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Jack Sparrow

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Japanese ジャック・スパロウ
Rōmaji Jakku Suparou
Translation Sparrow
Voice actors (Ja:) Hiroaki Hirata
(En:) James Arnold Taylor
(KHII)
Jared Butler (KHIII)
Homeworld The Caribbean
Port Royal
Origin Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts III
Jack Sparrow

Kingdom Hearts II
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

A pirate who sails the high seas. He sure is a colorful character, and one who really values his freedom. He says he's a captain, but he doesn't seem to have a crew.

Jack was arrested in Port Royal and thrown in jail, but Will Turner helped him escape during a pirate attack. Jack seems to know something special about Will's name. Wonder what it could be?
Kingdom Hearts III
Pirates: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

A legendary pirate, and captain of the Black Pearl. We know Jack well from our past adventures.

After we parted ways, Jack was devoured by the Kraken and sent to Davy Jones' Locker, where our paths crossed again.
"Captain Jack Sparrow, if you please."
—Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow is a crafty and potentially dangerous pirate who inhabits Port Royal. After being freed from jail by William Turner, he sets off to reclaim his stolen ship, the Black Pearl, which was taken over by Captain Barbossa.

Upon meeting Sora, Jack becomes available as a party member, and fights alongside him during both Port Royal visits. He eventually falls under the curse of the medallions, and has to break free from its spell. He made his first appearance in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Story[edit]

Before Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Jack made a deal with Davy Jones, who raised the Black Pearl from the depths of the sea and let Jack be the captain of it for thirteen years. In exchange, Jack promised Jones his soul. Kingdom Hearts III

At an unknown point in time, Barbossa lead a mutiny against Jack and took the Black Pearl from him along with his crew. As a result, Jack believed that he gained some extra years free from repaying his debt as he did not have the Black Pearl and was not captain of it. Despite all this, he would always refer to himself as a 'captain" when introducing himself.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Jack Sparrow was arrested for piracy on Port Royal while attempting to steal a ship to go after the Black Pearl. After Barbossa kidnapped Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner reminds Jack of the debt for freeing him, so the two, together with Sora and gang, hijack the HMS Interceptor to go after the Black Pearl.

While Sora and gang had to stand guard, though they worried the two couldn't fight the Heartless, Jack and Will infiltrate the cave on Isla de Muerta, where a ritual is underway with Elizabeth, whose blood Barbossa believes will break the curse. Mistrusting Jack, Will knocks him unconscious. He rescues Elizabeth, and the two escape to the Interceptor, with Jack captured and tied to the mast on the Black Pearl. After a fierce battle between Sora's gang and the Undead Pirates, the Interceptor crew is captured. After learning Will can break the curse, Barbossa left some Heartless and kegs of lit gunpowder to leave Sora and gang to their fate. However, the heroes managed to overcome the odds and returned to the island and rescued Will.

Jacks walks into the moonlight after being stabbed, preventing his death.

Jack more than matches the ruthless captain blow for blow. While Jack is momentarily distracted, Barbossa impales him with his sword, believing he is mortally wounded. However, when he stumbles backwards into the moonlight, Jack is revealed to be under the curse, having sneaked a Cursed Medallion from the chest to curse himself while Sora and gang dealt with Barbossa's cursed crewmen. Jack and Will lift the curse just after Jack fatally shoots Barbossa with the shot he has carried for ten years. No longer immortal, Barbossa falls onto the ground, dead. Though Will offered his hand to Jack, he took a step back in fear Will might hit him again. Jack's compass was then used to reveal a keyhole that opened up new routes with Sora's Keyblade.

On Sora's return trip to Port Royal they discover that there are still cursed pirates in Port Royal. Jack and his crew journey to Isla de Muerta aboard the Interceptor, saving Will from a certain death, and on the way come across a member of Organization XIII, Luxord, who has stolen the chest with the cursed medallions and summons a giant Heartless to fight them. Upon defeat, Luxord calls for parley by throwing out four pieces of treasure to Gambler Nobodies and destroying the Interceptor with the Black Pearl's armament. After landing in the Ship Graveyard, the crew discovers that the curse has come back to Jack. The group hunts down the four stolen medallions, and eventually find them.

Sora's Keyblade disappears from Jack's hand and returns to Sora.

