"A betrayer among them? Or a trap?"
―Greitzer to Lord Cutler Beckett[src]

Greitzer was a lieutenant serving in the East India Trading Company around the time of the conflict with the Pirate Lords of the Fourth Brethren Court. He served as one of Cutler Beckett's officers aboard the HMS Endeavour.


Following the escape of the Empress and the Black Pearl after Sao Feng's betrayal, Lord Beckett ordered that the HMS Endeavour pursue the Black Pearl, which had sailed off in in the hopes of reaching Shipwreck Cove. While pursuing the Black Pearl, the Endeavour happened upon a floating barrel with the body of a dead Company soldier tied atop. Greitzer assisted Lord Beckett, using a knife from his pocket, to cut a bottle from the wrist of one of the corpses.[1]

Greitzer and Beckett AWE

Greiter and Cutler Beckett examining the trail.

Greitzer then noticed another body in the water, a trail left by William Turner, a crewmember of the Black Pearl, for Beckett to follow. Greitzer questioned rather or not there was a betrayer among the Black Pearl's crew or if it was simply a trap set by the pirates. Lord Beckett told him that it was no more than the gambit of a skilled opponent and ordered Greitzer to adjust the Endeavour's course, hoping to catch up to the Black Pearl before they ran out of bodies.[1]

He was aboard the Endeavour during the battle of Calypso's maelstrom. When they prepared for the final stand to destroy the Black Pearl along the Pirate Armada of the Brethren Court, the Flying Dutchman emerged from the waters, but Davy Jones was already gone and Will Turner was the new captain of the ship. Following the captains' orders, both the Pearl and the Dutchman started to fire against the Endeavour, so Greitzer, along much of the Endeavour's crew, jumped overboard into the sea after Lieutenant Theodore Groves gave the order to abandon ship when he saw that Beckett couldn't say anything.[1] His further fate is unknown.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Greitzer was played by the uncredited David Meunier in At World's End.
  • In the revision screenplay draft of At World's End, Greitzer was initially going to not be present, or at least without any lines, during the scene of the destruction of the HMS Endeavour.[2]


Notes and referencesEdit

vdeCrew of the HMS Endeavour
Captain: Lord Cutler Beckett
HMS Endeavour
Endeavour OfficerLieutenant GreitzerLieutenant Theodore GrovesIan Mercer
MullroyMurtoggAdmiral James NorringtonWeatherby Swann
Captain: Lord Cutler Beckett
HMS Endeavour
Endeavour OfficerLieutenant GreitzerLieutenant Theodore Groves
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