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The Code of the Pirate Brethren, also known as the Code of the Order of the Brethren and commonly referred to as the Pirate's Code, Pirate Code or simply the Code, was a code of conduct used among pirates, and chronicled in the Pirata Codex kept at Shipwreck Cove. The code was set down in the classic age of piracy by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew, on behalf of the second Brethren Court.
- "According to the Code of the Brethren, set down by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew, you have to take me to your captain."
"I know the Code."
- ―Elizabeth Swann and Pintel[src]
Despite governing all pirates, and drawn upon by the Pirate Lords themselves, the code was seen more as guidelines than actual rules by certain pirates. Hector Barbossa in particular held this belief, though was known to have used the code to further his own ends: he coerced Jack Sparrow into giving up the bearing to Isla de Muerta by stating that since all crewmen should get an equal share of the treasure, as per the code, they should also be told the location of the island.
The Pirate's CodeEdit
- "There's the Code to consider."
"The Code? You're pirates. Hang the Code, and hang the rules! They're more like guidelines anyway."
- ―Joshamee Gibbs and Elizabeth Swann[src]
- Rule one, befriend others wisely.
- The Right of Parlay
- Artycle II, Section I, Paragraph VIII (sharing of the spoils)
- Artycle II, Section II, Paragraph I (whoever first spotted a treasure-laden ship could choose the best pistol for themselves)
- Every crew member is to have an equal share in any treasure found
- Any man who falls behind is left behind
- An act of war and parley with adversaries may only be declared by the Pirate King, who could only be elected by popular vote by all nine Pirate Lords.
- Any person who refuses to serve aboard a pirate's ship must die.
- Trading for products fair and square mean the seller can do as they like, including resell at profit.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The name "Code of the Pirate Brethren" came from one of the previous versions of the official POTC website. Like the Pirata Codex, it was mainly referred to as the "Pirate's Code" or simply the "Code".
- Jack Sparrow: Silver (Indirect mention only)
- Jack Sparrow: Bold New Horizons (Mentioned only)
- The Price of Freedom
- Legends of the Brethren Court: The Caribbean (Mentioned only)
- Legends of the Brethren Court: Rising in the East (Mentioned only)
- Legends of the Brethren Court: Wild Waters (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First mentioned)
- The Buccaneer's Heart! (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean Online (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Complete Visual Guide
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual Guide
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Complete Visual Guide, p10-11: "The Pirata Codex"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- ↑ According to the Pirate Code, Philip must die for refusing to serve Blackbeard. -On Stranger Tides: The Visual Guide pg.33
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked
- ↑ The Buccaneer's Heart!
- ↑ Jack Sparrow: Silver