarre personal quirks result in their mostly providing comic relief (they're genuinely menacing precisely once in the series- in their first appearance facing off against the Governor's unarmed staff and an untrained Elizabeth. Against anyone else, they're way out of their league).

* AntiHero: Type V.
* ChekhovsSkill: Ragetti [[spoiler:knowing how to speak "As to a lover" to free Calypso from her human form.]]
* ChurchgoingVillain: PlayedForLaughs. They both become religious starting in the second movie because they've been BroughtDownToNormal. According to Ragetti "We've got to take care of our immortal souls!" Pintel promptly points out that ''pretending'' to read the Bible is a cheat.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Ragetti's a mild example.
* CompanionCube: Ragetti's wooden eye, [[spoiler:which is also Barbossa's Piece of Eight.]]
* TheDitz: Both of them, though Ragetti will occasionally have [[GeniusDitz moments of surprising intelligence]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Murtogg and Mullroy, their counterparts in the Royal Navy.
* EyepatchOfPower: Ragetti gets one in the third movie [[spoiler:after giving Barbossa his wooden eye.]]
* FatAndSkinny
* GeniusDitz: Ragetti seems to be a lot smarter than he looks, and to know a lot more about science and the supernatural than any illiterate eighteenth-century pirate by all rights should.
** Not only does he know how to pronounce ''Kraken'', its animal classification("Actually, it's a cephalapod!") despite the term ''not even existing'' back then but knows it's linguistic roots in old Scandinavian! How does he ''know'' these things?!
* HeelFaceTurn: Sort of. They're still pirates, but compared to how they were portrayed in the first movie, they've both mellowed out considerably. [[{{Discussed}} At the beginning of the second movie, they even talk about reading the Bible (despite being illiterate) and becoming "good men'' because they barely avoided an appointment with the gallows.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: You'll never see one without the other- it's been suggested they're great friends.
** [[AllThereInTheManual The manual says Pintel is Ragetti's uncle.]]
* HyperAwareness: Ragetti states everyone's reasons for wanting the Dead Man's Chest, despite not being present for half the events, nor having any way he could possibly have known about them.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: They'll gladly follow their Captain orders, or whoever happens to be Captain at that particular given moment.
** Lampshaded in the third film, where after stealing the ''Black Pearl'' for Barbossa they comment they'd feel better about betraying Jack, knowing that Barbossa has the map to the FountainOfYouth, only to find out that Jack removed them. Since they don't show up in the next film, it's safe to say they bailed.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Ragetti's not all that evil without someone else to egg him on. Pintel ''is'' pretty evil, but isn't too bright.
* PluckyComicRelief: These two are the [[StarWars C-3PO and R2-D2]] of the series.
* ReliableTraitor: They're completely trustworthy, right until the moment the person giving orders ''stops'' being Captain.
* SonOfAWhore: Ragetti, whose mother is a prostitute and Pintel's sister.
* ThoseTwoGuys / ThoseTwoBadGuys: Depending on whose side they're currently on.
* TheUnfavourite: Pintel. Barbossa is shown in the third movie to trust Ragetti with safeguarding his Piece of Eight. Pintel on the other hand, he once shot to check if they were still immortal.
** Being his polar-opposite, Jack inverts this, saying he'll have Pintel on his crew, but ''not'' Ragetti;
--> '''Jack''': Not you, you ''scare'' me...
* WildCard: Like Jack, they'll ally with whoever's convenient. ''Unlike'' Jack, they generally don't have the smarts to swing things in their favor.

->Played by: David Bailie (2003-07)

An old, bearded pirate with no tongue. The parrot over his shoulder speaks for him; how he trained it to do that is a mystery.

* {{Badass}}: Considering how we see him neck deep in some crucial battles, how he maneuvers the Black Pearl while Barbossa fights during the maelstrom, and that he's a rather OLD pirate (which is notable when younger characters die), he definitely qualifies. Though everyone else does as well.
* MauveShirt: We know know enough about him to give him his own character sheet, but little else.
* PirateParrot: He is the only one to have one.
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: The parrot talks for him but no one but Gibbs knows what its talking about.
* TongueTrauma: It was cut off for some reason.
** A short film reveals it's so he wouldn't tell Captain Teague that another pirate accidentally shot the Pirate's Codex.
* TheVoiceless and TheSpeechless: On account of lacking a tongue.

->Played by: Martin Klebba (2003-07)

A dwarf pirate hired in Tortuga. He has the best sight among the pirates and often serves as the lookout.

* TheDanza: Played by: '''Martin''' Klebba
* GreekChorus
* MauveShirt
* PintSizedPowerhouse: The guy can put up quite the fight and if he can't take someone on physically, then they can expect to have a large gun pointed at them next.
* [[SmallGirlBigGun Small Guy Big Gun]]: He seems to have a thing for big guns like cannons and ''blunderbusses'', making him liable to fly backwards because of the recoil.

!!Jack The Monkey

* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Or not, considering his malevolence towards Jack.
* GhostPirate: The only crewmember of the ''Pearl'' to remain in this state permanently. [[spoiler: TheStinger of the first movie shows him swimming back to the Aztec Gold and taking a piece for himself]].
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: One possible explanation as to why he decided to re-curse himself.
* ManiacMonkeys: Highly intelligent and mischievous to the point of being malicious.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's an undead pirate monkey, who has been trained to sneak and steal the cursed medallions making it sort of ninja-like. No robot part for the moment, unless the franchise goes {{steampunk}} in the future.
* OhCrap: When he tries to scare Elizabeth a second time in his undead form, he sports a look of apprehensive dismay just before she throws him overboard.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: He's an undead monkey.
* [[PirateParrot Pirate Monkey]]: He was Barbossa's pet, and stuck around following his master's resurrection.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He ''hates'' Jack and goes out of his way to annoy him at least once a film. Jack shoots him for fun.
* TeamPet: To the ''Black Pearl''.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: TropeNamer. Barbosa named him 'Jack' to spite the human Jack.

[[folder:Royal Navy / East India Trading Co.]]
!!Commodore/Admiral James Norrington
->Played by: Jack Davenport (2003-07)

Commodore of the Royal Navy [[RomanticRunnerUp and a fiance of Elizabeth]] (not exactly an ArrangedMarriage but the match definitely pleases her father more than her) [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy before he hands her to Will]], who has an almost obsessive need to catch Jack Sparrow. (Briefly, but it was enough.) However, at the end of the first movie he considers Jack his WorthyOpponent, and gives him a day's MercyLead. His act of generosity couldn't have impressed the higher authority, and when he goes out after Sparrow, he chased him into a hurricane, [[IdiotBall for some reason]], and his ship goes down with almost all hands. He is disgraced from the Navy and ends up with a serious case of HeroicBSOD and becomes a pirate, dropping from noble officer to borderline AntiHero who is desperately looking an opportunity to get his old job back. This opportunity comes when the party finds the key item of the sequels, the heart of Davy Jones, whose owner controls the seas. James - seeing it as a free ticket back to his old, happy and presumably wealthy life - steals it and brings it to the new BigBad [[AristocratsAreEvil Lord]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Cutler]] Beckett as a token and he is restored to his normal life, and even given a promotion. But after learning how evil Beckett is, he saves Elizabeth and the party from his clutches, [[spoiler:[[RedemptionEqualsDeath losing]] [[HeroicSacrifice his life]] [[YouShallNotPass in the process]].]]

