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Pirates of the Carribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow is a 2006 video game based on Pirates of the Caribbean and set between the events of both Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. It has Johnny Depp reprising his role from the franchise. It was released on both Play Station 2 and Microsoft Windows.

Jack and Will infiltrate a Portuguese fortress in Panama in order to steal a golden skull, only to be betrayed by their accomplishes and left to be arrested by the Portuguese authorities. When they're about to be hanged, Jack asks to be allowed to tell a story about his exploits, starting from Barbossa's attack on Port Royal to the final battle on Isla de Muerta.

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  • Adaptation Expansion: Not only is it an interquel but also a retelling of the first film.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Upon encountering Jack in Tortuga, Scarlett merely slapped him and walked away. In this game, she orders pirate mooks to get Jack and Will after she has slapped Jack.
  • Advancing Boss of Doom: After defeating Madame Tang, the dragon statue comes to life and starts chasing after Jack and Will. All they can do is run away while dropping debris to slow the dragon down.
  • Almost Kiss: After Elizabeth saves Jack and Will from being hanged, she and Will are about to kiss each other until Jack reminds them that they still have to escape.
  • Androcles' Lion: In "Viking Landing", Jack and Will find a white whale trapped in a frozen lake. After they use the Ice Viking King's horn to set it free, it helps them release the Interceptor from ice.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Jack and Will are saved from being hanged by Elizabeth, and together they escape from Fort Alvo Grande onboard the Black Pearl. Weeks later, Jack and Will find the skeletal remains of Stubb and his men in a tavern, but when Jack attempts to take the Skull of Teoxuacata, it glows with ominous light. Stubb and his men come to life as they're revealed to have been cursed by the Skull to impose its will. As they surround Jack and Will who're ready to fight back, Will complains that if he weren't there to witness this, he'd think it as another one of Jack's tall tales. Right before the credits roll, Jack responds that it's a pirate life and that Will had better get used to it.
  • Arc Villain: Pequeño in the Tortuga section that consists of six levels. The first two levels have you fighting off him and his henchmen. The next two levels in Formosa are about Jack telling him why he failed to sell the Dragon's Eye in Formosa and bring Pequeño the money. In the fifth level, you must thwart Pequeño's attempt to sink the Interceptor as compensation, and the entire sixth level is the last boss battle against him.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Skull of Teoxuacata is revealed to be a sentient object with a vengeful will. After Stubb and his men take the Skull and leave Jack and Will to be hanged, the Skull curses them to become skeletal and be bound to fulfilling its commands. As Stubb holds the glowing Skull, he states that it wants to make Jack and Will its pawns as well.
  • Badass Boast: Don Carrera de la Vega makes one before his boss battle commences. The fact that he gives a display of his Thousand Strike Spin move at the end of it makes it better.
    Don Carrera de la Vega: Make your peace with God, gentlemen. You now face Don Carrera de la Vega, the master of the Thousand Strike Spin!
  • Battering Ram: Jack, Will and their allies use one to break down the door of the treasure room containing the Skull of Teoxuacata.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: Jack and Will prepare to fight off the cursed Stubb and his men who are closing in with the intention to obey the will of the Skull of Teoxuacata and make the two heroes its skeletal minions as well.
  • Boss-Only Level: The last level in Tortuga is the last fight against Pequeño who's assisted by his mooks and El Grande.
  • Broken Armor Boss Battle: Barbossa will occasionally pick up a shield which you must break apart.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Madame Tang fights with two fans.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Don Carrera de la Vega is a master of the Thousand Strike Spin, a sword attack strong enough to break the steel plates covering his ship's mast. Alberto Chaves is also capable of said move.
  • Dem Bones:
    • Like canonically, the skeletal forms of the cursed crewmembers of the Black Pearl are shown while they're standing in moonlight. Same things happens with Jack and Will when they place the curse upon themselves during the final battle on Isla de Muerta.
    • The Ice Vikings are basically bluish skeletons.
    • Stubb and his men have become these when they're re-encountered under the curse the Skull of Teoxuacata has placed upon them.
  • Depraved Dwarf: El Grande is a dwarf like his brother Marty, and he works as The Dragon of Pequeño.
  • Destination Defenestration: The boss battle with Koehler ends with him being pushed out of the Black Pearl's cabin window.
  • Double Weapon: The Ice Viking King's weapon is a double-bladed axe. When he loses two thirds of his health, the shaft breaks, making it two axes instead.
  • Dual Wielding:
    • Madame Tang wields two fans.
    • The Ice Viking King first fights with a double-bladed axe, but once his health is down to one third, the weapon becomes a set of two axes.
  • Duck!: When Jack sees a pig in Tortuga, Will says "duck". When Jack tells him the pig is no duck, Will repeats the word right as Pequeño fires a cannon at them.
    Jack: [sees a pig] Well look at that.
    Will: Duck.
    Jack: Don't be ridiculous. That's not a duck, it's a —
    [the scene cuts to Pequeño who's about to fire his cannon at the duo]
    Will: DUCK!
    [they avoid the cannon shot]
  • Elemental Weapon: Bo'sun and Celio Chaves use a flaming whip when confronted in their respective boss fights.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Madame Tang attempts to use the Dragon's Eye to bring a dragon statue to life and use it to become the empress of the world. When the boss battle against her is won, she's killed by a shot of energy from the statue, which then comes to life and goes rampart until it comes in contact with water.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Madame Tang, the Arc Villain of the Formosa levels, is a Chinese sorceress who wants to become the empress of the world.
  • Expy: Black Smoke James is Blackbeard in all but name. Even the name of his ship, King George's Amnesty, is a reference to Blackbeard's most famous ship, Queen Anne's Revenge.
