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"So tell me, what's become of my ship?"
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Santos
Biographical information
Gender

Male

Ethnic group

Spanish

Eye color

Green

Hair color

Brown

Height

5'11"

Born

1681[1]

Died

1708[2], killed due the destruction of the Silent Mary at the Devil's Triangle (resurrected later by the Triangle's forces)
1751[3], drowned at the bottom of the ocean at Poseidon's Tomb following the Trident of Poseidon's destruction

Title(s)

Officer

Statistics
Weapon(s) owned

Musket
Sword

Ship(s) captained or crewed

Silent Mary

Battles

Battle off the Devil's Triangle
Battle in the Devil's Triangle
Destruction of Barbossa's fleet
Race to the Black rock island
Battle of Poseidon's Tomb

Affiliation

Spanish Royal Navy (formerly)
Crew of the Silent Mary
Armando Salazar

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Last appearance

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Cause

Drowned due to the Trident of Poseidon being destroyed and Poseidon's Tomb being flooded

Portrayer

Rupert Raineri

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"Daylight! Daylight!"
―Santos upon being freed from the Devil's Triangle.[src]

Santos was a loyal officer in the Spanish Royal Navy during the Age of Piracy, serving aboard the Silent Mary under the command of Capitán Armando Salazar. He followed his Capitán loyally on hundreds of pirate-hunting expeditions in their quest to eliminate piracy forever across the sea, until eventually they were defeated by a young pirate, crashing into the Devil's Triangle and being transformed into ghosts. Cursed and forced to roam the seas in everlasting torment, he along with his Captain would stop at nothing to take their revenge on the very man who took their lives from them, Captain Jack Sparrow. Several decades later, the Silent Mary was suddenly freed when Jack traded and therefore betrayed his compass causing his worst fear - death - to come true, and the ghost ship immediately set out to avenge their past defeat. They enlisted the help of Sparrow's old enemy, Captain Hector Barbossa, to find the pirate, but soon the latter double-crossed the Spaniards and teamed up with Jack to find the Trident of Poseidon at the Black rock island. The Silent Mary and its crew chased the pirates to the island, where they fought for the Trident at Poseidon's Tomb where the curse ended up being lifted. However, the walls of water surrounding the tomb soon began to close in, and Santos, along with the rest of Salazar's crew, was left behind to drown by his Captain.

Biography Edit

Early life Edit

Santos was born in the 1680s[1]. At some unspecified point likely in his early life, he would become an officer of the Spanish Royal Navy. Serving under Capitán Armando Salazar aboard the fearsome Silent Mary, Santos was a skilled marksman and a loyal officer of Salazar's crew. Santos, along with the rest of the Spanish crew, followed his Capitán on hundreds of pirate-hunting expeditions on which they tracked down and relentlessly murdered thousands of men in cold blood.

Battle off the Devil's Triangle Edit

He participated in the massive battle off the Devil's Triangle, in which around ten pirate vessels stood up to the Mary. Santos and the rest of the crew manned the ship's cannons, firing on the pirate vessels. After the fierce battle ended with the destruction of almost all ten ships, only a few survivors had escaped from the wreckage, and were floating in the sea nearby attempting to reach a longboat. On command from Capitán Salazar and Lieutenant Lesaro, the crew opened fire on the survivors, killing them all with their rifles.[4]

Salazar spyglass

The aftermath of the large battle.

However, another pirate vessel, the Wicked Wench, had survived the large battle. A young pirate, Jack Sparrow, who had assumed command of the ship from its deceased captain, climbed atop the crow's nest, from which he taunted Salazar and his crew. The Wench sailed slowly away from the Mary, and Salazar gave the order to pursue the vessel, enraged by the pirate mocking his power. The Wench appeared to be going into the mythical Devil's Triangle, so the Spanish navy ship followed them in. However, as soon as the Wench reached the cave entrance, its crew performed a sudden bootleg turn, promptly turning itself around. Salazar, shocked at the ship's sudden turn, was unable to order the crew to perform the bootleg turn, and the ship went straight into the cursed triangle.[4]

Santos and the rest of the crew scrambled for cover as the ship crashed into some sharp rocks, destroying the powder magazine and blowing up the entire ship, taking its crew with it. The Triangle's magical powers caused several members of Salazar's crew to lose bodyparts, including Santos who lost his stomach leaving a large hole in its place. However, he was resurrected by the supernatural powers of the Triangle with his crewmates as the undead. Hungry for revenge, the Spanish escaped from the Triangle and set out on a blind mission of vengeance to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon to kill the man they blamed for their fate - Captain Jack Sparrow.[4]

Henry Turner Edit

Years later, around 1751, the crew of the Silent Mary were lurking inside the Triangle when the Ruddy Rose, a stolen Dutch barque captained by the pirate Bonnet, entered the rocky cave in an attempt to escape from the British Royal Navy. The crew of the Mary slaughtered the entire pirate crew of the Rose, reducing the barque to only a Jolly Roger flag and some pieces of driftwood floating in the water. Soon, the British Royal Navy ship, the Monarch, entered the Triangle, with its crew quickly noticing the Silent Mary coming towards them. They fired their cannons on the ghostly ship, only to release it was too late: the Spaniards had already boarded the ship. They were attacked by the Spanish crew, who murdered everyone onboard save for the young prisoner, Henry Turner, who Salazar commissioned to find Jack Sparrow and his compass in order to release the Spaniards from their curse.[4]

Salazar and crew

Santos looking at daylight for the first time in years.

