When the motley crew goes to rescue Cap'n Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones Locker in part 3 of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, we find Jack on-board a desert-bound ship populated with his many selves. As the movie unfolds, thousands if not millions of small white crabs appear and assist with Jack's escape.

As far as I can remember, Davy Jones had Aquaman-like powers over sea creatures and owned a magic locker that he collected souls in.

Why did Davy Jones' little white crabs help Jack escape from Davy Jones Locker?

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    Because they are not devi jones crabs, they belongs to that black lady Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 8:18
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    And if you remember, that black lady was Calypso--the sea goddess.
    – Dante
    Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 8:41
  • +1, but is "Pirates" on-topic here? Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 18:13
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    @DVK - I would think it would fall into the 'fantasy' section of "sci-fi and fantasy" quite well, given that it delves into the underworld, spiritual forces, old curses, gods and the like
    – Robotnik
    Commented Mar 22, 2013 at 4:05

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It wasn't Davy Jones', but Tia Dalma's which, afterwards, is revealed to be Calypso.

This is set clear a couple of times during the movie. The first time, while still in the locker and they find Jack, the remaining crabs get under her skirt. Later in the film, when Calypso is released (the scene where she is tied to the ship's mast and starts growing) she scatters into these crabs.

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