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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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