* BeardOfSorrow: In the second movie.
* BritishStuffiness: Norrington is the classic stuffy Brit... [[CharacterDevelopment at first]].
* CoolSword: The sword forged by Will. Through the films, numerous characters comment on it.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: His FatalFlaw. Gibbs is aghast when he finds out that Norrington tried sailing ''through'' a typhoon to catch up to the Black Pearl.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Does this to [[spoiler:Davy Jones]] in the third movie, [[spoiler: during his DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Davy Jones''': James Norrington, do you fear death?]]
--> [[spoiler: *''Norrington defiantly stabs him with his last breath''*]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Davy Jones''': I take that as a no.]]
* TheDragon: To Beckett in the third film. To be honest, he doesn't really enjoy it, and he has no choice but to obey.
* EnemyMine: Reluctantly became part of Jack's crew in the second film.
* {{Expy}}: Norrington is inspired by Duncan from ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans''.
* FourStarBadass: Very proficient at actually carrying out combat, not just ordering it- in fact possibly [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking better than anyone he commands]].
* GentlemanSnarker: Mostly in the first film.
* HeroicBSOD: Apparently, losing Elizabeth to Will hit him hard. [[DrowningMySorrows Very]] [[BeardOfSorrow hard.]]
** As well as failing to capture Jack, which was [[MercyLead largely his own fault]], regardless of what Jack says. It cost James his authority in the Navy, because he followed the Black Pearl through a hurricane which destroyed his ship, which is why he lost his commission.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]] / [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Even more so than Will, and it often comes back to bite him in the ass.
* InspectorJavert: "One good deed is not enough to absolve a man of a lifetime of wickedness!"
** [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished "Though it seems enough to condemn him..."]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In the first [[spoiler:and third]] movie.
** IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: ''Very'' subtly. "This is a fine sword. I would expect the man who forged it to show the same care in every aspect of his life."
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LastNameBasis: Before the second and the third movies revealed his first name being James, he was only known as Commodore Norrington. (although it was revealed in a deleted scene in the first)
* NobleTopEnforcer: To Beckett in the third movie.
* PrinceCharmless: An odd subversion of expectations with Norrington. Most outwardly polite, establishment jerks who pursue the princess in Disney (and [[{{Titanic}} other]]) movies are secretly evil. Norrington not only actually cares for Elizabeth, but he's extremely brave and highly tactically and physically competent, and an admiral in the Royal Navy before he turns 30. At the end, when he realises he isn't going to get the girl, he bows out gracefully.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RomanticRunnerUp
* SpannerInTheWorks: A rare version that works in favor for the antagonist. He isn't contacted by Lord Beckett at all, but he catches on to the value of the chest and heart almost immediately, and manages to steal it from under Jack Sparrow's nose, fake a heroic departure, and return to Port Royale to present the Heart to Beckett, allowing Beckett to become the BigBad over everyone. No wonder Beckett promoted him straight to Admiral!
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist
* WorthyOpponent: Regarded Jack Sparrow as such. Sparrow does seem to show him some respect, but underestimates him at a very costly price.

!!Lord Cutler Beckett
->Played by: Tom Hollander (2006-07)

The BigBad of the second and third movies and a professional [[KickTheDog dog kicker]]. Also obsessed with catching Sparrow because of their old grudges. [[TheChessmaster Dangerously intelligent]] and determined, he wants to purge the seas of pirates. His primary plan to achieve this is to find the heart of Davy Jones, [[spoiler:so he can control him as a WeaponOfMassDestruction]], and scarily, he succeeds in it, thanks to the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero help of James Norrington. ]][[spoiler:He might've succeeded in his plans, if he hadn't played his cards wrong, [[PrideBeforeAFall being arrogantly sure he's already won the game]]. He then promptly suffers his VillainousBreakdown, but - as a comfort - gets a massive action villain explosion as his demise, when two ships blow his flagship to splinters]]. He does some pretty horrible things, like order the hanging of a child.

* AffablyEvil: For a man that wants to purge the world from pirates by mass-slaughter, he isn't really all that bad. He's very polite and well-mannered (even if you threaten him at gunpoint), is very generous when it comes to making deals and heck, even gives you free drinks during the negotiations. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the third film, where he's more like...
* AmbitionIsEvil
* [[spoiler:AngstComa]]
* AristocratsAreEvil: ''Lord'' Cutler Beckett, is it now?
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: He's an extortionist, a child murderer, a genocidal tyrant, and a drug dealer, according to what we see of him and what we know about the real-life British East India Company that he runs in the initial trilogy.
* {{Badass}}: A man who can stare down the barrel of a gun qualifies for this.
** BadassBoast: "The fleet is in pursuit and justice will be dispatched by cannonade and cutlass and all manner of remorseless pieces of metal."
** BadassInANiceSuit
** CulturedBadass
* BigBad: For the original trilogy, but he shared the spotlight with Davy Jones in the second, and finally took center-stage in the third.
* CatchPhrase: "It's just good business"
** Also counts as his [[spoiler: FamousLastWords]].
* TheChessmaster: WordOfGod confirms he's one of, if not the, smartest characters in the series. As of the end of ''Dead Man's Chest'', he's holding ''all'' the cards.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DeadpanSnarker
** GentlemanSnarker
* DidYouActuallyBelieve
* EvilBrit
* EvilCounterpart: To Jack. Both are good at playing people against each other for their own gain, but where Jack wants freedom, Beckett wants to kill every last pirate on the ocean.
* EvilGloating
* EvilPlan: Conducting business and wiping out anything that interferes with it. To this end he wipes out pirates, coerces Davy Jones himself into working for him, and amasses political and military power for himself.
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: "It was just... good business..."]]
* GambitRoulette: Unfortunately, he ends up drawing the short straw.
* GoryDiscretionShot : After the [[spoiler:explosion on ''HMS Endeavour'', we see from the water-perspective how his surprsingly still-in-one-piece body falls onto a EITC flag (that is floating in the water), where we can see his silhouette. Fortunately, we never see his body directly, because seeing what kind of explosion it was, it probably wouldn't be a pretty sight.]]
* GracefulLoser
* InsistentTerminology: Like Jack, Lord Becket insists on being called by his title.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* KarmicDeath:
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike Barbossa, Beckett is played completely straight and never for laughs; when he takes center stage in the third film, it's worked in as part of the transition to the epic format.
* KnightTemplar: He's willing to hunt down the pirates, in every possible way.
* LackOfEmpathy
* TheManBehindTheMan
* MisterBig: Being physically intimidating is a bit difficult when you're probably the shortest person in the room.
* NonActionBigBad: While Beckett is allegedly a skilled duellist, he seems to consider actually getting his own hands dirty to be beneath him and always works behind the scenes.
* NoodleIncident: His first run-in with Captain Jack Sparrow, wherein he branded Jack a pirate and was given an unmentioned mark in return. The films never elaborate on what went down between Jack and Beckett. It has, however, been explained [[AllInTheManual elsewhere]]. [[spoiler:When Jack was working for the East India Trading Company, Beckett ordered him to deliver a cargo of slaves. Jack set them free instead. "People ain't cargo, mate." This unauthorized disposal of Company 'property' gave Beckett grounds to brand Jack as a pirate, forcing him into an outlaw lifestyle. What mark Jack left on Beckett is a blank for the audience to fill in- Beckett's expression when asked about it indicates it's a touchy subject.]]
** Perhaps [[BiTheWay Jack]] gave him his [[WordOfSaintPaul syphilis]]
* OddNameOut merged with NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: By the standards that the other characters have normal 17th-18th century names Cutler isn't a name you'd expect to run to. Now, replace the 'l' with another 't' and read his name again.
* PlayingBothSides: In the second movie he blackmails Will Turner into pursuing Jack in order to bring back his compass and sends Mercer to recruit Norrington so that even if one fails the other will succeed. Then in the third movie he plays Jack and Will against one another and would have succeeded in his plan if Will hadn't stabbed the heart of Davy Jones.
* RealitySubtext : The real life British East India Company was TheAggressiveDrugDealer that introduced opium to China. And as we all know, drugs are bad, mmmkay?
* RulesLawyer
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* TheStoic: It's very hard to get any emotional reaction beyond cold-blooded condescension out of him, even if you're sticking a loaded gun in his face and make it plain you'd ''love'' an excuse to pull the trigger. Even his VillainousBreakdown is understated. All together, it actually makes him stand out among the WorldOfHam.
* UnflinchingWalk: [[spoiler: During his VillainousBSOD.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD:"It's just good business..."]]
* WickedCultured
* WouldHurtAChild: Let's face it, if he did today what he did in the third film, he'd be doing time for the rest of his natural life ''at the very least''.

