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Brethren Court

    Mistress Ching 

Mistress Ching

Played By: Takayo Fischer
Appears in: At World's End

Pirate Lord of the Pacific Ocean, a blind Chinese woman who is one of the most feared and respected pirates in the world.

  • Cool Old Lady: Getting on in years, but still captain of her feared fleet. Can hold off pirates and sailors alike in swordplay.
  • The Dreaded: Mistress Ching has earned her reputation as a Pirate Lord for a reason. Owning a huge fleet of junk shipsnote , loyal crews, brothels, gambling houses, and many brutal followers who would execute victims without mercy.
  • Iron Lady: Fits the trope to a tee. Tough, stoic, unflappable (most of the time), and has great respect for both the pirate code and from other seafarers.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Ching may be a notorious pirate, but she won't dare bad talk the pirate's code or Captain Teague, as shown when Jack Sparrow rhetorically asks if the Pirate Lords will not keep to the code when he crowns Elizabeth the Pirate King, and they all fall silent.
  • MacGuffin: Holds one of the nine pieces of eight required to free Calypso from her bonds, specifically a pair of old spectacles.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: She may be based on Ching Shih, a Chinese pirate who had a short reign but a large fleet of ships.
  • Off with His Head!: How her assassins and men prefer to kill their victims.
  • Pirate Girl: A pirate in her prime, but still has the largest fleet in the world.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She openly objects to Elizabeth being voted the Pirate King, but accepts it when Teague gives the Pirate Lords a Death Glare and asks Elizabeth what her plans are to combat Beckett's forces.
  • Retired Monster: Ching is able to retire properly, living in Canton as a wealthy lady.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The lone female Pirate Lord until Elizabeth walts in with Sao Feng's titles.
  • This Means Warpaint: Sports white makeup on her face, giving her a frightening look, though it may just be per traditions of her culture.
  • Wretched Hive: Ran many brothels and gambling houses in her domain.
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    Sri Sumbhajee Angria 

Sri Sumbhajee Angria

Played By: Marshall Manesh
Appears in: At World's End

Pirate Lord of the Indian Ocean. An elderly, bearded Hindu priest who speaks little, and has a number of followers who speak on his behalf. He is well-off, living in a palace in Bombay.

  • A God Am I: May consider himself a god, since his followers revere him like a religious figure, and he even created his own currency.
  • Badass Beard: Sports a large bushy beard the splits in two from his nose and mouth.
  • Ethnic Magician: Some fear Sri Sumbhajee, believing he may have magical powers.
  • Hidden Depths: Remains silent deliberately to conceal his squeaky voice, but speaks up when the Brethren Court decide to go to war, earning an amused smile from Jack Sparrow.
  • Historical Domain Character: As with the above, Sri Sumbhajee might have been based on the Maratha Navy admiral Kanhoji Angre, who raided English shipping on the Indian coast and was referred to as a pirate in English records.
  • MacGuffin: He owns one of the nine pieces of eight required to free Calypso from her bonds. His piece is a snuff box.
  • Magical Asian: He is a murderous pirate, but known to be very wise.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Uses a number of crewmen to speak on his behalf, considering how high-pitched his voice actually is.
  • The Red Baron: Terror of the Arabian Sea.
  • Screw the Rules, It's the Apocalypse!: Objects to needing to follow the code to nominate a Pirate King, and the Brethren Court should just go to war anyway. Teague doesn't take kindly to this and shoots one of his minions dead for even suggesting the code should be ignored.
  • Sinister Minister: A Hindu priest who happens to be a pirate.
  • Third-Person Person: When Barbossa calls for a ruling from Captain Teague:
    Barbossa: As per the code, an act of war— and this be exactly that— can only be declared by the Pirate King.
    Jack: You made that up!
    Barbossa: Did I now? I call on Captain Teague, keeper of the Code.
    Sri Sumbhajee: Sri Sumbhajee proclaim this all to be folly! Hang the Code! Who cares if— [Captain Teague fires a warning shot at Sri Sumbhajee]
    • Later on, when voting for the Pirate King:
    Sri Sumbhajee: Sri Sumbhajee votes for Sri Sumbhajee.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Surprises everyone with his shrill voice.