Not long afterwards, Jack Sparrow would find himself in Saint Martin, where he traded his compass for a bottle of rum at the Grimes Pub. However, since he had betrayed the compass, Jack's worst fear would come true. Since his worst fear was death and Salazar and his crew were the closest links to his death, they were released from the Triangle. Santos was present as the Triangle suddenly began to fall apart, showing the crew daylight for the first time in years. Santos looked up in awe at the daylight, quickly notifying his crewmates of its sudden appearance. They were released, and immediately ventured out of the triangle in order to track down and kill Jack Sparrow.[4]

Barbossa Edit

Soon, the Silent Mary began to slowly pick off famed pirate captain Hector Barbossa's fleet of ten ships, starting with the Red Dragon, onto which they sent several undead seagulls before it was crushed beneath the massive Mary. Soon, only Barbossa's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, remained. The crew of the Mary was pleased to hear that the Revenge was approaching them, and went to crush it beneath their ghostly vessel when Barbossa yelled that he knew Salazar was searching for Jack Sparrow. The Silent Mary crew boarded the ship, threatening the crew at sword and gun-point as Salazar approached Barbossa. However, after a few pirates were executed, Salazar ended up striking a deal with Barbossa, in which Hector would lead Salazar and his crew to Jack by sunlight the next morning, or his life would be taken then.[4]

The Revenge crew combined with the Mary crew in order to find Sparrow, with the latter cruelly forcing the former to work. Santos was present as Salazar told Barbossa of the battle off the Devil's Triangle in which they were killed. As soon as Salazar finished and as Barbossa was beginning to understand Salazar, Barbossa spotted the Dying Gull, Jack Sparrow's ship, on the horizon. Santos watched as the rest of the crew dropped the undead Sharks of the Silent Mary in order for them to track down and kill Sparrow.[4]

After the Sharks failed to kill Jack Sparrow, Henry Turner and Carina Smyth, the crew followed them to a beach at Hangman's Bay, where they were forced to abandon their pursuit due to not being able to step on land. Santos was present as Salazar angrily executed several members of Barbossa's crew, but eventually enlisted Barbossa and his remaining crewmen to go to Hangman's bay and find Jack Sparrow. But, Barbossa and his crew double-crossed Salazar, and teamed up with Sparrow, Turner and Smyth to crew the Black Pearl, which they would sail to the Black rock island in order to retrieve the Trident of Poseidon, which Salazar also needed to release himself and his crew from the curse.[4]

The Race for the Trident Edit

Henry captive

Henry being held back by Santos.

As a British Royal Navy ship, the Essex, was about to attack the Pearl, the Silent Mary appeared and crushed the Essex, before attacking the Pearl. The Mary came board-to-board with the Pearl, crashing into it and destroying a few of its cannons. During the ensuing battle, Santos boarded the Black Pearl alongside his crewmates and fought the ship's small crew, filling the air with the sound of gunfire, swords ringing and screaming. Eventually, however, he and the rest of the crew had to return to the Mary, as the latter was beginning to turn away due to the island being nearby and leaving the Pearl to crash, claiming several ghosts' lives.[4]

As Salazar prepared to possess a captured Henry Turner, Santos restrained the latter, holding a sword to his throat as Salazar transported himself into Turner's body. Now able to step on dry land, Salazar ran into Poseidon's Tomb to face Jack and Carina. His crew, meanwhile, were able to walk on the seabed, moving inside the walls of water which magically surrounded the tomb. Santos regained his human form after the Trident's destruction, and had to burst out of the wall of water in which he was standing in order to breath. As he, along with Salazar and the rest of the crew, celebrated their freedom, they soon realized that the walls of water were being closed in around them, and they all attempted to reach the anchor of the Black Pearl, their only way out of the depths of the ocean. Salazar and another two crewmen managed to reach the anchor, but Santos was left behind along with the rest of the crew to be devoured by the sea, begging for their Captain to return in their final moments.[4]

Behind the scenes Edit

Lego Santos

LEGO Santos.

Appearances Edit

Notes and references Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Estimation based on Rupert Raineri's age during the filming of Dead Men Tell No Tales and the fact that the Battle off the Devil's Triangle takes place in 1708.
  2. The timeline established in On Stranger Tides (which takes place in 1750) and Dead Men Tell No Tales (which takes place in 1751) sets this battle around 1708.
  3. As evidenced by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Movie Graphic Novel, the events of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are set in 1751.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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