!!Ian Mercer
->Played by: David Schofield (2006-07)

One of Beckett's most [[TheDragon loyal henchmen]] with a definite violent and psychotic streak (PsychoForHire?) who fills the absence of Norrington when he tags along with the other good guys. Despite having only a few scenes of screen time, he has gained a surprisingly large popularity among the fanbase, though we'll spare you the [[SlashFic details]].

* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim: When he was killed by Davy Jones.]]
* BattleButler
* DirtyCoward: Sure, he acts all {{Badass}} when he's got "leverage", but when the crap hits the fan he's the first person to jump ship and leave his men to die. [[spoiler:This is part of what leads to his CruelAndUnusualDeath at the tentacles of Davy Jones. As soon as his mooks are gone, he's helpless.]]
** In his defense on that last part, he was [[spoiler:up against a nearly immortal monster with a giant crab claw and deadly face tentalces, there was no way he could have won there.]]
* TheDragon
* EnigmaticMinion
* [[spoiler: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Mercer learned the hard way never to piss off Davy Jones.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: There is no disguising the sheer malice in his voice, even when he's acting polite.
* KickTheDog: Killing the Governor's captain friend in the second movie certainly counts.
* PinkertonDetective
* ProfessionalKiller: Mercer appears to be an ancestor of [[SherlockHolmes Moriarty]], JackTheRipper and [[Film/{{Goldeneye}} 006]].
* PsychoForHire

!!Murtogg and Mullroy
->Murtogg played by: Giles New (2003, 2007)\\
Mullroy played by: Angus Barnett (2003, 2007)

An inseperable pair of Royal Marines who crew under Norrington. Their personal incompetence and bizarre personal quirks result in their mostly providing comic relief.

* TheComicallySerious: Mullroy and Murtogg, from the dry humor school of [[BritCom British Comedy]]
* GeodesicCast: They aren't evil, but they're definitely [[EvilCounterpart Counterparts]] of Pintel & Ragetti.
* GreekChorus
* HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the third movie, they become members of the ''Black Pearl's'' crew.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: At the end of the first movie, they are about to fight the undead pirates. They turn to each other, shake hands, and then leap into the battle.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple
* PluckyComicRelief
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: They watch the chaos of the final battle from afar and disappear. Afterward, they appear climbing onto the Black Pearl as pirates and pretend to fit in with the others. Strangely, the only people that take note of the fact they just appeared out of nowhere are Pintel and Ragetti, their counterparts.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TheStraightMan

[[folder:The Flying Dutchman]]
!!Davy Jones
->Played by: Bill Nighy (2006-07)

--> "Life is cruel. Why should the afterlife be any different?"

Formerly a human pirate captain who fell in love with Calypso the sea goddess, he acted as her agent, ferrying the dead to their final resting places. After she failed to show up for their scheduled ten-year rendezvous, [[LoveMakesYouEvil he turned evil]], [[BeatStillMyHeart ripped his heart out of his chest]], quit his job and started to terrorize people with his legendary flagship, the FlyingDutchman, [[DealWithTheDevil offering a 100-year period of servitude]] to dying sailors as an alternative to facing their deaths. Over time, his bitterness and his refusal to perform his proper function changed and twisted him to resemble [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu's]] long lost brother and his crew to mutated sea monsters. His heart, locked in the titular Dead Man's Chest in the second film, becomes one of the many (and probably the most important) key items.