    Gentleman Jocard 

Gentleman Jocard

Played By: Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Appears in: At World's End

Pirate Lord of the Atlantic Ocean. A former slave who insighted a revolt against his master, whose name he stole, and became the captain of the slaves he freed.

  • Affably Evil: Seems very polite and reasonable. He is called "Gentleman" for a reason, though that is actually the stolen name of his former, deceased slave master.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Jack Sparrow.
  • Karmic Death: Delivers this to King Samuel, the man who enslaved him to begin with, and inherits his piece of eight and position as Pirate Lord of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • MacGuffin: Holds one of the nine pieces of eight which can release Calypso from her bonds. His is a tobacco clipper.
  • Made a Slave: Made a slave by an English trader named Gentleman Jocard. He kicked off a Slave Liberation, later becoming their captain.
  • Oh, Crap!: Reacts this way when Barbossa and Elizabeth suggest freeing Calypso.
  • Scary Black Man: While we never see anything frightening onscreen, Jocard's reputation as a former slave-turned-Pirate Lord makes him this. We do know he was very barbaric and cut out his victims' tongues.
  • Supreme Chef: Proved to be a talented chef, rescued by Jack Sparrow and served as a chef aboard the Black Pearl until he turned to piracy full-time.
  • Tongue Trauma: Orders Barbossa's tongue to be cut out when he proposes releasing Calypso from her bonds.

    Ammand the Corsair 

Ammand the Corsair

Played By: Ghassan Massoud
Appears in: At World's End

Pirate Lord of the Black Sea. A pirate who leads the Barbary Corsair against Christian "infidels" and Captain Villanueva's own forces.

  • Badass Mustache: Sports a distinguished curling mustache.
  • Determinator: A very stubborn, prideful man who will never stop til he gets what he wants.
  • Faith–Heel Turn: Implied. Has a deep hatred for Christianity and targets "infidel" Christians. He has stolen church property, attacked Christian merchant ships, and assaulted a nun.
  • Happy Dance: Performs one after Beckett's ship is sunk.
  • Large Ham: Implied in the tie-in books and video games.
    Ammand: There will be no conclave without...
    Jack Sparrow: I know...without the "great Captain Ammand".
  • MacGuffin: Holds one of the nine pieces of eight needed to free Calypso from her bonds. His is a small chalice.
  • Sinister Scimitar: Wields one.

    Eduardo Villanueva 

Captain Eduardo Villanueva

Played By: Sergio Calderón
Appears in: At World's End

Pirate Lord of the Adriatic Sea. A Badass Spaniard with a short temper, and a rivalry with both Ammand the Corsair and Capitaine Chevalle.

  • Badass Spaniard: One of Spain's most notorious privateers, raiding and sinking ships across the seas.
  • Bar Brawl: Amongst his many crimes.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Gets into a brawl with Chevalle during the fourth Brethren Court over whether or not they should free Calypso, leading to the fight in the court.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Shouts out in Spanish when Barbossa, Elizabeth, and Jack all suggest radical ideas.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Has a short fuse and prone to getting into fights.
  • MacGuffin: Holds one of the nine pieces of eight needed to free Calypso from her bonds. His are the broken remains of a glass bottle.
  • The Rival: To Chevalle

    Chevalle 

Capitaine Chevalle

Played By: Marcel Iures
Appears in: At World's End

Pirate Lord of the Mediterranean Sea. A foppish, former member of the French aristocracy, Chevalle has fallen on hard times when the fourth Brethren Court is summoned, and is known as the "penniless Frenchman". He has a heated rivalry with Villaneuva.

  • Affably Evil: Very dignified, reasonable, and sensible in his mannerisms and decisions.
  • Agent Peacock: Dresses like a French ponse but is a ruthless Pirate Lord, complete with a long wig, makeup, and fancy if faded clothes.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Quite cowardly when it comes to the idea of releasing Calypso.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: Becomes angered by Villanueva threatens him with a pistol when he refuses to free Calypso. They then get into a brawl.
  • MacGuffin: Holds one of the nine pieces of eight needed to free Calypso from her bonds. His is a playing card.
  • The Rival: To Villanueva.
  • Upper-Class Twit:Subverted. Dresses like one, but is certainly more intelligent and tactful.

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     Sao Feng 

Captain Sao Feng

Played By: Chow Yun-fat
Appears in: At World's End

"There is no honor in remaining with the losing side, leaving it for the winning side... that's just good business."

