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A resurrected Hector Barbossa.

"Blackbeard. Edward Teach. The pirate all pirates fear. Resurrector of the dead in his spare time."
Jack Sparrow[src]

Resurrection was the concept of a living being coming back to life after death. It is a religious concept, where it is used in a belief in the resurrection of individual souls that is current and ongoing. In a number of ancient religions, a life-death-rebirth deity is a deity which dies and resurrects. The soul is believed by some to be the divine and immortal part of the human being, and some believe it is the actual vehicle by which people are resurrected.


"Why don't that obeah woman bring Jack back the same way she brought back Barbossa?"
"Because Barbossa was only dead. Jack Sparrow is taken, body and soul, to a place not of death, but punishment.
Pintel and Tia Dalma[src]

One of Jack Sparrow's first crewmen Tumen was resurrected by the spirit of Montecuhzoma after he died from the mysterious illness caused by the presence of the spirit of Hernán Cortés.[1] When the young adventurer James Sterling was killed by the insane Spanish admiral Maldonado, his body sank to the bottom of the ocean, where it was found the by the undead pirates of the Armada of the Damned, who used their supernatural powers to reurrect him.[2]

Davy Jones mysteriously came back from the dead after he was killed by Will Turner.

The Spanish pirate hunter Armando Salazar died in the mysterious Devil's Triangle, but the supernatural powers of the haunted place brought him and his crew back from the dead as ghosts.[3] When she was a merchant vessel, the Wicked Wench went down in flames before being resurrected, charred and black, by Davy Jones.[4] Among her powers, the voodoo mystic Tia Dalma possessed the ability to return the dead to life; this was noted about a year after Jack Sparrow killed Hector Barbossa on Isla de Muerta, in which Tia Dalma had brought Barbossa back from the dead to help navigate the weird and haunted shores at World's End.[5][6] Jack Sparrow himself was resurrected after escaping Davy Jones' Locker.[7] After he died aboard the Flying Dutchman, Will Turner was resurrected when the crew cut out his heart and put it in the Dead Man's Chest.[5][8]

At some point after the battle of Calypso's maelstrom the sea witch Shansa was employed by one pirate captain to resurrect Lord Cutler Beckett's sunken flagship, the HMS Endeavour. With the power of the Jewel of Atlantis, Shansa successfully completed the task, but the ritual also brought back to the surface all the ships that sank in battle in the area around Shipwreck Island.[9] Once mere men, Blackbeard used Greek fire, which was part of a voodoo ritual, to bring his zombie officers from beyond the grave.[10] Davy Jones was also resurrected nearly two decades after his death, through unknown means.[11]

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