* AntiVillain: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Type II.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: Made of ''tentacles'', no less.
*** When Calypso briefly shows his former human pirate form, he sports a long, white badass beard as well.
* BeatStillMyHeart: Carved his own heart out. Legend has it that it was due to the pain he felt at his lover's betrayal, but it's actually part of the ritual for becoming the ''Dutchman'''s captain.
* BerserkButton: Quite a few: Jack Sparrow and all connected to him, Calypso and anything connected to her and betrayal in general.
* BigBad: Of the second film.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Do you fear death?"
* CombatTentacles: [[spoiler:Jones uses his tentacle beard to kill Mercer via facial OrificeInvasion.]]
* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: His current appearance is the result of Jones not performing his duties to Calypso as expected.
* TheDevil: A malicious supernatural figure who makes deals with dying and desperate men in exchange for their souls.
* DealWithTheDevil: "Do you fear death?"
* DemotedToDragon: Formerly the villain of the second film, Jones becomes TheDragon for Beckett in the third. Although he does decide to kill [[spoiler:Mercer, Beckett's lieutenant]] in the final battle, his allegiance was hardly relevant by that point.
* DespairEventHorizon: Losing his love was his.
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: Sorta. He's already dead by the time the body falls.]]
* TheDreaded: Everyone is afraid of him.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is shown to be visibly distraught over [[spoiler:Cutler Beckett forcing him to kill the Kraken.]]
* EvilLaugh: It's more of a full-throated chuckle and it's ''very'' scary.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: He looks like a monster because he kept the souls of those who died at sea on his ship working for him instead of sending them to the afterlife.
* FaceHeelTurn: It is implied in the movies that Davy Jones used to be a ''far'' nicer person before Calypso betrayed him (Calypso, in fact, outright states he used to be merciful once). [[DespairEventHorizon After]] [[UnstoppableRage the betrayal]], [[StrawNihilist however]]...
* FakeNationality: The Scottish Davy Jones is played by the English Bill Nighy (though Nighy himself claimed Jones is Welsh.)
* FantasticRomance / InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:With Tia Dalma, who is actually the sea goddess Calypso.]]
* FlyingDutchman: Literally.
* GhostPirate: Of a sort. He's technically undead, having carved his own heart from his body.
* HeroKiller: Literally, too. He does in [[spoiler:Will]] by his own hand, along with [[spoiler:Jack and Norrington]] by proxy, though admittedly only one of those stuck.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Most of his anger, bitterness and villainy, stems from the fact that Calypso broke his heart.
--> '''Davy Jones''': Ten years, I devoted to the duty you charged me! Ten years, I looked after those who died at sea! And finally, when we could be together again... '''You! Weren't! There!'''
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His suffocation of [[spoiler: Mercer with [[CombatTentacles his tentacles]]]].
* IAmTheNoun: "I am the sea."
* InterimVillain: Jones took over as the BigBad from Barbossa, but in a subversion, Barbossa became the SIxthRanger, Jones was DemotedToDragon in the following movie, and the archetypal BigBad lies in the shoulders of Cutler Beckett.
* LargeHam: Mostly due to the way he accentuates certain word''suh''. He's played by Bill Nighy, after all.
* LightningBruiser / MightyGlacier: Can snap a sword in half with his hand, one of the best swordsman in the series, can teleport and move through walls. On the other hand, his crab-like leg works like a peg-leg, so he is sort of a MightyGlacier in short distances.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: He certainly ''seems'' to enjoy his eternal dominion over the ocean and he sells this idea (or, more appropriately, that death is worse) to new recruits. One can presume he originally took up his post on the Flying Dutchman hoping for EternalLove with Calypso. Ends up subverted however, as he is ultimately bitter and miserable about his own existence due to what he percieves as Calypso's betrayal.
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* ManlyTears: When Jack tells him that Will is engaged and set to be married, Jones' expression noticeably softens before he calls Jack out on selling Will out.
* MobileMenace: As a part of his power over the seas, Jones is able to teleport from ship to ship and phase through objects on the ship (as can his crew). Not only that, but the ''Dutchman'' moves faster against the wind and is functionally a submersible.
** The reason the ''Dutchman'' can move faster against the wind has to do with the five staysails that it is rigged with.
* {{Motif}}: [[OminousMusicBoxTune His locket's song.]] [[spoiler:This is shared with Tia Dalma on her own identical locket.]]
* NighInvulnerable: The only way to kill him is stabbing him in the heart.
** [[spoiler:Which isn't even in his body.]]
* OminousPipeOrgan: He plays it with his ''beard''.
** Apparently the organ had been grown from the coral in Jones' quarters.
* PowerPincers: His left arm is a crustacean-like chela.
* {{Psychopomp}}: He was commissioned with transporting the souls of drowned sailors to the afterlife, although he neglected his duties, which lead to his mutation. He even hijacks the system by having the Kraken attack ships, then press-ganging the dying and survivors into slavery for 100 years, which is inevitably indefinitely prolonged until they become a part of the ''Flying Dutchman'' itself.
* RulesLawyer: Not as much as Barbossa, but he is this in his deals when he needs to. Most notoriously, when Jack attempts to buy more time by saying he hasn't been Captain of the Pearl for ten years:
-->'''Davy Jones''': Then you were a poor captain, but a captain nonetheless! Have you not introduced yourself all these years as "Captain Jack Sparrow"? (EvilLaugh)
* SoulJar: The Dead Man's Chest, which contains his heart.
* SkywardScream: At the end of the second film.
-->'''Jones:''' ''Damn you'', Jack '''''SPARROW!!!!'''''
* StarCrossedLovers: Jones and Calypso. His anger at being spurned is perhaps justifiable, but in the third film she calls him on it, telling him he would not have loved her in the first place if she were not as fickle and unpredictable as the sea itself.
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: As he dies, he reverently whispers her name, before falling into the sea's embrace.]]
* TheStarscream: To Beckett in the third film.
* StrawNihilist: To quote the man himself: "Life is cruel, why should afterlife by any different?"
* TragicVillain: It's not hard to sympathize with him when he was essentially driven into villainy for his lost love. See StarCrossedLovers and HeartbrokenBadass.
* UnskilledButStrong: PlayedWith; Only in comparison to the other characters. Jones is probably the least skilled manipulator in the original trilogy, only taking on desperate people and still being outsmarted, and coasting through most confrontations on pure power. He's the first and so far only main villain to actually be disarmed in a fair fight by Jack, who's traditionally ranked below most of the other characters in fighting skill. Even his moments as TheStarscream depend on Tia Dalma's cooperation. Otherwise, he's the perfect example of TheBrute for a series where everyone's a TricksterArchetype.
* VerbalTic: Davy Jones-''ah''.
* ViolentGlaswegian: He has a Scottish accent and is a pseudo-undead mutated psychopomp who hijacked the system and enslaves dying soldiers to crew his ship until they become a part of it.

!!The Kraken

A monstrous, squid-like sea creature that is bound to do the bidding of Davy Jones. Spends most of ''Dead Man's Chest'' hunting Jack [[spoiler:and finally catches him at the climax]]. In ''At World's End'', it's [[spoiler:killed off unceremoniously to hit home the theme of the passing of an age.]]

* BadAss: A sea monster that resembles a cross between an octopus an a whale.
* CombatTentacles: Which it uses to sink ships.
* TheDragon: Of sorts to Davy Jones.
* TheDreaded: Just like its master.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Beckett forces Jones to kill it, and its corpse is discovered in the Locker.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Giant Squid]]
* LampreyMouth: A massive, gaping one.
* KrakenAndLeviathan: It's called the Kraken, after all.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Its mouth is full of multiple rings of teeth.
* MundaneUtility: In ''Dead Man's Chest'', when Will assumes that a wrecked ship ran aground on shoals, one of the survivors tells him the Kraken was actually keeping it afloat.
* {{Psychopomp}}: Anyone it eats and any ship it destroys is transported to the Locker.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Relentlessly pursues anyone marked with the black spot...
* SuperPersistentPredator: ... and can find them as long as they're in open water.

