- "Pity that Francois never told me he had the parchment."
"You wouldn't have killed him, then?"
"Are you mad? I'd have been even quicker in killing him. And then I'd search him thoroughly before I left his body behind. Might have gotten the parchment there and then."
- ―Left-Foot Louis and a pirate
Francois was a Frenchman who lived in the Caribbean during the early 18th century.
- "Left-Foot Louis was rather interested in this here coffin. Specifically, the man inside the coffin, once known as Francois, may he rest in peace. After today, I mean."
- ―Jack Sparrow
Francois lived on the island of Isla Fortuna. He was killed by the infamous pirate Left-Foot Louis. Francois was buried with a piece of parchment that had a special incantation. If the wielder of the Sword of Cortés spoke these words, written in Latin, then he or she would unleash the power of the sword. Left-Foot Louis and his crew dug up Francois' grave but then encountered Jack Sparrow and his crew. After Louis and his crew were dispatched, Jack took the parchment from Francois' coffin.