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No, the Black Pearl was not affected by the Aztec curse that turned its crew immortal (with one possible caveat; see the bottom of my answer). However, the ship has other magical properties. It started its life as the Wicked Wench, captained by Jack Sparrow under the East-India Trading Company. When Sparrow broke with them, the Company branded him a pirate ...


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According to a deleted scene referenced on the wiki Will says to Lord Beckett. Will: [looks away, thinking] What is the East India Trading Company doing in the Caribbean? Beckett: Well, we are...east of India, [explaining by moving his hand] just...the long way around. [pours a glass full of some sort of wine] After all, when goods don't cross borders, then ...


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It wasn't just carrying the coins that caused the curse, it was the act of stealing it from the Aztec treasure chest.


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The curse is more than just about stealing the coins. The motivations of the thief are involved. Will and Elizabeth do not steal the gold out of greed like Barbossa's crew or Jack. From the script BARBOSSA (CONT'D): So the priest, with his dying breath, called on the power of the blood of his people, and put on the ...


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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 ...


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Those dead people in the small row boats weren't on the 'other side' of the Locker. Davy Jones was supposed to ferry these souls to the 'other side', but Jones neglected his duty and now they just wandering / floating around in this sort of netherworld limbo. TIA DALMA: They should be in de care of Davy Jones. That was the duty him was charged wid, by the ...


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The first three films form the trilogy of Jack, Elizabeth, and Will, which culminates in Will being turned into the captain of the Flying Dutchman. Also, at the end of the third film, Barbossa steals the Black Pearl (again), while Jack is left with a map to the Fountain of Youth. Neither Will nor Elizabeth are present in the 4th film; it picks up ...


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They have blood During the Dinner scene, Elizabeth Swan stabs Captain Barbossa with a knife. Barbossa proceeds to pull the knife from his chest and shows the knife covered in thick, dark red blood. There is a possibility that Elizabeth was using the knife to spread jam before stabbing Barbossa; however, when she stashes ...


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I found the answer by just watching the movie carefully again.Actually, indeed, before throwing the last piece of the treasure, Jack cuts it own hand while holding the Aztec medallion, so indeed Jack's blood is used while lifting the curse.


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In the post-credits scene of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Jack the monkey steals a piece of gold from the pile, cursing himself.


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Two strategies come to mind if Jack had a face-to-octopus meeting with Davy. One: Pocket sand. Two: If the phrase "Land is where you are safe," was meant in the mystical/prophetic sense, Jack could have spread the dirt on the deck, creating a magical circle of protection. It might bar the close approach of Jones or confer other supernatural ...


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The four explorers of the Dark Dynasty (and possibly Wu Ling) According to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides — The Visual Guide, Sao Feng's map is the Mao Kun Map, constructed by "four explorers" sent out during the "time of the Dark Dynasty" to locate spiritual realms and "legends of the land beyond death", including The Farthest Gate Davy ...


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Gibbs was a pirate sympathizer during his naval career and was friends with both Jack and Edward Teague prior to the events depicted in The Curse of the Black Pearl At some point in Jack Sparrow's teenage years, Jack and his father Edward Teague were captured by the Royal Navy. Gibbs, being friends with Teague, secretly helped them to escape their cells, ...


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In addition to putting all of the coins back, the blood must be "repaid" for the curse to be broken. Precisely what that means is unclear, but it sounds as though the cursed person must actually die. Since "Bootstrap" Bill Turner was one of the crew who stole the treasure, they need his blood. Let's look at the rest of the conversation you referenced. ...


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The scene was ad-libbed by Johnny Depp. It's a reference to The Fast Show (which Depp is a fan of), where Patrick Nice often says "...and [something happened]...which was nice". In one episode, Nice explicitly says this line: ...and then they made me their chief... which was nice. That said, the second movie: Dead Man's Chest involves Sparrow as the ...


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Earlier in the movie I recall Derrick saying "I heard it said a kiss from a mermaid protects a sailor from drowning" It's worth noting that the mermaid kisses him before pulling him down so I think she is saving Philip rather than allowing him to drown.


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I have no real answer for this, because I don't recall the movie clearing that up. But to me it looked like this. Phillip thinks himself unworthy and only asks for her forgiveness, not for life, because he is that kind of humble. Unlike Blackbeard who wanted to sacrifice his daughter for his own life. Syrena however tells him again to just ask. In my ...


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Answer on another community: The heart had a geis upon it - cast by Davy Jones In a deleted scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Davy Jones states to Governor Swann. "Are you prepared for what comes after? When I carved that traitorous vessel from my body, I cast upon it a terrible geis. If you stab my heart, yours must take ...


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Besides the two possible reasons for name changes that Nathan mentions in his answer (avoiding obscure references and sensitivity to recent events), there is a third possibility: legal disputes over the trademark. Someone else in the UK may have claimed the phrase "Dead Men Tell No Tales" as their intellectual property, leading Disney to fall back to the ...


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First time here; I discovered this thread via Google whilst trying to find the answer of the film's renaming myself. Having not found anything conclusive, I did some more digging and believe I've identified the answer. If you look the film up on IMDb and go into the page listing international release dates and titles, one needs only a basic understanding of ...


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First, the crew of the Dutchman aren't dead and neither was Jack. The crew is cursed, but supernaturally alive. If Jones remains alive, Will was to have become part of the crew, not left to suffer in Davy Jones' locker. Rescue from under Jones' direct thumb is conceivably more difficult than rescue from a distant, unguarded prison. But more than that, ...


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We don't know. There is no official explanation as to why both different events have happened. We can only theorize. As the other answer says, Jack may have won the compass twice, but I disagree (as that would seem to imply he betrayed the compass before, which would have released Salazar before). From the wiki: Jack Sparrow's compass was an unusual ...


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The ship was badly burned when Jack took possession, so one of his first acts (along with getting the ship refitted) was to coat it liberally in black paint to hide the scorch marks. In true Jack Sparrow style, and never one to do things by halves, he then blackened every single flat surface. By making the ship such a distinctive colour he's capable of ...


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It was in the films made clear a few times that those that GOT the gold by any means were not cursed. Only those that stole them from the chest got cursed (which is why Sparrow despite him not doing it out of greed got cursed when he took the coin from the chest).


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There are two threads here. What Tia Dalma says, and what can be argued to be true in the end. What Tia Dalma says Tia Dalma: If you don't want it, give it back. Jack isn't required to have the sand. Evidence by Tia's suggestion that Jack gives it back. Jack Sparrow: [greedily] No! Jack refuses to give it back. Even though he questions whether the ...


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According to Wikipedia, there were a number of East India Companies: Austrian. British. Came to rule India. Danish. Dutch. Came to rule Indonesia. French. Fought the British for influence and control in India. Portuguese. Lost most of their colonies to the Dutch and British. Swedish. According to Wikipedia, there were also a number of West India ...


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Common reasons he would need a crew: I take from the wikia. For point one. Anyone brandishing the sword would rule the ship, controlling the vessel to do his indomitable will. Despite its great power, the sword's power was diminished away from any ship. So technically he needed someone to help outside the ship, and possibly if the ship was overrun. ...


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A discussion I read before states that Tia knew it'd be the best hiding place for Davy Jones' heart and that Jack would connect the dots. Unfortunately Norrington figured it out and took the heart from the jar after Jack hid it anyway so it didn't help. Theory suggests Davy Jones can't "feel" or touch his heart while it's surrounded by land (though I argued ...


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