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Matelot Interceptor
Matelot
Biographical information
Gender

Male

Died

1728, aboard the HMS Interceptor near an unnamed shoal.

Statistics
Ship(s) captained or crewed

HMS Interceptor

Affiliation

Motley crew

Behind the scenes
First appearance

The Curse of the Black Pearl

Last appearance

The Curse of the Black Pearl

Cause

Stabbed in the back and thrown overboard by Maximo.

Portrayer

Rudolph McColam

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"Feast your eyes, Captain. All of them, faithful hands before the mast. Every man worth his salt. And crazy to boot."
―Joshamee Gibbs on the Motley Crew, including Matelot.[src]

Matelot was a pirate operating in the 1720s around Tortuga. He was recruited in Tortuga by Captain Jack Sparrow prior to the pursuit of the Black Pearl as part of his Motley crew, assembled to go after Sparrow's enemy Hector Barbossa. Matelot sailed the Interceptor to Isla de Muerta during Will Turner's attempt to rescue Elizabeth Swann from Hector Barbossa's cursed crew, but was eventually stabbed and pitched into the sea by one of the cursed pirates.

BiographyEdit

Quest to Isla de MuertaEdit

In 1728, Matelot joined the crew of the commandeered British Royal Navy vessel known as the HMS Interceptor under Jack Sparrow. He had been hired by Sparrow's first mate, Joshamee Gibbs, in Tortuga. They first sailed through a treacherous storm, during which Matelot and the other crewmen were soaked in the rain. He looked over the rail of the Interceptor into the sea as the ship passed through a dangerous passageway the next day, watching several sharks and other fish below them as the ship moved slowly onwards. The pirates soon snapped back to work on orders from their captain. They later arrived at their destination, Isla de Muerta, where Jack Sparrow and William Turner went into the island alone, leaving the crew behind, ordering them to keep to the Pirate's Code.[1]

Matelot stabbed

Matelot is stabbed by Maximo.

Will later came out without Jack, but the crew kept to the code and went on without him. When the Black Pearl attacked the Interceptor, Matelot loaded and manned the cannons below deck as the Pearl chased their ship. The Interceptor later turned around to fight the Pearl and its crew, and the ships opened fire on each other. During the ensuing battle, Matelot was stabbed in the back by Maximo, one of the cursed pirates, and pitched into the sea. His body was left in the ocean.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

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  • Matelot was played by Rudolph McColam in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
  • Despite having been killed in The Curse of the Black Pearl, Matelot can be seen in the background of several battle scenes in Dead Man's Chest loading cannons and fighting. This is due to some footage originally shot for The Curse of the Black Pearl being used in the second movie.
  • "Matelot" is a French word meaning "seamen". In pirate slang, "Matelot" referred to a pirate who was in a union known as "matelotage" with another pirate; they shared all their possessions (even the wives) and if one of them died, the other succeeded him.[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  2. Jan Rogozinski, Pirates! Brigands, Buccaneers, and Privateers in Fact, Fiction, and Legend [1]
Motley Crew

Captain: Jack Sparrow
HMS Interceptor
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LadbrocMartyMatelotMoisesQuartettoTearlachWill Turner

Captain: Joshamee Gibbs
HMS Interceptor/Black Pearl
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MartyMoisesQuartettoElizabeth SwannTearlachWill Turner


Captain: Jack Sparrow
Black Pearl
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MartyMoisesQuartettoTearlach


Captain: Jack Sparrow
Black Pearl
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Captain: Jack Sparrow
Black Pearl
CottonCotton's ParrotJoshamee GibbsJack the MonkeyLejonMartyWilliam Turner Jr.


Captain: Jack Sparrow
Black Pearl
CottonCotton's ParrotCrippled manJames NorringtonJoshamee GibbsIrish manJack the MonkeyLejonMartyElizabeth SwannSkinny manSweepyVery old manWilliam Turner Jr.


Captain: Hector Barbossa
Hai Peng
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MartyPintelRagettiElizabeth SwannWill Turner


Captains: Jack Sparrow / Hector Barbossa
Black Pearl
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MartyPintelRagettiElizabeth SwannWill Turner


Captain: Hector Barbossa
Black Pearl
CottonCotton's ParrotJack the MonkeyMartyMullroyMurtoggPintelRagetti


Captain: Jack Sparrow
Dying Gull
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Captain: Joshamee Gibbs
Dying Gull
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Captain: Jack Sparrow
Dying Gull
BollardCrembleJoshamee GibbsMartyPikeScrumCarina SmythHenry Turner


Captains: Jack Sparrow / Hector Barbossa
Black Pearl
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Captain: Jack Sparrow
Black Pearl
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