Top Ten Pirates of the Caribbean Characters

The Top Ten
1 Captain Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series. more.

Jack Sparrow is fantastic! He has such a fun character. He just comes of as this guy that you think never made it further than cabin boy, but his dumb personality is just a ruse. He is really clever and can escape situations that you would think is unescapable.
Jack Sparrow is genius disguised as a fool and I love him.

It's not even close. He's one of the greatest characters across all franchises and genres. I don't understand why anyone in their right minds would vote for anyone else on the list.

Best character, no argument in that. Best character for me anyway... He's H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. Every single line he says, every single step he takes, he manages to (at LEAST) make me giggle. Wobbly walking style, undying love for rum, deadly breath, arrogance, absolute brilliance in sword fighting, cowardice, coming up ridiculous, pathetic yet intelligent ideas... Need I say more? He could be the worst pirate anyone has ever heard of, but at least, people have HEARD of him.

Best marksman, best planner, best face, best maneuvering and acrobatic skills (at his age, he could still do flips, jump off high places and still land on his two feet, and he was able to chuck himself one ship to the other using a cannon), one of the best swordman, probably a good dancer too (Pirates of the Caribbean 4), best at tricking, best at bending the rules, best cannibal god, best middle aged man, best monkey swinger, best jar keeper, best composer, best singer, best drinker (The man could probably drain 27 bottles under the space of a minute), best at collecting items, best at being patient, best at privateering, best merchant (sorry, let me correct myself, ONCE the best merchant sailor), best morals, onced owned the best items (Sword of Cortes...), owns the best items (Compass and that Jar of dirt), best pick up line-er, best at being mysterious, best at adapting, best at being anti-social, the best mental person out there, best at being confusing, would have probably been ...more

2 Hector Barbossa

Barbossa is my favorite character of POTC mainly because he has goals and motivations in all movies and I love that by the fifth movie, he rules the seas. A fantastic pirate played exceptionally well by Geoffery.
Also his rivalry with Jack is great!

Great character, very important for the whole series! Impressive sword fighting and tough piratical behaviour. I also love the rivalry between him and Jack when it comes to the Black Pearl.

What makes him great is that he is a true pirate, the way he talks, moves, fights, he actually said "ARRR" at some points, no one else can be that much of a pirate and still be an utter badass. Barbossa puts the 'Pirate' in Pirates of the Caribbean.

I love him as a character anyway, but just the fanfictions about him are great. Especially the ones which include him with a daughter. But the Barbossabeth fanfics are kind of creepy. I prefer Willabeth or even Sparrabeth. But it is pretty awesome how he married them while fighting.

3 Will Turner William "Will" Turner is a fictional character and main protagonist in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films.

The Best character in POTC series! The reason why I became a fan of POTC and the reason why I never be a fan of On Stranger Tides movie since he is not in it. No Will Turner = No Pirates Of The Caribbean. Will Turner is a really great and deep character created by the great actor Orlando Bloom. Thank you, Orlando!

I have met so many people that hate Will with a passion, and I don't think it is fair. Sure they have their reasons, but Will was the reason the movies began (not Sparrow, strangely enough.) Bottom line: No Will, no movie. Or at least a seriously depressing one where everyone dies and pirates take over the world. Bonus Point: Orlando Bloom. 'enough said

I honestly don't like him that much. Just makes me uncomfortable, and takes away from the hilarity and awesomeness of the film with his mushy love drama. But hey, that's just me.

He certainly is the best kisser in the Caribbean! And lover, as that time on the deserted island attests. Look at the results, some ten years later.

4 Davy Jones Davy Jones is a fictional villain character in the Pirates of the Caribbean feature film series, who first appears in the second film, Dead Man's Chest and returns in the series' third installment, At World's End.


This dude is my favourite villain. I mean, think about it.

In hundreds of movies, the bad guy is just mean, cruel, and has no emotions. I mean, have you ever seen a bad guy CRY before? No! That's why I love Davy Jones. He is SO well developed. Davy is my secound favourite character! Jack is first, but still!
Davy is one of the best.

