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This Deleted Scene Will Change The Way You See Captain Jack Sparrow

This makes the movies so much better!

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There's a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie in the works, but it's already been years since the last installment.

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Most fans will agree that the last couple movies in the franchise have gone off the rails a bit plot-wise, leaving little room for character development.

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But a Tumblr user posted this deleted scene along with a bit of fan theory, painting Jack Sparrow in a whole new light.

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The scene, which is from Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End, explains that Jack was employed by the East India Trading Company when the villainous Cutler Beckett told him to transport 100 slaves on board his ship, the Wicked Wench. Jack refused, so Cutler burned his ship and branded him a pirate.

In order to get his ship back, Jack struck a deal with Davy Jones. Thus, the Black Pearl was born.

The first part of the post is canon from the movie, but it's the next bits that are really interesting. Let's break it down...

The post posits that Norrington says Jack is "the worst pirate" he's ever seen because Jack became a pirate by freeing cargo instead of stealing it.

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This would explain why Norrington, whose moral compass is so strong that it even weighs him down sometimes, would be ambivalent about Jack.

It also theorizes that Jack freed exactly 100 people, which explains his debt of 100 souls to Davy Jones.

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Had Jack been more of a morally corrupt pirate, he probably would have paid off that debt. But being a pirate who got his brand by granting slaves freedom, of course Jack would do anything he could to avoid enslaving others.

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