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Cutler Beckett

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The Price of Freedom

Spoken by Cutler Beckett

"You’ll find your vessel at the EITC berthing docks. She's the largest square-rigger on the southern side."
―Cutler Beckett to Jack Sparrow, talking about the Wicked Wench[src]
"I fear I am not—and Mercer certainly is not—charming."
―Cutler Beckett to Jack Sparrow[src]
"I do want you to remember, Jack, that the EITC has more ships than the British Royal Navy."
―Cutler Beckett to Jack Sparrow[src]
"I know you like the Wicked Wench, Jack. Perhaps you'd like her for your own some day?"
―Cutler Beckett to Jack Sparrow[src]

Spoken about Cutler Beckett

"In his own way, Beckett's as bad as Borya. He just does it all without getting his hands dirty."
Jack Sparrow to Robert Greene[src]


"Mr. Beckett, sir, First Mate Jack Sparrow and Second Mate Robert Greene to see you, sir. They are crew aboard Fair Wind, which has just docked."
"Very well, Chalmers, you may show them in.
Chalmers and Cutler Beckett[src]
"I'll haul any cargo you assign me, even powder, dangerous as that can be. But I won't transport slaves."
"You surprise me, Mr. Sparrow. This is an... extraordinary position for a man to take in these modern times.The slave trade isn't a pleasant business, granted, but it is extremely lucrative. It's very good business. One can't afford these days to be...finicky.
Jack Sparrow and Cutler Beckett[src]
"Don't think the thought of mounting a search for Zerzura hasn't occurred to me, Captain. That was nearly the first thing I thought of, when I reached my new assignment."
"The only problem with legends like that, is that most of them don't include treasure maps.
―Cutler Beckett and Jack Sparrow[src]
"Ah, Captain Sparrow! How nice that you could join us for luncheon. Allow me to introduce my houseguest. This is Viscount, Lord Reginald Marmaduke Bracegirdle-Penwallow, the EITC’s Director of African Affairs."
"It is a pleasure to meet you, Lord Penwallow."
"Thank you, Captain Sparrow, and I must say the pleasure is all mine. It’s an honor to meet the captain who so nearly broke the record for sailing the Triangle—and on the vessel’s maiden voyage as an EITC ship, too! Well done, well done, Captain Sparrow!
―Cutler Beckett, Jack Sparrow and Reginald Marmaduke Bracegirdle-Penwallow[src]
"This is a truly...remarkable...account, Captain Sparrow. I didn’t know it was even possible to kill a ghost. Or a ‘revenant,’ as you term them. I mean, they’re already dead, aren’t they? Doesn’t dispatching one require a...what’s the exorcism?"
"Oh, no, Mr. Beckett. Haven’t you ever heard of the power of cold iron over eldritch things?
―Cutler Beckett and Jack Sparrow[src]
"She's just a ship. Made of wood, and canvas. You're going to destroy your own property? Just to get back at me?"
"She's not just a ship to you, Jack. And yes. That's precisely what I am going to do.
Jack Sparrow and Cutler Beckett[src]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Spoken by Cutler Beckett

"The East India Trading Company has need of your services: we wish for you to act as our agent in a business transaction with our mutual friend, Captain Sparrow."
―to William Turner[src]
"We've had dealings in the past. And we've each left our mark on the other."
―on Jack Sparrow[src]
"Jack Sparrow is a dying breed. The world is shrinking…the blank edges of the map filled in. Jack must find his place in the New World or perish."
―to William Turner[src]
"I'm listening. [Elizabeth draws a pistol] I'm listening intently."
―to Elizabeth Swann[src]
"Ah, I see. You think the compass leads only to the Isla de Muerta, and so you hope to save me from an evil fate. But you mustn't worry. I care not for cursed Aztec gold. My desires are not so provincial. There's more than one chest of value in these waters. So perhaps you may wish to enhance your offer."
―Cutler Beckett to Elizabeth Swann[src]
"I'll still want that compass. Consider that in your calculations."
―to Elizabeth Swann[src]
"Our ships are in pursuit, and justice will be dispensed by cannonade and cutlass, and all manner of remorseless pieces of metal. I personally find it distasteful to even contemplate the horror facing all those on board."
―Cutler Beckett to Weatherby Swann[src]
"So you see Mercer, every man has a price he will willingly accept, even for that which he hopes, never to sell."
―to Mercer[src]


