Top Ten Pirates of the Caribbean Characters


The Top Ten

1 Captain Jack Sparrow 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.

Yes, Jack is the best character of them all. He is funny, awesome and clever. Johnny has done a very good job at playing Jack. Another reason why jack is the best character is because Johnny Depp is my favourite actor. - ChelseaPurnell

#toomuchrum. I love Jack sparrow!

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. - UnheardMelody

Jack Sparrow is awesome, funny, smart and always drunk. No doubt the best character in the movie.

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2 Hector Barbossa

I like his hat

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.

Geoffrey Rush is the best

The most pirate ever lived.

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3 Davy Jones 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.

I love him.
Do I need to say more than that?

Love him! He's a complete badass and very hilarious!

Go captain Calamari! Lol

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.

I don't agree with this. Davy Jones technically IS a true villain. While he did get controlled by Beckett, in the end, he still managed to kill him and became the final true villain once again. He also does more than just command a ghost ship. He collects the souls of anyone who witnesses his ship where they are forced to forget who they are and become more grotesque as time goes one. He also rarely ever has comedic moments. He even has a pet Kraken which eats pirates. - Daviddv0601

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

I love will, he is brave and gorgeous. He should be in second place. Will is my second favourite character. - ChelseaPurnell

He is the main character of the first film, and a well written one.

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!

Best character in the series and undoubtedly the lead.. and the HERO! Should be placed at 1

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5 Joshamee Gibbs

Gibbs should be higher than Jones - ChelseaPurnell

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!

Gibbs is the one that guides you throw pirates of the Caribbean

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6 Elizabeth Swann Elizabeth Swann

Best character! Pretty and fearless! Go girl!

Wow! l love Kira Knightley!

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

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

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7 James Norrington

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.

I didn't like Norrington but I still nearly cried when he died though - ChelseaPurnell

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!

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8 Bootstrap Bill Turner Bootstrap Bill Turner

I don't like him. He just made me uncomfortable, especially in the third film.

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

Why is he before Davy Jones

9 Cutler Beckett

I love

He has good hair

10 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

He is absolutely hilarious! One of my favorite characters

Love how he always struggles with his eye lol!

Pintel and Ragetti are like the Ant & Dec of the Pirates series. - mcvito

The Contenders

11 Captain Teague

He is awesome

Played by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones

Keith Richards... 'enough said.

Surely1 of the most feared
Great fighter (obvio) keeper of the code and probably one of the only 2 pirates jack fears

12 Tia Dalma
13 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.

14 Pintel


15 Henry Turner

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

16 Captain Salazar

Okay I literally have a crush on this guy here.

He is so hilarious! - Daviddv0601

He looks awesome - ChelseaPurnell

He is chilling. every time he came on screen I had goosebumps

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17 Theodore Groves

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

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.

18 Jack the Monkey

We named the monkey Jaack!

I love him, he is adorable - ChelseaPurnell

"Who can forget the awesome monkey jack I mean he sets of bombs and stuff, played by the magnificent "monkey" himself 😄"

19 Syrena
20 Cotton

He's got a parrot he was like the best third character in the first three films

He taught a parrot to speak for him after losing his ability to speak. Need I say more?

21 Blackbeard 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.

He was so cool! Badass

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

Come on! He's ' Edward Teach!

He Was A Decent Villain - JPK

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22 Marty

Marty was very loyal to his captain Jack Sparrow. And as small as he is, he's not afraid of confronations.

23 Sao Feng
24 Armando Salazar Armando Salazar
25 John Brown John Brown John "Smokey" Brown is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football at Pittsburg State and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.


No just no :|

26 Prison Dog

yeah! - JustAnAccount

27 Maccus

I love the hammerhead shark head

Bad ass love this guy

28 Koleniko

Yes mate

29 Carina Smyth

She's just.. awesome

30 Philip
31 Hadras

The guy who lost his head and turned into a hermit crab, by far the sexiest in the movies

32 Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack all the way!

33 Clanker
34 Twigg
35 Gillette
36 Scrum
37 Hammer Shark
38 Kraken 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! - Daviddv0601

39 King George II

So fat but good

40 Lieutenant Lesaro
41 Jacoby
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