!!William "Bootstrap Bill" Turner
->Played by: Stellan Skarsgård (2006-07)

William Jr's thought-to-be-dead father, who gave Will his piece of the cursed treasure after his crewmates betrayed Jack, since he thought they all deserved to be punished for what they'd done. Barbossa and co. retaliated by tying him to a cannon and letting him sink to the bottom of the ocean. The sequels reveal him to be trapped in the crew of Davy Jones, and saving him becomes Will's main drive.

* AndIMustScream: Barbossa wanted him to be trapped at the bottom of the ocean, unable to die until whenever they managed to remove the curse. He made a deal with Davy Jones to escape.
* BerserkButton: Flies into a rage and attacks Davy Jones when [[spoiler:he stabs Will, which causes Bill to go PapaWolf on Jones. This distraction allowed Jack to help Will stab Jones's heart, thus killing him, and saving Will's life.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: All crewmen under Davy Jones slide slowly into this state.
* DefiantToTheEnd: In ''Dead Man's Chest'', he's stuck with an eternity of service on the ''Dutchman'', which after Davy Jones finds out that he helped Will escape, will ''not'' be at all pleasant for him.
--> '''Bill''': What more can they do to me?
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: merged into the Flying Dutchman which removed his mobility and causes memory loss.]]
* PapaWolf
* ParentalAbandonment
* TraumaCongaLine: First he was cursed as an undead skeletal Pirate. Then Barbossa strapped him to a cannon and dropped him into the crushing depths of the ocean. Then he was rescued in exhange for becoming part of Davy Jones' crew. Then he wagered an eternity of service to the ''Dutchman'' attempting to prevent Will from doing the same. And ''then'', after believing Will to be dead, he completely loses the will to live, accelerating the process that transforms crewmembers into part of the ship.


[[folder:Queen Anne's Revenge]]
!!Blackbeard – Edward Teach
->Played by: [=Ian McShane=] (2011)

* ActorAllusion: There's more than a little [[{{Series/Deadwood}} Al Swearengen]] in Blackbeard.
* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa: Considering he has a grown daughter about Jack's age, this makes him one of the oldest pirates in the series, quite an impressive achievement.
** Going by the RealLife Blackbeard's birthdate, he would have been about 70 at the time this film is set; definitely an impressive achievement for a pirate -- and one the RealLife Blackbeard can't match, since he was caught and killed when he was about 40. (Jack mentions having heard about his death, but he never does explain how he got out of it.) Of course, not that astonishing given that he's a magician and a necromancer.
* BadBoss: "If I don't kill a man every now and then, they forget who I am."
* BigBad: In the fourth film.
* CardCarryingVillain:
-->'''Phillip''': You are killing her!\\
'''Blackbeard''': I'm a bad man.
* TheCollector: Of ships from defeated crews, which he magically shrinks down and puts in bottles. Or it's implied considering he [[spoiler:has the Black Pearl among his collections.]]
* CoolSword: The Sword Of Triton, which gives him some level of MindOverMatter control over ships, allowing him to control them at will. It's implied that the sword is also the root of his other supernatural powers. [[spoiler:Taken from him by Barbossa at the end of the movie, along with his ship and crew.]]
* TheDreaded: "''The Pirate All Pirates Fear''".
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Blackbeard acts as if he truly loves his daughter, even referring to her as the one good thing he's ever done in his life. [[spoiler: He shows his true colors later on]].
* EvilSorcerer: See HollywoodVoodoo.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The fact that none of the deckhands in the Queen's Revenge have actually seen him in person convinces Jack that they have all been fooled and they were not on Blackbeard's ship. He's wrong. Ironically, he ends up exposing himself when a mutiny is instigated by Jack Sparrow in order to lure him out.
* HollywoodVoodoo: A master practitioner of it
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: Although you can never know with him.
* LargeHam
* MagicKnight
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe example. He convinces Philip, a GoodShepherd who earlier said that ''everyone'' could be saved, that he himself could not.
* OhCrap: The look on Jack's and the mutinous crew face when he finally reveals himself is ''priceless''.
* PetTheDog: His borderline PapaWolf feelings for his daughter.
** KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Asking his daughter to sacrifice her life for his, as well as his deliberately making the RussianRoulette so that he wouldn't know which of the two guns contained the bullet when threatening Jack Sparrow with the death of his daughter.]]
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: While he doesn't outright say it, the spirit of it is there on his first conversation with Jack.
** RasputinianDeath: Going by real-life accounts of his death, he was sliced 20 times, shot at least 5 to 6 times, and decapitated, with his decapitated body sinking to the ocean floor, which makes him eligible for this trope.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:The Quartermaster predicted his death at the hands of the "One Legged Man". Putting aside that he earned the enmity of this man by attacking him in the first place, he opened himself to attack by searching for the Fountain of Youth to avert his fate. Furthermore, by recruiting Jack Sparrow to help find it, he brought along possibly the one man on Earth clever enough to screw him at the critical moment.]]
* ScrewDestiny: According to a prophesy, he is destined to die at the hands of the "One Legged Man". He is searching for the Fountain Of Youth to escape this fate.
* ShroudedInMyth
* [[spoiler:YouCantFightFate: In the end, he is mortally wounded by the "One Legged Man", who, in a roundabout way, is still responsible for his death, even if Jack did the actual deed. In addition, he actually sealed his own fate by taking the Black Pearl, since the "One Legged Man" was a former member of the Black Pearl's crew, meaning he created the very thing that would do him in (though it's never made clear just when he got this prophecy, making it likely this prediction came as a result of that attack).]]

->Played by PenelopeCruz

The daughter of Blackbeard, and Jack's love interest in the fourth movie. Years ago, she was in a Spanish convent, ready to take her final vows to become a nun, and then she met Jack, fell in love with him, and got ditched. Now, she has become the first mate of her father, intending to save his life by traveling to the Fountain of Youth, crossing paths with Jack once again. The difference between her and all the other women Jack has ditched is that she was the only one he actually loved.

