The game of Pirates Online introduces a myriad of characters who populate the Caribbean islands, which the players do quests for and/or interact with.
Most of the characters are NOT in any of the films, novels or comic books. Often, they simply perform a service (Shipwright for selling and repairing ships or a Barber for changing hair styles), but many will be revisited by the player again and again for quest assignments (Captain Job or Josie McReedy the barmaid).
Some, like Scarlet do have a part in the POTC Lore, but are there to guide the player or are part of a quest, while there are the many host GMs of various groups, mainly the Marceline Guild, the Casa de Muertos, members of the East India Trading Company and people like Sir Victor Mayhew. The others also include Constance Sorrow, John Moses,Captain Cromwell and Old Soot
- Captain Jack Sparrow - Once Jack helps the pirate flee from Rambleshack, he can mostly be found in the Faithful Bride.
- Will Turner - Hiding out in a warehouse on Port Royal, Will aids the pirate in getting their first weapons.
- Elizabeth Swann - In exchange for their help, Elizabeth aids in teaching the pirate about daggers.
- Tia Dalma - The mysterious voodoo priestess resides on Cuba, aiding in the learning of the dark arts.
- Joshamee Gibbs - Jack's first mate can be found at the Faithful Bride on Tortuga.
- Hector Barbossa - The former mutinous captain and cursed pirates has his own little hideaway on Devil's Anvil.
- Jack the monkey - Cursed little beast can always be found near Barbossa.
- Scarlet - The lady of the evening who gave Jack a proper slap still plies herself on Tortuga.
- Murtogg - Navy Solider who works with his colleague, Mullroy. Jack Sparrow first meets him on Port Royal, when he tries to first commandeer the HMS Interceptor. Murtogg is seen in the cutscene before the Black Pearl Boss Battle, arguing with Mullroy.
- Mullroy - Navy Solider who works with his colleague, Murtogg. Jack Sparrow first meets him on Port Royal, when he tries to first commandeer the HMS Interceptor. Mullroy is seen in the cutscene before the Black Pearl Boss Battle, arguing with Murtogg.
Film Characters Not in the Game (Referenced)
- Weatherby Swann - The Port Royal governor's portrait can be found in numerous places around the islands.
- Davy Jones - Though Jones himself has yet to make an appearance, his crew haunts Isla Tormenta.
- Lord Cutler Beckett - The head of East India Trading Company development in the New World has his influence in many things even if he is unseen.
- Mercer - Cutler Beckett's right-hand man. His weapon, Mercer's Blades, now renamed as Silver Freeze appears in the game.
- Captain Teague - Jack Sparrow's father and keeper of the Pirate's Code. He is part of a quest but the player never meets him directly, nor does he make an appearance.
- Blackbeard - Deadly pirate captain and practitioner of dark magic. His ship, The Queen Anne's Revenge appears in the game as a randomized flagship boss battle.
- Angelica - Daughter of Blackbeard. First mate of Queen Anne's Revenge (replacing LaSchafe). Had a previous relationship with Jack Sparrow.
Black Pearl Crew
- James Pidgeley ("aka John Carver") - Bartender of the Faithful Bride, former Black Guard
- Doctor Grogan ("Doc Grog") - Physician
- Gordon Greer - Prisoner
- Hendry Cutts - Woodsman
- Scary Mary Lash - Hermit
- Karbay Benedek - Crewman
- Gunner - Gunner for the Black Pearl
- Giladoga - Treasure Hunter
- John Smith - Ship's Bosun
- Nill Offrill - Jack Sparrow's good luck charm
Merchants (By Island)
- Barber - Basil Tacktimbers
- Blacksmith - John Wallace, R. Smith, Pewterer and Philip Fuller
- Dockworker - Fletcher Beakman
- Gunsmith - Davy Turnbull, Ewan McCraken and Edgar Shipcrash
- Gypsy - Lucinda, Grace, Angel O'Bonney
- Jeweler - Sarah
- Musician - Sean Tones
- Shipwright - Darby Drydock, Rose Seafellow
- Tattoo Artist - Solomon O'Dougal
- Tailor - Nathaniel Truehound
- Trainer - Jade Bladefury, Edward Truespinner, Sam Ropevane
- Fishmaster - Old Greg
- Peddler - Bargain Billy
- Barber - Maria Lockspinner
- Blacksmiths - Blacksmith Flinty and Samuel Wright
- Dockworker - Horatio Fowler
- Gunsmiths - Daniel Valliance and Alexander Thayer
- Gypsy - Fabiola
- Jeweler - Dajin Ming
- Musicians - Mych Swain, Bran Winds and Jenny Jigfiddle
- Shipwright - O'Malley
- Tailor - Isaiah Callecutter
- Tattoo Artist - Lala Lovel
- Trainer - Tobias Hookshot, Charles Foulhazzard
- Fishmaster - Ray Fishlander
- Peddler - Davy Doubloon
- Barber - Cesar Gonzalo, Anselmo Flavio
- Blacksmith - Anton Levy, Ferrera, Sven Thorhammer
- Dockworker - Henry Lowman
- Gunsmith - Erasmus Grimsditch, Deaf Gunny, Powder-Burnt Pete
- Gypsy - Valentina, Romany Bev, Heartless Rosaline, Pelagia
- Jeweler - Perla Alodia & Engenio Fausto
- Shipwright - Balthasar Bollard, Clemence Basilshot
- Tattoo Artist - Mercedes Corazon, Nina Perpetua
- Tailor - Adoria Dolores, Blanca Cruz
- Trainer - Jamie Helmpaine, Samuel Rigratte, Roger Ironbreaker
- Fishmaster - Sven Hooksilver
- Peddler - Peddler Phillip
- Dockworker - Elijah Minor
- Gypsy - Macomo
- Shipwright - Carlos Cienfuegos
- Tattoo Artist - Hector Daggerflint
- Tailor - Tobias Pugpratt
- Peddler - Monger Morton
Host GM Characters
- Captain Walter (Former Guildmaster - Deceased)
- Captain Xavier Hench (Guildmaster)
- Ben Bowman
- Catherine Harcourt (Smuggler)
- James Howe
- Rose Winsome
- Roberta Roberts
- Ruby Wynn
- Sir Charles Newgate (Strategist)
- Sir Victor Mayhew
- Thatch Roberts
- Sandra Tew (Guild Mystic)
- Ann Lowe
- Bonnie O Bailey
- Sally Avery
- Edward Kidd
- Phillipe Gaston
- Caymen Trench
EITC Black Guard
- Captain Ellison Shaw - Guildmaster
- Lieutenant Ridley Birch - Officer
- Lieutenant Addison Mayfield - Officer
- Lieutenant Clayton Mead - Officer
- Lieutanant James Newcomb - Officer
- Winston Piper - Officer
- Jonathan Reed - Officer
- Wallace Beck - Officer
- Private John Nickelby - Member
- Private George Peabody - Member
- Private Thorpe Johnson - Member
- Private Stuart Worthington - Member
- Private Millard Wingate - Member
- Private Fisher Norton - Member
- Private Abbott Winslow - Member
- Captain Wentworth Rothwell - Guildmaster
- Lieutenant Ernest Walsh - Officer
- Commander Richard Prescott - Officer
- Lt. Commander Lawrence Arnot - Officer
- Henry Arden - Member
- Edward Wilde - Member
- Samuel Higgins - Member
- Arthur Gale - Member
- Thomas Bennett - Member
- Charles Montford - Member
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