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The term undead described beings in mythology, legend or lore that are deceased yet behave as if alive. A common example, a corpse re-animated by supernatural forces by the application of the deceased's own life force or that of another being (such as a demon). Undead may be incorporeal like ghosts, or corporeal like ghouls, skeletons and zombies.
During the Age of Piracy, many undead creatures were spotted in the Caribbean. At some point prior to 1630, the crew of the pirate frigate called the Black Pearl fell under the terrible curse which turned them into the undead. Many decades later, the Armada of the Damned, a fleet of ghost ships crewed by the undead was known to sail in the Caribbean Sea. The adventurer Jack Sparrow battled the spirit of the conquistador Hernán Cortés during his earlier adventures. When Hector Barbossa's mutinous crew found Cortés' cursed treasure, the curse turned them into the living skeletons. Davy Jones had many undead servants guard the Graveyard of Ships at the bottom of the sea. In the 1740s, the infamous pirate Jolly Roger was turned into the undead creature by his victim, Amo Dorsi, but Jolly used his newfound power to create an army of the undead with which he planned to conquer the Caribbean. During the quest for the Fountain of Youth, all of the officers onboard the Queen Anne's Revenge were zombies, the dead brought back to life by Blackbeard himself.
Forms of undead
- Pirates of the Caribbean (game)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned
- The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow
- The Black Heart of the Pearl
- Pirates of the Caribbean Online
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean (film series)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual Guide