|Relationships:||Will Turner (friend/ally), Elizabeth Swann (friend/ally), Hector Barbossa (frenemy), Edward Teague (father)|
|Fandom:||Pirates of the Caribbean|
|Other:|| Portrayed by Johnny Depp|
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Sparrow appears in all POTC films.
Sparrow is perhaps the most popular character in the fandom. He's a bit of a Little Black Dress and appears in a wide range of pairings, mainly slash with some het. After the first film, Jack/Will was highly popular, and probably initially represented the dominant pairing in the fandom. Other popular pairings included Jack/Norrington, which has grown in popularity over the years, Jack/Elizabeth, and the Jack/Will/Elizabeth threesome. Other characters he's occasionally paired with include Anamaria, Hector Barbossa, Cutler Beckett & "Bootstrap" Bill Turner.
Gen stories that examine Jack's history are also common, and often include supernatural elements. Works sometimes take literally the idea that he loves the sea first and foremost, leading to a surprising number of works labelled "Jack/Pearl", "Jack/the Sea" or "Jack/Ocean". How he came by his hair ornaments & eyeliner also get some attention.
- Finding North & Beads by Dee -- character studies
- First Night in Tortuga by Kapunua -- character study
- His Holiness, Captain Sparrow by BethCG -- backstory
- Mermaid Kiss by Zara Hemla -- backstory
- Mysticism by Gileonnen -- character study
- Parrot by Penknife -- fusion with Harry Potter
- A Sea Change by Ladybee -- fantastic Jack backstory
- "I knew you were a good man" by HeavenlyShadow
- I firmly believe that the only movie that had the "real" Jack was the Curse of Black Pearl, Archived version by sparrabeth and missisjoker
Cover art for Merge doujinshi
Matelotage, interior art by Kate Nuernberg
Sacking of Port Royal zine, art by Wanda Lybarger
Cover art for P doujinshi
The Cat in the Tricorne Hat zine, cover art by Wanda Lybarger
Cover art for Turner Jack doujinshi
Archives and Communities
- Archive of Our Own might not be typical of the fandom as a whole, but as of 24 January 2014, 1061 works were tagged Jack Sparrow, compared with 555 Will Turner, 536 James Norrington & 511 Elizabeth Swann.