Questions tagged [pirates-of-the-caribbean]

Use this tag for all questions about "Pirates of the Carribean", be it about the individual films, or the franchise as a whole. Use with appropriate title tags in the former case, such as [curse-of-the-black-pearl], [dead-mans-chest], [at-worlds-end], [on-stranger-tides], and [dead-men-tell-no-tales] (or [salazars-revenge]).

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Can the cursed crew of the Black Pearl feel pain?

Can the pirates cursed by the Aztec gold feel pain? In this video, the creator claims that they cannot feel pain, : POC Genius The video mostly references combat scenes where the "bad guys" scream ...
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Where did Jack get his compass from?

In the earlier films it is said that Jack bartered for the compass from Tia Dalma. However, in the newest film during Salazar's flashback it shows that the captain of his ship is wounded and hands the ...
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Could Jack Sparrow escape from Davy Jones’ Locker on his own?

Was it possible for Jack Sparrow to escape from Davy Jones’ Locker if the others had not come for his rescue. This came to my mind as he was able to come to the sea on his own.
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When did Jack Sparrow get the cheek/jaw scar?

Look carefully on Jack's jaw in these pictures, especially the left side of the picture. Under the 4th eye, to the left from his moustache there is a red ellipse. The picture is from the Dead Man's ...
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Why did Lord Beckett expect them to sing?

In the Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End intro scene with the hanging, a soldier comes and says to Beckett that the people started to sing "Hoist the Colours". Beckett does not seem surprised ...
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Do ships in Pirates of Caribbean get a speed boost from magic?

In the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the ships have magical properties. Do these properties affect their speeds? That is, do they travel faster than equivalent real-world sailing ships?
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Did Will neglect his duty of ferrying the dead?

In Dead Men Tell No Tales / (also titled Salazar's Revenge in some countries), Will is shown to be covered in sea shells and was said to be But from At World's End we're made to believe that it ...
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Is Elizabeth and Will's marriage legitimate?

During the climax of Pirates of the Carribbean: At World's End, Will and Elizabeth are married onboard The Black Pearl. The fact is Barbossa's first mutiny should have prevented him to be the "real" ...
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How did Shipwreck Cove come to be?

I was recently rewatching Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, where the fourth Brethren Court convenes at location [aptly] called, Shipwreck Cove. Is there any backstory as to how this location, ...
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How does Captain Jack Sparrow know about “Spaghetti Wolves”?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge Captain Jack Sparrow wakes up from what looks like a dream and says: "spaghetti wolves!". My question is: How did Jack know what spaghetti was? After ...
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How can the Black Pearl capsize in Davy Jones' locker? [closed]

In the famous Up Is Down scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, they manage to make the Black Pearl capsize and turn 180 degrees by merely running back and forth between port and starboard....
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Why did Will's heart need to go into the dead man's chest?

"It was not worth feeling what small, fleeting joy life brings. And so, him carve out him heart, lock it down in a chest, and hide the chest from the world." Davy Jones locked his heart away in a ...
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Is Sao Feng's map magical?

The map that Sao Feng's hands to Barbossa and co to go rescue Sparrow from Davy Jones' locker contains many information hidden to strange places, some of them out of this world. But the map itself ...
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How did the cursed crew break the curse if they don't have blood?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl, the titular curse can only be broken by the return of every stolen coin and a blood offering by each cursed individual (or one of their ...
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Why Did Jack Sparrow rename the Wicked Wench, the Black Pearl?

From both Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and the adventures of young Jack Sparrow novels aimed at young readers, viewers learn that Jack Sparrow made a deal with Davy Jones to resurrect ...
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What was the effect of freeing Calypso?

The King and his men stole the Queen from her bed And bound her in her bones The seas be ours and by the powers Where we will we'll roam The first Brethren Court with the help of Davy Jones, ...
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Why did Jack never restore the Black Pearl himself?

At the end of On Stranger Tides, Jack takes the Pearl from a shelf of ships in a bottle; Each of which is almost certainly, given the on-screen evidence, a real full-size ship that has been shrunken ...
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Is there a map showing the routes taken in the various Pirates of the Caribbean movies?

I would like be able to visualize the 'world' that these movies take place in, and understand the distances involved in each movie. Has an official or unofficial map ever been made depicting all the ...
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Why are British soldiers not trying to catch Jack Sparrow?

At the start of the Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), Jack Sparrow stole a bank vault in front of British soldiers. Later, he is shown walking among British soldiers without fear and also British ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean, Jacks early life

SPOILERS Right from research I have found that Captain Jack Sparrow once worked for the East India Trading Company and in doing so he got sent on a ship called The Wicked Wench to deliver cargo (...
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Does Elizabeth maintain her status at the end of “At World's End”?

Warning: Spoilers for At World's End. In At World's End, the newly minted badass Elizabeth Swann is and becomes what seems to be a pretty awesome pirate. But, in spite of her newfound love for sea, ...
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How did Gibbs become a pirate?

When we first meet Mr. Gibbs, he seems to be enlisted in the Royal Navy and terrified of pirates. About a decade later, Captain Jack Sparrow and William Turner find him in Tortuga. He now seems to ...
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What happens to Will Turner's heart?

Warning: Spoilers for At World's End and Dead Men Tell No Tales. Davy Jones put a curse on his heart, making sure that anyone who destroys the heart must remove their own heart, and preferably keep ...
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Is there an explanation for the Barbossa & Trident situation?

