Warning: Spoilers for At World's End.
In At World's End, the newly minted badass Elizabeth Swann is
elected Pirate King
and becomes what seems to be a pretty awesome pirate.
But, in spite of her newfound love for sea, she then ends up as a good ole damsel-on-a-shore waiting for her pirate man. Which, all right, Disney is Disney.
But she's the Pirate King. So what happens to that? According to PotC Wiki,
In the novel On Stranger Tides, which was used as the basis for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Blackbeard is unofficially known as the Pirate King.
I find this a little confusing, I suppose. Elizabeth wasn't an unofficial Pirate King. She was a bona fide first-since-way-back-when officially elected Pirate King. So I'm curious if there is any word on it - whether she remained an official but ineffectual Pirate King, or whether she revoked that title to make room for her new damsel status, and there was no king once again. I'd like to know whether Elizabeth's kingship was directly addressed by any of the makers.