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* DigitalDeAging: Johnny Depp was de-aged into his teens/20s for the flashback involving a young Jack Sparrow.

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** There's also the question of exactly when [[spoiler: Barbossa fathered Carina]]. It is implied to have been when he and Jack were serving on a ship in their youth, but the span of time in the backstory of Jack becoming captain of the Black Pearl with Barbossa underneath him (several years), Barbossa then seizing control of it as a cursed pirate (ten years), being dead for a while (several more years), and then the very long gap between the third and fifth films (about twenty years), then [[spoiler: Carina should be nearly forty, yet she's portrayed as though being around Henry's age of about twenty]].


** On Saint Martin, when Carina lays a hand on the town astronomer's telescope, he exclaims [[DoubleEntendre "No woman has ever touched my Herschel!"]] If the telescope was made by the notable 18th century astronomer Sir William Herschel, it was probably indeed handled by his sister [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Herschel Caroline]], who was his lifelong partner in his scientific endeavours.

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** On Saint Martin, when Carina lays a hand on the town astronomer's telescope, he exclaims [[DoubleEntendre "No woman has ever touched my Herschel!"]] If the telescope was made by the notable 18th century 18th-century astronomer Sir William Herschel, it was probably indeed handled by his sister [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Herschel Caroline]], who was his lifelong partner in his scientific endeavours.



** Played slightly more dramatic later however, as Jack has no clear memory of Salazar despite cursing him to his undead state, since he's outwitted countless pirate hunters and naval officers in his time. The only thing he ''does'' remember is that he's a Spaniard. [[spoiler:When the chips were down, Jack later brought up his original conversation with Salazar, boasting how if Salazar surrendered, he would spare him]].

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** Played slightly more dramatic later later, however, as Jack has no clear memory of Salazar despite cursing him to his undead state, since he's outwitted countless pirate hunters and naval officers in his time. The only thing he ''does'' remember is that he's a Spaniard. [[spoiler:When the chips were down, Jack later brought up his original conversation with Salazar, boasting how if Salazar surrendered, he would spare him]].



* GratuitousEnglish: Strangely enough, the ''Silent Mary'' sports an English name despite being a Spanish Royal Navy ship (and according to the manual, a ship completely built in Spain, not a captured foreign one as one might think). Apparently, her name was going to be a much more credible ''Silenciosa María'', but it was later changed to English. Given that it is a ghost ship related to a "Devil's Triangle", it was probably done to make it a reference to the similar-sounding ''Mary Celeste'', a real life GhostShip that was thought to be a victim of the BermudaTriangle.

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* GratuitousEnglish: Strangely enough, the ''Silent Mary'' sports an English name despite being a Spanish Royal Navy ship (and according to the manual, a ship completely built in Spain, not a captured foreign one as one might think). Apparently, her name was going to be a much more credible ''Silenciosa María'', but it was later changed to English. Given that it is a ghost ship related to a "Devil's Triangle", it was probably done to make it a reference to the similar-sounding ''Mary Celeste'', a real life real-life GhostShip that was thought to be a victim of the BermudaTriangle.



* WantedPoster: Jack has one as ususal, but due to his bad luck and constant failures the price on his head has gradually been reduced to almost nothing. Henry carries one of these wanted posters with him in his search for Jack Sparrow. When Salazar sinks the ship Henry is on but sees the poster, he allows Henry to be the one crewmember to survive so he can deliver a message to Jack shoud he ever find him.

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* WantedPoster: Jack has one as ususal, usual, but due to his bad luck and constant failures the price on his head has gradually been reduced to almost nothing. Henry carries one of these wanted posters with him in his search for Jack Sparrow. When Salazar sinks the ship Henry is on but sees the poster, he allows Henry to be the one crewmember to survive so he can deliver a message to Jack shoud should he ever find him.

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* ImmortalityField: Captain Armando Salazar and his crew were cursed by the [[TheBermudaTriangle Devil's Triangle]] to become TheUndead. They were trapped in the cave where they died until Jack Sparrow "betrayed" his compass, enabling them to sail the seas again. However, setting foot on land will [[ReducedToDust reduce them to dust]].

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* InexplicablyAwesome: While we do know the source of the curse, why a random crew that happened to wander into a cursed location would be so much more powerful than all the other supernatural threats in the series goes unexplained. We also get no explanation for the Triangle itself.


* CurseEscapeClause: The Trident of Poseidon is the ultimate curse escape clause, being able to break any curse. [[spoiler:Herny and Carina realize this is because it contains every curse; breaking it cancels all curses everywhere.]]

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* CurseEscapeClause: The Trident of Poseidon is the ultimate curse escape clause, being able to break any sea-related curse. [[spoiler:Herny [[spoiler:Henry and Carina realize this is because it contains every curse; breaking it cancels all curses everywhere.]]



---> '''[[spoiler:Weatherby Swann]]:''' [[spoiler:[[SomeoneHasToDoIt The "Dutchman" must have a captain.]]]]

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---> '''[[spoiler:Weatherby Swann]]:''' [[spoiler:[[SomeoneHasToDoIt The "Dutchman" The]] ''[[SomeoneHasToDoIt Dutchman]]'' [[SomeoneHasToDoIt must have a captain.]]]]


** The flashback showing how Jack first became a pirate captain conflicts with his backstory presented in the prequel books.

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** The flashback showing how Jack first became a pirate captain conflicts with his backstory presented in the prequel books. Though this could be a case of CanonMarchesOn since it's books vs. movie.