* ActorAllusion: Her claim at the end that she is pregnant. Also doubles as a real life ShoutOut to Anne Bonney and Mary Read, two of the most famous female pirates who avoided the death sentence by (claiming at least) to being pregnant.
* [[VillainousCrossdresser Anti-Heroic Crossdresser]]: She disguised herself as Captain Jack Sparrow to recruit various pirates and presumably gain a ship and deceiving them into joining Blackbeard to find the fountain of youth. Of course, the real Jack Sparrow is being pinned with the blame, and he fights her until she makes a move that exposes her real identity as a former flame of his.
* [[spoiler: AntiVillain]]
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:She was about to take her final vows to become a nun, then she met and was ditched by Jack and she's been a trickster ever since.]]
* [[spoiler: TheDragon]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Having learned that Blackbeard is her father, she intends to stick around so they can actually have a father/daughter relationship. Jack's repeated attempts to convince her that he is a crappy father and all-around evil person fall on deaf ears, despite multiple examples that demonstrate the man has no redeeming qualities.
* [[LukeYouAreMyFather Blackbeard, You Are My Father]] / [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Pirate's Beautiful Daughter]]: Convinces Blackbeard she's his daughter... by ''actually'' being his daughter, much to Jack's surprise.
* NewOldFlame: To Jack. In fact, she was the only woman he had ever truly loved, and would ever love-and he still went and left her.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Less sexy when you're pregnant in real-life, but that's what elastic's for.
* PirateGirl
* SamusIsAGirl
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:Finds the voodoo doll of Jack in the after-credits scene.]]
* [[SpicyLatina Spicy Spanish]]
* SweetPollyOliver: She first appears in the movie disguised as [[spoiler:Captain Jack Sparrow.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Is incredibly passive-aggressive when interacting with Jack.

!!Philip Swift
->Played by Sam Claflin

* AllLovingHero: For the first part of the movie he is firm in his belief that all pirates, no matter how ruthless, can saved by God's love. Then Blackbeard crosses the line.
* BadassPreacher: He stands up to ''Blackbeard'' even after he's tied to the mast! [[spoiler:When he fights the Spaniards, RealityEnsues and he's very quickly injured in the abdomen.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: The man has a fine wit. For instance, when Blackbeard asks if it's true that all souls can be saved, he replies that yes, it is true but Blackbeard himself is 'a bit of a long shot'.
* TheDragAlong: Captured by the crew, spared by Angelica and tied to the mast, in hopes that he can save Blackbeard's soul. After the crew's mutiny, he's freed and dragged along on the journey.
* DulcineaEffect: He becomes smitten with Syrena in no time and consistently tries to protect her.
* {{Expy}}: For John Chandagnac, TheProtagonist of [[{{Literature/OnStrangerTides}} the novel the movie is based on]]. He's an ordinary man kidnapped by pirates and forced to join in the search for the Fountain of Youth.
* FantasticRomance / InterspeciesRomance: With Syrena.
* GoodShepherd: He sincerely attempts to persuade the pirates to turn toward the path of righteousness, and he's the only one among them to show kindness to and demand humane treatment for Syrena.
* TheMissionary: He was spreading the Good News when Blackbeard's crew caught him.
* NiceGuy: Because he's a GoodShepherd it's a proactive niceness by spreading the Good News and demanding humane treatment for others.
* NonActionGuy: Justified; he's a priest. He's no good at action.
* NoNameGiven: Up until the very last scene he's in, he is referred to as [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep Cleric, Missionary]], HeyYou, and other such terms.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:Where did Syrena take him?]]
* ShirtlessScene: After he gives up his shirt to [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn protect Syrena's modesty,]] he spends the rest of the movie in his unbuttoned vest.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: According to some audiences, Philip is suspiciously similar to Will Turner in terms of characterization.
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's a missionary on a pirate ship.

* TheBrute / ScaryBlackMan: Gunner
* EvilGenius: Quartermaster

->Played By: Stephen Graham.

* TheDitz
* PluckyComicRelief:
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to the rest of his crew.
* WildCard: In a way.
* LovableCoward

!!Other Crewmembers

!!Tia Dalma/[[spoiler:Calypso]]
[[caption-width-right:333:"Land is where you are safe, Jack Sparrow, and so you will carry land with you." ]]
->Played by: Naomie Harris (2006-07)

A mysterious voodoo woman with unknown connections to Jack. [[spoiler:Is actually the Goddess of the Sea trapped in human form, and was Davy Jones' lover before she betrayed him.]]

* AscendedExtra: In ''Dead Man's Chest'' she has a very small part, but has a much larger part in ''At World's End''. Considering she's [[spoiler:actually a goddess and Davy Jones's lost love]], this was probably ''very'' deliberate.
* [[spoiler:AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: After she is set free]]
* TheBeastMaster: To crabs
* CrypticConversation: Just all the time.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Tia Dalma is barefoot in the film-based comics. The second movie doesn't show her feet at all; the third one has her wearing shoes in some scenes, and barefoot in [[ others]].
* FacialMarkings
* [[spoiler:GodInHumanForm]]
* HollywoodVoodoo: Called a Voodoo queen in official sources.
* HotWitch
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Debatable whether or not she fits the bill. Many assume that Tia Dalma was killed, but that Calypso ascended.]]
* MadOracle: Subverted; Tia Dalma comes across like this, what with her hut full of weirdness, her [[YouNoTakeCandle speaking patterns]], and seeming inability to directly answer questions, but she's quite sane.
* {{Necromancer}}
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands [[spoiler:Of course, there's a reason for that...]]
* [[spoiler:PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep]]
* [[spoiler: SadlyMythtaken: Calypso was a Mediterranean goddess, not a Caribbean one, and there were plenty of Caribbean figures to choose from.]]
* [[spoiler:SealedGoodInACan]]: [[spoiler:Calypso. More like Sealed Chaos In A Can.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Type AB. She has attempted to kill Jack in the past. They are still on good terms, with Jack even saying they were once "thick as thieves." She can be helpful, kind, even sweet when she wants to be. [[MoodSwinger And then the temper comes out.]] [[spoiler:She even [[LampshadeHanging points this out to Davy Jones]], commenting [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor it was what he liked about her.]]]]
** [[spoiler: RuleOfSymbolism: Of course, being a living embodiment of the sea, it's appropriate. The open sea can be a sailor's best friend one moment, and an absolute bitch the next.]]
* WildCard
* WomanScorned
* YouNoTakeCandle: Averted (or perhaps subverted) on the "non-intelligent" part, otherwise played straight. Although its from a heavy accent, and isn't that far away from how people in the Carribean speak. Naomie Harris--the actress who plays Tia Dalma--has a Jamaican mother who served as Naomie's dialect coach.

!!Captain Edward Teague
->Played by: KeithRichards (2007-present)

--> "The Code is law."

Former Pirate Lord of Madagascar turned Keeper of the Pirate Codex, which he keeps with him at Shipwreck Cove. Still the most feared pirate in the world [[spoiler:and Jack Sparrow's father.]]

* ActorAllusion / MetaCasting: Cast because Jack Sparrow was a ShoutOut to Keith Richards in RealLife.
** In the fourth, there is one that sounds as SelfDeprecation: [[spoiler:"Does this face look like it's been to the Fountain of Youth?"]]
* {{Badass}}: Once the most feared pirate to roam the seas, everyone's still scared of him even though he's [[RetiredBadass semi-retired]]. Quite rightly, too.
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
** [[RetiredBadass Semi-Retired Badass]]
* BerserkButton: Always honor the code. '''Always'''.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CoolOldGuy
* {{Expy}}: Based on Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard. Of course, the ''real'' Blackbeard appears in the fourth film.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Apparently has the authority to execute anyone who even suggests breaking the Code.
* PetTheDog: Seems to have adopted the jailhouse dog. Also offers sound moral guidance to Jack.
-->''It's not just about living forever, Jackie. It's about living with ''[[WhatYouAreInTheDark yourself]]'' forever.''
* RulesLawyer: The straightest example in the series and for good reason. He's the guy holding the rule book!
** He once shot a guy for saying the code doesn't matter. "Code is the law."

