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List of Pirates of the Caribbean characters

This is a list of characters appearing in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Primary characters

Jack Sparrow
Captain Jack Sparrow is the protagonist of the series, portrayed by Johnny Depp. First introduced in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), he later appears in the sequels Dead Man's Chest (2006), At World's End (2007), On Stranger Tides (2011), and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). Depp based his characterization on The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and cartoon character Pepé Le Pew. He insists on being introduced as "Captain" Jack Sparrow.

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The original Calypso in Greek mythology was a relatively minor sea-nymph who delayed Odysseus' return home. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise adapted her character traits from the Odyssey - a seductress of seafarers, an obstinate goddess - and gave her dominion over all the oceans.

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