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Tia Dalma

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Tia Dalma

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Japanese ティア・ダルマ
Rōmaji Tia Daruma
Voice actors (Ja:) Urara Takano
(En:) Leslie Miller
Homeworld The Caribbean
Origin Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Game Kingdom Hearts III
Tia Dalma

Kingdom Hearts III
Pirates: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

A beguiling woman Will and the others turned to in order to extricate Jack from Davy Jones' Locker. Tia Dalma and Jack seemed to already know each other.
"Cast your fate with Jack Sparrow, and you soon be sharing in the wrath of Davy Jones."
—Tia warning Sora, Donald and Goofy of the dangers of their journey

Tia Dalma, also known as Calypso,[1] is a character in Kingdom Hearts III. She originated from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.


Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Sometime before Sora's arrival, Tia revived Hector Barbossa from death.

Tia warns Sora, Donald, and Goofy of the dangers of Davy Jones.

Sora, Donald, and Goofy first encounter Tia on the shores of Davy Jones' Locker along with William Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Hector Barbossa, and Joshamee Gibbs. After Jack Sparrow establishes that they are, in fact, in the Locker, he recruits her to join the crew on the account of their past relationship and her skills as a mystic.

While on board the ship, Tia tells Sora, Donald, and Goofy of the tale of Davy Jones; she also warns them that if they "cast their fate with Jack", Jones will soon come after them as well.

Soon after returning to the Land of the Living, the Black Pearl is attacked by Heartless. When Sora summons his Keyblade, Tia sees this and smiles a knowing smile to herself. Whispering into Sora's ear, Tia promises she will grant him all the powers of the sea him that if he frees her with his "key".

Sora, Donald and Goofy get separated from Tia and everyone else. However, Tia has used her powers to create a second Jack made out of crabs to assist them. The fake Jack informs them that there will be a battle at Shipwreck Cove.

By the time Sora makes it there, Will informs them that Barbossa thought Cutler Beckett and Davy Jones could be defeated if Tia was freed from her human form, but upon doing so, it did not seem to work. However, Sora still believes that Tia may still be able to help them out, which she does by creating a maelstrom during the battle with Davy Jones.


Tia is a dark-skinned woman with her hair in dreadlocks, with some parts being lighter than the rest. She wears make-up such as eyeliner and various black dots on her cheeks and chin.

She wears a very unique ragged multi-colored dress, with a fishnet-like layer on top of the corset. She also wears some sort of holed shawl or blanket over her shoulders, as well as multiple necklaces.


Tia is a very calm woman, almost never showing signs of fear. She speaks with a Jamaican accent. Tia seems to have knowledge of the existence of other worlds, as she gives a knowing smile when Sora says he's from "another sea". She also seems to know about the Keyblade, as she offers Sora the powers of the sea (in her world) if he freed her from her mortal form. She also knows of the Heartless, having taken notice Sora used their name.


Tia Dalma in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Tia Dalma first appeared in the 2006 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, portrayed by Naomie Harris. She was once the sea goddess Calypso, who fell in love with Davy Jones. Under her orders, Jones would ferry the souls of the drowned to the afterlife. In exchange for ten years of service, he would be allowed to reunite with her for a day and if she was faithful, he could come and go on land or sea forevermore. Though he carried out his duty, Calypso was unable to wait due to her nature. A vengeful Jones then ordered the first Brethren Court to trap Calypso in the human form of Tia Dalma.

In Dead Man's Chest, Tia Dalma has a minor role in the film. Because Jack Sparrow is being hunted by the Kraken, he and his crew pay a visit to Tia Dalma. She gives him a jar of dirt as protection from Jones's curse, and charts a course to Jones's ship, the Flying Dutchman. At the film's end, in which Jack is taken by the Kraken, she reveals to his crew that there is a way to free Jack from Davy Jones's Locker and resurrects Barbossa to aid them.

In the film's sequel, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Tia travels with Jack's crew to find a way to free Jack. Over the course of the film, the Brethren Court's imprisonment is broken, releasing Calypso. Calypso unleashes her fury as a maelstrom that accompanies the crew's final clash with Davy Jones, and disappears at the film's resolution.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Kingdom Hearts III, William Turner: "Barbossa thought we could defeat them if we released Calypso, the goddess of the sea, who was really Tia Dalma, bound in human form."