James Norrington -4
"You look bloody awful! What are you doing here?"
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Biographical information


Eye color


Hair color

Black (human form)


6' 5" (1,98m)


217 lbs


First Mate

Weapon(s) owned


Ship(s) captained or crewed

Flying Dutchman


Davy Jones
William Turner

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Dead Man's Chest

Latest appearance

At World's End


Reverted back to his human form[1]


Dermot Keaney

"You trust us to act in your stead?"
"I trust you to know what awaits you, should you fail!
―Maccus and Davy Jones[src]

Maccus served as First Mate[2] aboard the Flying Dutchman under Captain Davy Jones.


"Turns out not even Jack Sparrow can best the devil!"
―Maccus after the death of Jack Sparrow[src]

As with other members of Jones' crew, over time Maccus took on characteristics of the sea flora and fauna they resided amongst; most notably, his scarred head had the appearance of that of a hammerhead shark, and had sharp, fang-like teeth much like those of a shark. During his painful mutation, his left eye migrated from its socket over to the left side of his extended hammerhead.[3] Maccus' body was covered in coral, barnacles and starfish, and his left forearm and hand were encased in a lobster-shell gauntlet. Several pairs of lobster legs grew out of his back, along with his left arm.


Maccus emerging from the sea at Isla Cruces

Maccus was one of the four most trusted mates aboard the Flying Dutchman, along with Ratlin, Penrod, and Angler,[4] and seemed to share Jones' desire for causing pain and destruction. When Jones ordered his crew to summon the Kraken to destroy the Black Pearl, Maccus gave the command with an evil, leering smile. He was also an expert swordsman, as evidenced during the fight for the Dead Man's Chest on Isla Cruces. Here, Maccus battled the trio of Elizabeth Swann, Pintel and Ragetti, fighting them into a corner before they were rescued by Will Turner and James Norrington, who incidentally ran him over with the large wheel they where on, along with a few other members of the Dutchman crew. His main weapon of choice was a single-handed boarding axe.[5]

Maccus continued to serve on the Flying Dutchman during the reign of Lord Cutler Beckett. During the battle between the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman in the maelstrom, Maccus attempted to kill William Turner, but was in turn attacked by Jack the monkey, who was fired from a cannon by Pintel and Ragetti. Like most of the crew, he reverted back to his human form when William Turner took place as captain after Jones was killed.[1] His further fate is unknown.


Maccus' back

Behind the scenesEdit


An early sketch of Maccus, as drawn by Crash McCreery

  • The name "Maccus" translates as "hammer" in Celtic.
  • In the revision screenplay draft of Dead Man's Chest, Maccus was described by having a coral as face, much like Palifico in the finished version of the film. Additionally, Maccus was the crewmember who was to said "Down on your marrow bones and pray!" instead of Clanker in the Scuttled ship scene.
  • There was a Halloween costume modeled after Maccus with the brandname "Maccus Sharkman".
  • Maccus was produced as an action figure by Zizzle in the second wave of the "Heroes and Villains" line as well as a 7" figure for series 2.
  • NECA made Maccus into a larger action figure in Series 2 Dead Man's Chest.
  • Mega Bloks made Maccus in a 2-pack with Jack Sparrow on Isla Cruces where he uses a cutlass instead of a pick-ax.
  • Maccus appeared as a LEGO minifigure in set #4184 The Black Pearl. He uses a cutlass instead of a pick-ax.
The Pirates of the Caribbean wiki has a collection of images and media related to Maccus.



Notes and referencesEdit

vdeCrew of the Flying Dutchman
Captain: Davy Jones
Flying Dutchman
AnglerBroondjongenBrinescumCannon ArmClankerCrashElectric ArmFinneganGreenbeard
HadrasJellyJerichoJimmy LegsKelpbrainKolenikoMaccusManrayMoreyOgilveyOld Haddy
PalificoPenrodPiperQuartermasterQuittanceRatlinTorrentsTurtlemanTwo Head

Captain: Davy Jones
Flying Dutchman
AnglerBroondjongenBrinescumCannon ArmClankerCrashElectric ArmFinneganGreenbeard
HadrasOgilveyOld Haddy
PalificoPenrodPiperQuartermasterQuittanceRatlinBoostrap Bill TurnerTurtlemanTwo Head

Captain: Davy Jones
Flying Dutchman
AnglerBroondjongenBrinescumCannon ArmClankerCrashElectric ArmFinneganGreenbeard
HadrasHelmsmanJellyJerichoJimmy LegsKelpbrainKolenikoMaccusManrayMoreyOgilveyOld Haddy
PalificoPenrodPiperQuartermasterQuittanceRatlinBootstrap Bill TurnerWill Turner
TurtlemanTwo HeadUrchinUrchinfistWheelbackWyvern

Captain: Davy Jones (controlled by Lord Cutler Beckett)
Flying Dutchman
Admiral James NorringtonAnglerBroondjongenBrinescumCannon ArmClankerCrashElectric Arm
FinneganGreenbeardHadrasHelmsmanJellyJerichoJimmy LegsKelpbrainKolenikoMaccusManray
Ian MercerMoreyMullroyMurtoggOgilveyOld HaddyPalificoPenrodPiperQuartermaster
QuittanceRatlinBootstrap Bill TurnerTurtlemanTwo HeadUrchinUrchinfistWheelbackWyvern

Captain: Will Turner
Flying Dutchman
AnglerBroondjongenCannon ArmClankerCrashFinneganGreenbeardHadrasHelmsmanJellyJimmy LegsKolenikoMaccusManrayMoreyOgilveyOld HaddyPalificoPenrodPiperQuittanceRatlinBootstrap Bill TurnerTurtlemanTwo HeadUrchinWheelbackWyvern

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