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- "Gentlemen...I be placed in a bewilderment. There I were, resting. And upon a sudden, I hear an ungodly row on deck. Sailors abandon their posts, without orders, without leave. Men before the mast, taking the ship for themselves. What be that, First Mate?"
- ―Blackbeard and Angelica[src]
The Mutiny on the Queen Anne's Revenge was an attempted mutiny aboard the world-renowned vessel Queen Anne's Revenge that occurred during the quest for the Fountain of Youth. This act of rebellion was commenced by the newly-recruited crew members of the Queen Anne's Revenge, led by fellow crewman Jack Sparrow, against the ship's zombiefied officers.
While the Queen Anne's Revenge sailed through the ocean, Jack used his lowly position as mere crewman to rustle up support in every quarter, which soon brought him enough men to achieve success. Trapped on a ship crewed by zombies, sailing to a place of almost certain death, rebellion was Jack's only option. However, while the mutineers defeated the zombie officers and Angelica, the revolt was quickly stopped in its tracks when the legendary pirate Blackbeard himself appeared on deck to confront his mutinous crew. Blackbeard used the Sword of Triton to spring the sinister ship to life, in which Jack and his crew of mutineers got caught in its rigging. Blackbeard made an example of this mutiny by unleashing Greek fire upon the Cook.
Aboard the Queen Anne's RevengeEdit
- "Gentlemen...sirs...fellow conscriptees...you have been monstrously deceived."
"We are decepted, then?"
"Yes. You've nay been informed of the destination. Death lies before us, as we sail...for the Fountain of Youth."
- ―Jack Sparrow and Salaman[src]
Jack was awaken on a hammock and was forced to work by Scrum. It was from him that Jack learned that he was aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard. Jack was then forced to work with the other crewmen aboard the Revenge. While swabbing the deck, Scrum told Jack of Gunner and the officers who were zombiefied by Blackbeard's doing. Scrum later told Jack of Philip Swift's imprisonment after one of Blackbeard's raid. It was from this story that Jack discovered that their First Mate was Angelica.
The Revenge sailed through the ocean as Angelica entered into the belowdecks, where Jack confronted her about his predicament. Angelica tried to convince Jack to go along with it, as they were heading for the Fountain of Youth. Though Jack believed Blackbeard would be a problem, Angelica assured him that Blackbeard would listen to her, his own daughter. Jack was confused by that claim, but Angelica was able to convince Jack that she was conning Blackbeard. Angelica also revealed to Jack that Blackbeard needed to find the Fountain because of a prophecy, foreseen by the Quartermaster, that revealed his death at the hands of a one legged man.
Meeting with the CrewEdit
- "The topic, gentlemen...is mutiny. Mutiny most foul."
"Aye. I signed up to sail under Jack Sparrow, not some pretender."
"And a lady at that."
"And mention was failed to made of this uncanny crew."
- ―Jack Sparrow, Salaman, Ezekiel and Cook[src]
Although trapped aboard a ship led by zombies and sailing to a place of certain death, Jack continued to work with his fellow crewmen aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge. As he was lashing the topsail, Jack began to spread the word for a meeting by giving the message to Salaman. Word passed on from Salaman to other crewmen, particularly Ezekiel, the Cook, and Garheng, who gave word to Jack himself. With the message having come full circle, Jack was ready to begin his plan of action.
The Queen Anne's Revenge sailed at dusk as Jack met with the other crewmen at the gun deck to discuss the topic of mutiny. After the Cabin Boy came in with a double-armful of swords, Jack tried to figure out Blackbeard's habits from the crewmen. However, the crewmen claimed that Blackbeard stayed in his cabin and that none of them have seen him before. After further inquiries, Jack concluded that Angelica was keeping them in line by making them believe that Blackbeard's on-board and then revealed to the crewmen that they were deceived by not being informed of their destination; the Fountain of Youth. Some of the men were shocked by this revelation and knew that death was certain, unless they took the ship. After Scrum and Jack gave the order to take the ship, the crewmen began their attack aboard the Revenge.
- "I thought I should give you fair warning, we're taking the ship."
"¡Sparrow, ven aquí o te arranco la cabeza!"
"You might be better off if you just..."
"Ya!" [shoves sword into door]
"...stay out of it."
- ―Jack Sparrow and Angelica[src]
Shortly before the fighting started, not wanting Angelica to be in the middle of the oncoming battle, Jack Sparrow went to Angelica's cabin to make sure she was safe. When he walked in, he saw that Angelica was sleeping, so he quietly went to grab a sword and a pair of boots and lay down on the bed next to her. Angelica then whispered to Jack that if it was a dream, he could keep the sword and boots. Jack responded by reassuring her that it was a dream, but Angelica heard some of the fighting on deck and kicked him away. Getting to his feet, Jack warned her that he was taking the ship. Angelica grabbed a sword and cursed at Jack as he hurried out of the room. After Jack closed the door and locked it, Angelica stabbed her sword through the door, barely an inch away from Jack's head.
Taking the ShipEdit
The mutiny intensified as crewmen fought against crewman, humans against zombies. Many of the pirates, including Scrum and the Cabin Boy, fought valiantly against the zombie officers, though they were difficult to defeat. As he turned around, the Quartermaster took a sword thrust right on his chest by one of the mutineers; however because he was undead, the attack didn't affect him. So he pulled the sword out and attacked the pirate. As Jack Sparrow waltzed into the battle, he was confronted by Gunner and dueled with him. As their fight went on, Angelica escaped from her cabin and ran to the main deck to join the fight. She pulled out a sword and fought against Jack's crew.
