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Marty the dwarf
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Marty was a dwarf pirate that operated in the Caribbean. People say that the best things come in small packages; Marty was no exception. Diminutive but tough, Marty packed a powerful punch, whether it was on board a ship or battling against adversaries three times his size. He served under Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the Interceptor, the Black Pearl, and the Dying Gull.
Following the adventure at Isla de Muerta, Marty was captured along the Crew of the Black Pearl at Isla de Pelegostos, but with the help of Will Turner, he and his companions managed to escape and subsequently accompanied Jack in the search for the Dead Man's Chest. After the search for the Dead Man's Chest, Marty was one of the few to survive the attack of the Kraken. Marty was also one of the many pirates who fought against Lord Cutler Beckett's Armada for their freedom. Many years later he would be involved in the quest for the Trident of Poseidon.
Not much is known of Marty's life. Marty was recruited by Sparrow and Joshamee Gibbs in Tortuga following the kidnapping of Elizabeth Swann by Hector Barbossa. Marty joined the crew of the commandeered HMS Interceptor and sailed to Isla de Muerta to rescue Swann. During a battle with the Black Pearl he served as a cannoneer, loading various objects, including Gibbs' canteen, into the Interceptor's cannons. Marty was ultimately captured along with the rest of the crew, but later rescued by Elizabeth at the island. The crew absconded with the Black Pearl on their second trip to the island, with Marty reminding the crew that Jack had promised them a ship back on Tortuga. However, the crew returned to save Jack at Port Royal. Marty continued to serve onboard over the next year.
Search for the Dead Man's ChestEdit
Marty commented that Jack was acting stranger than usual during his hunt for the key to the Dead Man's Chest. The crew was captured by the Pelegostos after Jack realized the Kraken was pursuing them, and Marty was one of the few to escape Pelegosto Island. He informed the crew the Flying Dutchman was falling behind during the chase off Isla Cruces, and supervised the crew in hoisting a net of gunpowder during the attack of the Kraken. He survived the battle and joined the diminished crew in lamenting the loss of both Jack and the Black Pearl at Tia Dalma's shack. Marty agreed to travel to World's End to bring Jack back from Davy Jones' Locker.
At World's EndEdit
Marty participated in the battle in Singapore, firing a large gun whose recoil knocked him backwards. He was part of the shore party that happened upon the corpse of the Kraken, and alerted his captain to the presence of the Empress.
He later used a Blunderbuss to take potshots at Davy Jones' crewmen during the battle around Calypso's maelstrom. Marty remained onboard the Black Pearl when Barbossa staged his second mutiny, continuing to serve aboard the ship.
Quest for the Trident of PoseidonEdit
- "You want us to pay you?"
- ―Marty to Jack Sparrow
Marty helped steal the entire bank of St. Martin along with Joshamee Gibbs, Scrum, and the rest of Dying Gull crew. When the robbery failed, Marty was outraged when Jack suggested the crew pay a captain's tribute since the robbery was a failure. The crew abandoned Jack, only to be paid by Henry Turner to help free Jack and Carina Smyth on the day of their planned executions. With the help of Henry and Carina, Jack Sparrow led the crew on a quest to find the Trident of Poseidon, in a race against Armando Salazar and the Silent Mary.
Personality and traitsEdit
People say that the best things come in small packages; Marty was no exception. Marty packed a powerful punch, and it didn't matter whether he's on board the Black Pearl or battling with East India Trading Company soldiers. Diminutive but tough, Marty was a pirate of short stature but tall spirit, unafraid to go up and battle against adversaries three times his size.
Among other crew members, Marty was a diminutive pirate. He was bald and had a long thin beard that was woven into a single strand. Marty had one earring and wore a multi-coloured waistcoat with a white shirt, a belt, a pair of black shoes and baggy breeches. On his neck Marty wore many keys, symbolising that he himself was something of a womanizer, possessing the keys to the hearts of so many women.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "My character was originally named Dirk, but somebody—I think it was Gore Verbinski—preferred to use my real name instead."
- ―Martin Klebba
- Marty was portrayed by Martin Klebba in The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End and Dead Men Tell No Tales.
- Until the release of Dead Men Tell No Tales, due to Marty's absence in On Stranger Tides, it was assumed amongst fans that he died when the Queen Anne's Revenge attacked and captured the Black Pearl. However, with Marty's presence in Dead Men Tell No Tales, it is possible that Marty resigned from Barbossa's crew by that time.
- In his portrayal of Marty, Martin Klebba did all of the stunt-work that the character was subjected to.
- According to Martin Klebba, the character was originally named Dirk, but someone else, presumably director Gore Verbinski, preferred the actor's real name instead.
- The keys that Klebba wears around his neck are symbolic of relationships; costume designer Penny Rose had worked this story out with Klebba when she designed his outfit.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- The Sails of Doom!
- The Black Skull!
- The Star of the Sea
- The Eyes Have It!
- The Return of Jack Sparrow
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean (film series)
- Bring Me That Horizon: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Estimation based on Martin Klebba's age during the filming of The Curse of the Black Pearl. Klebba was 33 during the filming and the timeline established in On Stranger Tides (which takes place in 1750) and Dead Men Tell No Tales (which takes place in 1751) sets the events of The Curse of the Black Pearl around 1728 and Marty's birth around 1695.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Return of Jack Sparrow
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- ↑ Marty Jack Monkey Pirates Caribbean action figures
- ↑ Bring Me That Horizon: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean, pg.83
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