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Ezekiel was a wizened pirate who operated during the mid-18th century. An old pirate, this weathered warrior had seen enough, some from pirate lore, to know if he was doomed or not. During the quest for the Fountain of Youth, Ezekiel joined the crew of the Queen Anne's Revenge, where he served under Blackbeard. After the defeat of Blackbeard, Ezekiel and the other crewmen joined Hector Barbossa.
Not much is known about Ezekiel's early life, but it is known that he took a life of piracy prior to the mid-18th century. They say time wear down the faces of mountains, but old pirates like Ezekiel just get craggier. Several years after the War Against Piracy, Ezekiel went to the pub called the Captain's Daughter, located in Londontown. It was here that Ezekiel, along with a number of sailors and pirates, signed on to sail under Jack Sparrow.
Quest for the Fountain of Youth
Aboard on the Queen Anne's Revenge
- "The topic, gentlemen...is mutiny. Mutiny most foul."
"Aye. I signed up to sail under Jack Sparrow, not some pretender."
"And a lady at that."
"And mention was failed to made of this uncanny crew."
- ―Jack Sparrow, Salaman, Ezekiel and Cook[src]
Climbing aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, Ezekiel worked as one of the ship's deckhands for the next five days, where he would work with a shanghaied Jack Sparrow. He later met with Jack and some of the other crewmen, who were not satisfied with sailing under Angelica and her zombie crew, and took part in Jack's mutiny aboard the Revenge. Jack's crew were soon victorious until Blackbeard himself came out of his cabin. Blackbeard, in response to being told that this was a mutiny, hung all of the crewmen, including Ezekiel, with the rigging of the Queen Anne's Revenge. Ezekiel and the rest of the crewmen were let down to witness the Cook's punishment.
- "We're doomed. They be drawn to man-made light."
"Worse than sharks, boy. There'll be mermaids upon us within the hour, you mark my words. And we're the bait."
- ―Ezekiel and Cabin Boy[src]
The Queen Anne's Revenge soon arrived to Whitecap Bay for the hunt for a mermaid, which Blackbeard needed. Ezekiel was put into one of the longboats, along with Scrum, Philip Swift, Gunner, the Cabin Boy, and Derrick. As soon as the bay's lighthouse was lit, shining its man-made light on the crewmen, Ezekiel realized that they were the bait for the mermaids. Cabin Boy asked if sharks would come, but Ezekiel explained that they were the bait for mermaids. When one mermaid, Tamara, appeared to the crew, Ezekiel attempted to kill her, but was stopped by Scrum.
Shortly after more mermaids came to the crew, the mermaids attacked the crew. Ezekiel kept the mermaids at bay as they jumped from the water to catch their prey and tear their longboat apart, succeeding at stabbing one through the gut as she lunged at him from the water. After the attack was finished, Blackbeard and the crew was successful in capturing a young mermaid.
Search for the Fountain of Youth
- "Death lies before us, as we sail...for the Fountain of Youth. It be a sorry plight, mates."
"The garden of darkened souls."
"Untimely our ends will be."
- ―Jack Sparrow, Derrick, Garheng and Ezekiel[src]
Later, Ezekiel joined the crew that accompanied Blackbeard in finding the Fountain of Youth. At the Jungle Pools, Ezekiel was present when Blackbeard and the crew successfully attained a tear from the mermaid, whom Philip Swift named Syrena. The Revenge's crew soon arrived to the Fountain of Youth, where they met Hector Barbossa and his crew, and a battle ensued between the two crews. Ezekiel fought bravely against the British soldiers until the Spaniard and his men arrived to destroy the Fountain.
- "I claim Blackbeard's ship and crew and this sword payment for me missing limb."
- ―Hector Barbossa[src]
Hector Barbossa was able to fatally wound Blackbead, and then claimed Blackbeard's ship, crew and sword as payment for his missing leg. Ezekiel and the rest of the surviving members of Blackbeard's crew joined him. Ezekiel started to serve Barbossa, his new captain, aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge. He took his post as helmsman as Barbossa had the Revenge set sail for Tortuga. His further fate is unknown.
Personality and traits
- "I heard it said that a kiss from a mermaid protects a sailor from drowning."
"Don't be a fool. Mermaids are all female, son. And lovely as a dream of heaven. But when it comes to churn butter, so to speak, they snatch a sailor out a boat or off the deck of a ship, have their way. Then the sailors are pulled to bottom, and drowned, and eaten!"
"Sometimes...the other way around."
- ―Derrick, Ezekiel and Scrum[src]
Ezekiel was a paranoid sailor, and superstitious. They say time wears down the faces of mountains, but old pirates just get craggier. But this weathered warrior was undeniably competent and has some level of experience of pirate lore, being the most knowledgeable of the threat posed by the mermaids when Blackbeard sent him and his crewmates as bait. When he saw Tamara at Whitecap Bay, he immediately attempted to kill her because of the dangerous nature of mermaids. He was a pessimistic man who always expected the worst. Ezekiel was also a bit cruel though, as the crew tried to think of ways to get Syrena to cry a mermaid's tear, he suggested they cut off her fingers one by one.
Behind the Scenes
- Ezekiel was portayed by Christopher Fairbank in On Stranger Tides.
- In the 1700s, Ezekiel was a common Jewish name. It is possible that he was of that faith.
- He shares his name with Ezekiel Rott, a villain in Pirates of the Caribbean Online. He also has some resemblance to him.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual Guide
Notes and references
- ↑ Estimation based on Christopher Fairbank's age during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the fact that OST takes place in 1750.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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