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* WantedPoster: Jack has one as ususal, but due to his bad luck and constant failures the price on his head has gradually been reduced to almost nothing. Henry carries one of these wanted posters with him in his search for Jack Sparrow. When Salazar sinks the ship Henry is on but sees the poster, he allows Henry to be the one crewmember to survive so he can deliver a message to Jack shoud he ever find him.


* IShallTauntYou: In the flashback where he became captain, Jack deliberately raises a pirate flag and demands Salazar's surrender just to piss him off, knowing Salazar will pursue him into the cave. Jack manages to save his ship by snagging a nearby rock with heavy rope so it will drag the ship into a hard turn, leaving Salazar to sail to his death.



---> '''Toms:''' What are you? ''[is [[NeckLift lifted from the neck]] by Salazar]''\\

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* AbortedArc: TheStinger from ''On Stranger Tides'' receives no follow-up in this movie.
** With a reboot announced one year later, the movie [[spoiler:and its Sequel Hook]] are on the receiving end of this trope.

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* AbortedArc: TheStinger from ''On Stranger Tides'' receives no follow-up in this movie.
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* AerithAndBob: "Salazar" is a believable Spanish surname, but "Lesaro" is not.

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* AerithAndBob: "Salazar" is a believable Spanish surname, surname (albeit one much more associated to Latin American than continental Spain), but "Lesaro" is not.



* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Carina [[StellarName was supposedly named after the "brightest star in the sky"]], but that would be Sirius. Carina is a constellation (that incidentally contains the ''second'' brightest star in the sky, Canopus).

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Carina [[StellarName was supposedly named after the "brightest star in the sky"]], but that would be Sirius. Carina is a constellation (that incidentally contains the ''second'' brightest star in the sky, Canopus).



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin Saint Martin]] is portrayed as a British colony in this film. While there were a few British settlements in the 1600s, the island was split between the Dutch and French by the time of the film's indeterminate 1700 time-frame.

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[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin Saint Martin]] is portrayed as a British colony in this film. While there were a few British settlements in the 1600s, the island was split between the Dutch and French by the time of the film's indeterminate 1700 time-frame.



* ArtisticLicenseShips: The movie relies on the premise that only a handful of sailors can navigate by stars, when just about every maritime vessel would need at least one person on board with that ability. This gets a lampshade when Carina is surprised that Barbossa can and he points out that of course he can, he's a captain.

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* ArtisticLicenseShips: The movie relies on the premise that only a handful of sailors can navigate by stars, when just about every maritime vessel in real life would need at least ''at least'' one person on board with that ability. This gets a lampshade when Carina is surprised that Barbossa can and he points out that of course he can, he's a captain.



* BermudaTriangle: The Devil's Triangle is clearly based after this legend. In real life, "Devil's Triangle" is actually just another name for the Bermuda Triangle, but navigational charts shown in the film reveal the two triangles are not the same location.



** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' established that Jack got his compass from Tia Dalma. Here he got from the old captain of the ''Wicked Wench'', back when he first started out as pirate.
*** He may have bartered it from Tia Dalma for the captain or he took it from him afterwards.
** Will's time on the ''Flying Dutchman'' has meant he's slowly began to mutate like Davy Jones. However Jones only became the [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} monster]] he did because he forsook his duty to ferry souls to the other side. It's a key plot point that Will took over as captain of the ship at the end of the 3rd movie, yet his appearance at the start of the film indicates he's just yet another crew member who happened to find his son before the others could.

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** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' established that Jack got his compass from Tia Dalma. Here he got from the old captain of the ''Wicked Wench'', back when he first started out as pirate.
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** Will's time on the ''Flying Dutchman'' has meant he's slowly began to mutate like Davy Jones. However Jones only became the [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} monster]] he did because he forsook his duty to ferry souls to the other side.side, which Will is not stated to have done. It's a key plot point that Will took over as captain of the ship at the end of the 3rd movie, yet his appearance at the start of the film indicates he's just yet another crew member who happened to find his son before the others could.



* CoolBoat: As always for the series. The ''Black Pearl'', the ''Flying Dutchman'', and introducing the ''Silent Mary''.

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* CoolBoat: As always for the series. The ''Black Pearl'', the ''Flying Dutchman'', the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' and introducing the ''Silent Mary''.


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* GratuitousEnglish: Strangely enough, the ''Silent Mary'' sports an English name despite being a Spanish Royal Navy ship (and according to the manual, a ship completely built in Spain, not a captured foreign one as one might think). Apparently, her name was going to be a much more credible ''Silenciosa María'', but it was later changed to English. Given that it is a ghost ship related to a "Devil's Triangle", it was probably done to make it a reference to the similar-sounding ''Mary Celeste'', a real life GhostShip that was thought to be a victim of the BermudaTriangle.


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* TorosYFlamenco: Salazar is a Spanish captain with a bullfighting-related nickname, El Matador del Mar ("matador" translates literally as "killer", but it is rarely used in Spanish language outside of bullfighting lingo).

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* AerithAndBob: "Salazar" is a believable Spanish surname, but "Lesaro" is not.


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* {{Spexico}}: "Salazar" is a Spanish-born surname, but it became very rare to hear in Spain after the Conquest of the Americas. Why? Because most people with that name migrated there.

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** With a reboot announced one year later, the movie [[spoiler:and its Sequel Hook]] are on the receiving end of this trope.

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* SupernaturalFloatingHair: Captain Salazar, possibly a result of him drowning in the Devil's Triangle, its curse preserving him and his crew in whatever state they were in when they died.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Far from the OnlySaneMan he was in the previous films, Gibbs is now just as cowardly, disloyal, and self-centered as the rest of the pirates.

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*** He may have bartered it from Tia Dalma for the captain or he took it from him afterwards.


[[caption-width-right:350:''The final adventure begins.'']]

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