- Plot Recap: Curse of the Black Pearl -
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Governor Swann (Jonathan Pryce), the new governor of Port Royal, Jamaica, and his young daughter Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) sail from England to the Caribbean on board the H.M.S. Dauntless. A young officer, Lieutenant Norrington (Jack Davenport) of the British Royal Navy is also aboard. They come upon a shipwreck with a sole survivor: a boy named Will Turner (Orlando Bloom). Elizabeth discovers a golden skull medallion around Will's neck and, fearing that he will be executed as a pirate, quickly hides it from the others. Elizabeth briefly glimpses another ship with shredded black sails vanishing into the mist.
Eight years later, Captain Norrington is being promoted to Commodore. Elizabeth attends the ceremony at her father's request. Norrington is in love with Elizabeth and just as he begins to propose to her on the battlements, she faints because of the tight bodice she was wearing, tumbling off of the high wall into the bay. Destitute pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), only just arrived in Port Royal, rescues Elizabeth from drowning. The skull medallion that Elizabeth is wearing around her neck emits a mysterious pulse through the water as she is sinking. After saving Elizabeth, the occupying British forces attempt to arrest Jack for piracy, for which he has been branded on the forearm by the East India Trading Company. Sparrow escapes and ducks into a blacksmith shop where he encounters Will Turner, who is now a blacksmith's apprentice. Will is also in love with Elizabeth, but due to his common rank, he hides his feelings for her. Following a swordfight with Turner, Sparrow is knocked unconscious by Will's employer (who slept, drunk, through the entire fight) and is arrested and jailed.
That night, Port Royal is besieged by the infamous ghost ship known as the Black Pearl - a black-sailed vessel crewed by vicious, bloodthirsty pirates, and captained by a man reputed to be "so evil that Hell itself spat him back out". The mysterious pulse that emanated from Elizabeth's medallion has "called" the Black Pearl. The pirates ransack Port Royal and kidnap Elizabeth (who hides her true identity by claiming her last name is Turner) who is in possession of the medallion. She invokes the right of parléz in order to be taken unharmed back to the ship to Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Elizabeth asks Barbossa to cease his attack on Port Royal in exchange for the medallion. Barbossa agrees but, employing a loophole in their agreements, abducts Elizabeth.
Having seen Elizabeth being taken by the pirates, Will implores Norrington to pursue the Black Pearl. Norrington refuses, so Will seeks help from Jack Sparrow. Will breaks Jack out of jail in exchange for assistance in rescuing Elizabeth. After commandeering the HMS Interceptor, the Royal Navy's fastest ship, and assembling a crew in the lawless town of Tortuga, Jack and Will set off to find Barbossa and the Black Pearl, which is heading towards Isla de Muerta, a mysterious island that is said to be undiscoverable, save for "those who already know where it is."
As Will, Jack, and their crew pursue the Black Pearl, the true story and intentions of Barbossa and his crew are revealed. The Black Pearl and its crew were once under the command of Captain Jack Sparrow. After Barbossa, the first mate, persuaded Jack into giving the crew the bearings to Isla de Muerta, the location of a chest of Aztec gold treasure they sought, the crew members mutinied. They marooned Jack on a small island, leaving him a pistol containing only one shot, presumably to put himself out of his misery. The crew found the Aztec treasure, and, believing the curse on the gold to be a myth, took all the treasure for themselves. Will's father, "Bootstrap Bill" Turner, was the only member of the crew who protested against the mutiny. Bootstrap Bill sent one of the cursed gold pieces away to his son in hopes that the crew would never find it and remain cursed as a fitting punishment for the mutiny, but in doing so accepted that the curse would befall him as well. In retaliation, Barbossa ordered Bootstrap to be tied to a cannon and thrown overboard. He was last seen, according to one of Barbossa's mates of The Black Pearl, Pintel, sinking into the depths.
Too late, the crew discovered that the curse was indeed real; their gluttony, greed, and lust for worldly possessions can never be satisfied, and they became undead, unable to die. Moonlight reveals that the pirates are living, rotting skeletons that cannot die from a mere gunshot or stab wound. In order to remove the curse, they must return all the pieces of the treasure to its chest and give a blood sacrifice from everyone who removed them. After a decade, they have succeeded in fulfilling almost all of the requirements to end the curse - save for obtaining the blood of Bootstrap Bill and the gold piece he stole. With the medallion (in reality, the last piece of the treasure) and Elizabeth (whom they believe is the daughter of Bootstrap Turner) in custody, Barbossa believes he finally has what he needs to lift the curse.