To get to the Trident, the "puzzle" had to be completed, meaning, the four clusters of rubies had to be complete. Carina and Barbossa place the ruby in the cluster. This prompted the ground to give ...
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Why did Carina Smyth feel lucky to be a woman?

In Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), Carina Smyth, disguised as nurse met Henry who caught by British soldiers by seeing his clothes as marked for treason. Carina Smyth: Because I need to get off this ...
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Does Jack's compass still work?

The whole theme of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is breaking curses. And, basically; they succeed in doing so - they break all curses of the sea. However, Jack's compass is most ...
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Who gave Jack the compass? [duplicate]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales seems to contradict the entire movie series, because the compass Jack possesses was allegedly given to him by Tia Dalma. But in Dead Men Tell No Tales ...
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Why does Dead Men Tell No Tales have a different title in the UK?

Promotional posters and websites for cinemas in the UK are referring to the new Pirates of the Caribbean film by the subtitle "Salazar's Revenge". What is the reason for this change? Is it related to ...
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How was Hector Barbossa resurrected?

At the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, we see Barbossa reincarnated. Is there any in-movie explanations of how that was possible, since he was shot cleanly through the chest at the ...
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What was the purpose of Jack's Jar of Dirt?

In Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest Tia Dalma gives Jack a Jar of Dirt saying Tia Dalma: Land is where you are safe, Jack Sparrow, and so you will carry land with you. Jack Sparrow: ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Is it a curse to ferry the souls of the dead?

I watched recently Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge and one thing I do not understand is why one of the plot devices in this film is the idea that William Turner is cursed. Sure, it looks ...
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What's the explanation behind the 'Map Skeleton' in Pirates 4?

In Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, there's a scene where Captain Barbossa and Jack Sparrow are in a ship looking for two silver chalices. Upon finding that the Spanish have taken the ...
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Why did Davy Jones' little white crabs help Jack escape from Davy Jones Locker?

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 ...
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What's the East India Trading Company doing out West?

One of Captain Jack Sparrow's nemeses is the East India Trading Company. Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the many pirates of the Caribbean. The Caribbean is also called the West Indies. So what is ...
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How does Gibbs know so much about the Pelegostos?

In Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest, after Will is put in the bone cages with the others, Gibbs tells him how the Pelegostos regard Jack as a god, and that when the drumming stops, the feast ...
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Did Jack resort to cannibalism?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Jack Sparrow — Captain Jack Sparrow — flees to land and ends up with the Pelegostos, who make him his chief, which was nice. When Will Turner comes ...
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For how long was Bill Turner undead at the bottom of the ocean?

It is said in the films that "Bootstrap" Bill Turner was tossed in the water tied to a cannon, after the crew of the Black Pearl took the Aztec gold. It seems he was already undead, therefore the ...
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Why does the cursed crew need the blood of Turner in order to lift the curse?

In Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, why does the cursed crew need the blood of a Turner in order to lift the curse?
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What is considered canon for Pirates of the Caribbean?

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is comprised of five feature films and one short film, two book series for young readers and one novel written for adults, a number of video games, and of course ...
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Is there any significance to the exact number of gold pieces?

"This is Aztec gold. One of 882 identical pieces they delivered in a stone chest to Cortés himself." Is there any significance to that number, 882? Either in universe, or out of it.
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Why was Jack (Monkey) still Cursed in Pirates of the Caribbean?

After watching Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl yesterday, I decided to watch the sequel today. With the first still fresh in my mind, I noticed that Jack, the monkey, was still ...
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Why was the Black Pearl so special?

In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the Black Pearl was able to easily beat the speed and firepower of the HMS Interceptor, which was the fastest warship in the ...
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Why was Jack Sparrow's Locker experience so different from everyone else's?

Warning, unmarked spoilers for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise below! In At Worlds Ends, Captain Jack has died and is sent to Davy Jones' Locker. While there, he gets his own island and his ...
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What story was Jack telling when Elizabeth fell?

What story was Jack telling when Elizabeth fell? Can someone provide the whole story?
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Why didn't Jack let Will die?

If Barbossa and Jack could have come back from the dead why not Will? That way Jack could have stabbed the heart himself.
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Why is Jack Sparrow looking for the drawing of the key?

At the start of Dead Man's Chest, Jack Sparrow escapes the Turkish prison with the drawing of the key to the chest. But this happens before Bootstrap Bill comes to warn Jack that Davy Jones is out to ...
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What would have happened had Davy Jones' Heart been lost with the Black Pearl?

In Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest Jones attacked the Black Pearl thinking that his heart was still in the chest, as evident when after it was sunk he went to check it. In the chance that ...
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What was the mark on Lord Beckett left by Jack Sparrow?

What was the mark on Lord Beckett left by Jack Sparrow? We know the one on Jack is the P symbol on his arm, but what is the mark on Lord Beckett?
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How did the Kraken die?

The kraken is found lying dead on the beach in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. How did it end up dead? One of my friends suggested it might have been the horrible tasting Capn. Jack Sparrow,...
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Has anybody else escaped from Davy Jones's Locker before Captain Jack Sparrow?

We know that the only person known to have escaped Davy Jones's Locker is Captain Jack Sparrow. However as Sao Feng's map does give directions to World's End and an exit route from the Locker, it can ...