Part of what makes the Pirates of the Caribbean series so fun to watch is that Jack Sparrow is constantly meeting all sorts of weirdos from across the world who just so happen to be pirates. We saw him contend with the likes of Davy Jones and Blackbeard, and even Chow Yun-Fat’s “Singaporean” pirate Sao Feng who was based on real-life Hong Kong pirate Cheung Po Tsai.

Maybe Sao Feng was the inspiration for the random pirate quotes in the Singapore episode of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Newsflash guys, Pirates of the Caribbean was fictional. Geylang isn’t though, and it’s definitely not the dark side of paradise. I just ate there last night.

But there are still plenty of famous sailors that Jack Sparrow hasn’t met yet! Sailors that would faze even the unflappable Jack Sparrow (unflappable because he’s mainly flapping everyone else, really). So here are five pirates that we’d love to see Jack Sparrow meet.


1. Yondu

Yondu. Credit: The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd

Yondu. Credit: The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd

All Jack Sparrow knows about piracy is that it’s restricted to Earth’s waters. Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a space pirate, however, with a space ship. Jack Sparrow wouldn’t know what to make of it. Is it a normal ship that flies? Is it a giant bird that is a ship? And if Yondu falls into the deep blue sea, can anybody see him?

Pirates of the Caribbean vs the Guardians of the Galaxy – that’d be a pretty awesome movie, don’t you think?


2. Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon!

Sailor Moon!

Admittedly, Sailor Moon isn’t so much a pirate as she is a sailor, and she isn’t so much a sailor as she is a Japanese student in a short skirt. The closest she’s ever come to steering a ship would probably be riding a bicycle, and even so, she’s pretty bad at it.

But just imagine Jack Sparrow meeting Sailor Moon. He’d be fazed by her short skirt and impossibly long hair, and she’d be fazed at how much more eyeliner he’s wearing than she is. Jack Sparrow would have to go to Japan to meet her, but that means we’d get a Pirates of the Caribbean anime out of it!


3. Gan Ning

Gan Ning from Dynasty Warriors. Credit: Dynasty Warriors Forever Facebook Page

Gan Ning from Dynasty Warriors. Credit: Dynasty Warriors Forever Facebook Page

Here’s a quick history lesson. In Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the three kingdoms are ruled by Liu Bei (good guy), Cao Cao (bad guy), and Sun Quan (family guy, his whole family is made up of generals). Sun Quan also happens to live in the Riverlands, so he’s got several competent sailor-generals with him. One of them is Gan Ning, a notorious pirate who reformed and became one of Sun Quan’s generals.

Also, as pictured above in the Dynasty Warriors video game, he’s also got a fair bit of eyeliner, and a much hotter bod than Jack Sparrow. Since Jack Sparrow is quite the womaniser, we bet he’d be pretty jealous of Gan Ning’s younger, svelter, and more comely appearance.


4. Captain Hook

Captain Hook. Credit: Captain Hook Forever Facebook Page

Captain Hook. Credit: Captain Hook Forever Facebook Page

Ever noticed how pirates all seem to have perfectly trimmed moustaches, despite being on a pirate ship that’s probably not steady enough for you to be shaving? Captain Hook is another pirate in that vein looks suspiciously like he’s wearing eyeshadow, although it’s actually more that his eyelids are coloured differently from the rest of his eyes. Or is it really eyeshadow?

Nevertheless, an encounter between Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow should be interesting. Both of them are immortal pirates (Hook being immortal since he’s in Neverland) who frequently face giant sea creatures like krakens and enormous alligators. My money’s still on Jack Sparrow though.


5. Monkey D. Luffy

Luffy from One Piece. Credit: Pinterest

Luffy from One Piece. Credit: Pinterest

While Jack Sparrow may be a skilled swordsman and con artist, there’s one pirate who’d definitely kick his ass in combat – Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece. Remember that he’s basically a giant human-shaped piece of rubber thanks to the Gomo Gomo Fruit (the Devil Fruit that gave him his rubber powers), meaning he’s impervious to most physical or non-energy based attacks. Plus, he’s also gained other abilities in the series, and he hasn’t even reached his full potential yet.

Of course, any discussion about how powerful an anime character is would be rather subjective, but suffice to say that Luffy is at least as powerful as Aquaman, who could definitely defeat Jack Sparrow. Intelligence-wise though, Jack Sparrow has him outclassed.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

So who does Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) meet in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (also known as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, in case you’re wondering)? Why, none other than the titular Salazar (Javier Bardem), of course! We hear that Salazar is undead, has been stuck in the Bermuda Triangle for a very long time, and seeks a powerful artifact to wipe out all pirates.

Will Jack Sparrow be able to defeat him? Will Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) be as cool as Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) was? Will anyone remember that Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) is one of the Nine Pirate Lords (she took over Sao Feng after he died) and also the Pirate King?

Catch Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge to find out (but spoilers, Salazar probably isn’t all that successful in his revenge plan against Jack Sparrow)!



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