A mysterious voodoo woman with unknown connections to Jack.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the sea, being the sea goddess Calypso.
- Ascended Extra: 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 actually a goddess and Davy Jones's lost love, this was probably very deliberate.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: After she is set free she is huge
- Barefoot Sage: She has many aspects of the sage/wise woman archetype (including giving cryptic advice to her visitors), and if the Disney Adventures comics are to believe, she doesn't wear shoes.
- The Kingdom Keepers series also describe her as perpetually barefoot.
- Bilingual Bonus: After being unbound, she says in a distorted voice, "Malfaiteur en Tombeau, Crochir l'Esplanade, Dans l'Fond d'l'eau!", which roughly translates to "Across all the seas, find the path to he who wrongfully entombed me!"
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: She's the goddess of the seas and is known to be as fickle and furious as the sea itself if provoked. She certainly doesn't seem to hold to human morality. In the end, her fury drives her to turn against the pirates, the navy, the company and Jones himself for their acts against her.
- Cluster F-Bomb: When asked about what she is shouting when she's ascended, the creators said she was basically screaming profanties akin to "F- you!"
- Cool Old Lady: She comes across as one, not that you'd ever guess her age just from looking at her.
- Cryptic Conversation: Much of what she says is confusing to those she talks to. It must be part of her "mysterious voodoo" thing.
- Delighting in Riddles: It is often assumed that her cryptic speech patterns are the result of this, and that she takes delight in allowing people to figure things out by themselves.
- Distaff Counterpart: A number of critics believe her to be an expy of Yoda due to the fact that both characters are swamp-dwelling eccentric sages with peculiar speech patterns.
- Does Not Like Shoes: 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◊.
- Everyone Has Standards: She's sickened at seeing the souls of those who died at sea just floating through the ocean to the afterlife instead of being ferried across to their rightful resting place as naturally intended. She shoots Pintel and Ragetti a withering Death Glare when they nearly disrespect the dead by trying to drop cannonballs on them.
- Facial Markings: Voodoo tattoos in her cheeks.
- God in Human Form: Calypso bound in human form.
- Hollywood Voodoo: Called a Voodoo queen in official sources.
- Hot Witch: Played with. Her actress is very attractive, and Tia Dalma is very seductive and sensual, but she also has blackened teeth and dirty clothes. (Then again, who in these movies does not have dirty clothes?)
- Lord of the Ocean: When she was the goddess of the seas, she had untold power over it, the Pirate lords trapping her in her human form specifically so that they could take command themselves.
- Mad Oracle: Subverted; Tia Dalma comes across like this, what with her hut full of weirdness, her speaking patterns, and seeming inability to directly answer questions, but she's quite sane.
- Necromancer: Resurrected Barbossa. It's implied she needs the corpse to resurrect someone and if they are "at peace" then it won't work even if she does have the corpse.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: If she'd never stood up Davy Jones, he wouldn't have gone bad and set about the conflict for the second and third movies.
- Perky Goth: Though goths obviously don't exist yet, she gives off this vibe with her friendly personality yet dark fashion and collection of macabre objects.Jack Sparrow: Tia Dalma, out and about, eh? You add an agreeable sense of the macabre to any delirium.
- Physical God: She's really the goddess of the sea known as Calypso.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep: After she turns back into Calypso, she speaks in a Voice of the Legion tone.
- Really 700 Years Old: She looks young but she's been alive for centuries.
- Rule of Symbolism: Being a living embodiment of the sea, being a Tsundere is appropriate. The open sea can be a sailor's best friend one moment, and an absolute bitch the next.
- Sadly Mythtaken: Calypso was a Mediterranean goddess, not a Caribbean one, and there were plenty of Caribbean figures to choose from. Although it is mentioned that as the goddess of the sea, she is a case of I Have Many Names.
- Sage Love Interest: She was one to Jack, (they "knew" each other previously) and possibly to some others she seduced while aiding them in mystic matters.
- Solitary Sorceress: Initially she lives in a hut in a swamp on an isolated island, as seen in Dead Man's Chest.