"Stand your men down at once! Do you hear me?"
"Governor Weatherby Swann. It's been too long."
"Cutler Beckett?"
"It's lord now, actually."
"Lord or not, you have no reason, and no authority to arrest this man."
"Oh, in fact I do.
Weatherby Swann and Cutler Beckett[src]
"Perhaps you remember a certain pirate, named Jack Sparrow."
Captain Jack Sparrow."
"Captain Jack Sparrow…yes, I thought you might
―Cutler Beckett, William Turner and Elizabeth Swann[src]
"The East India Trading Company has need of your services...We wish for you to act as our agent in a business transaction with our mutual friend Captain Sparrow."
More acquaintance than friend. How do you know him?"
"We've had dealings in the past. And we've each left out mark on each other."
"What mark did he leave on you?"
"...By your efforts, Jack Sparrow was set free. I would like you to go to him and recover a certain property in his possession."
"Recover. At the point of a sword?"
―Cutler Beckett and William Turner[src]
"No doubt you've discovered that loyalty is no longer the currency of the realm, as your father believes."
"Then what is?"
"...I'm afraid currency, is the currency of the realm.
―Cutler Beckett and Elizabeth Swann[src]
"Consider into your calculations that you robbed me of my wedding night."
"So I did. A marriage interrupted…or fate intervenes?
―Elizabeth Swann and Cutler Beckett[src]
"Yes, they're signed: Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company."
"Will was working for Beckett and never said a word."
"Beckett wants the compass. Only one reason for that."
"Of course...He wants the Chest."
"Yes, he did say something about a chest."
"If the Company controls the Chest, they control the sea."
"A truly discomforting notion, love."
"And bad, bad for every mother's son who calls himself a pirate!
Joshamee Gibbs, Elizabeth Swann, and Jack Sparrow[src]
"If you intend to claim these, then you must have something to trade. Do you have the compass?"
"Better…the heart of Davy Jones.
―Cutler Beckett and James Norrington[src]

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (video game)

Spoken by Cutler Beckett

"You have changed the course of history Mr. Norrington"
―Cutler Beckett to James Norrington after retrieving the Heart of Davy Jones[src]
"Your endurance is far less than I anticipated"
―Cutler Beckett as he fights against opponents[src]

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Spoken by Cutler Beckett

"The Brethren know they face extinction. All that remains is for them to decide where they make their final stand."
―on the Brethren Court[src]
"Bloody hell! There's nothing left!"
―on the Flying Dutchman's destruction of a pirate fleet[src]
"We need prisoners to interrogate, and that tends to work best when they're alive."
―to Davy Jones[src]
"[gazing out a window] Curious. Your friends appear to be quite desperate, Jack. Perhaps they no longer believe that a gathering of squabbling pirates can defeat the Flying Dutchman. And so despair leads to betrayal. And you and I are no strangers to betrayal, are we, Jack?"
―to Jack Sparrow onboard HMS Endeavour[src]
"This is no longer your world, Jones. I thought you had learned that when I ordered you to kill your pet. The immaterial has become…immaterial."
―to Davy Jones[src]
"Advise your Brethren: you can fight, and all of you will die, or you can not fight, in which case only most of you will die."
―to Elizabeth Swann[src]
"The enemy, has opted for oblivion… ready the fleet."
―onboard the HMS Endeavour[src]
"Signal Jones to give no quarter…that ought to brighten his day."
―to Lieutenant Groves[src]
"It's just…good business…"
―last line[src]


