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The Flying Dutchman

    The Crew 
  • Animalistic Abomination: Combined with Humanoid Abomination. Many of them grow traits of sea creatures, frequently several different ones in the same body.
  • Body Horror: They are mutated into grotesque mishmashes of humans and sealife, and it goes worse over time until they merge with the ship itself.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Even if they became condemned to mutation as a consequence of a desperate and unholy bargain (or breaking a deal, in Jones's case), several of them enjoy quite unique abilities thanks to it, if highly unnerving ones.
  • Deal with the Devil: All of them accepted to become crewmen to escape death.
  • Ghost Pirate: In a technical sense, as many of them were pirates before joining the crew, and all are supernaturally Living on Borrowed Time after having died or meant to die. However, it gets subverted because, except by Jones, they are not immortal.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Including tentacles, sea snake mouths, giant crab pincers, dettachable heads and autonomous bodies...
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Jones cannot set foot on dry land, except once every ten years.


    Davy Jones 

Captain Davy Jones
"Life is cruel. Why should the afterlife be any different?"
Played By: Bill Nighy
Appears in: Dead Man's Chest | At World's End | Dead Men Tell No Tales

"Do you fear... death? Do you fear that dark abyss? All your deeds laid bare, all your sins punished? I can offer you an escape."

The supernatural ruler of the Seven Seas as the condemned captain of the Flying Dutchman. A fearsome captain, striking terror into the bravest of sailors, Jones became the stuff of various myths and legends of Pirate Lore, particularly relating to the Dutchman and Davy Jones' Locker.

  • Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble: How the European Spanish dub translated Bill Nighy's trademark weird delivery, combined with long, awkward mid-word pauses. It turns up into a true Speech Impediment at some points, adding some extra Body Horror by implying that Jones actually struggles to talk through his sea-mutated throat.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Though a monster both figuratively and literally, Jones' death is a surprisingly sad affair. Just when he's given new hope that he and Calypso could be together again, she finds out he was the one who told the original Brethren Court how to bind her. In her fury, she release a maelstrom and Jones cries out in rage and pain when he realizes he's lost her again. When his heart is stabbed, he sadly says her name before his lifeless body falls overboard into the whirlpool she created.
  • Anti-Villain: Of the Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds variety. He has one Tear Jerker of a backstory, but remains needlessly brutal and ruthless.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Will Turner. Will is determined to put an end to Jones in order to free his long-lost father from the Dutchman, though this jeopardizes Will's relationship with Elizabeth. In the end, Will is mortally wounded by Jones, but he manages to kill Jones with Jack's help. However, he's forced to take Jones' place as the captain of the Flying Dutchman, unable to be with Elizabeth but only one day in every ten years. Though their son Henry manages to free his father, the stinger of the fifth movie shows that Will might not be free of Jones yet.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: He attempts to make one over whatever or not Jack can truly stomach making Will to serve his one hundred years aboard the Dutchman. Its effect is debatable.
    Jones: I keep the boy. Ninety-nine souls. But I wonder Sparrow: can you live with this? Can you condemn an innocent man, a friend, to a lifetime of servitude in your name while you roam free?
    Jack: [looks hesitantly aside for a second before changing his mood] Yep. I'm good with it. [...] [after Jones has left] I feel sullied and unusual.
    • Gets one turned against him, when Will asks whether he cut his own heart out, after Calypso betrayed him, or after he betrayed her. Based on his response it hit home, implying the latter.
  • Back from the Dead: As his cameo in Dead Man Tell No Tales reveals.
  • Bad Boss: He's feared even by the mussels clinging to his ship, which retreat into their shells at the sound of his approach, employs a sadistic Bo'sun to motivate his crew with a whip, and forces a man to whip his own son rather than let said Bo'sun do it.
    Maccus: You'll trust us to act in your stead?
    Jones: I'll trust you to know what awaits should you fail!
  • Badass Beard: His beard is made of tentacles. When Calypso briefly shows his former human pirate form, he sports a long, white badass beard as well.
  • Beat Still, My Heart: Jones 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 part of the ritual for becoming the Dutchman's captain. At least, it became part to the ritual after Jones, according to a deleted scene in World's End, cut out his heart and cursed it so that whoever destroyed it would be forced to serve as the Dutchman's new captain.
  • Berserk Button: Quite a few: Jack Sparrow and all connected to him, Calypso and anything connected to her and betrayal in general.
  • Big Bad: The main threat to Jack's soul in Dead Man's Chest.
  • Break the Haughty: At World's End is basically this all the way through for him. He's forced to be Demoted to Dragon for a Smug Snake, he's repeatedly bossed around on his own ship, he's forced to be near his heart at all times and keep experiencing the very emotions he hates, he was forced to kill his beloved Kraken offscreen, and he's ultimately killed and replaced after he finally breaks free enough to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • The Cameo: Appears in Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Catchphrase: "Do you fear death?"
  • Combat Tentacles: Jones uses his tentacle beard to kill Mercer via facial Orifice Invasion.
  • Cthulhumanoid: His current tentacly appearance is the result of Jones not performing his duties to Calypso as expected.
  • Deal with the Devil: "Do you fear death?" If you do, you can join his ship.
  • Death Glare: Jones has a very intimidating stare; helped by his Cthulhu-esque appearance.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Formerly the main villain of the second film, Jones becomes The Dragon for Beckett in the third. Although he decides to kill Mercer, Beckett's lieutenant in the final battle, his allegiance was hardly relevant by that point.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Losing his love was his, and led to his current condition.
  • Divine Date: He fell in love with Calypso, a sea goddess. Unfortunately for them both, she's as fickle and treacherous as the sea itself.
  • Disney Villain Death: Sorta. He's already dead by the time the body falls. But he didn't stay dead for long.
  • Domain Holder: Controls the Locker, an Eldritch Location somewhere in the afterlife. If you really piss him off (as Jack learns the hard way between Dead Man's Chest and At World's End), he won't "just" kill you, but send you there to experience your personal worst fears forever (or at least indefinitely). It's unknown if Will takes over as this after replacing Jones, though.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone is afraid of him. Given that he controls the fate of all those who die at sea, its not that hard to understand why.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Lampshaded by Hector Barbossa:
    Barbossa: Better were the days when mastery of 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. You all know this to be true!
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene in Dead Man's Chest shows both his cruelty and menace, but also his deep scars from having his heart broken by Calypso (though we do not learn the specifics until At World's End).
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He is shown to be visibly distraught over Cutler Beckett forcing him to kill the Kraken. And despite attempts to do so, it's clear that he can't truly bring himself to hate Calypso, as proven during their meeting on the Black Pearl during At World's End:
    Jones: My heart will always belong to you.
  • Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: He has many octopus-like features, most prominently a big beard of tentacles.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Will Turner given Jones' backstory. Will is devoted to Elizabeth, the love of his life, and will risk anything for her. Davy Jones was similar, a mortal, implied-to-be-good man who was devoted to the love of his life, to the point where he sacrificed ten years of his life captaining the Dutchman at her request. Yet when his lover betrayed him, Jones became vengeful and cruel. Will, on the other hand, eventually becomes the new captain of the Dutchman following Jones' death, and serves as his Redeeming Replacement, ferrying the souls of those who die at sea as originally intended, while his own lover, Elizabeth, continues to remain faithful to him.
  • Evil Laugh: It's more of a full-throated chuckle and it's very scary.
  • Evil Makes You Monstrous: 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. When Will Turner takes up the role as originally intended, he retains his original appearance and Jones' crew turn human-looking again.
  • Evil vs. Evil: His "alliance" with the East India Trading Company is not a happy one, and he takes the first opportunity he has to turn on them.
  • Face–Heel Turn: 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). After the betrayal, however, no more.
  • Fantastic Romance: Jones was still a mortal man when he fell in love with a sea goddess, Calypso.
  • Flying Dutchman: He captains the ship itself in his eternal patrol of the sea for the dead and dying.
  • For the Evulz: By the time of the films, he seems to have no other motive but causing pain and suffering for the sake of it.
  • Genre Blind: Davy Jones, a sailor of all people, fails to recognize the fact the sea is fickle, and should have expected the Anthropomorphic Personification to be no different.
  • Ghost Pirate: Of a sort. He's technically undead, having carved his own heart from his body.
  • Hero Killer: Literally, too. He does in Will by his own hand, along with Jack and Norrington by proxy, though admittedly only one of those stuck.
  • Heartbroken Badass: 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!
  • Hidden Depths: He might be a cruel and outright psychopathic murderer, but he's also a wicked good organist, who provides his own Leitmotif. His cruelty is also the result of broken heart, and/or self-loathing for the way he got revenge for said broken heart.
  • Home Field Advantage: When he's on the Flying Dutchman or over water, he can teleport.
  • I Am the Noun: "I am the sea."
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He invokes this after revealing he was the one who showed the Brethren Court how to bind Calypso in human form. Will calls him out on it.
    Will: You loved her. She's the one. And then you betrayed her.
    Davy Jones: She pretended to love me. She betrayed me!