Back at Port Royal, Luxord is there waiting for them to return the treasure. After it is returned, he summons the Heartless from before who is now under the curse. When they return the medallions, the curse on the Heartless lifts, but Jack's skeleton form remains. Goofy immediately realizes that Jack has been put under the Heartless' spell rather than the gold's curse.

After the Heartless is defeated, the curse is lifted for good. The chest is then dumped into the sea to ensure that the curse does not ever resurface. As a reward for his trouble, Jack asks for Sora's Keyblade. Knowing the Keyblade would return to him, Sora agrees to it. When it vanishes back to Sora's hand, though, Jack is not surprised. Jack vows to one day get a bloodthirsty crew together and steal the Keyblade. Sora, Will, and Elizabeth comment on Jack being the best pirate in the Spanish Main, as well as the whole ocean.

After the defeat of Xemnas, Jack, Will, and Elizabeth are shown on the Black Pearl. As Jack sails, the moon comes out and he checks his hand, still remaining human. He pulls something out of his pocket and kisses it, implying that he has kept one of the gold pieces, now no longer cursed.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Some time later, Jack failed to repay his debt to Davy Jones. This has resulted in Jones sending the Kraken to devour him, causing both Jack and the Black Pearl to end up in Davy Jones' Locker.

As Sora, Donald and Goofy chase the Black Pearl in Davy Jones' Locker, they reunite with Jack who was also going after the ship. The group of four later reunite with Elizabeth, Will, Joshamee Gibbs, Tia Dalma, and a revived Barbossa. They become separated after the Heartless attacked.

Jack strikes a deal with Beckett.

The real Jack negotiates with Cutler Beckett. Beckett wants Jack to divulge information about the Brethren Court, such as where they will meet and their plans. In exchange, Beckett claims he can guarantee Jack's freedom, give him fair compensation and square his debt with Davy Jones.

A fake Jack created from crabs by Tia is used to assist Sora, Donald, and Goofy. After helping defend the trio from Luxord and collecting plenty of crabs, the fake Jack disappears after revealing the truth, although tells the three where the site of a pirate showdown will occur.

On a small island, Jack, with Elizabeth and Barbossa at his side, meets with Davy Jones, Will and Beckett. Jones still does not consider Jack's debt to be paid and tries to force Jack to become his slave for a hundred years on the Flying Dutchman. Elizabeth tries to exchange Will's slavery for Jack's, which works.

Jack breathes in Luxord's face, knocking him off the Flying Dutchman.

During the final showdown, when the Flying Dutchman is under invasion, Jack turns against Jones and steals the chest. Jack also manages to drive off Luxord using the power of his breath, the foul odor causing Luxord to step back and fall into the maelstrom. Jack is soon found by Jones, who accosts him. With Sora, Donald, and Goofy's arrival, Jack does battle with Jones. During the fight, Jones breaks Jack's sword but Will and Elizabeth's arrival gives Jack the chance to open the chest. Holding the unlocked chest to Davy Jones' heart, Jack reveals his intention to stab the heart, but Jones mortally wounds Will. As Sora, Donald, and Goofy attack Jones in fury, Jack ultimately chooses to save Will by helping him stab the heart; killing Jones and making Will the new captain of the Dutchman.

Jack and Elizabeth watch Will die with Sora, who asks if there is anything they can do to save him. Jack merely states that the Flying Dutchmen must have a captain before escaping the Dutchman as it continued sailing down into the maelstrom. Arriving safely aboard the Black Pearl, Jack orders the crew to prepare for attack while Beckett has the Endeavour prepare to attack the Pearl. Fortunately, the Dutchman resurfaces with Will as the new captain of the Flying Dutchman. Both the Pearl and the Dutchman sail to the Endeavour and, by Jack's order, fires a full broadside, destroying the ship and killing Beckett.

In the aftermath, with Will now bound aboard the Dutchman, Elizabeth thanks Jack, Sora, and friends for their efforts. She bids them, Barbossa, and the crew farewell before leaving with Will, planning to spend their only day together. A distraught Sora is then assured by Sparrow that one day is enough for hearts to connect.

Sometime after Xehanort's defeat, at Port Royal, Jack and Gibbs spot a dinghy at the port and watch a ship sail in the distance, realizing that Barbossa has stolen the Black Pearl again.