- "You're either with us or against us!"
"I'm not with you neither am I against you."
"Can he do that?"
"He's religious. I believe it's required."
- ―Salaman, Philip Swift and Jack Sparrow[src]
Gunner attacked Jack fiercely, who was able to counter his attacks one by one, until Salaman threw a net that caught on to Gunner. Jack then nodded to Salaman to join him in saving Philip Swift, a missionary held captive by being tied on top of the mainmast. As they climbed up the rigging, Angelica continued fighting against the mutinous crew with rage. Up on the mast, Jack and Salaman climb to Philip's position. Salaman holds a knife to Philip's chin and tells him that he's either with them or against them, to which Philip responds by saying he was neither with them or against them. Salaman asks Jack if he could do it, Jack stated that he believes it's required because he was religious. Philip is cut free by Jack and they make it down to the continuing battle. As Jack made it to the main deck, he is confronted by the Quartermaster, and dueled with him towards the stairway. After a few attacks, Jack kicked the Quartermaster to the ground, ordered his crew to tie him down and made his way to the upper deck.
As the fighting intensified, the moment of victory was at hand for the mutineers. Seeing that their enemies, mainly Angelica, the Quartermaster and Gunner, were held back, Jack declared to his co-conspirators that the Queen Anne's Revenge was theirs.
- "Aye. Mutiny. And what fate befalls mutineers? Now we know the answer to that, do we not? Mutineers...Hang!"
However, the doors right behind Jack Sparrow opened and every one of the mutineers stared in fear as Blackbeard himself walked out of the smoked-filled cabin, with his distinctive dark beard covered in smoke, drinking a bottle of whiskey. Blackbeard stated his bewilderment of the situation, as he peered over the edge of the rail. He touched the hilt of his sword as he told the crew about how he heard an ungodly row on deck, with men taking the ship for themselves, as he was resting. As he touched the sword, the Queen Anne's Revenge's ropes started to slide around, slithering up and down the rigging. Jack leant forward and looked up to see more of the ropes, and some of the dangling skeletons, moving above his head. Blackbeard asked Angelica what she would call this situation, and she shouted to him that it was a mutiny.
Upon this revelation, as the ship's ropes inch towards the legs of the mutineers, Blackbeard pulled out his sword and he asked his mutinous crew about the fate of mutineers. Raising his sword, Blackbeard yelled "Mutineers Hang!", as Jack and the other members of his party are thrown forward as the Queen Anne's Revenge began to sail at full speed. Blackbeard pointed his sword at some of his mutinous crewmen and more of the ship's ropes grab other pirates. Scrum and another pirate were knocked together and tied back-to-back. One of the ropes caught the Cook by his waist. Blackbeard moved his sword to his left towards a crewmember attempting to jump overboard. The Cabin Boy was also caught in the ship's rigging. Finally, the Queen Anne's Revenge slowed to normal speed as the majority of the pirate crewmen become entangled in a massive spiderweb of rope and rigging, all of the pirates caught in the web, bound, trapped like flies. Blackbeard finished his work and rested his trusty sword on his shoulder.
- "Captain, I wish to report a mutiny! I can name fingers and point names."
"No need, Mr. Sparrow. They are sheep. You, their shepherd."
- ―Jack Sparrow and Blackbeard[src]
Ensnared by the ship's ropes, Jack Sparrow found himself in a highly compromised position, hanging upside down in front of Blackbeard while attempting to report the mutiny. Blackbeard debunked the claim, however, knowing that he was the leader. He put his sword away into his scabbard, and the ropes holding Jack release him and he collapsed on the deck. As the rest of the mutineers hang over him, Blackbeard prepared to punish other participants of the mutiny, starting with Philip Swift. He pointed his pistol at the missionary, but he was stopped by Angelica.
The Cook's PunishmentEdit
- "Why do you do this?!"
"Mutiny. Our laws be clear."
"Our laws allow the captain to show leniency."
"I have given this man a chance to determine his fate. A gift not afforded to all."
- ―Angelica and Blackbeard[src]
Blackbeard then asked who was on post before the mutiny started. Jack stated that he was, but Blackbeard scoffed at the statement and turned his attention to the Cook, who was still hanging by the ropes. Blackbeard had the Cook cut down and sent him off in a longboat and ordered his men to prepare the fire cannons. As soon as the Cook had rowed a fair distance away from the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard ordered the crew to fire the cannons at the Cook. After a few firings, the Cook was killed and brought back to life—as a zombie.
Meeting with BlackbeadEdit
- "That knife will serve you no better than the mutiny you devised."
"Mutiny served me well. It gained me an audience with you."
- ―Blackbeard and Jack Sparrow[src]
Jack was then brought into Blackbeard's cabin by the Quartermaster, who stabs a knife on Jack's shirt, pinning him to a wall. Blackbeard told Jack that he must reach the Fountain of Youth before the Quartermaster's prophecy of his death comes true. After Jack took the knife to free himself, Blackbeard said it would do no better than his attempted mutiny. However, Jack revealed his mutiny served him well, as it put him in a position to where he could warn Blackbeard of Angelica, saying that she wasn't his daughter. Though Blackbeard didn't believe his claim, Jack tried to convince him otherwise. Angelica entered the cabin as Blackbeard started to manipulate Jack by using the knife to carve through a voodoo doll he made, modeled after Jack. With the doll, Blackbeard was able to force Jack into helping him in his quest for the Fountain.
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