  • Implacable Man: Without his heart, the most you can do is slow him down. In At World's End, he powers through almost all the major characters before Jack finally helps Will stab the heart. Although Dead Men Tell No Tales reveals that not even stabbing him in the heart kept him down for long.
  • Interim Villain: Jones took over as the Big Bad from Barbossa. Barbossa became the Sixth Ranger, Jones was Demoted to Dragon in the following movie, and the Big Bad archetype lies on the shoulders of Cutler Beckett.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Calypso. He's human (or was) and she is most decidedly not.
  • Jackass Genie: When Jones makes an offer of a reprieve from death in exchange for a hundred years of service, he neglects to inform those he's bargaining with that not only will they physically transform into monsters, but that eventually they'll lose their minds and physically merge with The Flying Dutchman indefinitely.
  • Karmic Transformation: Jones' transformation from an immortal man into a tentacle-faced monster is due to his neglect of his duties.
  • Kick the Dog: Jones makes a habit out of doing this to spite the world for his own misery.
    • Jones is introduced ordering a religious survivor from one of his raids killed because the man refused his Deal with the Devil.
    • Bootstrap Bill Turner offers to take the five lashes the Bosun is going to give Will in his place. When Jones finds out that Will is Bootstrap's son, he orders Bootstrap to be the one to deliver the lashes himself. Jones takes visible delight in seeing a father whip his son.
    • Forcing Bootstrap Bill to watch as his Kraken destroys the ship Will is on.
    • While particularly incensed, Jones orders his men to murder all the survivors of one of his raids rather than extend the traditional offer to any of them to join his crew.
    • Stabbing Will Turner in the heart right in front of Elizabeth, after realizing they're in love as a last act of spite.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: His suffocation of Mercer with his tentacles.
  • Large Ham: Mostly due to the way he accentuates certain wordsuh. He's played by Bill Nighy, after all.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Can snap a sword in half or hurl a grown man vertically upwards one-handed, one of the best swordsmen 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 Mighty Glacier in short distances.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: 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 Eternal Love with Calypso. It ends up subverted, as he is ultimately bitter and miserable about his own existence due to what he perceives as Calypso's betrayal.
  • Lord of the Ocean: With Calypso gone, Davy Jones takes over as the high supernatural authority over the Seven Seas.
  • Love Is a Weakness: His belief given his own history as a Heartbroken Badass.
    Davy Jones: Ah. Love. A dreadful bond... and yet, so easily severed.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His evil is caused by a broken heart.
  • Manly Tears: 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. He sheds a Single Tear over Calypso. Then he realizes someone's brought his heart into close proximity with him, thus intensifying his emotions, and gets mad.
  • Mobile Menace: 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 (either due to magic or just the way the sails are rigged) and is functionally a submersible.
  • Motif: His locket's song, which he plays constantly on a massive pipe organ. This is shared with Tia Dalma on her own identical locket.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Invoked. After finding out that Calypso was the woman Jones loved, and that he betrayed her to the Brethren Court, Jones insists that she lied to and betrayed him, and he was only getting even with her. Will doesn't buy it, and asks after which betrayal did Jones cut his own heart out.
  • Mysterious Past: His time as a mortal man prior to meeting Calypso is unknown.
  • Nice Hat: The points of his hat curve up like horns, to further emphasize his Satanic nature.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: The only way to kill him is stabbing him in the heart. Which isn't even in his body and even then he still comes back.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: He plays it with his beard. Apparently the organ had been grown from the coral in Jones' quarters.
  • Power Pincers: 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 led 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.
  • Recurring Riff: The tune he plays on his organ... with his beard.
  • Rules Lawyer:
    • 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 thirteen 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"? (Evil Laugh)
    • A semi-example is when he agrees to let Will go... but adds that it will be the very next time they make port, which they never will.
    • He also gets around the problem of not being able to set foot on land apart from once every 10 years by having his crew place buckets of seawater to where he wants to go.
  • Sadist: In contrast to Beckett who is standard sociopath that just doesn't care about killing thousands of people, Jones actually enjoys being cruel for the sake of cruelty. Calypso claims he was never a cruel man before his transformation, so presumably his newfound sadism is because he wants others to share in his own misery.
  • Satanic Archetype: A malicious supernatural figure who makes deals with dying and desperate men in exchange for their souls.
  • Sequel Hook: His appearance in The Stinger of Dead Men Tell No Tales.
  • Shout-Out: Davy Jones's appearance bears a strong resemblance to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu, with Cthulhu being described as "...a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet..." according to The Call of Cthulhu.
  • Shrouded in Myth Very few people had seen him and lived to tell the tale, and his exact history were a mystery to all but himself and Calypso.
  • Soul Jar: The Dead Man's Chest, which contains his heart.
  • Space Master: He demonstrates some shades of this. Even when out of range of his Locker (where he's a full-on Domain Holder), he can still teleport, phase through walls, etc.
  • Skyward Scream: After discovering that his heart has been stolen. Interestingly, Jack wasn't the one who stole it: Norrington was.
    Jones: Damn you, Jack SPAROOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: 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.
  • The Starscream: To Beckett. He has to obey the guy under pain of death, and so he looks for every opportunity to overthrow him.
  • Straw Nihilist: To quote the man himself: "Life is cruel, why should afterlife by any different?"
  • The Captain: Feared captain of the legendary Flying Dutchman.
  • Together in Death: As he dies, he reverently whispers Calypso's name, before falling into the sea's embrace. Then he came back.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Both he and Calypso keep a locket which plays a somber version of Jones' Motif. She's seen imprisoned listening to it at one point, only for Jones to start his locket's tune after hers finishes.
  • Tragic Villain: It's not hard to sympathize with him when he was essentially driven into villainy for his lost love. See Star-Crossed Lovers and Heartbroken Badass.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Jones is not much of a manipulator or strategist; he only takes on desperate people and still winds up being outsmarted. He largely coasts through confrontations with his immense power, and is thus far the only character to be disarmed by Jack in a sword-fight. Even his moments as The Starscream depend on Tia Dalma's cooperation. As he was once a fierce and dangerous sailor as a mortal man, it could be that his more intelligent, tactical mind has atrophied. Why bother with complex psychological games when you can sic the Kraken on people?
  • Villain Has a Point: When Jack tries to appeal to the fact that he didn't commandeer The Black Pearl for ten years out of the thirteen years they agreed due to Barbossa's mutiny, Jones points out that Jack has insisted for all those years that the Pearl is his ship and demanded to be called Captain. Jack drops his argument after that and instead offers Jones souls in his place.
  • Violent Glaswegian: 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.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He gives one to his ex, Calypso, demanding to know why, after ten years of faithful service, she abandoned him rather than be with him as she promised. Her response?
    Calypso: It's my nature. Would you love me if I was anything but what I am?
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: With a strong overlap with Jerkass Woobie. It's implied that Davy Jones was a much better person as a mortal man, as he sacrificed ten years of his life to captain The Flying Dutchman at the request of the woman he loved, dutifully ferrying the souls of those who died at sea to the afterlife. However, when the time came for his job to end and he could finally be with his beloved again, she wasn't there. In response to his own heartache, he cut out his heart and neglected his duties, turning himself into a monster both figuratively and literally. By the time of the films Jones' only purpose in life seems to be hurting others, but whenever he's alone or reminded of his ex, Jones expresses deep sadness and pain, showing him to be a pitiful, heartbroken man who wants the world to share in his misery.
  • Would Hit a Girl: His reaction to Elizabeth Swann boarding his ship.
    Jones: Harridan! You'll see no mercy from me!!

