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Elizabeth didn't get cursed because she didn't take the coin from its original chest, the coin got passed on to Will Turner and then Elizabeth, Bill Turner was the one that took that same coin from the chest and he got cursed. Quote from conversation between Barbossa and Elizabeth about the curse: "...So the heathen gods placed upon the gold...a ...


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Actually Captain Jack Sparrow didn't get cursed when his old crew found the aztec gold. What you may think of is a point in the movie where he gets undead for short time.In the cave while Barbossa and Jack negotiated Jack stole one aztec coin from the chest getting himself cursed untill he returned it. Here you can read fairly detailed plot in case you ...


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At the end of "Curse of the Black Pearl", after the credits, there is a scene where Jack (monkey) takes a coin from the chest - getting himself cursed again, similar to what Captain Jack Sparrow did during the fight with Barbossa. Sparrow took the coin during the fight which he returned later, Jack (monkey) on the other hand didn't return it. He had ...


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I'm not sure if it has some special significance in this particular instance, but "Smith" is one of the most common surnames in the US, perhaps even the most common. So when someone wants to pick a pseudonym to mask their true identity, it's a typical choice. And for some reason, "Smith" has acquired this reputation more than any other common surname, so ...


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Jack was shown checking his compass to decide whether or not to go back and help. However, what the compass told him was never shown. My understanding is that he came back because the compass pointed towards the Black Pearl. He looked at the compass as he was in a moral dilemma because he had abandoned his crew and friends to die when he alone was ...


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This is based on the following logical points: The Black Pearl is a fast gallon that sails at 10 knots (historically they sailed around 8 knots, but the Pearl is special and it makes the math easier) Assuming 10% of the trip is spent on re-supply A knot is 1.15MPH They used the common trade route of Caribbean to Portugal around Africa hugging the coast all ...


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For the same reason that young Will Turner wasn't cursed after wearing the medallion. After young Will is rescued in the beginning of the first movie, young Elizabeth finds the medallion on young Will, and not wanting him arrested and hung as a pirate, takes it and begins wearing it herself. Neither of them were cursed by that act. It wasn't the simple act ...


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He wasn't cursed to begin with, it was only near the end of the film when he takes a coin directly from the chest that he gets cursed.


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Jack has two drives: Self-preservation Being captain of a ship It has been shown time and again how Jack will go to extraordinary lengths to become captain of a ship, even if it's just a rowboat (as seen at the end of At World's End). When the Kraken was attacking The Black Pearl, Jack's first instinct was the same as anyone else's would be in such a ...


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My reading of the situation is that the curse only affects someone if they take it from the chest.


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From the PotC wikia: At some point in time, Davy Jones would strike a bargain with Jack Sparrow to resurrect his beloved vessel the Wicked Wench, which he would rename as the Black Pearl, in return for a hundred years of servitude aboard the Dutchman. Also: Beckett wanted to hit Jack where it hurts the most, so he set the Wicked Wench on ...


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As described in the Pirates of the Caribbean wiki, at the start of William Turner Sr.'s career, he was simply Billy Turner. Since Billy is not a 'fit name for a pirate', he was named Bloody Bill Turner. It wasn't until he assisted Barbossa in the mutiny and then turned on the mutineers by sending his son a single piece of eight, thus ensuring their ...


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I do not know if any of the books cover that backstory. However based on the logic of the movie Jack is their leader and they intend on eating him. In theory so they can gain some of his power/assist him in releasing his spirit so that it can return to the gods (become a god). We do not know (in the context of the movie) how he became leader. We do know ...


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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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We don't know. In the first Pirates film, The Curse of the Black Pearl, Jack Sparrow and Will discuss Bootstrap Bill Turner: William Turner: You knew my father. Jack Sparrow: I knew him. Probably one of the few who knew him as William Turner. Everyone else just called him "Bootstrap" or "Bootstrap Bill". William Turner: "Bootstrap"? Jack ...


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There is a common sailors' phrase: "Davy Jones' Locker" which means "the bottom of the ocean": Davy Jones' Locker, also Davy Jones's Locker, is an idiom for the bottom of the sea: the state of death among drowned sailors and shipwrecks. It is used as a euphemism for drowning or shipwrecks in which the sailor(s)'s and/or ship(s)'s remains are consigned to ...


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The only explanation is given in the second film, Dead Man's Chest. In it, this exchange takes place between Elizabeth and Jack: ELIZABETH SWANN Jack, the Letters, give them back. JACK SPARROW No. Persuade me. ELIZABETH SWANN You do know Will taught me how handle a sword. JACK SPARROW As I said... ...


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Have you watched the after credit scene in the first film? That's where the monkey steels another coin.


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While this picture doesn't prove Jack eats people, he at least appears to bite their toe nails. Would you like jam with that?


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He was shocked by fact that he lost the Dutchman. And has not chance of winning the battle and even to come alive which was sure victory situation at start. From wikia: Despite losing the Flying Dutchman, Beckett remains confident of his victory and takes out the Endeavour to destroy the Black Pearl personally. Jack, to everyone's surprise, orders ...


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I assume that you're asking about the final scenes on the island, when Jack is rummaging through the riches in the island's cave (providing a very unromantic setting for Will's and Elizabeth's conversation) The answer to your question is that not all the items in that cave bring you the curse. Only the coins do, as explained to Elizabeth by captain ...


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Singapore, at that time, was one of the busiest ports in Asia. If not the busiest port. Pirates would have visited Singapore often. Also, prostitution is not illegal in Singapore. A prostitute wears something which makes them alluring, and a corset definitely fits that bill. The inference is that Jack Sparrow had frequently been to Singapore, had ...


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In the film Davy Jones is supposed to be ferrying souls lost at sea into the Locker so they can be at peace. However, the Davy Jones in the film is not doing his job properly, hence the weird/fish/ocean/coral like appearance of him and his crew. Instead, Davy Jones is attacking pirates and sailors and offering them a choice, to die or to serve on his ship. ...


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This kind of behavior has been shown on screen a few other times also. When a captain realizes that his death is upon him and that there's nothing he can do about it, they tend to shut down and forget about anything else. A couple of other examples off the top of my head: The Fifth Element (at the beginning, when a captain tries firing missiles at the source ...


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This is the conversation between Jack Sparrow and Bootstrap Bill when the latter came to deliver Davy Jones' message and the black spot: Jack: And to what do I owe the pleasure of your carbuncle? Bootstrap: He sent me. Davy Jones. Jack: So it's you, then. He shanghaied you into service, eh? Bootstrap: I chose it. I'm sorry for the part I played in ...



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