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- "Truth be told, I've never sailed a day in me life. I figure I should get out an' see the world while I'm still young."
- ―Very old man to Joshamee Gibbs
This old man was hired by Joshamee Gibbs to serve under Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the Black Pearl. Although the man was not informed, Jack intended to give his new recruits over to Davy Jones in order to appease his debt. He walked with the aid of a wooden staff.
This man lived in Tortuga, an old man who had never sailed a day in his life. In the Twelve Daggers bar, he met Joshamee Gibbs, who was signing up crew mates for the Motley crew of the Black Pearl under famed Captain Jack Sparrow. The old man signed up, along with several others. When a drunken former Commodore James Norrington tried to shoot Sparrow with a Flintlock, the new crew mates demonstrated their loyalty by restraining the crazed Navy officer turner pirate, causing him to shoot up towards the ceiling, inadvertently starting a bar fight. In the ensuing chaos, the crew escaped, and left aboard the Pearl. When the ship sailed to the isle of Isla Cruces where the fabled Dead Man's Chest belonging to Jack's enemy Davy Jones, Sparrow and several trusted crewmates rowed ashore, while the old man stayed under the command of Gibbs. The old man stood with many other recruits on the main deck as the Flying Dutchman surfaced from the depths of the ocean, and watched as his captain made a fool of himself trying to bargain with Jones.
The Dutchman opened fire on the Black Pearl, damaging her greatly. The ship managed to outrun the ghostly Dutchman, but would soon suffer a worse fate. The whole ship shook, and fellow crewman Lejon yelled that they must have hit a reef. This was not the case; crewman William Turner Jr. knew of what was happening, and the crew was ordered to get to their stations as the Kraken was about to attack. This old man served as a cannoneer, stationed at a cannon along with an Irish man. They were terrified as they saw the Kraken's tentacles climbing up the side of the ship, and immediately opened fire on command along with all of the other cannons. However, the longboats were destroyed by the Kraken, so they had to fight again. The old man prepared for the coming fight, loading his cannon. The second Kraken fight began out of nowhere, as the ship shook again and hundreds of tentacles came crashing through the wall. The very old man was one of the first to die, killed by a tentacle as it crashed through his cannon hole and grabbed him.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The very old man was portrayed by the late Derrick O'Connor in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
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