    Will Turner 

See here.


First Mate



Played By: Dermot Keaney

First Mate aboard the Flying Dutchman under Captain Davy Jones.

  • An Axe to Grind: He seems to use a boarding axe as his main weapon, but he's good with a sword as well.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: His left hand is mostly skeletal.
  • The Dragon: Davy Jones' First Mate. He still gets whipped.
  • Eye Scream: Maccus' left eye has forced itself to the side of his head, where a hammerhead shark's eye would be.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Reverts back to his human form and helps the Black Pearl to destroy Becket''s ship. When the surviving Flying Dutchman crewmen turn human, a man with the same axe is shown.
  • Mauve Shirt: He gets the most screentime and lines of the Flying Dutchman's crew, in no small part for being the most visually distinctive and expressive one.
  • Meaningful Name: Maccus means "hammer" in Celtic and Maccus is a hammerhead shark hybrid.
  • Mook Lieutenant: As Davy Jones' first mate, Maccus is often shown reporting directly to his Captain or commanding the rest of the crew in Jones' stead, such as on Isla Cruces.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Comes with being half-shark.
  • Shark Man: Due to being part of Davy Jones' damned crew, he partly mutated into a hammerhead shark.
  • Slasher Smile: Flashes one near the end of Dead Man's Chest when he realizes that Davy Jones is about to unleash the Kraken on the Black Pearl.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Koleniko and Clanker; the three are shown playing Liar's Dice together.


