The Black Pearl
His early pirate life was the subject of many legends and rumors about his exploits, some of which were most likely mis-truths possibly made up by Sparrow himself to bolster his reputation. One of these legends told of how he sacked Port Nassau without firing a single shot, while his other notable exploits included impersonating an officer of the spanich Royal Navy and a cleric of the church of England. He became a friend with the infamous pirate Jolly Roger, who performed unsavory deeds for the Brethren Court, in hope of achieving a position among them. It was believed that Jack became chief of the Pelegostosin the years prior to meeting Elizabeth swann, a tale he relayed to Mullroy and Murtogg at Port Royal. He picked up the cannibals' language which he again used during his second visit to their village to escape the Kraken. He also met angelica, daughter of the notorious pirate Blackbeard, and they had a relationship together, but it didn't end well. When Captain Teague left the Court to become a Keeper of the Pirate code, he gave his seat to Jack. But instead of becoming a Pirate Lord of Madagascar, Jack chose the Caribbean Sea as his domain. He tied his piece of eight into his hair, letting it dangle over his trademark bandanna. Because of his position, it was possible that he kept in sporadic contact with his father. It is also known that during this time he had a sparrow tattooed on his arm to better identify himself to others as Captain Jack Sparrow. But Jolly Roger also wanted Jack's position, and he invited him to a game of poker. Jolly had to cheat to win so he conspired with Amo Dorsi, a villainous Voodoo Witch Doctor, to deal the cards. Jolly won hand after hand. Soon, Jack was out of money and he bet his Piece of eight for one, last hand. He won, and Jolly, thinking he'd been double-crossed, shot his partner in crime. Jack threw the table up, tossing cards and gold everywhere, and disappeared in the confusion. With his dying breath, Amo Dorsi cursed Jolly Roger to walk the earth as the undead, transforming him into a skeletal beast! Jolly swored vengeance against Sparrow and the Brethren Court, and became a leader of the undead legion. With the Black Pearl under his command, Jack recruited a crew in Tortuga, including Hector Barbossa, whom Jack named his First Mate. The crew had many adventures in the time after this but nothing could amount to what happened next. When the evil alchemist, the Shadow Lord created a Shadow Gold, a special metal that grants him unfathomable power, and threatened to destroy the Pirate Lords of the Brethren Court, Jack was sent by Tia Dalma on a mission to recover nine pieces of Shadow Gold in order to stop the Shadow Lord's Army of Shadows. During his journey around the world, Jack has been in Asia and Europe, fighting with powerful organizations like the East India Trading Company and band of thieves like the Fourth Estate. With the help of Pirate Lords, Jack was able to collect all pieces of Shadow Gold and defeat the Shadow Lord once and for all. Mutiny on the Pearl After the Shadow Gold adventures, the treasure of Cortés would again play a part in Jack's pirate life, as he and the crew of the Pearl embarked upon a quest to find a cache of Aztec gold stashed by Cortés. However, before the treasure was found, the crew mutinied. Led by Barbossa, the crew marooned Jack on a desert island with nothing more than a flintlock pistol with a single shot. Barbossa believed it would be the last they would see of Jack Sparrow. However, Jack was in luck, as a group of rumrunners had currently been using the island as a secret cache, and for the next three days Jack cavorted with them, and likely suffered little more than a severe hangover before bartering passage off the island. This misadventure helped to build upon Jack's reputation in the Caribbean, helped along by Jack's outlandish exaggerations as to the circumstances of his escape; one version of events saw Sparrow using a couple of sea turtles as a raft to flee the island. Jack kept his single-shot pistol, making no modifications to it, but rather keeping it with the intent to use it upon his mutinous First Mate, Barbossa. It was believed that Jack's altruistic nature may have been part of the reason why his crew mutinied; indeed, Barbossa would later note that Jack's attempts at non-violent solutions to problems was exactly the attitude that lost him the Black Pearl. Whatever the reason, the mutiny was not a unanimous agreement among the crew of theBlack Pearl. Death would not come quickly for any of the crew of the Pearl. After leaving Jack marooned, Barbossa's men found the Aztec gold, but their treasure, soon frittered away on drink and food and pleasurable company, came at a price. They became cursed men, where in the moonlight, they are shown for what they really are: walking neither alive nor dead, unable to live as normal men. William 'Bootstrap Bill' Turner, for one, disagreed with Barbossa's decision to maroon Jack. But he too would suffer Barbossa's wrath, after sending his cursed coin to his son, believing that they