| "We are an unimaginative lot when it comes to naming things."|
The title of this article is conjectural.
|Pirate Ye Be Warned sign|
|Behind the scenes|
This simple wooden sign was a message for those engaging in piracy, "Pirates Ye Be Warned", should they should be near to the town of Port Royal. A gruesome display, the sign accompanied three swaying bodies of executed pirates seen at the harbor, hanging from gallows erected on a rocky promontory.
Commodore James Norrington showed off the bodies of the executed pirates near the docks. He hopes that this grisly spectacle will encourage passing sailors to obey the law. To preserve the corpses, they are lightly boiled in seawater and dipped in tar before being put on display. When Captain Jack Sparrow was arriving to Port Royal aboard the Jolly Mon, he saw the corpses of Sven the Vicious and two other unlucky pirates, with the sign "Pirates, Ye Be Warned" hanging next to them.
Behind the scenes
- For unknown reasons, possibly a typo, the sign was described to have said "Pirates Be Ye Warned" in The Curse of the Black Pearl junior novel and Jack Sparrow: Sins of the Father.
- According to Terry Rossio from the audio commentary of The Curse of the Black Pearl, Calico Jack Rackham was identified as one of the hanging pirates next to the "Pirates Ye Be Warned" sign. However, it later said to be speculation, mainly because the name was often considered for other characters in the subsequent films.
- The "Pirates Ye Be Warned" sign was one of the many props used for the 2012 attraction The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow.
- The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
- A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas
- Jack Sparrow: Sins of the Father (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (junior novelization)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Complete Visual Guide
Notes and references
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Complete Visual Guide, p.26-27 "Pirates Beware!"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Jack Sparrow: Sins of the Father
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- ↑ Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow Full Video, Photos (Spoilers) from Walt Disney World - Disney News by StitchKingdom.com