    Jimmy Legs 

Jimmy Legs

Played By: Christopher Adamson
Appears in: Dead Man's Chest | At World's End

"Impeding me in my duties? You'll share the punishment!"

The bosun aboard the Flying Dutchman, under the command of Captain Davy Jones. He was known as a harsh taskmaster, and took sadistic pleasure in demanding the impossible from the crew.

  • Bad Boss: He's third in the Dutchman's hierarchy after Davy Jones and Maccus, and is quite sadistic in his treatment of the crew.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: According to Bootstrap, when giving other sailors A Taste of the Lash, he "prides himself on cleaving flesh from bone at every swing." Eugh.
  • Karma Houdini: Reverts to human form at the end, and gets no comeuppance for his sadism. Unless his new captain, Will, decides to rectify this offscreen.
  • Whip It Good: He's skilled with a whip, and enjoys being the one to dole out punishment or motivation.


Head Gunner



Played By: Jonathan Linsley

  • Fat Bastard: Quite chubby.
  • Gutted Like a Fish: Will cuts Ogilvey's belly open with his sword when the Dutchman crew attack him on the scuttled ship, though he survives.
  • Guttural Growler: His single line in the series ("Aye, Captain") reveals him to be this.




Played By: Clive Ashburn

  • Two-Faced: The right side of his face has taken the characteristics of a puffer fish.



Played By: Jason Kakebeen

  • Meaningful Name: His body is covered in seaweed, giving him a symbolic green beard.
  • Plant Person: Or rather seaweed person. According to promotional materials, he doesn't need to eat or sleep.

Other Crew Members

    Bootstrap Bill 

William "Bootstrap Bill" Turner
Played By: Stellan Skarsgård (2006-07)
"I'm part of the ship... part of the ship, part of the crew..."

Will Turner 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.

  • And I Must Scream: 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... only to find himself slowly and painfully merging with the Dutchman, losing his mind and his memories and going insane.
  • Berserk Button: Flies into a rage and attacks Davy Jones when he stabs Will, which causes Bill to go Papa Wolf on Jones. This distraction allowed Jack to help Will stab Jones's heart, thus killing him, and saving Will's life.
  • Big "NO!": Has one when Davy Jones sics the Kraken on a ship Will is on.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: All crewmen under Davy Jones slide slowly into this state.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Subverted, as he turns out to not have such an excuse. Bootstrap admits that he left Will and his mother to go pirating not for his son's benefit, but because he wanted to.
  • Defiant to the End: 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?
  • Fate Worse than Death: Merged into the Flying Dutchman which removed his mobility and causes memory loss. He also had this when Barbossa strapped a cannon to him and pushed him off the Black Pearl, leaving him unable to die while the curse was still on the crew. Bootstrap also intended this for the rest of Barbossa's crew by sending off his single coin to his son Will, so the crew would remain cursed, punishing them for their mutiny against Jack.
  • Not-So-Badass Longcoat: A long, tattered black coat (that is somehow long enough to drag on the ground when being worn by a 6'3" man) accentuates his stooped posture and general air of misery.
  • Papa Wolf: He flying tackles Davy Jones when he threatens his son.
  • Parental Abandonment: Left Will to try to find a good life in the seas. Didn't work out.
  • Token Good Teammate: Bootstrap Bill is the most humane member of Davy Jones' crew both in appearance and spirit. Before that, he was also this to Barbossa's cursed crew aboard The Black Pearl. He was the only one who didn't like overthrowing Jack, and to punish them all for it, he sent his piece of Aztec gold to Will in order to leave the entire crew permanently cursed.
  • Trauma Conga Line: 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.
  • Undying Loyalty: Seems he had this for Jack when he was part of his initial crew of the Black Pearl, since he is the only crew member who disagreed with Barbossa's mutiny, which started off his Trauma Conga Line.