deserved to be cursed and remain cursed. "Bootstrap" was tied to a cannon and plunged into the ocean depths, apparently to his death. However, Jack would later be reunited with Bill after "Bootstrap" struck a deal with Davy Jones to escape his fate in the crushing depths of the sea. Later, Barbossa and the crew of thePearl learned that all 882 pieces of Cortés's treasure had to be returned and repaid in blood. Jack was the only member of the crew not to be affected by the curse, since he had already been abandoned by the hands of Barbossa. However, he heard tales of the curse placed upon his former crewmen, which possibly fueled his desire to achieve immortality, and eternal freedom to sail the seas. Jack later bartered with rumrunners to gain passage off of Rumruners Isle. The rumrunners transported Jack the town of Port Royal. Upon his arrival, Jack was penniless and had not a coin to his name. Determined to find a ship to captain, Jack was given advice by the local innkeeper who told him of local tax money being guarded around town by the city watch. Jack pilfered the money and disguised himself as a Royal Navy lieutenant which allowed him to use the gold to buy himself a small lugger known as the Timothy. Jack took an entirely new crew, and he spent much of his time plundering merchentmen out of Jamaica. Though he was hardly the most infamous pirate on the Spanish Main, he did make a good name for himself in and around Port Royal, even going as far to find a local treasure of legend, belonging to none other than the local tavern keeper's late grandfather (the innkeeper urged Jack to find it and keep it for himself). He caught the attention of local pirate hunter, Lieutenent Bligh after he completely drove an entire band of pirates out of their nest on the other side of the island. Jack became acquainted with a local ex-pirate named Slightess Sam who was once a comrade of Barbossa's, before he cut his eyes out. Jack agreed to transport his new friend to the backwash English shipyard port of Crooked Cove where he met Christopher Mings once again; he gladly continued "work" with his former employer. Jack was given an assignment to secure the King's treasure from the local fort for the brotherhood. After reconoitering around town, Jack went inland alone to take the gold, which he did without a problem. It was challenging Bligh's fleet that was difficult. With nothing but the light guns on the Timothy, Sparrow successfully defeated the four sloops that were sent to hunt the gold. Jack's ship was badly damaged from the fight, so Jack hiked to the other side of the island where he commandeered a twenty four gunned corvette called the Retribution, after convincing the local slaves to riot against their masters to serve as a diversion. It is presumed that Jack scuttled his old ship after complaining that "the damned thing is too old and too slow for my tastes" to Sightless Sam. Jack, his crew, and his new ship became the scourge of Jamaican waters until, by sheer coincidence, Jack Sparrow changed sides. Though he continued his acts of piracy, Jack Sparrow began to embark on quests for personal quests of wealth as well. In the late 1730's, the governer of port royal fell ill, and the only known remedy was Dogstounge which only grew on Dodos Perch Island. In order to make some quick cash, Jack raced to the isle and found the plant. He took it to the governor who made Jack an honorable Privateer in his Navy. He also officially "gave" Jack the Retribution. Jack became a favored agent of the governor, performing many tasks that other privateers and even mercenaries would not. This earned Jack a reputation in becoming the most famous privateer in the Caribbean! One such mission given to Captain Sparrow while he held a letter of Marque came when he was sent to investigate recent entities being sighted in and around Crooked Cove. To his surprise, the attackers were cursed members of Barbossa's crew looking for the cursed medallions. Jack managed to drive away the buccaneers, but wished to look further into the curse of Cortés. His chance came when he came across a mysterious Aztec temple on a strange island. He encountered many perils while ascending to the palace's peak, including Barbossa's pirates. At the top, he found one of the cursed coins which he put in his pocket. The highlight of his career as a privateer came when he was sent to sack the town of Santo Domingo on hispaniola. They didn't put up much of a fight, but Jack still managed to yield a large ransom as well as another cursed coin which he found in Aztec ruins outside of town. For his valiant services to the crown, Jack was given a new ship by the governor, a Galleon called the Mourning Star. His first exploit aboard his new ship was to steal a pirate treasure on Scurvy Beach. While on the island, he discovered a map leading to the shrouded Tum Boom Island. He embarked there at once, and while searching the jungles and caves, came across another cursed coin and more of the cursed crew. Jack was given another task by the governor following his discovery, to escort him to Santo