Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Do you know that it is the first film franchise to produce two or more films grossing over $1 million? What made the movie blockbuster? Well, it might be the fascinating storyline, intriguing characters, and amazing visuals as well. Today we are going to consider the characters of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.
In fact, there have been five films released and the sixth is going to be announced soon. The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End, On Stranger Tides, and Dead Men Tell No Tales are the movies. It is not possible to add every character to the list. Therefore, we have prepared a list of the 20 Most Popular Pirates of the Caribbean Characters. Let’s check it out.
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1- Davy Jones:
Davy Jones is one of the most famous characters in the “Pirates of The Caribbean” film series. Bill Nighy portrayed the role of Davy Jones. He made his debut with The Curse of the Black Pearl.
In fact, the character is computer generated. It was so realistic that the audience thought he wears a latex mask. He was a mortal Scottish pirate before he met a sea goddess.
2- Captain Jack Sparrow:
Captain Jack Sparrow is the main character in the film series. The actor Johnny Depp played the role of Jack. He is one of the nine pirate lords in the Brethren Court, the Pirate Lords of the Seven Seas.
Jack has a desire an adventure in his teenage days. He is a wise man and tries to deal with a dangerous situation without fighting until it’s necessary. He wants his ship The Black Pearl back.
3- Elizabeth Swann:
Elizabeth Swann is an adorable character. She is the daughter of Weatherby Swann. Her beauty fascinated Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Sao Feng, and James Norrington. However, she likes Will Turner and later married him.
Despite being a pirate, Elizabeth stays loyal to her dear ones. She is an intelligent, quick-witted woman. She appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and its sequels as well.
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4- Hector Barbossa:
Captain Hector Barbossa is one of the antagonist characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The character appeared in all five movies. He is the villainous counterpart of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Indeed, Hector is an undead pirate. Geoffrey Rush portrayed the role of the pirate. Well, it was an unexpected alliance of Jack and Barbossa for the race to the Fountain of Youth.
5- Will Turner:
Orlando Bloom portrayed the character in the film. William Turner is a blacksmith’s apprentice who works in Port Royal. He is in love with the governor’s daughter Elizabeth.
However, his father Bootstrap Bill Turner served under Davy Jones and Will wants to free him. That’s why he works here. Will married the love of his life Elizabeth and they have a son together.
6- Tia Dalma:
Tia Dalma is another female character in the series. She made her debut appearance in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. She was in love with the pirate Davy Jones.
Tia has blue lips, black teeth, and dreadlocks. In fact, She has the power of voodoo. In the third movie, it seems like she is the mortal form of the goddess of the sea, Calypso.
7- Joshamee Gibbs:
Joshamee Gibbs is one of the recurring characters in Pirates of the Caribbean. The popular actor Kevin McNally played the character of Mr. Gibbs. He first appeared as a Royal Navy warrant officer. Later, he became a friend of Jack Sparrow.
Gibbs is surely a superstitious person who also knew about the Black Pearl curse. He becomes Jack Sparrow’s most trusted companion throughout the journey.
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8- Henry Turner:
Henry Turner is the son of Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. The character is portrayed by Brenton Thwaites. He appeared in the sequels “At World’s End” and “Dead Men Tell No Tales”.
He wants to save his father Will Turner from the curse. For that, Henry started his quest to find the Trident of Poseidon to free his father. He is brave and left no stone unturned to accomplish his aim.
9- James Norrington:
James Norrington is an officer of the British Royal Navy and the East India Travel Company. The character appeared in The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, and At World’s End.
Jack Davenport played the role of James Norrington. James has chased and captured some of the Caribbean’s fierce pirates throughout his working span.
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10- Carina Smyth:
Carina Smyth is the tritagonist of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. She is the daughter of the pirate Hector Barbossa. Hector left her in an orphanage after his wife’s death.
Now, Carina wants to find her father. She is an intelligent woman. She has a diary that has clues for finding the legendary Trident of Poseidon. Will she be able to find her father?
11- Cutler Beckett:
Lord Cutler Beckett is the chairman of East India Trading Company. He wants to eliminate pirates in the world. He appeared in the film Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End.
Tom Hollander portrayed the character of Cutler. In Dead Man’s Chest film series, he comes with the warrants for Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, and James Norrington.
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12- Captain Teague:
Captain Edward Teague is one of the recurring characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is the father of Captain Jack Sparrow. Keith Richard played the role of Teague.
Interestingly, his name is based on real-life pirate Edward Teague. The character appeared in films At World’s End, On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell No Tales.
13- Bootstrap Bill Turner:
Bootstrap Bill Turner is a crew member on Davy Jones’ Flying Dutchman. He is the father of Will Turner. He appeared in the film Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End.
Turner was earlier a crew member on Black Pearl under Captain Jack Sparrow. But an incident changed everything. He has to work under Davy Jones for hundred years as per the condition.
Maccus is the First Man sailor aboard Flying Dutchman. He is one of the most powerful and devoted crewmen who served under Davy Jones. He made his debut with the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
His appearance is like a hammerhead shark with flora and fauna. His teeth also look like a shark’s teeth. Maccus’s body is also unique compared to other characters.
Anamaria is a supporting character in the film The Curse of the Black Pearl. She appeared in only this film out of the series. Jack Sparrow once called her the delicate flower of the Caribbean.
At first, Anamaria was against Jack because she had lost her ship because of him. Later on, she joins the team when Joshamee tells her to help crew the Interceptor.
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16- Edward Teach/Blackbeard:
Edward Teach aka Blackbeard is a villainous character. He appeared in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In fact, the character is based on the name of a real-life pirate.
Blackbeard is an egoistic, sadistic, and selfish pirate. He is also a master of magic. He zombified his staff to know if they are loyal or not. Ian McShane portrayed the character of Blackbeard.
Angelica is another interesting character in the series. She is the daughter of Edward Teach. One shouldn’t believe her truths and lies too. None of them is true.
She looks beautiful but in reality, she is a dangerous woman. Angelica is the first mate of the ship Queen Anne’s Revenge. She appeared in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
18- Captain Sao Feng:
Captain Sao Feng is one of the main characters in the film. He is a Chinese pirate during the Age of Piracy. Chow Yun-fat portrays the character based on a real-life Chinese pirate Cheung Po Tsai”.
In fact, Sao Feng is the Pirate Lord of Singapore and the nemesis of the South China Sea. He joins the winning team at any moment, no matter what. The character appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
19- Pintel and Ragetti:
Pintel and Ragetti are a famous duo in the film series. Lee Arenberg and Mackenzie Crook portrayed the characters. The duo served under both crews of Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa.
They appeared in the films The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, and At World’s End. The duo is actually dim-witted and their ideas put others into trouble.
20- Ian Mercer:
Ian Mercer is a devoted subject of the British Empire and a loyal assistant of Lord Cutler Beckett. Despite being a loyal worker, he has also gray shades. He also worked as a spy and assassin for his master.
Mercer appeared in the films Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End. He helped Beckett set up operations in the Port Royal. However, tackling Davy Jones is not an easy task for him to accomplish.