Brown (White powdered wig)
|Ship(s) captained or crewed|
|Behind the scenes|
The Hunt for the Ruddy Rose
- "Faster, you pathetic bilge rats. You pump the bilges and fill the scuppers. We are chasing down pirates!"
- ―Maddox to the sailors in the bilge
In 1751, the Monarch, captained by Toms, hunted down the Ruddy Rose, a pirate barque stolen from the Dutch by the fearsome Captain Bonnet, in the Atlantic Ocean. Maddox remained below deck and commanded a group of sailors who were pumping the water out of the bilge. However, the young Henry Turner, upon realizing that they were heading to the Devil's Triangle, ran to warn Captain Toms, ignoring Maddox yelling at him to stop. Henry threw Maddox aside and ran on the main deck. Maddox eventually caught up with Turner, finding him telling the captain that they should avoid entering the Triangle since several ships that entered there would not come out. Toms dismissed Turner's warnings as mere superstition and Maddox said to the captain that the sailor was clearly disturbed. When Turner tried to change the direction by force, he was caught dragged by Maddox and two Royal Marines into the brig. Before he left, Maddox said to Turner that if it were up to him he would hang from the yardarm. The ship then started sailing into the Triangle.
However, once the Monarch entered the Devil's Triangle, Toms' crew discovered the remains of Bonnet's Dutch barque, concluding that Turner was right. But it was too late, because the terrible and ghostly Capitán Armando Salazar and his crew appeared on the scene, annihilating the crew of the Monarch and setting fire to the ship. Maddox and his two men were still below deck when they heard the sounds of battle. When they emerged on deck Maddox was grabbed by two crewmembers of the Silent Mary and killed. Maddox's death was witnessed by Captain Toms.
Behind the scenes
- Maddox was played by James Mackay in Dead Men Tell No Tales. The character was credited as Maddox. His rank was revealed in the film's novelization.
- The scene of Maddox's death was shown in the first teaser for Dead Men Tell No Tales but cut from the finished version of the film. However, it was included in the film's novelization.
- Maddoy was named after Henry Maddox, a character who appeared only in Jeff Nathanson 2013 early draft of the Dead Men Tell No Tales script. Henry Maddox was a young captain's servant aboard the HMS Monarch who would fall in love with a girl named Olivia Cole, participate in the quest for the Trident of Poseidon, and eventually join the pirate crew of the Black Pearl under Captain Jack Sparrow. However, it was later decided that Young Will Turner, son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, a character developed by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and played by Dominic Scott Kay in At World's End, would be retconned and merged with Henry Maddox into a grown up Henry Turner.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (First appearance)
Notes and references
- Estimation based on James Mackay's age during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and the fact that DMTNT takes place in 1751.
- As evidenced by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Movie Graphic Novel, the events of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are set in 1751.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Novelization, p17.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Movie Graphic Novel
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Novelization, p32.
- Dead Men Tell No Tales script by Jeff Nathanson, second draft, 5/6/2013