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Matelot Interceptor
Matelot
Biographical information
Gender

Male

Died

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

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 recruited by Captain Jack Sparrow at Tortuga prior to the pursuit of Hector Barbossa and the Black Pearl. A tall, thin Chinese pirate, Matelot was bald and wore a sleeveless coat.

Biography Edit

At some point, Matelot joined the crew of the commandeered British Royal Navy vessel HMS Interceptor under Jack Sparrow. He had been hired by Joshamee Gibbs in Tortuga. They sailed through a 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. They later arrived at their destination, Isla de Muerta, where Jack Sparrow and William Turner went into the island alone. Will later came out without Jack, but the crew kept to the Pirate's Code and went on without him. When the Black Pearl attacked the Interceptor, Matelot loaded and manned the cannons on the top 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, he was stabbed in the back by Maximo and pitched into the sea. His body was left in the ocean.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Matelot was played by Rudolph McColam in The Curse of the Black Pearl.
  • "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. 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

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HMS Interceptor
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HMS Interceptor/Black Pearl
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Black Pearl
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Black Pearl
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Captains: Jack Sparrow / Hector Barbossa
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Dying Gull
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Black Pearl
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