!!Sao Feng
->Played by: ChowYunFat (2007)

Pirate Lord of Singapore and one of the nine lords of the Brethren Court. Elizabeth and Barbossa try to recruit him (and steal his charts) at the beginning of the third movie, and he bounces back and forth between loyalty to them and working for Beckett throughout the movie, finally settling on loyalty after coming to the (incorrect) conclusion that Elizabeth is Calypso. He's killed by the ''Flying Dutchman'', but lives long enough [[spoiler:to pass on his captaincy, lordship, and Piece of Eight to Elizabeth.]]

* AdvertisedExtra
* BannedInChina: Sao Feng was cut from the Chinese version of the film for being a [[YellowPeril negative portrayal of the Chinese]].
* DirtyCoward: What Elizabeth calls him, though he generally seems less cowardly than self-interested.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's ''not'' happy when Beckett breaks his word at the drop of a hat. Sao Feng himself seems to always keep his word, even if only to the letter rather than the spirit.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]

->Played by: ZoeSaldana (2003)

The female pirate who Jack steals a ship from in ''Curse Of The Black Pearl''. She also helps in the attempt to rescue Elizabeth from Barbossa in the same film.

* ActionGirl
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She is completly absent from the sequels.
* PirateGirl
* SamusIsAGirl
* SassyBlackWoman

!!Lieutenant Groves
->Played by: Greg Ellis (2003-2011)

* AdmiringTheAbomination: Considering the view of the British Navy towards pirates, his admiration for Jack Sparrow's stunts could definitely count.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Shot by the Spanish, in a way that just seems callous ]]
* MauveShirt: He's on his third film as of ''On Stranger Tides''. [[spoiler: [[KilledOffForReal But he's not getting a fourth.]]]]
* MookLieutenant

-> Played by Astrid Berges-Frisbey

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Presumably why she genuinely falls for Philip.
* FantasticRomance[=/=]InterspeciesRomance: With Philip.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: She helps Jack and Philip in the climax]]
* GodivaHair: In mermaid form.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: [[spoiler:Turns into one when forced to walk on land.]] In this situation, she looks no different from a non-clothed human girl.
* MeaningfulName:
** Syrena sounds a lot like "siren".
** "sirena" translates to ''mermaid'' in a number of languages.
* MermaidProblem: Averted[[spoiler: mermaids are capable of turning their fins into legs.]]
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Syrena's kin are far from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', as they charm men, drown them and eat them, even fashioning lassos from kelp or their own hair to snare men from the shore. They can gather in hordes and sink a ship. Whether Syrena is any better is unclear, although what is clear is that from what little is seen of her character, she's far closer the Disney interpretation (IE, Ariel) than the other members of her species.]] This makes them spot on for the ''original'' concept of mermaids.

!!Prison Dog

* ADogNamedDog: He never gets an official name in-series, so he's usually just called the Prison Dog.
* EatTheDog: The cannibal natives of a Caribbean island try to do this in ''Dead Man's Chest''. At the end of the film, he's shown to now be the Pelegosto's chief.
* GodGuise: After the credits in the second film; given how he inexplicably keeps showing up at crucial points, who's to say he's ''not''?
* NoodleIncident: How ''does'' he keep showing up? There's a story there and it probably involves sea turtles.

!!The Spaniard
-> Played by Óscar Jaenada

An officer in the employ of the King of Spain; he's the first party to set out after the Fountain of Youth in the fourth movie [[spoiler:but doesn't intend to use it- rather, he and his king see it as blasphemous and intend to destroy it.]]

* AffablyEvil: From the little we see of him, he gives off this vibe.
-->'''*BAM*''' "Someone make note of that man's bravery."
* AntiVillain: He's ruthless and willing to kill anyone who stands between him and his goal, but doesn't seem all that malevolent otherwise; he passes by Barbossa's ship even though he had them outgunned and outnumbered. Another instance is when, shortly after he busts Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa's attempts at stealing the chalices, he and his men could have easily killed them right then and there, yet decided instead to simply tie them to a palm tree.
* DashingHispanic: A polite and effective spanish officer.
* TheDragon: He technically counts as one for the Spanish King.
* EnigmaticMinion: To the King of Spain
* GratuitousSpanish: ''Señorita'', the chalices, ''por favor''!
* KnightTemplar: The Fountain of Youth is essentially an evil artifact, [[spoiler: so it's a good idea even if his objections were dogmatic rather than moral.]]
* NoNameGiven: He doesn't introduce himself.
* PetTheDog: Although he kills anyone who steps on his way, [[WouldntHitAGirl he refuses to kill a woman]] and kindly call her ''Senorita''.
* [[spoiler: RealMenLoveJesus: Judging by his words, he is ''offended'' by the Fountain's existence.]]
-->[[spoiler:''Only God can provide eternal life; not these pagan waters.'']]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: His duty to King and God is [[spoiler: to destroy the Fountain of Youth.]] Anything that gets in his way is dead meat.

!!King George II
->Played by Richard Griffiths

King of Britain during the time of the movies; he has a brief appearance in ''On Stranger Tides''.

* AdiposeRex (TruthInTelevision- he ''was'' a Hanoverian after all)
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He seems to trust Barbossa. This is not a particularly smart thing to do.
** He also fails to understand why removing shackles from Jack Sparrow is a ''bad'' idea. Even though upon entering the room, Barbossa immediately warns him that Jack should be [[GenreSavvy put back in chains]].
* LargeHam (see above, if reports of his real-life personality are to be belived)

!!Characters From Other Media

[[folder: Legends Of The Brethren Court]]

!!The Shadow Lord/[[spoiler: Sir Henry Morgan]]

Main antagonist of the Legends Of The Brethren Court five-part series of books, The Shadow King is a mysterious dark force who seeks to control the entire world through his Shadow Armhy.

* TheAgeless
* AlchemyIsMagic: He is supposed to be an alchemist, even though he can make innamite things ''gain life'' through said "alchemy".
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BigBad: For the "Legends Of The Brethren Court" books.
* TheChessmaster: Not to Beckett levels, but he is pretty sharp.
* ConsummateLiar
* DarkIsEvil
* [[spoiler: HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Turns out he is none other Sir Henry Morgan, famous privateer and in the POTC verse, one of the creators of the Pirate Code.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MagicKnight: Magic ''pirate''.
* ManipulativeBastard
* TheReveal: "I am not just the Shadow Lord....[[spoiler: Nor am I the useless pirate Henry that you found so very amusing. In fact, I am much older than you know, because I devised a way to live forever. I have been around for over a hundred years. I was a Pirate Lord myself. The truth is...I am Captain Henry Morgan of the second Brethren Court!"]]