Just after the Pearl's crew tries - unsuccessfully - to lift the curse, Will and Elizabeth escape in a boat after sabotaging the others and leaving Jack behind (in keeping with the pirate's code, which says "any man who falls behind is left behind"). When Barbossa and the crew discover Jack still on the isle, Jack offers to trade information on the person whose blood will lift the curse (i.e. Will) in exchange for his return as Captain of the Black Pearl. Jack's negotiations come to naught when the Pearl manages to catch up to the fleeing Interceptor and the crew boards her. Will is trapped below deck while trying to get the medallion. Jack escapes and tries to recover the medallion, but it is taken instead by Barbossa's pet monkey who is also named Jack. Successful in their mission, the Pearl's crew takes the Interceptor's crew- including Elizabeth -captive and destroys the ship, seemingly with Will on board.
Even as Elizabeth begins to mourn, Will climbs aboard the Pearl and reveals himself to the crew as the true offspring of Bootstrap Bill. Elizabeth and Jack are stranded on the same island on which Jack was stranded a decade ago, while Will is taken back for his blood to be shed to complete the requirements to end the curse. Elizabeth burns a cache of rum left by rumrunners, as well as some of the small island's palm trees, to create a signal fire to alert Norrington of her location. Elizabeth and Jack are soon rescued by Norrington. When Norrington refuses to go after the Black Pearl to save Will, Elizabeth implores him to do it for her, as a wedding gift. Norrington agrees.
Upon arriving at the cursed island, Jack convinces Norrington's forces to lie in ambush for Barbossa's crew while he goes in and convinces them to come out. He convinces Barbossa to delay spilling Will's blood to break the curse until after they have killed the crew of the HMS Dauntless and taken the ship. This proves to all be part of Jack's plan; however, he was not expecting the undead crew to walk along the ocean floor to the ship, which allows them to escape the planned ambush. As the Black Pearl crew engages the Royal Navy in hand-to-hand combat aboard the Dauntless, Jack steals one of the cursed coins and engages in his own swordfight with Barbossa, his former first mate. Because he stole one of the coins, Jack too is now cursed and thus can't be killed until the curse is lifted. Moreover, in order for the curse to be lifted, his blood must now also be given. During their fight, he distracts Barbossa long enough until both he and Will can give their blood and return their respective coins (Will has Elizabeth's medallion, Jack the coin he recently stole). Before Will drops the coins into the chest, Jack shoots Barbossa with his pistol, containing the one shot he was given when marooned after Barbossa's mutiny. When Barbossa claims, "Ten years you carry that pistol and now you waste your shot." Will claims, "He didn't waste it!" and drops the coins into the chest breaking the curse. After the curse ends and all the Black Pearl crew becomes mortal again, Barbossa falls to the treasure-covered ground and drops his sour, green apple. After realizing that they are no longer cursed - and now mortal - Barbossa's crew surrenders to the Royal Navy.
Back at Port Royal, Norrington prepares to hang Jack as per law, but Will, who believes him decent enough a man not to deserve death, rescues Jack. Elizabeth, inspired by Will's sudden defiance, as well as his confession of love towards her, declines marriage to Norrington and declares her feelings for Will instead. Norrington agrees to release her from her promise and Will is pardoned for his criminal act; meanwhile, Jack escapes and awkwardly falls into the ocean, to be rescued by his crew, which now man the Black Pearl. Norrington watches as Jack sets sail for unknown adventure, impressed by the pirate enough to allow him two days' head start before setting out in pursuit.
Following the end credits, in a final scene on Isla de Muerta, Barbossa's pet monkey, Jack, climbs out of the water and onto the Aztec chest, where he takes a piece of the treasure. Jack's skin sloughs off and the now cursed monkey glares straight ahead for a moment before pouncing forward, the scene disappearing into his mouth. This explains why Jack the monkey is still cursed in Dead Man's Chest.
- Plot Recap: Dead Man's Chest -
Pirates of the Caribbean II
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Elizabeth Swann's (Keira Knightley) and Will Turner's (Orlando Bloom) wedding day is disrupted when they are arrested by Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) of the East India Trading Company. For aiding the escape of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will and Elizabeth are sentenced to death, along with Commodore James Norrington (Jack Davenport), who has resigned and disappeared since the events of the first movie. Beckett offers to pardon them if Will returns with Sparrow's compass and recruits him as a privateer.