Domingo, the Spanish seat of power and the Caribbean. When he and the governor arrived, they found several assassins attempting to murder the official, but Jack dispatched them all. While they were conducting peace, the Spanish colony of Havana on the island of Cuba sent out a fleet of warships to conquer Port Royal (they were unaware of the recent peace). Determined to save Port Royal, Jack raced back on his ship and repelled the invasion force, taking the large sums of gold aboard the ships, as well as a large prize of money given to him by the governor. The governor was to return to England to make way for Weatherby Swann, so Jack resigned his commission and turned in his letters of marque. He would now worry on more personal matters such as finding his ship, the Black Pearl. Jack now had a large ship and a crew to sail her, so he took advantage of this and embarked on a quest to find his beloved ship, the Black Pearl. He met two of Barbossa's ships off of Port Royal, but managed to blow the brigs to the bottom of the ocean. He heard tell that one of Barbossa's barques was coming in passed Port Royal in the middle of the night, so Jack went up to the lighthouse and drove the vessel onto the rocks. Onboard, he found the fractured bones of Barbossa's sailors as well as another cursed coin and his compass. Jack Sparrow now had everything he needed to find the Isla de Muerta. The next morning, Jack set out with his men to find the island, and he came across the Pearl herself. Jack's ship was badly damaged in the fight, and many of his men were killed. Dismayed that the battle did not go in his favor, Jack returned to Tortuga aboard his sinking galleon to formulate another plan. He sold his wrecked ship, and waited for an idea.
As captain of the Black Pearl once again, Jack continued operating as a pirate for the next year, But he soon realized his freedom came at a cost. The debt he had sworn to Davy Jones thirteen years prior had still not been paid. Whether Jack had the foresight to attempt to call off the debt, or whether it was simply a coincidence is unknown, but Jack embarked on a quest to locate the Dead Mens Chest, which legends say contained the still-beating heart of Davy jones. But first, Jack allowed himself to be captured by the corsairs off the Canary Islands and taken to the Turckish Prison in order to obtain information he needs to solve his impending dilemma. He soon happened upon a valuable drawing a key in a Turkish, giving him an advantage in his quest by figuring out that he must find the Key itself. Jack was able to obtain this drawing, but soon encountered trouble, and fled the island within the confines of a coffin launched out to sea. In the middle of the Mediteranium Sea, Jack used the coffin as a makeshift boat to return to the Black Pearl, where he informed his crew of his new venture. Confused, mostly because of Jack not telling exactly what to look for, the crew of the Pe'arl agreed to sail off to search for the key and what the key might unlock. That night, Jack was visited in the Pearls cellar by Bootstap Bill, currently serving as part of Davy Jones Crew aboard the Flying Dutchmen. Turner informed Jack that his time was up, and Jones was calling in his debt. To reinforce this, Turner branded Jack with the Black spot, setting fear into Jack's heart and causing him to begin his quest for the key with all haste. He was so fearful of what his debt might entail, when he lost his hat, he told his crew to leave it. It was through this fear that Jack could not bring himself even to tell his crew what forces pursued them. Jack knew that as long as he remained on the open seas, he was in danger, so the Pearlweighed anchor at Pelagosto, the closest body of land, and one which Jack was likely familiar with. Even here, the crew of the Pearl was not safe, as they were summarily captured by a group of cannibalistic natives. Jack was made the chief of the tribe (allowed to retain his position so long as he acted like a chief), although he found his fortunes had little improved when he learned that the natives believed him to be a god, and he would be eaten to release his spirit from its "fleshy prison". Despite this, Jack played along, all the while looking for means of escape. Meanwhile, some of his crew had already been eaten, and the rest held in cages made from the bones of their former companions. Jack's situation improved with the arrival of William Turner, seeking Jack in order to obtain his compass for Lord Cutler Becket. Will inadvertently caused a distraction, through his capture by and subsequent escape from the cannibals, which gave Jack the time he needed to flee. Jack, Will and the surviving crew returned to the Black Pearl and set sail, though Jack still refused to head into open water. Instead, he had unfinished business on another part of Pelegosto. The crew traveled up-river in boats to the shack of Tia Dalma, where Jack hoped to find information on the key to the chest which contained Davy Jones's heart. He and Dalma had a history, and as Jack himself said, they had, at one time, been inseparable. It was