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In The Curse of the Black Pearl, both Cotton's eyes were in working order. In the rest of the films, his right eye is either missing or swolen shut. What's up with that? - Captain J. Sparrow 19:59, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Nopes, both eyes are working fine across the trilogy. He does adopt a squint at times, though. I think both are clearly seen when he's watching the masts collide in AWE's maelstrom - Captain Kwenn Talk 22:07, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
But when the is eye is closed, the lid is flat. If you are right, it would seem that the lid would be rounded because of his eye. - Captain J. Sparrow 14:38, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
Like I said, he has both eyes - Captain Kwenn Talk 15:09, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I missed the part in "At World's End" where both his eyes are open, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. The reson I thought his eye was missing was because the position of the eyelid seemed unatural; it appeard flat like there was an empty socket underneth it. Is it known if the filmmakers were intending that Cotton would have only one eye in "Ded Man's Chest" and "At World's End," or is it something the actor did for no reason? - Captain J. Sparrow 18:47, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
It's probably unintentional, like the sixth extra from the left in such and such a scene who is picking his nose. (Do NOT look for this. It's a hypothetical example and I just made it up.) It's probably just that whenever the camera was on the actor who played Cotton, the sun was positioned in such a way that he had to squint. I'm pretty sure only Johnny Depp got the tinted contacts. If you haven't noticed, most of the other actors, especially the minor pirates like Cotton and Marty, squint most of the time in daylight scenes. It's a trick of the light. Vongchild 03:00, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I can't follow that logic. It's only one eye, always the right eye, and it's completely closed. You could be right that there is no real reason for Cotton's eye being closed, but it now seems to me to be on purpose and not because of the sun. Can anyone conferm Kwenn's statement that Cotton right eye was oven during the battle at the end of "At World's End"? - Captain J. Sparrow 01:00, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Hullo? Anybody? - CaptainJ. Sparrow 18:36, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
As I've already stated, both eyes are fully fuctional - Captain Kwenn Talk 18:50, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
I see, (no pun intended). I couldn't tell form the fotage in the movies. - J. Sparrow 19:02, 7 September 2007 (UTC)