Aboard the Black Pearl, Jack Sparrow has obtained a drawing of a key and convinces his skeptical crew that it leads to untold riches. Unfortunately, his compass is malfunctioning. One night a decrepit "Bootstrap Bill" Turner (Stellan Skarsgård) appears to Jack. Bootstrap reveals that he made a deal to serve Davy Jones to avoid dying after Barbossa sank Bootstrap to the ocean floor. He delivers The Black Spot, a mark on Jack's palm to show that his debt to Davy Jones is due. Thirteen years prior, Jack bargained with Davy Jones to raise the Black Pearl from the ocean bottom and make him captain. Now, Jones is coming for him. Jack must surrender or face the kraken, a sea monster with ravenous hunger. In a panic, Jack heads for land.
Trying to fill his agreement with Beckett, Will travels all over searching for Jack. Will finds the Black Pearl run aground on Pelegosto, an island inhabited by cannibals. The cannibals trap Will, who is surprised to see that Jack has been named the leader of the tribe. Will is locked up with the crew, who tells him that the cannibals are going to kill and eat Jack. After several wild events, Jack and the other captives escape and flee to the Black Pearl.
Back at sea, Jack agrees to give Will his compass if he helps him find the key depicted in the drawing. Traveling upriver, they visit Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), a voodoo priestess. She explains that the compass doesn't work because Jack doesn't know what he truly wants. According to her, the key unlocks Davy Jones' Dead Man's Chest. Unable to bear the pain of lost love, Jones carved out his heart and buried it in a hidden chest. Jones keeps the key. Because Davy Jones cannot step on shore for another decade, Tia gives Jack a jar of dirt, telling him it is "land," and it will protect him. Jack is skeptical, but he clings to the dirt for safety.
The Black Pearl unexpectedly encounters the Flying Dutchman. Sparrow deviously attempts to trap Will into service to Davy Jones in exchange for himself, but the hideous Jones refuses, demanding one hundred souls for Jack's freedom. Will is kept on board the Dutchman as a good faith payment. The Black Spot temporarily vanishes from Jack's hand, and he sets sail for Tortuga to recruit ninety-nine unsuspecting sailors.
Governor Weatherby Swann frees Elizabeth after learning that Beckett is only pardoning Jack Sparrow. He is captured, but Elizabeth escapes. She confronts Beckett at gunpoint, demanding he sign and validate the Letter of Marque - a letter designating the holder as an official privateer in the service to the Crown - with which Lord Beckett intends to recruit Jack Sparrow. Elizabeth slips away, and, disguised as a cabin boy, stows aboard a merchant vessel. She then tricks the captain into taking port in Tortuga.
Searching for Will, she instead finds Jack and Gibbs in a pub recruiting sailors with little success. Another man applies: James Norrington. The former commodore has descended into a miserable drunken state. His obsessive quest to catch Jack lead him to try to sail through a hurricane, and he soon lost his position. Norrington ignites a brawl while trying to shoot Jack, but Elizabeth knocks him out to save him from the pub's patrons. They join the Pearl's crew, and once aboard, Jack convinces Elizabeth she can only find Will by finding Davy Jones' heart. In Elizabeth's hand, the compass, which points the way to the thing the holder desires most, reveals the way to the Dead Man's Chest. However, once under sail, she discovers that the compass now points to Jack. In turn, Jack realizes the compass has been pointing to Elizabeth.
Onboard the Flying Dutchman, Will meets his father, Bootstrap Bill Turner. Will challenges Davy Jones to a game of Liar's dice, betting his soul against the key. Jones accepts, revealing the key kept within his tentacled beard. Bootstrap matches Will's wager. He purposely loses to save his son, but must now serve Jones for an eternity. Will steals the key from Jones and escapes in a longboat, vowing to one day free his father. He is rescued by a merchant ship, but Davy Jones summons the kraken to destroy the ship. Will survives and stows back aboard the Flying Dutchman.