also implied that the two had once been lovers. Upon arrival at her shack, however, Jack was somewhat perturbed to find Dalma took more interest in Will than himself. However, Jack was able to trade Barbossas undead monnkey in exchange for information on the the location of the key, and details about Jones's heart. He was also given a jar of dirt, as Tia said that Davy Jones could not make port but one day for every ten years, and so Jack would bring land, in some form, with him. Armed with this knowledge, the crew set out to find Jones' ship, the Flying Dutchmen. Will was summarily captured by jone's crew after Jack told him to say "Jack Sparrow sent me to settle his debt", and Davy Jones himself confronted Jack aboard the Black Pearl. He demanded Jack's debt be paid, but Jack tried to convince Jones otherwise, because of Barbossa's mutiny that happened two years after becoming captain of the Pearl. But Jones pointed out that because Jack had introduced himself as "Captain" Jack Sparrow throughout the years, he was still captain, even though he was not on the Pearl itself. After a series of bargains, Jones agreed that, should Jack bring him one hundred souls in three days, he would be free. As slim a chance as this was, Jack took it and Jones sealed the deal by removing the Black Spot. Jack then had the Pearls crew immediately set sail for Tortuga, noting that Jones did not specify what state the souls should be in. After arriving to Tortuga, Jack and Gibbs began recruiting crewmen for service on the Pearl in the Faithful Bride. They managed to enlist a total of four mariners before a bar brawl broke out, started by the disgraced former Commodore James Norrington. Jack and gibbs managed to slip out, and began preparing the Black Pearl for launch. At this point, Jack encountered Elizabeth Swann, having escaped from the custody of Lord Beckett to find Will. Jack realized Elizabeth's true desire was being reunited with Will, and knew he could use this to his advantage. He persuaded Elizabeth that finding the Dead mens chest would help her save Will. Thus, ensuring that when she used Jack's compass, it would point to her true desire, in order to save Will, the chest. Jack finally found a heading. The black Pearl immediately set course for Isla Cruces, the burial site of the Dead mens Chest. On board the Pearl, Jack and Gibbs learned of Will's association with Lord Cutler Becket, after finding out about the Letters of Marque from Elizabeth. It was there that they realized that the only reason Beckett wanted Jack's compass so that he could find the Dead Man's Chest. Jack took the documents, much to Elizabeth's annoyance, and refused to return them unless she could sufficiently "persuade" him to do so. Elizabeth attempted to persuade him, but Jack was immune. Later on during the journey, Jack once more approached Elizabeth, while being depressed about not being married already. Jack offered her a drink and a marriage with him, as captain of a ship. Disgusted, Elizabeth turned down his offer of marriage. Jack then questioned her answer, stating that she would come over to his side in time. He stated that Elizabeth was curious and longed to feel the freedom and the life Jack enjoyed. In turn, Elizabeth told him she was sure one day Jack would prove himself to be a good man, and he would long for the reward of fame that would follow. Jack was indeed enticed by this, but whatever attraction may have developed between the two was soon quashed when Jack noticed the Black spot had reappeared on his palm. At that moment, Gibbs sighted land: Isla Cruces, and the end of Jack's quest. Upon arrival at Isla Cruces, Jack set about tracking down the Dead Man's Chest, using Elizabeth as his guide. Jack had Norrington dig at the supposed burial site, as deigned by Elizabeth, using the compass. Her reading was correct, and Norrington soon unearthed the chest. However, before Jack could open it, will Turner arrived, having escaped from servitude aboard the Flying Dutchman. He refused to let Jack open the chest, wanting to stab the heart within and thus free his father from his debt to Jones. Jack, naturally, wanted the heart for himself, in order to call off Jones' Kraken, and drew his sword. It was a standoff, exacerbated by Norrington's intervention, who wanted control of the heart for his own personal reasons. A three-way Sword fight inevitably ensued, in which Jack attempted desperately to get his hands on the key. The three-way duel progressed atop a stone church, where Jack finally got a hold of the key, but was disarmed in the attempt. Norrington then stated, with his blade pointed towards Jack, his intention to kill Jack for ruining his life. Jack however deflected the blame onto Will's shoulders, and then fled through the graveyard with the key. However, he was soon thrust back into the battle when the two duelists dislodged an old water wheel, and continued the fight inside and around it as it rolled through the jungle. Ultimately, however, Jack managed to hold on to the key, and opened the Dead Man's Chest after taking it from the pirate Hadras. Within