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.

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

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

Imagine that jack was scrolling the internet and he saw his name was first on this list marked as JACK SPARROW and instead of being happy, he frowns and says "that's CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow! " he's awesome

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

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2 Hector Barbossa

Not only is he good at sword fight, he is also old! That's
Very impressing

He was a real pirate when you compare him to jack.

I am loving jack sparrow more but on the second place there should be hector
For the 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.

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3 Will Turner 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

He is such a good character I think Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom are best as a group

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

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4 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.

Guys, you have to vote for him,
I mean, he IS the captain of the flying Dutchman, a great captain and he looks epic in the face

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.

He is the best villain in all the movies, with best background story, heartbreaking love and best accent.

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

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5 Joshamee Gibbs

Gibbs is the best!

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 one that guides you throw pirates of the Caribbean

Gibbs should be higher than Jones - ChelseaPurnell

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6 Elizabeth Swann Elizabeth Swann

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

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?

She's so hot. There were like four dudes that wanna go for her

Wow! l love Kira Knightley!

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7 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

8 James Norrington

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!

When he died I almost was crying

Brilliant classic 'British' Officer with torn loyalties. Very well portrayed.

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

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9 Cutler Beckett

He has good hair

I love

10 Captain Teague

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

The Contenders

11 Ragetti

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

12 Pintel


13 Syrena
14 Marty

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

15 Tia Dalma
16 Twigg
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 Captain Salazar

He looks awesome - ChelseaPurnell

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

He Looks So Cool - JPK

19 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.

20 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 :|

21 Cotton

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

22 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.

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

Come on! He's ' Edward Teach!

He Was A Decent Villain - JPK

That pirate is...awesome

23 Jack the Monkey

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 😄"

24 Sao Feng
25 Prison Dog

yeah! - JustAnAccount

26 Henry Turner

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

27 Armando Salazar Armando Salazar
28 Koleniko

Yes mate

29 Carina Smyth

She's just.. awesome

30 Philip
31 Maccus

Bad ass love this guy

32 Hadras

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

33 Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack all the way!

34 Gillette
35 Scrum
36 Hammer Shark
37 Kraken Kraken The Kraken is a legendary sea monster of giant size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland.
38 King George II

So fat but good

39 Lieutenant Lesaro
40 Jacoby
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