|Ship(s) captained or crewed|
|Behind the scenes|
Turned into human when Davy Jones died
- "Captain says I'm to relieve you."
- ―Bootstrap Bill Turner to Greenbeard[src]
Despite his name, he had no visible beard to speak of, though he did have a lattice of green seaweed strewn all over his body. His head was conical with crusty, coral-like green flesh and a pair of round yellow eyes sunk into slit-shaped sockets. Greenbeard also had mussels for teeth. As he had become very plantlike, he did not need to eat or sleep. Additionally, he seems to have had a moderate case of Tourette Syndrome, causing his head to twitch involuntarily to one side or another.
When the crew boarded a wreck, it was he who killed the Chaplain. After Will Turner joined the crew and stole the key to the Dead Man's Chest from Jones, Greenbeard was approached by Bootstrap Bill Turner, who informed him the captain wanted Bootstrap to relieve Greenbeard. The navigator snarled in response, likely not believing Turner, though relinquished his post anyway. It transpired that Bootstrap had indeed been lying, and had been helping his son escape the Flying Dutchman. Afterward, Greenbeard, along with other crewmembers, was chosen to reclaim Jones' chest and key on Isla Cruces. He was also one of the crewmembers that was run over by Will and James Norrington's wheel. Later, he was seen at the helm of the Flying Dutchman when the ship rose from underneath the sea to ambush the Black Pearl. At Jones' orders, he turned the ship to the starboard side in order for it's crew members to get a clear shot at the Black Pearl.
Sometime after the East India Trading Company gained control of the Dutchman, he fought in the battle around Calypso's maelstrom, during which he fought one of Jack Sparrow's crewmen with his bare fists when Sparrow attempted to steal the Dead Man's Chest. He transformed back to his human form as Will Turner became the new captain of the Dutchman.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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