was Davy Jones Heart, just as Tia Dalma had said, which Jack hid inside his jar of dirt back at the longboat on the beach. Davy Jones' crew soon caught up, and Jack became too preoccupied with fighting them off to notice Norrington studying the jar with great interest. Jack's companions were able to hold the pirates back, and fled in the longboat leaving Norrington, who instead fled into the jungle carrying the empty chest, thus distracting the pirates. Jack made it back to the Black Pearl, which launched for the open water, safe in the knowledge that he was now in possession of the heart of Davy Jones. As Jack had expected, the Flying Dutchmansoon caught up with the Pearl, and he began taunting its Captain, holding his jar of dirt aloft. Jones chased the pearl at first firing at it but thePearl soon outran the Flying Dutchman. That's when Davy Jones called upon the Kraken once more, which began its assault on the Black Pearl. Shaking the vessel, the Kraken dislodged Jack's Jar of Dirt, which smashed on the deck, revealing nothing inside but a pile of dirt. Desperately searching for the missing heart, which was already making its way to Cutler Beckett in the possession of Norrington, Jack realized his advantage over Jones was lost. True to his usual form, Jack turned tail and fled in the ship's lone remaining boat, seeking to escape back to the relative safety of Isla Cruces. However, despite all evidence to the contrary, Jack was indeed a good man at heart who knew he could not leave his crew to die in the attack, and began rowing back to his beloved Black Pearl. He arrived back on deck in time to ignite a gunpowder trap set up by Will that wounded the Kraken and forestalled its attack for a moment. Jack ordered his crew into the longboat, at the cost of his ship. Gibbs was shocked at Jack's decision, but the Captain had seen sense; after all, she was only a ship. As the crew raced onto the longboat, Elizabeth thanked Jack for coming back to save them, and leaned in for a kiss. Their kiss carried them to the mast, to which Elizabeth suddenly chained Jack. She had realized the Kraken was after Jack alone, not the rest of the crew, and this sacrifice would be the only way to ensure their survival. Jack conceded her trickery with a smile, calling her a "pirate". Apparently resigned to his fate, Jack watched her leave the ship. As soon as he was left alone on deck, Jack frantically tried to escape his chains. He managed to slip out of his manacles, with the aid of oil from a broken lantern, though he was too late. No sooner had he freed himself that the Kraken returned, its fanged mouth rising up to deck-level. The Kraken belched out a roar, spraying Jack with slime and spitting out jack's hat, eaten prior to Jack's arrival at Pelagosto. Placing his hat once more atop his head, Captain Jack Sparrow said "Hello beastie". Then he drew his sword and faced off against the Kraken as it dragged the Black Pearl under water. With that, the captain went down with his ship, and Davy Jones considered his debt settled. Jack's captain-less crew returned, dejected and defeated, back to Tia Dalma's shack. There, they raised a toast to the late Captain Jack Sparrow, but Tia had not yet given up hope. She stated that there was a chance to bring Jack back from the depths of Worlds End, though it would entail a journey to Davy Jones Locker. The crew agreed, and set out under the command of their new Captain, the resurrected Hector Barbossa, a man who knew the waters of World's End well.
Jack was taken by the Kraken to Davy Jones Locker, where he was forced to endure the worst punishment he could ever take; his beloved Pearl was stuck on a seemingly-endless desert, while Jack himself was tormented by a series of hallucinations that personified the various aspects of his personality as members of his crew, torturing both his love of the sea and his idea of being the only "Jack Sparrow". Divided in this manner, Jack had no hope of moving his ship, as though his crew did follow orders, the flaws of his "crew" made the Pearl unable to make any sort of progression with no wind to move the ship. When Tia Dalma neared the island where Jack was stranded, she enchanted the rocks on the island to teleport to the Black Pearl, and the rocks cracked open, revealing an army of rock-crabs. The rock-crabs used their combined strength to move the Black Pearl. Jack was off the ship at the moment, but was able to catch up to the Pearl and boarded it in time to sail it out to sea.By this point, his former crew, led by Barbossa and aided by Ti Huang and the crew of the Hai Peng, arrived in the Locker, ostensibly to free Jack. Sparrow initially believed them to be mere hallucinations, but was swayed when he saw Elizabeth, perhaps recalling the foul memory of his death, or maybe just recalling her kiss. Jack remained unfazed by their appearance, and even greeted his former nemesis, Barbossa, with cheer, knowing full well that their only means of escape, the Pearl, was in Jack's possession. However, he was forced to concede that Barbossa, holding the navigational charts