- The Tease: She acts flirtatiously to Jack and Will at different points. Unfortunately her fickle nature meant she didn't meet with Davy Jones at their agreed upon rendezvous, which contributed to his descent into villainy.
- Time Abyss: She's a goddess, so there's no telling how long she's been around for, but she was bound to a mortal form by the first Brethren Court.
- 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. Then the temper comes out. She even points this out to Davy Jones, commenting it was what he liked about her. Keep in mind, she is the Anthropomorphic Personification of the sea, and of course she tried to kill Jack in the past. She's every sailor's best friend and worst enemy at the same time. The difference between Jack and Davy is that the former understands this. Davy doesn't.
- Unstoppable Rage: After Will reveals to her that the one who taught the Brethren Court how to bind her was Davy Jones, her former lover, she snaps and ensnares both the Black Pearl and the Dutchman into a raging storm.
- Walking Spoiler: Not only is she Davy Jones's ex-lover, whom he cut his heart out over when he believed she betrayed him, she's also the sea goddess, Calypso, bound in human form by the Brethren Court, and wants revenge for her centuries of powerlessness.
- Wild Card: Cares not who wins as long as she is freed, though she has some sympathy for Jack Sparrow. Even when she's finally released, her response is something akin to "May the best man win".
- Woman Scorned: Lampshaded by Jack. She's not happy with the betrayals she suffered. She confirms to Jones that as soon as the Brethren Court frees her, the last thing they'll learn is how cruel she can be. When Will tells her Davy Jones was the one who told the first Brethren Court how to bind her, rather than return to him as she'd originally implied she'd do, she summons a maelstrom to destroy both the Flying Dutchman and The Black Pearl.
- The Worm That Walks: After being freed from her single form, she grows to immense size and then disperses into millions upon millions of crabs. This was hinted at earlier in the third movie when the crabs watching Jack in Davy Jones' Locker crawled under the hem of her dress.
- You No Take Candle: Averted (or perhaps subverted) on the "non-intelligent" part, otherwise played straight. Although it's 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.
Appears in: On Stranger Tides
A benign mermaid that Blackbeard captures while hunting for the Fountain of Youth, and whom Philip falls in love with.
- Beauty = Goodness: Philip says that her beauty is proof that she is one of God's creatures and not one of the accursed things that missed Noah's arc.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Why she genuinely falls for Philip; he's the only one demanding her humane treatment.
- Fantastic Romance: With Philip, a human.
- Godiva Hair: In mermaid form because of the lack of clothes.
- HeelFace Turn: Mermaids in general are pretty vicious creatures in this verse. She helps Jack and Philip in the climax.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Turns into one when forced to walk on land. In this situation, she looks no different from a non-clothed human girl.
- Meaningful Name: In multiple ways:
- Syrena sounds a lot like "siren".
- "Sirena" translates to mermaid in a number of languages.
- Mermaid Problem: Averted; mermaids are capable of turning their fins into legs.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Syrena's kin 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 less violent than the other members of her species. This makes them spot on for the original concept of mermaids.
- Pet the Dog: Even though she has no reason to do it given all Angelica has put her through, Syrena still provides the means to save her from being fatally poisoned in the climax.
- Token Good Teammate: The only mermaid who isn't a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. While the other mermaids lured men to their deaths, she rescued Philip from death.
A dog who has a habit of always turning up in the strangest places, carrying a ring of keys in his mouth.
- A Dog Named "Dog": He never gets an official name in-series, so he's usually just called the Prison Dog.
- Eat the Dog: 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. He's revealed to have escaped in the third movie.
- God Guise: After the credits in the second film; given how he inexplicably keeps showing up at crucial points, who's to say he's not?
- Mythology Gag: Prior to the film, the dog was the most memorable part of the Disney ride. As in the first film, he's holding the keys with two imprisoned pirates trying to beckon him over. Jack's line, "That dog is never going to give up the keys" is from one of the animatronic pirates.
- Noodle Incident: How does he keep showing up? There's a story there and it probably involves sea turtles.
- Really 700 Years Old: In dog years, at any rate. It is implied in the Price of Freedom novel that the dog has been around since Jack was just a child.