The 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 to pass on his captaincy, lordship, and Piece of Eight to Elizabeth.


  • Advertised Extra: The marketing for At World's End made him out to be one of the main characters of the movie, on par with Jack, Will, Elizabeth and Barbossa. In reality, he's a secondary character who's unceremoniously killed about half-way through.
  • Attempted Rape: He doesn't get further than planting a Forceful Kiss on Elizabeth (whom he mistakenly believes to be Calypso), but his dialogue moments beforehand clearly implies he's going to go farther.
    Sao Feng: I would have your gifts, if you choose to give them.
    Elizabeth: And if I should choose not?
    Sao Feng: Then I will take... your fury!
  • Bald of Evil: He's a pirate, a traitor and an attempted rapist who's bald.
  • Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me: When he mistakes Elizabeth for Calypso he meets with her in private after giving her new clothes and tries to seduce her.
  • Beard of Evil: He's a pirate with a beard and Fu Manchu mustache.
  • Bodyguard Babes: He has twin sisters, Lian and Park, working as his personal bodyguards. Unfortunately they're killed relatively quickly in At World's End.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: His role is to provide Will and Barbossa the charts to the underworld, and to pass his piece of eight (and captaincy) onto Elizabeth after dying. Basically a walking plot device.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Tends to happen a lot among pirates, but Sao Feng betrays Jack and Barbossa to Will, then Will to Beckett, then Beckett to the Brethren Court in short order depending on which of them will get him what he wants.
  • Death Equals Redemption: As he lays dying, he gives Elizabeth, whom he believes to be Calypso and whom he just assaulted, his Piece of Eight and his captaincy so she can free herself from her bonds. His final words are begging her to forgive him.
  • Dirty Coward: What Elizabeth calls him, though he generally seems less cowardly than self-interested.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He randomly dies when The Flying Dutchman fires a cannonball through his quarters without warning. He lingers just long enough to give Elizabeth his captaincy and his Piece of Eight.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: One of the reasons he's pissed off at Barbossa and Elizabeth when they come to meet him is that he (correctly) believes they sent Will to steal his charts from his revered uncle's temple.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has ominous crisscrossing scars running down the left side of his face, one under his right eye, and more on his lower, right lip.
  • Hypocrite: He's not happy when Beckett breaks his word at the drop of a hat. He doesn't seem to realise that after betraying Turner and responded to his accusation that they agreed to let him take over the Pearl that you did own the Black Pearl, it would be fitting for Mercer to reply to him the same thing
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: His reason for initially siding with Cutler Beckett over the Brethren Court. He believes Beckett has the best chance of winning the war and he wants to survive. He only defects back to the Court after Barbossa tells him about Calypso and how she can help them win.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He tries to seduce Elizabeth, believing her to be Calypso, then tries to force himself on her when that fails.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He dies after being impaled with a spike of shrapnel from his ship after a canon fired on it.
  • Moral Myopia: He's outraged when Beckett betrays him and plans on taking the Black Pearl for himself, after promising it to him. This, despite the fact that Sao Feng just betrayed Will Turner and took the Pearl from him after promising it to him.
  • Noodle Incident: He has a past history with Jack and claims Jack did him a great insult, to the point where he'd only help bring him back from the dead for a chance to kill Jack himself. What this incident was is never elaborated on.
  • Tattooed Crook: He's a pirate with a tattoo on the back of his head.
  • Tranquil Fury: Even when notably enraged, he usually keeps his emotions under control, restraining himself to a withering Death Glare instead.
  • Yellow Peril: He's the Pirate Lord of Singapore and there was controversy surrounding his character, with a lot of his scenes cut by Chinese censors over negative stereotypes regarding their culture.

Other Pirates

    Teague 

Capt. Edward Teague

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Played By: Keith Richards
Appears in: At World's End | On Stranger Tides

"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 and Jack Sparrow's father.


