|Portrayed by:||Orlando Bloom|
|Weapons:||Cutlass, Dagger, Pistol|
Will Turner, full name William Turner Jr., is a fictional character in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is played by Orlando Bloom, and is also one of the main characters. Will is a blacksmith's apprentice working in Port Royal. He is in love with Elizabeth Swann, the governor's daughter and a woman he can never hope to attain due to his inferior social rank. Will is the best swordsman in the trilogy, although he lacks actual experience compared to swordsmen, like Jack Sparrow, who understands that there are no rules when fighting for one's life. Although mild-mannered, Will is fiercely loyal to those he cares about and would risk everything when they, especially Elizabeth, are in danger. At his best, Will is clever, heroic and courageous. He can also be preoccupied and brooding.
Apparently, Will Turner is a character created by some writer who sent his script to Disney but was rejected. Like Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann, the other two principal heroes of the series, Will's name is linked to birds. Whereas the others are more direct references, Will is named after the ornithologist William Turner. However, the captain of the doomed RMS Lusitania, torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland in 1915, was also named William Turner. He does not appear in the fourth movie.
Will is the only child of the pirate, William "Bootstrap Bill" Turner. According to Jack Sparrow, he strongly resembles his father, both in appearance and physical ability. However, his father was absent during his childhood in England, and Will grew up believing him to be a merchant seaman. After his mother's death, Will, age 12, journeyed to the Caribbean to search for his father.
However, his ship was attacked and sunk by the Black Pearl, the same pirate ship his father once served on and is now under the command of Captain Barbossa.
Elizabeth discovered a gift Bootstrap had given to Will, a necklace made from a cursed Aztec coin. Fearing the boy would be jailed as a pirate, she hid it.
Life in Port Royal
Found by Elizabeth Swann and her father, Weatherby Swann, awash at sea, young Will was taken to Port Royal. He grew up the apprentice to a blacksmith, learning not only how to craft fine swords, but also skilled in how to use them.
Though infatuated with the girl who saved his life, he maintained his distance from Elizabeth Swann. As a working man, he knew they could never be together - so he focused on his work and fencing.
That would all change on the day that James Norrington was to be promoted to Commodore. The same day that Will presented his finest work to be given by Governor Swann to Norrington in honor of his promotion, Captain Jack Sparrow arrived in Port Royal, seeking to steal a ship.
Becoming a Pirate
In the pursuit that followed Norrington's discovery of Sparrow's identity, Jack ended up in the blacksmith's shop and in a duel with Will. Both conceding to the other of their skill. However, despite gaining the upper hand, Sparrow was soon arrested.
That very night, the Black Pearl slipped into harbor and bombarded the town. The cursed pirates were looking for the possessor of the coin. Finding Elizabeth, they also assumed her to be Bootstrap's only child.
Having been knocked unconscious trying to free Elizabeth, Will volunteered to help in her rescue, but was rejected. He went to see Sparrow, knowing a pirate could find pirates. Sparrow then laid out a plan to steal a Navy ship, sail to Tortuga and hire on a crew to pursue The Pearl.
Finally confronted with the truth that his father was once a member of the Black Pearl's crew, Will used it to his advantage to get Barbossa to free Elizabeth.
In the cave on Isla de Muerta, the pirates were set to sacrifice Will and lift their Aztec curse. But, the arrival of Norrington and the Royal Navy put a stop to that as the pirates were rounded up and arrested, following the lifting of the curse by Sparrow.
After Jack Sparrow eluding the hangman's noose once again, Turner was blackmailed into obtaining Sparrow's magical compass for Lord Cutler Beckett, who was going to use it to find The Dead Man's Chest.
Having found the Black Pearl's crew, Will helped rescue them from cannibals on Pelegosto.
Trying to locate the key to the Chest, Turner ended up a member of the Flying Dutchman crew. And there, he met his father, Bootstrap Bill Turner. Looking at serving the crew for a decade of harsh labor, Will tried to gamble out of his sentence - but only trapped himself.
However, he managed to get a hold of the key - which Jones' wore around his neck. With his father's help, Will managed to flee - but Jones' was not about to let him go so easily. He sent the Kraken in pursuit, and when Will was pulled aboard the Edinburgh Trader - the ship was doomed to destruction.
Finally, Turner caught up with The Black Pearl. Aiding Jack to find the Chest, Will was to get the compass in trade, but then Will figured the Chest was the real goal. However, it was Norrington who stole the true prize - Davy Jones' heart.
The Flying Dutchman pursued the Black Pearl, with Jones sending the Kraken to finish his enemies. Turner led the crew in fending off the monster, but in the end - it would pull the ship to the depths. As they escaped, Will was unaware the Elizabeth had handcuffed Sparrow to the ship - so they could flee.
With the aide of the resurrected Captain Barbossa, the crew of the Black Pearl went to Singapore to seek the aide of Singaporean pirates who would soon face the EITC's new armada - led by The Flying Dutchman.
Turner planned on sneaking into the palace of Sao Feng and retrieve his special chart. However, he was caught.
Rescued by Elizabeth and Barbossa, the pirate quickly allied with Feng when the EITC Black Guard arrived. Traveling with Barbossa, Turner and Swann found themselves headed right into Davy Jones' Locker - the dimension where the dead are taken.
Up is Down
Finding the barely sane Sparrow and the Black Pearl, the crew headed out to sea - not knowing where they were going. But, Jack deduced at the proper moment at sunset - the two worlds would intersect. He duped the crew in helping capsizing the Black Pearl - only to have the ship re-emerge in the real world.
All's Fair in Love and War
In the final confrontation with Davy Jones and Cutler Beckett, the crew of the Black Pearl dueled The Flying Dutchman in a gigantic maelstrom.
As the chaos swirled about them and the fighting became manic, Turner proposed marriage to Elizabeth on the Pearl's deck. She said Yes and they were wed in mid-combat by Hector Barbossa.
In the midst of the fighting, Will was struck down and Jones moved in to finish him. But, his father sacrificed himself to protect the son he had almost completely forgotten about all those years in Davy's service.
Sparrow, devious to the end, stabbed Jones' heart with Will's broken sword still in Will's hand. With Davy dead, Turner became the captain of the Dutchman. Now allies, the two mighty ships turned and assaulted the HMS Endeavour.
Their enemies vanquished, Will and Elizabeth spent the remaining part of the day together before he had to return to the Dutchman. Ten years later, Will returned home to a waiting Elizabeth and their young son. This ended Will and Elizabeth's story. Will Turner and his lover, Elizabeth Swann, will not return to the fourth movie. Their portrayers, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, feel their characters' stories have ended, and they would like to film other movies.
After fleeing from the Rambleshack jail, the player pirate soon meets Will - who is hiding out in a nearby building. He gives the player their first cutlass and teaches them how to use it.
Also, he gives the pirate their Sea Chest and goes over how to use the things in it.
Will quickly explains the situation to the player pirate and acts a Tutorial for how to get around the islands, use their equipment and other features of the game.
Soon, a group of Jolly's minions arrive and the player is forced to flee to meet up with Bo Beck.
Will can be visited in the old warehouse on Port Royal.
He is also the only known Townsperson NPC to have a weapon (presumably a Steel Cutlass).
- Will Turner on the POTC wiki