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Chevalle
Biographical information
Gender

Male

Ethnic group

French

Eye color

Blue

Hair color

Black (blonde wig)

Born

1690s[1]

Title(s)

Pirate Lord of the
Mediterranean Sea
Capitaine

Also known as

The penniless Frenchman[2]

Bounty

6,000 guineas for his capture or death

Statistics
Weapon(s) owned

Cutlass

Ship(s) captained or crewed

Fancy

Battles

Battle for the Shadow Gold

Affiliation

Brethren Court
French aristocracy (formerly)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

At World's End (video game)

Latest appearance

At World's End

Portrayer

Marcel Iures

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"Capitaine Chevalle, the penniless Frenchman!"
―Chevalle[src]

Chevalle was a Pirate Lord hailing from Marseilles, the trade capital of France,[3] and operating during the time of Lord Cutler Beckett's attempts to eradicate piracy in the Caribbean. Chevalle was the lord of the Mediterranean Sea,[4] and was known to use the title "Capitaine".[5]

Biography

Early life

"As always, it is up to me to be victorious."
―Chevalle while fighting alongside fellow pirates[src]
ChevalleWanted

Chevalle's wanted poster.

Chevalle was a former member of the French aristocracy and the Pirate Lord of the Mediterranean Sea.[4] He spent many years pillaging the weak and wealthy trade ships of Europe in his flagship, the Fancy, as well as trading between the Old World and the New World in the French Caribbean Colonies, such as Montserrat and Haiti. He was also known to plunder the Spanish Treasure Fleets of fellow Pirate Lord, Captain Eduardo Villanueva as they returned from such locales as Mexico.[3]

He was wanted dead or alive by the East India Trading Company for crimes including piracy in the French seas, attempting to steal from the Swiss Bank, and defacement and destruction of French property both on land and at sea. The reward was 6,000 guineas.[5]

War Against Piracy

Hanging

"Jack...always one for the last minute. I am most grateful for the rescue."
"Allow me to give you a means to express said gratitude: take part in the Conclave. Alas, I must return to my ship."
"Done. I shall see you at the Conclave, Jack Sparrow!
"
―Chevalle and Jack Sparrow at Fort Charles[src] (PS2 version)
Exec-Chevalle

The Executioner prepares to hang Chevalle at Fort Charles.

Prior to the fourth meeting of the Brethren Court, Chevalle had fallen upon hard times, and was at some point captured by royal marines under the command of Lord Cutler Beckett. Chevalle was tried and sentenced to hang at Fort Charles in the town of Port Royal, now under the control of the East India Trading Company. Fortune sent Jack Sparrow to Port Royal, where he met with the mystic Tia Dalma, who told Jack of Chevalle's dire situation. So Jack made his way towards the fort to effect the rescue of Chevalle. As a condition of the rescue, Jack requested that Chevalle join the Brethren Conclave at Shipwreck City. Grateful for his rescue, Chevalle agreed and bade Jack farewell as the two pirates made their escape from Port Royal and later rejoining with other members of the Brethren.[6]

There were two known circumstances of how Jack managed to save Chevalle from his appointment with the gallows. Prior to his execution, Chevalle was held in the stockades, being pelted by the citizens of Port Royal with fruits and vegetables, much to Chevalle's indignation. Jack managed to make a distraction by releasing the prisoners from their cells, set some gun powder within the yard to cover their escape, and blocked the entrances to the yard to stop reinforcements before weakening the supports to the stocks platform, thereby making it easy to free Chevalle.[7] Another known occurrence was that Jack Sparrow and Will Turner enlisted the help of Montanari to smuggle them into Fort Charles. During Chevalle's execution, the hangman's rope snapped, revealing that it had been sabotaged by Jack Sparrow himself. Considering the escape as partial payment for a night in Tangiers, Jack rescued Chevalle and escaped from Fort Charles.[8]

Brethren Court meeting

"Calypso was our enemy then, she will be our enemy now."
"It's unlikely that her mood's improved."
"I would still agree with Sao Feng. We release Calypso."
"You threaten me?"
"I silence you.
"
Jocard, Chevalle and Eduardo Villanueva[src]
Chevalleface

Chevalle at the Brethren Court meeting.