  • All There in the Manual: The fact that Teague is Jack's father is implied but not addressed in his debut film. It's rectified in On Stranger Tides, with Jack outright calling him, "Dad."
  • Almighty Janitor: Used to be a Pirate Lord, now he spends his days in Shipwreck Cove
  • Badass Beard: A thick, bushy black beard. It was inspired by Blackbeard himself.
  • Berserk Button: Always honor the code. Always.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Much like Jack, he's a very strange fellow with odd behaviors, but quite a wise man.
  • Cool Old Guy: Keeper of the Code and father of Jack Sparrow and three times as fearsome.
  • The Dreaded: Even pirate lords are afraid of him. Teague's appearance at the Brethren Court is enough to get everyone in the room to sit down and be quiet (it helps that he just shot a man).
  • Expy: Based on Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard. Of course, the real Blackbeard appears in the fourth film.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: He has the authority to execute anyone who even suggests breaking the Code. Either that, or just no-one feels brave enough to stop him.
  • Notorious Parent: He is Jack Sparrow's father and a serial murderer whose record stands out even among the other pirates. Who wouldn't want him sent to death by the authorities?
  • Papa Wolf: He's always there when his son needs him.
  • Pet the Dog: Seems to have adopted the jailhouse dog. He also offers sound moral guidance to Jack.
    It's not just about living forever, Jackie. It's about living with yourself forever.
  • Retired Badass: It's heavily implied he used to be a very fearsome pirate before taking up the job of keeper of the code.
  • Rules Lawyer: 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. And this guy was only acting as his master's mouthpiece. "Code is the law."
  • Seen It All: According to his son, anyway, he has "seen it all, done it all" and survived.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Manages to disappear while Jack's back is turned in a cramped London pub.
  • What You Are in the Dark: The advice Teague gives Jack.
    Jack: What? You've seen it all, done it all. Survived. That's the trick isn't it? To survive?
    Teague: It's not just about living forever, Jackie. It's about living with yourself forever.

     Anamaria 

Anamaria

Played By: Zoe Saldana
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A female pirate whom Jack ran afoul of in Curse Of The Black Pearl. She also helps in the attempt to rescue Elizabeth from Barbossa in the same film.


  • Action Girl: The only fighting woman in Jack's crew.
  • All There in the Manual: Word of God confirms that the boat Jack stole from Anamaria, thereby earning her ire, is the one he sank during his arrival in Port Royal.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: As revealed by the short lived comic book series, she is the youngest of five sisters.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She is completely absent from the sequels.
  • Pirate Girl: Was born into a family of smugglers, and later becomes an official pirate to join Jack.
  • Red Herring: In a meta-sense. Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and the rest of the cast were told that at the end of Dead Man's Chest, it would be Anamaria who greeted them. The shocked looks on their faces when it was Geoffrey Rush were genuine.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Briefly disguises herself as a man so Gibbs would hire her. Jack recognized her anyway.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After receiving the Interceptor in exchange for her cooperation, she allows Jack to captain the Black Pearl. She hasn't appeared in any of the sequels, and her fate is unknown
  • Women Are Wiser: Anamaria openly believes she is the Only Sane Man of Jack's ragtag crew, and it's true on occasion.

    Tai Huang 

Tai Huang

Played By: Reggie Lee
Appears in: At World's End

The captain of Sao Feng's guards, stationed in Singapore at the time of the rescue attempt for Jack Sparrow.


  • Dirty Coward: When Elizabeth tell him Sao Feng made her captain he refuses to aknowledge her, but as soon as Davy Jones threatens him, he sells her out as captain. However later when she chooses to stick by his side, they form a bond of mutual respect and he fights for her during the last war of piracy.
  • Eye Scream: Though both of his eyes are intact, his right eye is gray, and he has a scar across his face, meaning he's possibly been blinded on it.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Elizabeth, sort of. He neither trusts nor respects her when they first meet, but after they escape the Dutchman together he acknowledges her as his captain and they seemingly get along well.
  • Mauve Shirt: Doesn't get many lines, but he's somewhere in the background for the vast majority of the movie, leading Sao Feng's detachment of soldiers on the mission to Davy Jones' Locker, outliving his master, and later escaping from the Dutchman with Elizabeth.
  • Mook Lieutenant: For Sao Feng's pirates.
  • Number Two: Also to Sao Feng (who he outlives).
  • Odd Friendship: His relationship with Elizabeth, he went from threatening to either kill or rape her to risking his life fighting in the war against piracy under her command.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sao Feng, whose death clearly shocks him, and later to Elizabeth when Feng appoints her as his successor.
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