bestowed upon the crew by Sao Feng, would be useful in the escape, as in the locker, his compass didn't seem to work. Almost immediately, a rivalry formed between Jack and Barbossa with both claiming to be the rightful captain of the Black Pearl. The crew boarded the Pearl and set sail on the endless seas of Davy Jones' Locker, knowing that if they were unable to escape by sunset, they would remain trapped in that dimension forever. Jack, however, was able to decipher one additional phrase, "Up is Down". Puzzled at first, after listening to his shoulder angel and devil debate his future (ironically they look just like Jack) he figured out the meaning, and coerced his crew into rocking the ship back and forth. Barbossa, realizing Jack had figured out the chart loosed the objects below deck, until at last the Pearl tipped upside down under the waves. As the sun sank below the horizon, the ship returned to the world of the living at sunrise; the ship had literally been turned upside down to pass between dimensions, going from the bottom of the sea, and floating all the way to the top. As soon as the crew emerged from the Locker, Barbossa pulled his pistol on Jack, leading to a tense stand-off. Barbossa wanted to lead Jack to Shipwreck cove as he was a pirate, but Jack adamantly wished to leave the pirates to their fate. This turned even Elizabeth and Will against Jack, but determined not to return to the locker, Jack pulled his pistol on Barbossa. Then it was revealed that none of the crews' pistols would work due to the wet powder of just passing through the sea. Jack and Barbossa were forced to grudgingly cooperate, and made for the nearest island to find fresh water. The island the crew happened upon was the one on which the corpse of the Kraken had been left, after Davy Jones had been forced to kill it by Lord Beckett. Jack had a moment of sympathy for the poor creature, perhaps seeing the reflection of his own mortality in its dead eye. Jack voiced his fear of death to Barbossa, who reminded him that death, not immortality, was the only certainty. It was at this point that Jack decided to redouble his efforts to discover a way of achieving eternal life. In another turning point, Jack, who originally planned on simply running and becoming the last pirate as the E.I.T.C. killed them all, finally realized that Beckett had to be stopped, and agreed to meet with the other members of the Brethrent Court. However, his quest was postponed by the arrival of the Empress, and the betrayal of Sao Feng. Jack and his crew were confronted by Sao Feng, who punched Jack on the nose in retaliation for a "great insult" paid by Jack at some point in the past. Jack was forced to give up the Black Pearl when it transpired that 'Captain' Turner had struck a deal with Feng to take the ship for himself, in order to catch the Flying Dutchman and free his father from servitude. Jack then, realizing that his rescue was a scam, asked the crew if anyone had actually missed him. Four members did: Marty, Pintel, Ragetti and Jack the Monkey. Jack was then taken aboard the HMS Endevour , flagship of Lord Cutler Beckett, where his diminished position did nothing to dampen his creativity at negotiation. He struck his own deal, promising to lead Beckett to Shipwreck cove, and thus deliver the Brethren Court into his clutches, in exchange for Jack's freedom from both the company and from Davy Jones. Beckett, however, threatened to kill Jack to "Cut out the middle man", but Jack promised he would send the Brethren out to him, to ensure their battle. Beckett agreed, as long as Sparrow could accomplish that feat. Their final negotiations were cut short through Barbossa and Feng's agreeing upon a common enemy, resulting in the Pearl's attack on the Endeavour. Jack hastily shook on a deal, then escaped the flagship and returned to his own vessel via a cannon and rope, to find Elizabeth had been given over to Feng in order for Barbossa to retain the Pearl. By this point, Jack found himself unable to trust Will Turner. Although Turner did attempt to help Jack honor his bargain with Beckett by leaving a trail for Beckett to follow. Jack, in realizing how far apart Will and Elizabeth were growing, conceived an elaborate plan where both he and Will could get what they both want. Jack's plan was that he would stab the heart of Davy Jones, thereby making him immortal, ensuring his father's freedom, and Will could still be with Elizabeth. Jack then gave Will his compass, set him overboard while sending his regards to Davy Jones, and then continued on to meeting the Brethren at the Cove. Arriving at Shipwreck Island, Jack commented on the lack of originality for pirates naming things, such as Larry, a geezer he once sailed with. He also witnessed Tia Dalma being sent below deck, to the Pearl's brig, perhaps while overhearing her conversation with Barbossa. When gazing at Shipwreck Cove upon arrival, Barbossa and the crew commented on how many ships are at the Cove, in which Jack realized that he owed them all money. Jack, Barbossa, and the rest of the Pearls crewmen carried on to the