  • Falling Chandelier of Doom: The boss battle against Pintel can be instantly won by cutting the rope holding the chandelier above him.
  • Fat Bastard: Pequeño is an obese pirate who tries to have revenge against Jack.
  • Final Boss: The Chaves Brothers are the boss of the last level.
  • Flaming Sword:
    • Jack has the ability to douse his sword in grog and set it alight by striking it on the ground. The flaming cutlass can be used to deal extra damage or perform massive area effect damage to nearby enemies.
    • Bo'sun and Celio Chaves both employ a flaming whip.
  • Ghost Pirate:
    • The canonical cursed crew of the Black Pearl under Captain Barbossa's leadership.
    • The Ice Vikings technically qualify as well, for Vikings were Medieval pirates.
    • The last cinematic reveals that the Skull of Teoxuacata turned Stubb and his men into its skeletal pawns.
  • Hanging Around: After being double-crossed and left behind to be arrested, Jack and Will face the gallows. Jack requests to be allowed to tell the crowd about his adventures, and you spend the rest of the game playing through his exaggerated or fabricated adventures until the final level when the execution is finally about to be carried out. When Will complains that Jack's story was just a huge waste of time, Jack replies that was the idea just as Elizabeth saves them and the Black Pearl attacks the fort.
  • Harmless Freezing: When the Interceptor is trapped by a glacier, everyone but Jack and Will are frozen. After they manage to free the ship and everyone from their frozen state, Gibbs is more annoyed than anything and comments that he needs a hot stew to warm himself up.
  • Horny Vikings: The enemies of the glacier levels are Vikings who were trapped there earlier and became creatures of ice.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.
  • Interquel: The game is set between the events of the first two films.
  • Made a Slave: When Jack abandons Will to escape from Don Carrera de la Vega's ship, the Spaniards force Will to work in silver mines until Jack rescues him in the next level.
  • Mistaken Identity: The magistrate of Nassau mistakes Jack for Black Smoke James who's currently wreaking havoc on the port. Jack plays along and promises the magistrate and his townsfolk a safe passage out of the burning town in exchange for the magistrate's title. The ploy succeeds, and the magistrate doesn't realize he isn't dealing with the real Black Smoke James.
  • Point That Somewhere Else: When Jack is trying to make up an explanation for Don Carrera de la Vega about why he and Will are sailing under a British flag, he turns to look at one of the Spanish soldiers who's pointing his rifle towards him. He wordlessly moves the rifle to the side, only for the soldier to move it back towards him.
  • Revenge: The motive of Pequeño. He entrusted Jack with selling in Formosa a jewel called the Dragon's Eye and bringing him back the gold. After Jack has given him a story of why he failed to keep his promise, Pequeño decides to take his recompensation by sinking the Interceptor. When Jack and Will stop that, Pequeño tries to take his revenge by killing Jack one more time.
  • Shoot the Rope: When Jack and Will's delayed hanging is finally about to be get done with, Elizabeth severs their ropes with a well-aimed hatchet just as their trapdoors are opened.
  • Sickly Green Glow:
    • Madame Tang's sorcery glows green.
    • Averted with the sword upgrades you get in Tang's temple; the cutlasses emit green light similar to the rest of the magic in the temple, but they're not detrimental to you in any way.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: After rescuing Jack and Will from hanging, Elizabeth slaps Will for running off without her. He starts trying to explain, only for him and her to lean towards each other for a kiss until Jack reminds them of their current situation.
  • Stupid Evil: When Jack and Will attempt to sell Madame Tang the Dragon's Eye, she steals it, prompting them to follow her to her temple and foil her plan to bring a dragon statue to life and use it to become the world's empress. If she had simply bought the jewel, the duo wouldn't have had a reason to chase after her.
  • Swallowed Whole: This is the fate of the Ice Viking King, courtesy of the white whale Jack frees from the frozen lake.
  • Tap on the Head: Stubb and one of his men knock Jack and Will unconscious by striking their swords' pommels on the back of their heads.
  • This Cannot Be!: When the boss battle against Madame Tang is won, she cries out that she can't have been bested by two pirates right before she's killed by a shot of energy from the dragon statue.
  • Toilet Humour: Don Carrera de la Vega's interrogation of Jack and Will is interrupted when his stomach gurgles. After he rushes back inside his cabin, one of his men mockingly whispers to another that Don Carrera has Montezuma's revenge.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Will is upset that Gibbs doesn't thank him and Jack for freeing him from ice, with Jack commenting that you can't expect gratitude from pirates.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Jack exaggerates his tale and alters the facts to make himself sound more heroic and badass, with Will constantly setting the record straight. It's all part of Jack's attempt to stall time so that the Black Pearl can come to the rescue in time.
  • Warmup Boss: Jacoby in "Freeing Fort Charles".
  • We Will Meet Again: When the boss battle against Black Smoke James is won, he promises that Jack will meet him again before making his escape.
    Black Smoke James: Curse you a thousand times, Jack Sparrow. I'll not see you skewered this day — no. But another one, aye. You have my word on that.
  • Worthy Opponent: When Don Carrera de la Vega returns from the lavatory to discover that Jack and Will have defeated his men and wrecked most of his ship, he's first astonished before expressing amazement.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once they find the Skull of Teoxuacata, Stubb and his men knock Jack and Will unconscious and leave them to be arrested by the Portuguese authorities — even though Jack and Will are the ones who got them inside the fort to begin with.
    Will Turner: There it is. The skull of Teoxuacata. […] It's beautiful.
    Stubb: Aye, 'tis. I expect I'll see a handsome price for it.
    Jack Sparrow: Are we having pronoun issues?
    [Stubb and one of his men knock Jack and Will unconscious]
    Stubb: Thanks for all your help, gentlemen. But we won't be needing ya any further.