Voodoo darts were darts made by practitioners of Voodoo. Dipped with a secret, sleep-inducing elixir, the voodoo darts were most notably used by the zombie Quartermaster, which were given to him by Blackbeard.
The Voodoo darts were given to the Quartermaster as a weapon by Blackbeard so that the zombie would complete his tasks. After Jack Sparrow and Angelica escaped the Royal Guards at the Captain's Daughter, they swam through the River Thames. As the two came ashore, the Quartermaster drugged Jack with a voodoo dart, knocking him out cold in order to take him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge. The poison from the dart had left Jack unconscious for at least five days. Later, as Blackbeard attempted to get a mermaid's tear from Syrena, the Quartermaster used a dart on Philip Swift to make him seem dead so that Syrena would cry with tears of joy when he turned up alive.
Behind the scenes
- In LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, instead of being hit with voodoo darts, Jack Sparrow was simply knocked out by Angelica.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (junior novelization)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual Guide