meeting at Pirate Hall. During the meeting of the Fourth Brethren Court, Jack found himself at odds with Barbossa, and attempted to convince the Pirate Lords to unite against the East India Trading Compeny. Whether this was playing them into the hands of Beckett or just pure logic, one can never guess. Jack skillfully used his extensive knowledge of surviving saying they could hold up within, but it would be devastating for morale, and half of them could die. He also mentioned that they could also released Calypso, as Barbossa petitioned, but Jack thought that to be too risky. Thus, he agreed with Elizabeth, who had finally joined them as the new Pirate lord of the South China Sea. That they must fight. Everyone agreed to this plan, at least until Barbossa mentioned that the Code specifically mentioned that only the Pirate king can declare war. Jack thought this to be made up, until Barbossa called upon Teague to consult the Pirata Codex. When a vote had to be made for the next King, Jack voted for Elizabeth, knowing she would support the decision to go to war. After the meeting, Jack went to confront his father. In the reunion, Teague offered Jack advice, concerning his search for immortality, "It's not just about living forever, Jackie. The trick is living with yourself forever." Jack then inquired about his mother, to which Teague responded by holding aloft her shrunken, severed head. Jack responded uncomfortably, "...She looks great." After which, Teague gave the head to Jack for him to keep, and Jack kept it on his belt. With the meeting adjourned and the Pirate Lords decided upon their course of action, the fleet sailed out to meet the armada of the East India Company, the Black Pearl at its head. When the pirates saw Cutler Beckets Armada and how many ships they were going against, they all turned angrily towards Jack, and sheepishly Jack called for the forces to parlay. During the parlay, he was traded for Will, who had been recovered by Beckett in order that his debt to Davy Jones would once again, be settled. Due to his escape, the debt had technically been reset. So 100 years aboard theDutchman were once again required. Because his plan was working, Jack was unconcerned with being sent to theDutchman, though slightly put off by Jones. Jack was sent to the brig on board the Flying Dutchman, where he again experienced hallucinations. Jack weakly told them to go away, but they insisted that they couldn't go back to the locker without him. Then he saw a hallucination of what he might be like after he stabbed the heart, and one of his other hallucinations commented that defeating Jones would put an alternative far out of reach. Jack though was adamant, and decided to escape and steal the Dead mens Chest. He fled the brig in the same manner Will had released Jack from Fort charles over a year before (he thought like Will until he remembered how Will freed him and tried it), and snatched the chest out from under the noses of its guards, Mullroy and Murtogg in addition to recovering his effects. However, he was accosted by Davy Jones during his escape, thereby forcing Sparrow to "fly" up into the Flying Dutchmans rigging. There, a fierce and ferocies duel ensued between the two captains as the Flying Dutchman and the Black Pearlengaged in battle arounda maelstrom conjured by Calypso. At first, Jack seemed to have the upper hand, slicing off Jones' tentacle that held the Key to the dead mens chest, and disarming him. However, Jones then broke jack's sword, and then took the chest from Jack, sending him flying onto a rope. Swinging on the rope, Jack shot the chest from Jones' grip, sending it falling to the deck. The two engaged in a race to reach the chest whilst continuing their duel. Jack ultimately managed to open the chest and held his broken sword over the heart, taunting Jones, after Jones asked Will Turner his routine question: "Do you fear death?", by asking if Jones himself fears death. However, Jack was plunged into a quandary when Jones stabbed Will Turner, leaving him to die. Jack knew that the only way to save his old friend and opponent would be to allow him to stab the heart, thus ensuring Will immortality, though at the cost of Jack's own chance at the same. As Bootstrap snapped out of his delirium and engaged Jones, Jack fought with himself, struggling between his own dream of immortality and his one chance to save Will. In the end, Jack's altruistic nature won over, and Jack forfeited his immortality. He placed his broken sword in Will Turner's dying hand, guiding it to stab the heart, killing Jones in the process. As the Dutchmens Crewmen were coming towards them, Jack was forced to drag the frantic Elizabeth away from Will's body, knowing that they only had moments until the Dutchman was swallowed up in the maelstrom. He rigged a makeshift parachute and fled with the distraught Elizabeth back to the Black Pearl, while "Bootstrap Bill" Turner simultaneously carved out his own dead son's heart to put in the Chest. Arriving on board the Black Pearl, the rest of his crew wanted to flee the field as the ship was damaged