Who is Hector Barbossa based on?

Who is Hector Barbossa based on?

Hayreddin Barbarossa
According to reader ChrisAlmighty, ‘Captain Hector Barbossa was a better pirate than Jack Sparrow’. A fictional pirate featuring prominently in all four of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Barbossa was reportedly inspired by Hayreddin Barbarossa, an Ottoman naval captain operating in the 1500s.

What accent does Hector Barbossa have?

Background. Little is known about Barbossa before he joins the Black Pearl. His name indicates a possible Portuguese and/or Spanish ancestry though he speaks with a West Country accent.

Why are Barbossa’s eyes yellow?

The likeliest cause of the yellow eyes is jaundice, a close cousin to scurvy; or, in the case of Barbossa and Chevalle, both ladies men, hepetitis. Beckett suffers from a sordid soul that manifests itself in a general pallor.

Is Hector Barbossa good or bad?

Captain Hector Barbossa is a fictional character of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, appearing in all films of the series. Starting out as a villainous undead pirate in The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), the character dies at the end of the film.

Are Jack Sparrow and Barbossa friends?

Actually, they earnestly liked each other in The Price of Freedom and in the book series Jack saw Barbossa as his friend and his loyal follower, even if he mocked him very often (for his big hat, his vanity, him being the pirate lord of the Caspian Sea).

Is Barbossa Elizabeth’s dad?

It’s revealed Carina’s mother died during childbirth and she never knew her dad – until Barbossa realizes he is her father. It’s never revealed where she born or when exactly lifelong pirate Barbossa settled down on land long enough to father a child.

Who was the real captain of the Flying Dutchman?

Captain Hendrick Van Der Decken
In real life the Flying Dutchman was a 17th century Dutch merchantman, captained by Captain Hendrick Van Der Decken, a skilled seaman but one of few scruples, and in 1680 was proceeding from Amsterdam to Batavia in the Dutch East Indies.

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