Jones sails to Isla Cruces. There he dispatches his crew to retrieve the chest, but Jack is ahead of them; he, Norrington and Elizabeth dig up the chest. Will appears on the island and is reunited with Elizabeth. Will prepares to stab the heart and kill Jones, but he finds himself at the point of Jack's sword. Jack explains that if Jones is dead, the sea will be unsafe because no one will be able to control the kraken. Norrington draws his sword also, because he wants to give the heart to Beckett and get his life back. A three-way fight erupts between the men. While Will and Norrington duel each other, Jack obtains the key and opens the chest. Within is the beating heart of Davy Jones. Running back to the boat, he hides the heart in the jar of dirt, but Norrington spots it and the Letter of Marque. He steals both just as they're attacked by Jones' crew. Norrington grabs the now-empty chest and runs off, chased by Jones' crew. He ditches the chest and escapes, and Jones' men, unaware that the chest is empty, take it and leave.
The Flying Dutchman chases the Black Pearl, but with the wind behind them, the Pearl outruns her, and Jones breaks off the pursuit. Instead, he summons the kraken. The monster rams the ship, smashing the jar of dirt and revealing the heart is missing. As Jack frantically searches for it, the beast's tentacles envelope the ship in its deadly grip. After a fierce battle, Jack gives the order to abandon ship.
Realizing the kraken only wants Jack, Elizabeth distracts him with a passionate kiss while shackling him to the mast. She is unaware that Will was watching and now believes she loves Jack. As she climbs into the longboat, she tells the others Jack elected to remain behind. On the deck, Jack slips off the shackles, raises his sword, and charges the kraken as it drags the Pearl to a watery grave. Watching from his ship, Jones declares their debt settled, only to discover that the recovered chest is empty.
In Port Royal, Norrington presents Davy Jones' heart to Lord Beckett.
The grieving crew from the Black Pearl seeks refuge with Tia Dalma. Consoling them, she asks if they would be willing to travel to the World's End to bring Jack and the Black Pearl back. They all agree, and she says they will need a captain who knows those waters. They can only stare in amazement as Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) descends the staircase. The formerly dead captain asks, "So tell me, what's become of my ship?" Laughing, he bites into an apple.
After the end credits, we see the cannibals dancing around the fire with the dog (the one who always seemed to have the keys to the jail cells) sitting on the throne with a bone in his mouth.
- Plot Recap: At World's End -
Pirates of the Caribbean III
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Lord Cutler Beckett begins executing anyone associated with piracy and commands Davy Jones to destroy all pirate ships, as he now has power over Jones because he possesses his heart. To confront Beckett's assault the sentenced pirates sing a song which summons the nine pirate lords making up the (fourth) Brethren Court to convene at Shipwreck Cove. However, Captain Jack Sparrow, pirate lord of the Caribbean, never appointed his successor, and therefore must be present. Captain Barbossa leads Will, Elizabeth, Tia Dalma and some of the original crew from the Black Pearl to rescue Jack. Sao Feng, pirate lord of Singapore, possesses a map to World's End, the gateway to Davy Jones' Locker. Elizabeth and Barbossa attempt to bargain with Feng for the map and a ship, but Feng is furious that Will had already attempted to steal it. The British Royal Navy, led by Mercer, acting under orders from Beckett, suddenly attack Feng's bathhouse. During the ensuing chaos, Will strikes a bargain with Feng for the Black Pearl in exchange for Sparrow, whom Feng wants to turn over to Beckett, presumably in exchange for immunity from Davy Jones' attacks on pirates. Will wants the Black Pearl to kill Jones and rescue his father from The Flying Dutchman.
The crew journey through a frozen sea and sail over an enormous waterfall into the Locker. On board Gibbs begins to explain the mysterious "flash of green light during the last glimpse of sunset", whereupon Pintel interjects, and completes the tale; it means that a person is returning from the land of the dead. Aboard the Pearl, Sparrow is suffering hallucinations about an entire crew comprising himself, each representing a different facet of his character. The Pearl is dragged to an ocean shore by crab-like creatures (assumed to be sent by Tia Dalma), and Jack is reunited with his old shipmates, though he is initially reluctant to rejoin a crew who, among them, include four people who had attempted to kill him in the past. As the Black Pearl crew seek an escape route, they see dead souls floating under the water. Tia Dalma reveals that Davy Jones was appointed by Calypso, Goddess of the Sea and his lover, to ferry the dead to the next world. In return, Jones was allowed to step upon land for one day every ten years to be with his love, but when she failed to meet him, the scorned captain abandoned his duty and transformed into a monster. Elizabeth sees her father, Governor Weatherby Swann's soul pass by in a boat; Beckett murdered him when he tried to stab the heart. He also reveals that, if Will stabs the heart, he will have to captain the Flying Dutchman. A distraught Elizabeth vows revenge.