!!Benedict And Barbara Huntington

EITC Agents who chief the cooperation between The Shadow Lord and The Company in Hong Kong.

* AristocratsAreEvil
* BattleCouple
** UnholyMatrimony
* CoDragons: To the Shadow Lord.
* KickTheDog: Basically everything they do.

[[folder: Pirates Of The Caribbean Online]]

!!Jolly Roger
->Played by: SteveBlum.

The main antagonist of the Pirates Of The Caribbean MMO. A pirate who sought to become a Pirate Lord by tricking Jack, but instead was tricked himself. Through a misunderstanding with a voodoo sorcerer, he was cursed with voodoo powers. Now he wages war on the Caribbean, with his ever-growing hatred for Sparrow.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* AxCrazy: He's one trigger-happy pirate.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: His ''entire dialogue'' consits of these. One of his best comes from his trailer: "I am no Legend. I am Jolly Roger, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Your. Worst. NIGHTMARE!]]"
* BadBoss
* BerserkButton: Jack Sparrow. Or anything even vaguely connected to him.
* BigBad: Of the MMO.
* BifurcatedWeapon: He has a steampunk-ish right-hand which can act as both a small hand-cannon and a knife.
* BloodKnight
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: All his deals end up with betrayal.
* CursedWithAwesome: As a voodoo priest laid dying, he cursed Roger with his [[GhostPirate current]] looks. Unfortunately, this also turned him in a PhysicalGod.
* DemBones: His current form.
* TheDreaded
* EvilLaugh
* EvilOverlord: He controls a large chunk of the Caribbean through his zombie army in the game's events.
** SorcerousOverlord: And one that can make Blackbeard look like a novice.
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe: He was friends with Jack, a long time ago.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: While he was famous, he was merely a common pirate until a curse befell him.
* GutturalGrowler: He ''is'' voiced by Steve Blum.
* HeroKiller
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: While trying to outwit Jack in poker, he was outwitted.
* HollywoodVoodoo: The master of it.
* ImplacableMan: Oh ''yes''.
** TheJuggernaut
* InterimVillain: The MMO uses him for a period after Barbossa's defeat but before Beckett's [and Jones'] rise on the franchise.
* LargeAndInCharge: Roger is noticeably taller than any other character in the game.
* LargeHam
* MightyGlacier: As slow as he is dangerous.
* NighInvulnerable
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A ghost-cyborg-pirate.
* {{Necromancer}}: Taken to ridiculous levels: Judging by the way the game goes, Jolly Roger is essentially reviving ''[[ZombieApocalypse every single corpse avaliable]]''.
* NoIndoorVoice
* ObviouslyEvil
* OneManArmy
* PersonOfMassDestruction: It takes ''the entire city of Port Royal, fighting at the same time, all together'' to repel him ''temporarily''.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Against Jack.
* ShroudedInMyth
* TheSociopath
* TakeOverTheWorld
* TouchOfDeath: He can kill anyone with a single touch.
* VillainsMakeThePlot: The game plot is basically: Help Sparrow defeat Jolly Roger.
* VillainTeleportation
* WalkingWasteland: When he wants to.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Due the MMO being largely abandoned, nobody knows what happened to Jolly Roger.
* YourSoulIsMine: His main technique.

[[folder:Pirates Of The Caribbean: Jack Sparrow]]
!! Arabella Smith

A girl who joined a teenaged Jack Sparrow on his adventures. [[spoiler:She later falls in love with a young Bootstrap Bill Turner but it is unclear if she is related to Will Turner]].

* {{Defictionalization}}: Arabella is the fictional owner of the real-life Tortuga Tavern restaurant at Disney World.
* MissingMom: Arabella is the daughter of pirate Laura Smith, who was killed in a duel with another pirate named Left-Foot Louis. [[spoiler:Her mother actually escaped and continued pirating to provide for Arabella]].
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: To Left-Foot Louis

!! Fitzwilliam P. Dalton III

A boy from a noble family who joins the crew of the ''Barnacle'' in order to escape an ArrangedMarriage. He is also the cousin of James Norrington.

* BlueBlood
* [[spoiler:TheMole: For the British Royal Navy, hoping that Jack could lead him to Captain Teague.]]
* TheRival: To Jack.

!! Jean Magliore

A French boy who is a member of Jack's crew. He, his sister Constance, and his friend Tumen are on the run from Left-Foot Louis, who holds a grudge against them for accidentally revealing his identity while he was in hiding.

* FindTheCure: For his sister.
* RoyalRapier: His favorite weapon.

!! Constance Magliore

Jean's sister, who was turned into a cat by Tia Dalma.

* BalefulPolymorph
* CatsAreMean: Jack does not particularly like her...nor does anyone else except Jean.

!! Tumen
A Mayan boy who was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery.

* TheExile: Shortly after he returns to his village with Jack and his crew, a mysterious plague spreads. Jack's crew is forced to leave but it's later revealed that the plague was caused by Minuit.
* SlaveLiberation: When he ran away with Jean and Constance after they revealed Left-Foot Louis' identity.

!! Tim Hawk
One of Minuit's slaves.

* SlaveLiberation

!! Left-Foot Louis
A notorious pirate who literally has two left feet. He carries the Sword of Hernan Cortes.

* BigBad: For the earlier novels.
* DemotedToDragon: He later shows up as a member of [[spoiler:Laura Smith's]] crew, where he [[DragonWithAnAgenda tries to start a mutiny]]. He later starts working with Madame Minuit.
* HumanResources: When he lost his right foot, he cut off the foot from one of his crew members and had it sewn to his leg. In his haste, he didn't realize that it was a left foot.

!! Madame Minuit
A Creole witch from New Orleans. She is after the [[DismantledMacGuffin Sun-and-Stars Amulet]], which can turn anything into [[TakenForGranite bronze, silver, or gold]] depending on which PlotCoupon is attached to it.

* BigBad: In ''Age of Bronze'', ''Silver'', and ''City of Gold''.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: She's a Creole HotWitch and her name is French for "midnight."
* FeatherBoaConstrictor: Appears as this on the cover art. She has snakes on her arms that seem to come out of nowhere.
* HollywoodVoodoo: Including {{Voodoo Doll}}s.
* HotWitch
* LadyOfBlackMagic

!! Silverback
A pirate who possesses a [[PlotCoupon piece]] the the Sun-and-Stars Amulet. Helps Left-Foot Louis in his mutiny against [[spoiler:Laura Smith]]

* EvilCripple[=/=]HandicappedBadass: His crystal peg-leg has various magical powers. He is also a skilled fighter.
* GoldTooth: Has a crystal tooth that gives him magical powers.