Played By: Winston Ellis

Another crew member of the Flying Dutchman. He serves as Captain Davy Jones's bodyguard.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is not on his job for nothing. In the fight against Elizabeth, Pintel and Ragetti, he is cut down many times by all three and keeps coming.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Not only because Jones can guard himself just fine, but also because he is immortal as long as his heart is not pierced, while Palifico is not.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields a dao and a cutlass.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Is always by Jones's side, and except by Boostrap Bill he is possibly the crewman with most lines.



Played By: Andy Beckwith

A crew member serving aboard the Flying Dutchman, under the command of Captain Davy Jones.

  • Dissonant Serenity: He is often the first to laugh during tense moments, even whenever they involve Jones himself.
  • Epic Flail: His main weapon is a pair of balls on chains.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Has barnacles covering his left eye.
  • The Hyena: He is a sadistic bastard with a perennial Evil Laugh, which promotional materials point out.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He falls into the maelstrom after being whacked by Jack while high on a rope, but he later appears among the surviving crewmembers going back to human.



Played By: Reggie Lee & Ho-Kwan Tse
Appears in: Dead Man's Chest | At World's End

"Aunido! Aunido! Follow my voice! Follow my voice! To the left— no, turn around! Go to the right, go to— no... that's a tree."

A crewman on the Flying Dutchman. Perpetually unlucky.

  • Cranium Chase: Provides his quote.
    "Aunido! Aunido! Follow my voice! Follow my voice! To the left— no, turn around! Go to the right, go to— no... that's a tree."
  • Losing Your Head: This is his entire function as a character.
  • Punny Name: Hadras = Headless. He's even credited as "Headless" in Dead Man's Chest.
  • Uncertain Doom: He fell into the Maelstrom during the final battle. However, knowing the nature of the Flying Dutchmen crew, it is possible he survived and reverted back to his human form.



Played By: Peter Donald Badalamenti II

A shrimp like crewman, the shortest man in the Dutchman's crew.

  • Depraved Dwarf: Shortest guy in the crew and is seen holding a knife to Marty's throat.
  • Living Prop: Mostly stands in the background while the taller crew members do all the work.
  • The Voiceless: Never says a word.



Played By: Rene Auberjonois

A huge, anglerfish-shaped crewman.

  • The Brute: He is big and burly, and is often tasked with pushing the Kraken's bell wheel.



Played By: Patrick Hume

A quite mutated member of the crew.

  • Cool Sword: He wields the snout of a sawfish as a makeshift sword.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: Has some tube worms hanging in the shape of dreadlocks.
  • Epic Flail: Also uses a pulley as a flail. He knocks Will down with it.
  • Flower Mouth: His mouth has been replaced by weird mandibles.



Played By: Marc Joseph

A starfish-themed crewman.

  • Eye Scream: Has a clam in the place of an eye. Whether he lost it before or after mutating is unknown.
  • Healing Factor: According to promotional materials, he can regenerate any part of his body due to his starfish traits.
  • Slippery as an Eel: Has a moray eel living on his chest.

     Two Head 

Two Head

Played By: Chris and Michael Symonds

Two crew members fused together.

  • Conjoined Twins: Became this after joining the crew. Apparently, they were born as regular twins but ended up fusing together as a consequence of their mutation.



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An eel-headed member of the Dutchman's crew. He only shows up in At World's End, but he gets a lot of focus in the battle scenes compared to some of the other crew. One of the very few Flying Dutchman crewmembers to perish during battle.

  • Gender Bender: Oddly enough, there's some early concept art which shows Morey as a woman. The character's gender was probably changed early in the design stage.
  • Killed Off for Real: He's not shown regaining human form after Will takes command of the Dutchman, so the decapitation probably worked. It should be noted that he is gone from the Black Pearl soon after, implying that Barbossa likely pushed him into Maelstrom afterwards.
  • Meaningful Name: Morey, because his physical appearance resembles a moray eel.
  • Off with His Head!: Courtesy of Hector Barbossa, in the Maelstrom Battle.
  • Slippery as an Eel: Has an eel's head and neck. He bites people in the face.
  • The Speechless: Speaks only in hisses, probably because he doesn't have a proper larynx.

    The Kraken 

The Kraken
Appears in: Dead Man's Chest

Davy Jones: "Let no joyful voice be heard! Let no man look up at the sky with hope! And let this day be cursed by we who ready to wake... 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 and finally catches him at the climax. In At World's End, it's killed off unceremoniously to hit home the theme of the passing of an age.


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