The Black Pearl remains trapped in the Locker until Sparrow deciphers the map, realizing the ship must be capsized to return to the living world. They overturn the ship at sunset, upturn back into the living world as the sun is rising, and witness a flash of green light, marking Jack's return to the living. Upon finding a small island, Sao Feng attacks, revealing his agreement with Will. However, he betrays Will, having made a deal with Cutler Beckett to hand over the crew and keep the Black Pearl. Aboard the Endeavor, Sparrow refuses to divulge to Beckett where the Brethren Court will convene. Beckett double-crosses Feng by keeping the Black Pearl for his armada, and in turn, Feng gives Sparrow the ship back, while taking Elizabeth, whom he believes is Calypso, entrapped in human form. He creates a diversion by attacking the Endeavor and allows Jack to escape. Aboard his warship, the Empress, Feng tells Elizabeth that it was the first Brethren Court who trapped Calypso into human form so they could control the seas. Feng is mortally wounded by a splinter that hit when a cannonball was shot by Davy Jones, who was attacking the ship. Before dying, he appoints Elizabeth the new captain and the pirate lord of Singapore. She and the crew are imprisoned in Flying Dutchman's brig. Also aboard is Admiral James Norrington, who betrays Beckett and frees Elizabeth and her crew, realizing the consequences of his prior actions. They escape back to their ship, although Norrington is killed when Bootstrap Bill discovers him.
Will leaves a trail of corpses for Beckett's ship to follow. Jack catches him and tosses him overboard, but he gives Will his magical compass, because he wants Beckett to find them. Will is picked up by Beckett's ship, and it is revealed that it was Davy Jones who masterminded Calypso's imprisonment by the pirate lords. At Shipwreck Island, the nine pirate lords disagree over freeing Calypso. Barbossa calls upon Captain Teague Sparrow, Keeper of the Pirate Codex and Jack's father, to reveal that a Pirate King is needed to declare war. Elizabeth, newly ordained Pirate lord of Singapore, is elected "Pirate King" after Sparrow's vote breaks a stalemate (each of the other pirate lords voted for themselves). She orders the pirates to fight Beckett. During a preceding parlay with Beckett and Jones, Elizabeth and Barbossa swap Sparrow for Will.
Barbossa tricks the other pirate lords into giving him their pieces of eight, which he needs to free Calypso, who is bound in human form as Tia Dalma. When Barbossa releases her in a ritual, Will reveals to her that it was Davy Jones, her lover, who betrayed her to the Brethren Court and told them how to bind her. Her fury over Jones' betrayal unleashes a violent maelstrom just as the Navy's massive fleet appears on the horizon. During the battle, Sparrow escapes the brig of the Flying Dutchman and steals the Dead Man's Chest. Meanwhile, Davy Jones kills Mercer and obtains the key to the chest, which Jack then steals back from Jones. As the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman face off near the center of a massive maelstrom, Barbossa marries Will and Elizabeth (being Captain of the Black Pearl in Sparrow's absence): they exchange vows and kiss in the midst of battle. Will then boards the Flying Dutchman to retrieve the chest. When Davy Jones mortally wounds Will aboard his ship, Bootstrap Bill attacks Jones. Sparrow, who wanted the heart for his own immortality, places his broken sword in Will's hand and makes him stab Jones' heart, killing Jones. After Jack tears Elizabeth away from the dead body of her husband, they escape the Flying Dutchman. The crew of the Dutchman cut out Will's heart and place it into the Dead Man's Chest. Jack and Elizabeth escape the Dutchman just as it disappears into the whirlpool. It is revealed that Beckett never planned to go along with the deal that he and Jack made, and almost attacks the Black Pearl. The Dutchman suddenly emerges from the depths, with Will as the captain, and their crewmen now human. Will and Sparrow captain the Flying Dutchman and the Black Pearl respectively to destroy Beckett's ship, the Endeavour, killing Beckett in the process and forcing the enemy fleet to retreat.
Although Will has been saved and the Dutchman crew has regained their humanity, he must now spend the next ten years at sea. He and Elizabeth have one day together and consummate their marriage on an island before Will must leave for his new life. Will gives Elizabeth the Dead Man's Chest for safekeeping. Shortly after, Barbossa again commandeers the Black Pearl, stranding Jack and Gibbs in Tortuga. Having anticipated Barbossa's deception, however, Sparrow has already removed the map's middle that leads to the Fountain of Youth.