and the the Endavior was now coming upon them. Jack though, perhaps now determined to finish Beckett off, and salvage the cause of Piracy due to losing his shot at immortality, declined. And when the Flying Dutchman burst from the sea, now captained by Will Turner, Jack knew they now had a fighting chance, and quickly readied the ship to turn on Beckett. Together, the flagship of piracy and the ship of supernatural power turned on the Endeavor, dealing a devastating dual broadside on the symbol of British Power. Lord Beckett was killed in the devastation, after which the East india Trading Compeny Armada fled the battle. With the battle won, Jack bade farewell to Elizabeth, who had to be with Will before he leaves to do his duty to ferry souls. He then sailed the Black Pearl to Tortuga, where he was found in the company of Scarlett and Giselle, persuading them with an offer to ride aboard his ship. However, upon returning to the harbor, Jack found the Pearl gone: Barbossa had mutinied once again by taking the Pearl, marooning him and Joshamee Gibbs ashore. This didn't seem to faze Jack, however, who resorted to using a dingy left to him. Scarlett and Giselle slapped Jack, after Jack confessed many things to them, which resulted in Gibbs being slapped by Jack. As Gibbs remained in Tortuga, in the company of Scarlett and Giselle, Jack sails away on his dingy. Jack had anticipated Barbossa's treachery, and had cut out the middle part of Sao fengs navigationel chartsfor himself. He was running up his pirate flag, while singing "Apirates life for me", in his dingy. Looking at Sao Feng's charts, he discovered that the location of the Fountain of yputh is in Florida, as the legends foretold. Using his compass, he located a bottle of rum and began his search for the Fountain of Youth. Jack then sailed off in his dingy, while sipping the rum, as he began his journey to achieve immortality.
For the next several years, Jack Sparrow would attempt to find the Fountain of Youth, memorizing the exact route to it along the way. He would later sail to London after hearing a false rumor that Jack himself was recruiting a crew to undertake a voyage to the Fountain of Youth. Upon arriving to London, Jack was forcibly brought to St. James Palace for an audience with King George II. Because of the King's sudden interest in the Fountain of Youth, Jack was offered to lead an expedition to find the Fountain. Jack refused and made a daring escape from the palace, which led to a chase through London's streets where Jack was riding on top of moving carriages. After taking refuge in the Captains Daughter tavern, Jack met with Angelica, the Jack impostor he'd been searching for, who both engage in a huge duel in the Captain's Daughter's storeroom. During the duel, King George's men burst in and fought both Jack and Angelica. In the confrontation, Jack and Angelica escaped the storeroom together. After the battle, Jack was forced by Angelica to go aboard Blackbeard's ship, the Queen annes Revenge. It was there that Jack continued his journey. During the journey, Jack was forced to work as a deckhand, like any ordinary sailor aboard. While doing his duties, he befriended Scrum, a fellow crewman aboard. Not satisfied with his new status, Jack persuaded some of the crewmen to join in a mutiny against Blackbeard by telling them the dangers which lies before those who sail to find the Fountain of Youth. Shortly before the mutiny started, not wanting Angelica to be in the middle of the fight, Jack went to Angelica's cabin to make sure she was safe. Jack then warned her that he was taking the ship. Angelica then cursed Jack as he was leaving to lock her in her cabin. After Jack closed the door, Angelica stabbed her sword through the door, almost hitting Jack. The mutiny began well for Jack and his co-conspirators, fighting well against the other members of Blackbeard's crew, and they almost took control of the ship. However, at the moment of Jack's triumph, Blackbeard appeared on the deck and used his voodoo powers to crush the mutiny relatively easy. A few moments later, Jack witnessed the punishment of the Cook, whom Blackbeard burned alive with the ship's Greek Fires.After the mutiny, Jack was brought by Quartermaster to the captain's cabin for a conversation with Blackbeard. Sparrow tried to convince Blackbeard that Angelica isn't his true daughter but an imposter. But Blackbeard didn't believe him, and asked him to lead him to the Fountain of Youth. Though Sparrow initially refused, Blackbeard quickly made a voodoo doll of jack, and stabbed it with a dagger. Sparrow immediately felt heavy pain in his chest, and after Blackbeard put the doll over the fire from a candle, Sparrow instantly agreed to take a look at the charts. Later that night, Angelica and Jack had a dance on deck, during which Angelica revealed to Jack that the ritual at the Fountain requires a sacrifice, which instantly softened his willingness to find the Fountain. But to bribe him, Angelica showed him a closet full of shrunken ships in bottles, Blackbeard's trophies, and the Black Pearl among them.