Design[edit]

Jack Sparrow is a tan, mustachioed man who wears his dark brown hair in dreadlocks decorated with numerous beads. His beard is similarly styled into two smaller dreads, each with two very small beads near the tips. Jack wears a faded red bandanna on his head, on which is another small beaded ornament ending in a silver coin. He wears brown boots and has brown eyes, and carries the sheath of his cutlass on his left hip, kept in place by a black strap that goes over his right shoulder. He wears another tan belt around his waist, over a tattered, white piece of cloth tied around his waist. Jack's compass hangs from this second belt, tied on by a piece of twine, and his pistol is tucked into the cloth. He wears a faded, loose white shirt underneath a black jacket that exposes his chest, both tucked beneath the cloth and belt. The legs of his black pants are tucked into his boots. Jack sports a fingerless glove on his right hand. Strangely, in Kingdom Hearts II, Jack doesn't wear his hat, even though it was repeatedly shown to be precious to him in the films.

Under the effects of the curse, when under moonlight, Jack's body becomes that of a rotted skeleton. Though more or less the same, Jack's clothes become far more tattered, to the point that he altogether loses most of the legs of his pants. His skin becomes grey and rotten, and the decay of his lips exposes three gold teeth in the front of his mouth.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Jack wears his complete captain outfit, which includes his grey captain's jacket and tricorn hat.

Personality[edit]

Sparrow's trademark physical characteristic is a slightly drunken swagger, accompanied by slurred speech and awkwardly flailing hand gestures that make him appear unfocused. Jack is generally honest, though he tends to be met with disbelief due to his convoluted manner of speaking and status as a pirate. He believes that a pirate can still be good man, and is angered by the Heartless and Organization's actions giving real pirates a bad name. Though both deny it, Jack and Sora have similar personalities; Jack agrees with Sora's policy to never trust pirates.

He also prefers to be called "Captain Jack Sparrow" or "Captain Sparrow". Unlike most other pirates, Jack has a good heart and does actually care for his friends, even sacrificing his dream of being immortal to save Will.

While he may not admit it, he does consider Will and Elizabeth friends; he even says they are made of strong stuff, knowing they can endure the ten year separation. The only other people Jack shows respect for and even trusts to a certain extent, is his loyal first mate Joshamee Gibbs, and Sora and company. He is one of the few in other worlds who is aware that Sora is not from his world, as made evident when he overhears their conversation about being from another world, and keeps it to himself while still aiding them.

Abilities[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Jack is primarily an offensive party member, using his sword to attack in addition to bombs and knives. As such, his fighting style is somewhat similar to Aladdin's, although he is slower and has the aforementioned projectile attacks.

Jack has an action ability for each of the weapons in his arsenal: No Mercy is his sword attack, Rain Storm throws knives, and Bone Smash involves bombs. His limit, Treasure Isle, involves Jack summoning a treasure chest that creates a trapping vortex before Jack and Sora devastate enemies through melee attacks and explosions. Additionally, Jack has a number of support abilities, including Draw, Lucky Lucky, Item Boost, Defender, and Auto Healing.

Jack starts with 50 HP and 100 MP. He starts with 1 armor slot, 1 accessory slot, and 4 item slots, all of which start with Potions. Jack can obtain an additional 10 HP by clearing the explosives from the deck, 15 HP from defeating Barbossa, 10 HP from defeating the Grim Reaper on the Black Pearl, and 15 HP from defeating the Grim Reaper at the Harbor.