Chevalle was reunited with his crew, and sailed to Shipwreck Cove to join the Brethren Court meeting. During the meeting, Chevalle punched Villanueva in the face when he pulled a pistol on him. Chevalle was against Captain Hector Barbossa's idea of setting Calypso free, on the grounds that she would most likely be in a foul mood upon her release. He also thought it was unlikely that a second Pirate King would ever be elected, and so was more in favor of Mistress Ching's idea of waiting out the war in Shipwreck Cove. Chevalle voted for himself when the time came to elect a new king, but Elizabeth Swann won, and upon receiving her new position, she declared war on the East India Trading Company.[9]

Capitaine Chevalle

Chevalle onboard the Fancy.

Lord Beckett, however, had sent a force of Black Coats against them, in order to delay their departure. Chevalle was able to evade a confrontation with any Company troops, and was able to make it back to the Fancy safely. Upon exiting Shipwreck Cove, the Brethren were confronted with Lord Beckett's entire armada. King Swann went to treat with the Company, but to no avail. Swann ordered the fleet to hoist their colors, and Chevalle begrudgingly had his flag raised, and looked over the fleet with a grim uncertainty, and seemed very doubtful that the fleet would survive, deeming his favored idea of defense within the Cove to have been the better decision all along.

Chevalle later witnessed the battle around Calypso's maelstrom, and celebrated with his crew following the deaths of Davy Jones and Lord Beckett.[9] His further fate is unknown.

Equipment and traits

Bonnet flag

Capitaine Chevalle's Jolly Roger.

Being a former aristocrat, Chevalle was seemingly very vain, wearing flamboyant and elegant clothing. He often carried a gold-topped walking stick and wore a silver ring on his left hand. Chevalle had two tricorn hats, one was dark blue with large blue feathers at the crown[9], the other was a dark green hat with a green-feathered fringe[5]. He wore a light purple coat and a powder-blue waistcoat. Chevalle also wore a frilled cravat made with the same material used on the cuffs of his sleeves and rather than wearing boots as most pirates would wear, Chevalle wore breeches. A dull-yellow sash was tied about Chevalle's waist. Chevalle was very slim and his belt was folded into a knot around his waist to accommodate his slight frame. Chevalle had a powdered face with blushed cheek, a thin mustache, a goatee and a large mole on his right cheek.[9]

Chevalle possessed a unique piece of eight, as did all of the Pirate Lords. It was a Queen of Spades playing card, which he kept up his sleeve at all times. It was destroyed during the freeing of Calypso, along with the eight other pieces of eight.[9]

Chevalle was very prideful and dignified. At the Brethren Court meeting he was reasonable and logical in his comments, pointing out what he thought others needed to be reminded of. When his rival Eduardo Villanueva pulled a pistol on him, he took it very personally and punched Villanueva in the face. He took his bad financial situation in stride, and was apparently not ashamed about it, even saying, "Capitaine Chevalle, the penniless Frenchman" when he cast his vote for Pirate King.[9] Chevalle had great respect for Sri Sumbhajee, thinking that, "His wisdom [ran] deeper than the bowels of the Kraken."[5]

Behind the scenes

Appearances

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Notes and references

Members of the Brethren Court

First Court
Pirate Kings
First Pirate King
Pirate Lords
First Pirate Lord of the Atlantic Ocean
Aides: Davy Jones


Second Court
Pirate Lords
Henry MorganBartholomewGrandmama


Third Court
Pirate Lords
Sao Feng's father
Others: Tartaglia


Unofficial Court
Pirate Lords
ChingBoris PalachnikRafaelEdward TeagueEduardo Villanueva
Aides: Davy Jones
Keeper of the Code: Edward Teague
Others: Hector BarbossaJack SparrowEsmeralda
Prison Dog


Fourth Court
Pirate Kings
Elizabeth Swann
Pirate Lords
AmmandSumbhajee AngriaHector BarbossaChevalleChing
Sao FengJocardJack SparrowElizabeth SwannEduardo Villanueva
Aides: AskayPusasn
Keeper of the Code: Edward Teague
Others: Prison Dog

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