"Pirates of the Caribbean" is a series of fantasy films about a group of swashbuckling pirates who sail throughout the Caribbean (and sometimes the world), searching for treasures as well as the people who have wronged them.
The films were based on a ride found at the different Walt Disney World parks with the same name which were brought to life by producer Jerry Bruckheimer. To date, there are five films in the series including "The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Dead Man's Chest," "At World's End," "On Stranger Tides" and "Dead Men Tell No Tales." The film series is so successful that it was the first series where one of the films grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
Beyond the action and unique sea creatures, the characters are one of the main reasons why the series is so successful. Roles like Jack Sparrow's, Will Turner's, Hector Barbossa's and Elizabeth Swann's are some of the ones that people look forward to seeing more of.
If you were given images of the different characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean series, would you be able to match them to their names? Everyone knows who Jack Sparrow is but can you identify some of the other characters? Take this quiz if you would like to find out!
Philip Swift, played by actor Sam Claflin, is a character who appeared in "On Stranger Tides" as a missionary who was captured by Blackbeard. After being spared, Blackbeard uses him in order to capture the tears of mermaid Syrena in order to activate the Fountain of Youth.
Tia Dalma is a character who appeared in the first two installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series who is best known for her practicing of Voodoo and Obeah. In the second movie, it is revealed that she is a sea goddess named Calypso, who was trapped in human form.
Willian “Bootstrap Bill” Turner Sr., played by actor Stellan Skarsgård, is a crew member on the Flying Dutchman who was all cursed after stealing Aztec gold. He is also the father of William Turner and he has appeared in "Dead Man’s Chest" and "At World’s End."
Syrena, played by actress Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, is a mermaid who appeared in the "On Stranger Tides" installment. She is captured by Blackbeard’s crew as mermaid’s tears are needed in order to activate the Fountain of Youth. After refusing to cry, she is tricked into doing so and is left to die tied to a tree.
Joshamee Gibbs is one of the many crew members on the Black Pearl who has appeared in every film. He is a superstitious and well-respected pirate who is almost always seen accompanying Captain Jack Sparrow on his missions.
Captain Chevalle, played by actor Marcus Iures, is a French Pirate Lord of the Mediterranean Sea. He is best remembered for voting for himself as Pirate King during the Brethren Court and for opposing Barbossa’s idea of freeing Calypso.
Elizabeth Swann is one of the well-known characters from the series, appearing in the first three films and briefly in the 5th installment, "Dead Men Tell No Tales." She is the daughter of Governor Swann, wife of Will Turner and mother of Henry Turner. She was also the pirate lord of the South China Sea and the Pirate King.
William “Will” Turner, played by actor Orlando Bloom, is one of the main characters of the series. In the first installment, he was a blacksmith, but circumstances eventually led him to become the captain of the Flying Dutchman after killing Davy Jones
Giselle and Scarlett are two wenches who are most famous for taking turns slapping Jack Sparrow for cheating on them with each other. They both appeared in the first three installments of the series.
Captain Edward Teague, played by Rockstar and actor Keith Richards, is a former pirate lord and the father of Captain Jack Sparrow. He appeared in 3 of the 5 five where he was the keeper of the Pirate Code.
Sao Feng, portrayed by actor Chow Yun-fat, is a character based on a legendary Chinese pirate who was the pirate lord of the South China Sea. He appears in the "At World’s End" installment where is known for always being on the winning side.
Governor Weatherby Swann, played by actor Jonathan Pryce, was the royal governor of Port Royal and father of Elizabeth Swann. He appeared in the first three movies and is later killed because he had knowledge of Davy Jones’ heart.
Jocard, also known as Gombo or Gentleman Jocard, was the Pirate Lord of the Atlantic Ocean who appeared in the "At World’s End" movie. He was wanted by the East India Trading Company and he was also known for suggesting that Barbossa’s tongue be cut out for suggesting to free Calypso.
Jack, the Monkey, is Captain Barbossa’s pet capuchin monkey who was named after Jack Sparrow in an attempt to mock him. He is seen in every Pirates of the Caribbean movie, in the end becoming loyal to Jack Sparrow.
Davy Jones, played by actor Bill Nighy, is a character who appeared in 3 of the 5 Pirates of the Caribbean series. He is the immortal captain of the Flying Dutchman until he is killed by Will Turner, who then assumes his place. He is also the love interest of the sea witch Calypso.
Angelica, who was played by actress Penelope Cruz, is a character from "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." She is the daughter of Blackbeard the pirate and a former love interest of Jack Sparrow and also the first mate of the Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Mullroy and Murtogg are two characters who play the role of Royal Marines in Port Royal. They appeared in four of the five films and made the transition from naval officers to pirates as the series progressed. Much like Ragetti and Pintel, they provided comedic relief.