Action Abilities
Attack Attribute Power
Multiplier
Form
Value
Guard? Finisher?
Attack Counter (受け流し
Ukenagashi
?, lit. "Parry")
O X
Holds up sword, deflecting frontal attacks. This is Jack's default state when on the ground.
Sweeping Slash (なぎ払い
Nagiharai
?, lit. "Sweep")
Attack icon Physical x0.65 O X
Sweeps with sword while spinning sideways on one leg. Hits twice against the opponent in front of him.
Grounded Combo (地上コンボ
Chijō Konbo
?)
Attack icon Physical x1.0 O X
Lightly turns the sword with his wrist, then swings it up while moving forward before twisting and swinging it down.
Aerial Thrust (空中突き
Kūchū Tsuki
?)
Attack icon Physical x1.0 O X
Simultaneously jumps and thrusts sword diagonally upward.
Aerial V-Swing (空中縦振り
Kūchū Tate Furi
?, lit. "Aerial Vertical Swing")
Attack icon Physical x1.0 O X
Jumps lightly and quickly swings sword downward.
No Mercy Attack icon Physical x3.0 X X
Swings the sword twice in succession while skipping forward. MP Cost: 10
Rain Storm Attack icon Physical x3.0 X X
Throws a knife five times in a row. MP Cost: 10
Bone Smash Attack icon Fire x3.0 X X
Throws bombs continuously at the target. MP Cost: 10
Support Abilities
Ability AP Description
Draw 3 Draws in and obtains nearby orbs. Equip 2 to obtain far orbs.
Draw 3 Draws in and obtains nearby orbs. Equip 2 to obtain far orbs.
Draw 3 Draws in and obtains nearby orbs. Equip 2 to obtain far orbs.
Lucky Lucky 5 Will bring luck by increasing the drop rate of items. Equip the whole Party to further increase the drop rate.
Item Boost 2 Increases effect done with healing items on the field by 50%. Equip more to increase the effect.
Defender 3 Increases defense by 3 in a pinch. Equip more to increase the effect.
Auto Limit 1 Automatically sets the Reaction Command to Limit, if Limit is usable.
Auto Healing 3 Restores HP while replaced by another Party Member with Change.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Jack returns with largely the same skill set as he did in Kingdom Hearts II. He is able to throw more bombs at once while also having a leaping aerial sword attack at his disposal. Unlike in Kingdom Hearts II, Sparrow can now deal with aerial enemies by leaping several feet into the air and perform a spinning somersault kick attack while landing a single hit with his sword.

His team attack with Sora is called "Never Fear", in which he and Sora perform a sweeping sword combo attack. While performing this attack, he and Sora have free movement. The finishing move is Jack throwing dozens of bombs into the air, and then he and Sora detonating them with slashing attacks, causing heavy damage to all enemies in range of the explosions.

Jack's base stats are 30 AP, 185 HP, and 100 MP. He has 2 armor slots, 3 accessory slots, and 3 item slots, one of which starts equipped with a Potion.

Actions
Attack Attribute Power
Multiplier
Form
Value
Reaction
Value
Revenge
Value
Guard? Repel LV Status
Effect
Chopping Combo (刻振りコンボ
Koku Furi Konbo
?)
Attack icon Physical 1.0+1.0+1.5 0 1+1+1.5 0 X 1fade in/out from Hollow Bastion
Swings sword in a 3-part combo while moving forward slightly. Has a short reach, but executes quickly.
Upward Swing (振り上げ
Furiage
?)
Attack icon Physical 1.0 0 0 0 X 1
Swings sword upward on the spot, launching struck enemies.
Air Thrust (空中突き
Kūchū Tsuki
?)
Attack icon Physical 1.5 0 0 0 X 1
Quickly leaps and thrusts with sword. Sometimes used if the target is up high.
Bone Crusher Attack icon Fire 2.0 per hit 0 1.0 per hit 0 X
Throws 5 bombs in the shape of a fan that explode after 2 seconds; bouncing off enemies and other obstacles won't trigger an explosion. MP Cost: 10
Rolling Lunge (forward roll) Attack icon Physical 1.0 per hit 0 1 per hit 0 X

(sword) Attack icon Physical 2.0 0 1 0 X
Gets behind the target while rolling forward, then jumps high and swings sword downward. MP Cost: 15
Support Abilities
Ability AP Description
Lucky Strike 5 Increase how often enemies drop items. Stack the ability to increase the effect.
Treasure Magnet 1 Automatically draw in and collect nearby prizes. Stack the ability to increase the effect.
Defender 3 Potentially increase Defense by 2 when your HP is at 25% or below. Stack the ability to increase the odds.
More Team Attacks 5 Generate team attack commands more often.
Team Attack Extender 3 Extend the availability period of team attack commands.
Team Effort 50 Always start battles with a team attack command. (Unequipped by default)
Hyper Healing 3 Spring back from defeat in battle more quickly and with more HP. Stack the ability to increase the effect.

Origin[edit]

Top: Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Bottom: Jack Sparrow under the curse in the original film.

The character of Captain Jack Sparrow originally appeared in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, played by Johnny Depp, and is the central protagonist of the franchise. As such, he appears in all of its sequels, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell No Tales, battling foes such as the legendary pirates Davy Jones and Blackbeard, who rival his buccaneer exploits, as well as agents of the law like Cutler Beckett and Armando Salazar, who seek to imprison or take revenge on him.