An officer in the employ of the King of Spain; he's the first party to set out after the Fountain of Youth, which prompts King George II to send Barbarossa to claim it for himself. This in turn, prompts Blackbeard (and Jack) to set sail as well, kicking off the plot for the entire fourth movie. For the most part he serves as a distant enemy to all the other seekers of the Fountain of Youth, actually ending up being the last to get there. His actions once getting there, however, have the most drastic consequences.
- Anti-Villain: 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.
- The Bad Guy Wins: while technically not a bad guy, he succeeds in his goal of destroying the Fountain of Youth.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Along with Blackbeard and Barbossa who are pursuing their own agendas during On Stranger Tides, the Spaniard is competing with them to find the Fountain of Youth. Though, of the three, he has the least screen time and really can't even be considered a villain.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: The reason the Spainard ordered his troops to hold their fire during Jack and Barbossa's escape; they can help their quest for the Fountain.
- Dashing Hispanic: A polite and effective Spanish officer ruthlessly pursuing the Fountain of Youth.
- The Dragon: He technically counts as one for the Spanish King, being the naval officer carrying out the plan of his boss (and a higher ranking threat to pirates).
- Enigmatic Minion: To the King of Spain. Until the end, we never hear his own thoughts or motives on the whole matter.
- Everyone Has Standards: He'll kill enemy soldiers but he'd rather not kill women if he doesn't have to.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Señorita, the chalices, por favor!
- Hero Antagonist: He's just an officer, a patriot and a Catholic doing what he believes to be best for his country, his king and his God.
- Knight Templar: The Fountain of Youth is essentially an evil artifact, so it's a good idea to destroy it even if his objections were dogmatic rather than moral.
- No Name Given: He doesn't introduce himself and is only ever referred to as "the Spaniard."
- Not Worth Killing: The Spaniard and his ships come across Barbossa's ship while hunting for the Fountain of Youth. Though outnumbered, the British prepare for an attack, only it never comes. The Spaniard doesn't even look in their direction because he doesn't think they're worth the time it'd take to crush them.
- Pet the Dog: Although he kills anyone who steps on his way, he refuses to kill a woman and kindly call her Senorita.
- Real Men Love Jesus:
- Judging by his words, he is offended by the Fountain's existence.Spaniard:Only God can grant eternal life; not this pagan water.
- This leads to a case of Fridge Brilliance. He disapproves of the Fountain of Youth, seeing it as an affront to God. One of the reasons the Bible condemns paganism was because paganism, in the time and place when those verses were written, involved Human Sacrifice. This depiction of the Fountain of Youth gets the "extra years" from Human Sacrifice. Furthermore, it does not grant eternal life; it just extends life for as long as the sacrifices keep coming and doesn't make you immortal just like he says.
- Judging by his words, he is offended by the Fountain's existence.
- Religious Bruiser: He's a devoted Catholic and badass willing to go up against zombie pirates and Blackbeard himself.
- Villain Respect: Not so much a villain as he is just a man on an opposing side but after Lieutenant Groves is shot dead while proclaiming the Fountain of Youth as the property of King George II, the Spaniard calmly tells his men to make a note of the man's bravery.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His duty to King and God is to destroy the Fountain of Youth. Anything that gets in his way is dead meat.
Scarlett and Giselle
A pair of painted strumpets first encountered in Tortuga in the films. They function as slapstick (or slap Jack, mostly) comic relief.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: If they show up in a scene, someone's getting one for offending them.
- Mythology Gag: Scarlett is based off the animatronic redhead from the "bride" auction part of the ride (whom Disney replaced with Redd the pirate in 2018). The short Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked aptly features an auction in which both her and Giselle find themselves sold to the highest bidder.
- The Oldest Profession: Never stated outright but obvious from their outfits, makeup, and behavior.Giselle: (to Scarlett) You? Corner of Dock Street and Third Avenue?
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Jack lays into both of them at the end of At World's End.
- Those Two Guys: They're always seen together, and they're source of slapstick humor.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They may fight over petty things and put each other down, but they seem to always make up in the end.