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Eye color


Hair color



Around the 1680s[1]

Weapon(s) owned


Ship(s) captained or crewed

Black Pearl


Attack on Port Royal
Destruction of the Interceptor
Battle of the Isla de Muerta


Cursed crew

Behind the scenes
First appearance

The Curse of the Black Pearl

Last appearance

The Curse of the Black Pearl


Arrested by Commodore Norrington's men.


Michael Berry Jr.


"You brought us here for nothing!"
"I won't take questionin' nor second guesses, not from the likes of you, Master Twigg!
―Twigg and Hector Barbossa[src]

Twigg was a crew member serving aboard the Black Pearl under Captain Hector Barbossa. He had a scar on the left side of his face, and a bushy brown beard.


Twigg was recruited along with many other crew members by Jack Sparrow prior to the quest to find Isla de Muerta. Twigg participated in the mutiny led by Sparrow's First Mate, Barbossa, that led to Jack being marooned on a desert island. Now Captain, Barbossa led the crew to the island, where they discovered and stole the treasure of Hernán Cortés, thereby bringing down a curse upon themselves. Twigg became undead, and joined the rest of the skeletal crew in tracking down all 882 pieces of treasure in order to lift the curse.[2]

Twigg (left) and Koehler confronting Jack Sparrow.

Twigg participated in the attack on Port Royal, laying siege to the Port Royal Prison with his companion, Koehler, while searching for the armory, they encountered Jack Sparrow, and inadvertently revealed to him the nature of their curse. Twigg and Koehler returned to the Black Pearl as it set sail for Isla de Muerta with Elizabeth Swann as the crew's captive. When Swann's blood proved unable to lift the curse, Twigg was the first to voice doubts about Barbossa's leadership, though joined the crew in searching for Swann and the missing medallion when Will Turner launched his rescue attempt.[2]

Twigg under the Aztec curse.

Barbossa's crew pursued Swann and Turner, aboard the HMS Interceptor, whereupon Barbossa ordered Twigg and Koehler to run a powder magazine over to the enemy ship. They rigged the vessel to explode after its crew were brought aboard the Pearl, and subsequently returned to Isla de Muerta for the sacrifice of Will Turner. However, the HMS Dauntless arrived in time to distract the pirates, who launched an assault on the British Royal Navy troops. Twigg and Koehler engaged the marines in single combat, though were overcome when the curse was lifted by Turner and Sparrow. Koehler was killed by James Norrington, and Twigg was arrested after he surrendered by dropping his sword in horror to see that he and the crew were not immortal anymore and to see Koehler dead.[2]

Twigg with the curse lifted.

It was entirely possible that Twigg, as with many of Barbossa's former crew, escaped the hangman's noose and became cursed once more.

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Notes and references[]

  1. Estimation based on Michael Berry Jr.'s age during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and the fact that The Curse of the Black Pearl takes place in the 1720s.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  3. The Buccaneer's Heart!
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