Ian Mercer, who was played by actor David Schofield, is the personal assistant of Lord Beckett in the films "Dead Man’s Chest" and "At World’s End." He is also known for acting as a spy and assassin to his employer.
Carina Smyth, also known as Carina Barbossa, is a character from the "Dead Men Tell No Tales" installment who uses her father’s diary (Captain Barbossa) in order to lead her to the Trident of Poseidon. She is also the love interest of Henry Turner.
Sumbhajee Angria was the Pirate Lord of the Indian Ocean and one of the pirates who appeared at the Brethren Court in the film, "At World’s End." He is best known for his unique high-pitched voice and his long gray beard.
Mr. Cotton, played by David Baillie, is a mute pirate who lost his tongue in an unknown event. Although he is unable to speak, he has trained his macaw who speaks on his behalf. He appeared in the first three films of the series.
James Norrington, portrayed by actor Jack Davenport, is a character who has appeared in 3 of the 5 Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He served as a commodore in the Royal Navy who asked Elizabeth for her hand in marriage. He was eventually killed by Bootstrap Bill while releasing Elizabeth and her crew from capture.
Hadras was one of the crew members aboard the Flying Dutchman who appeared in both "Dead Man’s Chest" and "At World’s End." His body is covered in barnacles and coral and is best known for having a head which is encased within a conch shell.
Lord Cutler Beckett, played by actor Tom Hollander, is a character who appeared in the first two installments in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He was the chairman of a trading company and representative to the King who wanted nothing more than to eliminate piracy for good.
Henry Turner, played by actor Brenton Thwaites, is a character who appeared in "Dead Men Tell No Tales." He is the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann and with the help of Carina Smyth, is in search of the Trident of Poseidon in order to break the curse on his father.
Lieutenant Commander Theodore Groves is a British Navy officer who worked under Commodore Norrington’s command in "The Curse of the Black Pearl" movie. He later appeared in "At World’s End" and later in "On Stranger Tides" working under Captain Barbossa.
Captain Armando Salazar, played by actor Javier Bardem, is the undead commander of the Silent Mary Ghost ship who appeared in "Dead Men Tell No Tales." He was an officer in the Spanish Navy who hunted pirates but was tricked into tailing into the Devil’s Triangle by Jack Sparrow, turning him and his crew into the undead.
The prison dog is terrier mix who was owned by Captain Edward Teague. He is seen in three of the five movies where he is always seen carrying the Port Royal jail keys in his mouth. In the extra credit scene in "Dead Man’s Chest," he became the chief of the Pelegosto tribe.
Pintel, played by actor Lee Arenberg, is a character often seen with his best friend and fellow pirate Ragetti. He appears in all 5 of the films where he is often seen arguing with his friend.
Anamarie, played by actress Zoe Saldana, is a character who appeared in "The Curse of the Black Pearl." She was a pirate whose ship was stolen by Jack Sparrow and later confronts him along with Mr. Gibbs and Will Turner.
Scrum, played by actor Stephen Graham, is a pirate who appeared in the last two installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He initially sailed under the leadership of Blackbeard, but by the last film was a part of Captain Jack Sparrow’s crew.
Ragetti, played by actor Mackenzie Crook, is a character who has appeared in all five of the “Pirates” movies alongside his best mate Pintel. He is best known for having a prosthetic eye which comes in handy and for freeing Calypso in "At World’s End."
Hector Barbossa is one of the main characters of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, appearing in all of them. Like many other pirates, he is also seen acting selfishly and looking for great treasures including the Fountain of Youth.
Marty, played by actor Martin Kleeba, is a dwarf pirate who was initially hired by Mr. Gibbs and Jack Sparrow in the first installment of the films. He is seen in all of the movies where his primary role is to provide comedic relief as a part of Jack Sparrow’s crew.
Jack Sparrow is one of the main characters of the Pirates of the Caribbean series and is seen in all of the movies. He is played by actor Johnny Depp and is constantly seen double-crossing people in order to find great treasures all while avoiding his many enemies.
Blackbeard, also known as Edward Teach, is a character based on a historical figure with the same name and appeared in the "On Stranger Tides" installment. He is an enemy of Captain Jack Sparrow, who is also in search of the Fountain of Youth.
The Spaniard, played by actor Óscar Jaenada, is one of King Ferdinand’s most trusted agents. He was seen in the "On Stranger Tides" installment where he led the force to destroy the Fountain of Youth as he believes that is an abomination.