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In the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Elizabeth gets a lot more sword fighting action. (As I recall, she didn't actually get to sword fight in the first one, and Keira Knightley asked for more action to be written in for her character).

I assume Will might have taught her, but do any of the movies explain when and where she learned to sword fight?

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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... Persuade me.

Unfortunately, that's all we really hear about her training. The next thing we know, she's a duel-wielding, swash-buckling, accomplished fighter.

For what it's worth, Cracked.com named her entire character as the *second most inexplicably skilled person in an action movie.

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