Carina Smyth (daughter)
|Behind the scenes|
The Brightest Star in the North: The Adventures of Carina Smyth (Mentioned only)
Dead Men Tell No Tales (Mentioned only)
Not much is known about Margaret's early life, except that she grew into a pretty young lass, a regal creature with a royal name. At some point in her life, she met the infamous pirates Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow. According to Sparrow, Barbossa became "revoltingly entwined" with Margaret, and the girl returned his feelings.
Seeing himself as unfit to be a father, Barbossa took their baby girl and left her in an orphanage. To ensure she would not be condemned as a pirate's child, Barbossa gave Carina the last name of her mother Smyth.
Behind the scenes
- Elizabeth Swann's letter to Joshamee Gibbs in the tie-in book The Pirates'
CodeGuidelines reveals Gibbs has a sister named Margaret. Whether Gibbs' sister and Margaret Smyth are supposed to be the same character is currently unknown.
- It's possible Margaret Smyth was named after Margaret Hurwood, a minor character from Tim Powers' novel On Stranger Tides which inspired the fourth film in the Pirates series. The fifth film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, also contains several references to Powers' novel.
- In Jeff Nathanson's 2013 early draft of the Dead Men Tell No Tales script, Carina's mother was described as a raven haired beauty who raised Carina on her own, deliberately lying to the girl that her father was a scientist who died when she was still too young to remember him. Barbossa also carried the woman's miniature portrait with him.
- The Brightest Star in the North: The Adventures of Carina Smyth (First mentioned)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- According to the prequel novel The Brightest Star in the North: The Adventures of Carina Smyth Carina Smyth was 19 during the events of Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film's comic book adaptation sets the events of the film in 1751 which sets Carina's birth and Margaret's death in 1732.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Novelization, p208.
- According to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Novelization Barbossa was "revoltingly entwined" with Margaret twenty years before the Quest for the Trident of Poseidon. The Dead Men Tell No Tales comic book adaptation sets the quest in 1751 while the other tie-in materials set the war against piracy in 1729.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Dead Men Tell No Tales script by Jeff Nathanson, second draft, 5/6/2013