A Royal Pardon, often shortened to a pardon, was the forgiveness of a crime and the cancellation of the relevant penalty; it is usually granted by a head of state (such as a King or Lord) or by acts of a parliament or a religious authority. Clemency means the forgiveness of a crime or the cancellation (in whole or in part) of the penalty associated with it. A reprieve is the temporary postponement of punishment, often with a view to a pardon or other review of the sentence (such as when the reprieving authority has no power to grant an immediate pardon).
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Jack Sparrow's reprieve is ended."
- ―Davy Jones
- In a deleted scene from Dead Man's Chest, titled "Not So Fortunate", Davy Jones stated that Jack Sparrow's reprieve had ended prior to the attack on the Edinburgh Trader. Jones then dealt with Bootstrap Bill Turner before summoning the Kraken.
- In a deleted scene from At World's End, titled "It's Just Good Business", Cutler Beckett once again attempted to give Jack Sparrow a pardon and commission while Jack was aboard the Endeavour. However, Jack still refused, in which Beckett told him to enjoy the gallows. While the scene was filmed, it was cut from the finished version of the film, but was included in the film's junior novelization.
- In Terry Rossio's original script for Dead Men Tell No Tales, Admiral John Benbow offers the King's free pardon to all pirates who surrender to the British authorities and agree to serve in the Royal Navy for one year or fight on behalf of the British in one battle under his command.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Pirates of the Caribbean (film series)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual Guide
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (junior novelization), p99.
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual Guide, p45.
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Screenplay by Terry Rossio