In a post-credits scene set ten years later, Elizabeth is standing on top of a cliff with her and Will's nine-year old son near sunset, when a flash of green light is seen in the sky. Out in the bay, Will appears aboard the Flying Dutchman, sailing towards his family.
- Plot Recap: On Stranger Tides -
Pirates of the Caribbean IV
After a failed attempt to rescue his former first mate, Joshamee Gibbs, (Kevin McNally) in London, England, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is brought before King George II (Richard Griffiths), who wants Jack to guide an expedition to the Fountain of Youth before the Spanish locate it. Heading the expedition is Jack's old nemesis, Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), who is now a privateer in service to the British Navy after losing his leg, as well as Jack's ship, the Black Pearl.
Jack promptly escapes from the king and his men, but Jack's father, Captain Teague (Keith Richards), finds him and warns Jack about the Fountain's tests. He also reveals that someone is impersonating Jack. Jack soon discovers that the impostor is Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Jack's former lover and daughter of the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), who possesses supernatural powers and practices voodoo magic.
Angelica has Jack knocked out, and he wakes on board Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Blackbeard plans to force Jack to lead the way to the Fountain and to find two silver chalices that once belonged to Juan Ponce de Leon, both of which are believed to be aboard his lost ship. The chalices are needed in the ritual that is required to access the Fountain's life-giving power: the Fountain's water must be drunk simultaneously from the two chalices. The person drinking from the chalice containing a mermaid's tear has his life extended by taking the life of the person who drinks from the other chalice. Meanwhile, Gibbs, having memorized and destroyed Jack's map, barters with Barbossa to guide him to the Fountain.
Blackbeard wants the Fountain's power to circumvent his predestined fatal encounter with "a one-legged man" and sets a course for Whitecap Bay. There, he traps a mermaid (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) whom Philip Swift (Sam Claflin), a captive missionary, falls in love with and names Syrena. Blackbeard then sends Jack to retrieve the chalices from de Leon's ship.
When Jack finds the grounded, decaying vessel, Barbossa is waiting inside: the Spanish have already taken the chalices. However, Barbossa goal in taking the mission is to take revenge against Blackbeard for capturing the Black Pearl, the event that forced Barbossa to amputate his own leg to escape. He and Jack join forces to defeat Blackbeard, then head to the nearby Spanish camp to steal the chalices. Meanwhile, Syrena, who returns Philip's love, is tricked into shedding a tear, which Blackbeard collects. He then leaves her to die and forces Philip to go with him. Jack returns with the chalices and Gibbs, with whom he had reunited while helping Barbossa. Jack negotiates with Blackbeard for the return of his confiscated magical compass and the release of Gibbs. In return, he vows to give Blackbeard the chalices and lead him to the Fountain. Blackbeard agrees and Gibbs departs with Jack's compass.
At the Fountain, Blackbeard and his crew are attacked by Barbossa, then by the Spanish, sent by their king to destroy the Fountain, believing its power is an abomination against God. A battle ensues, which culminates in Barbossa stabbing Blackbeard with a poison-laced sword. Angelica accidentally cuts herself with this sword when removing it from her father. Barbossa claims Blackbeard's magical sword, assumes command of his ship, and leaves with Blackbeard's crew. Meanwhile, Philip, though mortally wounded, escapes and returns to free Syrena. After finding the chalices that the Spaniards had tossed into deep water, Syrena gives them to Jack, then retrieves the dying Phillip, taking him underwater to save his life.
As both Blackbeard and Angelica lay dying, Blackbeard wants his daughter to sacrifice herself to save him. Angelica willingly agrees, but Jack secretly switches the cups, giving her the one containing Syrena's tear, thus sparing her life and killing Blackbeard. Despite declaring their love, Jack, knowing Angelica may want to avenge her father's death, strands her on an island, intending for a passing ship to pick her up. Meanwhile, Barbossa, who now commands the Queen Anne's Revenge, renounces his ties to the crown and reverts to piracy. Jack finds Gibbs, who used Jack's compass to locate the Revenge and retrieve the Black Pearl, as well as other captured ships that Blackbeard had magically shrunk and bottled. The two head off, hoping to find a way to return the Pearl to her original size.
In a post-credits scene, Angelica, still on the island, finds Blackbeard's voodoo doll of Jack, which has washed ashore.
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