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In Pirates of the Caribbean 1, Will Turner finds out that Bootstrap Bill was tied to a cannon and dropped to the ocean floor, if not for the Aztec curse, killing him. This happened after the mutiny against Jack, led by Barbossa. So, Barbossa is responsible for the death of Will's father. But in Pirates 3, during the Maelstrom battle, Will asks Barbossa "Hey, murderer of my father, you're a captain, right? So you can perform weddings, right? Would you like to wed Elizabeth and me, right here?"

Did he forget who was responsible for his father's death and subsequent enlistment to Davey Jones' crew?

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Err... perhaps I'm missing something, but if Barbossa "is responsible for the death" and Will asks Barbossa "Hey, murderer of my father" .... doesn't that demonstrate that he has not forgotten? –  iandotkelly Aug 4 at 16:52
    
@iandotkelly That's not the actual quote from the movie. He's exaggerated it to make a point. –  Bill the Lizard Aug 4 at 17:14
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@BilltheLizard - and that's my point, for those of us who neither saw the 3rd movie, or (like me) wished they never saw the movie - it might be better if it were rephrased. I honestly couldn't remember. –  iandotkelly Aug 4 at 17:16
    
@BilltheLizard Oh, now I get it (I think/hope). That certainly needs a serious rephrasal. Until your explanation I didn't get the slightest what point this question was actually making. –  Napoleon Wilson Aug 4 at 18:03

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They were in the middle of a sword fight when Will proposed to Elizabeth. He has Barbossa marry them on the spot as it appears that it will be the only chance they'll get to be married. Whether or not Barbossa is responsible for Will's father's death, or whether or not Will remembers this fact never enters into the decision.

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