Probably the most underrated villain, at least that I have heard of.
He is actually sympathetic, indimidating and kinda funny too. I also love his accent. The CGI even to this day is still fantastic and beliveable.
Props in massive parts to Bill for his excelent performance!

My Heart and Soul (ha ha) go out to a tragic villain; Davy Jones. He seems cruel and heartless on the outside but, as my grandma always said, " Even though they say a man's actions speak louder than their words, sometimes a man's expressions speak louder than their actions." I believe it. Especially for Davy Jones. Also, Bill Nighy, the actor who played Davy Jones, is awesome! I LOVE YOU BILL! Also I love a joke he made about his character, "I don't understand any of it, but I'm currently the world's second best holder for playing the pipe organ with an imaginary octopus beard." #JonesAin'tDead

Love Jones! He tries to be bad and intimidating, which just makes him funnier! I don't know if we can really call him a true "villain" as all he does is commandeer a ghost ship and gets screwed by Beckett, the true villain.

5 Elizabeth Swann Elizabeth Swann, played by Kiera Knightley, is the female protagonist of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films.

She's not even in the top ten? She's like the third main character in the first 3 films! Sure I don't like her that much but really?

My favorite character besides Jack himself, but Jack doesn't count, he's everyone's favorite character.

Wait a minute... The mermaid got higher than the princess turned pirate? Yea.. No!

Elizabeth is an awesome kick butt women and she is so inspiring. I love her!

6 Joshamee Gibbs

Gibbs is the truest, most good-natured and kind-hearted of the pirates. His mix of folksy advice, superstition and overall loyalty give balance to the series. If Jack is an "utter rascal", Gibbs is the utter rascal's dad.

Gibbs is the best!

He is just so loyal to sparrow!

I really like him

7 James Norrington

One of the best sword fighters in the movie. He squared off with both Jack and Will and managed to steal Davy Jone's Heart. Also, he didn't deserve to die like he did. At least he did the right thing at the end.

Now that's what I call character development. He is to me the most real character in Pirates of the Caribbean and is incredibly well portrayed. My favourite by far!

He's a very well developed character and his death was so darn sad! I feel bad for him. My number 1 favorite character!

For me, he will my number 3 favourite charater (after Jack and Barbossa). Development was really nice and started to cry when he died.

8 Bootstrap Bill Turner

He's a heartbreaking character, beautifully crafted and acted.

9 Cutler Beckett

He has good hair

10 Angelica

Ok glad she's here, I was worried she wouldn't show at all. Jackelica fanfic a are the best, and their romance scenes in the movie are a bit unerring considering its jack, but still pretty ok.

The daughter of Blackbeard and former love interest of Jack Sparrow

The Contenders
11 Ragetti

He's the most important 2nd character. He's been there since the beginning. Keeping one of the 9 pieces of 8. He's been key into solving the issues/conflict of the movies

12 Carina Smyth

An orphan who uses her father's diary to search for the Trident of Poseidon

13 Syrena
14 Captain Teague

Keith Richards... 'enough said.

He is awesome

15 Giselle
16 Tia Dalma
17 Pintel
18 Jack the Monkey
19 Scarlett
20 Captain Salazar

Okay I literally have a crush on this guy here.

He is so hilarious!

He looks awesome

21 Henry Turner

Henry is the son of William Turner so he naturally has to be amazing!

22 Shansa
23 Theodore Groves

My Favorite Character, 2 quotes admiring Jacks Great Escapes, I'm glad he had a bigger role in Stranger Tides than other movies. Thou wish they didn't kill him off, maybe they could have had him join Barbossas Pirate Crew? Loved him in At Worlds End though.

Loved him.. He always admired Jack Sparrow although he was part of the British... And the way they killed him off was probably one of the worst ever.. Gonna miss him in the 5th movie

They should have expanded his character instead of killing him in the 4th movie.. He could have played a more majoer part in the next films but that's not gonna happen I guess

24 Blackbeard Edward Teach or Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard, was an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of Britain's North American colonies.

Man, he sucks as much as the fourth film...

Come on! He's ' Edward Teach!

That pirate is...awesome

He was so cool! Badass

25 Kraken The Kraken is a legendary sea monster of giant size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland.

By far the best character! She eats people and is still the best mythical monster in the franchise!

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