"Pieces of eight? Nine of them you say?"
"Our new friend in Singapore was very specific, sir:
nine pieces of eight."
"What's the significance of that, I wonder."
"Does it matter? There's nothin' that can hold against the armada, not with the
Flying Dutchman at the lead."
"Nothing we
know of."
―Cutler Beckett and Mercer[src]
"And the governor? He's been asking questions about the heart."
"Does he know?"
"Then perhaps his usefulness has run its course.
―Mercer and Cutler Beckett[src]
"Go. All of you. And take that infernal thing with you. I will not have it on my ship!"
"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that...because I will. Because it seems to be the only way to ensure that this ship do as directed by the Company.
Davy Jones and Cutler Beckett[src]
"We need prisoners to interrogate, which tends to work best when they're alive."
Dutchman sails as its captain commands."
"And its captain is to sail it as commanded! I would have thought you learned that when I ordered you to kill your pet. This is no longer your world, Jones. The immaterial has become...immaterial.
―Cutler Beckett and Davy Jones[src]
"Were I, in a divulgitory mood: what then might I divulge?"
"Everything: where are they meeting, who are the Pirate Lords, what is the purpose of the nine pieces of eight?
―Jack Sparrow and Cutler Beckett[src]
"Jack, I've just recalled: I have this wonderful compass, which points to whatever I want, so for what do I need you."
"It points to the thing you want most, and that is not the Brethren Court, is it?"
"Then what is, Jack?"
"Damn…although, if I killed you, I could use the compass to find, Shipwreck Cove, is it? on my own. [Draws his pistol] Cut out the middle man, as it were."
"With me dead, you arrive at the Cove, find it a fortress nigh impregnable, able to withstand a blockade for years, and then you would say, "Oh, if only there was someone I had
not killed inside, to ensure that the pirates then come outside."
"And you can accomplish all this?"
"You may kill me, but you may never insult me. Who am I?"
"[Looks puzzled]"
"I'm Captain Jack Sparrow!
―Cutler Beckett and Jack Sparrow[src]
"You're mad!"
"Thank goodness for that because if I wasn't, this'd probably never work.
―Cutler Beckett and Jack Sparrow[src]
"Jack Sparrow will sail the Black Pearl to Shipwreck Cove."
"And with you no longer aboard, how do you intend to lead us there?"
"[holds up Jack's compass] What is it, that you want most?
―Will Turner and Cutler Beckett[src]
"You murdered my father"
"He chose his own fate"
"And you have chosen yours: we
will fight, and you will die."
"So be it.
―Elizabeth Swann and Cutler Beckett[src]
"We have a favorable wind, sir"
"And so we do.
―Lieutenent Groves and Cutler Beckett[src]


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

"What is the East India Trading Company doing in the Caribbean?"
"Well, we are East of India. Just the long way around. After all, when goods do not cross borders, then armies will.
Will Turner and Cutler Beckett[src] (deleted scene)
"Give the order, sir."
"Oh, no, no, no, no. That would be terribly imprudent. Where is the profit in killing Jones when, instead, we can add another ship to your fleet? The
Flying Dutchman...Whoever controls the heart of Davy Jones, controls the sea."
James Norrington and Cutler Beckett about stabbing the heart of Davy Jones[src] (deleted scene)
"The map is finished, sir."
"[Beckett gazes at the map]...Just the way I imagined it.
Artisan and Cutler Beckett[src] (deleted scene)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

"We need prisoners to interrogate, which tends to work best when they're alive."
"I am exterminating pirates as directed by the Company!
―Cutler Beckett and Davy Jones[src] (deleted scene)
"Remarkable. The last I saw of that ship, she was on fire. A blackened hulk sinking beneath the waves. We had a deal, Jack. I contracted you to deliver cargo on my behalf. You chose to liberate it."
"...People aren't cargo, mate."
"And you incurred a heavy debt to raise her up again, didn't you?
―Cutler Beckett and Jack Sparrow[src] (deleted scene)
"Be so nice if all of us could be on holiday year-round. But someone must ensure that the world turns properly. People are what they love, Jack. And what they cargo. They love spices, and linens, and silks, and plantains. And as long as it is delivered on time and in sufficient supply, they are content to do nothing more than figures on a ledger."
―Cutler Beckett to Jack Sparrow[src] (deleted scene)
"Now, far be it from me to give advice to you. But if I were me and you were you, we each have the same lack of trust on the other. Imagine you're me. You being me would propose that rather than you telling me, being you, where the Brethren Court is meeting, you'd lead me there instead. Whereupon, you could serve up to me the Pirate Lords, the nine pieces of eight, and the whole of the Brethren Court on a silver platter. And you being me...I would likely accept such an offer if I were you. Savvy?"
"On a silver platter."
"With a frilly linen napkin and a spicy banana on the side.
Jack Sparrow and Cutler Beckett[src] (deleted scene)
"Jack. I've just recalled. I've got this wonderful compass which points to whatever I want. So for what do I need you?"
"Points to the thing you want most. And that is not the Brethren Court, is it?"
"Then what is, Jack?
[Beckett opens the compass. Jack dances to the left and the right, avoiding the arrow]
"Damn. occurs: if I got what I wanted most, then wouldn't what I wanted second-most, become the thing that I wanted most? So if I kill you, then I can find... Shipwreck Cove, is it? On my own. Cut out the middle man, as it were. Literally.
―Cutler Beckett and Jack Sparrow[src] (deleted scene)

The Secret Files of the East India Trading Company

"Lord Cutler Beckett (may he be blessed with a well-earned eternal slumber), shown in the splendour due a man of his stature, was the backbone of the Company."
Thomas Faye[src]
"Notice that the Lord stands proudly upon a globe of the world---a world that he helped shape into his own civilized likeness. Beckett gave his life for us all."
Thomas Faye[src]

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