Biographical information


Hair color


Weapon(s) owned

Fishing hook

Ship(s) captained or crewed

Flying Dutchman


Davy Jones
William Turner

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Dead Man's Chest

Latest appearance

At World's End


Reverted back to his human form


Marcelo Tubert (voice)

"Part of the ship, part of the crew."
―Ratlin along with the rest of the crew.[src]

Ratlin was a crew member serving aboard the Flying Dutchman under the command of Davy Jones around the time of the search for the Dead Man's Chest.

Biography Edit

At some unknown point in his life, Ratlin became a member of the Crew of the Flying Dutchman under Captain Davy Jones. The crew of the Dutchman were known to gradually take on characteristics of sea creatures over time, though in Ratlin's case, it was the ship itself that became part of his biology. Rope and sailcloth became fused into his face.[1] Ratlin was one of the four most trusted mates aboard the Flying Dutchman, along with three others: Maccus, Penrod, and Angler.[2]

When Will Turner appeared aboard the Scuttled ship, the crew fought the young man, Ratlin among them. Eventually, Crash knocked him out. Davy Jones boarded the ship, and Turner revealed that Jack Sparrow was nearby aboard the Black Pearl. Ratlin and the other crewmen boarded the Pearl, and held back the Motley crew as Jones and Sparrow negotiated.

He was one of the crewmen who turned the Kraken Hammer, and yelled after being whipped by Jimmy Legs .
Ratlin art

Concept art

As the crew travelled to Isla Cruces in Jones' stead, Ratlin remained aboard the Dutchman. Later when the Dutchman ambushed the Pearl off Isla Cruces, Ratlin manned the cannons and fired on Jack Sparrow's ship. The ship got away, but was soon tracked down and teared apart by the Kraken.  

He was present as the East India Trading Company crew of the HMS Endeavour under Lord Cutler Beckett boarded the Flying Dutchman. Jones pushed past him to talk to Beckett. He fought in the battle around Calypso's maelstrom. During the battle,  Ratlin manned the cannons alongside Crash. He was later hit in the stomach by a cannonball, and was sent flying backwards behind Davy Jones.[3] He survived to be reverted back to human form.  

Behind the scenesEdit

The Pirates of the Caribbean wiki has a collection of images and media related to Ratlin.
  • The name is a play on the word "ratline" (pronounced "rattlin"), which is the thin lines tied between the shrouds of a sailing ship to form a ladder.
  • Ratlin is unlocked at the level "Sea battle" in the AWE video game's "loot" sub-mission. He was voiced by Marcelo Tubert in the game. Ratlin appears as a mini-boss among Davy Jones' Henchmen multiple times. In order to defeat Ratlin, the player must kill smaller enemies first, then perform a special move to kill the miniboss. He makes three appearances as a miniboss in the game.


Notes and referencesEdit

vdeCrew of the Flying Dutchman
Captain: Davy Jones
Flying Dutchman
HadrasJellyJimmy LegsKolenikoMaccusManrayMoreyOgilveyOld Haddy
PalificoPenrodPiperQuittanceRatlinTwo Head

Captain: Davy Jones
Flying Dutchman
HadrasJellyJimmy LegsKolenikoMaccusManrayMoreyOgilveyOld Haddy
PalificoPenrodPiperQuittanceRatlinBootstrap Bill TurnerTwo Head

Captain: Davy Jones
Flying Dutchman
HadrasHelmsmanJellyJimmy LegsKolenikoMaccusManrayMoreyOgilveyOld Haddy
PalificoPenrodPiperQuittanceRatlinSailorBootstrap Bill TurnerWill Turner
Two HeadUrchinWheelbackWyvern

Captain: Davy Jones (controlled by Lord Cutler Beckett)
Flying Dutchman
Admiral James NorringtonAnglerBroondjongenClankerCrashFinneganGreenbeardHadrasHelmsmanJellyJimmy LegsKolenikoMaccusManray
Ian MercerMoreyMullroyMurtoggOgilveyOld HaddyPalificoPenrodPiperQuittanceRatlinSailorBootstrap Bill TurnerTwo HeadUrchinWheelbackWyvern

Captain: Will Turner
Flying Dutchman
AnglerBroondjongenClankerCrashFinneganGreenbeardHadrasHelmsmanJellyJimmy LegsKolenikoMaccusManrayMoreyOgilveyOld HaddyPalificoPenrodPiperQuittanceRatlinSailorBootstrap Bill TurnerTwo HeadUrchinWheelbackWyvern