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What does Jack Sparrow mean with this word of advice?

The point of the advice is that a brother might tolerate a man courting one of his sisters, but he will consider a suitor to multiple sisters to be a cad and will therefore oppose the suitor, so in ...
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How did Jack get to the island, and how did he become so important so quickly?

Near the beginning of Curse of the Black Pearl, there's a great gag where, as Elizabeth is falling off the cliff, we cut to Jack Sparrow saying "And then they made me their chief." This was an ...
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How does everyone know Jack's name as Jack Sparrow?

Jack probably told everyone himself In the first film, Jack announces his preferred name to his would-be captors: This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Jack ...
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Why does Davy Jones not want his heart around him?

Actually the heart was kept on Isla Cruces in order for Jones to be able to not feel the pain. This is made clear in PotC : At World's End : In an early scene, Jones is shown playing his organ; after ...
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How did Pirates of the Caribbean play in China considering that the movie depicts skeletons?

There is no mention of a special version being released for China that I can find. Two online reviews for a Chinese Mandarin edition of the movie mention the skeletons: "The pirates take the ...
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Why didn't Elizabeth get cursed?

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 ...
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Why does Davy Jones not want his heart around him?

It is kinda well-explained in the movie. But why does he not want his heart around him/ on his boat? Davy Jones carved out his heart after he betrayed Calypso, the sea goddess. She had left him ...
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Who are the nine Pirate Lords?

From Pirates Wikia, The nine Pirate Lords as of the meeting of the Fourth Brethren Court. Ammand - Pirate Lord of the Black Sea Hector Barbossa - Pirate Lord of the Caspian Sea Chevalle ...
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How did Jack Sparrow become the captain of the ship?

In the POTC movie universe, we only know that Davy Jones raised The Black Pearl from the depth of the sea. There was a deal between Davy Jones and Jack Sparrow that Jack will be captain of The Black ...
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Is this pirate in the background a young Edward Teague?

Yes, he is Edward Teague and looks like he didn't change his coat since then. Filthy Pirate! Teague, Jack, and the surviving crew members watched the end of El Matador Del Mar. Teague was standing ...
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Why is Turner's blood necessary to break the Aztec gold curse?

This can be answered more accurately using the whole trilogy; as Bootstrap (and Davy Jones) are elaborated on in the second and third movie. First of all, I believe you are right in stating that: ...
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What does Jack Sparrow mean with this word of advice?

Tyler Durden's answer explains, I believe, the full meaning of all the words. And he explains the scenario in which all the words make sense: killing the brother so that he does not attack you when ...
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Why weren't Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides?

Orlando Bloom wanted to try something different. "I had a great time making those movies," he said. "I just really wanted to do different things, but I think it's going to be great. Whatever ...
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Why do "dead men tell no tales"?

From the Pirates of the Caribbean wikia: "Dead men tell no tales" was a common pirate phrase, meaning once someone is dead, they can no longer communicate, hence killing someone is the best way to ...
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How did Jack get to the island, and how did he become so important so quickly?

How he became important, this is explained by Gibbs in the cage Will: Why would he do this to us? If Jack is their chief. Gibbs: Aye, the Pelegostos made Jack their chief. But he only remains ...
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How did Pirates of the Caribbean play in China considering that the movie depicts skeletons?

I come from China, I can share some information from the Chinese perspective. In the case of movie theaters, except for Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 3, 4, 5 are all released ...
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Why didn't Elizabeth get cursed?

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,...
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Why is Governor Swann's immediate reaction to shoot Jack?

I can't find anything about this for Pirates specifically, but I am certain the answer has to do with a father's desire to protect his daughters virtue, as well as social expectations of women at the ...
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Why does Captain Jack Sparrow return to the Black Pearl when attacked by the Kraken?

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 ...
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Why did Lord Cutler Beckett not give the order to fire/attack?

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 ...
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How could Captain Jack Sparrow die if he stole a crown from the island?

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 ...
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Why does Lord Beckett say 'finally'?

In the film At Worlds Ends Lord Beckett is appointed representative of the King of England. As he becomes more ambitious his next focus is to discover the Brethren Court and eliminate it in hope of ...
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Tales of the Code: Wedlocked and Pirates of the Caribbean Timeline

It's a prequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The short film serves as a prequel to The Curse of the Black Pearl, explaining just why Jack Sparrow's boat, the Jolly Mon, ...
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Who are the nine Pirate Lords?

Wikia listed them pretty well: The nine Pirate Lords as of the meeting of the Fourth Brethren Court. Ammand - Pirate Lord of the Black Sea Hector Barbossa - Pirate Lord of the ...
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How did Jack Sparrow end up making a deal with Davy Jones?

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 ...
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What is Jack Sparrow's real name?

I believe it might possibly Jack Teague as his father, introduced in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and seen in Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides, is named Edward Teague Edward ...
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How is Salazars curse linked with Sparrow's compass

I don't believe it is a plot hole at all. Jack may have given away the compass before but he had never betrayed it. The two things are mutually exclusive. From this source: In Dead Man's ...
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Why was Will not affected by the Aztec curse?

The implication is that the curse only applies to those who initially removed the gold from the chest. Those who were paid with the coins, or acquired them through other circumstances, were exempted ...
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How does everyone know Jack's name as Jack Sparrow?

Jack Sparrow was a legendary pirate of the Seven Seas, and the irreverent trickster of the Caribbean. A captain of equally dubious morality and sobriety, a master of self-promotion and self-...
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Does Captain Jack Sparrow die and get reborn after he enters the Kraken?

In a narrative like this, it's not so easy (nor productive) to use binary terms like "dead" or "alive" or think of a "place" like World's End as a real location. Indeed, throughout the franchise they ...
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